2019-02-18: News Headlines

Andre Vltchek (2019-02-18). U.S. Thugs Warned Russia and Venezuela — They Have to be Stopped. globalresearch.ca Enough is enough! There have been plenty of empty talk and peace conferences, more than enough of begging: "Please, West, stop murdering people, stop your genocides, stop robbing all continents of their resources, stop enslaving billions!" | Look where it has …

Lois Weiner (2019-02-18). What a Teachers' Movement Can Look Like. globalresearch.ca The victory Los Angeles teachers and their union, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), won in their contract fight with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has the potential to change the world, as the Chicago Teachers Union did in …

Robert Fisk (2019-02-18). What Happened to the Remains of Khashoggi's Predecessor? counterpunch.org Ghadanfar Rokon Abadi was Iran's senior intelligence officer in Beirut in the late 1990s. I met him many times and he was always frank about Iran's support for Hezbollah in Lebanon; he even spoke to students at a Christian university in east Beirut to explain why his country supported Syria. He was not very convincing: More

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-18). Idlib Province Syria: Infested with US-Supported Terrorists. globalresearch.ca On the ides of March a few weeks from now, US aggression in Syria to gain another imperial trophy will enter its 9th year — with no prospect for resolution. | Mass slaughter and destruction continue daily by Pentagon-led terror-bombing and …

Elliot Sperber (2019-02-18). Greater Than Food. counterpunch.org As science has proven, And people have known for centuries, We die if we don't eat. Even more, though, than food, What people need's air To breathe, and sleep. So, all of those roads and streets And freeways, with their noise and lights, Are parasites of the mind in the night; And the planes in More

News Ghana (2019-02-18). Bill Gates Hires 400 "Science Ambassadors and Journalists" to Push GMO in Ghana. globalresearch.ca The Gates Foundation is funding a campaign to "end world hunger" by promoting GMO technology. The organization has hired 400 "science ambassadors" to influence agricultural policy in 35 countries. | In the last four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-02-18). Pakistan's War on Terror and Ouster of Nawaz Sharif. globalresearch.ca In a momentous decision on July 28, 2017, then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office by the country's apex court on the flimsy pretext of holding an "Iqama" (a work permit) for a Dubai-based …

Michael Krieger (2019-02-18). YouTube Will Determine What 'Conspiracy' Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos. globalresearch.ca While the evolution of Google's YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports: | YouTube Will Determine What 'Conspiracy' Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos appeared first on

Josh del Sol (2019-02-18). Video: "The Truth About 5G" globalresearch.ca Reveals an insidious mindset at the top levels of the FCC and industry. | * | Note to readers: please click the share buttons below. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc….

Massoud Nayeri (2019-02-18). Venezuela, Iran and the Chaotic Imperialists! globalresearch.ca The drum beat of the warmongers in the U.S. undeniably is loud. The preparation for the "regime change" in Venezuela and Iran is in full speed. However, it looks like the warmongers are finding it difficult to take direct military …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-02-18). Is Venezuela Canada's Modern Day El Dorado? globalresearch.ca The search for gold in the mythical place of El Dorado in Latin America drew armies of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and caused many deaths of indigenous people. The gold remained elusive but Spain colonized most of …

F. William Engdahl (2019-02-18). What's Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil War. Battle of the Oil Giants. The Esequiba Region. globalresearch.ca So far much of the discussion over what is driving the bizarre Trump Administration intervention into Venezuela centers around the comments of National Security Adviser John Bolton to claim it's about oil. In a previous analysis we looked at the …

Gideon Polya (2019-02-18). "A History of the Global Economy": Indian Holocaust and Genocide Ignored. globalresearch.ca "A History of the Global Economy. The Inevitable Accident" by Colin White describes the history of the global economy through its successive stages of foraging, the Agrarian Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the presently expanding Service Revolution economy. Ambitious and …

Prof. James Petras (2019-02-18). Laughter for All (Financial) Times. Armchair Militarists and "Western Values" globalresearch.ca Introduction | In these times, when the United States pursues an unprecedented military build-up, promotes coups and trade wars, breaks weapons agreements, organizes the illegal seizure of overseas financial accounts, building barriers and walls along the southern border, Washington can count …

Paul Buchheit (2019-02-18). How a Failing Capitalist System Is Allowing Amazon to Cripple America. commondreams.org Capitalism has failed workers, and it has caused a surge in inequality that gets worse with each passing year. In "Capital in the 21st Century," Thomas Piketty showed that for 40 years, from 1970 to 2010, labor's share of national income (wages and salaries) has declined. Stanford research reveals that "the declining labor share at the economy level is driven by the growth of large firms." Like Amazon. (Photo: Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-02-18). Refugees as Business. globalresearch.ca Despair breeds profits; disturbances supply opportunity. The genius and venal nature of human nature will always see a possible buck from an impossibly cruel situation. Globally, a study should be done about how many billions goes into the supply of …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-18). Hezbollah in South America: Mike Pompeo's Big Lie. globalresearch.ca It's late 2002, early 2003 again. This time, instead of the evil ( former CIA asset) Saddam Hussein posing a dire threat to America, it's Iran and Hezbollah stationed in Venezuela. | Throw in the perennial enemy of a post-colonial …

Global Research News (2019-02-18). Selected Articles: Colonial Media Propaganda. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here to …

Telesur (2019-02-18). 5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC. globalresearch.ca Ilhan Omar, one of the few progressive lawmakers in the United States Congress came under attack Sunday for criticizing Israel's overt influence on the U.S. politics. | Omar suggested that members of U.S. Congress support Israel because of money they …

Eric Margolis (2019-02-18). Hate-fest in Warsaw. globalresearch.ca Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast. | The …

Phil Miller (2019-02-18). British Bombing in Syria Reaches Record High. globalresearch.ca Britain carried out a record number of air strikes in Syria during the last month of 2018, despite mounting concerns over civilian casualties and costs. | New data obtained by research group Drone Wars has "laid bare" the scale of British …

Richard Galustian (2019-02-18). Douma Chemical Weapons Hoax Exposed by BBC Producer. globalresearch.ca It is beyond doubt that the White Helmets 'staged' the false flag operation at the Douma hospital that caused President Trump to attack Syria last April. | Days after the attack the much to be admired, yet still maligned by many, …

Repost (2019-02-18). U.S. Military Invasion of Venezuela is Escalating. indybay.org With the support of Democrats and Republicans, e.g. Pelosi & Trump, the pending invasion of oil-rich Venezuela is escalating, all at taxpayer expense. There are forces opposing it. See www.globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuel…. Cuba has provided a detailed description below.

Labor Video Project (2019-02-18). Zionist Attacks On SFSU AMED Arab/Muslim Program, The CFA & Labor. indybay.org SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi chair of the AMED Arab & Muslim Ethnicities & Diasporas Program and Professor James Martel who is president of the SFSU California Faculty Association CFA are interviewed about the coordinated attack on the AMED program, Professor Abdulhadi and the students of the program by Zionists.

WSWS (2019-02-18). UK school pupils and students protest climate change. wsws.org Up to 15,000 young people demonstrated throughout the UK on Friday, protesting in every main town and city.

WSWS (2019-02-18). Oakland, California teachers set to strike this week. wsws.org Oakland educators are faced with a struggle against the Democratic Party and the teachers' union, which have collaborated in decades of budget cutting in Oakland and across California.

Jonathan Edwards (2019-02-18). Imposing Martial Law on Britain's Streets Wasn't on the Side of the Big Red Brexit Bus. globalresearch.ca The current chaos over Brexit must not be weaponised to present the armed forces as the only institutions which can save us in a crisis — a narrative straight from the playbook of crass reactionaries the world over. | Both Leavers …

WSWS (2019-02-18). Anger grows among Denver teachers, as union gloats about closed-door negotiations. wsws.org The tentative agreement reached by the union cuts compensation for some school employees and deepens union-management collaboration in merit pay.

RT (2019-02-18). 11yo arrested after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance to 'racist' flag in Florida. rt.com An 11-year-old boy was arrested in Florida after his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance escalated into an argument with his teacher, who called in security because she "did not want to continue dealing with him."

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-17). How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire, and South Africa. therealnews.com Léonce Ndikumana discusses his newest research on capital flight from Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire and South Africa between 1975 and 2015. 290 Billion dollars were funneled out of these countries over this period through misinvoicing and circumventing regulation and taxation. Most of that money ended up in corporations in the global north

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-02-17). After Superstorm Sandy's Rain, Cooperatives Sprang Up Like Mushrooms. truthout.org I

teleSUR (2019-02-17). Cuba's Diaz-Canel Stands Tall With Maduro And Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is standing tall with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, affirming Saturday his allegiance to the Bolivarian Revolution in-spite of aggressive U.S.-influenced attacks on the Venezuelan sovereignty. | RELATED: | Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela | This past week, Cuba authorized the publication of books in educational centers that read, "Manos Fuera de Venezuela" (take your hands off Venezuela), which was obviousl…

(2019-02-17). Trump EPA OKs 'Emergency' to Dump Bee-killing Pesticide on 16 Million Acres. globalresearch.ca The Environmental Protection Agency reported this week that in 2018 it issued so-called "emergency" approvals to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide the agency considers "very highly toxic" to bees — on more than 16 million acres of crops known to … | The p…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-16). UK students join mobilizations on climate change. peoplesdispatch.org On February 15, tens of thousands of students in the UK joined the school strike for climate by boycotting classes and taking to the streets in around 60 towns and cities. The previous day, the marches and protests in Belgium continued for the sixth successive week

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-16). Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law? therealnews.com A recent study conducted by the German parliament's independent scientific research service found that international recognition of the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó probably constitutes a violation of international law. We discuss the study's implications with Andrej Hunko, who commissioned the study

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-02-16). Teachers' Strikes Are Rattling Washington. This Hearing in the US House Is Proof. commondreams.org As Denver public school teachers head back to school, ending their first labor stoppage in 25 years, it's hard to dismiss the impact the nation-wide teacher strikes have had on American politics.

Shared by Cherise (2019-02-16). Teacher Strikes Are Rattling Washington. truthout.org As Denver public school teachers head back to school, ending their first labor stoppage in 25 years, it's hard to dismiss the impact the nation-wide teacher strikes have had on American politics. As Democratic presidential candidates rush to voice support for the Colorado educators, Denver's strike marks the ninth major teacher uprising in the last twelve months, with the anniversary of the very first—West Virginia's—coming up next week. | Survey after survey has shown the striking teachers h…

Robert C. Koehler (2019-02-16). The Music That's In All of Us. commondreams.org Musicians Without Borders connects ethnically diverse youth through music education and performance. (Photo: "Music Connects: The Real School of Rock" screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

unitedEditor (2019-02-16). Why Did The Iran Hostage Crisis Happen? uwidata.com The Islamic Republic of Iran recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a revolution which turned an American ally to an American enemy. Some still try to analyze the reasons why Iranian students attacked the US embassy at the beginning during the revolution and created a dispute which not only led to a […]

Democracy Now! (2019-02-15). Headlines for February 15, 2019. democracynow.org Trump to Use National Emergency Declaration to Build Border Wall, "It's Incredible": Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Amazon Scrapping NYC Project After Grassroots Protests, Report: Amazon to Pay No Federal Taxes Despite Making $11 Billion in Reported Profits, Denver Teachers Declare Victory After 3-Day Strike, More U.S. Workers Went on Strike in 2018 Than in Any Year in Three Decades, Parkland Shooting Survivor Emma González: "We Fight Our Trauma by Fighting Against Gun Violence", William Barr Sworn In as Attorney General After Senate Confirmation, Former Deputy FBI Director Speaks Out on Launching Counterintelligence Prob…

Fight Back (2019-02-15). Tampa Bay students disrupt USF board meeting, demand protections for undocumented students. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a series of protests and a sit-in at the University of South Florida's (USF) main student center on February 12, to pressure the administration to increase protections for immigrant and international students. These protests were a continuation of Tampa Bay SDS's main campaign called, "Immigrants are Here to Stay" in which they demand noncompliance with federal agencies such as ICE, FBI, DHS so that those agencies cannot receive the personal information of documented and undocumented students on campus. | Students held a series of p…

Paul Street (2019-02-15). Someone Needs to Teach These As$#oles a Lesson. counterpunch.org "Someone," my Finnish-American socialist great-aunt Mary used to say in the late 1960s, "ought to teach these assholes a lesson." By "these assholes," she meant the people who own and run the United States. Mary died many years ago. I thought about her the other night while watching Donald Trump lie about crime and border walls More

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-15). 'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years. therealnews.com Journalist Eric Blanc discusses the tentative agreement to end the Denver teachers strike

Democracy Now! (2019-02-15). "Agitate, Agitate, Agitate!": Great-Great-Great-Grandson Echoes Frederick Douglass on 201st Birthday. democracynow.org This month marks the 201st birthday of the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818. He died a free man in 1895. Thursday night, leaders from around the country gathered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass as part of a ceremony culminating a year of events marking the bicentennial of the birth of the celebrated abolitionist, politician, writer, feminist, educator, entrepreneur and diplomat. We are joined by Kenneth Morris Jr., Frederick Douglass's great-great-great-grandson, president of the Freder…

Rob Urie (2019-02-15). The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State. counterpunch.org The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970 as the official response to the nascent environmental movement. As laid out in the recently released Poison Papers, it was structured to be dependent on research from private firms that were paid by the chemical producers it regulates. Given the limited market for this research, these firms either produced research conducive to the interests of their customers or they went out of business. More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-15). Ibram X. Kendi on Surviving Cancer & His Anti-Racist Reading List for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. democracynow.org As we celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Frederick Douglass on his 201st birthday, we are joined by Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Kendi spoke Thursday night at the Library of Congress at an event honoring Frederick Douglass. He is the National Book Award-winning author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.

Fight Back (2019-02-15). Denver teachers win strike. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – After all night negotiations the Denver School Board, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to end the teachers strike. It was announced that the strike officially ends this Friday, but teachers were free to go back to work today, February 14. | The tentative agreement was reached after three days of striking by 3700 Denver teachers, who set up picket lines and went on marches all over Denver. The strike activities ended yesterday with a large rally and subsequent march by teachers and supporters to the Denver school board headquarters.

Karen Vittetoe (2019-02-15). Denver Public Schools: 50 Years of 'Political Theater'? progressive.org Over the last half century, Denver teachers have struck three times for better working conditions and provisions for students. So why did we have to fight the same fight in 2019?

susan_p (2019-02-15). Indian students demand right to education, jobs. greenleft.org.au Up to 20,000 Indian students and their supporters from around the country took to the streets of Delhi on February 7 for the Young India Adhikar [Rights] March. The protest was organised by representatives of 60 student organisations from campuses across the country, to protest the Modi government's attacks on students, and to demand the right to education and employment. | Green Left Weekly spoke to one of the march organisers, Kawalpreet Kaur. Kaur is a student at Delhi University and a representative of the All India Students Association (AISA), one of the organisations that initiated the protest. | GLW: How d…

stuart_m (2019-02-15). Sudan uprising: 'This is a people's revolution'. greenleft.org.au In Sudan, a multifaceted civil opposition is posing a serious threat to the continued existence of Bashir's dictatorial regime after weeks of protests, writes Mohammed Elnaiem. | If a hospital is not a sanctuary for an injured person, what is? And what level of hatred, what kind of viciousness can be satisfied by the attempt to ensure that a protester die twice? On January 9, riot police, plain-clothed Bashir loyalists, and security forces fired tear gas and live bullets into the Omdurman Teaching Hospital in Sudan after wounded protesters were taken there during the biggest protest to date demanding the downfall…

2019-02-18: Social Media Postees

U.S. Thugs Warned Russia and Venezuela — They Have to be Stopped
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Enough is enough! There have been plenty of empty talk and peace conferences, more than enough of begging: "Please, West, stop murdering people, stop your genocides, stop robbing all continents of their resources, stop enslaving billions!" | Look where it has … | The post U.S. Thugs Warned Russia and Venezuela — They Have to be Stopped appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/u-s-thugs-warned-russi…

What Happened to the Remains of Khashoggi's Predecessor?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
Ghadanfar Rokon Abadi was Iran's senior intelligence officer in Beirut in the late 1990s. I met him many times and he was always frank about Iran's support for Hezbollah in Lebanon; he even spoke to students at a Christian university in east Beirut to explain why his country supported Syria. He was not very convincing:…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/18/what-happene…

Idlib Province Syria: Infested with US-Supported Terrorists
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
On the ides of March a few weeks from now, US aggression in Syria to gain another imperial trophy will enter its 9th year — with no prospect for resolution. | Mass slaughter and destruction continue daily by Pentagon-led terror-bombing and … | The post Idlib Province Syria: Infested with US-Supported Terrorists appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/idlib-province-syria-i…

What a Teachers' Movement Can Look Like
Lois Weiner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The victory Los Angeles teachers and their union, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), won in their contract fight with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has the potential to change the world, as the Chicago Teachers Union did in … | The post What a Teachers' Movement Can Look Like appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/what-a-teachers-moveme…

Bill Gates Hires 400 "Science Ambassadors and Journalists" to Push GMO in Ghana
News Ghana | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The Gates Foundation is funding a campaign to "end world hunger" by promoting GMO technology. The organization has hired 400 "science ambassadors" to influence agricultural policy in 35 countries. | In the last four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation … | The post Bill Gates Hires 400 "Science Ambassadors and Journalists" to Push GMO in Ghana appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-hires-400-s…

Greater Than Food
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
As science has proven, And people have known for centuries, We die if we don't eat. Even more, though, than food, What people need's air To breathe, and sleep. So, all of those roads and streets And freeways, with their noise and lights, Are parasites of the mind in the night; And the planes in…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/18/greater-than…

Pakistan's War on Terror and Ouster of Nawaz Sharif
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
In a momentous decision on July 28, 2017, then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office by the country's apex court on the flimsy pretext of holding an "Iqama" (a work permit) for a Dubai-based | … | The post Pakistan's War on Terror and Ouster of Nawaz Sharif appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/pakistans-war-on-terro…

"A History of the Global Economy": Indian Holocaust and Genocide Ignored
Gideon Polya | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
"A History of the Global Economy. The Inevitable Accident" by Colin White describes the history of the global economy through its successive stages of foraging, the Agrarian Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the presently expanding Service Revolution economy. Ambitious and … | The post "A History of the Global Economy": Indian Holocaust and Genocide Ignored appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/a-history-of-the-globa…

5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Ilhan Omar, one of the few progressive lawmakers in the United States Congress came under attack Sunday for criticizing Israel's overt influence on the U.S. politics. | Omar suggested that members of U.S. Congress support Israel because of money they … | The post 5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/5-reasons-why-us-rep-i…

Venezuela, Iran and the Chaotic Imperialists!
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The drum beat of the warmongers in the U.S. undeniably is loud. The preparation for the "regime change" in Venezuela and Iran is in full speed. However, it looks like the warmongers are finding it difficult to take direct military … | The post Venezuela, Iran and the Chaotic Imperialists! appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-iran-and-the…

Hezbollah in South America: Mike Pompeo's Big Lie
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
It's late 2002, early 2003 again. This time, instead of the evil ( former CIA asset) Saddam Hussein posing a dire threat to America, it's Iran and Hezbollah stationed in Venezuela. | Throw in the perennial enemy of a post-colonial … | The post Hezbollah in South America: Mike Pompeo's Big Lie appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/hezbollah-in-south-ame…

British Bombing in Syria Reaches Record High
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Britain carried out a record number of air strikes in Syria during the last month of 2018, despite mounting concerns over civilian casualties and costs. | New data obtained by research group Drone Wars has "laid bare" the scale of British … | The post British Bombing in Syria Reaches Record High appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/british-bombing-in-syr…

Douma Chemical Weapons Hoax Exposed by BBC Producer
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
It is beyond doubt that the White Helmets 'staged' the false flag operation at the Douma hospital that caused President Trump to attack Syria last April. | Days after the attack the much to be admired, yet still maligned by many, … | The post Douma Chemical Weapons Hoax Exposed by BBC Producer appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/douma-chemical-weapons…

How a Failing Capitalist System Is Allowing Amazon to Cripple America
Paul Buchheit | commondreams.org | 2019-02-18
Capitalism has failed workers, and it has caused a surge in inequality that gets worse with each passing year. In "Capital in the 21st Century," Thomas Piketty showed that for 40 years, from 1970 to 2010, labor's share of national income (wages and salaries) has declined. Stanford research reveals that "the declining labor share at the economy level is driven by the growth of large firms." Like Amazon. (Photo: Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/02/18/how-fa…

YouTube Will Determine What 'Conspiracy' Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos
Michael Krieger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
While the evolution of Google's YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports: | YouTube Will Determine What 'Conspiracy' Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos appeared first on
globalresearch.ca/youtube-will-determine…

Refugees as Business
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Despair breeds profits; disturbances supply opportunity. The genius and venal nature of human nature will always see a possible buck from an impossibly cruel situation. Globally, a study should be done about how many billions goes into the supply of … | The post Refugees as Business appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/refugees-as-business/5…

Selected Articles: Colonial Media Propaganda
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here to … | The post Selected Articles: Colonial Media Propaganda appeared first on Global Research.
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What's Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil War. Battle of the Oil Giants. The Esequiba Region
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
So far much of the discussion over what is driving the bizarre Trump Administration intervention into Venezuela centers around the comments of National Security Adviser John Bolton to claim it's about oil. In a previous analysis we looked at the … | The post What's Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil War. Battle of the Oil Giants. The Esequiba Region appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/whats-not-said-venezue…

Is Venezuela Canada's Modern Day El Dorado?
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The search for gold in the mythical place of El Dorado in Latin America drew armies of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and caused many deaths of indigenous people. The gold remained elusive but Spain colonized most of … | The post Is Venezuela Canada's Modern Day El Dorado? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-canadas-mode…

Video: "The Truth About 5G"
Josh del Sol | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Reveals an insidious mindset at the top levels of the FCC and industry. | * | Note to readers: please click the share buttons below. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc…. | The post Video: "The Truth About 5G" appeared first on Global Research.
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Laughter for All (Financial) Times. Armchair Militarists and "Western Values"
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Introduction | In these times, when the United States pursues an unprecedented military build-up, promotes coups and trade wars, breaks weapons agreements, organizes the illegal seizure of overseas financial accounts, building barriers and walls along the southern border, Washington can count … | The post Laughter for All (Financial) Times. Armchair Militarists and "Western Values" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/laughter-for-all-finan…

Hate-fest in Warsaw
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast. | The … | The post Hate-fest in Warsaw appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/hate-fest-in-warsaw/56…

Zionist Attacks On SFSU AMED Arab/Muslim Program, The CFA & Labor
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-02-18
SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi chair of the AMED Arab & Muslim Ethnicities & Diasporas Program and Professor James Martel who is president of the SFSU California Faculty Association CFA are interviewed about the coordinated attack on the AMED program, Professor Abdulhadi and the students of the program by Zionists.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/14/1882118…

UK school pupils and students protest climate change
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-18
Up to 15,000 young people demonstrated throughout the UK on Friday, protesting in every main town and city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/clim…

Oakland, California teachers set to strike this week
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-18
Oakland educators are faced with a struggle against the Democratic Party and the teachers' union, which have collaborated in decades of budget cutting in Oakland and across California.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/oakl…

U.S. Military Invasion of Venezuela is Escalating
Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-18
With the support of Democrats and Republicans, e.g. Pelosi & Trump, the pending invasion of oil-rich Venezuela is escalating, all at taxpayer expense. There are forces opposing it. See www.globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuel…. Cuba has provided a detailed description below.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/16/1882120…

Imposing Martial Law on Britain's Streets Wasn't on the Side of the Big Red Brexit Bus
Jonathan Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The current chaos over Brexit must not be weaponised to present the armed forces as the only institutions which can save us in a crisis — a narrative straight from the playbook of crass reactionaries the world over. | Both Leavers … | The post Imposing Martial Law on Britain's Streets Wasn't on the Side of the Big Red Brexit Bus appeared first on Global Research.
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Anger grows among Denver teachers, as union gloats about closed-door negotiations
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-18
The tentative agreement reached by the union cuts compensation for some school employees and deepens union-management collaboration in merit pay.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/denv…

11yo arrested after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance to 'racist' flag in Florida
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-18
An 11-year-old boy was arrested in Florida after his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance escalated into an argument with his teacher, who called in security because she "did not want to continue dealing with him." | …
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Cuba's Diaz-Canel Stands Tall With Maduro And Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-17
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is standing tall with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, affirming Saturday his allegiance to the Bolivarian Revolution in-spite of aggressive U.S.-influenced attacks on the Venezuelan sovereignty. | RELATED: | Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela | This past week, Cuba authorized the publication of books in educational centers that read, "Manos Fuera de Venezuela" (take your hands off Venezuela), which was obviousl…
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How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire, and South Africa
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-17
Léonce Ndikumana discusses his newest research on capital flight from Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire and South Africa between 1975 and 2015. 290 Billion dollars were funneled out of these countries over this period through misinvoicing and circumventing regulation and taxation. Most of that money ended up in corporations in the global north | The post How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire, and South Africa appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Trump EPA OKs 'Emergency' to Dump Bee-killing Pesticide on 16 Million Acres

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-17
The Environmental Protection Agency reported this week that in 2018 it issued so-called "emergency" approvals to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide the agency considers "very highly toxic" to bees — on more than 16 million acres of crops known to … | The p…
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UK students join mobilizations on climate change
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-16
On February 15, tens of thousands of students in the UK joined the school strike for climate by boycotting classes and taking to the streets in around 60 towns and cities. The previous day, the marches and protests in Belgium continued for the sixth successive week | The post UK students join mobilizations on climate change appeared first on Peoples Dispatch.
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Teacher Strikes Are Rattling Washington
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-16
As Denver public school teachers head back to school, ending their first labor stoppage in 25 years, it's hard to dismiss the impact the nation-wide teacher strikes have had on American politics. As Democratic presidential candidates rush to voice support for the Colorado educators, Denver's strike marks the ninth major teacher uprising in the last twelve months, with the anniversary of the very first–West Virginia's–coming up next week. | Survey after survey has shown the striking teachers h…
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Teachers' Strikes Are Rattling Washington. This Hearing in the US House Is Proof
Rachel M. Cohen | commondreams.org | 2019-02-16
As Denver public school teachers head back to school, ending their first labor stoppage in 25 years, it's hard to dismiss the impact the nation-wide teacher strikes have had on American politics.
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The Music That's In All of Us
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-02-16
Musicians Without Borders connects ethnically diverse youth through music education and performance. (Photo: "Music Connects: The Real School of Rock" screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-16
A recent study conducted by the German parliament's independent scientific research service found that international recognition of the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó probably constitutes a violation of international law. We discuss the study's implications with Andrej Hunko, who commissioned the study | The post Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Why Did The Iran Hostage Crisis Happen?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-16
The Islamic Republic of Iran recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a revolution which turned an American ally to an American enemy. Some still try to analyze the reasons why Iranian students attacked the US embassy at the beginning during the revolution and created a dispute which not only led to a […] | The post Why Did The Iran Hostage Crisis Happen? appeared first on United World International.
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Tampa Bay students disrupt USF board meeting, demand protections for undocumented students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-15
Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a series of protests and a sit-in at the University of South Florida's (USF) main student center on February 12, to pressure the administration to increase protections for immigrant and international students. These protests were a continuation of Tampa Bay SDS's main campaign called, "Immigrants are Here to Stay" in which they demand noncompliance with federal agencies such as ICE, FBI, DHS so that those agencies cannot receive the personal information of documented and undocumented students on campus. | Students held a series of p…
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Someone Needs to Teach These As$#oles a Lesson
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
"Someone," my Finnish-American socialist great-aunt Mary used to say in the late 1960s, "ought to teach these assholes a lesson." By "these assholes," she meant the people who own and run the United States. Mary died many years ago. I thought about her the other night while watching Donald Trump lie about crime and border walls…
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'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-15
Journalist Eric Blanc discusses the tentative agreement to end the Denver teachers strike | The post 'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Denver Public Schools: 50 Years of 'Political Theater'?
Karen Vittetoe | progressive.org | 2019-02-15
Over the last half century, Denver teachers have struck three times for better working conditions and provisions for students. So why did we have to fight the same fight in 2019?
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Denver teachers win strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-15
Denver, CO – After all night negotiations the Denver School Board, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to end the teachers strike. It was announced that the strike officially ends this Friday, but teachers were free to go back to work today, February 14. | The tentative agreement was reached after three days of striking by 3700 Denver teachers, who set up picket lines and went on marches all over Denver. The strike activities ended yesterday with a large rally and subsequent march by teachers and supporters to the Denver school board headquarters.
fightbacknews.org/2019/2/14/denver-teach…

"Agitate, Agitate, Agitate!": Great-Great-Great-Grandson Echoes Frederick Douglass on 201st Birthday
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
This month marks the 201st birthday of the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818. He died a free man in 1895. Thursday night, leaders from around the country gathered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass as part of a ceremony culminating a year of events marking the bicentennial of the birth of the celebrated abolitionist, politician, writer, feminist, educator, entrepreneur and diplomat. We are joined by Kenneth Morris Jr., Frederick Douglass's great-great-great-grandson, president of the Freder…
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Ibram X. Kendi on Surviving Cancer & His Anti-Racist Reading List for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
As we celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Frederick Douglass on his 201st birthday, we are joined by Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Kendi spoke Thursday night at the Library of Congress at an event honoring Frederick Douglass. He is the National Book Award-winning author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/15/ibram_x_k…

The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970 as the official response to the nascent environmental movement. As laid out in the recently released Poison Papers, it was structured to be dependent on research from private firms that were paid by the chemical producers it regulates. Given the limited market for this research, these firms either produced research conducive to the interests of their customers or they went out of business.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/the-green-ne…

Indian students demand right to education, jobs
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-15
Up to 20,000 Indian students and their supporters from around the country took to the streets of Delhi on February 7 for the Young India Adhikar [Rights] March. The protest was organised by representatives of 60 student organisations from campuses across the country, to protest the Modi government's attacks on students, and to demand the right to education and employment. | Green Left Weekly spoke to one of the march organisers, Kawalpreet Kaur. Kaur is a student at Delhi University and a representative of the All India Students Association (AISA), one of the organisations that initiated the protest. | GLW: How d…
greenleft.org.au/content/indian-students-demand-right-education-jobs

Sudan uprising: 'This is a people's revolution'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-15
In Sudan, a multifaceted civil opposition is posing a serious threat to the continued existence of Bashir's dictatorial regime after weeks of protests, writes Mohammed Elnaiem. | If a hospital is not a sanctuary for an injured person, what is? And what level of hatred, what kind of viciousness can be satisfied by the attempt to ensure that a protester die twice? On January 9, riot police, plain-clothed Bashir loyalists, and security forces fired tear gas and live bullets into the Omdurman Teaching Hospital in Sudan after wounded protesters were taken there during the biggest protest to date demanding the downfall…
greenleft.org.au/content/sudan-uprising-peoples-revolution

One Year After Parkland, 1,200 More Kids Are Dead by Gunfire–But Students Still Fight for Gun Safety
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-14
It's been one year since the devastating massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School–the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that galvanized the nation to take action against gun violence and turned a generation of young people into activists. On February 14, 2018, a former student armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire, gunning down 17 students, staff and teachers in just three minutes. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Students who survived the massacre quickly came to national prominence as leading activists…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/14/one_year_…

New Hampshire Is Trying to Stop College Students From Registering to Vote
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-14
Voting is my right. I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to exercise it. | Growing up, my parents taught me that voting is not only a right, but a privilege. They voted in every local, midterm, and presidential election, and every time they did so they were sure to show me their "I voted" sticker. | As I grew older, they discussed propositions or candidates with me, asking me what I thought and even providing me with sample ballots. My dad and I would talk about why our opinions were the same or different, and what information we were basing those votes on. When 2016 rolled around, I still wasn't old enough to…
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