Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia appeared first on Global Research.
Bolsonaro and the Rainforest
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Bolsonaro and the Rainforest appeared first on Global Research.
Ten Irrefutable, Devastating 9/11 Facts
Elias Davidsson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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. | The post Ten Irrefutable, Devastating 9/11 Facts appeared first on Global Research.
Selected Articles: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Selected Articles: Global Economy, Geo-Politics, Militarization appeared first on Global Research.
Canada's CBC Exposes Jewish National Fund's Support of Israeli Military, Where Does The NDP Stand
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Canada's CBC Exposes Jewish National Fund's Support of Israeli Military, Where Does The NDP Stand appeared first on Global Research.
Britain's Foreign Policy Meddling in Venezuela, Supportive of Washington's Aggressive Stance
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Britain's Foreign Policy Meddling in Venezuela, Supportive of Washington's Aggressive Stance appeared first on Global Research.
Addressing Urban Pollution, Reversing Climate Change: Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Powered Cars
Roy Morrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Addressing Urban Pollution, Reversing Climate Change: Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Powered Cars appeared first on Global Research.
Kosovo Wants to Establish its Own Armed Forces. Kosovo is a De Facto "NATO Protectorate"
Marcus Papadopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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, | … | The post Kosovo Wants to Establish its Own Armed Forces. Kosovo is a De Facto "NATO Protectorate" appeared first on Global Research.
As Government Shutdown Enters Third Week, Trump Threatens to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall
Niles Niemuth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post As Government Shutdown Enters Third Week, Trump Threatens to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall appeared first on Global Research…
China's Spacecraft Chang'e-4: 'First Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon: 'Milestone in Space Exploration'
Prof. Ian Crawford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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, | … | The post China's Spacecraft Chang'e-4: 'First Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon: 'Milestone in Space Exploration' appeared first on Global Research.
Within Hours of Taking Office, "Trump of the Tropics" Starts Assault on the Amazon
Andy Rowell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Within Hours of Taking Office, "Trump of the Tropics" Starts Assault on the Amazon appeared first on Global Research.
'The Decision Is Taken': Brazil to Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem, Says Bolsonaro
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post 'The Decision Is Taken': Brazil to Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem, Says Bolsonaro appeared first on Global Research.
Down with Dictators! Fake Democracy in America
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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, … | The post Down with Dictators! Fake Democracy in America appeared first on Global Research.
The Crisis in Public Education and How to Solve It!
Eugene Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-01-06
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Brexit — The Silencing of Business Leaders
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
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 … | The post Brexit — The Silencing of Business Leaders appeared first on Global Research.
Teacher who fed puppy to snapping turtle found not guilty of animal cruelty
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-06
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. | …
There's a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-01-06
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…
Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
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 … | The post Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights appeared first on Global Research.
Canadian Political Prisoners. Human Rights and the Persecution of Canadian Muslims
J. B. Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
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 … | The post Canadian Political Prisoners. Human Rights and the Persecution of Canadian Muslims appeared first on Global Research.
Video: Military Situation in Syria, Intra-militant Struggle for Idlib Enters New Stage
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
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 … | The post Video: Military Situation in Syria, Intra-militant Struggle for Idlib Enters New Stage appeared first on Global Research.
Biting into Apple: The Giant's Revenues Fall
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
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 … | The post Biting into Apple: The Giant's Revenues Fall appeared first on Global Research.
9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
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 … | The post 9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out? appeared first on Global Research.
Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence
Jim Carey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
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 … | The post Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence appeared first on Global Research.
Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Rallies Support Against OAS Actions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-05
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…
Ocasio-Cortez's "Not At All Outlandish" Proposal for 70% Tax Rate on Uber-Wealthy Could Raise $720 Billion Over Decade
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-05
"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." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1076675010.jpg…
Cue the crickets: Berkeley researcher finds Cuba 'sonic attack' sound is actually insects chirping
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-05
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. | …
NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for Workers
Bruce Allen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-04
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, … | The post NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for Workers appeared first on Global Research.
Looking Backward (2018) and Forward (2019). Trump's Unpredictable Behavior
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-04
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 … | The post Looking Backward (2018) and Forward (2019). Trump's Unpredictable Behavior appeared first on Global Research.
There's Got to be a Better Way: Of Friends, Science, Politics and Bears
Jesse Logan | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-04
My Canadian friend Barrie Gilbert was visiting Yellowstone Country recently, just like he does every spring and every fall. I look forward to Barrie's visits — we have a lot of fun getting together with other close friends, usually at the Chico Saloon, but best of all, Barrie and I get out for some serious…
Peace for Syria and a "New Kurdistan" as Regional Stabilizing Factor?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-04
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 … | The post Peace for Syria and a "New Kurdistan" as Regional Stabilizing Factor? appeared first on Global Research.
The Shutdown as Fascist Creep: Profiling Right-Wing Extremism in America
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-04
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…
Israeli Soldier Shoots Live Ammunition and Tear Gas at Palestinian Students
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-04
(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 …
Israeli Soldier Shoots Live Ammunition and Tear Gas at Palestinian Students
Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-04
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 | The post Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools? appeared first on The Real News Network.
As Brazil's Bolsonaro Takes Office, Opponents Warn of Regressive Policies & Threat of Dictatorship
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-02
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.
A Q&A With Nicaraguan Student Activists Jeancarlo López and Lesther Alemán
Andrés S. Pertierra | thenation.com | 2019-01-02
A Q&A With Nicaraguan Student Activists Jeancarlo López and Lesther Alemán…
Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-31
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…
LA teachers blast LAUSD plan to hire scabs
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-12-30
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,…
Cuba: "We will move forward. And we will continue to be victorious"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-12-30
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…
Medicare for All — How Can We Pay for It?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-30
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 | The post Medicare for All — How Can We Pay for It? appeared first on The Real News Network.
The STATUTES of the UDNG: on the search of political excellence
fernando_santamaria | zcomm.org | 2018-12-25
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, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Fraga?wprov=sfti1), 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…
Push for profit: Births, babies and the bottom dollar
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
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…
Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
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…
Climate movement attracts new generation of activists
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-10
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…
The fightback against Adani and Aurizon steps up
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-06
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…