2018-12-11: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2018-12-11). "Sunrise" youth in DC demand quick Dem action to save planet. peoplesworld.org

Philip A Farruggio (2018-12-11). She Works Hard for the Money. globalresearch.ca She works hard for the money | So hard for it, honey | She works hard for the money | So you better treat her right | — Donna Summer | She just turned 30, has three children, receives no welfare (except SSI for her …

Stephen Lendman (2018-12-11). Macron's Woefully Inadequate Concessions. The Power of Money, "Poisoned Economic Medicine" globalresearch.ca All politicians lie, cheat and deceive in deference to special interests they serve. Ignore what politicians say. Follow only what they do. Their policies speak for themselves. Macron is a former Rothschild banker/economy minister beholden to monied interests. His Monday …

Richard Assheton (2018-12-11). 'Terrorism' Database Cites 'Islamophobic' Sources in Muslim Profiles. globalresearch.ca A leading financial risk database that is already facing multiple lawsuits from Muslim organisations which it suggested had links to terrorism is still using as sources websites accused of promoting far-right and Islamophobic agendas, Middle East Eye can reveal. | An …

Andrew Korybko (2018-12-11). The "Yellow Vests" Are Not "Russian Agents" globalresearch.ca The "Yellow Vests" have spontaneously employed the social media networking tactics most commonly associated with Hybrid Warfare, which is direct proof that this cutting-edge regime change technology has finally blown back and is beginning to undermine political stability in Western …

teleSUR (2018-12-11). US: San Francisco Honors Frida Kahlo by Renaming Street. telesurenglish.net San Francisco officials have changed the name of Phelan Avenue near the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to Frida Kahlo Way commemorating the famed Mexican artists during a Friday ceremony when the street sign was unveiled. | RELATED: | Trump Made Illegal Hush Payments, US Prosecutors Find | The street previously bore the name of James Phelan, father of a 19th century San Francisco mayor James D. Phelan. | City College staff and students, along with San Francisco city council member No…

Days of Palestine (2018-12-11). Senior Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Killing All Palestinians, "Because they are just Nazis Anyhow" globalresearch.ca Chair of the Defence Committee at the Israeli Parliament Avi Dichter has called for killing all the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. | As he was commenting on the peaceful protests of the Great March of Return taking place along the …

Aleksandr Dugin (2018-12-11). Uprising in France — The Anatomy of Populism and Challenging the Matrix. globalresearch.ca The protests in France, symbolized by yellow vests, cover an increasingly large part of society. Political experts have already called this movement a "new revolution". The scale of the "yellow vest" movement is already so serious that it is absolutely …

South Front (2018-12-11). Video: U.S. Officially Accuses Assad, Russia of Staging Chemical Attack in Aleppo. globalresearch.ca On December 7, the US State Department finally released an official statement on the November 24 chemical attack, which hit the government-controlled city of Aleppo injuring over 100 people. However, instead of condemning terrorist groups, which used chemical weapons, the …

The Global Research Team (2018-12-11). Keep World News Unchained: We Need Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Global Research Readers, | As we take stock of our rapidly changing world, it can be easy to get swept along by the fierce tide of disinformation coming from many sources. While we strive for awareness and comprehension in the …

Nino Pagliccia (2018-12-11). Resistance against Neoliberalism Is Not Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Resistance is not terrorism. And yet we do have resistance against oppressing rightwing neoliberal policies, and we do have spreading terrorism; but those words should never be associated in a causal relationship. If anything resistance is self-defense against warfare and …

Howard Lisnoff (2018-12-11). Police Violence and Mass Policing in the U.S. counterpunch.org Wondering which side police in the U.S. are on…. left or right, is a more certain social science proposition than attempting to guess how many angels can safely fit on the head of a pin. For those close to protest from the 1950s through today, including all facets of left protest, the broken and murdered More

William Blum (2018-12-11). "Fake News" Is Fake News, according to William Blum. globalresearch.ca The people who created Facebook & Google must be smart. They're billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these smart people, because of Congressional pressure, have swallowed the stories about "fake news". Facebook hired a very large staff of people to read everything posted by users to weed out the fake stuff.

aljazeera (2018-12-11). Sealed with a kiss: Yemen's rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners. aljazeera.com Deal will cover 8,576 people detained by the Houthis, including teachers and children, and 7,487 Houthi fighters.

South Front (2018-12-11). Video: Prominent Turkish Backed FSA Commander Defects to Syria Government Forces. globalresearch.ca Late on December 10, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a hospital building in the ISIS-held town of Hajin in the Euphrates Valley. The hospital had been among key ISIS defense points in this area. | While the situation in …

F. William Engdahl (2018-12-11). RussiaGate, the Mueller Investigation and the Clinton Foundation. globalresearch.ca On December 7 after weeks of legal resistance, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to appear at a closed-door hearing convened by Republicans in the House of Representatives. The hearing was called to investigate political bias by Comey and …

Gary Olson (2018-12-11). A Few Thoughts on Politics and Personal Identity. zcomm.org Over my career I learned that college teaching permits one to hide behind a role without necessarily disclosing much about oneself…

Stephen Lendman (2018-12-11). Remembering William Blum: Washington's Destructive Imperial Agenda. globalresearch.ca Author, historian, former State Department official-turned sharp critic of Washington's destructive imperial agenda William Blum passed away on December 9 at age 85. | In failing health for some time, his condition deteriorated markedly after a serious fall at home, passing …

Peter Koenig (2018-12-11). The Macron Implosion — Will It Spread to Other EU Members? globalresearch.ca The Yellow Vest Movement — weekend 8 and 9 December — Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, …

Mark Ashwill (2018-12-11). A "Patriotic" Education Study Abroad Program in Viet Nam: God Bless America, Right or Wrong! counterpunch.org Last year, the College of the Ozarks (C of O), a small evangelical Christian college in Point Lookout, Missouri, organized a two-week study abroad trip Viet Nam that paired 12 students with 12 US veterans of the US War in Viet Nam. Many of the destinations were sites of battles in which the veterans had More

Philip Giraldi (2018-12-11). Bowdlerized Obituary: President George H. W. Bush's 1991-92 Confrontation with Israel. globalresearch.ca When George H.W. Bush died on November 30th, America's two self-proclaimed newspapers of record The Washington Post and The New York Times were both quick off the mark in publishing what appeared to be definitive obituaries of the …

Fredrik S. Heffermehl (2018-12-11). Nobel Peace Prize: The Demilitarization of International Relations, "Lay Down Your Arms" globalresearch.ca Today, the world heard the very moving award speeches of Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, who shared the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The two condemned sexual violence as a weapon in war, but also spoke forcefully against injustice, corruption, …

John Clarke (2018-12-11). The Homelessness Crisis Deepens Across North America. globalresearch.ca As an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) in Toronto, I am only too aware of how much worse the homeless crisis has become in this city over the last three years. As a result of community pressure, …

teleSUR (2018-12-11). Four Dead, 10 Wounded in French Christmas Market Shooting. telesurenglish.net Gunshots in the center of the French city of Strasbourg on the German border on Tuesday left at least four dead and 10 injured, the local fire department told Reuters. | RELATED: | France : High School Students Join Yellow-Vest Protests | The gunman was identified as a 29-year old man whose residence had been searched by police earlier in the day in connection with a robbery, two police sources said. | The attacker was allegedly placed on an intelligence services watchlist by security se…

Sabrina Cereceres (2018-12-11). Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women. thenation.com Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.

teleSUR (2018-12-11). Africa: Nigerian and Ugandan Poets Win 'Africa's Nobel Prize'. telesurenglish.net Two poets win the prestigious Wole Soyinka US$10,000-prize. | RELATED: | Nigerian poet and professor, Tanure Ojaide, and Ugandan poet and journalist, Harriet Anena, won the prize from a list of 110 submissions, from 11 African countries. | Anena won on her "A Nation in Labour" poem, while Ojaide was selected for his "Songs of Myself." | Anena is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious prize. | Her Nation in Labour's social commentary and perspective stands out, "a collection of social conscience poetry" which takes on "the giant politician, the restless citizen, the clueless youth, those struggling to heal fr…

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2018-12-11). Participatory Development: A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration. globalresearch.ca December 2018 is gearing up to be a pivotal month for migration on the world stage, and the epicentre is here, in Marrakech, Morocco, with two high-level fora taking place concerning development and migration. However, in order for the discussions …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-12-11). Gli Usa si preparano allo scontro con Russia e Cina. globalresearch.ca L'arte della guerra. Dal rapporto ufficiale 2018 dalla Commissione incaricata dal Congresso degli Stati uniti di vagliare la strategia di difesa nazionale, emerge come Washington sia disposta a tutto pur di conservare la ´ineguagliata potenza militare ª su cui gli Usa …

Eds. (2018-12-11). Young readers of Marx: BICENTENARY OF MARX'S BIRTH. mronline.org The year of 2018 marked 200 years of Karl Marx's birth anniversary. On this occasion, teachers and students of the department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised a two-day international conference showcasing the ways young scholars have engaged with Marx's body of work. Nasir Uz Zaman reports from the event. | Source

RT (2018-12-11). 'White people are the best!' Columbia probes student's viral racial rant (VIDEO). rt.com A Columbia physics student has become famous overnight, not for his research, but for his racially charged rant in front of a group of multi-ethnic students, prompting the university to respond and launch an investigation.

WSWS (2018-12-11). Oklahoma Republicans demand the abolition of public schools. wsws.org A section of the Republican Party, speaking for broader Wall Street interests, advocates ending tax-funded public education.

WSWS (2018-12-11). Chicago teacher union shuts down charter school strike, holds rally for Democratic candidates. wsws.org Union officials showered Democrats with praise while offering no concrete details of the agreement to charter school teachers or when they could vote on the deal.

WSWS (2018-12-11). Teachers in Oakland, California speak out at wildcat demonstrations. wsws.org Teachers in Oakland, California participated in wildcat "sickouts" and demonstrations on Monday to demand pay raises, smaller class sizes, and better school conditions.

WSWS (2018-12-11). Australian university moves to sack academic critical of Israeli and US wars. wsws.org The University of Sydney's suspension of Tim Anderson is aimed at intimidating students and academics opposed to escalating militarism and war.

amnesty (2018-12-11). Rights Today in Europe and Central Asia – 2018. amnesty.org

amnesty (2018-12-11). Violence Against Women Online in 2018. amnesty.org

amnesty (2018-12-11). A message from Kumi Naidoo on human rights in 2018. amnesty.org

amnesty (2018-12-11). The Not Enough Impact Report 2018. amnesty.org

amnesty (2018-12-11). Rights Today in Africa – 2018. amnesty.org

amnesty (2018-12-11). Rights Today in South Asia – 2018. amnesty.org

amnesty (2018-12-11). Rights Today in Southeast Asia – 2018. amnesty.org

Rebecca Nathanson (2018-12-11). Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense for Stopping U.K. Migrant Deportations. theintercept.com The guilty verdict arrived around lunchtime on December 10 — Human Rights Day, which this year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It signaled the end of a nine-week trial and three days of jury deliberations in Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London. More than a year and a half after the 15 defendants had locked themselves around a deportation charter flight at London's Stansted Airport, successfully stopping it from taking off, the defendants were convicted of intentional disruption of services at an aerodrome, a terrorism-related offense with a po…

pip.hinman (2018-12-11). Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them. greenleft.org.au Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…

Chris Agee (2018-12-10). The Legacy of William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic. globalresearch.ca Today our thoughts are with William Blum who passed away on December 9, 2018 at age 85. | William was at the forefront of critical debate and analysis of US foreign policy. | William combined honesty and Truth with carefully documented analysis. …

Nawal Arjini (2018-12-10). Don't Defend Title IX. Replace It. thenation.com Don't Defend Title IX. Replace It.

Courtney Pedroza (2018-12-10). Students born female tackle gender on football teams. peoplesworld.org CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "Ari, do you want to go cheerlead?" his teammate teased as the two walked across the sideline from the halftime huddle. Ari Grimes lifted up his football helmet as if it were a pom pom, pretending to join the cheerleaders. "Cowboys in the house! Yell RMS!" Football has historically been a …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2018-12-10). Trump Has Been Broken by the Military -Security Complex. The Risk of Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his earlier intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to justify the $1,000 billion …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-12-10). France's Yellow Vests: Fuel Tax Hike Triggers Poverty, Finances War and Repayment of the Public Debt. globalresearch.ca President Emmanuel Macron is an instrument of the financial establishment, a former employee of the Rothschilds, acting on their behalf, enforcing a profit driven macro-economic agenda as well boosting the revenues of the military contractors.

Peter Greene (2018-12-10). Six Ways Betsy DeVos Gets Teachers' Unions Wrong. progressive.org DeVos's antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues.

kathy_f (2018-12-10). Climate movement attracts new generation of activists. greenleft.org.au The latter part of 2018 will be remembered for the re-emergence of climate action on the national agenda. | Independent Kerryn Phelps' win in the Wentworth byelection promising "meaningful environmental action" and Labor's subsequent adoption of a 50% renewable energy policy by 2030 has come in the midst of researcher Rebecca Huntley's findings that "climate and environmental concerns" have increasingly become "a test of leadership" for voters. | These centrist platforms, however, have been rightly superseded by the newest base of the climate movement: high school students. | Tired of the "dinosaurs in parliament…

2018-12-11: Social Media Postees

Gli Usa si preparano allo scontro con Russia e Cina
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
L'arte della guerra. Dal rapporto ufficiale 2018 dalla Commissione incaricata dal Congresso degli Stati uniti di vagliare la strategia di difesa nazionale, emerge come Washington sia disposta a tutto pur di conservare la ´ineguagliata potenza militare ª su cui gli Usa … | The post Gli Usa si preparano allo scontro con Russia e Cina appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/gli-usa-si-preparano-a…

Uprising in France — The Anatomy of Populism and Challenging the Matrix
Aleksandr Dugin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The protests in France, symbolized by yellow vests, cover an increasingly large part of society. Political experts have already called this movement a "new revolution". The scale of the "yellow vest" movement is already so serious that it is absolutely … | The post Uprising in France — The Anatomy of Populism and Challenging the Matrix appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/uprising-in-france-the…

Remembering William Blum: Washington's Destructive Imperial Agenda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Author, historian, former State Department official-turned sharp critic of Washington's destructive imperial agenda William Blum passed away on December 9 at age 85. | In failing health for some time, his condition deteriorated markedly after a serious fall at home, passing … | The post Remembering William Blum: Washington's Destructive Imperial Agenda appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/remembering-william-bl…

Senior Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Killing All Palestinians, "Because they are just Nazis Anyhow"
Days of Palestine | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Chair of the Defence Committee at the Israeli Parliament Avi Dichter has called for killing all the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. | As he was commenting on the peaceful protests of the Great March of Return taking place along the … | The post Senior Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Killing All Palestinians, "Because they are just Nazis Anyhow" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/senior-israeli-lawmake…

RussiaGate, the Mueller Investigation and the Clinton Foundation
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
On December 7 after weeks of legal resistance, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to appear at a closed-door hearing convened by Republicans in the House of Representatives. The hearing was called to investigate political bias by Comey and … | The post RussiaGate, the Mueller Investigation and the Clinton Foundation appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/peter-comey-it-matters…

The Macron Implosion — Will It Spread to Other EU Members?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The Yellow Vest Movement — weekend 8 and 9 December — Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots in France since the student-driven mini-Revolution of May 1968. Over the four weekends, hundreds of thousands were in the streets, … | The post The Macron Implosion — Will It Spread to Other EU Members? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-macron-implosion-w…

Sealed with a kiss: Yemen's rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-11
Deal will cover 8,576 people detained by the Houthis, including teachers and children, and 7,487 Houthi fighters.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/sealed-kiss-y…

US: San Francisco Honors Frida Kahlo by Renaming Street
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
San Francisco officials have changed the name of Phelan Avenue near the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to Frida Kahlo Way commemorating the famed Mexican artists during a Friday ceremony when the street sign was unveiled. | RELATED: | Trump Made Illegal Hush Payments, US Prosecutors Find | The street previously bore the name of James Phelan, father of a 19th century San Francisco mayor James D. Phelan. | City College staff and students, along with San Francisco city council member No…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-San-Francisco…

Resistance against Neoliberalism Is Not Terrorism
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Resistance is not terrorism. And yet we do have resistance against oppressing rightwing neoliberal policies, and we do have spreading terrorism; but those words should never be associated in a causal relationship. If anything resistance is self-defense against warfare and … | The post Resistance against Neoliberalism Is Not Terrorism appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/resistance-terrorism/5…

Bowdlerized Obituary: President George H. W. Bush's 1991-92 Confrontation with Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
When George H.W. Bush died on November 30th, America's two self-proclaimed newspapers of record The Washington Post and The New York Times were both quick off the mark in publishing what appeared to be definitive obituaries of the … | The post Bowdlerized Obituary: President George H. W. Bush's 1991-92 Confrontation with Israel appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/bowdlerized-obituary-p…

Young readers of Marx: BICENTENARY OF MARX'S BIRTH
Eds. | mronline.org | 2018-12-11
The year of 2018 marked 200 years of Karl Marx's birth anniversary. On this occasion, teachers and students of the department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised a two-day international conference showcasing the ways young scholars have engaged with Marx's body of work. Nasir Uz Zaman reports from the event. | Source…
mronline.org/2018/12/11/young-readers-of…

'Terrorism' Database Cites 'Islamophobic' Sources in Muslim Profiles
Richard Assheton | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
A leading financial risk database that is already facing multiple lawsuits from Muslim organisations which it suggested had links to terrorism is still using as sources websites accused of promoting far-right and Islamophobic agendas, Middle East Eye can reveal. | An … | The post 'Terrorism' Database Cites 'Islamophobic' Sources in Muslim Profiles appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/terrorism-database-cit…

Keep World News Unchained: We Need Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Dear Global Research Readers, | As we take stock of our rapidly changing world, it can be easy to get swept along by the fierce tide of disinformation coming from many sources. While we strive for awareness and comprehension in the … | The post Keep World News Unchained: We Need Your Support appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/keep-world-news-unchai…

The "Yellow Vests" Are Not "Russian Agents"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The "Yellow Vests" have spontaneously employed the social media networking tactics most commonly associated with Hybrid Warfare, which is direct proof that this cutting-edge regime change technology has finally blown back and is beginning to undermine political stability in Western … | The post The "Yellow Vests" Are Not "Russian Agents" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-yellow-vests-are-n…

The Homelessness Crisis Deepens Across North America
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
As an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) in Toronto, I am only too aware of how much worse the homeless crisis has become in this city over the last three years. As a result of community pressure, … | The post The Homelessness Crisis Deepens Across North America appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-homelessness-crisi…

Macron's Woefully Inadequate Concessions. The Power of Money, "Poisoned Economic Medicine"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
All politicians lie, cheat and deceive in deference to special interests they serve. Ignore what politicians say. Follow only what they do. Their policies speak for themselves. Macron is a former Rothschild banker/economy minister beholden to monied interests. His Monday … | The post Macron's Woefully Inadequate Concessions. The Power of Money, "Poisoned Economic Medicine" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/macrons-woefully-inade…

Police Violence and Mass Policing in the U.S
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
Wondering which side police in the U.S. are on…. left or right, is a more certain social science proposition than attempting to guess how many angels can safely fit on the head of a pin. For those close to protest from the 1950s through today, including all facets of left protest, the broken and murdered…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/police-viole…

A Few Thoughts on Politics and Personal Identity
Gary Olson | zcomm.org | 2018-12-11
Over my career I learned that college teaching permits one to hide behind a role without necessarily disclosing much about oneself…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-few-thoughts-on-…

Participatory Development: A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
December 2018 is gearing up to be a pivotal month for migration on the world stage, and the epicentre is here, in Marrakech, Morocco, with two high-level fora taking place concerning development and migration. However, in order for the discussions … | The post Participatory Development: A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/participatory-developm…

Four Dead, 10 Wounded in French Christmas Market Shooting
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
Gunshots in the center of the French city of Strasbourg on the German border on Tuesday left at least four dead and 10 injured, the local fire department told Reuters. | RELATED: | France : High School Students Join Yellow-Vest Protests | The gunman was identified as a 29-year old man whose residence had been searched by police earlier in the day in connection with a robbery, two police sources said. | The attacker was allegedly placed on an intelligence services watchlist by security se…
telesurenglish.net/news/Four-Dead-10-Wou…

Video: U.S. Officially Accuses Assad, Russia of Staging Chemical Attack in Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
On December 7, the US State Department finally released an official statement on the November 24 chemical attack, which hit the government-controlled city of Aleppo injuring over 100 people. However, instead of condemning terrorist groups, which used chemical weapons, the … | The post Video: U.S. Officially Accuses Assad, Russia of Staging Chemical Attack in Aleppo appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-u-s-officially-a…

Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women
Sabrina Cereceres | thenation.com | 2018-12-11
Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.
thenation.com/article/who-is-most-affect…

A "Patriotic" Education Study Abroad Program in Viet Nam: God Bless America, Right or Wrong!
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-11
Last year, the College of the Ozarks (C of O), a small evangelical Christian college in Point Lookout, Missouri, organized a two-week study abroad trip Viet Nam that paired 12 students with 12 US veterans of the US War in Viet Nam. Many of the destinations were sites of battles in which the veterans had…
counterpunch.org/2018/12/11/a-patriotic-…

Africa: Nigerian and Ugandan Poets Win 'Africa's Nobel Prize'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-11
Two poets win the prestigious Wole Soyinka US$10,000-prize. | RELATED: | Nigerian poet and professor, Tanure Ojaide, and Ugandan poet and journalist, Harriet Anena, won the prize from a list of 110 submissions, from 11 African countries. | Anena won on her "A Nation in Labour" poem, while Ojaide was selected for his "Songs of Myself." | Anena is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious prize. | Her Nation in Labour's social commentary and perspective stands out, "a collection of social conscience poetry" which takes on "the giant politician, the restless citizen, the clueless youth, those struggling to heal fr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Africa-Nigerian-…

She Works Hard for the Money
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
She works hard for the money | So hard for it, honey | She works hard for the money | So you better treat her right | — Donna Summer | She just turned 30, has three children, receives no welfare (except SSI for her … | The post She Works Hard for the Money appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/she-works-hard-for-the…

Nobel Peace Prize: The Demilitarization of International Relations, "Lay Down Your Arms"
Fredrik S. Heffermehl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Today, the world heard the very moving award speeches of Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, who shared the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The two condemned sexual violence as a weapon in war, but also spoke forcefully against injustice, corruption, … | The post Nobel Peace Prize: The Demilitarization of International Relations, "Lay Down Your Arms" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/nobel-peace-prize-the-…

Video: Prominent Turkish Backed FSA Commander Defects to Syria Government Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
Late on December 10, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a hospital building in the ISIS-held town of Hajin in the Euphrates Valley. The hospital had been among key ISIS defense points in this area. | While the situation in … | The post Video: Prominent Turkish Backed FSA Commander Defects to Syria Government Forces appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-prominent-turkis…

"Fake News" Is Fake News, according to William Blum
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-11
The people who created Facebook & Google must be smart. They're billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these smart people, because of Congressional pressure, have swallowed the stories about "fake news". Facebook hired a very large staff of people to read everything posted by users to weed out the fake stuff. | The post "Fake News" Is Fake News, according to William Blum appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/fake-news-is-fake-news…

'White people are the best!' Columbia probes student's viral racial rant (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-11
A Columbia physics student has become famous overnight, not for his research, but for his racially charged rant in front of a group of multi-ethnic students, prompting the university to respond and launch an investigation. | …
rt.com/usa/446126-columbia-viral-racist-…

Oklahoma Republicans demand the abolition of public schools
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
A section of the Republican Party, speaking for broader Wall Street interests, advocates ending tax-funded public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/11/okla…

Teachers in Oakland, California speak out at wildcat demonstrations
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
Teachers in Oakland, California participated in wildcat "sickouts" and demonstrations on Monday to demand pay raises, smaller class sizes, and better school conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/11/ousd…

Chicago teacher union shuts down charter school strike, holds rally for Democratic candidates
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
Union officials showered Democrats with praise while offering no concrete details of the agreement to charter school teachers or when they could vote on the deal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/11/chic…

Australian university moves to sack academic critical of Israeli and US wars
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-11
The University of Sydney's suspension of Tim Anderson is aimed at intimidating students and academics opposed to escalating militarism and war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/11/ande…

Rights Today in Europe and Central Asia – 2018
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-12-11
amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2018/12/r…

The Not Enough Impact Report 2018
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-12-11
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A message from Kumi Naidoo on human rights in 2018
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Rights Today in Southeast Asia – 2018
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Rights Today in South Asia – 2018
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-12-11
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Rights Today in Africa – 2018
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-12-11
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Violence Against Women Online in 2018
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-12-11
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Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense for Stopping U.K. Migrant Deportations
Rebecca Nathanson | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
The guilty verdict arrived around lunchtime on December 10 — Human Rights Day, which this year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It signaled the end of a nine-week trial and three days of jury deliberations in Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London. More than a year and a half after the 15 defendants had locked themselves around a deportation charter flight at London's Stansted Airport, successfully stopping it from taking off, the defendants were convicted of intentional disruption of services at an aerodrome, a terrorism-related offense with a po…
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Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…
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Students born female tackle gender on football teams
Courtney Pedroza | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-10
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "Ari, do you want to go cheerlead?" his teammate teased as the two walked across the sideline from the halftime huddle. Ari Grimes lifted up his football helmet as if it were a pom pom, pretending to join the cheerleaders. "Cowboys in the house! Yell RMS!" Football has historically been a …
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Trump Has Been Broken by the Military -Security Complex. The Risk of Nuclear War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-10
In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his earlier intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to justify the $1,000 billion … | The post Trump Has Been Broken by the Military -Security Complex. The Risk of Nuclear War appeared first on Global Research.
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The Legacy of William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic
Chris Agee | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-10
Today our thoughts are with William Blum who passed away on December 9, 2018 at age 85. | William was at the forefront of critical debate and analysis of US foreign policy. | William combined honesty and Truth with carefully documented analysis. … | The post The Legacy of William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic appeared first on Global Research.
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France's Yellow Vests: Fuel Tax Hike Triggers Poverty, Finances War and Repayment of the Public Debt
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-10
President Emmanuel Macron is an instrument of the financial establishment, a former employee of the Rothschilds, acting on their behalf, enforcing a profit driven macro-economic agenda as well boosting the revenues of the military contractors. | The post France's Yellow Vests: Fuel Tax Hike Triggers Poverty, Finances War and Repayment of the Public Debt appeared first on Global Research.
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Don't Defend Title IX. Replace It
Nawal Arjini | thenation.com | 2018-12-10
Don't Defend Title IX. Replace It.
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Six Ways Betsy DeVos Gets Teachers' Unions Wrong
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2018-12-10
DeVos's antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues.
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US: Deregulating Mountaintop Removal Threatens Drinking Water and Public Health
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-10

| December 10, 2018 Video | The Coal Mine Next Door: The Deregulation of Mountaintop Removal: | The case of mountaintop removal highlights the dangers of letting industry interests, rather than science, lead regulatory policy. |

| | (Washington, DC)–The Trump administration and United States Congress have endangered public health by ending measures, incl…
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Climate movement attracts new generation of activists
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-10
The latter part of 2018 will be remembered for the re-emergence of climate action on the national agenda. | Independent Kerryn Phelps' win in the Wentworth byelection promising "meaningful environmental action" and Labor's subsequent adoption of a 50% renewable energy policy by 2030 has come in the midst of researcher Rebecca Huntley's findings that "climate and environmental concerns" have increasingly become "a test of leadership" for voters. | These centrist platforms, however, have been rightly superseded by the newest base of the climate movement: high school students. | Tired of the "dinosaurs in parliament…
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