2019-04-11: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-04-11). Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police. therealnews.com As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police…

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-11). Police State Britain: UK Police Forcibly Arrest Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca What's going on is a developing story. Events are fast moving. Here's what's known so far. | Days earlier, WikiLeaks accused Ecuadorian embassy personnel in London of "extensive spying" on Assange, according to its editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson, saying: | It's been …

RTE (2019-04-11). WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Appears in London Court. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange faces extradition to the US after he was arrested and forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London almost seven years after he sought refuge there. | Mr Assange was brought before Westminster Magistrates' Court this afternoon. | He made …

Sean Love (2019-04-11). Access to Medical Care, a Human Right, Must Also be Guaranteed to Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca This article which is of particular relevance to the arrest of Julian Assange was originally written in June 2018. | This week marks six years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorean embassy in London and nearly three years since the UN …

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-11). Who Is Killing Whom in the Middle East? Blaming Iran Might be an Excuse for War. globalresearch.ca Newsweek is reporting a story regarding how Iran "was responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2011." The account is sourced to a newly revised estimate prepared by analysts at the Pentagon …

Eds. (2019-04-11). Silicon Valley and "communication weapons of war" mronline.org What a Western Electric advert from 1944 can teach us about Google and Facebook. | Source

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-04-11). What's Wrong With The United States? counterpunch.org In his 1995 book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle in The Dark, Carl Sagan wrote: I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when More

Marilynn Marchione (2019-04-11). Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes. peoplesworld.org (AP) — Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having …

STAFF (2019-04-11). Average Rent for a Two-Bedroom in San Francisco Is $4,500. truthout.org This video is episode 1 of the series " Priced Out," created by [people. power. media]. | Meet Curtis, a high school teacher, and Riley, a pregnant tech gig worker, in their micro-unit in San Francisco. They've just received a rent increase and need to figure out how to keep their growing family in the city.

STAFF (2019-04-11). The F-35 Fighter Jet Will Cost $1.5 Trillion. It's Time for New Priorities. truthout.org U.S. taxpayers are no strangers to getting saddled with monstrously expensive weapons programs at the expense of basic needs like food, shelter and education. The Pentagon paid $44 billion for 21 very fragile B-2 stealth bombers, only one of which is still flying. The F-22 fighter, coming in at more than $350 million per plane, was built to combat Cold War adversaries who ceased to exist six years before the first jet rolled off the production line. The sticker price for Ronald Reagan's harebrained " …

Rann Miller (2019-04-11). Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance. progressive.org To defend her decision to rescind a piece of civil rights legislation, DeVos has cited an academic known for research with an anti-black bias.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-11). Environmental Snags in Australia: The Approval Process for Adani, India's Mining Giant. globalresearch.ca Much hot air is coming out from the public relations unit of Adani, and the language used is that of a hostage taker seeking to earn a rich and ill-deserved ransom. With the date for the Australian federal election looming, …

Andreas C Chrysafis (2019-04-11). EU Parliamentary Elections 2019. Aspiring Politicians, Fear of Nationalist Movements… globalresearch.ca The next Elections for the European Parliament scheduled on 23-26 May 2019 have already started with fervor! A total of 751 seats (MEPs) are currently up for grabs by those fortunate enough to secure a seat in one of the …

Global Research (2019-04-11). "Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria. globalresearch.ca Voices from Syria by Mark Taliano and The Dirty War on Syria by Tim Anderson: two essential books on Syria for . | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on Syria: …

Yves Engler (2019-04-11). Canada's CIJA Selective About Which Hate Crimes It Condemns. globalresearch.ca The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs' response to the horrific attack on two mosques in New Zealand highlights tensions between promoting the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism and Jewish Canadian concern over hate crimes. | Forty-eight hours after the …

European Wilderness Society (2019-04-11). Poisoning Wildlife — A Growing Threat in Europe. globalresearch.ca There are three main anthropogenic factors that pose a serious threat to European wildlife. These are causing the death of individuals by illegal poisoning, poaching, trapping or trading, reduced reproductive success due to habitat disturbance and habitat loss due to …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-11). The Problem with Wikipedia and the Digital Revolution. globalresearch.ca Yesterday (April 10, 2019) a reader alerted me to the fact that I am being smeared on Wikipedia as a "vocal supporter of the current Russian government and its policies." The reader also reports that an article in the Daily …

Almasdar News (2019-04-11). Iran Is Preparing to Link Tehran to the Mediterranean via a New Highway. globalresearch.ca The Islamic Republic of Iran is looking for new ways to link their capital, Tehran, with Syria ¥s Damascus and Iraq ¥s Baghdad. | One of the proposed actions they are taking to make this a reality is the construction of new highways …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-11). The Consequences of the Sudanese Coup. globalresearch.ca What just happened in Sudan was likely a military coup despite the "official" explanation being that President Bashir simply stepped down, and while this might appear on the surface to be a huge development, its immediate consequences will probably be …

Phil Miller (2019-04-11). British Bombs Are Being Dropped from Saudi Jets onto Yemeni Schools, Mosques and Hospitals, Court Hears. globalresearch.ca A Yemeni city the size of Cambridge had just hours to evacuate before it was pummelled by Saudi war planes, the Court of Appeal in London heard today. | A panel of judges is reviewing a decision made by Sajid Javid…

Almasdar News (2019-04-11). Egypt Withdraws from Trump's 'Arab NATO' Group. globalresearch.ca Egypt has reportedly withdrawn from U.S. President Donald Trump's "Arab NATO" initiative following President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi's visit to Washington. | According to the Reuters News Agency, Egypt has made the decision to withdraw fro the U.S.-led "Middle East Security …

South Front (2019-04-11). Video: War on Russia? Growing Military Deployment of US-NATO in the Black Sea. globalresearch.ca NATO is preparing a package of measures to counter Russia in the Black Sea region. This package includes the deployment of NATO warships to the Black Sea to guarantee 'passage' of Ukrainian ships via the Kerch Strait, U.S. ambassador to …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-11). Like America with "Russiagate", India Is Now Obsessed with "Pakistangate" globalresearch.ca The Indo-American Strategic Partnership has rapidly progressed to such a point that the South Asian state is now copying some of the same conspiracy theories as its new patron, though instead of India being obsessed with suspected Russian interference in …

Peter Koenig (2019-04-11). NATO: No Need, NEXIT. dissidentvoice.org "EXIT NATO!" was the glaring title on a huge screen greeting the several hundred participants of the Anti-NATO Conference in Florence, Italy, on 7 April 2019. Officially it was called The International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, sponsored by Global Research of Canada and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). I …

Eric Toussaint (2019-04-11). The ReCommonsEurope Manifesto: A Left-wing Initiative in Europe. globalresearch.ca While the campaign for the European elections on 26 May 2019 draws very little interest, the initiative launched by ReCommonsEurope with its ' Manifesto for a new popular internationalism in Europe' is on to a promising start. The text …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-11). The Florence Declaration: The Creation of a "NATO-Exit" International Front. globalresearch.ca The risk of a vast war which, with the use of nuclear weapons, could mean the end of Humanity, is real and growing, even though it is not noticed by the general public, which is maintained in the ignorance of …

WSWS (2019-04-11). The resurgence of the class struggle in Poland. wsws.org Thirty years after General Wojciech Jaruzelski's Stalinist regime began to collapse, paving the way for capitalist restoration, Polish teachers are mounting a national strike.

WSWS (2019-04-11). One-day strike by Sacramento, California teachers. wsws.org Ninety-two percent of Sacramento City Teachers Association members voted last month to authorize strike action in the state capital.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-11). Video: Dichiarazione Di Firence Per Un Fronte Internazionale NATO Exit. globalresearch.ca Il rischio di una grande guerra che, con l'uso delle armi nucleari potrebbe segnare la fine dell'Umanità , è reale e sta aumentando, anche se non è percepito dall'opinione pubblica tenuta all'oscuro dell'incombente pericolo. | àà di vitale importanza il massimo impegno …

plenglish (2019-04-11). Largest Library in Bolivia with 62,000 Books. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) A total of 62,000 books on educational subjects and pedagogy were offered in a new library by the Ministry of Education of Bolivia, now considered the largest of its kind in the South American country.

pip.hinman (2019-04-11). The troglodyte politics that is eating the future. greenleft.org.au The farcical political posturing over electric cars by Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his minister for small and family business Senator Michaela Cash says a lot about the state of Australian politics. | It's clear we have a government in the pocket of fossil fuel companies and allied rip-off merchants who are hell-bent on sacrificing our future in pursuit of their narrow interests. | That is why the school students who have gone on strike for climate action are…

pip.hinman (2019-04-11). Tackling the challenges of Cuba's new economic model. greenleft.org.au "Cubans want a socialist country, a developed country, and support for the Cuban Revolution remains strong," Leima Martinez Freire told a 50-strong public meeting on April 4. | Freire, the Asia-Pacific Director of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, was speaking at the NSW Teachers Federation at an event organised by the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society. | She said Cuba has been busy discussing the draft and re-draft of the new Constitution and "tackling the challenges of our new economic model". | About 7 million people took part in the discussions over a new constitution and 659,000 amendments…

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-10). Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia. globalresearch.ca Refusing to acknowledge Russia's "balancing" acts with "Israel" and Saudi Arabia is a disservice to the Palestinian and Yemeni causes because it ignores the important role that Moscow plays in propping up Tel Aviv and Riyadh, resulting in the artificial …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-10). Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections. globalresearch.ca With over 97% of votes counted, Netanyahu and leading challenger Benny Gantz each won 35 of the Knesset's 120 seats, according to the unofficial tally. | Apartheid right wing parties won a super-majority on Tuesday, results similar to recent past elections….

Anya Parampil (2019-04-10). OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid. thegrayzone.com In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-10). Academic Freedom at Risk After Decades of Right-Wing Attacks and Cuts to Education. democracynow.org As higher education faces an increasingly dire crisis of underfunding, we look at one of the consequences of this crisis: the growing threat to academic freedom. Academic and author Henry Reichman takes on this threat in a new book, out this week, titled "The Future of Academic Freedom." In it, he writes, "Academic capitalism—or, as many term it, 'corporatization'—has greatly impacted academic work and the ability of the faculty to unite in defense of professional norms, including academic freedom." Academic capitalism is just one of a number of topics Reichman tackles in the book, which starts by ask…

STAFF (2019-04-10). US Provides Three out of Five Weapons Saudi Arabia Used in Yemen (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Shadow Wars author Andrew Feinstein discusses new research showing that the US sold 70 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudi Coalition for its war in Yemen, currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-10). Venezuela Walks from OAS as Body Violates Charter in Support of US-Backed Coup. mintpressnews.com "You have converted the OAS into an empty shell that has violated its own principles and you're now proving that our decision to resign was the correct one. We are leaving the OAS and we will never come back. — Venezuela representative Asbina Marin…

Masud Wadan (2019-04-10). Despite a $ 22 Trillion National Debt, America Is on a Military Spending Spree. 800 Overseas US Military Bases. globalresearch.ca While the national debt of the United States was recorded at 22.03 trillion as of April 2019, Washington's going ahead with its hawkish policies worldwide with recent NATO summit pushing for further unity against China, Russia and Iran. NATO's annual …

South Front (2019-04-10). Video: A New Battle for Tripoli: Haftar's Blitzkrieg Is Turning into a Prolonged Siege. globalresearch.ca During the last 3 days, intense clashes were ongoing between militias loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of the capital of Tripoli and in several coastal areas. Pro-GNA factions concentrated …

FERN (2019-04-10). International Coalition Calls for the EU to End Its Role in the Assault on the Amazon. globalresearch.ca On Jair Bolsonaro's 100th day in office, an international coalition of NGOs — including a group representing more than 300 Brazilian indigenous groups — have called for the European Union (EU) to end its complicity in the assault …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-10). "The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis" (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean? globalresearch.ca The US' strengthening of its energy and security partnerships with the emerging strategic axis of Greece, "Israel", and Cyprus (GRISCY) through the proposed "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" will contribute to containing multipolarity in the region by working …

WSWS (2019-04-10). Polish teachers strike confronts social disaster wrought by capitalist restoration. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands of educators are continuing their strike against Poland's extreme right-wing government and its policies of austerity and social reaction.

Kathleen Oropeza (2019-04-09). Ron DeSantis Has 'Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals' for Florida Education and That's Bad. progressive.org The new governor wants to arm teachers, undermine local school boards, and generally double down on decades of education reform efforts that have gutted the state's public schools.

Shawgi Tell (2019-04-09). Charter Schools Just Bad Policy? dissidentvoice.org It is no secret that charter schools coast to coast are rife with fraud, waste, corruption, and racketeering. This is closely related to the fact that charter schools annually siphon billions of public dollars from public schools that serve 90% of the nation's youth, thereby undermining the ability of public schools to educate millions of …

Jordan Harb, Emma Rowland (2019-04-09). In Arizona, High-School Students Are Making Mental Health the Focus of Anti-Gun-Violence Legislation. thenation.com In Arizona, High-School Students Are Making Mental Health the Focus of Anti-Gun-Violence Legislation…

Fight Back (2019-04-08). A big win for public education in LA, KIPP mega-charter school defeated. fightbacknews.org 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'..

Jeff Bryant (2019-04-08). Stop Federal Funding of Charter Schools. progressive.org 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.

Fight Back (2019-04-05). Tampa Bay students rally against Trump's wall and demand protections for undocumented students. fightbacknews.org 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…

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…