Daily Archives: June 9, 2020

2020-06-09: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-06-09). Milwaukee: Families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., march with Milwaukee Alliance demanding 'Justice for Thee 3'. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the afternoon of June 6, over 200 people rallied on the corner of North 76th and West Burleigh Streets near the Milwaukee-Wauwatosa border to stand with the family of Alvin Cole, as well as members of the family of Jay Anderson, Jr. Both Cole and Anderson, along with Antonio Gonzales, were all murdered by Joseph Anthony Mensah, a member of the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD). Despite these three killings, Mensah still works for WPD. The rally was called co-organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR). | Alvin Cole was killed by Officer Mensah in early F…

WSWS (2020-06-08). Trump confers with Modi over explosive India-China border dispute. wsws.org Intensifying the US strategic offensive against China, the Trump administration has publicly sided with India, and is goading New Delhi on in its border standoff with Beijing.

WSWS (2020-06-08). India and Australia sign military pact amid tense border conflict with China. wsws.org The Modi-Morrison "summit" occurred just two days after US President Trump reiterated his support for India's confrontation with China.

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.

Staff (2020-06-09). Amid Protests & Pandemic, 200+ Unhoused People Sheltering in Minneapolis Hotel Now Face Eviction. democracynow.org We go to Minneapolis, where the community has taken over a Sheraton hotel to provide shelter to more than 200 unhoused people amid protests and the pandemic. Now they face eviction. "Using hotels for emergency housing is an obvious answer," says Rosemary Fister, community organizer. "They are largely vacant as we enter an economic depression in the midst of a global pandemic."

Staff (2020-06-09). DACA Recipients "Want to Be in the Streets Building Solidarity" But ICE Arrests 3 at Phoenix Protest. democracynow.org Immigration agents are facing accusations of targeting protesters who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Police in Phoenix, Arizona, arrested community activist Máxima Guerrero as she was leaving a protest on May 30 with a group of legal observers. She was one of three DACA recipients arrested over that weekend in Phoenix. We get an update from Sandra Castro Solis with the Phoenix-based grassroots immigrant justice group Puente Human Rights Movement, who says that despite the risks, "we're in a moment where people want to be out in the streets building that solidarity."

Staff (2020-06-09). Immigration Agents Target People at Police Brutality Protests, Including a U.S. Citizen Military Vet. democracynow.org As protests against police brutality continue nationwide, immigrant rights advocates are sounding the alarm over the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at some of the demonstrations. A viral video showed a group of ICE agents working with the New York City Police Department to detain a protester at a George Floyd rally in New York City last week, and advocates say agents held the man on the ground as they pointed three guns at him and handcuffed and searched him. He was reportedly released after agents found a military veteran's ID on him, and is a U.S. citizen of Puerto Rican descent. We spea…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-09). Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability. strategic-culture.org Somalia's brutal arid landscape and unfortunate colonial borders keep the nation a dry well packed powder keg waiting for the next spark.

Name of the Game Is Money (2020-06-09). Budget Time: Transfer Police Budget to Services for the Workingclass. indybay.org On June 7, 2020, around 3 p.m., a march of a few thousand young people was seen on Bay Street, coming from the Marina, turning onto Columbus and filled the entire length of Columbus to Stockton, where it turned for a block to Vallejo, the heart of the working class Chinese immigrant community, where they stood and chanted "Black Lives Matter" outside a police station.

The Canary (2020-06-08). New Zealand eradicates coronavirus. thecanary.co New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday that the final person known to have been infected had recovered.The news swiftly led to the country's government announcing all forms of public events can again take place without limitations or social distancing guidelines.It has been 17 days since the last new case was reported in New Zealand, and Monday also marked the first time since late February there had been no active cases.Health officials caution that new cases could be imported into the country, which has closed its borders to everybody but citizens an…

RT (2020-06-08). WHO urges states to press on with efforts to contain pandemic and prevent second peaks. rt.com The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries on Monday to press on with efforts to contain the coronovirus, saying the pandemic was worsening globally and has not peaked in Central America. | "More than six months into the pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an online briefing in Geneva. | The top emergencies expert, Mike Ryan, said cases of infection in Central American countries were still on the rise. He called for international support for the region. | Ryan also said the need now was to focus on prevent…

RT (2020-06-08). Tunisian president ends coronavirus curfew. rt.com Tunisia on Monday ordered an end to a curfew imposed in March to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Announcing President Kais Saied's decision, his office cited success in controlling the disease. | Shops, businesses, mosques, cafes and hotels in the country had already been reopened after the government locked down nearly all ordinary business for months. | The country has recorded 1,048 cases of Covid-19 and 48 deaths, compared with nearly 10,000 cases in neighboring Algeria, Reuters reported. | Tunisians returned to mosques and cafes on June 4, and international borders will reopen fully by the end of the…

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…

yenisafak (2020-06-09). Spain not discussing UK travel corridor but will welcome thousands of German tourists. yenisafak.com Spain is not discussing a travel corridor with Britain, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters on Tuesday, but it will allow nearly 11,000 German tourists to visit the Balearic Islands two weeks before officially reopening its borders.With summer fast approaching, a key question is whether and how tourists will be able to travel across Europe

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Russia announces relaxation measures. yenisafak.com Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed on Monday a decree, relaxing the border restrictions.Russian nationals will be allowed to travel abroad with the purpose of work, study and medical treatment, while the foreigners can enter Russia for medical treatment, Mishustin said at a video-conference with the government members.But the prime minister did not specify when the changes come into effect although the day before the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation) has already requested a permission to resume international flights to 15 countries starting July 15.Meanwhile, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin ann…

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…

_____ (2020-06-07). Medical Workers Die-In To Protest Police Brutality. popularresistance.org New York – Hundreds of medical workers at SUNY Downstate staged a die-in on Thursday to protest police brutality and the health disparities that affect black Americans. | Emergency medical residents and other hospital staff kneeled or lay on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the amount of time former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd, killing him. | "I can stand here as a brown, female, immigrant physician with a loud voice — and I can do this because of the sacrifices made by black people a long time ago," said Dr. Smruti Desai, an emer…