2019-03-05: Social Media Postees

North Korea: Achievements in Health and Education
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
North Korea's "health system is the envy of the developing world" according to the World Health Organization: WHO director-general Margaret Chan said the country had "no lack of doctors and nurses"
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Human Rights Orgs: End Canadian Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) joined eleven other human rights organizations to send a letter calling the Canadian government to immediately suspend arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter pointed out that …
globalresearch.ca/end-canadian-arms-sale…

The Trump-Kim Summit: What Really Happened in Hanoi?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
While the western media has written off last weekend's summit in Hanoi as a failure, the talks did help to burnish Kim Jong-un's reputation as a sincere statesman committed to peacefully resolving the nuclear issue. This is a significant …
globalresearch.ca/what-happened-hanoi/56…

Schools, Stay Out of My Hair!
Andre Perry | thenation.com | 2019-03-05
Schools, Stay Out of My Hair!
thenation.com/article/hair-school-educat…

Oakland Teachers' Contract
Peter Turner | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
Let's Do the Math and Learn the Lessons…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/oakland-teachers-c…

Tommy Robinson and the Ultra Right-wing Jihadists of America
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
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SNC Lavalin Scandal Blowback from Corrupt Canadian Foreign Policy
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Canada's corrupt foreign policy practices have come home to roost on Parliament Hill. | Justin Trudeau's government is engulfed in a major political scandal that lays bare corporate power in Ottawa. But, SNC Lavalin's important role in Canadian foreign policy …
globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-scandal/56…

The US Wants to Sanction Away Russia's "Great Society"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Latest round of proposed US sanctions is intended to offset Putin's legacy-defining socio-economic development program known as the "Great Society" | *** | Congress is deliberating whether to promulgate the so-called " Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019″ …
globalresearch.ca/us-wants-sanction-away…

Will Trump Take Action Against OPEC?
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Brent is creeping back up towards the high-$60s per barrel, prompting a scolding of OPEC by President Trump via tweet earlier this week. | Trump's irritability with high oil prices is well-known, but the tweet suggests that he sees oil prices …
globalresearch.ca/trump-opec/5670466

Video: Al Qaeda Strikes Back. Major Escalation in Syria's Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
In the morning of March 3, fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Tawhid carried out a major attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Masasneh in northern Hama. A military source told SouthFront …
globalresearch.ca/major-escalation-north…

Canary Mission blacklists students, faculty for pro-Palestine views
Zayna Syed | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
"Are you really going to compare me — just asking for Palestinian human rights to be recognized — to a Nazi who hates me also? Like, what is happening here? That kind of just speaks to the fallacy of it."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/canary-mission-bla…

Oakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The betrayal of the seven-day teacher strike by the Oakland Education Association has opened the door to deep cuts and school closings.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/oakl…

Em Camp Darby, as Foràßas Especiais Italianas
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
A notícia nà£o é oficial, mas já é badalada: a partir de Outubro, em Camp Darby irá ondular a bandeira italiana. Será que os Estados Unidos està£o para fechar o seu maior arsenal no mundo, fora da mà£e Pátria, restituindo …
globalresearch.ca/em-camp-darby-as-forca…

Day Seven of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Pickets at Central Kitchen, Skyline High, and OUSD Board Meeting
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
On Day Seven, what turned out to be the final day of the strike, Oakland teachers and allies shut down an a construction site, schools across the district, and another OUSD board meeting.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/04/1882165…

Denver schools ax jobs in wake of contract pushed through by union
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
After just three days on the picket line, the union sent teachers back to work with about two hours' notice, claiming that it had won a major victory.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/denv…

Day Six of Oakland Teachers' Strike: State Building Takeover and Mistah FAB on the Line
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
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…

'F*** n****rs & Jews!' Alabama students caught praising holocaust in shocking viral VIDEO
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-05
A clip of Alabama high school students drunkenly trading racial slurs and casually speculating about the best way of exterminating Jews and black people has gone viral, eliciting social media outrage but little real-life response. | …
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Oakland OEA Teachers & Supporters At TA Contract Vote Speakout
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
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 Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
Joseph Santolan at the World Socialist Web Site provides a true Marxist analysis of the Oakland Teacher Strike.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/04/1882164…

Day Five of Oakland Teachers' Strike: OUSD School Board Budgeting Meeting Shut Down
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
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…

Oakland Education Association members voted to ratify our contract
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
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 | 2019-03-05
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…

A Camp Darby le forze speciali italiane
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
La notizia non è ufficiale ma già se ne parla: da ottobre su Camp Darby sventolerà il tricolore. Gli Stati uniti stanno per chiudere il loro più grande arsenale nel mondo fuori dalla madrepatria, restituendo all'Italia i circa 1000 ettari …
globalresearch.ca/a-camp-darby-le-forze-…

Oakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
The entire experience of the strike demonstrates that the greatest obstacle to the unity of all teachers, parents and students are the unions themselves, which do not "represent" teachers but are the tools of the corporate and political establishment and its relentless drive to cash in from the destruction of public education.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/05/1882167…

OUSD board member Jumoke Hinton chokes Oakland teacher while Ronald Muhammad shoves others
respect the picket line | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
On March 1st, Oakland teachers picketed the OUSD school board meeting at La Escuelita Elementary. OUSD Board Member Jumoke Hinton showed up with Ronald Muhammad as her muscle and the two of them attempted to barge through the picket line. In the process, Hinton choked Darnisha Wright, a kindergarten teacher at Markham Elementary School, and Muhammad shoved several others around. Both later issued statements denying their actions to various degrees, although Hinton expressed remorse. Watch the videos for yourself and it's apparent both are lying.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/04/1882165…

Bernie Sanders adapts to racial politics at Chicago campaign rally
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
Sanders' speech in Chicago used his experiences in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, while a student at the University of Chicago, to make an appeal to identity politics.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/sand…

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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Algerian Students Protest Against Bouteflika, Demand Elections
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Students determined to pursue Algeria's biggest anti-government protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections next month but not to serve a full term if re-elected. | RELATED: | International Book Fair Honors Algeria, Cuban Revolution | Hundreds staged small demonstrations in several citi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Algerian-Student…

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…

US Militarizing Space for Future Wars
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The notion of real time star wars, possibly with nukes and/or other super-weapons, should terrify everyone. | The 1967 Outer Space Treaty bans nations from placing WMDs (not conventional weapons) in earth orbit or otherwise in outer space. | It restricts use …
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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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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…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/oakland-teac…

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…

Eight Years Ago: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Perspective
Dr. Helen Caldicott | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Japan is by orders of magnitude many times worse than Chernobyl…
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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…

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 | …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-syria-report-chem…

The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics
Swiss Propaganda Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
This study was originally published in 2016. | Introduction: "Something strange" | "How does the newspaper know what it knows?" The answer to this question is likely to surprise some newspaper readers: "The main source of information is stories from news agencies. …
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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-…

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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Glorious Bitchery: Yorgos Lanthimos and "The Favourite"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Yorgos Lanthimos likes his subjects deranged and troubled. He likes seeing queens in the slap, servants in the lurch, and women in mud. But that is just one side. The Favourite is a film of exotic, exorbitant bitchery, filmed with …
globalresearch.ca/yorgos-lanthimos-favou…

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…

Ted Lindsay, hockey players union pioneer, dies at 93
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-04
DETROIT (AP)–Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay has died at 93. His death was confirmed Monday by son-in-law Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research. Lindsay died Monday at his home in Michigan. Lindsay was a nine-time All-Star and one of the game's best …
peoplesworld.org/article/ted-lindsay-hoc…

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…

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-…

Pakistan: How the Traditional Power Structure Undermines Democracy in Developing World?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The principal fault in democracy, as it is practiced all over the world, is the election campaign funding part, because individuals and corporations that finance election campaigns always have ulterior motives: that is, they treat political funding as investments from …
globalresearch.ca/pakistan-how-tradition…

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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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…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-deep-state…

'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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/04/only-be…

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