2019-01-30: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2019-01-30). 86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows. globalresearch.ca The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power, according to polling by the local firm Hinterlaces. | *** | More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both …

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-01-30). A New Wave of Teacher Protests Takes Hold. zcomm.org On the heels of a successful six-day strike in Los Angeles, teachers in Virginia, Colorado, and elsewhere in California are voicing their demands for better working conditions, and, in some cases, threatening to strike…

Dan Cohen (2019-01-30). The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. globalresearch.ca Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington's elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization.

Paul Jay (2019-01-30). Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter. globalresearch.ca Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries. | *** | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore….

Prof. James Petras (2019-01-30). Peculiarities of US Imperialism in Latin America. globalresearch.ca Understanding imperialism as a general phenomenon loses sight of its modus operandi in any specific and meaningful context. While the exercise of imperialist power is a common strategy, its motives, instruments, objectives and engagement vary, depending on the nature of …

South Front (2019-01-30). Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Venezuela has the dubious fortune of being located on the continent of South America, which the United States has treated under the so-called "Monroe Doctrine" as its exclusive zone of political, economic, and military influence. In practical terms it …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-01-30). Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have. globalresearch.ca Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don't recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. | I asked that question …

South Front (2019-01-30). Video: Fake News Story: Hundreds Killed in Clashes Between Pro-Iranian and Pro-Russian Forces. globalresearch.ca A fake-news story about large-scale clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian factions in Syria is making jitters in English- and Russian-language mainstream media outlets. According to these reports citing anonymous sources and each other, "the pro-Russian Tiger Forces and 5th…

Shamus Cooke (2019-01-30). Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup. globalresearch.ca Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours. This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a coup can feel like …

Microwave News (2019-01-30). Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign. globalresearch.ca In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones. | The information campaign must begin by July 16. | The …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-30). "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media. globalresearch.ca It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on …

Garikai Chengu (2019-01-30). Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca From the first moment Hugo Chavez took office, the US has been trying to overthrow Venezuela's socialist movement by using sanctions, coup attempts, and funding the opposition parties. After all, there is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d'état.

STAFF (2019-01-30). Why Is Justin Trudeau Backing Trump's Coup in Venezuela? truthdig.com The U.S. is prepared to violate the U.N. charter to overthrow the Maduro government, and it has found a willing partner in Canada.

ACLU (2019-01-30). Smith College Overhauls Policing Practices After Black Student Racially Profiled. aclu.org After a Smith College employee called the cops on a Black student as she ate lunch, Smith will take up the ACLU's recommendations for police reforms. | This past July, Oumou Kanoute was a rising sophomore at Smith College, working on campus over the summer to mentor high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, careers. A young Black immigrant and the daughter of a single mother, Oumou is exactly the kind of striver colleges like Smith seek to attract. | But Oumou felt anything but welcome on that late July afternoon. As she ate in a common room, wearing the unofficial Sm…

Andy Rowell (2019-01-30). "Tell Me Donald. Exactly How Much Is a Human Life Being Sold For?". commondreams.org "The Trump administration over its first two years has shown a pervasive pattern of sidelining science in critical decisionmaking, compromising our nation's ability to meet current and future public health and environmental challenges." (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2019-01-30). 'I have faith in our generation'. mronline.org The last few Thursdays, Brussels' streets have been flooded with students who skip school to march for climate justice. The third march, held 24 January, attracted 32,000 people. | Source

Fight Back (2019-01-30). SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…

WSWS (2019-01-30). Oklahoma legislators seek to strip teachers of democratic rights. wsws.org A series of bills being introduced on February 4 by state Republicans would punish teachers for striking, participating in political activities and exercising freedom of speech.

Kim McGrath (2019-01-30). Dr Jay L. Zagorsky: "In a cashless economy, the poor tend to suffer" indybay.org As the push towards the abolition of cash grows stronger, Doctor Jay Zagorsky, Professor and researcher at Ohio State University and Boston University, reminds policy-makers that the poorer segments of the population are also the ones who tend to rely the most on cash, and hints at the threat they are under, as banks push for cash to be eliminated.

Turkish Minute (2019-01-30). Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the 'Most Dangerous' Country. theantimedia.com (TM) — According to a recent survey conducted by Kadir Has University a whopping 81.9 percent of Turks consider the United States the most dangerous country for Turkey. Israel follows the US with 63.3 percent, according to the survey, titled "Turkey Social and Political Trends Research," published by Turkish media outlets on Wednesday. The opinion poll …

WorkWeek Radio (2019-01-30). WorkWeek On Charters, Privatization, Labor & Education With Education Lawyer Kathy Carrol. indybay.org WorkWeek radio interviews education lawyer and public education advocate Kathleen Carroll about the recent UTLA strike, the growth of charters and privatization of public education. Carroll talks about the funders of charters and privatization and the role of their foundations who are also funding non-profits run by the AFT and NEA that support "common core" and TURN which supports labor management collaboration.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-30). Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash. therealnews.com On Tuesday, The Real News obtained a draft version of a bill that would grant John Hopkins an armed private police force. On Wednesday, Hopkins published the draft online and is accepting feedback. | Hopkins is Baltimore's eminent educational and medical institution. Citing an alarming rise in armed violence near its campuses, the institution is seeking a private armed police force. Hopkins already employs an extensive private security force, bu…

WSWS (2019-01-30). Indian government fires hundreds of teachers as Tamil Nadu strike faces a crossroads. wsws.org By isolating striking teachers and government workers, the JACTTO-GEO, which has hundreds of thousands of members, has allowed the state government to intensify its anti-democratic attacks.

WSWS (2019-01-30). After sellout of Los Angeles teachers strike, new attacks on public schools coming. wsws.org The agreement failed to meet any of the teachers' most critical demands to reduce class size, increase wages, stop the expansion of charter schools, and address chronically underfunded budgets.

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-29). Regime Change in Africa. Rival Rumblings In West and Central Africa. globalresearch.ca Riotous protesters briefly stormed the Cameroonian Embassies in Paris and Berlin over the weekend in an attempt to raise global awareness about the rolling regime change campaign back in their homeland following the reelection of President Biya to his seventh …

Democracy Now! (2019-01-29). Headlines for January 29, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela in Latest Challenge to Maduro, White House Raises Specter of Military Intervention in Venezuela, CBO: Gov't Shutdown Caused $3 Billion Permanent Loss to Economy, Joshua Tree Damage from Shutdown Could Take 300 Years to Recover, DOJ Charges Huawei with Bank Fraud, Seeks CFO's Extradition, Yemen: Attack on Camp Kills 8 Civilians as Ceasefire Is Delayed, Polar Vortex Hits Midwest, Bringing Dangerous Conditions, Senate Advances Anti-BDS Bill, Acting AG: Mueller Probe "Close to Being Completed", Virginia Teachers Protest for Fair Wages and Education Funding, Immigrant Rights Activis…

Yemenpress (2019-01-29). Statistics of 1,400 Days of the Saudi-led Coalition War on Yemen. globalresearch.ca Ein Insaniah Center for Rights and Development in Sanaa on Wednesday released the latest statistics that included the number of civilian casualties during the 1400 days of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, as well as the loss of infrastructure …

Eva Golinger (2019-01-29). Video: Eva Golinger on Venezuela: 'Regime Change & Domination Are Bipartisan US Policies!" globalresearch.ca Afshin Rattansi speaks to Eva Golinger about the US' ongoing attempts at regime change in Venezuela to replace President Nicolas Maduro with Juan Guaido. | She discusses the history of US regime change in Veneuela and Latin America, the Maduro premiership …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-01-29). How the West Weaponizes Refugees It Creates. globalresearch.ca The only thing more sinister than intentionally creating refugees, is weaponizing them as leverage to further coerce nations and advance hegemonic ambitions. | The United States and its allies have done both extensively — from exploiting the flow of refugees fleeing …

Tasnim News Agency (2019-01-29). US Caught Helping ISIS Commanders Escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca A large number of prisoners, all of them senior members of Daesh (also ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation. | According to Tasnim …

Yves Engler (2019-01-29). Canada Joins with Imperial 'Mafia' to Threaten Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Most Canadians think of their country as a force for good in the world, but recent efforts by Justin Trudeau's government to overthrow Venezuela's elected government have once again revealed the ugly truth about the Great White North. We …

Eds. (2019-01-29). AGO proposes nationwide raids on books containing 'banned ideas'. mronline.org Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo is proposing that massive raids be carried out to hunt down books which contain communist teachings and banned ideologies. The proposal was made after the seizure of hundreds of books around the country allegedly containing "banned ideas". — Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta "I'm proposing that if possible, yes massive raids be carried […] | Source

Fight Back (2019-01-29). School district threatened to call ICE on striking Denver teachers. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – Denver Public Schools, in a recent letter to Denver teachers, threatened to call immigration authorities on immigrant teachers if they go on strike. This communication was in response to the teachers, represented by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), voting overwhelmingly to strike for fair pay, with 93% of members voting in favor of industrial action on January 23. | On January 24, the Human Services Department of Denver Public Schools (DPS) sent out a letter threatening immigrant teachers who were on work visas, that they would be reported to the immigration authorities if they strik…

Dana E. Abizaid (2019-01-29). Rescuing the National Conversation. counterpunch.org The election of Donald Trump in 2016 surprised and frightened many liberal educators. Surprise stemmed from decades of liberal indoctrination in US universities and high schools based in "confirmation bias" and a nefarious resorting to language policing, identity politics, and the triumph of feelings over facts. Fear was rooted in the confirmation that a large percentage More

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-29). Venezuela, o golpe do 'Estado Profundo'. globalresearch.ca O anúncio do Presidente Trump, que reconhece Juan Guaidó "presidente legítimo" da Venezuela, foi preparado numa cabine de direcàßà£o subterrânea, no interior do Congresso e da Casa Branca. Descreve detalhadamente o 'New York Times' (26 de Janeiro). O operador principal …

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-29). Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. therealnews.com Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-01-29). Coming Off LA Strike Victory, a New Wave of Teacher Protests Takes Hold. theintercept.com #RedforEd, the national teacher-led movement that started last year, continues to flex its muscles. On the heels of a successful six-day strike in Los Angeles, teachers in Virginia, Colorado, and elsewhere in California are voicing their demands for better working conditions, and, in some cases, threatening to strike. | On Monday, thousands of public school teachers flooded into Richmond, Virginia, for a one-day demonstration to pressure state lawmakers to increase funding for public education. The Richmond day of action was organized by a grassroots educator group, Virginia Educators United. It came after about…

WSWS (2019-01-29). Virginia teachers protest education cuts. wsws.org Several thousand teachers and public school support staff gathered in protest at Virginia's State Assembly building in Richmond Monday.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-29). Venezuela, golpe dello Stato profondo. globalresearch.ca L'annuncio del presidente Trump, che riconosce Juan Guaidà≤ ´legittimo presidente ª del Venezuela è stato preparato in una cabina di regia sotterranea all'interno del Congresso e della Casa Bianca. La descrive dettagliatamente il New York Times (26 gennaio). Principale operatore è …

Bruce A. Dixon (2019-01-28). Some early lessons from the Los Angeles teachers strike. mronline.org Corporate media absolutely won't tell you this, but this year's Los Angeles teachers strike is the latest chapter in the long running struggle against the privatization of public education in the U.S | Source

Janine Jackson (2019-01-28). 'When You Take Healthcare Away From People, People Die' – CounterSpin interview with Rebecca Vallas on Medicaid under attack. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Rebecca Vallas about Trump's attack on Medicaid for the January 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Janine Jackson (2019-01-26). 'It Is a Disgrace That Our Public Schools Are So Poorly Funded' – CounterSpin interview with Kent Wong on LA teachers strike. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Kent Wong about the Los Angeles teachers strike (since settled) for the January 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-25). When Teachers Win the People Win & Put Privatization on the Run. therealnews.com LA Teacher's strike shows that unions can win more support for students and can open a battle against the unchecked creation of charter schools. Arlene Inouye, the Chair of the UTLA Bargaining Team discusses the result

Ryan Grim (2019-01-25). Richard Ojeda Drops Out of Presidential Race. theintercept.com Former West Virginia State Sen. Richard Ojeda ended his long-shot presidential bid on Friday. A leader of the state's teachers strikes last year, Ojeda concluded that the campaign ultimately wasn't winnable and told his supporters that he could no longer ask people to contribute money to a cause he thought was lost. | "I don't want to see people send money to a campaign that's probably not going to get off the ground," he said in a video he recorded and provided to The Intercept and The Young Turks. | Hints that he was picking up momentum were strong, he said in an accompanying statement, but not strong enough. "

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-25). South Dakota Rejects Restrictions on Trans Athletes. hrw.org | | Rainbow flags for sale are photographed on June 24, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | South Dakota lawmakers have rejected a bill which would have barred transgender students from participating in athletics consistent with their gender identity. | The ACLU and other organizations spoke out against the bill, with the South Dakota High School Activities Association, the Association of School Boards in South Dakota, the South Dakota Education Associa…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-24). Headlines for January 24, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Attempting to Engineer Coup, Competing Senate Bills to End Government Shutdown Unlikely to Pass, Federal Workers Flood Senate Office Building to Protest Shutdown, Trump to Delay State of the Union Address Until Shutdown Ends, Witness: El Chapo's Sons Murdered Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez, Brazil: Son of President Bolsonaro Linked to Criminal Syndicate, Iowa Anti-Abortion Law Struck Down as New York Pro-Choice Bill Passes, Michael Cohen Cancels Congressional Testimony, Citing Trump's Threats, House Committee to Probe White House Handling of Security Clearances, U.S. Climate Science Ha…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-23). Headlines for January 23, 2019. democracynow.org Senators to Vote on Competing Funding Bills as Gov't Shutdown Drags On, Federal Agencies Call Out Consequences of Gov't Shutdown, SCOTUS Green-Lights Trump Ban on Transgender Servicemembers, SCOTUS Will Not Take on Trump's DACA Challenge For Now, SCOTUS to Hear Case Backed by Gun Advocates, DOJ Asks SCOTUS to Review Census Citizenship Case, GOP Considers "Nuclear Option" to Confirm Trump-Nominated Judges, L.A. Teachers End Strike After Agreeing to Contract Deal, Zimbabwe: Popular Protests Met with Violence by Military, Sudan: Authorities Crack Down on Press and Protesters, Venezuela: VP Pence Calls for Overthrow…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-23). "This Was About the Survival of Public Education": LA Teachers Claim Victory After Week-Long Strike. democracynow.org Public school teachers in Los Angeles are returning to classrooms today after approving an agreement to end a historic 6-day strike. The strike was the first in Los Angeles in three decades. It came after more than 20 months of strained negotiations between the union—United Teachers Los Angeles—and the school district. The strike effectively shut down Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second largest school district. On Tuesday morning, union leaders and Los Angeles city officials announced that they had reached a deal on a new contract. After a vote, the union announced Tuesday night that the contract…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-23). A Blue State Teacher Rebellion: Denver Teachers Vote to Strike as L.A. Educators Win Big Victory. democracynow.org As Los Angeles teachers agreed to end their strike on Tuesday, Denver teachers voted to strike for the first time in 25 years. The strike could begin as soon as Monday. Meanwhile, teachers in Oakland are planning to vote on a strike next week. We speak with Arlene Inouye, chair of the bargaining team for United Teachers Los Angeles, and Sarah Jaffe, reporting fellow at the Type Media Center.

Bacardi Jackson, Managing Attorney (2019-01-23). SPLC: Florida Legislature should reject proposals in Parkland commission report that would threaten school safety and undermine student privacy. splcenter.org The Florida Legislature should reject the harmful recommendations in a report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission that would threaten, not improve, school safety.

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