Caribbean Students Protest War, Demand Respect for Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: The rapidly unfolding events in Venezuela are continuing to attract attention across the Caribbean with students joining the discussion, demanding a peaceful solution and condemning promotion of growing confrontation between the opposing sides. | RELATED: | US Orgs to Congress: End Trump's Crusade For War in Venezuela…
Teachers' Movements Gain Community Support by Centering Social Justice
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-03
The teachers' strike wave began in West Virginia and spread across several red states, and then into blue states with work stoppages in Los Angeles, Denver and Oakland. | Leading teacher militant Gillian Russom has been a high school history teacher in Los Angeles for 18 years. She's been an activist-member of the United Teachers Los Angeles for most of that time and currently serves on the union's board of directors. She is a contributor to the book Education and Capitalism, published by Haymarket Books. | She spoke to Truthout ab…
Burnt Body of British Activist, Missionary Found in Peru
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-03
The burnt body of Paul McAuley, a 71-year old British environmental activist and Catholic missionary was found in the Amazon city of Iquitos on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Peruvian Trans Activist Claudia Vera Shot Dead in Lima | His body was found in a shelter house he founded for Indigenous students, "La Salle", located in the district of Bethlehem (Iquitos). Some students informed the police after finding the body. | Authorities are questioning six Indigenous men who lived in the hostel.
The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented a New Legal Term to Target Pipeline Protesters
Andrew Malone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The state's governor has dismissed them as "out-of-staters who come in to disrupt." And other officials have similarly …
Terms of Asylum and Distraction: Ecuador's President Moreno's "Assange Problem"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Political asylum is an accepted if often ignored right. It is also at the mercy of those interests that grant it. Ecuador's repeated insistence on conditioning Julian Assange's stay in its London abode is tantamount to corroding the idea …
US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Usurper in waiting Guaido is a front man for the Trump regime's coup attempt to topple democratically elected President Maduro. | Most of all, the scheme aims to eliminate Bolivarian social democracy, wanting Venezuela transformed into a US vassal state, gaining …
Jane Byrne: Chicagoans Elect First Black Female Mayor
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The late Harold Washington was Chicago's first Black mayor, elected in 1983, serving until his premature death at age-65 on November 25, 1987, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday that year. | No one before or since was like him, affectionately …
Pro-Israeli Power Rolls over Washington
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual summit in Washington. It claims that 18,000 supporters attended the event, which concluded with a day of lobbying Congress by the attendees. Numerous American politicians addressed the gathering …
Hillsborough, FL custodians and teachers rally against privatization
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-03
Tampa, FL – Over 40 custodians, teachers and concerned community members rallied outside the Hillsborough County School Board meeting, April 2, to stop plans to privatize the custodial staff at all Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS). The rally was hosted by the Hillsborough State Employee Federation and Hillsborough County Teachers Association. Chants at the rally included "It's time to stop the greed, give custodians what they need!" and "Up up with education, down down with privatization!" | The Hillsborough County School Board (HCSB) claims there are currently no plans to contract out custodial services…
Wagging the Dog in Rhode Island
Steven F. Forleo | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-03
Another Raimondo Tale Ever since Gina Raimondo, (a republican in any other state), became governor of Rhode Island, she has unabashedly launched a political coup on our lone community college. She continues to exclude faculty from her pie-in-the-sky Rhode Island Promise free tuition escapade while simultaneously allowing hand-picked business types on her "higher education" board…
A Threatening Monster
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
President Trump used to attack President Obama as being weak with regard to Syria for not being more ruthless in the American led war of aggression against Syria, a prelude to war with Iran; that he had drawn red lines …
Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not "Just About Oil"
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin …
Is Washington Preparing the Groundwork for a Maidan Scenario in Venezuela?
Robert Bridge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Venezuela is home to the largest oil deposits in the world, which makes the political stakes involved much higher than they would be otherwise. Enter Juan Guaidó, Washington's puppet leader in Caracas, who will be attempting to rally the …
Belt and Road Initiative in Full Swing in Europe
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The multipolar transformation that is occurring across the Eurasian continent confirms the industrial and diplomatic cooperation between China and the European continent in spite of strong opposition from the United States. | Xi Jinping's visit to Europe confirms what many …
Selected Articles: US Puppet Guaido Stripped of Immunity
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
American Idiocracy: 50 Years Later, We're Still Stranded in the Twilight Zone
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
" We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think."–Rod Serling | Have you noticed how much life increasingly feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone?…
Mumia Abu-Jamal's Next Stop: Freedom
Noelle Hanrahan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
The first question on everyone's lips is "What is in those old boxes?" Remember the boxes the Philadelphia District Attorney's office "found" in a storage closet late last year from Mumia Abu-Jamal's original trial? | The answer could be previously …
US Drone Strikes "Outside War Zones" in Somalia, Yemen: Why Trump's Actions Have Put Civilians at More Risk
Jennifer Gibson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Yesterday, President Trump scrapped an Obama-era regulation forcing the government to publicly report the number of civilians killed in US drone strikes outside war zones. The National Security Council dismissed the regulation as an annoying bit of paperwork, describing it …
Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years?
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding public office for 15 years over irregularities in his financial activities. | This decision was taken "considering that the deputy Juan Guaido has …
Don't be Surprised by the Latest Outbreak of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-03
Rioters destroyed several migrant-owned businesses in the South African port city of Durban last weekend and drove some of them from their homes in an outbreak of xenophobic violence that many feared might portend a return to the infamous events …
Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela is not "just about oil"
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-03
Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all 'about oil'; actually, …
'A Lot of That Science They Point to Is Science They Paid For' – CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto lawsuit
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-04-03
Janine Jackson interviewed Carey Gillam about Hardeman v. Monsanto for the March 29, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
Classes Resumed in Venezuela after Electrical Power Attacks
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-03
03 de abril de 2019, 09: 51Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Teaching activities at all levels are starting again in Venezuela on Wednesday after the sabotage perpetrated against the national power grid that forced the Government to suspended work and school activities since early March. President Nicolas Maduro urged the authorities of the electricity industry to report on any issue that affects the country after continued aggressions against the generation and distribution of energy.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
The Criminalization Of Teachers
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-02
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
'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. | …
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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 …
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…
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.
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?"
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…
"The Opioid Crisis Isn't White": How the Lethal Epidemic Affects Communities of Color
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-27
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."
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.
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…