2019-05-19: Social Media Postees

Bernie Sanders Seeks to End Racial Disparities in US Schools
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system and end the racial disparities. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Come Out in Support of Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump's Attacks | Sanders presented this 10-point plan to a crowd of supportes in South Carolina on Saturday. "Every child has a right to a quality K-12 education, regardless o…

Pseudo-Socialist Bernie Sanders Finally Opposes Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-19
After wavering and making confusing statements about charter schools three years ago when he was running for President, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for President again, finally came out and issued a broad education plan on May 18, 2019 which, among other things, opposes charter schools. Part two of Sanders' ten-part "Thurgood Marshall …

The Fight Against PAR, The Attack On Teachers & Worker Rights With Educator Brian Crowell
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
Educator and former Berkeley Federaton of Teachers steward Brian Crowell talks about his experience with the Peer Assisted Program PAR and how he discovered it was being used to target senior teachers, African American teachers and Latino teachers. He also found out that his union president of the BFT Cathy Cambell was being paid by the district to discipline and terminate teachers.

The Federal Government Has Poured Millions into Failing Charter Schools in Louisiana
Jeff Bryant | commondreams.org | 2019-05-19
When Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, said Hurricane Katrina was the "best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans," he was no doubt referring in part to how the storm and its aftermath led to the spread of charter schools across the city.

Insecure Food & Housing Among Sonoma State Students
Sonoma State Student Collective | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
The purpose of our research was to understand and describe the quality of Sonoma State University's students overall well being. Specifically, we researched the students who have or currently deal with insecure food and housing.

1919 Winnipeg General Strike: Lessons for Creating a Better World in 2019
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19

The Second Annual Mining Resistors Gala Awards on Unceded Coast Salish Territories, May 1
Mildred German | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
Mildred German of Media Coop and CFRO Radio in Vancouver interviewed several Mining Justice Alliance and the Students for Mining Justice from the University of British Columbia, who organized this year's gala.

New Abortion Laws 'Go Against Common Sense'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-19
Conservatives have launched a new attack on abortion rights, which go against both medical science and common sense, says Anoa Changa, but the point is to bring the issue to the new conservative Supreme Court majority…

Only socialist policies can resolve the Australian public education crisis
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
Teachers and parents should treat the sham election promises of Labor, Liberal and the Greens on education with the contempt they deserve.

Bernie Sanders Unveils 'A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-18
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday unveiled the public education plan for his 2020 presidential campaign, calling for "a transformative investment in our children, our teachers, and our schools, and a fundamental re-thinking of the unjust and inequitable funding of our public education system." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders_32.jpg…

New Jersey education budget reallocation threatens hundreds of jobs
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The Democratic and Republican politicians of one of the wealthiest states in America are refusing to adequately fund public education in working class communities.

One million take to the streets against education cuts, austerity in Brazil
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The powerful demonstrations by teachers and students in over 200 cities targeted both fascistic President Bolsonaro and Workers Party (PT) state governors.

Amid declining real wages, strikes in US escalate
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
Fueled by declining real wages, new strikes by teachers, health care workers and other sections of the working class are erupting.

US-Israel Relationship Is 'Altar' of 'Holiness,' and Jerusalem Embassy Is 'Shrine' — US Ambassador
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
There's been a lot of focus on US Ambassador David Friedman saying at a ceremony in Jerusalem Tuesday that Israel "is on the side of God," as the New York Times reported. | The religious character of Friedman's remarks went well …

Under a Greenhouse Atmosphere
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
As carbon emissions have been growing at an accelerated rate (Figure 1) and new power plants are under construction (Figure 2) the race to destroy species and civilization is heading toward its critical conclusion (Figure …

Video: Syrian Army Eliminated 45 Militants in Recent Clashes
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in northwestern Hama eliminated at least 45 militants during the past few days, according to pro-government sources. | Lt. Col. Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Shamali of Jaysh al-Nasir, Captain Ahmed Ismail and Mohamad Najar of …

Risk of Open Warfare? What Makes Iran Look Like an Immediate Threat
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The current crisis atmosphere in U.S.-Iranian relations, in which the risk of open warfare appears greater than it has been in years, is solely and unequivocally due to the policies and actions of the Trump administration. To point this out …

Die US-Zugmaschine der weltweiten Milità§rausgaben
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Die weltweiten Milità§rausgaben àºberstiegen 2018 — laut den Schà§tzungen von SIPRI vom 29. April[1] — 1.800 Milliarden Dollar, mit einem realen Anstieg von 76 % gegenàºber 1998. Nach dieser Schà§tzung gibt die Welt jede Minute etwa 3,5 Millionen Dollar fàºr …

Who's Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela's D.C. Embassy?
Jeb Sprague | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela's D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists …

Green Party of the United States Statement — Venezuelan Embassy
Green Party of the United States | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The United Nations recognizes Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela. It is illegal under international law for the U.S. to facilitate control of the embassy to opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has asserted a claim to the …

Iraqi Parliament Poised to Evict US Troops
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Iraq has spent the better share of the last 16 years under US military occupation. Despite this, time and again US-Iraqi relations have come to be defined by US hostility toward neighboring Iran, and Iraq's desire to not get mixed …

"Journaille… Canaille!", Media Disinformation: Karl Kraus' Campaign against a "Warmongering Press"
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Karl Kraus, born in 1874, was one of the most important Austrian writers of the beginning of the 20th century and a sharp critic of the predominant press and inflammatory journalism of his time. "Journaille" means in reference to …

United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
"Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and they own it and we want it" — (Anonymous Trump official) | Introduction | US hostility and efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government forms parts of a long and inglorious history of …

Are Sino/US Trade Talks Doomed to Fail?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Both countries want major outstanding issues resolved, a bilateral deal finalized, ending the longstanding differences on trade and related issues. | Yet after 11 rounds of talks since China's Xi Jinping met with Trump at his Mar a Lago, Florida estate …

Oil and Global Rivalry
John Foster | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
At the UN General Assembly in 2018, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl broke an unwritten taboo by talking about oil and war. "The recent wars imposed on the Middle East were…fought in the name of oil. Now Syria is a | …

You've been warned: Widespread US face surveillance is 'imminent reality', says tech privacy report
rt.com | 2019-05-18
Georgetown researchers are warning Americans about a sophisticated real-time face surveillance system that's about to become an "imminent reality" for millions of citizens across the country. | …

Radioactive 'Nuclear Coffin' May be Leaking into the Pacific Ocean
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has sounded the alarm over a giant concrete dome built 40 years ago in the Marshall Islands to contain radioactive waste from Cold War-era atomic tests. | According to Guterres, the dome — which houses approximately …

World Watches Last Blue Moon of the Decade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-18
For the last time in this decade, a "Blue Flower Moon" will appear Saturday night at approximately 10: 21pm (BST), science experts said. | RELATED: | Israel Fails With Moon Landing | On Twitter, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) wrote, "Since the 1940s, 'Blue Moon' has referred to the second full Moon in a month – but tonight's Blue Moon is from the older definition, which is the third full Moon in a season that has an atypical four full Moons. And please note, the Moon will not appear b…

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-17
Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America's public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it…

Citing Harm to Public Education, Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on For-Profit Charter Schools
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-17
"Charter schools are led by unaccountable, private bodies, and their growth has drained funding from the public school system." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders_31.jpg…

65 years after Brown vs. Board: What happened to multicultural education?
Beatrice Lumpkin | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-17
How much progress have we made in getting racism out of our schools since the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education? In 1954, our highest court ruled, "Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." Clearly, that was a great victory. Yet today, in many of our nation's cities, schools remain highly segregated. In former …

Bolsonaro's Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-17
Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports…

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Recognizes 65 Year Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Ruling
commondreams.org | 2019-05-17

NAPLAN treats students like machines
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-17
A small but determined group of teachers, parents and students gathered in the rain on May 3 on the steps of the Victorian Parliament to demonstrate their opposition to the NAPLAN tests. | The speak out was organised by the Melbourne Educators for Social and Environmental Justice, a rank-and-file group within the Australian Education Union (AEU). | The NAPLAN tests are standardised tests, meaning that students right across Australia answer the same questions from a common bank of questions. They are supposed to indicate whether students are behind, above or equal to their peers. It treats students as cogs in a ma…

Are robots sexist? UN report shows gender bias in talking digital tech
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-17
Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN's Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that develop these services and other cutting-edge digital tools.

NAACP and Civil Rights Groups Hold Rally on the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board
Austyn Ross | naacp.org | 2019-05-17
On May 16, NAACP along with civil rights organizations and members of Congress held a rally on Capitol Hill to make the promise of Brown v. Board of Education a reality for all. In honor of the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, speakers addressed the still urgent struggle for education equity as well …

We are the shadow-ghosts, creeping back as the camp fires burn low
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-05-17
Professor Sandra Díaz, who teaches in Argentina's National University of Cordoba and is the co-chair of the IPBES report, said that although bio-diversity and eco-diversity are 'declining fast', 'we still have the means to ensure a sustainable future for people and the planet'. | Source…

Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it
splcenter.org | 2019-05-17
Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as "criminals." He has called them "rapists," drug dealers, "animals" and "bad hombres" who "infest our country."

Pentagon Threatens Europe over EU Army Plans
Alex Lantier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
On May 1, the US Department of Defense sent a letter to the European Union warning that plans for an independent EU army could lead to a collapse in the NATO alliance between the United States and the EU powers. …

Top Ten Differences Between the Iraq War and Trump's Proposed Iran War
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
1. Iraq is 168,754 mi ≤ and Iran is 636,400 mi ≤; that is, Iran is geographically 3.77 times bigger than Iraq, almost 4 times as big. | 2. Iraq's population when invaded was 26 million. Iran's population today is 81 million. | 3. …

New York Times Denies Health Impacts of 5G Cellphone Technology
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
The New York Times continues to descend further into spewing fiction masquerading as news. Its most recent analysis challenges Judith Miller's delusional screed about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction as sheer nonsense. Evidently the Times has a propensity for …

Farcical recognition tech? NYPD 'used Woody Harrelson pic for beer thief search'
rt.com | 2019-05-17
Police in New York used a photo of actor Woody Harrelson to track down a lookalike beer thief, according to a report by Georgetown University researchers on the NYPD's flawed facial recognition program. | …

The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle Is the New "Syraq" (Syria-Iraq)
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
Terrorist groups in West Africa are dangerously trying to transplant the "Syraq" model of transnational destabilization to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger border triangle in order to turn it into a similarly lawless region like the frontier between those two aforementioned Mideast …

The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Survival on Earth
Robert J. Burrowes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-17
Like many people who have struggled to understand why human beings are driving the sixth mass extinction event in Earth's history, which now threatens imminent human extinction as well, over many decades I have explored the research and efforts of a great many activists and scholars to secure this understanding. However, with many competing ideas …

Head of Swedish Bar Association Condemns the Handling of the Assange Case in the UK and Sweden as Deplorable
Anne Ramberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
This article was written by Anne Ramberg, who happens to be the Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, the professional body of lawyers in that country. The article has been translated by Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Swedish professor emeritus …

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey's Inequality Within Households
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-17
Hasan Tekguc and Bengi Akbulut discuss their research on the gender gap in poverty in Turkey. When comparing household income, it is impossible to know about the gender-based inequality within households…

Netanyahu's Acts of Provocation and Destruction Including Violence against Civilians Constitute Both a War Crime and Terrorism
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 was adopted on 23.12.2016. The resolution passed in a 14–0 vote by members of the U.N.S.C. including four parties having power of veto: China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom. | It reaffirmed that Israel's …

Trump — from China to Iran to Venezuela — Threats and Sanctions Everywhere — A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
Trump himself, has not only reached a level of incompetence and ignorance which is scary — but he has also surrounded himself with inept, preposterous people, like, Pence, Bolton, Pompeo — who, it appears, have no other means left than running around the world amok, dishing out threats left and right…

Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Claim 50 Countries Reject Venezuela's Elected President and Repeat It Enough It Must be True
Dave Lindorff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
American media still refer to Juan Guaidó, America's hand-picked "legitimate leader" or "legitimate president" of Venezuela, as having an "administration." | The truth is that his "administration" — consisting of advisors and other opposition leaders — are all either arrested …

War and Peace: Bolton and Trump Tell a Confused Story About Possible Military Action against Iran
John Mecklin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-17
The New York Times reported earlier in the week that top Trump administration national security officials asked for and received a briefing on military plans that would send some 120,000 US troops to the Middle East should Iran take aggressive …