2019-03-16: Social Media Postees

Australian students speak out at climate strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
"I can see that climate change is a product of capitalism. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer."

Kids Around the World Cut Class for Climate Justice
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-16
Students in over 100 countries skipped school and took to the streets to demand serious climate policy from world leaders…

Youth at global climate protests speak out on capitalism, socialism and scientific planning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
Reporting teams from the World Socialist Web Site interviewed students who protested in countries around the world for action on climate change.

Dreams for Change: A San Diego shelter for the vehicular homeless
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
An increasing number of homeless families, students and workers are relying on nonprofits to find a safe space to sleep and live in their cars.

Millions of students and youth march against climate change
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
The internationally coordinated protests, the largest in sixteen years, were organized in response to the failure of world governments and the ruling class to do anything to halt global warming.

Strike looms for University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) is determined to avoid a strike at all costs and ram through a sellout agreement.

Tens of thousands of Australian students join climate strike protest
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
Labor, the Greens and the unions are seeking to head-off a mass political radicalisation of students and young people.

Support continues to pour in for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-16
Students and workers across the United States and internationally continue to speak out against the jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning and the ongoing persecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

Hollywood's Love Affair With Racism
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-03-15
At a time when American society is increasingly diverse, it is necessary that our entertainment products reflect those changes in meaningful and nuanced ways, for reasons that extend beyond representation. At UCLA, Darnell Hunt, dean of social sciences, and Ana-Christina Ramon, director of research and civic engagement for the social sciences division, have found another incentive for Hollywood to get its act together when it comes to diversity, both on screen and off: It's profitable. | Hunt and Ramon have collaborated on an annual report, "Old Start, New Beginning," for the past six years. In it, they focus on…

Thank you, Climate Strikers. Your Action Matters and Your Power Will Be Felt
Rebecca Solnit | commondreams.org | 2019-03-15
Students from the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement during a climate change protest in London on 15 February. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/children_5.jpeg…

Students Globally Protest Warming, Pleading for Their Future
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-15
WASHINGTON — Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. | From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more than 100 countries walked out of classes to protest what they see as the failures by their governments. | Well more than 150,000 students and adults who were mobilized by word of mouth and social media protested in Europe, according to police estimates. But the initial turnout in the United States did not look quite as high. | "Borders, languages and religions do not separate us," eight-year…

North America's Indigenous Peoples: "Ongoing Genocide…" and Its Shadow World
Robin Mathews | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
Electromagnetic Press has produced a new book by Bruce Clark, scholarly expert and 'hands-on' activist in the matter of North American indigenous peoples' history, philosophy, and — especially — the reality of their present legal being, their rights, and their …

The Trump Phenomenon as Seen in Europe
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
President Donald Trump is frequently seen through the prism of an American media that despises him and wants to discredit him so that he can either be impeached soon or defeated in 2020. To a certain extent the foreign media …

US-Taliban Talks: Real or Illusory Progress? Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Mineral Wealth
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
US Afghan aggression and occupation of parts of the country remain largely unchanged after over 17 years. | Afghanistan reflects what CIA officials once called Vietnam — "the grand illusion of the American cause," a conflict impossible to win. Yet it …

US College Admissions Scandal. "Affirmative Action for the Rich"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
In the 1961 Hollywood film Splendor in the Grass, the protagonist's oil-wealthy father got his academically unqualified son admitted to Yale. | Though unexplained in the film, he likely bought his admission, his influence not enough to prevent his son's expulsion …

Want Your Kids to Make it Big in the World of Elite Education in the U.S.?
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
Ever wonder how dangerous nincompoops like Donald Trump and George W. Bush were admitted to, and graduated from, so-called good schools? Forget the legacy shtick and pay close attention to the latest celebrity and wealthy individuals' scheme that involved about 50 people (of whom 33 were parents of students) who allegedly encouraged and facilitated the most…

The 18th Brumaire of Just About Everybody: the Rise of Authoritarian Strongmen and How to Prevent and Reverse It
Steven Colatrella | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
The Prototype for Trump, Putin and Co. [1] A great nation becomes disillusioned with the promises of free competition, free trade, economic liberalization, and greater integration into the world market, policies that seem to benefit only a few at the expense of the many. In an election that shocks the liberal and educated elements in…

Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
This week Trump released his latest budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. It calls for $2.7 trillion in various social spending cuts over the decade, including $872 billion in reductions in Medicare, Social Security, Disability spending; another $327 billion in food stamps, housing support, and Medicaid; a further $200 billion in student loan cuts; and hundreds…

School Shooters and Drones
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-15
Allegra Harpootlian links gun violence at home to U.S. wars abroad. By Allegra Harpootlian TomDispatch.com In the wake of the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members,… Read more ?…

Has the World Been Ignoring an Almost Decade-Long "African Spring"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The announcement that Algerian President Bouteflika won't run for re-election but will instead postpone the upcoming vote until the conclusion of his recently decreed comprehensive constitutional reform process represented the eighth non-electoral regime change in Africa in as many years, …

Selected Articles: Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
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 …

Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Lobster Tail and Crab in One Month
Joe Setyon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The federal government spends a disproportionate amount of its budget for outside contractors in the final month of the fiscal year, as agencies rush to blow through cash before it's too late. Among the more noteworthy expenditures in 2018, according…

Brainwashing Future Generations. The American Nightmare
Philip Linder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
This article was originally published on December 23, 2017. | A threat to national security? | Imagine this scenario: A nation and its people are deemed by our U.S. government to be an existential threat to the United States of America. Massive …

The EU Is Steadily Moving Towards Creation of 1984-style "Ministry of Truth"
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The European Parliament passed a recommendation calling Russia "the main source of disinformation in Europe" and appealing for increased funding for the EU's East StratCom Task Force, which already got 1.1 million euros in 2018. | HINT: The East StratCom Task | …

Video: Israeli Defense Firm Released Video Showing An "Animated Destruction" of Russia's S-400 6L6 Surveillance Radar
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The Syrian conflict influences not only the balance of power in the Middle East, but also strategies and military programs of the powers involved. | There is no secret that over the past years the Russian Armed Forces have used Syria …

India's Agrarian Crisis: Dismantling 'Development'
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
In his 1978 book 'India Mortgaged', T.N. Reddy predicted the country would one day open all sectors to foreign direct investment and surrender economic sovereignty to imperialist powers. | Today, the US and Europe cling to a moribund form of capitalism …

Helms-Burton Act Meant to Re-colonize Cuba
Raúl Capote | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
This law is more interventionist that the Platt Amendment of 1901 and the Reciprocity Treaty Cuba was forced to sign to be granted fictitious independence, at the beginning of the 20th century. | It is an attack on the independence and …

Video: Russian Warplanes "Rain Hell" on Terrorist Strongholds in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
On March 13, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces delivered a series of airstrikes on infrastructure of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the city of Idlib and in its southeastern countryisde. According to reports, at least 16 strikes hit weapon depots, …

Venezuela — More Might Makes Right
Barry Kissin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
How much more brazen could it be — our attempted coup in Venezuela? Are our leaders expecting that mainstream media will succeed once again in selling us the maniacal march of the American Empire? | But we have been through enough, | …

Fox News Doubles Down on the Big Lie and Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
It doesn't matter what corporate alphabet propaganda network you watch, you're going to get the same line on Venezuela. | Here we have Trish Regan, a fixture at Fox News, telling numerous lies about Venezuela, lies put out by neocons …

The Mental Health Crisis Afflicting America's Youth Is All Too Real
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-15
Researchers have remained skeptical, but data indicate that teens face an epidemic of anguish that is nothing short of staggering.

Trudeau's Position on Honduras Reveals Hypocrisy About Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The hypocrisy is head spinning. As Justin Trudeau lectures audiences on the need to uphold Venezuela's constitution the Liberals have recognized a completely illegitimate president in Honduras. What's more, they've formally allied with that government in demanding Venezuela's president follow …

Colluding in War Crimes: Britain's Unreported Military Alliance with Israel
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
The rapidly declining living conditions in the Gaza Strip and occupied territories has endangered the most basic of internationally recognised of human rights, as children continue to be collateral damage in what can be boiled down to a political standoff. …

The BBC: The Most Potent State Propagandist
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
Blatant disinformation spews from the western media. And law is never mentioned. Sen.Mark Rubio can threaten a most cruel assassination of Nicolas Maduro, whilst Trump, Bolton (1) and Pence promise that 'everything is on the table'. Psychopaths join together …

Cancellation Chaos: $600 Billion in Boeing 737 Max Orders at Risk
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
New evidence shows that the Boeing Co. 737 MAX which crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday may have experienced similar technical difficulties as the 737 MAX that crashed off Indonesia last year. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) cited similarities with in-flight …

Native Leaders Tell Congress How Trump Trampled 'Spiritually Occupied Landscape' to Carve Up National Monuments
Julia Conley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
House Democrats, indigenous tribal leaders, and public land protection advocates all rebuked the Trump administration's downsizing of two national monuments Wednesday, arguing that President Donald Trump and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acted illegally by conducting what at least one …

With Today's #ClimateStrike, Young Activists Seize the Narrative
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-15
Thousands of students across the United States and world are expected to walk out of school today and demand that politicians take immediate action to thwart climate disruption and secure a livable future for younger generations. | "We strike to bring attention to the millions of our generation who will most suffer the consequences of increased global temperatures, rising seas, and extreme weather," organizers of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike wrote in a recent statement. | The protest f…

Labor's reproductive health pledge a win for activism
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
On International Women's Day, March 8, 57 countries signed on to a United Nations' statement calling for universal sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to safe abortions, and comprehensive sexuality education. | Australia was not one of the signatories. | Two days before, federal Labor announced its national reproductive and sexual health strategy. If elected in May, it has committed to improve public hospital access to abortion services; support general practitioners to provide medical abortion; fund an abortion referral line and a public hospital reproductive health hub (including abortion servi…

Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out to Demand Planetary Transformation
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-15
"We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored. You who have ignored it know who you are." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11307066832.jpg…


Southern Progressives Focus on Electoral Justice, Not Democratic Party
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-15
For more than 85 years, the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee has been leading the fight for social, racial and economic justice. Co-executive directors of the Highlander Center, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Reverend Allyn Maxfield-Steele, recently appeared on my show to discuss Southern organizing efforts around the 2018 midterms, why Black women were so integral to what the media termed a "blue wave," and the importance of rural ownership of internet infrastructure. A lightly edited transcription of our conversations appears below. | Lau…

The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…

Trade Wars: Trump Wants US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Replace Russian Natural Gas Nord Stream Exports to the EU
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Russia's Nord Stream pipeline project is the most impressive of its kind — when completed to be the world's longest underwater pipeline. | It'll be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its …

Fox Valley, WI celebrates International Women's Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-14
Appleton, WI – On March 9, about 20 people gathered at Harmony Pizza in Appleton to celebrate International Women's Day and all of the amazing revolutionary women past and present who have shaped the world we know today. | United Action Oshkosh (UAO) hosted this year's event with aims to give local women a chance to use their voice to both demonstrate and educate, but ultimately to celebrate inspiring women. | Lindsey Spietz, a leader of UAO, welcomed everyone and gave a brief introduction of the work that the group is doing, highlighting how combating police crimes is a women's issue, stating, "40…

Billionaire-Backed Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure Fails in Minnesota
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-03-14
Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests.

Boeing's 737 Max 8: Lobbies and Belated Groundings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Lobbies, powerful interests and financial matters are usually the first things that come to mind when the aircraft industry is considered. Safety, while deemed of foremost importance, is a superficial formality, sometimes observed in the breach. To see the camera …

Is AIPAC in Violation of Federal Election Law?
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
What newcomer to the US House of Representatives, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn) may not have fully realized is that her critique of Israel influence on American politics would open a door that has previously been hermetically sealed as the third …

French Politics: Are the Centre-Right Conservatives Still Economic Liberals?
William Harrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
There is something strange going on in the French senate. Ideological disorientation has taken hold. The centre-right Les Républicains, and the Parti Socialiste, of the centre-left, have somehow found themselves on the same side, contending with a cabinet-backed business and …

Trump Taps Climate Denier to Lead a Secret White House Climate Panel
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
Emeritus Professor of Physics at Princeton University and well-known climate science denier William Happer will lead the Presidential Committee on Climate Security, the Washington Post has reported. Happer, a National Security Council senior director since last September, and his panel will "assess whether climate change poses a national…

We Won't Let Our Pensions Build Prisons
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
About a month ago, I received a call from Basma Eid of Freedom to Thrive in New York City. She had gotten my contact information from a mutual friend and comrade and was looking for teachers in upstate New York to discuss an important issue. | This phone call happened to fall during the exact time I was trying to start a social justice caucus of rank-and-file teachers after growing increasingly impatient and frustrated by the lack of union leadership's tangible support of striking educators across the country. | I had learned from some of the greatest leaders of educational social movements during panels at th…

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-14
In the aftermath of a shooting at Frederick Douglass High School, teacher Daniel Parsons argues Baltimore is systematically failing its young people…