Daily Archives: June 7, 2020

2020-06-07: News Headlines

Rania Khalek (2020-06-05). Shahid Buttar vs. Pelosi + Leslie Lee + Rania Khalek + Eugene Puryear. thealtworld.com Chat about protests and presidents and everything in between with Shahid Buttar: immigrant, constitutional lawyer, DJ, MC & poet running to replace Nancy Pelosi in CA-12; journalist, activist, author, former D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate, and former PSL candidate Eugene Puryear, fresh from reporting in Minneapolis; journalist, video producer, writer and host Rania Khalek; and writer, broadcast journalist and Struggle Session co-host Leslie Lee.

news.un (2020-06-04). India must follow Supreme Court orders to protect 100 million migrant workers: UN rights experts. news.un.org The Indian Government must urgently comply with a Supreme Court order to ensure the wellbeing of more than 100 million migrant workers, after coronavirus measures left them jobless, forcing them to travel long distances home, UN independent human rights experts said on Thursday.

Luis Alberto Martinez-Juarez, Ana Cristina Sedas, Miriam Orcutt, Raj Bhopal (2020-06-04). [Commentary] Governments and international institutions should urgently attend to the unjust disparities that COVID-19 is exposing and causing. thelancet.com During the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders should pay more attention to those populations living in the poorest conditions, such as the homeless, those in prisons, poor ethnic & racial minorities, and millions of distressed migrants and refugees in unsanitary camps, settlements, shelters or detention centres. These vulnerable groups are most likely to suffer the consequences of inadequate and equitable access to testing, treatment and medical care [1]. Socio-economic circumstances determine the distribution of health conditions in populations and the severity of outcomes.

Center For Biological Diversity (2020-06-04). Court Rejects Trump Administration's Illegal Land Swap to Bulldoze Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. globalresearch.ca A federal court late Monday "For the second time, the …

_____ (2020-06-04). 'Taking back control' — democracy to be savaged behind closed doors. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: Just two months it was reported by RSF (Reporters Without Borders) that Britain had once again fallen down the rankings of world press freedom. Leaving aside the Tories legislative programme of slowly taking away our right to protest, of free speech and to have a free press — this decline was exacerbated by …

Staff (2020-06-05). Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results. democracynow.org The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter announced Thursday they are suing President Trump and Attorney General William Barr for authorizing an "unprovoked and frankly criminal attack" on protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., where the National Guard and officers dressed in riot gear fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flashbangs to disperse peaceful protesters on Monday so Trump could have a photo op with a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church. We look at the increasing militarization of the police with Stuart Schrader, author of "Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterins…

RT (2020-06-05). Venezuelan FM says Guaido is holed up in French Embassy in Caracas, calls on Paris to 'hand over the fugitive'. rt.com Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken refuge at the French Embassy in the country's capital, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said. Guaido previously sought to shoot down the rumors, insisting he is "with the people." | "We cannot enter the premises of any country's embassy whatsoever, in this case Spain or France," Arreaza said on Thursday, referring to both Guaido and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who fled to a Spanish diplomatic compound soon after a failed attempt to spark an insurrection in April 2019. Arreaza said this means that any arrest of the two men "is not possible." | We hop…

RT (2020-06-05). Spain rules out reopening borders to foreign tourists before July. rt.com Spain plans to further ease the coronavirus lockdown in its two biggest cities from Monday, but will not start reopening its borders to foreign tourists before July 1, according to the government. | Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Friday that some restrictions would be lifted in Madrid and Barcelona, which have so far lagged behind the rest of the country's easing program. | From Monday, bar and restaurant customers will be allowed to sit inside rather than on outdoor terraces, and children will be able to play outside at any time of day. | Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday that land borders…

RT (2020-06-05). Baltic states & Poland to open common borders next week — Lithuanian PM. rt.com Poland and the Baltic states will open their borders to each other next week, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Friday after a video conference with his Polish counterpart. | "We agreed that free movement between the Baltic states and Poland will be restored next week," Skvernelis said on his Facebook page following talks with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on easing coronavirus travel restrictions. | Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their common borders on May 15, creating the first 'travel bubble' within the European Union in a bid to jump-start stalled economies. | The Baltic countries…

RT (2020-06-04). Czech Republic may drop travel restrictions for Germany, Austria & Hungary on Friday. rt.com Prague will drop restrictions on travel to and from Austria, Germany and Hungary on Friday, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis was quoted as saying on Thursday. The move follows the reopening of the border with Slovakia on Wednesday. It is also part of a plan to allow free travel with most EU countries as of June 15. | "I am hoping that as of midnight tomorrow travel will be freed up with these countries," CTK cited Babis as saying during a trip to Karlovy Vary. The government will meet on freeing up travel on Friday morning, according to Babis. | Austria, which shares a border with the Czechs, has opened to al…

sputniknews (2020-06-05). North Dakota Activates National Guard Ahead of George Floyd Protest in Fargo – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The North Dakota National Guard has been sent to the border with Minnesota ahead of a George Floyd protest in the city of Fargo later in the day, ABC News TV channel reported on Friday.

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Italy hopes EU nations will open borders to Italians from June 15. yenisafak.com Italy hopes other EU countries will reopen their borders to Italian citizens on June 15, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, as coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe are gradually eased.Italy – which has the world's fourth-highest COVID-19 death toll after the United States, Britain and Brazil – opened its doors to other EU citizens on June 3, but most European countries are still largely off-limits for Italian nationals."June 15 is an important date for many of our citizens," Di Maio told a news conference during a visit to neighbouring Slovenia.Slovenian Foreign Minister Anze Logar told the…

yenisafak (2020-06-05). Poland to open borders with the Baltic states next week, says Lithuanian PM. yenisafak.com Poland and the Baltic States will open their borders to each other next week in an easing of travel restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, Lithuanian Prime Minister said on Friday after a video conference with his Polish counterpart.The Baltic states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – opened their common borders on May 15, creating the first so called "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies stalled by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus."We agreed that free movement between the Baltic States and Poland will be restored next week," Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skver…

yenisafak (2020-06-05). Turks living in Europe to reunite with homeland soon. yenisafak.com The roads used often by expats in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany opened completely, via Austria, Hungary, Serbia, and Bulgaria.As of Thursday, June 4, Austria decided to open its borders to all its neighbors except Italy, and it was announced that health checks will be terminated, especially in Germany, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Hungary, and quarantine and test conditions will be lifted.In Hungary, another country on the route to Turkey, the border crossings can be made at certain times of the day without prior permission, according to the government's regulation o…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). PROFILE: Who is Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga? yenisafak.com A French court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga should be handed to a UN tribunal for trial. | The court is based in The Hague as well as in Arusha in the East African nation of Tanzania. | The 84-year-old was arrested in May in France. | – Who is Kabuga? | Kabuga was born in 1935 in northern Rwanda's Byumba prefecture, now called the Gicumbi district, bordering Uganda. | He rose from humble origins to become one of Rwanda's richest men, before allegedly using his wealth to sponsor the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group