“Urban refugees are facing job losses as businesses are forced to downsize or close due to COVID-19 restrictions. Many were daily wage workers or worked in the informal economy and were already living hand-to-mouth before the pandemic struck. Many urban refugees are also living in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions and are particularly vulnerable to the spread of the virus,” he said. … [Read more...] about Urban Refugees in East Africa Resort to Desperate Measures as COVID-19 Takes Hold
It is in our nation's DNA to serve the unique role of being “the last best hope of earth,” in the words of Abraham Lincoln, for freedom-loving people around the world. People of Hong Kong are at the front line fighting against tyranny. They simply wish to have what we Americans know very well: freedom and the right to self-determination. The United States can and should help them. Let's welcome them to our land of the free. … [Read more...] about Helen Raleigh: Welcome Hong Kong political refugees – 3 reasons US should act now
“BREAKING: New York City just became the first major U.S. city to prohibit the use of the dehumanizing and offensive term ‘alien’ in local laws, rules, and documents. From now on, the term will be ‘noncitizen,’” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted. … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
It is Julian Assange collaborating with fascism to deal a blow, if one’s generous, to U.S. hegemony; it is writers of the left, to this day, defending the world’s most powerful man from the judgments of the intelligence agencies he controls, which say he benefited from a right-authoritarian foreign government trying to elect him (that Pilger interview aired, obviously, on RT); it is a social media anti-cop activist turned Kremlin-backed writer going from BernieBro to Trump Train, not seeing an emotional difference between social democracy and white supremacist revanchism; it is angry white men blaming a 17-year-old with a Tumblr and a theory on gender for their embrace of reaction; and it is perhaps most visible with respect Syria, where alt-right and the syphilitic left agree that Ba’athist fascism is the lesser evil that liberalism never was. … [Read more...] about ‘Anti-Establishment’: America’s New Syphilitic Politics of the Far Left and Alt-Right
Throughout the day, Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin had been tweeting out new details from unnamed sources, painting a picture of a potential executive action that could roll back Obama’s 2014 protections for LGBT federal contractors, interfere with same-sex adoption, and even allow some forms of federal anti-LGBT discrimination on the basis of religious belief. It could be The Big One, LGBT groups feared. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?