2019-01-21: News Headlines

Fight Back (2019-01-21). For the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday: "Beyond Vietnam" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating this important speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered at Riverside Church in New York City, April 4, 1967 | I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam. The recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart and I found myself in full accord when I read its opening lines: "A time comes when silen…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-01-21). Would Martin Luther King Oppose NATO? globalresearch.ca The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state …

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-21). Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership? globalresearch.ca As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump's arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to choose between competing …

Phil Miller (2019-01-21). Human Rights Activists Condemn Britain's 'Shameful' War Games with Israeli Air Force. globalresearch.ca The RAF is facing a barrage of criticism after it invited Israel to send its war planes to take part in a training exercise in Britain. | Last night the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) slammed the offer as "shameful" and "deeply …

Le Média Pour Tous — Officiel (2019-01-21). Video: Les Gilets Jaunes. globalresearch.ca The #GiletsJaunes are always determined, contrary to what the multiple television shows that are devoted to them suggest. | Several thousand demonstrators paraded quietly in Paris on Saturday, January 12 for Acte IX determination! until their encirclement by the police at …

AE911Truth (2019-01-21). Video: Two Years Ago Today the Plasco Building Demolition Killed 22 Innocent People in Iran. globalresearch.ca January 19, 2019, marks the two-year anniversary of the demolition of Iran's 15-story Plasco Building and the murder of 16 firefighters and six civilians who were inside the building at the time of its destruction. | As with the Twin Towers …

Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi (2019-01-21). Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq. globalresearch.ca US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2019-01-21). The Quest for Peace and Justice. MLK's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech. globalresearch.ca It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor. Occasionally in …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-01-21). US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All. globalresearch.ca Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently. | The New York Times in an article titled, " Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New

Chris Hedges (2019-01-21). Confronting the Culture of Death. truthdig.com Chris Hedges, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gave this sermon Jan. 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada. | The issue before us is death. Not only our individual death, which is more imminent for some of us this morning than others, but our collective death. We have begun the sixth great mass extinction, driven by our 150-year binge on fossil fuel. The litany of grim statistics is not unfamiliar to many of you. We are pouring greenhouse gases in…

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-21). Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI. globalresearch.ca Distinguished Press TV journalist/anchor's unlawful arrest, detention and mistreatment by the FBI, on the pretext of being a material witness regarding a case her family knows nothing about, gave the US another international black eye. | What happened captured world headlines, …

Consortiumnews (2019-01-21). A Call to Reinvestigate American Assassinations. consortiumnews.com To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day a group of academics, journalists, lawyers, Hollywood artists, activists, researchers and intellectuals, including two of Robert F. Kennedy's children, are calling for new investigations into four assassinations of the 1960s. On the occasion… Read more →

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-21). Longest Partial Government Shutdown in US History. Dems Reject Trump's Proposal. globalresearch.ca On day 30 and counting, it's the longest partial government shutdown in US history, surpassing the previous record 21-day shutdown in 1995-96. | It began over Republicans' pledge to balance the budget, part of the so-called Newt Gingrich/Dick Armey "Contract with …

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-21). US Training Saudi and UAE Pilots for Combat in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Yemen is one of many US forever wars — key NATO countries, Israel, Jordan, the Saudis and UAE partnering in them. | US special forces operate in Yemen. A Pentagon drone war has been ongoing in the country without letup since …

John Marciano (2019-01-21). Martin Luther King: The U.S. is "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today" globalresearch.ca The Washington Post claimed that some of his assertions were "sheer inventions of unsupported fantasy"; that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, to his country and to his people."

RT (2019-01-21). Viral VIDEO of standoff between Native American & MAGA-hat-wearing boys splits America. rt.com Footage of a Native American elder seemingly facing off against a crowd of jeering high-school students wearing 'Make American Great Again' hats triggered a massive backlash — but turned out to have been taken way out of context.

text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle (2019-01-21). Rally to Defend Public Education in Oakland. indybay.org On Saturday, January 12, thousands of teachers, students and staff marched and rallied in Oakland, California to defend public education. | Photos by Charles Moehle, ProBonoPhoto.

WSWS (2019-01-21). School: BBC documentary reveals impact of education cuts. wsws.org In the documentary, we witness the distress resulting from teacher shortages, large class sizes, dilapidated buildings and insufficient support for children with special needs, all in pursuit of "balancing the budget."

WSWS (2019-01-21). The Congressional Budget Office points US spending priorities towards "great power" conflicts: Part Two. wsws.org A recent CBO report insists that the vast majority of discretionary appropriations be allocated to the US military machine and its ever-expanding wars, while outlining "options" for eviscerating social services and public education.

WSWS (2019-01-21). Los Angeles teachers angered over secret talks between union, school district and mayor. wsws.org As the strike by 33,000 Los Angeles teachers enters its second week, suspicions are growing that the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is preparing to agree to a rotten compromise.

WSWS (2019-01-21). The Australian newspaper targets Chinese university students. wsws.org The article implied that the victory of a Chinese-born student in a university election expressed the dangers of "Chinese interference" at Australian campuses.

WSWS (2019-01-21). US federal judge allows lawsuit over illegal experimentation on Guatemalan subjects. wsws.org More than 70 years ago, US researchers infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea, then left without treating them.

Nauman Sadiq (2019-01-20). US Will Retain a Military Base in Syria Despite Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered contradictory messages in a speech in Cairo on Thursday, January 10. On the one hand, he said Washington will withdraw American troops from Syria in line with Donald Trump's momentous announcement on December 19, …

Fight Back (2019-01-20). LA: Photos from massive UTLA rally on day 5 of strike. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — More than 30,000 striking teachers, along with supporters, parents and students rallied at City Hall, January 18, to press for a decent contract and oppose attempts to privatize public education.

Global Research News (2019-01-20). Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance. globalresearch.ca While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | At this juncture, we are not covering our monthly costs. Reader …

Alex González (2019-01-20). Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day. globalresearch.ca Over 70,000 "maquiladora" workers from 45 factories in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros, Mexico have entered the sixth day of their courageous struggle as more and more plants are paralyzed throughout the city. | Last night, thousands of workers marched …

South Front (2019-01-20). Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama. globalresearch.ca Units of the Tiger Forces have been deployed on a frontline near the militant-held town of Qalat al-Madiuq in northwestern Hama, several pro-government sources claimed on January 17 speculating that this is a sign of the upcoming offensive in the …

teleSUR (2019-01-20). 'Make America Great Again' Students Mock Indigenous March. telesurenglish.net A Catholic archdiocese outside Cincinnati is investigating the actions of some of its high school students during the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington Friday. | RELATED: | Indigenous Baby Will Be Returned to Family: First Nations | Students wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats taunted a Native American troupe as it performed the "American Indian Movement" song about strength and courage. | And the Diocese of Covington criticized any of their students who participated in the ac…

Sam Pizzigati (2019-01-20). The Deep-Pocket Push to Deep-Six Public Schools. commondreams.org L.A. teachers are striking for the same dignity and decency teachers sought in the mid-20th century. But the L.A. struggle, many observers believe, amounts to much more than a battle over how school officials treat teachers.

Jared Sacks (2019-01-20). The radical worker politics of the Los Angeles teacher strike. zcomm.org It its demands are met, the historic teacher strike in Los Angeles has the potential to upend union orthodoxy across the United States…

Christopher Brauchli (2019-01-20). The DeVos and the Defrauded. commondreams.org Betsy took steps designed to improve the lives of the for-profit colleges, while making it more difficult for defrauded students to be made whole.

Andre Damon (2019-01-20). Trump, Announcing New Missile Defense Program, Ramps Up Nuclear Arms Race. globalresearch.ca Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the largest expansion of US missile defense forces since Ronald Reagan's failed "Star Wars" program. | The announcement is the latest move in a global nuclear arms race in which the United …

STAFF (2019-01-20). The Battery Boom Heralds the End of Fossil Fuels. truthdig.com Billions of dollars are being invested worldwide in the developing battery boom, involving research into storage techniques to use the growing surpluses of cheap renewable energy now becoming available. | Recent developments in batteries are set to sweep aside the old arguments about renewables being intermittent, dismissing any need to continue building nuclear power plants and burning fossil fuels to act as a back-up when the wind does not blow, or the sun does not shine. | Batteries as large as the average family house and controlled by digital technology are being positioned across electricity networks. They…

Fight Back (2019-01-20). West Michigan Women's March builds resistance to Trump. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – About 500 people rallied and marched thru Grand Rapids, January 19, to build resistance to Trump during the 2019 Women's March. The women's movement in West Michigan hosted leaders from the immigrant rights, African American freedom, student and labor movements. | Many of the speeches were personal and heartfelt, detailing women's struggles against sexual assault, workplace discrimination, and mistreatment at the hands of ICE, law enforcement and the courts. | "This month we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, a man who unselfishly shared his dream of equality with us," said Cindy R…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-01-20). The Radical Worker Politics of the Los Angeles Teacher Strike. truthout.org First, in February 2018, after years of austerity under Republican control, West Virginia teachers and school personnel decided to go on strike. But this was no conventional work stoppage. In West Virginia, teachers are considered providers of "essential services", making any strike action illegal. Of course, this is part of the reason why neoliberal politicians have been able to walk all over the backs of West Virginia teachers for decades, making them third-last in the nation in terms of pay. | However, it also did not help that their unions — the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education…

Sarah Jaffe (2019-01-19). The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA's Teachers' Strike. thenation.com The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA's Teachers' Strike…

Marjorie Orellana (2019-01-19). Why I Stand With UTLA's Fight for Teachers, Families and Children. commondreams.org LA teachers are asking for much more than a modest and well-deserved pay raise for themselves. They are advocating for the rights of children and families in a public education system that has been severely eroded over the years since I left the classroom.

Fight Back (2019-01-19). Massive show of union power on day 5 of UTLA strike. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Day five of UTLA teachers strike started with citywide enthusiastic picketing at all LAUSD schools, January 18. The night before, parents held a protest outside the home of former Wall Street banker and school Superintendent Austin Beutner. Parents were angered that the LA police department showed up in full force to protect the representative of the super rich. Beutner is pushing a plan to "reimagine LAUSD" – a cover for dismantling and privatizing LAUSD. Leading a misinformation campaign, Beutner has misled parents about student absences. In the media, Beutner is making proposals while belittl…

RT (2019-01-19). #ExposeChristianSchools: Twitter erupts over Pence's defense of Christian schools. rt.com The US vice president has come under fire for defending his wife's teaching appointment to an anti-LGBTQ Christian school. Mike Pence said attacks on Christian schools need to stop, sparking a huge debate on Twitter.

WSWS (2019-01-19). Oakland teachers hold second wildcat "sickout," call for statewide strike with Los Angeles teachers. wsws.org In defiance of the official, interminable, negotiations process, Oakland teachers have begun to organize themselves independently in preparation for a broader struggle in defense of public education.

WSWS (2019-01-19). Mass demonstration as Los Angeles strike reaches fifth day. wsws.org As anger among teachers builds to fight against the Democratic Party-led campaign to privatize public education, the United Teachers of Los Angeles is working with the school officials to carve up the district.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-19). The Shutdown Will Harm the Health and Safety of Americans, Even After It's Ended. truthout.org With the US federal government shutdown now the longest in history, it's important to understand what a shutdown means for the health and safety of Americans. | The good news is that in the short run, the consequences are relatively few. But, as a researcher who studies natural disaster planning, I believe that Americans should be worried about the federal government's long-term ability to ensure good public health and protect the public from disasters. | As the shutdown draws on, it increasingly weakens the government's ability to protect Americans down the road, long after federal workers are allowed to go b…

Thierry Meyssan (2019-01-18). Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions. mintpressnews.com It is difficult to anticipate what form this future colonization will take. Long ago, it was made possible by the huge differences in the level of education. But today?

Heidi Shierholz (2019-01-18). Union membership drops to 16.4 million in 2018. peoplesworld.org The number of American workers represented by a labor union ticked down last year, extending a decades-long trend. New data on union membership from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday showed 16.38 million unionized workers in 2018, down from 16.44 million in 2017. However, because employment of wage and salary workers grew by …

Joshua Frank (2019-01-18). Montana Public Schools Block Pro-LGBTQ Websites. counterpunch.org Public high school students in Billings, Montana tell CounterPunch that as of Monday, January 14, they have been denied access to numerous sites, including those associated with pro-LGBTQ issues, as part of a new web filtering program initiated by the school administration. Anti-gay sites, however, appear to be accessible. In an email to staff, Brandon More

Eds. (2019-01-18). Scenes from the UTLA Teachers' Strike. mronline.org I don't remember where I was on September 12, 2012. I was in Chicago, but I wasn't in the streets when the approximately 26,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) walked out of school and onto the picket lines. | Source

Fight Back (2019-01-18). Day 4: Momentum building in LA teacher strike. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Citywide, UTLA teachers and parents continue the strong momentum and LAUSD politicians are feeling the pressure. Negotiations have restarted today, January 17. The UTLA strike is getting national attention and the newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom is calling on LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to continue with negotiations. Newsom is bringing both politicians in to negotiate at LA City Hall. UTLA has the strength and momentum to win for fully-funded, public, community schools. | Teachers throughout the city held picket lines with parents and students in…

CounterSpin (2019-01-18). Kent Wong on LA Teachers Strike, Rebecca Vallas on the Threat to Medicaid. fair.org MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: Corporate media have been declaring organized labor moribund—sometimes abetting efforts to kill it—for many years now. But more than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, on strike with overwhelming community support, would suggest you ought not believe everything you read. We'll hear about the LA teachers strike, and …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-01-18). With Students 'Getting Ripped Off' by Wells Fargo, Elizabeth Warren Calls for Kicking Big Bank Off Campus. commondreams.org Nearly a year after angrily grilling Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan over his exorbitant compensation following several scandals at the bank, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took aim at the institution again Thursday with a letter attacking its practice of offering bank accounts to college students and then hitting them with steep fees—which have had what the senator calls "disastrous effects" on students. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

AFSCME en Español (2019-01-18). En Los àÅngeles, los trabajadores se unen a los maestros en el piquete. peoplesworld.org Miembros de AFSCME se unieron esta semana al piquete de maestros en Los àÅngeles. Los maestros y maestras, miembros de United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) están en huelga, defendiendo la educación de alta calidad en su ciudad y pidiendo, entre otras cosas, salones de clase de tamaño adecuado, dotación de personal y salarios justos. Jess …

2019-01-21: Social Media Postees

Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq
Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people. | The post Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/twenty-eight-years-con…

Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump's arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to choose between competing … | The post Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/will-trumps-arms-race-…

Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Distinguished Press TV journalist/anchor's unlawful arrest, detention and mistreatment by the FBI, on the pretext of being a material witness regarding a case her family knows nothing about, gave the US another international black eye. | What happened captured world headlines, … | The post Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/distinguished-iraniana…

Video: Les Gilets Jaunes
Le Média Pour Tous — Officiel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The #GiletsJaunes are always determined, contrary to what the multiple television shows that are devoted to them suggest. | Several thousand demonstrators paraded quietly in Paris on Saturday, January 12 for Acte IX determination! until their encirclement by the police at … | The post Video: Les Gilets Jaunes appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-les-gilets-jaune…

Video: Two Years Ago Today the Plasco Building Demolition Killed 22 Innocent People in Iran
AE911Truth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
January 19, 2019, marks the two-year anniversary of the demolition of Iran's 15-story Plasco Building and the murder of 16 firefighters and six civilians who were inside the building at the time of its destruction. | As with the Twin Towers … | The post Video: Two Years Ago Today the Plasco Building Demolition Killed 22 Innocent People in Iran appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-two-years-ago-to…

US Training Saudi and UAE Pilots for Combat in Yemen
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Yemen is one of many US forever wars — key NATO countries, Israel, Jordan, the Saudis and UAE partnering in them. | US special forces operate in Yemen. A Pentagon drone war has been ongoing in the country without letup since … | The post US Training Saudi and UAE Pilots for Combat in Yemen appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-training-saudi-and-…

Confronting the Culture of Death
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-01-21
Chris Hedges, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gave this sermon Jan. 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada. | The issue before us is death. Not only our individual death, which is more imminent for some of us this morning than others, but our collective death. We have begun the sixth great mass extinction, driven by our 150-year binge on fossil fuel. The litany of grim statistics is not unfamiliar to many of you. We are pouring greenhouse gases in…
truthdig.com/articles/confronting-the-cu…

Would Martin Luther King Oppose NATO?
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state … | The post Would Martin Luther King Oppose NATO? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/would-martin-luther-ki…

US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently. | The New York Times in an article titled, " Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New … | The post US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-withdrawal-from-nat…

Longest Partial Government Shutdown in US History. Dems Reject Trump's Proposal
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
On day 30 and counting, it's the longest partial government shutdown in US history, surpassing the previous record 21-day shutdown in 1995-96. | It began over Republicans' pledge to balance the budget, part of the so-called Newt Gingrich/Dick Armey "Contract with … | The post Longest Partial Government Shutdown in US History. Dems Reject Trump's Proposal appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/longest-partial-govern…

Martin Luther King: The U.S. is "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today"
John Marciano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The Washington Post claimed that some of his assertions were "sheer inventions of unsupported fantasy"; that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, to his country and to his people." | The post Martin Luther King: The U.S. is "The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/martin-luther-king-the…

A Call to Reinvestigate American Assassinations
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-21
To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day a group of academics, journalists, lawyers, Hollywood artists, activists, researchers and intellectuals, including two of Robert F. Kennedy's children, are calling for new investigations into four assassinations of the 1960s. On the occasion… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/20/a-call-to-…

The Quest for Peace and Justice. MLK's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing my deep appreciation to the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament for bestowing upon me and the civil rights movement in the United States such a great honor. Occasionally in … | The post The Quest for Peace and Justice. MLK's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-quest-for-peace-an…

For the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday: "Beyond Vietnam"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-21
Fight Back News Service is circulating this important speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered at Riverside Church in New York City, April 4, 1967 | I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam. The recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart and I found myself in full accord when I read its opening lines: "A time comes when silen…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/1/20/dr-marti…

Human Rights Activists Condemn Britain's 'Shameful' War Games with Israeli Air Force
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-21
The RAF is facing a barrage of criticism after it invited Israel to send its war planes to take part in a training exercise in Britain. | Last night the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) slammed the offer as "shameful" and "deeply … | The post Human Rights Activists Condemn Britain's 'Shameful' War Games with Israeli Air Force appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/human-rights-activists…

Viral VIDEO of standoff between Native American & MAGA-hat-wearing boys splits America
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-21
Footage of a Native American elder seemingly facing off against a crowd of jeering high-school students wearing 'Make American Great Again' hats triggered a massive backlash — but turned out to have been taken way out of context. | …
rt.com/usa/449296-native-american-cathol…

Rally to Defend Public Education in Oakland
text: R.R. photos: Charles Moehle | indybay.org | 2019-01-21
On Saturday, January 12, thousands of teachers, students and staff marched and rallied in Oakland, California to defend public education. | Photos by Charles Moehle, ProBonoPhoto.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/20/1882051…

The Congressional Budget Office points US spending priorities towards "great power" conflicts: Part Two
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
A recent CBO report insists that the vast majority of discretionary appropriations be allocated to the US military machine and its ever-expanding wars, while outlining "options" for eviscerating social services and public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/21/cbo2…

School: BBC documentary reveals impact of education cuts
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
In the documentary, we witness the distress resulting from teacher shortages, large class sizes, dilapidated buildings and insufficient support for children with special needs, all in pursuit of "balancing the budget."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/21/scho…

Los Angeles teachers angered over secret talks between union, school district and mayor
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
As the strike by 33,000 Los Angeles teachers enters its second week, suspicions are growing that the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is preparing to agree to a rotten compromise.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/21/losa…

The Australian newspaper targets Chinese university students
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
The article implied that the victory of a Chinese-born student in a university election expressed the dangers of "Chinese interference" at Australian campuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/21/aust…

US federal judge allows lawsuit over illegal experimentation on Guatemalan subjects
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-21
More than 70 years ago, US researchers infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea, then left without treating them.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/21/guat…

Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | At this juncture, we are not covering our monthly costs. Reader … | The post Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-neoc…

Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day
Alex González | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
Over 70,000 "maquiladora" workers from 45 factories in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros, Mexico have entered the sixth day of their courageous struggle as more and more plants are paralyzed throughout the city. | Last night, thousands of workers marched … | The post Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/amid-media-blackout-wo…

US Will Retain a Military Base in Syria Despite Withdrawal
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered contradictory messages in a speech in Cairo on Thursday, January 10. On the one hand, he said Washington will withdraw American troops from Syria in line with Donald Trump's momentous announcement on December 19, … | The post US Will Retain a Military Base in Syria Despite Withdrawal appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-will-retain-a-milit…

'Make America Great Again' Students Mock Indigenous March
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-20
A Catholic archdiocese outside Cincinnati is investigating the actions of some of its high school students during the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington Friday. | RELATED: | Indigenous Baby Will Be Returned to Family: First Nations | Students wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats taunted a Native American troupe as it performed the "American Indian Movement" song about strength and courage. | And the Diocese of Covington criticized any of their students who participated in the ac…
telesurenglish.net/news/Make-America-Gre…

Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
Units of the Tiger Forces have been deployed on a frontline near the militant-held town of Qalat al-Madiuq in northwestern Hama, several pro-government sources claimed on January 17 speculating that this is a sign of the upcoming offensive in the … | The post Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-military-…

The DeVos and the Defrauded
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2019-01-20
Betsy took steps designed to improve the lives of the for-profit colleges, while making it more difficult for defrauded students to be made whole.
commondreams.org/views/2019/01/20/devos-…

The Deep-Pocket Push to Deep-Six Public Schools
Sam Pizzigati | commondreams.org | 2019-01-20
L.A. teachers are striking for the same dignity and decency teachers sought in the mid-20th century. But the L.A. struggle, many observers believe, amounts to much more than a battle over how school officials treat teachers.
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LA: Photos from massive UTLA rally on day 5 of strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-20
Los Angeles, CA — More than 30,000 striking teachers, along with supporters, parents and students rallied at City Hall, January 18, to press for a decent contract and oppose attempts to privatize public education.
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The radical worker politics of the Los Angeles teacher strike
Jared Sacks | zcomm.org | 2019-01-20
It its demands are met, the historic teacher strike in Los Angeles has the potential to upend union orthodoxy across the United States…
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Trump, Announcing New Missile Defense Program, Ramps Up Nuclear Arms Race
Andre Damon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-20
Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the largest expansion of US missile defense forces since Ronald Reagan's failed "Star Wars" program. | The announcement is the latest move in a global nuclear arms race in which the United … | The post Trump, Announcing New Missile Defense Program, Ramps Up Nuclear Arms Race appeared first on Global Research.
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The Battery Boom Heralds the End of Fossil Fuels
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-20
Billions of dollars are being invested worldwide in the developing battery boom, involving research into storage techniques to use the growing surpluses of cheap renewable energy now becoming available. | Recent developments in batteries are set to sweep aside the old arguments about renewables being intermittent, dismissing any need to continue building nuclear power plants and burning fossil fuels to act as a back-up when the wind does not blow, or the sun does not shine. | Batteries as large as the average family house and controlled by digital technology are being positioned across electricity networks. They…
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West Michigan Women's March builds resistance to Trump
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-20
Grand Rapids, MI – About 500 people rallied and marched thru Grand Rapids, January 19, to build resistance to Trump during the 2019 Women's March. The women's movement in West Michigan hosted leaders from the immigrant rights, African American freedom, student and labor movements. | Many of the speeches were personal and heartfelt, detailing women's struggles against sexual assault, workplace discrimination, and mistreatment at the hands of ICE, law enforcement and the courts. | "This month we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, a man who unselfishly shared his dream of equality with us," said Cindy R…
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The Radical Worker Politics of the Los Angeles Teacher Strike
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-01-20
First, in February 2018, after years of austerity under Republican control, West Virginia teachers and school personnel decided to go on strike. But this was no conventional work stoppage. In West Virginia, teachers are considered providers of "essential services", making any strike action illegal. Of course, this is part of the reason why neoliberal politicians have been able to walk all over the backs of West Virginia teachers for decades, making them third-last in the nation in terms of pay. | However, it also did not help that their unions — the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education…
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The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA's Teachers' Strike
Sarah Jaffe | thenation.com | 2019-01-19
The Radical Organizing That Paved the Way for LA's Teachers' Strike…
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Massive show of union power on day 5 of UTLA strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-19
Los Angeles, CA – Day five of UTLA teachers strike started with citywide enthusiastic picketing at all LAUSD schools, January 18. The night before, parents held a protest outside the home of former Wall Street banker and school Superintendent Austin Beutner. Parents were angered that the LA police department showed up in full force to protect the representative of the super rich. Beutner is pushing a plan to "reimagine LAUSD" – a cover for dismantling and privatizing LAUSD. Leading a misinformation campaign, Beutner has misled parents about student absences. In the media, Beutner is making proposals while belittl…
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Why I Stand With UTLA's Fight for Teachers, Families and Children
Marjorie Orellana | commondreams.org | 2019-01-19
LA teachers are asking for much more than a modest and well-deserved pay raise for themselves. They are advocating for the rights of children and families in a public education system that has been severely eroded over the years since I left the classroom.
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#ExposeChristianSchools: Twitter erupts over Pence's defense of Christian schools
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-19
The US vice president has come under fire for defending his wife's teaching appointment to an anti-LGBTQ Christian school. Mike Pence said attacks on Christian schools need to stop, sparking a huge debate on Twitter. | …
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Oakland teachers hold second wildcat "sickout," call for statewide strike with Los Angeles teachers
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
In defiance of the official, interminable, negotiations process, Oakland teachers have begun to organize themselves independently in preparation for a broader struggle in defense of public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/19/ousd…

Mass demonstration as Los Angeles strike reaches fifth day
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-19
As anger among teachers builds to fight against the Democratic Party-led campaign to privatize public education, the United Teachers of Los Angeles is working with the school officials to carve up the district.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/19/teac…

The Shutdown Will Harm the Health and Safety of Americans, Even After It's Ended
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-19
With the US federal government shutdown now the longest in history, it's important to understand what a shutdown means for the health and safety of Americans. | The good news is that in the short run, the consequences are relatively few. But, as a researcher who studies natural disaster planning, I believe that Americans should be worried about the federal government's long-term ability to ensure good public health and protect the public from disasters. | As the shutdown draws on, it increasingly weakens the government's ability to protect Americans down the road, long after federal workers are allowed to go b…
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Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions
Thierry Meyssan | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-18
It is difficult to anticipate what form this future colonization will take. Long ago, it was made possible by the huge differences in the level of education. But today? | The post Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions appeared first on MintPress News.
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Montana Public Schools Block Pro-LGBTQ Websites
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-18
Public high school students in Billings, Montana tell CounterPunch that as of Monday, January 14, they have been denied access to numerous sites, including those associated with pro-LGBTQ issues, as part of a new web filtering program initiated by the school administration. Anti-gay sites, however, appear to be accessible. In an email to staff, Brandon…
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Union membership drops to 16.4 million in 2018
Heidi Shierholz | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-18
The number of American workers represented by a labor union ticked down last year, extending a decades-long trend. New data on union membership from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday showed 16.38 million unionized workers in 2018, down from 16.44 million in 2017. However, because employment of wage and salary workers grew by …
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Day 4: Momentum building in LA teacher strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-18
Los Angeles, CA – Citywide, UTLA teachers and parents continue the strong momentum and LAUSD politicians are feeling the pressure. Negotiations have restarted today, January 17. The UTLA strike is getting national attention and the newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom is calling on LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to continue with negotiations. Newsom is bringing both politicians in to negotiate at LA City Hall. UTLA has the strength and momentum to win for fully-funded, public, community schools. | Teachers throughout the city held picket lines with parents and students in…
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Kent Wong on LA Teachers Strike, Rebecca Vallas on the Threat to Medicaid
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-01-18
MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: Corporate media have been declaring organized labor moribund–sometimes abetting efforts to kill it–for many years now. But more than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, on strike with overwhelming community support, would suggest you ought not believe everything you read. We'll hear about the LA teachers strike, and …
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Scenes from the UTLA Teachers' Strike
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-18
I don't remember where I was on September 12, 2012. I was in Chicago, but I wasn't in the streets when the approximately 26,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) walked out of school and onto the picket lines. | Source…
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With Students 'Getting Ripped Off' by Wells Fargo, Elizabeth Warren Calls for Kicking Big Bank Off Campus
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-18
Nearly a year after angrily grilling Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan over his exorbitant compensation following several scandals at the bank, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took aim at the institution again Thursday with a letter attacking its practice of offering bank accounts to college students and then hitting them with steep fees—which have had what the senator calls "disastrous effects" on students. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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En Los àÅngeles, los trabajadores se unen a los maestros en el piquete
AFSCME en Español | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-18
Miembros de AFSCME se unieron esta semana al piquete de maestros en Los àÅngeles. Los maestros y maestras, miembros de United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) están en huelga, defendiendo la educación de alta calidad en su ciudad y pidiendo, entre otras cosas, salones de clase de tamaño adecuado, dotación de personal y salarios justos. Jess …
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