2019-03-20: News Headlines

George Ochenski (2019-03-20). Failing Students on Climate Change. counterpunch.org Last Friday hundreds of thousands of students around the globe walked out of classrooms to demand that our political leaders take concrete steps to address the deadly threat of climate change. They are right, of course, that the generations of their elders, from millennials to baby boomer grandparents, have failed in our responsibility to preserve More

Arielle Robinson (2019-03-20). Georgia rules against DACA students. workers.org Undocumented students who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, have been barred from attending Georgia's top universities. An Atlanta Federal Appeals Court upheld this reactionary policy of the Georgia Board of Regents March 6. (tinyurl.com/y5hnwydm) <> on September 7, 2017 in New York City. . . . | Continue reading Georgia rules against DACA students at Workers.org

Pepe Escobar (2019-03-20). EU Dilemma: How to Deal with China. globalresearch.ca Facing China's irresistible rise all across the chessboard, and under relentless US pressure, the not exactly democratic EU leadership is on a backbreaking exercise to position itself between a geopolitical/geoeconomic rock and a hard place. | The 28-member EU holds a …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-20). Yankees Go Home! Global Mobilizations in Solidarity with Venezuela. globalresearch.ca From Malaysia to the Argentina, peoples movements and organizations mobilized on Saturday March 16, to express their solidarity with Venezuela amid one of the most brutal attacks on the country by the US and its allies | *** | This weekend, movements …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-20). Reading Manifestos: Restricting Brenton Tarrant's "The Great Replacement" globalresearch.ca A censorious and censoring attitude has engulfed responses to the mental airings of the Christchurch shooter. Material in connection with Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman behind the killing of 50 individuals at two mosques in New Zealand, is drying …

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC (2019-03-20). UCSC on Strike: AFSCME Solidarity Strike with UPTE. indybay.org

plenglish (2019-03-20). 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.

plenglish (2019-03-20). 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 (2019-03-20). Sacramento, California teachers authorize strike. wsws.org The overwhelming strike vote in California's state capital expresses the militancy of teachers across the country fighting the bipartisan assault on public education.

WSWS (2019-03-20). Ontario government savages public education. wsws.org According to teacher union estimates, the Ford government's education "reform" will result in the elimination of nearly 10,000 teaching jobs and class sizes of up to 40 students.

WSWS (2019-03-20). Trump, Bolsonaro and the danger of fascism. wsws.org Trump hailed the "shared values" between his government and that of a former military officer, who praises the Brazilian military dictatorship that jailed, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of workers and students.

Leanna First-Arai (2019-03-20). Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes. zcomm.org The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal…

WSWS (2019-03-20). Sri Lanka: Abbotsleigh Estate Workers Action Committee and SEP hold powerful conference. wsws.org Over 100 people participated, including estate workers, workers from a diverse range of trades, students and a delegation from Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern province.

WSWS (2019-03-20). Captain Marvel: Money, feminism, militarism and previously "independent" filmmakers. wsws.org The production and release of Captain Marvel, the new science fiction adventure from Marvel and Disney, has a number of remarkable features, but none of them involve the film's drama, action or characters.

plenglish (2019-03-20). 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.

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.

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 …

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 …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-03-19). Report: Wall Street pressure prompted GM plant closures. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Wall Street pressure, particularly from rich and secretive hedge funds and their managers, prompted the General Motors plant closures that will throw at least 14,000 United Auto Worker members — and countless other workers in GM's supply chain — out of jobs, a new report says. The report, commissioned by the Teachers (AFT) is from …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Global Research Team (2019-03-19). For Those Who Value Global Research: We Need Your Support! globalresearch.ca We are — as a society — inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them with the aim of controlling public perception and justifying their agendas.

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

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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

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.

Ilana Novick (2019-03-19). Christian Charity Gave Over $50 Million to Hate Groups, Report Reveals. truthdig.com The National Christian Foundation is America's eighth largest public charity, but it doesn't build houses, educate children, feed the hungry, or provide other goods or services one might commonly associate with a charity. It's also not a household name like the Red Cross, but that doesn't prevent it from having vast influence. According to a new investigation from Sludge, the far-right, evangelical NCF "has donated $56.1 million on behalf of its clients to 23 nonprofits identified by the Sou…

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…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-19). Glyphosate Herbicides Are Altering the Food Chain. truthout.org As the active ingredient in Bayer's Roundup herbicide is increasingly scrutinized for human health impacts, scientists say it also could be altering the wildlife and organisms at the base of the food chain. | Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in history. Farmers in 2014 sprayed enough of the chemical to cover every acre of cropland in the entire world with nearly a half-pound of the herbicide, according to a 2016 study published in Environmental Sciences Europe. | Long thought to be relatively benign to non-target plants and animals, evidence is growing that glyphosate, the active ingredient…

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

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 …

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-03-19). Trump Budget Ends Medicaid Expansion, Axes Affordable Housing Programs. truthout.org On Monday, the Trump administration released full details of its 2020 budget request, the general outlines of which were released last week. The initial release called for cuts to nearly every federal agency, with deep cuts to the State Department, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and others. Only the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans' Affairs would re…

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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'?

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…

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