Law enforcement and health professionals worldwide are stretched to the limit trying to maintain social order during the pandemic and unrelated social movements. They may be unable to keep up with the morbid flood of added responsibilities resulting from COVID-19 crimes. When they are diverted from routine responsibilities, it opens space for organized crime to exploit. Border and customs officials are burdened with unprecedented requirements to enforce complicated, and sometimes conflicting, requirements on the movement of people between and within countries. … [Read more...] about Layered pandemics: Transnational organized crime rages in the time of COVID
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"These loans are an essential lifeline to help faith-based organizations to stay afloat and continue serving those in need during this crisis," spokesperson Chieko Noguchi said in a written statement. According to AP's data analysis, the church and all its organizations reported retaining at least 407,900 jobs with the money they were awarded. … [Read more...] about Catholic Church got $1.4B in federal funds
In June, Coleman was hired as a nurse by another health care company, but she won't be eligible to receive company health care benefits for 90 days. At the moment, she's one of many home health workers providing care for others at the risk of catching Covid-19 while she herself doesn't have health insurance. … [Read more...] about Workers demanding union rights plan to walk off the job in nationwide Strike for Black Lives
“The Claremont (hotel in Oakland) is owned by a Blum family trust and the Grand Del Mar (hotel in San Diego) is owned by a group of limited partners led by Mr. Blum. Both hotels are managed independently under contract with Accor/Fairmont, and they will apply the funds to pay existing employees, rehire employees, as well as for utilities and mortgage interest,” Blum spokesman Owen Blicksilver said in an email. … [Read more...] about These Bay Area companies got the biggest PPP loans
Turkey views the YPG and PYD as extensions of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been engaged in a decades long war with Turkish armed forces for greater Kurdish rights. The PKK is designated a terrorist organization by Ankara and Washington. … [Read more...] about Can US Help Achieve Unity for Syrian Kurds?