Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

2019-05-01: News Headlines

Fight Back (2019-05-01). May Day rally and march set for LA. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Boyle Heights families, workers and students will march on May 1, International Worker's Day, to protest Trump's anti-immigrant attacks and demand no wall on the Mexico border and no deportations. The May Day rally and march will start at 4: 30 at the corner of Chavez and Mathews streets; and end at Mariachi Plaza for a rally. | According to a statement from march organizers, "The 5th annual May Day in Boyle Heights unites poor working-class families, students, teachers and workers to demand 'Legalization for All,' respect and equality for Mexican-Americans and Latinos." | The march will include…

Mark Taliano (2019-05-01). Western Military Industrial Complex Creates Unreasonable Fear: Tactic to Divert Tax-Payers Money into Weapons Production. globalresearch.ca The Canadian political analyst and Research Associate at Global Research, Mark Taliano, has affirmed that the West does not have a free press and all of the information to which most western people are exposed is delivered by about …

Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu (2019-05-01). Tolerance and Spirituality: Debunking the Islamophobic View of an "Intolerant Islam" globalresearch.ca Mass media portray Islamic societies to be intolerant of other's religious and ideological persuasions. Authentic Islam—as contained in the pristine revelation of the Qur-an—promotes tolerance, harmony, and goodwill of all peoples despite their differences.

South Front (2019-05-01). US State Department Offers $4.5 Million Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq. globalresearch.ca The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-05-01). China's Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a Just World? globalresearch.ca The Belt Road Initiative (BRI) also known as the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project could well emerge as the obor (the flame in Indonesian or Malay) that will blaze the trail in the evolution of a new epoch in …

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-01). Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration—with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-01). Iran Rejects All Negotiations but Signals Domestic Differences: Its Confidence Remains Intact in the Face of Severe Sanctions. globalresearch.ca Despite the positive approach by Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif proposing a humanitarian exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran (in an attempt to break the stalemate and ease the current tension), Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani and 'Iranian Revolutionary Guard …

Teddy Ostrow (2019-05-01). Zero Percent of US Corporate Media Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19—4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took …

Julian Assange (2019-05-01). Video: "Clinton Foundation and IS Funded from the Same Sources": Julian Assange interview with John Pilger. globalresearch.ca This interview was conducted and published in November 2016. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated that Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) are funded from the same sources. | He was speaking about the organisation's latest …

EWG (2019-05-01). Trump EPA Sides with Bayer/Monsanto over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Weedkiller 'Safe'. globalresearch.ca The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto's carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. | "Today's decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-01). Putin's Wholehearted Defense of China's Belt and Road Puts Him at Serious Odds with India's PM Modi. globalresearch.ca The Russian leader's wholehearted defense of China's Belt & Road Initiative at last week's yearly forum on this global series of megaprojects stands in stark contrast to the position of India's Prime Minister, thus reinforcing the notion that Putin and …

John W. Whitehead (2019-05-01). Predator Cops, Guilty of Sex Crimes Against Women and Children, Are a Menace to Society. globalresearch.ca " Sexual predation by police officers happens far more often than people in the business are willing to admit."—Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper | How could this be happening right under our noses? | That's what readers wanted to know …

Craig Murray (2019-05-01). Venezuela and Binary Choice: Juan Guaido's Coup Attempt. globalresearch.ca When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever …

The Global Research Team (2019-05-01). A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …

Venezuelanalysis (2019-05-01). Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Guaido Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy. globalresearch.ca UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Guaido and Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-01). The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Is the Perfect Opportunity for Pakistan to Pivot to Africa. globalresearch.ca All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent's expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-05-01). How Trump Policies Exacerbate Income Inequality in America. globalresearch.ca Earlier last month I was interviewed by the FNA international news agency on the income inequality trend in the US and asked whether Trump policies have been contributing to it. The following is the verbatim transcript of the interview published …

Peter Koenig (2019-05-01). Sri Lanka: Candidate for a New NATO Base? globalresearch.ca Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several …

Farooque Chowdhury (2019-05-01). 'A fully automated society is science fiction'—Michael D. Yates on the state of U.S. labor. mronline.org Monthly Review Press editor Michael D. Yates reflects on the state of U.S. labor in this special May Day interview conducted by Farooque Chowdhury. | Source

WSWS (2019-05-01). New York pre-K teachers demand pay parity, as union seeks to sabotage strike. wsws.org As thousands of early childhood educators plan to walk out across New York City, AFSCME is dialing back the scheduled strike.

Farooque Chowdhury (2019-05-01). 'Unions must provide political education or labor will find itself more powerless than ever before'—Timir Basu on labor in India. mronline.org The phenomenal growth of the services sector has created a new generation of employees. For these workers, May Day has very little meaning—what they fail to grasp is that they cannot protect their future without knowing their past. | Source

WSWS (2019-05-01). The teachers' revolt and the fight for social equality. wsws.org The following statement is being distributed to teachers and their supporters who are marching in Raleigh, North Carolina today.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). US: North Carolina University Shooter Kills Two, Injures Four. telesurenglish.net An active shooter on the University of North Carolina killed two people and injured four others Tuesday, emergency management officials confirmed. | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | On the final day of classes for the semester, students received a notification from campus safety at 6 p.m. via Twitter, warning them to "run, hide, fight. Secure yourself immediately" and to "remain in a safe location." | Gunfire erupted about 5: 45 p.m. (21: 45…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-30). Operazione conquista delle menti. globalresearch.ca Circa 5.000 bambini e ragazzi di 212 classi hanno partecipato, ieri a Pisa, alla ´Giornata della Solidarietà ª in ricordo del maggiore Nicola Ciardelli della Brigata Folgore, rimasto ucciso il 27 aprile 2006 in un ´terribile attentato ª a Nassirya, durante la …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-30). Operaàßà£o Aliciaàßà£o das Mentes. globalresearch.ca Cerca de 5.000 crianàßas e 212 adolescentes participaram, ontem em Pisa, no "Dia da Solidariedade" em memória do Major Nicola Ciardelli, da Brigada Folgore, que foi morto em 27 de Abril de 2006, num "terrível atentado" em Nassirya, durante a …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-04-30). Just Another Spring in Progress? globalresearch.ca My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …

South Front (2019-04-30). Video: Haftar Forces Launch Push to Encircle Tripoli. globalresearch.ca The new battle for Tripoli entered its fourth week. Since April 4, when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar officially announced its Operation Flood of Dignity, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has reached Ayn Zara, but has not been able to capture …

ACLU (2019-04-30). There's a Battle Brewing at Google Over Employee Speech. The Outcome Affects Us All. aclu.org Retaliating against Big Tech employees who push their employers to do the right thing is a threat to us all. | The outcome of a battle heating up at Google over the limits of employee free speech will have huge consequences for all of us. Will Google shut down internal dissent and silence whistleblowers? Or will the company live up to its initial motto, "Don't be evil?" | In 2017, researchers Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford founded the AI Now Institute at New York University, with the goal of "produc[ing] interdisciplinary research on the social implication…

Comitato No Nato (2019-04-30). Erklà§rung Von Florenz. Fàºr Eine Internationale Nato-Austritts-Front. globalresearch.ca Die Gefahr eines gewaltigen Krieges, der durch den Einsatz von Atomwaffen das Ende der Menschheit bedeuten kà∂nnte, ist real und wà§chst, auch wenn sie von der àñffentlichkeit, die in Unkenntnis àºber diese unmittelbare Gefahr gehalten wird, nicht wahrgenommen wird. | Ein …

Vladimir Kozin (2019-04-30). Para sair da guerra, é necessário sair da NATO. globalresearch.ca A Conferência Internacional dos membros de organizaàßàµes sem fins lucrativos (nà£o-governamentais), realizada em Abril deste ano, em Florenàßa, Itália, poderia permanecer fora do horizonte das personalidades políticas e governamentais, bem como dos representantes da comunicaàßà£o mediática, se nà£o fosse uma …

Ahmed Bensaada (2019-04-30). Otto anni dopo: la ´primaverizzazione ª dell'Algeria. globalresearch.ca Una densa folla, un'atmosfera festosa, giovani nel fiore degi anni, slogan incisivi, humor sottile e corrosivo, la foto di un'affascinante ballerina in posa per la posterità [1], giovani che passeggiano per le strade dopo il corteo, altri che baciano i …

Jack Rasmus (2019-04-30). The Facts Behind the Hype: US GDP 1st Quarter 2019 Analysis. counterpunch.org US GDP for the 1st quarter 2019 in its preliminary report (2 more revisions coming) registered a surprising 3.2% annual growth rate. It was forecast by all the major US bank research departments and independent macroeconomic forecasters to come in well below 2%. Some banks forecast as low as 1.1%. So why the big difference?One reason may be the problems with government data collection in the first quarter with the government shutdown that threw data collection into a turmoil. First preliminary issue of GDP stats are typically adjusted significantly in the second revision coming in future weeks. (The third revisio…

Vladimir Kozin (2019-04-30). Per uscire dalla guerra, bisogna uscire dalla NATO. globalresearch.ca La conferenza internazionale di membri di organizzazioni senza scopo di lucro (non governative) tenutasi nell'aprile di quest'anno a Firenze, in Italia, potrebbe rimanere al di fuori dal orizzonte di personalità politiche e governative, nonché dei rappresentanti dei media, se non …

ZeroHedge (2019-04-30). Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro. mintpressnews.com As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…

commondreams (2019-04-30). Trump EPA Sides With Bayer/Monsanto Over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Weedkiller 'Safe'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-04-30). Green Groups Say Trump EPA Backing Monsanto's Claim Glyphosate Not a Health Threat 'Completely Ignores Science'. commondreams.org Environmentalists swiftly slammed the Trump administration Tuesday for reaffirming the federal government's position that the world's most widely used herbicide poses no threat to public health—despite other global experts tying it to cancer. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Angela Davis: I Would Like to Accept Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Award After BDS Controversy. democracynow.org In February, Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award in January, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award. While Angela Davis…

WSWS (2019-04-30). Year after Arizona strike, teacher walkouts and protests spread in US. wsws.org Mass protests scheduled for North and South Carolina tomorrow are part of a renewed wave of planned strikes and demonstrations by educators, including in New York City, Chicago and Detroit.

Fight Back (2019-04-30). Dallas celebrates May Day 2019. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – About 50 people gathered in Lake Cliff Park in Oak Cliff, Dallas to celebrate International Workers Day. The theme of the celebration was the resurgence of the strike in labor organizing, and recent victories for workers, such as the teachers' strikes. | Organizations present at the celebration included Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Migrante USA, Communist Party USA, Trans Pride Initiative, Communications Workers of America, International Marxist Tendency, and Workers World Party. Jo Hargis was the emcee of the celebration. The celebration opened with D…

Tracy Keeling (2019-04-30). Watch Ed Miliband take John Humphrys to task over his imbecilic questions. thecanary.co Ed Miliband took Today programme host John Humphrys to task over his imbecilic questions on 30 April. The Doncaster North MP was on the show to talk about the climate catastrophe after announcing he'll serve on the Institute for Public Policy Research's (IPPR) Environmental Justice Commission. | Humphrys' interview style, however, left a lot to be desired. And Miliband debunked the host's moronic questioning without hesitation. | H…

Patrick Ostiguy (2019-04-29). Student "lunch debt" skyrockets across the country. Here's how it works. liberationnews.org Under a socialist system, food and education would no longer be luxuries or sources of debt, but guaranteed social rights…

Staff (2019-04-29). Study: As Climate Crisis Has Worsened, So Has Global Economic Inequality. therealnews.com In a new study out by Stanford researchers reviewing half a century of data, researchers found that as rich countries get richer, they also have more temperate climates and face less of the brunt of climate impacts…

Shawgi Tell (2019-04-29). "Progressive" 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Who Support Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org More writers, commentators, and researchers are increasingly reminding the public that a large number of democrats at all levels of government have long supported and promoted privately-operated charter schools that annually siphon billions of public dollars from thousands of over-tested and vilified public schools. The oft-repeated myth that the privatization and destruction of public education …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-29). New Report Reveals US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives. mintpressnews.com The Washington DC-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) published a report Thursday on the effects of US sanctions against Venezuela. | The 27-page paper was authored by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, who determined that sanctions have "inflicted very serious harm to human life" in Venezuela. | "The sanctions are depriving Venezuelans of lifesaving medicines, medical equipment, food, and other essential imports," Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, said in a press release. For his part, Sachs added, "American s…

Fight Back (2019-04-29). International Workers Day to be celebrated in Chicago. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — Freedom Road Socialist Organization will host a major celebration of International Workers Day, on May 2, 6 p.m. at the UE Hall, 37 S. Ashland. | A teachers and support staff strike is set to begin on May 1, and leaders of the strike will be participating in the event. | Other speakers at the May Day event will include Frank Chapman, Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression; Aurelius Raines, a Chicago Teachers Union leader in the charter school strike that starts May 1; Anne Kirkner, Co-President of the Graduate Employees Organization, fresh from their st…

Pedro Noguera (2019-04-29). It's Time to Develop a Progressive Education Agenda. thenation.com It's Time to Develop a Progressive Education Agenda…

United Nations (2019-04-29). Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding. un.org Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

pip.hinman (2019-04-26). Haiti: US mercenaries caught moving $80M from Petrocaribe fund. greenleft.org.au Embattled President Jovenel MoàØse used United States' help in a poorly executed, but serious, effort to consolidate power writes Matthew Cole (The Intercept) and Kim Ives (Haiti Liberte). | Reprinted with permission of The Intercept. | *** | Most of the Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the United States by private jet early on the morning of February 16. They had packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semiautomatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bulletproof vests and knives. Most had been p…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-26). All out this weekend: People's mobilization must continue to protect Venezuelan Embassy from illegal seizure. liberationnews.org We are calling for a full mobilization of all people of conscience to join us on Saturday, April 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.

United Nations (2019-04-26). Friday's Daily Brief: UN chief in China, counter-terrorism, updates from Bangladesh, Mali and Mozambique. un.org This Friday, we cover: the UN Secretary-General's message in China for sustainable development; the toll of a second cyclone in Mozambique; what UN officials saw first-hand in the Rohingya refugee camp of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh; the impact of insecurity on education in Mali; and the importance of information-sharing in the fight against terrorism.

2019-05-01: Social Media Postees

May Day rally and march set for LA
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-01
Los Angeles, CA – Boyle Heights families, workers and students will march on May 1, International Worker's Day, to protest Trump's anti-immigrant attacks and demand no wall on the Mexico border and no deportations. The May Day rally and march will start at 4: 30 at the corner of Chavez and Mathews streets; and end at Mariachi Plaza for a rally. | According to a statement from march organizers, "The 5th annual May Day in Boyle Heights unites poor working-class families, students, teachers and workers to demand 'Legalization for All,' respect and equality for Mexican-Americans and Latinos." | The march will include…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/30/may-day-rall…

Zero Percent of US Corporate Media Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
Teddy Ostrow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19–4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took …
globalresearch.ca/zero-percent-elite-com…

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a Just World?
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Belt Road Initiative (BRI) also known as the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project could well emerge as the obor (the flame in Indonesian or Malay) that will blaze the trail in the evolution of a new epoch in …
globalresearch.ca/obor-towards-just-worl…

How Trump Policies Exacerbate Income Inequality in America
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Earlier last month I was interviewed by the FNA international news agency on the income inequality trend in the US and asked whether Trump policies have been contributing to it. The following is the verbatim transcript of the interview published …
globalresearch.ca/trump-policies-exacerb…

A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …
globalresearch.ca/a-world-without-war-gl…

US State Department Offers $4.5 Million Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 …
globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-of…

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Is the Perfect Opportunity for Pakistan to Pivot to Africa
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent's expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to …
globalresearch.ca/cpec-perfect-opportuni…

Western Military Industrial Complex Creates Unreasonable Fear: Tactic to Divert Tax-Payers Money into Weapons Production
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Canadian political analyst and Research Associate at Global Research, Mark Taliano, has affirmed that the West does not have a free press and all of the information to which most western people are exposed is delivered by about …
globalresearch.ca/western-military-indus…

Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Guaido Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy
Venezuelanalysis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Guaido and Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-failed-milit…

Video: "Clinton Foundation and IS Funded from the Same Sources": Julian Assange interview with John Pilger
Julian Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
This interview was conducted and published in November 2016. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated that Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) are funded from the same sources. | He was speaking about the organisation's latest …
globalresearch.ca/uk-clinton-foundation-…

Venezuela and Binary Choice: Juan Guaido's Coup Attempt
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-binary-choic…

Predator Cops, Guilty of Sex Crimes Against Women and Children, Are a Menace to Society
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
" Sexual predation by police officers happens far more often than people in the business are willing to admit."–Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper | How could this be happening right under our noses? | That's what readers wanted to know …
globalresearch.ca/predator-cops-guilty-s…

Tolerance and Spirituality: Debunking the Islamophobic View of an "Intolerant Islam"
Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Mass media portray Islamic societies to be intolerant of other's religious and ideological persuasions. Authentic Islam–as contained in the pristine revelation of the Qur-an–promotes tolerance, harmony, and goodwill of all peoples despite their differences.
globalresearch.ca/tolerance-and-spiritua…

Iran Rejects All Negotiations but Signals Domestic Differences: Its Confidence Remains Intact in the Face of Severe Sanctions
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Despite the positive approach by Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif proposing a humanitarian exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran (in an attempt to break the stalemate and ease the current tension), Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani and 'Iranian Revolutionary Guard …
globalresearch.ca/iran-rejects-all-negot…

Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration–with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …
globalresearch.ca/black-alliance-peace-c…

Putin's Wholehearted Defense of China's Belt and Road Puts Him at Serious Odds with India's PM Modi
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Russian leader's wholehearted defense of China's Belt & Road Initiative at last week's yearly forum on this global series of megaprojects stands in stark contrast to the position of India's Prime Minister, thus reinforcing the notion that Putin and …
globalresearch.ca/putins-wholehearted-de…

Trump EPA Sides with Bayer/Monsanto over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Weedkiller 'Safe'
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto's carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. | "Today's decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually | …
globalresearch.ca/trump-epa-sides-bayerm…

Sri Lanka: Candidate for a New NATO Base?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-candidate-ne…

'A fully automated society is science fiction'–Michael D. Yates on the state of U.S. labor
Farooque Chowdhury | mronline.org | 2019-05-01
Monthly Review Press editor Michael D. Yates reflects on the state of U.S. labor in this special May Day interview conducted by Farooque Chowdhury. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/30/a-fully-automate…

'Unions must provide political education or labor will find itself more powerless than ever before'–Timir Basu on labor in India
Farooque Chowdhury | mronline.org | 2019-05-01
The phenomenal growth of the services sector has created a new generation of employees. For these workers, May Day has very little meaning–what they fail to grasp is that they cannot protect their future without knowing their past. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/30/unions-must-prov…

New York pre-K teachers demand pay parity, as union seeks to sabotage strike
wsws.org | 2019-05-01
As thousands of early childhood educators plan to walk out across New York City, AFSCME is dialing back the scheduled strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/nycc…

The teachers' revolt and the fight for social equality
wsws.org | 2019-05-01
The following statement is being distributed to teachers and their supporters who are marching in Raleigh, North Carolina today.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/caro…

US: North Carolina University Shooter Kills Two, Injures Four
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
An active shooter on the University of North Carolina killed two people and injured four others Tuesday, emergency management officials confirmed. | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | On the final day of classes for the semester, students received a notification from campus safety at 6 p.m. via Twitter, warning them to "run, hide, fight. Secure yourself immediately" and to "remain in a safe location." | Gunfire erupted about 5: 45 p.m. (21: 45…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-North-Carolin…

Erklà§rung Von Florenz. Fàºr Eine Internationale Nato-Austritts-Front
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Die Gefahr eines gewaltigen Krieges, der durch den Einsatz von Atomwaffen das Ende der Menschheit bedeuten kà∂nnte, ist real und wà§chst, auch wenn sie von der àñffentlichkeit, die in Unkenntnis àºber diese unmittelbare Gefahr gehalten wird, nicht wahrgenommen wird. | Ein …
globalresearch.ca/erklarung-von-florenz-…

Operazione conquista delle menti
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Circa 5.000 bambini e ragazzi di 212 classi hanno partecipato, ieri a Pisa, alla ´Giornata della Solidarietà ª in ricordo del maggiore Nicola Ciardelli della Brigata Folgore, rimasto ucciso il 27 aprile 2006 in un ´terribile attentato ª a Nassirya, durante la …
globalresearch.ca/operazione-conquista-d…

The Facts Behind the Hype: US GDP 1st Quarter 2019 Analysis
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
US GDP for the 1st quarter 2019 in its preliminary report (2 more revisions coming) registered a surprising 3.2% annual growth rate. It was forecast by all the major US bank research departments and independent macroeconomic forecasters to come in well below 2%. Some banks forecast as low as 1.1%. So why the big difference?One reason may be the problems with government data collection in the first quarter with the government shutdown that threw data collection into a turmoil. First preliminary issue of GDP stats are typically adjusted significantly in the second revision coming in future weeks. (The third revisio…
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Otto anni dopo: la ´primaverizzazione ª dell'Algeria
Ahmed Bensaada | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Una densa folla, un'atmosfera festosa, giovani nel fiore degi anni, slogan incisivi, humor sottile e corrosivo, la foto di un'affascinante ballerina in posa per la posterità [1], giovani che passeggiano per le strade dopo il corteo, altri che baciano i | …
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There's a Battle Brewing at Google Over Employee Speech. The Outcome Affects Us All
aclu.org | 2019-04-30
Retaliating against Big Tech employees who push their employers to do the right thing is a threat to us all. | The outcome of a battle heating up at Google over the limits of employee free speech will have huge consequences for all of us. Will Google shut down internal dissent and silence whistleblowers? Or will the company live up to its initial motto, "Don't be evil?" | In 2017, researchers Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford founded the AI Now Institute at New York University, with the goal of "produc[ing] interdisciplinary research on the social implication…
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Per uscire dalla guerra, bisogna uscire dalla NATO
Vladimir Kozin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
La conferenza internazionale di membri di organizzazioni senza scopo di lucro (non governative) tenutasi nell'aprile di quest'anno a Firenze, in Italia, potrebbe rimanere al di fuori dal orizzonte di personalità politiche e governative, nonché dei rappresentanti dei media, se non …
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Watch Ed Miliband take John Humphrys to task over his imbecilic questions
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-04-30
Ed Miliband took Today programme host John Humphrys to task over his imbecilic questions on 30 April. The Doncaster North MP was on the show to talk about the climate catastrophe after announcing he'll serve on the Institute for Public Policy Research's (IPPR) Environmental Justice Commission. | Humphrys' interview style, however, left a lot to be desired. And Miliband debunked the host's moronic questioning without hesitation. | H…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/30/watch-ed-miliband-take-john-humphrys-to-task-over-his-imbecilic-questions/

Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …
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Operaàßà£o Aliciaàßà£o das Mentes
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Cerca de 5.000 crianàßas e 212 adolescentes participaram, ontem em Pisa, no "Dia da Solidariedade" em memória do Major Nicola Ciardelli, da Brigada Folgore, que foi morto em 27 de Abril de 2006, num "terrível atentado" em Nassirya, durante a …
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Video: Haftar Forces Launch Push to Encircle Tripoli
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The new battle for Tripoli entered its fourth week. Since April 4, when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar officially announced its Operation Flood of Dignity, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has reached Ayn Zara, but has not been able to capture …
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Para sair da guerra, é necessário sair da NATO
Vladimir Kozin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
A Conferência Internacional dos membros de organizaàßàµes sem fins lucrativos (nà£o-governamentais), realizada em Abril deste ano, em Florenàßa, Itália, poderia permanecer fora do horizonte das personalidades políticas e governamentais, bem como dos representantes da comunicaàßà£o mediática, se nà£o fosse uma …
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Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…
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Trump EPA Sides With Bayer/Monsanto Over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Weedkiller 'Safe'
commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
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Green Groups Say Trump EPA Backing Monsanto's Claim Glyphosate Not a Health Threat 'Completely Ignores Science'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
Environmentalists swiftly slammed the Trump administration Tuesday for reaffirming the federal government's position that the world's most widely used herbicide poses no threat to public health—despite other global experts tying it to cancer. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Year after Arizona strike, teacher walkouts and protests spread in US
wsws.org | 2019-04-30
Mass protests scheduled for North and South Carolina tomorrow are part of a renewed wave of planned strikes and demonstrations by educators, including in New York City, Chicago and Detroit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/30/educ…

Angela Davis: I Would Like to Accept Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Award After BDS Controversy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
In February, Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award in January, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award. While Angela Davis…
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Dallas celebrates May Day 2019
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
Dallas, TX – About 50 people gathered in Lake Cliff Park in Oak Cliff, Dallas to celebrate International Workers Day. The theme of the celebration was the resurgence of the strike in labor organizing, and recent victories for workers, such as the teachers' strikes. | Organizations present at the celebration included Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Migrante USA, Communist Party USA, Trans Pride Initiative, Communications Workers of America, International Marxist Tendency, and Workers World Party. Jo Hargis was the emcee of the celebration. The celebration opened with D…
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Student "lunch debt" skyrockets across the country. Here's how it works
Patrick Ostiguy | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-29
Under a socialist system, food and education would no longer be luxuries or sources of debt, but guaranteed social rights…
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"Progressive" 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Who Support Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-29
More writers, commentators, and researchers are increasingly reminding the public that a large number of democrats at all levels of government have long supported and promoted privately-operated charter schools that annually siphon billions of public dollars from thousands of over-tested and vilified public schools. The oft-repeated myth that the privatization and destruction of public education …
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New Report Reveals US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-29
The Washington DC-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) published a report Thursday on the effects of US sanctions against Venezuela. | The 27-page paper was authored by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, who determined that sanctions have "inflicted very serious harm to human life" in Venezuela. | "The sanctions are depriving Venezuelans of lifesaving medicines, medical equipment, food, and other essential imports," Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, said in a press release. For his part, Sachs added, "American s…
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Study: As Climate Crisis Has Worsened, So Has Global Economic Inequality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-29
In a new study out by Stanford researchers reviewing half a century of data, researchers found that as rich countries get richer, they also have more temperate climates and face less of the brunt of climate impacts…
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International Workers Day to be celebrated in Chicago
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-29
Chicago, IL — Freedom Road Socialist Organization will host a major celebration of International Workers Day, on May 2, 6 p.m. at the UE Hall, 37 S. Ashland. | A teachers and support staff strike is set to begin on May 1, and leaders of the strike will be participating in the event. | Other speakers at the May Day event will include Frank Chapman, Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression; Aurelius Raines, a Chicago Teachers Union leader in the charter school strike that starts May 1; Anne Kirkner, Co-President of the Graduate Employees Organization, fresh from their st…
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It's Time to Develop a Progressive Education Agenda
Pedro Noguera | thenation.com | 2019-04-29
It's Time to Develop a Progressive Education Agenda…
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Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-29
Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.
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Haiti: US mercenaries caught moving $80M from Petrocaribe fund
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-26
Embattled President Jovenel MoàØse used United States' help in a poorly executed, but serious, effort to consolidate power writes Matthew Cole (The Intercept) and Kim Ives (Haiti Liberte). | Reprinted with permission of The Intercept. | *** | Most of the Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the United States by private jet early on the morning of February 16. They had packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semiautomatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bulletproof vests and knives. Most had been p…
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All out this weekend: People's mobilization must continue to protect Venezuelan Embassy from illegal seizure
ANSWER Coalition | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-26
We are calling for a full mobilization of all people of conscience to join us on Saturday, April 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.
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BAXTER, NAACP AND THE ALLIANCE FOR HOME DIALYSIS EXPAND PROGRAM TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF KIDNEY CARE AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-04-26
Partnership focuses on educating at-risk individuals about kidney disease and treatment options so they are inspired to make informed choices DEERFIELD, Ill., April 26, 2019 — Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), a global leader in renal care, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Alliance for Home Dialysis, today announced that the Dialysis Health Imperative for Access, Choice, and Equity (ACE) program will be expanded for …
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