Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

2018-05-01: News Headlines

The Conversation (2018-05-01). Here's Why Top U.S. Universities Have Law Schools But Not Police Schools. alternet.org What harm is our reluctance to study and educate this profession causing our society? | In response to protests calling for police reform and accountability, some U. S. police departments are partnering with colleges and universities to develop anti-bias training for their employees. In Washington D. C. , for example, officers will take a critical race theory class at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The idea of providing liberal arts education to officers to improve police-community relations and productivity is not new. As early as 1967, a federal commission charged with finding solutions to rising crime and police brutality recommended that all police "personnel with general enforcement powers have a baccalaureate degree. "However, recent research indicates that education has mixed results. While some evidence suggests that college-educated officers are less likely to use force, it also shows they are less satisfied. . .

Brad Reed, Raw Story (2018-05-01). Trump-Backing Teacher Chastises Betsy DeVos To Her Face In Closed-Door Meeting. alternet.org 50 teachers, who had all been named teachers of the year in their individual states, met with DeVos this week to discuss their concerns about her education policies. | An Oklahoma teacher who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 says that he got into a heated argument with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during a closed-door meeting this week. Teacher Jon Hazell tells the Huffington Post that he and 49 other teachers, who had all been named teachers of the year in their individual states, met with DeVos this week to discuss their concerns about her education policies. In particular, he took issue with DeVos's "school choice" program, which he said drains resources out of traditional public schools and lavishes them upon private schools and charter schools. "I said, 'You're the one creating the "bad" schools by taking all the kids that. . .

INA (2018-05-01). PLO: Palestinians Will Not Be Part of Any Peace Plan Proposed by US. imemc.org Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian side will not be part of any peace plan proposed by US president Donald Trump. During a meeting with Sweden's State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Annika Sà∂der, and the accompanying delegation in […]…

truth-out.org (2018-05-01). "Talking About History Is Way to Liberate America": New Memorial Honors Victims of White Supremacy. truth-out.org The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened last week in Montgomery, Alabama — a monument to victims of white supremacy in the United States. The memorial's centerpiece is a walkway with 800 weathered steel pillars overhead, each of them naming a US county and the people who were lynched there by white mobs. In addition to the memorial dedicated to the victims of lynching, its partner site, the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, also opened last week. For more, we speak with Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country's first-ever memorial to the victims of lynching in the United States. | TRANSCRIPT | AMY GOODMAN: On Thursday, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, a monument to victims…

Dominique Jackson, Raw Story (2018-05-01). Christian Pastor Pens Open Letter to Trump 'Surrogate' Sarah Huckabee Sanders About Her Lies. alternet.org He asked how she reconciles her unethical behavior with her professed religious faith. | In an open letter to White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, author and pastor, John Pavlovitz, vividly questioned Sanders relationship with Jesus Christ. "What I mean is, how do you reconcile your supposed faith in Jesus of Nazareth, with your current position as a mouthpiece for this morally malignant President? " Pavlovitz said. Pavlovitz platform is about saying the hard stuff. He wrote that Sanders public image and professed Christian faith has raised a few eyebrows. "As a professed Christian, how do you make peace with the reality that you regularly mount the largest bully pulpit in the nation—and you lie for a living on behalf of a serial predator? " he said. "How do you square your Christianity with the realization that you are the most visible and vocal surrogate for a. . .

DDIO (2018-05-01). A Professor and Student Weigh in on the US' Jerusalem Embassy Move. mintpressnews.com Real people are harmed when politicians and diplomats, as well as warmongers and peacemakers, differ, as third-party combatants, in this never-ending cycle of blame, state-violence, ethno-religious violence and loss of human capital to war.

Valerie Tarico, AlterNet (2018-05-01). The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World. alternet.org These dubious concepts advocate conflict, cruelty and suffering. | Some of humanity's technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good. I've previously highlighted some of humanity's best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there. 1. Chosen People —The term "Chosen People" typically refers to the Hebrew Bible and the ugly idea that God has. . .

TRNN (2018-05-01). Col. Wilkerson on Korean Peace: 'We've Been Here Before," But it Fell Apart. therealnews.com Over the past 20 years or so there have been several opportunities for peace between North and South Korea, but each time it fell apart because of stumbling blocks on both the North Korean and the US side, says Col. Larry Wilkerson…

Eric Draitser (2018-05-01). How Establishment Democrats Manufacture Faux Progressive Congressional Campaigns. mintpressnews.com When Bernie Sanders took the stage in Washington Square Park in New York City on a cold April night in 2016, he faced a crowd of approximately 25,000 adoring fans, many of whom were young, progressive, and desperately seeking a political alternative to the seemingly ineluctable game of Russian roulette that was a Clinton-Trump crapshoot. | They waited for hours, listened to progressive celebrities like Spike Lee and Tim Robbins give rousing speeches, and were finally rewarded when the self-proclaimed democratic socialist from Vermont approached the podium with his characteristic lack of flair and precisely crafted economic populist stump speech which he had delivered a thousand times. | And yet, the energy coursing through the crowd told the story. They didn't care they'd heard it all many times before, that Sanders was reading from the same cue cards as he had a…

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-05-01). Rod Rosenstein Says He Has Been Privately Threatened as Republicans Draft Articles of Impeachment. alternet.org If Trump is trying to intimidate Rosenstein, it could factor into a potential obstruction of justice case against the president. | Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein revealed Tuesday at an event at Washington, D. C. 's Newseum that he has been privately "threatened," a troubling indication of the level of threat the rule of law faces under President Donald Trump's administration. He made the remarks when he was asked about recently leaked efforts to draft impeachment documents against him by congressional Republicans. "I don't have anything to say about documents like that that nobody has the courage to put their name on," he said. "There have been making people who have been making threats, privately and publicly, against me for quite some time. And I think they should understand by now: The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted. We're going to do what's. . .

truth-out.org (2018-05-01). Who Leaked the Dozens of Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump — and Why? truth-out.org Pledge your support for ethical, insightful independent media: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and choose the "monthly" option at checkout. | Did Trump's own legal team leak the questions that the president is so upset about on Tuesday morning? | While it appeared that perhaps nobody ever told President Donald Trump the old adage of the cover up being worse than the crime, the president on Tuesday morning announced, "It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened!" | Capping the early-morning tweet off with his favorite new word — "Witchhunt!" — the statement follows reporting by the New York Times on Monday evening which revealed "more than four dozen questions" Special Counsel Robert Mueller had told Trump's legal team it would like to ask Trump. | Read the full…

Staff (2018-05-01). Trump Gets a Long List of Questions From Mueller, N.Y. Times Writes. truthdig.com Almost four dozen questions have reportedly been given to lawyers for the president as part of the investigation into the 2016 election and whether he obstructed justice.

Media Matters Staff, Media Matters (2018-05-01). Condoleezza Rice Tells 'Fox and Friends' It Won't Be a 'Disaster' if Trump Pulls U.S. from Iran Nuclear Deal. alternet.org The former secretary of state's comments were disturbing. | From the May 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: CONDOLEEZZA RICE (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE): I actually think if we pull out now, it's not going to be the disaster that everybody is talking about. I would not have signed this deal. I don't think it was a very good deal. I think we were in a hurry to get a deal, and we left a lot on the table and, as you said, they got a lot up front. The allies love this deal, and I certainly hope that in their meeting with President Trump that [French President Emmanuel] Macron and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel talked about ways to improve the deal if we're going to stay in it. But if we get out of this deal, it's going to be. . .

Socialist Project (2018-05-01). May Day: Workers' Struggles, International Solidarity, Political Aspirations. globalresearch.ca For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour's long repression of its own radical past, …

Patrick Martin (2018-05-01). International May Day 2017: Mass Marches and Police Repression. globalresearch.ca In celebration of this year's May Day, let us recall what the workers around the world fought for last year. Read the article below and see how far the workers' march has brought us this year. | May Day, the day …

TRNN (2018-05-01). China's Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States. therealnews.com The two biggest scientific powers, the U.S. & China, need to rethink the world's intellectual property-based innovation system to safeguard citizen interests or else this privatization of technology, an arms race mentality in science, will produce a dark, dystopian future none of us really want explains Peter Drahos…

Democracy Now! (2018-05-01). Headlines for May 1, 2018. democracynow.org Afghanistan: 10 Journalists Killed in Deadliest Day for Reporters Since 2001, South Korea Dismantles Propaganda Loudspeakers in Latest Step Toward Peace, Netanyahu Claims, Without Evidence, Iran Violated 2015 Nuclear Deal, 8 Migrants from Caravan Allowed to Enter U.S. and Seek Asylum, Reuters: EPA Granted Billionaire Carl Icahn a Financial Hardship Waiver for Refinery, NYT Obtains Mueller's List of Questions He'd Like to Ask Trump, NBC: John Kelly Repeatedly Called Trump an "Idiot", Stormy Daniels Sues Trump for Defamation, After Tweet, Roy Moore Sues 4 Women Who Accused Him of Sexual Assault, Harassment, #MuteRKelly: Women of Color Demand Companies Cut Ties with R. Kelly over Rape Claims, Arizona Teachers and Workers Across the World Set to Strike, Scholar and Activist Joel Kovel Dies at 81 in New York City…

wsws.org (2018-05-01). Income inequality worsening in Bangladesh. wsws.org Official statistics contradict World Bank and the Bangladeshi government claims of "remarkable progress in poverty reduction."

Jon Schwarz (2018-05-01). New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any President the Power to Imprison U.S. Citizens in Military Detention Forever. theintercept.com One of the most outrageous acts of Barack Obama's presidency was his failure to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. | The fiscal year 2012 NDAA included provisions that appeared to both codify and expand a power the executive branch had previously claimed to possess — namely, the power to hold individuals, including U.S. citizens, in military detention indefinitely — based on the Authorization to Use Military Force passed by Congress three days after 9/11. | The New York Times warned that the bill could "give future presidents the authority to throw American citizens into prison for life without charges or a trial." Not surprisingly, Obama's decision generated enormous outcry across the political spectrum, from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, on the right to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the left. | However, the NDAA did provide…

Democracy Now! (2018-05-01). "Talking About History Is Way We Liberate America": New Memorial Honors Victims of White Supremacy. democracynow.org The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened last week in Montgomery, Alabama—a monument to victims of white supremacy in the United States. The memorial's centerpiece is a walkway with 800 weathered steel pillars overhead, each of them naming a U.S. county and the people who were lynched there by white mobs. In addition to the memorial dedicated to the victims of lynching, its partner site, the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, also opened last week. For more, we speak with Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country's first-ever memorial to the victims of lynching in the United States.

wsws.org (2018-05-01). May Day 2018. wsws.org On May Day, the day of international working-class solidarity, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site extend our greetings to workers engaged in struggles all over the world.

Peter Maass (2018-05-01). Ten Journalists Were Just Killed in Afghanistan. Please STFU About the White House Correspondents' Dinner. theintercept.com Over the weekend, 10 Afghan journalists were eating their last meals and having their final conversations with their loved ones, but they didn't know it. On Monday, they were murdered in attacks that specifically targeted them — one was shot by assailants in Khost province, the others were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber mixed with them as they reported on a bombing that had just happened. This hardly counts as news in America, because we have peculiar ideas on what constitutes bravery in journalism. | While these Afghan reporters were living their final hours in relative obscurity, hundreds of American journalists were celebrating themselves in a glitzy Washington, D.C. ballroom. Their good humor was thrown off kilter when a comedian, Michelle Wolf, delivered a lacerating routine that criticized the Trump administration, especially its chief spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

TRNN (2018-04-30). 'I'd Rather Be Teaching' Arizona and Colorado Teachers Join Wave of Revolts to Defend Public Ed. therealnews.com Arizona High School Counselor Annie Conway says education advocates are fighting back against draconian budget cuts and the privatization of public schools…

Joachim Hagopian (2018-04-30). Peaceful Protests in Armenia Bringing Democracy or East vs. West Showdown? globalresearch.ca On April 23rd, 2018, the eve of the 103rd anniversary of Armenian Remembrance Day, Armenia's president recently turned Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned from his newly created post after over a decade in control leading the Yerevan …

Greenpeace (2018-04-30). Three Neonicotinoids Down, More Bee-killing Pesticides to Go. globalresearch.ca Four countries opposed the ban and eight abstained. The countries supporting the ban were: France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, representing 76.1 per cent of the EU …

Dave Lindorff (2018-04-30). What Does 'Denuclearization' Mean in the Negotiations for an End to the Korean War? counterpunch.org Media news reports and commentary as well as political statements coming out of Washington on the surprising blossoming of peace talks between North and South Korea tend to focus on the question of whether North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is really "serious" about eliminating his recently developed nuclear weapons arsenal, or whether he will just More

TRNN (2018-04-30). Korean War Finally Ending, in Huge Victory for Peace Activists. therealnews.com North and South Korea have agreed to sign a peace deal, after nearly 70 years of war. Christine Ahn says this is thanks to dedicated activism inside and outside of the Korean Peninsula.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-04-30). Without a US Ambassador: Australia Awaits. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Vice Adm. Harry Harris, Jr. (US Navy Photo) | It was cheered and embraced with enthusiasm bordering on self-praise: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. of the Pacific Fleet would be making his way to Canberra to assume the post …

Mike Merryman-Lotze (2018-04-30). Why Are Palestinians Protesting in Gaza? globalresearch.ca Once again, the Israeli military has turned its guns on Gaza — this time on unarmed protesters, in a series of shootings over the last few weeks. Gaza's already under-resourced hospitals are straining to care for the thousands of protesters …

Massoud Nayeri (2018-04-30). Social Science and the Question of Korea. The True Desire to Move Forward Under one Flag as one Nation. globalresearch.ca It is not an exaggeration to say that there are already thousands upon thousands of articles/interviews available on the internet, in newspapers and on TV channels about the recent developments between North and South Korea. The majority of these political …

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-04-30). The US Needs a Strong Iran to "Frighten the Arab World". Transforming the Middle East into a Huge US Weapons Warehouse. globalresearch.ca The US needs a strong Iran to use as a continuous scarecrow to frighten Middle Eastern countries, mainly Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Bahrain. The aim is to blackmail these Gulf countries and sell them US arms, transforming the Middle …

(2018-04-30). Escaping Violence and Poverty: Trump Administration Turns Away Immigrant Caravan Requesting Asylum at US-Mexico Border. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, US immigration authorities turned away some 200 Central American immigrants seeking to apply for asylum at the US-Mexico border. As the workers and youth fleeing murderous repression in countries long dominated by US imperialism chanted, "Why do they …

Brandon Turbeville (2018-04-30). Young Hive Bees Poisoned by Insecticides. globalresearch.ca New research in both Europe and the United States has demonstrated yet another disturbing link between insecticides known as neonicotinoids and their adverse effects on honey bees. Prior to the research, which was conducted at the University of Buenos Aires …

PKVDP (2018-04-30). The Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and the New Cold War with Russia. globalresearch.ca The alleged gas incident in Douma (Syria), the assault of father and daughter Skripal in Salisbury, as well as the accusations of systematic doping of Russian athletes, confirm one of the book's basic conclusions: Moscow is being accused of misdeeds of all kinds and subjected to sanctions before any serious investigation.

Joyce Chediac (2018-04-30). Israeli Sniper Rifles Made in USA. globalresearch.ca The weapon used by Israel soldiers to murder and maim unarmed Palestinians on the Gaza border is the U.S-supplied-and-made Remington M24. In fact, this weapon is the standard sniping rifle of the Israeli army. This makes the U.S. government just …

TNSA (2018-04-30). National Security Archive Sues CIA for Gina Haspel Torture Cables. globalresearch.ca The National Security Archive filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) against the CIA today in federal district court in Washington. The case seeks 12 specific cables from November and December 2002 that were authored or authorized by…

Prof. James Petras (2018-04-30). Imperialism and Capitalism: Rethinking an Intimate Relationship. globalresearch.ca There is a fundamental confusion about the relationship between capitalism and imperialism. Contemporary theorizing often ignores the sociopolitical and ideological power configurations as well as the role of international financial institutions…

Margaret Flowers (2018-04-30). 'May Day' Militancy Needed to Create the Economy We Need. globalresearch.ca Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an abusive way, not only against unions but …

Alice Slater (2018-04-30). The Secret August 6-9, 2003 "Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration" Meeting at USSTRATCOM to Plan the Production of a New Generation of "More Usable" Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca This article was first published by Global Research on August 14, 2003. | This August [2003], during the very same week that the world commemorated the 58th anniversary of the only use of nuclear weapons—an act which obliterated the cities of …

Cristiane Sampaio (2018-04-30). Brazil: Workers' Party Announces Coordination Team for Lula's Presidential Campaign. globalresearch.ca Leaders and directors of Brazil's Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores— PT) announced on Tuesday (24) a dedicated commission and the methodology they will use to draft the platform of government for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is …

FBD (2018-04-30). Trump Administration's Rollback of Offshore-drilling Safety Regulations Enacted after the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration today moved to weaken another offshore drilling safety rule enacted after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. | Today's proposed changes to the safety rule known as the "Blowout Preventer Systems …

Joe Penney (2018-04-30). Why Did the US and Its Allies Bomb Libya? Corruption Case Against Sarkozy Sheds New Light on Ousting of Gaddafi. globalresearch.ca Seven years after the popular uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and the NATO intervention that removed him from power, Libya is extremely fractured and a source of regional instability. But while Congress has heavily scrutinized the attack on the …

Danny Haiphong (2018-04-30). "Cruise Missile Left" Complicit in American Escalation Toward World War III. globalresearch.ca "The cruise missile left has aligned with the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies against Trump and have dropped any anti-war, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist tendencies in the process." | The US-led alliance of imperial nations has waged war on Syria for …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-04-30). Iraq's Sacred Assemblies. Survival of Iraq's Culture and Intellectual Standards. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Kerbala Medical College Students | Classrooms are not normally perceived as a backdrop for cultural exchange, a setting vital to preserving tradition. If they are not, what is an assembly of fourteen twenty-year olds doing, Iraqi in this case, …

TRNN (2018-04-30). Universal Basic Income and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive? therealnews.com Finland recently decided to end its Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment, but the debate about whether UBI is progressive or regressive rages on. We speak to Economist Katherine A. Moos of the Political Economic Research Institute, UMass.

Stephen Lendman (2018-04-30). Syrian Military Facilities Terror-Bombed Overnight. globalresearch.ca VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | According to Syrian and Lebanese media, multiple military sites were struck Sunday night. | Hezbollah's Al Ahbar accused Israel for the attacks. A Syrian …

James Cogan (2018-04-30). Trump to Meet North Korean Leader in "Three or Four Weeks" globalresearch.ca At a campaign rally in Michigan yesterday, US President Donald Trump indicated that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the next "three or four weeks," at a still undisclosed location. His supporters chanted "Nobel," Nobel," echoing …

Israel Shamir (2018-04-30). The Korean Summit. The Liberation of the Peninsula. globalresearch.ca A wonderful, joyful day, a jubilant summit! On the bloody 38th parallel, for the first time in many years, the two Koreans met, the leaders of the two Korean states. There were affable smiles and a spontaneous brief and unscripted …

RT (2018-04-30). 'Need for free press' out, but warning for whistleblowers added in DOJ's internal manual update. rt.com The Department of Justice has removed language relating to the "need for a free press" as part of an update to its internal manual for federal prosecutors, in what appears to be an effort to discourage whistleblowing and leaking.
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David Dayen (2018-04-30). Whether America Can Afford a Job Guarantee Program Is Not Up for Debate. theintercept.com Sen. Bernie Sanders's endorsement of a guaranteed job for anyone who wants one, joining previous supporters such as Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker, reinvigorated a debate that has been roiling within economics Twitter and academic circles for a long time. Those more partial to a universal basic income untethered to work clash with job guarantee supporters from the left; those who see the job guarantee as a dangerous slip into socialism attack from the right. And mainstream Democrats not running for the presidency don't really want to talk about it. | Those fresh to the debate, meanwhile, instinctively ask what feels like an intuitive question: How on earth can we pay for that? | But if we're going to have an honest debate about whether the government should be spending hundreds of billions of dollars so…

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Trump-Backing Teacher Chastises Betsy DeVos To Her Face In Closed-Door Meeting
Brad Reed, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-01
50 teachers, who had all been named teachers of the year in their individual states, met with DeVos this week to discuss their concerns about her education policies. | An Oklahoma teacher who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 says that he got into a heated argument with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during a closed-door meeting this week. Teacher Jon Hazell tells the Huffington Post that he and 49 other teachers, who had all been named teachers of the year in their individual states, met with DeVos this week to discuss their concerns about her education policies. In particular, he took issue with DeVos's "school choice" program, which he said drains resources out of traditional public schools and lavishes them upon private schools and charter schools. "I said, 'You're the one creating the "bad" schools by taking all the kids that. . .
www.alternet.org/trump-backing-teacher-chastises-betsy-devos-her-face-closed-door-meeting

Here's Why Top U.S. Universities Have Law Schools But Not Police Schools
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-01
What harm is our reluctance to study and educate this profession causing our society? | In response to protests calling for police reform and accountability, some U. S. police departments are partnering with colleges and universities to develop anti-bias training for their employees. In Washington D. C. , for example, officers will take a critical race theory class at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The idea of providing liberal arts education to officers to improve police-community relations and productivity is not new. As early as 1967, a federal commission charged with finding solutions to rising crime and police brutality recommended that all police "personnel with general enforcement powers have a baccalaureate degree. "However, recent research indicates that education has mixed results. While some evidence suggests that college-educated officers are less likely to use force, it also shows they are less satisfied. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/heres-why-top-us-universities-have-law-schools-not-police-schools

Col. Wilkerson on Korean Peace: 'We've Been Here Before," But it Fell Apart
TRNN | therealnews.com | 2018-05-01
Over the past 20 years or so there have been several opportunities for peace between North and South Korea, but each time it fell apart because of stumbling blocks on both the North Korean and the US side, says Col. Larry Wilkerson…
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"Talking About History Is Way to Liberate America": New Memorial Honors Victims of White Supremacy
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-01
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened last week in Montgomery, Alabama — a monument to victims of white supremacy in the United States. The memorial's centerpiece is a walkway with 800 weathered steel pillars overhead, each of them naming a US county and the people who were lynched there by white mobs. In addition to the memorial dedicated to the victims of lynching, its partner site, the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, also opened last week. For more, we speak with Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country's first-ever memorial to the victims of lynching in the United States. | TRANSCRIPT | AMY GOODMAN: On Thursday, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, a monument to victims…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44339-talking-about-history-is-way-to-liberate-america-new-memorial-honors-victims-of-white-supremacy

The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World
Valerie Tarico, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-01
These dubious concepts advocate conflict, cruelty and suffering. | Some of humanity's technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good. I've previously highlighted some of humanity's best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there. 1. Chosen People –The term "Chosen People" typically refers to the Hebrew Bible and the ugly idea that God has. . .
www.alternet.org/12-worst-ideas-organized-religion-has-unleashed-world

PLO: Palestinians Will Not Be Part of Any Peace Plan Proposed by US
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-01
Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian side will not be part of any peace plan proposed by US president Donald Trump. During a meeting with Sweden's State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Annika Sà∂der, and the accompanying delegation in …
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A Professor and Student Weigh in on the US' Jerusalem Embassy Move
DDIO | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-01
Real people are harmed when politicians and diplomats, as well as warmongers and peacemakers, differ, as third-party combatants, in this never-ending cycle of blame, state-violence, ethno-religious violence and loss of human capital to war. | The post A Professor and Student Weigh in on the US' Jerusalem Embassy Move appeared first on MintPress News.

A Professor and Student Weigh in on the US’ Jerusalem Embassy Move

Christian Pastor Pens Open Letter to Trump 'Surrogate' Sarah Huckabee Sanders About Her Lies
Dominique Jackson, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-01
He asked how she reconciles her unethical behavior with her professed religious faith. | In an open letter to White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, author and pastor, John Pavlovitz, vividly questioned Sanders relationship with Jesus Christ. "What I mean is, how do you reconcile your supposed faith in Jesus of Nazareth, with your current position as a mouthpiece for this morally malignant President? " Pavlovitz said. Pavlovitz platform is about saying the hard stuff. He wrote that Sanders public image and professed Christian faith has raised a few eyebrows. "As a professed Christian, how do you make peace with the reality that you regularly mount the largest bully pulpit in the nation–and you lie for a living on behalf of a serial predator? " he said. "How do you square your Christianity with the realization that you are the most visible and vocal surrogate for a. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/christian-pastor-pens-open-letter-trump-surrogate-sarah-huckabee-sanders-about-her

How Establishment Democrats Manufacture Faux Progressive Congressional Campaigns
Eric Draitser | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-01
When Bernie Sanders took the stage in Washington Square Park in New York City on a cold April night in 2016, he faced a crowd of approximately 25,000 adoring fans, many of whom were young, progressive, and desperately seeking a political alternative to the seemingly ineluctable game of Russian roulette that was a Clinton-Trump crapshoot. | They waited for hours, listened to progressive celebrities like Spike Lee and Tim Robbins give rousing speeches, and were finally rewarded when the self-proclaimed democratic socialist from Vermont approached the podium with his characteristic lack of flair and precisely crafted economic populist stump speech which he had delivered a thousand times. | And yet, the energy coursing through the crowd told the story. They didn't care they'd heard it all many times before, that Sanders was reading from the same cue cards as he had a…

How Establishment Democrats Manufacture Faux Progressive Congressional Campaigns

Who Leaked the Dozens of Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump — and Why?
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-01
Pledge your support for ethical, insightful independent media: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and choose the "monthly" option at checkout. | Did Trump's own legal team leak the questions that the president is so upset about on Tuesday morning? | While it appeared that perhaps nobody ever told President Donald Trump the old adage of the cover up being worse than the crime, the president on Tuesday morning announced, "It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened!" | Capping the early-morning tweet off with his favorite new word — "Witchhunt!" — the statement follows reporting by the New York Times on Monday evening which revealed "more than four dozen questions" Special Counsel Robert Mueller had told Trump's legal team it would like to ask Trump. | Read the full…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44335-who-leaked-the-dozens-of-questions-mueller-wants-to-ask-trump-and-why

Rod Rosenstein Says He Has Been Privately Threatened as Republicans Draft Articles of Impeachment
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-01
If Trump is trying to intimidate Rosenstein, it could factor into a potential obstruction of justice case against the president. | Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein revealed Tuesday at an event at Washington, D. C. 's Newseum that he has been privately "threatened," a troubling indication of the level of threat the rule of law faces under President Donald Trump's administration. He made the remarks when he was asked about recently leaked efforts to draft impeachment documents against him by congressional Republicans. "I don't have anything to say about documents like that that nobody has the courage to put their name on," he said. "There have been making people who have been making threats, privately and publicly, against me for quite some time. And I think they should understand by now: The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted. We're going to do what's. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/rod-rosenstein-says-he-has-been-privately-threatened-republicans-draft-articles

Trump Gets a Long List of Questions From Mueller, N.Y. Times Writes
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-01
Almost four dozen questions have reportedly been given to lawyers for the president as part of the investigation into the 2016 election and whether he obstructed justice. | The post Trump Gets a Long List of Questions From Mueller, N.Y. Times Writes appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/trump-gets-a-long-list-of-questions-from-mueller-n-y-times-writes/

Condoleezza Rice Tells 'Fox and Friends' It Won't Be a 'Disaster' if Trump Pulls U.S. from Iran Nuclear Deal
Media Matters Staff, Media Matters | alternet.org | 2018-05-01
The former secretary of state's comments were disturbing. | From the May 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: CONDOLEEZZA RICE (FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE): I actually think if we pull out now, it's not going to be the disaster that everybody is talking about. I would not have signed this deal. I don't think it was a very good deal. I think we were in a hurry to get a deal, and we left a lot on the table and, as you said, they got a lot up front. The allies love this deal, and I certainly hope that in their meeting with President Trump that [French President Emmanuel] Macron and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel talked about ways to improve the deal if we're going to stay in it. But if we get out of this deal, it's going to be. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/condoleezza-rice-tells-fox-and-friends-it-wont-be-disaster-if-trump-pulls-us-iran

International May Day 2017: Mass Marches and Police Repression
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-01
In celebration of this year's May Day, let us recall what the workers around the world fought for last year. Read the article below and see how far the workers' march has brought us this year. | May Day, the day …
globalresearch.ca/international-may-day-2017-mass-marches-and-police-repression/5588249

May Day: Workers' Struggles, International Solidarity, Political Aspirations
Socialist Project | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-01
For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour's long repression of its own radical past, …
globalresearch.ca/may-day-workers-struggles-international-solidarity-political-aspirations/5522661

China's Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States
TRNN | therealnews.com | 2018-05-01
The two biggest scientific powers, the U.S. & China, need to rethink the world's intellectual property-based innovation system to safeguard citizen interests or else this privatization of technology, an arms race mentality in science, will produce a dark, dystopian future none of us really want explains Peter Drahos…
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Headlines for May 1, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-05-01
Afghanistan: 10 Journalists Killed in Deadliest Day for Reporters Since 2001, South Korea Dismantles Propaganda Loudspeakers in Latest Step Toward Peace, Netanyahu Claims, Without Evidence, Iran Violated 2015 Nuclear Deal, 8 Migrants from Caravan Allowed to Enter U.S. and Seek Asylum, Reuters: EPA Granted Billionaire Carl Icahn a Financial Hardship Waiver for Refinery, NYT Obtains Mueller's List of Questions He'd Like to Ask Trump, NBC: John Kelly Repeatedly Called Trump an "Idiot", Stormy Daniels Sues Trump for Defamation, After Tweet, Roy Moore Sues 4 Women Who Accused Him of Sexual Assault, Harassment, #MuteRKelly: Women of Color Demand Companies Cut Ties with R. Kelly over Rape Claims, Arizona Teachers and Workers Across the World Set to Strike, Scholar and Activist Joel Kovel Dies at 81 in New York City…
www.democracynow.org/2018/5/1/headlines

New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any President the Power to Imprison U.S. Citizens in Military Detention Forever
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-05-01
One of the most outrageous acts of Barack Obama's presidency was his failure to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. | The fiscal year 2012 NDAA included provisions that appeared to both codify and expand a power the executive branch had previously claimed to possess — namely, the power to hold individuals, including U.S. citizens, in military detention indefinitely — based on the Authorization to Use Military Force passed by Congress three days after 9/11. | The New York Times warned that the bill could "give future presidents the authority to throw American citizens into prison for life without charges or a trial." Not surprisingly, Obama's decision generated enormous outcry across the political spectrum, from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, on the right to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the left. | However, the NDAA did provide…
theintercept.com/2018/05/01/ndaa-2018-aumf-detention/

Ten Journalists Were Just Killed in Afghanistan. Please STFU About the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2018-05-01
Over the weekend, 10 Afghan journalists were eating their last meals and having their final conversations with their loved ones, but they didn't know it. On Monday, they were murdered in attacks that specifically targeted them — one was shot by assailants in Khost province, the others were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber mixed with them as they reported on a bombing that had just happened. This hardly counts as news in America, because we have peculiar ideas on what constitutes bravery in journalism. | While these Afghan reporters were living their final hours in relative obscurity, hundreds of American journalists were celebrating themselves in a glitzy Washington, D.C. ballroom. Their good humor was thrown off kilter when a comedian, Michelle Wolf, delivered a lacerating routine that criticized the Trump administration, especially its chief spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
theintercept.com/2018/05/01/ten-journalists-were-just-killed-in-afghanistan-please-stfu-about-the-white-house-correspondents-dinner/

Income inequality worsening in Bangladesh
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-01
Official statistics contradict World Bank and the Bangladeshi government claims of "remarkable progress in poverty reduction."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/01/bang-m01.html

May Day 2018
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-01
On May Day, the day of international working-class solidarity, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site extend our greetings to workers engaged in struggles all over the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/01/pers-m01.html

"Talking About History Is Way We Liberate America": New Memorial Honors Victims of White Supremacy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-05-01
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened last week in Montgomery, Alabama–a monument to victims of white supremacy in the United States. The memorial's centerpiece is a walkway with 800 weathered steel pillars overhead, each of them naming a U.S. county and the people who were lynched there by white mobs. In addition to the memorial dedicated to the victims of lynching, its partner site, the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, also opened last week. For more, we speak with Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the country's first-ever memorial to the victims of lynching in the United States.
www.democracynow.org/2018/5/1/talking_about_history_is_way_to

'I'd Rather Be Teaching' Arizona and Colorado Teachers Join Wave of Revolts to Defend Public Ed
TRNN | therealnews.com | 2018-04-30
Arizona High School Counselor Annie Conway says education advocates are fighting back against draconian budget cuts and the privatization of public schools…
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Three Neonicotinoids Down, More Bee-killing Pesticides to Go
Greenpeace | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Four countries opposed the ban and eight abstained. The countries supporting the ban were: France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, representing 76.1 per cent of the EU …
globalresearch.ca/three-neonicotinoids-down-more-bee-killing-pesticides-to-go/5638452

Korean War Finally Ending, in Huge Victory for Peace Activists
TRNN | therealnews.com | 2018-04-30
North and South Korea have agreed to sign a peace deal, after nearly 70 years of war. Christine Ahn says this is thanks to dedicated activism inside and outside of the Korean Peninsula.
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What Does 'Denuclearization' Mean in the Negotiations for an End to the Korean War?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-30
Media news reports and commentary as well as political statements coming out of Washington on the surprising blossoming of peace talks between North and South Korea tend to focus on the question of whether North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is really "serious" about eliminating his recently developed nuclear weapons arsenal, or whether he will just…
counterpunch.org/2018/04/30/what-does-denuclearization-mean-in-the-negotiations-for-an-end-to-the-korean-war/

Peaceful Protests in Armenia Bringing Democracy or East vs. West Showdown?
Joachim Hagopian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
On April 23rd, 2018, the eve of the 103rd anniversary of Armenian Remembrance Day, Armenia's president recently turned Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned from his newly created post after over a decade in control leading the Yerevan …
globalresearch.ca/peaceful-protests-in-armenia-bringing-democracy-or-east-vs-west-showdown/5638399

The Korean Summit. The Liberation of the Peninsula
Israel Shamir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
A wonderful, joyful day, a jubilant summit! On the bloody 38th parallel, for the first time in many years, the two Koreans met, the leaders of the two Korean states. There were affable smiles and a spontaneous brief and unscripted …
globalresearch.ca/the-korean-summit-the-liberation-of-the-peninsula/5638429

The Secret August 6-9, 2003 "Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration" Meeting at USSTRATCOM to Plan the Production of a New Generation of "More Usable" Nuclear Weapons
Alice Slater | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
This article was first published by Global Research on August 14, 2003. | This August [2003], during the very same week that the world commemorated the 58th anniversary of the only use of nuclear weapons–an act which obliterated the cities of …
globalresearch.ca/the-secret-august-6-9-2003-secret-hiroshima-nagasaki-commemoration-meeting-at-usstratcom-to-plan-the-production-of-a-new-generation-of-more-usable-nuclear-weapons/5638411

Young Hive Bees Poisoned by Insecticides
Brandon Turbeville | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
New research in both Europe and the United States has demonstrated yet another disturbing link between insecticides known as neonicotinoids and their adverse effects on honey bees. Prior to the research, which was conducted at the University of Buenos Aires …
globalresearch.ca/young-hive-bees-poisoned-by-insecticides/5638446

'May Day' Militancy Needed to Create the Economy We Need
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an abusive way, not only against unions but …
globalresearch.ca/may-day-militancy-needed-to-create-the-economy-we-need/5638395

Brazil: Workers' Party Announces Coordination Team for Lula's Presidential Campaign
Cristiane Sampaio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Leaders and directors of Brazil's Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores– PT) announced on Tuesday (24) a dedicated commission and the methodology they will use to draft the platform of government for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is …
globalresearch.ca/brazil-workers-party-announces-coordination-team-for-lulas-presidential-campaign/5638490

Israeli Sniper Rifles Made in USA
Joyce Chediac | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
The weapon used by Israel soldiers to murder and maim unarmed Palestinians on the Gaza border is the U.S-supplied-and-made Remington M24. In fact, this weapon is the standard sniping rifle of the Israeli army. This makes the U.S. government just …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-sniper-rifles-made-in-usa/5638483

The Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and the New Cold War with Russia
PKVDP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
The alleged gas incident in Douma (Syria), the assault of father and daughter Skripal in Salisbury, as well as the accusations of systematic doping of Russian athletes, confirm one of the book's basic conclusions: Moscow is being accused of misdeeds of all kinds and subjected to sanctions before any serious investigation.
globalresearch.ca/the-downing-of-malaysian-airlines-flight-mh17-and-the-new-cold-war-with-russia/5638505

Imperialism and Capitalism: Rethinking an Intimate Relationship
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
There is a fundamental confusion about the relationship between capitalism and imperialism. Contemporary theorizing often ignores the sociopolitical and ideological power configurations as well as the role of international financial institutions…
globalresearch.ca/imperialism-and-capitalism-rethinking-an-intimate-relationship/5496284

National Security Archive Sues CIA for Gina Haspel Torture Cables
TNSA | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
The National Security Archive filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) against the CIA today in federal district court in Washington. The case seeks 12 specific cables from November and December 2002 that were authored or authorized by…
globalresearch.ca/national-security-archive-sues-cia-for-gina-haspel-torture-cables/5638493

Why Did the US and Its Allies Bomb Libya? Corruption Case Against Sarkozy Sheds New Light on Ousting of Gaddafi
Joe Penney | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Seven years after the popular uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and the NATO intervention that removed him from power, Libya is extremely fractured and a source of regional instability. But while Congress has heavily scrutinized the attack on the …
globalresearch.ca/why-did-the-us-and-its-allies-bomb-libya-corruption-case-against-sarkozy-sheds-new-light-on-ousting-of-gaddafi/5638455

Why Are Palestinians Protesting in Gaza?
Mike Merryman-Lotze | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Once again, the Israeli military has turned its guns on Gaza — this time on unarmed protesters, in a series of shootings over the last few weeks. Gaza's already under-resourced hospitals are straining to care for the thousands of protesters …
globalresearch.ca/why-are-palestinians-protesting-in-gaza/5638465

"Cruise Missile Left" Complicit in American Escalation Toward World War III
Danny Haiphong | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
"The cruise missile left has aligned with the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies against Trump and have dropped any anti-war, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist tendencies in the process." | The US-led alliance of imperial nations has waged war on Syria for …
globalresearch.ca/cruise-missile-left-complicit-in-american-escalation-toward-world-war-iii/5638479

Trump to Meet North Korean Leader in "Three or Four Weeks"
James Cogan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
At a campaign rally in Michigan yesterday, US President Donald Trump indicated that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the next "three or four weeks," at a still undisclosed location. His supporters chanted "Nobel," Nobel," echoing …
globalresearch.ca/trump-to-meet-north-korean-leader-in-three-or-four-weeks/5638439

Social Science and the Question of Korea. The True Desire to Move Forward Under one Flag as one Nation
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
It is not an exaggeration to say that there are already thousands upon thousands of articles/interviews available on the internet, in newspapers and on TV channels about the recent developments between North and South Korea. The majority of these political …
globalresearch.ca/social-science-and-the-question-of-korea-the-true-desire-to-move-forward-under-one-flag-as-one-nation/5638434

The US Needs a Strong Iran to "Frighten the Arab World". Transforming the Middle East into a Huge US Weapons Warehouse
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
The US needs a strong Iran to use as a continuous scarecrow to frighten Middle Eastern countries, mainly Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Bahrain. The aim is to blackmail these Gulf countries and sell them US arms, transforming the Middle …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-needs-a-strong-iran-to-frighten-the-arab-world-transforming-the-middle-east-into-a-huge-us-weapons-warehouse/5638475

Trump Administration's Rollback of Offshore-drilling Safety Regulations Enacted after the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster
FBD | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
The Trump administration today moved to weaken another offshore drilling safety rule enacted after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. | Today's proposed changes to the safety rule known as the "Blowout Preventer Systems …
globalresearch.ca/trump-administrations-rollback-of-offshore-drilling-safety-regulations-enacted-after-the-bp-deepwater-horizon-disaster/5638472

Escaping Violence and Poverty: Trump Administration Turns Away Immigrant Caravan Requesting Asylum at US-Mexico Border
| globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
On Sunday, US immigration authorities turned away some 200 Central American immigrants seeking to apply for asylum at the US-Mexico border. As the workers and youth fleeing murderous repression in countries long dominated by US imperialism chanted, "Why do they …
globalresearch.ca/escaping-violence-and-poverty-trump-administration-turns-away-immigrant-caravan-requesting-asylum-at-us-mexico-border/5638442

Syrian Military Facilities Terror-Bombed Overnight
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | According to Syrian and Lebanese media, multiple military sites were struck Sunday night. | Hezbollah's Al Ahbar accused Israel for the attacks. A Syrian …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-military-facilities-terror-bombed-overnight/5638425

Iraq's Sacred Assemblies. Survival of Iraq's Culture and Intellectual Standards
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Featured image: Kerbala Medical College Students | Classrooms are not normally perceived as a backdrop for cultural exchange, a setting vital to preserving tradition. If they are not, what is an assembly of fourteen twenty-year olds doing, Iraqi in this case, …
globalresearch.ca/iraqs-sacred-assemblies-survival-of-iraqs-culture-and-intellectual-standards/5638403

Without a US Ambassador: Australia Awaits
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-04-30
Featured image: Vice Adm. Harry Harris, Jr. (US Navy Photo) | It was cheered and embraced with enthusiasm bordering on self-praise: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. of the Pacific Fleet would be making his way to Canberra to assume the post …
globalresearch.ca/without-a-us-ambassador-australia-awaits/5638414

Universal Basic Income and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive?
TRNN | therealnews.com | 2018-04-30
Finland recently decided to end its Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment, but the debate about whether UBI is progressive or regressive rages on. We speak to Economist Katherine A. Moos of the Political Economic Research Institute, UMass.
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Burundi: Further Information: Human rights defenders sentenced to 10 years: Emmanuel Nshimirimana, Aimé Constant Gatore and Marius Nizigiyimana
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-04-30
Human rights defenders Emmanuel Nshimirimana, Aimé Constant Gatore and Marius Nizigiyimana were sentenced to 10 years in prison on 8 March. They are members of the Burundian non-governmental organization Words and Actions for the Awakening of Consciences and the Evolution of Mentalities (PARCEM). They had been charged with 'threatening interior state security' and using fake documents. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/afr16/8293/2018/en/

Iran: New evidence reveals deliberate desecration and destruction of multiple mass gravesites
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-04-30
Bulldozing, road construction, mass rubbish dumping and new burial plots used to compromise and destroy mass graves | Iranian authorities deliberately eradicating vital forensic evidence that could hamper the rights to truth, justice and reparations | At least 4,000-5,000 people secretly buried in mass graves after bloody 1988 massacre | New evidence including satellite imagery, photo and video analysis shows that the Iranian authorities are deliberately destroying suspected or confirmed mass grave sites associated with the 1988 massacre in which thousands of prisoners detained for political reasons were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed, according to a report released by Amnesty International and Justice for Iran today. | Criminal cover-up: Iran destroying mass graves of victims of 1988 killings reveals that the Iranian authorities are bulldozing, constructing buildings and roads,…
www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/iran-new-evidence-reveals-deliberate-desecration-and-destruction-of-multiple-mass-gravesites/

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