NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
Last week the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sadly, instead of replacing NAFTA's managed trade with true free trade, the new USMCA expands … | The post NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning? appeared first on Global Research.
US Senate Elevates Right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
The US Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as associate justice of the Supreme Court in a near-party-line vote of 50 to 48. Kavanaugh was sworn in only a few hours later by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private … | The post US Senate Elevates Right-wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court appeared first on Global Research.
Criticism of Israeli Policy Is Not Anti-Semitic
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
I was provoked to write this discussion of what is and what isn't anti-Semitism by an article in Ha'aretz on the "controversy" created by the awarding of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to George P. Smith. According to the … | The post Criticism of Israeli Policy Is Not Anti-Semitic appeared first on Global Research.
Fun at the United Nations and in Congress: Israel Wins the Comedy Competition
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
Most people are unaware of the fact that the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly, which takes place in September, is actually a major audition opportunity for aspiring stand-up comedians. This year, American President Donald Trump was … | The post Fun at the United Nations and in Congress: Israel Wins the Comedy Competition appeared first on Globa…
MST Open Letter on Brazil Election
MST, Landless Workers Movement of Brazil | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
Comrades and Friends of MST around the World, | We would like to share some of our views on this delicate moment of Brazilian politics in the last week of the election campaign: | 1. This election is very special because it … | The post MST Open Letter on Brazil Election appeared first on Global Research.
The Final Truth of Russia-gate
Justin Raimondo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
The conspiracy to overthrow a sitting US President extends far beyond our own "Deep State." As I've been saying in this space for quite some time, it's been an international team effort from the beginning. Setting aside the British origins … | The post The Final Truth of Russia-gate appeared first on Global Research.
No More Torture Says France
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-08
'This is La Main Rouge,' said the gruff voice on our home telephone in Geneva, Switzerland.. 'Stop your activities on behalf of the FLN or we will kill you.' The mysterious caller hung up. | I was petrified. La Main Rouge … | The post No More Torture Says France appeared first on Global Research.
Sharp rise in child protection interventions in Australia
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-08
The statistics point to a deepening social crisis, particularly in working class and rural areas, with the worst impact on indigenous families.
The Fight to Reverse the Food Stamp Ban for People With Felony Drug Convictions
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-10-08
Johnny Waller was turned down for food stamps when he was essentially living at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, as his two-year-old son Jordyn fought for his life against stage-four cancer in his stomach. | Given Jordyn's fragile health, doctors told Johnny to prepare fresh food for him at the hospital. Money was tight since he had left his cleaning business back in Kansas City to care for his son. But that was temporary. Johnny just needed food stamps until he got back home and back to work. | Missouri state officials told Johnny not to bother even applying. He had a felony drug conv…
Who Is Val Cuevas? The Deep Tentacles Of Charters and Privatization
DPEN | indybay.org | 2018-10-08
Val Cuevas who is the president of the West Contra County School board is running for re-election. She has deep connections to the charter privatization industry and was funded by the California Charter School Association and the union busting Chamberlin Foundation which is owned by a non-union charter school builder. She is also being supported by United Teachers Of Richmond and it's president Demetrio Gonzalez who was also her former campaign managers.
Trump at the United Nations
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
Polar opposites were on glaring display during the United Nations Security Council meeting "Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction," on September 26, with the meeting chaired by President Donald Trump, representing the US Presidency of the Security Council for … | The post Trump at the United Nations appeared first on Global Research.
Brett Kavanaugh and the Federalist Society: Inside the Right-wing Group Picking Trump's Supreme Court Judges
Sophie McBain | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
With Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, it means that five of the nine Supreme Court justices are members of the Federalist Society, a network of right-wing conservative lawyers that has become one of the most powerful groups in … | The post Brett Kavanaugh and the Federalist Society: Inside the Right-wing Group Picking Trump's Supreme Court Judges appeared first on Glo…
Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America's National Security
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
Sino/US tensions risk boiling over into something much more serious than already. | Washington considers China's significant political, economic, trade, and military strength as a threat to US national security. | Accusations by US officials against China, Russia, and other countries are … | The post Sino-US Tensions: Pentagon Accuses China of Threatening America's National Security appeared first on Global Res…
Even in "Revolutionary Countries", Mass Media Is Still in the Hands of the Right
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
How could a country win her fight against Western imperialism, how could it become truly independent, if its people are fully conditioned, through the mass media and education, by the North American and European doctrines and world view? | Wherever I … | The post Even in "Revolutionary Countries", Mass Media Is Still in the Hands of the Right appeared first on Global Research.
Israel to Use F-35 Stealth Warplanes Against Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
Installation of Russian S-300 air defense systems compromises Israel's ability to continue waging naked aggression against Syrian targets. | Israeli officials claim the IDF is protecting the country's security — despite no threat from Syria, Iran or any other countries. | It's … | The post Israel to Use F-35 Stealth Warplanes Against Syria appeared first on Global Research.
Brazil's Non-Elections: A Crisis of Trust, a Failure of Democracy
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
This article was first published by The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in early September. The article provides a historical overview. It does include recent developments pertaining to the election campaign following Lula's decision to drop out of the race | … | The post Brazil's Non-Elections: A Crisis of Trust, a Failure of Democracy appeared first on Global Research.
Sweida: A Bloody Massacre Barely Registered by Western Media as ISIS Slaughter Innocent Civilians in Their Sleep
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
On the 2nd October 2018, a young woman's life was brought to a brutal end by a bullet from an ISIS executioner's hand-gun. Mrs Thoraya Um Ammar was executed on video by the terrorist group more than two months after … | The post Sweida: A Bloody Massacre Barely Registered by Western Media as ISIS Slaughter Innocent Civilians in Their…
Trump Has Venezuela in His Sights
Tim Young | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
President Trump has again raised the possibility of regime change in Venezuela, as talk of military intervention against its democratically elected government grows in the United States. | Speaking recently at the UN, he declared: | "It's a regime that frankly could | … | The post Trump Has Venezuela in His Sights appeared first on Global Research.
Brazil: Neoliberalism with a "Human Face"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
Author's Introduction and Update | Today October 7 is election day in Brazil, amidst rising confusion and misunderstanding. | It is important to focus on the history of the PT government since the outset. | Today Brazil is living the most serious crisis … | The post Brazil: Neoliberalism with a "Human Face" appeared first on Global Research.
Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
In 2015, India's internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest. The report singled out environmental activists and NGOs that had been protesting against state-corporate policies. Those largely undemocratic and … | The post Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism appeared first on Global Research.
Authoritarian Brazil Redux?
Massimiliano Mollona | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
On Sunday 7th of October, the Brazilian people will go to the polls to elect their next president. There has never been such a dramatic election since January 15th 1985 when Brazil returned, the vote to the polls after twenty … | The post Authoritarian Brazil Redux? appeared first on Global Research.
Psychotherapy Is Not Harmless: These Are the Side Effects of CBT
Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-10-07
CBT has revolutionised mental-health care. | The structured nature of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its clearly defined principles (based on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours) make it relatively easy to train practitioners, ensure standardised delivery and measure outcomes. Consequently, CBT has revolutionised mental-health care, allowing psychologists to alchemise therapy from an art into a science. For many me. . .
The "Housing Question" in Detroit and throughout the United States
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-07
This address was delivered at the Wayne State University Labor Studies Center Conference "Workers in Solidarity and Education (WISE)" held on Saturday October 6, 2018 at the Greektown Casino Hotel in downtown Detroit. | *** | One of the most important issues … | The post The "Housing Question" in Detroit and throughout the United States appeared first on Global Research.
Chicago, Police Repression Capital of America: Cop Convicted of Second Degree Murder
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
Police in America nearly always have virtual carte blanche authority to operate with impunity. | Chicago long ago earned a reputation as the police repression capital of America. A Gitmo-type operation on the city's west side is Exhibit A operating … | The post Chicago, Police Repression Capital of America: Cop Convicted of Second Degree Murder appeared first on Global Research.
India Buying Russian S-400s Air Defense Systems, Defies US Sanctions Threat
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
In New Delhi on Friday October 4, 2018, Russia's President Putin and India's Prime Minister Modi signed a $5.4 billion agreement to purchase five S-400 air defense systems, delivery scheduled for 2020 — ignoring the threat of possible US sanctions…. | The post India Buying Russian S-400s Air Defense Systems, Defies US Sanctions Threat appeared first on Global Research.
Russia's S-400 Air Defense System: Turkey Fell Victim But India Escaped US Sanctions?
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In recent developments, New Delhi on Friday October 4, 2018, "Russia's President Putin and India's Prime Minister Modi signed a $5.4 billion agreement to purchase five S-400 air defense systems, … | The post Russia's S-400 Air Defense System: Turkey Fell Victim But India Escaped US Sanctions? appeared first on Global Research.
Syria's No-fly Zone
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-06
The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the promised S-300 air defence system has been delivered to Syria with the Karushka 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment, to boost the safety of Russia's military personnel and facilities. … | The post Syria's No-fly Zone appeared first on Global Research.
US professor who wished 'death & castration' to Kavanaugh defenders is sent on paid working trip
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-06
A Georgetown University professor, suspended from Twitter over calls to murder 'entitled white men' for supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh and to 'castrate their corpses,' is being sent to travel internationally for research.
Australian government hands private schools another $4.6 billion
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
The latest windfall will accelerate the gulf between well-resourced private schools and cash-starved public schools in one of the world's most unequal education systems.
Socialist Equality Party candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth speaks at televised forum
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
The SEP's candidate for Michigan's 12th congressional district, along with his opponents from the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the pseudo-left Working Class Party, answered questions on immigration, inequality, education and…
Los Angeles teachers union continues to delay strike action as negotiations proceed
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-06
The union for Los Angeles teachers is fighting to block strike action, despite teachers working without a contract and authorizing a strike.
'Cop-killing' halftime show at Mississippi high school leaves community and social media outraged
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-06
A grieving Mississippi community is outraged after a visiting high school team's halftime show portrayed students holding a SWAT team at gunpoint. It comes a week after two police officers in the town were killed while on duty.
Scientists say U.S. military's insect program could be seen as bioweapon
Candice Choi, Seth Borenstein | peoplesworld.org | 2018-10-05
NEW YORK (AP)–A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the…
Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy–and Voter Turnout
Richard Eskow, Sean McElwee | thenation.com | 2018-10-05
Canceling Student Debt Would Stimulate the Economy–and Voter Turnout…
Junk Arson Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison for Murder 25 Years Ago. Will Tennessee Release Him?
Liliana Segura | theintercept.com | 2018-10-05
Claude Garrett was convicted of murder based on assumptions about arson and fire behavior that were later debunked. Now he is up for parole. | The post Junk Arson Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison for Murder 25 Years Ago. Will Tennessee Release Him? appeared first on The Intercept.
The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-10-05
Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland's Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward | The post The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II appeared first on The Real News Network.
New EPA Proposal Could Have Huge Health Impact for Vulnerable Communities
Shared by Dharna Noor | therealnews.com | 2018-10-05
Former EPA Official Mustafa Santiago Ali says that the EPA's attacks on science, including their new proposal on regulating toxic chemicals, are driven by the desire to make policy that prioritizes industry over people | The post New EPA Proposal Could Have Huge Health Impact for Vulnerable Communities appeared first on The Real News Network.
David North's lecture at Peradeniya University in Kandy attracts significant support from students and workers
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-05
The 200-strong audience responded enthusiastically to the lecture marking the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.
Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to 'save crops'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-05
A US military program dubbed 'Insect Allies' could be used as a biological weapon, a group of European scientists warns. The Pentagon's research arm claims they are intended to defend crops, but doesn't deny 'dual-use' potential.
SPLC report: Detention system forces people to give up claims to stay in U.S
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-10-04
Before fleeing Somalia, Yuusuf was a teacher.
Academics 'rewrite' Mein Kampf using radical feminist language, paper accepted
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A trio of frustrated academics has perpetrated an elaborate hoax exposing malpractice within academic research by submitting 20 bizarre and deliberately ridiculous papers for publication, several of which were accepted.
'Bowing to racists'? University in Ohio cancels musical over 'whitewashing' backlash
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-04
A university in Ohio has cancelled a planned production of the musical 'West Side Story' after students complained that Latino roles were given to white students instead of students of Latino descent.
Mom Fears Her Autistic Son Is Being Abused at School. District Does Nothing
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-03
A Northern California school district is creating a hostile environment for a Black student with disabilities in violation of the law. | School just got back in session, but one school district in Northern California already needs a lesson in how to create a welcoming and safe environment for Black students with disabilities., , A 5-year-old Black student with autism and speech and language impairments suffered for months, including suffering injuries that needed to be treated by a hospital, all because of the inadequate oversight of Hayward Unified School District's staff. In a time when Black students are regul…
Lift Us Up: Meet the Activists on the Front Lines of the Battle for Educational Justice in America
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-03
As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh objects to being held accountable for his behavior in high school, we look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline. We speak with a roundtable of community activists engaged in the fight to save schools and push for alternatives to punishment and privatization. Their voices are highlighted in a new book titled "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement." In Chicago, we speak with ‚Ä®Jitu Brown, the national director of the Journey fo…
LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding
Shared by Marc Steiner | therealnews.com | 2018-10-02
Los Angeles teachers are now in mediation over wages, evaluation, smaller class size and school funding. The teachers have authorized their union to call a strike if negotiations fail | The post LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding appeared first on The Real News Network.
California Just Banned For-Profit Charter Schools. Why?
Julian Vasquez Heilig | progressive.org | 2018-09-27
Given the state's history with "school choice," California's new legislation comes as a surprise. And it's met with skepticism.
Yale Law Students Protest Alum Brett Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation of Sexual Assault Allegations
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-27
Thousands of Yale students are protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in support of Deborah Ramirez, the Yale alumna who alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her by thrusting his genitals in her face at a drunken dorm party when they were both freshmen. Kavanaugh is a graduate of both Yale University and the Yale Law School. More than 2,800 Yale women have signed a letter of support for Ramirez. On Monday, Yale Law School faculty canceled 31 classes to allow more than 260 of their students to join a protest in support of Ramirez. We speak with Yale Law School student Samantha Peltz, who helped orga…
In Sprawling Farm Bill, a $200 Million Corporate Research Subsidy Goes Unnoticed
Tim Schwab | progressive.org | 2018-09-25
Congress is considering whether to continue funding a little known government-funded project, which calls itself "the people's foundation." The question is, whose people?