Daily Archives: May 12, 2019

2019-05-12: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-12). The Gwadar Terrorist Attack Exposed the International Media's Double Standards. globalresearch.ca Most of the international media is referring to Saturday's attack on the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar as being committed by either "gunmen" or "militants" instead of the actual terrorists that the perpetrators are after the BBC reported that they …

Michael Welch (2019-05-12). The 5G Revolution: Millions of "Human Guinea Pigs" in Big Telecom's Global Experiment. globalresearch.ca "If you are one of the millions who seek faster downloads of movies, games and virtual pornography, a solution is at hand, that is, if you do not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the …

Beyond Pesticides (2019-05-12). 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…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-12). A Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in Australia. globalresearch.ca It has been an uninspiring election, punctuated by occasional moments of madness on the part of various candidates. Their sin was to be incautious in their previous use of social media, a form of communication that reveals everything and nothing …

Staff (2019-05-12). Puerto Ricans Transform Closed Schools Into Community Centers. truthout.org An empty school doesn't serve its purpose. The community loses a staple. The students are forced to travel farther to have the world open up to them through the classroom. | Since Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017, nearly 300 schools have closed on the island, due to migration after the storm and an ongoing financial crisis. | In 2016, the U.S. Congress voted for the PROMESA Act, which created the federally appointed Financial Oversight and Managem…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-05-11). Trump Has Defied Nearly All Subpoenas. What Can the House Do? globalresearch.ca After the redacted Mueller report was made public, Donald Trump tweeted, "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION." But when the House Judiciary Committee asked to see Mueller's full report, Trump said no way. | The Constitution gives Congress …

Hans Stehling (2019-05-11). Rockets Remind the World of the 12-Year Blockade of 1.8 Million Gazans. globalresearch.ca The blockade of the Gaza Strip is the ongoing land, air, and sea blockade of essential food, medical and building supplies imposed by Israel in 2007 under the pretext of arms-control but which, in reality, is in order to try …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-05-11). Al Baghdadi: The US Couldn't Wish for a Greater Ally. globalresearch.ca With US-backed militants having already reached the full extent of their gains on the battlefield and now facing incremental but inevitable defeat — the US appeared to be out of time and out of options. | Then suddenly — as if …

Yves Engler (2019-05-11). Trudeau Continues Push to Overthrow Venezuela's Government. globalresearch.ca The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela's government is remarkable. | During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba.On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone …

Rima Najjar (2019-05-11). The Zionist Idea Has Never Been More Terrifying than It Is Today. globalresearch.ca On this seventy-first annual commemoration of Palestine's Jewish-state Nakba, let's resolve not to continue to oversimplify things. | Whether you believe the American rabbi and historian Arthur Hertzberg's assessment of the Zionist idea as "unprecedented … an essential dialogue between …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-11). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …

Joaquin Flores (2019-05-11). Pompeo Suffers Meltdown over Venezuela's Arrest of Coup-Backer, Zambrano. globalresearch.ca US State Department head Mike Pompeo has suffered a public meltdown, reacting forcefully that the constitutional government of Venezuela actually arrested a key member of the upper house of parliament (AN) — Edgar Zambrano — who was actively engaged in …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-11). The Shaman of Football: Jàºrgen Klopp and Liverpool FC. globalresearch.ca You cannot bottle him, export him or use him as a precedent for anything. His calm, even tempered disposition is the stuff of bafflement and bemusement, and yet, after his tenure at one of Europe's most known football clubs, Jàºrgen …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-11). Washington Had the Wrong Approach to US-China Trade Talks from the Start. globalresearch.ca The long-running trade talks between the U.S. and China seem to have unfortunately fizzled out, but while American commentators are busy blaming Beijing for their apparent failure, the fact of the matter is that President Donald Trump's team had …

Edward Curtin (2019-05-11). Looking Through the Screen at the World's Suffering. globalresearch.ca "If you are really going to be free, you have to overcome the love of wealth and the fear of death." — Martin Luther King, Jr. as quoted by Andrew Young in the documentary "King in the Wilderness" | Most people …

Miko Peled (2019-05-11). Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine" globalresearch.ca The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, …

Jake Johnson (2019-05-11). Chelsea Manning Released from Jail, but Fresh Subpoena Means 'She May Have Just over a Week of Freedom'. globalresearch.ca U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from jail Thursday after being held for 62 days— including a month in solitary confinement—for refusing to testify before a secret grand jury, but she could be imprisoned again as soon as …

Telesur (2019-05-11). Venezuela: President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA. globalresearch.ca General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a year, the president said. | President of …

teleSUR (2019-05-11). Harvard Law Professor Sacked for Joining Weinstein Defense Team. telesurenglish.net Harvard law professor, Ronald Sullivan Jr., has been fired from serving as deans at the prestigious university due to his involvement in defense of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, University Dean Rakesh Khurana announced Saturday. | RELATED: | Weinstein Company Folds, Taking With it Victim Compensation | "Over the last few weeks, students and sta…

Jonathan Flowers (2019-05-11). Regents ignore student and faculty protests, select far-right Kennedy as CU President. liberationnews.org Sexist, anti-gay former Congressman Mark Kennedy appointed head of University of Colorado.

teleSUR (2019-05-11). UK: Criticizing Private Schools Compared to Anti-semitism. telesurenglish.net A principal at one of the U.K.'s leading private schools said that fewer private school students are getting into Britain's elite universities, blaming discrimination against such schools and comparing it to 'antisemitism'. | RELATED: | The Neo-Liberal Roots of Jeremy Corbyn's 'Anti-Semitism Crisis | Anthony Wallersteiner, principal of the £38,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, one of Britain's leading private schools, said that criticism of private schools "echo…

teleSUR (2019-05-11). Afghan Journalist, Women's Education Advocate Shot Dead. telesurenglish.net Gunmen shot and killed a former television journalist and cultural adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation. | RELATED | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police…

Staff (2019-05-11). Women of Color Call on Congress to End Ban on Federal Abortion Funding. truthout.org As women of color fighting for reproductive health and rights, we must speak truth to power because too often the policies of those in power do not reflect the priorities or lived truths of our communities. We see decisions that time and again ignore the daily struggle our communities must contend with as a result of policies that systematically hinder our ability to thrive — and that's exactly what happened in Democrats' Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill. | Although we welcome the inclusion of much-needed protections to Title X family planning funding…

teleSUR (2019-05-11). 'Brazil Needs More Education, Not More Guns', Lula Warns. telesurenglish.net In an interview aired Friday by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva warned that his country's problems will not be solved by governmental decisions that facilitate the use of weapons instead of promoting education. | RELATED: | BBC to Broadcast Lula's Interview Banned by Local Brazilian TV | The Workers' Party leader said Bolsonaro, "barbarously defends an armed, police state. He only makes that firing gesture. In his…

WSWS (2019-05-11). Low-paid South Carolina teachers recruited for factory work. wsws.org South Carolina's teachers, frustrated by pay that has not kept up with inflation, have become a reliable source of labor for a pharmaceutical company.

Prof. John Breen (2019-05-10). Abdication, Succession and Japan's Imperial Future: An Emperor's Dilemma. asia-pacificresearch.com

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-10). The Western American Empire Plays the War Card. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 14 of 16 | 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 …

Prof. Jennifer Hubbert (2019-05-10). Globalizing China: Confucius Institutes and the Paradoxes of Authenticity and Modernity. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-10). The Democrats and the Mueller Report: "Muellerisation" globalresearch.ca The psychic problems facing the Democrats continue to bite, and with their foiled efforts to see the full, unredacted report of the Mueller Report, they look distracted, confused and bitter. In politics, the sense of vengeance and retribution has a …

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-10). Do EU Nations Side with the US over Iran on the JCPOA? globalresearch.ca As long as the US was onboard, Iran nuclear deal signatories Britain, France, and Germany supported its implementation and provisions — no longer after Trump's withdrawal. | Their rhetoric says one thing, their actions another. In response to Iran giving EU …

Julianne Tveten (2019-05-10). Capitalist charity can't solve homelessness or any other social problem. peoplesworld.org Earlier this month, the University of California, San Francisco inaugurated the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, an institute founded to "research causes of homelessness," collect "data," and "identify evidence-based solutions." The center is named for benefactor Marc Benioff, the founder and co-CEO of cloud-computing firm Salesforce and owner of Time magazine, whose $30 million donation …

Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2019-05-10). Why the U.S. Labeled Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization. globalresearch.ca It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than hare-brained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-10). A Matter of Independence: Equinor and Drilling the Great Australian Bight. asia-pacificresearch.com

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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

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

United Nations (2019-05-10). Paradise islands of Pacific increasingly vulnerable to climate change, as UN boosts resilience. un.org A seeming paradise, life on the Pacific islands is threatened by climate change and extreme weather, frustrated by remoteness and a lack of educational and economic opportunities. Secretary-General António Guterres begins a visit to the region this weekend, where he will speak to people living on some of the islands and see for himself how the UN is helping to mitigate some of the biggest issues.

Henry Giroux (2019-05-10). Pedagogical Terrorism and Hope in the age of Fascist Politics. 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…

ACLU (2019-05-10). House Funding Bill Shows How Far We've Come in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom—And How Far We Have to Go. aclu.org A key bill makes important strides for reproductive health, and shows why we need presidential candidates to show leadership on abortion coverage | This week the House Appropriations Committee advanced the Labor, Health, and Human Services appropriations bill, the annual bill that funds federal health and education programs. It makes important strides forward on reproductive health and rights–and it also shines a light on the need for presidential leadership on abortion coverage.

splcenter (2019-05-10). Weekend Read: Brown v. Board of Education and modern-day segregation. splcenter.org Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the unanimous ruling that outlawed racial segregation in public schools as a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

ACLU (2019-05-10). The Mueller Report Isn't The Only Thing That William Barr Is Hiding. aclu.org Barr's attempt to block a report detailing how often the government seeks to spy on Twitter's users is inappropriate and dangerous. | Attorney General William Barr recently invoked a powerful, rarely used privilege to withhold information from the public, marking a dramatic turn of events in a battle over the release of a highly contested report. | Only this time, we're talking about a report that would provide much-needed information on the government's spying activities. | For the past five years, Twitter has been trying to make public a transparency report with detailed statistics about how often the U.S. gove…

Shawgi Tell (2019-05-10). Florida Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Under the veil of high ideals, nonprofit and for-profit charter schools across the nation have long been violating the public interest in a variety of ways. One of the most destructive ways is the non-stop siphoning of unthinkable sums of public funds from public schools—schools that are often chronically-underfunded, over-tested, constantly-shamed, and increasingly militarized and …

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

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2019-05-10). Danny Baker's final apology, and what the reaction to it tells us about racism. thecanary.co This week, the BBC fired Danny Baker for his racist tweet about the latest royal baby. Almost immediately, the Centrist light entertainment luvvies swamped Twitter with apologia. He's such a great guy! He's been the victim of a politically correct Twitter hit mob! He was taken out of context! The excuses were endless. But due to the resistance of black Twitter and allies, Baker was forced to reflect further and make a fullsome apology. The whole debacle and its aftermath can teach us a lot about how racism works. If we're prepared to listen.The Danny Baker moment: Portraying a mixed race child as a chimpan…

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,…

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…

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…

2019-05-12: Social Media Postees

The Gwadar Terrorist Attack Exposed the International Media's Double Standards
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
Most of the international media is referring to Saturday's attack on the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar as being committed by either "gunmen" or "militants" instead of the actual terrorists that the perpetrators are after the BBC reported that they …
globalresearch.ca/gwadar-terrorist-attac…

A Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in Australia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
It has been an uninspiring election, punctuated by occasional moments of madness on the part of various candidates. Their sin was to be incautious in their previous use of social media, a form of communication that reveals everything and nothing …
globalresearch.ca/social-media-footprint…

The 5G Revolution: Millions of "Human Guinea Pigs" in Big Telecom's Global Experiment
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
"If you are one of the millions who seek faster downloads of movies, games and virtual pornography, a solution is at hand, that is, if you do not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the …
globalresearch.ca/the-5g-revolution-mill…

Study Finds High Levels of Pesticide Exposure among Teenage Girls in California's Salinas Valley
Beyond Pesticides | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
(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…

Puerto Ricans Transform Closed Schools Into Community Centers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-12
An empty school doesn't serve its purpose. The community loses a staple. The students are forced to travel farther to have the world open up to them through the classroom. | Since Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017, nearly 300 schools have closed on the island, due to migration after the storm and an ongoing financial crisis. | In 2016, the U.S. Congress voted for the PROMESA Act, which created the federally appointed Financial Oversight and Managem…
truthout.org/articles/puerto-ricans-tran…

Al Baghdadi: The US Couldn't Wish for a Greater Ally
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
With US-backed militants having already reached the full extent of their gains on the battlefield and now facing incremental but inevitable defeat — the US appeared to be out of time and out of options. | Then suddenly — as if …
globalresearch.ca/al-baghdadi-us-greater…

Venezuela: President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a year, the president said. | President of …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-president-ma…

Rockets Remind the World of the 12-Year Blockade of 1.8 Million Gazans
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The blockade of the Gaza Strip is the ongoing land, air, and sea blockade of essential food, medical and building supplies imposed by Israel in 2007 under the pretext of arms-control but which, in reality, is in order to try …
globalresearch.ca/rockets-remind-world-1…

Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …
globalresearch.ca/pre-emptive-nuclear-wa…

Looking Through the Screen at the World's Suffering
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
"If you are really going to be free, you have to overcome the love of wealth and the fear of death." — Martin Luther King, Jr. as quoted by Andrew Young in the documentary "King in the Wilderness" | Most people …
globalresearch.ca/worlds-suffering/56771…

The Shaman of Football: Jàºrgen Klopp and Liverpool FC
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
You cannot bottle him, export him or use him as a precedent for anything. His calm, even tempered disposition is the stuff of bafflement and bemusement, and yet, after his tenure at one of Europe's most known football clubs, Jàºrgen …
globalresearch.ca/football-jurgen-klopp-…

The Zionist Idea Has Never Been More Terrifying than It Is Today
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
On this seventy-first annual commemoration of Palestine's Jewish-state Nakba, let's resolve not to continue to oversimplify things. | Whether you believe the American rabbi and historian Arthur Hertzberg's assessment of the Zionist idea as "unprecedented … an essential dialogue between …
globalresearch.ca/zionist-idea-more-terr…

Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine"
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, …
globalresearch.ca/deal-century-adds-new-…

Chelsea Manning Released from Jail, but Fresh Subpoena Means 'She May Have Just over a Week of Freedom'
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from jail Thursday after being held for 62 days– including a month in solitary confinement–for refusing to testify before a secret grand jury, but she could be imprisoned again as soon as …
globalresearch.ca/chelsea-manning-releas…

Washington Had the Wrong Approach to US-China Trade Talks from the Start
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The long-running trade talks between the U.S. and China seem to have unfortunately fizzled out, but while American commentators are busy blaming Beijing for their apparent failure, the fact of the matter is that President Donald Trump's team had …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-wrong-approach-tra…

Trudeau Continues Push to Overthrow Venezuela's Government
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela's government is remarkable. | During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba.On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone …
globalresearch.ca/trudeau-push-overthrow…

Trump Has Defied Nearly All Subpoenas. What Can the House Do?
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
After the redacted Mueller report was made public, Donald Trump tweeted, "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION." But when the House Judiciary Committee asked to see Mueller's full report, Trump said no way. | The Constitution gives Congress …
globalresearch.ca/trump-defied-nearly-al…

Pompeo Suffers Meltdown over Venezuela's Arrest of Coup-Backer, Zambrano
Joaquin Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
US State Department head Mike Pompeo has suffered a public meltdown, reacting forcefully that the constitutional government of Venezuela actually arrested a key member of the upper house of parliament (AN) — Edgar Zambrano — who was actively engaged in …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-venezuelas-arre…

Harvard Law Professor Sacked for Joining Weinstein Defense Team
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
Harvard law professor, Ronald Sullivan Jr., has been fired from serving as deans at the prestigious university due to his involvement in defense of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, University Dean Rakesh Khurana announced Saturday. | RELATED: | Weinstein Company Folds, Taking With it Victim Compensation | "Over the last few weeks, students and sta…
telesurenglish.net/news/Harvard-Law-Prof…

Regents ignore student and faculty protests, select far-right Kennedy as CU President
Jonathan Flowers | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-11
Sexist, anti-gay former Congressman Mark Kennedy appointed head of University of Colorado.
liberationnews.org/regents-ignore-studen…

UK: Criticizing Private Schools Compared to Anti-semitism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
A principal at one of the U.K.'s leading private schools said that fewer private school students are getting into Britain's elite universities, blaming discrimination against such schools and comparing it to 'antisemitism'. | RELATED: | The Neo-Liberal Roots of Jeremy Corbyn's 'Anti-Semitism Crisis | Anthony Wallersteiner, principal of the £38,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, one of Britain's leading private schools, said that criticism of private schools "echo…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Criticizing-P…

Afghan Journalist, Women's Education Advocate Shot Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
Gunmen shot and killed a former television journalist and cultural adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation. | RELATED | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police…
telesurenglish.net/news/Afghan-Journalis…

'Brazil Needs More Education, Not More Guns', Lula Warns
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
In an interview aired Friday by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva warned that his country's problems will not be solved by governmental decisions that facilitate the use of weapons instead of promoting education. | RELATED: | BBC to Broadcast Lula's Interview Banned by Local Brazilian TV | The Workers' Party leader said Bolsonaro, "barbarously defends an armed, police state. He only makes that firing gesture. In his…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Needs-Mor…

Women of Color Call on Congress to End Ban on Federal Abortion Funding
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-11
As women of color fighting for reproductive health and rights, we must speak truth to power because too often the policies of those in power do not reflect the priorities or lived truths of our communities. We see decisions that time and again ignore the daily struggle our communities must contend with as a result of policies that systematically hinder our ability to thrive — and that's exactly what happened in Democrats' Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill. | Although we welcome the inclusion of much-needed protections to Title X family planning funding…
truthout.org/articles/women-of-color-cal…

Low-paid South Carolina teachers recruited for factory work
wsws.org | 2019-05-11
South Carolina's teachers, frustrated by pay that has not kept up with inflation, have become a reliable source of labor for a pharmaceutical company.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/11/scte…

Do EU Nations Side with the US over Iran on the JCPOA?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
As long as the US was onboard, Iran nuclear deal signatories Britain, France, and Germany supported its implementation and provisions — no longer after Trump's withdrawal. | Their rhetoric says one thing, their actions another. In response to Iran giving EU …
globalresearch.ca/do-eu-nations-us-over-…

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…

Abdication, Succession and Japan's Imperial Future: An Emperor's Dilemma
Prof. John Breen | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-05-10
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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 …
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The Democrats and the Mueller Report: "Muellerisation"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
The psychic problems facing the Democrats continue to bite, and with their foiled efforts to see the full, unredacted report of the Mueller Report, they look distracted, confused and bitter. In politics, the sense of vengeance and retribution has a …
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Capitalist charity can't solve homelessness or any other social problem
Julianne Tveten | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-10
Earlier this month, the University of California, San Francisco inaugurated the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, an institute founded to "research causes of homelessness," collect "data," and "identify evidence-based solutions." The center is named for benefactor Marc Benioff, the founder and co-CEO of cloud-computing firm Salesforce and owner of Time magazine, whose $30 million donation …
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A Matter of Independence: Equinor and Drilling the Great Australian Bight
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-05-10
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Why the U.S. Labeled Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization
Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than hare-brained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy …
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The Western American Empire Plays the War Card
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
The Following text is Section 14 of 16 | 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 …
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Globalizing China: Confucius Institutes and the Paradoxes of Authenticity and Modernity
Prof. Jennifer Hubbert | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-05-10
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Weekend Read: Brown v. Board of Education and modern-day segregation
splcenter.org | 2019-05-10
Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the unanimous ruling that outlawed racial segregation in public schools as a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
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House Funding Bill Shows How Far We've Come in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom–And How Far We Have to Go
aclu.org | 2019-05-10
A key bill makes important strides for reproductive health, and shows why we need presidential candidates to show leadership on abortion coverage | This week the House Appropriations Committee advanced the Labor, Health, and Human Services appropriations bill, the annual bill that funds federal health and education programs. It makes important strides forward on reproductive health and rights–and it also shines a light on the need for presidential leadership on abortion coverage.
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Pedagogical Terrorism and Hope in the age of Fascist Politics
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…
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Paradise islands of Pacific increasingly vulnerable to climate change, as UN boosts resilience
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-10
A seeming paradise, life on the Pacific islands is threatened by climate change and extreme weather, frustrated by remoteness and a lack of educational and economic opportunities. Secretary-General António Guterres begins a visit to the region this weekend, where he will speak to people living on some of the islands and see for himself how the UN is helping to mitigate some of the biggest issues.
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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
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The Mueller Report Isn't The Only Thing That William Barr Is Hiding
aclu.org | 2019-05-10
Barr's attempt to block a report detailing how often the government seeks to spy on Twitter's users is inappropriate and dangerous. | Attorney General William Barr recently invoked a powerful, rarely used privilege to withhold information from the public, marking a dramatic turn of events in a battle over the release of a highly contested report. | Only this time, we're talking about a report that would provide much-needed information on the government's spying activities. | For the past five years, Twitter has been trying to make public a transparency report with detailed statistics about how often the U.S. gove…
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Danny Baker's final apology, and what the reaction to it tells us about racism
Kerry-anne Mendoza | thecanary.co | 2019-05-10
This week, the BBC fired Danny Baker for his racist tweet about the latest royal baby. Almost immediately, the Centrist light entertainment luvvies swamped Twitter with apologia. He's such a great guy! He's been the victim of a politically correct Twitter hit mob! He was taken out of context! The excuses were endless. But due to the resistance of black Twitter and allies, Baker was forced to reflect further and make a fullsome apology. The whole debacle and its aftermath can teach us a lot about how racism works. If we're prepared to listen.The Danny Baker moment: Portraying a mixed race child as a chimpan…
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Florida Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-10
Under the veil of high ideals, nonprofit and for-profit charter schools across the nation have long been violating the public interest in a variety of ways. One of the most destructive ways is the non-stop siphoning of unthinkable sums of public funds from public schools–schools that are often chronically-underfunded, over-tested, constantly-shamed, and increasingly militarized 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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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…
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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/

From May 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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