2019-06-09: News Headlines

Christine Maema (2019-06-09). Angola in need of USD 300 million to clear land mines. cgtn.com The government of Angola announced that over $300 million is needed by the National Inter-sectoral Commission for Demining (CNIDAH) to be able to clear about 174 kilometres of the Angolan territory of landmines by the year 2025. | Photo of unexploded ordnances (UXO) — UN Photo | The information was given by the CNIDAH representative Adriano Gonàßalves, during a mine co-ordination meeting dubbed 'Agenda 2025'. | In 2018, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), released a report which stated that Angola is among the twelve countries where the level of landmines presence is still…

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). 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). 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."

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.

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…

Bryan Ellis (2019-06-08). Sarasota students hold climate strikes every Friday in June. liberationnews.org Sarasota Students for Climate will be holding a school strike for climate every Friday in June at the bay front at 3: 30pm. They are calling on students to join their movement to demand immediate action on the climate crisis.

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 …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-08). Der lange Arm der Bilderberg Gruppe. globalresearch.ca Zur diesjà§hrigen Sitzung der Bilderberggruppe, die vom 30. Mai bis 2. Juni in Montreux in der Schweiz stattfand, waren drei Italiener eingeladen. Es waren mit Lili Gruber, der Moderatorin des Fernsehsenders La7, eine weitere Journalistin, der stà§ndige Moderator der …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-08). America's "Golden Age" Might Lead to "Energy Colonialism"? globalresearch.ca Igor Sechin, the CEO of Rosneft and one of the most powerful people in Russia, isn't jumping on the Alt-Media bandwagon of speculating about America's supposedly imminent demise but is instead warning that it might actually be about to …

Philip Giraldi (2019-06-08). Internet Free Speech All but Dead. globalresearch.ca The Internet was originally promoted as a completely free and uncensored mechanism for people everywhere to exchange views and communicate, but it has been observed by many users that that is not really true anymore. Both governments and the service …

Washington's Blog (2019-06-08). USS Liberty 1967: Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the U.S. globalresearch.ca Firs published by February 15, 2015 on Washington Blog and Global Research | Fifty two years, on June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the American naval vessel USS Liberty in international waters, and tried to sink it. | After checking the Liberty out …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-08). An Israeli Double-Feature: 52nd Anniversary of Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty. globalresearch.ca Two days ago the US celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day with accolades to the armed forces and thanks to surviving veterans. The country stood strongly with the military. But today two days later is the 52 anniversary of a …

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 …

Lesley Docksey (2019-06-08). Why Do We Think We Own the Earth? globalresearch.ca We are now in climate crisis. Almost every week another major scientific study hits the news, telling us we are losing this, destroying that and completely obliterating the other; whole ecological systems under threat while those with the power to …

South Front (2019-06-08). Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance. globalresearch.ca On June 6, joint forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (the former official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria), other al-Qaeda-linked groups and a coalition of Turkish-backed militants known as the National Front for Liberation launched a large-scale advance in northern Hama….

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…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-08). The Pentagon's "Pacific Bellicosity" Is Threatening Both Russia and China. globalresearch.ca The Russian military claimed that the U.S.' guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville suddenly changed course early Friday morning while on a patrol in the East China Sea and almost collided with the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer that was passing through these waters at …

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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…

RT (2019-06-07). University to return $26.5mn donation over benefactor's pro-choice views. rt.com The University of Alabama is considering rejecting a $26.5mn donation after its benefactor called on students to boycott the school over Alabama's strict new abortion law, which criminalizes the procedure in almost all cases.

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-06-07). Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians may strike to prevent more suicides. peoplesworld.org EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Seong Brown is the mother of Elizabeth Brown, a gifted college student who committed suicide last year after experiencing repeated delays and obstacles in her search for desperately needed mental health care. "I imagine a world where mothers and fathers do not have to bury their children and cry over their children's …

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 …

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…

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.

WSWS (2019-06-07). Michigan governor announces closure of Benton Harbor High School. wsws.org Students, parents and community members denounced Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's unilateral decision to close Benton Harbor High School at a school board meeting this week.

Staff (2019-06-07). Job and Wage Growth Slow Sharply in May. truthout.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy added just 75,000 jobs in May. In addition, the prior two months growth numbers were revised down by 75,000, leaving the three month average at 151,000. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent, and the employment-to-population rate (EPOP) was also unchanged at 60.6 percent. The EPOP for prime age workers (ages 25 to 54) was also unchanged at 79.7 percent. | While the slower job growth reported for May is discouraging, probably the most disconcerting aspect of the report is the evidence that wage growth is actually slowing in spite of the…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

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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