Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

2019-02-06: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-02-06). What Labor Activists Can Learn From the Seattle General Strike. truthdig.com In 1919, 35,000 shipyard workers brought a city to a standstill. Their protest holds lessons for teachers, Google employees and more.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-02-06). U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh. globalresearch.ca The total shipment is of the order of 994 tons of "humanitarian" R2P light weapons for the "Moderates" in Syria. (in a single shipment out of Romania) among numerous comparable shipments by sea as well as by air…

Richard Falk (2019-02-06). The Future of Statehood: Israel & Palestine. globalresearch.ca Interview with a Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Craveiro on behalf of Correio Braziliense: (Jan. 30, 2019) on current prospects of Palestinian national movement. | *** | Fatah, Hamas, the Future of Statehood and Peace Prospects | Rodrigo Craveiro: With the dissolution of government …

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-06). US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Candidate for the Presidency. globalresearch.ca Anyone for world peace over endless wars, as well as supporting cooperative Russian/US relations is vulnerable to character assassination attacks. | Am I a "Russian agent", "asset" or "troll" for explaining hard truths on major domestic and geopolitical issues, for opposing …

teleSUR (2019-02-06). Sudanese Security Forces Use Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of teachers, lawyers, doctors and pharmacists protested in the streets of Khartoum and other parts of the country Tuesday against President Omar al-Bashir's rule after the death of a teacher who had been detained by security agents. | RELATED: | Sudan: Protests Continue Following Promise to Free Detainees | Sudanese police fired tear gas at prot…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-06). Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer on US Venezuela Coup. globalresearch.ca If Guaidó comes to power and privatizes PDVSA, U.S. oil companies — with Chevron and Halliburton leading the pack — stand to make record profits in the world's most oil-rich nation, as they did in Iraq following the privatization of …

Christopher Black (2019-02-06). The Lima Group: International Outlaws and Regime Change Conspirators. globalresearch.ca The covert and overt interventions taking place against Venezuela by the United States and its allies are a form of aggression and a violation of the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter making the nations involved international outlaws. | The …

Mark Taliano (2019-02-06). The Lima Group: Conspiracy to Destroy Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The "Lima group", which convened in Canada on Feb. 4, 2019, represents a group of governments opposed to Venezuela's elected government. | More accurately, the group consists of plotters, conspirators, who are criminals under International Law. | . | Ken Stone of the …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-02-06). Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents. globalresearch.ca Shady anonymous actors are waging an information war manipulating social media with automated posts in an apparent attempt to manufacture a faux consensus for regime change in Venezuela. | *** | As the U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela continues to take shape, …

Nicolas Maduro (2019-02-06). 'Stop Trump's Insane Actions!' Interview with Venezuela's Maduro, How to Avoid War. globalresearch.ca At a time when the eyes of the world are closely watching his country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has given an exclusive interview to RT Spanish, speaking about the threats of war and of foul play in politics. | Several EU …

Kevin Zeese (2019-02-06). Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path to War. globalresearch.ca The United States has been working with oligarchs in Venezuela to remove President Maduro since he came to office in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez and was re-elected that year. After he won re-election to another six-year term …

Eva Golinger (2019-02-06). The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez. Was He Assassinated? globalresearch.ca Important analysis which provides an understanding of Washington's relentless threats directed against Venezuela. Please forward this article. | Firt published in October 2016 | Hugo Chavez defied the most powerful interests, and he refused to bow down… I believe there is a …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-06). CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate Hugo Chávez. globalresearch.ca Article originally published by Global Research in 2005, which points to previous attempts to assassinate President Hugo Chavez. | This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation. "How do we know …

William Blum (2019-02-06). The CIA has Attempted to Assassinate 50 Foreign Leaders Including Hugo Chavez. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research in March 2013 | The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was warned by Fidel Castro to be careful of a very specific attack, namely a quick jab from an infected needle. Such a warning coming from …

Kevin Barrett (2019-02-06). Why the War on "Conspiracy Theories" Is Bad Public Policy. globalresearch.ca A Review of Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas by Cass Sunstein (based on an earlier paper co-authored with Adrian Vermeule); In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Nemeth; and Conspiracy Theories and …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-06). One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration announced on February 1 that the country was suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty) for 180 days pending a final withdrawal. Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov…

teleSUR (2019-02-06). US Seeks New Trade Deal With China to End Unfair Practices. telesurenglish.net During the 2019 State of the Union address to Congress, the United States President Donald Trump said that U.S. traditional trade policies towards China must come to an end. | RELATED: | US, China Resume Trade Talks Amongst Cold-War Like Tensions | "We have shown China that after decades of them stealing intellectual property, our thorough research, o…

Salim Lamrani (2019-02-06). 50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution. globalresearch.ca Never in the history of Latin America, has a political leader acquired unchallenged democratic legitimacy. Since coming to power in 1999, there were 16 elections in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez won 15, the last on October 7, 2012.

Global Research News (2019-02-06). Former US President Carter: Venezuela's Electoral System "Best in the World" globalresearch.ca First published in prior to the 2012 elections | by Ewan Robertson: | Former US President Jimmy Carter claimed Venezuela's electoral system is "the best in the world" (agencies). | Mérida, 21st September 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) — Former US President Jimmy Carter has …

Maan News Agency (2019-02-06). Spanish Rail Manufacturer CAF Rejects Tender for Jerusalem's Railway as It Traverses '67 Border'. globalresearch.ca Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF announced, on Friday, that it had refused to participate in a tender to build a section of the railway in occupied East Jerusalem as it violates international law. | An international tender to build and operate …

Fight Back (2019-02-06). Chicago Teachers Union on strike at charter school operator CICS. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Top CICS bureaucrats have put management greed ahead of student need, forcing a strike at four unionized schools in the profitable charter operator's 14-school stable, February 5. | CICS management was also busted over the weekend for working to line up strikebreakers, offering to pay temporary workers $21.75 per hour to scab, an annual pay rate more than $10,000 greater than the low-wage paraprofessionals to whom management has refused to provide a living wage. Some of those low-wage paraprofessionals make barely $30,000 per year or less, despite bachelors or masters degrees and years of servi…

Don Macleay (2019-02-06). Why Oakland Teachers Might Be Next to Strike. progressive.org More than 80 percent of teachers have cast a ballot — the highest turnout in the union's history — and 95 percent have voted to authorize a strike.

Ariel Dorfman (2019-02-06). Can "Roma" Teach Trump's America the Value of Compassion? counterpunch.org Staying in Santiago, Chile, at the moment, I see echoes and reflections of Cleo — the servant at the heart of Alfonso Cuarón's wondrous film Roma — everywhere. Cuarón's consummate recreation of his Mexico City childhood in the early 1970s has garnered 10 Oscar nominations and is a favourite for the top prizes later this month — More

Peter Geoghegan (2019-02-06). Revealed: The dark-money Brexit Ads Flooding Social Media. globalresearch.ca Over the past week tens of thousands of pounds have been spent on Facebook adverts promoting a 'no deal' Brexit. It is not possible to find out who is funding these highly targeted campaigns, despite new regulations intended to make …

DSA (2019-02-06). Rally to Call on Oakland City Council to Support Oakland Teachers. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) in front of Oakland City Hall 1 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland, CA, 94612…

WSWS (2019-02-06). 48-year-old teacher perishes in house fire on Chicago's southwest side. wsws.org Kathleen Gomez was mourned by family and friends at her home on Tuesday evening.

stuart_m (2019-02-06). London says 'hands off Venezuela'. greenleft.org.au Hundreds have mobilised to attend pickets and mass meetings in defence of Venezuela's sovereignty and to demand an end to the British and US governments interference during a time of difficulty in Venezuela. Starting with a picket at the Prime Minister's Office and continuing with two mass meetings of the progressive left, anti-war, student and labour movement, a week of protests ended with a picket of the BBC headquarters and a further action planned against the Bank of England who have illegally seized US$1.2 billion of Venezuela's gold. The events highlighted that the attacks on Venezuela are of global importa…

Rudolf Hickel (2019-02-06). Ten Years After the Financial Crash. indybay.org US economic statistics are dubious since financial markets are based on financial products and money out of nothing. Tax havens, micro-second betting, stock buybacks, and corruption through lobbying are market- distorting and cause revenue shortfalls.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-02-06). More Salt in Our Water Is Creating Scary New "Chemical Cocktails" truthout.org Gene Likens has been studying forest and aquatic ecosystems for more than half a century. In that time he's seen a change in the chemistry of our surface waters — including an increase in the alkalinity and salinity of waterways — something he and his colleagues have dubbed "freshwater salinization syndrome." | Likens coauthored a report published last month that found that not only is salinity increasi…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-02-06). Sharp Manias: Knife Crime in London. globalresearch.ca London. A bleak London assailed by daily news about Brexit negotiation, prospects of food shortages and higher prices in the event of a no-deal with the European Union, provides the perfect apocalyptic backdrop for headlines. The city is ailing; the …

WSWS (2019-02-06). Oakland, California teachers overwhelmingly vote to strike. wsws.org Oakland teachers have voted by 95 percent to authorize a strike, showing the determination of educators to fight in defense of public education.

WSWS (2019-02-06). Teachers at four Chicago charter school campuses walk out. wsws.org In the second-ever strike to hit charter schools, 175 teachers and staff at four Chicago International Charter School campuses walked out Tuesday over pay and conditions.

ORB International (2019-02-06). Brexit Poll: 80% of UK Adults Disapprove of Government's Handling of Brexit Negotiations. globalresearch.ca This month's ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows 80% of UK adults disapprove of the way the government is handling the Brexit negotiations, the highest figure recorded since this tracker poll began in November 2016 | *** | Full tables …

Alex Anfruns (2019-02-05). Venezuela: The Ultimatum of Shame. globalresearch.ca "To wrongly name things is to add to the world's ills". | Let us adapt this quote attributed to Albert Camus to the Venezuelan contest. It would be something like "to recognise a parallel president is to serve the interests of …

Jeff Mackler (2019-02-05). L.A Teachers Strike: Wins, Losses and Prospects. counterpunch.org After seven solid days on the picket lines in drenching rains and in the face of a poor-mouthing school district that swore to the high heavens that they were dead broke, 34,000 Los Angeles teachers overwhelming voted to approve a three-year contract that most teachers saw as an important first step toward stemming the decades More

WSWS (2019-02-05). West Virginia teachers battle legislative "education reform" wsws.org Teachers in West Virginia are set to vote on possible "statewide work action" against a raft of right-wing education policies being fast-tracked through the state legislature.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-05). Hundreds of Teachers Protest Proposed Budget Cuts in Baltimore County. therealnews.com Baltimore County public school teachers will rally at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5 to protest austerity measures, including budget and staff cutbacks. | The Real News will be covering events live on Twitter and the District will livestream the meeting, which begins at 6: 30. | Teacher protests have swept the nation over the past year—most recently in Virginia, where teachers staged a one-day walkout, and Los Angeles, where teachers won pay raises and class size…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-05). Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract. therealnews.com "ICE is a racist institution that terrorizes black and brown communities and violates the human rights of the families it separates," says one Hopkins professor.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-05). Guerra Nuclear o Dia Anterior. De Hiroshima até hoje: Quem e como nos conduzem à catástrofe. globalresearch.ca "Copyright Zambon Editore" | Capítulo 1 | O NASCIMENTO DA BOMBA | 1.1.O bombardeamento atómico de Hiroshima e Nagasaki | ´Há dezasseis horas, um avià£o americano deixou cair uma bomba sobre Hiroshima, uma base importante do exército japonês. [ ] É uma bomba atómica. …

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."

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bacardi Jackson, Managing Attorney (2019-01-23). SPLC: Florida Legislature should reject proposals in Parkland commission report that would threaten school safety and undermine student privacy. splcenter.org The Florida Legislature should reject the harmful recommendations in a report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission that would threaten, not improve, school safety.

2019-02-06: Social Media Postees

U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The total shipment is of the order of 994 tons of "humanitarian" R2P light weapons for the "Moderates" in Syria. (in a single shipment out of Romania) among numerous comparable shipments by sea as well as by air… | The post U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/u-s-military-aid-to-al…

What Labor Activists Can Learn From the Seattle General Strike
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-06
In 1919, 35,000 shipyard workers brought a city to a standstill. Their protest holds lessons for teachers, Google employees and more. | The post What Labor Activists Can Learn From the Seattle General Strike appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/the-failed-strike-…

US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Candidate for the Presidency
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Anyone for world peace over endless wars, as well as supporting cooperative Russian/US relations is vulnerable to character assassination attacks. | Am I a "Russian agent", "asset" or "troll" for explaining hard truths on major domestic and geopolitical issues, for opposing … | The post US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Candidate for the Presidency appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-definition-of-a-rus…

The Future of Statehood: Israel & Palestine
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Interview with a Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Craveiro on behalf of Correio Braziliense: (Jan. 30, 2019) on current prospects of Palestinian national movement. | *** | Fatah, Hamas, the Future of Statehood and Peace Prospects | Rodrigo Craveiro: With the dissolution of government … | The post The Future of Statehood: Israel & Palestine appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-future-of-statehoo…

Sudanese Security Forces Use Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Hundreds of teachers, lawyers, doctors and pharmacists protested in the streets of Khartoum and other parts of the country Tuesday against President Omar al-Bashir's rule after the death of a teacher who had been detained by security agents. | RELATED: | Sudan: Protests Continue Following Promise to Free Detainees | Sudanese police fired tear gas at prot…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudanese-Securit…

Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer on US Venezuela Coup
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
If Guaidó comes to power and privatizes PDVSA, U.S. oil companies — with Chevron and Halliburton leading the pack — stand to make record profits in the world's most oil-rich nation, as they did in Iraq following the privatization of … | The post Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer on US Venezuela Coup appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/regime-change-for-prof…

The Lima Group: Conspiracy to Destroy Venezuela
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The "Lima group", which convened in Canada on Feb. 4, 2019, represents a group of governments opposed to Venezuela's elected government. | More accurately, the group consists of plotters, conspirators, who are criminals under International Law. | . | Ken Stone of the … | The post The Lima Group: Conspiracy to Destroy Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/lima-conspiracy-destro…

The CIA has Attempted to Assassinate 50 Foreign Leaders Including Hugo Chavez
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
First published by Global Research in March 2013 | The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was warned by Fidel Castro to be careful of a very specific attack, namely a quick jab from an infected needle. Such a warning coming from … | The post The CIA has Attempted to Assassinate 50 Foreign Leaders Including Hugo Chavez appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-cia-has-attempted-…

The Lima Group: International Outlaws and Regime Change Conspirators
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The covert and overt interventions taking place against Venezuela by the United States and its allies are a form of aggression and a violation of the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter making the nations involved international outlaws. | The … | The post The Lima Group: International Outlaws and Regime Change Conspirators appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/lima-group-internation…

50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution
Salim Lamrani | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Never in the history of Latin America, has a political leader acquired unchallenged democratic legitimacy. Since coming to power in 1999, there were 16 elections in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez won 15, the last on October 7, 2012. | The post 50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/50-truths-about-hugo-c…

One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The Trump administration announced on February 1 that the country was suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty) for 180 days pending a final withdrawal. Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov… | The post One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty appeared first…
globalresearch.ca/one-step-closer-to-nuc…

Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path to War
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The United States has been working with oligarchs in Venezuela to remove President Maduro since he came to office in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez and was re-elected that year. After he won re-election to another six-year term … | The post Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path to War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-us-pursuing-…

'Stop Trump's Insane Actions!' Interview with Venezuela's Maduro, How to Avoid War
Nicolas Maduro | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
At a time when the eyes of the world are closely watching his country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has given an exclusive interview to RT Spanish, speaking about the threats of war and of foul play in politics. | Several EU | … | The post 'Stop Trump's Insane Actions!' Interview with Venezuela's Maduro, How to Avoid War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/stop-trumps-insane-act…

US Seeks New Trade Deal With China to End Unfair Practices
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
During the 2019 State of the Union address to Congress, the United States President Donald Trump said that U.S. traditional trade policies towards China must come to an end. | RELATED: | US, China Resume Trade Talks Amongst Cold-War Like Tensions | "We have shown China that after decades of them stealing intellectual property, our thorough research, o…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Seeks-New-Tra…

Spanish Rail Manufacturer CAF Rejects Tender for Jerusalem's Railway as It Traverses '67 Border'
Maan News Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF announced, on Friday, that it had refused to participate in a tender to build a section of the railway in occupied East Jerusalem as it violates international law. | An international tender to build and operate … | The post Spanish Rail Manufacturer CAF Rejects Tender for Jerusalem's Railway as It Traverses '67 Border' appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/spanish-rail-manufactu…

Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Shady anonymous actors are waging an information war manipulating social media with automated posts in an apparent attempt to manufacture a faux consensus for regime change in Venezuela. | *** | As the U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela continues to take shape, … | The post Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/twitter-greenlights-ve…

Former US President Carter: Venezuela's Electoral System "Best in the World"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
First published in prior to the 2012 elections | by Ewan Robertson: | Former US President Jimmy Carter claimed Venezuela's electoral system is "the best in the world" (agencies). | Mérida, 21st September 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) — Former US President Jimmy Carter has | … | The post Former US President Carter: Venezuela's Electoral System "Best in the World" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/former-us-president-ca…

CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate Hugo Chávez
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Article originally published by Global Research in 2005, which points to previous attempts to assassinate President Hugo Chavez. | This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation. "How do we know … | The post CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate Hugo Chávez appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/cia-and-fbi-plan-to-as…

The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez. Was He Assassinated?
Eva Golinger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Important analysis which provides an understanding of Washington's relentless threats directed against Venezuela. Please forward this article. | Firt published in October 2016 | Hugo Chavez defied the most powerful interests, and he refused to bow down… I believe there is a … | The post The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez. Was He Assassinated? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-strange-death-of-h…

Why the War on "Conspiracy Theories" Is Bad Public Policy
Kevin Barrett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
A Review of Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas by Cass Sunstein (based on an earlier paper co-authored with Adrian Vermeule); In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Nemeth; and Conspiracy Theories and … | The post Why the War on "Conspiracy Theories" Is Bad Public Policy appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/why-the-war-on-conspir…

Chicago Teachers Union on strike at charter school operator CICS
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-06
Chicago, IL – Top CICS bureaucrats have put management greed ahead of student need, forcing a strike at four unionized schools in the profitable charter operator's 14-school stable, February 5. | CICS management was also busted over the weekend for working to line up strikebreakers, offering to pay temporary workers $21.75 per hour to scab, an annual pay rate more than $10,000 greater than the low-wage paraprofessionals to whom management has refused to provide a living wage. Some of those low-wage paraprofessionals make barely $30,000 per year or less, despite bachelors or masters degrees and years of servi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/6/chicago-t…

Can "Roma" Teach Trump's America the Value of Compassion?
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
Staying in Santiago, Chile, at the moment, I see echoes and reflections of Cleo — the servant at the heart of Alfonso Cuarón's wondrous film Roma — everywhere. Cuarón's consummate recreation of his Mexico City childhood in the early 1970s has garnered 10 Oscar nominations and is a favourite for the top prizes later this month –…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/06/can-roma-tea…

Why Oakland Teachers Might Be Next to Strike
Don Macleay | progressive.org | 2019-02-06
More than 80 percent of teachers have cast a ballot — the highest turnout in the union's history — and 95 percent have voted to authorize a strike.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

48-year-old teacher perishes in house fire on Chicago's southwest side
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-06
Kathleen Gomez was mourned by family and friends at her home on Tuesday evening.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/06/pils…

Teachers at four Chicago charter school campuses walk out
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-06
In the second-ever strike to hit charter schools, 175 teachers and staff at four Chicago International Charter School campuses walked out Tuesday over pay and conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/06/cics…

Rally to Call on Oakland City Council to Support Oakland Teachers
DSA | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) in front of Oakland City Hall 1 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland, CA, 94612…
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Sharp Manias: Knife Crime in London
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
London. A bleak London assailed by daily news about Brexit negotiation, prospects of food shortages and higher prices in the event of a no-deal with the European Union, provides the perfect apocalyptic backdrop for headlines. The city is ailing; the … | The post Sharp Manias: Knife Crime in London appeared first on Global Research.
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London says 'hands off Venezuela'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-06
Hundreds have mobilised to attend pickets and mass meetings in defence of Venezuela's sovereignty and to demand an end to the British and US governments interference during a time of difficulty in Venezuela. Starting with a picket at the Prime Minister's Office and continuing with two mass meetings of the progressive left, anti-war, student and labour movement, a week of protests ended with a picket of the BBC headquarters and a further action planned against the Bank of England who have illegally seized US$1.2 billion of Venezuela's gold. The events highlighted that the attacks on Venezuela are of global importa…
greenleft.org.au/content/london-says-hands-venezuela

Oakland, California teachers overwhelmingly vote to strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-06
Oakland teachers have voted by 95 percent to authorize a strike, showing the determination of educators to fight in defense of public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/06/oakl…

Ten Years After the Financial Crash
Rudolf Hickel | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
US economic statistics are dubious since financial markets are based on financial products and money out of nothing. Tax havens, micro-second betting, stock buybacks, and corruption through lobbying are market- distorting and cause revenue shortfalls.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/06/1882100…

Revealed: The dark-money Brexit Ads Flooding Social Media
Peter Geoghegan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Over the past week tens of thousands of pounds have been spent on Facebook adverts promoting a 'no deal' Brexit. It is not possible to find out who is funding these highly targeted campaigns, despite new regulations intended to make … | The post Revealed: The dark-money Brexit Ads Flooding Social Media appeared first on Global Research.
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Brexit Poll: 80% of UK Adults Disapprove of Government's Handling of Brexit Negotiations
ORB International | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
This month's ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows 80% of UK adults disapprove of the way the government is handling the Brexit negotiations, the highest figure recorded since this tracker poll began in November 2016 | *** | Full tables … | The post Brexit Poll: 80% of UK Adults Disapprove of Government's Handling of Brexit Negotiations appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela: The Ultimatum of Shame
Alex Anfruns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-05
"To wrongly name things is to add to the world's ills". | Let us adapt this quote attributed to Albert Camus to the Venezuelan contest. It would be something like "to recognise a parallel president is to serve the interests of … | The post Venezuela: The Ultimatum of Shame appeared first on Global Research.
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L.A Teachers Strike: Wins, Losses and Prospects
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-05
After seven solid days on the picket lines in drenching rains and in the face of a poor-mouthing school district that swore to the high heavens that they were dead broke, 34,000 Los Angeles teachers overwhelming voted to approve a three-year contract that most teachers saw as an important first step toward stemming the decades…
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Hundreds of Teachers Protest Proposed Budget Cuts in Baltimore County
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Baltimore County public school teachers will rally at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5 to protest austerity measures, including budget and staff cutbacks. | The Real News will be covering events live on Twitter and the District will livestream the meeting, which begins at 6: 30. | Teacher protests have swept the nation over the past year–most recently in Virginia, where teachers staged a one-day walkout, and Los Angeles, where teachers won pay raises and class size…
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Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
"ICE is a racist institution that terrorizes black and brown communities and violates the human rights of the families it separates," says one Hopkins professor. | The post Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract appeared first on The Real News Network.
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West Virginia teachers battle legislative "education reform"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-05
Teachers in West Virginia are set to vote on possible "statewide work action" against a raft of right-wing education policies being fast-tracked through the state legislature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/05/wvte…

Guerra Nuclear o Dia Anterior. De Hiroshima até hoje: Quem e como nos conduzem à catástrofe
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-05
"Copyright Zambon Editore" | Capítulo 1 | O NASCIMENTO DA BOMBA | 1.1.O bombardeamento atómico de Hiroshima e Nagasaki | ´Há dezasseis horas, um avià£o americano deixou cair uma bomba sobre Hiroshima, uma base importante do exército japonês. [ ] É uma bomba atómica. … | The post Guerra Nuclear o Dia Anterior. De Hiroshima até hoje: Quem e como nos conduzem à catástrofe. appeared first on Global Research.
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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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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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/1/lausd-boa…

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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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…
greenleft.org.au/content/are-baby-boomers-really-selfish-sociopaths

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/1/31/minneapo…

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…

SPLC: Florida Legislature should reject proposals in Parkland commission report that would threaten school safety and undermine student privacy
Bacardi Jackson, Managing Attorney | splcenter.org | 2019-01-23
The Florida Legislature should reject the harmful recommendations in a report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission that would threaten, not improve, school safety.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/23/splc-flori…

Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
When middle school teacher Kristin Heavner shared a photo on social media of a colorful makeup bag filled with disposable menstrual products, she had no idea how people would react.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/22/spring-201…