Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

2019-05-06: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2019-05-06). On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education. indybay.org Oakland Education Association president Keith Brown talked about the role of the proposed A's stadium on Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and the ILWU and the need for more funding for education.

Michael Rothberg (2019-05-06). One of World's Wealthiest Educational Institutions May Close Its Renowned Press. thenation.com One of World's Wealthiest Educational Institutions May Close Its Renowned Press…

teleSUR (2019-05-06). 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops. telesurenglish.net A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | RELATED: | Honduran Police Clashes with Protesters over Health and Education | The main mission of the troops is to train…

Staff (2019-05-06). Real Talk Tho Pilot. therealnews.com The Real News is launching our Community Editorial Committee to bring people together and talk about the issues that matter most you. Join your neighbors, friends, family and colleagues in open and honest discussions about jobs, crime, education, climate change, and more. The Real News is dedicated to reporting on the underlying reasons for chronic…

Fight Back (2019-05-06). Community forum regarding human trafficking held in Richardson, TX. fightbacknews.org Richardson, TX – About 60 people came together at Faith United Methodist Church here, May 3, for a community forum on the trafficking of Filipino teachers in the nearby suburb of Garland. The forum was hosted by Migrante USA, Malaya Movement Texas, United Federation of Fil-Am Educators Texas, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, North Texas Dream Team, Pilipino American Unity for Progress, and RAICES. | Three of the trafficked teachers, Adelaida Legaspi, Jamie Rivadelo and Josie Rivadelo, told their story. Starting in the early 2000s, about 60 or 70 teachers were recruited in the Philippines by unscrupulous r…

WSWS (2019-05-06). Teachers at three Chicago charter schools strike as union blocks common fight with public school educators. wsws.org The Chicago Teachers Union has worked closely with the Democratic Party to ensure that the two-tier education system is completely unaffected.

Rubble (2019-05-06). 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.).

Katha Pollitt (2019-05-06). A Radical Reunion: Harvard's Student Strikers, 50 Years Later. thenation.com A Radical Reunion: Harvard's Student Strikers, 50 Years Later…

Rubble (2019-05-06). 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.)…

Mat Callahan (2019-05-06). National Liberation in an International Context. counterpunch.org Navigating the Zeitgeist By Helena Sheehan Monthly Review Press (2019) Navigating the Zeitgeist, is the first installment of Helena Sheehan's two-part autobiography, covering the period between her birth in 1944 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sheehan's many books and essays include, Marxism and the Philosophy of Science, which made a vital contribution when More

WSWS (2019-05-06). Sickout by teachers and school support staff in Nashville, Tennessee. wsws.org More than 1,400 teachers and support staff called in sick Friday after Democratic Mayor David Briley's budget provided no increase in real wages for school employees.

Yves Engler (2019-05-06). Nationalism Blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad. globalresearch.ca To protect its culture Québec has decided veiled women shouldn't be allowed to teach. But the crucifix adorning the National Assembly can stay, as well as a large cross atop the highest point in Montréal, not to mention the streets …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-06). Video: 70 Years of NATO. The Florence Declaration Calls for NATO-Exit. globalresearch.ca The following video (Part I) brings to the forefront the analysis and debate on NATO's 70th anniversary in Florence, Italy (april 7, 2019). | The Florence Declaration adopted by more than 600 participants calls for NATO-Exit: the withdrawal of NATO member …

Global Research News (2019-05-06). Selected Articles: The Dangers of 5G Wireless Communication. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-06). US/NATO Escalation in Europe. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 10 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, …

Forest Peoples Programme (2019-05-06). Saving the World's Nature and Biodiversity. globalresearch.ca Nature is decreasing worldwide at an alarming rate — it is time to look to indigenous peoples to help find the solution. This was one of the key conclusions reached in the first global assessment of nature and biodiversity, released …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-06). It's Crunch Time for China's Central American Strategy. globalresearch.ca Two recent electoral regime changes in Central America pose serious challenges for China's regional strategy since the incoming leaders of El Salvador and Panama have pledged to take a tougher stance towards the People's Republic than their predecessors and thus …

Robert Fantina (2019-05-06). Caging Children in the 'Land of the Free'. globalresearch.ca Despite what United States government officials and the deluded groupies of President Donald Trump like to proclaim, the U.S. is not now and never has been the 'land of the free and the home of the brave.' Attempting to identify …

Julian Rose (2019-05-06). Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State? globalresearch.ca Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, owing to the pathos, a tragi-comical …

Philip Giraldi (2019-05-06). Israel's Terrorists: The White Helmets Receive an Award. globalresearch.ca Increasingly, groups and even foreign governments have pandered to Israel and its supporters in the United States because they have come to understand that success in dealing with Washington can be dependent on Jewish support. | Last week, Raed Saleh, …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-05-06). How Accurate Are the April Jobs Numbers? globalresearch.ca The just released report on April jobs on first appearance, heavily reported by the media, shows a record low 3.6% unemployment rate and another month of 263,000 new jobs created. But there are two official US Labor dept. jobs reports, …

Norman Finkelstein (2019-05-06). Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza. globalresearch.ca This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …

Mark Curtis (2019-05-06). How the West's War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries. globalresearch.ca Eight years on from Nato's war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product of that …

Arthur Wyns (2019-05-06). A Million Species 'Threatened with Extinction'. globalresearch.ca The …

Marcus Godwyn (2019-05-06). UK Government Trying to Relaunch Skripal 'Propaganda Campaign' — Political Analyst. globalresearch.ca UK ministers are expected to change House of Lords rules to stem the flow of "red money" from Russia and China, the Sunday Times reported. The move is designed to make MPs fully disclose their assets associated with Russia and …

Zero Hedge (2019-05-06). US Troops in Syria for the "Long Haul" Atop "A Lot of Oil Resources": Pentagon Official. globalresearch.ca A high level Pentagon official has admitted that US forces will be in Syria for "the long haul" and coupled his statement by declaring the territory contains "a lot of the oil resources and arable land." | The unusually frank remarks …

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-06). Failed Coup in Venezuela Intensifies Battle at Embassy in Washington. globalresearch.ca Juan Guaido's coup attempt failed. | The United States is re-tooling. | Yet a battle rages at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., where activists living inside at the invitation of the Maduro government have been under siege. They have been …

William Boardman (2019-05-06). Trump Puts Ilhan Omar at Risk: "To Protect Ilhan Omar is to Protect Us All" globalresearch.ca we're the party of love, we're the party of compassion, we're the party of inclusiveness. What we are fighting for is not for the few, but for the many. Every single one, just this week, when we've had the …

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (2019-05-06). Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue. globalresearch.ca The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …

Bruno Guigue (2019-05-06). La caduta dell'aquila è vicina. globalresearch.ca Avremmo raggiunto questo momento cruciale in cui l'iperpotenza declinante comincia a dubitare di se stessa? La stampa nordamericana ha appena raccontato quello che l'ex-presidente Jimmy Carter ha detto a Donald Trump durante l'ultimo incontro. L'inquilino della Casa Bianca aveva invitato …

Ken Stone (2019-05-06). Guns and Butter: War and Militarism Triggers Social Inequality and Poverty. globalresearch.ca Brothers and Sisters: | My name is Ken Stone and I am the treasurer of the Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War. I wish to thank the organizers for the privilege of speaking to you on the occasion of May Day….

True Publica (2019-05-06). Britain's Prime Minister and the Huawei Scandal. globalresearch.ca Last Wednesday, Senior U.K. Cabinet ministers were hauled before a leak inquiry to determine who was responsible for the unprecedented reporting of highly secret discussions concerning national security. | Gavin Williamson was found to be guilty by an investigation of Theresa …

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department Publishes, then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin. globalresearch.ca The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition. | *** | On April 24, six …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-06). Trump's Threatened Tariffs Undermine China's Trust in Negotiating with America. globalresearch.ca US President Trump tweeted that he will impose tariffs of 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods by Friday and possibly even do the same to another $325 billion of them too if the ongoing trade talks between the US …

teleSUR (2019-05-05). French War Reporter Francois Pelou Dies Aged 94. telesurenglish.net A veteran French war reporter who was a witness in Dallas to the fatal shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald has died at the age of 94, his family said Sunday. | RELATED: | Mexico: Indigenous Radio Founder, Educator-Journalist Murdered | In 1963, Francois Pelou, who also covered the wars in both Korea and Vietnam for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was the first French journalist sent to Dallas the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. | Two days later, he was a close eyewitness t…

Fight Back (2019-05-05). May Day march and rally in Boyle Heights. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On the afternoon of May 1, International Workers Day, Boyle Heights families, workers and students protested the Trump anti-immigrant attacks and raised the demand "Legalization for all" and "No Wall on the Mexico border!" | The lead banner, with the red flag of Aztlan, called for fighting Trump. The organizers called for self-determination for Chicanos in Aztlan, the U.S. Southwest. The fifth annual May Day in Boyle Heights united hundreds of poor working-class families, students, teachers and workers, mostly Chicanos. Among the demands were respect and equality for Chicanos and Central America…

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…

teleSUR (2019-05-05). Netflix '13 Reasons Why' Linked to Spike in Teen Suicide Rates. telesurenglish.net Suicide rates amongst children and teens ages 10 to 17 saw a statistically significant increase in the month following the release of the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," according to a scientific study published last week. | RELATED: | Miss Uruguay Beauty Queen Found Dead in Mexico City Hotel | After accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, the peer-reviewed research published in the Journal…

Michael Snyder (2019-05-05). 19 Facts About Current US Economic Performance: I Dare You to Tell Me the Economy Is "Booming" globalresearch.ca As I discussed yesterday, nobody should be using the term "booming" to describe the state of the U.S. economy until we have a full year when GDP growth is 3 percent or better, and at this point we haven't …

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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). 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.

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.

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…

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…

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."

2019-05-06: Social Media Postees

Teachers at three Chicago charter schools strike as union blocks common fight with public school educators
wsws.org | 2019-05-06
The Chicago Teachers Union has worked closely with the Democratic Party to ensure that the two-tier education system is completely unaffected.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/06/chgo…

1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | RELATED: | Honduran Police Clashes with Protesters over Health and Education | The main mission of the troops is to train…
telesurenglish.net/news/1000-Israeli-Sol…

Real Talk Tho Pilot
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-06
The Real News is launching our Community Editorial Committee to bring people together and talk about the issues that matter most you. Join your neighbors, friends, family and colleagues in open and honest discussions about jobs, crime, education, climate change, and more. The Real News is dedicated to reporting on the underlying reasons for chronic…
therealnews.com/stories/real-talk-tho-pi…

Community forum regarding human trafficking held in Richardson, TX
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-06
Richardson, TX – About 60 people came together at Faith United Methodist Church here, May 3, for a community forum on the trafficking of Filipino teachers in the nearby suburb of Garland. The forum was hosted by Migrante USA, Malaya Movement Texas, United Federation of Fil-Am Educators Texas, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, North Texas Dream Team, Pilipino American Unity for Progress, and RAICES. | Three of the trafficked teachers, Adelaida Legaspi, Jamie Rivadelo and Josie Rivadelo, told their story. Starting in the early 2000s, about 60 or 70 teachers were recruited in the Philippines by unscrupulous r…
fightbacknews.org/2019/5/5/community-for…

On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-06
Oakland Education Association president Keith Brown talked about the role of the proposed A's stadium on Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and the ILWU and the need for more funding for education.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/05/1882321…

One of World's Wealthiest Educational Institutions May Close Its Renowned Press
Michael Rothberg | thenation.com | 2019-05-06
One of World's Wealthiest Educational Institutions May Close Its Renowned Press…
thenation.com/article/stanford-universit…

A Radical Reunion: Harvard's Student Strikers, 50 Years Later
Katha Pollitt | thenation.com | 2019-05-06
A Radical Reunion: Harvard's Student Strikers, 50 Years Later…
thenation.com/article/harvard-strike-sds…

People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert – April 13, 2019
Rubble | indybay.org | 2019-05-06
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 | 2019-05-06
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…

National Liberation in an International Context
Mat Callahan | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Navigating the Zeitgeist By Helena Sheehan Monthly Review Press (2019) Navigating the Zeitgeist, is the first installment of Helena Sheehan's two-part autobiography, covering the period between her birth in 1944 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sheehan's many books and essays include, Marxism and the Philosophy of Science, which made a vital contribution when…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/06/national-lib…

Nationalism Blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
To protect its culture Québec has decided veiled women shouldn't be allowed to teach. But the crucifix adorning the National Assembly can stay, as well as a large cross atop the highest point in Montréal, not to mention the streets …
globalresearch.ca/nationalism-blinds-que…

Sickout by teachers and school support staff in Nashville, Tennessee
wsws.org | 2019-05-06
More than 1,400 teachers and support staff called in sick Friday after Democratic Mayor David Briley's budget provided no increase in real wages for school employees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/06/nash…

It's Crunch Time for China's Central American Strategy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Two recent electoral regime changes in Central America pose serious challenges for China's regional strategy since the incoming leaders of El Salvador and Panama have pledged to take a tougher stance towards the People's Republic than their predecessors and thus …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-central-america…

Saving the World's Nature and Biodiversity
Forest Peoples Programme | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Nature is decreasing worldwide at an alarming rate — it is time to look to indigenous peoples to help find the solution. This was one of the key conclusions reached in the first global assessment of nature and biodiversity, released …
globalresearch.ca/saving-the-worlds-natu…

Guns and Butter: War and Militarism Triggers Social Inequality and Poverty
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Brothers and Sisters: | My name is Ken Stone and I am the treasurer of the Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War. I wish to thank the organizers for the privilege of speaking to you on the occasion of May Day….
globalresearch.ca/guns-and-butter-war-an…

Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …
globalresearch.ca/airstrikes-israel-gaza…

UK Government Trying to Relaunch Skripal 'Propaganda Campaign' — Political Analyst
Marcus Godwyn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
UK ministers are expected to change House of Lords rules to stem the flow of "red money" from Russia and China, the Sunday Times reported. The move is designed to make MPs fully disclose their assets associated with Russia and | …
globalresearch.ca/uk-government-relaunch…

US State Department Publishes, then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition. | *** | On April 24, six …
globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-pu…

Failed Coup in Venezuela Intensifies Battle at Embassy in Washington
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Juan Guaido's coup attempt failed. | The United States is re-tooling. | Yet a battle rages at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., where activists living inside at the invitation of the Maduro government have been under siege. They have been …
globalresearch.ca/failed-coup-venezuela-…

Selected Articles: The Dangers of 5G Wireless Communication
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …
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US Troops in Syria for the "Long Haul" Atop "A Lot of Oil Resources": Pentagon Official
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
A high level Pentagon official has admitted that US forces will be in Syria for "the long haul" and coupled his statement by declaring the territory contains "a lot of the oil resources and arable land." | The unusually frank remarks …
globalresearch.ca/us-troops-syria-long-h…

Trump Puts Ilhan Omar at Risk: "To Protect Ilhan Omar is to Protect Us All"
William Boardman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
we're the party of love, we're the party of compassion, we're the party of inclusiveness. What we are fighting for is not for the few, but for the many. Every single one, just this week, when we've had the …
globalresearch.ca/trump-puts-ilhan-omar-…

La caduta dell'aquila è vicina
Bruno Guigue | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Avremmo raggiunto questo momento cruciale in cui l'iperpotenza declinante comincia a dubitare di se stessa? La stampa nordamericana ha appena raccontato quello che l'ex-presidente Jimmy Carter ha detto a Donald Trump durante l'ultimo incontro. L'inquilino della Casa Bianca aveva invitato …
globalresearch.ca/la-caduta-dellaquila-e…

A Million Species 'Threatened with Extinction'
Arthur Wyns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The …
globalresearch.ca/million-species-threat…

Caging Children in the 'Land of the Free'
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Despite what United States government officials and the deluded groupies of President Donald Trump like to proclaim, the U.S. is not now and never has been the 'land of the free and the home of the brave.' Attempting to identify …
globalresearch.ca/caging-children-land-f…

Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, owing to the pathos, a tragi-comical …
globalresearch.ca/uk-hard-wired-fourth-r…

Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza
Norman Finkelstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …
globalresearch.ca/israel-has-no-right-of…

How Accurate Are the April Jobs Numbers?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The just released report on April jobs on first appearance, heavily reported by the media, shows a record low 3.6% unemployment rate and another month of 263,000 new jobs created. But there are two official US Labor dept. jobs reports, …
globalresearch.ca/april-jobs-numbers/567…

US/NATO Escalation in Europe
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Following text is Section 10 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, …
globalresearch.ca/usnato-escalation-euro…

How the West's War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries
Mark Curtis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Eight years on from Nato's war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product of that …
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Video: 70 Years of NATO. The Florence Declaration Calls for NATO-Exit
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The following video (Part I) brings to the forefront the analysis and debate on NATO's 70th anniversary in Florence, Italy (april 7, 2019). | The Florence Declaration adopted by more than 600 participants calls for NATO-Exit: the withdrawal of NATO member …
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Israel's Terrorists: The White Helmets Receive an Award
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Increasingly, groups and even foreign governments have pandered to Israel and its supporters in the United States because they have come to understand that success in dealing with Washington can be dependent on Jewish support. | Last week, Raed Saleh, …
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Trump's Threatened Tariffs Undermine China's Trust in Negotiating with America
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
US President Trump tweeted that he will impose tariffs of 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods by Friday and possibly even do the same to another $325 billion of them too if the ongoing trade talks between the US …
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Britain's Prime Minister and the Huawei Scandal
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Last Wednesday, Senior U.K. Cabinet ministers were hauled before a leak inquiry to determine who was responsible for the unprecedented reporting of highly secret discussions concerning national security. | Gavin Williamson was found to be guilty by an investigation of Theresa …
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French War Reporter Francois Pelou Dies Aged 94
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-05
A veteran French war reporter who was a witness in Dallas to the fatal shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald has died at the age of 94, his family said Sunday. | RELATED: | Mexico: Indigenous Radio Founder, Educator-Journalist Murdered | In 1963, Francois Pelou, who also covered the wars in both Korea and Vietnam for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was the first French journalist sent to Dallas the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. | Two days later, he was a close eyewitness t…
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May Day march and rally in Boyle Heights
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-05
Los Angeles, CA – On the afternoon of May 1, International Workers Day, Boyle Heights families, workers and students protested the Trump anti-immigrant attacks and raised the demand "Legalization for all" and "No Wall on the Mexico border!" | The lead banner, with the red flag of Aztlan, called for fighting Trump. The organizers called for self-determination for Chicanos in Aztlan, the U.S. Southwest. The fifth annual May Day in Boyle Heights united hundreds of poor working-class families, students, teachers and workers, mostly Chicanos. Among the demands were respect and equality for Chicanos and Central America…
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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…
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Netflix '13 Reasons Why' Linked to Spike in Teen Suicide Rates
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-05
Suicide rates amongst children and teens ages 10 to 17 saw a statistically significant increase in the month following the release of the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," according to a scientific study published last week. | RELATED: | Miss Uruguay Beauty Queen Found Dead in Mexico City Hotel | After accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, the peer-reviewed research published in the Journal…
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19 Facts About Current US Economic Performance: I Dare You to Tell Me the Economy Is "Booming"
Michael Snyder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-05
As I discussed yesterday, nobody should be using the term "booming" to describe the state of the U.S. economy until we have a full year when GDP growth is 3 percent or better, and at this point we haven't …
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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.
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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…
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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 …
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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.
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'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. | …
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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…
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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…

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…

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…
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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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/3/mass_judge…

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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