Global warming can accelerate displacement by thawing, burning, flooding, or drying out habitats in response to hotter temperatures and stronger storms. “As habitats change and people move and wildlife moves, they’re going to be coming into contact more with each other,” said Jeanne Fair, a biosecurity and public health expert at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Increasingly close contact, in turn, significantly raises the risk that an animal disease will spill over into humans. … [Read more...] about Zombie Viruses and ‘Super-Shedders’: Coronavirus Is Just the Start
The ubiquity of video cameras has allowed people to report their lived experience more effectively and allowed them to show the world how police treat them. Who can honestly deny the prevalence of police violence when so many images of black death are in heavy rotation on cable? There’s Garner and Tamir Rice and Walter Scott and Philando Castile and John Crawford and on and on, together forming one giant snuff film—like that gory old compilation Faces of Death—where officers are predators and blacks are gunned down in vicious modern-day lynchings. … [Read more...] about ‘This Thing’ Killed Her Father. Then It Killed Erica Garner.
“As the U.S. has hardened its border to drugs and migrants, criminal groups have turned on their own populations, moving from running drugs north to kidnapping Mexicans, extorting local businesses, and retailing drugs domestically,” says O’Neil. … [Read more...] about The Pope, Dope, and Mexican Satanic Cults
“Appreciate the Government of Mexico’s commitment to enforcing safe, orderly and lawful migration. Mexico continues to be a true partner in addressing this regional crisis,” Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, said in a statement earlier this month. “I’m confident they will continue to stop, deny and impede the caravan.” (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Pledges His First Executive Orders Would Reverse Trump’s Immigration Agenda) … [Read more...] about Mexico Deports Over 2,000 Caravan Migrants Back To Honduras
In past caravans, the Mexican government would block those attempting to illegally cross entry points, but virtually did nothing if they swam across the river. The level of resistance this time is unlike any other, leaving Central Americans determined to reach the U.S. extremely frustrated. Mexico’s National Migration Institute estimated that around 500 caravan members Monday attempted to ford the river and throw rocks at law enforcement, prompting the national guard to use tear gas. … [Read more...] about Rocks, Tear Gas, And Riot Shields: Mexico Blocks Advancing Migrant Caravan