Daily Archives: May 6, 2021

2021-05-06: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Over 30 People Reportedly Killed Within Week of Colombian Protests. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — At least 31 people have been killed, 1,220 have been injured and 87 have gone missing in a week of protests in Colombia, the Institute for Development and Peace Studies said.

_____ (2021-05-06). Venezuela Reiterates Its Commitment To Human Rights And Justice. popularresistance.org Mexico City, Mexico – The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office submitted an updated report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 30 detailing its efforts to address alleged human rights abuses by state officials. | In September 2018, Venezuela's right-wing opposition, with support from the US and a handful of allied countries, filed a suit before the ICC accusing the Nicolás Maduro government of being responsible for "crimes against humanity" during violent anti-government protests in 2017. | Attorney General Tarek William Saab said his office had engaged in "meticulous" work to defend human rights.

Jake Johnson (2021-05-06). 300,000 Deported in Biden's First 100 Days. orinocotribune.com By Jake Johnson — Apr 29, 2021 | A rights group warns that the U.S. president is "well on track to repeat" Obama's failures. | Rights group United We Dream warned Tuesday that unless he takes immediate steps to improve his administration's treatment of immigrants, President Joe Biden is at serious risk of repeating the destructive failures of former President Barack Obama, who deported Despite Biden's characterization of Obama's mass deportations as a "

Staff (2021-05-06). Modi's Pandemic Response in India Is Turning a Profit From Death. truthout.org Let us be clear from the outset: what is happening in India right now is mass murder. And it is organized by a man who has Two images bookend the current crisis and contain in them a trajectory of the crisis. The first is the image of the Indian police hosing down migrant workers with bleach last spring, during the first wave of the pandemic, and the grimmer, mor…

Zach El Parece (2021-05-06). US Special Forces trained Mexican drug cartels linked to decapitation, torture, rape. thegrayzone.com An investigation into how U.S. Special Forces trained feared Mexican drug cartels responsible for grisly murders, and how Pentagon-backed counter-insurgency in Colombia and Guatemala has bled into organized crime. (This article was first published in CovertAction Magazine.) The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has established itself as one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartels writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups …

William Donohue (2021-05-06). Biden's Border Problem Is Exploding — OpEd. eurasiareview.com President Biden is getting high marks for his overall performance, but if there is one issue that is dogging him, it is the crisis at the border. He even refuses to call it a crisis. Indeed, neither he nor his border-in-chief vice president has shown any interest in visiting the border. | Two new surveys spell disaster for the president on this subject. The Pew Research Center poll found that almost 7 in 10 Americans say Biden is doing a bad job dealing with the increasing number of migrants who are crashing our border. Most want more staffing and resources made available to handle the throngs of people, often…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Mexican Temple 'Rises' From Water After Vanishing 40 Years Ago. sputniknews.com Three-quarters of Mexico is now suffering from a recurring seasonal drought aggravated by high temperatures and a lack of rain, according to meteorologists — but the unwelcome weather is uncovering some historical gems.

Editor2 (2021-05-06). 80 Groups Blast US for Interfering with Mexico's Plan to Ban Glyphosate and GMO Corn. orinocotribune.com As Mexico prepares to phase out glyphosate and GMO corn crops, a coalition of agriculture, consumer, environmental, public health and worker groups called on key U.S. officials to "refrain from interfering with [Mexico's] right to enact health-protective policies." | A coalition of 80 U.S. agricultural, consumer, environmental, public health, and worker groups sent a letter April 29, to key figures in the Biden administration calling for them to "respect Mexico's sovereignty and refrain from interfering with its right to enact health-protective policies" — specifically, the phaseout of the herbicide glyphos…

Editor2 (2021-05-05). Turning a Profit from Death. orinocotribune.com

| By Tithi Bhattacharya — May 3, 2021 | ON MODI'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE IN NEOLIBERAL INDIA | Let us be clear from the outset: what is happening in India right now is mass murder. And it is organized by a man who has Two images bookend the current crisis and contain in them a trajectory of the crisis. The first is the image of the Indian police hosing down migrant workers with bleach last spring, during the first…

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-05). May Day 2021 — International Workers' Day! workers.org May Day began in the U.S. in 1884 after labor federations called for worker strikes and protests for the eight-hour day. 400,000 workers answered the call countrywide on May 1, 1886. That year eight worker organizers, some immigrants, were arrested and framed for the May 4 bombing of a Haymarket . . . |

Staff (2021-05-05). Biden's U-Turn on Refugees Aligns With Voter Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies. truthout.org Earlier this week, President Biden, under pressure from his own voter base, executed what might end up being the most consequential political U-turn of his presidency. | Having disappointed refugee rights advocates and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party a few weeks ago by

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-05). Immigrants to the Rescue. ips-dc.org Germany faces a major crisis. | The German birth rate is considerably below what's needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. | There are basically two ways out of this demographic crisis. First of all, Germany could boost its birth rate. | The German state provides generous family leave and child-care policies—not to mention the famous Kindergelt, the direct monthly payments of child benefits—and the fertility rate has indeed edged up over the years from 1.24 children per woman in 1994 to 1.57…

Michael T. Hertz (2021-05-05). California is a garden of Eden. nationofchange.org In case you don't think migrants can benefit the U.S., consider that 200,000 Dust Bowl migrants entered California.

The Associated Press (2021-05-05). US Awards Huge Shelter Contracts Amid Child Migrant Increase. latinorebels.com Confronted with a stream of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico, the U.S. government has awarded shelter construction and management contracts to private companies that critics say may not be equipped to adequately care for the minors.

John Feffer (2021-05-05). Immigrants to the rescue. nationofchange.org It's useful to bear the German experience in mind as the United States once again tackles its own "immigration crisis."

John Feffer (2021-05-05). Around the World, Immigrants Are Coming to the Rescue. commondreams.org "Immigrants didn't just build America. They are essential to the health and prosperity of the country today." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/immigrants_0.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-05). Mexico City transit bridge collapse leaves 24 dead, scores injured. wsws.org The disaster has fueled growing popular anger over criminal government negligence and corruption that has also led to hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in Mexico.

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Mexico Vaccinates Teachers To Resume Face-to-Face Classes. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Health Ministry informed on the beginning of teacher vaccinations in 9 out of 32 states, aiming to resume face-to-face classes as soon as possible. | RELATED: | "On Tuesday, we started immunizing teachers in the states of Jalisco and Nuevo Leon. Today, we kicked off the vaccination of professionals in Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Morelos, and San Luis Potosi," Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell announced. | The vaccination…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Social Movements Worldwide Protest In Support Of Colombians. telesurenglish.net Progressive social organizations on Wednesday called for protests worldwide to reject the police brutality upsurge against Colombians who have been demonstrating against President Ivan Duque for eight days in a row. | RELATED: | The Global Network Against Police Violence called on social organizations from Chile, Ecuador, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico to take to the…

The Associated Press (2021-05-05). Mexico City Subway Collapse Was a Tragedy Foretold. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City elevated subway line that collapsed this week, killing 25 people, was problem-plagued and poorly designed from the day of its inauguration in 2012.

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