Daily Archives: May 10, 2019

2019-05-10: News Headlines

Henry Giroux (2019-05-10). Critical Pedagogy, Fascist Culture, and Hope in Dark Times. counterpunch.org Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…

Beyond Pesticides (2019-05-10). Study Finds High Levels of Pesticide Exposure among Teenage Girls in California's Salinas Valley. indybay.org (Beyond Pesticides, April 26, 2019) Research by the youth participatory action team of the CHAMACOS of the Salinas Evaluating Chemicals in Homes and Agriculture (COSECHA) reveals that teenagers in the Salinas Valley, California are routinely exposed to concerning levels of multiple toxic pesticides, several of them known endocrine disruptors. In an interview with Kion News, COSECHA research director Kimberly Parra remarked that the study is especially important because teenagers are in a stage of rapid reproductive development. As the study authors emphasize, it is their developmental stage that makes teenagers m…

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-10). Victory Day Reminds the World About the Evils of Fascism. globalresearch.ca Russia, most of the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Israel all celebrate the end of World War II on 9 May, with this year's commemoration in Moscow being the 74th in history. This solemn day marks the victory …

Nick Cunningham (2019-05-10). IEA: Renewable Energy Growth Is Stalling. Wind and Solar Energy. globalresearch.ca Renewable energy deployment stalled out last year, raising alarm bells about the pace of the clean energy transition. | In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year. It …

debunkified (2019-05-10). Video: 5G Apocalypse, The Imminent Dangers. globalresearch.ca What is 5G? We need to know the dangers of this technology. | A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible! | Scientists, environmental groups, medical doctors and citizens …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-10). The US and Iran Flex Their Muscles. The Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) One Year after US Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca One year after the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (known also as JCPOA- Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action), the US is flexing its muscles by announcing an already previously scheduled departure of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike …

William D. Hartung (2019-05-10). Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget. globalresearch.ca In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the …

Dan Bacher (2019-05-10). '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."

Russell Mokhiber (2019-05-10). CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee. counterpunch.org Kent State has appointed a 25 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to chair a committee to create plan and execute activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the campus that killed four and wounded nine students on May 4, 1970. Stephanie Smith, an associate professor in Kent State's School More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-10). The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not. counterpunch.org The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus that the More

pip.hinman (2019-05-10). Greens, preferences and radical social change. greenleft.org.au This federal election is taking place at a time when the need for radical social and economic change is palpable: the escalating climate crisis and rampant and growing inequality are two major symptoms of the bankruptcy of capitalism. | The school climate strike movement is one manifestation of the desire for meaningful change. And there are many others too. | But while radical change is needed, those who campaign for it are still too often derided as extremist or idealist (with the exception of the students who the powers-that-be hope will "grow up" and embrace pragmatism). | There is a strong desire to get rid…

susan_p (2019-05-10). Sri Lanka: bombings a pretext for intensified repression. greenleft.org.au The Sri Lankan army and police have used the bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday as a pretext for repression, targeting people who have no connection with the group responsible, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ — National Monotheism Society). | The NTJ, an extremist Islamic group, is believed to be linked to the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria. | Sri Lankan police have been raiding numerous Muslim groups with "Thowheed" in their name, even if they are opposed to the NTJ. As of May 2, at least 130 Muslims had been detained, according to Tamilnet. | Non-Muslims have also been affected. On…

Nozomi Hayase (2019-05-10). Assange's US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America. counterpunch.org It has been over three weeks since Ecuador illegally terminated political asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the UK police violently arrested him. Assange is now held in solitary confinement in what many have called the UK's Guantanamo Bay. On Thursday, Assange's fight against US extradition began at a UK court. The US charged More

Deirdre Griswold (2019-05-10). What's in the recent jobs report — and what's not. workers.org Much is being said in the capitalist media about the monthly jobs report for April issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the BLS, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent." This is being reported as good news . . . | Continue reading What's in the recent jobs report — and what's not at Workers.org

Peter Greene (2019-05-09). Charter Schools Have a Big Problem, and Rebranding Won't Help. progressive.org Charters promised all sorts of miraculous educational achievements at low, low prices. But those achievements haven't appeared. More people are understanding that what we're really talking about is the privatization of our public school system.

plenglish (2019-05-09). Evo Morales Said: 'Education Emancipated Us from a Looting Model' (+Photos). plenglish.com La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Education made us free, emancipated us from a model of plunder without investments, affirmed on Thursday Bolivian President Evo Morales, when inaugurating the educational unit "San Vicente de Paul" in the city of El Alto.

WSWS (2019-05-09). More than 20,000 participate in Oregon walkouts for public education. wsws.org Teachers were joined by thousands of students, parents and school workers at demonstrations in multiple cities across the state.

John McEvoy (2019-05-09). Sanctions kill. Top US economist says 'the world needs more journalists willing to report' that fact. thecanary.co In April 2019, two leading economists at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) produced a revealing study regarding the impact of economic sanctions on Venezuela. The economists, Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, estimated that US sanctions killed 40,…

Peter Koenig (2019-05-09). Venezuela — A Risk to Dollar Hegemony — Key Purpose Behind "Regime Change" globalresearch.ca After the new coup attempt — or propaganda coup — Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed "interim President", and …

Press TV (2019-05-09). Venezuela Accuses UK of Denying Venezuelans Food, Healthcare by Blocking Gold Deposits. globalresearch.ca Britain is denying millions of Venezuelans food and healthcare by blocking access to the South American country's gold deposits at the Bank of England, says Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. | Speaking during a visit to Moscow, the Russian capital, …

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-05-09). Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2. globalresearch.ca Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. In this letter Von Werlhof tells that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following questions arose from this letter for Silvia Terribili, who asked …

Philip Giraldi (2019-05-09). Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran. globalresearch.ca The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …

Sarah Steele and Lejla Sarcevic (2019-05-09). Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here's why you should be worried. nationofchange.org Many experts in nutrition and public health suggest that the food industry is copying tactics from tobacco companies. Corporations can now determine our health.

Mark Karlin (2019-05-09). Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It's Capitalist. globalresearch.ca Before Donald Trump's February summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, The Washington Post ran an article headlined, "The US wants North Korea to follow the 'miracle' of Vietnam's path." | "In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership …

Helen Buyniski (2019-05-09). When We Were the 'Good Guys': US Keeps Invoking World War II to Validate New Wars. globalresearch.ca Americans are sick of fighting a 20-year war against an undefined enemy they can't seem to beat. With morale and recruitment scraping bottom, the world's best-funded military reckons that, if it can't win, it can at least look like a …

Paul R. Pillar (2019-05-09). Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War. globalresearch.ca National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …

Sam Biddle (2019-05-09). Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon's Child Data Collection Practices. theintercept.com Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn't befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon's alleged violations of COPPA, a law protecting the littles…

Hans Stehling (2019-05-09). Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West London. globalresearch.ca After two years of denial, evasion and procrastination, this government has finally accepted ultimate responsibility for the atrocity of multiple deaths in Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, West London on 14th June 2017. | The government-controlled fire-regulations to which all buildings in …

Staff (2019-05-09). Mainstream Charities Are Bankrolling Islamophobic Hate Groups. truthout.org More than a thousand nonprofit foundations poured $125 million into 39 anti-Muslim organizations from 2014-16, according to a May 6 report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The donors included mainstream charitable organizations linked to companies such as Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab. | The authors of the report, Dr. Abbas Barzegar, national research and advocacy director, and Zainab Arain, national research and advocacy manager, used federal tax filings to compile…

Staff (2019-05-09). Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy. therealnews.com Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster…

Juan Cole (2019-05-09). Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines. globalresearch.ca US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …

F. William Engdahl (2019-05-09). A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About "New China Focus" in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama. globalresearch.ca As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro government, recent news of a major Chinese oil …

(2019-05-09). Analysis: Public Overwhelmingly Wants EPA Ban on Wildlife-killing 'Cyanide Bombs'. globalresearch.ca More than 99.9 percent of people commenting on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reauthorize sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s support a ban on these "cyanide bombs," according to an analysis released today. | Cyanide bombs inhumanely and …

South Front (2019-05-09). Video: Syrian Army Liberates Another Town in Northwestern Hama. globalresearch.ca By May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies had repelled a series of counter-attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces keeping control of all the positions captured in northwestern Hama. Especially intense clashes took place near Tell Ottman …

Christopher Black (2019-05-09). Moscow Victory Parade, Commemorating May 9, 1945: Surrender of the Government of the Third Reich. globalresearch.ca On February 2nd, 1943, the 6th German Army, under the command of Field Marshall Von Paulus, and elements of the 4th Panzer Army, surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad. This stunning victory is considered the turning point in …

Madlen Davies (2019-05-09). How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money. globalresearch.ca Major banks enabled fraudsters to steal billions of pounds of public money through VAT scams, allege documents obtained by the Bureau. A decade later, tax authorities are still chasing the money through the courts. | Traders in London facilitated the so-called …

Telesur (2019-05-09). 1,000 Israeli Soldiers to Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection. globalresearch.ca 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). | The main mission of the troops …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-09). US and NATO Sink the INF Treaty with Russia. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 13 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, …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-09). Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente" globalresearch.ca While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump's response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey's Lira.

Fight Back (2019-05-09). Chicago Teachers Union signs tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members at charter schools are reforming the industry one charter operator at a time and that campaign won better working conditions for educators and better learning conditions for students at two charter schools run by Instituto del Progresso Latino. Teachers and support staff from two schools, Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy and Instituto Justice Leadership Academy, had been on strike against the charter operator since the end of the day on May 1. The tentative agreement was finalized just before 11 p.m. on May 6. | Strikers won decreases in class sizes…

Fight Back (2019-05-09). Jacksonville celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — About 35 people gathered on May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day in Jacksonville. The rally was held in front of the Duval County Courthouse. Members of several local trade unions were present, including Letter Carriers, Teamsters, SEIU, Teachers, and IATSE. Other local activist groups included the Community Action Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Progressive Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Network, the Northside Coalition, and the local Democratic Black Caucus. | The rally was united under the theme of building alliances between different groups and organizations. A…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-05-09). Oregon teachers, parents, students walk out to demand more school dollars. peoplesworld.org PORTLAND, Ore.—More than 20,000 Oregon public school teachers statewide — at least two-thirds of all teachers in the state — walked out of classes on May 8 to demand more state funds to fix crumbling schools and provide up-to-date textbooks. Tens of thousands of students and parents joined the teachers, with 25,000 people marching in …

RT (2019-05-09). Florida passes law allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms. rt.com Florida teachers can legally keep firearms in the classroom, so long as their school district approves, under a law newly passed by Gov. Rick DeSantis inspired by the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Parkland school last year.

plenglish (2019-05-09). Brazilian Universities Call General Strike. plenglish.com Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Students, professors and workers from Brazilian public universities called a general strike on May 15 to protest against budgetary cuts announced by the Government, the website Brasil de Fato reported on Thursday.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-09). Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity. democracynow.org An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released its conclusions earlier this week, and found that one million plant and animal species could go extinct in the foreseeable future unless current trends are reversed. The study estimates the global extinction rate is "already at least tens to hundreds of times higher than it average…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-05-08). A locomotiva USA da despesa militar mundial. globalresearch.ca A despesa militar mundial — segundo as estimativas publicadas pelo SIPRI, em 29 de Abril — ultrapassaram os 1.800 biliàµes de dólares, em 2018, com um aumento em termos reais de 76% em relaàßà£o a 1998. De acordo com …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-08). US and NATO Reject the UN Treaty and Deploy New Nuclear Weapons in Europe. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 12 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, …

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

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, …

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…

2019-05-10: Social Media Postees

Critical Pedagogy, Fascist Culture, and Hope in Dark Times
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/critical-ped…

Victory Day Reminds the World About the Evils of Fascism
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
Russia, most of the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Israel all celebrate the end of World War II on 9 May, with this year's commemoration in Moscow being the 74th in history. This solemn day marks the victory …
globalresearch.ca/victory-day-evils-fasc…

Video: 5G Apocalypse, The Imminent Dangers
debunkified | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
What is 5G? We need to know the dangers of this technology. | A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible! | Scientists, environmental groups, medical doctors and citizens …
globalresearch.ca/video-5g-apocalypse-th…

IEA: Renewable Energy Growth Is Stalling. Wind and Solar Energy
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
Renewable energy deployment stalled out last year, raising alarm bells about the pace of the clean energy transition. | In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year. It …
globalresearch.ca/iea-renewables-growth-…

Study Finds High Levels of Pesticide Exposure among Teenage Girls in California's Salinas Valley
Beyond Pesticides | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
(Beyond Pesticides, April 26, 2019) Research by the youth participatory action team of the CHAMACOS of the Salinas Evaluating Chemicals in Homes and Agriculture (COSECHA) reveals that teenagers in the Salinas Valley, California are routinely exposed to concerning levels of multiple toxic pesticides, several of them known endocrine disruptors. In an interview with Kion News, COSECHA research director Kimberly Parra remarked that the study is especially important because teenagers are in a stage of rapid reproductive development. As the study authors emphasize, it is their developmental stage that makes teenagers m…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/08/1882333…

Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget
William D. Hartung | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the …
globalresearch.ca/1-25-trillion-national…

The US and Iran Flex Their Muscles. The Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) One Year after US Withdrawal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
One year after the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (known also as JCPOA- Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action), the US is flexing its muscles by announcing an already previously scheduled departure of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike …
globalresearch.ca/jpoa-us-withdrawal-us-…

'Climate Strike' Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment from CalSTRS
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
"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…

What's in the recent jobs report — and what's not
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-05-10
Much is being said in the capitalist media about the monthly jobs report for April issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the BLS, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent." This is being reported as good news . . . | Continue reading What's in the recent jobs report — and what's not at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/05/09/whats-in-the-rece…

CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Kent State has appointed a 25 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to chair a committee to create plan and execute activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the campus that killed four and wounded nine students on May 4, 1970. Stephanie Smith, an associate professor in Kent State's School…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/cia-veteran-…

The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus that the…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/the-two-narr…

Greens, preferences and radical social change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
This federal election is taking place at a time when the need for radical social and economic change is palpable: the escalating climate crisis and rampant and growing inequality are two major symptoms of the bankruptcy of capitalism. | The school climate strike movement is one manifestation of the desire for meaningful change. And there are many others too. | But while radical change is needed, those who campaign for it are still too often derided as extremist or idealist (with the exception of the students who the powers-that-be hope will "grow up" and embrace pragmatism). | There is a strong desire to get rid…
greenleft.org.au/content/greens-preferences-and-radical-social-change

Assange's US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America
Nozomi Hayase | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
It has been over three weeks since Ecuador illegally terminated political asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the UK police violently arrested him. Assange is now held in solitary confinement in what many have called the UK's Guantanamo Bay. On Thursday, Assange's fight against US extradition began at a UK court. The US charged…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/assanges-us-…

Charter Schools Have a Big Problem, and Rebranding Won't Help
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2019-05-09
Charters promised all sorts of miraculous educational achievements at low, low prices. But those achievements haven't appeared. More people are understanding that what we're really talking about is the privatization of our public school system.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/…

More than 20,000 participate in Oregon walkouts for public education
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
Teachers were joined by thousands of students, parents and school workers at demonstrations in multiple cities across the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/09/oreg…

Evo Morales Said: 'Education Emancipated Us from a Looting Model' (+Photos)
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Education made us free, emancipated us from a model of plunder without investments, affirmed on Thursday Bolivian President Evo Morales, when inaugurating the educational unit "San Vicente de Paul" in the city of El Alto.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Sanctions kill. Top US economist says 'the world needs more journalists willing to report' that fact
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-05-09
In April 2019, two leading economists at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) produced a revealing study regarding the impact of economic sanctions on Venezuela. The economists, Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, estimated that US sanctions killed 40,…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/05/09/sanctions-kill-top-us-economist-says-the-world-needs-more-journalists-willing-to-report-that-fact/

Venezuela Accuses UK of Denying Venezuelans Food, Healthcare by Blocking Gold Deposits
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Britain is denying millions of Venezuelans food and healthcare by blocking access to the South American country's gold deposits at the Bank of England, says Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. | Speaking during a visit to Moscow, the Russian capital, …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-accuses-uk-d…

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here's why you should be worried
Sarah Steele and Lejla Sarcevic | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-09
Many experts in nutrition and public health suggest that the food industry is copying tactics from tobacco companies. Corporations can now determine our health.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/09/corporatio…

Analysis: Public Overwhelmingly Wants EPA Ban on Wildlife-killing 'Cyanide Bombs'

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
More than 99.9 percent of people commenting on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reauthorize sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s support a ban on these "cyanide bombs," according to an analysis released today. | Cyanide bombs inhumanely and …
globalresearch.ca/public-wants-epa-ban-w…

Trump's China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-09
Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-china-tar…

Mainstream Charities Are Bankrolling Islamophobic Hate Groups
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-09
More than a thousand nonprofit foundations poured $125 million into 39 anti-Muslim organizations from 2014-16, according to a May 6 report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The donors included mainstream charitable organizations linked to companies such as Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab. | The authors of the report, Dr. Abbas Barzegar, national research and advocacy director, and Zainab Arain, national research and advocacy manager, used federal tax filings to compile…
truthout.org/articles/mainstream-chariti…

How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money
Madlen Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Major banks enabled fraudsters to steal billions of pounds of public money through VAT scams, allege documents obtained by the Bureau. A decade later, tax authorities are still chasing the money through the courts. | Traders in London facilitated the so-called | …
globalresearch.ca/major-banks-turned-bli…

US and NATO Sink the INF Treaty with Russia
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The Following text is Section 13 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/us-nato-sink-inf-treat…

1,000 Israeli Soldiers to Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
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). | The main mission of the troops …
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Moscow Victory Parade, Commemorating May 9, 1945: Surrender of the Government of the Third Reich
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
On February 2nd, 1943, the 6th German Army, under the command of Field Marshall Von Paulus, and elements of the 4th Panzer Army, surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad. This stunning victory is considered the turning point in …
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Venezuela — A Risk to Dollar Hegemony — Key Purpose Behind "Regime Change"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After the new coup attempt — or propaganda coup — Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed "interim President", and …
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A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About "New China Focus" in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro government, recent news of a major Chinese oil …
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Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …
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Video: Syrian Army Liberates Another Town in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
By May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies had repelled a series of counter-attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces keeping control of all the positions captured in northwestern Hama. Especially intense clashes took place near Tell Ottman …
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Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It's Capitalist
Mark Karlin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Before Donald Trump's February summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, The Washington Post ran an article headlined, "The US wants North Korea to follow the 'miracle' of Vietnam's path." | "In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership | …
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Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2
Prof. Claudia von Werlhof | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. In this letter Von Werlhof tells that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following questions arose from this letter for Silvia Terribili, who asked …
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Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West London
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After two years of denial, evasion and procrastination, this government has finally accepted ultimate responsibility for the atrocity of multiple deaths in Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, West London on 14th June 2017. | The government-controlled fire-regulations to which all buildings in …
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Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …
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Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump's response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey's Lira.
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When We Were the 'Good Guys': US Keeps Invoking World War II to Validate New Wars
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Americans are sick of fighting a 20-year war against an undefined enemy they can't seem to beat. With morale and recruitment scraping bottom, the world's best-funded military reckons that, if it can't win, it can at least look like a …
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Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …
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Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon's Child Data Collection Practices
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2019-05-09
Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn't befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon's alleged violations of COPPA, a law protecting the littles…
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Chicago Teachers Union signs tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-09
Chicago, IL — Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members at charter schools are reforming the industry one charter operator at a time and that campaign won better working conditions for educators and better learning conditions for students at two charter schools run by Instituto del Progresso Latino. Teachers and support staff from two schools, Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy and Instituto Justice Leadership Academy, had been on strike against the charter operator since the end of the day on May 1. The tentative agreement was finalized just before 11 p.m. on May 6. | Strikers won decreases in class sizes…
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Florida passes law allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms
rt.com | 2019-05-09
Florida teachers can legally keep firearms in the classroom, so long as their school district approves, under a law newly passed by Gov. Rick DeSantis inspired by the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Parkland school last year. | …
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From May Day Day to Teacher Appreciation Week, educators fight for public ed
Nathalie Hrizi | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-09
Teachers in Oregon walk out, closing 600 schools to demand services and smaller class sizes for their students.
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Jacksonville celebrates May Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-09
Jacksonville, FL — About 35 people gathered on May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day in Jacksonville. The rally was held in front of the Duval County Courthouse. Members of several local trade unions were present, including Letter Carriers, Teamsters, SEIU, Teachers, and IATSE. Other local activist groups included the Community Action Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Progressive Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Network, the Northside Coalition, and the local Democratic Black Caucus. | The rally was united under the theme of building alliances between different groups and organizations. A…
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Oregon teachers, parents, students walk out to demand more school dollars
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-09
PORTLAND, Ore.–More than 20,000 Oregon public school teachers statewide — at least two-thirds of all teachers in the state — walked out of classes on May 8 to demand more state funds to fix crumbling schools and provide up-to-date textbooks. Tens of thousands of students and parents joined the teachers, with 25,000 people marching in …
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Brazilian Universities Call General Strike
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Students, professors and workers from Brazilian public universities called a general strike on May 15 to protest against budgetary cuts announced by the Government, the website Brasil de Fato reported on Thursday.
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Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-09
An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released its conclusions earlier this week, and found that one million plant and animal species could go extinct in the foreseeable future unless current trends are reversed. The study estimates the global extinction rate is "already at least tens to hundreds of times higher than it average…
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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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US and NATO Reject the UN Treaty and Deploy New Nuclear Weapons in Europe
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The Following text is Section 12 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 locomotiva USA da despesa militar mundial
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
A despesa militar mundial — segundo as estimativas publicadas pelo SIPRI, em 29 de Abril — ultrapassaram os 1.800 biliàµes de dólares, em 2018, com um aumento em termos reais de 76% em relaàßà£o a 1998. De acordo com …
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The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-08
The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus …
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John Hopkins University Occupation Ends with Heavy Police Presence and Seven Arrests
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-08
After a month-long sit in, Baltimore students and residents protesting private police and ICE's ended their occupation. Republished from the Baltimore Beat…
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