2019-03-11: Social Media Postees

How to fight for public education in Indiana
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-12
Teacher strikes are escalating in the fight against a brutal drive by big business to privatize education and further plunder public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/11/indi…

Israel's Stranglehold on American Politics
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-03-11
The Israel lobby's buying off of nearly every senior politician in the United States, facilitated by our system of legalized bribery, is not an anti-Semitic trope. It is a fact. The lobby's campaign of vicious character assassination, smearing and blacklisting against those who defend Palestinian rights–including the Jewish historian Norman Finkelstein and university students, many of them Jewish, in organizations such as…
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The New Politics of Disablement: The Contribution of Mike Oliver
Prof. Ravi Malhotra | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Michael Oliver (3 February 1945 to 2 March 2019) was a British academic, author, and disability rights activist. He was Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich. His research focused on the social model of disability, and …
globalresearch.ca/new-politics-disableme…

Adults won't take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-11
The authors are the lead organizers of U.S. Youth Climate Strike, part of a global student movement inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg's weekly school strikes in Sweden and other European countries. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/11/adults-wont-take…

On Biblical Inerrancy: Some Reflections for United Methodists and Other "Christians"
M. G. Piety | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-11
The United Methodist Church, one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States , voted on voted on Tuesday, February 26th, to affirm its official stance that homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching." Not all Methodists agree with this view, of course, as is detailed in an article on the vote in The New York Times. Many do, though, hence the outcome of the vote. And Methodists are not the only "Christians" who consider homosexuality incompatible with Christian teaching. People who hold this view usually justify it by pointing to specific passages in the New Testament that appear to su…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/11/on-biblical-…

Rwanda: Truth, Freedom and Peace Will Prevail
Robin Philpot | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Robin Philpot's acceptance speech of the Victoire Ungabire Umuhoza award in Brussels, translated from French | I would first like to thank the International Women's Network for Democracy and Peace honouring me with this Award that bears the name of …
globalresearch.ca/truth-freedom-peace-rw…

Lies and Crimes, Peace and Democracy
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
We can not have Peace and Democracy if we accept the Lies and Crimes which deny us Peace and Democracy. Some of the Lies are foundational to the "War on Terror", which itself is a lie. Al Qaeda, for example, is not responsible for the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center buildings. To believe so would be to believe in miracles, fairy tales.
globalresearch.ca/peace-democracy/567098…

Intelligence Contractors Make New Attempt to Provoke Tensions with North Korea
William Craddick | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
It's the second, but no less ludicrous, attempt in one week to sway the opinion of the public and President Donald Trump against the concept of denuclearization and peaceful dialogue with North Korea. | A March 8, 2019 report from National …
globalresearch.ca/intelligence-contracto…

NATO "Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize" and "Wars Make Us Safer"?
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
In a world built of spin, our goal has always been to present you with the facts. | If we were to take mainstream news headlines at face value, we would have to believe the following: | . | . | . | . | A …
globalresearch.ca/nato-deserves-the-nobe…

The US Must Grow Up and Respect Iran's Independence
Adam Edelman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world's oldest …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-must-grow-up-an…

Ilhan Omar: Challenging Establishment Politics in Washington
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Though way too early to judge her after barely over two months in Congress, her forthright outspokenness is encouraging. She supported what demanded rejection — HR 676, the NATO Support Act, banning use of federal funds for withdrawal, requiring …
globalresearch.ca/ilhan-omar-challenging…

Trump Regime Electricity War in Venezuela More Serious than First Believed
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
On Thursday, Venezuela's Guri dam hydroelectric power plant was cyberattacked at 5: 00 PM during the late afternoon rush hour to cause maximum disruption. | Up to 80% of the country was affected, damage done more severe than initially thought. Weeks or …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-electrici…

Talking About Israel. The Relationship with Israel is Poison for the United States
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
A recent article by Andrew Sullivan in the New York magazine considers how one might discuss the issue of Israel and its powerful domestic lobby without being accused of anti-Semitism. Sullivan is a keen observer of the dynamics of American …
globalresearch.ca/talking-about-israel-t…

Teachers Strikes Prompt Renewed Calls for More Education Funding
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-03-11
The second-largest teachers union in America is building on labors momentum with a new nationwide campaign.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Indiana teachers join nationwide movement to save public education
Jason Jones | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-11
INDIANAPOLIS–Thousands of teachers and community allies wearing red–the color of the public school movement–filled the Indiana State Capitol Building on the rainy and cold afternoon of Saturday, March 9. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA), led by their president, Teresa Meredith, called on legislators to increase teacher wages …
peoplesworld.org/article/indiana-teacher…

Grand Jury Efforts: Jailing Chelsea Manning
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
"I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury." So explained Chelsea Manning in justifying her refusal to answer questions and comply with a grand jury subpoena compelling her to testify on her knowledge of WikiLeaks. | "Imprisoning me | …
globalresearch.ca/grand-jury-jailing-che…

Marco Polo Is Back in China — Again
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Italy for an official visit on March 22. The top theme of discussion will be the New Silk Road, or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). | A day earlier, in Brussels, the …
globalresearch.ca/marco-polo-back-china-…

Video: Syrian Army Hunts Down ISIS Cells in Desert
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Three US service members were killed in an ISIS suicide bomber attack on a joint convoy of the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Manbij in northern Syria on March 9, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed….
globalresearch.ca/syrian-army-hunts-down…

Trump's Venezuela Allies Have Credibility Issues of Their Own
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-11
What follows is a conversation between co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research Mark Weisbrot and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…
truthdig.com/articles/trumps-venezuela-a…

England and Wales Authority Issues Licences to Property Developers to Kill Protected Robins, Starlings, Blackbirds, Sparrows, Bullfinches
Tom Pride | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Natural England and Natural Resources Wales have mysteriously given the go-ahead for protected species such as robins, starlings, blackbirds and bullfinches to be shot: Licences granted to kill multiple Red-listed species | I say mysteriously, because the reasons given are very …
globalresearch.ca/england-and-wales-auth…

Breaking Our Biggest Taboo
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
"Tell me who you cannot criticize and I will tell you who is your master". Attributed to Voltaire. | Saying anything negative about Israel has long been the third rail of US politics and media. Israel is our nation's most sacred …
globalresearch.ca/breaking-our-biggest-t…

We Are Being Lied into War Again
Lee Camp | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
This is not the first time our government and our media have conspired to drag the American people into war with another country–or helped create a coup that will inevitably have disastrous results | *** | I was 23 when we invaded …
globalresearch.ca/we-are-being-lied-into…

The UN Fails to Name and Shame Firms Aiding Israel's Illegal Settlements
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied territories. | The international body had come under enormous pressure to …
globalresearch.ca/un-fails-name-shame-fi…

Faces of Gazan Children Killed by Israeli Soldiers Appear in Tel Aviv
Haim Schwarczenberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Thursday March 7th 2018 Tel Aviv- Jews for Return, hung pictures of six of the children who were shot dead by Israeli soldiers while participating in the return demonstrations that began on the 30th of March 2018 on the streets …
globalresearch.ca/faces-gazan-children-k…

US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
Introduction | The US is currently engaged in negotiations with at least a dozen countries; which involve fundamental political, military and economic issues. | The US has adopted diplomatic strategies in the face of its 'inability' to secure military victories. The purpose | …
globalresearch.ca/us-negotiations-master…

The Death of Milosevic and NATO Responsibility
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
This article first appeared in Izvestia in March of 2015. | On March 11, 2006, President Slobodan Milosevic died in a NATO prison. No one has been held accountable for his death. In the 10 years since the end of his …
globalresearch.ca/death-milosevic-nato-r…

Snap-Shots along the Road of Life
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
"You road I travel and look around! I believe you are not all that is here! I believe that something unseen is also here."– Walt Whitman, Poem of the Road | Jimmy C., age 9, died on the evening of Dec …
globalresearch.ca/snap-shots-along-the-r…

How to Enjoy Dinner Knowing Fellow Americans Have Caused 85,000 Yemeni Kids to Starve to Death?
Jay Janson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
I looked down at the food on my plate, and wished I hadn't just heard PBS's News anchor Judy Woodruff report that the war in Yemen had already caused 85,000 children to starve to death. She read the one liner …
globalresearch.ca/fellow-americans-cause…

US Is Pushing Venezuela to the Brink by Attacking Its Power Grid
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
The Hybrid War on Venezuela just took a dark turn — literally — after the US used cyber weapons and insider sabotage to attack the country's power grid last week, cutting off most of its electricity and creating a chain …
globalresearch.ca/us-venezuela-power-gri…

Selected Articles: Venezuela. Hands Off!
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
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-vene…

NYT Denies that Venezuela Burned Aid Convoy
Prensa Latina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-11
An exclusive video quoted by The New York Times contradicts the US statement that the Venezuelan government set fire to an aid convoy last month on the border with Colombia. | An article signed by journalists of the newspaper in Colombia …
globalresearch.ca/nyt-denies-venezuela-b…

Venezuela Opens Border Crossing with Colombia
teleSUR, trp-ML | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-11
The Venezuelan government announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor on its border with Colombia to allow passage for students who live one side but go to school in the other one, and for citizens that need medical attention. Beyond this, the rest of the border remains closed. | RELATED | Venezuela Denounces 2nd False Flag Operation at Colombia Border | The instruction to open the corridor was given by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and came into effect Monday at 5:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Opens-…

What's Behind the Weak February Jobs Report
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-11
The index of aggregate hours fell 0.3 percent in February and is below the December level. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy added just 20,000 jobs in February. While this is a very weak number, it most likely is a bounce back from the extraordinarily rapid growth reported in January, which was…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/11/whats-behind…

Here Come the Frankenfish: Critics Warn GE Salmon Import Approval Puts Consumers and Fisheries at 'Serious Risk'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-11
The Trump administration has lifted a ban on importing genetically engineered or GE salmon, which critics have long called "Frankenfish," in a move that consumer advocates charge "runs counter to sound science and market demand." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/11/here-co…

Kentucky teachers speak against attacks on public education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-11
Teachers in Kentucky are holding discussions and seeking to develop their fight for pension rights and the defense of public education in the face of sabotage by the state and local teacher unions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/11/kent…

16-Year-Olds Want to Vote — and States Are Starting to Listen to Them
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-11
While canvassing her district while running for state senator in Oregon in 2018, one event changed the tone of Sen. Shemia Fagan's conversations with voters: the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting, which took place that February. | Her constituents discussed how the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seized the national conversation on gun safety. | "As I was out at the doors, I had many conversations with older voters who were so impressed with the results the Parkland students were getting," Fagan said. "The examples of the 16- and 17-year-olds out there were moving the needle." | It's w…
truthout.org/articles/16-year-olds-want-…

Donald Trump Deserves an "F" on Trade
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-11
We learned from Michael Cohen's testimony last month that Donald Trump went to great lengths to ensure that his high school and college grades and test scores would never see the light of day. We can be pretty certain that they were not very good, since Donald Trump is a person who is quick to brag about anything he has done, and even many things he has not done. If Trump had been a straight-A student, we would all know about it. | Ordinarily, there would be no reason to care about how a politician did in an English class more than half a century ago, except that Donald Trump felt that it was important to talk…
truthout.org/articles/donald-trump-deser…

Banner Drop: UC Must Divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now
UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine | indybay.org | 2019-03-11
On Wednesday, March 7th, a group of people dropped a banner in Quarry Plaza that read "UC must divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now." SJP supports the message these students were sending.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/10/1882182…

Teachers speak out at Indianapolis rally to defend public education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-11
Teachers attending Saturday's rally denounced low pay, the promotion of charter schools and other privatization schemes, while chanting "strike!" multiple times.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/11/indy…

Panel of Black Professionals at Cabrillo College
Office of Student Equity | indybay.org | 2019-03-11
Cabrillo College, Building 300, Room 322, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/10/1882182…

Indiana teachers rally against low pay, attacks on public education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-11
While more than a thousand Indiana teachers rallied in the state Capitol against a decline in teacher salaries over the last 20 years, the unions are actively working to prevent any mass walkouts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/11/demo…

Palestine Flag Raising
SJSU Students for Justice in Palestine | indybay.org | 2019-03-11
San Jose City Hall Plaza | 200 East Santa Clara Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/10/1882181…

March 11, 2011: Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-10
The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination… Eventually all major regions of the World will be affected.
globalresearch.ca/fukushima-nuclear-war-…

Government employees in India demand regularization, equal pay for equal work
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-10
Thousands of employees in the State of Punjab plan to block the movement of government vehicles if their demands are not met. Teachers, clerical staff and doctors are among those who are agitating…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/10/governmen…

CNN may be sued for over $250mn in damages for 'vicious' attacks on Covington 'MAGA kids' — lawyer
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-10
CNN will be slapped with a massive lawsuit for its "vicious" and "direct attacks" on Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann, the kid's lawyer told Fox News. The Washington Post has already been hit with a similar suit. | …
rt.com/usa/453467-covington-maga-boys-cn…

30,000 teachers in India block road to State education minister's office demanding higher pay
Ditsa Bhattacharya | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-09
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/09/30000-tea…

Teachers Won in California. What's Next?
Cynthia Liu | progressive.org | 2019-03-08
Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California's charters?
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

"Deaths of Despair": Trump and the White Working Class
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-08
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:…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/08/deaths-of-de…

Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli's New Novel Bears Witness to the U.S. Immigration Crisis
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/lost_child…

The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train
Margaret Cerullo | thenation.com | 2019-03-08
The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train…
thenation.com/article/hampshire-college-…

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