2019-06-06: Social Media Postees

NZ teachers take historic strike action
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-07
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/nz-teachers-take-historic-strike-action

CREDO Says Pennsylvania Charter Schools Are Weak and Unimpressive
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-06
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/credo-says-pennsylvania-charter-schools-are-weak-and-unimpressive/

Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists
Jonathan Kozol | thenation.com | 2019-06-06
Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists…
thenation.com/article/joe-biden-education-busing-opposition/

When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists
Jonathan Kozol | thenation.com | 2019-06-06
When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists…
thenation.com/article/joe-biden-education-busing-opposition/

Chile Teachers Call For Demonstrations Against Poor Conditions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Teachers-Call-For-Demonstrations-Against-Poor-Conditions–20190606-0010.html

Bolivia's Newspaper Warns of Damage Caused by Blockade of Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
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.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42912&SEO=bolivias-newspaper-warns-of-damage-caused-by-blockade-of-cuba

Thursday's Daily Brief: STIs worldwide, food safety and food prices, updates on Iraq and East Africa
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-06
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1039951

Cuban Campaign Seeks To Eradicate Patriarchal Norms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-Campaign-Seeks-To-Eradicate-Patriarchal-Norms-20190606-0014.html

Trump's New Travel Restrictions Harm Both US and Cuban People
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-06
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…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-new-travel-restrictions-harm-both-us-and-cuban-persons/

An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike
Craig Gordon | mronline.org | 2019-06-06
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…
mronline.org/2019/06/06/an-analysis-of-the-2019-oakland-teachers-strike/

An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike
Craig Gordon | mronline.org | 2019-06-06
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…
mronline.org/2019/06/06/an-analysis-of-the-2019-oakland-teachers-strike/

General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms'
Sam Ordóñez | workers.org | 2019-06-06
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…
workers.org/2019/06/06/general-strike-in-honduras-protests-govt-reforms/

CREDO Says Pennsylvania Charter Schools Are Weak and Unimpressive
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-06
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/credo-says-pennsylvania-charter-schools-are-weak-and-unimpressive/

Trump Escalates Economic Attack on Cuba, Banning Americans from Educational, Cultural Trips
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-06
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…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/6/trump_administration_passes_new_restrictions_on

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-06
(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 …

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech

An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike
Craig Gordan | mronline.org | 2019-06-06
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…
mronline.org/2019/06/06/an-analysis-of-the-2019-oakland-teachers-strike/

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Latest Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/06/journalist-and-educator-among-those-caught-youtubes-latest-attempt-purge-online-hate?cd-origin=rss

Plastic Waste and Pollution: Environmental Organizations Call on Canadian Government to Take Immediate Regulatory Action
The Ocean Legacy Foundation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/twelve-environmental-organizations-call-canadian-government-take-immediate-regulatory-action-plastic-waste-pollution/5679814

Snubs, Bumps and Donald Trump in Britain
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
He may not be popular in Britain, but he still has shavings of appeal. For a country that has time for Nigel Farage, pro-Brexit enthusiast and full-time hypocrite (he is a member of the European Parliament, the very same institution …
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-britain/5679707

The Long Arm of the Bilderberg Group. Created by the CIA and MI6
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/long-arm-bilderberg-group/5679805

Modern Apocalypse. The Human Condition
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 | …
globalresearch.ca/modern-apocalypse-the-human-condition/5679741

Boris Johnson as Interim Prime Minister Could be a Disaster for the UK and British Interests
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/boris-johnson-interim-prime-minister-disaster-uk-british-interests/5679719

Reinterpreting History and Reality, Retrospective Exhibition of Simone Fattal, New York Museum of Modern Art PS1
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/retrospective-exhibition-simone-fatal-moma-ps1-ny/5679731

Tulsi Gabbard Pushes No War Agenda — and the Media Is Out to Kill Her Chances
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/tulsi-gabbard-pushes-no-war-agenda-media-kill-her-chances/5679802

Why Trump Now Wants Talks with Iran
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-now-wants-talks-iran/5679733

The Fracking Endgame: Locked into Plastics, Pollution and Climate Chaos
Food & Water Watch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 | …
globalresearch.ca/fracking-endgame-locked-plastics-pollution-climate-chaos/5679796

The US/UK "Special Relationship": Anglo-American "Common Values and Shared Interests" Threaten World Peace?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/the-usuk-special-relationship-anglo-american-common-values-and-shared-interests-threaten-world-peace/5679715

Islamophobia and the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Massacre: Motion M-153 Does Not Honour Mosque Victims
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/motion-m-153-not-honour-mosque-victims/5679725

How the U.S. Navy Sold the Vietnam War
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/how-u-s-navy-sold-vietnam-war/5679662

Fundamental Palestinian Rights: Trump's "Deal of the Century" "No-Peace/ Peace Plan", Derogating "The Right of Return"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/fundamental-palestinian-rights-trumps-deal-of-the-century-no-peace-peace-plan-derogating-the-right-of-return/5679711

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

'We Will Soon Pray There': Israeli Minister Urges Jewish Settlers to Enter Al-Aqsa (The Temple Mount)
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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, …
globalresearch.ca/we-will-soon-pray-there-israeli-minister-urges-settlers-enter-al-aqsa/5679799

Study suggests higher cocoa prices could end child labor in Ghana
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-06
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/06/study-suggests-higher-cocoa-prices-could-end-child-labor-in-ghana/

Coalition Airstrikes against Syria and Iraq: "Counting" Civilian Casualties, Fake Atrocity Narratives
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/coalition-airstrikes-against-syria-and-iraq-counting-civilian-casualties-fake-atrocity-narratives/5679606

Pentagon Nuclear War Plans: Fallout Would Have Wiped Out Many More Countries than Previously Estimated
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/pentagon-nuclear-war-plans-fallout-would-have-wiped-out-many-more-countries-previously-estimated/5679722

A Third Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Disaster Is About to Occur. The Dangers of Experimental Copper Mining in Minnesota
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/third-brazilian-mine-tailings-dam-disaster-occur/5679748

Romanticism and Music: The Conversion of Music into a "Mass Narcotic" on a Global Scale
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
" 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 …
globalresearch.ca/romanticism-music-conversion-music-mass-narcotic-global-scale/5679743

Trump's Visit to the United Kingdom: The "Special Relationship", Post Brexit Future, Upholding "Western Civilization" … against Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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…
globalresearch.ca/trumps-visit-to-the-united-kingdom-the-special-relationship-post-brexit-future-upholding-western-civilization-against-russia/5679791

The Root of All Evil: "People No Longer Matter"
John Kozy | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/the-root-of-all-evil-people-no-longer-matter/5679817

US Forces Destroy Syrian Oil While Enforcing Sanctions
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-forces-destroy-syrian-oil-enforcing-sanctions/5679710

Chilean Teachers on Strike Hold National March
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
06 de junio de 2019, 12: 28Santiago, 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.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42910&SEO=chilean-teachers-on-strike-hold-national-march

Palestinian Solidarity, South Africa BDS & Director Muhammed Desai
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-06
WorkWeek interviews SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil about her trip to South Africa to attend the Teaching Palestine confernce in March 2019. While at the conference she and two other women were sexually harassed by Muhammed Desai, the director of South Africa BDS. She talks about that experience and the cover-up that followed. She also discusses the role of Israel and the attacks against professors and students in the United States who are critical of Israel…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/03/18823720.php

Chilean Teachers on Strike Hold National March
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
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.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42910&SEO=chilean-teachers-on-strike-hold-national-march

Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2019-06-06
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…
workers.org/2019/06/06/nigers-students-demand-u-s-and-french-bases-close/

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco-j06.html

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Staff To Unionize
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Elizabeth-Warrens-Campaign-Staff-To-Unionize-20190606-0017.html

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Columbia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco-j06.html

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco-j06.html

Louisiana law will increase transparency in public school discipline and policing
splcenter.org | 2019-06-06
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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/06/louisiana-law-will-increase-transparency-public-school-discipline-and-policing

Here's what Trump learned after Prince Charles dropped climate science on him
Molly Enking | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-06
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/heres-what-trump-learned-after-prince-charles-dropped-climate-science-on-him/

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