2019-05-21: Social Media Postees

New Orleans Argues Whether an All-Charter City Can Be Truly Democratic
Emmanuel Felton | thenation.com | 2019-05-21
New Orleans Argues Whether an All-Charter City Can Be Truly Democratic…

Tulsi Gabbard: "I Don't" Buy Report that Iran Wants to Strike U.S. Forces, Trump Looking for "Pretext" for War
Rep Tulsi Gabbard | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, said she doesn't buy reports saying Iran poses a new threat to U.S. personnel in Iraq in an interview Sunday with ABC's "This Week." | *** | GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You resigned your DNC post …

US-Iran Showdown Is One False-Flag Attack Away from Global Calamity
Robert Bridge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Hypocritical to the core, the execution of false-flag events spare aggressive states the ignominy of appearing in public as the warmongering psychopaths they are, lest their subjects get the wrong idea as to exactly who is governing over them. | The …

Research on Children's Health Risks in Doubt Over EPA Funds
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-21
Projects resulting in pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy.

A China Food Crisis More Dangerous than Trade War? The African Swine Fever (ASF) Outbreak
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
China faces a threat to its agriculture that could do far more damage to her political stability and economy than the escalating USA tariff war. In recent months cases of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) among the pig population of …

Forevergate: The Pernicious Persistence of the Russian Collusion Delusion. The Trump-Putin Fairy Tale
William Hawes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
The official investigation into Russian collusion is over, after three harrowing, nerve-wracking years. I kid, of course. After endless news cycles, and various non-stories and wild-goose chases disseminated by mainstream media, one would think the country could move on. Yet …

India Elections: Towards a Possible BJP Victory
Andrew Korybko | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-05-21

All the Times John Bolton Called for War with Iran
Darius Shahtahmasebi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
This article was originally published in 2018 | The fact that Donald Trump's recent hawkish stance on the Syrian government coincided with John Bolton's first day as national security advisor is most likely no accident. Syria and Iran …

British Special Forces Join US Strike Group Against Iran
Al-Masdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
British Special Forces have flown to the Middle East in the framework of a top-secret mission to rebuff possible Iranian attacks on merchant ships, according to The Sun. | Members of the elite Special Boat Service are reported to have joined …

Fire the Nutcases Leading Us to War
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
President Donald Trump claimed this week that he does not want war with Iran. If he really believes this, the president ought to look into what his subordinates are doing. | Among their bellicose actions are deployment of the 'Abraham Lincoln …

Selected Articles: Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Breaking: Federal Judge Orders Release of Trump's Tax Returns
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
On May 10, House Dem Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS commissioner Charles Rettig to release Trump's personal tax returns for the 2013-18 period, along with other returns for several of his …

Syria War Report: Hama Ceasefire Initiative Failed. Clashes Ongoing
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
On May 17 and May 18, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) intercepted several unidentified aerial objects over Damascus and the southern part of the country. In both cases, the intercepted targets came from the southern Syria border, near the …

US Navy wants to create archive of 350 BILLION social media posts for 'research' purposes
rt.com | 2019-05-21
The US Navy is seeking to create an archive that will store no less than 350 billion social media posts, as part of the military branch's "research efforts" into "modes of collective expression." | …

Challenging Orthodoxies: Alabama's Anti-Abortion Law
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
It seems like a grand ploy of massive distraction. On the surface, the move by Alabama to place the most onerous restrictions on the granting of an abortion has become a lighting-rod of conviction for Democrat agitators. And not just …

Dueling Agendas: Russia and China v. the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Sino/Russian and US geopolitical agendas are world's apart. Together with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi last week, Sergey Lavrov said the following: |…

Trump administration downplays danger of air pollution in new regulatory rollbacks
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-21
The Trump administration will soon replace Obama-era Clean Power Plan by rolling back regulations that drastically downplays the danger of air pollution. As the White House prepares to put in place the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) plan, the Trump administration will use a new methodology to determine air pollution, which researchers said would undercut premature deaths caused by pollution. | The decades-old methodology used "a peer-reviewed methodology under which the existence of fine particles of chemicals — also known as particulate matter — in the air were found to be dangerous even if they we…

Israel's War Criminals in Their Own Words
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Israel's public face, sustained and propagated by a wealthy and powerful diaspora that has significant control over the media, insists that the country is the Middle East's only true democracy, that is operates under a rule of law for all …

US Rage for Dominance Driving Its Economic and Social Decline
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21

USAF Paints F-16 Jet with Russian Color Scheme for 'Training Purposes'
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Nellis Air Force Base's Facebook page published a video of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Friday belonging to the 64th Aggressor Squadron in a new paint scheme that resembles Russia's fifth-generation stealth fighter, reported The War Zone. | "A | …

Video: Donald Trump Threatens to Destroy Iran
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
US President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran." | Watch the interview with Canada's antiwar activist and geopolitical analyst Ken Stone below….

Netanyahu Took Trump to New Heights of Global Tension and Dropped Him
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Israel prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu claimed he personally convinced the US president Donald Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA agreement, and wished Iran to " disappear with the help of God". Israel is much …

Rand Corp: come abbattere la Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Costringere l'avversario a estendersi eccessivamente per sbilanciarlo e abbatterlo: non è una mossa di judo ma il piano contro la Russia elaborato dalla Rand Corporation, il più influente think tank Usa che, con uno staff di migliaia di esperti, si …

Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
On May 5, Donald Trump announced a devastating 25% tariff on Chinese commodity imports valued at 200 billion dollars. | According to Trump: | "China is cheating the system". | "Dirty Bureaucrats in Washington have allowed China to take advantage of our great …

The Pakistan Based "Baloch Liberation Army" (BLA): A Foreign-Backed Feudal Terrorist Group
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
The so-called "Baloch Liberation Army" issued a video ultimatum to China over the weekend to discontinue its CPEC development projects in Pakistan's Balochistan or face a renewed wave of terrorist attacks against its interests there, with this message unambiguously proving …

How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
"No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, sooner or later, you'll face circumstances beyond your control." — Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones | Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered …

Idlib-Based Uighur Terrorists Threatened Russian Forces in Syria
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
The so-called "Turkistan Islamic Party", the Syrian branch of the Uighur-led terrorist group previously known as the "East Turkestan Islamic Movement", threatened to deal Russia a defeat akin to the one that its Soviet predecessor experienced in Afghanistan, demonstrating the …

US-China Trade War: Beijing Warns Trump Against "Going Too Far"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
The US is used to having its way in dealings with other countries — pressuring, bullying, warning, threatening, and attacking them to push them into compliance with its demands. | What once worked most often is increasingly a less effective strategy …

NIAC Statement on Trump's Tweet Threat to "End" Iran
NIAC Action | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Today, President Trump threatened to "end" Iran in a tweet on the heels of reports that rockets landed near the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad. | In response, President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, issued the following …

Right-wing Australian government re-elected as voters turn against Labor
wsws.org | 2019-05-21
The election result reflected widespread hostility among workers, students and young people to Labor and the entire political establishment.

Mobilize the working class in defense of abortion rights
wsws.org | 2019-05-21
The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are distributing this statement at demonstrations across the US on Tuesday to defend the right to an abortion.

How Johns Hopkins' Influence Haunts Baltimore (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-21
In part two, Antero Pietila, author of "The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins," discusses recent protests by students, community members and Hopkins employees over the institution's relationship with…

Algerian Students Insist on Changes in Government
plenglish.com | 2019-05-21
Algiers, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Under heavy security measures in this capital and in other cities of the country, thousands of Algerian students took to the street chanting slogans against the Government and demanding its dissolution.

Workers Struggles: the Americas
wsws.org | 2019-05-21
Last week teachers all across Mexico took part in strikes and protests to oppose continuing attacks on public education being overseen by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Chicago Teachers Union members re-elects CORE slate to leadership
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-21
Chicago, IL – Members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted May 19 to re-elect the Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE) leadership slate, headed by President Jesse Sharkey, Vice President Stacy Davis Gates, Financial Secretary Maria Moreno, and Recording Secretary Christel Williams Hayes. The result was 66% for CORE, 34% for the challengers. | The contested election underscores the internal democracy inside the CTU, in which debates about the direction and functioning of the union took place in school meetings across the city, in member forums on the internet, and in the union's governing body, the House…

Sick teachers forced to pay for own substitutes
Evelyn Martinez | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-21
At a time when teachers are struggling to find ways to continue living in the most unaffordable city in the country, they are expected to pay for their own substitute teacher after they use up their sick days.

The Fight Against PAR, The Attack On Teachers & Worker Rights With Educator Brian Crowell
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-21
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.

Education Agreement Strengthens Ecuador-Cuba Ties
plenglish.com | 2019-05-21
Quito, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Governments of Ecuador and Cuba have strengthened their relations in the educational field with the signing of a new collaboration agreement.

Bernie Sanders Is Bringing Back the Most Underrated Education Policy
Ryan Cooper | commondreams.org | 2019-05-21
"Last week, Bernie Sanders released a plan to revitalize school integration efforts," explains Cooper. "It's both an excellent plan and brings attention to a vitally important racial justice issue." (Photo: BernieSanders.com) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-05-21_at_5.33.46_pm.png…

Brazilian youth speak out during Sà£o Paulo demonstration against Bolsonaro's attacks on education
wsws.org | 2019-05-21
Demonstrations on May 15 brought one million people to the streets in the first nationwide protest against the policies of Brazil's fascistic President Bolsonaro.

Brazil Loosens Gun Control, Civilians Can Own Military Rifles
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-21
Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree this month which will allow citizens to possess rifles with four times the amount of firepower | RELATED: | 'Brazil Needs More Education, Not More Guns', Lula Warns | Before the decree, the possession of all weapons with firing projectile above 407 joules (the amount of energy released at the moment of…

A Homeland Security Whistleblower Goes Public About ICE Abuse of Solitary Confinement
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-05-21
Ellen Gallagher was stunned when she first learned that immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement were sometimes placed in isolation with no human contact for 22 hours a day. It was February 2014, only a few months into her stint as a policy adviser at the Department of Homeland Security's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, where she thought she'd be empowered to ensure that the department did not violate the rights of those who came into its crosshairs. | For the next several months, Gallagher educated herself on solitary confinement, a controversial practice used frequently in penal i…

What's Trending: Black News Recap
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-05-20
Washington Post: Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledges to pay off Morehouse College Class of 2019‚Ä≤s student loans Smith told the graduates how he launched his lucrative career. He gave them wise words on grit and success. Then he deviated from his prepared remarks. "My family is going to create a grant to …

Scientists against the machine
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-20
Jane Shallice examines the history of radical research at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science. | Source…

'Coordinated anti-Trump campaign' on Instagram found by data analytics firm
rt.com | 2019-05-20
Italian researchers have uncovered what they called a "coordinated social media operation"on Instagram intended to undermine US President Donald Trump, with many identical posts using hashtags like #ihatetrump and #ImpeachTrump. | …

Teachers rally in Nashville, Tennessee to demand pay raises
wsws.org | 2019-05-20
More than 1,000 teachers and school employees called in sick last week in the latest protests by educators in the US.

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-20
65 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to end school segregation. Now Trump's appointees to the federal bench and Department of Justice refuse to say they support it. What does the future hold?

Bernie's Plan to Save Public Schools
Nikhil Goyal | thenation.com | 2019-05-20
Bernie's Plan to Save Public Schools…

Abortion: White Panic Over Demographic Dilution?
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-20
What is behind the bigotry masquerading as sanctimonious religiosity fervently opposed to abortion in the United States? One motivation for US conservatives' opposition to abortion — "a woman's right to choose" — as stated by demographer Ben Wattenberg (in his increasingly neoconservative later years, after the 1970s), and cited by the wonderful educator, Jane Elliott…

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 …