2019-06-08: News Headlines

Workers World West Virginia bureau (2019-06-08). WV educators refuse to back down, once again. workers.org Following the successful defeat of the West Virginia omnibus education bill, SB 451, in February 2019, Senate Republicans called for a special session in June to reintroduce the same legislation. SB 451 tied a school employee pay raise to anti-public education proposals, such as for-profit charter schools, increased class size . . . | Continue reading WV educators refuse to back down, once again at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-08). Trump ends federal funding of fetal tissue research. wsws.org The ban is the Trump administration's latest attack on science and reproductive rights.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-08). To the People of Cuba: Is Washington Preparing a "Soft Coup"? The Co-optation of Cuban Intellectuals. globalresearch.ca The Cuban Revolution constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of humanity, which challenges the legitimacy of global capitalism. In all major regions of the World, the Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration and struggle…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-08). Trump Reinvents The History of World War II, Honoring US Vets and Talking Peace While Waging War. globalresearch.ca The US was Soviet Russia's junior partner in the battle to defeat Nazi Germany. History taught US students otherwise. So do US presidents, Trump no exception. | In Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the Normandy American Cemetery, commemorating the 75th D-Day anniversary, launching the …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-08). When the Journalists Ganged Up on Assange They Ganged Up on Themselves. globalresearch.ca Journalists did not appreciate the implications for themselves of the contrived and false indictment of Julian Assange by a corrupt US government. It was obvious to a few of us that the indictment by the US government, a government constrained …

Labor Video Project (2019-06-08). Logan High & The Battle For Public Education: New Haven Teachers Face Union Busting. indybay.org New Haven Teaches Association members are interviewed at Logan High School at Union City on their 13th day on strike in the district. They discuss their fight to defend public education and union busting by the trustees and management.

WSWS (2019-06-08). Costa Rican teachers speak out against antistrike laws. wsws.org While teachers express the need to wage an international struggle, the APSE trade union is preparing a new betrayal by letting off steam through "intermittent strikes."

WSWS (2019-06-08). Teachers struggles erupt across Latin America. wsws.org The response by the ruling class to the resistance led by teachers has been the same everywhere: the claim that there is "no money" and police state repression.

WSWS (2019-06-08). Students at Dresden School of Art protest against the far-right AfD. wsws.org The trigger for the protests was the candidacy of library director Barbara Lenk for the AfD in a local election…

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-07). You're Under Arrest: How the US Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca "History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can …

Michael Welch (2019-06-07). Who Rules the World? Bilderberg 2019 and the Global Power Elite. globalresearch.ca "We are at a crossroads. And the roads we take from here will determine the very future of humanity. We have to wake up to the true objectives and actions of the Bilderberg Group and its parallel kin if we …

Corporate Crime Reporter (2019-06-07). Boeing Obama a Gold Watch and 346 Dead. globalresearch.ca Democrats want to make Donald Trump the issue in 2020. | If they do, they will lose again, the way they lost in 2016. | Instead, the 2020 election should be about corporate power in all of its manifestations, its hold on …

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2019-06-07). Profits àºber Alles! American Corporations and Hitler. globalresearch.ca 75 years ago, the D-Day 2019 commemoration of the US-led invasion of Normandy. | "World War II is widely celebrated as a "crusade" in which the US fought unreservedly on the side of democracy, freedom, and justice against dictatorship." | While America …

Staff (2019-06-07). Trump's EPA Is Letting "Forever Chemicals" Into Our Food, Experts Say. truthout.org A growing chorus of environmental groups and public health experts are slamming the Trump administration for its milquetoast response to the widespread problem of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a family of toxic "forever chemicals" that are linked to serious diseases and have contaminated food products and drinking water across the country. | Earlier this week, environmental groups released photos of previously unreleased research by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showing the presence of 16 PFAS chemicals in food products sampled from e…

South Front (2019-06-07). Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca ISIS cells have used an IED to blow up a Syrian Army vehicle on the road between Naamer and al-Khirbet in northern Daraa, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq said on June 4. According to the report, 3 soldiers were killed …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-07). D-Day Normandy Invasion after 75 Years. The Falsification of History. globalresearch.ca Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Once again the event is celebrated by demonization of National Socialist Germany and glorification of America's greatness in winning the war. | In actual fact the Normandy invasion was not a significant …

Wolfgang Streeck (2019-06-07). Four Reasons the European Left Lost. globalresearch.ca The setbacks for centrist parties in the European elections showed that the EU's crisis is anything but over. Yet the Left's lack of strategy and identity has hobbled its ability to provide an alternative. | *** |

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Prof. Wilson Wong (2019-06-07). Japan's F-35 Acquisition and the Arms Race in the Western Pacific: Strategic Game Changer or Epic Boondoggle? asia-pacificresearch.com

BroadbandSearch (2019-06-07). What Does Facebook Know About Me (It's Scary). globalresearch.ca Whether it's eerily-specific ads popping up in our news feeds, or stories about our data leaking into the wrong hands, there's plenty of evidence that Facebook knows quite a bit about us. | But exactly what information does Facebook have? It's …

(2019-06-07). New Study: United States Uses 85 Pesticides Outlawed in Other Countries. globalresearch.ca The United States allows the use of 85 pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the European Union, China or Brazil, according to a peer-reviewed study published today by the academic journal Environmental Health. | In 2016 …

Evgeniy Spitsyn (2019-06-07). History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany. globalresearch.ca John D. Rockefeller Jr. owned a controlling interest in Standard Oil, but the next largest stockholder was the German chemical company I. G. Farben, through which the firm sold $20 million worth of gasoline and lubricants to the Nazis.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-07). Illinois Legalizes Cannabis. globalresearch.ca The late economist Milton Friedman's notion of capitalism and freedom is polar opposite to my own views. | We're however likeminded on the issue of illicit drugs and so-called US war on them, largely waged on Blacks and Latinos. They …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-06-07). Europe Has No Freedom But to Choose "Freedom Gas" (Made in America). globalresearch.ca The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently renamed US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports "freedom gas." But freedom for who? For Europe which already has a cheap and reliable source of natural gas, but is being forced to switch over …

Helen Buyniski (2019-06-07). Election? What Election? The EU Elite Will Censor Their Way Out of this Mess. globalresearch.ca The neoliberal establishment is wringing its hands in the wake of European elections that proved a resounding victory for populist parties across the continent, casting around for someone to blame but utterly incapable of realizing their own interference has doomed …

Andre Vltchek (2019-06-07). Hundreds Died 'as a Result of the Indonesian Elections'. asia-pacificresearch.com

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-07). Chinese Students Might be the "Trade War's" First Civilian Causalities. globalresearch.ca The escalating "trade war" between the US and China is reportedly causing some in Washington to consider imposing legal restrictions on Chinese students in the interests of national security, which shows that all the trade talk was really just a …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-07). It's Not a US-India "Trade War": Delhi and Washington Are Just Trying to Get a Better Trade Deal. globalresearch.ca Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump's termination of India's membership in the "Generalized System of Preferences" and New Delhi's decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American "trade war", but …

Eric Toussaint (2019-06-07). World Bank and IMF Support to US Sponsored Dictatorships. globalresearch.ca In 2019, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF will be 75 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few allied major powers who work to generalize policies that …

Global Research News (2019-06-07). Most Popular Articles This Week. globalresearch.ca

plenglish (2019-06-07). Experts from Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba to Research Neuroimmunology. plenglish.com 07 de junio de 2019, 05: 58Havana, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Brazil, Guatemala and Cuba will meet here from June 11 to 14 to discuss new alternatives in the treatment of demyelinating diseases during the First Cuban School of Neuroimmunology, a press release reported here. .

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-07). Microplastics in every bite: News study confirms human consumption of plastic. nationofchange.org Microplastics are found everywhere. And a new study confirms that on average, humans consume 50,000 bits of plastic a year and inhale nearly the same amount. Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the study concluded that "microplastics are ubiquitous across ecosystems," EcoWatch reported. | The study looked at a number of food and drinks to come to their conclusion. The researchers also reviewed "26 previous studies that analyzed the amounts of microplastic particles in fish, shellfish, added sugars, salts, alcohol, tap or bottled water, and air. They then extrapolated U.S. dietary guide…

Rima Najjar (2019-06-07). Washington's "Malicious Intent": Trump and Son-in-Law Kushner's "Deliberate" Ignorance of Palestinian History. globalresearch.ca When the President of Israel and the Jewish son-in-law of the President of the United States make surprisingly thoughtless statements about Palestine, they show us just how deliberately ignorant of history they are‚Ää—‚Ääand how uncaring they are for …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-07). The State of the US Economy. Poverty and America's "Mega-Rich". Rigged Markets and the Collapse of the "Real Economy" globalresearch.ca The story line is going out that the economic boom is weakening and the Federal Reserve has to get the printing press running again. The Fed uses the money to purchase bonds, which drives up the prices of bonds and …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). 300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Another Southern Command brigade of U.S. Navy and Marine soldiers arrived in Honduras this week as part of what the U.S. Embassy in Honduras has called "a multi-national disaster response task force" released Tuesday. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | Some 300 members of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), more widely known as Southcom (or in Latin America as Comando Sur), will work toge…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Chile: 75,000 People March for Public Education. telesurenglish.net Chilean teachers from all over the country met Thursday for a massive march in the capital city of Santiago. | RELATED: | 80,000 Chileans March to Legalize Medical Marijuana, Regulate Recreational Use | Mario Aguilar, president of the Chilean Teachers Association said they have already prepared to extend its national strike into next week if no adequate response emerges from Chile's Ministry of Education. | "This will continue as long we remain without answers.

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-06-07). The Radical Teachers' Movement Comes to Baltimore. thenation.com The Radical Teachers' Movement Comes to Baltimore…

Diana Block (2019-06-07). Teaching Palestine in South Africa. counterpunch.org Reaffirming Internationalism in the Twenty-first Century In March 2019 I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a conference — Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice. The conference was co-sponsored by the AMED (Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies) program of San Francisco State University (SFSU), AMEC (Afro-Middle East Centre) in More

Fight Back (2019-06-07). Salt Lake City teacher walkout could lead to strike. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Teachers in the Salt Lake Education Association walked out of a Salt Lake City Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday night, June 4. The meeting was held the night before the last day of school and was attended almost entirely by teachers, some of whom had brought their own children. They wore red shirts to show their solidarity to their union, their students and each other and they carried signs reading "6%" showing their demand to have their salaries raised by 6% in their upcoming contract with the district. The teachers all walked out during the comment period, where input on the upcoming c…

WSWS (2019-06-07). Stop the closure of Benton Harbor schools! Defend public education! wsws.org The following statement was distributed to teachers, parents and students at a school board meeting Tuesday night in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2019-06-07). Teach Your Children Well: Valedictorian Silenced For Naming Trayvon and Tamir. commondreams.org https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/further/black_mages.jpg…

WSWS (2019-06-07). New Zealand secondary teachers' union cancels industrial action. wsws.org There is growing anger over the Labour Party-led government's refusal to adequately fund education, and the unions' efforts to isolate teachers.

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…

By Marian Wright Edelman (2019-06-07). Freedom Schools Program and the Struggle to Provide Effective Education to marginalized Communities. blackstarnews.com Marian Wright Edelman. Photo: YouTube | | Close your eyes and think about the words summer school. What comes to mind? | If you picture a room full of children clapping, cheering, laughing and falling in love with reading you could be imagining the experience thousands of children across the country are about to have as they participate in the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools program. More than 1,400 college-aged servant leader interns, site coordinators and partners came together this week for National Training at historic CDF Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee to learn how to teach the "Freedom Sch…

Robert Reich (2019-06-07). Robert Reich: Ignore the Socialist Scaremongering. truthdig.com I keep hearing a lot about "socialism" these days, mainly from Donald Trump and Fox News, trying to scare Americans about initiatives like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal child care, free public higher education, and higher taxes on the super-wealthy to pay for these. | Well, I'm here to ask you…

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-07). Racism is a Public Health Crisis. counterpunch.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism, More

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-07). Dallas School Stops Valedictorian's Graduation Speech After She Mentions Trayvon Martin And Tamir Rice. blackstarnews.com Valedictorian Rooha Haghar's graduation speech was stopped when she mentioned Trayvon Martin's name… | During her graduation speech, valedictorian Rooha Haghar's mic was muted by officials, at Dallas' Emmett J. Conrad High School—once she uttered the names: Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. | Haghar said she was warned beforehand not to put their names in her speech. | School officials deny they muted Haghar's mic. According to Haghar, they claim they just experienced "a technical difficulty." Somehow, this, coincidentally, happened right after she invoked the names of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice…

WSWS (2019-06-07). Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers. wsws.org The Office of Refugee Settlement has halted the flow of funding for any activities they consider "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety," including legal aid and recreation.

The Mind Unleashed (2019-06-07). Scientists Now Believe Black Holes Could Be Portals to Other Galaxies. theantimedia.com (TMU) — In Christopher Nolan's epic 2014 science fiction film Interstellar, a rogue splinter group of scientists constituting the collapsed remnants of NASA hatch a plan to save Earth from environmental collapse by searching for potentially habitable planets in a distant galaxy. They get there by traveling through a wormhole and using the gravitational slingshot …

WSWS (2019-06-07). Sri Lankan Trotskyists win strong support for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org University students voice their concerns about the US-led assaults on Assange and Manning and speak out in defence of free speech.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-07). 'Class of 0000' Campaign Denounces 'Cowardly' Censorship of Student Call for Climate Action. commondreams.org More than 350 students across the U.S. have signed up to use their graduation speeches as a call to action directed at lawmakers and older generations, demanding they do everything in their power to solve the climate crisis and protect the planet—but many students are facing censorship as they try to get their message out. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/42090844001_45e52c2f88_o1.jpg…

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