2019-03-12: Social Media Postees

International Women's Day celebrated in Chicago
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Chicago, IL – You know people are having fun at a political event when community activist Jeanette Taylor, a candidate for city council, gets the room to sing along to Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman! The feeling continued when Christel Williams, a candidate for a principal office in the Chicago Teachers Union, led the singing of Ella's Song. | The mood at Freedom Road Socialist Organization's event for International Women's Day was festive, but also militant. As Erica Anna of FRSO said at the outset, "Our program for this evening includes mu-sical performances, some poetry, and a drag performance, as well as words…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/internat…

No to NATO — Yes to Peace Festival
World Beyond War | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C., on April 4. We're organizing a peace festival to unwelcome them. | Wednesday, April 3 at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010: | 12: 00 p.m. — …
globalresearch.ca/no-nato-yes-peace-fest…

School teachers rally in Indianapolis, demanding wage hike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-12
Teachers in Indiana, United States of America, rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday, demanding an increase in wages. According to reports, the rally, called by the Indiana State Teachers Association, was joined by more than 1,000 teachers and their supporters. The protesters carried signs that read, "Education should not be a DEBT service," "Teachers just want to have funds," and "Knowledge is a super power. Defend Public Education." | The demonstrators demanded that the state legislature prioritize the teachers' demands, and called for an urgent increase in their salary, which remains much lower compared to…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/12/school-te…

Trump's Dystopian Budget Proposal. Slashing Social Programs. More Money for War
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Trump's dead on arrival budget proposal to Congress is all about funding greater militarism and belligerence, along with serving corporate interests and high-net worth households — while gutting vital social programs. | It's a proposal only Wall Street, the military, industrial, …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-dystopian-budge…

Greater Trump Regime Intervention in Venezuela Coming? Sabotage as a Prelude to All Out War?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
On Monday, Pompeo hinted at the Trump regime upping the stakes in Venezuela, saying "(t)he United States is drawing a clear line between those who aid (the Bolivarian Republic) and those" supporting US aims in the country. | He falsely blamed | …
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"Lights Out!" Did Trump and His Neocons Recycle Bush-Era Plan to Knock Out Venezuela's Power Grid?
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Even as the Venezuelan government blamed the recent power outage on U.S.-led "sabotage," the U.S. has long had a plan on the books for targeting the civilian power grid of adversarial nations. | *** | For nearly four days, much of Venezuela …
globalresearch.ca/trump-neocons-recycle-…

Florida legislators announce bill to ensure structurally sound schools for all students in the state
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-12
Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Florida state Sen. Janet Cruz today announced legislation that would create uniform requirements to ensure that all Florida students can receive an education in school buildings that are structurally sound.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/12/florida-le…

The Fight for Hampshire College: How One School's Financial Calamity Exposes a Crisis in Higher Ed
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-12
Students and faculty are fighting to save Hampshire College from unprecedented financial crisis and potential collapse, following a series of devastating cuts and administrative decisions. In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a "strategic partner." The announcement was followed by staff layoffs in the school's development and admissions offices, and news that the school would not be admitting a full class in the fall. We host a discussion with Hampshire professor Margaret Cerullo; Hampshire senior Desta…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/12/the_fight…

FRSO International Women's Day rally in Minnesota
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Minneapolis, MN – On March 9 Minnesotans rallied to celebrate International Women's Day, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, renewing their commitment to the struggle for women's liberation and against exploitation. Roughly 60 people, union leaders, community members and students defied the threat of a blizzard to remember the sacrifices of women in the past that set an example for how to build a better world. | Cole Nicholls, one of the emcees of the event, stated "It's necessary for us to take this moment to celebrate the long history of working women struggling against rape culture, patriarchy a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/frso-int…

French, German Farmers Destroy GMO-contaminated Crops
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
The transnational company Bayer said Wednesday that farmers in France and Germany were digging up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after traces of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are banned for cultivation, were found in seeds sold by the …
globalresearch.ca/french-german-farmers-…

Video: Venezuela Blackout: Cyber Attacks, Sabotage and Political Horror Movies
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
During the past few days, Venezuela was suffering a major blackout that left the country in darkness. The crisis started on March 7 with a failure at the Guri hydroelectric power plant, which produces 80% of the country's power. Additionally, …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-blackout-cyb…

The Media's 6 Biggest Lies About North Korea
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Here are six of the media's biggest lies about North Korea: | 1–Did North Korea end the negotiations in Hanoi because Trump refused to lift sanctions? | No. That's not what happened at all. Kim Jong un made a serious offer to …
globalresearch.ca/biggest-lies-north-kor…

Washington Is Waging a New Dimension War Against China — And Will Lose Out Bitterly
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Once the all-encompassing chittering and chattering about tariffs on Chinese imports by the western corporate media subsided, Trump, egocentric businessman rather than the President of the Empire, "out of the blue", one could almost say, under the pretext of 'unfair' …
globalresearch.ca/washington-war-china/5…

Western Press Still Guilty of Bias When Reporting on African Tragedy
Socrates Mbamalu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
The racism inherent in Western media's reportage of African tragedy, such as the Ethiopian Airline disaster, once again shows how important it is for Africans to support their own media. | *** | Tragedy is a human experience that no one can …
globalresearch.ca/reporting-african-trag…

Decades of US Support for International Terrorists in Their War Against Cuba
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
For 60 years the Cuban Revolution has been in opposition to the most powerful nation of all time. America is a landmass almost 100 times larger in size than Cuba, is infinitely wealthier, stronger and boasts the largest and most …
globalresearch.ca/us-support-internation…

India Cuts Monsanto Seed Royalties for 3rd Time
Telesur | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-03-12
asia-pacificresearch.com/india-cuts-mons…

Labor in the Age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza Strike
Ia Maranon | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-03-12
asia-pacificresearch.com/labor-in-the-ag…

Rubio's "Full Gangster" Comments Hinder U.S.-Saudi Relations
Tim Daiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
It didn't take long for Florida Senator Marco Rubio's comments that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had "gone full gangster" to make the news rounds all the way from the U.S. to the Middle East, across the globe …
globalresearch.ca/rubios-full-gangster-c…

Whose Interests Are Served by the US Occupation of East Syria: America's or Israel's?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
What is Israel's stake in east Syria? Has Israel influenced Washington's decision to maintain a long-term military presence in Syria? How does Israel benefit from the splintering of Syria into smaller statelets and from undermining the power of the central …
globalresearch.ca/us-occupation-east-syr…

"Gimme Some Truth". John Lennon's Message Resonates
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Gimme Some Truth | John Lennon, The Plastic Ono Band | I'm sick and tired of hearing things from
Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I've had enough of reading …
globalresearch.ca/gimme-some-truth-john-…

Trudeau's Cabinet Tempest
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
On a global scale, the current events within Canada's Justin Trudeau cabinet are not much more than the proverbial tempest in a teapot. While receiving saturation coverage on Canada's CBC and some national newspapers, it is not totally noteworthy with …
globalresearch.ca/trudeaus-cabinet-tempe…

The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Agribusiness Going Global
GRAIN | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
"Distance matters because time matters. And time matters because the faster commodities can be produced and exchanged, the greater the profits for individual firms. The answer? Mega infrastructure corridors." — Nicholas Hildyard[1] | One of the world's biggest e-commerce companies, Beijing-based …
globalresearch.ca/the-belt-and-road-init…

Giants: The Global Power Elite
Peter Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
My new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite, follows in the tradition of C. Wright Mills' work the Power Elite, which was published in 1956. Like Mills, I am seeking to bring a consciousness of power networks affecting our lives | …
globalresearch.ca/giants-global-power-el…

Poetry from Fukushima on the 8th Anniversary of the Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Meltdown
Lit by IMAGINATION | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
March 11, 2019 is the 8th anniversary of the Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Meltdown, the first of a type of techo-natural disaster predicted in the 1990s by seismologist Ishibashi Katsuhiko. He coined the Japanese term genpatsu shinsai (ÂéüÁô∫ÈúáÁÅΩ, literally a …
globalresearch.ca/poetry-from-fukushima-…

Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) "Concerned" about China's "Belt and Road" (BRI)
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
The Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) told the House Armed Services Committee just how "concerned" he is about China projecting its Silk Road influence from Gwadar to Africa through S-CPEC+ and consequently establishing a permanent naval presence in the …
globalresearch.ca/centcom-s-cpec/5671108

Syria Ready for War to Regain Oil-Rich Golan Heights?
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
In 1981 when Israel officially annexed Syria's Golan Heights after occupying it following the Six Day War, the United States under President Ronald Reagan voted unanimously with the UN Security Council to condemn the Israeli theft of around 1,800 square …
globalresearch.ca/syria-war-regain-oil-r…

Government Ordered to End Secrecy Over Jacob-Rees Mogg's 'Hard' Brexit ERG Lobby Group
Peter Geoghegan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Information Commissioner rules that Brexit department must release names of European Research Group MPs, following openDemocracy Freedom of Information appeal | *** | There are few more powerful forces in British politics at present than the pro-Brexit European Research Group. The influential …
globalresearch.ca/government-end-secrecy…

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…

Brexit: One Industry, One City = One £Trillion — Gone
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
A report by a London based think tank that focuses on capital markets has published the most comprehensive analysis yet of the impact of Brexit on the banking and finance industry in London. It has determined that more than 250 …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-one-industry-on…

School Shooters and Drones — Linking Gun Violence at Home to US Wars Abroad
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young Americans, that's exactly what it felt like. But this shooting was different. Refusing to be victims, Parkland survivors disrupted the " thoughts and prayers" cycle…
truthout.org/articles/school-shooters-an…

Can We Divest From Weapons Dealers?
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
About three decades ago, I taught writing at one of Chicago's alternative high schools. It's easy to recall some of their stories — fast-paced, dramatic, sometimes tender. I would beg my students to three-hole-punch each essay or poem and leave it in a binder on our classroom shelf, anxious not to lose the documentation of their talents and ideas. | Some of the youngsters I taught told me they were members of gangs. Looking down from the window of my second-floor classroom, I sometimes wondered if I was watching them selling drugs in broad daylight as they embraced one another on the street below. | Trag…
truthout.org/articles/can-we-divest-from…

Banner Drop: UC Must Divest/End Study Abroad in "Israel" Now
UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine | indybay.org | 2019-03-12
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…

Aiming to quash strikes, US teacher union launches campaign to prop up Democrats
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-12
Amid increasing strikes and struggles in defense of public education across the US and the world, the teachers' unions are launching a new initiative to stifle the class struggle and corral teachers behind the capitalist political parties.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/12/aimi…

Panel of Black Professionals at Cabrillo College
Office of Student Equity | indybay.org | 2019-03-12
Cabrillo College, Building 300, Room 322, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/10/1882182…

As Hundreds of Thousands of Students Prepare for Global #ClimateStrike on March 15, Here's How to Get Involved
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-12
In 92 countries and counting, hundreds of thousands of students are planning to skip school on March 15 as part of the "School Strike 4 Climate"—a growing movement of young people demanding that policymakers worldwide take urgent and radical steps to battle the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/12/hundred…

One School's Financial Calamity Exposes a Crisis in Higher Education
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
Students and faculty are fighting to save Hampshire College from unprecedented financial crisis and potential collapse, following a series of devastating cuts and administrative decisions. In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a "strategic partner." The announcement was followed by staff layoffs in the school's development and admissions offices, and news that the school would not be admitting a full class in the fall. We host a discussion with Hampshire professor Margaret Cerullo; Hampshire senior Des…
truthout.org/video/one-schools-financial…

Sale alle stelle il prezzo della ´protezione ª Usa
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
A pretendere il pizzo in cambio di ´protezione ª non è solo la mafia. ´I paesi ricchi che stiamo proteggendo — ha avvertito minacciosamente Trump in un discorso al Pentagono — sono tutti avvisati: dovranno pagare la nostra protezione ª. | Il presidente …
globalresearch.ca/sale-alle-stelle-il-pr…

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…

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…

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-…

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…

Venezuelan Gov't: Work, School Suspended Until Wednesday
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-11
The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, stated that the national government has decided to extend the suspension of work activities and school classes for all levels of education until Wednesday, in the context of the attack on the electricity system. | He expressed admiration for the courage the people have shown in the face of the situation and their capacity to understand the current situation. | Related: | Light And Electricity Gradually Returning To Venezuela | Earlier in the da…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Govt-…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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