Daily Archives: May 5, 2019

2019-05-05: News Headlines

Liliana Segura (2019-05-05). Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On. theintercept.com In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore's downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He'd had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershey's bar with almonds. He was not about to stay still. | It was a snowy morning in late February. Sattler, a motivational speaker and retired Marine who once directed strategic planning for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the final panelist at the opening plenary of the 71st Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The annual conference brings together lawyers, scientists, and forensic pract…

Rubble (2019-05-05). People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 28, 2019. indybay.org Listen to audio from most of the second 5-hour rally and concert held this month at People's Park, to both celebrate the Park still held for homeless and others in the general public since it was seized by force from the U.C. Berkeley regime in 1969. The latest U.C. privatization plan, if successful, will have the university take back, pave over, and use for student housing. Park residents and the general public are ramping up the organizing to retain control of the park. | (3 hrs. and 44 min.).

Rubble (2019-05-05). People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 13, 2019. indybay.org Listen to audio from the first of two People's Park 50th Anniversary rally and concert held in People's Park on April 13th, 2019. The event is to both celebrate the 50th year of public ownership of the park since the people seized from UC Berkeley in 1969; and to actively stand against the current UC plan to take it back from the homeless and public to use for student housing. Listen and use this audio, spread this recording around, because more activist support is needed to stop the current development plans. (3 hrs. and 38 min.)…

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-05). Trump Is Twisting Putin's Arm Through Belarus' President Lukashenko. globalresearch.ca The US has more or less succeeded in convincing Belarus to "defect" from Russia and pivot to the West, which therefore puts Trump in a prime position to twist Putin's arm through Lukashenko as he attempts to squeeze seemingly endless …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-05). RussiaGate 2.0 and The Plan to Impeach President Trump. globalresearch.ca In the wake of RussiaGate 1.0, will there be a shift in US foreign policy involving a decisive change in US-Russia relations? | Is the Witch-hunt over? | Or is RussiaGate 2.0 in the making? | * | On March 3, Trump and …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-05-05). Boob Tube: The Outer Limits of Empire. Scandal is in, Strategy is out! globalresearch.ca Baby Boomers should remember that innovative Sci Fi television series, The Outer Limits (1963). The opening monologue really was a rare look into the future… OUR future here in Military Industrial Empire's America. Remember the opening: | Control Voice: [introduction] …

Nozomi Hayase (2019-05-04). Assange's US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America. commondreams.org The video leaked to Wikileaks by Chelsea Manning, titled Collateral Murder, depicted the killing of more than a dozen men, including two Reuters staffers, and the wounding of others, including small children. (Photo: Screenshot/Wikileaks) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dan Farber (2019-05-04). How climate change will affect real lives — now and in the future. nationofchange.org Climate change has already had serious effects, but as we know from the steady and increasingly loud drumbeat of projections from various scientific bodies, the dangers will grow much greater in future decades. | But what does this actually look like? | Projections of life in 2050 or 2100 seem like the stuff of science fiction, yet those seemingly distant decades are not so far off. The 22nd century is roughly one lifetime away. The great majority of today's young adults will see 2050, and many children currently in your local daycare or elementary school will see 2100. | It seems difficult for us to plan for…

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). 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.

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, are demanding action against poverty wages and abysmal working conditions.

Amy Goodman (2019-05-04). We can't back people who hate our kids: Kentucky & Minnesota teachers of year boycott Trump meeting. nationofchange.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 LGBTQrights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students. |
| Transcript: | This i…

Andrew Emett (2019-05-04). Teacher under investigation for kicking 5yr old girl on video. nationofchange.org Caught on surveillance video kicking a five-year-old child on the ground, a Kansas elementary school teacher has been fired and remains under investigation for potential criminal charges. The former teacher also faces a civil suit against her for kicking the innocent child. | On February 21, a surveillance camera inside the library of the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas recorded several students filing out of the building as a five-year-old girl remained behind and sat inside one of the bookshelves. Instea…

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 …

WSWS (2019-05-04). Berlin: Meeting held 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.

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.

Mike Whitney (2019-05-04). China's Belt and Road Initiative: A Tectonic Shift in the Geopolitical Balance of Power. globalresearch.ca Your Geopolitical Quiz for the Day: | Two countries are embroiled in a ferocious rivalry. One country's meteoric growth has put it on a path to become the world's biggest economic superpower while the other country appears to be slipping into …

Michael Welch (2019-05-04). Ukraine's Post-Maidan "Democratic Deficit" globalresearch.ca Notice to our readers: This week's interview guest Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Edmonton on Saturday May 4th at 7: 30pm at the Ukrainian Centre at 11018 97 Street. | She will also speak in Vancouver on Sunday May 5th …

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 …

John Clarke (2019-05-04). Conservative 'Blue Wave' Sweeps Across Canada. globalresearch.ca The federal system under which the Canadian state operates, places a great deal of decision making power in the hands of its provinces. While the dubiously progressive Trudeau Liberals run things federally (for the present), the provincial level of government …

South Front (2019-05-04). Fabricated Media Rumors: "Russian Nukes Deployed", "Cuban Intelligence Threatening Venezuelan Democracy" globalresearch.ca By May 3, another attempt of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro had failed. | So-called "Operación Libertad", which started on April 30 as an attempt to seize power by force with …

Bill Van Auken (2019-05-04). Media Lies in Service of War for Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Tuesday's abortive coup attempt initiated by the US puppet and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó in Venezuela has served once again to expose the criminal role of the US corporate media. | Guaidó's video of himself and Leopoldo Lopez, the leader …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-04). Disproportionate Sentences: Julian Assange, Bail, and Extradition. globalresearch.ca Should journalism ever have a deity worth His, Her or Its salt, looking down upon the recent proceedings against Julian Assange will provide endless choking fits of confusion and dismay. The prosecution continues in the twisted logic that engaging a …

Jonathan Turley (2019-05-04). Israeli Ambassador Calls for the Criminalization of Antisemitic Speech. globalresearch.ca In the aftermath of another tragic shooting at another synagogue, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon has again called for the criminalization of antisemitic speech. | I have previously written about such international efforts to criminalize speech, including …

True Publica (2019-05-04). Local Elections: MSM Nonsense — and the Real Message for British Politicians. globalresearch.ca Who won, who lost, was it Remain, Leave, blah, blah. Let's not beat about the bush here and say what this really means and not the garbage that the mainstream media would have you believe. | Change UK changed nothing at …

Patti and Doug (2019-05-04). Stopping 5G Microwave Radiation: The May 15th National Day of Action. globalresearch.ca A friend of ours who works in public relations told us once that the only group he really worries about are the people who shop at Whole Foods. And by this, we imagine he meant people who care about the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-04). Assange's Unjust Sentence, Will Fight Extradition to US. globalresearch.ca Grossly mistreating Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about silencing truth-telling, wanting dirty secrets about imperial high crimes suppressed, what the public has a right to know, what journalism the way it should be is obligated to report and explain …

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). Boeing 737 skids off runway into Florida river (PHOTOS). 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.

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.

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."

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

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). 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). 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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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'

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 …

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, …

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 …

2019-05-05: Social Media Postees

Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On
Liliana Segura | theintercept.com | 2019-05-05
In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore's downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He'd had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershey's bar with almonds. He was not about to stay still. | It was a snowy morning in late February. Sattler, a motivational speaker and retired Marine who once directed strategic planning for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the final panelist at the opening plenary of the 71st Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The annual conference brings together lawyers, scientists, and forensic pract…
theintercept.com/2019/05/05/forensic-evi…

People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 13, 2019
Rubble | indybay.org | 2019-05-05
Listen to audio from the first of two People's Park 50th Anniversary rally and concert held in People's Park on April 13th, 2019. The event is to both celebrate the 50th year of public ownership of the park since the people seized from UC Berkeley in 1969; and to actively stand against the current UC plan to take it back from the homeless and public to use for student housing. Listen and use this audio, spread this recording around, because more activist support is needed to stop the current development plans. (3 hrs. and 38 min.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/04/1882319…

People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 28, 2019
Rubble | indybay.org | 2019-05-05
Listen to audio from most of the second 5-hour rally and concert held this month at People's Park, to both celebrate the Park still held for homeless and others in the general public since it was seized by force from the U.C. Berkeley regime in 1969. The latest U.C. privatization plan, if successful, will have the university take back, pave over, and use for student housing. Park residents and the general public are ramping up the organizing to retain control of the park. | (3 hrs. and 44 min.).
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/04/1882320…

RussiaGate 2.0 and The Plan to Impeach President Trump
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-05
In the wake of RussiaGate 1.0, will there be a shift in US foreign policy involving a decisive change in US-Russia relations? | Is the Witch-hunt over? | Or is RussiaGate 2.0 in the making? | * | On March 3, Trump and …
globalresearch.ca/russiagate-2-0-and-the…

Boob Tube: The Outer Limits of Empire. Scandal is in, Strategy is out!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-05
Baby Boomers should remember that innovative Sci Fi television series, The Outer Limits (1963). The opening monologue really was a rare look into the future… OUR future here in Military Industrial Empire's America. Remember the opening: | Control Voice: [introduction] …
globalresearch.ca/boob-tube-the-outer-li…

Trump Is Twisting Putin's Arm Through Belarus' President Lukashenko
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-05
The US has more or less succeeded in convincing Belarus to "defect" from Russia and pivot to the West, which therefore puts Trump in a prime position to twist Putin's arm through Lukashenko as he attempts to squeeze seemingly endless …
globalresearch.ca/trump-putins-lukashenk…

Assange's US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America
Nozomi Hayase | commondreams.org | 2019-05-04
The video leaked to Wikileaks by Chelsea Manning, titled Collateral Murder, depicted the killing of more than a dozen men, including two Reuters staffers, and the wounding of others, including small children. (Photo: Screenshot/Wikileaks) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/04/assang…

How climate change will affect real lives — now and in the future
Dan Farber | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-04
Climate change has already had serious effects, but as we know from the steady and increasingly loud drumbeat of projections from various scientific bodies, the dangers will grow much greater in future decades. | But what does this actually look like? | Projections of life in 2050 or 2100 seem like the stuff of science fiction, yet those seemingly distant decades are not so far off. The 22nd century is roughly one lifetime away. The great majority of today's young adults will see 2050, and many children currently in your local daycare or elementary school will see 2100. | It seems difficult for us to plan for…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/04/how-climat…

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…

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…

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, are demanding action against poverty wages and abysmal working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/04/miss…

Teacher under investigation for kicking 5yr old girl on video
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-04
Caught on surveillance video kicking a five-year-old child on the ground, a Kansas elementary school teacher has been fired and remains under investigation for potential criminal charges. The former teacher also faces a civil suit against her for kicking the innocent child. | On February 21, a surveillance camera inside the library of the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas recorded several students filing out of the building as a five-year-old girl remained behind and sat inside one of the bookshelves. Instea…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/04/teacher-un…

We can't back people who hate our kids: Kentucky & Minnesota teachers of year boycott Trump meeting
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-04
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 LGBTQrights, saying many of the White House policies directly impact their immigrant and refugee students. | | Transcript: | This i…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/04/we-cant-ba…

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…

Berlin: Meeting held 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…

'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…

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-…

Boeing 737 skids off runway into Florida river (PHOTOS)
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…

Local Elections: MSM Nonsense — and the Real Message for British Politicians
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Who won, who lost, was it Remain, Leave, blah, blah. Let's not beat about the bush here and say what this really means and not the garbage that the mainstream media would have you believe. | Change UK changed nothing at …
globalresearch.ca/local-elections-msm-no…

Fabricated Media Rumors: "Russian Nukes Deployed", "Cuban Intelligence Threatening Venezuelan Democracy"
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
By May 3, another attempt of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro had failed. | So-called "Operación Libertad", which started on April 30 as an attempt to seize power by force with …
globalresearch.ca/russian-nukes-cuban-in…

Stopping 5G Microwave Radiation: The May 15th National Day of Action
Patti and Doug | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
A friend of ours who works in public relations told us once that the only group he really worries about are the people who shop at Whole Foods. And by this, we imagine he meant people who care about the …
globalresearch.ca/stopping-5g-microwave-…

China's Belt and Road Initiative: A Tectonic Shift in the Geopolitical Balance of Power
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Your Geopolitical Quiz for the Day: | Two countries are embroiled in a ferocious rivalry. One country's meteoric growth has put it on a path to become the world's biggest economic superpower while the other country appears to be slipping into …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-belt-and-road-i…

Ukraine's Post-Maidan "Democratic Deficit"
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Notice to our readers: This week's interview guest Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Edmonton on Saturday May 4th at 7: 30pm at the Ukrainian Centre at 11018 97 Street. | She will also speak in Vancouver on Sunday May 5th …
globalresearch.ca/ukraines-post-maidan-d…

Israeli Ambassador Calls for the Criminalization of Antisemitic Speech
Jonathan Turley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
In the aftermath of another tragic shooting at another synagogue, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon has again called for the criminalization of antisemitic speech. | I have previously written about such international efforts to criminalize speech, including …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-ambassador-cal…

Assange's Unjust Sentence, Will Fight Extradition to US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Grossly mistreating Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about silencing truth-telling, wanting dirty secrets about imperial high crimes suppressed, what the public has a right to know, what journalism the way it should be is obligated to report and explain …
globalresearch.ca/assanges-unjust-senten…

Conservative 'Blue Wave' Sweeps Across Canada
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
The federal system under which the Canadian state operates, places a great deal of decision making power in the hands of its provinces. While the dubiously progressive Trudeau Liberals run things federally (for the present), the provincial level of government …
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Media Lies in Service of War for Regime Change in Venezuela
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Tuesday's abortive coup attempt initiated by the US puppet and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó in Venezuela has served once again to expose the criminal role of the US corporate media. | Guaidó's video of himself and Leopoldo Lopez, the leader …
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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 …
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Disproportionate Sentences: Julian Assange, Bail, and Extradition
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-04
Should journalism ever have a deity worth His, Her or Its salt, looking down upon the recent proceedings against Julian Assange will provide endless choking fits of confusion and dismay. The prosecution continues in the twisted logic that engaging a …
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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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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.
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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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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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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…
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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…
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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

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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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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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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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…
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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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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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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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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 …
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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 …
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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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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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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 …
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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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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 …
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