2019-03-17: Social Media Postees

Millions of Children Skipped School to Protest Climate Change
AFP | zcomm.org | 2019-03-17
Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin and Lagos to London emptied as organizers of the student strike called demonstrations in more than 100 countries…
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Vietnamese MPs Discuss Amendments to the Education Law
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-17
Hanoi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The criteria for the selection of textbooks for Vietnamese educational institutions focused on part of the debates of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly that analyzed the Education Law Wednesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Nearly 600 000 People Requested Asylum in EU In 2018
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-17
Brussels, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Around 580,000 people, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, applied for asylum for the first time in the European Union (EU) in 2018, the Statistics Office for the region (Eurostat) reported Thursday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

United States Persists in Escalating Aggressions against Cuba
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-17
Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States persists in using the term attacks to refer to the alleged health incidents reported by U.S. diplomats in Havana, even though science does not support such accusations, the Cuban government reiterated this Thursday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-17
Caracas, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Labor and teaching activities were suspended from today for an additional 48 hours while the recovery and stabilization of the National Electric Service (SEN) are achieved, informed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Vigil for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre (Santa Clara University)
SCU Muslim Student Association | indybay.org | 2019-03-17
Multifaith Sanctuary at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053…
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Eight Years Ago: The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 "Protest Movement"?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
It was not a protest movement, it was an armed insurgency integrated by US-Israeli & allied supported "jihadist" death squads. From Day One, the Islamist "freedom fighters" were supported, trained & equipped by NATO & Turkey's High Command.
globalresearch.ca/syria-who-is-behind-th…

The US-Taliban Talks Are "Renewing" the US Occupation of Afghanistan
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Reporting from Kabul: The US is spearheading a "peace negotiation" campaign with Taliban since weeks in Qatar's capital city, Doha. The US special representative on Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has been spelling out the details of conclave through his …
globalresearch.ca/us-taliban-talks-renew…

New Zealand Mosque Senseless Massacre. Action Against Islamophobia, CJPME Calls Upon Canadian Government
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is devasted and deeply upset by today's horrific attack on two New Zealand mosques, where 49 people were senselessly killed and dozens more injured. In the wake of this terrible …
globalresearch.ca/new-zealand-mosque-mas…

Who's Afraid of Public Schools?
Steven Singer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-16
President Donald Trump and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have promoted school privatization and voucher programs. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes
Leanna First-Arai | commondreams.org | 2019-03-16
The Sunrise Movement has lobbied members of Congress to support and work to pass the Green New Deal. (Photo: @SunriseMvmt/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/16/why-st…

Report: Only 10 Vaquita Remain, May Not Survive President Obrador's Tenure

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Scientists announced today that only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world and that the animal's extinction is virtually assured without bold and immediate action. | The vaquita, the world's smallest and most endangered cetacean, is found only in …
globalresearch.ca/only-10-vaquita-remain…

Can China and Russia Survive in this Unharmonious World?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Does it pay 'to be good'? Is it still possible to play by the rules in this mad world, governed by brigands? | What if the rules are defined and ratified by all countries of the world, but a small group …
globalresearch.ca/can-china-russia-survi…

President Trump and the Democratic Congress: The Score Sheet
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Going into the third year of President Trump's presidency, it is necessary to draw a balance sheet on who is winning and/or losing. | We will proceed by first analyzing domestic outcomes and then turn to foreign policy. | Power Bases of …
globalresearch.ca/president-trump-democr…

Death in New Zealand: The Christchurch Shootings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Five weapons were said to have been used, all inscribed with symbols, numbers and insignia. The individual charged with the shootings at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 dead was an Australian with, it is alleged, a simple purpose: inflict …
globalresearch.ca/new-zealand-christchur…

New Study Calls for 'Immediate Action' on Climate Crisis
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-16
LONDON–US scientists have peered ahead in more than five million ways, and they do not like the uncertain futures they see there. Unless the world collectively and in concert takes drastic steps to slow or halt global warming, generations to come face an intolerable prospect. | And even if humans do switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy, economise on resources and restore the world's forests and grasslands, there is still no guarantee that disaster will not happen. | That is because the outcome depends not just on the step…
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The US Revisits the Cold War Era in Its Stance on Cuba. Enacting Title III of the Helms-Burton Act
Dr. Birsen Filip | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
A number of recent speeches by US President Donald Trump have featured Cold War Era rhetoric, including the claim that in 'the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country'. This statement was made …
globalresearch.ca/enacting-title-iii-hel…

Israel: The 10-Point Paradigm for Right-Wing Extremists
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
For the international community to turn a blind eye to the atrocities carried out by the Israeli government on the premise that its military technology is far too valuable to condemn the human rights abuse of the IDF, is a …
globalresearch.ca/israel-10-point-paradi…

Australians Are Furious About Google's Commercial Delivery Drone
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. is on the verge of launching what the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) says will be the world's first commercial drone delivery service in Australia. | Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet has been testing its drone delivery …
globalresearch.ca/australians-googles-de…

2,891 Murdoch Media Stories Trashing Islam in a Single Year, Study Reveals
Michael Brull | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-16
Loyal readers of New Matilda should remember One Path Network, a Muslim video production studio and media company in Sydney. They produced the first devastating report exposing Channel Seven's favourite purported Muslim leader and sheikh, Mohammed Tawhidi. | Their calm and …
globalresearch.ca/2891-murdoch-media-sto…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/ints…

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…
therealnews.com/stories/kids-around-the-…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/illi…

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."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/clin…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/mann…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/acli…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/home…

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/16/clim…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/north-americas-indigen…

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…
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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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-college-admissions-…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/ustaliban-talks-real-i…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/15/want-your-ki…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/15/the-18th-bru…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/15/trumps-34-tr…

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 ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/15/school-sho…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/cancellation-chaos-600…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/british-broadcasting-c…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/trudeaus-position-hond…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/helms-burton-act-meant…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-defense-firm-r…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/fox-news-big-lie-venez…

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, | …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-more-might-m…

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, …
globalresearch.ca/russian-warplanes-idli…

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. …
globalresearch.ca/msm-blackout-britains-…

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…
globalresearch.ca/pentagon-spent-4-6-mil…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-trampled-spiritu…

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." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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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…
greenleft.org.au/content/labor%E2%80%99s-reproductive-health-pledge-win-activism

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.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

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