2019-04-23: News Headlines

David Swanson (2019-04-23). Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found. counterpunch.org UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December said that public school boards are keeping military recruiters out of More

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-23). Mueller Documented Probable Cause that Trump Obstructed Justice. globalresearch.ca After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, …

South Front (2019-04-23). Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo. globalresearch.ca A supposed chemical weapons warehouse of Al Qaeda affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) near the city of al-Atarib in western Aleppo exploded on April 20. According to pro-government sources, the warehouse was one of the sites where militants …

Shane Quinn (2019-04-23). Forgotten War Crimes: NATO's 1999 Attack on Serbia's State TV Headquarters "Wiped from the Record" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018 following its 19th anniversary. Slight modification is made below for its 20th anniversary. | Twenty years ago, on 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-23). The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War. globalresearch.ca The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-23). Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings. asia-pacificresearch.com

Randy L. Gori (2019-04-23). RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits Filed against Monsanto. globalresearch.ca Roundup lawsuits claim the weed killer caused several types of cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and others. | Monsanto faces 11,200+ Roundup lawsuits, including one in which the plaintiff received a jury award of $78.5 million in compensatory and …

Arabi Souri (2019-04-23). Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates. globalresearch.ca A clear shortage of fuel has forced the reduction of the quantity of gasoline sold to 20 liters every two days for private cars. In total, the sales would not exceed 200 liters of petrol per car per month and …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-04-23). Pan-Africanism and the Trade Unions in the Post-Colonial Era. globalresearch.ca Western imperialism was built off of the exploitation of African land and labor from the mid-to-late 15th century through the conclusion of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the consolidation of classical colonialism at the end of the 1800s. | Leading …

Fight Back (2019-04-23). FRSO: Building a new and revolutionary student movement. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – The Student Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) recently met to discuss building a revolutionary student movement to challenge President Trump and the Republicans' reactionary and racist agenda. | FRSO leader Chrisley Carpio explained, "Excitingly, about 30 students filled the room, many are new recruits at their first Student Commission meeting. They expressed nervousness, but delivered detailed, precise reports with confidence. We heard new voices during every part of the meeting. In a time of countless attacks from Trump's administration, students are joining th…

Defend Public Education NOW! (2019-04-23). Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California. indybay.org San Francisco Design Center: 101 Henry Adams St | San Francisco…

Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-Supported Coup. commondreams.org The Embassy Protectors have decorated the Venezuelan Embassy with signs and banners that are giving the Georgetown neighbors a good education. A large banner right above the Venezuelan flag says "End the Deadly Sanctions." (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bonpane Family (2019-04-22). Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing. liberationnews.org Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-04-22). Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security" globalresearch.ca The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …

George Galloway (2019-04-22). Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: "Brits Know Something's Wrong Here" globalresearch.ca "The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV" says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question's Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum …

Martin Armstrong (2019-04-22). IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …

Prof Susan Babbitt (2019-04-22). Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-imperialist) Story. globalresearch.ca One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain. | There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is …

Jessica Leyba (2019-04-22). AZ legislators move to shutdown progressive teachers 'political speech'. liberationnews.org HB 2032 broadly threatens Arizona teachers accused of using "political speech" with "the intent of influencing or changing a student's political ideology" with a $5,000 fine, which amounts to 10 percent of the average teacher salary in Arizona.

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-22). Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. globalresearch.ca Multiple suicide bombers reportedly were behind deadly attacks on four hotels, three Christian churches packed Easter Sunday worshipers, and an apartment complex. | Targeted sites were in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, Negombo on the west coast, and Batticaloa in the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-22). Landslide Triumph over US Installed Puppet President in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Sunday exit polls showed political outsider/entertainer-comedian Vladimir Zelensky scored an overwhelming triumph over US-installed billionaire puppet Petro Poroshenko by a 73 — 24% margin. More on this below. | According to a March Gallup poll, only 9% of Ukrainians trust their …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Elizabeth Warren Wants to Cancel Students Debt for 40M People. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, proposes to cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt and make college cheaper for students going forward. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Raises $4M Just 12 Hours After Announcing Candidacy | "We got into this crisis because state govern…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Flint Residents Can Now Sue the Government Over Water Crisis. telesurenglish.net A United States (U.S) federal judge ruled that residents of Flint, Michigan who were affected by water contamination have a right to sue the U.S. government. | RELATED: | Betsy DeVos vs States Over Student Loan Oversight | On April 18, District Judge Linda Parker…

United Nations (2019-04-22). 'Do everything in your power to tackle climate change' UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day. un.org Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build "an equitable and sustainable future" for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-22). The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-22). Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time. globalresearch.ca Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-22). Trump and Pakistan's PM Khan Might Have Just Ruined Iran-India Relations. globalresearch.ca The American and Pakistani leaders independently took two very important and uncoordinated moves at almost the exact same time that might coincidentally have the same effect of ruining Iranian-Indian relations. | Iranian-Indian relations might be about to enter their worst-ever period …

Andy Piascik (2019-04-22). Grocery Store Workers Take on a Multinational. globalresearch.ca At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in …

Prof. James Petras (2019-04-22). Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-22). The Three Purposes of Russiagate. globalresearch.ca Russiagate has three purposes. | One is to prevent President Trump from endangering the vast budget and power of the military/security complex by normalizing relations with Russia. | Another, in the words of James Howard Kunstler, is "to conceal the criminal …

Frida Berrigan (2019-04-22). Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way. globalresearch.ca As someone deeply embedded in a life of anti-nuclear resistance, I know the only way to get rid of these weapons is to never stop thinking about them. | *** | I want to offer you something different than the barrage of …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-04-22). Just Another Spring in Progress? globalresearch.ca My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …

Colin Todhunter (2019-04-22). As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? globalresearch.ca In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community …

Howard Lisnoff (2019-04-22). Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons. counterpunch.org The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured More

Staff (2019-04-22). Elizabeth Warren Introduces Sweeping Plan to Wipe Out Student Debt. truthdig.com In a new Medium post, the Massachusetts senator unveils a proposal that could provide financial relief to as many as 42 million Americans.

WSWS (2019-04-22). US education secretary to gut regulations, seek a "major shift" in higher education. wsws.org The US Department of Education is giving a green light to the development of new for-profit entities, which take a staggering cut of 60 percent or more from tuition payments.

WSWS (2019-04-22). Florida deputy's assault on high school student caught on video. wsws.org The assault took place in the same county as the Stoneman Douglas school shooting last year, where officers have since been trained to use more brutal policing methods.

Staff (2019-04-19). The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)ba. therealnews.com Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers…

Shawgi Tell (2019-04-19). No More Charter Schools in New York State. dissidentvoice.org With a straight face, many millionaires, some media outlets, and Governor Andrew Cuomo are once again righteously demanding an increase in the number of privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools permitted in the State, specifically in New York City where these deregulated schools have run amuck. And again, instead of holding the neoliberal State accountable for …

Beyond Prisons (2019-04-19). Beyond Prisons: Native Feminisms feat. Dr. Kimberly Robertson. shadowproof.com Kim Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Robertson on her work on Native feminisms and practices, use of beadwork and zine making to generate knowledge, and the uncompensated emotional labor of Black and women of color in the academy and liberatory work. | Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Mvskoke nation, an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. | She was born in Bakersfield, CA and currently lives on unceded Tongva lands…

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-04-19). House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge. theintercept.com Mckayla Wilkes, a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two, has had enough. In late March, she announced that she was mounting a bid for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, aiming to unseat one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic members, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Wilkes is running on a host of progressive policies, but plans to put particular focus on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and affordable housing. | A student of political science, Wilkes hasn't formerly been involved in politics before, but thinks t…

Shelby Shoup (2019-04-18). Teaching in Florida: "Almost all of us work multiple jobs" liberationnews.org Florida schools are among some of the most underfunded in the United States, ranked 42nd nationally in education spending per-student, which hovers at a dismal $8,800; in comparison, per-inmate spending in the Florida Department of Corrections is about $19,000.

ACLU (2019-04-18). Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted. aclu.org The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. | Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. | In 2017, Ms. Somai and her adult disabled son moved to Bedford, Ohio, to seek housing stability and better educational and employment opportunities. However, a few months after settling in, Ms. Somai discovered that her neighbor played loud music at all hours of the night, making it impossible for her and her son to rest. Even worse, the neighbor began to intimidate Ms. Somai and her son by fo…

Bryan Wall (2019-04-17). Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel. thecanary.co Students at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have voted in favour of boycotting Israel. They voted by 1,400 votes to 300 to align … | Read more Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel | By Bryan Wall

James Wright (2019-04-17). An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers. thecanary.co An announcement from Jeremy Corbyn brought about a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers on 16 April. At the annual conference of … | Read more An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers | By James Wright

United Nations (2019-04-16). Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge. un.org Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.

Rann Miller (2019-04-11). Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance. progressive.org The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."

pip.hinman (2019-04-11). The troglodyte politics that is eating the future. greenleft.org.au The farcical political posturing over electric cars by Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his minister for small and family business Senator Michaelia Cash says a lot about the state of Australian politics. | It's clear we have a government in the pocket of fossil fuel companies and allied rip-off merchants who are hell-bent on sacrificing our future in pursuit of their narrow interests. | That is why the school students who have gone on strike for climate action ar…

Anya Parampil (2019-04-10). OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid. thegrayzone.com In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

2019-04-23: Social Media Postees

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December said that public school boards are keeping military recruiters out of…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/pentagon-cla…

Mueller Documented Probable Cause that Trump Obstructed Justice
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-documented-pro…

Forgotten War Crimes: NATO's 1999 Attack on Serbia's State TV Headquarters "Wiped from the Record"
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
This article was originally published in 2018 following its 19th anniversary. Slight modification is made below for its 20th anniversary. | Twenty years ago, on 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed …
globalresearch.ca/forgotten-war-crimes-n…

RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits Filed against Monsanto
Randy L. Gori | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Roundup lawsuits claim the weed killer caused several types of cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and others. | Monsanto faces 11,200+ Roundup lawsuits, including one in which the plaintiff received a jury award of $78.5 million in compensatory and …
globalresearch.ca/roundup-cancer-lawsuit…

Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A clear shortage of fuel has forced the reduction of the quantity of gasoline sold to 20 liters every two days for private cars. In total, the sales would not exceed 200 liters of petrol per car per month and …
globalresearch.ca/oil-shortage-crisis-fo…

The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …
globalresearch.ca/orchestration-russopho…

Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-04-23
asia-pacificresearch.com/sri-lankas-east…

Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A supposed chemical weapons warehouse of Al Qaeda affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) near the city of al-Atarib in western Aleppo exploded on April 20. According to pro-government sources, the warehouse was one of the sites where militants …
globalresearch.ca/chemical-weapons-wareh…

Pan-Africanism and the Trade Unions in the Post-Colonial Era
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Western imperialism was built off of the exploitation of African land and labor from the mid-to-late 15th century through the conclusion of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the consolidation of classical colonialism at the end of the 1800s. | Leading …
globalresearch.ca/pan-africanism-trade-u…

FRSO: Building a new and revolutionary student movement
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-23
Jacksonville, FL – The Student Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) recently met to discuss building a revolutionary student movement to challenge President Trump and the Republicans' reactionary and racist agenda. | FRSO leader Chrisley Carpio explained, "Excitingly, about 30 students filled the room, many are new recruits at their first Student Commission meeting. They expressed nervousness, but delivered detailed, precise reports with confidence. We heard new voices during every part of the meeting. In a time of countless attacks from Trump's administration, students are joining th…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/23/frso-buildin…

Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California
Defend Public Education NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-04-23
San Francisco Design Center: 101 Henry Adams St | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/22/1882290…

Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-Supported Coup
Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese | commondreams.org | 2019-04-22
The Embassy Protectors have decorated the Venezuelan Embassy with signs and banners that are giving the Georgetown neighbors a good education. A large banner right above the Venezuelan flag says "End the Deadly Sanctions." (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/22/activi…

Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing
Bonpane Family | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.
liberationnews.org/statement-of-the-fami…

Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security"
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-2/56751…

Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-imperialist) Story
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain. | There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is …
globalresearch.ca/disdain-and-dignity-an…

IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange
Martin Armstrong | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …
globalresearch.ca/imf-hands-4-2-billion-…

Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: "Brits Know Something's Wrong Here"
George Galloway | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
"The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV" says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question's Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum …
globalresearch.ca/video-george-galloway-…

Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Multiple suicide bombers reportedly were behind deadly attacks on four hotels, three Christian churches packed Easter Sunday worshipers, and an apartment complex. | Targeted sites were in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, Negombo on the west coast, and Batticaloa in the …
globalresearch.ca/bloody-easter-sunday-s…

Landslide Triumph over US Installed Puppet President in Ukraine
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Sunday exit polls showed political outsider/entertainer-comedian Vladimir Zelensky scored an overwhelming triumph over US-installed billionaire puppet Petro Poroshenko by a 73 — 24% margin. More on this below. | According to a March Gallup poll, only 9% of Ukrainians trust their …
globalresearch.ca/landslide-triumph-us-i…

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Cancel Students Debt for 40M People
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, proposes to cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt and make college cheaper for students going forward. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Raises $4M Just 12 Hours After Announcing Candidacy | "We got into this crisis because state govern…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Election-Eliz…

Flint Residents Can Now Sue the Government Over Water Crisis
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
A United States (U.S) federal judge ruled that residents of Flint, Michigan who were affected by water contamination have a right to sue the U.S. government. | RELATED: | Betsy DeVos vs States Over Student Loan Oversight | On April 18, District Judge Linda Parker…
telesurenglish.net/news/Flint-Residents-…

Things Didn't Go Well When Betsy DeVos Was Confronted With Her Department's Charter School Fraud
Jeff Bryant | commondreams.org | 2019-04-22
The pain inflicted from charter school fraud and malfeasance goes beyond money. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/22/things…

'Do everything in your power to tackle climate change' UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-22
Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build "an equitable and sustainable future" for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…

Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …
globalresearch.ca/air-force-deploys-stea…

The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …
globalresearch.ca/maga-warmongers-vermin…

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
Frida Berrigan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
As someone deeply embedded in a life of anti-nuclear resistance, I know the only way to get rid of these weapons is to never stop thinking about them. | *** | I want to offer you something different than the barrage of …
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-weapons-ruined…

Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …
globalresearch.ca/just-another-spring-in…

Trump and Pakistan's PM Khan Might Have Just Ruined Iran-India Relations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The American and Pakistani leaders independently took two very important and uncoordinated moves at almost the exact same time that might coincidentally have the same effect of ruining Iranian-Indian relations. | Iranian-Indian relations might be about to enter their worst-ever period …
globalresearch.ca/trump-pm-khan-ruined-i…

Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report/5675181

As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow?
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community | …
globalresearch.ca/2019-indian-general-el…

The Three Purposes of Russiagate
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Russiagate has three purposes. | One is to prevent President Trump from endangering the vast budget and power of the military/security complex by normalizing relations with Russia. | Another, in the words of James Howard Kunstler, is "to conceal the criminal …
globalresearch.ca/the-three-purposes-of-…

Grocery Store Workers Take on a Multinational
Andy Piascik | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in …
globalresearch.ca/grocery-store-workers-…

AZ legislators move to shutdown progressive teachers 'political speech'
Jessica Leyba | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
HB 2032 broadly threatens Arizona teachers accused of using "political speech" with "the intent of influencing or changing a student's political ideology" with a $5,000 fine, which amounts to 10 percent of the average teacher salary in Arizona.
liberationnews.org/az-legislators-move-t…

Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/loose-bullet…

Elizabeth Warren Introduces Sweeping Plan to Wipe Out Student Debt
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-22
In a new Medium post, the Massachusetts senator unveils a proposal that could provide financial relief to as many as 42 million Americans.
truthdig.com/articles/elizabeth-warren-i…

Florida deputy's assault on high school student caught on video
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The assault took place in the same county as the Stoneman Douglas school shooting last year, where officers have since been trained to use more brutal policing methods.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/poli…

US education secretary to gut regulations, seek a "major shift" in higher education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The US Department of Education is giving a green light to the development of new for-profit entities, which take a staggering cut of 60 percent or more from tuition payments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/rule…

No More Charter Schools in New York State
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-19
With a straight face, many millionaires, some media outlets, and Governor Andrew Cuomo are once again righteously demanding an increase in the number of privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools permitted in the State, specifically in New York City where these deregulated schools have run amuck. And again, instead of holding the neoliberal State accountable for …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/no-more-chart…

The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)ba
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers…
therealnews.com/stories/the-untold-story…

Beyond Prisons: Native Feminisms feat. Dr. Kimberly Robertson
Beyond Prisons | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-19
Kim Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Robertson on her work on Native feminisms and practices, use of beadwork and zine making to generate knowledge, and the uncompensated emotional labor of Black and women of color in the academy and liberatory work. | Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Mvskoke nation, an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. | She was born in Bakersfield, CA and currently lives on unceded Tongva lands…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/19/beyond-prison…

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-19
Mckayla Wilkes, a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two, has had enough. In late March, she announced that she was mounting a bid for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, aiming to unseat one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic members, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Wilkes is running on a host of progressive policies, but plans to put particular focus on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and affordable housing. | A student of political science, Wilkes hasn't formerly been involved in politics before, but thinks t…
theintercept.com/2019/04/19/steny-hoyer-…

Teaching in Florida: "Almost all of us work multiple jobs"
Shelby Shoup | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-18
Florida schools are among some of the most underfunded in the United States, ranked 42nd nationally in education spending per-student, which hovers at a dismal $8,800; in comparison, per-inmate spending in the Florida Department of Corrections is about $19,000.
liberationnews.org/teaching-in-florida-a…

Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-18
The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. | Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. | In 2017, Ms. Somai and her adult disabled son moved to Bedford, Ohio, to seek housing stability and better educational and employment opportunities. However, a few months after settling in, Ms. Somai discovered that her neighbor played loud music at all hours of the night, making it impossible for her and her son to rest. Even worse, the neighbor began to intimidate Ms. Somai and her son by fo…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/violence-aga…

An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
An announcement from Jeremy Corbyn brought about a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers on 16 April. At the annual conference of … | Read more An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/04/17/an-announcement-from-corbyn-brings-a-standing-ovation-from-a-hall-full-of-teachers/

Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
Students at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have voted in favour of boycotting Israel. They voted by 1,400 votes to 300 to align … | Read more Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel | By Bryan Wall…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/04/17/dublin-university-students-vote-to-back-boycott-of-israel/

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-16
Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.
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Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."
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The troglodyte politics that is eating the future
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-11
The farcical political posturing over electric cars by Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his minister for small and family business Senator Michaelia Cash says a lot about the state of Australian politics. | It's clear we have a government in the pocket of fossil fuel companies and allied rip-off merchants who are hell-bent on sacrificing our future in pursuit of their narrow interests. | That is why the school students who have gone on strike for climate action ar…
greenleft.org.au/content/troglodyte-politics-eating-future

OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-10
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/10/oas-guaido-tr…