2019-06-06: News Headlines

susan_p (2019-06-07). NZ teachers take historic strike action. greenleft.org.au Teachers around Aotearoa New Zealand held a historic one-day strike on May 29. | For the first time, both primary and secondary teachers joined together in a "mega-strike" to demand pay rises, parity between primary and secondary teachers, staffing increases and more time for preparation and out-of-classroom activities. About 50,000 teachers took part in the strike, with most public schools closing for the day. Large, loud and colourful marches took place in all main centres and many regional towns. Teachers also gathered at major intersections with placards and banners, encouraging motorists to toot in support o…

Staff (2019-06-06). Trump's New Travel Restrictions Harm Both US and Cuban People. truthout.org Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. persons. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will no longer allow the popular "people-to-people" educational travel and they will deny licenses to cruise ships, the most common way people visit Cuba. | "While this further escalation of the Trump administration's economic war on Cuba is very harmful to the people of Cuba and its…

Jonathan Kozol (2019-06-06). Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists. thenation.com Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists…

United Nations (2019-06-06). Thursday's Daily Brief: STIs worldwide, food safety and food prices, updates on Iraq and East Africa. un.org This Thursday, we cover: the latest global report by the UN health agency (WHO) on sexually transmitted infections (STIs); the first ever World Food Safety Day, celebrated this Friday; an update on global food prices; updates on the education and farmland situation in Iraq; and a new UN allocation of US$45 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya facing food shortages.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Chile Teachers Call For Demonstrations Against Poor Conditions. telesurenglish.net Chilean Teachers Association called Thursday for a massive demonstration in the capital Santiago to demand the government address the public education crisis, to retract the curricular change which makes the subjects of history, physical education and arts optional and improve the working conditions of teachers in Chile. | RELATED: | Chileans to Demonstrate as President Piñera Adresses the Nation | The teachers' association said they were protesting for structural issues with…

Shawgi Tell (2019-06-06). CREDO Says Pennsylvania Charter Schools Are Weak and Unimpressive. dissidentvoice.org In another recent study on charter schools, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University, "finds little to no progress in charter school impact in Pennsylvania."1 A June 4, 2019 press release from CREDO states that: "Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) found over four years of study that …

MAIL (2019-06-06). Trump Escalates Economic Attack on Cuba, Banning Americans from Educational, Cultural Trips. democracynow.org In the latest attempt by the Trump administration to squeeze the Cuban economy, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is ending the people-to-people program, which has been the most popular way for Americans to visit the country, through organized group trips in spite of the embargo. Private cruises to the island will also be banned. On Wednesday, the cruise companies Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian all said they will no longer travel to Cuba, affecting nearly 800,000 bookings. In a statement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed the ban is in retaliation for Cuba "providing a…

Jonathan Kozol (2019-06-06). When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists. thenation.com When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Cuban Campaign Seeks To Eradicate Patriarchal Norms. telesurenglish.net A year after it was launched, the Cuban national campaign Evoluciona continues its efforts in questioning and to transforming the beliefs that support violence against women, according to members of the campaign who have spoken to the local Cuban outlet Cuba Informacion Tuesday. | RELATED: | Argentina Protests Gender Violence, Demands Right To Abort | Led by the center Oscar Arnulfo Romero in alliance with the Federation of Cuban women, the National Center of Sex Education and the…

Craig Gordan (2019-06-06). An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike. mronline.org The recent seven-day strike by the Oakland Education Association (OEA) was eerily similar in key ways to its 26-day strike in 1996. What happened in both cases was that union members and community allies won on the picket lines and in the streets but got a draw, at best, at the bargaining table. | Source

Sam Ordóñez (2019-06-06). General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms'. workers.org June 3 — A national strike began in Honduras on May 30 protesting a series of reforms announced by the government. The strike was called in response a series of decrees signed by the president on May 28 aimed at restructuring the health and education sectors. The demonstrations, which continued . . . | Continue reading General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms' at Workers.org

plenglish (2019-06-06). Bolivia's Newspaper Warns of Damage Caused by Blockade of Cuba. plenglish.com La Paz, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) About 800,000 reservations of tickets to Cuba are affected by the U.S. ban on educational trips to the island, according to the Bolivian government"s newspaper Cambio.

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-06). Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech. theantimedia.com (CD) — Free speech advocates who warned of the predictable consequences of allowing powerful tech companies to police online discourse seized on YouTube's attempt Wednesday to purge hate speech from their video platform after creators performing public service journalism and education were swept up in the effort. Wednesday's purge came after days of sustained criticism over YouTube's …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-06). Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Latest Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech. commondreams.org "It's absolutely vital that YouTube work to undo the damage caused by their indiscriminate implementation as soon as possible." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ford_fischer.jpg…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-06). Fundamental Palestinian Rights: Trump's "Deal of the Century" "No-Peace/ Peace Plan", Derogating "The Right of Return" globalresearch.ca From what's known about the scheme, subject to change, Trump's so-called "deal of the century" has nothing to do with regional peace or treating Palestinians equitably. | It has everything to with serving US and Israeli interests at the expense of …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-06-06). Romanticism and Music: The Conversion of Music into a "Mass Narcotic" on a Global Scale. globalresearch.ca " Narcotic: drug that produces analgesia (pain relief), narcosis (state of stupor or sleep), and addiction (physical dependence on the drug). In some people narcotics also produce euphoria (a feeling of great elation)." | Introduction | Romanticism is a philosophical movement …

Jim Miles (2019-06-06). Modern Apocalypse. The Human Condition. globalresearch.ca The following text is a selection from Jim Miles book entitled Modern Apocalypse | The entire text of Jim Miles book is available in E-book pdf format | The Human Condition | Within the universe I am completely insignificant. Insignificance opens up the …

CFJPIME (2019-06-06). Islamophobia and the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Massacre: Motion M-153 Does Not Honour Mosque Victims. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is deeply concerned that Motion M-153— which purports to honour the victims of the January 29, 2017 Quebec City mosque massacre — is an attempt to avert a proper tribute …

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-06). Tulsi Gabbard Pushes No War Agenda — and the Media Is Out to Kill Her Chances. globalresearch.ca Voters looking ahead to 2020 are being bombarded with soundbites from the twenty plus Democratic would-be candidates. That Joe Biden is apparently leading the pack according to opinion polls should come as no surprise as he stands for nothing apart …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-06-06). Reinterpreting History and Reality, Retrospective Exhibition of Simone Fattal, New York Museum of Modern Art PS1. globalresearch.ca Even in New York, it's not often one has an opportunity to view a sculpture exhibit on the scale of Simone Fattal's 50-year retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art PS 1. It's a splendid assemblage of work—247 …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-06). The US/UK "Special Relationship": Anglo-American "Common Values and Shared Interests" Threaten World Peace? globalresearch.ca In his 1946 Fulton, Missouri "Iron Curtain" address, Winston Churchill coined the US/UK "special relationship" term. | Until its 1776 declaration and war of independence, Britain colonized the US. Now it's the other way around. | The same is true for post-WW …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-06). Study suggests higher cocoa prices could end child labor in Ghana. cgtn.com REUTERS FILE | Ghana could end child labor on cocoa farms by increasing the prices it pays impoverished farmers by about 50%, a U.S. study said on Wednesday. | Paying just 3% more at the farm gate could stop children in Ghana doing the most hazardous tasks, like using machetes, or working more than 42 hours a week, researchers said, as the illegal practice is driven by poverty and rarely prosecuted. | Ghana is the world's second largest cocoa grower, More than 700,000 children help produce the crop. | "We figured there has to be some kind of incentive, on top of the laws, to get the farmers to stop using child la…

John Kozy (2019-06-06). The Root of All Evil: "People No Longer Matter" globalresearch.ca How primitive human beings dealt with the harsh conditions of life can hardly be imagined. I suppose humans emerged in racial and ethnic groups that then merged to some extent, sometimes easily, sometimes not. All, however, face the same hardships …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-06). Trump's Visit to the United Kingdom: The "Special Relationship", Post Brexit Future, Upholding "Western Civilization" … against Russia. globalresearch.ca Trump's first-ever state visit to the UK was a monumental event that celebrated the history of these two Great Powers' "Special Relationship" and also hinted at what…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-06). The Long Arm of the Bilderberg Group. Created by the CIA and MI6. globalresearch.ca Three Italians were invited to this year's meeting of the Bilderberg Group, which was held in Montreux, Switzerland, (30 May to 2 June). Another journalist was invited with Lili Gruber, the host of the TV channel La7, and now the …

The Ocean Legacy Foundation (2019-06-06). Plastic Waste and Pollution: Environmental Organizations Call on Canadian Government to Take Immediate Regulatory Action. globalresearch.ca Twelve leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups have requested that Canada's environment and health ministers take immediate regulatory action on plastic waste and pollution, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999, and call on the Government of Canada to add …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-06-06). US Forces Destroy Syrian Oil While Enforcing Sanctions. globalresearch.ca The U.S. military attacked three Syrian oil tankers, destroying all and killing four of their drivers. The tankers were carrying Syrian oil, pumped from Syrian oil wells, and driving on Syrian territory. The U.S. justified the attack and murders …

Middle East Eye (2019-06-06). 'We Will Soon Pray There': Israeli Minister Urges Jewish Settlers to Enter Al-Aqsa (The Temple Mount). globalresearch.ca An Israeli minister has called on settlers to continue entering Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound and thanked security officials for making their visits possible after hundreds broke into the mosque during the final days of Ramadan. | In a video released on Monday, …

Mark Taliano (2019-06-06). Coalition Airstrikes against Syria and Iraq: "Counting" Civilian Casualties, Fake Atrocity Narratives. globalresearch.ca Washington-led Empire is a global gangster state[1]. It corrupts all organizations that stand in its way, including supposedly "non-governmental" agencies[2]. | These agencies are government and/or foundation-funded. They are not neutral. They serve and advance Empire's crimes. They fabricate consent by …

Israel Shahak (2019-06-06). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Hans Stehling (2019-06-06). Boris Johnson as Interim Prime Minister Could be a Disaster for the UK and British Interests. globalresearch.ca Boris Johnson as interim Prime Minister — even for a short period up to the next UK General Election — could prove extremely dangerous for both democratic government and for Britain as a sovereign, independent power. | Johnson is not only …

Pepe Escobar (2019-06-06). Why Trump Now Wants Talks with Iran. globalresearch.ca Unlike Deep Purple's legendary 'Smoke on the Water' — "We all came out to Montreux, on the Lake Geneva shoreline", the 67th Bilderberg group meetings produced no fire and no smoke at the luxurious Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel. | The …

Gareth Porter (2019-06-06). How the U.S. Navy Sold the Vietnam War. globalresearch.ca Dr. Tom Dooley, whose best-selling book "Deliver Us From Evil" helped create a favorable climate of opinion for U.S. intervention in South Vietnam, has long been linked to legendary CIA officer Edward G. Lansdale and his black operations in …

Food & Water Watch (2019-06-06). The Fracking Endgame: Locked into Plastics, Pollution and Climate Chaos. globalresearch.ca In the mid-2000s, the oil and gas industry accelerated the use of the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") technique to extract formerly inaccessible natural gas from shale rock and other geologic formations. Fracking has threatened communities near drilling rigs with water …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2019-06-06). A Third Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Disaster Is About to Occur. The Dangers of Experimental Copper Mining in Minnesota. globalresearch.ca I plead with the readers of this column to click on the following links and read about the Vale Mining Corporation's warning of an impending dissolution of yet another Brazilian mine tailings dam. Here is the link to the developing

Shane Quinn (2019-06-06). Pentagon Nuclear War Plans: Fallout Would Have Wiped Out Many More Countries than Previously Estimated. globalresearch.ca By 1961 the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, a group of senior military figures advising the president, had concluded that proposed nuclear attacks across China, the USSR and Warsaw Pact allies would result in over half a billion deaths. Approximately …

plenglish (2019-06-06). Chilean Teachers on Strike Hold National March. plenglish.com Santiago, Chile, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Primary and high-school teachers in Chile, who have been on strike since Monday, held a march on Thursday in this capital with participation of colleagues from all over the country, the College of Professors informed.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Staff To Unionize. telesurenglish.net Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren Thursday endorsed her campaign staff's decision to unionize, an expected move from the United States Senator from Massachusetts who has made workers' rights a major part of her 2020 platform. | RELATED: | US Election: Elizabeth Warren Proposes Canceling Students Debt for over 40M People | The staunchly pro-labor senator joins three other Democratic presidential candidates – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Verm…

splcenter (2019-06-06). Louisiana law will increase transparency in public school discipline and policing. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill today that will help ensure schools are transparent in their student disciplinary practices and school policing programs.

G. Dunkel (2019-06-06). Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close. workers.org On May 25, at the call of the Union of Nigerien Students (USN), a few thousand students marched through Niamey, the capital of Niger, chanting, "Down with foreign military bases," "Down with the French army" (Niger is a former French colony), "Down with the American army," and "Down with the . . . | Continue reading Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-06). Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Columbia less than a month after being detained by ICE. wsws.org Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.

WSWS (2019-06-06). Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE. wsws.org Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.

Molly Enking (2019-06-06). Here's what Trump learned after Prince Charles dropped climate science on him. peoplesworld.org In the middle of President Trump's controversial U.K. visit, he and Prince Charles were supposed to have a 15-minute sit-down for tea on Tuesday. Ninety minutes later, Trump left the meeting, reportedly after getting something between a lecture and a plea on the climate crisis. Trump discussed the meeting with British media personality Piers Morgan on ITV's Good …

Staff (2019-06-06). Corporate Media Will Regret Abandoning Julian Assange. truthdig.com After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the US Department of Justice's escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration. | Following the philosopher of science Karl Popper, I'll call this the problem of journalistic demarcation. Facing his own demarc…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-06). 'Abortion Up to Conscience, Not Government,' Declared Bernie Sanders… in 1972. commondreams.org The 2020 Democratic contender, says one top aide, "has been fighting these battles for decades, even when it wasn't politically advantageous." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie-sanders-abortion-joe-biden-roe-wade1.jpg…

Carrol Burris and Yohuru Williams (2019-06-05). Where the 2020 Hopefuls Stand on Public Education. progressive.org Broad support for the wave teacher strikes has candidates jostling each other step up on public education.

Jason Ditz (2019-06-05). Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Emma Fiala (2019-06-05). Teacher Gives Boy With Autism 'Most Annoying Male' Award. theantimedia.com (TMU) — A special education teacher in Indiana is in hot water after giving an 11-year-old student with autism a trophy for "most annoying male." Speaking to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the boy's father, Rick Castejon, said he was "blindsided" when his nonverbal son was given the award last month during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at …

Telesur (2019-06-05). US Bans Educational and Recreational Travel to Cuba. globalresearch.ca As of June 5, U.S. citizens will be prohibited from making group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to Cuba, Secretary of Commerce Steve Mnuchin of the U.S. Treasury Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday. | According …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-05). 'Straight-Up Cruel': Trump Admin Condemned for Canceling Education, Recreation, and Legal Services for Detained Migrant Children. commondreams.org Human rights advocates responded with outrage Wednesday to the Trump administration's decision to start canceling education, recreation, and legal services for unaccompanied migrant children in federal shelters across the country, purportedly because of high detention rates and low funds. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/children_2_0.jpeg…

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