Daily Archives: May 4, 2019

2019-05-04: News Headlines

Alan Johnstone (2019-05-04). Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible. dissidentvoice.org In a previous article on the World Socialist Party of the United States reference was made to Impossibilism. Students of America's left history will recognise it as an outlook represented by the now defunct Socialist Labor Party, the extinct Proletarian Party and the still (only just) going Socialist Party of Canada which Larry Gambone describes …

Brian Perez-Canto (2019-05-04). Students march against University of Georgia's historical and present-day racism. liberationnews.org In November 2015, the expansion and reconstruction of Baldwin Hall came to a temporary halt when the University of Georgia uncovered the remains of former slaves.

WSWS (2019-05-04). The 43: A state massacre and cover-up in Mexico. wsws.org The documentary on Netflix exposes the role of the military in the 2014 disappearance of 43 rural teaching students and the government's cover-up of this atrocity.

WSWS (2019-05-04). Berlin: Meeting at Humboldt University to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org On Tuesday, several dozen students and workers gathered at Humboldt University in Berlin to protest the persecution of Julian Assange and discuss the political and historical background to the attack on the courageous journalist.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-04). America's Blueprint for Global Domination: From "Containment" to "Pre-emptive War". The 1948 Truman Doctrine. globalresearch.ca Image: President Harry Truman | First published by GR on September 7, 2014 | We bring to the attention of our readers the writings as well as an analysis of George F. Kennan (1948) which constitute the foreign policy cornerstone of the …

WSWS (2019-05-04). Polls show growing sentiment for teachers strike in Mississippi. wsws.org Mississippi educators, seeking to join the international strike wave of teachers, demand action against poverty wages and abysmal working conditions.

WSWS (2019-05-04). San Diego Sweetwater Teachers Union begins bargaining as false financial situation reported by district. wsws.org The union and district are negotiating an austerity contract based on what is most likely fraudulent accounting, amidst allegations of fraud and mismanagement investigations.

RT (2019-05-04). 'Snowflakes' or empowered youth? RT debates student uproar over George Washington mural (VIDEO). rt.com A California high school named after George Washington may remove a mural of the first US president amid complaints from students. RT panelists debated whether the students are role models or "virtue signaling" crybabies.

RT (2019-05-04). Commercial plane 'down on the river' in Jacksonville, Fl — mayor. rt.com A chartered commercial plane from Guantanamo Bay, reportedly carrying over 130 people, has landed in St. Johns River after sliding off a runway in Jacksonville, Florida. At least two minor injuries were reported.

Steven Singer (2019-05-03). The Best School Innovation Would Be More People. commondreams.org We need people. Real live people who can come into our schools and do the actual work with students. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rebecca Gordon (2019-05-03). Of Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. counterpunch.org "Al-Shebab," said my student Jerry early in the fall 2010 semester. "We're calling our small group al-Shebab. It means 'The Youth.'" From his name alone, I wouldn't have guessed his background, but he was proud of his family's Egyptian roots and had convinced his classmates to give their group an Arabic name. As usually happens More

Democracy Now! (2019-05-03). We Can't Back People Who Hate Our Kids: Kentucky & Minnesota Teachers of Year Boycott Trump Meeting. democracynow.org We speak with two award-winning teachers who are trying to teach Trump a lesson. On Monday, Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and Kelly Holstine, the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, boycotted a White House ceremony honoring them and other state winners of the award in protest of the Trump administration's education policies. But Dueñas and Holstine skipped the event to register their opposition to Trump's policies on immigration, education and LGBTQ rights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students.

Staff (2019-05-03). Kentucky and Minnesota Teachers of Year Boycott Trump Meeting. truthout.org We speak with two award-winning teachers who are trying to teach Trump a lesson. On Monday, Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and Kelly Holstine, the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, boycotted a White House ceremony honoring them and other state winners of the award in protest of the Trump administration's education policies. But Dueñas and Holstine skipped the event to register their opposition to Trump's policies on immigration, education and LGBTQ rights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students. | Transcript:…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-03). Mass. Judge Refuses to Halt Pro-Palestinian Event at UMass Featuring Roger Waters & Linda Sarsour. democracynow.org "Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights." That's the title of an event set to take place Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After three anonymous UMass students filed a lawsuit to stop the event, a judge ruled Thursday the event can proceed, saying, "There's nothing that comes even close to a threat of harm or incitement to violence or lawlessness." We get an update from Sut Jhally, event organizer and professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, and Rachel Weber, attorney and member Jewish Voice for Peace, Western Massachusetts chapt…

pip.hinman (2019-05-03). High school student: 'I am a climate warrior and you should be too'. greenleft.org.au Fifteen-year-old Parker Craig gave the following speech on April 27 before a screening of Accelerate, a film by 350.org, at the Parramatta Activist Centre. | *** | I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the original custodians of this land. It is upon their ancestral lands that we meet and I extend my respect to elders both past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. | I'm a 15-year-old activist and climate warrior. | If you had asked 5-year-old me what I was scared of, I would've said the monster in my cupboard. Ten years later and I'm scared of the monster in Parliament House. | I am no…

Rebecca Gordon (2019-05-03). Spring stirrings and misgivings. nationofchange.org "Al-Shebab," said my student Jerry early in the fall 2010 semester. "We're calling our small group al-Shebab. It means 'The Youth.'" From his name alone, I wouldn't have guessed his background, but he was proud of his family's Egyptian roots and had convinced his classmates to give their group an Arabic name. | As usually happens when the semester ends and my dozens of students scatter, Jerry and I lost touch. The following April, however, we ran into each other at a rally organized by students at my university to support the Arab Spring. Like many others around the world, I'd watched transfixed as brave unarm…

Amir Nour (2019-05-03). A busca perdida do àúbermensch: do Humanismo renascentista ao Pós-Humanismo da Silicon Valley. globalresearch.ca ´Ciência sem consciência é a ruína da alma ª (Franàßois Rabelais) | Ultimamente, a revista semanal política e económica de renome mundial The Economist cativou a atenàßà£o dos media internacionais. Com razà£o. | No fim de cada ano, a …

Ukraine Council of Mothers (2019-05-03). Odessa 2 May 2014, Crimes against Humanity. Call for a UN Investigation. globalresearch.ca Call for a United Nations Independent and Impartial Investigation | We, the mothers, fathers, siblings, relatives and friends of the victims of the 2 May 2014 violence in Odessa, as well as Odessa residents supporting a return to the rule of …

Bertha Mojena Milián (2019-05-03). U.S. Lies to Justify Further Attacks on Cuba. globalresearch.ca In statements to the press on Wednesday afternoon, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's Deputy Director for the United States, Johana Tablada, reiterated that "Cuba does not participate with military troops or personnel in military operations in Venezuela" | *** | "There are no …

Al-Masdar News (2019-05-03). Forgotten War: Death Toll in Yemen to Reach 233,000 by End of Year. globalresearch.ca The death toll from the ongoing war in Yemen will reach a staggering 233,000 if it continues until the end of 2019, a new report from the United Nations said. | According to the UN report, of the 233,000 estimated deaths …

Edward B. Winslow (2019-05-03). US Imposes Illegal and Deadly Sanctions on Venezuela in David vs. Goliath Battle. globalresearch.ca "We are complicit in crimes against humanity when we know about them and when we don't stop them." — Jacob Appelbaum | The unilaterally issued economic sanctions that the US leveled against Venezuela in 2017 and this year violate international laws …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-05-03). US Presidential Elections: Ants at a Picnic. globalresearch.ca Sadly, the uber rich, who seem to run just about everything, must be laughing all the way to their corporate headquarters, banks and brokerage houses. I mean, these sharks have had it so good for so long! | Speaking to an …

Eric Zuesse (2019-05-03). U.S. Government Plan, Dated 23 February 2018, for Coup in Venezuela, Now Leaks Out. globalresearch.ca A detailed plan from "UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND" dated "23 FEBRUARY 2018" was issued with the title "PLAN TO OVERTHROW THE VENEZUELAN DICTATORSHIP 'MASTERSTROKE'" and is here presented complete. | This document was personally signed by Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, who

Staff (2019-05-03). Has Popular Feminism Failed Us All? truthdig.com "Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | "Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny" | A book by Sarah Banet-Weiser | In May 2014, I went to a "Sexism Workshop" at the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, a college in the University of London system. "Sexism," the organizers explained, "is a problem with a name. Sexism is the name that feminists have used t…

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-03). The US/NATO Orchestration of the 2014 Maidan Coup in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 9 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …

Colin R. Tosh (2019-05-03). Intensive Agribusiness is Causing a Global Decline in Insect Populations. globalresearch.ca As the son of an agricultural worker in NE Scotland, agricultural areas were always full of wonder and excitement for me. Places of clean, clear rivers where gigantic fish leapt enthusiastically for flies; home to mind boggling mass migrations of …

susan_p (2019-05-03). US sanctions have killed more than 40,000 people in Venezuela. greenleft.org.au US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in 2017 contributed to the deaths of more than 40,000 people last year, according to a new report — and this figure is set to rise due to the latest round of sanctions. | According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research report co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, the 2017 sanctions deprived Venezuela of billions of dollars it needed to pay for essential food and medicine, leading to a rise in disease and mortality and the displacement of millions seeking to flee the worsening situation. | The report states: "The sanctions exacerbated Venezuela'

Andre Vltchek (2019-05-03). Indonesian Elections: Two Right-Wing Candidates Claiming Victory. asia-pacificresearch.com

Osama Al Sharif (2019-05-03). Jordan on Edge Ahead of Unveiling of Trump's "Peace Plan" for Palestine. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, tweeted last week that | "rumours that our peace vision includes a confederation between Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, or that the vision contemplates making Jordan the …

Yuki Tanaka (2019-05-03). An Open Letter to Emperor Akihito:‚Ä® For Establishing a Genuine Democracy in Japan. asia-pacificresearch.com

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2019-05-03). Extradition of Julian Assange Threatens Us All. Veteran Intelligence Professionals. globalresearch.ca Retaliation against Julian Assange over the past decade plus replicates a pattern of ruthless political retaliation against whistleblowers, in particular those who reveal truths hidden by illegal secrecy, VIPS says. | *** | DATE: April 30, 2019 | MEMORANDUM FOR: The governments …

Paul Dobson (2019-05-03). Venezuela: Lopez Arrest Warrant Issued as Military Show Strength for Maduro. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's judicial authorities have issued a new arrest warrant for fugitive opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez following his escape from house arrest early Tuesday morning. | Caracas' Fifth Court revoked Lopez's house arrest Thursday and ordered his immediate detention, indicating that once …

Scott Ritter (2019-05-03). What If Iran Retaliates and Shuts Down the Strait of Hormuz? globalresearch.ca The effort on the part of the Trump administration to shut down Iran's ability to export oil is predicated on the false notion that the rest of the world will fall in lockstep with U.S. policy. But has President Donald …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-03). China-Laos Economic Relations. The Broader Strategic Implications. globalresearch.ca The Chinese and Laotian Presidents signed an action plan to build a community of shared future earlier this week after the latter's trip to the People's Republic to attend the recent BRI Forum. These two nations might seem to be …

Iván Orosa Paleo (2019-05-03). Spain's General Election 2019. Pedro Sanchez is the Winner. globalresearch.ca On April 28, a general election, for the National Congress and the Senate, was held in Spain after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called new elections. Sánchez is the leader of the social-liberal, pro-European Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSO), in …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-03). Are the US and Israel Preparing for War in the Middle East? Lebanon is Next? globalresearch.ca Despite the lack of visible preparation for war, the Lebanese authorities consider it important to take all necessary precautions for a possible Israeli attack on Lebanon. Israel is not alone; this time its forces enjoy unlimited military support from the …

Ted Rall (2019-05-03). The Secret Campaign for 2020: Where the Democratic Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org Americans vote their pocketbooks. It's the economy, stupid. Absent a war or recent terrorist attack, conventional wisdom believes that voters prioritize domestic issues. Right now, conventional wisdom is correct. According to the latest Pew Research poll, the five most important issues for Democrats are healthcare, education, Medicare, poverty and the environment. So it's not surprising that the major Democratic More

Eric Toussaint (2019-05-03). South Africa: The Odious Debts Generated by Coal-fired Power Stations. globalresearch.ca In South Africa, public debt has recently been back in the news through a nationwide debate over the future of Eskom, the public electricity company. Major power cuts affected the country's social and economic life in February 2019, drawing attention …

Mac Slavo (2019-05-03). FDA: Big Pharma Drugs Are Making People Kill Themselves While They Sleep. globalresearch.ca Sleeping drugs such as Ambien have been making people kill themselves in their sleep, says the Food and Drug Administration. Drugs that supposedly help people sleep are linked to falls, burns, poisoning, limb loss, drowning, and even suicide. | According to

Viktor Katona (2019-05-03). The Beginning of the End for British Shale Gas. globalresearch.ca Amid the ruckus of Great Britain's reckless Brexit saga, one might not have noticed the ongoing environmental battle that could put a sudden end to shale gas development in the UK. While Britain's energy security does not have any direct …

Carla Stea (2019-05-03). "Psychopath Capitalism": US Economic Terrorism and Genocide Against the People of Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The U.S. maneuvers to destroy the Maduro government's UN accreditation, and replace it with their puppet Guaido are horrifying and Machiavellian, and, quite realistically, since the US has absolutely no scruples, nor any respect for international law, there is an ominous possibility that they may succeed.

South Front (2019-05-03). Video: Turkey Sponsored Militants Claim Russians Killed in Hama, Attack Hmeimim Air Base. globalresearch.ca On May 1, the Turkish-backed coalition of militant groups, the National Front for Liberation, claimed that its members had killed 4 Russian servicemembers with mortar shelling in the village of Braidij in northern Hama. | The reports came amid a new …

Staff (2019-05-03). Unemployment Is Falling, But Jobs Aren't Going to Black Workers. truthout.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in April, the lowest level in almost 50 years. There was no change in the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP), which remained at 60.6 percent, just below its peak for the recovery. The prime age (ages 25 to 54) EPOP actually edged down to 79.7 percent, compared to a high of 79.9 percent earlier this year. The establishment survey showed the economy added 263,000 jobs, with modest upward revisions to the prior two months' data, bringing the average rate of job growth over the last three months to 169,000. | While the drop i…

Dora Taylor (2019-05-03). Oregon Teachers Walking off the Job May 8 Want Us All to Do Better. progressive.org "My labor is mine and mine alone to give or withhold, Siegel tells me. "This day of action is a small step toward waking up the working class to the real power they possess when they organize and act in solidarity."

Julia Conley (2019-05-03). 'We teach, we vote!:' 10,000 teachers rise up against Republican legislature in deep red South Carolina. nationofchange.org Led by the grassroots group SC for Ed, teachers from across the traditionally deep red state took personal days to stage the walkout.

Staff (2019-05-03). As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible? therealnews.com Baltimore's powerful mayor resigned amid corruption allegations. Three activists ask if the city charter can be amended to limit mayoral power and create a more just city…

Shawgi Tell (2019-05-03). Charter School Fatigue. dissidentvoice.org Charter schools have always attracted criticism due to the serious problems inherent to them, but it is no secret that in recent months charter schools have been taking it on the chin a little more than usual. This is not unexpected. More detailed reports, articles, and investigations are exposing with greater regularity the multi-faceted corruption …

Eds. (2019-05-03). Climate science deniers resort to attacking Greta because they've lost the argument. mronline.org We can start with the Grande Dame of anti-environmentalism: Koch-sponsored Brendan O'Neill, who Debrorah Orr reminds us "has already devoted a thousand or so of his rancid words to 'The cult of Greta Thunberg'". | Source

Fight Back (2019-05-02). Trade union leader from Philippines get solidarity in Milwaukee. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – The Young Workers Committee of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council welcomed Raymond "Mong" Palatino from Bayan, an alliance of progressive organizations in the Philippines, and Ed Cubelo from the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) or May First Labor Movement, to Milwaukee for a very successful International Workers' Day event at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council on April 30. | Cubelo and Palatino spoke to a room full of labor, anti-war, environment and student activists about the political situation in the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte is using widespread repression against the poor and worki…

Eds. (2019-05-02). The racist dawn of capitalism. mronline.org The centrality of slavery to capitalism is not new, as any serious student of WEB Dubois is aware. | Source

2019-05-04: Social Media Postees

The 43: A state massacre and cover-up in Mexico
wsws.org | 2019-05-04
The documentary on Netflix exposes the role of the military in the 2014 disappearance of 43 rural teaching students and the government's cover-up of this atrocity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/fort…

Students march against University of Georgia's historical and present-day racism
Brian Perez-Canto | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-04
In November 2015, the expansion and reconstruction of Baldwin Hall came to a temporary halt when the University of Georgia uncovered the remains of former slaves.
liberationnews.org/students-march-agains…

Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible
Alan Johnstone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-04
In a previous article on the World Socialist Party of the United States reference was made to Impossibilism. Students of America's left history will recognise it as an outlook represented by the now defunct Socialist Labor Party, the extinct Proletarian Party and the still (only just) going Socialist Party of Canada which Larry Gambone describes …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/be-realistic-…

'Snowflakes' or empowered youth? RT debates student uproar over George Washington mural (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-04
A California high school named after George Washington may remove a mural of the first US president amid complaints from students. RT panelists debated whether the students are role models or "virtue signaling" crybabies. | …
rt.com/usa/458364-washington-mural-schoo…

Berlin: Meeting at Humboldt University to defend Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-05-04
On Tuesday, several dozen students and workers gathered at Humboldt University in Berlin to protest the persecution of Julian Assange and discuss the political and historical background to the attack on the courageous journalist.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/humb…

America's Blueprint for Global Domination: From "Containment" to "Pre-emptive War". The 1948 Truman Doctrine
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Image: President Harry Truman | First published by GR on September 7, 2014 | We bring to the attention of our readers the writings as well as an analysis of George F. Kennan (1948) which constitute the foreign policy cornerstone of the …
globalresearch.ca/americas-blueprint-for…

Polls show growing sentiment for teachers strike in Mississippi
wsws.org | 2019-05-04
Mississippi educators, seeking to join the international strike wave of teachers, demand action against poverty wages and abysmal working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/miss…

San Diego Sweetwater Teachers Union begins bargaining as false financial situation reported by district
wsws.org | 2019-05-04
The union and district are negotiating an austerity contract based on what is most likely fraudulent accounting, amidst allegations of fraud and mismanagement investigations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/swee…

Commercial plane 'down on the river' in Jacksonville, Fl — mayor
rt.com | 2019-05-04
A chartered commercial plane from Guantanamo Bay, reportedly carrying over 130 people, has landed in St. Johns River after sliding off a runway in Jacksonville, Florida. At least two minor injuries were reported. | …
rt.com/usa/458335-plane-river-jacksonvil…

Mass. Judge Refuses to Halt Pro-Palestinian Event at UMass Featuring Roger Waters & Linda Sarsour
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-03
"Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights." That's the title of an event set to take place Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After three anonymous UMass students filed a lawsuit to stop the event, a judge ruled Thursday the event can proceed, saying, "There's nothing that comes even close to a threat of harm or incitement to violence or lawlessness." We get an update from Sut Jhally, event organizer and professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, and Rachel Weber, attorney and member Jewish Voice for Peace, Western Massachusetts chapt…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/3/mass_judge…

Spring stirrings and misgivings
Rebecca Gordon | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-03
"Al-Shebab," said my student Jerry early in the fall 2010 semester. "We're calling our small group al-Shebab. It means 'The Youth.'" From his name alone, I wouldn't have guessed his background, but he was proud of his family's Egyptian roots and had convinced his classmates to give their group an Arabic name. | As usually happens when the semester ends and my dozens of students scatter, Jerry and I lost touch. The following April, however, we ran into each other at a rally organized by students at my university to support the Arab Spring. Like many others around the world, I'd watched transfixed as brave unarm…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/03/spring-sti…

We Can't Back People Who Hate Our Kids: Kentucky & Minnesota Teachers of Year Boycott Trump Meeting
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-03
We speak with two award-winning teachers who are trying to teach Trump a lesson. On Monday, Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and Kelly Holstine, the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, boycotted a White House ceremony honoring them and other state winners of the award in protest of the Trump administration's education policies. But Dueñas and Holstine skipped the event to register their opposition to Trump's policies on immigration, education and LGBTQ rights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students.
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/3/we_can_t_b…

Kentucky and Minnesota Teachers of Year Boycott Trump Meeting
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-03
We speak with two award-winning teachers who are trying to teach Trump a lesson. On Monday, Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and Kelly Holstine, the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, boycotted a White House ceremony honoring them and other state winners of the award in protest of the Trump administration's education policies. But Dueñas and Holstine skipped the event to register their opposition to Trump's policies on immigration, education and LGBTQ rights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students. | Transcript:…
truthout.org/video/kentucky-and-minnesot…

Of Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa
Rebecca Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-03
"Al-Shebab," said my student Jerry early in the fall 2010 semester. "We're calling our small group al-Shebab. It means 'The Youth.'" From his name alone, I wouldn't have guessed his background, but he was proud of his family's Egyptian roots and had convinced his classmates to give their group an Arabic name. As usually happens…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/03/of-autocrats…

The Best School Innovation Would Be More People
Steven Singer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-03
We need people. Real live people who can come into our schools and do the actual work with students. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/03/best-s…

High school student: 'I am a climate warrior and you should be too'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
Fifteen-year-old Parker Craig gave the following speech on April 27 before a screening of Accelerate, a film by 350.org, at the Parramatta Activist Centre. | *** | I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the original custodians of this land. It is upon their ancestral lands that we meet and I extend my respect to elders both past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. | I'm a 15-year-old activist and climate warrior. | If you had asked 5-year-old me what I was scared of, I would've said the monster in my cupboard. Ten years later and I'm scared of the monster in Parliament House. | I am no…
greenleft.org.au/content/high-school-student-i-am-climate-warrior-and-you-should-be-too

"Psychopath Capitalism": US Economic Terrorism and Genocide Against the People of Venezuela
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
The U.S. maneuvers to destroy the Maduro government's UN accreditation, and replace it with their puppet Guaido are horrifying and Machiavellian, and, quite realistically, since the US has absolutely no scruples, nor any respect for international law, there is an ominous possibility that they may succeed.
globalresearch.ca/us-economic-terrorism-…

A busca perdida do àúbermensch: do Humanismo renascentista ao Pós-Humanismo da Silicon Valley
Amir Nour | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
´Ciência sem consciência é a ruína da alma ª (Franàßois Rabelais) | Ultimamente, a revista semanal política e económica de renome mundial The Economist cativou a atenàßà£o dos media internacionais. Com razà£o. | No fim de cada ano, a …
globalresearch.ca/a-busca-perdida-do-ube…

Odessa 2 May 2014, Crimes against Humanity. Call for a UN Investigation
Ukraine Council of Mothers | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Call for a United Nations Independent and Impartial Investigation | We, the mothers, fathers, siblings, relatives and friends of the victims of the 2 May 2014 violence in Odessa, as well as Odessa residents supporting a return to the rule of …
globalresearch.ca/odessa-2-may-2014-crim…

Intensive Agribusiness is Causing a Global Decline in Insect Populations
Colin R. Tosh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
As the son of an agricultural worker in NE Scotland, agricultural areas were always full of wonder and excitement for me. Places of clean, clear rivers where gigantic fish leapt enthusiastically for flies; home to mind boggling mass migrations of …
globalresearch.ca/how-agriculture-abusiv…

Indonesian Elections: Two Right-Wing Candidates Claiming Victory
Andre Vltchek | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-05-03
asia-pacificresearch.com/indonesian-elec…

Jordan on Edge Ahead of Unveiling of Trump's "Peace Plan" for Palestine
Osama Al Sharif | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, tweeted last week that | "rumours that our peace vision includes a confederation between Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, or that the vision contemplates making Jordan the | …
globalresearch.ca/jordan-trumps-peace-pl…

Has Popular Feminism Failed Us All?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-03
"Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | "Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny" | A book by Sarah Banet-Weiser | In May 2014, I went to a "Sexism Workshop" at the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, a college in the University of London system. "Sexism," the organizers explained, "is a problem with a name. Sexism is the name that feminists have used t…
truthdig.com/articles/has-popular-femini…

China-Laos Economic Relations. The Broader Strategic Implications
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
The Chinese and Laotian Presidents signed an action plan to build a community of shared future earlier this week after the latter's trip to the People's Republic to attend the recent BRI Forum. These two nations might seem to be …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-laotian-relati…

US Presidential Elections: Ants at a Picnic
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Sadly, the uber rich, who seem to run just about everything, must be laughing all the way to their corporate headquarters, banks and brokerage houses. I mean, these sharks have had it so good for so long! | Speaking to an …
globalresearch.ca/presidential-elections…

U.S. Lies to Justify Further Attacks on Cuba
Bertha Mojena Milián | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
In statements to the press on Wednesday afternoon, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's Deputy Director for the United States, Johana Tablada, reiterated that "Cuba does not participate with military troops or personnel in military operations in Venezuela" | *** | "There are no …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-lies-attacks-cuba/…

Venezuela: Lopez Arrest Warrant Issued as Military Show Strength for Maduro
Paul Dobson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Venezuela's judicial authorities have issued a new arrest warrant for fugitive opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez following his escape from house arrest early Tuesday morning. | Caracas' Fifth Court revoked Lopez's house arrest Thursday and ordered his immediate detention, indicating that once …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-lopez-arrest…

Forgotten War: Death Toll in Yemen to Reach 233,000 by End of Year
Al-Masdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
The death toll from the ongoing war in Yemen will reach a staggering 233,000 if it continues until the end of 2019, a new report from the United Nations said. | According to the UN report, of the 233,000 estimated deaths …
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South Africa: The Odious Debts Generated by Coal-fired Power Stations
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
In South Africa, public debt has recently been back in the news through a nationwide debate over the future of Eskom, the public electricity company. Major power cuts affected the country's social and economic life in February 2019, drawing attention …
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What If Iran Retaliates and Shuts Down the Strait of Hormuz?
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
The effort on the part of the Trump administration to shut down Iran's ability to export oil is predicated on the false notion that the rest of the world will fall in lockstep with U.S. policy. But has President Donald …
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The US/NATO Orchestration of the 2014 Maidan Coup in Ukraine
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
The Following text is Section 9 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
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US sanctions have killed more than 40,000 people in Venezuela
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-03
US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in 2017 contributed to the deaths of more than 40,000 people last year, according to a new report — and this figure is set to rise due to the latest round of sanctions. | According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research report co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, the 2017 sanctions deprived Venezuela of billions of dollars it needed to pay for essential food and medicine, leading to a rise in disease and mortality and the displacement of millions seeking to flee the worsening situation. | The report states: "The sanctions exacerbated Venezuela'…
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U.S. Government Plan, Dated 23 February 2018, for Coup in Venezuela, Now Leaks Out
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
A detailed plan from "UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND" dated "23 FEBRUARY 2018" was issued with the title "PLAN TO OVERTHROW THE VENEZUELAN DICTATORSHIP 'MASTERSTROKE'" and is here presented complete. | This document was personally signed by Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, who …
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FDA: Big Pharma Drugs Are Making People Kill Themselves While They Sleep
Mac Slavo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Sleeping drugs such as Ambien have been making people kill themselves in their sleep, says the Food and Drug Administration. Drugs that supposedly help people sleep are linked to falls, burns, poisoning, limb loss, drowning, and even suicide. | According to …
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Are the US and Israel Preparing for War in the Middle East? Lebanon is Next?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Despite the lack of visible preparation for war, the Lebanese authorities consider it important to take all necessary precautions for a possible Israeli attack on Lebanon. Israel is not alone; this time its forces enjoy unlimited military support from the …
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An Open Letter to Emperor Akihito:‚Ä® For Establishing a Genuine Democracy in Japan
Yuki Tanaka | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-05-03
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Extradition of Julian Assange Threatens Us All. Veteran Intelligence Professionals
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Retaliation against Julian Assange over the past decade plus replicates a pattern of ruthless political retaliation against whistleblowers, in particular those who reveal truths hidden by illegal secrecy, VIPS says. | *** | DATE: April 30, 2019 | MEMORANDUM FOR: The governments …
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Spain's General Election 2019. Pedro Sanchez is the Winner
Iván Orosa Paleo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
On April 28, a general election, for the National Congress and the Senate, was held in Spain after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called new elections. Sánchez is the leader of the social-liberal, pro-European Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSO), in …
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US Imposes Illegal and Deadly Sanctions on Venezuela in David vs. Goliath Battle
Edward B. Winslow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
"We are complicit in crimes against humanity when we know about them and when we don't stop them." — Jacob Appelbaum | The unilaterally issued economic sanctions that the US leveled against Venezuela in 2017 and this year violate international laws …
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The Secret Campaign for 2020: Where the Democratic Candidates Stand on Foreign Policy
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-03
Americans vote their pocketbooks. It's the economy, stupid. Absent a war or recent terrorist attack, conventional wisdom believes that voters prioritize domestic issues. Right now, conventional wisdom is correct. According to the latest Pew Research poll, the five most important issues for Democrats are healthcare, education, Medicare, poverty and the environment. So it's not surprising that the major Democratic…
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The Beginning of the End for British Shale Gas
Viktor Katona | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
Amid the ruckus of Great Britain's reckless Brexit saga, one might not have noticed the ongoing environmental battle that could put a sudden end to shale gas development in the UK. While Britain's energy security does not have any direct …
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Video: Turkey Sponsored Militants Claim Russians Killed in Hama, Attack Hmeimim Air Base
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-03
On May 1, the Turkish-backed coalition of militant groups, the National Front for Liberation, claimed that its members had killed 4 Russian servicemembers with mortar shelling in the village of Braidij in northern Hama. | The reports came amid a new …
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The Real Reason American Workers Have It So Hard
Leo Gerard | commondreams.org | 2019-05-03
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates that the average American worker's productivity has increased 400 percent since 1950.(Photo: @AlexMorash/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Unemployment Is Falling, But Jobs Aren't Going to Black Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-03
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in April, the lowest level in almost 50 years. There was no change in the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP), which remained at 60.6 percent, just below its peak for the recovery. The prime age (ages 25 to 54) EPOP actually edged down to 79.7 percent, compared to a high of 79.9 percent earlier this year. The establishment survey showed the economy added 263,000 jobs, with modest upward revisions to the prior two months' data, bringing the average rate of job growth over the last three months to 169,000. | While the drop i…
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'We teach, we vote!:' 10,000 teachers rise up against Republican legislature in deep red South Carolina
Julia Conley | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-03
Led by the grassroots group SC for Ed, teachers from across the traditionally deep red state took personal days to stage the walkout.
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Oregon Teachers Walking off the Job May 8 Want Us All to Do Better
Dora Taylor | progressive.org | 2019-05-03
"My labor is mine and mine alone to give or withhold, Siegel tells me. "This day of action is a small step toward waking up the working class to the real power they possess when they organize and act in solidarity."
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As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-03
Baltimore's powerful mayor resigned amid corruption allegations. Three activists ask if the city charter can be amended to limit mayoral power and create a more just city…
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Charter School Fatigue
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-03
Charter schools have always attracted criticism due to the serious problems inherent to them, but it is no secret that in recent months charter schools have been taking it on the chin a little more than usual. This is not unexpected. More detailed reports, articles, and investigations are exposing with greater regularity the multi-faceted corruption …
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Climate science deniers resort to attacking Greta because they've lost the argument
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-03
We can start with the Grande Dame of anti-environmentalism: Koch-sponsored Brendan O'Neill, who Debrorah Orr reminds us "has already devoted a thousand or so of his rancid words to 'The cult of Greta Thunberg'". | Source…
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Trade union leader from Philippines get solidarity in Milwaukee
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-02
Milwaukee, WI – The Young Workers Committee of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council welcomed Raymond "Mong" Palatino from Bayan, an alliance of progressive organizations in the Philippines, and Ed Cubelo from the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) or May First Labor Movement, to Milwaukee for a very successful International Workers' Day event at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council on April 30. | Cubelo and Palatino spoke to a room full of labor, anti-war, environment and student activists about the political situation in the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte is using widespread repression against the poor and worki…
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