Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

2018-05-03: News Headlines

wsws.org (2018-05-04). Amazon workers urge Arizona teachers to continue strike. wsws.org The teachers strike has struck a chord with workers around the world who recognize the common interests they share in the fight for access to social rights like healthcare, education and decent wages.

Mark Gruenberg (2018-05-03). Congressional GOP lets business lobbyists rewrite labor law. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Using a bill almost literally written by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the anti-worker Republican majority on an ideologically polarized House Education and the Workforce subcommittee launched yet another attempt to trash the nation's basic labor law. The business lobby's attempt was so brazen that its representatives, from the notorious anti-worker, anti-consumer Berman PR firm, […]…

Stephen Lendman (2018-05-03). War on Iran Coming? globalresearch.ca VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | If launched, war on Iran could threaten world peace more than any other post-9/11 conflict. | The Islamic Republic is far stronger militarily than …

Robert Parry (2018-05-03). May Day '71: When Bob Parry Went to Jail in the Biggest Mass Arrest in U.S. History. globalresearch.ca A note from Nat Parry: | In the spring of 1971, with war raging in Vietnam, the U.S. peace movement hoped to shut down the federal government in an audacious mass civil disobedience action. Under the slogan "If the government won't …

Emma Howard (2018-05-03). New Air Pollution Database Maps World's Most Polluted Cities. mintpressnews.com India is home to the world's most toxic cities. Beijing is no longer the global symbol of smog it once was. And there is a staggering lack of air quality monitoring in some countries.

Peter Koenig (2018-05-03). The Koreas Unified and at Peace? — How About Syria, Iran and Venezuela? globalresearch.ca Peace — in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority — 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it's the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since …

Andrew Korybko (2018-05-03). The US Doesn't Want to be the "World's Policeman", but Its "Marshal" globalresearch.ca Trump drew the mockery of many when he said that the US doesn't want to be the "world's policeman", but what people don't realize is that cops handle small-time activities such as what in this context would be "peacekeeping", while …

INA (2018-05-03). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April — 02 May 2018). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April — 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers' life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]…

Philip M. Giraldi (2018-05-03). Congress Fails to Discover Collusion to Subvert the 2016 Election — Again. mintpressnews.com There are daily newspaper reports explaining how Mueller's noose is tightening around Trump, though no one quite explains how that is so. What is clear is that Trump is an immoral man and that a lot of his friends were engaged in activity that might be described as sleazy. But sleazy does not equate to a deliberate attempt to fix a national election and subvert the Constitution of the United States of America.

Ellie Geranmayeh (2018-05-03). Europe's Balancing Act on the Nuclear Deal: Wooing Trump Without Losing Iran. globalresearch.ca For much of Iran's political elite, and its overwhelmingly young population, the nuclear deal is becoming a story of failure. This situation risks impacting on Tehran's willingness to engage politically and to reach diplomatic compromises with Western powers. Last week …

truth-out.org (2018-05-03). Economic Adviser to the Sanders 2016 Campaign Debunks Budget Deficit Myths. truth-out.org Nonprofit, independent news outlets like Truthout are critical to countering the mainstream media narrative. Help get the real stories out by supporting Truthout with a tax-deductible donation. | | " Left Out," a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Dante Dallavalle and Michael Palmieri, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists and organizers on the Left. Follow "Left Out" on Twitter: @leftoutpodcast | Stephanie Kelton is a leading American economist and a professor of public policy and Economics at Stony Brook University. Kelton was chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee and economic adviser to the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. She's most known for being a pioneer of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). | In this episode, Professor Kelton debunks budget deficit and government spending myths, and explains why understanding how our…

Clark T. Scott (2018-05-03). Fool That I Am: Bernie, Jill and the Democrats. counterpunch.org Two years ago I decided to try to do something which I had long ago decided was a foolish thing to do and which I had, up until 2016, sworn to actively oppose in an effort to cling to a small semblance of integrity between my desires for justice, equality, a healthy environment, and the More

Eric A. Gordon (2018-05-03). 'Jimmy's Carwash Adventure': A children's bilingual introduction to worker justice. peoplesworld.org Dedicated "to carwash workers and their daily struggle for dignity and respect," Victor Narro's children's book Jimmy's Carwash Adventure, or La aventura de Jaime en el autolavado, is a loving, sensitive introduction to labor justice issues that English-speaking as well as Spanish-speaking kids can enjoy. If it falls into the right hands, even their parents […]…

The Hudson Report (2018-05-03). The History of Debt Cancellation and Jesus's Economic Justice Activism. counterpunch.org Left Out, a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left. The Hudson Report is a new weekly series produced by Left Out with the legendary economist Michael Hudson. Every episode we cover an economic or political issue that More

Ted Rall (2018-05-03). America is One of the Few Cultures with Insults for Smart People. counterpunch.org There was controversy about it, but the Inuit famously and really do have at least 50 words for snow. The Scots have 241! The Sami people of northern Scandinavia and Russia use more than 1000 words for reindeer. Sanskrit, the language of the Kama Sutra, offers 267 words for love. Languages tend to evolve to More

The Conversation (2018-05-03). Young American Jews Are Turning Away from the State of Israel. alternet.org They're disinclined to support a government they view as oppressive. | Natalie Portman, the Oscar-winning actress, recently kicked off a massive storm of controversy when she pulled out of a prestigious award ceremony in Israel because, she said, she "did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu. "The response to Portman's refusal to appear alongside Israel's prime minister was intense. She was denounced by right-wing Israeli politicians. One labeled Portman's decision as borderline anti-Semitic. Another suggested that her Israeli citizenship should be stripped. Born in Israel, Portman is a dual American-Israeli citizen. The reaction within the American Jewish community was more divided. Some assailed her for being disloyal, deluded, or, at best, misguided. Others hailed her as a hero for publicly voicing her opposition to Netanyahu and his government's hard-line policies. Portman's protest touched a raw nerve not. . .

PJHC (2018-05-03). North and South Korea: A Handshake that Shook the World. globalresearch.ca Featured image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace each other after releasing a joint statement at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday. (Source: Korea Summit Press Pool) | One of the memorable events of the …

Andrew Korybko (2018-05-03). The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Is Unravelling and "It's All the US' Fault" globalresearch.ca Half of Unasur's members suspended their participation in the South American bloc. | The American-friendly governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru coordinated their move just days after Bolivia assumed the rotating presidency of the organization, justifying their decision …

Zero Hedge (2018-05-03). Trump "All but Decided to Withdraw" from Iran Deal as IAEA Refutes Netanyahu Speech. globalresearch.ca Soon after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a televised address in which he unveiled a cache of 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs that he claimed comprised Iran's alleged "atomic archive" of documents on its nuclear program, supposedly …

Juan Cole (2018-05-03). Netanyahu: Don't Look Here Where We're Shooting Children, Look Over There at Iran. globalresearch.ca Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a notorious warmonger, serial liar and supremacist racialist who used to lead the closest thing Israel has to a fascist party until parties even more extreme got elected to parliament, is attempting to bamboozle …

The Conversation (2018-05-03). Study Shows Young Women Are Consistently More Left-Wing Than Their Male Counterparts. alternet.org Younger women are the most left-wing in their voting habits and older women the most right-wing. | Young women across Western Europe and Canada are more left wing than their male counterparts, according to new research I carried out that also shows among older voters women more likely to be right wing than men. We already know that younger people are often more likely to vote for left-wing parties than their older peers, but it seems this trend is particularly pronounced among women. Younger women are the most left wing in their voting habits and older women the most right wing when we compared voters by age and gender. This is shown in a study using data on over 40,000 people from the World Values Survey/ European Values Study in Western Europe and Canada, 1989-2014. This trend is summarised in. . .

Prof. Peter Beinart (2018-05-03). American Jews Have Abandoned Gaza — And the Truth. The Struggle for Human Decency. globalresearch.ca "In our time," wrote George Orwell in 1946, "political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible." British colonialism, the Soviet gulag and America's dropping of an atomic bomb, he argued, "can indeed be defended, but only by …

Prof. Alon Ben-Meir (2018-05-03). Albania Must Choose Between the EU and Turkey. globalresearch.ca

RT News (2018-05-03). Videos: From Rallies to Riots: May Day Across the World. globalresearch.ca Workers across the globe took to the streets for Labor Day celebrations, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. | May Day is a public holiday in many countries, used by labor unions to voice their concerns and demands …

True Publica (2018-05-03). Rio Olympics 2016 — The Mainstream Media Con About Russian Athletes. globalresearch.ca Before anyone shouts us out for being a Russian supporting apologist Putinbot, it is important to get some facts right. Our position is that there's no doubting that Russia has been undermining Western democracies with "active measures" such as propaganda …

Niall Bradley (2018-05-03). Flashback 2005: Watch CNN's Christiane Amanpour Tell Syria's Assad 'US Is Coming for You'. globalresearch.ca In late 2005 CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviewed Syrian president Bashar al-Assad ahead of the publication of a UN report on an investigation into the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former prime minster of Lebanon, on Valentine's Day that year. Syria's …

Eric Zuesse (2018-05-03). Gallup: Job-Satisfaction Is Highest in UAE, Russia, and U.S. globalresearch.ca The Gallup World Poll, released on May 1st, surveyed over 1,000 people in each of 128 countries, and found that the three nations with the highest percentage of employees satisfied with their jobs, were UAE, Russia, and U.S. | In UAE…

Manlio Dinucci (2018-05-03). Video: The Art of War: US Fleet with 1000 Missiles in the Mediterranean. globalresearch.ca The fleet, with more than 8,000 men on board, has an enormous firepower. The Truman — a supercarrier 300 meters long, equipped with two nuclear reactors – can launch 90 fighters and helicopters in consecutive waves. Its strike group is supplemented by 4 destroyers and submarines, can launch over 1,000 cruise missiles.

Richard Galustian (2018-05-03). Haftar's Return to Libya. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Haftar last Thursday early evening at Benghazi's Benina Airport (Source: LNA website & social media) | Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar returned from a Paris hospital, via Cairo, to Libya on a proverbial 'white horse'. | Recovered after two weeks of …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2018-05-03). We Europeans Say No to a War Against Russia! globalresearch.ca In the past, Germany let itself be dragged in the First World War and has inflicted immeasurable suffering on the Russian people during the Second World War. | We will not allow such a crime to happen again! | If the German …

Jessica Corbett (2018-05-03). 'A Dangerous Low': Trump Ignores Deadline for Reporting Civilians Killed by US Drone Attacks. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Anti-drone demonstrators march in 2013. (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) | The Trump administration on Tuesday flouted two major deadlines for disclosing the number of civilians killed by U.S. military forces: one public report that was mandated by an Obama-era …

Richard Galustian (2018-05-03). Explosions Rock Tripoli Election Commission: Who's Trying to Prevent the Vote? globalresearch.ca To underscore the dire situation in Libya and the extent to which extremists will go, on Wednesday at around noon two huge explosions occurred at the HNEC, the Higher National Election Commission's HQ, in Tripoli, killing over 15 people and …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-05-03). Trump's Phony Trade War. globalresearch.ca Trump's trade team heads off to Beijing this week of May 2018 to attempt to negotiate terms of a new US-China trade deal. The US decision whether to continue the exemptions on Steel and Aluminum tariffs with the European Union …

Mark Taliano (2018-05-03). Has Critical Thinking Become Extinct? Washington's War on Western Minds. globalresearch.ca The late Zbigniew Brzezinski was an architect in the use of fanatical terrorists to invade and destroy countries. Washington used the tactic in Afghanistan, and Washington is still using so-called "jihadi" terrorists to destroy non-compliant countries. Washington has been destroying …

Rima Najjar (2018-05-03). The Saudi Prince and the Palestinian Paupers. globalresearch.ca As a Palestinian, I barely raise an eyebrow when I hear Mohammed bin Salman say things like, Palestinians "must accept what US offers or stop complaining." | That's because I don't make the mistaken assumption (as many people do) that the …

PMFDN (2018-05-03). Commemorating The Odessa Massacre of 2 May 2014. globalresearch.ca WARNING: This post includes documentation of most gruesome scenes at the crime scene. First published in May 2014, updated in February 2015 | New update 20 February 2015 | First-hand information on how the Odessa operation was organized and executed (+18 GRAPHIC)

David Orchard (2018-05-03). Aboriginal Rights and the Proposed Pipeline Corridor: Why Are Canadian Governments Doing the Kinder Morgan Kowtow? globalresearch.ca Featured image: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, speaks before a meeting about the deadlock over Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, in Trudeau's on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April …

Staff (2018-05-03). California Faces Potential for Extreme Weather. truthdig.com Life is about to become uncomfortable for 40 million people in turbulent California. The citizens of the golden state face a future of extremes, according to new research. The number and severity of floods will grow. But so will the number of extended and severe droughts. | The backcloth to California's climate — the overall annual precipitation — may not change greatly as the world, and the US with it, warms as a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion on a global scale. | What instead will happen is that droughts will last longer, and when the rain arrives it will fall much more heavily. | "These are actually huge changes occurring: they are just on opposite ends of the spectrum," said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. "If you only look…

The Conversation (2018-05-03). Here's How Artificial Intelligence Can Detect—But Also Create—Fake News. alternet.org By 2022, people in developed economies could be encountering more fake news than real information. | When Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn't particularly specific about what that meant. Given my own work using image and video analytics, I suggest the company should be careful. Despite some basic potential flaws, AI can be a useful tool for spotting online propaganda — but it can also be startlingly good at creating misleading material. | This sure looks like Barack Obama saying some things he probably would never say. Researchers already know that online fake news spreads much more quickly and more widely than real news. My research has similarly found that online posts with fake medical information get more views, comments and likes. . .

The Conversation (2018-05-03). This Is What I Learned from Attending an Actual Flat-Earth Convention. alternet.org While flat earthers seem to trust and support scientific methods, what they don't trust is scientists. | Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across? ) the earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: the UK's first ever public Flat Earth Convention. It was well attended, and wasn't just three days of speeches and YouTube clips (though, granted, there was a lot of this). There was also a lot of team-building, networking, debating, workshops — and scientific experiments. Yes, flat earthers do seem to place a lot of emphasis and priority on scientific methods and, in particular, on observable facts. The weekend in no small part revolved around discussing and debating science, with lots of time spent running, planning, and reporting on the latest set of flat earth experiments and models. Indeed, as one presenter noted early on, flat earthers try. . .

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-03). ICC Prosecutor Can Spur National Justice. hrw.org Relatives hold pictures of their beloved during a March 6, 2009 march in Bogota against the "false positive" killings and enforced disappearances allegedly carried out by Colombian authorities between 2002 and 2008. | © 2009 Mauricio Duenas/AFP/Getty Images | (The Hague) — The prosecutor's office at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has important leverage to encourage countries to investigate and prosecute grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. | The 181-page report, " Pressure Point: The ICC's Impact on National Justice," examines aspects of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's practices in its preliminary examinations, which determine whether the court's criteria to open a full investigation are met. Human Rights Watch found serious obstacles to justice in national courts, and mixed success in spurring progress in domestic prosecutions…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-03). Scant Justice for Palestinian Boy Killed in Protest. hrw.org Nadim Nuwarah, 17, in Ramallah in 2014. On May 15, 2014, an Israeli border officer fatally shot Nadim in a protest near Ramallah. | © Siam Nuwarah | May 15 is the fourth anniversary of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Palestinian Nadim Nuwarah by an Israeli border officer at a Nakba day protest near Ramallah. | His family's quest for justice ended on April 25, when an Israeli court handed down a nine-month prison sentence and 50,000NIS (US$13,950) fine for border police officer Ben Dery, who was caught on camera shooting their child. While protestors had thrown stones at the Israeli security forces, the video evidence, witness statements, and medical records seen by Human Rights Watch and others strongly suggested that soldiers shot Nuwarah from about 60 meters away even though he posed no…

wsws.org (2018-05-03). Puerto Rican police attack thousands of protesters marching against austerity on May Day. wsws.org Despite reports of largely peaceful demonstrations, the protesters were attacked by police with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and nightsticks.

Michael Fox (2018-05-03). In a Crackdown in Argentina, Police Shot for the Head and Blinded Protesters with Rubber Bullets. theintercept.com Thirty-six-year-old Hugo Adrian Palazón is a cartonero, or recycler, from a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He supports his wife and five children by collecting cardboard boxes, tin cans, and plastic bottles on the city streets. Or at least he did, until he lost one of his eyes. | On December 18, 2017, thousands marched in Buenos Aires against a controversial pension reform that unions said would slash benefits and hurt retirees. The demonstration wound, for blocks, around Argentina's Congress. Most of it was peaceful, but police faced off for hours with a group of several hundred protesters hurling rocks, chunks of concrete, and other projectiles. | And then the police pushed back — hard. They cleared the plaza and its neighboring streets with force. Cellphone footage from the day shows people running from the approaching troops across the square, corralled down…

RT (2018-05-03). GOP colleagues nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize for 'single-handedly resolving' Korean crisis. rt.com Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize by House Republicans, who believe his threats of sanctions and war is the "only reason" why Pyongyang is reconciling with Seoul and moving towards denuclearization.
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Ryan Gallagher (2018-05-03). British Neo-Nazis Are on the Rise — and They're Becoming More Organized and Violent. theintercept.com The town of Banff on the northeastern coast of Scotland is a peaceful place, with just 4,000 residents and a picturesque bay that flows into the open sea. Fifty miles from the nearest big city, the air is fresh and the pace of life is slow. But for one young man, the town's seaside location offered no contentment. He was stockpiling weapons and planning an act of terrorism. | Connor Ward lived in a gray, semi-detached apartment building a short walk from Banff's marina, where dozens of small boats are docked and fishermen depart each day on a hunt for mackerel or sea trout. Inside his home, 25-year-old Ward was plugged into a different kind of world. He was reading neo-Nazi propaganda on the internet about an imminent race war. | Ward began preparing for the conflict. He purchased knives, swastika flags, knuckle-dusters,…

Chris Wright (2018-05-02). Privatization is Killing Us: Dispatches from the Capitalist War on Society. counterpunch.org As the capitalist elite continues to pour ever more resources into its crusade to dismantle society, it's important to keep a tally of the damage done—if only to direct popular attention to where it's needed most, and to where the Left's own resources are needed most. High on the list of capitalist priorities, and thus of priorities for left-wing resistance, is the goal to privatize everything from education to nature to policing and soldiering. With that in mind, here's a list of some recent "negative externalities" of privatization that I've culled from news sources. More

JLGC (2018-05-02). From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico's Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting "Progressive" Presidents. mintpressnews.com Mexican teachers, organized through the National Coordinator of Education Workers, are preparing to fight for the interests of the working class, regardless of who wins the upcoming presidential election.

Will Podmore (2018-05-02). The Making of the EU Army. counterpunch.org During the 2016 referendum those who warned that the EU was developing its own army were dismissed as fantasists. Instead, we were told the EU had kept the peace in Europe. The truth is totally different… It only takes a quick look at its history to confirm that the EU was not born as a More

John Wojcik (2018-05-02). Justice ok'd subpoena threat; Trump finances not on Mueller's list. peoplesworld.org The last two days have seen explosive developments in the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the affairs of President Trump and those around him. The Washington Post reported yesterday that in March Mueller told Trump's lawyers that he had the power to subpoena Trump if the president did not submit to an interview. […]…

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2018-05-03: Social Media Postees

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Amazon workers urge Arizona teachers to continue strike
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-04
The teachers strike has struck a chord with workers around the world who recognize the common interests they share in the fight for access to social rights like healthcare, education and decent wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/03/amar-m03.html

Congressional GOP lets business lobbyists rewrite labor law
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-03
WASHINGTON–Using a bill almost literally written by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the anti-worker Republican majority on an ideologically polarized House Education and the Workforce subcommittee launched yet another attempt to trash the nation's basic labor law. The business lobby's attempt was so brazen that its representatives, from the notorious anti-worker, anti-consumer Berman PR firm, …

Congressional GOP lets business lobbyists rewrite labor law

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April — 02 May 2018)
INA | imemc.org | 2018-05-03
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April — 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers' life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on …
imemc.org/article/pchr-weekly-report-on-israeli-human-rights-violations-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-26-april-02-may-2018/

The US Doesn't Want to be the "World's Policeman", but Its "Marshal"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Trump drew the mockery of many when he said that the US doesn't want to be the "world's policeman", but what people don't realize is that cops handle small-time activities such as what in this context would be "peacekeeping", while …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-doesnt-want-to-be-the-worlds-policeman-but-its-marshal/5638721

The Koreas Unified and at Peace? — How About Syria, Iran and Venezuela?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Peace — in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority — 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it's the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since …
globalresearch.ca/the-koreas-unified-and-at-peace-how-about-syria-iran-and-venezuela/5638829

War on Iran Coming?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | If launched, war on Iran could threaten world peace more than any other post-9/11 conflict. | The Islamic Republic is far stronger militarily than …
globalresearch.ca/war-on-iran-coming/5638814

May Day '71: When Bob Parry Went to Jail in the Biggest Mass Arrest in U.S. History
Robert Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
A note from Nat Parry: | In the spring of 1971, with war raging in Vietnam, the U.S. peace movement hoped to shut down the federal government in an audacious mass civil disobedience action. Under the slogan "If the government won't …
globalresearch.ca/may-day-71-when-bob-parry-went-to-jail-in-the-biggest-mass-arrest-in-u-s-history/5638909

Europe's Balancing Act on the Nuclear Deal: Wooing Trump Without Losing Iran
Ellie Geranmayeh | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
For much of Iran's political elite, and its overwhelmingly young population, the nuclear deal is becoming a story of failure. This situation risks impacting on Tehran's willingness to engage politically and to reach diplomatic compromises with Western powers. Last week …
globalresearch.ca/europes-balancing-act-on-the-nuclear-deal-wooing-trump-without-losing-iran/5638890

Congress Fails to Discover Collusion to Subvert the 2016 Election — Again
Philip M. Giraldi | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-03
There are daily newspaper reports explaining how Mueller's noose is tightening around Trump, though no one quite explains how that is so. What is clear is that Trump is an immoral man and that a lot of his friends were engaged in activity that might be described as sleazy. But sleazy does not equate to a deliberate attempt to fix a national election and subvert the Constitution of the United States of America. | The post Congress Fails to Discover Collusion to Subvert the 2016 Election — Again appeared first on MintPress News.

Congress Fails to Discover Collusion to Subvert the 2016 Election — Again

Fool That I Am: Bernie, Jill and the Democrats
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-03
Two years ago I decided to try to do something which I had long ago decided was a foolish thing to do and which I had, up until 2016, sworn to actively oppose in an effort to cling to a small semblance of integrity between my desires for justice, equality, a healthy environment, and the…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/03/fool-that-i-am-bernie-jill-and-the-democrats/

Economic Adviser to the Sanders 2016 Campaign Debunks Budget Deficit Myths
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-03
Nonprofit, independent news outlets like Truthout are critical to countering the mainstream media narrative. Help get the real stories out by supporting Truthout with a tax-deductible donation. | | " Left Out," a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Dante Dallavalle and Michael Palmieri, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists and organizers on the Left. Follow "Left Out" on Twitter: @leftoutpodcast | Stephanie Kelton is a leading American economist and a professor of public policy and Economics at Stony Brook University. Kelton was chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee and economic adviser to the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. She's most known for being a pioneer of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). | In this episode, Professor Kelton debunks budget deficit and government spending myths, and explains why understanding how our…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44360-economic-adviser-to-the-sanders-2016-campaign-debunks-budget-deficit-myths

The History of Debt Cancellation and Jesus's Economic Justice Activism
The Hudson Report | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-03
Left Out, a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left. The Hudson Report is a new weekly series produced by Left Out with the legendary economist Michael Hudson. Every episode we cover an economic or political issue that…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/03/the-history-of-debt-cancellation-and-jesuss-economic-justice-activism/

'Jimmy's Carwash Adventure': A children's bilingual introduction to worker justice
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-03
Dedicated "to carwash workers and their daily struggle for dignity and respect," Victor Narro's children's book Jimmy's Carwash Adventure, or La aventura de Jaime en el autolavado, is a loving, sensitive introduction to labor justice issues that English-speaking as well as Spanish-speaking kids can enjoy. If it falls into the right hands, even their parents …

‘Jimmy’s Carwash Adventure’: A children’s bilingual introduction to worker justice

America is One of the Few Cultures with Insults for Smart People
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-03
There was controversy about it, but the Inuit famously and really do have at least 50 words for snow. The Scots have 241! The Sami people of northern Scandinavia and Russia use more than 1000 words for reindeer. Sanskrit, the language of the Kama Sutra, offers 267 words for love. Languages tend to evolve to…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/03/america-is-one-of-the-few-cultures-with-insults-for-smart-people/

Flashback 2005: Watch CNN's Christiane Amanpour Tell Syria's Assad 'US Is Coming for You'
Niall Bradley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
In late 2005 CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviewed Syrian president Bashar al-Assad ahead of the publication of a UN report on an investigation into the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former prime minster of Lebanon, on Valentine's Day that year. Syria's …
globalresearch.ca/flashback-2005-watch-cnns-christiane-amanpour-tell-syrias-assad-us-is-coming-for-you/5638859

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Can Detect–But Also Create–Fake News
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-03
By 2022, people in developed economies could be encountering more fake news than real information. | When Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn't particularly specific about what that meant. Given my own work using image and video analytics, I suggest the company should be careful. Despite some basic potential flaws, AI can be a useful tool for spotting online propaganda — but it can also be startlingly good at creating misleading material. | This sure looks like Barack Obama saying some things he probably would never say. Researchers already know that online fake news spreads much more quickly and more widely than real news. My research has similarly found that online posts with fake medical information get more views, comments and likes. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/heres-how-artificial-intelligence-can-detect-also-create-fake-news

Explosions Rock Tripoli Election Commission: Who's Trying to Prevent the Vote?
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
To underscore the dire situation in Libya and the extent to which extremists will go, on Wednesday at around noon two huge explosions occurred at the HNEC, the Higher National Election Commission's HQ, in Tripoli, killing over 15 people and …
globalresearch.ca/explosions-rock-tripoli-election-commission-whos-trying-to-prevent-the-vote/5638931

'A Dangerous Low': Trump Ignores Deadline for Reporting Civilians Killed by US Drone Attacks
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Featured image: Anti-drone demonstrators march in 2013. (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) | The Trump administration on Tuesday flouted two major deadlines for disclosing the number of civilians killed by U.S. military forces: one public report that was mandated by an Obama-era …
globalresearch.ca/a-dangerous-low-trump-ignores-deadline-for-reporting-civilians-killed-by-us-drone-attacks/5638884

American Jews Have Abandoned Gaza — And the Truth. The Struggle for Human Decency
Prof. Peter Beinart | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
"In our time," wrote George Orwell in 1946, "political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible." British colonialism, the Soviet gulag and America's dropping of an atomic bomb, he argued, "can indeed be defended, but only by …
globalresearch.ca/american-jews-have-abandoned-gaza-and-the-truth-the-struggle-for-human-decency/5638852

Trump "All but Decided to Withdraw" from Iran Deal as IAEA Refutes Netanyahu Speech
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Soon after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a televised address in which he unveiled a cache of 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs that he claimed comprised Iran's alleged "atomic archive" of documents on its nuclear program, supposedly …
globalresearch.ca/trump-all-but-decided-to-withdraw-from-iran-deal-as-iaea-refutes-netanyahu-speech/5638898

Video: The Art of War: US Fleet with 1000 Missiles in the Mediterranean
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
The fleet, with more than 8,000 men on board, has an enormous firepower. The Truman — a supercarrier 300 meters long, equipped with two nuclear reactors – can launch 90 fighters and helicopters in consecutive waves. Its strike group is supplemented by 4 destroyers and submarines, can launch over 1,000 cruise missiles.
globalresearch.ca/video-the-art-of-war-us-fleet-with-1000-missiles-in-the-mediterranean/5638855

Commemorating The Odessa Massacre of 2 May 2014
PMFDN | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
WARNING: This post includes documentation of most gruesome scenes at the crime scene. First published in May 2014, updated in February 2015 | New update 20 February 2015 | First-hand information on how the Odessa operation was organized and executed (+18 GRAPHIC)…
globalresearch.ca/commemorating-the-odessa-massacre-of-2-may-2014/5638903

Has Critical Thinking Become Extinct? Washington's War on Western Minds
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
The late Zbigniew Brzezinski was an architect in the use of fanatical terrorists to invade and destroy countries. Washington used the tactic in Afghanistan, and Washington is still using so-called "jihadi" terrorists to destroy non-compliant countries. Washington has been destroying …
globalresearch.ca/has-critical-thinking-become-extinct-washingtons-war-on-western-minds/5638822

Albania Must Choose Between the EU and Turkey
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
globalresearch.ca/albania-must-choose-between-the-eu-and-turkey/5638826

Haftar's Return to Libya
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Featured image: Haftar last Thursday early evening at Benghazi's Benina Airport (Source: LNA website & social media) | Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar returned from a Paris hospital, via Cairo, to Libya on a proverbial 'white horse'. | Recovered after two weeks of …
globalresearch.ca/haftars-return-to-libya/5638923

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Is Unravelling and "It's All the US' Fault"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Half of Unasur's members suspended their participation in the South American bloc. | The American-friendly governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru coordinated their move just days after Bolivia assumed the rotating presidency of the organization, justifying their decision …
globalresearch.ca/the-union-of-south-american-nations-unasur-is-unravelling-and-its-all-the-us-fault/5638702

California Faces Potential for Extreme Weather
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-03
Life is about to become uncomfortable for 40 million people in turbulent California. The citizens of the golden state face a future of extremes, according to new research. The number and severity of floods will grow. But so will the number of extended and severe droughts. | The backcloth to California's climate — the overall annual precipitation — may not change greatly as the world, and the US with it, warms as a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion on a global scale. | What instead will happen is that droughts will last longer, and when the rain arrives it will fall much more heavily. | "These are actually huge changes occurring: they are just on opposite ends of the spectrum," said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. "If you only look…
truthdig.com/articles/california-faces-potential-for-extreme-weather/

Aboriginal Rights and the Proposed Pipeline Corridor: Why Are Canadian Governments Doing the Kinder Morgan Kowtow?
David Orchard | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Featured image: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, speaks before a meeting about the deadlock over Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, in Trudeau's on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April …
globalresearch.ca/aboriginal-rights-and-the-proposed-pipeline-corridor-why-are-canadian-governments-doing-the-kinder-morgan-kowtow/5638836

We Europeans Say No to a War Against Russia!
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
In the past, Germany let itself be dragged in the First World War and has inflicted immeasurable suffering on the Russian people during the Second World War. | We will not allow such a crime to happen again! | If the German …
globalresearch.ca/we-europeans-say-no-to-a-war-against-russia/5638772

Trump's Phony Trade War
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Trump's trade team heads off to Beijing this week of May 2018 to attempt to negotiate terms of a new US-China trade deal. The US decision whether to continue the exemptions on Steel and Aluminum tariffs with the European Union …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-phony-trade-war/5638811

Videos: From Rallies to Riots: May Day Across the World
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Workers across the globe took to the streets for Labor Day celebrations, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. | May Day is a public holiday in many countries, used by labor unions to voice their concerns and demands …
globalresearch.ca/videos-from-rallies-to-riots-may-day-across-the-world/5638849

Netanyahu: Don't Look Here Where We're Shooting Children, Look Over There at Iran
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a notorious warmonger, serial liar and supremacist racialist who used to lead the closest thing Israel has to a fascist party until parties even more extreme got elected to parliament, is attempting to bamboozle …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-dont-look-here-where-were-shooting-children-look-over-there-at-iran/5638759

Gallup: Job-Satisfaction Is Highest in UAE, Russia, and U.S
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
The Gallup World Poll, released on May 1st, surveyed over 1,000 people in each of 128 countries, and found that the three nations with the highest percentage of employees satisfied with their jobs, were UAE, Russia, and U.S. | In UAE…
globalresearch.ca/gallup-job-satisfaction-is-highest-in-uae-russia-and-u-s/5638840

Study Shows Young Women Are Consistently More Left-Wing Than Their Male Counterparts
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-03
Younger women are the most left-wing in their voting habits and older women the most right-wing. | Young women across Western Europe and Canada are more left wing than their male counterparts, according to new research I carried out that also shows among older voters women more likely to be right wing than men. We already know that younger people are often more likely to vote for left-wing parties than their older peers, but it seems this trend is particularly pronounced among women. Younger women are the most left wing in their voting habits and older women the most right wing when we compared voters by age and gender. This is shown in a study using data on over 40,000 people from the World Values Survey/ European Values Study in Western Europe and Canada, 1989-2014. This trend is summarised in. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/study-shows-young-women-are-consistently-more-left-wing-their-male-counterparts

The Saudi Prince and the Palestinian Paupers
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
As a Palestinian, I barely raise an eyebrow when I hear Mohammed bin Salman say things like, Palestinians "must accept what US offers or stop complaining." | That's because I don't make the mistaken assumption (as many people do) that the …
globalresearch.ca/the-saudi-prince-and-the-palestinian-paupers/5638818

North and South Korea: A Handshake that Shook the World
PJHC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Featured image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace each other after releasing a joint statement at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday. (Source: Korea Summit Press Pool) | One of the memorable events of the …
globalresearch.ca/north-and-south-korea-a-handshake-that-shook-the-world/5638846

Rio Olympics 2016 — The Mainstream Media Con About Russian Athletes
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-03
Before anyone shouts us out for being a Russian supporting apologist Putinbot, it is important to get some facts right. Our position is that there's no doubting that Russia has been undermining Western democracies with "active measures" such as propaganda …
globalresearch.ca/rio-olympics-2016-the-mainstream-media-con-about-russian-athletes/5638871

This Is What I Learned from Attending an Actual Flat-Earth Convention
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-03
While flat earthers seem to trust and support scientific methods, what they don't trust is scientists. | Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across? ) the earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: the UK's first ever public Flat Earth Convention. It was well attended, and wasn't just three days of speeches and YouTube clips (though, granted, there was a lot of this). There was also a lot of team-building, networking, debating, workshops — and scientific experiments. Yes, flat earthers do seem to place a lot of emphasis and priority on scientific methods and, in particular, on observable facts. The weekend in no small part revolved around discussing and debating science, with lots of time spent running, planning, and reporting on the latest set of flat earth experiments and models. Indeed, as one presenter noted early on, flat earthers try. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/what-i-learned-attending-actual-flat-earth-convention

ICC Prosecutor Can Spur National Justice
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-03
Relatives hold pictures of their beloved during a March 6, 2009 march in Bogota against the "false positive" killings and enforced disappearances allegedly carried out by Colombian authorities between 2002 and 2008. | © 2009 Mauricio Duenas/AFP/Getty Images | (The Hague) — The prosecutor's office at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has important leverage to encourage countries to investigate and prosecute grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. | The 181-page report, " Pressure Point: The ICC's Impact on National Justice," examines aspects of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's practices in its preliminary examinations, which determine whether the court's criteria to open a full investigation are met. Human Rights Watch found serious obstacles to justice in national courts, and mixed success in spurring progress in domestic prosecutions…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/03/icc-prosecutor-can-spur-national-justice

GOP colleagues nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize for 'single-handedly resolving' Korean crisis
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-03
Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize by House Republicans, who believe his threats of sanctions and war is the "only reason" why Pyongyang is reconciling with Seoul and moving towards denuclearization. …
www.rt.com/usa/425689-trump-nominated-nobel-peace-prize/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Puerto Rican police attack thousands of protesters marching against austerity on May Day
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-03
Despite reports of largely peaceful demonstrations, the protesters were attacked by police with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and nightsticks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/03/puer-m03.html

In a Crackdown in Argentina, Police Shot for the Head and Blinded Protesters with Rubber Bullets
Michael Fox | theintercept.com | 2018-05-03
Thirty-six-year-old Hugo Adrian Palazón is a cartonero, or recycler, from a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He supports his wife and five children by collecting cardboard boxes, tin cans, and plastic bottles on the city streets. Or at least he did, until he lost one of his eyes. | On December 18, 2017, thousands marched in Buenos Aires against a controversial pension reform that unions said would slash benefits and hurt retirees. The demonstration wound, for blocks, around Argentina's Congress. Most of it was peaceful, but police faced off for hours with a group of several hundred protesters hurling rocks, chunks of concrete, and other projectiles. | And then the police pushed back — hard. They cleared the plaza and its neighboring streets with force. Cellphone footage from the day shows people running from the approaching troops across the square, corralled down…
theintercept.com/2018/05/03/argentina-protest-police-violence-plaza-de-mayo/

British Neo-Nazis Are on the Rise — and They're Becoming More Organized and Violent
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-05-03
The town of Banff on the northeastern coast of Scotland is a peaceful place, with just 4,000 residents and a picturesque bay that flows into the open sea. Fifty miles from the nearest big city, the air is fresh and the pace of life is slow. But for one young man, the town's seaside location offered no contentment. He was stockpiling weapons and planning an act of terrorism. | Connor Ward lived in a gray, semi-detached apartment building a short walk from Banff's marina, where dozens of small boats are docked and fishermen depart each day on a hunt for mackerel or sea trout. Inside his home, 25-year-old Ward was plugged into a different kind of world. He was reading neo-Nazi propaganda on the internet about an imminent race war. | Ward began preparing for the conflict. He purchased knives, swastika flags, knuckle-dusters,…
theintercept.com/2018/05/03/uk-far-right-terrorism-national-action/

Scant Justice for Palestinian Boy Killed in Protest
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-03
Nadim Nuwarah, 17, in Ramallah in 2014. On May 15, 2014, an Israeli border officer fatally shot Nadim in a protest near Ramallah. | © Siam Nuwarah | May 15 is the fourth anniversary of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Palestinian Nadim Nuwarah by an Israeli border officer at a Nakba day protest near Ramallah. | His family's quest for justice ended on April 25, when an Israeli court handed down a nine-month prison sentence and 50,000NIS (US$13,950) fine for border police officer Ben Dery, who was caught on camera shooting their child. While protestors had thrown stones at the Israeli security forces, the video evidence, witness statements, and medical records seen by Human Rights Watch and others strongly suggested that soldiers shot Nuwarah from about 60 meters away even though he posed no…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/03/scant-justice-palestinian-boy-killed-protest

Privatization is Killing Us: Dispatches from the Capitalist War on Society
Chris Wright | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-02
As the capitalist elite continues to pour ever more resources into its crusade to dismantle society, it's important to keep a tally of the damage done–if only to direct popular attention to where it's needed most, and to where the Left's own resources are needed most. High on the list of capitalist priorities, and thus of priorities for left-wing resistance, is the goal to privatize everything from education to nature to policing and soldiering. With that in mind, here's a list of some recent "negative externalities" of privatization that I've culled from news sources.
counterpunch.org/2018/05/02/privatization-is-killing-us-dispatches-from-the-capitalist-war-on-society/

From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico's Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting "Progressive" Presidents
JLGC | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-02
Mexican teachers, organized through the National Coordinator of Education Workers, are preparing to fight for the interests of the working class, regardless of who wins the upcoming presidential election. | The post From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico's Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting "Progressive" Presidents appeared first on MintPress News.

From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico's Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting “Progressive” Presidents

The Making of the EU Army
Will Podmore | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-02
During the 2016 referendum those who warned that the EU was developing its own army were dismissed as fantasists. Instead, we were told the EU had kept the peace in Europe. The truth is totally different… It only takes a quick look at its history to confirm that the EU was not born as a…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/02/the-making-of-the-eu-army/

Justice ok'd subpoena threat; Trump finances not on Mueller's list
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-02
The last two days have seen explosive developments in the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the affairs of President Trump and those around him. The Washington Post reported yesterday that in March Mueller told Trump's lawyers that he had the power to subpoena Trump if the president did not submit to an interview. …

Justice ok’d subpoena threat; Trump finances not on Mueller’s list

South Sudan: Reveal Fate and Whereabouts of 2 Men
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-02
(Nairobi) — Delays in peace talks originally scheduled for April 26, 2018, should not excuse ongoing detentions and inaction on enforced disappearances, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. South Sudan's leaders should act immediately to impartially investigate the enforced disappearances of two men, and release or charge everyone in their custody who has been arbitrarily detained, the human rights organizations said. | Dong Samuel Luak, a South Sudanese activist, who has been detained in Kenya and is at risk of unlawful return back to South Sudan. © 2011 Private | "South Sudanese leaders should demonstrate their commitment to basic human rights and take concrete action on enforced disappearances and unlawful detention," said Jehanne Henry, a team leader in Human Rights Watch's Africa division. "They should investigate the shocking forced disappearance of two…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/02/south-sudan-reveal-fate-and-whereabouts-2-men

Outrage grows over union effort to shut down Arizona teachers strike
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-02
The Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United have told teachers to end their strike without obtaining their demands for pay raises and restoration of $1 billion in school funding cuts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/02/ariz-m02.html

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