2019-01-06: News Headlines

Paul R. Pillar (2019-01-06). Bolsonaro and the Rainforest. globalresearch.ca Newly inaugurated Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro lives up to the label "Trump of the tropics" in many ways, including his misogynistic comments and a racist streak that surfaces in his disparaging treatment of minorities. But the similarity that is likely …

Yves Engler (2019-01-06). Canada's CBC Exposes Jewish National Fund's Support of Israeli Military, Where Does The NDP Stand. globalresearch.ca An explosive CBC expose Friday on the Jewish National Fund should be the beginning of the end for this powerful organization's charitable status. But, unless the NDP differentiates itself from the Liberals and Conservatives by standing up for Canadian and …

Middle East Eye (2019-01-06). 'The Decision Is Taken': Brazil to Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem, Says Bolsonaro. globalresearch.ca Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed that the South American country will move its embassy to Jerusalem, following an earlier statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Brazil this week to attend the new Brazilian leader's …

Andy Rowell (2019-01-06). Within Hours of Taking Office, "Trump of the Tropics" Starts Assault on the Amazon. globalresearch.ca Within hours of taking office, the Trump of the Tropics, aka the new President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, launched an all-out assault against the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous communities yesterday, potentially paving the way for large scale deforestion …

Elias Davidsson (2019-01-06). Ten Irrefutable, Devastating 9/11 Facts. globalresearch.ca There is actually no need to resort to speculative arguments that the official account of 9/11 is a fraud since there are hard facts that support this conclusion. Here are 10 such undisputed facts.

Global Research News (2019-01-06). Selected Articles: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization. globalresearch.ca Consider Making a Donation to Global Research | While "Truth" is a powerful instrument, "the Lie" is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers. | When the Lie becomes …

Marcus Papadopoulos (2019-01-06). Kosovo Wants to Establish its Own Armed Forces. Kosovo is a De Facto "NATO Protectorate" globalresearch.ca RT: Kosovo wants to establish an army and has received several Humvee armoured vehicles from the USA. Although there was official NATO restraint, how much is the establishment of a Kosovo Army a fixed development? | Marcus Papadopoulos: Kosovo is, effectively, …

Prof. Ian Crawford (2019-01-06). China's Spacecraft Chang'e-4: 'First Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon: 'Milestone in Space Exploration'. globalresearch.ca Chinese aircraft Chang'e-4 is set to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time. Radio Sputnik discussed the mission with Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck University of London. | Sputnik: So, …

Niles Niemuth (2019-01-06). As Government Shutdown Enters Third Week, Trump Threatens to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump declared his right as president to unilaterally build a border wall on "national security" grounds during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden Friday. He spoke after a meeting with congressional leadership on the ongoing …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-01-06). Down with Dictators! Fake Democracy in America. globalresearch.ca This writer just loves it when our USA mainstream (embedded in empire) media, and of course our Two Party/One Party politicians, rant and rave about dictators. They lash out at the preposterous comical assertions by the leaders of many countries, …

Roy Morrison (2019-01-06). Addressing Urban Pollution, Reversing Climate Change: Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Powered Cars. globalresearch.ca Increasing gasoline taxes drove the now aggrieved French Yellow Vest movement into the streets to protest the Macron government responding to climate change at the expense of the already economically struggling. Instead, we need to shape climate solutions to improve …

Nina Cross (2019-01-06). Britain's Foreign Policy Meddling in Venezuela, Supportive of Washington's Aggressive Stance. globalresearch.ca A wide-scale Washington-driven aggression against Venezuela is underway, imperialist and anti-democratic at its core, and it has the full backing of the British government. British meddling in Venezuela is packaged in human rights and democracy rhetoric, the same way it …

Telesur (2019-01-06). Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia. globalresearch.ca Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he intends to move towards a World War II peace treaty with Russia during a summit in Russia later this month. The treaty has been hindered for decades by a territorial dispute. | Abe …

Eugene Ruyle (2019-01-06). The Crisis in Public Education and How to Solve It! indybay.org Starry Plough Pub | 3101 Shattuck Avenue at Prince Street | 2 blocks from Ashby BART in Berkeley…

Graham Vanbergen (2019-01-06). Brexit — The Silencing of Business Leaders. globalresearch.ca Part of the role of a CEO of any company amongst other important tasks is assessing risks to the organisation and ensuring they are monitored and minimized. The CEO must be constantly communicating, on behalf of the company and its …

RT (2019-01-06). Teacher who fed puppy to snapping turtle found not guilty of animal cruelty. rt.com Jurors in Idaho have found a science teacher not guilty of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle as students looked on. The incident sparked huge public outcry and spawned a petition to have the teacher fired.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-01-06). There's a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US. truthout.org Many parents cheered about 10 years ago when Michelle Obama took on the important task of improving school meals. Of course, every child should have a healthy lunch and breakfast. Most of us have school cafeteria stories; I still remember the feeling of failure I had decades ago when I realized my daughters never had time to eat more than their dessert before joining the stampede for recess. | Ms. Obama's work — and the work of many other concerned parents, teachers and staff — sparked significant improvements in school menus, some o…

Stephen Sefton (2019-01-05). Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights. globalresearch.ca Since the demise of the Soviet Union, almost 30 years ago, abuse and debasement of human rights concerns have served increasingly to create pretexts promoting Western dominance around the world. From former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, to Iraq and Sudan, to …

Jim Carey (2019-01-05). Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence. globalresearch.ca Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by Washington. Although Iraq currently has a 90-day waiver to …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-01-05). 9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out? globalresearch.ca Although the United States is allegedly a democracy with a rule of law, it has taken 17 years for public pressure to bring about the first grand jury investigation of 9/11. Based on the work of Architects & Engineers for …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-05). Biting into Apple: The Giant's Revenues Fall. globalresearch.ca The worm has gotten into Apple, and is feasting with some consistency. Revenue has fallen. Chief executive Tim Cook is cranky. The celebrated front of Apple's wealth — the iPhone with its range of glittering models — has not done …

J. B. Gerald (2019-01-05). Canadian Political Prisoners. Human Rights and the Persecution of Canadian Muslims. globalresearch.ca Disproportionate numbers of First Peoples are in Canadian prisons. The society arranges this fact to not seem that extraordinary. It could be argued that aboriginal peoples are political prisoners in North America, in or out of prison. Or that this …

South Front (2019-01-05). Video: Military Situation in Syria, Intra-militant Struggle for Idlib Enters New Stage. globalresearch.ca In early January 2019, the military situation in Syria continued to develop in the framework of the existing trend with the terrorist threat in the Idlib de-escalation zone and the Turkish-Kurdish conflict as two main sources of tensions. | Over the …

teleSUR (2019-01-05). Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Rallies Support Against OAS Actions. telesurenglish.net Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada has issued an open letter in Managua, addressing his Latin American counterparts and calling on them to not give in to new actions taken by the secretary general of the Organization of American States, the OAS. | RELATED: | Luis Almagro Calls for Foreign Intervention in Nicaragua Again | The letter from Moncada argues that the OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro's intention in applying the Democratic Charter is unwarranted and contains…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-01-05). Ocasio-Cortez's "Not At All Outlandish" Proposal for 70% Tax Rate on Uber-Wealthy Could Raise $720 Billion Over Decade. commondreams.org "So even as [Republicans] dunk on AOC as stupid or ignorant," Paul Krugman concluded, "she's talking sense based on reputable economic research, while the whole GOP is talking nonsense from charlatans and cranks." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-01-05). Cue the crickets: Berkeley researcher finds Cuba 'sonic attack' sound is actually insects chirping. rt.com When US embassy staff in Cuba became mysteriously ill after hearing loud piercing sounds, US officials blamed nefarious secret agents for launching "sonic attacks." But a new Berkeley University study could have proven them wrong.

James J. Zogby (2019-01-04). Looking Backward (2018) and Forward (2019). Trump's Unpredictable Behavior. globalresearch.ca Many years ago, I came across a pre-Islamic Arabic poem describing a camel running across the desert. Suddenly, the camel freezes in mid-stride. First, it looks backward in fear of what it was running from, and then it turns its …

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-01-04). The Shutdown as Fascist Creep: Profiling Right-Wing Extremism in America. counterpunch.org The government shutdown over Trump's proposed southern border wall is a teachable moment, speaking to the danger of rising fascism in America. Contrary to prominent scholarly efforts, I do not believe it is useful to draw a dividing line between Trump's politics on the one hand, and white supremacy and fascist ideology on the other. Trump may not officially call for an exclusively white ethno-state in his speeches or proposals, but he has long straddled the line between hateful far-right ideology and fascism in his rhetoric and policies. Considering his flirtation with the white supremacist "alt-right" movement a…

Bruce Allen (2019-01-04). NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for Workers. globalresearch.ca The year 2019 begins with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 2.0 already standing exposed as another corporate trade agreement with no one, including union leaders, having paid attention to what has just happened with respect to it. Specifically, …

Peter Koenig (2019-01-04). Peace for Syria and a "New Kurdistan" as Regional Stabilizing Factor? globalresearch.ca The US will withdraw her troops from Syria. Will they really? — Let's take Trump at his word, just for argument's sake. Though in the meantime, RT reports that the withdrawal may be slower than anticipated, to allow Erdogan making …

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-04). Israeli Soldier Shoots Live Ammunition and Tear Gas at Palestinian Students. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — An Israeli soldier shot live ammunition and tear-gas bombs at Palestinian students who were leaving their school in the northern occupied West Bank village of Tell in Nablus yesterday. Palestinian security sources said Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles as they traveled along the main Nablus-Qalqilya road near the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar. No …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-04). Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools? therealnews.com The state is headed towards a major showdown between the Republican Governor, Democratic leadership of the legislature, and education advocates over the future of the state's public schools

Andrés S. Pertierra (2019-01-02). A Q&A With Nicaraguan Student Activists Jeancarlo López and Lesther Alemán. thenation.com A Q&A With Nicaraguan Student Activists Jeancarlo López and Lesther Alemán…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-02). As Brazil's Bolsonaro Takes Office, Opponents Warn of Regressive Policies & Threat of Dictatorship. democracynow.org Far-right former Army Captain Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as president of Brazil on New Year's Day. His election marks the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. We speak with Fernando Haddad, former Brazilian presidential candidate on the Workers' Party ticket who lost in a runoff to Jair Bolsonaro. Haddad is the former mayor of Sà£o Paulo and served as education minister under former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-31). Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S. democracynow.org Days after a federal judge in California temporarily halted Trump's asylum ban, we revisit our conversation with world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky about U.S. foreign policy in Central America. He joins us in Tucson, Arizona, where he teaches at the University of Arizona. Chomsky is also institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for 50 years. We ask him about the Central American caravan and national security adviser John Bolton declaring Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a "troika of tyranny" and a "triangle of terror" earl…

Fight Back (2018-12-30). LA teachers blast LAUSD plan to hire scabs. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – The union made up of LA educators, United Teachers of LA (UTLA), is blasting plans by the LA Unified School District (LAUSD) to hire temporary replacement teachers in the event of a strike. | According to a statement from the UTLA, "United Teachers Los Angeles proudly represents more than 2000 substitutes in our bargaining unit, and we are fighting for improvements for them and all of our members. More than 34,000 experienced educators are prepared to go on strike if we have to, including our substitute members. It is outrageously irresponsible for Supt. Austin Beutner to force this strike when…

Fight Back (2018-12-30). Cuba: "We will move forward. And we will continue to be victorious" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Dec. 22 speech by Miguel M. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the close of the Second Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of People's Power's Ninth Legislature. | DEAR Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Party Central Committee; | Compañeros Machado and Lazo; | Deputies; | Compatriots: | Our first words on Educator's Day are to congratulate and recognize Cuban teachers who, more than their time, dedicate their life's purpose to us. | The year 2018 is almost at an end, and we gather again for the tra…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-30). Medicare for All — How Can We Pay for It? therealnews.com Prof. Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings of a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst. The study finds Medicare for All could reduce total healthcare spending by 10 percent, while creating stable access to good care and improving the health of all U.S. residents

fernando_santamaria (2018-12-25). The STATUTES of the UDNG: on the search of political excellence. zcomm.org In April 2001 I was mandatorily retired by the Department of Education of the Galician Administration, (then leaded by General Franco's former minister, Manuel Fraga Iribarne, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Fraga?wprov…), due to "serious mental issues." Some time later, on June 14th, 2006, I legalized and registered in the Political Parties Registry of the Spanish Ministry of Interior a Read more…

Fred_F (2018-12-13). Push for profit: Births, babies and the bottom dollar. greenleft.org.au Reliable research into safe and healthy childbirth is being ignored by maternal hospitals in Australia. | Women are not told of the adverse effects of current interventions and practices in childbirth, or that not a single long-term study exists of the almost 50 childbirth drugs currently being used. | The majority of birthing mothers are drugged in some way and one in three women describes their birthing experience as "deeply horrifying". | Viable alternatives, such as homebirth or birth centres, are systematically defunded, demonised by the media and discredited by the medical establishment. | If mothers an…

pip.hinman (2018-12-11). Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them. greenleft.org.au Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…

kathy_f (2018-12-10). Climate movement attracts new generation of activists. greenleft.org.au The latter part of 2018 will be remembered for the re-emergence of climate action on the national agenda. | Independent Kerryn Phelps' win in the Wentworth byelection promising "meaningful environmental action" and Labor's subsequent adoption of a 50% renewable energy policy by 2030 has come in the midst of researcher Rebecca Huntley's findings that "climate and environmental concerns" have increasingly become "a test of leadership" for voters. | These centrist platforms, however, have been rightly superseded by the newest base of the climate movement: high school students. | Tired of the "dinosaurs in parliament…

pip.hinman (2018-12-06). The fightback against Adani and Aurizon steps up. greenleft.org.au Adani CEO Lucas Dow's November 29 declaration that work on a scaled-down coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin would begin before Christmas was met with one of the most powerful nationwide protests against it so far as primary and high school students walking out of class the next day for the Student Strike 4 Climate Action. | A reported 20,000 students, many of them with their parents and grandparents in tow, took to the streets with a powerful message to Adani and policymakers: ignore us at your peril. | This was followed by a sit-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5. | Another round of #StopA…

stuart_m (2018-12-01). 'Economics for the Many' offer a radical, democratic vision for a Corbyn gov't. greenleft.org.au Edited by John McDonnell
| Verso, 2018 | This book is a valuable collection of 16 short essays on the crisis facing modern Britain, coming up with progressive solutions which a Jeremy Corbyn-led government could usher in. | It is edited by and has an introduction by Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell, a long-time socialist and close collaborator of Corbyn's. He says: "We are seeking nothing less than to build a society that is radically fairer, more democratic and more sustainable, in which the wealth of society is shared by all." | The first piece, by Antonia Jennings who teaches at the London School…

Paul Dobson (2018-11-29). Indigenous Leaders Call for Justice After Landlord Violence Shakes Communities. venezuelanalysis.com The violence, which led to the kidnapping of Yukpa school teacher Mary Fernandez, comes amid land conflicts between cattle ranchers and indigenous communities.

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