2019-03-19: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-19). Twenty Years Ago: NATO's War of Aggression against Yugoslavia: Who are the War Criminals? globalresearch.ca The causes and consequences of this war have been the object of a vast media disinformation campaign, which has sought to camouflage NATO and US war crimes.

teleSUR (2019-03-19). Algeria: New Gov't Talks Begin as Protests Continue. telesurenglish.net In Algiers, the capital of Algeria, thousands of students, teachers and doctors, who overflowed the streets surrounding the Grand Post Plaza, showed their rejection to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika plan to an "orderly transition." | RELATED: | Pressure Mounts on Algeria's Bouteflika as Allies Turn on Him Amid Fresh Protests | "We are he…

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-19). AIPAC Is Coming to Town — Again! Yet Another Concession to Netanyahu Prior to Israel Elections. globalresearch.ca The Trump Administration has delivered yet another concession to Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of parliamentary elections: the Israeli military occupation of much of the Palestinian West Bank and of the Golan Heights will no longer …

E. Ahmet Tonak (2019-03-19). The Turkish economy: worse than a recession. mronline.org Turkey's economy is back in the news, and not in a good way. After the release of an economic report by the Turkish Statistical Institute, a big dispute has arisen over whether or not Turkey has entered a recession. | Source

Eva Bartlett (2019-03-19). Video: Caracas Streets and Store — Food Crisis? See for Yourself! globalresearch.ca I filmed these scenes on March 10, but until now have been too busy and also lacking good enough internet to upload. | My objective in filming is not to say there is no poverty in Venezuela, nor to imply there …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-19). No Troop Withdrawal: The US is Planning the "Permanent Occupation" of Syria? globalresearch.ca Trump lied about winning against ISIS, the scourge the US created and supports, along with al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other jihadist groups. | Last December, he lied saying | "(o)ur boys, our young women, our men — they're all coming back …

Julian Vasquez Heilig (2019-03-19). The Real Scandal Over Buying an Education. progressive.org Wealthy parents have been arrested for lavishing millions on a college admissions scam. But inequality in school funding is baked into our system.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-03-19). The Difficulty of Writing for Americans. globalresearch.ca Writing for Americans, unless for their entertainment, is a challenging undertaking. One reason is that many, especially of the younger generations, no longer have a concept of objective truth. | For them "truth" is simply a bias reflecting one's race, gender, …

Global Research News (2019-03-19). Selected Articles: The Planet Is Collapsing Before Our Very Eyes. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Askiah Adam (2019-03-19). Anti-Semitism and "The Israel Project" globalresearch.ca Israel is off-limits. The criminalisation of anti-Semitism means nothing short of this. In fact, France's President Macron says anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism and both are now legally defined as "hate crimes". Will this be a global precursor? Will …

Michael Snyder (2019-03-19). Planetary Collapse Threatens Our Survival: A New Study Says that More than 1,200 Species "Will Almost Certainly Face Extinction" globalresearch.ca We are witnessing a worldwide environmental collapse, and nobody seems to know how to stop it. As you will see below, a study that was just released that looked at more than 5,000 species of birds, mammals and amphibians discovered …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-03-19). The US Is Pushing Lebanon into the Arms of Iran and Russia: US Sanctions Affect the Local Economy. globalresearch.ca Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. | Reasons for the …

Viktor Mikhin (2019-03-19). Stealing Syria's Gold: US Is Behaving as True Looters Do. globalresearch.ca According to the agency South Front, the United States has transported approximately 50 tons of gold from the regions occupied by ISIS in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The Kurdish news source reports that the gold was stolen from Syria, and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-19). Ukrainian Presidential Elections: Authoritarianism in Action. globalresearch.ca March 2019 is notable in…

Jim Miles (2019-03-19). Shadow Wars — The Secret Struggle for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca Christopher Davidson has gathered a huge amount of …

Nick Kampouris (2019-03-19). Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus' Heritage. globalresearch.ca Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish invaders committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. | But less known is the continuous effort by …

plenglish (2019-03-19). French People Support General Strike Called by Trade Unions. plenglish.com Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of French citizens support the general strike called for Tuesday by several trade unions and student organizations, aimed at expressing opposition to the government and demanding greater social justice.

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC (2019-03-19). UCSC on Strike: AFSCME Solidarity Strike with UPTE. indybay.org

plenglish (2019-03-19). 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.

Alysa Chen (2019-03-19). A Global Strike for Climate Change. zcomm.org 1.4 Million Students Walk Out of Class Demanding Action…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-19). 'Why Educate the Public When You Can Give Billionaires Tax Cuts': Trump Budget Would Slash All Federal Funding for Media, Arts, Libraries, Museums. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-19). Il ´partito americano ª nelle istituzioni Ue. globalresearch.ca Una risoluzione approvata dal Parlamento europeo il 12 marzo sostiene che ´la Russia non puà≤ più essere considerata un partner strategico e l'Unione europea deve essere pronta a imporle ulteriori sanzioni se essa continua a violare il diritto internazionale ª. | ´La …

Harriet Thew (2019-03-19). Researcher explains how young people can keep up the momentum. zcomm.org Have confidence in your message, engage with others but stay true to your principles…

plenglish (2019-03-19). 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.

WSWS (2019-03-19). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Thousands of striking teachers in Salta protested against their union after rejecting a wage deal negotiated behind their backs…

plenglish (2019-03-19). 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.

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 …

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 …

Olivia Rosane (2019-03-18). Study finds racial gap between who causes air pollution and who breathes it. peoplesworld.org Studies have long shown that minority communities in the U.S.are disproportionately exposed to harmful pollution. But a study published Monday reveals a new level of environmental injustice: they are also less likely to contribute to it. The first-of-its-kind study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that black and Hispanic Americans breathe in …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-03-18). Weingarten: Teachers strikes "successful examples" of community-based action benefiting workers. peoplesworld.org

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-18). The Deplorable State of Human Rights in America. globalresearch.ca In response to annual US reports on human rights in China, Beijing issues its own on the deplorable state of human rights in America. | It's latest report made the following introductory remarks, saying: | As in previous years, the latest US …

Michelle Chen (2019-03-18). For-Profit Colleges Are Dodging Regulation by Becoming… 'Nonprofits'? thenation.com For-Profit Colleges Are Dodging Regulation by Becoming… 'Nonprofits'?

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…

ACLU (2019-03-18). How Disability Rights Advocates Turned Back the Trump Administration's Attack on Students of Color. aclu.org Rules designed to help children of color and children with disabilities will go into immediate effect. | Earlier this month, in response to a lawsuit from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, a national disability rights group, a federal district court ruled that the Trump administration violated federal law when it delayed a Department of Education rule designed to protect students of color and students with disabilities. | Children of color are significantly more likely to be identified as needin…

Mitchell Robinson (2019-03-18). It's Time to Talk about Charter School Privilege. progressive.org Everyone needs to understand the implications of their choice to support charter schools.

Philip A Farruggio (2019-03-18). Three Days of Infamy. globalresearch.ca On Monday December 8th 1941 FDR stood before Congress and said "December 7th, 1941, a date that will live in infamy…" and the people of our nation rallied to the cause for justice. | After 9/11 Junior Bush also rallied our …

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 …

South Front (2019-03-18). Video: Russia Deploys SU-25 Attack Aircraft to Contain Idlib Al Qaeda Militants. globalresearch.ca Government forces and the Russian Military Police have kicked off a joint security operation in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. In particular, the operation targeted Jisreen, Mohammedia, al-Aftaris, al-Nashabiyah and Marj al-Sultan where a notable number of weapons and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Chris Graham (2019-03-18). Tears for Christchurch: Australia First Imported Hate in 1788. Now We're in the "Export Business" globalresearch.ca If you want to know why an Australian man massacred 50 Muslims in a mosque in New Zealand yesterday afternoon, then you need to understand a little bit about our nation's dark past and in particular the quality of our …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-18). 1.4 Million Students Walk Out of Class Demanding Climate Action. truthout.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 change. 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. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Th…

Andrew Fishman (2019-03-18). Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Meets With Donald Trump to Consolidate Their Far-Right Alliance. theintercept.com There is perhaps no foreign leader more in tune with Donald Trump than Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Both men are unscripted, uninformed, and unburdened by the truth; they've whipped up devoted mass followings by breaking with conventions and using direct, simple language to preach a message of violence, hatred, victimhood, right-wing culture war, anti-science, and "anti-globalism." | Bolsonaro has difficulty staying on script in perso…

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.

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." |

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…

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…

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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