2019-04-23: Social Media Postees

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December said that public school boards are keeping military recruiters out of…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/pentagon-cla…

Nicaragua's Dialogue: Official Delegation Calls for Calm
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The Nicaraguan government's delegates to the national dialogue meetings explained Tuesday advances in the negotiation process with the political opposition and recalled that the people want peace, security, work and stability. | RELATED TO: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | "Our delegation will sit today at the Negotiation table as it has been doing all this time, namely, to talk, dialogue and seek peaceful solutions that benefit the people," Foreign Mini…
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Bolsonaro: The First 100 Days
Jà∂rg Nowak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro — the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime — the first meaningful protests, apart from …
globalresearch.ca/bolsonaro-first-100-da…

Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week 4 of Sit-In Protesting ICE Contracts & Plan for Armed Campus Cops
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-23
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the university'…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/23/johns_hop…

Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week Three of Protesting ICE Contracts and Policing
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-23
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the universi…
truthout.org/video/johns-hopkins-student…

Charges Dropped for U. of Arizona Students Who Called Border Patrol "Murder Patrol" at Campus Event
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-23
Authorities at the University of Arizona in Tucson have dropped charges against three students who held a nonviolent protest against Border Patrol agents speaking on their campus. During the March 19 protest, the students called border agents "Murder Patrol" and an "extension of the KKK." All three students were charged with misdemeanors. On Friday, motions to dismiss the charges were granted after the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups led a campaign on behalf of the students. We speak with Mariel Bustamante, one of the "Arizona Three." She is a graduating senior who is double-majoring in law and an…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/23/charges_d…

French Ambassador Says Trump "Deal of the Century" Is DOA, Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
"[Kushner] is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn't understand that." …
globalresearch.ca/french-ambassador-says…

The Conspiracy against Trump
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The real "deplorable" in today's United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington's military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump…
globalresearch.ca/the-conspiracy-against…

Mueller Documented Probable Cause that Trump Obstructed Justice
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-documented-pro…

SPLC Action Fund: Florida bill seeking to arm teachers with guns jeopardizes school safety
Bacardi Jackson, Senior Supervising Attorney, SPLC Action Fund | splcenter.org | 2019-04-23
The Florida Senate today approved Senate Bill 7030, which seeks to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom and would require schools to report students to law enforcement for normal adolescent behavior that is interpreted as a "threat."
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/23/splc-actio…

Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-04-23
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RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits Filed against Monsanto
Randy L. Gori | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Roundup lawsuits claim the weed killer caused several types of cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and others. | Monsanto faces 11,200+ Roundup lawsuits, including one in which the plaintiff received a jury award of $78.5 million in compensatory and …
globalresearch.ca/roundup-cancer-lawsuit…

Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A clear shortage of fuel has forced the reduction of the quantity of gasoline sold to 20 liters every two days for private cars. In total, the sales would not exceed 200 liters of petrol per car per month and …
globalresearch.ca/oil-shortage-crisis-fo…

The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …
globalresearch.ca/orchestration-russopho…

Forgotten War Crimes: NATO's 1999 Attack on Serbia's State TV Headquarters "Wiped from the Record"
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
This article was originally published in 2018 following its 19th anniversary. Slight modification is made below for its 20th anniversary. | Twenty years ago, on 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed …
globalresearch.ca/forgotten-war-crimes-n…

Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A supposed chemical weapons warehouse of Al Qaeda affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) near the city of al-Atarib in western Aleppo exploded on April 20. According to pro-government sources, the warehouse was one of the sites where militants …
globalresearch.ca/chemical-weapons-wareh…

Millions of pheasant chicks are being carried through the Eurotunnel to be shot in the UK
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-04-23
New research carried out by the Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) revealed that Eurotunnel is the last company importing millions of game birds into the … | Read more Millions of pheasant chicks are being carried through the Eurotunnel to be shot in the UK | By Glen Black…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/04/23/millions-of-pheasant-chicks-are-being-carried-through-the-eurotunnel-to-be-shot-in-the-uk/

Iran Not Backing Down: IRGC Navy Vows to Block US Ships from Important Waterway
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Trump administration announced on Monday that they would be cancelling waivers to eight countries buying oil from Iran as they tighten the economic blockade against the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi…
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Pan-Africanism and the Trade Unions in the Post-Colonial Era
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Western imperialism was built off of the exploitation of African land and labor from the mid-to-late 15th century through the conclusion of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the consolidation of classical colonialism at the end of the 1800s. | Leading …
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World's Largest Democracies Now Run by Populists
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The common understanding and most noted description for democracy in the West has many descriptions but can be broadly defined as: a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected …
globalresearch.ca/worlds-largest-democra…

UN celebrates books as 'bridges across cultures'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has long celebrated the power of International Book and Copyright Day, marked on 23 April, but this year, special attention is being paid to the protection of indigenous languages, many of which are threatened with extinction.
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Common Cause Wisconsin, Fair Elections Center & Others Challenge Wisconsin's Requirements for Student IDs Used as Voter ID
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
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FRSO: Building a new and revolutionary student movement
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-23
Jacksonville, FL – The Student Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) recently met to discuss building a revolutionary student movement to challenge President Trump and the Republicans' reactionary and racist agenda. | FRSO leader Chrisley Carpio explained, "Excitingly, about 30 students filled the room, many are new recruits at their first Student Commission meeting. They expressed nervousness, but delivered detailed, precise reports with confidence. We heard new voices during every part of the meeting. In a time of countless attacks from Trump's administration, students are joining th…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/23/frso-bui…

To Escalate Fight Against 'Existential Crisis,' Greta Thunberg Backs General Strike for Climate
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Global climate strike leader Greta Thunberg on Monday gave her support to a potential general strike, which would expand to the general population the movement she began last fall and inspired millions of students to join. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California
Defend Public Education NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-04-23
San Francisco Design Center: 101 Henry Adams St | San Francisco…
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Teen sues Apple for $1 billion, claims in-store AI led to his wrongful arrest
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
A NY college student is suing Apple for $1 billion because he says the company's secret in-store artificial intelligence incorrectly marked him as a thief, leading to his wrongful arrest. | …
rt.com/usa/457354-apple-ai-lawsuit-arres…

Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing
Bonpane Family | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.
liberationnews.org/statement-of-the-fami…

Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: "Brits Know Something's Wrong Here"
George Galloway | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
"The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV" says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question's Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum …
globalresearch.ca/video-george-galloway-…

IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange
Martin Armstrong | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …
globalresearch.ca/imf-hands-4-2-billion-…

Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-imperialist) Story
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain. | There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is …
globalresearch.ca/disdain-and-dignity-an…

Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Multiple suicide bombers reportedly were behind deadly attacks on four hotels, three Christian churches packed Easter Sunday worshipers, and an apartment complex. | Targeted sites were in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, Negombo on the west coast, and Batticaloa in the …
globalresearch.ca/bloody-easter-sunday-s…

Landslide Triumph over US Installed Puppet President in Ukraine
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Sunday exit polls showed political outsider/entertainer-comedian Vladimir Zelensky scored an overwhelming triumph over US-installed billionaire puppet Petro Poroshenko by a 73 — 24% margin. More on this below. | According to a March Gallup poll, only 9% of Ukrainians trust their …
globalresearch.ca/landslide-triumph-us-i…

AZ legislators move to shutdown progressive teachers 'political speech'
Jessica Leyba | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
HB 2032 broadly threatens Arizona teachers accused of using "political speech" with "the intent of influencing or changing a student's political ideology" with a $5,000 fine, which amounts to 10 percent of the average teacher salary in Arizona.
liberationnews.org/az-legislators-move-t…

Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/loose-bullet…

The Three Purposes of Russiagate
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Russiagate has three purposes. | One is to prevent President Trump from endangering the vast budget and power of the military/security complex by normalizing relations with Russia. | Another, in the words of James Howard Kunstler, is "to conceal the criminal …
globalresearch.ca/the-three-purposes-of-…

Trump and Pakistan's PM Khan Might Have Just Ruined Iran-India Relations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The American and Pakistani leaders independently took two very important and uncoordinated moves at almost the exact same time that might coincidentally have the same effect of ruining Iranian-Indian relations. | Iranian-Indian relations might be about to enter their worst-ever period …
globalresearch.ca/trump-pm-khan-ruined-i…

Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …
globalresearch.ca/just-another-spring-in…

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
Frida Berrigan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
As someone deeply embedded in a life of anti-nuclear resistance, I know the only way to get rid of these weapons is to never stop thinking about them. | *** | I want to offer you something different than the barrage of …
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-weapons-ruined…

Grocery Store Workers Take on a Multinational
Andy Piascik | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in …
globalresearch.ca/grocery-store-workers-…

The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …
globalresearch.ca/maga-warmongers-vermin…

'Do everything in your power to tackle climate change' UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-22
Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build "an equitable and sustainable future" for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.
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US education secretary to gut regulations, seek a "major shift" in higher education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The US Department of Education is giving a green light to the development of new for-profit entities, which take a staggering cut of 60 percent or more from tuition payments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/rule…

Florida deputy's assault on high school student caught on video
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The assault took place in the same county as the Stoneman Douglas school shooting last year, where officers have since been trained to use more brutal policing methods.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/poli…

Beyond Prisons: Native Feminisms feat. Dr. Kimberly Robertson
Beyond Prisons | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-19
Kim Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Robertson on her work on Native feminisms and practices, use of beadwork and zine making to generate knowledge, and the uncompensated emotional labor of Black and women of color in the academy and liberatory work. | Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Mvskoke nation, an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. | She was born in Bakersfield, CA and currently lives on unceded Tongva lands…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/19/beyond-prison…

The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers…
therealnews.com/stories/the-untold-story…

No More Charter Schools in New York State
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-19
With a straight face, many millionaires, some media outlets, and Governor Andrew Cuomo are once again righteously demanding an increase in the number of privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools permitted in the State, specifically in New York City where these deregulated schools have run amuck. And again, instead of holding the neoliberal State accountable for …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/no-more-chart…

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-19
Mckayla Wilkes, a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two, has had enough. In late March, she announced that she was mounting a bid for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, aiming to unseat one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic members, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Wilkes is running on a host of progressive policies, but plans to put particular focus on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and affordable housing. | A student of political science, Wilkes hasn't formerly been involved in politics before, but thinks t…
theintercept.com/2019/04/19/steny-hoyer-…

Teaching in Florida: "Almost all of us work multiple jobs"
Shelby Shoup | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-18
Florida schools are among some of the most underfunded in the United States, ranked 42nd nationally in education spending per-student, which hovers at a dismal $8,800; in comparison, per-inmate spending in the Florida Department of Corrections is about $19,000.
liberationnews.org/teaching-in-florida-a…

Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-18
The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. | Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. | In 2017, Ms. Somai and her adult disabled son moved to Bedford, Ohio, to seek housing stability and better educational and employment opportunities. However, a few months after settling in, Ms. Somai discovered that her neighbor played loud music at all hours of the night, making it impossible for her and her son to rest. Even worse, the neighbor began to intimidate Ms. Somai and her son by fo…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/violence-aga…

Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

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