Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

2019-02-04: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese (2019-02-04). US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens. globalresearch.ca A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the …

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-02-04). On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions. globalresearch.ca As internationalists, we don't shy away from defending a people's right to determine their fate. That is why we have been so ardent in opposing the illegal U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Read and share our statement on Venezuela. (If you …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-04). The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order. globalresearch.ca The protests seen in France and the interference in the domestic politics of Venezuela highlight Western double standards, which stand in contrast to the respect for international law maintained by China, India and Russia. | In France on November 17, 2018, …

Susie Day (2019-02-04). American Citizens are the Only Humans. counterpunch.org Now that the government shutdown has ended, the Trump administration has turned to hard science to bolster its argument for a border wall. The proposed 2,000-mile barrier, which would bar thousands of Latin Americans from illegal entry into the United States, received timely support today, with the announcement of a breakthrough scientific discovery. According to More

Robert Hunziker (2019-02-04). Thwaites Glacier Startles Scientists. counterpunch.org "It's a disturbing discovery," according to Pietro Milillo, a radar scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, who co-authored a recently published study: Heterogeneous Retreat and Ice Melt of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Science Advances, Vol. 5, No. 1, Jan. 30, 2019. It's only within the past 10 years that NASA's IceBridge Mission has served as More

teleSUR (2019-02-04). 16th Pedagogy Congress Begins in Cuba For Better Education. telesurenglish.net The 16th International Congress of Pedagogy started in Cuba Monday. Delegates from all over the world joined the Congress. | RELATED: | Cuban Revolution Hero Jose 'El Gallego' Fernandez Dies at 95 | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on its website, called on "teachers, professors, educators, researchers and leaders in the region to participate in the Congress Pedagogy 2019." | "The complexity of today's world, with its acute economic an…

Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2019-02-04). Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike. zcomm.org "We Have Exhausted All Our Options"

Thomas Scripps (2019-02-04). Britain's Secret Propaganda "Integrity Initiative" Targets Russia. globalresearch.ca In a desperate attempt to cover its tracks, the propaganda network linked to Britain's security services, the Integrity Initiative (II), has wiped its website and locked its Twitter account "pending an investigation into the theft of data." | The decision was …

Laurence M. Vance (2019-02-04). Wall or No Wall. globalresearch.ca One would have to have had his head in the sand for the past two years not to know that Donald Trump is committed to the idea of building a wall between the United States and Mexico. | Trump famously said …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-02-04). Afghanistan: From "Soviet" Occupation to American "Liberation" globalresearch.ca During the election campaign of 2008 before he was elected president, Barack Obama made an artificial distinction between the supposedly "just war" in Afghanistan and the unjust war in Iraq. In accordance with the flawed distinction, he pledged that he …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-02-04). The Real Left, Phony Left and What's Left. globalresearch.ca Cutting to the chase, if you consider yourself to be 'On the Left' then you have to be a Socialist. Period! | Now, there are many different levels under the banner of Socialism. Some may be Marxist, Trotskyite, Syndicalism etc. Yet, …

Julian Rose (2019-02-04). 'Synthetic Electric Shock': From Electrification to 5G WiFi. globalresearch.ca We are by nature electric; but the man-made 'synthetic' variety, that apes nature's version, is not helping us to live a full and healthy life, but is rather stultifying that condition. In fact Edison, Tesla et al. were not really …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-04). John Bolton's Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission. globalresearch.ca It is true that some of Venezuela's economic problems are due to the ineptitudes of the Bolivarian government's "socialist command" economy, but this overlooks the role played by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union. | Over the …

Yves Engler (2019-02-04). Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca What should the leader of Canada's left wing party say about what's happening in Venezuela? Here are a few suggestions: "Canada should respect international law in its dealings with Venezuela." Or, "Canada shouldn't select the president of Venezuela." How about, …

Eric Margolis (2019-02-04). Back to the Dear Old Cold War. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump and the neocon sofa samurais who surround him seem determined to pick a fight with China or Russia, or both at the same time. | Later this month, the US and China are due to try to end …

Global Research News (2019-02-04). Selected Articles: Donald Trump's Twenty Biggest Follies. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here to …

Zhenhua Lu (2019-02-04). John Bolton: "The Most Dangerous American". Would Risk Military Conflict with China to Achieve Goals. globalresearch.ca Selected excerpts of article published in the South China Morning Post in April 2018. | Recent US foreign policy initiatives led by Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton corroborate the statements of Lawrence Wilkinson, former chief of staff of Colin Powell. …

Mark Taliano (2019-02-04). I am a Syrian Living in Syria: "It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government" globalresearch.ca The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people…the chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by USA and UK etc..Everyone knows that here.

Père Daniel Maes (2019-02-04). "The Media Coverage on Syria is the Biggest Media Lie of our Time": Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on January 24, 2017 | Flemish Father Danià´l Maes (78) lives in Syria in the sixth-century-old Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Father Daniel has been a …

RT News (2019-02-04). Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido. globalresearch.ca Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT. | Italy announced the veto at an …

Gary Webb (2019-02-04). Video: How Crack Cocaine Funded a CIA War: Gary Webb Interview on the Contras and Ronald Reagan (1996). globalresearch.ca 1996 C-SPAN interview with Gary Webb | Gary Webb died mysteriously in his Carmichael home on December 10, 2004, with two gunshot wounds to the head. His death was ruled a suicide by the Sacramento County coroner's office. | Investigative journalist …

South Front (2019-02-04). Video: US-led Coalition Warplane Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal. globalresearch.ca Late on February 2nd, a US-led coalition warplane attacked an artillery position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of al-Sukkariya west of the town of al-Bukamal in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to the …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-02-04). Tracing Islamic State's Weapons Back to Western Capitals. globalresearch.ca On the subject of the Islamic State's weaponry, it is generally claimed by the mainstream media the Islamic State came into possession of state-of-the-art weapons when it overran Mosul in June 2014 and seized large caches of weapons that were …

Miko Peled (2019-02-04). As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril. globalresearch.ca It takes an enormous effort for any country to oppose Israel, but particularly a small country that has to rely on bigger powers. It is even harder to impose effective pragmatic measures against Israel, as in the case of Ireland …

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2019-02-04). Donald Trump's Twenty Biggest Follies. globalresearch.ca American President Donald Trump has done a lot of unheard-of things since his 2016 election, most of them have been controversial and some have been utterly scandalous. The biggest folly of all is to enter politics when one is inexperienced and incompetent

WSWS (2019-02-04). Florida schools to allow real-time video monitoring by the police. wsws.org New measures for the militarization of schools are being adopted one year after the Parkland massacre, while funding for public education, mental health and school counselors continue to be cut.

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-03). Russian Foreign and Defense Ministers on US Treaty Breaches. globalresearch.ca On February 2, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minuster Sergey Shoigu briefed Vladimir Putin on the history of US Treaty breaches — since the Clinton co-presidency. | It's nothing new, ongoing for the past 20 years or longer. In …

teleSUR (2019-02-03). UK Schedules Deportation of 50 Windrush Victims to Jamaica. telesurenglish.net The first charter flight to Jamaica since the Windrush scandal will be taking off with 50 Commonwealth-born Britains on board, the U.K. Home Office confirmed Saturday. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela | Despite criticism from campaign groups, officials say the first round of Windrush victims will be deported on Feb. 6 followed by several others later this month. Last April, thousands of migrants responsible for the reconstruction of the U…

Global Research News (2019-02-03). Selected Articles: Ultra-neoliberal Policy Around the World. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here

Andre Vltchek (2019-02-03). China Creates, Macau Burns and Robs. globalresearch.ca It is truly an amazing site: monstrous US hotels and casinos, just a few hundred meters from the Mainland China. All that kitsch that one usually associates with Las Vegas or Atlantic City, but bigger, much bigger! In fact, Macau …

RT (2019-02-03). Over a dozen injured as bus carrying girls high school basketball team rolls over in West Virginia. rt.com A bus carrying a high school team from a basketball tournament overturned in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Over a dozen people were injured, with one student airlifted to a trauma center.

Sarah Lahm (2019-02-01). The Charter School Next Door. progressive.org What happens when public education becomes a marketplace?

Fight Back (2019-02-01). LAUSD Board approves cap on new charter schools. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – As of January 29, UTLA strike victories continue. At a contentious public LAUSD meeting the Board voted 5-1 for a "moratorium on new charter schools." A loud but small rally by the pro-charter forces chanted and gave misleading speeches promoting their lies. The LAUSD boardroom was packed, with many waiting outside and watching on remote TV. The pro-charter forces packed the room hoping to pressure the board members to vote against a resolution to cap new charter schools. To counter, Eastside Parents Against Privatization leader Eloisa Galindo and Julie Regalado spoke in support of a moratorium…

Jesse Hagopian (2019-02-01). How Los Angeles Teachers Organized and What They Won. progressive.org "It's really hard to overstate the incredible feeling of empowerment, solidarity, and joy that you saw in school site picket lines and at the massive rallies that we held every single day."

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-02-01). Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future. mintpressnews.com "Without education [young Yemenis] will not be able to find jobs… A generation that is not educated has a very bleak future. We are losing a generation — many children are losing their education, and displacement makes it worse." — Meritxell Relano, Yemen's Director of UNICEF

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Iranian workers' protests confront a regime in crisis. greenleft.org.au Protests are continuing throughout Iran by teachers, nurses, labourers, retirees, oil industry workers, bazaar traders and shopkeepers, truck drivers, farmers, the unemployed, students, and other sectors, writes Minna Langeberg. | The current wave of protests continue those from December, which were brutally suppressed by the regime. They signal the deep crisis of legitimacy of the regime, as expressed by one of the most enduring slogans that emerged, "Fundamentalists, reformists, the game is over". | The main slogan of the current protests is "Bread. Work. Freedom". They are sporadic, self-organised, fragmented…

pip.hinman (2019-02-01). Are Baby Boomers really selfish sociopaths? greenleft.org.au It is not unusual to hear someone blame the crisis in affordable housing and healthcare or the very expensive tertiary education system on Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946-64. | Writing in Business Insider, in an article entitled "This is how our parents became the most selfish generation", senior finance correspondent Linette Lopez quotes Cornell economics professor Lyn Stout as saying: "All of our social cues are telling us to be selfish right now. Lopez adds that Baby Boomers love this because it means they do not have to consider the needs of others, or sacrifice for anyone outside their immedia…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-01). A Modern-Day Lynching?: "Always in Season" Looks at 2014 Hanging in NC & Legacy of Racial Terrorism. democracynow.org As we mark the beginning of Black History Month, we look at "Always in Season," a disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present. It interviews Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery to remember the more than 4,000 African Americans lynched in the United States. It also looks closely at the case of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African-American high school student who, on August 29, 2014, was found hanging from two belts attached to a wooden swing set in a largely white trailer park…

Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2019-02-01). "We Have Exhausted All Our Options": Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike. theintercept.com The expansion of charter schools has been a major contributor to the fiscal crisis in the Oakland Unified School District.

Fight Back (2019-01-31). Minneapolis: Fundraising event nets more than $3000 for Fight Back! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — More than 75 trade unionists, anti-police-terror, immigrant rights, anti-war and student activists came together January 26 for a successful house party that netted more than $3000 for Fight Back!. | One of the event organizers, Matt Boynton stated, "The revolutionary press is of major importance in the struggle against capitalism in this country and around the globe. This fundraiser for Fight Back! was an incredible success." | Leader of trade unions and other people's organizations offered short toasts where they explained the importance of Fight Back! to their work. | Fight Back! editor…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-31). Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London. hrw.org | | Students in front of Wits great hall protesting against the militarized securities in Wits, from the film Everything Must Fall | | © Daylin Paul | The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people aroun…

amnesty (2019-01-31). Independent reviews into the tragic loss of Rosalind McGregor and staff wellbeing at Amnesty International. amnesty.org Today Amnesty International has published the final two of three separate independent reviews triggered by the tragic suicides of two beloved colleagues, Gaà´tan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who died in May 2018, and Rosalind McGregor, an intern in the International Advocacy Programme in Geneva, who died in July 2018. | The first independent review, undertaken by James Laddie QC of Matrix Chambers in London, aimed to examine whether Amnesty International discharged its duty of care to Gaà´tan Mootoo, and what lessons the organisation can learn from this tragic incident. More information on this…

ACLU (2019-01-30). Smith College Overhauls Policing Practices After Black Student Racially Profiled. aclu.org After a Smith College employee called the cops on a Black student as she ate lunch, Smith will take up the ACLU's recommendations for police reforms. | This past July, Oumou Kanoute was a rising sophomore at Smith College, working on campus over the summer to mentor high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, careers. A young Black immigrant and the daughter of a single mother, Oumou is exactly the kind of striver colleges like Smith seek to attract. | But Oumou felt anything but welcome on that late July afternoon. As she ate in a common room, wearing the unofficial Sm…

Fight Back (2019-01-30). SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-30). Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash. therealnews.com On Tuesday, The Real News obtained a draft version of a bill that would grant John Hopkins an armed private police force. On Wednesday, Hopkins published the draft online and is accepting feedback. | Hopkins is Baltimore's eminent educational and medical institution. Citing an alarming rise in armed violence near its campuses, the institution is seeking a private armed police force. Hopkins already employs an extensive private security force, bu…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-29). Headlines for January 29, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela in Latest Challenge to Maduro, White House Raises Specter of Military Intervention in Venezuela, CBO: Gov't Shutdown Caused $3 Billion Permanent Loss to Economy, Joshua Tree Damage from Shutdown Could Take 300 Years to Recover, DOJ Charges Huawei with Bank Fraud, Seeks CFO's Extradition, Yemen: Attack on Camp Kills 8 Civilians as Ceasefire Is Delayed, Polar Vortex Hits Midwest, Bringing Dangerous Conditions, Senate Advances Anti-BDS Bill, Acting AG: Mueller Probe "Close to Being Completed", Virginia Teachers Protest for Fair Wages and Education Funding, Immigrant Rights Activis…

Fight Back (2019-01-29). School district threatened to call ICE on striking Denver teachers. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – Denver Public Schools, in a recent letter to Denver teachers, threatened to call immigration authorities on immigrant teachers if they go on strike. This communication was in response to the teachers, represented by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), voting overwhelmingly to strike for fair pay, with 93% of members voting in favor of industrial action on January 23. | On January 24, the Human Services Department of Denver Public Schools (DPS) sent out a letter threatening immigrant teachers who were on work visas, that they would be reported to the immigration authorities if they strik…

Eds. (2019-01-29). AGO proposes nationwide raids on books containing 'banned ideas'. mronline.org Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo is proposing that massive raids be carried out to hunt down books which contain communist teachings and banned ideologies. The proposal was made after the seizure of hundreds of books around the country allegedly containing "banned ideas". — Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta "I'm proposing that if possible, yes massive raids be carried […] | Source

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-29). Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. therealnews.com Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries

Janine Jackson (2019-01-28). 'When You Take Healthcare Away From People, People Die' – CounterSpin interview with Rebecca Vallas on Medicaid under attack. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Rebecca Vallas about Trump's attack on Medicaid for the January 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

2019-02-04: Social Media Postees

US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the … | The post US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-led-coup-in-venezue…

On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
As internationalists, we don't shy away from defending a people's right to determine their fate. That is why we have been so ardent in opposing the illegal U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Read and share our statement on Venezuela. (If you … | The post On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/on-the-white-supremacy…

The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
The protests seen in France and the interference in the domestic politics of Venezuela highlight Western double standards, which stand in contrast to the respect for international law maintained by China, India and Russia. | In France on November 17, 2018, … | The post The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-venezuelan-coup-an…

Thwaites Glacier Startles Scientists
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-04
"It's a disturbing discovery," according to Pietro Milillo, a radar scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, who co-authored a recently published study: Heterogeneous Retreat and Ice Melt of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Science Advances, Vol. 5, No. 1, Jan. 30, 2019. It's only within the past 10 years that NASA's IceBridge Mission has served as…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/04/thwaites-gla…

American Citizens are the Only Humans
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-04
Now that the government shutdown has ended, the Trump administration has turned to hard science to bolster its argument for a border wall. The proposed 2,000-mile barrier, which would bar thousands of Latin Americans from illegal entry into the United States, received timely support today, with the announcement of a breakthrough scientific discovery. According to…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/04/american-cit…

Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike
Leighton Akio Woodhouse | zcomm.org | 2019-02-04
"We Have Exhausted All Our Options"
zcomm.org/znetarticle/oakland-teachers-m…

16th Pedagogy Congress Begins in Cuba For Better Education
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
The 16th International Congress of Pedagogy started in Cuba Monday. Delegates from all over the world joined the Congress. | RELATED: | Cuban Revolution Hero Jose 'El Gallego' Fernandez Dies at 95 | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on its website, called on "teachers, professors, educators, researchers and leaders in the region to participate in the Congress Pedagogy 2019." | "The complexity of today's world, with its acute economic an…
telesurenglish.net/news/16th-Pedagogy-Co…

Wall or No Wall
Laurence M. Vance | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
One would have to have had his head in the sand for the past two years not to know that Donald Trump is committed to the idea of building a wall between the United States and Mexico. | Trump famously said … | The post Wall or No Wall appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/wall-or-no-wall/566750…

I am a Syrian Living in Syria: "It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people…the chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by USA and UK etc..Everyone knows that here. | The post I am a Syrian Living in Syria: "It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/i-am-a-syrian-living-i…

Selected Articles: Donald Trump's Twenty Biggest Follies
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here to … | The post Selected Articles: Donald Trump's Twenty Biggest Follies appeared first on Global Research.
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Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT. | Italy announced the veto at an | … | The post Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido appeared first on Global Research.
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As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
It takes an enormous effort for any country to oppose Israel, but particularly a small country that has to rely on bigger powers. It is even harder to impose effective pragmatic measures against Israel, as in the case of Ireland … | The post As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/as-malaysia-and-irelan…

Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
What should the leader of Canada's left wing party say about what's happening in Venezuela? Here are a few suggestions: "Canada should respect international law in its dealings with Venezuela." Or, "Canada shouldn't select the president of Venezuela." How about, … | The post Canada's Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/canadas-left-party-bli…

'Synthetic Electric Shock': From Electrification to 5G WiFi
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
We are by nature electric; but the man-made 'synthetic' variety, that apes nature's version, is not helping us to live a full and healthy life, but is rather stultifying that condition. In fact Edison, Tesla et al. were not really … | The post 'Synthetic Electric Shock': From Electrification to 5G WiFi appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/synthetic-electric-sho…

Video: US-led Coalition Warplane Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
Late on February 2nd, a US-led coalition warplane attacked an artillery position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of al-Sukkariya west of the town of al-Bukamal in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to the … | The post Video: US-led Coalition Warplane Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal appeared first on Global Research.
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Britain's Secret Propaganda "Integrity Initiative" Targets Russia
Thomas Scripps | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
In a desperate attempt to cover its tracks, the propaganda network linked to Britain's security services, the Integrity Initiative (II), has wiped its website and locked its Twitter account "pending an investigation into the theft of data." | The decision was … | The post Britain's Secret Propaganda "Integrity Initiative" Targets Russia appeared first on Global Research.
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Tracing Islamic State's Weapons Back to Western Capitals
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
On the subject of the Islamic State's weaponry, it is generally claimed by the mainstream media the Islamic State came into possession of state-of-the-art weapons when it overran Mosul in June 2014 and seized large caches of weapons that were … | The post Tracing Islamic State's Weapons Back to Western Capitals appeared first on Global Research.
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The Real Left, Phony Left and What's Left
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
Cutting to the chase, if you consider yourself to be 'On the Left' then you have to be a Socialist. Period! | Now, there are many different levels under the banner of Socialism. Some may be Marxist, Trotskyite, Syndicalism etc. Yet, … | The post The Real Left, Phony Left and What's Left appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-real-left-phony-le…

John Bolton: "The Most Dangerous American". Would Risk Military Conflict with China to Achieve Goals
Zhenhua Lu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
Selected excerpts of article published in the South China Morning Post in April 2018. | Recent US foreign policy initiatives led by Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton corroborate the statements of Lawrence Wilkinson, former chief of staff of Colin Powell. … | The post John Bolton: "The Most Dangerous American". Would Risk Military Conflict with China to Achieve Goals appeared first on Global Research.
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John Bolton's Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
It is true that some of Venezuela's economic problems are due to the ineptitudes of the Bolivarian government's "socialist command" economy, but this overlooks the role played by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union. | Over the … | The post John Bolton's Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: How Crack Cocaine Funded a CIA War: Gary Webb Interview on the Contras and Ronald Reagan (1996)
Gary Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
1996 C-SPAN interview with Gary Webb | Gary Webb died mysteriously in his Carmichael home on December 10, 2004, with two gunshot wounds to the head. His death was ruled a suicide by the Sacramento County coroner's office. | Investigative journalist … | The post Video: How Crack Cocaine Funded a CIA War: Gary Webb Interview on the Contras and Ronald Reagan (1996) appeared first on Global Research.
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Afghanistan: From "Soviet" Occupation to American "Liberation"
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
During the election campaign of 2008 before he was elected president, Barack Obama made an artificial distinction between the supposedly "just war" in Afghanistan and the unjust war in Iraq. In accordance with the flawed distinction, he pledged that he … | The post Afghanistan: From "Soviet" Occupation to American "Liberation" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-from-sovie…

"The Media Coverage on Syria is the Biggest Media Lie of our Time": Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria
Père Daniel Maes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
First published by Global Research on January 24, 2017 | Flemish Father Danià´l Maes (78) lives in Syria in the sixth-century-old Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Father Daniel has been a … | The post "The Media Coverage on Syria is the Biggest Media Lie of our Time": Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
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Back to the Dear Old Cold War
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
President Donald Trump and the neocon sofa samurais who surround him seem determined to pick a fight with China or Russia, or both at the same time. | Later this month, the US and China are due to try to end … | The post Back to the Dear Old Cold War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/back-to-the-dear-old-c…

Donald Trump's Twenty Biggest Follies
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-04
American President Donald Trump has done a lot of unheard-of things since his 2016 election, most of them have been controversial and some have been utterly scandalous. The biggest folly of all is to enter politics when one is inexperienced and incompetent | The post Donald Trump's Twenty Biggest Follies appeared first on Global Research.
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Florida schools to allow real-time video monitoring by the police
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-04
New measures for the militarization of schools are being adopted one year after the Parkland massacre, while funding for public education, mental health and school counselors continue to be cut.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/04/poli…

Russian Foreign and Defense Ministers on US Treaty Breaches
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
On February 2, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minuster Sergey Shoigu briefed Vladimir Putin on the history of US Treaty breaches — since the Clinton co-presidency. | It's nothing new, ongoing for the past 20 years or longer. In … | The post Russian Foreign and Defense Ministers on US Treaty Breaches appeared first on Global Research.
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UK Schedules Deportation of 50 Windrush Victims to Jamaica
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-03
The first charter flight to Jamaica since the Windrush scandal will be taking off with 50 Commonwealth-born Britains on board, the U.K. Home Office confirmed Saturday. | RELATED: | Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela | Despite criticism from campaign groups, officials say the first round of Windrush victims will be deported on Feb. 6 followed by several others later this month. Last April, thousands of migrants responsible for the reconstruction of the U…
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Selected Articles: Ultra-neoliberal Policy Around the World
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here… | The post Selected Articles: Ultra-neoliberal Policy Around the World appeared first on Global Research.
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China Creates, Macau Burns and Robs
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-03
It is truly an amazing site: monstrous US hotels and casinos, just a few hundred meters from the Mainland China. All that kitsch that one usually associates with Las Vegas or Atlantic City, but bigger, much bigger! In fact, Macau … | The post China Creates, Macau Burns and Robs appeared first on Global Research.
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Over a dozen injured as bus carrying girls high school basketball team rolls over in West Virginia
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-03
A bus carrying a high school team from a basketball tournament overturned in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Over a dozen people were injured, with one student airlifted to a trauma center. | …
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The Capitalist Adults Are in the Room
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The ultra-capitalist United States is all about the commercialization and commodification — the extraction, manipulation, distortion, packaging, and sale — of anything and everything capital can get its hands on and turn to its advantage. Pick a critical social, natural. and cultural resource and phenomenon. Take one, any one — education, water, forests, transportation, art, music, communications, health care, old age, insurance, pensions, the land, the food supply, food preparation, home materials, clothing, body care, civil authority, the maintenance of facilities, energy, housing, the public…
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LAUSD Board approves cap on new charter schools
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-01
Los Angeles, CA – As of January 29, UTLA strike victories continue. At a contentious public LAUSD meeting the Board voted 5-1 for a "moratorium on new charter schools." A loud but small rally by the pro-charter forces chanted and gave misleading speeches promoting their lies. The LAUSD boardroom was packed, with many waiting outside and watching on remote TV. The pro-charter forces packed the room hoping to pressure the board members to vote against a resolution to cap new charter schools. To counter, Eastside Parents Against Privatization leader Eloisa Galindo and Julie Regalado spoke in support of a moratorium…
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The Charter School Next Door
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
What happens when public education becomes a marketplace?
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How Los Angeles Teachers Organized and What They Won
Jesse Hagopian | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
"It's really hard to overstate the incredible feeling of empowerment, solidarity, and joy that you saw in school site picket lines and at the massive rallies that we held every single day."
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Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
"Without education [young Yemenis] will not be able to find jobs… A generation that is not educated has a very bleak future. We are losing a generation — many children are losing their education, and displacement makes it worse." — Meritxell Relano, Yemen's Director of UNICEF | The post Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future appeared first on MintPress News.
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Are Baby Boomers really selfish sociopaths?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
It is not unusual to hear someone blame the crisis in affordable housing and healthcare or the very expensive tertiary education system on Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946-64. | Writing in Business Insider, in an article entitled "This is how our parents became the most selfish generation", senior finance correspondent Linette Lopez quotes Cornell economics professor Lyn Stout as saying: "All of our social cues are telling us to be selfish right now. Lopez adds that Baby Boomers love this because it means they do not have to consider the needs of others, or sacrifice for anyone outside their immedia…
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"We Have Exhausted All Our Options": Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike
Leighton Akio Woodhouse | theintercept.com | 2019-02-01
The expansion of charter schools has been a major contributor to the fiscal crisis in the Oakland Unified School District. | The post "We Have Exhausted All Our Options": Oakland Teachers May Be the Next to Strike appeared first on The Intercept.
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A Modern-Day Lynching?: "Always in Season" Looks at 2014 Hanging in NC & Legacy of Racial Terrorism
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-01
As we mark the beginning of Black History Month, we look at "Always in Season," a disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present. It interviews Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery to remember the more than 4,000 African Americans lynched in the United States. It also looks closely at the case of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African-American high school student who, on August 29, 2014, was found hanging from two belts attached to a wooden swing set in a largely white trailer park…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/1/a_modern_d…

Iranian workers' protests confront a regime in crisis
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
Protests are continuing throughout Iran by teachers, nurses, labourers, retirees, oil industry workers, bazaar traders and shopkeepers, truck drivers, farmers, the unemployed, students, and other sectors, writes Minna Langeberg. | The current wave of protests continue those from December, which were brutally suppressed by the regime. They signal the deep crisis of legitimacy of the regime, as expressed by one of the most enduring slogans that emerged, "Fundamentalists, reformists, the game is over". | The main slogan of the current protests is "Bread. Work. Freedom". They are sporadic, self-organised, fragmented…
greenleft.org.au/content/iranian-workers-protests-confront-regime-crisis

Minneapolis: Fundraising event nets more than $3000 for Fight Back!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-31
Minneapolis, MN — More than 75 trade unionists, anti-police-terror, immigrant rights, anti-war and student activists came together January 26 for a successful house party that netted more than $3000 for Fight Back!. | One of the event organizers, Matt Boynton stated, "The revolutionary press is of major importance in the struggle against capitalism in this country and around the globe. This fundraiser for Fight Back! was an incredible success." | Leader of trade unions and other people's organizations offered short toasts where they explained the importance of Fight Back! to their work. | Fight Back! editor…
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Independent reviews into the tragic loss of Rosalind McGregor and staff wellbeing at Amnesty International
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-31
Today Amnesty International has published the final two of three separate independent reviews triggered by the tragic suicides of two beloved colleagues, Gaà´tan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who died in May 2018, and Rosalind McGregor, an intern in the International Advocacy Programme in Geneva, who died in July 2018. | The first independent review, undertaken by James Laddie QC of Matrix Chambers in London, aimed to examine whether Amnesty International discharged its duty of care to Gaà´tan Mootoo, and what lessons the organisation can learn from this tragic incident. More information on this…
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Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-31
Students in front of Wits great hall protesting against the militarized securities in Wits, from the film Everything Must Fall | | © Daylin Paul | The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people aroun…
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Smith College Overhauls Policing Practices After Black Student Racially Profiled
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-30
After a Smith College employee called the cops on a Black student as she ate lunch, Smith will take up the ACLU's recommendations for police reforms. | This past July, Oumou Kanoute was a rising sophomore at Smith College, working on campus over the summer to mentor high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, careers. A young Black immigrant and the daughter of a single mother, Oumou is exactly the kind of striver colleges like Smith seek to attract. | But Oumou felt anything but welcome on that late July afternoon. As she ate in a common room, wearing the unofficial Sm…
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SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-30
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/1/29/sds-says…

Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-30
On Tuesday, The Real News obtained a draft version of a bill that would grant John Hopkins an armed private police force. On Wednesday, Hopkins published the draft online and is accepting feedback. | Hopkins is Baltimore's eminent educational and medical institution. Citing an alarming rise in armed violence near its campuses, the institution is seeking a private armed police force. Hopkins already employs an extensive private security force, bu…
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Headlines for January 29, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-29
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela in Latest Challenge to Maduro, White House Raises Specter of Military Intervention in Venezuela, CBO: Gov't Shutdown Caused $3 Billion Permanent Loss to Economy, Joshua Tree Damage from Shutdown Could Take 300 Years to Recover, DOJ Charges Huawei with Bank Fraud, Seeks CFO's Extradition, Yemen: Attack on Camp Kills 8 Civilians as Ceasefire Is Delayed, Polar Vortex Hits Midwest, Bringing Dangerous Conditions, Senate Advances Anti-BDS Bill, Acting AG: Mueller Probe "Close to Being Completed", Virginia Teachers Protest for Fair Wages and Education Funding, Immigrant Rights Activis…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/29/headlines

School district threatened to call ICE on striking Denver teachers
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-29
Denver, CO – Denver Public Schools, in a recent letter to Denver teachers, threatened to call immigration authorities on immigrant teachers if they go on strike. This communication was in response to the teachers, represented by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), voting overwhelmingly to strike for fair pay, with 93% of members voting in favor of industrial action on January 23. | On January 24, the Human Services Department of Denver Public Schools (DPS) sent out a letter threatening immigrant teachers who were on work visas, that they would be reported to the immigration authorities if they strik…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/1/28/school-d…

AGO proposes nationwide raids on books containing 'banned ideas'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-29
Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo is proposing that massive raids be carried out to hunt down books which contain communist teachings and banned ideologies. The proposal was made after the seizure of hundreds of books around the country allegedly containing "banned ideas". — Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta "I'm proposing that if possible, yes massive raids be carried […] | Source…
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Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-29
Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries | The post Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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