2019-05-13: Social Media Postees

Denouncing DeVos, Warren Vows to Appoint Education Secretary With 'Real Teaching Experience,' Not Conflicts of Interest
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-13
In her latest pledge to lead an administration that would fight for working Americans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday announced that she would only consider former public school teachers to be her education secretary should she be elected president in 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/13/denounc…

The U.S.' Welcome of China on Afghan Peace Process Headed for Win-win Results
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
"We welcome the positive role of Russia, China, and any other country in the Afghan peace process", a U.S. State Department official said on Friday, an unexpected announcement considering the increased trade tensions between the U.S. and China after Washington's …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-welcome-china-afgh…

How Madeleine Albright Got the War the U.S. Wanted
Gregory Elich | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
Twenty years have passed since the U.S.-orchestrated NATO attack on Yugoslavia. As the United States readied its forces for war in 1999, it organized a peace conference that was ostensibly intended to resolve differences between the Yugoslav government and secessionist …
globalresearch.ca/how-madeleine-albright…

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: The City with 2200+ Years of Written History
Sufyan bin Uzayr | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
Visiting Central Asia had been on my bucket list for quite a while. So when I finally got the chance to head to Kazakhstan, I decided to take a pit-stop on my way there. This is how I got to …
globalresearch.ca/tashkent-uzbekistan-ci…

More People Displaced Inside Their Own Countries than Ever Before
Norwegian Refugee Council | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). | The number of people living in | …
globalresearch.ca/more-people-displaced-…

Guaido 'Open' to Accepting a US Offer to Invade Venezuela
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
After last week's US-backed coup failed to install Juan Guaido in power in Venezuela, Guaido remains keen to be supported by the US, and told Italian newspaper La Stampa that he would "probably accept" a US offer to invade….
globalresearch.ca/guaido-open-accepting-…

CO2 Levels Hit 415 Parts Per Million for First Time in Over 3 Million Years
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-13
Atmospheric levels of carbon registered 415 parts per million over the weekend at one of the world's key measuring stations, a concentration level researchers say has not existed in more than 3 million years — before the dawn of human history. | Taken at the Mauno Loa Observatory in Hawaii by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the measure continues the upward trend of atmospheric carbon concentration that lies at the heart of the global warming and climate crisis: | 415.26 parts per million (ppm) CO2 in air 11-May-2019 t.co/MGD5CTru41 First daily baseli…
truthout.org/articles/co2-levels-hit-415…

'Humanitarian' Concerns Increase Wars, Benefit Only Arms-Producers
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
Unlike a regular corporation, the corporations that manufacture and sell weapons to their government are virtually 100% dependent upon their government and its military allies, for their own success; their markets are only those governments, not individuals (such as is …
globalresearch.ca/humanitarian-concerns-…

India to Launch Second Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Mission in July
plenglish.com | 2019-05-13
New Delhi, May 13 ( Prensa Latina ) India will launch its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, any day between July 9 and 16 this year, a statement from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) pointed out on Monday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Is America Ready for John Bolton's War with Iran?
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
National Security Advisor John Bolton's announcement this week that the U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region seemed perfectly framed to put America on a war footing with …
globalresearch.ca/america-ready-john-bol…

Trump EPA Seeks to Slash Pesticide Protections for Imperiled Wildlife

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a set of proposed changes that would dramatically reduce protections for the nation's most endangered plants and animals from pesticides known to harm them. The proposals ignore the real-world, science-based assessments of pesticides' …
globalresearch.ca/trump-epa-seeks-slash-…

The CIA: Keepers of the Hit Lists. War Crimes as Policy
Douglas Valentine | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
This article was first crossposted in May 2013. | In February the Guardian and BBC Arabic unveiled a documentary exploring the role of retired Colonel James Steele in the recruitment, training and initial deployments of the CIA advised and funded Special …
globalresearch.ca/the-cia-keepers-of-the…

Viewing Venezuela through a Fairy Tale Lens
Gerrard Bonello | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
On May 1 the Washington Post published an article entitled " Venezuela's opposition put together a serious plan. For now it appears to have failed."[1] By doing so it has presented its readers with a gripping fairy tale. …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-fairy-tale-l…

Bolton Is Spinning Israeli 'Intelligence' to Push for War Against Iran
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
John Bolton has gotten away with a dangerous deception. The national security adviser's announcement Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed air and naval forces to the Middle East, which he combined with a threat to Iran, points to a new …
globalresearch.ca/bolton-israeli-intelli…

Venezuelan Embassy: Water Shut Off, Police Block Entry of Food
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
After the water was suddenly shut off in the Venezuelan embassy in the United States located in Washington, D.C. Saturday morning, CODEPINK activists are being stopped by local police from bringing in food to those inside. | Electricity inside the building …
globalresearch.ca/venezuelan-embassy-wat…

'Conditions for Surrender': Palestinian FM Slams Trump Peace Plan
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Thursday voiced opposition to US President Donald Trump's so-called ' Deal of the Century', saying the terms amount to "surrender" for Palestinians. | "This is not a peace plan but rather conditions for …
globalresearch.ca/conditions-for-surrend…

UN Decides to Control Global Plastic Waste Dumping
Matt Franklin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
Today, 187 countries took a major step forward in curbing the plastic waste crisis by adding plastic to the Basel Convention, a treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. The amendmentsrequire exporters to …
globalresearch.ca/un-decides-control-glo…

"US-Gate"? Overthrowing Other People's Governments: The Master List of U.S. "Regime Changes"
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
GR Editor's Note | This incisive list countries by the late William Blum was first published in 2013, posted on Global Research in 2014. | In relation to recent developments in Latin America and the Middle East, it is worth recalling the …
globalresearch.ca/overthrowing-other-peo…

The Taking of America 123. The Deep State Thrives on Money and Power
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
The above title was influenced from Joseph Sargent's 1974 classic The Taking of the Pelham 123. In the film (remade again in 2009, and not bad actually) gunmen hijack a NYC subway train and hold the passengers of one car …
globalresearch.ca/the-taking-of-america-…

Battle for India: Russia's S-400 vs. America's THAAD
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
There's no doubt that India is one of the most geostrategically positioned countries in the world today and that its tilt one way or the other in the New Cold War could have major hemispheric reverberations for this global competition. …
globalresearch.ca/battle-india-russias-s…

The "Swedish Allegations" Concerning Julian Assange
Justice for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
The Facts | There is widespread media misreporting about allegations made against Julian Assange in Sweden in 2010. Here are the facts: | First, Assange was always willing to answer any questions from the Swedish authorities and repeatedly offered to do …
globalresearch.ca/swedish-allegations-ju…

'We Don't Know a Planet Like This': CO2 Levels Hit 415 PPM for First Time in 3 Million+ Years
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-13
Atmospheric levels of carbon registered 415 parts per million over the weekend at one of the world's key measuring stations, a concentration level researchers say has not existed in more than 3 million years — before the dawn of human history. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/13/we-dont…

Does the U.S. Have the Right to Impunity?
Raúl Capote | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
The United States Army has established a long history of war crimes, beginning with the genocide of native peoples in the North America, through those committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, more recently. | Usually, the U.S. government, the armed forces, …
globalresearch.ca/does-u-s-have-right-im…

San Francisco Board of Education to decide on the fate of historic murals said to be "offensive"
wsws.org | 2019-05-13
A "Reflection and Action Group," dominated by identity politics, has recommended removing murals at George Washington High School. The action would erase a striking work that treats important issues in US history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/13/mura…

3 dark and disturbing reasons why Trump could win again
Paul Buchheit | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-13
We can't underestimate the ability of the self-serving super-rich to convince millions of Americans that a surging stock market and a powerful military are essential to their livelihoods. All at the expense of jobs and health care and education.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/13/3-dark-and…

Following SPLC lawsuit, judge grants New Orleans students the chance to walk on graduation day
splcenter.org | 2019-05-13
A state court in Louisiana issued an injunction today that allowed six high school seniors to participate in graduation ceremonies at their New Orleans charter school after they were banned from doing so following a minor senior prank last month.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/13/following-…

Princeton Students Are Sitting In for Title IX Reform
Jimin Kang | thenation.com | 2019-05-13
Princeton Students Are Sitting In for Title IX Reform…
thenation.com/article/princeton-students…

US Navy in Persian Gulf is a Target not a Threat: Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-13
A senior commander from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards stated on Sunday that the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported. | RELATED: | US Deploys Missile; Claims Iran And Proxies May Launch Attack | The IRGC commander's comments came in response to the recent buildup of U.S. forces and missiles in the Persian Gulf region. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton anno…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Navy-in-Persi…

Louisiana's Million-Dollar Charter School Scam
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-13
This story was produced by FOX8 WVUE, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and WWNO New Orleans Public Radio as part of Reveal's Local Labs initiative, which supports lasting investigative reporting collaborations in communities across the United States. | Since 2007, Carlie Care Kids has run a child care out of a couple of nondescript converted townhouses in Terrytown, Louisiana. N…
truthdig.com/articles/louisianas-million…

Premature Aging: Selling Work in Scandalous Times
Greg Guma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
I was wearing a hipster-establishment wide tie and cranking across the Interstate toward Lake Morey. Something between fear and early onset dementia had drawn me more than 100 miles to the Governor's Conference on Older Workers. Actually, it was the …
globalresearch.ca/selling-work-scandalou…

Publishing Classified Material: Assange Is Not a Journalist (If Journalists Are Propagandists for the Ruling Class)
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
High profile journalists have been jabbering about whether or not Julian Assange is really one of them. If "journalist" is understood to mean "propagandist for the ruling class," then he most certainly is not. | However, if we go by the …
globalresearch.ca/assange-not-journalist…

Trump Regime Escalates War on Whistleblowers
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
When governments criminalize truth-telling, on the phony pretext of protecting national security, tyranny replaces freedom. | Revealing vital information in the public interest by whistleblowers and independent investigative journalists deserves high praise, not prosecution. | The 1989 US Whistleblower Protection Act protects …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-escalates…

Asian Decade: Economies Set to Dominate 7% Growth During 2020s
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Asia continues to become the world's main economic driver as projections for the next decade see five of the seven rapidly growing economies in the Asian region, according to a United Kingdom-based Standard Chartered (SC) report. | RELATED: | One Belt, One Road: China's Grand Take on Economic Globalization |…
telesurenglish.net/news/Asian-Decade-Eco…

Regents ignore student and faculty protests, select far-right Kennedy as CU President
Jonathan Flowers | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-11
Sexist, anti-gay former Congressman Mark Kennedy appointed head of University of Colorado.
liberationnews.org/regents-ignore-studen…

Pedagogical Terrorism and Hope in the age of Fascist Politics
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/pedagogical-…

Weekend Read: Brown v. Board of Education and modern-day segregation
splcenter.org | 2019-05-10
Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the unanimous ruling that outlawed racial segregation in public schools as a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/11/weekend-re…

Paradise islands of Pacific increasingly vulnerable to climate change, as UN boosts resilience
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-10
A seeming paradise, life on the Pacific islands is threatened by climate change and extreme weather, frustrated by remoteness and a lack of educational and economic opportunities. Secretary-General António Guterres begins a visit to the region this weekend, where he will speak to people living on some of the islands and see for himself how the UN is helping to mitigate some of the biggest issues.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

House Funding Bill Shows How Far We've Come in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom–And How Far We Have to Go
aclu.org | 2019-05-10
A key bill makes important strides for reproductive health, and shows why we need presidential candidates to show leadership on abortion coverage. | This week the House Appropriations Committee advanced the Labor, Health, and Human Services appropriations bill, the annual bill that funds federal health and education programs. It makes important strides forward on reproductive health and rights–and it also shines a light on the need for presidential leadership on abortion coverage…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abort…

Danny Baker's final apology, and what the reaction to it tells us about racism
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2019-05-10
This week, the BBC fired Danny Baker for his racist tweet about the latest royal baby. Almost immediately, the Centrist light entertainment luvvies swamped Twitter with apologia. He's such a great guy! He's been the victim of a politically correct Twitter hit mob! He was taken out of context! The excuses were endless. But due to the resistance of black Twitter and allies, Baker was forced to reflect further and make a fullsome apology. The whole debacle and its aftermath can teach us a lot about how racism works. If we're prepared to listen.The Danny Baker moment: Portraying a mixed race child as a chimpan…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/05/10/danny-bakers-final-apology-and-what-the-reaction-to-it-tells-us-about-racism/

The Mueller Report Isn't The Only Thing That William Barr Is Hiding
aclu.org | 2019-05-10
Barr's attempt to block a report detailing how often the government seeks to spy on Twitter's users is inappropriate and dangerous. | Attorney General William Barr recently invoked a powerful, rarely used privilege to withhold information from the public, marking a dramatic turn of events in a battle over the release of a highly contested report. | Only this time, we're talking about a report that would provide much-needed information on the government's spying activities. | For the past five years, Twitter has been trying to make public a transparency report with detailed statistics about how often the U.S. gove…
aclu.org/blog/executive-branch/mueller-r…

What's in the recent jobs report — and what's not
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-05-10
Much is being said in the capitalist media about the monthly jobs report for April issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the BLS, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent." This is being reported as good news . . . | Continue reading What's in the recent jobs report — and what's not at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/05/09/whats-in-the-rece…

Greens, preferences and radical social change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
This federal election is taking place at a time when the need for radical social and economic change is palpable: the escalating climate crisis and rampant and growing inequality are two major symptoms of the bankruptcy of capitalism. | The school climate strike movement is one manifestation of the desire for meaningful change. And there are many others too. | But while radical change is needed, those who campaign for it are still too often derided as extremist or idealist (with the exception of the students who the powers-that-be hope will "grow up" and embrace pragmatism). | There is a strong desire to get rid…
greenleft.org.au/content/greens-preferences-and-radical-social-change

Florida Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-10
Under the veil of high ideals, nonprofit and for-profit charter schools across the nation have long been violating the public interest in a variety of ways. One of the most destructive ways is the non-stop siphoning of unthinkable sums of public funds from public schools–schools that are often chronically-underfunded, over-tested, constantly-shamed, and increasingly militarized and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/florida-chart…

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…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/8/chicago-t…

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/9/shocking_u…

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

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/8/jacksonvi…

From May 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.
liberationnews.org/from-may-day-day-to-t…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *