2019-03-10: News Headlines

Norbert Haering (2019-03-10). A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India's Brutal Demonetization Project. globalresearch.ca Who are the institutions behind this decisive attack on cash? According to USAID: "Over 35 key Indian, American and international organizations have partnered with the Ministry of Finance and USAID on this initiative."

Colin Todhunter (2019-03-10). Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill and India's Prime Minister Modi: Doing Business or Corporate Imperialism? globalresearch.ca India-Pakistan relations are in crisis. Elections are forthcoming in India. The incisive article by Colin Todhunter addresses the issue of Prime Minister Modi's "business friendly" role in opening the door to the plunder of India's agriculture. First published in June …

WSWS Repost (2019-03-10). DSA and Jacobin cover for union sellout of Oakland teachers strike. indybay.org Pseudo-leftists crow a victory for Oakland teachers.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-09). Neoliberalism and "The Vietnam Model". Who Won the Vietnam War? globalresearch.ca April 1975 marks the official end of the Vietnam War. Yet today, Vietnam is an impoverished countries. The Hanoi government is a US proxy regime. Vietnam has become a new cheap labor frontier of the global economy. Neoliberalism prevails.

Ditsa Bhattacharya (2019-03-09). 30,000 teachers in India block road to State education minister's office demanding higher pay. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of teachers of Shishu Shiksha Kendras (SSKs) and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendras (MSKs) (primary and middle educational institutions) in the State of West Bengal have been protesting since March 1. Their honorarium has not been increased for the last seven years…

Canadian Peace Congress (2019-03-09). An Urgent Appeal for Unity Against the Growing Danger of War. globalresearch.ca To all those who share our sense of urgency about the worsening international situation, and the grave danger that war poses for the world today, we issue this Appeal for a united and powerful response. | At this critical moment, ending …

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Reasons For a War? US Dominates Global Arms Industry: Report. telesurenglish.net Many analysts question the motives behind the United State's alleged "humanitarian efforts" in Venezuela and its determination to keep all options- including a military invasion- "on the table." However, the U.S.'s leading position in the "top 100" global arms industry, as reported by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in a December study, may have something to do with it. | RELATED: | US Plans to Deliver Arms to Venezuelan Opposition, Russia Warns | A…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-09). The Arrest of Chelsea Manning. Unconstitutional US Grand Jury System. globalresearch.ca Remanding Chelsea Manning into federal custody for contempt on Friday, jailing her for invoking her constitutional rights, refusing to answer prosecutorial and grand juror questions, is one of countless examples of grand jury abuses of power — symptomatic of police …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-09). Commemorating the Vietnam War, 8 March 1965: US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History. globalresearch.ca First published on October 30, 2014 | For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the "Vietnam syndrome," in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement …

STAFF (2019-03-09). Trump to Slash Funding for Renewable Energy. truthdig.com A senior Trump administration official has told Bloomberg News that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget request, which will be released on Monday. | Trump, who rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding the climate crisis, has repeatedly vowed to zero out federal spending on clean energy research and development (R&D). Trump propo…

Kathy Kelly (2019-03-09). Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers? zcomm.org How different our world could be if efforts were instead directed toward education, health care, and community welfare…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-09). Regional strike in Cauca, Colombia enters twelfth day despite violent police repression. peoplesdispatch.org In response to the demands of the people for dialogue on implementing state promises in education and agriculture, the government has unleashed special police units which have arrested many and injured dozens…

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Tech Bias: Self-driving Cars More Likely to Hit Black People. telesurenglish.net Self-driving cars are more likely to hit anyone who isn't white based on algorithmic bias, according to a recent study. | RELATED: | Leaked Docs Show US Border Patrol Gathering Intelligence on Journalists Covering Caravan | Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, United States found that detection systems like sensors and cameras of automated cars detect people with lighter skin tones more easily. | While the report, "Predictive Inequity i…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-03-09). Corporate Media "Presstitutes" Turn Blind Eye to UN Report on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Don't you think something is fishy when the presstitutes orchestrate a fake news "humanitarian crisis" in Venezuela, but totally ignore the real humanitarian crises in Yemen and Gaza? | Don't you think something is really very rotten when the expert, Alfred …

George Ciccariello-Maher (2019-03-09). Another Failed Coup in Venezuela? globalresearch.ca If you repeat your own lies enough—so goes the apocryphal Goebbels quote—you start to believe them yourself. For two decades, the Venezuelan opposition and its supporters in Washington have smeared Hugo Chávez and now his successor, Nicolás Maduro, as …

James Corbett (2019-03-09). The Pentagon's Missing Trillions. What You Need to Know. globalresearch.ca Dr. Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University joins us to discuss his research with Catherine Austin Fitts into the $21 trillion in unaccounted transactions on the books of the US Department of Defence and the US Department of Housing and …

Mike Whitney (2019-03-09). Has Trump Gone Full Neocon?? globalresearch.ca The details of what took place at the Hanoi Summit strongly suggests that President Donald Trump has joined the neocons in their quest to strangle the North Korean economy and bring about regime change. As it happens, the Trump delegation …

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (2019-03-09). The Ghosts of Revolution? The Yellow Vests Rise Up against the Totalitarian Financial Empire. globalresearch.ca Elated, with the single-mindedness of the "We" of the many, suddenly aware of its power, the crowd pours out of the narrow street in which it was crammed, to the spacious Place de la Republique while singing the Marseillaise. It …

Sustainable Pulse (2019-03-09). German Beer Industry in Shock Over Monsanto Glyphosate Contamination. globalresearch.ca The Munich Environmental Institute has released shocking results of laboratory testing: The probable carcinogen and World's most used herbicide — glyphosate — was found in all of the 14 beers tested.

Tony Cartalucci (2019-03-09). Assad's Tehran Visit Signals Iran's Victory in Syria. globalresearch.ca For the first time since war broke out in Syria in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has travelled to Iran to meet Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. | President Assad had only travelled outside …

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Facebook Previews Give Users Exaggerated Sense of Knowledge: Study. telesurenglish.net A recent study by researchers at York College shows that users who only read article previews in their Facebook feed think they know more than they do, compared to those who actually read the article. | RELATED: | UK Parliament Seize Facebook Docs in Analytica Scandal Probe | The investigation was first published on Feb. 4 in the peer-reviewed Research & Politics scientific journal. Its objective was to measure how much knowledge test subjects gained from a highlighted issue, as…

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-09). Pakistan: The Global Pivot State. globalresearch.ca First published on February 14, 2019 | Pakistan's promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state …

Judith Deutsch (2019-03-09). Trudeau, Bolsonaro, et al: "Informed Consent" and the Political Contempt for Human Life. globalresearch.ca In Memory of Dave Vasey who knew first-hand about official callousness toward life in the small town of Walkerton where people died needlessly of water contamination. Dave dedicated his too short life to fighting against climate injustice, militarization, …

Chris Marcus (2019-03-09). The Next Currency Crisis, When? Impacts on the Prices of Gold and Silver. globalresearch.ca With government money printing and debt loads skyrocketing out of control, it seems that Rick Rule is likely correct that the next currency crisis is a matter of " when" rather than "if." And when that occurs, it's fascinating …

Telesur (2019-03-09). Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage. globalresearch.ca Jorge Rodriguez showed evidence of the participation of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in the sabotage of the electrical system that left the country without service for more than 24 hours. | *** | The Vice President of Communication, Tourism and Culture of …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-03-09). Syria Preparing Its Missiles for the Next Battle with Israel. globalresearch.ca Syria and its allies are preparing their missiles for a forthcoming battle with Israel if Tel Aviv decides to open fire against significant military positions under the control of the Syrian army. | Well informed sources say that "it all depends …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-03-09). And They Say I'm the Crazy One! "For Rejecting the Military-Industrial Empire and the Two Party 'One Party' System" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in August 2014. | There is a scene from Danny Devito's fine film Hoffa when Jimmy Hoffa is organizing a teamsters' strike in the midst of WW2. As he walks through the trucking company yard the …

South Front (2019-03-09). Video: Israeli Navy Ready to Block Iranian Oil Transit, US-backed Forces Starve Refugees in Syria. globalresearch.ca Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham will continue its attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian forces around Idlib province, a spokesman for the terrorist group said in an official video message released on March 6. Abu Khalid al-Shami threatened that …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-03-09). Fracking Linked to Increased Hospitalizations for Genital and Urinary Issues. truthout.org Fracking may put Pennsylvania communities at greater risk for skin, genital, and urinary diseases, according to new research. | The study, which was published in the March issue of the journal Public Health, looked at hospital records in Pennsylvania's 67 counties from 2003-2014. | Researchers found that the more fracking wells were in a county, the more hospitalizations the county saw for genital and urinary problems like urinary tract infections, kidney infections, and kidney stones. Frack…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-08). Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli's New Novel Bears Witness to the U.S. Immigration Crisis. democracynow.org Days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, we speak with Valeria Luiselli about her new book, "Lost Children Archive." It chronicles one family's journey from New York to the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona as the mother researches the plight of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States.

David Rosen (2019-03-08). "Deaths of Despair": Trump and the White Working Class. counterpunch.org In November 2015 two Princeton economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton (a Nobel Prize winner), released a revealing study, "Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among whitenon-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century." It was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The economists' findings were scary: "Over the 15-y[ear] period, midlife all-cause mortality fell by more More

Ron Jacobs (2019-03-08). Hijack the Starship, Major Tom. counterpunch.org One of my favorite rock albums of the early 1970s is Paul Kantner and Grace Slick's science fiction story titled Blows Against the Empire. Although the album was released under the auspices of Kantner and Slick's ensemble Jefferson Starship, the truth is that the collection of musicians in this work are quite different than those More

Cynthia Liu (2019-03-08). Teachers Won in California. What's Next? progressive.org Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California's charters?

commondreams (2019-03-08). AFT's Weingarten on DC Public Schools' $5 Million Settlement with Teachers. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Margaret Cerullo (2019-03-08). The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train. thenation.com The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-08). Women's Day 2019: Women's Suffrage and African Emancipation During the 19th Century. globalresearch.ca Since the mid-19th century there has been a periodic interrelationship between the movements for African emancipation and women's liberation. | Of course these convergences have not been without serious contradictions particularly in light of the historic racial and class divisions …

Global Research News (2019-03-08). Women's Day 2019: Selected Articles. globalresearch.ca

Garikai Chengu (2019-03-08). America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group. globalresearch.ca Incisive article originally published by GR in September 2014. | Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran's growing influence in the …

Julie Lévesque (2019-03-08). Women's Day 2019: From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA. globalresearch.ca Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.

pip.hinman (2019-03-08). Socialist candidate: 'Organised people are a force for change'. greenleft.org.au Susan Price is the Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Parramatta in the March 23 NSW state election. She has been an active unionist and socialist for more than 20 years. She was branch president of the UNSW branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) in 2006 and 2010, and a member of the NTEU national executive from 2010 to 2012. | She is an activist in the refugee rights movement; a campaigner for women's rights; and is national co-convenor of the Socialist Alliance. Price spoke to Green Left Weekly's Jim McIlroy about the Socialist Alliance election campaign, its aims and policies.

kathy_f (2019-03-08). 'NSW not for sale!'. greenleft.org.au "NSW not for sale!" was one of the chants at a Fix NSW rally on March 3, 20 days out from the state election. It expressed a common element in NSW government projects that have sparked resistance from numerous communities and trade unions. | Giant banners featuring the face of Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the words "$elling NSW" were the backdrop to speeches from Raymond Weatherall from Fighting In Resistance Equally, the coalition that organised the huge Invasion Day march on January 26; Jean Hinchliffe and Daisy Jeffrey from the Student Strike 4 Climate; Julie Lyford from Groundswell Gloucester; Deput…

kathy_f (2019-03-08). Why you should join the Student Strike 4 Climate. greenleft.org.au Climate change is already impacting our lives.: | As it gets worse, we will be affected by more floods and storms, bushfires and droughts. Globally there will be less clean water and farmland available. This disproportionately affects those who have the least — women, Indigenous people and those living in exploited nations. | Capitalism cannot resolve the climate crisis.: | It cannot because of its structured social and ecological irrationality. This is why, regardless of what the science tells us we should do, fossil fuels are still being burnt and sustainable energy systems still have to b…

kathy_f (2019-03-08). School Strike 4 Climate: history, challenges and what's next. greenleft.org.au After the milestone School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) rallies on November 30 last year, the movement faces a critical point. | Describing itself as a "decentralised, grassroots and ambitious" activist organisation, SS4C has certainly breathed fresh energy into the climate debate. However, with its second major action looming, where does it go from here? | One positive to emerge immediately following the November strike was the collective enthusiasm for maintaining participation in direct action. | Rather than resting on its laurels after so spectacularly mobilising more than 15,000 students in 30 cities and towns in…

kathy_f (2019-03-08). The mining union should join students fighting for a transition from coal. greenleft.org.au The mining and energy division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union (CFMMEU) does not seem to have a strategy for life after coal, if the leaked minutes from its Queensland division's December meeting can be believed. | It intends to cling tightly to the coalmining multinationals and hope for the best as global climate and renewable energy policies kick in. | Meanwhile in New South Wales, anti-coal campaigners reported seeing the CFMMEU's Hunter Valley branch acting as a cheer squad f…

Fight Back (2019-03-07). Pasco teachers and staff say #RespectUsNow. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Over 30 teachers, staff, parents and community members rallied outside the Pasco County School District Office, March 5, to build support for United School Employees of Pasco (USEP) and challenge dismal salaries for school district employees, along with the lack of funding for public education. The rally occurred only minutes before a Pasco County school board meeting inside. | Teachers and school employees in Pasco are underpaid. In contract negotiations with the school district last year they won across-the-board 2% salary increases. However, this will do little to alleviate the financial pressure o…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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