2018-03-07: Social Media Postees

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Oklahoma teachers to discuss strike strategy.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
Oklahoma teachers are demanding statewide strike action to reverse years of declining living standards, increasing class sizes and budget cuts to K-12 education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/okla-m07.html

After Victorious Strike, West Virginia Teacher Sends Message to Oklahoma Educators Poised to Walk Out.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-07
As West Virginia teachers celebrate victory in their historic strike, Oklahoma teachers are considering following in their footsteps. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Education Association announced that teachers would go strike on April 23 if the state Legislature doesn't approve pay increases and funding for educational needs. For more, we speak with Teresa Danks, a third-grade teacher at Grimes Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She made headlines last year when she panhandled on a roadside to raise money for supplies for her classroom. She has since started a foundation called Begging for Education, dedicated to funding classrooms, improving teachers' salaries and fiscal responsibility in Oklahoma. And we speak with Katie Endicott, a high school English teacher in Mingo County, West Virginia, who has a message for her counterpart in Oklahoma. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: So, Teresa Danks, you're in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There has…
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YMCA Childcare Workers Just Went on Strike–Here's Why.
Rebecca Burns, In These Times | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-07
A supposedly benevolent organization pays workers poverty wages. | When Vivian Clark got a job with a Chicago-area Head Start program 15 years ago, it seemed like the "stepping stone" her family had been waiting for. Her son, then aged 9, had already gone through the federally funded preschool program when Clark was offered a job as a part-time administrative assistant for a Head Start program administered by the YMCA. In addition to providing early education and social services for low-income children, many Head Start agencies have expanded their focus into providing education and job opportunities for parents, often as employees of the program. Though grateful for the opportunity, Clark had to live with a glaring contradiction: The anti-poverty program provided her with a job, but it barely paid her minimum wage. When she started the job, she says she made $7. 50. . .
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After Victorious Strike, W. Virginia Teacher Sends Message to Oklahoma Educators Poised to Walk Out.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-07
As West Virginia teachers celebrate victory in their historic strike, Oklahoma teachers are considering following in their footsteps. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Education Association announced that teachers would go strike on April 23 if the state Legislature doesn't approve pay increases and funding for educational needs. For more, we speak with Teresa Danks, a third-grade teacher at Grimes Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She made headlines last year when she panhandled on a roadside to raise money for supplies for her classroom. She has since started a foundation called Begging for Education, dedicated to funding classrooms, improving teachers' salaries and fiscal responsibility in Oklahoma. And we speak with Katie Endicott, a high school English teacher in Mingo County, West Virginia, who has a message for her counterpart in Oklahoma.
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/7/after_victorious_strike_w_virginia_teacher

Australian teachers salute courageous stand of striking teachers in West Virginia.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
At meetings of teachers and education support staff in two Melbourne schools, members of the Committee for Public Education moved resolutions of solidarity with the West Virginian teachers, which were passed unanimously.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/cfpe-m07.html

Argentine teachers begin school year with a national strike.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
The action was staged in protest against cuts in public education spending and attempts by the government to drastically reduce the real wages of teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/arge-m07.html

The Early History of 'Segronomics'.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-07
In part two, Noliwe Rooks says wealthy philanthropists first influenced public education for African Americans in the post-reconstruction South…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21257

US Destabilization Plan for Iran and the Middle East, and the Need to Strengthen the Resistance.
Farhad Shahabi | Global Research | 2018-03-07
The use of force, in total disregard for the UN Charter, international law, and international agreements, is today, more than ever before, the main characteristic of Washington's policy decisions. Consequently, the world is experiencing a decisive shift to militarization rather …
globalresearch.ca/us-destabilization-plan-for-iran-and-the-middle-east-and-the-need-to-strengthen-the-resistance/5631253

Pushing for Real Change in the Democratic Party.
Robert Borosage, Blog for Our Future | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-07
It's time for the progressive wing to take the reins. | Will the Democratic Party open itself up to the new grassroots energy and activism that is rising in American politics, or will its insiders assume they can continue business as usual yet still reap the benefits of the resistance to Donald Trump? A key test will come this week, as the nearly 450 members of the Democratic National Committee gather in Washington to consider the unanimous recommendations of their Unity Commission on party reform. This commission was chartered at the 2016 Democratic presidential convention to make recommendations to ensure the party's presidential nominating process would be "accessible, transparent and inclusive. "The Commission emerged from an effort to unify the party following the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The 21-member Commission has eight members chosen by Sanders, with the remainder. . .
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Warning: Nuclear Deal With Iran Prelude to War, Not "Breakthrough"
Tony Cartalucci | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Originally posted in November of 2013, the article, " Nuclear Deal With Iran Prelude to War, Not "Breakthrough,"" warned of a premeditated, documented conspiracy to use a monumental "deal" with Iran as a pretext not for peace, but in …
globalresearch.ca/warning-nuclear-deal-with-iran-prelude-to-war-not-breakthrough/5462428

Poor People's Campaign Launches Nationwide Organizing Effort to Fight Poverty.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-07
The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber II have recently launched the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which has its roots in the activism of the civil rights era. Reviving this campaign is an enormous effort as 43.1 million Americans live in poverty. In this interview, Theoharis discusses the upcoming 40 Days of Action that will begin on Mother's Day.Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. (Photo: NESRI) | The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the recently launched Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of three kids in a family she describes as deeply committed to improving life for the excluded and marginalized. | South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other peace and anti-apartheid activists were frequent guests in her home, and even as a child, Theoharis…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43762-huge-organizing-effort-40-days-of-action-launching-to-fight-poverty

Algeria: 6 Face Trial for Peaceful Protest.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-07
(Beirut) — Six human rights and political activists face prison terms for a peaceful protest in support of a human rights lawyer on trial, Human Rights Watch said today. Algerian authorities should drop all charges against the six before their new trial session, scheduled for March 20, 2018. | Authorities arrested the six on July 13, 2016, as they prepared to protest at the Ghardaia courthouse, where the lawyer, Salah Dabouz, had a court hearing. They were released the same day but were summoned in October 2017 for a hearing and charged with "incitement to a gathering of an unarmed nature," insulting a public official, and refusing to abide by a law or decree. They are free pending trial. | "Prosecuting people who hold up banners calling for justice and respect for human rights before a courthouse is a telling illustration of…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/07/algeria-6-face-trial-peaceful-protest

Given $120M to Fight Russian Meddling, US State Dept Spends $0.
Elliott Gabriel | MintPress News | 2018-03-07
None of the 23 analysts at the anti-propaganda office who have been tasked with countering Russian "disinformation" even speaks Russian, while a partial hiring freeze ordered by Tillerson has prevented the department from hiring IT professionals capable of tracking Russian experts. | The post Given $120M to Fight Russian Meddling, US State Dept Spends $0 appeared first on MintPress News.

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Injustice At Sea: the Irradiated Sailors of the USS Reagan.
Linda Pentz Gunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-07
"Coverage of the USS Ronald Reagan has been astoundingly limited," wrote Der Spiegel in a February 2015 story. Since then, nothing much has changed. The German magazine was referring to the saga of the American Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier whose crew pitched in to help victims of the March 11, 2011 Tsunami and earthquake in Japan, then found themselves under the radioactive plume from the stricken coastal nuclear reactors at Fukushima. Since then, crew members in eye-popping numbers have come down with unexplained illnesses — more than 70 and still counting. Some have died. And many are suing.
counterpunch.org/2018/03/07/injustice-at-sea-the-irradiated-sailors-of-the-uss-reagan/

State of Emergency Declared in Sri Lanka.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-07
Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, March 6, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | Nine years after the end of its three-decade civil war, Sri Lanka is stalled on delivering its pledges of justice and reconciliation. While the absence of justice and political reforms may rankle Sri Lanka's minority Tamil and Muslim communities, the government's inaction has also sent a message to the majority Sinhalese that they need not worry about being reined in by the authorities. | On March 6, after local altercations burst into anti-Muslim riots, the government announced a 10-day nationwide state of emergency, later shutting down social media access across the country. The last state of emergency was lifted…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/07/state-emergency-declared-sri-lanka

Administration Sues California Over State Sanctuary Laws.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-07
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally, the most aggressive move yet in its push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. California officials remained characteristically defiant, vowing to defend their landmark legislation. | The Justice Department argued a trio of state laws that, among other things, bar police from asking people about their citizenship status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities are unconstitutional and have kept federal agents from doing their jobs. The lawsuit named as defendants the state of California, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. | "I say, bring it on," said California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat who wrote the sanctuary state bill. | It is the latest salvo in an escalating…
truthdig.com/articles/administration-sues-california-state-sanctuary-laws/

Saudi Arabia: Scant Justice for Pakistanis.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-07
The Saudi criminal justice system tramples the rights of Pakistani defendants to due process and fair trials. | (Beirut) — The Saudi criminal justice system tramples the rights of Pakistani defendants to due process and fair trials, Human Rights Watch and Justice Project Pakistan said in a report released today. The glaring defects in the criminal justice system are especially acute for Pakistanis, who face substantial difficulties finding legal assistance, navigating Saudi court procedures, and getting consular services from Pakistani embassy officials. | The 29-page report, " 'Caught in a Web': Treatment of Pakistanis in the Saudi Criminal Justice System," documents the Saudi criminal justice system and Saudi courts' rampant due process violations in criminal cases involving Pakistanis. The violations include long periods of detention without charge or trial, lack of access to legal assistance, pressure on detainees…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/07/saudi-arabia-scant-justice-pakistanis

Conservatives in D.C. Are Sad Because They Can't Get Dates .
Ilana Novick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-07
It's hard out there for a right-wing snowflake looking for love. | Pity the single Republican in D. C. Not only do many of them have to work for a man who starts trade (though hopefully not nuclear) wars because he didn't get enough sleep, but as a few GOPers anonymously complained to the Washingtonian, they can't get a date, especially not across party lines. It turns out that as the opportunities for bipartisanship decline in Congress, so do the chances of millennial dating. Conservatives appear to be bearing the brunt of this social sorting–or, at least, complaining about it the most. Contrary to rumors about "coastal elites" and their "bubbles," it turns out the so-called snowflakes are better at dealing with the idea that one can be a Republican and not a Trump supporter. As reporter Mimi Montgomery explains, "While Republicans. . .
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The Caesar Photo Fraud That Undermined Syrian Negotiations. "A Pattern of Sensational But Untrue Reports That Lead to Public Acceptance of Western Military Intervention"
Rick Sterling | Global Research | 2018-03-07
This article, crossposted on GR in March 2016, explains how the mainstream media works as a machinery of the US that galvanizes the public to support the war of aggression. | Featured image: taken from the PDF version of Rick Sterling's …
globalresearch.ca/the-caesar-photo-fraud-that-undermined-syrian-negotiations-a-pattern-of-sensational-but-untrue-reports-that-lead-to-public-acceptance-of-western-military-intervention/5512573

Opioids No Better Than Over-the-Counter Pain Meds, Study Finds.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-07
CHICAGO–A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. | In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. And they provided slightly less pain relief. | Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other painkillers. That's the gold standard design for research. | If they don't work better than less risky drugs, there's no reason to use opioids given "their really nasty side effects — death and addiction," said lead author Dr. Erin Krebs, a physician and researcher with the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
truthdig.com/articles/opioids-no-better-counter-pain-meds-study-finds/

The Revolutionary Poetry of Ho Chi Minh.
James Pinnock | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-07
… knowing by heart the laws of the development of history and clearly foreseeing the prospect of the revolution, he optimistically believed in the final victory. From Ho Chi Minh's Life and Cause, edited by the Commission For Research on the Party History The Vietnamese people know him as Uncle Ho and he is a…
counterpunch.org/2018/03/07/the-revolutionary-poetry-of-ho-chi-minh/

Historic Defeat for Social Democrats in Italian Election.
Marianne Arens | Global Research | 2018-03-07
In the European Union's fourth-largest country, amid mass poverty and unemployment and growing popular disaffection with the centre-left parties and their pseudo-left apologists, Sunday's parliamentary election in Italy resulted in a historic defeat for the governing Democratic Party (PD) and …
globalresearch.ca/historic-defeat-for-social-democrats-in-italian-election/5631191

North Korea: A Threat or A Victim? Some Facts..
Felicity Arbuthnot | Global Research | 2018-03-07
If anyone is still wondering why North Korea was being "provocative" in missile tests here is just a small taste of what it's southern neighbor, in cahoots with Godfather America, has planned. South Korean defence planners have ordered "decapitation strikes" in air, naval and ground exercises in which the targets are simulated to resemble one of Kim's many hideouts or residences…
globalresearch.ca/north-korea-a-threat-or-a-victim-some-facts/5615502

Israel's Deliberate and Carefully Planned Annexation of Palestine.
Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Featured image: Jewish residents of the illegal outpost Amona, November 17, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90) | There will be no definitive moment, event or a point in history, when we can say that annexation happened. Israel's annexation is a process — a …
globalresearch.ca/israels-deliberate-and-carefully-planned-annexation-of-palestine/5631147

North Korea: DPRK Official Statement: The Objective is to Safeguard our Sovereignty against "U.S. Reckless Campaign for a Nuclear War against the DPRK"
Global Research News | 2018-03-07
This 2013 statement from the DPRK provides a wider context of the longstanding ruse of the US for a preemptive strike to the Korean peninsula. | Text of official DPRK statement | The moves of the U.S. imperialists to violate the sovereignty …
globalresearch.ca/north-korea-dprk-official-statement-the-objective-is-to-safeguard-our-sovereignty-against-u-s-reckless-campaign-for-a-nuclear-war-against-the-dprk/5329740

VIDEO — L'Arte della Guerra — L'avvertimento di Putin: le nuove armi nucleari russe.
Manlio Dinucci | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Il discorso del presidente russo Putin sullo stato della nazione, dedicato alle questioni interne e internazionali, ha suscitato in Italia scarso interesse politico-mediatico e qualche commento ironico. Eppure dovrebbe essere ascoltato con estrema attenzione. | …
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Facilitating Israel's Widespread Practice of Targeting Journalists.
Ramona Wadi | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Relevant article selected from the GR archive, crossposted on GR in April 2016. | Israel's targeting of Palestinian journalists has veered into selective collective punishment against the profession. According to the Ma'an news agency, Israel has now banned Arab and international …
globalresearch.ca/facilitating-israels-widespread-practice-of-targeting-journalists/5521473

Foreign "Meddling" in Elections–Yankee Imperialist Style.
Bill Van Auken | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Amid the unrelenting campaign by the Democrats and the media–backed by powerful sections of the US military and intelligence apparatus–to whip up hysteria over alleged Russian "meddling" in the 2016 US election, scant attention has been paid to the blatant …
globalresearch.ca/foreign-meddling-in-elections-yankee-imperialist-style/5631197

Netanyahu the Political Zionist: A Disaster for Both Israel and the Jewish Diaspora.
Hans Stehling | Global Research | 2018-03-07
12 years as Prime Minister and Netanyahu's only achievement has been to mire his high office in charges of corruption, bribery, fraud and conspiracy. | Furthermore, he has tragically managed to turn his electorate into the most extreme Right-wing constituency in …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-the-political-zionist-a-disaster-for-both-israel-and-the-jewish-diaspora/5631201

Not Sorry: Washington Will Not Apologize for Destroying Afghanistan.
Richard Becker | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published on GR in November 2013. | A top White House official says Washington does not need to apologize to Afghanistan for over a decade of killing and injuring civilians in the war-torn …
globalresearch.ca/not-sorry-washington-will-not-apologize-for-destroying-afghanistan/5359087

Washington Supports Terrorists It Claims to Oppose. US Created ISIS, Al Qaeda.
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-03-07
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | It's an open secret even RT fails to report — despite Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries explaining it. | Washington created and supports ISIS, …
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Selected Articles: America's Multi-Front War.
Global Research News | 2018-03-07
We thank our readers who over the years have contributed to our endeavors. If you have the means to make a donation to contribute to our fight for truth, this would be much appreciated. | Consider Making a Donation to Global : …
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In Photos: White Helmets Media Studio Producing "Evidence of Assad Regime War Crimes"
South Front | Global Research | 2018-03-07
A pro-government media activist, Penelope Stafyla, has released a series of photos reportedly showing a media studio of the White Helmets, which produces "evidence of Assad regime war crimes" in the Eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital of …
globalresearch.ca/in-photos-white-helmets-media-studio-producing-evidence-of-assad-regime-war-crimes/5631130

The Starvation of Yemen and the Saudis' 'Cynical P.R. Exercise'.
Daniel Larison | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Aid groups once again denounce the Saudi "aid" efforts in Yemen as nothing more than a "cynical P.R. exercise": | At the centre of accusations levelled against the British and US-backed strategy is the claim that, despite Saudi Arabia's promise to …
globalresearch.ca/the-starvation-of-yemen-and-the-saudis-cynical-p-r-exercise/5631222

Leaked Files Show How NSA Tracks Other Countries' Hackers.
Kim Zetter | The Intercept | 2018-03-07
The Shadow Brokers leak contained evidence the NSA was tracking at least 45 nation-state hacking operations. Researchers and intelligence sources explain how the agency stepped up its tracking of such threats. | The post Leaked Files Show How NSA Tracks Other Countries' Hackers appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/06/leaked-files-show-how-nsa-tracks-other-countries-hackers/

From Global Poverty to Exclusion and Despair: Reversing the Tide of War and Globalization.
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Global warfare sustains the neoliberal agenda. America's military agenda serves the interests of Wall Street, the Military Industrial Complex, Big Oil, the Biotech conglomerates, Big Pharma, The Global Narcotics Economy and the Media and Information Giants.
globalresearch.ca/from-global-poverty-to-exclusion-and-despair-reversing-the-tide-of-war-and-globalization/5611619

The Case for Free Public Transport.
Connor Beaton | Global Research | 2018-03-07
The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) is a proud advocate of a world-class, fare-free public transport system for Scotland. | Transport has undergone enormous changes in recent decades, both in Scotland and across the world. Some have been cyclical: in Scotland's capital, …
globalresearch.ca/the-case-for-free-public-transport/5631228

The 'Human Rights' War on Syria.
Jeremy Salt | Global Research | 2018-03-07
The perfidious role of 'human rights' organizations in the war on Syria has been exposed again with the Amnesty International report on Syria for 2017/18, followed by an equally tendentious article in the Melbourne 'Age' newspaper by Claire Mallinson, …
globalresearch.ca/the-human-rights-war-on-syria/5631249

US Planning to Disintegrate Syria, Not Fighting ISIS: Russian FM Lavrov.
Alwaght | Global Research | 2018-03-07
United States troops are continuing their presence in Syria even after its promise to end the mission after their alleged anti-ISIS mission, and this is a pointer to the ultimate intention of the US, which is to disintegrate, Russian Foreign …
globalresearch.ca/us-planning-to-disintegrate-syria-not-fighting-isis-russian-fm-lavrov/5631246

ISIS Is a US-Israeli Creation. Top Ten "Indications"
Makia Freeman | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Relevant article selected from the GR archive, crossposted on GR in April 2016. | ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It's a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. …
globalresearch.ca/isis-is-a-us-israeli-creation-top-ten-indications/5518627

Gun Profiteers: Who's Getting Rich Off the US Gun Crisis?
Derek Seidman | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Featured image: Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs — a big investor in gun retailer Bass Pro | The shooting rampage earlier this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put renewed focus on the firearms manufacturing industry — which, along …
globalresearch.ca/gun-profiteers-whos-getting-rich-off-the-us-gun-crisis/5631236

Income losses of British millennials second only to those in Greece.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
Research reveals that in 2014 British millennials earned 13 percent less than those born in and around 1970 at the same stage in life.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/mill-m07.html

Russian Military Cutting Edge Technologies: Putin Is Not "Rattling Nuclear Sabers" — It's Real.
F. William Engdahl | Global Research | 2018-03-07
The annual speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1 to the Russian Federal Assembly, televised to the nation, contained a section on Russian military cutting edge technologies that NATO-friendly media chose to either downplay as a propaganda ploy …
globalresearch.ca/russian-military-cutting-edge-technologies-putin-is-not-rattling-nuclear-sabers-its-real/5631242

US Wants Inter-Korean Thaw Undermined.
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-03-07
Featured image: Kim Jong-nam | VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Washington has been hostile toward North Korea throughout the entire post-WW II era because of its sovereign independence — …
globalresearch.ca/us-wants-inter-korean-thaw-undermined/5631232

It's Okay to Constructively Criticize Russia, Even President Putin Does It!
Andrew Korybko | Global Research | 2018-03-07
The Alt-Media's "politically correct" "glorification" of all things Russia-related is a "well-intended" but knee-jerk response to the rampant Russophobia of the Mainstream Media, but it nevertheless results in the generation of an overly "perfect" and therefore inaccurate version of the …
globalresearch.ca/its-okay-to-constructively-criticize-russia-even-president-putin-does-it/5631187

West Virginia Teachers Offer a Lesson in Organizing.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-06
With a deal reached in the West Virginia teachers strike, there is talk of revived labor activism nationwide. But is the deal fair to all, and will anti-union forces push back? We speak to West Virginia teacher Brendan Muckian-Bates and education scholar Dr. Curry Malott.
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Teacher Unrest Spreads to Oklahoma, Where Educators Are "Desperate for a Solution"
Rachel M. Cohen | The Intercept | 2018-03-06
Last summer, Teresa Dank, a third-grade teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gained national attention after she began panhandling to raise money for her classroom. Like many other teachers in a state with some of the lowest education spending in the country, Dank was at her wit's end. Her frustration came to a head two weeks ago, following yet another failed legislative attempt to increase teacher pay. And so she started an online petition, asking for signatures from those who would support a walkout by teachers. Soon another Oklahoma teacher named Alberto Morejon launched a Facebook group to mobilize fellow educators for a walkout, quickly drawing tens of thousands of members. | The increasing momentum for a strike in Oklahoma comes as a strike by West Virginia teachers entered its ninth consecutive school day on Tuesday. State lawmakers, hoping to…
theintercept.com/2018/03/06/oklahoma-teacher-strike-west-virginia/

Three Generations of Apartheid Schooling.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-06
In part one, author Noliwe Rooks discusses how her family's experience with apartheid and segregated schooling inspired her to write Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21255

Sen. Chris Murphy: The US Is Exporting Violence and Killing Civilians in Illegal War in Yemen.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-06
On Capitol Hill, three US senators have introduced a bill that would force Congress to vote for the first time on whether to continue US support for the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen. The measure was introduced by Republican Mike Lee, Democrat Chris Murphy and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who noted that the Constitution gives Congress — and not the president — the power to declare war. For more, we speak with Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. | TRANSCRIPT | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: I then asked Senator Murphy about his support for a new bipartisan bill to end US involvement in Saudi Arabia's devastating war in Yemen. | SEN. CHRIS MURPHY: Well, we're obviously, rightly, focused on the violence that the federal government and the US Congress facilitates in our own country because of our inaction, but we also need to talk about…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43752-senator-chris-murphy-the-us-is-exporting-violence-and-killing-civilians-in-illegal-war-in-yemen

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2018-03-07: Social Media Postees

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Argentine teachers begin school year with a national strike.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
The action was staged in protest against cuts in public education spending and attempts by the government to drastically reduce the real wages of teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/arge-m07.html

The Early History of 'Segronomics'.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-07
In part two, Noliwe Rooks says wealthy philanthropists first influenced public education for African Americans in the post-reconstruction South…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21257

Oklahoma teachers to discuss strike strategy.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
Oklahoma teachers are demanding statewide strike action to reverse years of declining living standards, increasing class sizes and budget cuts to K-12 education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/okla-m07.html

Australian teachers salute courageous stand of striking teachers in West Virginia.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
At meetings of teachers and education support staff in two Melbourne schools, members of the Committee for Public Education moved resolutions of solidarity with the West Virginian teachers, which were passed unanimously.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/cfpe-m07.html

YMCA Childcare Workers Just Went on Strike–Here's Why.
Rebecca Burns, In These Times | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-07
A supposedly benevolent organization pays workers poverty wages. | When Vivian Clark got a job with a Chicago-area Head Start program 15 years ago, it seemed like the "stepping stone" her family had been waiting for. Her son, then aged 9, had already gone through the federally funded preschool program when Clark was offered a job as a part-time administrative assistant for a Head Start program administered by the YMCA. In addition to providing early education and social services for low-income children, many Head Start agencies have expanded their focus into providing education and job opportunities for parents, often as employees of the program. Though grateful for the opportunity, Clark had to live with a glaring contradiction: The anti-poverty program provided her with a job, but it barely paid her minimum wage. When she started the job, she says she made $7. 50. . .
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Pushing for Real Change in the Democratic Party.
Robert Borosage, Blog for Our Future | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-07
It's time for the progressive wing to take the reins. | Will the Democratic Party open itself up to the new grassroots energy and activism that is rising in American politics, or will its insiders assume they can continue business as usual yet still reap the benefits of the resistance to Donald Trump? A key test will come this week, as the nearly 450 members of the Democratic National Committee gather in Washington to consider the unanimous recommendations of their Unity Commission on party reform. This commission was chartered at the 2016 Democratic presidential convention to make recommendations to ensure the party's presidential nominating process would be "accessible, transparent and inclusive. "The Commission emerged from an effort to unify the party following the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The 21-member Commission has eight members chosen by Sanders, with the remainder. . .
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Algeria: 6 Face Trial for Peaceful Protest.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-07
(Beirut) — Six human rights and political activists face prison terms for a peaceful protest in support of a human rights lawyer on trial, Human Rights Watch said today. Algerian authorities should drop all charges against the six before their new trial session, scheduled for March 20, 2018. | Authorities arrested the six on July 13, 2016, as they prepared to protest at the Ghardaia courthouse, where the lawyer, Salah Dabouz, had a court hearing. They were released the same day but were summoned in October 2017 for a hearing and charged with "incitement to a gathering of an unarmed nature," insulting a public official, and refusing to abide by a law or decree. They are free pending trial. | "Prosecuting people who hold up banners calling for justice and respect for human rights before a courthouse is a telling illustration of…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/07/algeria-6-face-trial-peaceful-protest

Administration Sues California Over State Sanctuary Laws.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-07
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally, the most aggressive move yet in its push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. California officials remained characteristically defiant, vowing to defend their landmark legislation. | The Justice Department argued a trio of state laws that, among other things, bar police from asking people about their citizenship status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities are unconstitutional and have kept federal agents from doing their jobs. The lawsuit named as defendants the state of California, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. | "I say, bring it on," said California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat who wrote the sanctuary state bill. | It is the latest salvo in an escalating…
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Administration Sues California Over State Sanctuary Laws.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-07
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally, the most aggressive move yet in its push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. California officials remained characteristically defiant, vowing to defend their landmark legislation. | The Justice Department argued a trio of state laws that, among other things, bar police from asking people about their citizenship status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities are unconstitutional and have kept federal agents from doing their jobs. The lawsuit named as defendants the state of California, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. | "I say, bring it on," said California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat who wrote the sanctuary state bill. | It is the latest salvo in an escalating…
truthdig.com/articles/administration-sues-california-state-sanctuary-laws/

Conservatives in D.C. Are Sad Because They Can't Get Dates .
Ilana Novick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-07
It's hard out there for a right-wing snowflake looking for love. | Pity the single Republican in D. C. Not only do many of them have to work for a man who starts trade (though hopefully not nuclear) wars because he didn't get enough sleep, but as a few GOPers anonymously complained to the Washingtonian, they can't get a date, especially not across party lines. It turns out that as the opportunities for bipartisanship decline in Congress, so do the chances of millennial dating. Conservatives appear to be bearing the brunt of this social sorting–or, at least, complaining about it the most. Contrary to rumors about "coastal elites" and their "bubbles," it turns out the so-called snowflakes are better at dealing with the idea that one can be a Republican and not a Trump supporter. As reporter Mimi Montgomery explains, "While Republicans. . .
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Income losses of British millennials second only to those in Greece.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-07
Research reveals that in 2014 British millennials earned 13 percent less than those born in and around 1970 at the same stage in life.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/mill-m07.html

Opioids No Better Than Over-the-Counter Pain Meds, Study Finds.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-07
CHICAGO–A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. | In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. And they provided slightly less pain relief. | Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few patients needed the most potent opioids. Nonopioids included generic Tylenol, ibuprofen and prescription pills for nerve or muscle pain. The study randomly assigned patients to take opioids or other painkillers. That's the gold standard design for research. | If they don't work better than less risky drugs, there's no reason to use opioids given "their really nasty side effects — death and addiction," said lead author Dr. Erin Krebs, a physician and researcher with the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
truthdig.com/articles/opioids-no-better-counter-pain-meds-study-finds/

Leaked Files Show How NSA Tracks Other Countries' Hackers.
Kim Zetter | The Intercept | 2018-03-07
The Shadow Brokers leak contained evidence the NSA was tracking at least 45 nation-state hacking operations. Researchers and intelligence sources explain how the agency stepped up its tracking of such threats. | The post Leaked Files Show How NSA Tracks Other Countries' Hackers appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/06/leaked-files-show-how-nsa-tracks-other-countries-hackers/

West Virginia Teachers Offer a Lesson in Organizing.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-06
With a deal reached in the West Virginia teachers strike, there is talk of revived labor activism nationwide. But is the deal fair to all, and will anti-union forces push back? We speak to West Virginia teacher Brendan Muckian-Bates and education scholar Dr. Curry Malott.
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Three Generations of Apartheid Schooling.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-06
In part one, author Noliwe Rooks discusses how her family's experience with apartheid and segregated schooling inspired her to write Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21255

Teacher Unrest Spreads to Oklahoma, Where Educators Are "Desperate for a Solution"
Rachel M. Cohen | The Intercept | 2018-03-06
Last summer, Teresa Dank, a third-grade teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gained national attention after she began panhandling to raise money for her classroom. Like many other teachers in a state with some of the lowest education spending in the country, Dank was at her wit's end. Her frustration came to a head two weeks ago, following yet another failed legislative attempt to increase teacher pay. And so she started an online petition, asking for signatures from those who would support a walkout by teachers. Soon another Oklahoma teacher named Alberto Morejon launched a Facebook group to mobilize fellow educators for a walkout, quickly drawing tens of thousands of members. | The increasing momentum for a strike in Oklahoma comes as a strike by West Virginia teachers entered its ninth consecutive school day on Tuesday. State lawmakers, hoping to…
theintercept.com/2018/03/06/oklahoma-teacher-strike-west-virginia/

Sen. Chris Murphy: The U.S. Is Exporting Violence & Killing Civilians in Illegal War in Yemen.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-06
On Capitol Hill, three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would force Congress to vote for the first time on whether to continue U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen. The measure was introduced by Republican Mike Lee, Democrat Chris Murphy and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who noted that the Constitution gives Congress–and not the president–the power to declare war. For more, we speak with Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/6/sen_chris_murphy_the_us_is

Sen. Chris Murphy: The US Is Exporting Violence and Killing Civilians in Illegal War in Yemen.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-06
On Capitol Hill, three US senators have introduced a bill that would force Congress to vote for the first time on whether to continue US support for the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen. The measure was introduced by Republican Mike Lee, Democrat Chris Murphy and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who noted that the Constitution gives Congress — and not the president — the power to declare war. For more, we speak with Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. | TRANSCRIPT | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: I then asked Senator Murphy about his support for a new bipartisan bill to end US involvement in Saudi Arabia's devastating war in Yemen. | SEN. CHRIS MURPHY: Well, we're obviously, rightly, focused on the violence that the federal government and the US Congress facilitates in our own country because of our inaction, but we also need to talk about…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43752-senator-chris-murphy-the-us-is-exporting-violence-and-killing-civilians-in-illegal-war-in-yemen

The Obamacare Tax Penalty Is(n't) Dead.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-06
(Photo: Valeri Potapova / Shutterstock) | In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. | Rick, Patrick and Michael recently commented on Covered California's Facebook page, urging others to ditch health insurance because: | "No more fines or penalties!!! Trump took care of that!! Saved me 700 bucks this year!!!" | "Trump removed the penalty for not having insurance." | "I'm pretty sure Trump abolished the illegal penalty." | They're right — and wrong. | On Dec. 22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty by zeroing out the fines. | Opponents of the tax penalty rejoiced, and many, like Rick, Patrick and Michael, assumed it took effect immediately. | Not…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43744-the-obamacare-tax-penalty-is-n-t-dead

These Cities Saw the Most Immigration Raids During Trump's First Year in Office.
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-06
Despite the protection of sanctuary cities, the number of arrests is climbing. | Raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have increased drastically since Donald Trump moved into the White House. Across the country, 2017 saw 30 percent more ICE arrests than the previous year. A number of these high-profile arrests are particularly despicable, from news that ICE seized a woman after she reported her husband for domestic abuse, to the arrest of a handicapped girl just out of surgery. For the past year, AlterNet has reported on ICE's notable cruelty since Trump's inauguration. Now the numbers are in, and they confirm that the stories of ICE targeting non-criminal individuals aren't just one-off aberrations. ICE drastically increased arrests for undocumented individuals over the past year, many of whom posed no threat to their communities. Pew Research Center tracked the cities. . .
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Social Media and the Rise of the 'Consistent Liberal'.
Jim Naureckas | FAIR | 2018-03-06
New York's depiction ( 3/1/18) of "young people…staying liberal." | The Pew Research Center ( 3/1/18) recently released a survey on political attitudes by generation. "America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before," was the takeaway of New York's Jonathan Chait ( 3/1/18). | Well, sort of. The generational divide is a striking feature of US politics, but it's not exactly breaking news. While as recently as the 2000 election, young people were the least likely age group to vote for the Democrat, and old folks the most, since 2008 the generations have voted the stereotype of left-leaning youth and conservative elders. That's still happening, Pew finds. | What's more striking to me in Pew's findings is how voters of all generations have shifted to the left–mostly by becoming more consistently progressive, mostly…
fair.org/home/social-media-and-the-rise-of-the-consistent-liberal/

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Efforts by Russia to Fuel Pipeline Protests.
Kevin Gosztola | MintPress News | 2018-03-06
A "staff report" from Republicans on the United States House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offers little evidence to prove allegations of Russian efforts to influence U.S. energy markets through "social media propaganda" to incite pipeline protests. | Nonetheless, the report, pushed by Republican chairman Representative Lamar Smith, went virtually unquestioned when it was covered by U.S. media. | What the report reveals are several Twitter and Instagram posts that Republicans claim were posted by "Russian agents" linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the troll farm which has become a focus of narratives that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. | The report recycles unsubstantiated news reporting that strongly suggested the Russian government was behind anti-fracking activism in the U.S. It contends these posts and tweets demonstrate the "broad nature of Russia's meddling and to reveal Russia's attempts to deceive…

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Efforts by Russia to Fuel Pipeline Protests

Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-05
In Part One, Principal Matt Hornbeck introduces author Noliwe Rooks and explains how charter schools in Maryland, unlike other states, have defied privatization…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21267

UK education workers send messages of solidarity to striking West Virginia teachers.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-05
Education workers in the UK send messages of support to the striking West Virginia teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/05/supp-m05.html

Oklahoma teachers demand strike action, funding for education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-05
The Oklahoma Education Association has acquiesced to years of budget cuts, and educators are now organizing independently through social media to demand action.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/05/okla-m05.html

UK lecturers dispute: Lessons from the West Virginia teachers strike.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-05
The West Virginia teachers are fighting over issues familiar to workers the world over: wage cuts, attacks on public education and health, and growing social inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/05/west-m05.html

Secret Surveillance and the Legacy of Torture Have Paralyzed the USS Cole Bombing Trial at Guantánamo.
Shilpa Jindia | The Intercept | 2018-03-05
The collapse of the trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri offers a dive into the murky world of justice at Guantánamo, governed by public apathy and secrecy. | The post Secret Surveillance and the Legacy of Torture Have Paralyzed the USS Cole Bombing Trial at Guantánamo appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/05/guantanamo-trials-abd-al-rahim-al-nashiri/

Gun Crazy: Life and Times in the Warfare State.
Carl Boggs | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-05
The recent death of British actress Peggy Cummins, at age 92, prompted my quick return to her 1950 film noir classic Gun Crazy — a movie that still resonates with historical and cultural force. Regarded as something of a transcendent work, Gun Crazy with its fugitive lovers on the run (Cummins being described as a "female Dillinger") would actually turn out to be far less transgressive than generally believed when the picture was first released. Cummins' passing occurred just before the most recent episode of mass killings in Broward County, Florida.
counterpunch.org/2018/03/05/gun-crazy-life-and-times-in-the-warfare-state/

U.K. University Workers Enter Week 3 of Strike Against Pension Cuts & "Marketization" of Higher Ed.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-05
In Britain, tens of thousands of lecturers, librarians, researchers and other university workers are on strike to protest attacks on their pensions, as well as soaring school fees for students. For more, we speak with Priya Gopal, a university lecturer at the Faculty of English at Cambridge who is participating in the academic strike. She is a member of the the University and College Union.
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/5/uk_university_workers_enter_week_3

'We would like to talk but you have to de-nuke': Trump on N. Korea at Gridiron Dinner.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-04
US President Donald Trump appeared at the Gridiron Dinner on Saturday night to engage rivals, both political and journalistic, in some good-natured roasting. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420437-trump-gridiron-dinner-north-korea/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Israel's Deepening Involvement in the Syrian War.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-04
Israel has recently been intensifying air strikes and the arming of anti-government forces in Syria, some of which are close to Al Qaeda. Professor As'ad AbuKhalil explains how Israel's activity in Syria is part of a larger pattern of its overall foreign policy engagement around the world…
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When prey outweighs predator: Python devours deer heavier than itself (GRAPHIC PHOTOS).
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-04
An 11-foot-long Burmese python consumed an entire deer that weighed even more than the snake itself. Researchers say it is the largest predator/prey ratio ever documented for the species. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420410-python-eats-deer-florida/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

The Oscars Use a More Fair Voting System Than Most of America Does.
Zaid Jilani | The Intercept | 2018-03-04
The 90th Academy Awards brings with it anticipation from movie fans about who will come out on top. | Will Best Picture go to "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" or "The Shape of Water?" Will comic genius Jordan Peele take home an Oscar on Sunday for his original screenplay for "Get Out," or does that distinction belong to Kumail Nanjiani, who could be the first Pakistani-American to win in the category for co-writing "The Big Sick" with his wife Emily Gordon? | But to political science nerds — and really, anyone who wants to see a more fair and representative voting system — the system that produces these Oscar wins is just as interesting. | Since 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has used ranked-choice voting, or RCV, to select Oscar winners in each category. | Nearly 8,500 voters…
theintercept.com/2018/03/04/oscars-2018-nominations-ranked-choice-voting/

Nova Scotia Teachers Union abandons strike mandate, capitulates to Liberal attack on education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-03
In exchange for the NSTU's suppression of teacher opposition to its right-wing education "reform," Nova Scotia's Liberal government has agreed to changes that will bolster the union apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/03/nova-m03.html

Polish Law on Holocaust Draws New Attention to Anti-Semitism in Poland's Past and Present.
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-03-03
Recent historical research makes it plain that Poles rarely opposed and were frequently complicit in the persecution of their Jewish neighbors by the Nazis. | The post Polish Law on Holocaust Draws New Attention to Anti-Semitism in Poland's Past and Present appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/03/even-poland-never-enforces-new-holocaust-law-lot-damage-already-done/

New Zealand governments lied about "non-combat" role in Iraq.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-02
Successive governments falsely claimed that New Zealand soldiers in Iraq are engaged in a training capacity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/02/nzir-m02.html

Sanders feels FEC burn over illegal Australian donations.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-02
The US Federal Election Commission has fined Senator Bernie Sanders for accepting illegal contributions from the Australian Labour Party during his 2016 campaign. Seven ALP volunteers worked on Sanders' presidential campaign. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420238-sanders-fec-australian-settlement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: "Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?"
Rachel M. Cohen | The Intercept | 2018-03-02
Washington's failure to adequately help Puerto Rico rebuild its economy and school system was the focus of a daylong conference at the U.S. Capitol. | The post Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: "Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?" appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/02/puerto-rico-hurricane-relief-bernie-sanders/

Damning report to expose FBI's Andrew McCabe leaking and misleading watchdog.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-02
Andrew McCabe, the former number two at the FBI, leaked information about Clinton's emails probe to the press and later misled watchdog investigators, according to a Justice Department review due to be released next month. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420339-report-fbi-andrew-mccabe-leaking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Fake news nominee: Fraudster puts Trump forward for Nobel Peace Prize.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-01
US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time after a mysterious fraudster once again forged the identity of a nominator. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420233-fake-nobel-peace-trump/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Bernie Sanders heads effort to end US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-01
Three senators have proposed a resolution that will force the Senate to vote on US support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen. The conflict has sparked the world's largest humanitarian crisis, according to the UN. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420234-senators-yemen-saudi-resolution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

West Virginia Teachers Win Promise of Pay Raise, But Continue Strike over Soaring Healthcare Costs.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-01
In West Virginia, public schools remain closed today, after the state's teachers' unions remained on strike over the high cost of health insurance. On Tuesday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice agreed to boost teacher salaries by 5 percent in the first year of a new contract, but the teachers say the deal isn't enough to offset skyrocketing premiums in the Public Employees Insurance Agency. Some 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school staffers say they'll remain on strike until they win a better agreement on healthcare.
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/1/west_virginia_teachers_win_promise_of

A Message to Trump: Fund Background Checks and Public Health Research on Guns–Don't Arm Teachers.
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-01
Two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead, President Trump appears to have broken with the NRA and his Republican colleagues. At a televised White House meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday, Trump urged Republican and Democratic lawmakers to pass comprehensive gun control measures. At one point he accused Republican Senator Pat Toomey of being "afraid of the NRA." After the meeting, NRA spokesperson Jennifer Baker said, "While today's meeting made for great TV, the gun control proposals discussed would make for bad policy that would not keep our children safe. Instead of punishing law-abiding gun owners for the acts of a deranged lunatic, our leaders should pass meaningful reforms that would actually prevent future tragedies." Joining us in Washington is Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. She wrote an open letter to Trump on Wednesday explaining her opposition to his push to arm teachers. Also in Washington is Kris Brown, co-president at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. And here in New York is Andy Pelosi, executive director of the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus.
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/1/a_message_to_trump_fund_background

Mystery illness struck 'widespread brain networks' of US embassy staff in Cuba — study.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-01
New research has cast doubt on the claim US diplomats in Havana were the victims of a sonic weapon attacks. Some 21 embassy staff in Cuba were affected by a mystery illness in August last year. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420189-cuba-sonic-attack-embassy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

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