Daily Archives: February 27, 2019

2019-02-27: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2019-02-27). India's "Surgical Strike 2.0" against Pakistan or Big Bollywood Spectacle? globalresearch.ca India is portraying its first aerial violation of the Line of Control (LoC) in nearly half a century as another "surgical strike" against Pakistan that followed in the footsteps of the operation that it claimed to have pulled off without …

Jonathan Cook (2019-02-27). Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority? globalresearch.ca Israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments' relationship. | Under the terms of …

F. William Engdahl (2019-02-27). New Studies Confirm Dangers of Glyphosate. globalresearch.ca Since the 1960s uproar over the dangers of widespread agriculture use of the weed killer, DDT, no other herbicide or agriculture chemical has stirred as much widespread opposition as glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main and only publicly disclosed ingredient in …

Shane Quinn (2019-02-27). Venezuela Must Draw Inspiration from Survival of Cuban Revolution. globalresearch.ca As the Soviet Union crumbled in December 1991, a Special Period unfolded in Cuba as she reeled from the disappearance of her principal commercial partner. In the late 1980s, over 85% of Cuba's trade was tied to the USSR. | During …

Andre Vltchek (2019-02-27). In Washington, Regime Change Is Truly and Urgently Needed! globalresearch.ca I am surprised that no one else is saying it, writing it, shouting it at each and every corner: | It is not Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Iran that are in dire and crucial need of 'regime change'. It is the …

South Front (2019-02-27). Video: Russia Slides Towards Internal Political Crisis. globalresearch.ca This is a critical look at the situation in Russia. The video is based on an article of one of our readers and additional data. | *** | The Russia of 2019 is in a complicated economic and even political situation. Smoldering …

Anya Parampil (2019-02-27). Meet Juan Guaido's First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for 'Unacceptable Entry'. globalresearch.ca Maria Faría, the daughter of a would-be Hugo Chávez assassin, illegally barged into Venezuela's embassy in Costa Rica and declared herself ambassador. The embarrassing stunt highlighted everything wrong with Juan Guaidó's reality-show government. | *** | While tweeting that she had …

Craig Murray (2019-02-27). UK Rejects International Court of Justice Opinion on the Chagos Islands. globalresearch.ca In parliament, Alan Duncan for the government has just rejected yesterday's stunning result at the International Court of Justice, where British occupation of the Chagos Islands was found unlawful by a majority of 13 to 1, with all the judges …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-27). Mike Pence: Orchestrator of the Venezuelan Coup. The Invasion Option Is On The Table. globalresearch.ca According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the US is preparing to covertly arm the opposition in Venezuela. | From Sputnik: | We have evidence that US companies and their NATO allies are working on the issue of acquiring …

Global Research News (2019-02-27). Selected Articles: "Humanitarian Aid" for Nefarious Purposes. 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

Zero Hedge (2019-02-27). Cohen Tips Off NYT: Will Call Trump "Racist" , "Con Man" and "Cheat" in Wednesday Testimony. globalresearch.ca Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen — who will soon head to prison after pleading guilty to eight criminal charges — will testify to Congress on Wednesday that President Trump is a "con man" and a cheat," according to a copy …

Press TV (2019-02-27). Israel Burying Nuclear Waste in Syria's Golan: UN. globalresearch.ca UN chief Antonio Guterres will unveil Monday a report which accuses Israel of burying radioactive nuclear waste in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory under occupation for over five decades. | Guterres will submit the report — which is based on …

Antonio Carty (2019-02-27). Conscience Over Profit. zcomm.org Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read more…

WSWS Repost (2019-02-27). Fremont, California teachers stage sick-out. indybay.org On Tuesday, February 19, teachers in Fremont, California, who have been working without a contract for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, staged a sick-out. | The sick-out has been blacked out in the local media.

Liberated Lens Film Collective (2019-02-27). Schoolidarity: screening and panel in support of the Oakland Teachers' Strike. indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave | Oakland…

Foundation for Economic Education (2019-02-27). Scientists Plan to Geoengineer Planet Earth to Save Us From Global Warming. theantimedia.com (FEE) — Harvard's Gernot Wagner wants to save the world from global warming. His method? Develop a new type of plane that will fly more than 4,000 missions a year dumping particulates into the stratosphere. Wagner and his colleague Wake Smith call the proposed plane "SAI Lofter (SAIL)." Anonymous individuals at "Airbus, Atlas Air, Boeing, Bombardier, GE Engines, …

WSWS Repost (2019-02-27). Why is there no strike pay for Oakland teachers? indybay.org Historically, the provision of strike pay was one of the elemental tasks of unions. | The Oakland Education Association, however, is not providing a penny in strike benefits to the embattled teachers even though union dues are regularly deducted from their paychecks.

APTP (2019-02-27). Day Three of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Keith Brown, Minister Perkins, and Oakland High Teacher. indybay.org At the mid-day rally in Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland Education Association President Keith Brown reports on bargaining efforts with the Oakland Unified School District, before leading a march to the State Building to support OEA negotiators. "We as educators are winning because we have the power!"

WSWS Repost (2019-02-27). Unions, Democrats rush to end strike. indybay.org The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. | To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions.

stuart_m (2019-02-27). Six new books for an ecosocialist bookshelf. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism's editor Ian Angus looks at six new books that expose environmentalism's false friends, analyse the idea of "environment", explain renewable energy, trace the history of oceans, expose Monsanto's Round-Up, and examine British science denial. Inclusion in this list does not indicate agreement with a book's contents by the author. | *** | What It Will Take: Rejecting Dead-Ends & False Friends in the Fight for the Earth
| By Carol Dansereau
| CreateSpace, 2016 | To win the environmental fight, we must understand what we're up against…

RT (2019-02-27). Nuclear medicine fallout: Cremated man's ash spread radioactivity in local area — study. rt.com In 2017 a 69-year-old man living with pancreatic cancer was treated with nuclear medicine to shrink his tumor, but sadly died three days later and was cremated. New research suggests his remains may have spread radioactivity.

Labor Video Project (2019-02-27). ILWU Members & ILWU Local 34 Have Backed Striking OEA Oakland Teachers at Rally & March. indybay.org ILWU Local 34 endorsed the OEA teacher's strike and ILWU members attended the 2/22/19 rally and march.

WSWS (2019-02-27). Fremont, California teachers stage sick-out. wsws.org Teachers in the Bay Area city of Fremont called in sick last week after working without a contract for the entire school year. Their wildcat action came two days before the start of the Oakland teachers' strike.

WSWS Repost (2019-02-27). Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee. indybay.org To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers have announced the formation of a rank-and-file strike committee, independent of the pro-corporate unions and in opposition to all budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and school closures.

WSWS Repost (2019-02-27). Growing calls for nation-wide struggle. indybay.org The attack on public education is part of the broader onslaught against the rights and living standards of the working class across the United States and around the world. It is this global attack that produced the series of teachers strikes across the United States. | The only way in which the striking teachers can carry out their fight to defend public education is by forming rank-and-file committees independent of the union and building for a nationwide strike.

WSWS (2019-02-27). Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee as union keeps educators in the dark. wsws.org Teachers are seeking to take the conduct of the strike into their own hands and prevent a betrayal of their struggle by the Oakland Education Association.

OEA (2019-02-27). Day Three of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Lincoln Elementary Teacher and Message from OEA. indybay.org Stacy, a second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, says students deserve better support, school nurses and lower class sizes.

Hans Stehling (2019-02-27). Why Have Israel and UK Rushed to Sign a Trade Deal Ahead of Brexit? globalresearch.ca Annual bilateral trade between the 5th largest economy in the world and the 34th rated global economy exceeds US$3 billion with over 300 known Israeli companies operating in Britain. Much of this trade is in classified military equipment, armaments and …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-02-26). Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Julian Assange Receives His Passport. globalresearch.ca In March 2008, one Michael Horvath of the US Army Counterintelligence Center within the Cyber Intelligence Assessments Branch considered the risks posed by WikiLeaks in a 32 page document. Created under the auspices of the Department of Defence's Intelligence …

South Front (2019-02-26). Video: Why There Will be No Full US Troops Withdrawal from Syria. globalresearch.ca A contingent of US troops will remain deployed in Syria even after the troops withdrawal declared by President Donald Trump. | On February 21, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that "a small peacekeeping group of about 200" troops …

Ashley Smith (2019-02-26). The Bitter Fruit of Trump's China Bashing: Anti-Asian Racism. counterpunch.org Donald Trump's New Cold War with Beijing has caught Chinese foreign students at American universities in its crosshairs. His administration has tightened restrictions on their visas, accused them of spying for the Chinese state and its high tech giants, and in the process whipped up a climate of Anti-Asian racism. Trump's policies have yielded bitter More

Jessica Corbett (2019-02-26). International Calls for Iran's Leaders to Refuse Resignation of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. mintpressnews.com The U.S.-educated Zarif, a longtime critic of hard-liners in both the United States and his own country, was instrumental in securing the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Jose Morales (2019-02-26). The Current State of the Swedish Submarine Industry. globalresearch.ca With a rapidly changing industrial environment Europe, driven by macro-economics, economic reforms and the natural ebb-and-flow of business, some of the continent's industries are currently on the losing side of history. Among them, Sweden's submarine industry, which was promising 40 …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-26). Final Steps of the Multipolar Revolution: Containing the US in Europe. globalresearch.ca We discussed in the previous article how China and Russia are using diplomatic, economic and military means in areas like Asia and the Middle East to contain the belligerence and chaos unleashed by the United States. In this analysis, we …

Michael Welch (2019-02-26). Black History: Trump Era Resistance, Mumia's Plight, and Freedom for the Move 9. globalresearch.ca "Bi-partisanship between neoliberals and conservatives built the monster we now call 'mass incarceration.' No so-called 'progressive prosecutor' can or will unbuild it. That's because it took the entire system — DAs, judges, cops, defense lawyers, and prison administrators, not …

The Global Research Team (2019-02-26). Is "Lying" a Money Making Activity? globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Lying is a a money making activity and lies are commodities. There is a profitable global market for those committed to spreading disinformation. | Needless to say, "Telling the Truth" Is Not a Money-Making Proposition. Independent online analysis of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-02-26). Russia Regards the "Indo-Pacific Region" as an "Artificially Imposed" Pro-US Concept. globalresearch.ca Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov strongly spoke out against the US' so-called "Indo-Pacific" concept that's recently become very popular among Indian strategists, remarking that it's "artificially imposed" and conditioned on containing China. | From "Conspiracy Theory" To Strategic Fact | Routinely dismissed …

Andrew Korybko (2019-02-26). "Arab NATO" Isn't NATO-like at All. globalresearch.ca It's become popular over the past few years to talk about the so-called "Arab NATO" that the US is reportedly trying to assemble in the Mideast to militarily contain Iran, but the actual entity being created doesn't resemble its European …

William Walter Kay (2019-02-26). "Humanitarian Aid" for Nefarious Purposes. USAID and Guaido's February 23, 2019 — The Second Battle of Cucuta. globalresearch.ca On Sunday morn, February 28 1813, General Ramon Correa, commander of 800 Spanish Royalist troops, sat upon his favourite Cucuta pew. While Correa communed with the Almighty, Simon Bolivar marched 400 men to hilltops overlooking Cucuta. Futile attempts to …

Andrew Nicla (2019-02-26). Renewed Attempt to Ban Uranium Mining Permanently Near the Grand Canyon. Rep. Raúl Grijalva. globalresearch.ca An Arizona lawmaker is renewing his push to halt uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, outlining a proposal Saturday that would make permanent a moratorium on new claims across 1 million acres of public lands. | Rep. Raúl Grijalva has introduced …

Arnold August (2019-02-26). Cuba's Referendum on a New Constitution: Cuba Has Indeed "Changed", But Not as Some Had Hoped. globalresearch.ca The results were announced at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 25, the day after the referendum, and they are excellent. However, based on my visit to Cuba last September—October, during the course of the debate when people had the opportunity …

WSWS (2019-02-26). The global struggle of teachers. wsws.org Throughout the world, teachers have come to the forefront of the struggle against decades of austerity and levels of social inequality not seen since the 1920s.

The Mind Unleashed (2019-02-26). Nobody Knows How This 10-Ton Whale Crash-Landed Deep in the Amazon Jungle. theantimedia.com (TMU) — Scientists are baffled by the recent discovery of a 10-ton humpback whale found dead deep in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. The massive whale was found on the island of Marajo, which is located at the mouth of the Amazon River. Some researchers suggest that the whale was thrown onshore during a storm, but …

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-02-26). If Emissions Aren't Curbed, Clouds May Disappear. truthout.org A study just published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that if we continue with business-as-usual fossil fuel emissions, the atmosphere will hold 1,200 parts per million CO2 in about a century from now, which will cause stratocumulus clouds to disappear. Their absence could leave the Earth to warm by a staggering 8 degrees Celsius (8°C). | The computer simulation used in the study showed that once that 1,200 parts per million (ppm) tipping point of atmospheric CO2 is breached, the Earth's temperature would soar by 4°C just from the…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-02-26). Photo Essay: Oakland Teachers Fight for Public Education. truthout.org Students and parents have come out en masse to join the marches and picket lines of the ongoing teachers strike in Oakland, California. All say that they are trying to save the city's public school system. | "This is a strike to save our district," said Heath Madom, who's taught 10th grade English for three years at Oakland Technical High School, which is referred to as "Tech" by educators and pupils. "Our Tech community is committed to saving public education. Twenty-four schools are on the chopping block. We could become like New Orleans, with no public schools and all charters, if this keeps going." | Like…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-02-26). Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell's Office. truthout.org Hundreds of Kentucky high school students and climate campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on the Capitol Hill office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday to deliver 100,000 petition signatures and stage a sit-in to make clear to lawmakers that young people want a Green New Deal for their communities and futures. | For calling on McConnell to heed public demands for federal lawmakers to pass policies that will phase out fossil fuels and combat the global climate crisis while also creating green jobs and a…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-26). Will Militarizing Schools Make Them Safer? therealnews.com As Baltimore faces another uptick in shootings and violent crimes, officials are considering arming police officers to make schools safer. | After a shooting at Frederick Douglass high school that left one staffer injured, the Baltimore School Board is considering whether to support a bill that would allow school police officers to be armed during the school day. | On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Baltimore City's school board will reconsider the measure after originally voting unanimously against it on Jan. 23. During that hearing, students from the Baltimore Algebra Project took over the meeting to urge the school board to…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-26). ICE Entraps Foreign Students: Not New, but Immigration Criminalization is Intensifying. therealnews.com While the Trump administration is continuing many of the anti-immigrant policies of the Clinton and Obama administration, his efforts to criminalize all immigrants represents a new twist, says Prof. Aviva Chomsky…

WSWS (2019-02-26). In wake of January teachers strike, further attacks on public schools planned in Los Angeles. wsws.org Details are emerging of how the Los Angeles Unified School District intends to prosecute its assault on teachers, including plans to break up the district into multiple local networks.

WSWS (2019-02-26). Oakland teachers and students speak on third day of strike. wsws.org On the third day of the strike, teachers and students alike expressed strong support for a broader, united struggle of workers against the corporate assault on education.

2019-02-27: Social Media Postees

India's "Surgical Strike 2.0" against Pakistan or Big Bollywood Spectacle?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
India is portraying its first aerial violation of the Line of Control (LoC) in nearly half a century as another "surgical strike" against Pakistan that followed in the footsteps of the operation that it claimed to have pulled off without …
globalresearch.ca/surgical-strike-big-bollywood-spectacle/5669821

Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority?
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Israel's decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments' relationship. | Under the terms of …
globalresearch.ca/israels-tax-grab-prelude-hollowing-pa/5669695

In Washington, Regime Change Is Truly and Urgently Needed!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
I am surprised that no one else is saying it, writing it, shouting it at each and every corner: | It is not Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Iran that are in dire and crucial need of 'regime change'. It is the | …
globalresearch.ca/in-washington-regime-change-is-truly-and-urgently-needed/5669831

UK Rejects International Court of Justice Opinion on the Chagos Islands
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
In parliament, Alan Duncan for the government has just rejected yesterday's stunning result at the International Court of Justice, where British occupation of the Chagos Islands was found unlawful by a majority of 13 to 1, with all the judges …
globalresearch.ca/uk-rejects-international-court-of-justice-opinion-chagos-islands/5669869

Israel Burying Nuclear Waste in Syria's Golan: UN
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
UN chief Antonio Guterres will unveil Monday a report which accuses Israel of burying radioactive nuclear waste in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory under occupation for over five decades. | Guterres will submit the report — which is based on …
globalresearch.ca/israel-nuclear-waste-golan-un/5669846

Video: Russia Slides Towards Internal Political Crisis
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
This is a critical look at the situation in Russia. The video is based on an article of one of our readers and additional data. | *** | The Russia of 2019 is in a complicated economic and even political situation. Smoldering …
globalresearch.ca/russia-internal-political-crisis/5669842

Meet Juan Guaido's First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for 'Unacceptable Entry'
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Maria Faría, the daughter of a would-be Hugo Chávez assassin, illegally barged into Venezuela's embassy in Costa Rica and declared herself ambassador. The embarrassing stunt highlighted everything wrong with Juan Guaidó's reality-show government. | *** | While tweeting that she had …
globalresearch.ca/fake-twitter-diplomat-slammed-costa-rica-unacceptable-entry/5669851

Mike Pence: Orchestrator of the Venezuelan Coup. The Invasion Option Is On The Table
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the US is preparing to covertly arm the opposition in Venezuela. | From Sputnik: | We have evidence that US companies and their NATO allies are working on the issue of acquiring | …
globalresearch.ca/mike-pence-orchestrator-venezuelan-coup/5669698

New Studies Confirm Dangers of Glyphosate
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Since the 1960s uproar over the dangers of widespread agriculture use of the weed killer, DDT, no other herbicide or agriculture chemical has stirred as much widespread opposition as glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main and only publicly disclosed ingredient in …
globalresearch.ca/dangers-glyphosate/5669835

Cohen Tips Off NYT: Will Call Trump "Racist" , "Con Man" and "Cheat" in Wednesday Testimony
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen — who will soon head to prison after pleading guilty to eight criminal charges — will testify to Congress on Wednesday that President Trump is a "con man" and a cheat," according to a copy …
globalresearch.ca/cohen-tips-off-nyt-trump/5669860

Selected Articles: "Humanitarian Aid" for Nefarious Purposes
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/humanitarian-aid/5669853

Venezuela Must Draw Inspiration from Survival of Cuban Revolution
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
As the Soviet Union crumbled in December 1991, a Special Period unfolded in Cuba as she reeled from the disappearance of her principal commercial partner. In the late 1980s, over 85% of Cuba's trade was tied to the USSR. | During …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-draw-inspiration-cuban-revolution/5669824

Conscience Over Profit
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2019-02-27
Palestine needs Europe and the world's solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea's Basque country has voted against its company's attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/conscience-over-profit/

Scientists Plan to Geoengineer Planet Earth to Save Us From Global Warming
Foundation for Economic Education | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-27
(FEE) — Harvard's Gernot Wagner wants to save the world from global warming. His method? Develop a new type of plane that will fly more than 4,000 missions a year dumping particulates into the stratosphere. Wagner and his colleague Wake Smith call the proposed plane "SAI Lofter (SAIL)." Anonymous individuals at "Airbus, Atlas Air, Boeing, Bombardier, GE Engines, …

Scientists Plan to Geoengineer Planet Earth to Save Us From Global Warming

Schoolidarity: screening and panel in support of the Oakland Teachers' Strike
Liberated Lens Film Collective | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave | Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/25/18821470.php

Day Three of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Lincoln Elementary Teacher and Message from OEA
OEA | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
Stacy, a second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, says students deserve better support, school nurses and lower class sizes.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/25/18821471.php

Nuclear medicine fallout: Cremated man's ash spread radioactivity in local area — study
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-27
In 2017 a 69-year-old man living with pancreatic cancer was treated with nuclear medicine to shrink his tumor, but sadly died three days later and was cremated. New research suggests his remains may have spread radioactivity. | …
rt.com/usa/452555-radioactive-man-cremated-medicine-risk/

Day Three of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Keith Brown, Minister Perkins, and Oakland High Teacher
APTP | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
At the mid-day rally in Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland Education Association President Keith Brown reports on bargaining efforts with the Oakland Unified School District, before leading a march to the State Building to support OEA negotiators. "We as educators are winning because we have the power!"
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/25/18821459.php

Fremont, California teachers stage sick-out
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-27
Teachers in the Bay Area city of Fremont called in sick last week after working without a contract for the entire school year. Their wildcat action came two days before the start of the Oakland teachers' strike.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/27/frem-f27.html

Six new books for an ecosocialist bookshelf
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-27
Climate and Capitalism's editor Ian Angus looks at six new books that expose environmentalism's false friends, analyse the idea of "environment", explain renewable energy, trace the history of oceans, expose Monsanto's Round-Up, and examine British science denial. Inclusion in this list does not indicate agreement with a book's contents by the author. | *** | What It Will Take: Rejecting Dead-Ends & False Friends in the Fight for the Earth | By Carol Dansereau | CreateSpace, 2016 | To win the environmental fight, we must understand what we're up against…
greenleft.org.au/content/six-new-books-ecosocialist-bookshelf

Why Have Israel and UK Rushed to Sign a Trade Deal Ahead of Brexit?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Annual bilateral trade between the 5th largest economy in the world and the 34th rated global economy exceeds US$3 billion with over 300 known Israeli companies operating in Britain. Much of this trade is in classified military equipment, armaments and …
globalresearch.ca/israel-uk-sign-trade-deal/5669839

Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee as union keeps educators in the dark
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-27
Teachers are seeking to take the conduct of the strike into their own hands and prevent a betrayal of their struggle by the Oakland Education Association.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/27/oakl-f27.html

Growing calls for nation-wide struggle
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
The attack on public education is part of the broader onslaught against the rights and living standards of the working class across the United States and around the world. It is this global attack that produced the series of teachers strikes across the United States. | The only way in which the striking teachers can carry out their fight to defend public education is by forming rank-and-file committees independent of the union and building for a nationwide strike.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/24/18821445.php

Why is there no strike pay for Oakland teachers?
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
Historically, the provision of strike pay was one of the elemental tasks of unions. | The Oakland Education Association, however, is not providing a penny in strike benefits to the embattled teachers even though union dues are regularly deducted from their paychecks.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/24/18821444.php

ILWU Members & ILWU Local 34 Have Backed Striking OEA Oakland Teachers at Rally & March
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
ILWU Local 34 endorsed the OEA teacher's strike and ILWU members attended the 2/22/19 rally and march.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/26/18821487.php

Unions, Democrats rush to end strike
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. | To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/25/18821475.php

Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers have announced the formation of a rank-and-file strike committee, independent of the pro-corporate unions and in opposition to all budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and school closures.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/27/18821497.php

Fremont, California teachers stage sick-out
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-27
On Tuesday, February 19, teachers in Fremont, California, who have been working without a contract for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, staged a sick-out. | The sick-out has been blacked out in the local media.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/27/18821496.php

Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Julian Assange Receives His Passport
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
In March 2008, one Michael Horvath of the US Army Counterintelligence Center within the Cyber Intelligence Assessments Branch considered the risks posed by WikiLeaks in a 32 page document. Created under the auspices of the Department of Defence's Intelligence …
globalresearch.ca/shifting-the-centre-of-gravity-julian-assange-receives-his-passport/5669734

Video: Why There Will be No Full US Troops Withdrawal from Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
A contingent of US troops will remain deployed in Syria even after the troops withdrawal declared by President Donald Trump. | On February 21, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that "a small peacekeeping group of about 200" troops …
globalresearch.ca/video-why-there-will-be-no-full-us-troops-withdrawal-from-syria/5669709

International Calls for Iran's Leaders to Refuse Resignation of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-26
The U.S.-educated Zarif, a longtime critic of hard-liners in both the United States and his own country, was instrumental in securing the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
mintpressnews.com/international-calls-for-iran-leaders-to-refuse-resignation-of-foreign-minister-javad-zarif/255636/

The Bitter Fruit of Trump's China Bashing: Anti-Asian Racism
Ashley Smith | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-26
Donald Trump's New Cold War with Beijing has caught Chinese foreign students at American universities in its crosshairs. His administration has tightened restrictions on their visas, accused them of spying for the Chinese state and its high tech giants, and in the process whipped up a climate of Anti-Asian racism. Trump's policies have yielded bitter…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/26/the-bitter-fruit-of-trumps-china-bashing-anti-asian-racism/

Russia Regards the "Indo-Pacific Region" as an "Artificially Imposed" Pro-US Concept
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov strongly spoke out against the US' so-called "Indo-Pacific" concept that's recently become very popular among Indian strategists, remarking that it's "artificially imposed" and conditioned on containing China. | From "Conspiracy Theory" To Strategic Fact | Routinely dismissed …
globalresearch.ca/russia-regards-indo-pacific-region-artificially-imposed-pro-us-concept/5669705

"Humanitarian Aid" for Nefarious Purposes. USAID and Guaido's February 23, 2019 — The Second Battle of Cucuta
William Walter Kay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
On Sunday morn, February 28 1813, General Ramon Correa, commander of 800 Spanish Royalist troops, sat upon his favourite Cucuta pew. While Correa communed with the Almighty, Simon Bolivar marched 400 men to hilltops overlooking Cucuta. Futile attempts to …
globalresearch.ca/humanitarian-aid-for-nefarious-purposes-usaid-and-guaidos-february-23-2019-the-second-battle-of-cucuta/5669708

The Current State of the Swedish Submarine Industry
Jose Morales | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
With a rapidly changing industrial environment Europe, driven by macro-economics, economic reforms and the natural ebb-and-flow of business, some of the continent's industries are currently on the losing side of history. Among them, Sweden's submarine industry, which was promising 40 …
globalresearch.ca/the-current-state-of-the-swedish-submarine-industry/5669721

Black History: Trump Era Resistance, Mumia's Plight, and Freedom for the Move 9
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
"Bi-partisanship between neoliberals and conservatives built the monster we now call 'mass incarceration.' No so-called 'progressive prosecutor' can or will unbuild it. That's because it took the entire system — DAs, judges, cops, defense lawyers, and prison administrators, not …
globalresearch.ca/black-history-trump-era-resistance-mumias-plight-and-freedom-for-the-move-9/5669694

"Arab NATO" Isn't NATO-like at All
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
It's become popular over the past few years to talk about the so-called "Arab NATO" that the US is reportedly trying to assemble in the Mideast to militarily contain Iran, but the actual entity being created doesn't resemble its European …
globalresearch.ca/arab-nato-isnt-nato-like-at-all/5669792

Final Steps of the Multipolar Revolution: Containing the US in Europe
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
We discussed in the previous article how China and Russia are using diplomatic, economic and military means in areas like Asia and the Middle East to contain the belligerence and chaos unleashed by the United States. In this analysis, we …
globalresearch.ca/final-steps-of-the-multipolar-revolution-containing-the-us-in-europe/5669763

Is "Lying" a Money Making Activity?
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
Dear Readers, | Lying is a a money making activity and lies are commodities. There is a profitable global market for those committed to spreading disinformation. | Needless to say, "Telling the Truth" Is Not a Money-Making Proposition. Independent online analysis of …
globalresearch.ca/is-lying-a-money-making-activity/5669668

Renewed Attempt to Ban Uranium Mining Permanently Near the Grand Canyon. Rep. Raúl Grijalva
Andrew Nicla | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
An Arizona lawmaker is renewing his push to halt uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, outlining a proposal Saturday that would make permanent a moratorium on new claims across 1 million acres of public lands. | Rep. Raúl Grijalva has introduced …
globalresearch.ca/renewed-attempt-to-ban-uranium-mining-permanently-near-the-grand-canyon-rep-raul-grijalva/5669775

Cuba's Referendum on a New Constitution: Cuba Has Indeed "Changed", But Not as Some Had Hoped
Arnold August | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-26
The results were announced at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 25, the day after the referendum, and they are excellent. However, based on my visit to Cuba last September–October, during the course of the debate when people had the opportunity …
globalresearch.ca/cubas-referendum/5669697

If Emissions Aren't Curbed, Clouds May Disappear
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-02-26
A study just published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that if we continue with business-as-usual fossil fuel emissions, the atmosphere will hold 1,200 parts per million CO2 in about a century from now, which will cause stratocumulus clouds to disappear. Their absence could leave the Earth to warm by a staggering 8 degrees Celsius (8°C). | The computer simulation used in the study showed that once that 1,200 parts per million (ppm) tipping point of atmospheric CO2 is breached, the Earth's temperature would soar by 4°C just from the…
truthout.org/articles/if-emissions-arent-curbed-clouds-may-disappear/

Oakland teachers and students speak on third day of strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-26
On the third day of the strike, teachers and students alike expressed strong support for a broader, united struggle of workers against the corporate assault on education.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/26/ints-f26.html

In wake of January teachers strike, further attacks on public schools planned in Los Angeles
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-26
Details are emerging of how the Los Angeles Unified School District intends to prosecute its assault on teachers, including plans to break up the district into multiple local networks.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/26/lade-f26.html

Will Militarizing Schools Make Them Safer?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-26
As Baltimore faces another uptick in shootings and violent crimes, officials are considering arming police officers to make schools safer. | After a shooting at Frederick Douglass high school that left one staffer injured, the Baltimore School Board is considering whether to support a bill that would allow school police officers to be armed during the school day. | On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Baltimore City's school board will reconsider the measure after originally voting unanimously against it on Jan. 23. During that hearing, students from the Baltimore Algebra Project took over the meeting to urge the school board to…
therealnews.com/columns/will-militarizing-schools-make-them-safer

Unions, Democrats rush to end strike as Oakland teachers resist attack on public education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-26
The district's financial oversight trustee has threatened to veto any deal that provides wage increases above the rate of inflation.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/26/oakl-f26.html

Photo Essay: Oakland Teachers Fight for Public Education
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-02-26
Students and parents have come out en masse to join the marches and picket lines of the ongoing teachers strike in Oakland, California. All say that they are trying to save the city's public school system. | "This is a strike to save our district," said Heath Madom, who's taught 10th grade English for three years at Oakland Technical High School, which is referred to as "Tech" by educators and pupils. "Our Tech community is committed to saving public education. Twenty-four schools are on the chopping block. We could become like New Orleans, with no public schools and all charters, if this keeps going." | Like…
truthout.org/articles/photo-essay-oakland-teachers-fight-for-public-education/

The global struggle of teachers
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-26
Throughout the world, teachers have come to the forefront of the struggle against decades of austerity and levels of social inequality not seen since the 1920s.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/26/pers-f26.html

Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell's Office
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-02-26
Hundreds of Kentucky high school students and climate campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on the Capitol Hill office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday to deliver 100,000 petition signatures and stage a sit-in to make clear to lawmakers that young people want a Green New Deal for their communities and futures. | For calling on McConnell to heed public demands for federal lawmakers to pass policies that will phase out fossil fuels and combat the global climate crisis while also creating green jobs and a…
truthout.org/articles/youth-climate-activists-arrested-for-sit-in-at-mitch-mcconnells-office/

Nobody Knows How This 10-Ton Whale Crash-Landed Deep in the Amazon Jungle
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-26
(TMU) — Scientists are baffled by the recent discovery of a 10-ton humpback whale found dead deep in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. The massive whale was found on the island of Marajo, which is located at the mouth of the Amazon River. Some researchers suggest that the whale was thrown onshore during a storm, but …

Nobody Knows How This 10-Ton Whale Crash-Landed Deep in the Amazon Jungle