2019-01-07: Social Media Postees

Afghanistan in Photos: When a US Strike Hits a Family Home
Andrew Quilty | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
The doors of Emergency Hospital in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan's Helmand Province, swung open: Ehsanullah, 14, his face a swollen mess of flesh, was the first to be wheeled in. | His younger brother Hedayat, 4, was next. He … | The post Afghanistan in Photos: When a US Strike Hits a Family Home appeared first on Global Research.

Criticism after claims ancient Hindus invented stem cell research
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-07
Organisers distance themselves from speakers who claimed Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were wrong.

NAFTA Renewed. Now What?
Prof. Sam Gindin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
On September 30, 2018, a month after the U.S. and Mexico moved toward replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada joined to produce a new continental trade agreement. The new pact, as highlighted in the article below (written … | The post NAFTA Renewed. Now What? appeared first on Global Research.

A Labor Strike at a Charter School?
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2019-01-07
A Labor Strike at a Charter School?

Revolution Returns to Europe. How and Why
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
"Your heart | is too small to hold | this many people" | — lyrics to a song of the Yellow Vests addressed to Macron | "I am not a seed of Chance | I, the moulder of the new life | I am a child … | The post Revolution Returns to Europe. How and Why appeared first on Global Research.

Center for Science in the Public Interest: Greg Jaffe, Cornell, and GMOs
Russell Mokhiber | commondreams.org | 2019-01-07
"From my understanding, CSPI's position is they are pro-GMO with some reservations."(Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/emo.jpg…


What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. | The US Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring … | The post What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States? appeared first on Global Research.

Source of Pro-Israel Guerrilla Warriors on Social Media Exposed
Nasim Ahmed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
A number of prominent Jewish-American leaders are funding covert, anonymous campaigns targeting pro-Palestinian student activists, The Forward has found. The Jewish daily newspaper, which has been publishing valuable information concerning the source of funding for these hyper-aggressive and shadowy groups … | The post Source of Pro-Israel Guerrilla Warriors on Social Media Exposed appeared first on Global Research.

Boyle Heights families file lawsuit against mega KIPP Charter School, urge support for UTLA teachers strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-07
Los Angeles, CA — Residents of the Boyle Heights neighborhood, joined by families of students of local public schools, announced, at a January 5 press conference and picket, the filing of a lawsuit in Superior Court against the city of Los Angeles and KIPP Promesa charter school to stop the mega project. KIPP Promesa wants to build a large charter school at the former Lincoln Hospital in Boyle Heights. | On January 4, attorneys with Advocates for the Environment filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the city for failing to conduct an Environmental Impact Report (EIR); and asking to halt pr…

Movies in 2018: Capitalist art cannibalizing itself
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-07
Jacksonville, FL – In 2018, I saw fewer movies in theaters than any time since age 3 or 4. It wasn't just because the high price of tickets and snacks practically requires taking out a small loan. There's a real lack of original storytelling in American films — especially horror and science fiction — and I've gotten tired of countless remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, sequels to prequels, and so on. | It wasn't all bad. 2018 gave us some solid films worth watching, and I'll highlight a few of my favorites, admittedly, mostly sci-fi and horror, below. But in general, Hollywood continues to cannibali…

Bolivia, Uruguay Reject Lima Group Intervention in Venezuela
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Bolivia and Uruguay have rejected interventionist declarations made by the Lima Group against the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. | Bolivian President Evo Morales posted on Twitter on Saturday: | "Democracy is based upon peace, dialogue and self-determination | … | The post Bolivia, Uruguay Reject Lima Group Intervention in Venezuela appeared…

Familias de Boyle Heights presentan demanda legal contra la mega KIPP escuela Charter, piden apoyo para la huelga de maestros de UTLA
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-07
Los Angeles, CA – Los residentes del vecindario de Boyle Heights, acompañados por familias de estudiantes de escuelas públicas locales, anunciaron, en una conferencia de prensa el 5 de enero y piquete, la presentación de una demanda en el Tribunal Superior contra la ciudad de Los àÅngeles y la escuela "charter" KIPP Promesa para detener el mega proyecto. KIPP Promesa quiere construir una gran escuela "charter" en el antiguo Hospital Lincoln en Boyle Heights. | El 4 de enero, los abogados de Defensores del Medio Ambiente presentaron una demanda en el Tribunal Superior de Los àÅngeles contra la ciudad…

Can Nepal Realistically Look to China as an Alternative Trade Partner?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Three sturdy trekkers step out of a van and hoist top-heavy blue, green and orange rucksacks onto their backs. The two young women and a man then set off on foot, headed to one of Kathmandu's numerous backpackers' hotels. I … | The post Can Nepal Realistically Look to China as an Alternative Trade Partner? appeared first on Global Research.

AFRICOM Complicity in Gabon Coup Attempt? Trump Orders Deployment of 80 Military Personnel to Gabon
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Trump's deployment of 80 military personnel to Gabon last week on the basis of preparing for a response to "violent protests" in the nearby Democratic Republic of the Congo might have been a ruse designed to cover up America's complicity … | The post AFRICOM Complicity in Gabon Coup Attempt? Trump Orders Deployment of 80 Military Personnel to Gabon appeared first on Global Research.

Bolton Threatens Syria: US Troop Withdrawal "On Hold". Permanent US Military Base on Syria-Iraqi border
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
The prospect of Washington turning a page for peace in Syria is highly unlikely. Syria remains in the eye of the storm. | On Friday, a State Department official said "(w)e have no timeline for our military forces to withdraw from" … | The post Bolton Threatens Syria: US Troop Withdrawal "On Hold". Permanent US Military Base on Syria-Iraqi border appeared first on Global Research.

Forgotten France Rises Up
Serge Halimi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
France's yellow vests, coming together in informally organised groups, took just one month to challenge policies on taxation, education, transport and environment, and make the Macron government back down. | *** | December 15, place de l'Opéra, Paris. Three yellow vests … | The post Forgotten France Rises Up appeared first on Global Research.

Video: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists in Idlib De-escalation Zone
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Starting from January 4th, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorists' positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The airstrikes targeted Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) forces in the towns of Darat Izza, Kafrnaha, Jamiat al-Rahal, Urum … | The post Video: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists in Idlib De-escalation Zone appeared first on Global Research.

$100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt
George D. O'Neill, Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
On December 13, the United States Senate made history with a vote invoking the 1973 War Powers Act to stop America's military participation in, and support of, the unauthorized and immoral war against the desperate people in Yemen. | Never before … | The post $100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt appeared first on Global Research.

An Iran Policy of Regime Change in All But Name
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Mike Pompeo removes any doubt about the purpose of the administration's Iran policy of regime change in all but name: | U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that "the sanctions on Iran have an ultimate goal" of "creating an | … | The post An Iran Policy of Regime Change in All But Name appeared first on Global Research.

Is China Preparing for War?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
War with China is on the drawing board of the Pentagon. China has responded to US threats and military deployments in the Indo-Pacific region. President Xi Jinping has ordered the People's Liberation Army to prepare for a possible war…. | The post Is China Preparing for War? appeared first on Global Research.

US Secretary of State Pompeo Enlists Allies to 'Return Democracy' to Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with allies in a tour of Latin America this week, in which he talked about stepping up US-led efforts against Venezuela. | The Trump administration has been increasingly hostile towards the Caribbean nation, escalating … | The post US Secretary of State Pompeo Enlists Allies to 'Return Democracy' to Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.

The Return of the Strike
Steven Greenhouse | zcomm.org | 2019-01-07
This year, thousands of teachers, hotel workers, Google employees, and others walked off the job and won major gains. Which raises two questions: Why now? And will this continue?

Scientists Are Stumped by This Climate Puzzle
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-07
Two new studies have highlighted yet more unexpected findings in the epic story of the Earth's carbon stores: how the world's waters and soils accumulate and discharge them. | One team of researchers has found, to their surprise, that the meltwaters of Greenland are washing measurable quantities of carbon into the atmosphere in the form of the potent greenhouse gas methane. | And another has looked more closely at the way carbon is stored in the world's soils, and come to the conclusion that even the minerals in the bedrock play a rol…

By Wide, Bipartisan Majority, New Poll Affirms Key Progressive Demand: Congress Should Act to Lessen Crushing Student Debt
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-07
A new poll out Monday points to a progressive mandate for the 116th Congress—it's "extremely important" to do something about the crushing student debt crisis, now at a record high $1.465 trillion, a bipartisan majority says. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/poll-lessen-student-debt.jpg…

Austin Beutner–Wall Street's Superintendent of Education in Los Angeles
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-07
Beutner is renowned as a financier who has had a lucrative career extracting huge profits by privatizing public assets and slashing the wages and benefits of workers.

Los Angeles teachers prepare for strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-07
More than 33,000 teachers in the nation's second largest school district are set to strike Thursday in a battle that pits educators against the Democratic Party establishment.

Make 2019 the year of action on climate change
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-07
Australia is sweltering through another summer heatwave, with disastrous consequences for many vulnerable people. Walgett, in north-west NSW, ran out of water and catastrophic fires are threatening communities in Victoria and Tasmania. | As we make a plan for a new year of activism, we can take some heart from the growing student movement for real climate action. They are responding to the science and showing an awareness of the scale of the pending climate catastrophe. They know what needs to be done and are demonstrating that leadership comes from those who act. | Students 4 Climate Action have already agreed t…

Oakland 2019 Teachers Contract Fight, The OEA, CTA, Charters & Privatization
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-01-07
An educational panel was held on January 5, 2019 about the likely strike of Oakland teachers and the OEA. Panelists included Keith Brown, President of the Oakland Education Association (OEA); Michael Shane, Teacher (OEA. member), and member of Classroom Struggle; Bob Mandel, active in 1996 strike, later elected to exec-board of the OEA; Jack Gerson, OEA executive board and bargaining team member from 2007 to 2011. Video of the event: https://youtu.be/BHYee0-el4A…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mini Series Reveals New 'Irrefutable Evidence' Against R. Kelly
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-06
A new stream of sexual assault allegations and a six-part documentary appear to reveal "irrefutable evidence" of the "predatory behavior" by R&B singer R. Kelly. | RELATED: | Sexual Harassers To Be Stripped of Honor From World's Largest Science Society | The six-hour series "Surviving R. Kelly" aired by Lifetime reviewed 30 years of accusations lodged against the singer with women participating in exclusive interviews and some parents of star-struck teens, denounci…

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. | …

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. | …

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…

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.

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…

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.

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,…

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…