[TheGuardian] Years of anti-immigrant policies from the Trump administration have been magnified by insecurities resulting from the pandemic.
Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,’s most vulnerable immigrants colonists have faced unprecedented challenges this year, with some weighing whether it’s worth staying in the United States altogether.
Ten months of a pandemic that has disproportionately sickened immigrants colonists and devastated some of the industries that rely on immigrant labor, combined with years of anti-immigrant policies by the Trump administration have exacerbated insecurities for undocumented people and immigrants colonists working low-wage jobs across California.
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[KhaamaPress] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent remarks on Twitter saying "no US servicemen have been killed in Afghanistan" sparked a backlash from politicians in the Afghan government.
As no US servicemen were killed in the last year, thousands of civilians and Afghan security members were killed in the violence during 2020.
Afghan Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Moslemyar said, "Besides the US, I congratulate the victory of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... as well," saying that "meanwhile, I tell the Taliban ’congratulations to you, you have killed the sons of this soil, civil society activists and journalists who are reflecting the pains of the people", Tolonews quoted.
Presidential Palace said US soldiers were not killed in the previous year is because the Taliban were busy and focused on fighting against Afghans.
"The foreign forces casualties were zero because now the conflicts are led by the security and defense forces and the Taliban is fighting only against the people and the government of Afghanistan," Dawa Khan Minapal, a presidential front man, was quoted by Tolonews.
Taliban in a tweet replied to Pompeo, that no attacks against US forces since the Doha deal show that the Islamic Emirate is fulfilling its obligations as a committed entity, adding that they also hoped for a peace agreement to be implemented in the same way,
"We will fulfill the same obligations when we reach an agreement with the internal" actors, the group stated. A UN report indicated that within the first six months of 2020, Two Thousand One hundred non-combatants were killed and 3,800 others were maimed.
This comes as Negotiators of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan will be leaving for Doha on Monday, and President Ashraf Ghani ...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money... in a meeting on Sunday evening assured them of the government’s full support.
Go for it, guys. And as you do, ponder who dunnit, and who else could do it next time.
[Rudaw] Crowds of Iraqis began gathering early Sunday morning in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on the first anniversary of the liquidation of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, Hashd al-Shaabi in Arabic) have made preparations for a "million person march" and a stage has been set up in the square, which a year ago was the epicentre of anti-government protests that decried Iranian influence in Iraqi affairs.
Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl-al Haq, called for the march in a statement on Friday. "In support of the man of the age and time, love for Iraq, and loyalty to the blood of the deaders, we invite every honorable citizen of this country to participate in the demonstration of Days of Martyrdom and Sovereignty on Sunday in Tahrir Square," he tweeted.
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"wudn't us...in tomorrow's attack"
[JPost] "I want you to know," he said, "Iran does not need its proxies — its friends and allies. It will respond in the right place and time, and however it tells us wants " he said.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.