2019-04-04: Social Media Postees

NATO-Exit: Dismantle NATO, Close Down 800 US Military Bases, Prosecute the War Criminals
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Washington's unspoken hegemonic objective is Worldwide militarization and economic conquest. This imperial design is carried out through acts of war, military intervention, coups d'Etat, regime change, US sponsored insurgencies, cyber-warfare, economic sabotage and destabilization. "All options are on the table".
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Video: "NATO-EXIT". Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
70 years ago NATO was born. In April 1949, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established what was designated as the doctrine of "Collective Security" under Art. 5 of the Washington Treaty. | NATO has a sordid history of aggression and …
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Brunei's Phased Adoption of Islamic Law
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Western countries are up in arms over the conclusion of Brunei's phased adaptation of Islamic law which will controversially see homosexuals and adulterers stoned, much to the consternation of human rights activists across the world. Hollywood celebrity George Clooney, known …
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Paraguay: Students Protest Severe Teacher Shortage
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-04
Representatives of the National Federation of Secondary Students (FENAES) presented a letter, Wednesday, addressed to the President of the National Congress, Silvio Ovelar, requesting that the Minister of Education and Sciences, Eduardo Petta, be questioned in relation to Paraguay's education system crisis. | RELATED: | Morocco Teachers Protest For Better Work Conditions | In the meantime, FANAES spokeswoman Karina Gill says that students will conduct sit-ins, close down streets, and go o…
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Hopkins Students Sit-In to Oppose University's Private Police and ICE Contract
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-04
The protestors say they will occupy Hopkins until officials end the militarization of its campus…
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What Monroe Doctrine?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Because there is a presidential election coming up next year, the Donald Trump Administration appears to be looking for a country that it can attack and destroy in order to prove its toughness and willingness to go all the way …
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US VERDAD Act: Senate Support for Regime Change in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Seeking dominance over all other nations is imperialism's defining feature — by brute force if other tactics fail. | With no end of it in prospect, they continue on the phony pretexts of humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and democracy building …
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Brazil to Revise Textbooks Denying 1964 Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-04
Brazil's education Minister Ricardo Velez said Wednesday that school textbooks will be revised to deny the 1964 coup. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Says Nazism Was 'a Leftist Movement' | According to Velez, Brazil will teach the children "a wider version of history." Velez said that the 1964 military ousting of the democratically elected President Joao Goulart was not a coup and the following 21 years of military rule was "a democratic regime by force." | Velez told local media that t…
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Fascist-like attack hits Highlander Center
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-04
The deadly racist spree in Charlottesville in 2017 and the killing of 12 congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg in 2018 were fire bells in the night. Another rang out in New Market, Tennessee on March 29 as the main building at the Highlander Research and Education Center burned to the ground, …
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Lawmakers to push worker safety bills, but timetable uncertain
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-04
WASHINGTON–The majority Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee will push two key pro-worker safety bills this year, but the exact timetable is uncertain. In an informal conversation after the first congressional briefing in years on worker health and safety, a top committee aide on the issue said he expects the legislation will hit …
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Are Academics Academic?
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-04
The dictionary defines academic as "educational, scholastic," as well as "not of practical relevance; of only theoretical interest." After spending a week at an academic conference with eminent university scholars of international relations, I find it appropriate to question the relationship between the two definitions. Were the scholars and their scholastic writings…
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White supremacist symbol found spray-painted at the site of fire, civil rights center says
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-04
Someone painted a white supremacist symbol at the scene where fire ravaged a building tied to the civil rights movement, according to a statement from the Highlander Research and Education Center. | Source…
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Anti-Union University Administrations Fight Surge In Graduate Student Worker Organizing
Michael Sainato | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-04
Since the National Labor Relations Board ruled in August 2016 that graduate student workers at private universities have the right to unionize, graduate student unions in the United States have surged. Yet, currently, nearly all of these unions face resistance and union-busting efforts from their university administrations. | At Boston College, graduate student workers voted to unionize in September 2017. The univers…
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Israeli Forces Killed 57 Palestinian Children in 2018
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-04
Israeli forces killed 57 Palestinian children in 2018, three times as many this year, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) reported Thursday, a day before Palestinian Child Day. | RELATED: | Video: Israeli Troops Arrest 10-year-old at Palestinian School | Of the 57 children killed in 2018, five were between newborn age to 12 years, while 29 were between 13 to 15 years, and 23 others were 16 to 17 years old, according to data provided by the Defense for Children In…
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Women outliving men 'everywhere', new UN health agency statistics report shows
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-04
Average life-expectancy globally has increased by five-and-a-half years since the turn of the century, and women outlive men "everywhere", the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Video: Syrian Military Sends Reinforcements to Fight ISIS in Central Desert
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Over the past few days, the Syrian military has deployed a new batch of reinforcements to the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert following a recent series of ISIS attacks in the area. | ISIS cells operating in the desert in central Syria pose …
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More than 40 US Organizations Pressure US Congress: End Trump's Crusade for War in Venezuela
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
More than 40 organizations from around the United States are demanding their Congress put an end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela saying that, in particular, the illegal and "extensive economic sanctions, imposed unilaterally by the Trump government since August 2017, …
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Syria Will Not Liberate the Occupied Golan for Decades to Come
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
The Syrian state will not be in a position to liberate the occupied Golan for decades to come. US President Donald Trump made a gift of the territory to Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu last month. The move was Trump's support …
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How Brzezinski's Chessboard Degenerated into Brennan's Russophobia
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
"Russia is an inalienable and organic part of Greater Europe and European civilization. Our citizens think of themselves as European. That's why Russia proposes moving towards the creation of a common economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, …
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Ontario: Debunking the Conservative Party Policy of Ford and Scheer
Paul Kahnert | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
We learned many lessons in fighting the Conservative governments in the past, and personally in our long battle to block the privatization of Ontario Hydro One. The government of Doug Ford in Ontario, and the policies that Andrew Scheer is …
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Mike Pompeo's "Version of Jesus Christ": Endless Wars, Open-Ended Surveillance at Home
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Where does Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo get his inspiration? From Jesus Christ. | Mike's version of Jesus Christ may not be the same one millions of others know. The Pompeo version of Christ is a psychopath and a full-throated …
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Why Is the Fed Paying So Much Interest to Banks?
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
"If you invest your tuppence wisely in the bank, safe and sound, | Soon that tuppence safely invested in the bank will compound, | "And you'll achieve that sense of conquest as your affluence expands | In the hands of the directors who …
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Amid Rising Tensions, NATO Chief Pitches Confrontation with Russia to US Congress
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered the first-ever address by a leader of the US-led imperialist alliance to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday, promoting a military buildup against Russia under conditions in which ever greater fissures …
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China's PLA Troops in Venezuela Is Game Changer
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
The reported arrival of Chinese military personnel in Venezuela last weekend is undoubtedly a major event in world politics. | Unlike Russia, which has a history of force projection abroad, this is an extremely rare Chinese move. Although vital Chinese interests …
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Brussels Becomes First Major City to Halt 5G Due to Health Effects
Josh del Sol | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
The statement was made by Céline Fremault, the Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy. From an interview last Friday, with L'Echo: | "I cannot welcome such technology if the | …
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In the wake of RussiaGate: Where Is the World Headed?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Since 2016 the United States has been in the Russiagate box, a hoax created by the US military/security complex to prevent President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. Normalized relations would devalue THE RUSSIAN THREAT, an orchestration that protects the …
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Night Parrot Confections: The Dangers of Discovering the Elusive
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-04
Discoveries of natural flora, fauna and phenomena are not necessarily straightforward things. The discoverer may wish to conceal the source. The discoverer may also have various motivations. In certain grave instances, the entire claim might be fabricated. Piltdown Man, discovered …
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Researchers Find More Cases of Facebook App Data Exposure
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-04
SAN FRANCISCO–Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy and other problems. | The researchers from the firm UpGuard said in a blog post Wednesday that the data, which included user names and passwords, came from two different Facebook apps that stored their data publicly on Amazon's cloud services. Facebook said the databases have been taken down. | But the episode illustrates Facebook's issues with…
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White House Aide: US to Pump Money Into Venezuela After Regime Change
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-04
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a special briefing for the Christian Science Monitor, President Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow revealed that the administration is already working with banks internationally in plans to greatly increase US investment in Venezuela if there is a regime change. President Trump has demanded immediate regime change, with Venezuela's president to be replaced by their opposition …

White House Aide: US to Pump Money Into Venezuela After Regime Change

Climate Panel Disbanded by Trump Launches Independent Network to Tackle Crisis at Local Level
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-04
Members of a climate advisory panel disbanded by President Donald Trump in 2017 launched an independent network on Thursday to help communities across the country with science-based guidance to tackle the challenges of a rapidly warming world. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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University of Illinois-Chicago faculty to vote on strike action as grad student walkout enters third week
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-04
The American Federation of Teachers hopes to block faculty members from joining grad students and escalating the fight against the Democratic Party's austerity program.
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Facebook's Ad Algorithm Is a Race and Gender Stereotyping Machine, New Study Suggests
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2019-04-04
How exactly Facebook decides who sees what is one of the great pieces of forbidden knowledge in the information age, hidden away behind nondisclosure agreements, trade secrecy law, and a general culture of opacity. New research from experts at Northeastern University, the University of Southern California, and the public-interest advocacy group Upturn doesn't reveal how Facebook's targeting algorithms work, but does show an alarming outcome: They appear to deliver certain ads, including for housing and employment, in a way that aligns with race and gender stereotypes…
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Implicit Biases Installation
Sarah Khosla | indybay.org | 2019-04-04
Hi All! I'm Sarah Khosla, a student doing her thesis and I'm in need of some voices for my topic! | I'm developing an installation in the Bay Area that translates into an interactive digital platform. The subject is on unconscious stereotypes, and the installation will be a construct of individual experiences with stereotypes. | In order to execute the installation I need help from you. | Has someone made a comment that passed a judgement or stereotyped you in some way? Have you walked away from a comment or experience wondering "was that because of my age, gender, sexual orientation, race..?" You don't need to d…
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Beyond Prisons: Rachel Herzing On Political Education
Beyond Prisons | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-03
Rachel Herzing joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation on political education, transformation, and more. | Rachel is the co-director of Center for Political Education, a resource for political organizations on the left, progressive social movements, the working class and people of color. She has been an organizer, activist, and advocate fighting the violence of policing and imprisonment for over 20 years. | She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex. She was also the director of research and training at Creative Intervention…
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Explosion in Colombian University, Wounded and Dead Reported
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
Colombian students from the University of the Valley in Cali reported that on Wednesday afternoon during support protests for the National Minga, an explosion was felt in the Melendez campus causing at least six wounded and one reported death. | RELATED: | Colombian Police Kill Indigenous Protester at Cauca Valley | "During a demonstration in support of the National Minga between students against the Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron (Esmad) an explosive blast shook the university,…
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Pro-Israeli Power Rolls over Washington
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual summit in Washington. It claims that 18,000 supporters attended the event, which concluded with a day of lobbying Congress by the attendees. Numerous American politicians addressed the gathering …
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Jane Byrne: Chicagoans Elect First Black Female Mayor
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The late Harold Washington was Chicago's first Black mayor, elected in 1983, serving until his premature death at age-65 on November 25, 1987, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday that year. | No one before or since was like him, affectionately …
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Hillsborough, FL custodians and teachers rally against privatization
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-03
Tampa, FL – Over 40 custodians, teachers and concerned community members rallied outside the Hillsborough County School Board meeting, April 2, to stop plans to privatize the custodial staff at all Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS). The rally was hosted by the Hillsborough State Employee Federation and Hillsborough County Teachers Association. Chants at the rally included "It's time to stop the greed, give custodians what they need!" and "Up up with education, down down with privatization!" | The Hillsborough County School Board (HCSB) claims there are currently no plans to contract out custodial services…
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'A Lot of That Science They Point to Is Science They Paid For' – CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto lawsuit
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-04-03
Janine Jackson interviewed Carey Gillam about Hardeman v. Monsanto for the March 29, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Wagging the Dog in Rhode Island
Steven F. Forleo | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-03
Another Raimondo Tale Ever since Gina Raimondo, (a republican in any other state), became governor of Rhode Island, she has unabashedly launched a political coup on our lone community college. She continues to exclude faculty from her pie-in-the-sky Rhode Island Promise free tuition escapade while simultaneously allowing hand-picked business types on her "higher education" board…
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US Drone Strikes "Outside War Zones" in Somalia, Yemen: Why Trump's Actions Have Put Civilians at More Risk
Jennifer Gibson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Yesterday, President Trump scrapped an Obama-era regulation forcing the government to publicly report the number of civilians killed in US drone strikes outside war zones. The National Security Council dismissed the regulation as an annoying bit of paperwork, describing it …
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Mumia Abu-Jamal's Next Stop: Freedom
Noelle Hanrahan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The first question on everyone's lips is "What is in those old boxes?" Remember the boxes the Philadelphia District Attorney's office "found" in a storage closet late last year from Mumia Abu-Jamal's original trial? | The answer could be previously …
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Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not "Just About Oil"
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin …
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Selected Articles: US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
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Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela is not "just about oil"
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-03
Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all 'about oil'; actually, …
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New Report Spurs Congress to Question Up to $1 Billion Wasted on Charter Schools
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2019-04-02
Congress members confronted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a proposed budget increase for a program funding charter schools that quickly closed, or never opened at all.
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White Supremacist Symbol Found Spray-Painted at the Site of Fire, Civil Rights Center Says
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-04-02
Someone painted a white supremacist symbol at the scene where fire ravaged a building tied to the civil rights movement, according to a statement from the Highlander Research and Education Center.
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New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-02
A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending resources to address it, could help make a positive impact on policy debates surrounding the issue.
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A World is Right When We Learn to Preserve and Embrace the Word Like a Poet
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-01
Special for Dissident Voice and LA Progressive, part of National Poetry Month, 2019 ***** I'm thinking a lot about creativity. About young people, 6 or 7 years of age, so ripe for learning and how we as mentors and teachers should not only respect how their inner voices count, but allow them that exploratory space. Words …
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NRA's Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-31
After the Chistchurch shooting, New Zealand moves to ban assault weapons, while the US is promoting plans to arm school teachers instead. Al-Jazeera exposes NRA's "playbook" on media responses after mass shootings…
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