Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

2019-04-02: News Headlines

Global Research News (2019-04-02). Selected Articles: Lawyers Worldwide: Investigate Israeli Crimes. 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 …

SIPRI (2019-04-02). Global Arms Trade: USA Increases Dominance; Arms Flows to the Middle East Surge, Says SIPRI. globalresearch.ca The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014—18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009—13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004—2008, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace …

Ilana Novick (2019-04-02). Border Patrol Visit Protest Lands Arizona Students in Hot Water. truthdig.com Two students at the University of Arizona will face misdemeanor charges after a video showing them protesting an appearance by Customs and Border Protection officials on their campus went viral, Rachel Leingang reports in the Arizona Republic. | As Border Patrol agents gave a presentation on March 19 to the Criminal Justice Association, a student club, some outside the event recorded the presentation and shouted "Murder Patrol," "murder…

CP Editor (2019-04-02). The Criminalization Of Teachers. counterpunch.org

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-02). Electoral Dirty Tricks in Israel. Fake Social Media Promoting Likud and PM Netanyahu. globalresearch.ca Why not! Elections in the US, other Western countries and Israel are rife with dirty tricks. | According to Haaretz, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post and other Israeli media, hundreds (maybe thousands) of fake social media accounts are promoting …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-02). Venezuela's Chief Supreme Court Justice Calls for Stripping Guaido of Immunity. globalresearch.ca Trump regime designated puppet/usurper in waiting Guaido is a serial law breaker. | He's Trump regime front man for the ongoing coup attempt to topple democratically elected and reelected President Maduro, along with aiming to replace Bolivarian social democracy with US-controlled …

Jeff Bryant (2019-04-02). New Report Spurs Congress to Question Up to $1 Billion Wasted on Charter Schools. progressive.org Congress members confronted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a proposed budget increase for a program funding charter schools that quickly closed, or never opened at all.

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-02). White Supremacist Symbol Found Spray-Painted at the Site of Fire, Civil Rights Center Says. splcenter.org Someone painted a white supremacist symbol at the scene where fire ravaged a building tied to the civil rights movement, according to a statement from the Highlander Research and Education Center.

Chris Cole (2019-04-02). Will the UK Continue to Launch Strikes Against ISIS in Syria? globalresearch.ca On Saturday (23 March) the Syrian Defence Force announced that ISIS' last stronghold, the small town of Baghuz on the banks of the Euphrates, had been captured. With that, ISIS' so-called Caliphate was at an end. | When British MPs …

F. William Engdahl (2019-04-02). China's President Xi Jinping in Italy: It's the Maritime Ports! globalresearch.ca To the concern of Germany, France, Holland and other EU countries, Italy's coalition has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to join China's Belt Road Initiative, the so-called New Economic Silk Road. Italy is the only industrial G7 …

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2019-04-02). Trump-Barr's Manipulation of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller Report of March 22, 2019: The Political Cover-up of the Century? globalresearch.ca "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power …

Julia Kassem (2019-04-02). 'I Love Israel': Bolsonaro Nudged by Netanyahu to Recognize Embassy Move During Visit. globalresearch.ca Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro was received warmly by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday during his first visit to Israel, greeting Netanyahu with a Hebrew "I love Israel" at a welcoming ceremony in the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv….

Kavaljit Singh (2019-04-02). The Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). globalresearch.ca The financial transaction tax is an issue that never goes away from the public agenda completely. It keeps coming back to the policy and political discussions in different forms across the world. Currently, the idea of a financial transaction tax …

Eric Margolis (2019-04-02). The Russians Are Not Coming! globalresearch.ca Not since the witchcraft hysteria of the Middle Ages have we seen such a display of human idiocy, credulity and absurdist behavior. I refer, of course, to the two-year witch hunt directed against President Donald Trump which hopefully just concluded …

Edward Curtin (2019-04-02). The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times. The Killing of the Kennedys and Today's New Cold War. globalresearch.ca "'We're all puppets,' the suspect [Sirhan Sirhan] replied, with more truth than he could have understood at that moment." — Lisa Pease, quoting from the LAPD questioning of Sirhan | When Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-02). The End of the Politician (in a Fashion): The Slovak and Ukrainian Elections. globalresearch.ca The structures of politics have become so rigid, so distant, and ultimately so irrelevant to those who vote for them that a trend through countries can now be confirmed. Brittleness has set it. The part and election strategists have few …

The Global Research Team (2019-04-02). Global Research in a "Post-Truth" "Fake News" Era. globalresearch.ca In a "post-truth" "fake news" era, it is important more than ever to have a reliable news source that delivers the critical analysis that is ignored or manipulated by the mainstream media. | Global Research is committed to curbing the tide …

South Front (2019-04-02). Video: US Says Syrian Army Must Withdraw from Golan Heights' Contact Line. globalresearch.ca Over 50 ISIS members were eliminated by strikes of the US-led coalition in the outskirt of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the Euphrates Valley over the past few days, local sources reported. The airstrikes were a part of the …

Yves Engler (2019-04-02). NATO Propaganda Promotes War, Military Spending. globalresearch.ca Third in a four-part series on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. | The first two installments of the series showed how NATO was set up to blunt the European left and to justify European/North American …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-02). Russia Establishes Attack Helicopter School in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca A military helicopter training facility, constructed by Russia's Rosoboronexport, was revealed in Venezuela Friday, several days after Moscow deployed troops and equipment to the crisis-stricken South American country, reported TASS News. | "A modern helicopter training center was built under …

United Nations (2019-04-02). New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists. un.org A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending resources to address it, could help make a positive impact on policy debates surrounding the issue.

Craig Murray (2019-04-02). The Chagos Islands and the Dark Soul of the British Labour Party. globalresearch.ca Even if you think you know all about the Chagos story — an entire population forcibly removed from their island homeland at British gunpoint to make way for a US Air Force nuclear base, the people dumped destitute over a …

Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins (2019-04-02). Let's harness the power of political education. zcomm.org We are organising Bristol Transformed to help build a the thriving political education network this country so desperately needs…

WSWS (2019-04-02). After fascist attack, New Zealand teacher unions cancel nationwide strike. wsws.org In a thoroughly anti-democratic decision, primary and secondary teacher unions have used the Christchurch attack as a pretext to call off a major nationwide strike.

RT (2019-04-02). 'My body should be celebrated': Teacher sacked over topless selfie sues for sexual discrimination. rt.com A 25-year-old middle school teacher claims she was fired from her job after a topless selfie she sent to a boyfriend ended up in the hands of a student. Now she wants "to fight back," filing a $3 million discrimination lawsuit.

WSWS (2019-04-02). Beloit College students protest speech by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, prompting cancellation. wsws.org The founder of the notorious mercenary group had been invited to speak at the private liberal arts school in Wisconsin by the local chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.

WSWS (2019-04-02). Community College of Philadelphia faculty vote for strike action. wsws.org In the aftermath of more than a decade of cuts to higher education, faculty at publicly-funded colleges are being galvanized into strike action.

Vanessa Beeley (2019-04-01). Syria: Suspected Al-Qaeda Chemical Attack in Northern Hama and Al Skeilbiyyeh Bells Ring in Defiance. globalresearch.ca Al Skeilbiyyeh — on the 23rd March 2019 I entered the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh. Between 4 and 5pm, at least four villages to the west of the town were attacked by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (HTS) forces …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-01). Farcical Ukraine Presidential Election. globalresearch.ca Ukraine is a Nazi-infested police state, a fantasy democracy, not the real thing, fundamental freedoms eliminated. | In February 2014, democratic governance was abolished, orchestrated by the Obama regime, resistance against repressive ruling authorities not tolerated. | On Sunday, round one of …

Paul Haeder (2019-04-01). A World is Right When We Learn to Preserve and Embrace the Word Like a Poet. dissidentvoice.org Special for Dissident Voice and LA Progressive, part of National Poetry Month, 2019 ***** I'm thinking a lot about creativity. About young people, 6 or 7 years of age, so ripe for learning and how we as mentors and teachers should not only respect how their inner voices count, but allow them that exploratory space. Words …

Prof. Chelsea Szendi Schieder (2019-04-01). Japan, A "Necessary Evil"? Keeping Women Out of Medical Schools Won't Fix What Ails the Japanese Medical Profession. globalresearch.ca On August 2, 2018 an article in the Yomiuri shimbun broke the news that Tokyo Medical University has been systematically tampering with the scores of entrance exams to benefit male applicants. The news emerged in the course of an investigation …

Christina England (2019-04-01). Six Month-Old Baby Dies Just Five Days after Receiving 13 Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Imagine being emotionally blackmailed by your doctor to have your baby vaccinated with a lethal cocktail of 13 vaccines, which included two doses of the DTaP, three doses of the oral rotavirus vaccine and two doses of the polio vaccination. …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2019-04-01). The Palestinian Political Scene is in a State of Paralysis: "The People Reject Normalization with Israel" globalresearch.ca Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Gaza? | Abdel Bari Atwan: The Palestinian political scene is in a state of paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the disastrous Oslo …

Massoud Nayeri (2019-04-01). Fascistic Talks and Deeds Wrapped in the American Flag: "The Fear Doctrine", Immigrant Families, Asylum Seekers, Babies Caged under a Bridge. globalresearch.ca After every disaster, when a reporter asks the survivors about their experiences, some with the utmost honesty and astonishment answer: "We never thought it would happen to us." | Americans are shocked to see that immigrant families, asylum seekers, babies being …

Nina Cross (2019-04-01). Corporate Media Propaganda: Protecting the EU from 'Russian Influence' — by Manufacturing History. globalresearch.ca It is now apparent with the release of the Mueller investigation findings, that the great storm that has embattled the US government and establishment since 2016 over supposed Russia-Trump collusion during the US elections, originates not from a genuine …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-01). The Lake Baikal Water Bottling Scandal Says a Lot About Russia-China Relations. globalresearch.ca Russian-Chinese relations are excellent and the two Great Powers have never been closer to one another in history, but that doesn't mean that their partnership is perfect and without its problems, as the Baikal water bottling scandal recently revealed. | A …

StudentNation (2019-04-01). What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal. thenation.com What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal…

teleSUR (2019-04-01). UK Companies Rush to Stockpile Bracing for Brexit. telesurenglish.net UK firms stockpiled raw materials and finished products at a record-high rate in March 2019 as they prepare for the impact of a no-deal Brexit closely looming, according to an IHS Markit and Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) survey. | RELATED: | Fourth Time's the Charm? May Ponders Another Bid to Pass Deal | "Businesses on both sides of the channel intensified t…

Gerald Coles (2019-04-01). Education, Jobs and Capitalism. zcomm.org American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation's schools…

STAFF (2019-03-31). NRA's Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings. therealnews.com After the Chistchurch shooting, New Zealand moves to ban assault weapons, while the US is promoting plans to arm school teachers instead. Al-Jazeera exposes NRA's "playbook" on media responses after mass shootings…

Lidya Azad (2019-03-31). University of Kentucky hunger strike demands that students' basic needs are met. liberationnews.org The strike is part of the Basic Needs Campaign, which is demanding that the University of Kentucky 1) establish and fund a physical Basic Needs Center, 2) establish a Basic Needs Fund, and 3) create a full-time Basic Needs staff position.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-30). A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal. dissidentvoice.org The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles — one being a lack of intellect — will be cleared, and the wretched genetic issue will …

STAFF (2019-03-29). Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises—An Anomaly in Presidential Politics. therealnews.com Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment—education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it's still not enough…

Paul Haeder (2019-03-29). Professor Pablo and Fourth Grade Enlightenment in Lincoln City. dissidentvoice.org The shape of learning comes in all sizes, all forms. We know what not learning is — texting, emailing, You Tube videos, a world of Teletubbies, from birth to death. I know what education planners are not — hedge fund billionaires, charter school profiteers, down home religious bigotry and stupidity ignoramuses, the lady from McDonald's …

Dan Beeton, CEPR (2019-03-29). Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.

Consortiumnews (2019-03-28). The System, Youth and Democracy. consortiumnews.com When masses of students from all over the world mobilize around a utopia, adults become uncomfortable, writes Roberto Savio. By Roberto Savio in Rome Inter Press Service If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential… Read more →

Hersch Rothmel (2019-03-27). Boston Teachers Union "All In" to fight for a fair contract. liberationnews.org "Do you realize we are the only school district in Massachusetts that does not have a full time nurse in every school?"

Democracy Now! (2019-03-27). "The Opioid Crisis Isn't White": How the Lethal Epidemic Affects Communities of Color. democracynow.org As Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma reach a $270 million agreement in a lawsuit claiming the company knowingly helped create the opioid crisis responsible for nearly 50,000 deaths per year in the United States, we look at how the opioid crisis affects communities of color with Abdullah Shihipar, a graduate student of public health at Brown University who wrote an op-ed about his research for The New York Times headlined "The Opioid Crisis Isn't White."

Democracy Now! (2019-03-27). Are Federal Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Hurting Patients with Chronic Pain? democracynow.org As Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma reach a landmark settlement, we look at an underreported result of the opioid crisis: the underprescribing of opioids for patients who rely on them for pain management. This month, more than 300 doctors and medical researchers sent an open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning patients have been harmed by a lack of clarity in guidelines for prescribing opioids. The CDC revised the guidelines for primary care physicians in 2016 in order to improve safety and reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. But many say the new guidelin…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-27). OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Pay $270 Million Legal Settlement That Will Fund Addiction Center. democracynow.org The state of Oklahoma has reached a $270 million agreement with Purdue Pharma—the makers of OxyContin—settling a lawsuit that claimed the company contributed to the deaths of thousands of Oklahoma residents by downplaying the risk of opioid addiction and overstating the drug's benefits. The state says more Oklahomans have died from opioids over the last decade than have been killed in vehicle accidents. More than $100 million from the settlement will fund a new addiction treatment and research center at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. "It's really just the first move in what is a very complicated…

2019-04-02: Social Media Postees

Global Arms Trade: USA Increases Dominance; Arms Flows to the Middle East Surge, Says SIPRI
SIPRI | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014–18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009–13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004–2008, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace …
globalresearch.ca/global-arms-trade-usa-…

Selected Articles: Lawyers Worldwide: Investigate Israeli Crimes
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
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 …
globalresearch.ca/lawyers-worldwide-urge…

Border Patrol Visit Protest Lands Arizona Students in Hot Water
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-04-02
Two students at the University of Arizona will face misdemeanor charges after a video showing them protesting an appearance by Customs and Border Protection officials on their campus went viral, Rachel Leingang reports in the Arizona Republic. | As Border Patrol agents gave a presentation on March 19 to the Criminal Justice Association, a student club, some outside the event recorded the presentation and shouted "Murder Patrol," "murder…
truthdig.com/articles/border-patrol-visi…

Electoral Dirty Tricks in Israel. Fake Social Media Promoting Likud and PM Netanyahu
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Why not! Elections in the US, other Western countries and Israel are rife with dirty tricks. | According to Haaretz, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post and other Israeli media, hundreds (maybe thousands) of fake social media accounts are promoting …
globalresearch.ca/electoral-dirty-tricks…

Venezuela's Chief Supreme Court Justice Calls for Stripping Guaido of Immunity
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Trump regime designated puppet/usurper in waiting Guaido is a serial law breaker. | He's Trump regime front man for the ongoing coup attempt to topple democratically elected and reelected President Maduro, along with aiming to replace Bolivarian social democracy with US-controlled …
globalresearch.ca/venezuelas-chief-supre…

New Report Spurs Congress to Question Up to $1 Billion Wasted on Charter Schools
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2019-04-02
Congress members confronted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a proposed budget increase for a program funding charter schools that quickly closed, or never opened at all.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

White Supremacist Symbol Found Spray-Painted at the Site of Fire, Civil Rights Center Says
Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-04-02
Someone painted a white supremacist symbol at the scene where fire ravaged a building tied to the civil rights movement, according to a statement from the Highlander Research and Education Center.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/02/white…

The Criminalization Of Teachers
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-02
counterpunch.org/2019/04/02/the-criminal…

Video: US Says Syrian Army Must Withdraw from Golan Heights' Contact Line
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Over 50 ISIS members were eliminated by strikes of the US-led coalition in the outskirt of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the Euphrates Valley over the past few days, local sources reported. The airstrikes were a part of the …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-says-syrian-a…

The Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)
Kavaljit Singh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
The financial transaction tax is an issue that never goes away from the public agenda completely. It keeps coming back to the policy and political discussions in different forms across the world. Currently, the idea of a financial transaction tax …
globalresearch.ca/why-us-needs-financial…

NATO Propaganda Promotes War, Military Spending
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Third in a four-part series on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. | The first two installments of the series showed how NATO was set up to blunt the European left and to justify European/North American …
globalresearch.ca/nato-propaganda-promot…

Russia Establishes Attack Helicopter School in Venezuela
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
A military helicopter training facility, constructed by Russia's Rosoboronexport, was revealed in Venezuela Friday, several days after Moscow deployed troops and equipment to the crisis-stricken South American country, reported TASS News. | "A modern helicopter training center was built under | …
globalresearch.ca/russia-establishes-att…

China's President Xi Jinping in Italy: It's the Maritime Ports!
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
To the concern of Germany, France, Holland and other EU countries, Italy's coalition has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to join China's Belt Road Initiative, the so-called New Economic Silk Road. Italy is the only industrial G7 …
globalresearch.ca/xi-jinping-italy-its-p…

The Chagos Islands and the Dark Soul of the British Labour Party
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Even if you think you know all about the Chagos story — an entire population forcibly removed from their island homeland at British gunpoint to make way for a US Air Force nuclear base, the people dumped destitute over a …
globalresearch.ca/the-chagos-islands-and…

The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times. The Killing of the Kennedys and Today's New Cold War
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
"'We're all puppets,' the suspect [Sirhan Sirhan] replied, with more truth than he could have understood at that moment." — Lisa Pease, quoting from the LAPD questioning of Sirhan | When Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, …
globalresearch.ca/cia-takeover-america-1…

New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-02
A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending resources to address it, could help make a positive impact on policy debates surrounding the issue.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…

Trump-Barr's Manipulation of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller Report of March 22, 2019: The Political Cover-up of the Century?
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power …
globalresearch.ca/trump-barrs-manipulati…

The Russians Are Not Coming!
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Not since the witchcraft hysteria of the Middle Ages have we seen such a display of human idiocy, credulity and absurdist behavior. I refer, of course, to the two-year witch hunt directed against President Donald Trump which hopefully just concluded …
globalresearch.ca/the-russians-are-not-c…

'I Love Israel': Bolsonaro Nudged by Netanyahu to Recognize Embassy Move During Visit
Julia Kassem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro was received warmly by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday during his first visit to Israel, greeting Netanyahu with a Hebrew "I love Israel" at a welcoming ceremony in the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv….
globalresearch.ca/i-love-israel-bolsonar…

Global Research in a "Post-Truth" "Fake News" Era
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
In a "post-truth" "fake news" era, it is important more than ever to have a reliable news source that delivers the critical analysis that is ignored or manipulated by the mainstream media. | Global Research is committed to curbing the tide …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-in-a-p…

The End of the Politician (in a Fashion): The Slovak and Ukrainian Elections
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
The structures of politics have become so rigid, so distant, and ultimately so irrelevant to those who vote for them that a trend through countries can now be confirmed. Brittleness has set it. The part and election strategists have few …
globalresearch.ca/slovak-ukrainian-elect…

Will the UK Continue to Launch Strikes Against ISIS in Syria?
Chris Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
On Saturday (23 March) the Syrian Defence Force announced that ISIS' last stronghold, the small town of Baghuz on the banks of the Euphrates, had been captured. With that, ISIS' so-called Caliphate was at an end. | When British MPs …
globalresearch.ca/will-uk-continue-launc…

Community College of Philadelphia faculty vote for strike action
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-02
In the aftermath of more than a decade of cuts to higher education, faculty at publicly-funded colleges are being galvanized into strike action.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/02/phil…

Beloit College students protest speech by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, prompting cancellation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-02
The founder of the notorious mercenary group had been invited to speak at the private liberal arts school in Wisconsin by the local chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/02/bepr…

'My body should be celebrated': Teacher sacked over topless selfie sues for sexual discrimination
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-02
A 25-year-old middle school teacher claims she was fired from her job after a topless selfie she sent to a boyfriend ended up in the hands of a student. Now she wants "to fight back," filing a $3 million discrimination lawsuit. | …
rt.com/usa/455377-teacher-fired-topless-…

Let's harness the power of political education
Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins | zcomm.org | 2019-04-02
We are organising Bristol Transformed to help build a the thriving political education network this country so desperately needs…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/lets-harness-the-p…

After fascist attack, New Zealand teacher unions cancel nationwide strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-02
In a thoroughly anti-democratic decision, primary and secondary teacher unions have used the Christchurch attack as a pretext to call off a major nationwide strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/02/nzte…

Syria: Suspected Al-Qaeda Chemical Attack in Northern Hama and Al Skeilbiyyeh Bells Ring in Defiance
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Al Skeilbiyyeh — on the 23rd March 2019 I entered the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh. Between 4 and 5pm, at least four villages to the west of the town were attacked by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (HTS) forces …
globalresearch.ca/syria-suspected-al-qae…

Farcical Ukraine Presidential Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Ukraine is a Nazi-infested police state, a fantasy democracy, not the real thing, fundamental freedoms eliminated. | In February 2014, democratic governance was abolished, orchestrated by the Obama regime, resistance against repressive ruling authorities not tolerated. | On Sunday, round one of …
globalresearch.ca/farcical-ukraine-presi…

A World is Right When We Learn to Preserve and Embrace the Word Like a Poet
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-01
Special for Dissident Voice and LA Progressive, part of National Poetry Month, 2019 ***** I'm thinking a lot about creativity. About young people, 6 or 7 years of age, so ripe for learning and how we as mentors and teachers should not only respect how their inner voices count, but allow them that exploratory space. Words …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/a-world-is-ri…

Fascistic Talks and Deeds Wrapped in the American Flag: "The Fear Doctrine", Immigrant Families, Asylum Seekers, Babies Caged under a Bridge
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
After every disaster, when a reporter asks the survivors about their experiences, some with the utmost honesty and astonishment answer: "We never thought it would happen to us." | Americans are shocked to see that immigrant families, asylum seekers, babies being …
globalresearch.ca/fascistic-talks-and-de…

The Lake Baikal Water Bottling Scandal Says a Lot About Russia-China Relations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Russian-Chinese relations are excellent and the two Great Powers have never been closer to one another in history, but that doesn't mean that their partnership is perfect and without its problems, as the Baikal water bottling scandal recently revealed. | A …
globalresearch.ca/the-lake-baikal-water-…

Six Month-Old Baby Dies Just Five Days after Receiving 13 Vaccines
Christina England | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Imagine being emotionally blackmailed by your doctor to have your baby vaccinated with a lethal cocktail of 13 vaccines, which included two doses of the DTaP, three doses of the oral rotavirus vaccine and two doses of the polio vaccination. …
globalresearch.ca/six-month-old-baby-die…

Corporate Media Propaganda: Protecting the EU from 'Russian Influence' — by Manufacturing History
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
It is now apparent with the release of the Mueller investigation findings, that the great storm that has embattled the US government and establishment since 2016 over supposed Russia-Trump collusion during the US elections, originates not from a genuine …
globalresearch.ca/disinfo-maginot-line-p…

Japan, A "Necessary Evil"? Keeping Women Out of Medical Schools Won't Fix What Ails the Japanese Medical Profession
Prof. Chelsea Szendi Schieder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
On August 2, 2018 an article in the Yomiuri shimbun broke the news that Tokyo Medical University has been systematically tampering with the scores of entrance exams to benefit male applicants. The news emerged in the course of an investigation …
globalresearch.ca/keeping-women-out-medi…

The Palestinian Political Scene is in a State of Paralysis: "The People Reject Normalization with Israel"
Abdel Bari Atwan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Gaza? | Abdel Bari Atwan: The Palestinian political scene is in a state of paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the disastrous Oslo …
globalresearch.ca/abdel-bari-atwan-peopl…

What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal
StudentNation | thenation.com | 2019-04-01
What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal…
thenation.com/article/what-16-young-peop…

UK Companies Rush to Stockpile Bracing for Brexit
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-01
UK firms stockpiled raw materials and finished products at a record-high rate in March 2019 as they prepare for the impact of a no-deal Brexit closely looming, according to an IHS Markit and Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) survey. | RELATED: | Fourth Time's the Charm? May Ponders Another Bid to Pass Deal | "Businesses on both sides of the channel intensified t…
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Education, Jobs and Capitalism
Gerald Coles | zcomm.org | 2019-04-01
American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation's schools…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/education-jobs-and-c…

NRA's Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-31
After the Chistchurch shooting, New Zealand moves to ban assault weapons, while the US is promoting plans to arm school teachers instead. Al-Jazeera exposes NRA's "playbook" on media responses after mass shootings…
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University of Kentucky hunger strike demands that students' basic needs are met
Lidya Azad | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
The strike is part of the Basic Needs Campaign, which is demanding that the University of Kentucky 1) establish and fund a physical Basic Needs Center, 2) establish a Basic Needs Fund, and 3) create a full-time Basic Needs staff position.
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A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-30
The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles — one being a lack of intellect — will be cleared, and the wretched genetic issue will …
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Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises–An Anomaly in Presidential Politics
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment–education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it's still not enough…
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Professor Pablo and Fourth Grade Enlightenment in Lincoln City
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-29
The shape of learning comes in all sizes, all forms. We know what not learning is — texting, emailing, You Tube videos, a world of Teletubbies, from birth to death. I know what education planners are not — hedge fund billionaires, charter school profiteers, down home religious bigotry and stupidity ignoramuses, the lady from McDonald's …
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Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions
Dan Beeton, CEPR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-29
The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14411

The System, Youth and Democracy
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-28
When masses of students from all over the world mobilize around a utopia, adults become uncomfortable, writes Roberto Savio. By Roberto Savio in Rome Inter Press Service If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential… Read more ?…
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Boston Teachers Union "All In" to fight for a fair contract
Hersch Rothmel | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
"Do you realize we are the only school district in Massachusetts that does not have a full time nurse in every school?"
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Are Federal Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Hurting Patients with Chronic Pain?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-27
As Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma reach a landmark settlement, we look at an underreported result of the opioid crisis: the underprescribing of opioids for patients who rely on them for pain management. This month, more than 300 doctors and medical researchers sent an open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning patients have been harmed by a lack of clarity in guidelines for prescribing opioids. The CDC revised the guidelines for primary care physicians in 2016 in order to improve safety and reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. But many say the new guidelin…
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SPLC reacts to Facebook policy on white nationalism
Keegan Hankes, Senior Research Analyst | splcenter.org | 2019-03-27
The internet, and social media in particular, continues to be a powerful tool used by the radical right to accelerate the spread of hate into the mainstream.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/27/splc-react…

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Pay $270 Million Legal Settlement That Will Fund Addiction Center
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-27
The state of Oklahoma has reached a $270 million agreement with Purdue Pharma–the makers of OxyContin–settling a lawsuit that claimed the company contributed to the deaths of thousands of Oklahoma residents by downplaying the risk of opioid addiction and overstating the drug's benefits. The state says more Oklahomans have died from opioids over the last decade than have been killed in vehicle accidents. More than $100 million from the settlement will fund a new addiction treatment and research center at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. "It's really just the first move in what is a very complicated…
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