2019-04-05: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-05). The Globalization of War. America's "Long War" against Humanity. globalresearch.ca America's hegemonic project in…

Matthew Pappalardo (2019-04-05). Lies our Senators Tell Us, or, Whither Congress? counterpunch.org Last month, a group of student activists from various Bay Area climate justice groups visited Senator Feinstein's office in California to deliver a letter urging her to support the Green New Deal. While the students may have held out some hope Feinstein would see the light after agreeing to meet them without a scheduled appointment, More

Defend Wikileaks (2019-04-05). Ecuador Twists Embarrassing INA Papers into Pretext to Oust Assange. globalresearch.ca On 26 March, WikiLeaks' Twitter account announced that President Moreno is being investigated by Ecuador's Congress for corruption, sparked by the INA Papers leak. The same tweet referenced President Moreno's attempt to surrender Assange in exchange for US debt relief, …

Kim Petersen (2019-04-05). Protecting Julian Assange: A Must for People of Conscience. globalresearch.ca A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told Wikileaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within 'hours to days.' — WikiLeaks on Twitter. | The Mueller investigation of an alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Russia to influence the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-05). Trump Administration Demands that Turkey Cancel Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense Missiles. globalresearch.ca The Trump regime demands Turkey cancel its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missiles. | Technologically superior to US long-range surface-to-air Patriot missiles, nothing in the West matches their effectiveness. | S-400s can destroy multiple hostile aircraft, ballistic missiles, and …

Allan Axelrod (2019-04-05). Wisconsin, Michigan grad students occupy buildings as UIC strike continues. peoplesworld.org This week, graduate employees from the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University occupied buildings to declare fees imposed on them by their employer as a form of wage theft. These occupations coincide with the third week of an ongoing strike at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) by the Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) …

Vanessa Beeley (2019-04-05). The Veto: Documentary Film Exposing Western Media Propaganda War Against Syria. globalresearch.ca I met journalist and friend Rafiq Lutf and cameraman Abdul-Mun'aim Arnous in January 2018 and I was honoured when Rafiq asked me to work with him on his film project, The Veto. | As Dr Shaaban said to me in August …

STAFF (2019-04-05). Economy Adds 196,000 Jobs in March Amid Signs of Slowing Wage Growth. truthout.org Employment-to-population ratio for men between 25 to 34 jumps 0.8 percentage points to a new high for recovery.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy added 196,000 jobs in March, a sharp bounce back from the 20,000 originally reported for February. This figure was revised up to 33,000, which brought the average over the last three months to 180,000. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent. | While the job growth figure for March is healthy, there is some evidence that wage growth might actually be slowing in spite of the relatively tight labor market. Wage growth over the last 12 months…

Paul Bentley (2019-04-05). The Death of the Teacher. counterpunch.org Then Socrates sat down, and "How fine it would be, Agathon," he said, "if wisdom were a sort of thing that could flow out of the one of us who is fuller into him who is emptier, by our mere contact with each other, as water will flow through wool from the fuller cup into More

James Wright (2019-04-05). Sensational: A teacher rips into Sajid Javid for 'blaming' her profession for knife crime. thecanary.co During BBC Question Time on 4 April, a teacher ripped into home secretary Sajid Javid. Earlier in the week, Javid appeared to suggest that … | Read more Sensational: A teacher rips into Sajid Javid for 'blaming' her profession for knife crime | By James Wright

Cesar Chelala (2019-04-05). Donald Trump, or the Difficulties in Bar Tendering. counterpunch.org Traditionally, bartending was considered a profession of low reputation. However, in more recent years, bartenders go through a process of training that makes it a key profession in the hospitality industry. As a result, bartending today is considered a profession of choice, rather than of necessity. In many countries, bartending includes specialized education. For example, More

Jonathan Cook (2019-04-05). The Media Smoothed the Path to British Soldiers Using Corbyn as Target Practice. globalresearch.ca It is time to stop believing these infantile narratives the British political and media establishments have crafted for us. Like the one in which they tell us they care deeply about the state of political life, and that they lie …

Geraldine Perry (2019-04-05). Word to the Wise: Beware the Green New Deal! globalresearch.ca Seemingly overnight, the Green New Deal has arrived. Given the sorry state of our environment, what possible objections could there be? In this case, plenty — and they all trace back to the Green New Deal's deeply complex and surreptitious …

(2019-04-05). Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump Administration's OK of Bee-killing Pesticides, GE Crops on National Wildlife Refuges. globalresearch.ca The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for public records on the Trump administration's decision to allow bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges. | Today's lawsuit follows an August 2018 …

The Automatic Earth (2019-04-05). Boeing's Problem Is Not Software. globalresearch.ca We had already been told that in the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crash which killed all 157 people on board, the 4-month old 737 MAX 8's anti-stall software reengaged itself four times in 6 minutes as the pilots struggled to …

Dr. Hans Kà∂chler (2019-04-05). The NATO War of 1999 and the Impotence of International Law. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The unilateral use of force by NATO member states against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 has made obvious the flaws of the United Nations system of collective security and has demonstrated the unenforceability of the ban on …

Meena Miriam Yust (2019-04-05). Dangerous Plastics Are a Threat to Us and Future Generations. globalresearch.ca Every day people make decisions about what to eat, sometimes opting for colorful fruits and veggies, sometimes finding the smell of bacon irresistible. At the end of the day people are controlling their own health. What is remarkable though, is …

South Front (2019-04-05). Video: Israeli Air Strikes on Syria: Weapons, Effects, Consequences. globalresearch.ca The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) continue their bombing campaign in Syria. In the framework of this campaign, IDF aircraft strike what the Israeli leadership describes as Iranian infrastructure and weapon shipments to Hezbollah and pro-Iranian armed groups. Nonetheless, positions and …

Pepe Escobar (2019-04-05). Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China. globalresearch.ca Chinese nuclear bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese carrier killer missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weaponry. Chinese militarization of the South China Sea. Chinese Huawei spying. | So many Chinese "malign intentions". And we're not even talking about Russia. | Few people around …

Yves Engler (2019-04-05). Let's Build the Kind of Left that Demands Canada Withdraw from NATO. globalresearch.ca Final in a four-part series on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. | The first two installments discussed how NATO was set up to blunt the European left and to enable global dominance while the third focused …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-05). Syariah Law Matters: The Kingdom of Brunei's Stoning Affair. globalresearch.ca From time to time, celebrities recoil and, in anger, seek to march for a change to the status quo. Much of is never intended to alter much, but they can count their names among the indignant luminaries and say they …

Prof. Paul Heroux (2019-04-05). 'Telecom Industry Did No Research on Health Impacts of 5G'. globalresearch.ca India plans to begin 5G trials by 2020, but experts and industry stand at odds over its impact on human health and environment. The fifth generation wireless network promises to be 50 times faster than its predecessor — 4G. Down …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-05). Pompeo Appoints Fox News Neocon as Spokesperson. globalresearch.ca And the neocon-ization of the Trump administration continues. While The Donald is packing away Big Macs and Diet Cokes, his neocon secretary of state is appointing likeminded warmongers. | Morgan Ortagus is a deep insider with connections to both sides of …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-05). Saudis Threaten to Ditch Petrodollar as "Nuclear Option" to Block NOPEC Bill. globalresearch.ca Three years ago — almost to the day — Saudi Arabia rattled its first sabre towards the United States, with an implicit threat to dump US Treasuries over Congress' decision to allow the Saudis to be held responsible for the …

Edward Curtin (2019-04-05). An Open Letter to Chelsea Manning: A Free Woman in an American Prison. globalresearch.ca "We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination …

South Front (2019-04-05). Video: Russian Jets Pound Idlib Terrorists, Kurdish Rebels Attack Turkish Proxies. globalresearch.ca On April 4, the Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) announced that their units had carried out a series of attacks on Turkish-backed militants. According to the ALF, on April 2, Kurdish fighters destroyed a bulldozer of Turkish-backed militants with an anti-tank …

James Wright (2019-04-05). Aaron Bastani flips the 'Marxist' attack-line on its head, reducing the Tories to an uneducated mess. thecanary.co Conservatives and the establishment frequently try and weaponise the label 'Marxist' against progressives. "Karl Marx had a great deal to say" But, speaking on … | Read more Aaron Bastani flips the 'Marxist' attack-line on its head, reducing the Tories to an uneducated mess | By James Wright

STAFF (2019-04-05). Bayer and Monsanto Defend Themselves With Science They Funded. truthout.org Janine Jackson: The case is called Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto, which sounds something like David v. Goliath. Hardeman is a 70-year-old man who says using Roundup, Monsanto's weed killer, for nearly 30 years caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. | And Monsanto is,…

plenglish (2019-04-05). Africa is a Scar on Human Conscience, Says Ghanaian President (+Photos). plenglish.com Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said on Friday in this capital that Africa is a scar on the conscience of peoples, as a result of colonialism.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-04-05). Carbon Levels Are Higher Than They've Been in Past 3 Million Years, Scientists Reveal. commondreams.org Human activity has helped cause carbon levels to rise to a rate that hasn't been seen on planet Earth in three million years, researchers have revealed. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/coal-plant_0.jpeg…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-04-05). #UnapologeticallyFeministScientist: Tucker Carlson Twitter Shamed After Wondering How 'Feminists Do Science' in US. commondreams.org Absurd question by Fox News host prompts response: "you underestimate how many of us feminist scientists there really are" | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/feminists-science-carlson.jpg…

WSWS (2019-04-05). Youth and students speak in support of upcoming meetings series: "The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It" wsws.org This speaking tour is a major political event and is taking place against the backdrop of a global promotion of extreme right politics by bourgeois parties around the world.

Sarah Khosla (2019-04-05). Implicit Biases Installation. indybay.org Hi All! I'm Sarah Khosla, a student doing her thesis and I'm in need of some voices for my topic!

plenglish (2019-04-05). Russia, Venezuela Strengthen Technological Educational Cooperation. plenglish.com 05 de abril de 2019, 17: 41Moscow, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela this Friday strengthen their cooperation in the field of communications, education and culture, in the framework of the XIV session of the High Level Intergovernmental Commission (CIAN) of both countries.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-04). Video: "NATO-EXIT". Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-04). NATO-Exit: Dismantle NATO, Close Down 800 US Military Bases, Prosecute the War Criminals. globalresearch.ca 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".

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-04). Brunei's Phased Adoption of Islamic Law. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-04). Lawmakers to push worker safety bills, but timetable uncertain. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Eds. (2019-04-04). White supremacist symbol found spray-painted at the site of fire, civil rights center says. mronline.org 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

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-04-04). Fascist-like attack hits Highlander Center. peoplesworld.org The deadly racist spree in Charlottesville in 2017 and the killing of 11 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, …

United Nations (2019-04-04). Women outliving men 'everywhere', new UN health agency statistics report shows. un.org 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.

Michael Sainato (2019-04-04). Anti-Union University Administrations Fight Surge In Graduate Student Worker Organizing. shadowproof.com 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…

Paul Kahnert (2019-04-04). Ontario: Debunking the Conservative Party Policy of Ford and Scheer. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-04). Night Parrot Confections: The Dangers of Discovering the Elusive. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Sam Biddle (2019-04-04). Facebook's Ad Algorithm Is a Race and Gender Stereotyping Machine, New Study Suggests. theintercept.com 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…

Beyond Prisons (2019-04-03). Beyond Prisons: Rachel Herzing On Political Education. shadowproof.com 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…

Janine Jackson (2019-04-03). 'A Lot of That Science They Point to Is Science They Paid For' – CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto lawsuit. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Carey Gillam about Hardeman v. Monsanto for the March 29, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Fight Back (2019-04-03). Hillsborough, FL custodians and teachers rally against privatization. fightbacknews.org 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…

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-03). Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela is not "just about oil". dissidentvoice.org 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, …

Jeff Bryant (2019-04-02). New Report Spurs Congress to Question Up to $1 Billion Wasted on Charter Schools. progressive.org 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.