2019-03-24: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-24). God is on the Side of Us Americans. "He May Guide Us to Use It [Nuclear Weapons] In His Ways and for His Purposes": Truman. globalresearch.ca Update | In recent developments, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intimated (invoking the Old Testament) that God had sent Trump to save Israel against Iran, According to Philip Giraldi: | "Mike Pompeo's view of the possible divine origin of the 2016 …

teleSUR (2019-03-24). Morocco Teachers Protest For Better Work Conditions. telesurenglish.net About 10,000 teachers staged a new protest in the Moroccan capital Rabat Sunday to demand permanent jobs, hours after police had used water cannons to disperse an overnight demonstration. | RELATED: | 43 Years of 'Green March': Morocco's Occupation of West Sahara | The teachers, many of whom had spent the night in the streets of Rabat after the first event, marched from the education ministry to the square in front of parliament where police had intervened after midnight to prevent…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-24). Trump Regime Anti-Government Paramilitary Plot Uncovered in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On Saturday, Venezuelan President Maduro announced the capture of a Colombian paramilitary head of a (Trump regime) plot to oust him by brute force. More on this below. | So far, everything Trump regime hardliners threw at Venezuela to topple its …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-24). Ongoing Torture and Abuse of Chelsea Manning. globalresearch.ca For heroically revealing US high crimes of war and against humanity in Afghanistan and Iraq, Manning was subjected to appalling affronts to her dignity and fundamental rights. | For nearly seven years as a political prisoner, US authorities ruthlessly violated her …

teleSUR (2019-03-24). ExxonMobil to be Banned from European Parliament. telesurenglish.net ExxonMobil could lose lobbying access to members of European Parliament after it failed to turn up to a hearing Thursday into whether or not the oil giant knowingly spread false information about climate change. | RELATED | Thousands of Students Strike Worldwide in Climate Change Action | In a statement, ExxonMobil said that it was unable to attend because of "ongoing climate change-related litigation in the U.S." | The oil and gas giant is accused of having actively conceale…

Derrick Broze (2019-03-24). Scientists from Around the World Call for Immediate Halt to 'Genetically Altered Children'. globalresearch.ca Scientists and ethicists from around the world are warning of the consequences of failing to implement a temporary global halt on gene editing of human eggs, embryos, and sperm. | In a letter to the journal Nature, 18 scientists and …

Cai Fang (2019-03-24). China: From Population Dividend to Reform Dividend. globalresearch.ca Citing the forecast by the United Nations' Population Division, recently published Green Book of Population and Labor (2019) edited by Institute of Population and Labor Economics, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences announced that China's population will reach its peak …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-24). Pompeo: God Sent Trump to Invade Iran. globalresearch.ca Reading recent remarks made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is obvious we have crossed over from light to dark into the twilight zone. | This must be the Old Testament God, because it has nothing to do with …

Telesur (2019-03-24). Brazil's Bolsonaro Auctions 12 Airports to Private Operators. globalresearch.ca Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will auction Friday contracts to operate 12 airports, a measure which is expected to raise about US$921 million in [so-called] private investments. | The auction will be carried out at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange and concession …

Global Research News (2019-03-24). Selected Articles: "Profit over People" 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 …

Ahmad Al Khaled (2019-03-24). US Has a Plan for Eastern Syria, and It Relies on ISIS. globalresearch.ca After over a month of fierce clashes in the last stronghold of Islamic State in Baghuz village, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have announced "final defeat" of the terror group. | SDF, a force comprised of Kurdish and Arab units that is …

Jon Queally (2019-03-24). Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing with Joy over Cozy Access to Trump Officials. globalresearch.ca A newly-leaked audio recording reveals that oil and gas executives in a private meeting were "giddy" with laughter in the summer of 2017 as they rejoiced over the "unprecedented access" they were being given to the highest levels of the …

Peter Koenig (2019-03-24). Water Is Life — They Are Stealing Our Livelihood and We Aren't Even Noticing. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on World Water Day, 22 March 2018. | Author's Update, March 24, 2019: Today is World Water Day 2019 — and the situation has become much worse. | Today, Jair Bolsonaro, is Brazil's President, pushed in …

Prof. John McMurtry (2019-03-24). US-led Genocidal War and Destruction of Socialism: 20 Years after the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca It is important to remember the long war of economic destabilization that occurred years before and after the bombing to destroy federal Yugoslavia's market socialism. From Yugoslavia to Iraq to Libya, where does it stop?

Prof. Philip Hammond (2019-03-24). Twenty years Ago: The Tragedy of Kosovo. globalresearch.ca Twenty years ago this week, NATO launched its first major military campaign. The US, Britain and other NATO powers pounded Serbia for 78 days. This was not a purely military operation: NATO also destroyed what it called 'dual-use' targets, …

March for Science Sacramento (2019-03-24). March for Science Sacramento: Rally in the State Capital 2019. indybay.org State Capital of Sacramento, CA (exact location TBA)…

RT (2019-03-24). 'Pick my cotton, n****r': University of Georgia frat suspended over racist VIDEO. rt.com A University of Georgia (UGA) fraternity has been suspended after a video emerged showing a student mock-whipping another saying, "Pick my cotton n****r," as others watched and laughed.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-24). Come l'Italia conquisto' lo ´status di grande paese ª. globalresearch.ca Il 24 marzo 1999, la seduta del Senato riprende alle 20,35 con una comunicazione dell'on. Sergio Mattarella, allora vice-presidente del governo D'Alema (Ulivo — Pdci — Udeur): ´Onorevoli senatori, come le agenzie hanno informato, alle ore 18,45 sono iniziate le …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-23). Human Rights as Seen by the White House: Concessions to Israel Are Notable. globalresearch.ca The State Department's just issued annual Human Rights Report for 2018 is a disgrace, a document so heavily politicized by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his crew of hardliners that it might be regarded as a model in how …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-23). What Can We Do? They Are Insane! globalresearch.ca Pompeo clearly believes that this is all part of some divine plan. Anyone who persists in thinking that nations should pursue policies that are rational and based on genuine interests should be appalled by the Pompeo comments and fearful of what the consequences might be.

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-03-23). Interest Rates and the US Economy. The Capitulation of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. globalresearch.ca This past week, on March 20, 2019, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announced the US central bank would not raise interest rates in 2019. The Fed's benchmark rate, called the Fed Funds rate, is thus frozen at 2.375% for the …

Norman Baker (2019-03-23). Video: The Mysterious Death of Dr. David Kelly. globalresearch.ca Introduction by Richard Galustian | As we contemplate the 16th anniversary this week of the start of the Iraq war, we are forced to ponder on the insanity of that decision by the US and UK in anticipation very soon of …

Zero Hedge (2019-03-23). Marines Seize Pacific Island as Training for War with China. globalresearch.ca The 31st U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) seized a tiny island and airfield with special operations airmen and soldiers as part of a new island-hopping strategy. | Last week, 31st MEU, backed by the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Logistics …

South Front (2019-03-23). Video: Armoured Beasts: Battle Tank Modifications of Syrian Army. globalresearch.ca Since the start of the Syrian war and until September 2015, when the Russians officially joined the conflict, the Syrian Army and its allies were suffering from a wide range of issues related to maintenance of their military equipment. The …

Wang Linggui (2019-03-23). China-Africa Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Africa Sees the Way Forward. globalresearch.ca As the first global initiative proposed by China, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) s a striking example of the country's new diplomatic concepts of promoting global development and governance, and maps out new routes and focus of future cooperation …

Peter Koenig (2019-03-23). Weaponizing the World Bank and the IMF. globalresearch.ca This is a transcript of the full interview with PressTV for their Program "Economic Divide", of which sections were aired in this broadcast — U.S. military use of IMF, World Bank. | *** | Background | Wikileaks revelation | Here is the link to

True Publica (2019-03-23). UK's National Debt Romps Passed £2 Trillion and No One Noticed. globalresearch.ca The UK national debt is the total amount of money the British government owes to the private sector and other purchasers of UK gilts. | In Nov 2018, UK public sector net debt was £1,7951.3 billion equivalent to around 84% of …

Haley Zaremba (2019-03-23). Is Beijing Losing Its Footing in South China Sea? globalresearch.ca The United States military launched nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the heavily disputed South China Sea last week, where they "conducted routine training". In these contested waters, the Chinese government has claimed ownership over reserves containing trillions of dollars worth …

WSWS (2019-03-23). Indiana teachers shot 'execution style' with plastic pellets during school shooting drill. wsws.org Teachers in Indiana were subject to a violent school shooting drill by law enforcement officials in January which left them bleeding and bruised for weeks.

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-23). Brexit Is Dead. globalresearch.ca Only its obituary remains to be written. In her heart of hearts, UK Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit — overtly as home secretary, covertly as PM while pretending otherwise. | Majority UK parliamentarians rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal twice, agreeing only …

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 …

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

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…

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

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

Sarah Lahm (2019-03-14). Billionaire-Backed Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure Fails in Minnesota. progressive.org Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests.

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.

Sarah Lahm (2019-03-11). Teachers Strikes Prompt Renewed Calls for More Education Funding. progressive.org The second-largest teachers union in America is building on labors momentum with a new nationwide campaign.

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…

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