2019-01-10: News Headlines

Global Research News (2019-01-10). Selected Articles: Media Disinformation and The Protest Movement. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-01-10). In defense of human rights and Angela Davis. peoplesworld.org This week, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) in Alabama came under fire after reversing its decision to honor the famed activist, educator, and philosopher Dr. Angela Davis. Davis, who has a long history in the civil rights movement as an advocate for the oppressed, was set to receive the institute's Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights …

Robert C. Koehler (2019-01-10). A Green Future Is One Without War. commondreams.org The Green New Deal resonates with awareness and awakened conscience, with transcendent vision and, hallelujah, youthful determination. (Photo: Archive / History Channel) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2019-01-10). Video: Turkey Wants US Military Bases in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca Ankara has asked the US to hand over 16 of its military bases in northern Syria to Turkey or to local authorities in the region after the U.S. withdraws, presidential spokesperson ƒ∞brahim Kalƒ±n said on January 8 after discussions with …

Judith Deutsch (2019-01-10). A Tale of Two Toilets: Profiting from A Public Health Necessity? globalresearch.ca Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities famously opens with the lines "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…" Reflecting extremes in wealth …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-01-10). Trump's Déjà Vu China Trade War. globalresearch.ca The past three days US and China negotiators have met in Beijing to try one last time before a true trade war erupts between them in March 2019. Higher level trade negotiators will follow up in Washington in coming weeks. …

Tomasz Pierscionek (2019-01-10). "Capitalism Is a Failing System Unable to Solve Major Global Problems" globalresearch.ca Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You have worked on the theme of the Western Left. According to you, can we say that this left is in crisis? | Dr. Tomasz Pierscionek: The past decade of austerity, which has seen the rich get richer at …

Russell Mokhiber (2019-01-10). Center for Science in the Public Interest, Greg Jaffe, Cornell and GMOs. counterpunch.org The Center for Science in the Public Interest is known in public interest circles as one of the premiere food safety public interest groups in Washington, D.C. But that reputation has suffered over the years because of the group's stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — including its opposition to mandatory labeling of GMO foods. More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-01-10). The "Lima Group" Mandate to Trigger Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Sixty years ago Canada did not break diplomatic relations with Cuba while the OAS expelled Cuba from the organization after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Today the OAS remains firm with its mandate of no interference while Canada is …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-01-10). French Government Moves to Impose a Police State in Response to Gilets Jaunes. globalresearch.ca Marking up the Arc de Triomphe, smashing the face of the Marianne statue, a symbol of the French state, and trashing private property along the Champs-Elysees will be considered minor incidents if the Yellow Vests pull off their next move—an …

Gilbert Mercier (2019-01-10). Gilets Jaunes: Catalyst for a Global Movement? globalresearch.ca France is at a crossroad. A fairly benign bread-and-butter protest has turned into a major popular dissent putting in question France's political system. It is new, unheard of, and because we live in the digital age, with immediate communication, the …

FAIR (2019-01-10). Stronger in 2019! fair.org FAIR is ready for 2019! Dear FAIR friend, FAIR's year-end fundraiser was a complete success—barrelling past our $50,000 goal and setting us up for a strong 2019. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve our target! It means so much to us to go to work knowing that people support the research and …

Roy Keene (2019-01-10). Why are We Still Logging Our Forests? zcomm.org After 45 years of observing and evaluating federal logging, contemplating today's climate science and considering what's fair for all of us, I wonder — why are we still logging our woods?>

Nuclear Industries (2019-01-10). Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Enewetak Atol: Rising Sea Levels Add to the Toxic Legacy. globalresearch.ca The Enewetak Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, is about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. After WWII, the atoll came under control of the US, and in 1948 the first nuclear test was carried out. For 10 years, as part of …

Madeline Will (2019-01-10). Nation's Top Teachers Will Hold 'Teach In' at Child Detention Camp. zcomm.org In February, educators will gather outside a massive detention camp for migrant children and stage a 24-hour "teach in"

Democracy Now! (2019-01-10). There Are Thousands of Cyntoia Browns: Mariame Kaba on Criminalization of Sexual Violence Survivors. democracynow.org Cyntoia Brown was granted full clemency by Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday after serving 15 years in prison. The decision follows months of intense public pressure and outrage over her case. Brown was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for shooting her rapist as a teenager. She had been sexually trafficked and repeatedly abused and drugged. The shooting happened when Brown was just 16 years old, but she was tried as an adult. We speak with Mariame Kaba, organizer and educator who has worked on anti-domestic violence programs, anti-incarceration and racial…

Pavan Kulkarni (2019-01-10). After doctors, teachers launch nationwide strike in Zimbabwe. zcomm.org Their main demands include a rise in salary from $500 to $3000 and payment in US dollars rather than in bonds. Teachers and doctors in Zimbabwe receive among the lowest pay in the world for their professions…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-10). Trump's Steel Barrier Border Fortification, Partial Government Shutdown, "Where is the Emergency"? globalresearch.ca New year occasions, given the pleasant fiction it entails, are times to change. Resolutions are made by that delightful species Homo sapiens, hope packaged for quick delivery to those who promise change. The weak will become stronger; the strong will …

RT News (2019-01-10). "Great Dollar Dump": Russia Shifts $100bn of Its Reserves into Yuan, Yen and Euro. globalresearch.ca The Central Bank of Russia has moved further away from reliance on the US dollar and has axed its share in the country's foreign reserves to a historic low, transferring about $100 billion into euro, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan….

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2019-01-10). Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year Speech: What Did He Say? And Why? globalresearch.ca The massage of Chairman Kim Jong-un's 2019 New Year speech was mainly addressed to the people of North Korea; he was telling his people the need for constructing a "New Socialism" that can allow North Korea to survive and …

World Socialist Web Site (2019-01-10). Mounting Social Anger Seen in Two-day Strike Against Indian Government. asia-pacificresearch.com

Fight Back (2019-01-10). Chicanos and Latinos in Los Angeles say, 'No Trump wall!'. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — With less than a 24-hour notice, about a dozen Chicanos and Latinos gathered in Los Angeles, January 9, against Trump's proposed wall. Chanting, "Trump! El burro! No! Al muro!" (Trump the jackass! No to the wall!) and "When I say, 'Trump,' you say, 'No wall!' Trump! No wall!" the angry protesters gathered at the busy intersection of 4th Street and Soto Street in Boyle Heights. As they walked home, Roosevelt High School students and working-class families greeted the protestors. | "We are here today because we know Trump doesn't support people like us," said Noemi Galindo who herself is an…

WSWS (2019-01-10). California, Michigan educators call for joint action with LA teachers. wsws.org The WSWS Teacher Newsletter spoke to teachers eager to join with LA teachers and expand the fight to defend public education nationally and internationally.

WSWS (2019-01-10). Los Angeles teachers angered as union delays strike again. wsws.org Just days after abandoning teachers' most critical demands regarding opposition to school privatization, the United Teachers Los Angeles has postponed the strike by 33,000 educators…

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-10). Source of Pro-Israel Keyboard Warriors on Social Media Finally Exposed. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — 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 — which spearhead coordinated hate campaigns against critics of the Zionist state — has uncovered the identities …

Shared by Cherise (2019-01-10). Finally, Clemency for Sexual Violence Survivor Cyntoia Brown. truthout.org Cyntoia Brown was granted full clemency by Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday after serving 15 years in prison. The decision follows months of intense public pressure and outrage over her case. Brown was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for shooting her rapist as a teenager. She had been repeatedly abused and drugged. The shooting happened when Brown was just 16 years old, but she was tried as an adult. We speak with Mariame Kaba, organizer and educator who has worked on anti-domestic violence programs, anti-incarceration and racial justice programs sinc…

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-09). Nonexistent US-Mexico Border Crisis. Shutting Down the Government. Bipartisan Political Standoff. globalresearch.ca No border crisis exists, no justification for partially shutting down government. What's going on is a bipartisan political standoff unrelated to national security. | Trump, the GOP, and the Dems share blame. There's plenty of it to go around in Washington, …

Ben Cowles (2019-01-09). In Pictures: The Largest Strike in History Is Happening in India Right Now. globalresearch.ca Around 150 million people began a two-day general strike in India today against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anti-Labour and anti-trade union policies in India. | Workers from both the public and private sectors were joined by teachers and students from …

ACLU (2019-01-09). Marco Rubio and His Colleagues Need a Refresher on the First Amendment. aclu.org Rubio took to Twitter to spread a number of downright false statements about the First Amendment and the Combating BDS Act. | This week, amid a partial government shutdown, senators tried to sneak through a bill that would encourage states to suppress constitutionally protected political boycotts of Israel. | Ultimately, the Combating BDS Act failed to make it to the Senate floor, largely because enough people exercised their First Amendment right to protest the bill and educate senators t…

South Front (2019-01-09). Video: Al Qaeda in Syria Expands Further in Idlib De-escalation Zone. globalresearch.ca Units of the Russian Military Police have started patrolling the surroundings of the northern Syrian city of Manbij in the Aleppo governorate, near the border with Turkey, spokesman Yusup Mamatov told media on January 8. | "Today we started patrolling the …

Russell Mokhiber (2019-01-09). Center for Science in the Public Interest Greg Jaffe Cornell and GMOs. counterpunch.org The Center for Science in the Public Interest is known in public interest circles as one of the premiere food safety public interest groups in Washington, D.C. But that reputation has suffered over the years because of the group's stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — including its opposition to mandatory labeling of GMO foods. More

Fight Back (2019-01-09). Philippines: Denounce police surveillance against teachers and other democratic sectors. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan. 8 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people in strongly denouncing the stepped-up surveillance by Duterte's police forces against members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) as well as other democratic mass organizations. | The surveillance was exposed after leaders of ACT revealed that officials of the Department of Education in Metro Manila and other provinces were being asked to inform the police of the roster of ACT's membership. Its members reported being tr…

Gillian Russom (2019-01-09). Will Parents Stand with L.A. Teachers? progressive.org Despite negative press, parents say they support a strike by United Teachers Los Angeles.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-01-09). A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story. globalresearch.ca TruePublica, a British website that has avoided the 9/11 issue, has had its fill of ignorant journalists at the BBC, Huffington Post and other propagandists for the military/security complex. The constant, shrill demeaning of experts and distinguished people who have …

Alex Lantier (2019-01-09). French Prime Minister Proposes Government Registry of Demonstrators. globalresearch.ca Following the large turnout throughout France for the eighth week of "yellow vest" (Gilets jaunes) protests this past Saturday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on French television Monday night the imposition of an extraordinary law to suppress the demonstrations. …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-01-09). Typhoid John Bolton Spreads "Neocon Infection" at the White House. globalresearch.ca While the corporate media doubled down on the prospect of Trump's wall emergency, the neocon infection inside the floundering Trump administration spread. John Bolton appointed one of his buddies from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) to a key …

Al Arabiya (2019-01-09). Why Did Tripoli Issue Arrest Warrants for Libya's Top Post-2011 Actors? globalresearch.ca The Libyan Public Prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant of the Chairman of the Wattan Party Abdelhakim Belhaj and the former commander of the Petroleum Facilities Guard Ibrahim Jadran, according to Libyan Express. | The warrants included four other Libyan …

Tamara Pearson (2019-01-09). Everything the Western Mainstream Media Outlets Get Wrong When Covering Poor Countries. globalresearch.ca If you want to find out what's happening in a poor country, be sure to add -tourists to your Google News search. | "Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso," was the recent headline in the BBC, a day …

Roy Keene (2019-01-09). Why are We Still Logging Our Forests? counterpunch.org Anyone who accepts true science realizes that today's big forest fires are driven far more by climate warming than by a lack of "active forest management" as claimed in previous editorial opinions. Active forest management, more honestly called "logging," has always been the timber industry's cure-all for every perceived problem in our forests. Until science More

ACLU (2019-01-09). Why Trump's Effort to Eliminate Disparate Impact Rules Is a Terrible Idea. aclu.org The Trump administration is reportedly looking for ways to do away with disparate impact rules, a move that could hurt millions of vulnerable people. | If no one tells you they're discriminating, is it still discrimination? | According to the Trump administration, the answer is no. In a memo reported by The Washington Post last week, the administration has placed in its cross hairs a civil rights enforcem…

Jim Miles (2019-01-09). The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World. globalresearch.ca It is always an interesting ride to read a Robert Kagan book as it is a journey into wonderland where things aren't really what they seem. His most recent work, The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World, is …

WSWS (2019-01-09). Los Angeles teachers prepare to strike. wsws.org Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district are engaged in a critical battle to defend the right to public education.

WSWS (2019-01-09). Los Angeles and the billionaires' plan to destroy public education. wsws.org Los Angeles teachers are in the front line of the battle against Wall Street interests seeking to privatize education.

Fight Back (2019-01-07). Movies in 2018: Capitalist art cannibalizing itself. fightbacknews.org 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…

kathy_f (2019-01-07). Make 2019 the year of action on climate change. greenleft.org.au 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…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-07). China's Xinjiang Tour Should Have Fooled No One. hrw.org | | Officials unveil a new political education camp in Bayingolin, Xinjiang. | © Yuli County, Xinjiang | China's authorities recently escorted diplomats from a dozen countries and a handful of foreign journalists on a highly controlled visit to Xinjiang, the northwestern region where an estimated one million Turkic Muslims are being arbitrarily and indefinitely detaine…

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

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…

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