2019-02-09: Social Media Postees

Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The only things that will force such a radical change in U.S. policy are public outrage, education and organizing, and international solidarity with the people of Venezuela | *** | In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World … | The post Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster appeared first on Global Research.
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US-led Military Coup in Venezuela Modelled on Chile, 1973?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
At this stage, "all options are on the table". | A self-proclaimed "interim president" endorsed by the "international community", | infiltration and co-optation of the Venezuelan armed forces, military intervention, Coup d'Etat, | Assassination of president Maduro, | Relentless sabotage and financial warfare, … | The post US-led Military Coup in Venezuela Modelled on Chile, 1973? appeared first on Global Research.
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An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
We live today a historical trance. There are days that will define the future of our countries between war and peace. Your national representatives of Washington want to bring to their borders the same hatred that they planted in Vietnam. | The post An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro appeared first on Global Research.
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The Myth of the US "Knocking the Hell Out of ISIS" in Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
ISIS is a US creation. So are al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other terrorist groups — used by the Pentagon and CIA as proxy troops. | Trump claiming "(w)e're knocking the hell out of ISIS…We have defeated ISIS in Syria" are … | The post The Myth of the US "Knocking the Hell Out of ISIS" in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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2,000-year Old 'Child' Returns to Peru
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-09
The mummy of a boy of Aymara origin, with an approximate age of 2,000 years, was returned to Peru by the Museum of Science and History of Corpus Christi in Texas, United States, official sources reported Friday. | RELATED: | Peru President Rejects Military Intervention in Venezuela | Peru's Ministry of Culture said in a statement that the repatriation of the mummy was possible thanks to its coordinated work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. | He added that the technical reports…
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The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The creative "Democratic Security" (counter-Hybrid Warfare) model that Russia is successfully applying in the Central African Republic prompted the head of AFRICOM to warn about its possible export to other African countries, which terrifies the US to no end because … | The post The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China appeared first on Global Research.
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A Military Coup in Venezuela? Not Without the Military's Support
Prof. Ociel Alí López | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
A military coup d'état in Venezuela doesn't seem likely so long as the Armed Forces support Maduro. Meanwhile, U.S. action will likely backfire, and serve only to strengthen those in power | *** | Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuelan … | The post A Military Coup in Venezuela? Not Without the Military's Support appeared first on Global Research.
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France — Macron Does Not Fulfill His Campaign Promises of "Government of People for the People"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
Economist and Geopolitical Analyst, Peter Koenig, says that French President, Emmanuel Macron, is pursuing a policy against his pre-election promise, "en marche" movement. | Commenting on Macron's taxing policy, former World Bank Economist says "he transforms public wealth into private … | The post France — Macron Does Not Fulfill His Campaign Promises of "Government of People for the People" appeared first on Global Research.
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Have Islamic State's Jihadists Joined Al-Nusra Front in Syria's Idlib?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
At its peak in 2014, when the Islamic State declared its "caliphate" in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, the Islamic State, according to the mainstream media's count, used to have 70,000 jihadists. But now, only several hundred fighters | … | The post Have Islamic State's Jihadists Joined Al-Nusra Front in Syria's Idlib? appeared first on Global Research.
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War after War: Will the US "Pull Out" of Afghanistan to Strike a New War Elsewhere?
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
In 2003, two years after the US invaded Afghanistan, the US-led conflict in Iraq distracted international attention from Afghanistan that hurtled the nation further towards crises as a result of the US turning its back to focus its entire heed … | The post War after War: Will the US "Pull Out" of Afghanistan to Strike a New War Elsewhere? appeared first on Global Research.
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No Coup! No War! Hands Off Venezuela!
Eduardo Correa Senior | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The trumpets of regime change have sounded, and the drums of a possible war are beating against Venezuelan democracy. Provocations hitherto unimagined threaten to plunge the whole region into chaos and strike a serious blow against popular democracy around the … | The post No Coup! No War! Hands Off Venezuela! appeared first on Global Research.
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Prior to 2011 NATO War, Libya had the Highest Standard of Living in Africa
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
In 2011, NATO launched an illegal, savage attack against the country with the Highest Human Development Index in Africa. Let us see where Libya stands today. | When Cameron, Sarkozy, Obama, Clinton and that sickening clique of warmongering, interfering, imperialist thugs … | The post Prior to 2011 NATO War, Libya had the Highest Standard of Living in Africa appeared first on Global Research.
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Hackers Take Over Venezuelan Embassy Sites in Several Countries
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
Venezuelan embassy officials in Argentina condemned Thursday's cyber attack after hackers commandeered the ministry's website and published a statement in support of the self-declared "interim president," Juan Guaido. | "We denounce the criminal policy of hacking and intervention of the | … | The post Hackers Take Over Venezuelan Embassy Sites in Several Countries appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela: Is War on the Horizon? Here's How Trump's Poised to Manipulate the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
There's a very high likelihood that the US will commence a limited multilateral invasion of Venezuela if Maduro continues to block the Trojan Horse of a "humanitarian convoy" into his country and the military doesn't turn against him in the … | The post Venezuela: Is War on the Horizon? Here's How Trump's Poised to Manipulate the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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The Search for Truth About Britain's Forgotten Role in Iraq
Prof. Ibrahim Al-Marashi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
A critical examination of the British army violations in Iraq needs to be situated within a greater narrative about how the UK government failed to address past abuses | *** | On 7 June 2018 the Guardian ran an in-depth article with … | The post The Search for Truth About Britain's Forgotten Role in Iraq appeared first on Global Research.
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US Influence in Venezuela Is Part of a Two Centuries-old Imperial Plan
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
Root causes of the ongoing crises in Venezuela may be increasingly apparent, as the situation in the country reaches a perilous state. Venezuela contains one fifth (20%) of the planet's known oil reserves, equal to the combined quantities of Iran … | The post US Influence in Venezuela Is Part of a Two Centuries-old Imperial Plan appeared first on Global Research.
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As global jobs massacre continues, workers around the world voice support for fight against plant closures
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
Workers and students are continuing to write in to the World Socialist Web Site expressing strong support for the demonstration Saturday at General Motors headquarters in Detroit.
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Ten Years After the Financial Crash
Rudolf Hickel | indybay.org | 2019-02-09
US economic statistics are dubious since financial markets are based on financial products and money out of nothing. Tax havens, micro-second betting, stock buybacks, and corruption through lobbying are market- distorting and cause revenue shortfalls.
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IYSSE calls on students in Australia to join the demonstrations in defence of Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
The defence of Assange is at the cutting edge of the fight against growing authoritarianism and an assault on democratic rights around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/09/iyss…

Committee for Public Education (Australia): Support the fight against GM layoffs!
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
The February 9 demonstration, organised independently of the unions, provides a lead for all workers internationally, including teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/09/cfpe…

Sudanese Teacher Beaten to Death by Police: Investigator
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
A Sudanese teacher arrested after protests last week died due to injuries caused by a "solid object," according to the head of a state investigations committee citing a medical report Thursday. | RELATED: | Sudan's Al-Bashir Bows to Pressure, Will Release Reporters | The announcement came as hundreds of people gathered across the capital — responding to a call by activists for a "procession for victims of torture and arrests" — in some of the biggest anti-government rallies in week…
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Chicago charter school teachers strike for smaller classes and higher pay
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-08
CHICAGO–Almost 200 unionized educators and staff at four schools run by the Chicago International Charter School network are on strike here this week. A number of CICS campuses have been faced with budget shortages and staff cuts over the last year. According to the Chicago Teachers Union website, however, CICS has received increased taxpayer funding, …
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Striking Chicago charter school teachers beef up CICS picket lines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-08
Chicago, IL — Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) educators at four CICS schools struck for the third day, February 7, with management dug in on exchanging wage parity with CPS educators for higher caseloads for counselors and social workers, larger class sizes with no enforcement language, and no written guarantee not to cut student services or resources. Management wants to increase the student-to-counselor/social worker ratio, which is already well over nationally recommended ratios, giving management the wiggle room to lay off some frontline staff. | CICS still refuses to dip into $36 million in public educati…
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Denver teachers' strike set for February 11
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-08
Denver, CO – The Denver Teachers Classroom Teacher's Association (DCTA) announced in a press conference, held in the driving snow in front of the Colorado State Capital Building, that the teachers' strike will begin on Monday, February 11. This would be the first time since 1984 that Denver teachers would walk off their jobs and set up picket lines. | The DCTA and the Denver School Board have been negotiating the union's demand for an increase in base pay, as opposed to the school board offer to give a small increase in the budget of its haphazard system of bonuses. When the district offered less than1% of its bu…
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Red for Ed Continues: Where Teachers' Strikes Are Set to Spread Next
Sarah Jones | commondreams.org | 2019-02-08
Denver Classroom Teachers Association teachers and supporters rally at the Colorado State Capitol demanding better wages and urging the state not to get involved in a possible strike on January 30, 2019. ( Photo: Andy Cross/Denver Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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How the Age of Billionaires Ends
Josh Hoxie | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Every month or so there's a stunning new headline statistic about just how stark our economic divide has become. Understanding that this divide exists is a good start. Appreciating that a deeply unfair and unequal economy is problematic is even better. Actually doing something about it — that's the best. As 2020 presidential hopefuls start…
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Study: Climate Change Will Alter Ocean Color By 2100
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
According to a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the oceans will lose their traditional blue color in about 80 years, as climate change progresses. | RELATED: | Climate Change: Oceans Absorbing Far More Heat Than Realized | The researchers say the phytoplankton organism, which influences the color of the water, are displaying an alarming pattern that will alter the ability of the surface of the ocean to absorb and reflect sunlight. | The MIT Joint Progra…
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The American Left Resurgent: Prospects and Tensions
Rafael Khachaturian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-08
The American political system is experiencing a crisis of hegemony. The moderate, bipartisan center that had been the mythical linchpin of American politics during the "long Cold War" is facing the possibility of a terminal decline.1 Donald Trump's election … | The post The American Left Resurgent: Prospects and Tensions appeared first on Global Research.
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Al-Nusra Front: Islamic State's Breakaway Faction in Syria's Idlib
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-08
During the eight-year proxy war in Syria, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, the leader of al-Nusra Front, has emerged as the second most influential militant leader after the Islamic State's [alleged] chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In fact, since the beginning | … | The post Al-Nusra Front: Islamic State's Breakaway Faction in Syria's Idlib appeared first on Global Research.
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Virginia Governor Says He Won't Quit; New Allegation Rocks Deputy
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-08
A second woman has accused Justin Fairfax of rape, claiming the attack took place while they were students at Duke University. | The post Virginia Governor Says He Won't Quit; New Allegation Rocks Deputy appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Finally, Washington Is Now Law-Bound to Compensate Its Victims!
Grete Mautner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-08
Since most of us are aware of the way Washington approaches its alleged fight against terrorism, murdering tens of thousands of civilians in the process, it seems that the relatives of all those who perished under American bombs in Afghanistan, … | The post Finally, Washington Is Now Law-Bound to Compensate Its Victims! appeared first on Global Research.
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Letter from the US: Teachers strike blow against school privatisation
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
After six days of strikes and mass mobilisations in the streets, Los Angeles teachers, joined on the picket lines and demonstrations by parents and students, won an important victory, Barry Sheppard writes from San Francisco, as they held the line against further privatisation of the public schools. | A front-page New York Times story on January 29 was headlined "Strike Throws Cold Water on a City's Embrace of Charter Schools". The article began: "Carrying protest signs, thousands of teachers and their allies converged last month on the shimmering contemporary art museum in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Clad…
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When Colleges Confine Free Speech to a 'Zone,' It Isn't Free
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-07
Arkansas State University's policy requiring preapproval from the school for protest anywhere on campus violates the First Amendment. | On certain college campuses, administrators have created "Free Speech Zones" — spaces where people are allowed to speak, protest, or gather signatures for causes they believe in. While it may sound like these zones are designed to promote speech, they actually do the opposite by confining political expression to designated areas, often in out-of-the-way locations on campus. | That's why this week, in a legal challenge to Arkansas State University's "Free Expression Areas"
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Virginia Is the Latest State to Go #Red4Ed
Rachel Levy | progressive.org | 2019-02-07
The movement has kicked off thanks to the efforts of an big-tent organization that has embraced all types of teachers, education professionals, and community members.
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What Rydell High School Can Teach Us about the LA Teachers Strike
Sarah Jaffe | thenation.com | 2019-02-07
What Rydell High School Can Teach Us about the LA Teachers Strike…
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The South Dakota Legislature's Transphobia
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-07
Members of the legislature have renewed their attack on transgender students with three separate bills targeting their civil rights. | After a short-lived victory in January, transgender students in South Dakota are once again being targeted with legislation that would put them at greater risk and, at the same time, cause serious damage to the state's reputation and economy. | On Jan. 24, lawmakers in the state Senate scuttled a bill requiring transgen…
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Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-07
Trump is not draining the swamp with Bernhardt's nomination. Rather, he shows he is filling it with polluters, says Jesse Coleman, senior researcher at Documented | The post Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Student climate strike: 'It's our future'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-07
After the successful School Strike 4 Climate Action last November 30, where more than 15,000 students walked out of school, organisers have called another strike for March 15 as part of a Global Day of Action — and they are asking others to join in. | Richard Lane and Maureen Murphy spoke to Year 9 student Lilly Murphy, who has been involved in the School Strike 4 Climate Action, about the climate strike movement. | *** | How did you get involved with the Student Strike 4 Climate Action? | A few of my school friends knew about it due to social media. There were also a few signs around school. | One of them…
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Activists Avoid Jail in U.K. After Blocking Plane From Deporting Migrants
Rebecca Nathanson | theintercept.com | 2019-02-07
On Wednesday morning, a group of British activists entered Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London, carrying backpacks and tote bags stuffed full. The Stansted 15, as the group has become known, had arrived for a sentencing hearing, and some of them had come prepared to face years in jail. In December, the activists were found guilty of committing a terrorism-related offense after they broke into an airport and blocked the departure of a government-chartered plane that was set to deport migrants and asylum-seekers. | But the group need not have packed their bags. Twelve of the defendants receiv…
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Chicago Teachers Union on strike at charter school operator CICS
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-06
Chicago, IL – Top CICS bureaucrats have put management greed ahead of student need, forcing a strike at four unionized schools in the profitable charter operator's 14-school stable, February 5. | CICS management was also busted over the weekend for working to line up strikebreakers, offering to pay temporary workers $21.75 per hour to scab, an annual pay rate more than $10,000 greater than the low-wage paraprofessionals to whom management has refused to provide a living wage. Some of those low-wage paraprofessionals make barely $30,000 per year or less, despite bachelors or masters degrees and years of servi…
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Why Oakland Teachers are Ready to Strike
Don Macleay | progressive.org | 2019-02-06
More than 80 percent of teachers have cast a ballot — the highest turnout in the union's history — and 95 percent have voted to authorize a strike.
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UPDATE: Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
"ICE is a racist institution that terrorizes black and brown communities and violates the human rights of the families it separates," says one Hopkins professor. | The post UPDATE: Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract appeared first on The Real News Network.
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UPDATE: Hundreds of Teachers Protest at Baltimore County
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Baltimore County public school teachers will rally at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5 to protest austerity measures, including budget and staff cutbacks. | The Real News will be covering events live on Twitter and the District will livestream the meeting, which begins at 6: 30. | Teacher protests have swept the nation over the past year–most recently in Virginia, where teachers staged a one-day walkout, and Los Angeles, where teachers won pay raises and class size…
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The Charter School Next Door
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
What happens when public education becomes a marketplace?
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How Los Angeles Teachers Organized and What They Won
Jesse Hagopian | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
"It's really hard to overstate the incredible feeling of empowerment, solidarity, and joy that you saw in school site picket lines and at the massive rallies that we held every single day."
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A Modern-Day Lynching?: "Always in Season" Looks at 2014 Hanging in NC & Legacy of Racial Terrorism
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-01
As we mark the beginning of Black History Month, we look at "Always in Season," a disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present. It interviews Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery to remember the more than 4,000 African Americans lynched in the United States. It also looks closely at the case of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African-American high school student who, on August 29, 2014, was found hanging from two belts attached to a wooden swing set in a largely white trailer park…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/1/a_modern_d…

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