2019-01-12: News Headlines

Matt Myers (2019-01-12). The rise of the student worker. zcomm.org The student population today is unrecognisable from that of a generation or more ago. And it is central to any socialist project for the future…

Ragip Soylu (2019-01-12). The US Five-point 'Non-Paper' for Syria Delivered by Bolton to Turkey. globalresearch.ca US diplomats and military officials failed to present any specific details to their Turkish counterparts about Washington's plans to withdraw its forces from northern Syria during National Security Adviser John Bolton's visit to Ankara on Tuesday, Middle East Eye …

The Local (2019-01-12). New Mural in Paris Celebrates 'Yellow Vest' Revolt. globalresearch.ca Street artist Pascal Boyart created the work, based on Eugene Delacroix's monumental canvass "Liberty Leading the People", which glorified the revolution of July 1830 in which the people of Paris drove King Charles X from power. | The mural can be …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-12). Ice Matters: A Meditation on Snow. globalresearch.ca Most speak of floods in the age of climate change, when the cooked and the roasted take precedence over the snowed in and the freezing, and the parliaments of lost islands shall be convened in the sea. Comparatively cruel fates …

True Publica (2019-01-12). UK: The 2018 State of the Nation Report. globalresearch.ca Britain does produce an annual state of the nation report other than one referring to social mobility. The Social Mobility Commission's 2017 report (see link below) starts with the words: "Britain is a deeply divided nation." Their report is interesting …

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-12). Who's Trying to Pull a "Russiagate" on Netanyahu? globalresearch.ca The narrative has suddenly sprung up that Russia is supposedly planning to meddle in "Israel's" upcoming elections to support the incumbent, but this is nothing more than an attempt by the most pro-American factions of "Israeli" society and its "deep …

Shane Quinn (2019-01-12). Reckless Path to Nuclear Weapons Leaves Us Looking Over the Edge. globalresearch.ca After two years of analysis and inquiries, Roosevelt formally established America's nuclear program on 19 January 1942, called the Manhattan Project — with a final $2 billion budget supporting it ($36 billion today) and employing over 130,000 people.

Karsten Riise (2019-01-12). The Middle East: A Review of Geopolitical Structures, Vectors of Power Dynamic. globalresearch.ca The Middle East is of essential importance to the world. It serves as a center for the world's energy balance and for the transit of goods through the Suez. It harbors the Holy City of three world religions. It is …

Craig Murray (2019-01-12). Richard Dearlove Helped Blair Kill Millions. The Security Services Are a Danger to Our State and Society. globalresearch.ca When Sir Richard Dearlove was Head of MI6, the Blairites adored him as he approved the lying Dossier on Iraqi WMD which led to wars, invasion, the death of millions and the destabilisation which continues to wreck the entire Middle …

aljazeera (2019-01-12). Israel arrests settler teenagers accused of stoning car. aljazeera.com Five students from a religious school are arrested in connection with the death of a Palestinian woman who was killed when her car was attacked near an illegal settlement.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-01-12). If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He'll Be Breaking the Law. globalresearch.ca Congress refuses to enact legislation containing the nearly $6 billion that Donald Trump is demanding for an unnecessary wall on the southern US border. In response, Trump is considering whether to declare a national emergency, take money Congress has appropriated …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-01-12). Making Sense of Trump's Foreign Policy. Understanding How He Operates. globalresearch.ca As was to be expected, the announcement that the US was withdrawing troops from Syria has served to provoke numerous reactions in the Middle East and beyond. Following the removal of Mattis, Pompey and Bolton embarked on a whirlwind Middle …

Diana Johnstone (2019-01-12). Gilets Jaunes in 2019: French Democracy Dead or Alive? globalresearch.ca Or perhaps one should say, buried or revived? Because for the mass of ordinary people, far from the political, financial, media centers of power in Paris, democracy is already moribund, and their movement is an effort to save it. Ever …

Sharon Kelly (2019-01-12). Fracked Shale Oil Wells Drying Up Faster Than Predicted, Wall Street Journal Finds. globalresearch.ca In 2015, Pioneer Natural Resources filed a report with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission, in which the shale drilling and fracking company said that it was "drilling the most productive wells in the Eagle Ford Shale" in Texas. | That …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-12). Health Care Industry Spends $30 Billion a Year Pushing Its Wares. truthout.org Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the medical industry is pouring more money than ever into advertising its products — from high-priced prescriptions to do-it-yourself genetic tests and unapproved stem cell treatments. | Spending on health care marketing nearly doubled from 1997 to 2016, soaring to at least $30 billion a year, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA. | "Marketing drives more testing. It…

WSWS (2019-01-12). For a united struggle to defend public education in California and beyond! wsws.org As teachers in Los Angeles prepare to strike, they confront the fact that the unions are working to undermine and isolate their struggle against privatization and other attacks on public education.

WSWS (2019-01-12). 999 LA teachers. wsws.org

WSWS (2019-01-12). US government workers call in sick, demand strike action against lockout and payless paydays. wsws.org The growing opposition of federal workers comes together with the preparations of Los Angeles teachers to strike, the mounting opposition of auto workers to plant closures, and a rising wave of class struggle internationally.

Oakland Education Association (2019-01-12). 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…

Lynda Carson (2019-01-12). Some project-based housing projects may face bankruptcy if government shutdown continues. indybay.org San Rafael tenants meeting in 2004, teaching tenants how to fight back against HUD's funding cuts to the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program. Lydia Gans Photo.

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 …

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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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). 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…

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

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…

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…

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, 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 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…