2019-03-18: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). A Global Strike for Climate Change: 1.4 Million Students Walk Out of Class Demanding Action. democracynow.org Up to 1.4 million children around the world took part in a global climate strike on Friday to demand world leaders do more to address the dangers of climate. The mass protests were sparked by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has skipped school every Friday to sit outside the Swedish parliament to demand leaders act on climate change. Democracy Now! was in the streets of New York City on Friday with the young activists. We speak with 18-year-old Alysa Chen, one of the organizers of the walkout at New York City's Bronx High School of Science.

James Bovard (2019-03-18). John McCain's Disastrous Militaristic Legacy. globalresearch.ca When Sen. John McCain passed away in August, he was lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil-rights activist, hailed McCain as a "warrior for peace." In reality, McCain embodied …

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-18). Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based on Lies and Threats. globalresearch.ca We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-18). Upping the Stakes in Yemen. Endless US-led War. globalresearch.ca US forever war in Yemen rages, the Saudis, UAE, NATO, and Israel part of its so-called coalition — against peace in the country and elsewhere. | Over 17 years of war began by the Bush/Cheney regime. There's virtually no prospect for …

S. Brian Willson (2019-03-18). Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson and Voices from the Peace Movement. globalresearch.ca Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest at The Concord Naval Weapons Station in California on September 1st, 1987. The train …

Bryce Covert (2019-03-18). The Oakland Teachers' Strike Revealed California's Education Crisis. thenation.com The Oakland Teachers' Strike Revealed California's Education Crisis…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-18). Saving the Planet One Child at a Time: Children, School Strikes and Global Climate Action. globalresearch.ca Children's crusades do not necessarily end well. During the years of armed missions to the Holy Land, when Jerusalem meant something to the sacredly inclined in Europe, children were encouraged to take to the rough and dangerous road as it …

Olivia Alperstein (2019-03-18). Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War, "On a Whim" globalresearch.ca Right now, Donald Trump could start a nuclear war on a whim, and no one could stop him. | Under any circumstances, the prospect of nuclear war is terrifying, the deadly consequences irreversible. Yet with a single order, the president — …

South Front (2019-03-18). Organizational and Staff Structure of US and Russian Armies: Military Comparison. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Armed forces organization depends on several factors, from current and future threats and challenges (the nature of the projected theater of operations, or TO), to the country's economic and technological capabilities. The doctrines of the two world superpowers of …

Sara Burrows (2019-03-18). The USDA Admits to Killing Over a Million Wild Animals Per Year to Protect Livestock. globalresearch.ca According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's own reports, it has killed over 34 million animals in the last decade alone. | Most of those animals were native, wild animals. The rest were accidental killings of domesticated animals. | In 2017 …

Zero Hedge (2019-03-18). Kept Secret for 17 Years: Intel Memo Warned Bush's Iraq Invasion to Create "Perfect Storm" globalresearch.ca A newly declassified US intelligence memo has been unearthed this week and featured in a bombshell Wall Street Journal report. It proves that the year prior to the Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq the White House was expressly warned …

Yves Engler (2019-03-18). Canada's Next Target After Venezuela: Cuba? globalresearch.ca "First we take Caracas then we take Havana." | That's the thinking driving the Donald Trump administration's policy towards Venezuela, according to a Wall Street Journal story titled " U.S. Push to Oust Venezuela's Maduro Marks First Shot in Plan to …

Misión Verdad (2019-03-18). Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The latest evidence gathered by the Venezuelan government and presented on Monday, March 11, to the Venezuelan population about the attack on the national electricity system, allows us to reconstruct the multidimensional nature of the attack that was unleashed in …

Paul R. Pillar (2019-03-18). Good Iraqi-Iranian Relations Are Not a Reason to Worry. globalresearch.ca Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been visiting Iraq this week—a friendly, extended visit that has yielded several bilateral agreements on trade and transportation. Such an event causes heartburn, of course, within the Trump administration and for others who believe that …

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2019-03-18). The Advent of Extreme Weather Events and Climate Tipping Points. globalresearch.ca According to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, chief climate advisor to the European Union, "We're simply talking about the very life support system of this planet". As fascism and the horror of murderous hate crimes are on the rise, governments are …

Samantha Parsons (2019-03-18). Organizing against Koch influence on college campuses. zcomm.org Interview on how students, faculty, and community members nationwide are joining forces to build power, promote transparency, and limit corporate influence at the university level…

WSWS (2019-03-18). Right-wing campaign targets student critics of Chelsea Clinton. wsws.org Two New York University students who confronted Chelsea Clinton have been piled upon by Donald Trump, Jr., Bill de Blasio and a significant portion of the international media.

SCU Muslim Student Association (2019-03-18). Vigil for Victims of Christchurch Mosques Massacre (Santa Clara University). indybay.org Multifaith Sanctuary at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053…

plenglish (2019-03-18). Vietnamese MPs Discuss Amendments to the Education Law. plenglish.com 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.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). Headlines for March 18, 2019. democracynow.org New Zealand PM to Reform Gun Laws as Death Toll from Mosque Terrorist Attack Hits 50, Trump Denies Threat of White Nationalist Terrorism, WH Chief of Staff Mulvaney: "The President Is Not a White Supremacist", Trump Issues First Veto over Nat'l Emergency Resolution, "Clear Similarities" Found Between Ethiopian Airlines & Lion Air Crashes, U.S. to Deny Visas for ICC Investigators over Afghanistan Probe, The Philippines Withdraws from ICC over Duterte Drug War Investigation, Students Take to Streets for International "Youth Climate Strike", Extreme Weather in Midwest Brings Massive Floods, Kills 2 in Nebraska, At L…

WSWS (2019-03-18). Nationwide strike by primary school educators in the Netherlands. wsws.org The militant struggle of teachers in the Netherlands is part of an international strike wave among educators spanning five continents.

WSWS (2019-03-18). English-language edition of Why are they Back? launched in London. wsws.org Around 150 people, including workers, students and professionals, heard speeches from Christoph Vandreier, deputy chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), and David North, chairperson of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board.

WSWS (2019-03-18). Thousands of New Zealand students join climate change protests. wsws.org Students defied pressure from school principals and the media to join climate strike walkouts on Friday in cities across New Zealand.

plenglish (2019-03-18). United States Persists in Escalating Aggressions against Cuba. plenglish.com 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.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Bolivia to Host International Conference on Quinoa. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 36La Paz, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Orinoca, a small town in the southwestern region of the Bolivian Oruro department, will host on Monday the International Quinoa Research Conference in the World.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes. plenglish.com 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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-17). It Started in Daraa on March 17, 2011: The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 "Protest Movement"? globalresearch.ca 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.

Global Research News (2019-03-17). Selected Articles: President Trump and the Democratic Congress. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Linda Wiggins-Chavis (2019-03-17). The Myth of White Meritocracy. commondreams.org "White privilege is real, and this recent cheating scandal attests to that fact. Other, more deserving students have been denied access to a higher education because the parents of less-qualified students have more money and allegedly chose to commit crimes so their children would be accepted to elite institutions." (Photo: Theresa Power/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Germany: Women To Pay Less on Public Transit on 'Equal Pay Day'. telesurenglish.net Women were paid 21 percent less in Germany than men last year, leaving the gender pay gap in Europe's biggest economy unchanged, the Federal Statistics Office said Thursday. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Outlines Gov't Measures to Curb Violence Against Women, Promote Equality | Men earned on average 21.00 euros (a…

Earth Justice (2019-03-17). Trump's Methylene Chloride Rule Leaves Workers Exposed to Deadly Chemical. globalresearch.ca Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a rule that leaves workers across the United States exposed to methylene chloride, a lethal chemical used in paint strippers that has already caused dozens of worker deaths. Breaking EPA's repeated promises to …

Bill Bigelow (2019-03-17). The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools. globalresearch.ca "Wear green on St. Patrick's Day or get pinched." That pretty much sums up the Irish-American "curriculum" that I learned when I was in school. Yes, I recall a nod to the so-called Potato Famine, but it was mentioned only …

Ellen Brown (2019-03-17). Quantitative Easing and Universal Basic Income. globalresearch.ca Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution. | Philip A Farruggio has a internet interview show, 'It's the Empire… Stupid' with …

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2019-03-17). VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings. globalresearch.ca The final Mueller report should be graded "incomplete," says VIPS, whose forensic work proves the speciousness of the story that DNC emails published by WikiLeaks came from Russian hacking. | *** | . | MEMORANDUM FOR: The Attorney General | FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals …

Michael Welch (2019-03-17). Fukushima at Eight: Ongoing Cover-Up of the Nuclear Hazards in Japan and Abroad. globalresearch.ca The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster marks a critical turning point in human history. As of November 2018, 18,434 people are known to have died. Radioactive water has for years now been draining into the Pacific Ocean. Toxic debris spewed into the Earth's atmosphere.

RT (2019-03-17). Illinois votes to teach 'LGBT history' to schoolchildren, Republicans furious. rt.com The Illinois House of representatives has voted to require the teaching of 'LGBT history' to elementary school students in the state. Republican opponents have called the measure "indoctrination." |

AFP (2019-03-17). Millions of Children Skipped School to Protest Climate Change. zcomm.org 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…

Christopher Black (2019-03-17). War Against Venezuela Is War Against Us All. globalresearch.ca The American war on Venezuela continues to escalate with the sabotage of its electricity grid, the most serious action of all so far, which was not only an act of terrorism against the entire civilian population but also an attempt …

True Publica (2019-03-17). David Cameron, Wikileaks, America and Brexit. globalresearch.ca By now, there should be serious doubts about how the Brexit debate and EU referendum even got off the ground in the first place. David Cameron would have been advised by countless experts, both political and economic about the demons …

≈Ωivadin Jovanoviƒá (2019-03-17). Lest We Forget, 20 Years Since the NATO Aggression Against Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca The real problems in the Province of Kosovo and Metohija have been provoked by Albanian separatism and terrorism continuously supported by some western powers. This support was motivated by their geopolitical interests: weakening and fragmenting Serbia has always meant for …

Associated Press (2019-03-16). Estudiantes exigen acción contra el cambio climático. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP) — Estudiantes de diversas partes de la Tierra abogaron el viernes por sus vidas, su futuro y su planeta, exigiendo acciones contundentes para revertir el cambio climático. Desde el Pacífico sur hasta el extremo del Círculo àÅrtico, alumnos enojados en más de 100 países salieron de las aulas para protestar contra lo que …

Steven Singer (2019-03-16). Who's Afraid of Public Schools? commondreams.org 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…

Leanna First-Arai (2019-03-16). Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes. commondreams.org 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…

WSWS (2019-03-16). Millions of students and youth march against climate change. wsws.org 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.

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

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

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

Democracy Now! (2019-03-15). Headlines for March 15, 2019. democracynow.org 49 Dead as Far-Right Shooter Opens Fire on New Zealand Mosques, President Trump Threatens Political Opponents with Violence, Connecticut Court Allows Sandy Hook Parents to Sue Gun Maker, Students Walk Out of Schools to Protest Gun Violence, Senate Rebukes Trump's Border Emergency Declaration, House Votes 420 to 0 to Make Mueller Report Public, Schoolchildren in Over 100 Countries Strike to Demand Climate Action, Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Prize, NYC to Spend $500 Million Protecting Manhattan from Climate Change, Interior Official Hails Trump for Distracting Media from Drilling Pla…

Jack Rasmus (2019-03-15). Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb. counterpunch.org 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 More

Janine Jackson (2019-03-15). Colleagues Defend Tucker Carlson's 'Ideas'—That Iraqis Are 'Monkeys,' Child Rape Is 'Commitment to Love'. fair.org David French's claim (National Review, 3/11/19) that no one was really offended by Tucker Carlson's defense of raping 12-year-olds, or his calling Iraqis "primitive monkeys," was <...

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