2019-03-07: News Headlines

WSWS Repost (2019-03-07). Oakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight. indybay.org To defend public education, Oakland students are organizing to fight back against the union sellout of the recent teacher strike.

RT (2019-03-07). Tim 'Apple' Cook tells students to #LearnToCode… Twitter users demand he be banned for hate speech. rt.com The tech giant's CEO, Cook, whom President Trump called his 'good friend Tim Apple', said all American kids should 'learn to code' — prompting sarcastic demands he be deplatformed, like others who have tweeted the dreaded hashtag.

WSWS (2019-03-07). The betrayal of the Oakland teacher strike and the way forward for students. wsws.org The OEA has declared the strike over, but students, teachers and parents are determined to continue and expand the fight to defend public education.

WSWS (2019-03-07). Teachers strike wave spreads across five continents. wsws.org From Bamako to Buenos Aires and Sacramento to Sà£o Paulo, the teachers' strike movement shows the international character of the class struggle.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-07). Black History Month Spotlight: Maria Broom — Actress, Storyteller, Teacher and Dancer. therealnews.com Maria Broom talks about her career in Baltimore, starting as a reporter at WJZ-TV, as a teacher at Baltimore School for the Arts, a storyteller and a world-renowned dancer and theater and television actress. Broom talks about the state of the arts community in Baltimore…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-03-07). Forum – From West Virginia to Oakland: Teachers Strike for Public Education. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

WSWS (2019-03-07). Oakland students oppose sellout of teachers strike, plan to continue fight to defend public education. wsws.org There is growing anger among students and teachers in Oakland, California over the shutdown of the seven-day Oakland teachers strike by the Oakland Education Association.

WSWS (2019-03-07). Kentucky teachers' sickout closes state's largest district. wsws.org The mass action, organized by a new group calling itself "JCPS Leads," forced Jefferson County Public Schools to cancel school for the second time in the space of a week.

teleSUR (2019-03-06). Chile's Cities Are the Most Air-Polluted South American Cities. telesurenglish.net On Feb. 5 AirVisual and Greenpeace published the 2018 World Air Quality Report, research built with data from more than 3,000 cities, which points out that Chile has nine of the ten South American cities with the worst air quality. | RELATED: | Chilean's Biodegradable Plastic Bag Dissolves in Three Minutes | According to the global air quality ranking,…

Carla Ortiz (2019-03-06). "Syria is Truly a Country of Love and Peace". War Reporter Carla Ortiz: A Hero of Our Times. globalresearch.ca Forward by Richard Galustian | Carla Ortiz is one of the most unique people of our times, a real hero; a woman who is braver than the most seasoned war reporter. She has spent considerable time the Syrian war zones where …

Fight Back (2019-03-06). South Florida students rally on anniversary of Trayvon Martin's murder. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On February 28, the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Lives Matter rally at the University of South Florida for the seventh anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. In 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, after returning from a nearby gas station. The trial of Zimmerman became a national phenomenon with him walking free due to Florida's 'stand your ground' law. The shooting is still fresh on Florida's mind, with many questioning the judicial system that let a man off with murder. | The protest was aimed at the jud…

Sophie Yeo (2019-03-06). BP's Iraq Operations Praised by British Ambassador Prior to Fatal Basra Civil Unrest. globalresearch.ca Shortly before violent protests broke out in the oil-producing city of Basra in Iraq, British government representatives visited an oilfield partially operated by BP, and praised the company's "impressive" social and environmental performance. Campaigners have criticised the visits for …

unitedEditor (2019-03-06). A Case Against Saudi Arabia: the War in Yemen, the Iranian Angle and the Israeli Perspective. uwidata.com In academia, we're in constant pursuit of indisputable facts which lead us to truth, the kind of self-evident truth that our founding fathers wrote so much about. And as the gospels teach us, truth shall set us free: Free from constant lies, exaggerations, distortions, distractions, deceptions, diversions and manipulations — basically all the specialties of …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-06). Rebranding Made in China 2025? Ongoing US-China Trade War. globalresearch.ca The Trump regime and Beijing seem headed toward striking some form of accommodation on major economic, financial, and trade differences — at best a short-term fix. | Structural issues are at the heart of them, not the large trade imbalance between …

splcenter (2019-03-06). SPLC statement on Florida Senate bill that would fund private school vouchers with public school money. splcenter.org The Florida Senate Education Committee today endorsed a proposal from Gov. Ron DeSantis that would take more taxpayer money away from public schools and give it to unregulated private schools.

teleSUR (2019-03-06). Origin and Species: Fighting Illegal Logging with Science. telesurenglish.net A timeworn laboratory in Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens may not seem like the obvious epicenter of efforts to halt international illegal logging. | RELATED: | Mexican Loggers Poach Protected Woods in Guatemalan Nat'l Parks | Beakers bubble away on a hotplate, while suspect guitars that have been sent by customs officials for testing sit on top of shelves lined with tattered old journals and reference books in a multitude of languages. | But scientists at the Wood Anatomy Labo…

teleSUR (2019-03-06). Einstein Letters: 110 'Lost' Archives Make First-Ever Debut. telesurenglish.net Over 100 never-before-seen archives left by Albert Einstein are on display in Israel's Hebrew University, school officials announced during a press conference Tuesday. | RELATED: | Chinese Scientists Set New Quantum Computing Record | The treasure trove of manuscripts include handwritten mathematical notes, dating from 1944 to 1948; a paper on unified field theory presented to the Prussian Academy of Science in 1930, and correspondence to his friend and lifelong colleague, Michele Besso.

Robert Woodward (2019-03-06). City of London: The Shocking Study No Mainstream Media Outlet Dared to Publish. globalresearch.ca A seriously important and highly credible study was published five months ago last October. It was completely ignored by all of the mainstream media. Not one took the opportunity to publish the stunning revelations for fear of what might happen …

Makia Freeman (2019-03-06). Eight Venezuela Lies the US Government and the Mainstream Media Want You to Believe. globalresearch.ca Venezuela lies abound. Both the USG (United States Government) and its lapdog MSM (Mainstream Media) have been going into overdrive, exaggerating or just plain lying about the state of affairs in Venezuela. Truth is always a casualty of war, and …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-03-06). A Way Out of the Money Trap. globalresearch.ca Nomi Prins had spent many years working for Wall Street "predatory" firms like Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. She then became 'born again progressive' and tells it like it is. Recently, this writer read a fine piece of …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-06). Trump Breaks Another Promise: Troops Will Remain in Syria. globalresearch.ca ISIS is not and has never been the reason the United States bombed targets and killed thousands of Syrian civilians. The war on ISIS was about establishing a military presence in Syria, the excuse being an effort to counter Iran's geopolitical aims.

Hans Stehling (2019-03-06). Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Britain's National Security. globalresearch.ca The issue that needs official investigation regarding both Antisemitism and Islamophobia, is the link to a foreign embassy in London that seeks to exert undue influence over Britain's legislature through its lobbyists at Westminster. | This is not only a threat …

Michael Snyder (2019-03-06). Will 5G Cell Phone Technology Lead to Population Reduction as Large Numbers of Men Become Sterile? globalresearch.ca I know that the title of this article is controversial, but the scientific research that has been done in this area inevitably leads us to some conclusions that are inescapable. Our current cell phone technology produces electromagnetic radiation that damages …

Prof. James Petras (2019-03-06). The Recolonization of Latin America and the War on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The US struck first at the 'weakest link' of the decolonization process. The US backed coups in Honduras and Paraguay. Then Washington turned to converting the judiciary and congress as stepping stones for launching a political attack on the strategic regimes in Argentina and Brazil.

James Cogan (2019-03-06). US Court Upholds Subpoena of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning. globalresearch.ca Chelsea Manning yesterday lost the challenge she launched against a subpoena that requires her to be cross-examined by the Grand Jury in the Eastern District of Virginia which was convened in 2010 to decide whether to file charges against WikiLeaks …

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-03-06). Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens Are Used to Steal Your Money. globalresearch.ca Tax havens are locations around the world where wealthy individuals, criminals and terrorists, as well as governments and government agencies (such as the CIA), banks, corporations, hedge funds, international organizations (such as the Vatican) and crime syndicates (such as the …

Max Parry (2019-03-06). The Orientalism of Western Russophobia. globalresearch.ca Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Edward W. Said's pioneering book, Orientalism, as well as fifteen years since the Palestinian-American intellectual's passing. To bid farewell to such an important scholar shortly after the 2003 U.S. …

Answer Coalition (2019-03-06). Hands Off Venezuela! No Coup, No War, No Sanctions. globalresearch.ca Join us on March 9 for a march and rally against the Trump administration's effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. The aggressive policy against Venezuela repeats the ugly pattern of wars for regime …

Global Research News (2019-03-06). Selected Articles: The Recolonization of Latin America and the War on Venezuela. 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 …

Ian Cobain (2019-03-06). Revealed: British Army Deployed "Interrogators" to Abu Ghraib Despite Abuse Concerns. globalresearch.ca Ministry of Defence refuses to answer MEE's questions about what its personnel were doing and what they saw at height of torture scandal in US-run Baghdad prison | *** | Britain's defence ministry covertly deployed a team of interrogators to Iraq's notorious …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-06). Pakistan's Indian Submarine Interception. globalresearch.ca The Pakistan Navy proved its importance on Tuesday by intercepting an Indian submarine that attempted to infiltrate the country's sovereign waters, highlighting the increasing role that this often overlooked branch of the Armed Forces is poised to play in the …

South Front (2019-03-06). Video: Israel Delivers More Strikes on Syria. globalresearch.ca Late on March 3, battle tanks of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shelled positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near Qars Nafal and Jubata al-Khashab in the province of Quneitra. Local sources said that the Israeli attack did not …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-06). Militarised Conservation: "Paramilitary Rangers" and the World Wild Life Fund (WWF). globalresearch.ca Think charity, think vulnerability and its endless well of opportunistic exploitation. Over the years, international charity organisations have been found with employees keen to take advantage of their station. That advantage has been sexual, financial and, in the case of …

teleSUR (2019-03-06). Experts Confirm 'Nude Mona Lisa' Emerged From Da Vinci's Studio. telesurenglish.net After thorough research, art investigators have confirmed that the "Monna Vanna" or "Nude Mona Lisa" was a product of Leonardo da Vinci's studio or the artist himself. | RELATED: | Partially Shredded Banksy Canvas to Go on View in Germany | The striking resemblance between the "Mona Lisa" and the "Monna Vanna" has alluded art connoisseurs for decades, leading many to b…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-03-06). Washington's Escalation to Venezuela's Oil. globalresearch.ca If we listen to Washington's threats to Venezuela there is always a military component to everything they do to undermine the legitimate Maduro government. "All options are on the table", is the repeated slogan that is now also heard from …

Chiara Cruciati (2019-03-06). Benjamin Netanyahu's Other Charges: Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza. globalresearch.ca Benjamin Netanyahu's bad day Thursday got off to the worst possible start: before the Israeli general prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit officially called for the indictment of the Israeli prime minister for corruption, the UN accused him of much more serious …

Robert Mackey (2019-03-06). Anger in Turkey as Melania Trump Visits Oklahoma School Linked to Turkish Dissident. theintercept.com In what sounds like an example of life imitating "Veep," first lady Melania Trump's visit to a school in Oklahoma this week might have accidentally triggered an international incident after reporters in Turkey revealed that the school was founded by followers of a dissident Turkish cleric who Turkey's government blames for an attempted coup in 2016.. @FLOTUS is taking "Be Best" on the road! Her three-state tour began at Dove School of Discovery to…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-06). Video: Italian Special Forces at Camp Darby. Restructuring of US Military Complex in Northern Italy. globalresearch.ca The news is not yet official, but is already being discussed — as from October, the Italian flag will be flying over Camp Darby. Are the United States about to close down the largest arsenal they have in the world …

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.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-06). 'Part of a Disturbing Trend of Willful Ignorance,' Say Scientists, After Investigation Shows EPA, Texas Rejected Air Quality Data Post-Hurricane Harvey. commondreams.org New reporting in Los Angeles Times reveals Trump administration's disregard for data, science, public health, environment following 2017 catastrophic storm | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

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. …

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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