Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

2019-03-14: News Headlines

Michael L. Hopp (2019-03-14). Angela Davis brings the message of "abolitionist feminism" to Wisconsin. peoplesworld.org Esteemed activist Angela Davis was the keynote speaker for the Sisterhood student organization's No Shades, No Bounds event at University of Wisconsin — Oshkosh on February 28. Davis, speaking to a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union, opened the evening by addressing the Canadian and Australian practice of acknowledging that public events …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-14). The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…

Max Blumenthal (2019-03-14). US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'. globalresearch.ca The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition "to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs" | *** | A September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft …

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2019-03-14). The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees. globalresearch.ca Give Chagos back to the Chagossians! That's a slogan I first heard in 2000. It was a demonstration in London, outside a courthouse, a small group of people with handmade signs appealing to the British legal system to return their …

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-03-14). School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence to America's Wars. counterpunch.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 More

Richard Falk — Daniel Falcone (2019-03-14). Ilhan Omar Exposes US Hegemonic Positioning and Takes on Both Political Parties. counterpunch.org Somali-American Ilhan Omar is a member of the US House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th district. Elected to the United States Congress in November 2018, Omar is a critical and strong voice that advocates for progressive policies and lawmaking in regards to housing, a living wage, student debt forgiveness, and the protection of immigrants. Since More

David Correia (2019-03-14). Union Busting on Campus: Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism. counterpunch.org From 2008 to 2018, few professors at the University of New Mexico—whether tenured, or tenure-track, or adjunct—received wage increases greater than the cost of living. In most of those years, wages remained stagnant, while out-of-pocket costs for health insurance and retirement contributions increased. As a result, some professors, particularly those faculty who teach on semester-to-semester More

Anya Parampil (2019-03-14). Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda. globalresearch.ca While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela. | *** | If …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-14). US Anti-Russia Legislation Directed against Vladimir Putin. globalresearch.ca Largely by voice vote on Tuesday, House members passed four anti-Russia measures, continuing US war on the country by other means. | One bill targeted Vladimir Putin over the February 2015 killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov — lethally shot multiple …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-14). Trade Wars: Trump Wants US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Replace Russian Natural Gas Nord Stream Exports to the EU. globalresearch.ca Russia's Nord Stream pipeline project is the most impressive of its kind — when completed to be the world's longest underwater pipeline. | It'll be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its …

Umair Irfan (2019-03-14). Playing Hooky to Save the Planet. zcomm.org Why Students are Striking on March 15…

(2019-03-14). EPA Proposes Use of 650,000 Pounds of Antibiotics Per Year on Citrus Fields. globalresearch.ca Advocates from public-health and environmental groups delivered more than 45,000 petition signatures to the Environmental Protection Agency today asking the agency to deny a proposal that would expand spraying antibiotics on citrus fields. | If that proposal is approved, citrus growers …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-14). Hezbollah: Israel's Excuse for Stealing the Golan Heights. globalresearch.ca Now that Israel is getting a lot of heat for its decision to put finishing touches on the wholesale theft of Syria's Golan Heights, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has launched a new PR campaign. | Netanyahu claims arch-enemy Hezbollah is preparing …

F. William Engdahl (2019-03-14). Another Reason for Washington in Venezuela? Monroe Doctrine: "This Country is in Our Hemisphere" globalresearch.ca Many myself among them have pointed to the vast hydrocarbon reserves of Venezuela as a possible driving motive behind the otherwise bizarre Washington intervention in Venezuela. The more I look into the situation, the more I suspect a quite other …

Renee Parsons (2019-03-14). Is AIPAC in Violation of Federal Election Law? globalresearch.ca What newcomer to the US House of Representatives, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn) may not have fully realized is that her critique of Israel influence on American politics would open a door that has previously been hermetically sealed as the third …

Peter Phillips (2019-03-14). Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism. globalresearch.ca Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria's war, Venezuela's crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated …

Dragan Vladic (2019-03-14). The Kosovo War: "Humanitarian Intervention" or Undeclared War Against Yugoslavia? globalresearch.ca The armed conflict between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Serbian forces started in 1992 with the KLA attacks on Serbian police officers, non-Albanians that lived in Kosovo and Albanians loyal to Serbia (Johnstone, 2002; Kozyris, 1999). This low level …

South Front (2019-03-14). Video: CIA Is Turning Refugee Camps in Eastern Syria into ISIS Hotbeds. globalresearch.ca The CIA is conspiring with ISIS commanders in northeastern Syria supplying them with fake documents and then transferring them to Iraq, according to reports in Turkish pro-government media. | About 2,000 ISIS members were questioned in the areas of Kesra, Buseira, …

William Harrison (2019-03-14). French Politics: Are the Centre-Right Conservatives Still Economic Liberals? globalresearch.ca There is something strange going on in the French senate. Ideological disorientation has taken hold. The centre-right Les Républicains, and the Parti Socialiste, of the centre-left, have somehow found themselves on the same side, contending with a cabinet-backed business and …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-03-14). Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb. globalresearch.ca This week Trump released his latest budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. It calls for $2.7 trillion in various social spending cuts over the decade, including $872 billion in reductions in Medicare, Social Security, Disability spending; another $327 billion in food …

Matt Field (2019-03-14). Artificial Intelligence: Concerned About Facial Recognition AI? What About Behavior Recognition Software? globalresearch.ca A young woman picks up and compares juices in a store aisle. She's 29. She spends 40 minutes on average shopping and likes orange juice. That's not all: She usually spends 2,500 yen per visit to the store. | The Japanese …

Michael Welch (2019-03-14). Vietnam Anniversary: A Legacy of Resistance, Deception and Human Tragedy. globalresearch.ca "With the possible exception of the Civil War, no event in U.S. history has demanded more soul-searching than the war in Vietnam. The false pre-texts used to justify our intervention, the indiscriminate brutality of our warfare, the stubborn refusal of …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-14). Boeing's 737 Max 8: Lobbies and Belated Groundings. globalresearch.ca Lobbies, powerful interests and financial matters are usually the first things that come to mind when the aircraft industry is considered. Safety, while deemed of foremost importance, is a superficial formality, sometimes observed in the breach. To see the camera …

Clemence Waller (2019-03-14). Contesting the Arctic Railway. globalresearch.ca The Arctic railway would have opened up the Arctic trade routes and allowed Finland to have a direct connection to central Europe for transport of raw materials. However, a recent report has brought the project's commercial and ethical viability into …

Prof. Sam Ben-Meir (2019-03-14). Painting as Metaphysics: Hilma af Klint and the Birth of Abstract Art. globalresearch.ca Hilma af Klint's groundbreaking, yet largely unknown body of abstract art is an important event — one that challenges us to not only rethink the early history of twentieth century abstract art, …

CJP (2019-03-14). Plight of Women in Indian Prisons. globalresearch.ca Various studies done within Indian prisons have concluded that a majority of prisoners are Adivasis, Dalits or from other marginalised communities that are being criminalised. Their social and economic situation makes them vulnerable, being unable to defend themselves legally and …

Sarah Lahm (2019-03-14). Billionaire-Backed Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure Fails in Minnesota. progressive.org Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests.

Fight Back (2019-03-14). Fox Valley, WI celebrates International Women's Day. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On March 9, about 20 people gathered at Harmony Pizza in Appleton to celebrate International Women's Day and all of the amazing revolutionary women past and present who have shaped the world we know today. | United Action Oshkosh (UAO) hosted this year's event with aims to give local women a chance to use their voice to both demonstrate and educate, but ultimately to celebrate inspiring women. | Lindsey Spietz, a leader of UAO, welcomed everyone and gave a brief introduction of the work that the group is doing, highlighting how combating police crimes is a women's issue, stating, "40…

WSWS (2019-03-14). IYSSE holds rally at University of Michigan to defend Chelsea Manning. wsws.org The rally at the University of Michigan advanced an international strategy to mobilize youth, students and the broadest layers of the working class against the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning.

WSWS (2019-03-14). Trump proposes slashing public education by $7 billion. wsws.org Trump's proposed budget, released earlier this week, would cut education spending by over $7 billion while transferring billions to charter and private schools.

WSWS (2019-03-14). The struggle to stem climate change is the political fight to end capitalism! wsws.org The IYSSE will distribute the following statement tomorrow at high school student strikes demanding immediate action to resolve climate change and environmental destruction.

WSWS (2019-03-14). Teacher sickouts in Kentucky, protests in Maryland and Texas. wsws.org Thousands of teachers are fighting for more school funding, higher wages, and an end to attacks on public education.

WSWS (2019-03-14). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers in the state of Guerrero demonstrated Monday against Mexico's new education reform law, Women's Day, San Mateo County, Inland boatmen, Amazon.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-03-14). ACLU Offers Legal Guidance for US Students Joining Friday's Global Climate Strike. commondreams.org American students planning on participating in this Friday's school climate strike should know their rights in case they're threatened with punishment."If you're a public school student, you don't check your constitutional rights at the schoolhouse doors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-13). The People's Climate Movement. No Mention of War. globalresearch.ca While millions of people across the World will be protesting on March 15 under the banner of "Global Warming", today's wars including Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela are not mentioned. Nor are the dangers of a Third World War which threatens the future of humanity.

David L. Wilson (2019-03-13). Students, the Sixties, and How to 'Fail Better'. mronline.org With their wide range of styles and perspectives, these little memoirs give a good sense of the period and the issues, but their value is more than historic. As a new generation is being drawn to radical politics, today's activists may be able to gain useful insights from the experiences of their predecessors. | Source

Global Research News (2019-03-13). Imperialism on Trial. Conference Event. globalresearch.ca While Donald Trump may have popularised the term 'Fake News', journalists, academics and activists, have been calling out the establishment media in their promotion of imperialism, for many years before he ever threw his hat in the ring, politically. | Nine …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-13). Post-INF "Tit-for-Tat" Between US and Russia Might Destabilize EU. globalresearch.ca The US will most likely misportray Russia as an "aggressor" in order to intentionally destabilize the EU and thus make it more compliant to America's hegemonic demands | *** | There shouldn't be any doubt that Russia will respond in a tit-for-tat …

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.

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.

True Publica (2019-03-13). Brexit: Beware: It's All Starting to Stink of Something Else. globalresearch.ca When will the leadership at social media platform Facebook get it? When will they understand the scale of damage being done with its insidious and pernicious system of systematically promoting division, distrust and disharmony through the slow-burn destruction of democratic …

RT (2019-03-13). Parents blame elementary school's cell tower after 4th student gets cancer. rt.com California parents are demanding an elementary school remove their on-campus cell tower after four students and three teachers were diagnosed with cancer in just three years.

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…

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…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-12). The Fight for Hampshire College: How One School's Financial Calamity Exposes a Crisis in Higher Ed. democracynow.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 Desta…

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.

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…

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.

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.

2019-03-14: Social Media Postees

The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-w…

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition "to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs" | *** | A September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft …
globalresearch.ca/us-regime-change-bluep…

The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Give Chagos back to the Chagossians! That's a slogan I first heard in 2000. It was a demonstration in London, outside a courthouse, a small group of people with handmade signs appealing to the British legal system to return their …
globalresearch.ca/the-rightful-owners-of…

Angela Davis brings the message of "abolitionist feminism" to Wisconsin
Michael L. Hopp | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-14
Esteemed activist Angela Davis was the keynote speaker for the Sisterhood student organization's No Shades, No Bounds event at University of Wisconsin — Oshkosh on February 28. Davis, speaking to a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union, opened the evening by addressing the Canadian and Australian practice of acknowledging that public events …
peoplesworld.org/article/angela-davis-br…

Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela. | *** | If …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-the-neoliber…

US Anti-Russia Legislation Directed against Vladimir Putin
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Largely by voice vote on Tuesday, House members passed four anti-Russia measures, continuing US war on the country by other means. | One bill targeted Vladimir Putin over the February 2015 killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov — lethally shot multiple …
globalresearch.ca/us-anti-russia-legisla…

Trade Wars: Trump Wants US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Replace Russian Natural Gas Nord Stream Exports to the EU
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Russia's Nord Stream pipeline project is the most impressive of its kind — when completed to be the world's longest underwater pipeline. | It'll be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-us-lng-re…

School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence to America's Wars
Allegra Harpootlian | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/14/school-shoot…

Playing Hooky to Save the Planet
Umair Irfan | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
Why Students are Striking on March 15…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/playing-hooky-to-s…

Ilhan Omar Exposes US Hegemonic Positioning and Takes on Both Political Parties
Richard Falk — Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
Somali-American Ilhan Omar is a member of the US House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th district. Elected to the United States Congress in November 2018, Omar is a critical and strong voice that advocates for progressive policies and lawmaking in regards to housing, a living wage, student debt forgiveness, and the protection of immigrants. Since…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/14/ilhan-omar-e…

French Politics: Are the Centre-Right Conservatives Still Economic Liberals?
William Harrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
There is something strange going on in the French senate. Ideological disorientation has taken hold. The centre-right Les Républicains, and the Parti Socialiste, of the centre-left, have somehow found themselves on the same side, contending with a cabinet-backed business and …
globalresearch.ca/french-politics-are-th…

Painting as Metaphysics: Hilma af Klint and the Birth of Abstract Art
Prof. Sam Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Hilma af Klint's groundbreaking, yet largely unknown body of abstract art is an important event — one that challenges us to not only rethink the early history of twentieth century abstract art, …
globalresearch.ca/hilma-af-klint-birth-a…

The Kosovo War: "Humanitarian Intervention" or Undeclared War Against Yugoslavia?
Dragan Vladic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The armed conflict between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Serbian forces started in 1992 with the KLA attacks on Serbian police officers, non-Albanians that lived in Kosovo and Albanians loyal to Serbia (Johnstone, 2002; Kozyris, 1999). This low level …
globalresearch.ca/the-kosovo-war-humanit…

Hezbollah: Israel's Excuse for Stealing the Golan Heights
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Now that Israel is getting a lot of heat for its decision to put finishing touches on the wholesale theft of Syria's Golan Heights, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has launched a new PR campaign. | Netanyahu claims arch-enemy Hezbollah is preparing …
globalresearch.ca/hezbollah-israels-excu…

Another Reason for Washington in Venezuela? Monroe Doctrine: "This Country is in Our Hemisphere"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Many myself among them have pointed to the vast hydrocarbon reserves of Venezuela as a possible driving motive behind the otherwise bizarre Washington intervention in Venezuela. The more I look into the situation, the more I suspect a quite other …
globalresearch.ca/washington-venezuela/5…

Artificial Intelligence: Concerned About Facial Recognition AI? What About Behavior Recognition Software?
Matt Field | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
A young woman picks up and compares juices in a store aisle. She's 29. She spends 40 minutes on average shopping and likes orange juice. That's not all: She usually spends 2,500 yen per visit to the store. | The Japanese …
globalresearch.ca/facial-recognition-ai-…

Plight of Women in Indian Prisons
CJP | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Various studies done within Indian prisons have concluded that a majority of prisoners are Adivasis, Dalits or from other marginalised communities that are being criminalised. Their social and economic situation makes them vulnerable, being unable to defend themselves legally and …
globalresearch.ca/plight-women-indian-pr…

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism
Peter Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria's war, Venezuela's crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated …
globalresearch.ca/wealth-concentration-d…

Is AIPAC in Violation of Federal Election Law?
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
What newcomer to the US House of Representatives, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn) may not have fully realized is that her critique of Israel influence on American politics would open a door that has previously been hermetically sealed as the third …
globalresearch.ca/is-aipac-violation-fed…

Boeing's 737 Max 8: Lobbies and Belated Groundings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Lobbies, powerful interests and financial matters are usually the first things that come to mind when the aircraft industry is considered. Safety, while deemed of foremost importance, is a superficial formality, sometimes observed in the breach. To see the camera …
globalresearch.ca/lobbies-and-belated-gr…

Video: CIA Is Turning Refugee Camps in Eastern Syria into ISIS Hotbeds
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The CIA is conspiring with ISIS commanders in northeastern Syria supplying them with fake documents and then transferring them to Iraq, according to reports in Turkish pro-government media. | About 2,000 ISIS members were questioned in the areas of Kesra, Buseira, …
globalresearch.ca/cia-turning-refugee-ca…

EPA Proposes Use of 650,000 Pounds of Antibiotics Per Year on Citrus Fields

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Advocates from public-health and environmental groups delivered more than 45,000 petition signatures to the Environmental Protection Agency today asking the agency to deny a proposal that would expand spraying antibiotics on citrus fields. | If that proposal is approved, citrus growers …
globalresearch.ca/epa-proposes-use-antib…

Contesting the Arctic Railway
Clemence Waller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The Arctic railway would have opened up the Arctic trade routes and allowed Finland to have a direct connection to central Europe for transport of raw materials. However, a recent report has brought the project's commercial and ethical viability into …
globalresearch.ca/contesting-the-arctic-…

Vietnam Anniversary: A Legacy of Resistance, Deception and Human Tragedy
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
globalresearch.ca/vietnam-anniversary-a-…

Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
This week Trump released his latest budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. It calls for $2.7 trillion in various social spending cuts over the decade, including $872 billion in reductions in Medicare, Social Security, Disability spending; another $327 billion in food | …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-34-trillion-def…

Union Busting on Campus: Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism
David Correia | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
From 2008 to 2018, few professors at the University of New Mexico–whether tenured, or tenure-track, or adjunct–received wage increases greater than the cost of living. In most of those years, wages remained stagnant, while out-of-pocket costs for health insurance and retirement contributions increased. As a result, some professors, particularly those faculty who teach on semester-to-semester…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/14/union-bustin…

Billionaire-Backed Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure Fails in Minnesota
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-03-14
Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

Fox Valley, WI celebrates International Women's Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-14
Appleton, WI – On March 9, about 20 people gathered at Harmony Pizza in Appleton to celebrate International Women's Day and all of the amazing revolutionary women past and present who have shaped the world we know today. | United Action Oshkosh (UAO) hosted this year's event with aims to give local women a chance to use their voice to both demonstrate and educate, but ultimately to celebrate inspiring women. | Lindsey Spietz, a leader of UAO, welcomed everyone and gave a brief introduction of the work that the group is doing, highlighting how combating police crimes is a women's issue, stating, "40…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/13/fox-valley-w…

IYSSE holds rally at University of Michigan to defend Chelsea Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
The rally at the University of Michigan advanced an international strategy to mobilize youth, students and the broadest layers of the working class against the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/inte…

Trump proposes slashing public education by $7 billion
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Trump's proposed budget, released earlier this week, would cut education spending by over $7 billion while transferring billions to charter and private schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/educ…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Teachers in the state of Guerrero demonstrated Monday against Mexico's new education reform law, Women's Day, San Mateo County, Inland boatmen, Amazon.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/wrkr…

ACLU Offers Legal Guidance for US Students Joining Friday's Global Climate Strike
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
American students planning on participating in this Friday's school climate strike should know their rights in case they're threatened with punishment."If you're a public school student, you don't check your constitutional rights at the schoolhouse doors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/14/aclu-of…

Teacher sickouts in Kentucky, protests in Maryland and Texas
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Thousands of teachers are fighting for more school funding, higher wages, and an end to attacks on public education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/teac…

The struggle to stem climate change is the political fight to end capitalism!
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
The IYSSE will distribute the following statement tomorrow at high school student strikes demanding immediate action to resolve climate change and environmental destruction.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/14/aust…

The People's Climate Movement. No Mention of War
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While millions of people across the World will be protesting on March 15 under the banner of "Global Warming", today's wars including Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela are not mentioned. Nor are the dangers of a Third World War which threatens the future of humanity.
globalresearch.ca/the-peoples-climate-mo…

Students, the Sixties, and How to 'Fail Better'
David L. Wilson | mronline.org | 2019-03-13
With their wide range of styles and perspectives, these little memoirs give a good sense of the period and the issues, but their value is more than historic. As a new generation is being drawn to radical politics, today's activists may be able to gain useful insights from the experiences of their predecessors. | Source…
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Imperialism on Trial. Conference Event
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While Donald Trump may have popularised the term 'Fake News', journalists, academics and activists, have been calling out the establishment media in their promotion of imperialism, for many years before he ever threw his hat in the ring, politically. | Nine …
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Post-INF "Tit-for-Tat" Between US and Russia Might Destabilize EU
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
The US will most likely misportray Russia as an "aggressor" in order to intentionally destabilize the EU and thus make it more compliant to America's hegemonic demands | *** | There shouldn't be any doubt that Russia will respond in a tit-for-tat …
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Brexit: Beware: It's All Starting to Stink of Something Else
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
When will the leadership at social media platform Facebook get it? When will they understand the scale of damage being done with its insidious and pernicious system of systematically promoting division, distrust and disharmony through the slow-burn destruction of democratic …
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Parents blame elementary school's cell tower after 4th student gets cancer
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-13
California parents are demanding an elementary school remove their on-campus cell tower after four students and three teachers were diagnosed with cancer in just three years. | …
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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…

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…

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." | …
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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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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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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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/12/the_fight…

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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/12/florida-le…

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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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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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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