Monthly Archives: March 2018

2018-03-31: News Headlines

Liz Posner, AlterNet (2018-03-31). Corporations Do Damage to Poor Women with Their Global Philanthropy. AlterNet.org Kathryn Moeller critiques the "girl effect" in her new book. | exploiting Women's History Month, originally meant to celebrate a labor movement ushered in by impoverished female sweatshop workers. These corporations issue shallow acknowledgments of women who have broken glass ceilings, all the while doing damage to poor women through their exploitive business practices. In her new book, The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development, Kathryn Moeller, an assistant professor of educational policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how Fortune 500 companies cause even more damage through the charitable programs they launch in order to "give back. "Her work is grounded in a critique of the "girl effect," an economic theory that says the key to reversing poverty in the Southern Hemisphere is to invest financially in women's education and economic development. As Moeller writes in her. . .

Staff (2018-03-31). Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 20, is back in her Pakistani hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there for advocating education for girls. | The post Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Jim Naureckas (2018-03-31). What's a Non-Racist Way to Appeal to Working-Class Whites? NYT's Edsall Can't Think of Any. FAIR Exit polls misled Democrats into thinking it was possible to win elections without xenophobia, the New York Times' Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) argues. | The 2016 presidential exit polls "substantially underestimated the number of Democratic white working-class voters…and overestimated the white college-educated Democratic electorate," New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) writes. A new Pew survey finds that "33 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners are whites without college degrees," says Edsall, which issubstantially larger than the 26 percent of Democrats who are whites with college degrees—the group that many analysts had come to believe was the dominant constituency in the party. | It's good for Edsall to acknowledge this—as FAIR ( 10/9/15) had to take him to task in 2015 for…

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams (2018-03-31). Saudi Crown Prince—'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'—Enjoys U.S. Tour Hosted by America's Elite. AlterNet.org Despite public relations blitz, Saudi monarchy "retains an atrocious human rights record and the situation has only deteriorated since the crown prince was appointed. " | After meeting with President Donald Trump last week to reaffirm U. S. military support for Saudi Arabia's brutal assault on Yemen, crown prince and accused war criminal Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS, is continuing his " whitewash tour" across the country with " a who's who of America's rich and powerful. "A peek at the prince's itinerary, leaked to The Independent on Wednesday, reveals meetings with top U. S. leaders in politics, media, and major industries—shedding light on the "full extent of the heir to the throne's American charm offensive. "From New York to the Silicon Valley, the prince's coast-to-coast welcoming committee reportedly includes up to four previous presidents as well as former Secretary of State. . .

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-03-31). Wall Street Journal Warns Trump's 'Political' Attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos Could Lead to Impeachment. AlterNet.org The WSJ loves Trump—until he jeopardizes their Republican economic ideology. | The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal took President Donald Trump to task for his bizarre Thursday tweet attacking Amazon. com, saying the assault on the popular company appeared to be political in nature and that he could face impeachment should he decide to sic government agencies on the company. In the piece published on Friday morning, the WSJ board noted that Trump appears to be going after Amazon because it was founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, which has been highly critical of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Trump tweeted: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing. . .

Staff (2018-03-30). Californians to Take Their Coffee With a Cancer Warning. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must [use] an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. | Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any risks. He ruled in an earlier phase of trial that companies hadn't shown the threat from the chemical was insignificant. | The Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a nonprofit group, sued Starbucks and 90 other companies under a state law that requires warnings on a wide range of chemicals that can cause cancer. One is acrylamide, a carcinogen present in coffee. | "Defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving … that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health," Berle wrote in his proposed ruling. | The coffee industry had…

Basem Naim (2018-03-30). Palestinians Will Not Cease to Demand their Rights. counterpunch.org The West has long been enamored with the specter of passive resistance with tens of thousands of unarmed demonstrators facing off against a heavily armed and ruthless force in pursuit of justice. Today hundreds of thousands of peaceful unarmed demonstrators marched towards the rim of the sealed off Gaza Strip. They got no closer than More

Ramzy Baroud (2018-03-30). The Last 'Peace Process' Warrior: Abbas Hanging by a Thread. counterpunch.org The 'deal of the century' is a farce. We suspected that, of course, but, upon his return from Washington, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in more detail why the long-anticipated plan of the administration of US President Donald Trump has no basis in reality. Netanyahu told his cabinet that there are "no concrete details" More

Ralph Nader (2018-03-30). Stopping War Pusher John Bolton, Trump's Choice for National "Insecurity" Advisor. counterpunch.org John Bolton's career of pushing for bombing countries like Iran and North Korea, and his having played an active role in the Bush/Cheney regime's criminal war of aggression that destroyed Iraq, makes him a clear and present danger to our country and world peace. He is about to become Donald Trump's personal national security advisor More

Robert Mackey (2018-03-30). Israel Opens Fire on Protesters in Gaza After Trump's Envoy Denounces "Hostile March" The Intercept Israeli forces killed at least 15 Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday, and injured more hundreds more with live fire, as an estimated 50,000 residents of the besieged enclave answered an activist's call to embrace civil disobedience by demonstrating close to the border fence, an area defined by the Israel Defense Forces as a closed military zone. | Video of unarmed protesters being shot by Israeli snipers, including at least one young man who was engaged in prayer at the time, appalled observers from both communities.#Israeli army sniper in #Gaza today . #GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/gGnxlzyCHA | — Nasser Atta (@nasseratta5) March 30, 2018 | Disgusting and awful.. | Moments of killing a Palestinian young man in cold blood by an Israeli Zionists snipers at #Gaza strip borders during the peaceful protests of #GreatReturnMarch , i was there…

Amir Nour (2018-03-30). The Twilight of the Empire Age: Whose World Will It Be? Why America Isn't Great Anymore. Global Research "We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace" | -Michael Franti [2] | David and Goliath in an upside-down world | President Donald Trump doesn't seem to share Georges Clemenceau's view that "war is too …

Democracy Now! (2018-03-30). Remembering Stephen Hawking, Groundbreaking Physicist and Advocate for Climate, Palestine & Peace. Democracy Now! On Saturday, members of the scientific community, family, friends and fans alike will gather to remember the life and legacy of groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For decades, Hawking enchanted both scientists and science lovers by making groundbreaking discoveries about the origins of the universe, then translating these ideas for millions of nonscientists worldwide. His career and life itself have been celebrated as a medical miracle. Born in Oxford, Britain, in 1942, he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 21. Doctors said he had only a few years to live. Instead, he went on to live for more than 50 years, traveling the world in his motorized wheelchair and communicating through a custom-made computerized voice synthesizer. His only complaint was that the synthesizer gave him an American accent. He also protested against U.S. wars, including the U.S. war in Vietnam and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. We speak to Kitty Ferguson, author of two books about Hawking, "Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind" and "Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything."

Binoy Kampmark (2018-03-30). Precarious Communications: Julian Assange, Internet Access and Ecuador. counterpunch.org Being a netizen, to use that popular term of sociological derivation, can be a difficult business. It presumes digital engagement, often of the sharper sort. To become a fully-fledged member of such citizenry, however, presumes access, a degree of Internet speed and appropriate platforms. Absent those, then different forms of activism must be sought. Governments More

Zaid Jilani (2018-03-30). Centrist Group Backed Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Rep. Lipinski Because His Opponent Supported Bernie Sanders, Emails Reveal. The Intercept The centrist group No Labels backed an anti-abortion candidate in Illinois' Third District in part because his challenger was supported by Bernie Sanders. | The post Centrist Group Backed Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Rep. Lipinski Because His Opponent Supported Bernie Sanders, Emails Reveal appeared first on The Intercept.

Paul Street (2018-03-30). Big American Money, Not Russia, Put Trump in the White House: Reflections on a Recent Report. counterpunch.org On the Friday after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and prior to the Tuesday on which the vicious racist and sexist Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Bernie Sanders spoke to a surprisingly small crowd in Iowa City on behalf of Hillary Clinton. As I learned months later, Sanders told one of his Iowa City friends that day that Mrs. Clinton was in trouble. The reason, Sanders reported, was that Hillary wasn't discussing issues or advancing real solutions. "She doesn't have any policy positions," Sanders said. More

Shaun King (2018-03-30). Danny Ray Thomas Was a Broken Man Who Needed Help. Instead He Was Gunned Down by a Cop in Broad Daylight. The Intercept Everyone should know the name and story of Danny Ray Thomas, but too few people do. Our national attention span for police brutality and racial violence has plummeted since the election of President Donald Trump. He has a way of completely sucking the wind out of the news cycle and much of mainstream media obliges — obsessing over his every move. | From 2014 to 2016, we reached a national crescendo — where the important names and stories of injustices, and the cities where they happened, were seen and known by the world. Over 3,500 people were killed by American police during that period, according to the website Killed by Police, which aggregates information about reported killings. In 2014, the nation came to know the stories of Mike Brown and Tamir Rice. In 2015, it was Freddie Gray and Sandra Bland. In…

Truthout Stories (2018-03-30). Black Student Protesters in Chicago Are Denied Access to Public Restrooms at City Hall. Truthout Stories On Wednesday, dozens of predominantly Black school students at Chicago's City Hall were offered a painful reminder of the systemic injustices that previous generations of Black activists had fought against. While participating in actions to protest against the proposed $95 million police training facility, they were denied access to food and public restrooms.Chicago student organizers stage a die-in at Chicago's City Hall on Wednesday to protest a proposed police academy facility. Students created cardboard headstones in memory of people killed by police as well as community hubs, such as schools and clinics, that have been shuttered under Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo: Sarah-Ji) | It's spring break for Chicago's public school students, and some of the city's young people are taking the opportunity to protest. This week, dozens of high school and middle school students from the city's South and West Sides have…

RT (2018-03-30). Sessions names federal prosecutor for FBI & DOJ probe, but no special counsel. RT US News A federal prosecutor is backing the internal probe of the FBI and the Department of Justice and there is no need for special counsel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a response to Congress and President Donald Trump.
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John Kerr, Cristina López G., Media Matters (2018-03-30). Tucker Carlson's Women's History Month Was Precisely as Grotesque as You'd Expect. AlterNet.org The Fox News pundit has spent the past few weeks echoing the Internet's worst misogynists. | On his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson spent Women's History Month parroting some of the grossest views of YouTube's fringe right-wing anti-feminists in a series of segments about "Men in America," mainstreaming their misogyny on prime-time cable news. Here's some background on the men Carlson has been promoting: Jordan B. Peterson: An "obscure Canadian academic" before he became popular on right-wing YouTube, Peterson insists "gender and class hierarchies are ordained by nature," as The New York Review of Books put it; considers advocates for social justice "morons"; and has speculated that "feminists avoid criticizing Islam because they unconsciously long for masculine dominance. " His YouTube videos have been described as a gateway into the "alt-right" for men suffering from depression, and he has

Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet (2018-03-30). It Looks Like the Supreme Court Isn't Going to Intervene in Gerrymandering Cases This Election Year. AlterNet.org They're befuddled. Justice Breyer even suggested all sides weigh in again, and another hearing be held. | One of the most anti-democratic features of the political landscape does not appear destined to change before 2018's midterm elections, even though extreme gerrymanders this week returned to the Supreme Court for the second time this term. On Wednesday, liberal and conservative justices visibly struggled with how to rein in partisan gerrymanders in a Maryland case. But because the 2018 election is underway—and judges are hesitant to disrupt elections—and the earliest ruling is months away, it appears congressional maps in the most gerrymandered states will remain for 2018's midterms. The only exception appears to be Pennsylvania, whose state Supreme Court earlier this year threw out a Republican-authored map for its House districts for violating the state constitution. The court's expert created a new statewide map, giving. . .

Glenn Greenwald (2018-03-30). Noor Salman, Widow of Pulse Killer Omar Mateen, Is Found Not Guilty of All Charges. The Intercept In an Orlando courtroom this morning, a 12-person jury, after three days of deliberation, found Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse attacker Omar Mateen, not guilty on all charges. Salman had been accused of providing material support of terrorism, based on the accusation that she aided her deceased husband in the 2016 Pulse attack, as well as obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the FBI. She will now be a free woman. | As The Intercept has been reporting, the prosecution of Salman was bizarre and dubious from the start. Salman has no history of any political or religious radicalism, and was a victim of her husband's violent abuse, not his partner or collaborator. Worse, Justice Department prosecutors got caught lying to the court, by telling the judge — when successfully demanding that Salman be…

Stephen Lendman (2018-03-30). Russia-Trump Probe: Special Prosecutor to Investigate Alleged FBI/DOJ FISA Abuses. Global Research In mid-March, GOP House and Senate members called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to work jointly with Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz in investigating alleged FBI and DOJ Trump/Russia probe abuses. | House Judiciary chairman …

Middle East Eye (2018-03-30). State Sponsorship of Terrorism? US Judge Allows 9/11 Lawsuits against Saudi Arabia to Proceed. Global Research A US judge in New York on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia's request to dismiss lawsuits accusing it of helping in the 9/11 attacks. | The cases are based on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (Jasta), a 2016 law that …

David Rosen (2018-03-30). Disciplining the Body: The Deepening Ecological Crisis. counterpunch.org Walt Whitman opens his now-classic poem, "I Sing the Body Electric," chanting: The love of the body of man or woman balks account, the body itself balks account, That of the male is perfect, and that of the female is perfect. Can we say the same things about our bodies a century-and-a-half later? The U.S. is a More

Andrew Levine (2018-03-30). All the President's Women. counterpunch.org There is no doubt about it: Stormy Daniels is a formidable woman. Karen McDougal is no slouch either, though she is hard to admire after that riff, in her Anderson Cooper interview, about how religious and Republican she is; she even said that she used to love the Donald. Stormy Daniels is better than that. More

Peter Koenig (2018-03-30). Russian Exodus from the West. Global Research By now the West — the US, Canada, Australia and the super-puppets of Europe, overall more than 25 countries — has expelled more than 130 Russian diplomats. All as punishment for Russia's alleged nerve gas poisoning of a former Russian …

Kali Holloway, AlterNet (2018-03-30). Kids Diagnosed with Autism Are Less Likely to Have Had All Necessary Vaccinations. AlterNet.org The damage from the anti-vaccine campaign is seemingly never-ending. | Children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are less likely to have received all recommended vaccinations than kids in the general population, according to a new study. That also applies to the younger siblings of kids with autism. The reason, perhaps unsurprisingly, turns out to be yet more evidence of fallout from the highly misguided anti-vaccination movement. After their children are diagnosed with autism, a problematic percentage of parents halt the immunization process, foregoing necessarily followup shots, most likely because they erroneously link the diagnosis with the disorder. Many of those parents also choose not to have their younger children vaccinated, as a result of the same fears. As a result, study authors note, "children with autism spectrum disorder and their younger siblings are at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. "Researchers. . .

Dan Drollette Jr (2018-03-30). Melting Arctic and Antarctic Ice Sheets, Rising Oceans: The High Price of Delayed Action on Climate Change. Global Research New research (February 20, 2018) in Nature Communications found that in the 168 years that have passed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the world's oceans have risen a total of about 8 inches. The study also found that …

Stephen Lendman (2018-03-30). Russia Responds Weakly to Expulsion of Its Diplomats. Global Research As expected, the response was tit-for-tat — 60 US diplomats expelled, as well as closure of Washington's St. Petersburg consulate, along with a mirror response to staff deported by other countries. | Days earlier, Moscow expelled 23 UK diplomats, responding in …

Edward Curtin (2018-03-30). Disembodied Americans and "The Crucifixion of the World" Global Research "The existent, the body, disappears. We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks….Nobodies and no Necessity — for Necessity is the condition of the existent. It is what makes reality real." — John Berger, "Steps Toward a …

Stephen Lendman (2018-03-30). Escalating Economic Warfare: Theresa May to Ban Russian Sovereign Debt Sales in UK? Global Research Is this the next shoe to drop? Will the Trump administration follow suit, officials of both countries pressuring others to impose a similar ban? | Theresa May reportedly is considering a UK ban on Russian sovereign debt, escalated economic war if …

David Stockman (2018-03-30). Donald Trump's War Cabinet. Will Rising Military Spending Trigger A Fiscal Meltdown? Global Research Last week the Donald's incipient trade war got Wall Street's nerves jangling, but that wasn't the half of what's coming. | To wit, Trump has now essentially formed a War Cabinet and signed a Horribus spending bill that is a warrant …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2018-03-30). Remembering the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916 against the British Empire? The Art of Obfuscation. Global Research First published on March 30 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Irish Uprising. This Easter we commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the heroic Easter uprising of 1916. | It has been one hundred years since the heroic Easter …

Federico Pieraccini (2018-03-30). Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un Historic Meeting in Beijing: Make Korea United Again! Global Research Kim Jong-un's visit reveals much about the tactics that will be used in the negotiations between the Korean leader and the American president; it also consolidates a historical relationship between Pyongyang and Beijing | The recent meeting in Beijing between the …

Richard Becker (2018-03-30). Bolton: Another War Criminal Joins Trump's Gangster Regime. Global Research The appointment of the notorious warmonger John Bolton as National Security Advisor is the latest move in reorganizing the Trump inner circle as a war cabinet. The Bolton announcement came just days after the naming of Central Intelligence Agency director …

Global Research News (2018-03-30). Selected Articles: Facebook Listening through Your Smartphone, Britain's "Patriot Act", Why America Isn't Great Anymore. Global Research Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. | Truth in media is a powerful instrument. As long as we keep probing, asking …

Ann Garrison (2018-03-30). March for Eight Billion Lives. "US Wars and Domestic Gun Violence are Intertwined." Interview with Riva Enteen. Global Research Organizers of the upcoming Women's March on the Pentagon are calling on the Democratic Party-sponsored Women's March and March for Our Lives to expand their message to include the eight billion lives on the planet, all of which are imperiled …

Philip A Farruggio (2018-03-30). Trump is But The Tip of a "Dangerous Iceberg". Time for Reflection and Understanding. Global Research As I write this column it is Good Friday, the most somber day in the Christian religion. This is the day that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. It is a time for reflection and understanding. One need not be devout …

Middle East Eye (2018-03-30). Israel Puts 100 Snipers on Gaza Border to Face "Right of Return" Protests. Global Research The Israeli military has sent more than 100 snipers to the Gaza border in preparation for a planned mass Palestinian demonstration near the frontier of the besieged enclave, Israel's top general said on Wednesday. | Organisers hope thousands in Gaza will …

Michael Welch (2018-03-30). Obama's Trojan Horse: America's Cuban Soft Coup. Global Research This program was originally broadcast January 12th 2018. | Please note, Cuban Parliamentarian Juan Carlos Rodriguez Diaz is touring Canadian cities until April 5th to talk about elections and democracy in modern day Cuba. | Review details of the visit…

TRNN (2018-03-30). Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial. The Real News Network Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland's legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but say they are not liable…

Tibi Puiu, ZME Science (2018-03-30). Marijuana Is Nowhere Near as Dangerous to the Brain as Alcohol. AlterNet.org Heavy alcohol use shrinks the brain's gray matter and reduces the integrity of its white matter. Marijuana use doesn't. | : | Related Stories: Weed May Help Addicts with Alcohol and Cocaine RelapseThe Misplaced Attacks on Legal Cannabis ContinueHere's Why There Has Never Been A Death From Cannabis Overdose

WSWS (2018-03-29). Vote "No" to University and College Union sellout of UK lecturers pension strike. World Socialist Web Site The University and College Union's Higher Education Committee voted to put an inferior pensions' offer from Universities UK to a ballot, in the face of lecturer's opposition.

WSWS (2018-03-29). Vote "No" to University and College Union sell-out of UK lecturers pension dispute. World Socialist Web Site The UCU's Higher Education Committee voted to put an inferior pensions offer from Universities UK to a ballot vote, in the face of lecturers' opposition.

Manuel E. Yepe (2018-03-29). Supporters and Opponents of Peace in Korea. counterpunch.org According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the surprise announcement of a summit in May between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to address the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula marks a "historic milestone" on the road to peace in the region. Through a presidential spokesperson, Moon declared this through the More

Human Rights Watch (2018-03-29). Brazil: Armed Forces Set Wide Leeway on Lethal Force. Human Rights Watch News A child observes as Brazilian Armed Forces patrol, during an operation against drug gangs, in the Lins slums complex in Rio de Janeiro. | © 2018 REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes | The members of the Brazilian Armed Forces deployed in public security operations in Rio de Janeiro operate under rules that allow unacceptably broad leeway for the use of lethal force, Human Rights Watch said today. | The rules of engagement permit soldiers to use lethal ammunition, "as a last resort," when there is "a serious threat against their own physical integrity or that of third parties, against facilities and/or against material goods that are essential to the fulfillment of the mission." In contrast, the UN Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials only allow the deliberate use of deadly…

E.J. Dionne Jr. (2018-03-29). The Politics of Cheating. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Cheating isn't winning. We try to teach this to our children, but politics provides the opposite lesson. | Political cheating allows those who engage in it to amass far more power than they have a right to in a constitutional democracy. Its most sophisticated form isn't ballot-box stuffing but the use of indirect means by those in authority to perpetuate themselves in office. | Within 48 hours, Americans were offered two fast courses in the politics of cheating. | Late Monday, the Trump administration—acting against the advice of six previous Census Bureau directors, Republicans and Democrats alike—moved to add to the 2020 census a query about a respondent's citizenship status. | And on Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard a case that turns on whether Maryland's gerrymandered district boundaries deprive Republicans of fair representation in Congress. | In both cases, the courts should act…

Truthout Stories (2018-03-29). Bernie Sanders Warns Against VA Privatization After Trump Tweets Shulkin's Ouster. Truthout Stories Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! | Amid concerns that his administration wants to move more aggressively to privatize the healthcare system that provides for the nation's active and retired military personnel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter later Wednesday afternoon and announced — following weeks of speculation that he was itching to do so — the ouster of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin. | In Shulkin's place, Trump also announced he was nominating Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD — who has been serving as the president's personal physician — to replace him. | March 28, 2018 | Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) met the widespread rumors that Shulkin would soon be gone by warning that his departure could be…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-03-29). Marching for the Democrats: Another Farce on Washington? Global Research "They called in [Roy] Wilkins; they called in [A. Philip] Randolph; they called in these national Negro leaders that you respect and told them, 'Call it off.' Kennedy said, 'Look, you all are letting this thing go too far.' And …

TRNN (2018-03-29). NBA Players and Family Demand Justice. The Real News Network As Stephon Clark is laid to rest, his family and advocates are demanding prosecutors charge the police officers who fatally shot the unarmed 22-year-old father of two…

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Corporations Do Damage to Poor Women with Their Global Philanthropy
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Kathryn Moeller critiques the "girl effect" in her new book. | exploiting Women's History Month, originally meant to celebrate a labor movement ushered in by impoverished female sweatshop workers. These corporations issue shallow acknowledgments of women who have broken glass ceilings, all the while doing damage to poor women through their exploitive business practices. In her new book, The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development, Kathryn Moeller, an assistant professor of educational policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how Fortune 500 companies cause even more damage through the charitable programs they launch in order to "give back. "Her work is grounded in a critique of the "girl effect," an economic theory that says the key to reversing poverty in the Southern Hemisphere is to invest financially in women's education and economic development. As Moeller writes in her. . .
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Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 20, is back in her Pakistani hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there for advocating education for girls. | The post Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Wall Street Journal Warns Trump's 'Political' Attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos Could Lead to Impeachment
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
The WSJ loves Trump–until he jeopardizes their Republican economic ideology. | The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal took President Donald Trump to task for his bizarre Thursday tweet attacking Amazon. com, saying the assault on the popular company appeared to be political in nature and that he could face impeachment should he decide to sic government agencies on the company. In the piece published on Friday morning, the WSJ board noted that Trump appears to be going after Amazon because it was founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, which has been highly critical of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Trump tweeted: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing. . .
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Californians to Take Their Coffee With a Cancer Warning.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-30
LOS ANGELES–A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must [use] an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. | Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any risks. He ruled in an earlier phase of trial that companies hadn't shown the threat from the chemical was insignificant. | The Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a nonprofit group, sued Starbucks and 90 other companies under a state law that requires warnings on a wide range of chemicals that can cause cancer. One is acrylamide, a carcinogen present in coffee. | "Defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving … that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health," Berle wrote in his proposed ruling. | The coffee industry had…
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Palestinians Will Not Cease to Demand their Rights
Basem Naim | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
The West has long been enamored with the specter of passive resistance with tens of thousands of unarmed demonstrators facing off against a heavily armed and ruthless force in pursuit of justice. Today hundreds of thousands of peaceful unarmed demonstrators marched towards the rim of the sealed off Gaza Strip. They got no closer than…
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Remembering Stephen Hawking, Groundbreaking Physicist and Advocate for Climate, Palestine & Peace
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-30
On Saturday, members of the scientific community, family, friends and fans alike will gather to remember the life and legacy of groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For decades, Hawking enchanted both scientists and science lovers by making groundbreaking discoveries about the origins of the universe, then translating these ideas for millions of nonscientists worldwide. His career and life itself have been celebrated as a medical miracle. Born in Oxford, Britain, in 1942, he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 21. Doctors said he had only a few years to live. Instead, he went on to live for more than 50 years, traveling the world in his motorized wheelchair and communicating through a custom-made computerized voice synthesizer. His only complaint was that the synthesizer gave him an American accent. He also protested against U.S. wars, including the U.S. war in Vietnam and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. We speak to Kitty Ferguson, author of two books about Hawking, "Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind" and "Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything."
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The Last 'Peace Process' Warrior: Abbas Hanging by a Thread
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
The 'deal of the century' is a farce. We suspected that, of course, but, upon his return from Washington, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in more detail why the long-anticipated plan of the administration of US President Donald Trump has no basis in reality. Netanyahu told his cabinet that there are "no concrete details"
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/the-last-peace-process-warrior-abbas-hanging-by-a-thread/

Stopping War Pusher John Bolton, Trump's Choice for National "Insecurity" Advisor
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
John Bolton's career of pushing for bombing countries like Iran and North Korea, and his having played an active role in the Bush/Cheney regime's criminal war of aggression that destroyed Iraq, makes him a clear and present danger to our country and world peace. He is about to become Donald Trump's personal national security advisor…
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/stopping-war-pusher-john-bolton-trumps-choice-for-national-insecurity-advisor/

The Twilight of the Empire Age: Whose World Will It Be? Why America Isn't Great Anymore
Amir Nour | Global Research | 2018-03-30
"We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace" | -Michael Franti [2] | David and Goliath in an upside-down world | President Donald Trump doesn't seem to share Georges Clemenceau's view that "war is too …
globalresearch.ca/the-twilight-of-the-empire-age-whose-world-will-it-be-why-america-isnt-great-anymore/5634060

Israel Opens Fire on Protesters in Gaza After Trump's Envoy Denounces "Hostile March"
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-03-30
Israeli forces killed at least 15 Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday, and injured more hundreds more with live fire, as an estimated 50,000 residents of the besieged enclave answered an activist's call to embrace civil disobedience by demonstrating close to the border fence, an area defined by the Israel Defense Forces as a closed military zone. | Video of unarmed protesters being shot by Israeli snipers, including at least one young man who was engaged in prayer at the time, appalled observers from both communities.#Israeli army sniper in #Gaza today . #GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/gGnxlzyCHA | — Nasser Atta (@nasseratta5) March 30, 2018 | Disgusting and awful.. | Moments of killing a Palestinian young man in cold blood by an Israeli Zionists snipers at #Gaza strip borders during the peaceful protests of #GreatReturnMarch , i was there…
theintercept.com/2018/03/30/israel-gaza-march-killed-protest/

Precarious Communications: Julian Assange, Internet Access and Ecuador
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Being a netizen, to use that popular term of sociological derivation, can be a difficult business. It presumes digital engagement, often of the sharper sort. To become a fully-fledged member of such citizenry, however, presumes access, a degree of Internet speed and appropriate platforms. Absent those, then different forms of activism must be sought. Governments…
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/precarious-communications-julian-assange-internet-access-and-ecuador/

Centrist Group Backed Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Rep. Lipinski Because His Opponent Supported Bernie Sanders, Emails Reveal
Zaid Jilani | The Intercept | 2018-03-30
The centrist group No Labels backed an anti-abortion candidate in Illinois' Third District in part because his challenger was supported by Bernie Sanders. | The post Centrist Group Backed Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Rep. Lipinski Because His Opponent Supported Bernie Sanders, Emails Reveal appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/30/dan-lipinski-marie-newman-no-labels-illinois-primary-election/

Big American Money, Not Russia, Put Trump in the White House: Reflections on a Recent Report
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
On the Friday after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and prior to the Tuesday on which the vicious racist and sexist Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Bernie Sanders spoke to a surprisingly small crowd in Iowa City on behalf of Hillary Clinton. As I learned months later, Sanders told one of his Iowa City friends that day that Mrs. Clinton was in trouble. The reason, Sanders reported, was that Hillary wasn't discussing issues or advancing real solutions. "She doesn't have any policy positions," Sanders said.
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/big-american-money-not-russia-put-trump-in-the-white-house-reflections-on-a-recent-report/

It Looks Like the Supreme Court Isn't Going to Intervene in Gerrymandering Cases This Election Year
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
They're befuddled. Justice Breyer even suggested all sides weigh in again, and another hearing be held. | One of the most anti-democratic features of the political landscape does not appear destined to change before 2018's midterm elections, even though extreme gerrymanders this week returned to the Supreme Court for the second time this term. On Wednesday, liberal and conservative justices visibly struggled with how to rein in partisan gerrymanders in a Maryland case. But because the 2018 election is underway–and judges are hesitant to disrupt elections–and the earliest ruling is months away, it appears congressional maps in the most gerrymandered states will remain for 2018's midterms. The only exception appears to be Pennsylvania, whose state Supreme Court earlier this year threw out a Republican-authored map for its House districts for violating the state constitution. The court's expert created a new statewide map, giving. . .
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Sessions names federal prosecutor for FBI & DOJ probe, but no special counsel
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-30
A federal prosecutor is backing the internal probe of the FBI and the Department of Justice and there is no need for special counsel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a response to Congress and President Donald Trump. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/422742-sessions-prosecutor-huber-fbi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Danny Ray Thomas Was a Broken Man Who Needed Help. Instead He Was Gunned Down by a Cop in Broad Daylight
Shaun King | The Intercept | 2018-03-30
Everyone should know the name and story of Danny Ray Thomas, but too few people do. Our national attention span for police brutality and racial violence has plummeted since the election of President Donald Trump. He has a way of completely sucking the wind out of the news cycle and much of mainstream media obliges — obsessing over his every move. | From 2014 to 2016, we reached a national crescendo — where the important names and stories of injustices, and the cities where they happened, were seen and known by the world. Over 3,500 people were killed by American police during that period, according to the website Killed by Police, which aggregates information about reported killings. In 2014, the nation came to know the stories of Mike Brown and Tamir Rice. In 2015, it was Freddie Gray and Sandra Bland. In…
theintercept.com/2018/03/30/stephon-clark-police-shooting-unarmed-black-man/

It Looks Like the Supreme Court Isn't Going to Intervene in Gerrymandering Cases This Election Year.
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
They're befuddled. Justice Breyer even suggested all sides weigh in again, and another hearing be held. | One of the most anti-democratic features of the political landscape does not appear destined to change before 2018's midterm elections, even though extreme gerrymanders this week returned to the Supreme Court for the second time this term. On Wednesday, liberal and conservative justices visibly struggled with how to rein in partisan gerrymanders in a Maryland case. But because the 2018 election is underway–and judges are hesitant to disrupt elections–and the earliest ruling is months away, it appears congressional maps in the most gerrymandered states will remain for 2018's midterms. The only exception appears to be Pennsylvania, whose state Supreme Court earlier this year threw out a Republican-authored map for its House districts for violating the state constitution. The court's expert created a new statewide map, giving. . .
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Tucker Carlson's Women's History Month Was Precisely as Grotesque as You'd Expect
John Kerr, Cristina López G., Media Matters | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
The Fox News pundit has spent the past few weeks echoing the Internet's worst misogynists. | On his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson spent Women's History Month parroting some of the grossest views of YouTube's fringe right-wing anti-feminists in a series of segments about "Men in America," mainstreaming their misogyny on prime-time cable news. Here's some background on the men Carlson has been promoting: Jordan B. Peterson: An "obscure Canadian academic" before he became popular on right-wing YouTube, Peterson insists "gender and class hierarchies are ordained by nature," as The New York Review of Books put it; considers advocates for social justice "morons"; and has speculated that "feminists avoid criticizing Islam because they unconsciously long for masculine dominance. " His YouTube videos have been described as a gateway into the "alt-right" for men suffering from depression, and he has
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Noor Salman, Widow of Pulse Killer Omar Mateen, Is Found Not Guilty of All Charges
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | 2018-03-30
In an Orlando courtroom this morning, a 12-person jury, after three days of deliberation, found Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse attacker Omar Mateen, not guilty on all charges. Salman had been accused of providing material support of terrorism, based on the accusation that she aided her deceased husband in the 2016 Pulse attack, as well as obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the FBI. She will now be a free woman. | As The Intercept has been reporting, the prosecution of Salman was bizarre and dubious from the start. Salman has no history of any political or religious radicalism, and was a victim of her husband's violent abuse, not his partner or collaborator. Worse, Justice Department prosecutors got caught lying to the court, by telling the judge — when successfully demanding that Salman be…
theintercept.com/2018/03/30/noor-salman-widow-of-pulse-killer-omar-mateen-is-found-not-guilty-of-all-charges/

Black Student Protesters in Chicago Are Denied Access to Public Restrooms at City Hall
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-30
On Wednesday, dozens of predominantly Black school students at Chicago's City Hall were offered a painful reminder of the systemic injustices that previous generations of Black activists had fought against. While participating in actions to protest against the proposed $95 million police training facility, they were denied access to food and public restrooms.Chicago student organizers stage a die-in at Chicago's City Hall on Wednesday to protest a proposed police academy facility. Students created cardboard headstones in memory of people killed by police as well as community hubs, such as schools and clinics, that have been shuttered under Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo: Sarah-Ji) | It's spring break for Chicago's public school students, and some of the city's young people are taking the opportunity to protest. This week, dozens of high school and middle school students from the city's South and West Sides have…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44021-black-student-protesters-in-chicago-are-denied-access-to-public-restrooms-at-city-hall

State Sponsorship of Terrorism? US Judge Allows 9/11 Lawsuits against Saudi Arabia to Proceed
Middle East Eye | Global Research | 2018-03-30
A US judge in New York on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia's request to dismiss lawsuits accusing it of helping in the 9/11 attacks. | The cases are based on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (Jasta), a 2016 law that …
globalresearch.ca/state-sponsorship-of-terrorism-us-judge-allows-911-lawsuits-against-saudi-arabia-to-proceed/5634103

Russia-Trump Probe: Special Prosecutor to Investigate Alleged FBI/DOJ FISA Abuses
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-03-30
In mid-March, GOP House and Senate members called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to work jointly with Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz in investigating alleged FBI and DOJ Trump/Russia probe abuses. | House Judiciary chairman …
globalresearch.ca/russia-trump-probe-special-prosecutor-to-investigate-alleged-fbidoj-fisa-abuses/5634097

Sessions names federal prosecutor for FBI & DOJ probe, but no special counsel.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-30
A federal prosecutor is backing the internal probe of the FBI and the Department of Justice and there is no need for special counsel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a response to Congress and President Donald Trump. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/422742-sessions-prosecutor-huber-fbi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

All the President's Women
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
There is no doubt about it: Stormy Daniels is a formidable woman. Karen McDougal is no slouch either, though she is hard to admire after that riff, in her Anderson Cooper interview, about how religious and Republican she is; she even said that she used to love the Donald. Stormy Daniels is better than that.
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/all-the-presidents-women/

Disciplining the Body: The Deepening Ecological Crisis
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Walt Whitman opens his now-classic poem, "I Sing the Body Electric," chanting: The love of the body of man or woman balks account, the body itself balks account, That of the male is perfect, and that of the female is perfect. Can we say the same things about our bodies a century-and-a-half later? The U.S. is a…
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/disciplining-the-body-the-deepening-ecological-crisis/

Trump is But The Tip of a "Dangerous Iceberg". Time for Reflection and Understanding
Philip A Farruggio | Global Research | 2018-03-30
As I write this column it is Good Friday, the most somber day in the Christian religion. This is the day that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. It is a time for reflection and understanding. One need not be devout …
globalresearch.ca/trump-is-but-the-tip-of-a-dangerous-iceberg-time-for-reflection-and-understanding/5634093

Russian Exodus from the West
Peter Koenig | Global Research | 2018-03-30
By now the West — the US, Canada, Australia and the super-puppets of Europe, overall more than 25 countries — has expelled more than 130 Russian diplomats. All as punishment for Russia's alleged nerve gas poisoning of a former Russian …
globalresearch.ca/russian-exodus-from-the-west/5634121

Donald Trump's War Cabinet. Will Rising Military Spending Trigger A Fiscal Meltdown?
David Stockman | Global Research | 2018-03-30
Last week the Donald's incipient trade war got Wall Street's nerves jangling, but that wasn't the half of what's coming. | To wit, Trump has now essentially formed a War Cabinet and signed a Horribus spending bill that is a warrant …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trumps-war-cabinet-will-rising-military-spending-trigger-a-fiscal-meltdown/5634101

Bolton: Another War Criminal Joins Trump's Gangster Regime
Richard Becker | Global Research | 2018-03-30
The appointment of the notorious warmonger John Bolton as National Security Advisor is the latest move in reorganizing the Trump inner circle as a war cabinet. The Bolton announcement came just days after the naming of Central Intelligence Agency director …
globalresearch.ca/bolton-another-war-criminal-joins-trumps-gangster-regime/5634056

Selected Articles: Facebook Listening through Your Smartphone, Britain's "Patriot Act", Why America Isn't Great Anymore
Global Research News | 2018-03-30
Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. | Truth in media is a powerful instrument. As long as we keep probing, asking …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-facebook-and-your-smartphone-britains-patriot-act-why-america-isnt-great-anymore/5634114

Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un Historic Meeting in Beijing: Make Korea United Again!
Federico Pieraccini | Global Research | 2018-03-30
Kim Jong-un's visit reveals much about the tactics that will be used in the negotiations between the Korean leader and the American president; it also consolidates a historical relationship between Pyongyang and Beijing | The recent meeting in Beijing between the …
globalresearch.ca/xi-jinping-and-kim-jong-un-historic-meeting-in-beijing-make-korea-united-again/5634082

Kids Diagnosed with Autism Are Less Likely to Have Had All Necessary Vaccinations.
Kali Holloway, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
The damage from the anti-vaccine campaign is seemingly never-ending. | Children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are less likely to have received all recommended vaccinations than kids in the general population, according to a new study. That also applies to the younger siblings of kids with autism. The reason, perhaps unsurprisingly, turns out to be yet more evidence of fallout from the highly misguided anti-vaccination movement. After their children are diagnosed with autism, a problematic percentage of parents halt the immunization process, foregoing necessarily followup shots, most likely because they erroneously link the diagnosis with the disorder. Many of those parents also choose not to have their younger children vaccinated, as a result of the same fears. As a result, study authors note, "children with autism spectrum disorder and their younger siblings are at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. "Researchers. . .
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Obama's Trojan Horse: America's Cuban Soft Coup
Michael Welch | Global Research | 2018-03-30
This program was originally broadcast January 12th 2018. | Please note, Cuban Parliamentarian Juan Carlos Rodriguez Diaz is touring Canadian cities until April 5th to talk about elections and democracy in modern day Cuba. | Review details of the visit…
globalresearch.ca/obamas-trojan-horse-americas-cuban-soft-coup-2/5634050

Melting Arctic and Antarctic Ice Sheets, Rising Oceans: The High Price of Delayed Action on Climate Change
Dan Drollette Jr | Global Research | 2018-03-30
New research (February 20, 2018) in Nature Communications found that in the 168 years that have passed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the world's oceans have risen a total of about 8 inches. The study also found that …
globalresearch.ca/melting-arctic-and-antarctic-ice-sheets-rising-oceans-the-high-price-of-delayed-action-on-climate-change/5634099

March for Eight Billion Lives. "US Wars and Domestic Gun Violence are Intertwined." Interview with Riva Enteen
Ann Garrison | Global Research | 2018-03-30
Organizers of the upcoming Women's March on the Pentagon are calling on the Democratic Party-sponsored Women's March and March for Our Lives to expand their message to include the eight billion lives on the planet, all of which are imperiled …
globalresearch.ca/march-for-eight-billion-lives-an-interview-with-riva-enteen/5634063

Kids Diagnosed with Autism Are Less Likely to Have Had All Necessary Vaccinations
Kali Holloway, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
The damage from the anti-vaccine campaign is seemingly never-ending. | Children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are less likely to have received all recommended vaccinations than kids in the general population, according to a new study. That also applies to the younger siblings of kids with autism. The reason, perhaps unsurprisingly, turns out to be yet more evidence of fallout from the highly misguided anti-vaccination movement. After their children are diagnosed with autism, a problematic percentage of parents halt the immunization process, foregoing necessarily followup shots, most likely because they erroneously link the diagnosis with the disorder. Many of those parents also choose not to have their younger children vaccinated, as a result of the same fears. As a result, study authors note, "children with autism spectrum disorder and their younger siblings are at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. "Researchers. . .
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Escalating Economic Warfare: Theresa May to Ban Russian Sovereign Debt Sales in UK?
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-03-30
Is this the next shoe to drop? Will the Trump administration follow suit, officials of both countries pressuring others to impose a similar ban? | Theresa May reportedly is considering a UK ban on Russian sovereign debt, escalated economic war if …
globalresearch.ca/escalating-economic-warfare-theresa-may-to-ban-russian-sovereign-debt-sales-in-uk/5634095

Remembering the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916 against the British Empire? The Art of Obfuscation
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | Global Research | 2018-03-30
First published on March 30 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Irish Uprising. This Easter we commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the heroic Easter uprising of 1916. | It has been one hundred years since the heroic Easter …
globalresearch.ca/remembering-the-irish-easter-uprising-of-1916-against-the-british-empire-the-art-of-obfuscation/5517361

Disembodied Americans and "The Crucifixion of the World"
Edward Curtin | Global Research | 2018-03-30
"The existent, the body, disappears. We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks….Nobodies and no Necessity — for Necessity is the condition of the existent. It is what makes reality real." — John Berger, "Steps Toward a …
globalresearch.ca/disembodied-americans-and-the-crucifixion-of-the-world/5634139

Israel Puts 100 Snipers on Gaza Border to Face "Right of Return" Protests
Middle East Eye | Global Research | 2018-03-30
The Israeli military has sent more than 100 snipers to the Gaza border in preparation for a planned mass Palestinian demonstration near the frontier of the besieged enclave, Israel's top general said on Wednesday. | Organisers hope thousands in Gaza will …
globalresearch.ca/israel-puts-100-snipers-on-gaza-border-to-face-right-of-return-protests/5634085

Russia Responds Weakly to Expulsion of Its Diplomats
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-03-30
As expected, the response was tit-for-tat — 60 US diplomats expelled, as well as closure of Washington's St. Petersburg consulate, along with a mirror response to staff deported by other countries. | Days earlier, Moscow expelled 23 UK diplomats, responding in …
globalresearch.ca/russia-responds-weakly-to-expulsion-of-its-diplomats/5634080

Marijuana Is Nowhere Near as Dangerous to the Brain as Alcohol
Tibi Puiu, ZME Science | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
Heavy alcohol use shrinks the brain's gray matter and reduces the integrity of its white matter. Marijuana use doesn't. | : | Related Stories: Weed May Help Addicts with Alcohol and Cocaine RelapseThe Misplaced Attacks on Legal Cannabis ContinueHere's Why There Has Never Been A Death From Cannabis Overdose…
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Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-30
Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland's legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but say they are not liable…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21481

Vote "No" to University and College Union sellout of UK lecturers pension strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-29
The University and College Union's Higher Education Committee voted to put an inferior pensions' offer from Universities UK to a ballot, in the face of lecturer's opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/29/lect-m29.html

Vote "No" to University and College Union sellout of UK lecturers pension strike.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-29
The University and College Union's Higher Education Committee voted to put an inferior pensions' offer from Universities UK to a ballot, in the face of lecturer's opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/29/lect-m29.html

Vote "No" to University and College Union sell-out of UK lecturers pension dispute.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-29
The UCU's Higher Education Committee voted to put an inferior pensions offer from Universities UK to a ballot vote, in the face of lecturers' opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/29/lect-m29.html

Supporters and Opponents of Peace in Korea.
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-29
According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the surprise announcement of a summit in May between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to address the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula marks a "historic milestone" on the road to peace in the region. Through a presidential spokesperson, Moon declared this through the…
counterpunch.org/2018/03/29/supporters-and-opponents-of-peace-in-korea/

The Politics of Cheating.
E.J. Dionne Jr. | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-29
Cheating isn't winning. We try to teach this to our children, but politics provides the opposite lesson. | Political cheating allows those who engage in it to amass far more power than they have a right to in a constitutional democracy. Its most sophisticated form isn't ballot-box stuffing but the use of indirect means by those in authority to perpetuate themselves in office. | Within 48 hours, Americans were offered two fast courses in the politics of cheating. | Late Monday, the Trump administration–acting against the advice of six previous Census Bureau directors, Republicans and Democrats alike–moved to add to the 2020 census a query about a respondent's citizenship status. | And on Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard a case that turns on whether Maryland's gerrymandered district boundaries deprive Republicans of fair representation in Congress. | In both cases, the courts should act…
truthdig.com/articles/the-politics-of-cheating/

Brazil: Armed Forces Set Wide Leeway on Lethal Force.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-29
A child observes as Brazilian Armed Forces patrol, during an operation against drug gangs, in the Lins slums complex in Rio de Janeiro. | © 2018 REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes | The members of the Brazilian Armed Forces deployed in public security operations in Rio de Janeiro operate under rules that allow unacceptably broad leeway for the use of lethal force, Human Rights Watch said today. | The rules of engagement permit soldiers to use lethal ammunition, "as a last resort," when there is "a serious threat against their own physical integrity or that of third parties, against facilities and/or against material goods that are essential to the fulfillment of the mission." In contrast, the UN Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials only allow the deliberate use of deadly…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/29/brazil-armed-forces-set-wide-leeway-lethal-force

Brazil: Armed Forces Set Wide Leeway on Lethal Force
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-29
A child observes as Brazilian Armed Forces patrol, during an operation against drug gangs, in the Lins slums complex in Rio de Janeiro. | © 2018 REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes | The members of the Brazilian Armed Forces deployed in public security operations in Rio de Janeiro operate under rules that allow unacceptably broad leeway for the use of lethal force, Human Rights Watch said today. | The rules of engagement permit soldiers to use lethal ammunition, "as a last resort," when there is "a serious threat against their own physical integrity or that of third parties, against facilities and/or against material goods that are essential to the fulfillment of the mission." In contrast, the UN Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials only allow the deliberate use of deadly…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/29/brazil-armed-forces-set-wide-leeway-lethal-force

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