2019-03-04: Social Media Postees

Protesting Colombian Nearly Loses Eye At Hands Of Police
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
At least 18 demonstrators were injured by the Colombian anti-riot police (Esmad) late last week in the town of Popayan as a general strike continues against the state's failure to complete a 2013 resolution to bring land reform and economic development to the region wracked by violence and high income inequality. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | According to the president of the Association of Educational Institutes and Workers of Cauca (Asoinca)…
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Did Bolton Blow North Korea?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
President Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un last week was criticized by both parties in Washington long before Air Force One even touched down in Hanoi. Washington's political class seemed terrified that the nearly 70 year state …
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Positive Political Change in Chicago?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Is the city of many nicknames ready for political change for the better, serving its residents more equitably? | Familiar nicknames include the Windy City, referring to political, not atmospheric, wind; Second City (to NY), Sinatra's My Kind of Town, That …
globalresearch.ca/positive-political-cha…

Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
As you watch this video, nearly 40 million Americans are experiencing poverty. Every single penny spent on meddling in Latin American affairs instead of American healthcare, education, jobs, and infrastructure is an attack on the poor and working class of this country.
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Teachers in Oakland Approve Contract Ending Strike
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland teachers will be back in their classrooms Monday after union members voted to approve a contract deal with district officials. | The Oakland Education Association voted in favor of the deal on Sunday after postponing the vote for a day. The agreement must also be ratified by the Oakland Unified School District. | "We look forward to being in our classrooms again after having to strike to bring our Oakland students some of the resources and supports they should have had in the first place," union president Keith Brown said in a statement. | The agreement was reached after 3,000 teac…
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Oakland teachers approve new contract, vote to end strike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-04
The new contract includes 11% salary increase over 4 years and a one-time 3% bonus upon ratification. The teachers went on strike on February 21 after almost two years of unfruitful negotiations with authorities…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/04/oakland-t…

Atomic Bombs Are Not Lifesavers
Timothy Braatz | zcomm.org | 2019-03-04
So, teachers, please don't say that atomic bombs are lifesavers. Rather than perpetuate an imperialist worldview, you can encourage students to imagine a better way…
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Oakland Teachers' Contract: Let's Do the Math and Learn the Lessons
Peter Turner | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
The original demand of the union, the Oakland Teachers' Association, was for a 12% raise over three years. Management, the Oakland Unified School District, countered with a raise of 8.5%. Rounding to two decimal places of a percent, management's offer amounted to 2.83% per year, while the union's demand was 4% per year. The settlement…
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Oakland teachers share apartments, work second jobs in order to survive
Sally Ho | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-04
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)–Cris Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, California, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. The English and history teacher is among the Oakland educators who went on …
peoplesworld.org/article/oakland-teacher…

Student Surveillance Versus Gun Control: The School Safety Discussion We Aren't Having
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-04
Identifying the best way to combat school shootings cannot occur unless Congress repeals amendments blocking gun research and data collation. | On April 20, 1999, two male students walked into Columbine High School and started shooting. By the time it was over, 15 students were dead and 24 more had been injured. America had changed forever. But in some ways, it hasn't changed at all. | Nineteen years later, 17 students were murdered on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That event marked the 2…
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Mumia's Speech to Yale Rebel Law Students Conference
Mumia Abu-Jamal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Mumia gave a speech to the Yale Rebel Law Students Conference through a recording from his prison cell. You may listen to it right below. Full transcript is also presented below. | . | . | . | www.prisonradio.org/sites/default/files/…
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Pakistan-India Crisis: The Machinery of Images and the (Post-)Modern War
Ayyaz Mallick | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
On 14 February, 20-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar rammed a vehicle fill of explosives into a bus full of reserve police force personnel in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The attack killed over 40 soldiers and was claimed by militant organization Jaish-e-Muhammad …
globalresearch.ca/machinery-images-post-…

Remembering the Grandmothers: The International Movement to Commemorate the Survivors of Militarized Sexual Abuse in the Asia-Pacific War
Prof. Vera Mackie | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-03-04
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OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western "Chemical Weapons" Narrative
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as "proof" that the | …
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Sickness and Paranoia: The Morrison Government's Refugee Problem
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-03-04
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Earthworm Research Spurs Farmers to Act
Rothamsted Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
A study of England's farmland has found key earthworm types are rare or absent in two out of five fields and has led to the majority of farmers affected vowing to change the way they farm. | The results indicate widespread, …
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SNC-Lavalin: The Tip of an Enormous "Deep State" Iceberg. Attack on the Rule of Law in Canada
Robin Mathews | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
SNC-Lavalin, the large Canadian engineering firm at the centre of the present Liberal government crisis engendered by the treatment of former Attorney General/Minister of Justice and Minister of Veterans Affairs, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is merely the tip of an enormous …
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Video: Arlington West: Military Families Whose Children Were Killed in Iraq
ArlingtonWestFilm | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
105 heartfelt interviews with U.S. Soldiers traveling to and from war zones, Military Families whose children were killed in Iraq, Veterans, and Youth. Intimately documented on film by Artists Sally Marr and Peter Dudar. | Arlington West is a 74-minute Art …
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British Labour's Fractious Jaunt: The Politics of the Independent Group
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
They could not hold on. A small — and in the scheme of things negligible group — split from the British Labour mothership last month in an effort to salvage some self-described form of credibility. In truth, they were the …
globalresearch.ca/british-labours-fracti…

"They Just Want Me in Prison": Eva Bartlett Interviews Jailed Ukrainian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky
Kirill Vyshinsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The Ukraine courts are still dependent on political authorities, and the special service is used to carry out political schemes and to fight inconvenient points of view and dissent, rather than to protect national security. — Imprisoned Ukrainian-Russian journalist Kirill …
globalresearch.ca/jailed-ukrainian-journ…

Wi-Fi in Schools: Experimenting with the Next Generation
Conan Milner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The internet has unleashed human knowledge. Never before has it been so easy to learn so much. Of course, it has also drowned us in distraction and created a breeding ground for trolls and misinformation, but if the internet is …
globalresearch.ca/wi-fi-schools-experime…

Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people–mostly …
globalresearch.ca/pablo-allende-truth-ab…

Corbyn Calls for UK to Freeze Arms Sales to Israel after UN Report
Ma'an news | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Jeremy Corbyn, head of the British Labor Party, over the weekend, called for the British government to freeze arms sales to Israel and to condemn it for the killing of Palestinians. | Corbyn's remarks came after a United Nations report, …
globalresearch.ca/corbyn-uk-freeze-arms-…

The Trump — Kim Summit in Hanoi: Was Trump Forced to Walk?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Yes, Mr. Trump had to walk. As he didn't get his way, he had the audacity to get up and walk out of a meeting with Kim Jong-un, the President of the DPRK, of North Korea. As arrogant as …
globalresearch.ca/trump-kim-summit-hanoi…

Sorry, Russia-gaters; WikiLeaks Got the DNC Emails from Insider, Not Russia
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
VIPSers Binney & Johnson use the forensics that the FBI avoided doing. (See this) | Thinking back, President Barack Obama dropped a huge hint two days before he left office, using his last press conference to point out that the …
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Che Guevara Exhibit at the UN Human Rights Council
T. K. Hernández | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The home of United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva is showcasing a poster-sized photograph of the Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara in its exhibition hallways. | In 2013, UNESCO, a branch of the U.N., included the "The Life and Works of …
globalresearch.ca/che-guevara-exhibit-un…

After Withdrawal from the IWC: The Future of Japanese Whaling
Fynn Holm | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-03-04
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How We, the People, Can Save the Planet. The Green New Deal
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The recent release of the proposed Green New Deal is a template, an outline identifying some of the most crucial issues facing the nation regarding climate change and a wish list of measures to address those issues. It contains a …
globalresearch.ca/how-people-save-planet…

Those Who Symbolize Power: The Fascinating Spell Cast by Weasels
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. Hence one must choose a master, God being out of style." — Albert Camus, The Fall | To be fascinated by …
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Oakland OEA Teachers & Supporters At TA Contract Vote Speakout
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Oakland OEA teachers, students, parents and supporters spoke out at a contract TA vote on March 3, 2019. Many were concerned about limit of school closure moratorium, no cap on chartes and possible cutbacks of SEIU and AFSCME service workers to pay for teacher's contract…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/04/1882163…

Amid widespread opposition, union declares end to Oakland teachers strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-04
Hours after angry teachers denounced the sellout agreement during a mass meeting, the Oakland Education Association claimed the deal had been ratified.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/04/lead…

Outrage after California high school students salute Hitler and make swastika out of beer cups
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-04
Two Newport Beach high schools are making headlines after images appeared of an off-campus party during which students arranged red plastic cups into the shape of a swastika and saluted Hitler. | …
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'Only the Beginning': Oakland Teachers Return to Classroom After Week-Long Strike, But Vow to Build on Victory
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
"Educators will no longer let this school district starve our neighborhood schools of resources." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Day Five of Oakland Teachers' Strike: OUSD School Board Budgeting Meeting Shut Down
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Oakland teacher Evelyn protests the OUSD board scheduling a meeting to enact budget cuts while teachers are out on strike.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/02/1882156…

Mass demonstration by public-sector workers in Berlin
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-04
Thousands of teachers and social workers in Berlin held a two-day warning strike last week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/04/berl…

Governor Appoints San Joaquin Valley Grower to New 'Agriculture Liaison' Position
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
"This gives special access for some of the largest water brokers and privately held agribusiness corporations in California," said Deirdre Des Jardins of the independent policy group California Water Research. "They are seeking to push junk science that has been previously rejected by the state water board, outside of the water board's adjudicatory and regulatory processes."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882154…

New Group Looks to Unite North America in a Cooperative Economy
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
Across North America, movements of people have come together to build economic, social and political systems that are oriented toward healthy communities. Often, that means systems that function outside of the parameters of capitalism. | The James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership is one such organization, inspiring thoughtful change and supporting cooperative businesses and education in Detroit, Michigan. Its mission is "to nurture the transformational leadership capacities of individuals and organizations committed to creating productive, su…
truthout.org/articles/new-group-looks-to…

Oakland teachers denounce agreement to end strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-04
Determined teachers, sick of deteriorating conditions across the city, expressed outrage at the tentative agreement and the role of the Oakland Education Association.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/04/oakl…

Teacher anger exploding across the United States
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Oakland strike, mass "sickout" in Kentucky…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882153…

Endangered Wildlife Are Getting Dosed With Rat Poisons
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
People who consider rodents to be pests often turn to an array of products, known as anticoagulant rodenticides, which are marketed to lethally "solve" the issue with poisoned bait. But researchers have been collecting evidence for years showing that it's not just nuisance rats that can end up dead. | Some of the most recent studies, conducted in California, found that everything from Pacific fishers to bobcats to northern spotted owls often become victims of rodenticides. The list of potentially affected wildlife is long — basically anything that preys on a rodent could be at risk, because the poisons a…
truthout.org/articles/endangered-wildlif…

Public Good or Private Wealth
Werner Raza and Willy Sabautski | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care, Misguided policy led us into this crisis and true policy can lead us out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882153…

Oakland Education Association members voted to ratify our contract
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
The votes are in: the contract has been ratified. Back to school Monday, March 4. The fight has just begun!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/03/1882162…

OEA Rep Delegates & Members Speak Out on Tentative Agreement — Nurses Furious
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Oakland Education Association rep council delegates and union members spoke about the tentative agreement at the upcoming rep council meeting on 3/3/19…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/02/1882156…

Day Four of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Rain or Shine, Boots Riley, and March for Better Schools
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
West Oakland Middle School teacher Kamisha describes how the Oakland Unified School District thinks it's fine that 800-1000 students across three campuses have no school nurses. Only through the kindness of a local non-profit do these students receive any medical care.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/02/1882155…

Union pushes contract in effort to shutdown Oakland teachers' strike
WSWS excerpt and link | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Vote "no" on sell-out agreement!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882154…

Day Six of Oakland Teachers' Strike: State Building Takeover and Mistah FAB on the Line
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Following a mid-day rally in Oscar Grant Plaza, teachers took over the State Building to press demands for better schools, for teachers and students.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/02/1882156…

Betsy DeVos' Right-Wing School Indoctrination Program
Steven Singer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-03
What do you do when thinking people reject your political ideology? You get rid of thinking people. That's Betsy DeVos' plan to rejuvenate and renew the Republican Party.
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/03/betsy-…

Selected Articles: The Pentagon's "Ides of March": Best Month to Go to War
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-the-…

Democrats and Republicans Move to Silence Rep. Omar's Criticism of Israel
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
It looks like the embattled representative from Minnesota will end up like Cynthia McKinney, who was thrown out of Congress for the sin of criticizing the official narrative on 9/11. | She is also a fierce critic of Israel and its …
globalresearch.ca/democrats-republicans-…

Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?
James Jordan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren't conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the …
globalresearch.ca/foreign-military-inter…

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