Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

2019-03-01: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-01). "Killer Diplomacy": The Kim-Trump Summit in Hanoi, Sabotaged by Mike Pompeo? globalresearch.ca "If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me about it"… Given the history of the CIA, I'm just not going to talk about it," (Mike Pompeo, October 2017). And you expect the DPRK Leadership to Trust Washington's "Chief Negotiator"

CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade (2019-03-01). If Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants to Build Peace in Yemen, He Must Stop Arming Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is touring the Middle East over the next few days, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is likely that the war in Yemen will be at the top of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks. globalresearch.ca Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …

Carla Stea (2019-03-01). Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War. globalresearch.ca In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the UN, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with envoys of 60 UN member states…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-01). Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-01). Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us. globalresearch.ca On February 27, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for six hours. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance …

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-03-01). Community, labor support strong and growing for striking Oakland teachers. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif. — As it entered its seventh day March 1, the Oakland teachers' strike was continuing to bring large, spirited actions by teachers, students, parents and community supporters to areas throughout the city, including those threatened by the Oakland Unified School District's plan to close 24 of its 86 public schools, mostly in economically …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-01). Netanyahu to be Indicted for Bribery, Fraud, and Breach of Trust. globalresearch.ca Accountability for his highest of high crimes of war, against humanity, including genocide are omitted from coming charges against him, a reported 55-page indictment explaining criminal charges against him in detail. | Israeli attorney general Avichai Mandelblit equivocated endlessly over whether …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-01). UN Report Accuses Israel of High Crimes in Gaza. globalresearch.ca There's no ambiguity about longstanding Israeli high crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide in Gaza — similar crimes committed throughout the Territories for over half a century, accountability never forthcoming. | An entire Palestinian population is held hostage to …

STAFF (2019-03-01). West Virginia Offers a Blueprint to Combat School Privatization. truthdig.com If charters are to be defeated, if public education has a future in the U.S., our teachers will have to take matters into their own hands.

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). Pakistan Didn't Violate the Geneva Convention, It Confirmed Its Adherence to It. globalresearch.ca After suffering a humiliating military defeat on the morning of 27 February when Pakistan shot down two of its MiGs that violated the country's airspace and even captured one of its pilots, India went wild trying to distract its population …

Kurt Hackbarth (2019-03-01). The War on AMLO: US Backlash Supported by Mexican Right Wing. globalresearch.ca Ten weeks into the administration of progressive president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the Mexican right has made it clear how it plans to oppose him: not as an adversary to be defeated, but as an enemy to be destroyed. …

Patrick Martin (2019-03-01). The Trump Presidency: From the Manhattan Underworld to the White House. globalresearch.ca "The finance aristocracy, in its mode of acquisition as well as in its pleasures, is nothing but the rebirth of the lumpenproletariat on the heights of bourgeois society."—Karl Marx, The Class Struggles in France | What Marx described, in his analysis …

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-01). Britain's Witchfinders Are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn. globalresearch.ca "McCarthyism" is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning — and horror — has been increasingly obscured. | McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the …

Colin Todhunter (2019-03-01). From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: "Crocodile Tears" for Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years …

Asad Ismi (2019-03-01). Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity? globalresearch.ca While social-democratic parties all over Europe have been losing power and popularity, the centre-left Portuguese government is being lauded even by the mainstream media for defying the European Union (EU) with its anti-austerity policy and thereby sparking an economic recovery …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-03-01). Returning Syrian Refugees Were Fleeing US Proxy War, Not "Assad" globalresearch.ca A recent BBC segment titled, " The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war," contradicted 8 years of the British state media's narratives regarding the war in Syria. | A synopsis of the short BBC video segment would read: …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-01). 400 Years and the Struggle to End Enslavement, Colonialism and Neo-colonialism. globalresearch.ca Note: Following is the text of an address delivered by the author on Thursday February 28, 2019 at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The event was held in honor of African American History Month. Azikiwe …

Tom Clifford (2019-03-01). China Sees Some Light in the Failure of the Hanoi Summit. globalresearch.ca The failure of the Hanoi summit, from Beijing's point of view, could yet turn out to be a success. | North Korea's most important relationship is with China. The most important relationship for China is with the United States. In January …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). India's Prime Minister Modi's Conversations with Russia's President Putin. globalresearch.ca According to the Kremlin's official website, President Putin never said anything about "Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks", but that didn't stop Prime Minister Modi's office from misleadingly implying that he did …

South Front (2019-03-01). Video: Are India and Pakistan on Brink of All-out Military Conflict? globalresearch.ca This week, the Indian-Pakistani conflict over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir erupted with a bang when the Pakistani military declared on February 27 that it had shot down 2 Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. | A spokesperson for the …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-01). Hanoi summit thwarted by an uncompromising US. peoplesdispatch.org The second meeting between the US president, Donald Trump, and the North Korean chairman, Kim Jong-un, at the two-day summit in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi ended on the afternoon of February 28 without reaching any agreements. | North Korea offered to dismantle all the nuclear reactors in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which is the sole known source providing plutonium for its nuclear program, on the condition that the US-led international sanctions against the country are lifted in return. | The US, which has sought to paint the North Korean possession of nuclear weapons as an existential t…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-01). Walkout in Hanoi: The Second Trump-Kim Summit. globalresearch.ca "Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of …

Hans Stehling (2019-03-01). Is Israel Just a European-Style Democracy but in the Middle East? globalresearch.ca Israel, in fact, is unlike any European state. It does not have a democratic government that ratifies and/or abides by international and United Nations resolutions, agreements and conventions on human and civil rights, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons of mass destruction, or conforms …

Adriana Colón-Adorno, Alejandro Comas-Short (2019-03-01). Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican Debt—These Students Are Fighting to End That. thenation.com Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican Debt—These Students Are Fighting to End That…

RT (2019-03-01). Virginia's first lady apologizes for handing cotton to black kids. rt.com Pam Northam, the wife of the governor of Virginia, was forced to apologize after she gave cotton to black students during a recent governor's mansion tour so that they could capture how it felt to be a slave.

RT (2019-03-01). Genocide survivors demand violent coup master Elliott Abrams' removal from Holocaust museum board. rt.com A dozen survivors of genocides from the Holocaust to the 1980s' US-backed slaughter in Central America have demanded US diplomat Elliott Abrams be removed from the US Holocaust museum's "Conscience Committee."

WSWS Repost (2019-03-01). 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.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-01). Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike. commondreams.org The youth, said Greenpeace Germany, "are fed up with politicians' blah blah and call for #ClimateAction!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Cherise (2019-03-01). Will the Youth-led Climate Movement Use Labor's Playbook? truthout.org You've probably seen the video in which young climate activists confronted Sen. Dianne Feinstein last Friday. | Middle and high school student activists carrying a large handwritten letter to Feinstein urged her to sign on to the Green New Deal and take the dramatic action necessary to save the planet. Feinstein dismissed the young activists and told them that they could learn a thing or two by listening — and to run for office when they're old enough. | When the students urged Feinstein to adopt the only kinds of radical transforma…

WSWS Repost (2019-03-01). Oakland teachers continue strike as Kentucky teachers launch statewide sickout. indybay.org The issues which teachers confront across the United States are shared ones. | Hundreds of teachers, parents and students on Wednesday afternoon shut down an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) board meeting! | Teachers from San Francisco and Berkeley are initiating a wildcat sickout in support of Oakland teachers! | Two of the largest school districts in Kentucky will close as a result of over 40 percent of their teachers reporting sick! | Teachers in Oakland have formed a rank-and-file strike committee to take their struggle out of the control of the unions and into their own hands!

WSWS (2019-03-01). As Oakland strike enters seventh day, union keeps teachers in dark on negotiations. wsws.org The rank-and-file strike committee, at a meeting Thursday night, exposed the anti-democratic measures of the OEA leadership.

Beccy Baird (2019-03-01). Brexit: The Implications for Health and Social Care. globalresearch.ca This was originally written by Helen McKenna and published on 13 December 2017. It was updated by Beccy Baird on 22 February 2019. | *** | Brexit has major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some …

Labor Video Project (2019-03-01). 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.

Labor Video Project (2019-03-01). It's Our Fight Too! Bay Area Teachers Join Striking OEA Teachers Strike On Day 6. indybay.org Teachers from other districts in Northern California joined the rally and picket lines of Oakland OEA teachers, parents and students on 2/28/19 Day 6 of the strike.

Werner Raza and Willy Sabautski (2019-03-01). Public Good or Private Wealth. indybay.org The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care, Misguided policy led us into this crisis and true policy can lead us out.

WSWS Repost (2019-03-01). Teacher anger exploding across the United States. indybay.org Oakland strike, mass "sickout" in Kentucky…

WSWS (2019-03-01). Teacher anger exploding across the United States. wsws.org A summary of teacher struggles underscores the need for educators to break the grip of the unions in order to unify in a common fight to defend public education.

WSWS Repost (2019-03-01). 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 (2019-03-01). 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.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-01). Youth Climate Movement to World Leaders: We Will 'Change Fate of Humanity, Whether You Like It or Not'. commondreams.org Student climate strikers issue open letter ahead of global day of action on March 15 that will consist of more than 500 events in over 50 countries | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-01). America's "War on Terrorism" — Understanding the Web of Deceit Threatening Humanity. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | To understand the complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity, get your copy of Michel Chossudovsky's international …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2019-02-28). Twenty years Ago: NATO Aggression Against Serbia. globalresearch.ca An international conference on "GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT VS. WARS AND DOMINATION" will take place in the Serbian capital Belgrade from 22 to 24 March 2019. It is a commemoration "against forgetting the NATO aggression 1999". | Organizers are the "Belgrade …

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-28). Kim Meets Trump in Hanoi. Failure of Second US-DPRK Summit. globalresearch.ca Two days of talks were cut short on Thursday with no resolution of major differences, no final statement as was issued after last June's summit — the customary format whenever formal meetings between leaders are held. | Negotiations broke down because …

STAFF (2019-02-28). DeVos Proposes Tax Credit to Promote School Privatization. truthdig.com The Trump administration renewed its push for school choice on Thursday with a proposal to provide $5 billion a year in federal tax credits for donations made to groups offering scholarships for private schools, apprenticeships and other educational programs. | Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled the plan as a "bold proposal" to give students more choices without diverting money from public schools. | "What's missing in education today is at the core of what makes America truly great: freedom," DeVos said. "Kids should be free to learn where and how it works for them." | Legislation for the tax credits is be…

Michelle Chen (2019-02-28). 'Disconnected Youth' Is a Growing Crisis. thenation.com 'Disconnected Youth' Is a Growing Crisis…

Global Research News (2019-02-28). Selected Articles: Who Are the "Brutal Dictators", The Business of War. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-28). Oakland teachers' strike enters sixth day, with demand of a 12% wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org The teachers' union outrightly rejected the district school board's proposal for 8% wage hike, and forced the board to postpone a decision on further fund cuts and layoffs…

STAFF (2019-02-28). Is the Tide Turning in Trump's War on Science? truthdig.com The last two years have seen an all-out assault on environmental safeguards, but there may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

Kate Aronoff (2019-02-28). Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal? theintercept.com For years, the terms of the debate about climate change in the United States have been clear. One side — flush with fossil fuel cash — cast doubt on whether the problem existed at all, spreading disinformation and calling global warming an elaborate hoax to bring about socialism. For the most part, they were Republicans. On the other side were those who believed the science and usually rallied around some call for climate action, however vague. The conversation around the Green New Deal has brought those sides together, as politicians on both sides of the aisle scramble to cobble together a third way.

2019-03-01: Social Media Postees

"Killer Diplomacy": The Kim-Trump Summit in Hanoi, Sabotaged by Mike Pompeo?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me about it"… Given the history of the CIA, I'm just not going to talk about it," (Mike Pompeo, October 2017). And you expect the DPRK Leadership to Trust Washington's "Chief Negotiator"
globalresearch.ca/the-kim-trump-summit-i…

If Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants to Build Peace in Yemen, He Must Stop Arming Saudi Arabia
CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is touring the Middle East over the next few days, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is likely that the war in Yemen will be at the top of …
globalresearch.ca/jeremy-hunt-peace-yeme…

Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …
globalresearch.ca/russia-host-indo-pak-p…

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the UN, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with envoys of 60 UN member states…
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-arreaza-un-g…

Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/protester…

Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
On February 27, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for six hours. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance …
globalresearch.ca/cohen-knows-trump-test…

Netanyahu to be Indicted for Bribery, Fraud, and Breach of Trust
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Accountability for his highest of high crimes of war, against humanity, including genocide are omitted from coming charges against him, a reported 55-page indictment explaining criminal charges against him in detail. | Israeli attorney general Avichai Mandelblit equivocated endlessly over whether …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-indicted-bri…

UN Report Accuses Israel of High Crimes in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
There's no ambiguity about longstanding Israeli high crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide in Gaza — similar crimes committed throughout the Territories for over half a century, accountability never forthcoming. | An entire Palestinian population is held hostage to …
globalresearch.ca/un-report-israel-high-…

West Virginia Offers a Blueprint to Combat School Privatization
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-01
If charters are to be defeated, if public education has a future in the U.S., our teachers will have to take matters into their own hands.
truthdig.com/articles/west-virginia-offe…

Returning Syrian Refugees Were Fleeing US Proxy War, Not "Assad"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
A recent BBC segment titled, " The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war," contradicted 8 years of the British state media's narratives regarding the war in Syria. | A synopsis of the short BBC video segment would read: …
globalresearch.ca/returning-syrian-refug…

The War on AMLO: US Backlash Supported by Mexican Right Wing
Kurt Hackbarth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Ten weeks into the administration of progressive president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the Mexican right has made it clear how it plans to oppose him: not as an adversary to be defeated, but as an enemy to be destroyed. …
globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-amlo-us-bac…

India's Prime Minister Modi's Conversations with Russia's President Putin
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
According to the Kremlin's official website, President Putin never said anything about "Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks", but that didn't stop Prime Minister Modi's office from misleadingly implying that he did …
globalresearch.ca/modis-conversation-put…

Is Israel Just a European-Style Democracy but in the Middle East?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Israel, in fact, is unlike any European state. It does not have a democratic government that ratifies and/or abides by international and United Nations resolutions, agreements and conventions on human and civil rights, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons of mass destruction, or conforms …
globalresearch.ca/israel-european-style-…

Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity?
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
While social-democratic parties all over Europe have been losing power and popularity, the centre-left Portuguese government is being lauded even by the mainstream media for defying the European Union (EU) with its anti-austerity policy and thereby sparking an economic recovery | …
globalresearch.ca/portugal-alternative-a…

Britain's Witchfinders Are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"McCarthyism" is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning — and horror — has been increasingly obscured. | McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the …
globalresearch.ca/britains-witchfinders-…

400 Years and the Struggle to End Enslavement, Colonialism and Neo-colonialism
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Note: Following is the text of an address delivered by the author on Thursday February 28, 2019 at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The event was held in honor of African American History Month. Azikiwe …
globalresearch.ca/400-years-struggle-end…

Hanoi summit thwarted by an uncompromising US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The second meeting between the US president, Donald Trump, and the North Korean chairman, Kim Jong-un, at the two-day summit in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi ended on the afternoon of February 28 without reaching any agreements. | North Korea offered to dismantle all the nuclear reactors in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which is the sole known source providing plutonium for its nuclear program, on the condition that the US-led international sanctions against the country are lifted in return. | The US, which has sought to paint the North Korean possession of nuclear weapons as an existential t…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/hanoi-sum…

From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: "Crocodile Tears" for Venezuela
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years …
globalresearch.ca/holocausts-imperialism…

Walkout in Hanoi: The Second Trump-Kim Summit
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of …
globalresearch.ca/second-trump-kim-summi…

The Trump Presidency: From the Manhattan Underworld to the White House
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"The finance aristocracy, in its mode of acquisition as well as in its pleasures, is nothing but the rebirth of the lumpenproletariat on the heights of bourgeois society."–Karl Marx, The Class Struggles in France | What Marx described, in his analysis …
globalresearch.ca/trump-presidency/56701…

China Sees Some Light in the Failure of the Hanoi Summit
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
The failure of the Hanoi summit, from Beijing's point of view, could yet turn out to be a success. | North Korea's most important relationship is with China. The most important relationship for China is with the United States. In January …
globalresearch.ca/china-failure-hanoi-su…

Video: Are India and Pakistan on Brink of All-out Military Conflict?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
This week, the Indian-Pakistani conflict over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir erupted with a bang when the Pakistani military declared on February 27 that it had shot down 2 Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. | A spokesperson for the …
globalresearch.ca/india-pakistan-militar…

Pakistan Didn't Violate the Geneva Convention, It Confirmed Its Adherence to It
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
After suffering a humiliating military defeat on the morning of 27 February when Pakistan shot down two of its MiGs that violated the country's airspace and even captured one of its pilots, India went wild trying to distract its population …
globalresearch.ca/pakistan-geneva-conven…

Community, labor support strong and growing for striking Oakland teachers
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-01
OAKLAND, Calif. — As it entered its seventh day March 1, the Oakland teachers' strike was continuing to bring large, spirited actions by teachers, students, parents and community supporters to areas throughout the city, including those threatened by the Oakland Unified School District's plan to close 24 of its 86 public schools, mostly in economically …
peoplesworld.org/article/community-labor…

Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican Debt–These Students Are Fighting to End That
Adriana Colón-Adorno, Alejandro Comas-Short | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
Yale Benefits From the Puerto Rican Debt–These Students Are Fighting to End That…
thenation.com/article/yale-benefits-from…

Virginia's first lady apologizes for handing cotton to black kids
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
Pam Northam, the wife of the governor of Virginia, was forced to apologize after she gave cotton to black students during a recent governor's mansion tour so that they could capture how it felt to be a slave. | …
rt.com/usa/452720-cotton-candy-virginia-…

It's Our Fight Too! Bay Area Teachers Join Striking OEA Teachers Strike On Day 6
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
Teachers from other districts in Northern California joined the rally and picket lines of Oakland OEA teachers, parents and students on 2/28/19 Day 6 of the strike.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/28/1882152…

Fremont, California teachers stage sick-out
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
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/2019/02/27/1882149…

Unions, Democrats rush to end strike
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
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/2019/02/25/1882147…

Teacher anger exploding across the United States
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
A summary of teacher struggles underscores the need for educators to break the grip of the unions in order to unify in a common fight to defend public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/uste…

Youth Climate Movement to World Leaders: We Will 'Change Fate of Humanity, Whether You Like It or Not'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
Student climate strikers issue open letter ahead of global day of action on March 15 that will consist of more than 500 events in over 50 countries | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/01/youth-c…

America's "War on Terrorism" — Understanding the Web of Deceit Threatening Humanity
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Dear Readers, | To understand the complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity, get your copy of Michel Chossudovsky's international …
globalresearch.ca/america-s-war-on-terro…

Teacher anger exploding across the United States
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
Oakland strike, mass "sickout" in Kentucky…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882153…

Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
The youth, said Greenpeace Germany, "are fed up with politicians' blah blah and call for #ClimateAction!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/01/beautif…

Brexit: The Implications for Health and Social Care
Beccy Baird | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
This was originally written by Helen McKenna and published on 13 December 2017. It was updated by Beccy Baird on 22 February 2019. | *** | Brexit has major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-implications-he…

ILWU Members & ILWU Local 34 Have Backed Striking OEA Oakland Teachers at Rally & March
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
ILWU Local 34 endorsed the OEA teacher's strike and ILWU members attended the 2/22/19 rally and march.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/26/1882148…

Genocide survivors demand violent coup master Elliott Abrams' removal from Holocaust museum board
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
A dozen survivors of genocides from the Holocaust to the 1980s' US-backed slaughter in Central America have demanded US diplomat Elliott Abrams be removed from the US Holocaust museum's "Conscience Committee." | …
rt.com/usa/452707-genocide-survivors-ell…

Public Good or Private Wealth
Werner Raza and Willy Sabautski | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care, Misguided policy led us into this crisis and true policy can lead us out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882153…

Oakland teachers continue strike as Kentucky teachers launch statewide sickout
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
The issues which teachers confront across the United States are shared ones. | Hundreds of teachers, parents and students on Wednesday afternoon shut down an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) board meeting! | Teachers from San Francisco and Berkeley are initiating a wildcat sickout in support of Oakland teachers! | Two of the largest school districts in Kentucky will close as a result of over 40 percent of their teachers reporting sick! | Teachers in Oakland have formed a rank-and-file strike committee to take their struggle out of the control of the unions and into their own hands!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/28/1882150…

Will the Youth-led Climate Movement Use Labor's Playbook?
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-01
You've probably seen the video in which young climate activists confronted Sen. Dianne Feinstein last Friday. | Middle and high school student activists carrying a large handwritten letter to Feinstein urged her to sign on to the Green New Deal and take the dramatic action necessary to save the planet. Feinstein dismissed the young activists and told them that they could learn a thing or two by listening — and to run for office when they're old enough. | When the students urged Feinstein to adopt the only kinds of radical transforma…
truthout.org/articles/will-the-youth-led…

As Oakland strike enters seventh day, union keeps teachers in dark on negotiations
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
The rank-and-file strike committee, at a meeting Thursday night, exposed the anti-democratic measures of the OEA leadership.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/oakl…

Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
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/2019/02/27/1882149…

Twenty years Ago: NATO Aggression Against Serbia
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
An international conference on "GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT VS. WARS AND DOMINATION" will take place in the Serbian capital Belgrade from 22 to 24 March 2019. It is a commemoration "against forgetting the NATO aggression 1999". | Organizers are the "Belgrade …
globalresearch.ca/20th-anniversary-nato-…

Kim Meets Trump in Hanoi. Failure of Second US-DPRK Summit
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
Two days of talks were cut short on Thursday with no resolution of major differences, no final statement as was issued after last June's summit — the customary format whenever formal meetings between leaders are held. | Negotiations broke down because …
globalresearch.ca/usdprk-summit-hanoi/56…

'Disconnected Youth' Is a Growing Crisis
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
'Disconnected Youth' Is a Growing Crisis…
thenation.com/article/youth-education-em…

DeVos Proposes Tax Credit to Promote School Privatization
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-28
The Trump administration renewed its push for school choice on Thursday with a proposal to provide $5 billion a year in federal tax credits for donations made to groups offering scholarships for private schools, apprenticeships and other educational programs. | Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled the plan as a "bold proposal" to give students more choices without diverting money from public schools. | "What's missing in education today is at the core of what makes America truly great: freedom," DeVos said. "Kids should be free to learn where and how it works for them." | Legislation for the tax credits is be…
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Selected Articles: Who Are the "Brutal Dictators", The Business of War
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-who-…

Oakland teachers' strike enters sixth day, with demand of a 12% wage hike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
The teachers' union outrightly rejected the district school board's proposal for 8% wage hike, and forced the board to postpone a decision on further fund cuts and layoffs…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/28/oakland-t…

Is the Tide Turning in Trump's War on Science?
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-28
The last two years have seen an all-out assault on environmental safeguards, but there may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon.
truthdig.com/articles/is-the-tide-turnin…

Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal?
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-02-28
For years, the terms of the debate about climate change in the United States have been clear. One side — flush with fossil fuel cash — cast doubt on whether the problem existed at all, spreading disinformation and calling global warming an elaborate hoax to bring about socialism. For the most part, they were Republicans. On the other side were those who believed the science and usually rallied around some call for climate action, however vague. The conversation around the Green New Deal has brought those sides together, as politicians on both sides of the aisle scramble to cobble together a third way.
theintercept.com/2019/02/28/green-new-de…