2021-01-06: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

Activists ask UK government to ensure safety for migrants crossing English Channel
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
According to reports, 8,400 migrants risked their lives crossing the English Channel to reach the UK in 2020, four times the number recorded in 2019…

Mexico receives 1st Pfizer vaccine shipment of 2021
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-05
Mexico City, Jan 5 (efe-epa).- The year's first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech anti-Covid vaccine arrived in Mexico on Tuesday, 53,605 doses earmarked to immunize healthcare personnel in Mexico City and the northern state of Coahuila. "This brief ceremony, the first of the year, keeps us united with everyone, and I remind you: everyone will get …

My Recent Experience with Immigration Control Tyranny
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-05
Over Christmas, I visited my hometown of Laredo, Texas, which is situated on the U.S.-Mexico border. As I was leaving the city and driving north on IH35 toward San Antonio, I was reminded of the tyranny that comes with a system of immigration controls. The tyranny came in the form of a domestic–i.e., inside the…

Two GM Silao workers in Mexico die on Christmas Eve
wsws.org | 2021-01-05
Workers have reported 13 deaths at the GM Silao Complex in Mexico to the WSWS since the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador allowed production to resume in May…

Shelter offers hope for homeless, at-risk members of Mexico's LGBT community
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
By Monica Rubalcava Mexico City, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Before discovering Casa Frida, Alex Navarro thought of shelters as uniformly hostile places. But three months after his arrival at that Mexico City-based refuge for at-risk members of the LGBTIQ+ community, he is deeply grateful to that civil association that sprung up during the health emergency and …

Mexico's GDP fell by less than 8.9 pct. in 2020, president says
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-01-04
Mexico City, Jan 4 (efe-epa).- Mexico's economy shrank by less than 8.9 percent in 2020 and will recover in the first quarter of 2021, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday in his first daily press conference of the year. "Analysts had estimated that the economy was going to fall between 12 percent and 15 …

Mexico: AMLO Offers Political Asylum to Julian Assange
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) Monday offered political asylum to Australian journalist Julian Assange after Britain's Crime Court refused to extradite him to the U.S. | RELATED: | Mexico Saves $26 Billion by Fighting Corruption, AMLO Says | "Our Foreign Affairs Ministry will ask the U.K. government to release Assange so that Mexico can offer him political asylum," AMLO said. | "The court's verdict is a triumph of justice. Assange is a journalist who compli…

Mexico: 32,824 Health Workers Have Been Vaccinated So Far
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) Sunday announced that 53,625 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been received in the country, 32,824 of which have been applied to health personnel. | RELATED: | Prayer Walk Demands Justice for Native Man Assaulted by U.S. Feds | He added that 50,000 more doses will arrive on Tuesday to continue the vaccination in the healthcare sector , which has at least 750,000 workers. | The elderly population will be vaccinated with the…

A new year poem for Latin America, 'La Paciente'
Peter Lownds | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-04
Latin America lies on a hospital gurney after yet another amputation She trembles in shock from her Brazilian breast to her Andean rump The Mexican Gulf traces the profile of her head, thrown back in agony Her "Indian" hair has shaken loose from its mountainous comb of bone So that the thick braid of Central …

Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wants to Give Asylum to Julian Assange
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-04
"Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance," the Mexican president said Monday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mexico-asylym-assange.jpg

'We'll give him protection': Mexican president promises asylum for Julian Assange
rt.com | 2021-01-04
Mexico's president has offered asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hours after a British judge refused to extradite Assange to the US to face espionage charges. | "Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance, I am in favor of pardoning him," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters on Monday, saying "we'll give him protection." | "Our tradition is protection," Obrador added. | Also on rt.com | | Assange WON'T be extradited to US on spying charges in shock decision at London's Old Bailey | Earlier on Monday, Judge…

Minneapolis police terrorize family after murdering their son
wsws.org | 2021-01-04
In the first documented killing by Minneapolis police since the murder of George Floyd, 23-year-old Somali-American immigrant Dolal Idd was killed in a barrage of gunfire under murky circumstances.

Open Arms Lands Eritrean Migrants in Sicily
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-04
The Italian authorities on Monday allowed the Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms to dock in Porto Empedocle in Sicily to disembark the 265 sub-Saharan migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea a few days ago. | RELATED: | Italy Authorizes Open Arms To Disembark 150 Migrants in Palermo | Among those saved are 63 minors, six babies under three years of age, and 14 women, one of whom is in the ninth month of pregnancy. | Doctors from the Office of Maritime Health (USMA…