2021-01-09: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2021-01-09). Editorial: La pandemia de los especuladores capitalistas. workers.org Hay un nuevo término para describir a los superricos: "centimillonarios". Son individuos cuyo patrimonio neto asciende a más de $100 mil millones. Después de haber agregado $67,2 mil millones a su patrimonio neto en el 2020, el propietario de Amazon, Jeff Bezos, encabeza la lista de centimillonarios globales: $182,2 mil . . . |

_____ (2021-01-09). Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons. popularresistance.org 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 millions of dollars in revenue annually. Immigrant detention has become a moneymaking "cash cow" raising more than $87 million in revenue. | There are four immigration detention facilities in New Jersey — Bergen, Essex, and Hudson County jails, and the Elizabeth Detention Center,…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). AMLO Compares Trump's Facebook Bar To the Holy Inquisition. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned on Friday about the risks of a worldwide social media hegemony after the U.S. President Donald Trump was blocked from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely. | RELATED: | "What they did in the United States is a bad sign, a bad omen that private companies decide to silence, censor. This goes against freedom, so let's not create a world government with the power to co…

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Cuban Doctors To Arrive in Mexico Once Again. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced the upcoming arrival of the second group of Cuban doctors made up of 200 professionals who will support the fight against the pandemic in the country. | RELATED: | The group will be assisted by the Navy and the Armed forces given the alarming health situation in the country, which has recorded a caseload of over 1.4 million cases and over 131,031 related fatalitie…

Sara Flounders (2021-01-08). Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons. workers.org 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 . . . |

_____ (2021-01-08). Patriarchy And The Pandemic. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and removed any illusions about this reality. However, the impact of the crisis has not been uniform. The neoliberal capitalist model, which survives and profits by exploiting the vulnerable, again fell back on its same old ways. As a result, it has been the workers, the migrants, the women, and others, whose unpaid and underpaid labor serves as the basis for capitalists to profit, who have suffered the most. | In this conversatio…

WSWS (2021-01-07). Nebraska governor says undocumented meatpacking workers will not receive vaccine. wsws.org 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.

Danica Jorden (2021-01-07). France Grants Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers as Protests Against Racist "Security" Laws Grow. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-06). Activists ask UK government to ensure safety for migrants crossing English Channel. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

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