2019-03-21: News Headlines

Global Research News (2019-03-21). Selected Articles: US Broke its Teeth in Venezuela? 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 …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-21). Goodbye to the Internet: Interference by Governments Is Already Here. globalresearch.ca There is a saying attributed to the French banker Nathan Rothschild that "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws." Conservative opinion in the United States has long suspected that Rothschild was right …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-21). Will Grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 Planes Affect US-China Trade Relations? Russia's Competing Aircraft Irkut MC-21. globalresearch.ca Following two 737 MAX 8 crashes, killing all passengers and crew members onboard, China was the first nation to ground the planes. | It's the largest buyer of Boeing's most popular passenger aircraft — with 97 of its 371 planes delivered …

Alexandra Tempus (2019-03-21). Five Questions For: Pardeep Kaleka on New Zealand, White Supremacy, and What it Takes to Move Forward. progressive.org His father was killed by a white supremacist in a mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple. Today, Pardeep Kaleka works in communities all over the country teaching about how to heal from hate.

Fight Back (2019-03-21). LA: Boyle Heights honors International Women's Day. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – The neighborhood of Boyle Heights celebrated International Women's Day, March 8, by honoring women on the Eastside who shake things up. Organized by Centro CSO, the event took place in the historic Casa del Mexicano building. The celebration doubled as a fundraiser for legal fees in a major lawsuit against big-time corporation KIPP Promesa Charter school. A large group from all over East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights attended. | Headlining was Fe Montes, of Mujeres de Maíz, who performed multiple readings, poems, and chants. Met with applause, Montes spoke about the need to honor the "Chingonas…

Telesur (2019-03-21). Palestinian-owned School Demolished by Israeli Forces. globalresearch.ca The owner of the demolished school building, Muhammad Alqam, insists that he issued all necessary permits at the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality before beginning construction. | *** | A Palestinian-owned school building that was under construction, in the Shuafat refugee camp, in occupied …

(2019-03-21). Monsanto Asks Trump EPA to OK Drift-prone Pesticide on 90 Million Acres of Corn. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it will consider allowing the highly drift-prone pesticide dicamba to be sprayed on up to 90 million acres of corn. | Dicamba is produced by Monsanto, which is now owned by Bayer. Drift …

South Front (2019-03-21). Video: The Expanding Global Footprint of US Special Operations. globalresearch.ca Introduction | With the possible U.S. military withdrawal from Syria in the news on a daily basis, the mainstream media has been quick to parrot the DOD's claim that 2,000 troops, mostly special operations forces, are to be withdrawn from the …

Ellen Brown (2019-03-21). Monetary Policy Takes Center Stage: MMT, QE or Public Banks? globalresearch.ca As alarm bells sound over the advancing destruction of the environment, a variety of Green New Deal proposals have appeared in the US and Europe, along with some interesting academic debates about how to fund them. Monetary policy, normally relegated …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-21). Is It Really All that Surprising that Trump Wants Brazil in NATO? globalresearch.ca Feigning shock and publishing moralizing polemics isn't going to change the fact that it was entirely predictable that Trump's "Fortress America" grand strategy would ultimately see the US seek to expand its premier multilateral security structure across South America in …

Milo Dubak (2019-03-21). Video: The Illegal NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca 28. Jun Vice President Milo Dubak delivered a blistering speech at the United Nations in Geneva today strongly condemning the illegal NATO bombing of Yugoslavia one week before the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. At the 40th Session of the …

Prof. James Petras (2019-03-21). For Whom the Bell Tolls? Capital and Labor and the Global Financial Crisis. globalresearch.ca With the onset of the so-called "global financial crisis" in 2008 the world capitalist system suffered a shock that shook its very foundations, threatening the functioning of key financial institutions and the economies at the centre of the system. However, …

Prof. James Petras (2019-03-21). New Zealand Mosque Massacre: White Supremacy and Western Wars. globalresearch.ca The mass murder and wounding of 97 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ) which took place on Friday, March 15, 2019, has profound political, ideological and psychological roots. | First and most important, Western countries led by the Anglo-American world …

David DeGraw (2019-03-21). On the Anniversary of the Shock and Awe Bombing of Iraq. globalresearch.ca 16 years ago today, I was watching the Iraq Shock & Awe bombing campaign after having interviewed Weapons Inspectors who told us that there were NO WMDs in Iraq while showing us their inspection reports. I was doing research for …

Felicity Arbuthnot (2019-03-21). The War on Iraq : Five US Presidents, Five British Prime Ministers, More than Thirty Years of Duplicity, and Counting…. globalresearch.ca Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. He had walked into possibly the biggest trap in modern history…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-03-21). Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of the Federal Reserve. globalresearch.ca Ever wonder why US banking is what it is—prone to periodic crashes and crises? How banking evolved in the US from 1781 up to the creation of the central bank, the Fed, in 1913? Why the Federal Reserve was created …

STAFF (2019-03-21). Facebook Exposed Millions of Passwords to Employees. truthdig.com SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook said Thursday that it stored millions of its users' passwords in plain text for years. | The acknowledgement from the social media giant came after a security researcher posted about the issue online. | "Security rule 101 dictates that under no circumstances passwords should be stored in plain text, and at all times must be encrypted," said cybersecurity expert Andrei Barysevich of Recorded Future. "There is no valid reason why anyone in an organization, especially the size of Facebook, needs to have access to users' passwords in plain text." | Facebook said there is no evidence its e…

Yves Engler (2019-03-21). Beware Foreign Policy 'Experts' Who Are Shills for Imperialism. globalresearch.ca Aside from government officials the dominant media is fond of quoting "experts" from foreign policy think tanks when discussing Canada's role in the world. While presented as neutral specialists, these opinion shapers are generally entangled with powerful, wealthy, elites. | Take …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-21). Globalising the Christchurch Shootings: Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan, Gallipoli and Invasion. globalresearch.ca Never let a bloody and opportune crisis pass. In New Zealand, there is talk about gun reform after attacks on two Christchurch mosques left fifty dead. There have been remarks made in parliament about unchecked white supremacy growing with enthusiastic …

Quartz (2019-03-21). Video: Nowruz: How Millions Celebrate the Persian New Year. globalresearch.ca During Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration, each vibrant item on the haftseen table has its own symbolic meaning. | Nowruz is one of the oldest holidays in the world that is celebrated every spring. | . | . | * | Note to readers: …

South Front (2019-03-21). Stealing Venezuela's Assets: US-based Citigroup to Sell Venezuela's Gold "Placed as Collateral" globalresearch.ca Citigroup Inc is planning to sell several tons of gold placed as collateral by Venezuela's central bank on a $1.6 billion loan after the deadline for repurchasing them expired this month, Reuters reported, citing four sources with knowledge of …

Alison Bodine (2019-03-21). Huge Defeat for Imperialists: The U.S. Broke Its Teeth in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The miserably failed "humanitarian aid" delivery into Venezuela on February 23 is another nail in the coffin of the U.S. government's coup attempt against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian revolutionary process in Venezuela. | Before this day, the U.S. government …

STAFF (2019-03-21). The NCAA's Shameless Exploitation of 'Student-Athletes'. truthdig.com When Zion Williamson's foot broke through the sole of his Nike shoe on February 20th, the sporting world stood still. | The consensus number one player in college basketball was playing in the biggest game of the season — North Carolina versus Duke — and suffered his startling injury in the opening minute. Williamson's sprained knee cost Nike $1.1 billion in stock market valuation the next day. | The injury came on the doorstep of March Madness, the NCAA's most profitable event of the year — to the tune of $900 million in…

teleSUR (2019-03-21). Mexican Students Develop Pre-Diagnostic System For Cancer. telesurenglish.net Three students from Mexico's Superior School of Computer Sciences (Escom) have developed a system to detect lung cancer. In the Central American country, lung cancer is the second-highest cause of death among men and the fourth for women. | RELATED: | Mathematics Abel Prize Awarded to First Woman Recipient | The methodology, created by the trio, analyzes images of computerized tomographies of the thorax and then classifies them in order to prepare a pre-diagnosis. The system is design…

STAFF (2019-03-21). Millennials Are the Most Indebted Generation. They Can Thank Joe Biden. truthout.org Joe Biden is trying to appeal to younger voters as he is expected to launch his bid for the presidency. However, for years, Biden made it his mission to block student debt forgiveness, leaving many young people facing a lifetime of debt. | Biden's potential candidacy comes at a time when the U.S. debt crisis is reaching unprecedented levels across all consumer sectors. | Student debt broke $1.5 trillion in the first quarter of 2018 a…

WSWS (2019-03-21). University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student workers go on strike. wsws.org Graduate student workers walked out Tuesday to demand increases to pay and benefits and a reduction in fees.

WSWS (2019-03-21). Thousands hold one-day strike at University of California schools and health systems. wsws.org Yesterday, thousands of the lowest paid workers struck throughout the University of California's ten campus system, the largest public higher education institution in the world.

End Racism at UCSC (2019-03-21). Islamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack. indybay.org I am one of the students that was called a "terrorist" among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough.

WSWS (2019-03-21). Amid scandal and federal investigations, Nashville, Tennessee charter school closes in the middle of the school year. wsws.org The largely unregulated charter school edu-business industry took another hit with the sudden closure of the scandal-ridden New Vision Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-21). Video: The "American Party" within the Institutions of the European Union. globalresearch.ca "Russia can no longer be considered as a strategic partner, and the European Union must be ready to impose further sanctions if it continues to violate international law" — this is the resolution approved by the European Parliament on 12 …

Worker Student Solidarity Coalition, WSSC (2019-03-21). UCSC on Strike: AFSCME Solidarity Strike with UPTE. indybay.org

plenglish (2019-03-21). New President of Special Prosecutor's Office for Ayotzinapa Case. plenglish.com Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Today or tomorrow, Mexico will appoint a president of the Special Prosecutor"s Office for the Ayotzinapa Case, as the disappearance of 43 normal school students is known, the Truth and Access to Justice Commission informed.

pip.hinman (2019-03-21). Capitalism can't halt climate change. greenleft.org.au Three days before 150,000 students organised the biggest national school walkout in Australian history to demand politicians act on climate change, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) deputy governor Guy Debelle sounded a warning about the drastic effects of climate change on the economy. | When students and an RBA governor agree on the urgent need to stop the devastating impact of climate change on society and the planet, you know the movement is starting to bite. | But while the RBA views the climate threat from the perspective of the interests of big capital, students see it as a threat to their very future. | It…

WSWS (2019-03-21). Massive police presence for trial of cop in murder of Antwon Rose. wsws.org A massive show of police force is being staged for the trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, who killed 17-year-old Woodland High School honor student Antwon Rose last year, shooting him three times in the back.

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-20). Russia's Recognition of "North Macedonia" Is Part of the "New Balkans" Plan. globalresearch.ca Russia's recognition of "North Macedonia" disappointed many activists in what Moscow would have otherwise continued to regard as the Republic of Macedonia per its constitutionally legitimate name, but this purely political move shouldn't have been all that unexpected in hindsight …

Volodymyr Ishchenko (2019-03-20). Ukraine: An Election for the Oligarchs. globalresearch.ca Five years after the "EuroMaidan" protests in Kiev and elsewhere toppled the government of now-exiled former president Viktor Yanukovych, the people of Ukraine are set to elect a new leader. Over 34 million Ukrainian citizens will be eligible to …

Joseph A. McCartin (2019-03-20). Bargaining for the Common Good: Teachers' unions craft demands for whole community. peoplesworld.org

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

PACBI (2019-03-20). Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians. bdsmovement.net Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians: UpdateThe Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all academics, academic societies and student organizations to intensify the academic boycott as a response to this fresh, brutal call for m…

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

PACBI (2019-03-20). Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President: UpdatePitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel's discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president ve…

Nazanín Armanian (2019-03-20). Greenwashing? The Green Marches Are Mute on the "War Factor" globalresearch.ca On March 15, the Day of the Popular March for Climate, tens of thousands of young people from several countries, followers of the Swedish student Greta Thunberg, showed their indignation at the indifference of world leaders towards climate change. …

Megan Sherman (2019-03-20). Why Russiagate Needs a "Constructivist Analysis" globalresearch.ca Right now, President Trump and colleagues are under fire for speculated "collusion" with the Russian state to undermine the democratic procedures of the 2016 presidential election, one of America's most shocking elections, the one most insiders thought Hillary Clinton would …

teleSUR (2019-03-20). Deforestation in Brazil to Increase Temperature Yearly by 1.45 ∞. telesurenglish.net Brazil's local temperature could increase by 1.45 degrees Celsius by 2050, according to a new peer-reviewed study from researchers of the State University in Rio de Janeiro and UC Santa Cruz. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Hate Speech Inspires 150% Increase in Tribal Land Invasions: Report | Using data from 2000 to 2010 on global changes in forest cover, the researchers develo…

Jessicah Pierre (2019-03-20). The Real College Admissions Scandal. commondreams.org Wealthy and privileged students have always had an upper hand in being accepted to prestigious universities. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-20). 'Triumph for Our Climate': Judge Blocks Fracking on 300,000 Acres of Public Land. commondreams.org "With the science mounting that we need to aggressively rein in greenhouse gases, this ruling is monumental. Every acre of our public land sold to the oil and gas industry is another blow to the climate." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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.

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.

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…

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