2019-04-08: Social Media Postees

The Syrian American Council's Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The Syrian American Council and a collection of pro-war lobbyists have led an intimidation campaign aimed at bullying a major Washington-based bookstore, Politics and Prose, into canceling award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal's launch event for his new book …
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No to NATO: Time to End Aggressive Militarism
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events from Saturday, March 30 through their meeting …
globalresearch.ca/no-nato-end-aggressive…

Assange Faces Ongoing Threats at Ecuador's London Embassy
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Over the weekend, the Ecuadorian government issued a statement denying that it was going to "imminently" expel Julian Assange from its London embassy. This followed mounting opposition to its threats to terminate the WikiLeaks founder's political asylum, including from United …
globalresearch.ca/assange-faces-ongoing-…

Trump Sacks DHS Secretary Nielsen
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The USA Patriot Act was written months before 9/11, kept on the shelf, ready to be enacted into law following the mother of all false flags. | Numerous other police state laws, executive orders, presidential and homeland security directives, congressional authorization …
globalresearch.ca/trump-sacks-dhs-secret…

Endless War and Chaos in Libya
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
US-led NATO aggression raped and destroyed Libya, transforming Africa's most developed nation into a cauldron of endless violence, chaos and human misery — what happens virtually wherever US forces show up. | In 2011, Libya was terror-bombed and attacked on the …
globalresearch.ca/endless-war-chaos-liby…

There's Something Rotten in Virginia: Israel Is a Malignant Force in Local Politics
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
One of the more interesting aspects of the relentless march of the Israel Lobby in the United States is the extent to which it has expanded its reach down into the state and even local level. Previously, the American Israel …
globalresearch.ca/virginia-israel-malign…

A big win for public education in LA, KIPP mega-charter school defeated
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-08
Los Angeles, CA – Centro CSO (Community Service Organization) along with teachers, parents and students from several East Area schools announced a historic victory, April 4. After months of struggle, corporate KIPP Promesa Charter school will not be building a new mega-charter school in Boyle Heights, at the location of the former Lincoln Hospital near 4th and Soto Street. | Rosario Bonilla, a mother who lives next to proposed site said, "I'm excited we obtained the victory against KIPP that I know would have affected the lives of my children and my community. Also, I feel proud to say that billionaires can'..
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/8/big-win-p…

The Burning of Highlander Center: a Fascist-like Attack
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-08
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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Stop Federal Funding of Charter Schools
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2019-04-08
Up to $1 billion of federal grant money went to charter schools that never opened or opened for only brief periods before being shut down.
progressive.org/op-eds/stop-federal-fund…

Let the People See: Emmett Till, and Why They Don't See
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
A new book about Emmett Till, Let the People See,[i] aims to explore "not just history but memory". Elliott J. Gorn says Emmett Till's story "keeps resurfacing in unexpected times and places … [and] like the dark Tallahatchie river, …
globalresearch.ca/let-people-see-emmett-…

Trump's Neocons See Erdogan as Their Ticket to a Region-Wide Middle East War
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Turkish troops and armored units are massed along Turkey's southern border awaiting orders to invade northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to clear a ten mile-deep swath of land east of the Euphrates River in order to remove …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-neocons-see-erd…

NATO — 70 Years Too Many
Kate Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
As we head for NATO's 70th birthday, it's time to assess the nuclear-armed military alliance that came into being to ensure western military superiority during the Cold War. Most strikingly, during its first 40 years of existence — namely …
globalresearch.ca/nato-70-years-too-many…

Easternization — Asia's Rise and America's Decline — From Obama to Trump and Beyond
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Rachman's …
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Rwanda: 25 Years On, U.S. Taxpayers Paying Millions for Homeland Security's Sham 'Genocide Fugitive' Trials in Boston
Keith Harmon Snow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
On 6 April 1994, the Hutu presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, their top military staff and six French crew members were assassinated when surface-to-air missiles shot down the Rwandan presidential jet on approach to Kigali airport. It is now well …
globalresearch.ca/rwanda-25-years-on-u-s…

The World Watches as Netanyahu First Annexes Jerusalem, then the Golan, Now the Occupied Territories
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
In an orgy of illegal land expropriations that makes a mockery of the United Nations and treats Europe and the international community, as a bunch of fools. | What will it take to rid politics of this puffed-up, power-seeking politician? | Without …
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On the Pavement with Wikileaks
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Entirely unexpectedly, I have been down in London this last three days outside and around the Ecuadorean Embassy, following WikiLeaks' announcement that their sources indicate Julian might be expelled within hours or days. Plainly Julian's position within the Embassy has …
globalresearch.ca/pavement-wikileaks/567…

This Israeli Election Is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Israel's election campaign, now in its last days, must be the first in which a sitting Israeli prime minister has sought to win over voters by boasting about how much he insulted a president of the United States. | One of …
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Libya: There's a Reason Why the West Is Portraying Haftar as a "Russian-Backed" Bogeyman
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The Mainstream Media's deliberate misportrayal of Libyan National Army General Haftar as "Russian-backed" is meant to turn him into a bogeyman for the purpose of discrediting his military gains after he turned on his American patron. | Haftar "Goes Rogue" | Much …
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Venezuela Under Siege
Hugo Turner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
America's war on the world continues to escalate. The arrogance of mad emperor Trump and his minions seemingly knows no bounds. The cowardice and insanity of the "resistance" is revealed yet again in their support for Trump's plot to destroy …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-siege/567384…

West Finds New Anti-China Puppet in Wake of Thai Elections
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Western political meddling abroad faced another serious setback — this time in the Southeast Asian country of Thailand. | With a population of 70 million people, the 2nd largest economy in Southeast Asia, and transforming into a key regional partner for …
globalresearch.ca/west-finds-new-anti-ch…

ISIS/Al Qaeda in the Middle East and Ukraine's "Neo-Nazis": Two Sides of the Imperial Coin
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Western-supported ISIS/al Qaeda and western-supported neo-Nazis are two sides to the same Imperial coin. | They are the product of the West's moral degradation, its disdain for international law, and its anti-Life core. A rotten apple by any measure. | Imperial strategies …
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The US' Plans to Designate the Iran Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as "Terrorists" Aren't Just for Show
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The US plans to use this possibly impending designation as the basis upon which to "justify" forthcoming Hybrid War measures against the Islamic Republic aimed at dismantling its "deep state" network in the Mideast, including through possible strikes against the …
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Secret Document Reveals Plans for Civil War in Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, and Invasion
Randi Nord | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
During his visit with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Lebanese President Michael Aoun reportedly received a US-Israeli document detailing plans for creating a civil war in Lebanon with covert false flag operations and possible Israeli invasion. | Although the …
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The Last Battle for Libya
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The prize is Tripoli, for anyone that can take it and secure it by this summer. That will, it's felt by many, stabilise Libya or, conversely, at worse, make Her descend into a greater quagmire resulting in a new phase …
globalresearch.ca/last-battle-libya/5673…

Why Designating the Iranian Rev. Guards Terrorists Would Paint a Big Red Target on US Troops in Iraq
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The Trump administration is considering designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization. This is an old Joe Lieberman idea from 2007, and it is a very bad idea. It keeps being done rhetorically (2007, 2017), and then …
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Is this the Epicentre of Corbyn's Antisemitism Story?
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The British-American Project for the Successor Generation, to give it its full title, was officially founded in 1985 — "to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain," and in the words of BAP's official history, through "transatlantic …
globalresearch.ca/epicentre-corbyns-anti…

Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'Unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-08
A new research paper by American and European climate scientists focused on Arctic warming published Monday reveals that the "smoking gun" when it comes to changes in the world's northern polar region is rapidly warming air temperatures that are having—and will continue to have—massive and negative impacts across the globe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Mexico to Spain and Vatican: Apologize for Your Crimes!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Several years ago, the renowned linguist and thinker, Noam Chomsky, asked me, point blank, as we were working on our book: "On Western Terrorism — From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare": | "Do you think it is possible that most …
globalresearch.ca/mexico-spain-vatican-a…

"If You Were President … What Would You Do?": Solutions to Save Our Nation
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-07
I actually wrote an earlier text on this issue in 2012 when Obama was running for re-election. Sadly, ALL of the issues and ideas below were those that neither of the Two Party/One Party system would dare to agree with. …
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US teachers' unions oppose bill to make sex with students a crime
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-06
Teachers' unions in the state of Rhode Island came out to show their opposition to a bill that would criminalize sex between employees and students, complaining that the bill unfairly singled out school employees. | …
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'Experiment on kids': Cross-sex hormone therapy age down to 8 in US govt-funded study, doctor finds
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-06
Cross-sex hormones may now be given to US children as young as eight in a government-supported research program, despite the risks these drugs can pose, a doctor skeptical of transitioning gender-dysphoric kids has discovered. | …
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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…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/05/sensational-a-teacher-rips-into-sajid-javid-for-blaming-her-profession-for-knife-crime/

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…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/05/aaron-bastani-flips-the-marxist-attack-line-on-its-head-reducing-the-tories-to-an-uneducated-mess/

Tampa Bay students rally against Trump's wall and demand protections for undocumented students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-05
Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a rally April 3 to stand against the U.S.-Mexico border wall and demand protections for immigrant students at the University of South Florida (USF). One of these protections is non-deputization of campus police to enforce immigration policy. The event featured a mock border wall, symbolizing the recent attacks on immigrants by the U.S. government. | "USF needs to stand by its undocumented and immigrant students to make its claims of diversity true. USF has to become noncompliant with federal agencies like the Department of Homeland…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/5/tampa-bay…

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…
therealnews.com/stories/hopkins-students…

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…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/04/anti-union-un…

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…

'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…
fair.org/home/a-lot-of-that-science-they…

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.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/02/white…

University of Kentucky hunger strike demands that students' basic needs are met
Lidya Azad | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
The strike is part of the Basic Needs Campaign, which is demanding that the University of Kentucky 1) establish and fund a physical Basic Needs Center, 2) establish a Basic Needs Fund, and 3) create a full-time Basic Needs staff position.
liberationnews.org/university-of-kentuck…

Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions
Dan Beeton, CEPR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-29
The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14411

Boston Teachers Union "All In" to fight for a fair contract
Hersch Rothmel | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
"Do you realize we are the only school district in Massachusetts that does not have a full time nurse in every school?"
liberationnews.org/boston-teachers-union…

SPLC reacts to Facebook policy on white nationalism
Keegan Hankes, Senior Research Analyst | splcenter.org | 2019-03-27
The internet, and social media in particular, continues to be a powerful tool used by the radical right to accelerate the spread of hate into the mainstream.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/27/splc-react…

Islamic Center of Tallahassee and Students For Justice in Palestine hold solidarity vigil honoring Christchurch victims
Katie Logan & Shelby Shoup | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
There was a touching show of unity as over 40 community members, both Muslim and non-Muslim, came to the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol to observe the candlelit vigil. The event started out with a few words from Imam Munir Alfarra, who said, "If I could tell him something I would say he did not waste his time to know about Muslims. To know how they pray, and when and where. To know that Muslims' doors are always open…"
liberationnews.org/islamic-center-of-tal…

Paid Facebook Ad by Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center Advocates Increased "Hopelessness" for Palestinians
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
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…
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Palestinians Salute Pitzer College for Overwhelming Vote in Support of Palestinian Rights, Condemn Anti-democratic Veto by University President
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-20
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…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinians-salute…

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