2019-04-05: Social Media Postees

The Globalization of War. America's "Long War" against Humanity
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
America's hegemonic project in…
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Lies our Senators Tell Us, or, Whither Congress?
Matthew Pappalardo | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-05
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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/05/lies-our-sen…

Protecting Julian Assange: A Must for People of Conscience
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Ecuador Twists Embarrassing INA Papers into Pretext to Oust Assange
Defend Wikileaks | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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, …
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Trump Administration Demands that Turkey Cancel Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense Missiles
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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The Veto: Documentary Film Exposing Western Media Propaganda War Against Syria
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
globalresearch.ca/veto-film-exposing-cnn…

Economy Adds 196,000 Jobs in March Amid Signs of Slowing Wage Growth
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-05
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…
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Sensational: A teacher rips into Sajid Javid for 'blaming' her profession for knife crime
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-05
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…
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The Death of the Teacher
Paul Bentley | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-05
Then Socrates sat down, and "How fine it would be, Agathon," he said,…
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Wisconsin, Michigan grad students occupy buildings as UIC strike continues
Allan Axelrod | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-05
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) …
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Donald Trump, or the Difficulties in Bar Tendering
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-05
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,…
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'Telecom Industry Did No Research on Health Impacts of 5G'
Prof. Paul Heroux | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Pompeo Appoints Fox News Neocon as Spokesperson
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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The NATO War of 1999 and the Impotence of International Law
Dr. Hans Kà∂chler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 | …
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Let's Build the Kind of Left that Demands Canada Withdraw from NATO
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump Administration's OK of Bee-killing Pesticides, GE Crops on National Wildlife Refuges

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Syariah Law Matters: The Kingdom of Brunei's Stoning Affair
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Pentagon Obsession: China, China, China
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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The Media Smoothed the Path to British Soldiers Using Corbyn as Target Practice
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Word to the Wise: Beware the Green New Deal!
Geraldine Perry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Saudis Threaten to Ditch Petrodollar as "Nuclear Option" to Block NOPEC Bill
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Video: Russian Jets Pound Idlib Terrorists, Kurdish Rebels Attack Turkish Proxies
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Boeing's Problem Is Not Software
The Automatic Earth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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An Open Letter to Chelsea Manning: A Free Woman in an American Prison
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
"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 …
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Dangerous Plastics Are a Threat to Us and Future Generations
Meena Miriam Yust | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Video: Israeli Air Strikes on Syria: Weapons, Effects, Consequences
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-05
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 …
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Aaron Bastani flips the 'Marxist' attack-line on its head, reducing the Tories to an uneducated mess
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-05
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…
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Bayer and Monsanto Defend Themselves With Science They Funded
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-05
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,…
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Carbon Levels Are Higher Than They've Been in Past 3 Million Years, Scientists Reveal
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-05
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. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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#UnapologeticallyFeministScientist: Tucker Carlson Twitter Shamed After Wondering How 'Feminists Do Science' in US
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-05
Absurd question by Fox News host prompts response: "you underestimate how many of us feminist scientists there really are" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Africa is a Scar on Human Conscience, Says Ghanaian President (+Photos)
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-05
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.
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Implicit Biases Installation
Sarah Khosla | indybay.org | 2019-04-05
Hi All! I'm Sarah Khosla, a student doing her thesis and I'm in need of some voices for my topic!
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Youth and students speak in support of upcoming meetings series: "The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-05
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/05/fasc…

Russia, Venezuela Strengthen Technological Educational Cooperation
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-05
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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, …
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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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/lawmakers-to-pu…

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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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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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…
theintercept.com/2019/04/03/facebook-ad-…

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…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/03/beyond-prison…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/3/hillsborough-…

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, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/like-libya-an…

'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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