2019-01-31: Social Media Postees

"It Can't be Fixed:" Senior ICC Judge Slam John Bolton, Quits in Protest of US, Turkish Meddling
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
A senior judge at the United Nations' International Court in The Hague has resigned in protest of "shocking" interference from the Trump administration into a preliminary war-crimes investigation into U.S. troops. | The judge, Christoph Flàºgge, who hails from Germany, … | The post "It Can't be Fixed: " Senior ICC Judge Slam John Bolton, Quits in Protest of US, Turkish Meddling appeared first on Global Research.
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Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace: Nuclear Israel with Its 400 WMD or Non- Nuclear Iran?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
U.S. intelligence officials confirmed to the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday, that Iran was not developing nuclear weapons in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, and furthermore had no strategic plans to do so. | This report from the US intelligence … | The post Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace: Nuclear Israel with Its 400 WMD or Non- Nuclear Iran? appeared first on Global Research.
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A Lawless Government. Mueller's Tactics to Frame President Trump
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
I remember when a suspect was regarded as innocent until proven guilty in a fair trial. Today prosecutors convict their victims in the media in order to make an unbiased jury impossible and thereby coerce a plea bargain that saves … | The post A Lawless Government. Mueller's Tactics to Frame President Trump appeared first on Global Research.
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Russia Might be Planning an Astana-Like Conference for Venezuela
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
Russia just dropped a huge hint suggesting that it might be trying to assemble an Astana-like conference for resolving the Venezuelan Crisis in the same spirit as what it's been trying to do with Syria over the past two years, … | The post Russia Might be Planning an Astana-Like Conference for Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
While Guaido and his self-declared "government"(-in-waiting) are downplaying the prospects of a military invasion to topple Maduro, the reality is that such a scenario really isn't all that far-fetched and could even succeed in the event that only a limited … | The post An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario" appeared first on Global Research.
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Belarus and Russia: Nipping the "Annexation" Infowar Narrative in the Bud
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
The emerging narrative that Russia is planning to "annex" Belarus is nothing more than an external infowar attack on their recently troubled partnership that seeks to accelerate the pace of Minsk's pro-Western pivot by falsely fearmongering about Moscow's geopolitical intentions. … | The post Belarus and Russia: Nipping the "Annexation" Infowar Narrative in the Bud appeared first on Global Research.
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US Sanctions as a Tool to Perpetuate Neocolonialism
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
It's an evident fact that neocolonial powers are ruled by behemoth corporations whose wealth is measured in hundreds of billions of dollars, far more than the total GDP of many developing nations. The status of these multinational corporations as dominant … | The post US Sanctions as a Tool to Perpetuate Neocolonialism appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: History of Oil — Hidden Cause of the First World War?
Robert Newman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
This video was first published in 2012. | Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years — but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, he places oil centre stage … | The post Video: History of Oil — Hidden Cause of the First World War? appeared first on Global Research.
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A Note on the Crime Against Venezuela
J. B. Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
To clarify the importance of the January 23rd coup attempt in Venezuela we remember that ever since WWII the customary motivation for violations of the Convention on Genocide has been to gain a region's natural resources. For example Iraq, Libya, … | The post A Note on the Crime Against Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Imagining Reality: Two Minutes to Midnight on the Clock of the Atomic Scientists
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
On January 24, 2019, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has stated: | "Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These major threats–nuclear weapons and climate change–were exacerbated this … | The post Imagining Reality: Two Minutes to Midnight on the Clock of the Atomic Scientists appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Intense Clashes, Artillery Duels Erupt in Idlib De-militarized Zone
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
The situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone is slowly escalating with an increased number of artillery duels and clashes between pro-government fighters and militants taking place there on a daily basis. | On January 29, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) … | The post Video: Intense Clashes, Artillery Duels Erupt in Idlib De-militarized Zone appeared first on Global Research.
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Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa!
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
Paul Kagame's troops most likely shot down a plane carrying two African presidents, igniting genocides that killed millions — but the Rwandan President has never been charged. | "Former Rwandan General Nyamwasa said that Kagame most definitely ordered his troops … | The post Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa! appeared first on Global Research.
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Environment America Partners With Students and Faculty to Urge Colleges and Universities to Shift to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Power
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-31
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City Colleges of Chicago averts staff and faculty strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-31
Just days after the setting of a February 4 strike date, the Cook County College Teachers Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that a tentative agreement had been reached.
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Independent reviews into the tragic loss of Rosalind McGregor and staff wellbeing at Amnesty International
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-31
Today Amnesty International has published the final two of three separate independent reviews triggered by the tragic suicides of two beloved colleagues, Gaà´tan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who died in May 2018, and Rosalind McGregor, an intern in the International Advocacy Programme in Geneva, who died in July 2018. | The first independent review, undertaken by James Laddie QC of Matrix Chambers in London, aimed to examine whether Amnesty International discharged its duty of care to Gaà´tan Mootoo, and what lessons the organisation can learn from this tragic incident. More information on this…
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Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-31
Students in front of Wits great hall protesting against the militarized securities in Wits, from the film Everything Must Fall | | © Daylin Paul | The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people aroun…
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Berlin teachers and social workers strike for better working conditions
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-31
The unions have long worked with the parties that form the Berlin Senate to impose cuts.
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Sacramento school district threatens bankruptcy to extort concessions from teachers
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-31
School district officials in California's capital city announced they had to cut $16 million from spending by November 2019 to avoid state receivership, with another $16 million in cuts needed for next year.
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Dr Jay L. Zagorsky: "In a cashless economy, the poor tend to suffer"
Kim McGrath | indybay.org | 2019-01-31
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.
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WorkWeek On Charters, Privatization, Labor & Education With Education Lawyer Kathy Carrol
WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2019-01-31
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.
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Students and youth must join the fight to oppose GM job cuts!
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-31
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) calls on young people to support autoworkers in their fight against General Motors' plans to close five plants in the US and Canada.
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Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter
Paul Jay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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…. | The post Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter appeared first on Global Research.
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Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign
Microwave News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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 … | The post Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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 … | The post Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner appeared first on Global Research.
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"Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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 … | The post "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Fake News Story: Hundreds Killed in Clashes Between Pro-Iranian and Pro-Russian Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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… | The post Video: Fake News Story: Hundreds Killed in Clashes Between Pro-Iranian and Pro-Russian Forces appeared first on Global Research.
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Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup
Shamus Cooke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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 … | The post Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup appeared first on Global Research.
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'I have faith in our generation'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-30
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…
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SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-30
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…
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Smith College Overhauls Policing Practices After Black Student Racially Profiled
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-30
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…
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Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-30
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…
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Indian government fires hundreds of teachers as Tamil Nadu strike faces a crossroads
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-30
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.
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Oklahoma legislators seek to strip teachers of democratic rights
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-30
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.
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After sellout of Los Angeles teachers strike, new attacks on public schools coming
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-30
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.
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Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the 'Most Dangerous' Country
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-30
(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 …

Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the ‘Most Dangerous’ Country

Venezuela, ein Putsch des Tiefen Staates der US
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Die Ankàºndigung von Prà§sident Trump, in der er Juan Guaidó als ‚Äûlegitimen Prà§sidenten" Venezuelas anerkennt, wurde in einem unterirdischen Kontrollraum innerhalb des Kongresses und des Weiàüen Hauses vorbereitet. | Dies wurde von der New York Times[1] ausfàºhrlich beschrieben. Der Hauptakteur, … | The post Venezuela, ein Putsch des Tiefen Staates der US appeared first on Global Research.
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AGO proposes nationwide raids on books containing 'banned ideas'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-29
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…
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School district threatened to call ICE on striking Denver teachers
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-29
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…
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Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-29
Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries | The post Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Coming Off LA Strike Victory, a New Wave of Teacher Protests Takes Hold
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-01-29
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'It Is a Disgrace That Our Public Schools Are So Poorly Funded' – CounterSpin interview with Kent Wong on LA teachers strike
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-01-26
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…
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When Teachers Win the People Win & Put Privatization on the Run
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-25
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 | The post When Teachers Win the People Win & Put Privatization on the Run appeared first on The Real News Network.
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SPLC: Florida Legislature should reject proposals in Parkland commission report that would threaten school safety and undermine student privacy
Bacardi Jackson, Managing Attorney | splcenter.org | 2019-01-23
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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Safer Schools for Whom?
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-01-23
The Trump Administration's "safety" recommendations would make schools less safe for black students.
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Teaching Kids about Boundaries
Linda Wiggins-Chavis | progressive.org | 2019-01-22
"And then it happened. He very innocently hugged her."
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Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
When middle school teacher Kristin Heavner shared a photo on social media of a colorful makeup bag filled with disposable menstrual products, she had no idea how people would react.
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Kent Wong on LA Teachers Strike, Rebecca Vallas on the Threat to Medicaid
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-01-18
MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: Corporate media have been declaring organized labor moribund–sometimes abetting efforts to kill it–for many years now. But more than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, on strike with overwhelming community support, would suggest you ought not believe everything you read. We'll hear about the LA teachers strike, and …
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Los Angeles Teachers are On Strike: Now's the Time to Press DeVos on School Choice
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-01-17
With a spotlight on the U.S. city with the highest concentration of charters, lawmakers have leverage to take on the famously pro-privatization Secretary of Education.
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Greece: Striking teachers tear gassed
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-17
Greek riot police tear gassed protesting school teachers protesting in Athens on January 14, Morning Star Online said. It came just days after the country's public order minister accused police officers of indiscriminately attacking teachers in similar circumstances. | Thousands of teachers took to the streets to express their anger at the government's process for hiring new staff in state schools. | The government pledged to hire 15,000 new schoolteachers over the n…
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