2019-03-22: News Headlines

Global Research (2019-03-22). The Globalization of War and The Globalization of Poverty — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Special Price: $29.00 for two books! — Pre-order, books will ship early April 2019: | Click here to pre-order! (Books will ship early April 2019) | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-22). Twenty years ago. NATO's War on Yugoslavia: Bill Clinton Worked Hand in Glove with Al Qaeda: "Helped Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base" globalresearch.ca March 24, 1999, Twenty years ago. NATO's War on Yugoslavia | Bill Clinton supported Al Qaeda in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s as confirmed by RPC Congressional documents; Hillary Clinton has supported Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) in …

teleSUR (2019-03-22). Colombia: Dialogue Begins After Weeks of Indigenous Protests. telesurenglish.net Colombian Indigenous people lifted a 12-day blockade on a highway and bridge in the department of Huila and signed an agreement with representatives of the national government Thursday to initiate a formal dialogue. | RELATED: | Colombia's Teachers Begin 48-Hours National Strike Against Duque's Neoliberal Reforms | After several hours of negotiations, the Interior Minister, Nancy Patricia Gutierrez and the leaders of the Indigenous community agreed to a dia…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-22). Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning "an American Hero" globalresearch.ca Two years after being released from prison where she had served seven years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chelsea Manning was jailed once again for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and …

Michelle Zacarias (2019-03-22). Grad student workers in Chicago strike UIC, administration refuses to budge. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—Hundreds of graduate student staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) went on strike this week with employees demanding a fair contract agreement from the administration. The UIC Graduate Employees Organization, Local 6297 of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, is a member-run union that represents more than 1,500 graduate assistants at UIC. The …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-22). Venezuelan Authorities Detain Guaido Henchman for "Terrorist Cell" Involvement. globalresearch.ca Overnight Thursday, Venezuelan police arrested and detained three Guaido henchmen, two now released, the third still held. | Interior Minister Nestor Reverol accused Roberto Marrero of planning armed terrorist attacks in the country, saying the following: | An "investigation carried out by …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-22). Trump to Recognize Israeli Control over Syria's Golan Heights? Bypassing the UN Security Council. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump. Consistently showing one-sided support for Israel, it appears so. In May 2018, his regime moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — a world body-designated international city, recognized by nearly all UN member states. | Israel illegally …

Dave Lindorff (2019-03-22). The Insanity of a New Hypersonic Nuclear Cruise Missile Arms Race. globalresearch.ca The Bush, Obama and Trump administration have broken two very important promises, or treaties, with Russia and it's going to be very costly and dangerous for us and for the world thanks to them. | The first broken promise was the …

ACLU (2019-03-22). Why School Psychologists Are Worried About the Mental Health of America's Students. aclu.org A new ACLU report shows that millions of kids are in schools that have no mental health staff. One of the report's authors discusses the implications. | Earlier this month, thousands of school psychologists met in Atlanta at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists. One of the hottest topics among attendees was exhaustion — a consequence of having to serve more students who are experiencing more trauma and other mental health problems without more help in carrying the load. | It's not just school psychologists who are concerned about being short-staffed. I know of far too ma…

Dudley Paul (2019-03-22). Ontario Tories Deliver Us from Liberal "Ideology" with Massive Cuts to Education. globalresearch.ca Education Minister Lisa Thompson, walked up to the podium at the Ontario Science Centre on Friday to tell Ontarians about her plan for education. But first, she took a shot at the Liberal Party. Liberal "ideology" she claimed, got …

Peter Mayo (2019-03-22). US Higher Education Influence Takes a Different Turn. counterpunch.org The official opening of the American University of Malta (AUM) on Friday 8thMarch foregrounds a new trend in USA Higher Education influence in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. The term 'American' is being applied to universities which are not US-driven at all but which simply adopt the US university style of operation and system. The AUM More

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-22). So What if Trump "Recognizes" "Israel's" Annexation of the Golan? globalresearch.ca Who really cares what Trump says when nobody's words one way or the other are going to change the reality that "Israel" probably won't be dislodged from the occupied Golan Heights anytime soon, especially not when Russian troops are enforcing …

Renee Parsons (2019-03-22). The Supreme Court and US-Israel Dual Citizenship. globalresearch.ca As AIPAC preps for its annual policy conference entitled "Connected for Good" with an expected attendance of 20,000 committed Zionists, its most zealous Zionist Congressional supporters will also likely be in attendance; that is, those who have signed the loyalty …

Zhang Zhongyuan (2019-03-22). China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Global Value Chains Need to be Built. globalresearch.ca The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought new opportunities to countries along the route to participate in global value chains. | In recent years, many developed economies have implemented the strategies of re-industrialization and reshoring of manufacturing industries to gain …

Andre Vltchek (2019-03-22). U.S. to the International Criminal Court (ICC): We Will Break Your Legs. globalresearch.ca Well, not exactly like that, but in a way, yes. Now, finally, 'the gloves are off'. The U.S. is openly threatening the historically timid ICC (International Criminal Court) and its judges. And unexpectedly, the ICC is hitting back. It refuses …

Ali Harb (2019-03-22). Golan Heights: Trump Aims to 'Shore up' Support for Netanyahu Ahead of Israeli Vote. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump's announcement that Washington will recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is an effort to boost the re-election chances of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, analysts said. | The US president's comments, made on …

South Front (2019-03-22). Video: ISIS Influence Is Still Strong in US-controlled Part of Syria. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition have broken through the ISIS defense near al-Baghuz village and eliminated a major part of the ISIS-held pocket in the area. A small group of ISIS members still holds a part …

Shane Quinn (2019-03-22). European States Destroying Themselves with Servile US Obedience. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on August 24, 2017 on The Duran. | This century alone has borne witness to former Warsaw Pact members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania not only joining the European Union, but also NATO — an imperial branch …

Mike "Mish" Shedlock (2019-03-22). Where US Defense Spending Dollars Go: Top Ten States. "Vote Buying: This Is Why People Support Perpetual War" globalresearch.ca A defense report, revised in March 2019 for fiscal year 2017, shows what states benefit the most from defense spending. …

Greg Guma (2019-03-22). Through the Years with Bernie Sanders. globalresearch.ca We first met in late 1971 at a Meet the Candidates event in the home of a friend in North Bennington. Bernie was in his first race and already aiming for the top — the US Senate. I was a …

Irina Slav (2019-03-22). U.S. on the Hunt for Iranian "Ghost Tankers". Targeting Vessels Transporting Iranian Crude Oil. globalresearch.ca When Washington announced the return of economic sanctions against Iran, the main idea was pretty clear: cut exports of vital oil to zero to paralyze the economy and prompt a change in government. Waivers followed, however, as well as reports …

Jessicah Pierre (2019-03-22). The Real College Admissions Scandal. counterpunch.org In what's being called the largest college admissions scam ever, a number of wealthy parents, celebrities, and college prep coaches have been accused of offering large bribes to get rich students into Ivy League schools, regardless of their credentials. The parents facing charges allegedly paid up to $6.5 million to get their kids into college. More

teleSUR (2019-03-22). Baby Monkey Gives Hope to Young Boys Receiving Cancer Treatment. telesurenglish.net In a breakthrough discovery, the birth of a baby monkey has given young boys going through cancer treatment the hope of one day being able to father children. | RELATED: | Mexican Students Develop Pre-Diagnostic System For Cancer | The issue of cancer-treatment induced infertility is especially significant for young boys. Adult men are given the option…

RT (2019-03-22). Teachers shot 'execution-style' with pellet guns in extreme school shooting drill. rt.com Indiana elementary school teachers were ordered to kneel against a wall before being shot "execution-style" from behind with airsoft pellet guns during a safety drill.

Hans Stehling (2019-03-22). Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: The "Odd Couple" Unfit for Purpose in Any Post Brexit UK Government. globalresearch.ca The link between Priti Patel, her running mate Boris Johnson, and the Right-wing Likud party of nuclear Israel's embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu (currently facing corruption charges) is no secret. However, stranger things have come to pass. In the …

Fred_F (2019-03-22). School Strike 4 Climate organiser: 'We need mass support to achieve change'. greenleft.org.au On March 15, students organised the biggest global strike for real action on climate change ever seen. More than 80 countries took part. | In Perth, 3000 students and supporters marched through the CBD, joining an estimated 150,000 people around the country. | Green Left Weekly's Chris Jenkins caught up with Mandurah high school student and protest organiser Chaela King about the strike and what is being planned next. | How did you find the protest? Did it meet your expectations? | I definitely wasn't expecting such a great turn out. The numbers on Facebook was nowhere near the 3000 or so people who came. I also…

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (2019-03-22). Trailblazer: A Conversation with Pioneering Journalist Dorothy Gilliam. indybay.org Kapor Center | 2148 Broadway | Oakland, CA 94612…

End Racism at UCSC (2019-03-22). 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.

Lynda Carson (2019-03-22). Trump signs an executive order to protect hate speech. indybay.org Under the guise of promoting free speech, earlier today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to protect hate speech at our Universities and Colleges being promoted by right-wing pigs who want to make it unlawful for students to fight back against neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists, and the hate speech movement being promoted on campuses across the nation!

Jake Johnson (2019-03-22). Teachers Shot 'Execution-Style' With Pellet Guns During Active Shooter Drill. theantimedia.com (CD) — As state and federal lawmakers fail to take meaningful action to confront America's gun violence epidemic, Indiana elementary school teachers were reportedly shot "execution-style" with plastic pellets in an active shooter drill led by law enforcement. According to the Indianapolis Star, several teachers at a time "were asked by local law enforcement to kneel down against …

plenglish (2019-03-22). Cuba ¥s Education as an Example of South-South Cooperation. plenglish.com Buenos Aires, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba"s achievements in education and how it has extended its multiple projects in this sector to the world stand out Friday at the UN High Level Conference on South-South Cooperation.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-22). 'Outrageous. Unacceptable.': Indiana Teachers Shot 'Execution-Style' With Pellets in School Shooting Drill. commondreams.org "In New Zealand, they respond to a mass shooting by banning semi-automatics five days later. In America, we respond to near-daily mass shootings by…literally shooting teachers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-21). Islamophobia and Trump's Travel Ban against Muslims. Supreme Court Demeans Unwanted Aliens. globalresearch.ca Stacked with right-wing extremists, the Supreme Court upheld Trump's travel ban against Muslims from the wrong countries by a 5 — 4 majority last June. | At the time, the Court held that the Trump regime "set forth a sufficient national …

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 …

United Nations (2019-03-21). Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction. un.org The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world's greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

Dr. Helen Caldicott (2019-03-21). Fukushima: "An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe". "A Huge Coverup". Dr. Helen Caldicott. globalresearch.ca I have been to Fukushima and spoken to people there and the parents are desperate to hear the truth even if it's not good truth. And they thanked me for telling them the truth. So it's an absolute medical catastrophe I would say, and a total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and all its ramifications.

teleSUR (2019-03-21). Report Confirms Police Stop Black Drivers More Often Than White. telesurenglish.net Black drivers in the U.S. are 20 percent more likely to be pulled over than their white counterparts, a study from the Stanford University reported. | RELATED: | US Whites Produce More, Suffer Less Pollution Than Minorities | Researchers analyzed nearly 93 million traffic stop reports from 21 U.S.

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 …

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…

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). 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.

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

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.

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…

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 <...

splcenter (2019-03-12). Florida legislators announce bill to ensure structurally sound schools for all students in the state. splcenter.org Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Florida state Sen. Janet Cruz today announced legislation that would create uniform requirements to ensure that all Florida students can receive an education in school buildings that are structurally sound.

Antonio Carty (2019-02-27). Conscience Over Profit. zcomm.org Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read more…

CounterSpin (2019-01-18). Kent Wong on LA Teachers Strike, Rebecca Vallas on the Threat to Medicaid. fair.org MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: Corporate media have been declaring organized labor moribund—sometimes abetting efforts to kill it—for many years now. But more than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, on strike with overwhelming community support, would suggest you ought not believe everything you read. We'll hear about the LA teachers strike, and …

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