2019-05-15: News Headlines

Kurt Nimmo (2019-05-15). President Bolton Plans to Send 120,000 Troops to Middle East. globalresearch.ca President John Bolton has put his signature on a plan to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East in a move all too reminiscent of the invasion of Iraq. The number is close to that during the invasion and destruction …

Jason Ditz (2019-05-15). White House Reviews US Military Plan for 120,000 Troops for Iran War. globalresearch.ca John Bolton ordered the Pentagon to come up with an "updated" plan for getting more American troops into the Middle East to fight a war against Iran. The plans are in now, according to officials, who say that the options

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-05-15). China-US Trade War: Hiatus or Busted Deal? globalresearch.ca This past week the US and China failed to reach agreement on a new trade deal, despite high level China representative Lie He meeting in Washington on Thursday-Friday, May 9-10. | In the wake of the meeting, Trump and his administration …

Nicolas J. S. Davies (2019-05-15). How Many Millions of People Have Been Killed in America's Post-9/11 Wars? globalresearch.ca This article was first crossposted in March 2018. | The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political …

James J. Zogby (2019-05-15). Justice Prevailed.Threats Directed against Arab-Americans. globalresearch.ca On May 9, a jury in US District Court for Washington, DC found a former US diplomat guilty on 14 counts of threatening me and other employees of the Arab American Institute (AAI) "because of [our] race and ethnicity" …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-05-15). Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag. globalresearch.ca Further evidence has emerged indicating that the alleged 2018 Douma, Syria chemical attack was staged by US-backed militants, not the Syrian government. | With the US plotting war from South America to the South China Sea, understanding how US-backed militants staged …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-15). Modern Merchants of Death: Spyware and Human Rights. globalresearch.ca Arms manufacturers of old, and many of the current stable, did not care much where their products went. The profit incentive often came before the patriotic one, and led to such dark suspicions as those voiced by the Nye Committee …

Colin Todhunter (2019-05-15). Illegal Bt Brinjal Growing in India: A Call to Initiate Criminal Proceedings against Regulators and Corporations. asia-pacificresearch.com

Aba Blankson (2019-05-14). NAACP Opposes Wendy Vitter and all Nominees Who Refuse to Affirm Brown v Board of Education. naacp.org BALTIMORE — Today, the NAACP announced its opposition to the nomination of Wendy Vitter to the Eastern District of Louisiana and all nominees refusing to endorse the Supreme Court's seminal ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. "This week, we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of …

Shane Quinn (2019-05-14). NATO Doctrine of "Nuclear Sharing" Putting Europe and the World at Grave Risk. globalresearch.ca Among European populations, it is little known that there are today scores of US nuclear weapons still stationed on the continent. Much of the reason for this broad lack of awareness regarding the sinister presence of nuclear bombs, is that …

Americans For Responsible Technology (2019-05-14). The NY Times Invokes Russia & Conspiracy Theories in Attempt to Stifle 5G Opposition. globalresearch.ca On the eve of the May 15th 5G Day of Action, the first national campaign to push back against the unchecked deployment of 5G-ready small cell infrastructure, the New York Times has published a shameful and wildly inaccurate hit …

Prof. Tim Anderson (2019-05-14). Tel Aviv Is Afraid of "The Axis of Resistance" globalresearch.ca The Australian political economist and author Professor, Tim Anderson, has emphasized that the Zionist entity is afraid of the unrelenting Palestinian resistance, of Syria's looming victory and of an enhanced Axis of Resistance facing the occupied parts of Lebanon …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-14). The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Crucial to the Convergence of Civilizations? globalresearch.ca The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) opens in Beijing on Wednesday and will be graced by a keynote speech from President Xi about the importance of civilizational harmony. China envisages a community of shared destiny where the …

Swiss Propaganda Research (2019-05-14). The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics. globalresearch.ca This study was originally published in 2016. | Introduction: "Something strange" | "How does the newspaper know what it knows?" The answer to this question is likely to surprise some newspaper readers: "The main source of information is stories from news agencies. …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-14). The US/NATO Planetary War System. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 15 of 16 | 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 …

True Publica (2019-05-14). British Government Forced to Delete Millions of Illegal Citizen Biometric Voiceprints. globalresearch.ca Last year, TruePublica published an article about how the British government were now going 'full Orwellian' in their attempt to build a national biometric database. The opening line to the article was — "We said that the government would …

Ben Armbruster (2019-05-14). The Media's Handling of Bolton's Iran Threats, Recalls the Run-Up to the Iraq War. globalresearch.ca Media-savvy U.S. government officials, political operatives, and lawmakers and their staffs from all political parties and ideological persuasions have no doubt, throughout the history of our great country, duped a fair-minded but unwitting reporter into writing a juicy story in …

Global Research News (2019-05-14). Keep Diversity and Transparency in Media Alive. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | In the face of a mounting online campaign to silence independent media, we need your support. If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events or to …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-14). Putin Just Pulled a Bush on "Missile Defense Shield". Russia's Dominance in Hypersonic Missiles. globalresearch.ca Despite almost two decades of criticizing the Bush-era missile defense shield plans for threatening to disrupt the sensitive strategic balance between the US and Russia, Putin now wants his country to be the world leader in hypersonic missile defense technology …

Philip Giraldi (2019-05-14). The Deal of the Century: Trump Team and Netanyahu Conspire to Sell out the Palestinians. globalresearch.ca In the aftermaths of both the First and Second World Wars national borders were readjusted to suit the victors and entirely new countries were created from the ruins of the empires that had collapsed as a result of the conflict. …

John W. Whitehead (2019-05-14). Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Traffic Stops in the American Police State. globalresearch.ca The Nation. The framers would be appalled."—Herman Schwartz, "The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to …

Paul Dobson (2019-05-14). Guaido Requests US Military 'Cooperation' to Oust Maduro as US Vessel Violates Venezuelan Waters. globalresearch.ca Self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido has ordered the setting up of a meeting with the US Armed Forces to discuss "cooperation" in his efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. | During a gathering of supporters in the upper middle class …

Yves Engler (2019-05-14). Is Canada's Minister of Defence an Arms Pusher? globalresearch.ca Would it surprise you to learn that Canada's minister of defence is an arms pusher? | Last Friday members of Mouvement Québécois pour la Paix interrupted a $135-a-plate luncheon to confront defence minister Harjit Sajjan. At an event sponsored by …

Elson Concepción Pérez (2019-05-14). Trump Intent on Erasing Palestine. globalresearch.ca U.S. President Donald Trump has come up with what he calls the "Deal of the Century," the sole purpose of which is to finally remove Palestine from the world stage and put an end to the existence of the state….

Global Research News (2019-05-14). Selected Articles: The American Police State. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 52,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Tracy Keeling (2019-05-14). The heat intensifies on Michael Gove to make sure one 'disgraceful' British practice 'follows slavery and apartheid into the history books'. thecanary.co MPs will debate whether trophy hunting will "follow slavery and apartheid into the history books" on 15 May. And they won't be the only ones talking about the issue. Environment secretary Michael Gove is meeting with the founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH), Eduardo Gonàßalves, on the same day to discuss the 'sport'. | Gove recently asserted that he won't ban the import of 'trophies' to…

Jake Johnson (2019-05-14). Monsanto Ordered to Pay Record $2 Billion After Jury Finds Roundup Caused Cancer. theantimedia.com (CD) — A California jury ruled Monday that Monsanto must pay a record $2 billion in damages to a couple that was diagnosed with cancer after using the company's weedkiller Roundup. "We were finally allowed to show a jury the mountain of evidence showing Monsanto's manipulation of science, the media, and regulatory agencies to forward their own agenda …

WSWS (2019-05-14). Students in Berlin support this Saturday's rally to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org SEP and IYSSE campaigners have distributed thousands of leaflets and put up hundreds of posters in workplaces, universities, and shopping centres to promote the "Freedom for Julian Assange" rally in Berlin.

RT (2019-05-14). 'Arthur' character comes out, FINALLY giving LGBT cartoon rat population representation on kid's TV. rt.com A publicly-funded educational show for children 4-8 about an anthropomorphic aardvark took a turn for the even weirder, when it decided to teach kids the importance of accepting adult male-male inter-species love relationships.

splcenter (2019-05-13). Following SPLC lawsuit, judge grants New Orleans students the chance to walk on graduation day. splcenter.org 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.

Jimin Kang (2019-05-13). Princeton Students Are Sitting In for Title IX Reform. thenation.com Princeton Students Are Sitting In for Title IX Reform…

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

splcenter (2019-05-10). Weekend Read: Brown v. Board of Education and modern-day segregation. splcenter.org 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.

ACLU (2019-05-10). House Funding Bill Shows How Far We've Come in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom—And How Far We Have to Go. aclu.org 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…

United Nations (2019-05-10). Paradise islands of Pacific increasingly vulnerable to climate change, as UN boosts resilience. un.org 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.

Shawgi Tell (2019-05-10). Florida Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

susan_p (2019-05-10). Sri Lanka: bombings a pretext for intensified repression. greenleft.org.au The Sri Lankan army and police have used the bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday as a pretext for repression, targeting people who have no connection with the group responsible, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ — National Monotheism Society). | The NTJ, an extremist Islamic group, is believed to be linked to the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria. | Sri Lankan police have been raiding numerous Muslim groups with "Thowheed" in their name, even if they are opposed to the NTJ. As of May 2, at least 130 Muslims had been detained, according to Tamilnet. | Non-Muslims have also been affected. On…

pip.hinman (2019-05-10). Greens, preferences and radical social change. greenleft.org.au 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…

ACLU (2019-05-10). The Mueller Report Isn't The Only Thing That William Barr Is Hiding. aclu.org 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…

Peter Greene (2019-05-09). Charter Schools Have a Big Problem, and Rebranding Won't Help. progressive.org 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.

Staff (2019-05-09). Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy. therealnews.com 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…

Fight Back (2019-05-09). Chicago Teachers Union signs tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto. fightbacknews.org 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…

Nathalie Hrizi (2019-05-09). From May Day to Teacher Appreciation Week, educators fight for public ed. liberationnews.org Teachers in Oregon walk out, closing 600 schools to demand services and smaller class sizes for their students.

Fight Back (2019-05-09). Jacksonville celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-09). Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity. democracynow.org 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-08). Headlines for May 8, 2019. democracynow.org Iran to Suspend Part of Nuclear Deal Citing U.S. Sanctions, Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq As U.S.-Iran Tensions Mount, UN Rapporteur Slams U.S. For Using Sanctions to Precipitate Humanitarian Disasters, 1 Dead, 8 Injured in Colorado School Shooting Near Columbine, NYT: Trump's Tax Records Show He Lost Over $1 Billion Between 1985 and 1994, House Prepares to Hold Barr in Contempt as Justice Dept. Advises Trump to Invoke Executive Privilege, Georgia Enacts One of Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Bans, Uber & Lyft Drivers Strike Ahead of Uber's Wall Street Debut, Tens of Thousands of Teachers in Oregon to Wa…

ACLU (2019-05-08). Remembering the Woman Who Renovated the House that RBG Built. aclu.org Lenora Lapidus led the ACLU's Women's Right Project for nearly two decades. She died on Sunday, May 5. | On the 50th anniversary of Selma's Bloody Sunday, one of the darkest stains in our nation's civil rights history, President Obama spoke with hope and confidence about Americans who were "unencumbered by what is, because you're ready to seize what ought to be." Lenora Lapidus lived her life by this principle. | Public servants come in many forms. They're elected officials, politicians, activists, lawyers, organizers, students, ordinary citizens, and steadfast patriots. Our beloved Lenora represen…

Victor Jones, SPLC Action Fund senior supervising attorney (2019-05-07). SPLC Action Fund: Demand transparency, accountability in Louisiana schools. splcenter.org The Louisiana House Education Committee today voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 160, which would require school districts in the state to collect data on school climate and school discipline.

Beyond Prisons (2019-05-07). Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson. shadowproof.com CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | Sarah K. Tyson joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator. | We explore the contradiction between anti-violence work and its reliance on the criminal punishment system, what it's like to do philosophy in prison, the importance of building relationships with people inside, and so much more. | Sarah Tyson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. | Her research focuses on questions of authority, histor…

Brian Perez-Canto (2019-05-04). Students march against University of Georgia's historical and present-day racism. liberationnews.org In November 2015, the expansion and reconstruction of Baldwin Hall came to a temporary halt when the University of Georgia uncovered the remains of former slaves.

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