2019-01-11: News Headlines

Associated Press (2019-01-11). Juventus coach says Ronaldo 'calm' as rape case goes forward. peoplesworld.org TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is "very calm" amid the latest developments in a case of alleged rape involving an American woman, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday. Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-11). Video: The EU Votes for the Installation of New US Missiles in Europe. globalresearch.ca Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF …

FAIR (2019-01-11). 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 …

Democracy Now! (2019-01-11). Exclusive: Angela Davis Speaks Out on Palestine, BDS & More After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked. democracynow.org In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights. In September, the institute announced that it would award Davis the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, named after the civil rights icon. But last Friday, the institute voted to withdraw the award and cancel this year's gala event. The institute rescinded the award days after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to he…

Eric A. Gordon (2019-01-11). Los Angeles braces itself for a teachers strike Monday morning. peoplesworld.org

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-01-11). Americans Need a Congress that Represents Americans. globalresearch.ca US Senator Marco Rubio poses as a representative of Florida Republicans, but in truth he represents the interests of Israel. He is sponsor of legislation that punishes Americans who boycott Israel as their way of protesting Israel's genocide of the …

The Global Research Team (2019-01-11). Global Research: More Than Meets the Eye. globalresearch.ca At Global Research we have always sought out ways to expand our reach and make the information we publish accessible to as many people as possible. From humble beginnings, we have grown to encompass GlobalResearch.ca, Mondialisation.ca (in French), Globalizacion.ca (in …

South Front (2019-01-11). Video: Al-Qaeda Defeats Another Turkish-backed 'Opposition' Group. globalresearch.ca On January 9, Ahrar al-Sham groups in northwestern Hama surrendered and dissolved themselves under pressure from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), according to local sources. Thus, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) imposed full control over …

Basav Sen (2019-01-11). Democrats Failed Their First Big Test on Climate. counterpunch.org The science on climate change is clear: All countries desperately need to restructure fossil fuels out of their economies. Naturally, the Trump administration has recklessly ignored this evidence. In every way, it's tried to make it easier to extract and burn fossil fuels — and harder to hold polluters of all stripes accountable. But what More

Whitney Webb (2019-01-11). How a NeoCon-Backed "Fact Checker" Plans to Wage War on Independent Media. globalresearch.ca Soon after the social media "purge" of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was …

teleSUR (2019-01-11). Climate Change: Warming Oceans Set Heat Record in 2018. telesurenglish.net The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is causing major damage to marine life, a Science article published Thursday warns. | RELATED: | Climate Change Causing 'Vicious C02 Circle': New Report | "How fast are the oceans warming?" was the main question addressed by a team of Chinese and U.S. scientists in a research which demonstrates that "global warming is here and has major consequences already. There is no doubt,…

teleSUR (2019-01-11). Leafcutter Ants Rival Cows in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. telesurenglish.net Leafcutter ants found in Central and South America rival cows for their greenhouse gas emissions of nitrous oxide, scientists at the University of Michigan report. | RELATED: | Climate Change: Warming Oceans Set Heat Record in 2018 | According to a study published Thursday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, the insects create the largest natural nitrous oxide hotspots ever recorded in tropical forests. | This includes the type of nitrous oxide spikes often seen in…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-01-11). Can Nepal Realistically Look to China as an Alternative Trade Partner? globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2019-01-11). US: 31,000 Strong LA Teachers' Union to Strike Next Week. telesurenglish.net A union representing over 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles, California has threatened a massive walkout to demand higher salaries, smaller class sizes, and a moratorium on new charter schools. The strike is expected to take place Monday. | RELATED: | US: Sanders Targets Big Pharma in Bill to Lower Drug Prices | United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) had warned they would strike in the city's 900 public schools Thursday if an agreement was not reached before then. On Wednesday, however, th…

WSWS (2019-01-11). Widespread support for Los Angeles teacher strike as unions seek to block statewide struggle. wsws.org Students, parents and workers expressed their support for Los Angeles teachers who are determined to walk out for improved wages and to oppose the drive to dismantle public education.

Oakland Education Association (2019-01-11). Defend Public Education Oakland Live Stream World Wide. indybay.org Oakland Education Association march starts at Oakland Kaiser Center on Lake Merritt at 11AM with march to Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-11). Syria: Deadly School Attack Was Unlawful. hrw.org | | A photograph taken by a local anti-government media outlet of a remnant of a 240mm mortar projectile used in a deadly attack by Syrian government forces on Jarjanaz on November 24, 2018. | © 2016 Syria Now | (Beirut) — A November 24, 2018 attack by Syrian government forces near an elementary school that killed six children, a teacher, and a student's mother, appears to have been unlawful and indiscriminate. All parties to the conflict, including th…

Shared by Cherise (2019-01-11). Angela Davis Speaks Out on BDS and Palestine After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked. truthout.org In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights. The institute rescinded the award days after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Others in the Birmingham area criticized Davis for her support for the Black Panthers and Communist Party. We speak with Angela Davis in her first television interview since the contro…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-01-11). AG Nominee William Barr Endorsed "More Incarceration" truthout.org After the tenure of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, advocates for civil rights, decarceration and police accountability are frustrated and furious. | Sessions jump-started the failed war on drugs, rescinded protections for transgender students and workplace protections for LGBTQ people,…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-11). China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty. therealnews.com Greatest contribution to global poverty reduction has come from China says Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

RT (2019-01-11). 'Hiring flat-Earther to teach geography': Russiagater to lecture on 'hybrid warfare' at Georgetown. rt.com An "information warfare expert" spending her days spinning anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter has now gotten the chance to do so in the name of 'education' — teaching a course on "hybrid warfare" at Georgetown University.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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….

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…

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 …

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

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…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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 …

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-01-09). How to get Venezuela's economy going again. mronline.org In this interview with Venezuelanalysis, an independent researcher speaks frankly about the roots of the country's economic crisis and outlines a series of policies to revert it. | Source

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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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