2019-06-09: Social Media Postees

Logan High & The Battle For Public Education: New Haven Teachers Face Union Busting
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-09
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/07/18823789.php

Angola in need of USD 300 million to clear land mines
Christine Maema | cgtn.com | 2019-06-09
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/09/angola-in-need-of-usd-300-million-to-clear-land-mines/

Costa Rican teachers speak out against antistrike laws
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
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."
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/rica-j08.html

Teachers struggles erupt across Latin America
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
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.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/lata-j08.html

Logan High & The Battle For Public Education: New Haven Teachers Face Union Busting
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/07/18823789.php

Racism as a public health crisis
Jessicah Pierre | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-08
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, in other words, isn't just someone using a racial slur. It's also the poor schooling in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, the racial wealth gap, housing discrimination, mass incarceration, police killings of unarmed black and brown people, hi…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/08/racism-as-a-public-health-crisis/

WV educators refuse to back down, once again
Workers World West Virginia bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-08
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…
workers.org/2019/06/07/wv-educators-refuse-to-back-down-once-again/

Trump ends federal funding of fetal tissue research
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The ban is the Trump administration's latest attack on science and reproductive rights.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/feta-j08.html

Trump ends federal funding of fetal tissue research
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The ban is the Trump administration's latest attack on science and reproductive rights.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/feta-j08.html

Sarasota students hold climate strikes every Friday in June
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-08
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.
liberationnews.org/sarasota-students-hold-climate-strikes-every-friday-in-june/

Students at Dresden School of Art protest against the far-right AfD
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The trigger for the protests was the candidacy of library director Barbara Lenk for the AfD in a local election…
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/dres-j08.html

Trump Reinvents The History of World War II, Honoring US Vets and Talking Peace While Waging War
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-reinvents-ww-ii-history-honoring-us-vets-talking-peace-waging-war/5679921

USS Liberty 1967: Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the U.S
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/uss-liberty-1967-israel-murdered-u-s-sailors-and-tried-to-sink-their-ship-a-failed-false-flag-attack-against-the-u-s/5430981

Why Do We Think We Own the Earth?
Lesley Docksey | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/why-do-we-think-we-own-earth/5679981

The Pentagon's "Pacific Bellicosity" Is Threatening Both Russia and China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/pentagons-pacific-bellicosity-starting-endanger-russia/5679971

Der lange Arm der Bilderberg Gruppe
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/der-lange-arm-der-bilderberg-gruppe/5679999

Tightening the Noose on Cuba
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
On the 2nd of May 2019, the Trump Administration decided to enforce Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act. Title 111 authorises US nationals with claims to confiscated properties in Cuba to file suits in US courts against persons that …
globalresearch.ca/tightening-noose-cuba/5679976

America's "Golden Age" Might Lead to "Energy Colonialism"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/russia-warned-americas-golden-age-might-lead-energy-colonialism/5679966

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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….
globalresearch.ca/militants-use-turkish-weapons-equipment-hama-advance/5679963

Internet Free Speech All but Dead
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/internet-free-speech-dead/5679984

New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans
Aaron Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
America is commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Israeli attack on USS Liberty. | This article was first published on November 14, 2014 | Fresh evidence presented in an exclusive Al Jazeera investigation into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that …
globalresearch.ca/new-evidence-proves-israel-attacked-uss-liberty-with-orders-to-kill-294-americans/5413807

When the Journalists Ganged Up on Assange They Ganged Up on Themselves
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/when-journalists-ganged-up-assange-they-ganged-up-themselves/5679909

To the People of Cuba: Is Washington Preparing a "Soft Coup"? The Co-optation of Cuban Intellectuals
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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…
globalresearch.ca/to-the-people-of-cuba-the-co-optation-of-cuban-intellectuals-is-washington-preparing-a-soft-coup/5557714

An Israeli Double-Feature: 52nd Anniversary of Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-double-feature-52nd-anniversary-israels-attack-uss-liberty/5679969

Chile: 75,000 People March for Public Education
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
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.
telesurenglish.net/news/75000-Chileans-March-for-Public-Education-as-Union-Braces-for-Longer-Strike-20190607-0004.html

Salt Lake City teacher walkout could lead to strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
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…
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/6/salt-lake-city-teacher-walkout-could-lead-strike

Teaching Palestine in South Africa
Diana Block | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/teaching-palestine-in-south-africa/

300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/300-US-Southcom-Troops-Arrive-in-Honduras-To-Teach-Humanitarian-Assistance-20190607-0010.html

Salt Lake City teacher walkout could lead to strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
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…
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/6/salt-lake-city-teacher-walkout-could-lead-strike

The Radical Teachers' Movement Comes to Baltimore
Rachel M. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-06-07
The Radical Teachers' Movement Comes to…
thenation.com/article/baltimore-teachers-union/

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

New Zealand secondary teachers' union cancels industrial action
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
There is growing anger over the Labour Party-led government's refusal to adequately fund education, and the unions' efforts to isolate teachers.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/nzte-j07.html

Stop the closure of Benton Harbor schools! Defend public education!
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
The following statement was distributed to teachers, parents and students at a school board meeting Tuesday night in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/bent-j07.html

Freedom Schools Program and the Struggle to Provide Effective Education to marginalized Communities
By Marian Wright Edelman | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-07
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…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/education/education/freedom-schools-program-and-the-struggle-to-provide-effective

Teach Your Children Well: Valedictorian Silenced For Naming Trayvon and Tamir
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
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Salt Lake City teacher walkout could lead to strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/6/6/salt-lake-city-teacher-walkout-could-lead-strike

Freedom Schools Program and the Struggle to Provide Effective Education to marginalized Communities
By Marian Wright Edelman | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-07
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…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/education/education/freedom-schools-program-and-the-struggle-to-provide-effective

Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Jessicah Pierre | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/racism-is-a-public-health-crisis/

Robert Reich: Ignore the Socialist Scaremongering
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-06-07
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…
truthdig.com/articles/robert-reich-ignore-the-socialism-scaremongering/

Dallas School Stops Valedictorian's Graduation Speech After She Mentions Trayvon Martin And Tamir Rice
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-07
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…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/education/education/dallas-school-stops-valedictorian%E2%80%99s-graduation-speech-after-she

The Curious Case of Elizabeth Warren and the "Charter School Lobbyist" Who Wasn't
Rebecca Solnit | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren pictured with educator Sonya Mehta at rally in Oakland, California last week. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-07_at_12.09.32_pm.png…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/07/curious-case-elizabeth-warren-and-charter-school-lobbyist-who-wasnt?cd-origin=rss

Trump escalates economic attack on Cuba, banning Americans from educational, cultural trips
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed the ban is in retaliation for Cuba "providing a communist foothold in the region and propping up U.S. adversaries in places like Venezuela and Nicaragua."
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/trump-escalates-economic-attack-on-cuba-banning-americans-from-educational-cultural-trips/

Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
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.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/chil-j07.html

Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
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.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/chil-j07.html

Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Jessicah Pierre | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/racism-is-a-public-health-crisis/

Scientists Now Believe Black Holes Could Be Portals to Other Galaxies
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-07
(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 …

Scientists Now Believe Black Holes Could Be Portals to Other Galaxies

The Accelerating Ecological Genocide
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
In May 2019, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its latest assessment of the accelerating extinction rates of our global biodiversity. The report was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years. It has inputs from another 310 contributing authors and is based…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/the-accelerating-ecological-genocide/

The Accelerating Ecological Genocide
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
In May 2019, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its latest assessment of the accelerating extinction rates of our global biodiversity. The report was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years. It has inputs from another 310 contributing authors and is based…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/the-accelerating-ecological-genocide/

Microplastics in every bite: News study confirms human consumption of plastic
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/microplastics-in-every-bite-news-study-confirms-human-consumption-of-plastic/

Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians may strike to prevent more suicides
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-07
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/kaiser-permanente-mental-health-clinicians-may-strike-to-prevent-more-suicides/

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