2019-02-18: Social Media Postees

U.S. Thugs Warned Russia and Venezuela — They Have to be Stopped
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Enough is enough! There have been plenty of empty talk and peace conferences, more than enough of begging: "Please, West, stop murdering people, stop your genocides, stop robbing all continents of their resources, stop enslaving billions!" | Look where it has … | The post U.S. Thugs Warned Russia and Venezuela — They Have to be Stopped appeared first on Global Research.
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'The State must fund universities to check interference of private capital in campus spaces'
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-18
Peoples Dispatch in conversation with the Turin committee of Noi Restiamo, on the student protests against the privatization of campus spaces in Italy | The post 'The State must fund universities to check interference of private capital in campus spaces' appeared first on Peoples Dispatch.
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'Trump regime wants a civil war': Venezuelans condemn US-led coup attempt
Aaron Maté | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-18
At a days-long anti-intervention protest in Caracas, The Grayzone's Aaron Maté speaks to a Venezuelan teacher about the impact of… | The post 'Trump regime wants a civil war': Venezuelans condemn US-led coup attempt appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Idlib Province Syria: Infested with US-Supported Terrorists
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
On the ides of March a few weeks from now, US aggression in Syria to gain another imperial trophy will enter its 9th year — with no prospect for resolution. | Mass slaughter and destruction continue daily by Pentagon-led terror-bombing and … | The post Idlib Province Syria: Infested with US-Supported Terrorists appeared first on Global Research.
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What Happened to the Remains of Khashoggi's Predecessor?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
Ghadanfar Rokon Abadi was Iran's senior intelligence officer in Beirut in the late 1990s. I met him many times and he was always frank about Iran's support for Hezbollah in Lebanon; he even spoke to students at a Christian university in east Beirut to explain why his country supported Syria. He was not very convincing:…
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Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-18
Civil rights icon and scholar Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award last month, soon 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 movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinst…
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The US Not Immune to a Fascist Takeover by a Demagogue
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-02-18
We speak with world-renowned educator, author and public intellectual Henry Giroux, the author of American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism, who joins us to discuss his article at Truthout, " Resisting the Weaponization of Ignorance in the Age of Trump." We discuss how democracies in Poland, Hungary, India, Turkey and recently Brazil have succumbed to fascist takeovers by demagogues, and how the United States is not immune to the same forces of malicious ignorance and arrogant anti-intellectualis…
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Birmingham Civil Rights Group Reoffers Award to Angela Davis–But She Says Community Should Decide
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-18
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute sparked international outrage in January when it rescinded the Fred L. Shuttlesworth award for civil rights icon Angela Davis, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring her due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award, but Davis has yet to accept it. Democracy Now! spoke with the president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Andrea Taylor, on Saturday, before an alternate e…
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What a Teachers' Movement Can Look Like
Lois Weiner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The victory Los Angeles teachers and their union, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), won in their contract fight with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has the potential to change the world, as the Chicago Teachers Union did in … | The post What a Teachers' Movement Can Look Like appeared first on Global Research.
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The Truth About Medicare-for-All Its Opponents Won't Admit
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-18
What follows is a conversation among the Policy of Economic Research Institute's Robert Pollin, President of Physicians for a National Health Program Adam Gaffney and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. | As the 2020 presidential race gets underway, one of the main issues being discussed is Medicare for All. Now, Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have all announced their candidacies. And…
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How a Failing Capitalist System Is Allowing Amazon to Cripple America
Paul Buchheit | commondreams.org | 2019-02-18
Capitalism has failed workers, and it has caused a surge in inequality that gets worse with each passing year. In "Capital in the 21st Century," Thomas Piketty showed that for 40 years, from 1970 to 2010, labor's share of national income (wages and salaries) has declined. Stanford research reveals that "the declining labor share at the economy level is driven by the growth of large firms." Like Amazon. (Photo: Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Douma Chemical Weapons Hoax Exposed by BBC Producer
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
It is beyond doubt that the White Helmets 'staged' the false flag operation at the Douma hospital that caused President Trump to attack Syria last April. | Days after the attack the much to be admired, yet still maligned by many, … | The post Douma Chemical Weapons Hoax Exposed by BBC Producer appeared first on Global Research.
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Bill Gates Hires 400 "Science Ambassadors and Journalists" to Push GMO in Ghana
News Ghana | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The Gates Foundation is funding a campaign to "end world hunger" by promoting GMO technology. The organization has hired 400 "science ambassadors" to influence agricultural policy in 35 countries. | In the last four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation … | The post Bill Gates Hires 400 "Science Ambassadors and Journalists" to Push GMO in Ghana appeared first on Global Research.
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British Bombing in Syria Reaches Record High
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Britain carried out a record number of air strikes in Syria during the last month of 2018, despite mounting concerns over civilian casualties and costs. | New data obtained by research group Drone Wars has "laid bare" the scale of British … | The post British Bombing in Syria Reaches Record High appeared first on Global Research.
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Melting Ice Sheets and Weakened Polar Fronts: Onset of Climate Tipping Points
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The state of the climate constitutes a confluence of multiple processes, the primary factors being solar insolation and the greenhouse gas composition of the atmosphere. Rising temperatures trigger multiple secondary feedback processes, including decrease in the CO2 solubility in warming | … | The post Melting Ice Sheets and Weakened Polar Fronts: Onset of Climate Tipping Points appeared first on Global Research.
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5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Ilhan Omar, one of the few progressive lawmakers in the United States Congress came under attack Sunday for criticizing Israel's overt influence on the U.S. politics. | Omar suggested that members of U.S. Congress support Israel because of money they … | The post 5 Reasons Why US Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC appeared first on Global Research.
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In Countries Destroyed by the West, People Should Stop Admiring the U.S. and Europe
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
It may sound incredible, but it is true: in countries that have been damaged, even totally robbed and destroyed by the West, many people are still enamored with Europe and North America. | For years, I have been observing this 'phenomena', … | The post In Countries Destroyed by the West, People Should Stop Admiring the U.S. and Europe appeared first on Global Research.
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YouTube Will Determine What 'Conspiracy' Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos
Michael Krieger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
While the evolution of Google's YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports: | YouTube Will Determine What 'Conspiracy' Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos appeared first on
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Pakistan's War on Terror and Ouster of Nawaz Sharif
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
In a momentous decision on July 28, 2017, then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office by the country's apex court on the flimsy pretext of holding an "Iqama" (a work permit) for a Dubai-based | … | The post Pakistan's War on Terror and Ouster of Nawaz Sharif appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela, Iran and the Chaotic Imperialists!
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The drum beat of the warmongers in the U.S. undeniably is loud. The preparation for the "regime change" in Venezuela and Iran is in full speed. However, it looks like the warmongers are finding it difficult to take direct military … | The post Venezuela, Iran and the Chaotic Imperialists! appeared first on Global Research.
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"A History of the Global Economy": Indian Holocaust and Genocide Ignored
Gideon Polya | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
"A History of the Global Economy. The Inevitable Accident" by Colin White describes the history of the global economy through its successive stages of foraging, the Agrarian Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the presently expanding Service Revolution economy. Ambitious and … | The post "A History of the Global Economy": Indian Holocaust and Genocide Ignored appeared first on Global Research.
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Hate-fest in Warsaw
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast. | The … | The post Hate-fest in Warsaw appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: "The Truth About 5G"
Josh del Sol | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Reveals an insidious mindset at the top levels of the FCC and industry. | * | Note to readers: please click the share buttons below. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc…. | The post Video: "The Truth About 5G" appeared first on Global Research.
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Can Maduro Emulate Cuba and Syria to Keep NATO's Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela?
Gilbert Mercier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Imperial logic I: External crises distract from internal ones | Empires with internal problems tend to create external crises to distract the public opinion and unite their political and economical ruling class in a fictitious nationalistic fervor. The current United States … | The post Can Maduro Emulate Cuba and Syria to Keep NATO's Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela? appeared first on Global Research.
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What's Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil War. Battle of the Oil Giants. The Esequiba Region
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
So far much of the discussion over what is driving the bizarre Trump Administration intervention into Venezuela centers around the comments of National Security Adviser John Bolton to claim it's about oil. In a previous analysis we looked at the … | The post What's Not Being Said About the Venezuela Oil War. Battle of the Oil Giants. The Esequiba Region appeared first on Global Research.
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Is Venezuela Canada's Modern Day El Dorado?
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The search for gold in the mythical place of El Dorado in Latin America drew armies of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and caused many deaths of indigenous people. The gold remained elusive but Spain colonized most of … | The post Is Venezuela Canada's Modern Day El Dorado? appeared first on Global Research.
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February 23: A Day of Global Actions Demanding Hands Off Venezuela
No War on Venezuela | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Two days after unelected Juan Gaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela, war criminal Elliott Abrams was appointed to be the "US Special Envoy on Venezuela." | If Trump's recognition of Guaido's ridiculous declaration wasn't enough, Abrams' involvement should have been … | The post February 23: A Day of Global Actions Demanding Hands Off Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Laughter for All (Financial) Times. Armchair Militarists and "Western Values"
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
Introduction | In these times, when the United States pursues an unprecedented military build-up, promotes coups and trade wars, breaks weapons agreements, organizes the illegal seizure of overseas financial accounts, building barriers and walls along the southern border, Washington can count … | The post Laughter for All (Financial) Times. Armchair Militarists and "Western Values" appeared first on Global Research.
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Greater Than Food
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
As science has proven, And people have known for centuries, We die if we don't eat. Even more, though, than food, What people need's air To breathe, and sleep. So, all of those roads and streets And freeways, with their noise and lights, Are parasites of the mind in the night; And the planes in…
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U.S. Military Invasion of Venezuela is Escalating
Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-18
With the support of Democrats and Republicans, e.g. Pelosi & Trump, the pending invasion of oil-rich Venezuela is escalating, all at taxpayer expense. There are forces opposing it. See www.globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuel…. Cuba has provided a detailed description below.
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Anger grows among Denver teachers, as union gloats about closed-door negotiations
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-18
The tentative agreement reached by the union cuts compensation for some school employees and deepens union-management collaboration in merit pay.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/denv…

Open letter to Novalpina Capital, CC: NSO Group, Francisco Partners
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-02-18
We, the undersigned organizations, release this open letter to Novalpina Capital regarding the recent announcement of the buyout of NSO Group from Francisco Partners. We call on Novalpina to publicly address our serious concerns regarding accountability for NSO Group's involvement in previously documented spyware abuses, Novalpina's current approach to addressing human rights impacts associated with NSO Group's products and services, and the future trajectory of the company.
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Imposing Martial Law on Britain's Streets Wasn't on the Side of the Big Red Brexit Bus
Jonathan Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-18
The current chaos over Brexit must not be weaponised to present the armed forces as the only institutions which can save us in a crisis — a narrative straight from the playbook of crass reactionaries the world over. | Both Leavers … | The post Imposing Martial Law on Britain's Streets Wasn't on the Side of the Big Red Brexit Bus appeared first on Global Research.
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11yo arrested after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance to 'racist' flag in Florida
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-18
An 11-year-old boy was arrested in Florida after his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance escalated into an argument with his teacher, who called in security because she "did not want to continue dealing with him." | …
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Oakland, California teachers set to strike this week
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-18
Oakland educators are faced with a struggle against the Democratic Party and the teachers' union, which have collaborated in decades of budget cutting in Oakland and across California.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/oakl…

UK school pupils and students protest climate change
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-18
Up to 15,000 young people demonstrated throughout the UK on Friday, protesting in every main town and city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/18/clim…

How the Federal Government Undermines Prison Education
Jordan Smith | theintercept.com | 2019-02-18
Aaron Kinzel grew up poor in Toledo, Ohio, and from an early age, he was pulled into a life of crime. He didn't know his father, and his mother's partners encouraged him to break into houses, sell drugs, and engage in various forms of violence. "I just grew up around a lot of bullshit," he says. "I was really groomed to be a professional criminal." | He was a teenager on probation in 1997 when he left the Midwest on an ill-fated road trip to Maine with his girlfriend. He was carrying drugs and a loaded gun when he was pulled over by a state trooper. With the officer standing outside his car window, Kinzel panicke…
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How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire, and South Africa
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-17
Léonce Ndikumana discusses his newest research on capital flight from Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire and South Africa between 1975 and 2015. 290 Billion dollars were funneled out of these countries over this period through misinvoicing and circumventing regulation and taxation. Most of that money ended up in corporations in the global north | The post How Kleptocracy Impoverishes Angola, Cà¥te d'Ivoire, and South Africa appeared first on The Real News Network.
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UK students join mobilizations on climate change
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-16
On February 15, tens of thousands of students in the UK joined the school strike for climate by boycotting classes and taking to the streets in around 60 towns and cities. The previous day, the marches and protests in Belgium continued for the sixth successive week | The post UK students join mobilizations on climate change appeared first on Peoples Dispatch.
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Why Did The Iran Hostage Crisis Happen?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-16
The Islamic Republic of Iran recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a revolution which turned an American ally to an American enemy. Some still try to analyze the reasons why Iranian students attacked the US embassy at the beginning during the revolution and created a dispute which not only led to a […] | The post Why Did The Iran Hostage Crisis Happen? appeared first on United World International.
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Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-16
A recent study conducted by the German parliament's independent scientific research service found that international recognition of the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó probably constitutes a violation of international law. We discuss the study's implications with Andrej Hunko, who commissioned the study | The post Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Tampa Bay students disrupt USF board meeting, demand protections for undocumented students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-15
Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a series of protests and a sit-in at the University of South Florida's (USF) main student center on February 12, to pressure the administration to increase protections for immigrant and international students. These protests were a continuation of Tampa Bay SDS's main campaign called, "Immigrants are Here to Stay" in which they demand noncompliance with federal agencies such as ICE, FBI, DHS so that those agencies cannot receive the personal information of documented and undocumented students on campus. | Students held a series of p…
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Someone Needs to Teach These As$#oles a Lesson
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
"Someone," my Finnish-American socialist great-aunt Mary used to say in the late 1960s, "ought to teach these assholes a lesson." By "these assholes," she meant the people who own and run the United States. Mary died many years ago. I thought about her the other night while watching Donald Trump lie about crime and border walls…
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"Agitate, Agitate, Agitate!": Great-Great-Great-Grandson Echoes Frederick Douglass on 201st Birthday
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
This month marks the 201st birthday of the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818. He died a free man in 1895. Thursday night, leaders from around the country gathered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass as part of a ceremony culminating a year of events marking the bicentennial of the birth of the celebrated abolitionist, politician, writer, feminist, educator, entrepreneur and diplomat. We are joined by Kenneth Morris Jr., Frederick Douglass's great-great-great-grandson, president of the Freder…
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Denver Public Schools: 50 Years of 'Political Theater'?
Karen Vittetoe | progressive.org | 2019-02-15
Over the last half century, Denver teachers have struck three times for better working conditions and provisions for students. So why did we have to fight the same fight in 2019?
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Denver teachers win strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-15
Denver, CO – After all night negotiations the Denver School Board, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to end the teachers strike. It was announced that the strike officially ends this Friday, but teachers were free to go back to work today, February 14. | The tentative agreement was reached after three days of striking by 3700 Denver teachers, who set up picket lines and went on marches all over Denver. The strike activities ended yesterday with a large rally and subsequent march by teachers and supporters to the Denver school board headquarters.
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'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-15
Journalist Eric Blanc discusses the tentative agreement to end the Denver teachers strike | The post 'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Ibram X. Kendi on Surviving Cancer & His Anti-Racist Reading List for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
As we celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Frederick Douglass on his 201st birthday, we are joined by Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Kendi spoke Thursday night at the Library of Congress at an event honoring Frederick Douglass. He is the National Book Award-winning author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/15/ibram_x_k…

The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970 as the official response to the nascent environmental movement. As laid out in the recently released Poison Papers, it was structured to be dependent on research from private firms that were paid by the chemical producers it regulates. Given the limited market for this research, these firms either produced research conducive to the interests of their customers or they went out of business.
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Indian students demand right to education, jobs
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-15
Up to 20,000 Indian students and their supporters from around the country took to the streets of Delhi on February 7 for the Young India Adhikar [Rights] March. The protest was organised by representatives of 60 student organisations from campuses across the country, to protest the Modi government's attacks on students, and to demand the right to education and employment. | Green Left Weekly spoke to one of the march organisers, Kawalpreet Kaur. Kaur is a student at Delhi University and a representative of the All India Students Association (AISA), one of the organisations that initiated the protest. | GLW: How d…
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