2019-03-06: News Headlines

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-06). Trump Breaks Another Promise: Troops Will Remain in Syria. globalresearch.ca It was a mere two months ago the president of the United States declared he would leave Syria and bring home the troops. | "Our boys, our young women, our men, they're all coming back," Trump said. "And they're coming back …

Prof. James Petras (2019-03-06). The Recolonization of Latin America and the War on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Not since the US pronounced the Monroe Doctrine proclaiming its imperial supremacy over Latin America, nearly 200 years ago, has a White House regime so openly affirmed its mission to recolonize Latin America. | The second decade of the 21st …

WSWS (2019-03-06). IYSSE (Australia) convenor Oscar Grenfell's speech to the Sydney Free Assange rally. wsws.org "They're persecuting Julian Assange because they know how much he and WikiLeaks have done to politically educate an entire generation of young people."

respect the picket line (2019-03-06). OUSD board member Jumoke Hinton chokes Oakland teacher while Ronald Muhammad shoves others. indybay.org 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.

OEA (2019-03-06). Day Seven of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Pickets at Central Kitchen, Skyline High, and OUSD Board Meeting. indybay.org 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.

WSWS Repost (2019-03-06). Oakland, California school board passes devastating budget cut following union sellout. indybay.org 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.

RT (2019-03-06). Not O-KKK: School under fire for play featuring Klansmen. rt.com The Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota has apologized after high school students appeared dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes during a play, saying proper performance vetting guidelines weren't followed.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-05). North Korea: Achievements in Health and Education. globalresearch.ca 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"

Mike Whitney (2019-03-05). The Trump-Kim Summit: What Really Happened in Hanoi? globalresearch.ca 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 …

CFJPIME (2019-03-05). Human Rights Orgs: End Canadian Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-03-05). Oakland teachers' strike victory: Billionaires won't determine our kids' futures. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—The headline on the Oakland Education Association's website, announcing that union members had ratified the tentative agreement they won with their seven-day strike, said it all: "Back to School: Monday, March 4—The Fight has Just Begun! "With gains in every key area," the union said, "this contract lays a solid foundation for the challenging …

Eric A. Gordon (2019-03-05). The 1968 L.A. high school walkout celebrated in new student-written oratorio. peoplesworld.org VAN NUYS, Calif.—What if you attended a high school where you were forbidden to use your own native language (even though it's one that was taught as a subject there)? Where you were pushed into home economics, typing, and shop, and discouraged from pursuing science or the arts? Where none of your history was taught? …

Andre Perry (2019-03-05). Schools Are Policing Black Kids' Hair, and Betsy DeVos Needs to Stop Them. thenation.com Schools Are Policing Black Kids' Hair, and Betsy DeVos Needs to Stop Them…

Shannon Jones (2019-03-05). The Shutdown of the GM Lordstown Plant: A Corporate Crime. globalresearch.ca Tuesday, March 5, will be the last day of production at the General Motors Lordstown, Ohio, plant as the last Chevy Cruze sedan rolls out of the 6.2 million-square-foot complex, halfway between Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | The closure of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-05). Removing "Arab" from the Syrian Arab Republic Would "Balkanize" the Country. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Kurds are committed to changing their country's name. | One of the group's representatives told Sputnik that they insist on changing the constitutional name of the Syrian Arab Republic to the "Syrian Republic" so as to supposedly make the …

Melissa Kravitz (2019-03-05). FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, but Won't Enforce Until 2020. commondreams.org Though these additives exist in trace or larger quantities in nearly every packaged food we consume, after they are approved, there isn't enough research to understand their long-term health effects. (Photo: Michael Semensohn/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nick Cunningham (2019-03-05). Will Trump Take Action Against OPEC? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Felicity Arbuthnot (2019-03-05). The War on Iraq : Five US Presidents, Five British Prime Ministers, More than Thirty Years of Duplicity, and Counting…. globalresearch.ca Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. He had walked into possibly the biggest trap in modern history…

South Front (2019-03-05). Video: Al Qaeda Strikes Back. Major Escalation in Syria's Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Global Research News (2019-03-05). Selected Articles: Trump-Kim: Will There be a Third Summit? globalresearch.ca 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 …

True Publica (2019-03-05). Tommy Robinson and the Ultra Right-wing Jihadists of America. globalresearch.ca

Jim Miles (2019-03-05). The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran. globalresearch.ca Western mainstream media (MSM) typically present Iran as a degenerate and impoverished society under the sway of Islamic terrorist fundamentalists. Alternate media and seriously investigated works present a much different picture. Dan Kovalik's The Plot to Attack Iran highlights …

Yves Engler (2019-03-05). SNC Lavalin Scandal Blowback from Corrupt Canadian Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca 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 …

The Global Research Team (2019-03-05). Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | With almost 1 million monthly visits to our website, and over 50,000 subscribers to our daily newsletter, during the last year we received contributions in the form of donations and paying memberships from only a small fraction of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-05). The US Wants to Sanction Away Russia's "Great Society" globalresearch.ca 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" …

RT (2019-03-05). 'F*** n****rs & Jews!' Alabama students caught praising holocaust in shocking viral VIDEO. rt.com 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.

Alice Speri (2019-03-05). How Two Immigration Lawyers Created a Rapid-Response Team to Combat ICE. theintercept.com Sarah Gillman and Gregory Copeland were half way through a six-hour drive from Rochester to New York City last week when they got word that Baba Sillah, a father of five from the Bronx, was at John F. Kennedy International Airport, about to be deported to Gambia, a country he had left in the early 1990s. | It had been a long two days for the lawyers. On their way upstate, they had stopped by the Bergen County Jail, in New Jersey, to meet a Bangladeshi father facing imminent deportation. They had then driven to Buffalo, New York, where they trained a 21-year-old law student to argue the case of an Albany man, Kini…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-05). A Camp Darby le forze speciali italiane. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-05). Em Camp Darby, as Foràßas Especiais Italianas. globalresearch.ca 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 …

The Mind Unleashed (2019-03-05). Blood Money: Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War. theantimedia.com (TMU) — Military spending is growing around the world and in 2017 it increased by 1.1 percent, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. U.S. arms expenditures rose by $9.6 billion, driving the global rise and further consolidating the status of the United States as the world's top spender on the military—by far. The U.S. …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-03-05). New Study Ties Spike in Hospitalizations for Genital, Skin, and Urinary Ailments to Fracking in Pennsylvania. commondreams.org New research has tied high rates of hospitalizations for genital, skin, and urinary conditions to fracking in Pennsylvania, underscoring mounting concerns about the public health implications of the controversial process of extracting natural gas. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Megan Sherman (2019-03-05). Julian Assange: Hard Power, Soft Power or Something in Between? Washington in Quito. globalresearch.ca Most people acknowledge the usually vicious assault of imperial wars that politicians call counter-terrorism strategy has forced developing states to capitulate to America, but the subtle variation in different types of imperial power gives us an even more disturbing picture …

Associated Press (2019-03-04). Ted Lindsay, hockey players union pioneer, dies at 93. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-04). US Militarizing Space for Future Wars. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-04). Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained. mintpressnews.com 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.

ACLU (2019-03-04). Student Surveillance Versus Gun Control: The School Safety Discussion We Aren't Having. aclu.org 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…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-04). Glorious Bitchery: Yorgos Lanthimos and "The Favourite" globalresearch.ca 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 …

Ayyaz Mallick (2019-03-04). Pakistan-India Crisis: The Machinery of Images and the (Post-)Modern War. globalresearch.ca 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 …

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

Nauman Sadiq (2019-03-04). Pakistan: How the Traditional Power Structure Undermines Democracy in Developing World? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Swiss Propaganda Research (2019-03-04). The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics. globalresearch.ca 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. …

RT (2019-03-04). Outrage after California high school students salute Hitler and make swastika out of beer cups. rt.com 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.

Fight Back (2019-03-01). UNF SDS wins campaign demands. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – On February 19 the University of North Florida Students for a Democratic Society (UNF SDS) held a rally speaking out against Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency to fund his racist, xenophobic border wall. About 30 students attended despite the chilly rain. Several speakers addressed the protesters about the importance of organizing on campus and opposing Trump's backwards policies. | After the speeches, students from UNF SDS marched across campus to the university president's office and occupied it until the administration met with SDS to discuss the students' demands. SDS dem…

Fight Back (2019-03-01). 'Reviving the Strike!' author Joe Burns to speak in Michigan. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Excitement is building among trade unionists and community activists in Grand Rapids, about an upcoming event where labor negotiator and author Joe Burns will speak. Michigan is a so-called 'right to work' state, where labor unions are struggling to maintain their membership and power. | "I'm a bus driver and our ATU Local Union 836 struggled for two years to get a contract. The bosses at the Rapid took a lot away from us. Ever since, I've wanted to hear Joe Burns speak about his book Reviving the Strike! We need to learn how to win, like teachers and hotel workers," said Jay DeShane. | As more…

ACLU (2019-02-27). It's Time to Make Sure Our Kids Are No Longer Bound, Shackled, or Locked Away When They're at School. aclu.org Congress is finally holding a hearing on the use of restraints and seclusion in our schools. | In 1998, teachers in West Virginia strapped a 4-year-old autistic girl with cerebral palsy to a wooden chair. Why? She was being "uncooperative" because she needed to use the bathroom. The girl suffered bruises and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. | In 2003, school officials in Michigan held a 15-year-old autistic boy in a face-down restraint for an hour after he had a seizure and lost control of his extremities. He died without receiving medical attention. | These are just two of many barbaric s…

Antonio Carty (2019-02-27). Conscience Over Profit. zcomm.org Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read more…

stuart_m (2019-02-27). Six new books for an ecosocialist bookshelf. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism's editor Ian Angus looks at six new books that expose environmentalism's false friends, analyse the idea of "environment", explain renewable energy, trace the history of oceans, expose Monsanto's Round-Up, and examine British science denial. Inclusion in this list does not indicate agreement with a book's contents by the author. | *** | What It Will Take: Rejecting Dead-Ends & False Friends in the Fight for the Earth
| By Carol Dansereau
| CreateSpace, 2016 | To win the environmental fight, we must understand what we're up against…

Don Macleay (2019-02-25). On the Picket Line with Oakland Teachers. progressive.org "A tremendous thank you to our beautiful city from the teachers of Oakland. Let's do this again tomorrow!"

splcenter (2019-02-22). SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights. splcenter.org ‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.

Jeff Bryant (2019-02-21). Denver Teachers' Strike Was a Rejection of Education 'Reform'. progressive.org Teachers in the school district that was supposed to be the model for education reform just rebelled—and won.

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