Daily Archives: May 8, 2019

2019-05-08: News Headlines

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-05-08). US Public Among the Most Likely in the World to Deny Climate Crisis, Global Survey Shows. commondreams.org Two days after the Trump administration blocked a global declaration from even mentioning the term "climate change," an international survey revealed the effects U.S. leaders' denial of climate science has had on the public. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-05-08). Teachers walking out statewide today in Oregon. wsws.org The SEP calls for the creation of rank-and-file committees to unite all educators, workers, parents and students in a common fight across the United States and internationally.

Dan Bacher (2019-05-08). 'Climate Strike' Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment from CalSTRS. indybay.org "When you become a teacher, you sign up to not only care for children, but to educate the future leaders of society," said 12 year-old Samantha of Youth vs Apocalypse. "To find out that the people I have spent most of my life with are funding to pour toxins into my future is a real slap to the face. It's a message telling the youth that you don't really care for our future, and it contradicts exactly what a teacher is."

Stephen Sefton (2019-05-08). The West — Full Spectrum Dementia: Bogus News Media, Corruption of Academic Research, Irrational Lies Fed into the Educational System. globalresearch.ca "The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information." — Henry Wallace, New York Times, April 9th 1944. | Journalism has never been free of propaganda. News has always been …

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2019-05-08). U.S. Has the Most Climate-Change Deniers of Any Rich Country: Survey. truthdig.com "The U.S. is a hotbed of climate science denial," according to the global study, and Donald Trump and the media have a lot to do with it.

H√©ctor Figueroa (2019-05-08). Save the Planet—With Good Union Jobs. commondreams.org What we really need to make the Green New Deal real is for people of conscience to work together, grow our movement, and push our representatives to invest in a just transition for our communities. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

plenglish (2019-05-08). China Reaffirms Respect for UN Charter on Venezuela Issue Resolution. plenglish.com Beijing, May 8 ( Prensa Latina ) China reaffirmed Wednesday its call to respect the basic principles of the UN Charter in any initiative to resolve the situation in Venezuela, stressing that internal affairs belong to its government and people.

WSWS (2019-05-08). One dead, seven injured in Denver, Colorado suburb school shooting. wsws.org A shooting at a public charter school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday afternoon took place just a few miles from the site of the 1999 Columbine shooting.

WSWS (2019-05-08). Arizona students demand release of classmate detained by immigration agents. wsws.org Over 200 high school students in Tucson, Arizona walked out of school Monday to protest the detention and deportation of their classmate, Thomas Torres.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-08). Lowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash Cows. globalresearch.ca There are no protests on the streets and no effigies of university officials being burned by protesting students today. There are no protests outside the officers of the over-remunerated Vice Chancellors and their various henchpersons. | It is business and malpractice …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-08). Lowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash Cows. dissidentvoice.org There are no protests on the streets and no effigies of university officials being burned by protesting students today. There are no protests outside the offices of the over-remunerated Vice Chancellors and their various hench persons. It is business and malpractice as usual after revelations by Australia's national broadcaster that Australian universities have been adjusting …

ACLU (2019-05-08). Remembering the Woman Who Renovated the House that RBG Built. aclu.org Lenora Lapidus led the ACLU's Women's Right Project for nearly two decades. She died on Sunday, May 5. | On the 50th anniversary of Selma's Bloody Sunday, one of the darkest stains in our nation's civil rights history, President Obama spoke with hope and confidence about Americans who were "unencumbered by what is, and ready to seize what ought to be." Lenora Lapidus lived her life by both of these tenets. | Public servants come in many forms. They're elected officials, politicians, activists, lawyers, organizers, students, ordinary citizens, and steadfast patriots. Our beloved Lenora represented the ve…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-05-08). Accepting union challenge, Kamala Harris spends day with teachers. peoplesworld.org DEARBORN, Mich. (PAI)—Accepting a challenge from national union leaders to Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., spent a day in Michigan walking in workers'—in this case, teachers'—shoes. And between reading to elementary schoolers in Dearborn and fielding their questions, and answering adults at a town hall meeting sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-08). Headlines for May 8, 2019. democracynow.org Iran to Suspend Part of Nuclear Deal Citing U.S. Sanctions, Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq As U.S.-Iran Tensions Mount, UN Rapporteur Slams U.S. For Using Sanctions to Precipitate Humanitarian Disasters, 1 Dead, 8 Injured in Colorado School Shooting Near Columbine, NYT: Trump's Tax Records Show He Lost Over $1 Billion Between 1985 and 1994, House Prepares to Hold Barr in Contempt as Justice Dept. Advises Trump to Invoke Executive Privilege, Georgia Enacts One of Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Bans, Uber & Lyft Drivers Strike Ahead of Uber's Wall Street Debut, Tens of Thousands of Teachers in Oregon to Wa…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-05-08). Syria Testimonies: "The White Helmets Are More Dangerous than Any Terrorist" — Retired Schoolteacher, Mesyaf. globalresearch.ca "The White Helmets are more dangerous than any terrorist". | Find out why by listening to this important testimony from the town of Mesyaf that has recently been under attack from Israel and the Israeli-backed terrorists in northern Hama and Idleb. …

WSWS (2019-05-08). Panama election a distorted expression of growing opposition to austerity. wsws.org The election came after a year dominated by strikes, including by teachers, construction workers and a general strike against an electricity rate hike.

Shane Quinn (2019-05-08). The "Pro-Western Revolution" in Ukraine Has Been a Fascist-infested Fraud. globalresearch.ca The great deception of "a real democracy" in the Ukraine, which the New York Times insisted on 31 March 2019, shows little sign of relenting. For five years, Western populations have been consistently misled through skewed and slanted reporting, assuring …

Tyler Durden (2019-05-08). US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon. theantimedia.com (ZH) — The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) Program, has completed a series of tests last month that successfully shot down "several" missiles with a ground-based laser. The field training exercise occurred on April 23 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, reported the 88th Air …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-05-08). NATO and the Culture of War: Ireland's History of Resistance. globalresearch.ca This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. Established as a peacetime alliance between the United States and Europe to prevent expansion of the Soviet …

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-08). Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran? globalresearch.ca Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations. | Naked aggression and other hostile actions are its favored strategies. Trump delegated his geopolitical agenda to hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton….

Steven Sahiounie (2019-05-08). Syria Military Operation to Liberate Idlib Has Begun. Estimated 40,000 Terrorists in Idlib. globalresearch.ca The zero-hour has arrived in Idlib, as the long awaited military operations to clear the last remaining terrorist-controlled area in Syria has begun. It is estimated that there are 40,000 terrorists, some with their families, and they comprise many …

Steve Topple (2019-05-08). CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged meets… the Millions Missing: Dr Myhill. thecanary.co THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS. | Welcome to a special series of episodes of #ToppleUncaged! | ME, is a chronic systemic neuroimmune disease. It affects

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-08). Panama's Win-win Cooperation with China Will Continue Under Cortizo. globalresearch.ca Laurentino Cortizo narrowly won Panama's elections on Sunday to become the country's next president-elect, prior to which he implied in an exclusive interview with Reuters that the U.S. needed to re-engage the region otherwise it risks being replaced by China. …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-05-08). Full Metal Empire. Ain't War Hell? globalresearch.ca A must see film, from 1987, is Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. This movie follows a group of young Marines from Parris Island boot camp right smack dab into 'The Shit' that GIs called Vietnam. There are literally countless scenes …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-05-08). Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug. globalresearch.ca Retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski writes in an article posted at Lew Rockwell's website that Julian Assange is receiving the same treatment as suspected terrorists while in captivity at "Her Majesty's Prison Service" at Belmarsh. | The FBI, Pentagon, and …

Jose Cervantes, Michaela Goldstein, Olivia Iv (2019-05-08). Calmly Fighting for a Nonviolent Future. indybay.org In reviewing nonviolent movements across history, our group realized that practicing non violence can manifest in a many diverse ways. Through our research we came to understand that "nonviolence" is essentially a way of life, as opposed to existing only in single instances or short-lived movements. We will briefly introduce some of the non violent practices currently occurring in Sonoma County, illuminate what motivates these individuals to follow a nonviolent way of life, as well as explore a few of the many forms nonviolence can take.

The New Arab (2019-05-08). Senior Trump Adviser Uses Fake Video to Defend Israel's Attacks on Gaza. globalresearch.ca An advisor to US President Donald Trump has been caught red handed using fake videos to attack Palestinians, even as Israeli airstrikes killed 24 civilians in Gaza over the weekend. | Katrina Pierson, senior advisor to Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, …

Jean Périer (2019-05-08). Will Washington be Held Accountable for Its War Crimes? globalresearch.ca For more than a decade, the United States has been steadily increasing the scale of its illegal military operations across the Middle East, resulting in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. | Eighteen years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan under the …

Janelle Velina (2019-05-08). Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War. The Role of Osama bin Laden and Zbigniew Brzezinski. globalresearch.ca Read Part I from the link below. | Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War | By Janelle Velina, April 30, 2019 | Below is the second half and conclusion of "Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War". While the previous sections examined the economic roots …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-08). Sri Lanka Slammed the "Indo-Pacific" Concept as a Threat to China and Russia. globalresearch.ca Somewhat surprisingly, tiny Sri Lanka has emerged as the loudest voice in South Asia opposing the "Indo-Pacific" concept that New Delhi and Washington are jointly pursuing, pointing out how it's "aimed at restraining China and even the Greater Eurasia by …

South Front (2019-05-08). Video: Volodymyr Zelensky, the Donald Trump of Ukrainian Politics? globalresearch.ca Introduction | The parallels between the successor to Poroshenko and the current occupant of the White House are striking. Neither has had significant prior experience with national politics prior to launching a bid for the supreme executive office of their respective …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-05-08). Iran to Even the Nuclear Score with the US. globalresearch.ca It is going to be 30 years in another six months since the USS Abraham Lincoln, named in honour of the 16th US President, was commissioned on Nov.11, 1989 as the 5th Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the American Navy. Now, …

Eric London (2019-05-08). Trump Floats Proposal to Cancel 2020 Elections. globalresearch.ca On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted a post by the arch-reactionary evangelical preacher and prominent Trump confidant Jerry Falwell, Jr. calling for the president to extend his term from the constitutionally mandated four years to six. | Referring to the Democratic Party-led …

True Publica (2019-05-08). Money Laundering — Why the UK Does Not Prosecute It. globalresearch.ca A study by the CCP Research Foundation — which analyses banks' so-called 'conduct costs' — revealed that the biggest 20 banks worldwide, including the biggest four in Britain, had paid or set aside £264 billion for fines in the five …

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-08). Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Doomed? globalresearch.ca On Wednesday, Iran announced the suspension of some of its JCPOA commitments, short of withdrawing from the nuclear deal altogether. More on this below. | Trump's year ago pullout greatly jeopardizes the deal's sustainability over the longterm, what its hardliners aim …

Mark Taliano (2019-05-08). NATO Is Endangering Us All. globalresearch.ca When Canadians support NATO, they are supporting ISIS and al Qaeda. They are also supporting international illicit drug trafficking, a source of covert funding for covert war crimes. | In Syria, the proxies are al Qaeda, ISIS, and their affiliates, commanded …

PNN (2019-05-08). Israel Damaged over 800 Gaza Homes in Three Days. globalresearch.ca Deputy Housing Minister in Gaza Naji Sarhan said that 130 residential apartments were completely destroyed, while 700 others were partially destroyed in the three day Israeli strikes on Gaza. | In a statement, Sarhan said that the emergency staff of the …

Gillian Foulger (2019-05-08). Fracking can cause earthquakes tens of kilometers away — new research. nationofchange.org New research has now linked distant earthquakes to fracking, providing evidence that much larger areas surrounding sites may be at risk from drilling operations than previously demonstrated.

Betsey Piette (2019-05-07). On May Day U.S. workers on the rise. workers.org The year leading up to May Day 2019 in the U.S. saw increasing numbers of successful strikes and workers' actions from coast to coast, involving retail, restaurant, tech industries, education workers and the gig economy. In the Carolinas on May Day, thousands of teachers, wearing red shirts, walked out . . . | Continue reading On May Day U.S. workers on the rise at Workers.org

Victor Jones, SPLC Action Fund senior supervising attorney (2019-05-07). SPLC Action Fund: Demand transparency, accountability in Louisiana schools. splcenter.org The Louisiana House Education Committee today voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 160, which would require school districts in the state to collect data on school climate and school discipline.

Beyond Prisons (2019-05-07). Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson. shadowproof.com CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | Sarah K. Tyson joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator. | We explore the contradiction between anti-violence work and its reliance on the criminal punishment system, what it's like to do philosophy in prison, the importance of building relationships with people inside, and so much more. | Sarah Tyson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. | Her research focuses on questions of authority, histor…

Fréa Lockley (2019-05-07). One tweet shows the terrifying priorities of the corporate media. thecanary.co On 6 May, Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby. This news swamped the corporate media. On the same day, another vitally important story broke, one that affects us all. But the corporate media buried it amid royal baby hysteria. | "1 royal baby 2 royal baby…": | The other news that broke on 6 May was a landmark report from the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). This states that: Nature is declining globally at rates un…

RT (2019-05-07). 1 student killed, 8 injured in Colorado school shooting. rt.com At least one person was killed and eight injured in a shooting at a charter school in Highland Ranch, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Two suspects have been arrested, both students at the school.

Steve Topple (2019-05-07). CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged meets… the Millions Missing: Tina Rodwell. thecanary.co THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS. | Welcome to a special series of episodes of #ToppleUncaged! | ME, is a chronic systemic neuroimmune disease. It affects

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…

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…

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…

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…

Aída Chávez (2019-05-06). New York Machine Trying to Toss Kat Brezler, Organizer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Off Local Ballot. theintercept.com For decades, political bosses in New York have clung to power by using the state's complicated election laws to keep primary challengers off the ballot — laws written just for that purpose. | The laws are enforced, in turn, by judges appointed by and intertwined with the very machine they are ostensibly keeping in check. | A textbook case is unfolding this week in White Plains, Westchester County, where New York's Democratic machine is trying to force a progressive Common Council candidate off the ballot. Kat Brezler is a public school teacher, but the role that has her in the machine's sights goes back to…

Yves Engler (2019-05-06). Nationalism blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad. dissidentvoice.org 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 named after Catholic saints. The government has decided laàØcité (secularism) should be pursued on the …

2019-05-08: Social Media Postees

'Climate Strike' Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment from CalSTRS
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-05-08
"When you become a teacher, you sign up to not only care for children, but to educate the future leaders of society," said 12 year-old Samantha of Youth vs Apocalypse. "To find out that the people I have spent most of my life with are funding to pour toxins into my future is a real slap to the face. It's a message telling the youth that you don't really care for our future, and it contradicts exactly what a teacher is."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/07/1882331…

The West — Full Spectrum Dementia: Bogus News Media, Corruption of Academic Research, Irrational Lies Fed into the Educational System
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information." — Henry Wallace, New York Times, April 9th 1944. | Journalism has never been free of propaganda. News has always been …
globalresearch.ca/the-west-full-spectrum…

Teachers walking out statewide today in Oregon
wsws.org | 2019-05-08
The SEP calls for the creation of rank-and-file committees to unite all educators, workers, parents and students in a common fight across the United States and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/oreg…

US Public Among the Most Likely in the World to Deny Climate Crisis, Global Survey Shows
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
Two days after the Trump administration blocked a global declaration from even mentioning the term "climate change," an international survey revealed the effects U.S. leaders' denial of climate science has had on the public. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/08/us-publ…

Save the Planet—With Good Union Jobs
Héctor Figueroa | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
What we really need to make the Green New Deal real is for people of conscience to work together, grow our movement, and push our representatives to invest in a just transition for our communities. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/08/save-p…

U.S. Has the Most Climate-Change Deniers of Any Rich Country: Survey
Natasha Hakimi Zapata | truthdig.com | 2019-05-08
"The U.S. is a hotbed of climate science denial," according to the global study, and Donald Trump and the media have a lot to do with it.
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-has-the-most-c…

One dead, seven injured in Denver, Colorado suburb school shooting
wsws.org | 2019-05-08
A shooting at a public charter school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday afternoon took place just a few miles from the site of the 1999 Columbine shooting.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/scho…

China Reaffirms Respect for UN Charter on Venezuela Issue Resolution
plenglish.com | 2019-05-08
Beijing, May 8 ( Prensa Latina ) China reaffirmed Wednesday its call to respect the basic principles of the UN Charter in any initiative to resolve the situation in Venezuela, stressing that internal affairs belong to its government and people.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Arizona students demand release of classmate detained by immigration agents
wsws.org | 2019-05-08
Over 200 high school students in Tucson, Arizona walked out of school Monday to protest the detention and deportation of their classmate, Thomas Torres.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/walk…

Lowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash Cows
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-08
There are no protests on the streets and no effigies of university officials being burned by protesting students today. There are no protests outside the offices of the over-remunerated Vice Chancellors and their various hench persons. It is business and malpractice as usual after revelations by Australia's national broadcaster that Australian universities have been adjusting …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/lowering-stan…

Lowering Standards: Australian Universities, English Requirements and Student Cash Cows
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
There are no protests on the streets and no effigies of university officials being burned by protesting students today. There are no protests outside the officers of the over-remunerated Vice Chancellors and their various henchpersons. | It is business and malpractice …
globalresearch.ca/australian-universitie…

Remembering the Woman Who Renovated the House that RBG Built
aclu.org | 2019-05-08
Lenora Lapidus led the ACLU's Women's Right Project for nearly two decades. She died on Sunday, May 5. | On the 50th anniversary of Selma's Bloody Sunday, one of the darkest stains in our nation's civil rights history, President Obama spoke with hope and confidence about Americans who were "unencumbered by what is, and ready to seize what ought to be." Lenora Lapidus lived her life by both of these tenets. | Public servants come in many forms. They're elected officials, politicians, activists, lawyers, organizers, students, ordinary citizens, and steadfast patriots. Our beloved Lenora represented the ve…
aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/remembering-…

Syria Testimonies: "The White Helmets Are More Dangerous than Any Terrorist" — Retired Schoolteacher, Mesyaf
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
"The White Helmets are more dangerous than any terrorist". | Find out why by listening to this important testimony from the town of Mesyaf that has recently been under attack from Israel and the Israeli-backed terrorists in northern Hama and Idleb. …
globalresearch.ca/syria-white-helmets-mo…

Accepting union challenge, Kamala Harris spends day with teachers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-08
DEARBORN, Mich. (PAI)–Accepting a challenge from national union leaders to Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., spent a day in Michigan walking in workers'–in this case, teachers'–shoes. And between reading to elementary schoolers in Dearborn and fielding their questions, and answering adults at a town hall meeting sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers …
peoplesworld.org/article/accepting-union…

Panama election a distorted expression of growing opposition to austerity
wsws.org | 2019-05-08
The election came after a year dominated by strikes, including by teachers, construction workers and a general strike against an electricity rate hike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/pana…

Israel Damaged over 800 Gaza Homes in Three Days
PNN | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Deputy Housing Minister in Gaza Naji Sarhan said that 130 residential apartments were completely destroyed, while 700 others were partially destroyed in the three day Israeli strikes on Gaza. | In a statement, Sarhan said that the emergency staff of the …
globalresearch.ca/israel-damaged-800-gaz…

The "Pro-Western Revolution" in Ukraine Has Been a Fascist-infested Fraud
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The great deception of "a real democracy" in the Ukraine, which the New York Times insisted on 31 March 2019, shows little sign of relenting. For five years, Western populations have been consistently misled through skewed and slanted reporting, assuring …
globalresearch.ca/pro-western-revolution…

Panama's Win-win Cooperation with China Will Continue Under Cortizo
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Laurentino Cortizo narrowly won Panama's elections on Sunday to become the country's next president-elect, prior to which he implied in an exclusive interview with Reuters that the U.S. needed to re-engage the region otherwise it risks being replaced by China. …
globalresearch.ca/panamas-win-win-cooper…

Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations. | Naked aggression and other hostile actions are its favored strategies. Trump delegated his geopolitical agenda to hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton….
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-attack-ve…

Sri Lanka Slammed the "Indo-Pacific" Concept as a Threat to China and Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Somewhat surprisingly, tiny Sri Lanka has emerged as the loudest voice in South Asia opposing the "Indo-Pacific" concept that New Delhi and Washington are jointly pursuing, pointing out how it's "aimed at restraining China and even the Greater Eurasia by …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-indo-pacific…

Video: Volodymyr Zelensky, the Donald Trump of Ukrainian Politics?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Introduction | The parallels between the successor to Poroshenko and the current occupant of the White House are striking. Neither has had significant prior experience with national politics prior to launching a bid for the supreme executive office of their respective …
globalresearch.ca/volodymyr-zelensky-don…

Full Metal Empire. Ain't War Hell?
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
A must see film, from 1987, is Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. This movie follows a group of young Marines from Parris Island boot camp right smack dab into 'The Shit' that GIs called Vietnam. There are literally countless scenes …
globalresearch.ca/full-metal-empire-aint…

Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War. The Role of Osama bin Laden and Zbigniew Brzezinski
Janelle Velina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Read Part I from the link below. | Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War | By Janelle Velina, April 30, 2019 | Below is the second half and conclusion of "Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War". While the previous sections examined the economic roots …
globalresearch.ca/afghanistan-forgotten-…

Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski writes in an article posted at Lew Rockwell's website that Julian Assange is receiving the same treatment as suspected terrorists while in captivity at "Her Majesty's Prison Service" at Belmarsh. | The FBI, Pentagon, and …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-torture…

Senior Trump Adviser Uses Fake Video to Defend Israel's Attacks on Gaza
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
An advisor to US President Donald Trump has been caught red handed using fake videos to attack Palestinians, even as Israeli airstrikes killed 24 civilians in Gaza over the weekend. | Katrina Pierson, senior advisor to Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, …
globalresearch.ca/senior-trump-adviser-u…

NATO Is Endangering Us All
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
When Canadians support NATO, they are supporting ISIS and al Qaeda. They are also supporting international illicit drug trafficking, a source of covert funding for covert war crimes. | In Syria, the proxies are al Qaeda, ISIS, and their affiliates, commanded …
globalresearch.ca/nato-endangering-us-al…

Money Laundering — Why the UK Does Not Prosecute It
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
A study by the CCP Research Foundation — which analyses banks' so-called 'conduct costs' — revealed that the biggest 20 banks worldwide, including the biggest four in Britain, had paid or set aside £264 billion for fines in the five …
globalresearch.ca/money-laundering-uk-do…

NATO and the Culture of War: Ireland's History of Resistance
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. Established as a peacetime alliance between the United States and Europe to prevent expansion of the Soviet …
globalresearch.ca/nato-culture-war-irela…

Fracking can cause earthquakes tens of kilometers away — new research
Gillian Foulger | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-08
New research has now linked distant earthquakes to fracking, providing evidence that much larger areas surrounding sites may be at risk from drilling operations than previously demonstrated.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/08/fracking-c…

US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-08
(ZH) — The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) Program, has completed a series of tests last month that successfully shot down "several" missiles with a ground-based laser. The field training exercise occurred on April 23 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, reported the 88th Air …

US Air Force Shoots Down Multiple Missiles With Classified Laser Weapon

Syria Military Operation to Liberate Idlib Has Begun. Estimated 40,000 Terrorists in Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The zero-hour has arrived in Idlib, as the long awaited military operations to clear the last remaining terrorist-controlled area in Syria has begun. It is estimated that there are 40,000 terrorists, some with their families, and they comprise many …
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Trump Floats Proposal to Cancel 2020 Elections
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted a post by the arch-reactionary evangelical preacher and prominent Trump confidant Jerry Falwell, Jr. calling for the president to extend his term from the constitutionally mandated four years to six. | Referring to the Democratic Party-led …
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Will Washington be Held Accountable for Its War Crimes?
Jean Périer | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
For more than a decade, the United States has been steadily increasing the scale of its illegal military operations across the Middle East, resulting in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. | Eighteen years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan under the …
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Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Doomed?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
On Wednesday, Iran announced the suspension of some of its JCPOA commitments, short of withdrawing from the nuclear deal altogether. More on this below. | Trump's year ago pullout greatly jeopardizes the deal's sustainability over the longterm, what its hardliners aim …
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Iran to Even the Nuclear Score with the US
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
It is going to be 30 years in another six months since the USS Abraham Lincoln, named in honour of the 16th US President, was commissioned on Nov.11, 1989 as the 5th Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the American Navy. Now, …
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Calmly Fighting for a Nonviolent Future
Jose Cervantes, Michaela Goldstein, Olivia Iv | indybay.org | 2019-05-08
In reviewing nonviolent movements across history, our group realized that practicing non violence can manifest in a many diverse ways. Through our research we came to understand that "nonviolence" is essentially a way of life, as opposed to existing only in single instances or short-lived movements. We will briefly introduce some of the non violent practices currently occurring in Sonoma County, illuminate what motivates these individuals to follow a nonviolent way of life, as well as explore a few of the many forms nonviolence can take.
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On May Day U.S. workers on the rise
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-05-07
The year leading up to May Day 2019 in the U.S. saw increasing numbers of successful strikes and workers' actions from coast to coast, involving retail, restaurant, tech industries, education workers and the gig economy. In the Carolinas on May Day, thousands of teachers, wearing red shirts, walked out . . . | Continue reading On May Day U.S. workers on the rise at Workers.org
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Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson
Beyond Prisons | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-07
CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | Sarah K. Tyson joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator. | We explore the contradiction between anti-violence work and its reliance on the criminal punishment system, what it's like to do philosophy in prison, the importance of building relationships with people inside, and so much more. | Sarah Tyson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. | Her research focuses on questions of authority, histor…
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SPLC Action Fund: Demand transparency, accountability in Louisiana schools
Victor Jones, SPLC Action Fund senior supervising attorney | splcenter.org | 2019-05-07
The Louisiana House Education Committee today voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 160, which would require school districts in the state to collect data on school climate and school discipline.
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One tweet shows the terrifying priorities of the corporate media
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-05-07
On 6 May, Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby. This news swamped the corporate media. On the same day, another vitally important story broke, one that affects us all. But the corporate media buried it amid royal baby hysteria. | "1 royal baby 2 royal baby…": | The other news that broke on 6 May was a landmark report from the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). This states that: Nature is declining globally at rates un…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/05/07/one-tweet-shows-the-terrifying-priorities-of-the-corporate-media/

1 student killed, 8 injured in Colorado school shooting
rt.com | 2019-05-07
At least one person was killed and eight injured in a shooting at a charter school in Highland Ranch, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Two suspects have been arrested, both students at the school. | …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Nationalism blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 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 named after Catholic saints. The government has decided laàØcité (secularism) should be pursued on the …
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New York Machine Trying to Toss Kat Brezler, Organizer for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Off Local Ballot
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-05-06
For decades, political bosses in New York have clung to power by using the state's complicated election laws to keep primary challengers off the ballot — laws written just for that purpose. | The laws are enforced, in turn, by judges appointed by and intertwined with the very machine they are ostensibly keeping in check. | A textbook case is unfolding this week in White Plains, Westchester County, where New York's Democratic machine is trying to force a progressive Common Council candidate off the ballot. Kat Brezler is a public school teacher, but the role that has her in the machine's sights goes back to…
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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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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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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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