2021-01-07: Social Media Postees

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Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-08
The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . | Continue reading Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons at Workers.org

Mexico Offers Asylum to Assange: a Step Forward for Government Accountability and Press Freedom
Frederick B. Mills, Alina Duarte — Patricio Zamorano | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
On Monday January 4 a British court denied a U.S. request to extradite world renowned journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, to face charges in the U.S. under the Espionage Act. Shortly after this breaking news, President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), urged the U.K. to consider the possibility of freeing Assange and…

France Grants Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers as Protests Against Racist "Security" Laws Grow
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
The government of France has decided to recognize the contributions of essential workers from other countries working within its borders during the pandemic by offering them French citizenship. On 22 December 2020, the day of the announcement, 74 immigrants were …

Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine
wsws.org | 2021-01-07
Governor Ricketts said during a press conference that undocumented immigrants in the meat processing industry will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his spokesman said its distribution will be prioritized by citizenship status.

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…

Australia: Chinese immigrant meatworkers locked out after protesting alleged assault
wsws.org | 2021-01-06
The meatworkers' union acted as strike-breaker, shutting down the Chinese workers' principled act of solidarity with their victimised colleague.

Human Rights Watch Urges Biden to End Trump's 'Devastating' Remain In Mexico Policy
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-06
The global organization Human Rights Watch urged President-elect Joe Biden to "quickly and decisively" end a two-year-old policy under which tens of thousands of asylum seekers have been forced to stay in squalid and often dangerous makeshift shelters in Mexico. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1193073687_1.jpg

Mexico and Four Other Countries Join the UN Security Council
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Mexico, India, Ireland, Kenya, and Norway on Monday began to assume responsibilities as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). | RELATED: | For Fifth Time, Cuba Elected Member of UN Human Rights Council | While their two-year term officially started on Jan. 1, Monday is the first working day of the council for 2021 after the Christmas and New Year break. A flag installation ceremony was held to mark the start of their responsibilities. | Kazakh UN a…