Daily Archives: March 13, 2019

2019-03-13: News Headlines

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-13). Distorting American History: Jefferson Exhibit Generates Racial Controversy in Detroit. globalresearch.ca An historical exhibit designed to examine various aspects of the life and people of the Monticello plantation in Virginia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which was owned by Thomas Jefferson, has prompted protests in …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-13). Algerian President Drops Bid for Fifth Term, Suspends New Election. globalresearch.ca On February 16, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999 announced his candidacy for a fifth term — despite unable to perform the duties of his office since becoming ill in 2005, especially after a debilitating 2013 stroke. | Large-scale daily protests …

Fight for the Future (2019-03-13). Net Neutrality Activists Launch Updated Congressional Scoreboard and Set March 15th Deadline for Lawmakers to Cosponsor the Save the Internet Act. globalresearch.ca Groups behind BattleForTheNet.com pledge to call, text, and email constituents of lawmakers who fail to cosponsor net neutrality bill before leaving DC for recess. | Today, activists behind BattleForTheNet.com launched an updated Congressional " scoreboard" showing where every member of …

Global Research News (2019-03-13). Selected Articles: War Spending Is Bankrupting America. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a future …

Joyce Nelson (2019-03-13). Canada's SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export. globalresearch.ca In all the press coverage of the "the SNC-Lavalin affair," not enough attention has been paid to the company's involvement in Site C — the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.'s Peace River valley. | The Liberals say that …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-13). Voting at the US Congress: No, Dual Loyalty Isn't Okay. globalresearch.ca The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression "dual loyalty." They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-13). Buying Back the "Iron Dome" from Israel. globalresearch.ca Even if one spends years exploring the dark corners infested by Israel's agents and its diaspora proxies in their successful effort to control much of Capitol Hill and the White House, it is still possible to be shocked by the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-13). Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said "we've asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido." | He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor …

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-03-13). School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence at Home to America's Wars Abroad. globalresearch.ca In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-13). Oregon teachers call for agitation, denouncing state's disinvestment in education. peoplesdispatch.org School teachers in Oregon, United States, are gearing up for an agitation against the cuts in the state budget allocation for education. The Oregon Education Association (OEA) has given a call for a day of action on May 8, including walkout from schools. | Even though the lawmakers argued that the budget for 2019-2021, released on March 7, prioritized K-12 (Kindergarten to 12th grade) education and Oregon health services, educators in the state claimed that the budget is inadequate. | The Statesman Journal reported that the proposed General Fund and Lottery Funds (which includes funds allocated for education) bud…

Yves Engler (2019-03-13). SNC Lavalin the Corporate Face of "Ugly Canadian" globalresearch.ca While the Justin Trudeau government's interference in the prosecution of SNC Lavalin highlights corporate influence over politics, it is also a story about a firm at the centre of Canadian foreign policy. | In a recent story titled " Canada's Corrupt

John W. Whitehead (2019-03-13). Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America. globalresearch.ca "Pity the nation whose people are sheep | And whose shepherds mislead them | Pity the nation whose leaders are liars | Whose sages are silenced | And whose bigots haunt the airwaves | Pity the nation that raises not its voice | Except to praise …

James J. Zogby (2019-03-13). Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: The Shameful Attack that Backfired. globalresearch.ca What happened to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was troubling. On the one hand, because she dared to challenge the way supporters of Israel have worked to silence debate on US policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she became a victim of incitement, …

Eric Toussaint (2019-03-13). Venezuela: Suspend Debt Repayments and Create an Emergency Humanitarian Fund. globalresearch.ca There is no doubt that Donald Trump's policies, those of the Lima group [1] and the European powers who seek to impose the usurper Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela and do not hesitate to interfere in order to …

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2019-03-13). The Day American Activism Died, or… the First Rule of Democracy! globalresearch.ca "Democracy Has Just Been A Word…Never Been An Act!" -Wall Graffiti / 2016 Thailand Military Coup. | 5: 05 AM. February 4, 2012. It's almost pitch dark. No one has slept this night. The only morning illumination comes from scores of dimly …

Gregory Shupak (2019-03-13). US Media Erase Years of Chavismo's Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-13). Lies in the Branding: Justin Trudeau's Implosion. globalresearch.ca "Trudeau came out and asked for strong women, and he got them." — Michelle Rempel, Conservative Party MP, The Atlantic, Mar 12, 2019 | The gods have various roles, and most of them are intrusively irritating. They select humans, and drive …

Steve Sweeney (2019-03-13). British Intelligence Masterminded the Miami Showband Massacre in Northern Ireland? Survivor Claims in New Documentary. globalresearch.ca Musician Stephen Travers hopes a new documentary on a notorious massacre in the north of Ireland during the Troubles will lead to justice almost 50 years later. | In a new Netflix documentary released later this month he says that the …

Joà£o Pedro Stedile (2019-03-13). Latin America: Searching for New Forms of Struggle. Leader of Brazil's Landless Movement. globalresearch.ca From February 24 to 27th, the International People's Assembly (AIP) was held in Caracas, in solidarity with the people and government of Venezuela represented by Nicolás Maduro. Almost 500 delegates from 90 countries of the world attended the event, and …

Telesur (2019-03-13). US Congressmen Introduce Bill to Prohibit US Courts from Recognizing Cuban Trademarks. globalresearch.ca Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) presented a bill on Tuesday before the US Congress in which they seek to prohibit the official recognition and rights of Cuban trademarks in the United States. | The bipartisan and bicameral legislation, …

Helen Buyniski (2019-03-13). Uncle Sam Loves You, so Buy American, or Else… globalresearch.ca The US is so enamored of its role as sole world superpower that it thinks nothing of mistreating allies, never believing they might tire of the abuse and run away — into the arms of China, or — perish the …

Nabel Alabdalla (2019-03-13). The Forgotten Syrian Christian Towns Under Attack on Border with Idleb and Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca Two days ago I was in the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh that has endured sustained attacks from the various terrorist groups backed by the U.S Coalition. These groups are embedded in the countryside bordering Al Skeilbiyyeh. In the …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-13). Video: The Price of US "Protection" Is Skyrocketing. Donald Trump's "Ransom Money" Exacted from America's Allies. globalresearch.ca It's not only the mafia that demands ransom money in exchange for its "protection". "The rich countries that we protect" — warned President Donald Trump in a menacing speech at the Pentagon — "are all notified. They will have to …

WSWS (2019-03-13). Cambridge University's planned involvement with military propaganda programme exposed. wsws.org The Varsity student newspaper has exposed the proposed involvement of Cambridge University in England in a Ministry of Defence propaganda programme.

RT (2019-03-13). Defamed by media, Covington Catholic student sues CNN for $275 million. rt.com Nick Sandmann, the face of the Covington Catholic controversy, has filed a $275 million defamation lawsuit against CNN, framing the network's depiction of him as the "face of an unruly hate mob" as a false and "vicious attack."

WSWS (2019-03-13). Students and youth across the US demand freedom for Chelsea Manning. wsws.org The International Youth and Students for Socialist Equality is leading the fight to organize opposition to the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning by holding a series of meetings and rallies.

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-13). UK Parliament Rejects No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for Second Time. globalresearch.ca On January 15, Theresa May's no-deal/deal was overwhelmingly defeated by a 432 — 202 margin — the greatest rejection of a UK leader's legislative aim in modern times. | As expected on March 12, parliamentarians again rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal …

WSWS (2019-03-13). New York University student paper joins in "anti-Semitism" witch-hunt against critics of Israel. wsws.org The Washington Square News was forced to remove an article describing Women's March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour as an "accused anti-Semite" after student protest.

Fight Back (2019-03-12). International Women's Day in Tampa: Fight Trump's war on women. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On March 10, over a dozen Tampa community, student and labor leaders gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park for a protest against President Donald Trump's anti-woman agenda. Since coming into office, Trump has led an all-out assault on women's rights, including defunding abortion services, erasing sections of Title IX that protect women from sexual assault and discrimination, and locking asylum-seeking women and children in cages in the southwestern United States. In the spirit of the women's marches that occurred in response to Trump's inauguration, protesters chanted "Pro-life is a lie, you don't care if p…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-12). School teachers rally in Indianapolis, demanding wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers in Indiana, United States of America, rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday, demanding an increase in wages. According to reports, the rally, called by the Indiana State Teachers Association, was joined by more than 1,000 teachers and their supporters. The protesters carried signs that read, "Education should not be a DEBT service," "Teachers just want to have funds," and "Knowledge is a super power. Defend Public Education." | The demonstrators demanded that the state legislature prioritize the teachers' demands, and called for an urgent increase in their salary, which remains much lower compared to…

Fight Back (2019-03-12). International Women's Day celebrated in Chicago. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – You know people are having fun at a political event when community activist Jeanette Taylor, a candidate for city council, gets the room to sing along to Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman! The feeling continued when Christel Williams, a candidate for a principal office in the Chicago Teachers Union, led the singing of Ella's Song. | The mood at Freedom Road Socialist Organization's event for International Women's Day was festive, but also militant. As Erica Anna of FRSO said at the outset, "Our program for this evening includes mu-sical performances, some poetry, and a drag performance, as well as words…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-12). China-US Trade War: Trump Threatens China After Multiple Rounds of Negotiations. globalresearch.ca Major bilateral differences are over structural issues, the US trade deficit with China a minor one by comparison. | Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice chairman Zhang Qingli said | "China never wants a trade war with anybody…but we …

Fight Back (2019-03-12). FRSO International Women's Day rally in Minnesota. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 9 Minnesotans rallied to celebrate International Women's Day, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, renewing their commitment to the struggle for women's liberation and against exploitation. Roughly 60 people, union leaders, community members and students defied the threat of a blizzard to remember the sacrifices of women in the past that set an example for how to build a better world. | Cole Nicholls, one of the emcees of the event, stated "It's necessary for us to take this moment to celebrate the long history of working women struggling against rape culture, patriarchy a…

splcenter (2019-03-12). Florida legislators announce bill to ensure structurally sound schools for all students in the state. splcenter.org Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Florida state Sen. Janet Cruz today announced legislation that would create uniform requirements to ensure that all Florida students can receive an education in school buildings that are structurally sound.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-12). Can We Divest From Weapons Dealers? truthout.org About three decades ago, I taught writing at one of Chicago's alternative high schools. It's easy to recall some of their stories — fast-paced, dramatic, sometimes tender. I would beg my students to three-hole-punch each essay or poem and leave it in a binder on our classroom shelf, anxious not to lose the documentation of their talents and ideas. | Some of the youngsters I taught told me they were members of gangs. Looking down from the window of my second-floor classroom, I sometimes wondered if I was watching them selling drugs in broad daylight as they embraced one another on the street below. | Trag…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-12). Sobe até à s estrelas, o preàßo da "protecàßà£o" USA. globalresearch.ca Extorquir dinheiro a troco de protecàßà£o nà£o é apanágio só da mafia. — Trump advertiu, ameaàßadoramente, num discurso no Pentágono — "Os países ricos que estamos a proteger està£o todos avisados: deverà£o pagar pela nossa protecàßà£o." | O Presidente Trump — …

WSWS (2019-03-12). Aiming to quash strikes, US teacher union launches campaign to prop up Democrats. wsws.org Amid increasing strikes and struggles in defense of public education across the US and the world, the teachers' unions are launching a new initiative to stifle the class struggle and corral teachers behind the capitalist political parties.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-12). One School's Financial Calamity Exposes a Crisis in Higher Education. truthout.org Students and faculty are fighting to save Hampshire College from unprecedented financial crisis and potential collapse, following a series of devastating cuts and administrative decisions. In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a "strategic partner." The announcement was followed by staff layoffs in the school's development and admissions offices, and news that the school would not be admitting a full class in the fall. We host a discussion with Hampshire professor Margaret Cerullo; Hampshire senior Des…

RT (2019-03-12). Pentagon plans to spend $2.6 billion on developing hypersonic weaponry. rt.com The US defense budget proposal for FY 2020 boasts a record-breaking research and development request, as the Pentagon seeks to get its hands on all the shiny new things, such as artificial intelligence and hypersonic weaponry.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-12). School Shooters and Drones — Linking Gun Violence at Home to US Wars Abroad. truthout.org In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young Americans, that's exactly what it felt like. But this shooting was different. Refusing to be victims, Parkland survivors disrupted the " thoughts and prayers" cycle…

Eds. (2019-03-11). Adults won't take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike. mronline.org The authors are the lead organizers of U.S. Youth Climate Strike, part of a global student movement inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg's weekly school strikes in Sweden and other European countries. | Source

Sarah Lahm (2019-03-11). Teachers Strikes Prompt Renewed Calls for More Education Funding. progressive.org The second-largest teachers union in America is building on labors momentum with a new nationwide campaign.

RT (2019-03-10). CNN may be sued for over $250mn in damages for 'vicious' attacks on Covington 'MAGA kids' — lawyer. rt.com CNN will be slapped with a massive lawsuit for its "vicious" and "direct attacks" on Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann, the kid's lawyer told Fox News. The Washington Post has already been hit with a similar suit. |

Democracy Now! (2019-03-08). Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli's New Novel Bears Witness to the U.S. Immigration Crisis. democracynow.org Days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, we speak with Valeria Luiselli about her new book, "Lost Children Archive." It chronicles one family's journey from New York to the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona as the mother researches the plight of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States.

Margaret Cerullo (2019-03-08). The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train. thenation.com The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train…

Cynthia Liu (2019-03-08). Teachers Won in California. What's Next? progressive.org Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California's charters?

kathy_f (2019-03-08). 'NSW not for sale!'. greenleft.org.au "NSW not for sale!" was one of the chants at a Fix NSW rally on March 3, 20 days out from the state election. It expressed a common element in NSW government projects that have sparked resistance from numerous communities and trade unions. | Giant banners featuring the face of Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the words "$elling NSW" were the backdrop to speeches from Raymond Weatherall from Fighting In Resistance Equally, the coalition that organised the huge Invasion Day march on January 26; Jean Hinchliffe and Daisy Jeffrey from the Student Strike 4 Climate; Julie Lyford from Groundswell Gloucester; Deput…

kathy_f (2019-03-08). Why you should join the Student Strike 4 Climate. greenleft.org.au Climate change is already impacting our lives.: | As it gets worse, we will be affected by more floods and storms, bushfires and droughts. Globally there will be less clean water and farmland available. This disproportionately affects those who have the least — women, Indigenous people and those living in exploited nations. | Capitalism cannot resolve the climate crisis.: | It cannot because of its structured social and ecological irrationality. This is why, regardless of what the science tells us we should do, fossil fuels are still being burnt and sustainable energy systems still have to b…

kathy_f (2019-03-08). School Strike 4 Climate: history, challenges and what's next. greenleft.org.au After the milestone School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) rallies on November 30 last year, the movement faces a critical point. | Describing itself as a "decentralised, grassroots and ambitious" activist organisation, SS4C has certainly breathed fresh energy into the climate debate. However, with its second major action looming, where does it go from here? | One positive to emerge immediately following the November strike was the collective enthusiasm for maintaining participation in direct action. | Rather than resting on its laurels after so spectacularly mobilising more than 15,000 students in 30 cities and towns in…

kathy_f (2019-03-08). The mining union should join students fighting for a transition from coal. greenleft.org.au The mining and energy division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union (CFMMEU) does not seem to have a strategy for life after coal, if the leaked minutes from its Queensland division's December meeting can be believed. | It intends to cling tightly to the coalmining multinationals and hope for the best as global climate and renewable energy policies kick in. | Meanwhile in New South Wales, anti-coal campaigners reported seeing the CFMMEU's Hunter Valley branch acting as a cheer squad f…

2019-03-13: Social Media Postees

Algerian President Drops Bid for Fifth Term, Suspends New Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
On February 16, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999 announced his candidacy for a fifth term — despite unable to perform the duties of his office since becoming ill in 2005, especially after a debilitating 2013 stroke. | Large-scale daily protests …
globalresearch.ca/algerian-president-dro…

Distorting American History: Jefferson Exhibit Generates Racial Controversy in Detroit
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
An historical exhibit designed to examine various aspects of the life and people of the Monticello plantation in Virginia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which was owned by Thomas Jefferson, has prompted protests in …
globalresearch.ca/jefferson-exhibit-gene…

Net Neutrality Activists Launch Updated Congressional Scoreboard and Set March 15th Deadline for Lawmakers to Cosponsor the Save the Internet Act
Fight for the Future | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Groups behind BattleForTheNet.com pledge to call, text, and email constituents of lawmakers who fail to cosponsor net neutrality bill before leaving DC for recess. | Today, activists behind BattleForTheNet.com launched an updated Congressional " scoreboard" showing where every member of …
globalresearch.ca/net-neutrality-activis…

Canada's SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export
Joyce Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
In all the press coverage of the "the SNC-Lavalin affair," not enough attention has been paid to the company's involvement in Site C — the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.'s Peace River valley. | The Liberals say that …
globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-site-c-bul…

Selected Articles: War Spending Is Bankrupting America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a future …
globalresearch.ca/war-spending-bankrupti…

Buying Back the "Iron Dome" from Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Even if one spends years exploring the dark corners infested by Israel's agents and its diaspora proxies in their successful effort to control much of Capitol Hill and the White House, it is still possible to be shocked by the …
globalresearch.ca/buying-back-iron-dome/…

Voting at the US Congress: No, Dual Loyalty Isn't Okay
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression "dual loyalty." They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also …
globalresearch.ca/voting-at-the-us-congr…

Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said "we've asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido." | He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-wants-500…

School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence at Home to America's Wars Abroad
Allegra Harpootlian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young …
globalresearch.ca/school-shooters-drones…

Oregon teachers call for agitation, denouncing state's disinvestment in education
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-13
School teachers in Oregon, United States, are gearing up for an agitation against the cuts in the state budget allocation for education. The Oregon Education Association (OEA) has given a call for a day of action on May 8, including walkout from schools. | Even though the lawmakers argued that the budget for 2019-2021, released on March 7, prioritized K-12 (Kindergarten to 12th grade) education and Oregon health services, educators in the state claimed that the budget is inadequate. | The Statesman Journal reported that the proposed General Fund and Lottery Funds (which includes funds allocated for education) bud…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/13/oregon-te…

Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
"Pity the nation whose people are sheep | And whose shepherds mislead them | Pity the nation whose leaders are liars | Whose sages are silenced | And whose bigots haunt the airwaves | Pity the nation that raises not its voice | Except to praise | …
globalresearch.ca/pity-the-nation-war-sp…

British Intelligence Masterminded the Miami Showband Massacre in Northern Ireland? Survivor Claims in New Documentary
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Musician Stephen Travers hopes a new documentary on a notorious massacre in the north of Ireland during the Troubles will lead to justice almost 50 years later. | In a new Netflix documentary released later this month he says that the …
globalresearch.ca/british-intelligence-m…

Lies in the Branding: Justin Trudeau's Implosion
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
"Trudeau came out and asked for strong women, and he got them." — Michelle Rempel, Conservative Party MP, The Atlantic, Mar 12, 2019 | The gods have various roles, and most of them are intrusively irritating. They select humans, and drive …
globalresearch.ca/justin-trudeau/5671244

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo's Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed
Gregory Shupak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the …
globalresearch.ca/us-media-erase-years-c…

Venezuela: Suspend Debt Repayments and Create an Emergency Humanitarian Fund
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
There is no doubt that Donald Trump's policies, those of the Lima group [1] and the European powers who seek to impose the usurper Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela and do not hesitate to interfere in order to …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-suspend-debt…

Uncle Sam Loves You, so Buy American, or Else
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
The US is so enamored of its role as sole world superpower that it thinks nothing of mistreating allies, never believing they might tire of the abuse and run away — into the arms of China, or — perish the …
globalresearch.ca/us-its-allies-model-ab…

US Congressmen Introduce Bill to Prohibit US Courts from Recognizing Cuban Trademarks
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) presented a bill on Tuesday before the US Congress in which they seek to prohibit the official recognition and rights of Cuban trademarks in the United States. | The bipartisan and bicameral legislation, …
globalresearch.ca/us-congressmen-introdu…

SNC Lavalin the Corporate Face of "Ugly Canadian"
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While the Justin Trudeau government's interference in the prosecution of SNC Lavalin highlights corporate influence over politics, it is also a story about a firm at the centre of Canadian foreign policy. | In a recent story titled " Canada's Corrupt …
globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-canadian/5…

Latin America: Searching for New Forms of Struggle. Leader of Brazil's Landless Movement
Joà£o Pedro Stedile | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
From February 24 to 27th, the International People's Assembly (AIP) was held in Caracas, in solidarity with the people and government of Venezuela represented by Nicolás Maduro. Almost 500 delegates from 90 countries of the world attended the event, and …
globalresearch.ca/searching-new-forms-st…

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: The Shameful Attack that Backfired
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
What happened to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was troubling. On the one hand, because she dared to challenge the way supporters of Israel have worked to silence debate on US policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she became a victim of incitement, …
globalresearch.ca/shameful-attack-backfi…

The Day American Activism Died, or… the First Rule of Democracy!
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
"Democracy Has Just Been A Word…Never Been An Act!" -Wall Graffiti / 2016 Thailand Military Coup. | 5: 05 AM. February 4, 2012. It's almost pitch dark. No one has slept this night. The only morning illumination comes from scores of dimly …
globalresearch.ca/american-activism-died…

The Forgotten Syrian Christian Towns Under Attack on Border with Idleb and Northern Hama
Nabel Alabdalla | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Two days ago I was in the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh that has endured sustained attacks from the various terrorist groups backed by the U.S Coalition. These groups are embedded in the countryside bordering Al Skeilbiyyeh. In the …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-christian-towns…

Video: The Price of US "Protection" Is Skyrocketing. Donald Trump's "Ransom Money" Exacted from America's Allies
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
It's not only the mafia that demands ransom money in exchange for its "protection". "The rich countries that we protect" — warned President Donald Trump in a menacing speech at the Pentagon — "are all notified. They will have to …
globalresearch.ca/us-protection/5671315

Cambridge University's planned involvement with military propaganda programme exposed
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
The Varsity student newspaper has exposed the proposed involvement of Cambridge University in England in a Ministry of Defence propaganda programme.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/13/camb…

New York University student paper joins in "anti-Semitism" witch-hunt against critics of Israel
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
The Washington Square News was forced to remove an article describing Women's March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour as an "accused anti-Semite" after student protest.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/13/sars…

Students and youth across the US demand freedom for Chelsea Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
The International Youth and Students for Socialist Equality is leading the fight to organize opposition to the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning by holding a series of meetings and rallies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/13/rall…

Defamed by media, Covington Catholic student sues CNN for $275 million
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-13
Nick Sandmann, the face of the Covington Catholic controversy, has filed a $275 million defamation lawsuit against CNN, framing the network's depiction of him as the "face of an unruly hate mob" as a false and "vicious attack." | …
rt.com/usa/453673-covington-sues-cnn-def…

UK Parliament Rejects No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for Second Time
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
On January 15, Theresa May's no-deal/deal was overwhelmingly defeated by a 432 — 202 margin — the greatest rejection of a UK leader's legislative aim in modern times. | As expected on March 12, parliamentarians again rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal …
globalresearch.ca/uk-parliament-rejects-…

International Women's Day in Tampa: Fight Trump's war on women
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Tampa, FL – On March 10, over a dozen Tampa community, student and labor leaders gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park for a protest against President Donald Trump's anti-woman agenda. Since coming into office, Trump has led an all-out assault on women's rights, including defunding abortion services, erasing sections of Title IX that protect women from sexual assault and discrimination, and locking asylum-seeking women and children in cages in the southwestern United States. In the spirit of the women's marches that occurred in response to Trump's inauguration, protesters chanted "Pro-life is a lie, you don't care if p…
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School teachers rally in Indianapolis, demanding wage hike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-12
Teachers in Indiana, United States of America, rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday, demanding an increase in wages. According to reports, the rally, called by the Indiana State Teachers Association, was joined by more than 1,000 teachers and their supporters. The protesters carried signs that read, "Education should not be a DEBT service," "Teachers just want to have funds," and "Knowledge is a super power. Defend Public Education." | The demonstrators demanded that the state legislature prioritize the teachers' demands, and called for an urgent increase in their salary, which remains much lower compared to…
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International Women's Day celebrated in Chicago
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Chicago, IL – You know people are having fun at a political event when community activist Jeanette Taylor, a candidate for city council, gets the room to sing along to Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman! The feeling continued when Christel Williams, a candidate for a principal office in the Chicago Teachers Union, led the singing of Ella's Song. | The mood at Freedom Road Socialist Organization's event for International Women's Day was festive, but also militant. As Erica Anna of FRSO said at the outset, "Our program for this evening includes mu-sical performances, some poetry, and a drag performance, as well as words…
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China-US Trade War: Trump Threatens China After Multiple Rounds of Negotiations
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Major bilateral differences are over structural issues, the US trade deficit with China a minor one by comparison. | Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice chairman Zhang Qingli said | "China never wants a trade war with anybody…but we | …
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Florida legislators announce bill to ensure structurally sound schools for all students in the state
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-12
Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Florida state Sen. Janet Cruz today announced legislation that would create uniform requirements to ensure that all Florida students can receive an education in school buildings that are structurally sound.
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FRSO International Women's Day rally in Minnesota
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Minneapolis, MN – On March 9 Minnesotans rallied to celebrate International Women's Day, in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, renewing their commitment to the struggle for women's liberation and against exploitation. Roughly 60 people, union leaders, community members and students defied the threat of a blizzard to remember the sacrifices of women in the past that set an example for how to build a better world. | Cole Nicholls, one of the emcees of the event, stated "It's necessary for us to take this moment to celebrate the long history of working women struggling against rape culture, patriarchy a…
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The Fight for Hampshire College: How One School's Financial Calamity Exposes a Crisis in Higher Ed
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-12
Students and faculty are fighting to save Hampshire College from unprecedented financial crisis and potential collapse, following a series of devastating cuts and administrative decisions. In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a "strategic partner." The announcement was followed by staff layoffs in the school's development and admissions offices, and news that the school would not be admitting a full class in the fall. We host a discussion with Hampshire professor Margaret Cerullo; Hampshire senior Desta…
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One School's Financial Calamity Exposes a Crisis in Higher Education
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
Students and faculty are fighting to save Hampshire College from unprecedented financial crisis and potential collapse, following a series of devastating cuts and administrative decisions. In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a "strategic partner." The announcement was followed by staff layoffs in the school's development and admissions offices, and news that the school would not be admitting a full class in the fall. We host a discussion with Hampshire professor Margaret Cerullo; Hampshire senior Des…
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Aiming to quash strikes, US teacher union launches campaign to prop up Democrats
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-12
Amid increasing strikes and struggles in defense of public education across the US and the world, the teachers' unions are launching a new initiative to stifle the class struggle and corral teachers behind the capitalist political parties.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/12/aimi…

Can We Divest From Weapons Dealers?
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
About three decades ago, I taught writing at one of Chicago's alternative high schools. It's easy to recall some of their stories — fast-paced, dramatic, sometimes tender. I would beg my students to three-hole-punch each essay or poem and leave it in a binder on our classroom shelf, anxious not to lose the documentation of their talents and ideas. | Some of the youngsters I taught told me they were members of gangs. Looking down from the window of my second-floor classroom, I sometimes wondered if I was watching them selling drugs in broad daylight as they embraced one another on the street below. | Trag…
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Sobe até à s estrelas, o preàßo da "protecàßà£o" USA
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Extorquir dinheiro a troco de protecàßà£o nà£o é apanágio só da mafia. — Trump advertiu, ameaàßadoramente, num discurso no Pentágono — "Os países ricos que estamos a proteger està£o todos avisados: deverà£o pagar pela nossa protecàßà£o." | O Presidente Trump — …
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Pentagon plans to spend $2.6 billion on developing hypersonic weaponry
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-12
The US defense budget proposal for FY 2020 boasts a record-breaking research and development request, as the Pentagon seeks to get its hands on all the shiny new things, such as artificial intelligence and hypersonic weaponry. | …
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School Shooters and Drones — Linking Gun Violence at Home to US Wars Abroad
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young Americans, that's exactly what it felt like. But this shooting was different. Refusing to be victims, Parkland survivors disrupted the " thoughts and prayers" cycle…
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Adults won't take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-11
The authors are the lead organizers of U.S. Youth Climate Strike, part of a global student movement inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg's weekly school strikes in Sweden and other European countries. | Source…
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Teachers Strikes Prompt Renewed Calls for More Education Funding
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-03-11
The second-largest teachers union in America is building on labors momentum with a new nationwide campaign.
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CNN may be sued for over $250mn in damages for 'vicious' attacks on Covington 'MAGA kids' — lawyer
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-10
CNN will be slapped with a massive lawsuit for its "vicious" and "direct attacks" on Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann, the kid's lawyer told Fox News. The Washington Post has already been hit with a similar suit. | …
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The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train
Margaret Cerullo | thenation.com | 2019-03-08
The Unmaking of a College: Notes From Inside the Hampshire Runaway Train…
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Lost Children Archive: Valeria Luiselli's New Novel Bears Witness to the U.S. Immigration Crisis
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-08
Days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, we speak with Valeria Luiselli about her new book, "Lost Children Archive." It chronicles one family's journey from New York to the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona as the mother researches the plight of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/8/lost_child…

Teachers Won in California. What's Next?
Cynthia Liu | progressive.org | 2019-03-08
Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California's charters?
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'NSW not for sale!'
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
"NSW not for sale!" was one of the chants at a Fix NSW rally on March 3, 20 days out from the state election. It expressed a common element in NSW government projects that have sparked resistance from numerous communities and trade unions. | Giant banners featuring the face of Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the words "$elling NSW" were the backdrop to speeches from Raymond Weatherall from Fighting In Resistance Equally, the coalition that organised the huge Invasion Day march on January 26; Jean Hinchliffe and Daisy Jeffrey from the Student Strike 4 Climate; Julie Lyford from Groundswell Gloucester; Deput…
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School Strike 4 Climate: history, challenges and what's next
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
After the milestone School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) rallies on November 30 last year, the movement faces a critical point. | Describing itself as a "decentralised, grassroots and ambitious" activist organisation, SS4C has certainly breathed fresh energy into the climate debate. However, with its second major action looming, where does it go from here? | One positive to emerge immediately following the November strike was the collective enthusiasm for maintaining participation in direct action. | Rather than resting on its laurels after so spectacularly mobilising more than 15,000 students in 30 cities and towns in…
greenleft.org.au/content/school-strike-4-climate-history-challenges-and-what%E2%80%99s-next

The mining union should join students fighting for a transition from coal
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-08
The mining and energy division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union (CFMMEU) does not seem to have a strategy for life after coal, if the leaked minutes from its Queensland division's December meeting can be believed. | It intends to cling tightly to the coalmining multinationals and hope for the best as global climate and renewable energy policies kick in. | Meanwhile in New South Wales, anti-coal campaigners reported seeing the CFMMEU's Hunter Valley branch acting as a cheer squad f…
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