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Dec 14, 2020
Nobel Peace Prize 2020: UN World Food Programme, winner of the award
(us as)
On Thursday 10 December the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), during a ceremony that was held virtually due to the safety protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 14, 2020
California City Changes Course on License Plate Data Sharing
(Government Technology)
Chula Vista, Calif., has stopped — for now, at least — allowing federal Border Patrol agents and other immigration agents to look at data that police collect from electronic license plate readers.
Dec 13, 2020
Chula Vista hace una pausa en compartir datos del lector de matrículas con el ICE y la Patrulla Fronteriza
(The San Diego Tribune)
El cese temporal se produce días después de que el público se enterase del intercambio de datos
Dec 13, 2020
Police, protesters clash near Bergen County Jail as ICE detainees continue hunger strike
(North Jersey)
HACKENSACK — Police and protesters collided outside the Bergen County Jail on a damp and foggy Saturday evening, capping a long day of protests in the county's largest city as demonstrators rallied for hours in support of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees on a hunger strike inside the jail.
Dec 13, 2020
Chula Vista hace una pausa en compartir datos del lector de matrículas con el ICE y la Patrulla Fronteriza
(San Diego Union-Tribune en Español)
El cese temporal se produce días después de que el público se enterase del intercambio de datos
Dec 13, 2020
Actions of some jail protesters not 'good trouble,' says Bergen County sheriff
(North Jersey)
At a Sunday morning press conference to address ongoing protests outside the Bergen County Jail, Sheriff Anthony Cureton said the actions of some of the protesters was not "good trouble," quoting civil rights leader and former Rep. John Lewis.
Dec 12, 2020
Opinions vary on when West Virginia inmates should be vaccinated for COVID-19
(News and Sentinel)
CHARLESTON — As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives approval for the first of two COVID-19 vaccines, some believe West Virginia prisons and regional jails should be higher on the list to get the vaccine first.
Dec 10, 2020
Advocates concerned over COVID-19 outbreaks, no running water inside Arizona prisons
(Arizona Central)
State prisons are fighting COVID-19-related challenges as cases continue to rise among those in custody.
Dec 10, 2020
AFSC calls for Gov. Ducey and ADOC to enact new safety measure amid COVID-19 outbreak in prisons
(Kold.com)
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A coronavirus outbreak in the Yuma state prison complex is prompting the American Friends Service Committee-Arizona to call for additional safety measures to help protect incarcerated people.
Dec 9, 2020
How Israeli Firearms Fall Into the Hands of Mexican Drug Cartels
(Haaretz)
Israel sold Mexico over 24,000 guns and rifles from 2006-2018, a new report conducted as part of a global investigation reveals. With little oversight, Israel has inadvertently helped fuel violence in the country
Dec 7, 2020
A Rights-Centered Paradigm for Protecting the Forcibly Displaced
(American Progress)
The world needs a flexible, inclusive, and rights-centered paradigm to protect people who have been forcibly displaced—and the United States can help build it.
Dec 7, 2020
Will Biden Remember the Promise He Made to Asylum Seekers Trump Sent to Mexico?
(Truth Out)
Though President Trump has not yet officially conceded, the U.S. election is finally over, and Joe Biden will become the 46th president.
Dec 7, 2020
New Zealand MPs Take a Pledge for Palestine (VIDEO)
(Palestine Chronicle)
At an event to mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people three New Zealand MPs took a pledge to form a new parliamentary Palestine friendship group and to “…raise the voices of Palestinian people in New Zealand’s parliament”.
Dec 6, 2020
Chula Vista reverses course, hits pause on sharing license-plate reader data with ICE, Border Patrol
(The San Diego Tribune)
CHULA VISTA — Chula Vista has stopped — for now, at least — allowing federal Border Patrol and immigration agents to look at data that police collect from electronic license plate readers.
Dec 6, 2020
Will Biden Remember the Promise He Made to Asylum Seekers Trump Sent to Mexico?
(Truth Out)
Though President Trump has not yet officially conceded, the U.S. election is finally over, and Joe Biden will become the 46th president.
Dec 4, 2020
Ex giornalista del Washington Post embedded con Israele
(Info Pal)
Al Pentagono il gasdotto di Lockheed Martin occasionalmente riceve un controllo come esempio della palude di Washington.
Dec 3, 2020
Tyson lawsuit highlights the inadequacy of Iowa virus response
(Des Moines Register)
Executives, together with state leaders, are responsible for creating the culture and conditions that gambled with the threat of COVID-19 in Iowa.
Dec 3, 2020
Legisladores do Condado de Hudson decidem manter contrato com o ICE
(Brazilian Times)
Os legisladores do condado de Hudson, chamados de freeholders, aprovam contrato de 10 anos com a...
Dec 2, 2020
Cardinal Tobin, Faith Leaders urge New Jersey Legislature to Approve COVID-19 aid to Taxpaying Immigrants
(Insider NJ)
Cardinal Tobin, Faith Leaders urge New Jersey Legislature to Approve COVID-19 aid to Taxpaying Immigrants
Dec 2, 2020
Claire M. Davis
(The Courier)
Claire M. Davis died Dec. 2, 2020, at Birchaven Village of natural causes.
Dec 1, 2020
Washington Post reporter moves from covering Israel to working for it
(Electronic Intifada)
The Pentagon to Lockheed Martin pipeline occasionally receives public scrutiny as an example of the Washington swamp.
Nov 30, 2020
Mobilizing Across Borders: Briefing for Hurricane Relief in Central America
(Street Insider)
Hispanics in Philanthropy Urges Donations for Central American Hurricane Response Fund
Nov 27, 2020
Detained immigrants at Bergen County Jail stage hunger strike, get support from protesters
(North Jersey)
Protesters gathered outside the Bergen County Jail on Friday to stand in solidarity with federal immigration detainees held at the facility who have been participating in a hunger strike.
Nov 25, 2020
'Do they just not care?' Miami immigrants troubled by surge of Latino support for Trump
(Bakersfield)
MIAMI — Unable to vote because of her immigration status, Maria Elena Hernandez, a Nicaraguan janitorial worker with temporary protected status (TPS), found other ways to engage with the 2020 election.
Nov 25, 2020
Like Kenya and Burundi, the US has now met our criteria for electoral violence thanks to Trump
(Independent UK)
The US has met several of the criteria that make election violence most likely to occur, including politics based on patronage; weak electoral management bodies; ongoing conflict and division in the country; repression of opposition; civil unrest and violence against protesters

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