2019-05-09: Social Media Postees

Florida passes law allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms
rt.com | 2019-05-09
Florida teachers can legally keep firearms in the classroom, so long as their school district approves, under a law newly passed by Gov. Rick DeSantis inspired by the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Parkland school last year. | …
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From May Day Day to Teacher Appreciation Week, educators fight for public ed
Nathalie Hrizi | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-09
Teachers in Oregon walk out, closing 600 schools to demand services and smaller class sizes for their students.
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'Climate Strike' Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment from CalSTRS
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-05-09
"When you become a teacher, you sign up to not only care for children, but to educate the future leaders of society," said 12 year-old Samantha of Youth vs Apocalypse. "To find out that the people I have spent most of my life with are funding to pour toxins into my future is a real slap to the face. It's a message telling the youth that you don't really care for our future, and it contradicts exactly what a teacher is."
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Oregon teachers, parents, students walk out to demand more school dollars
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-09
PORTLAND, Ore.–More than 20,000 Oregon public school teachers statewide — at least two-thirds of all teachers in the state — walked out of classes on May 8 to demand more state funds to fix crumbling schools and provide up-to-date textbooks. Tens of thousands of students and parents joined the teachers, with 25,000 people marching in …
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Jacksonville celebrates May Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-09
Jacksonville, FL — About 35 people gathered on May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day in Jacksonville. The rally was held in front of the Duval County Courthouse. Members of several local trade unions were present, including Letter Carriers, Teamsters, SEIU, Teachers, and IATSE. Other local activist groups included the Community Action Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Progressive Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Network, the Northside Coalition, and the local Democratic Black Caucus. | The rally was united under the theme of building alliances between different groups and organizations. A…
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More than 20,000 participate in Oregon walkouts for public education
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
Teachers were joined by thousands of students, parents and school workers at demonstrations in multiple cities across the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/09/oreg…

Chicago Teachers Union signs tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-09
Chicago, IL — Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members at charter schools are reforming the industry one charter operator at a time and that campaign won better working conditions for educators and better learning conditions for students at two charter schools run by Instituto del Progresso Latino. Teachers and support staff from two schools, Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy and Instituto Justice Leadership Academy, had been on strike against the charter operator since the end of the day on May 1. The tentative agreement was finalized just before 11 p.m. on May 6. | Strikers won decreases in class sizes…
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Removal of white educator from African American history class in Michigan sparks widespread outrage
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
The removal of the high school teacher from an advanced placement course in a Detroit suburb occurred after a group of parents objected to a nationally-developed, comprehensive curriculum for the class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/09/birm…

Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-09
An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released its conclusions earlier this week, and found that one million plant and animal species could go extinct in the foreseeable future unless current trends are reversed. The study estimates the global extinction rate is "already at least tens to hundreds of times higher than it average…
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Why Government Jobs Stats are Inaccurate
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Reply to Doug Henwood's Apology & Defense of Government Reports In his reply to my just published article, 'What's Wrong with Government Job Statistics', Doug Henwood, a 'left' New York intellectual who has for years accepted without question government reported stats as 'gospel truth', has taken the opportunity to challenge my analysis. The nub of…
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A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About "New China Focus" in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro government, recent news of a major Chinese oil …
globalresearch.ca/washington-not-happy-n…

Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-baghdad-pressur…

Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …
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Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2
Prof. Claudia von Werlhof | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. In this letter Von Werlhof tells that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following questions arose from this letter for Silvia Terribili, who asked …
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1,000 Israeli Soldiers to Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | The main mission of the troops …
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Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West London
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After two years of denial, evasion and procrastination, this government has finally accepted ultimate responsibility for the atrocity of multiple deaths in Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, West London on 14th June 2017. | The government-controlled fire-regulations to which all buildings in …
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Analysis: Public Overwhelmingly Wants EPA Ban on Wildlife-killing 'Cyanide Bombs'

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
More than 99.9 percent of people commenting on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reauthorize sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s support a ban on these "cyanide bombs," according to an analysis released today. | Cyanide bombs inhumanely and …
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Moscow Victory Parade, Commemorating May 9, 1945: Surrender of the Government of the Third Reich
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
On February 2nd, 1943, the 6th German Army, under the command of Field Marshall Von Paulus, and elements of the 4th Panzer Army, surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad. This stunning victory is considered the turning point in …
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Video: Syrian Army Liberates Another Town in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
By May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies had repelled a series of counter-attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces keeping control of all the positions captured in northwestern Hama. Especially intense clashes took place near Tell Ottman …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-army-liberates-…

US: Scientists Advance Research to Make Plastic 100% Recyclable
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
A new U.S. research is seeking to make plastic 100% recyclable by altering the chemical composition of the material from the point of the manufacturing process. | RELATED: | UN Announces Global Campaign, Concert Against Plastic Pollution | "Most plastics were never made to be recycled," Peter Christensen, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral…
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Mainstream Charities Are Bankrolling Islamophobic Hate Groups
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-09
More than a thousand nonprofit foundations poured $125 million into 39 anti-Muslim organizations from 2014-16, according to a May 6 report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The donors included mainstream charitable organizations linked to companies such as Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab. | The authors of the report, Dr. Abbas Barzegar, national research and advocacy director, and Zainab Arain, national research and advocacy manager, used federal tax filings to compile…
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Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon's Child Data Collection Practices
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2019-05-09
Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn't befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon's alleged violations of COPPA, a law protecting the littles…
theintercept.com/2019/05/09/amazon-echo-…

Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-09
Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-china-tar…

How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money
Madlen Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Major banks enabled fraudsters to steal billions of pounds of public money through VAT scams, allege documents obtained by the Bureau. A decade later, tax authorities are still chasing the money through the courts. | Traders in London facilitated the so-called | …
globalresearch.ca/major-banks-turned-bli…

Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …
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US and NATO Sink the INF Treaty with Russia
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The Following text is Section 13 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
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Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here's why you should be worried
Sarah Steele and Lejla Sarcevic | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-09
Many experts in nutrition and public health suggest that the food industry is copying tactics from tobacco companies. Corporations can now determine our health.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/09/corporatio…

Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It's Capitalist
Mark Karlin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Before Donald Trump's February summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, The Washington Post ran an article headlined, "The US wants North Korea to follow the 'miracle' of Vietnam's path." | "In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership | …
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Venezuela Accuses UK of Denying Venezuelans Food, Healthcare by Blocking Gold Deposits
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Britain is denying millions of Venezuelans food and healthcare by blocking access to the South American country's gold deposits at the Bank of England, says Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. | Speaking during a visit to Moscow, the Russian capital, …
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Calmly Fighting for a Nonviolent Future
Jose Cervantes, Michaela Goldstein, Olivia Iv | indybay.org | 2019-05-09
In reviewing nonviolent movements across history, our group realized that practicing non violence can manifest in a many diverse ways. Through our research we came to understand that "nonviolence" is essentially a way of life, as opposed to existing only in single instances or short-lived movements. We will briefly introduce some of the non violent practices currently occurring in Sonoma County, illuminate what motivates these individuals to follow a nonviolent way of life, as well as explore a few of the many forms nonviolence can take.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/07/1882326…

Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump's response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey's Lira.
globalresearch.ca/is-turkey-sleeping-wit…

Study Finds High Levels of Pesticide Exposure among Teenage Girls in California's Salinas Valley
Beyond Pesticides | indybay.org | 2019-05-09
(Beyond Pesticides, April 26, 2019) Research by the youth participatory action team of the CHAMACOS of the Salinas Evaluating Chemicals in Homes and Agriculture (COSECHA) reveals that teenagers in the Salinas Valley, California are routinely exposed to concerning levels of multiple toxic pesticides, several of them known endocrine disruptors. In an interview with Kion News, COSECHA research director Kimberly Parra remarked that the study is especially important because teenagers are in a stage of rapid reproductive development. As the study authors emphasize, it is their developmental stage that makes teenagers m…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/08/1882333…

When We Were the 'Good Guys': US Keeps Invoking World War II to Validate New Wars
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Americans are sick of fighting a 20-year war against an undefined enemy they can't seem to beat. With morale and recruitment scraping bottom, the world's best-funded military reckons that, if it can't win, it can at least look like a …
globalresearch.ca/us-keeps-invoking-wwii…

Sanctions kill. Top US economist says 'the world needs more journalists willing to report' that fact
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-05-09
In April 2019, two leading economists at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) produced a revealing study regarding the impact of economic sanctions on Venezuela. The economists, Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, estimated that US sanctions killed 40,…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/05/09/sanctions-kill-top-us-economist-says-the-world-needs-more-journalists-willing-to-report-that-fact/

Venezuela — A Risk to Dollar Hegemony — Key Purpose Behind "Regime Change"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After the new coup attempt — or propaganda coup — Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed "interim President", and …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-risk-dollar-…

Charter Schools Have a Big Problem, and Rebranding Won't Help
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2019-05-09
Charters promised all sorts of miraculous educational achievements at low, low prices. But those achievements haven't appeared. More people are understanding that what we're really talking about is the privatization of our public school system.
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Ontario government slashes post-secondary education funding and student aid
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
Ford's cuts are part of a concerted drive to restructure post-secondary education to tailor it even more to the demands of big business.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/09/oned…

Evo Morales Said: 'Education Emancipated Us from a Looting Model' (+Photos)
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Education made us free, emancipated us from a model of plunder without investments, affirmed on Thursday Bolivian President Evo Morales, when inaugurating the educational unit "San Vicente de Paul" in the city of El Alto.
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Chile: Ex-Pinochet Agent Gets 10 Years For MIR Leader's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
The Court of Appeals of Santiago, in Chile, has tacked on a decade to currently imprisoned former Direccion de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA) agent Miguel Krassnoff for his involvement in the murder of Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR) leader Miguel Enriquez. | RELATED: | Former Pinochet Agents Sentenced for Disappearance of Students | "When Miguel Enriquez was in the house that was used as a safe house… DINA agents, without supporting justification, came to the plac…
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Brazilian Universities Call General Strike
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Students, professors and workers from Brazilian public universities called a general strike on May 15 to protest against budgetary cuts announced by the Government, the website Brasil de Fato reported on Thursday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing More Armed Teachers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-08
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after the Parkland high school mass shooting. | DeSantis signed the bill in private and didn't issue a statement afterward. But he made it clear he supports the changes made to the law enacted after a rifle-toting former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people in February 2018. | The bill was one of the most contentious of the legislative session that ended…
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US and NATO Reject the UN Treaty and Deploy New Nuclear Weapons in Europe
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The Following text is Section 12 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
globalresearch.ca/us-nato-reject-un-trea…

El Niño Climate Phenomenon Is Now Stronger and Stranger: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-08
A team of scientists has extracted a 400-year record of El Niño events using coral reef drilled from the Pacific Ocean, revealing that climate patterns are rapidly becoming stronger and unusual. | RELATED: | Save Nature to Save Ourselves, UN Report Pleads | The peer-reviewed study was published in the internationally renowned Nature magazine on Monday. In it, the group of researchers from the University of New South Wales explain…
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A locomotiva USA da despesa militar mundial
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
A despesa militar mundial — segundo as estimativas publicadas pelo SIPRI, em 29 de Abril — ultrapassaram os 1.800 biliàµes de dólares, em 2018, com um aumento em termos reais de 76% em relaàßà£o a 1998. De acordo com …
globalresearch.ca/a-locomotiva-usa-da-de…

US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-08
(ZH) — The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) Program, has completed a series of tests last month that successfully shot down "several" missiles with a ground-based laser. The field training exercise occurred on April 23 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, reported the 88th Air …

US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon

Lowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash Cows
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
There are no protests on the streets and no effigies of university officials being burned by protesting students today. There are no protests outside the officers of the over-remunerated Vice Chancellors and their various henchpersons. | It is business and malpractice …
globalresearch.ca/australian-universitie…

Sri Lanka Slammed the "Indo-Pacific" Concept as a Threat to China and Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Somewhat surprisingly, tiny Sri Lanka has emerged as the loudest voice in South Asia opposing the "Indo-Pacific" concept that New Delhi and Washington are jointly pursuing, pointing out how it's "aimed at restraining China and even the Greater Eurasia by …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-indo-pacific…

Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War. The Role of Osama bin Laden and Zbigniew Brzezinski
Janelle Velina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
One of the key players in U.S.-led "Soviet-Afghan war" was Osama bin Laden, a Saudi-born millionaire from a wealthy, powerful family with ties to the Saudi royal family. Before becoming America's "boogeyman", Osama was put in charge of fundraising for the Mujahideen.
globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-forgotten-…

Syria Military Operation to Liberate Idlib Has Begun. Estimated 40,000 Terrorists in Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The zero-hour has arrived in Idlib, as the long awaited military operations to clear the last remaining terrorist-controlled area in Syria has begun. It is estimated that there are 40,000 terrorists, some with their families, and they comprise many …
globalresearch.ca/military-operation-lib…

Iran to Even the Nuclear Score with the US
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
It is going to be 30 years in another six months since the USS Abraham Lincoln, named in honour of the 16th US President, was commissioned on Nov.11, 1989 as the 5th Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the American Navy. Now, …
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