Daily Archives: June 1, 2019

2019-06-01: News Headlines

IPBES (2019-06-01). Nature's Dangerous Decline: Animal and Plant Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'. globalresearch.ca Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on …

Shawgi Tell (2019-06-01). Charter School Promoters Criticize and Complain About Charter Schools While Pushing For More Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org The narrow aim of maximizing profit as fast as possible compels owners of capital to say and do whatever they have to to get richer, no matter how irrational and contradictory, and no matter the cost to society and the environment. Such an aim is irresponsible and outdated, and needs to be replaced by a …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-01). Support MH17 Truth: Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack. globalresearch.ca The West accuses Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a Buk missile. IT'S A LIE. The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-01). Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West's Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17. globalresearch.ca Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad surprised observers when he unexpectedly spoke out against the MH-17 cover-up and dismantled the West's official narrative blaming Russia for this tragedy. The nonagenarian leader raised questions that no non-Russian had hitherto dared to publicly …

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-06-01). UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. "Coordinated" by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador. globalresearch.ca The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer, has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom. | The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks …

Mark Taliano (2019-06-01). The Policy of Creative Chaos: America's Project for a "Middle-East Holocaust" globalresearch.ca The Project for a New Middle East[1] is a Project for a New Holocaust. It is happening now. The policy of "Creative Chaos"[2] underpins the holocaust. Empire willfully destroys the sovereignty and territorial integrity of prey nations such as Libya, …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-06-01). Spectators, Shoppers and Voters… NOT Citizens! globalresearch.ca I begin my column with the profound words from the great anti empire documentarian Paul Edwards, at the end of his fine new piece Idiocracy: | "The naive cry out for answers to our absurd paralysis, but there are none. …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-01). "Manufacturing Dissent": The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites. globalresearch.ca The People's Movement has been Hijacked…

Jake Johnson (2019-06-01). 'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center. globalresearch.ca "This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can't breathe, they can't eat, they can't do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now." | *** | A federal immigrant detention …

Craig Murray (2019-06-01). Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State. globalresearch.ca We are seriously worried about the condition of Julian Assange. He was too unwell to appear in court yesterday, and his Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson, found him in a state where he was unable to conduct a conversation …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-01). Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is …

South Front (2019-06-01). "Fort Trump": Permanent US Military Base in Poland. globalresearch.ca Polish authorities appear to have become obsessed with establishing the "Fort Trump" permanent military base in Poland, but the US does appear to be in no hurry to make any such deployment. | Moreover, periodically there are reports that Washington has …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-06-01). Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone's Talking About It. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that "Assange's health situation on Friday was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him." | This jarring revelation has been reported by a small …

Al-Masdar News (2019-06-01). US State Department's "Updated Maps" Show Golan Heights as Part of Israeli. globalresearch.ca The US State Department has changed its maps to show the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus confirmed on Thursday, after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had received one of the updated versions. | "I know …

Dr. David Halpin (2019-06-01). Political Upheaval in the United Kingdom. globalresearch.ca Here in these beautiful isles there are many good people. Those not affected by class or university 'education' say 'We should have been out of the EU within a few weeks of the vote. The EU is a racket. We …

Staff (2019-06-01). Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro's Education Reform. therealnews.com As President Jair Bolsonaro's approval ratings plummet, students make a massive show of force, opposing his plans to drastically cut education budgets. Mike Fox reports from Brazil…

WSWS (2019-06-01). New Haven teachers speak on conditions. wsws.org Teachers across the New Haven School District spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the strike and the difficult conditions they face as educators.

WSWS (2019-06-01). American educators demand freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received many statements from educators in support of Assange and Manning.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-06-01). Forum & Discussion: The Fight for Public Education. indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

John Shafthauer (2019-06-01). Man who endorsed 'Trump University' endorses Boris Johnson. thecanary.co Boris Johnson enjoys the support of some interesting characters. He's recently won the backing of the man who promoted 'Trump University' — an establishment that was to education what Donald Trump is to presidenting.

WSWS (2019-06-01). Democrat Tony Thurmond fails to shut down New Haven teachers strike in California. wsws.org After facilitating the betrayal of the Oakland and Los Angeles teachers strikes, Thurmond has been brought in by the New Haven Teachers Association to end their strike.

WSWS (2019-06-01). University of Chicago graduate student union plans three-day strike. wsws.org Graduate students must take this struggle out of the hands of the American Federation of Teachers-backed Graduate Students United union and form rank-and-file committees.

Staff (2019-06-01). The History of Black Women Championing Demands for Reparations. truthout.org The American media has paid increasing attention to the legacies of slavery. The new National Museum of African American History and Culture features a huge exhibition on the history of slavery. Many US universities are studying their links with slavery and the slave trade. In several cases, schools decided to provide symbolic reparations by renaming buildings and/or creating memorials and monuments to honor enslaved men and women. | But these measures do not seem to suffice: several activists and ordinary citizens are calling for financial reparations. Students of Georgetown University recently voted to pay a…

Janine Jackson (2019-06-01). A million extinctions eclipsed by one royal grandbaby. nationofchange.org As many as 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to the scientists and researchers behind a new UN report. The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is the most comprehensive review to date of the damage humans are causing to biodiversity. The group's chair, Robert Watson, says: The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rap…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-01). Kenya joins China in celebrating Children's Day. cgtn.com China on Saturday celebrated the International Children's Day, a day set aside to celebrate young persons around the world. | In line with this, the China Kenya Culture Education Center in collaboration with the Kenya Chinese Women Association held an event in Kenya to appreciate children in the country. | The celebration was graced by Counsellor Wang Xuezheng of the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly Hon. Beatrice Elachi, Chairperson of the National Government Affirmative Action Fund Hon. Regina Nthambi Muia among others. | Children from China, Kenya and other countries attende…

Staff (2019-05-31). Environmental Justice Activists Are Leading a Green New Deal Revolution. truthout.org Even among observers who accept the grave reality of climate change, the Green New Deal is often described as an "ambitious" if not overly broad proposal for a massive public investment in green infrastructure, with the dual goals of slowing climate disruption while growing a more just economy. | However, for Indigenous people and communities of color facing the impacts of toxic p…

pip.hinman (2019-05-31). Is the Galilee Basin coal 'bonanza' a damp squib? greenleft.org.au True to her word, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on May 31 that another approval had been given to the controversial Adani coal mine in the Galillee Basin. But while more approvals still have to be gained and other coal miners are getting out, it is not yet clear that Adani will succeed. | On the last day in May, the Department of Environment and Science (DES) approved mining giant Adani's management plan for the endangered black-throated finch. This is one of many outstanding approvals necessary before the Adani Carmichael mine can legally go ahead. It comes on the back of a huge campaign by…

kathy_f (2019-05-31). The fight against the racist Ramsay Centre continues. greenleft.org.au Eighty people gathered at Sydney University on May 23 for a forum "Ramsay and the new academic racism", to hear speakers condemn the Ramsay Centre's proposed Western Civilisation degree. | Chaired by Robert Boncardo (lecturer at Sydney University's School of Languages and Cultures), the speakers included Layla Mkhayber (undergraduate student, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), Dr Nesrine Basheer (Arabic Language and Cultures) and Jeff Sparrow (Guardian Australia columnist and author) | The Ramsay Centre is a right-wing think tank, established by the wealthy philanthropist Paul Ramsay. It is chaired by former…

Texas Tribune (2019-05-31). Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agree to Partner on Legislation. theantimedia.com (TT) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz committed on Thursday to partner up with his political opposite, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to move legislation that would ban members of Congress from becoming corporate lobbyists after they leave public life. The coming together played out over Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, tweeted Thursday afternoon a statistic from Public Citizen, an …

Arabi Souri (2019-05-31). US Forces in Syria Causing Catastrophic Effects on Civilians Held in Rukban Concentration Camp. globalresearch.ca American forces occupying Syrian territory entered the country illegally and their presence impedes efforts to restore peaceful life to the country and constitutes an obstacle to stability in southeastern Syria and causing the catastrophic conditions of the residents of al-Rukban …

Michael Welch (2019-05-31). Trumponomics: America First, the US-China Trade War, and the Future of Global Capitalism. globalresearch.ca "The value chains that link China into Western markets are value chains that are of course Chinese, but they're closely integrated with the international investment banks and the multi-national corporations. And people who therefore see the current world, in terms …

South Front (2019-05-31). Video: Syrian Army Cracks Down on ISIS Cells Near Palmyra. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an ISIS cell, which was preparing to attack an SAA convoy near Palmyra. According to reports, the SAA killed at least 5 ISIS members and eliminated a vehicle. | Earlier this year, ISIS carried out …

Ellen Brown (2019-05-31). The Bankers' "Power Revolution": How the Government Got Shackled by Debt. globalresearch.ca This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. | The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-31). Upcoming Trilateral Russia -Israel -US National Security Advisors Summit. Focus on Syria and Iran. globalresearch.ca The Russian, "Israeli", and American National Security Advisors will hold their first-ever trilateral summit in Jerusalem in June to discuss what the White House described as "regional security issues", which is an obvious euphemism for Syria & Iran and the …

Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (2019-05-31). The 2019 Beijing Consensus of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. globalresearch.ca On 15 May 2019, the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations was held in Beijing, China. A total of 1352 representatives from all 47 countries in Asia, countries in other parts of the world and international organizations attended the conference …

Yves Engler (2019-05-31). Canada's Trudeau Government Supportive of Venezuela Anti-democratic Hardline Elements. globalresearch.ca Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has …

Prof. Dr. Gjergj Sinani (2019-05-31). Europe as a Community of Values. globalresearch.ca Kant in his work "Ideas for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent", in Seventh Principle explained the need for peace and security among the nations as the following: "That is to say, wars, the excessive and never ending preparations for …

South Front (2019-05-31). Video: Orthodox Crescent of Instability. globalresearch.ca The US continues its practice of creating zones and lines of chaos in key regions of the world. In the 2000s, it started a campaign to create an arc of instability stretching from Northern Africa to the east of the …

Renee Parsons (2019-05-31). If the US Congress Has No Mojo to Govern, Let's Make It a Part Time Job. globalresearch.ca If the American public needs any further evidence that the US Congress is unable to function as an operating legislative branch of the Federal government in the 'pursuit of happiness' or to 'promote the general welfare,' look no further than …

Judith Deutsch (2019-05-31). WWII Lessons for the Climate Emergency. counterpunch.org "The bad news is that if history teaches us one thing, it is that there never has been an energy transition….The history of energy is not one of transitions, but rather of successive additions . . ." Bonneuil and Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene The New Deal and World War II are reminders of More

Ralph Nader (2019-05-31). Society Is In Decay — When the Worst is First and the Best is Last. counterpunch.org Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and More

Ralph Nader (2019-05-31). Society Is in Decay. dissidentvoice.org Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and …

susan_p (2019-05-31). Greta Thunberg: 'Act as if your life depended on it, because it does'. greenleft.org.au Hundreds of thousands of students and environmentalists took to the streets around the world as part of the Global Strike for Future climate actions on May 24. Elections for the European Parliament took place two days later, on May 26 and resulted in Greens (along with the far right) gaining votes. | In Copenhagen, Denmark, 40,000 people took part in the People's Climate March on May 25. Swedish student and environmentalist Greta Thunberg addressed the rally. An abridged transcript of Thunberg's speech follows. | * * * | It is absolutely crazy that things have gone so far that children feel like they must sacrifi…

Janine Jackson (2019-05-31). A Million Extinctions Eclipsed by One Royal Grandbaby. fair.org As many as 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to the scientists and researchers behind a new UN report. The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is the most comprehensive …

United Nations (2019-05-30). A major win for transgender rights: UN health agency drops 'gender identity disorder', as official diagnosis. un.org "To reflect critical advances in science and medicine", the World Health Organization, WHO, has removed so-called "gender identity disorder" from its official manual of diagnoses, which is being hailed as a major win for transgender rights.

RT (2019-05-30). 3 white women sue 'totalitarian' diversity-obsessed NYC school system for discrimination. rt.com Three white New York City school administrators are suing the Department of Education, claiming they were demoted and replaced with less-qualified but racially-diverse colleagues as part of a crusade against "toxic whiteness."

Fight Back (2019-05-30). Garland, TX community confronts school board over trafficked teachers. fightbacknews.org Garland, TX – On May 28 members of the community, together with some of the affected teachers, confronted the Garland school board about the board's failure to act to help teachers who had been trafficked from the Philippines to work in the Garland school district. | Three teachers and several community supporters addressed the school board, while dozens of other supporters sat in the room wearing t-shirts and buttons in support of the teachers' cause. After the last speaker, the supporters began chanting "When teachers are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!" and were escorted from the b…

Staff (2019-05-30). Victorious Grassroots Caucus Faces Challenge From Longtime Incumbent in Teachers Union Election. therealnews.com In Baltimore, longtime teachers union incumbents have demanded a re-election after a grassroots slate's surprise victory. Now the American Federation of Teachers may decide the outcome.

pip.hinman (2019-05-30). Support Greta's call for a global climate strike. greenleft.org.au The inspiring, global student-led climate strike protests on May 24, initiated by high school students, took place in an incredible 1594 cities and towns across more than 118 countries. | It shows the global student strike movement is growing, out-mobilising strike actions just two months before and joining up with other climate networks such as Extinction Rebellion. | The #FridaysfortheFuture protests, started by Swedish school student Greta Thunberg, were also organised in several cities in Australia on May 24, the largest of which was called by Extinction Rebellion in Melbourne. Thousands of students and other…

RT (2019-05-30). University cancels 'reporting on far right' class by disgraced fact-checker due to lack of interest. rt.com New York University has canceled an undergraduate journalism class entitled 'Reporting on the Far Right' after only two students signed up. The controversial lecturer quit her fact-checking job last year for false reporting.

2019-06-01: Social Media Postees

A million extinctions eclipsed by one royal grandbaby
Janine Jackson | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-01
As many as 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to the scientists and researchers behind a new UN report. The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is the most comprehensive review to date of the damage humans are causing to biodiversity. The group's chair, Robert Watson, says: The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rap…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/01/a-million-extinctions-eclipsed-by-one-royal-grandbaby/

Nature's Dangerous Decline: Animal and Plant Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'
IPBES | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on …
globalresearch.ca/natures-dangerous-decline-animal-and-plant-species-extinction-rates-accelerating/5679216

Charter School Promoters Criticize and Complain About Charter Schools While Pushing For More Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-01
The narrow aim of maximizing profit as fast as possible compels owners of capital to say and do whatever they have to to get richer, no matter how irrational and contradictory, and no matter the cost to society and the environment. Such an aim is irresponsible and outdated, and needs to be replaced by a …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/charter-school-promoters-criticize-and-complain-about-charter-schools-while-pushing-for-more-charter-schools/

'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
"This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can't breathe, they can't eat, they can't do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now." | *** | A federal immigrant detention …
globalresearch.ca/internal-government-report-reveals-migrants-forced-stand-toilets-breathing-space-overcrowded-us-detention-center/5679220

"Fort Trump": Permanent US Military Base in Poland
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Polish authorities appear to have become obsessed with establishing the "Fort Trump" permanent military base in Poland, but the US does appear to be in no hurry to make any such deployment. | Moreover, periodically there are reports that Washington has …
globalresearch.ca/fort-trump-permanent-us-military-base-in-poland/5679249

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is …
globalresearch.ca/findings-torture-un-rapporteur-julian-assange/5679205

US State Department's "Updated Maps" Show Golan Heights as Part of Israeli
Al-Masdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The US State Department has changed its maps to show the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus confirmed on Thursday, after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had received one of the updated versions. | "I know | …
globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-confirms-updated-maps-show-golan-heights-israeli/5679236

Julian Assange and the Unrelenting State
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
We are seriously worried about the condition of Julian Assange. He was too unwell to appear in court yesterday, and his Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson, found him in a state where he was unable to conduct a conversation …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-and-the-unrelenting-state/5679231

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Has Dismantled the West's Official Narrative About Malaysian Airlines MH17
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad surprised observers when he unexpectedly spoke out against the MH-17 cover-up and dismantled the West's official narrative blaming Russia for this tragedy. The nonagenarian leader raised questions that no non-Russian had hitherto dared to publicly …
globalresearch.ca/malaysia-dismantled-wests-official-narrative-mh-17/5679202

Political Upheaval in the United Kingdom
Dr. David Halpin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Here in these beautiful isles there are many good people. Those not affected by class or university 'education' say 'We should have been out of the EU within a few weeks of the vote. The EU is a racket. We …
globalresearch.ca/bbc-state-broadcaster-propagandare-nero-motto-nation-shall-speak-truth-unto-nation/5679109

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, and Hardly Anyone's Talking About It
Caitlin Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told the press that "Assange's health situation on Friday was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him." | This jarring revelation has been reported by a small …
globalresearch.ca/assange-reportedly-gravely-ill-hardly-anyones-talking-about-it/5679207

UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. "Coordinated" by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer, has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom. | The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks …
globalresearch.ca/un-condemns-psychological-torture-inflicted-julian-assange-coordinated-international-attack-uk-usa-sweden-ecuador/5679209

The Policy of Creative Chaos: America's Project for a "Middle-East Holocaust"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The Project for a New Middle East[1] is a Project for a New Holocaust. It is happening now. The policy of "Creative Chaos"[2] underpins the holocaust. Empire willfully destroys the sovereignty and territorial integrity of prey nations such as Libya, …
globalresearch.ca/project-new-holocaust/5679214

"Manufacturing Dissent": The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The People's Movement has been Hijacked…
globalresearch.ca/manufacturing-dissent-the-anti-globalization-movement-is-funded-by-the-corporate-elites/21110

Spectators, Shoppers and Voters… NOT Citizens!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
I begin my column with the profound words from the great anti empire documentarian Paul Edwards, at the end of his fine new piece Idiocracy: | "The naive cry out for answers to our absurd paralysis, but there are none. …
globalresearch.ca/spectators-shoppers-and-voters-not-citizens/5679212

Support MH17 Truth: Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The West accuses Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a Buk missile. IT'S A LIE. The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story.
globalresearch.ca/support-mh17-truth-osce-monitors-identify-shrapnel-like-holes-indicating-shelling-no-firm-evidence-of-a-missile-attack/5394324

American educators demand freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received many statements from educators in support of Assange and Manning.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/01/educ-j01.html

Man who endorsed 'Trump University' endorses Boris Johnson
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-06-01
Boris Johnson enjoys the support of some interesting characters. He's recently won the backing of the man who promoted 'Trump University' — an establishment that was to education what Donald Trump is to presidenting.
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/06/01/man-who-endorsed-trump-university-endorses-boris-johnson/

Forum & Discussion: The Fight for Public Education
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-06-01
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/29/18823661.php

Kenya joins China in celebrating Children's Day
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-01
China on Saturday celebrated the International Children's Day, a day set aside to celebrate young persons around the world. | In line with this, the China Kenya Culture Education Center in collaboration with the Kenya Chinese Women Association held an event in Kenya to appreciate children in the country. | The celebration was graced by Counsellor Wang Xuezheng of the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly Hon. Beatrice Elachi, Chairperson of the National Government Affirmative Action Fund Hon. Regina Nthambi Muia among others. | Children from China, Kenya and other countries attende…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/01/kenya-joins-china-in-celebrating-childrens-day/

Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro's Education Reform
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-01
As President Jair Bolsonaro's approval ratings plummet, students make a massive show of force, opposing his plans to drastically cut education budgets. Mike Fox reports from Brazil…
therealnews.com/stories/brazilian-students-stage-new-mass-protests-against-bolsonaros-education-reform

New Haven teachers speak on conditions
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
Teachers across the New Haven School District spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the strike and the difficult conditions they face as educators.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/01/nhav-j01.html

University of Chicago graduate student union plans three-day strike
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
Graduate students must take this struggle out of the hands of the American Federation of Teachers-backed Graduate Students United union and form rank-and-file committees.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/01/chic-j01.html

Democrat Tony Thurmond fails to shut down New Haven teachers strike in California
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
After facilitating the betrayal of the Oakland and Los Angeles teachers strikes, Thurmond has been brought in by the New Haven Teachers Association to end their strike.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/01/newh-j01.html

The History of Black Women Championing Demands for Reparations
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-01
The American media has paid increasing attention to the legacies of slavery. The new National Museum of African American History and Culture features a huge exhibition on the history of slavery. Many US universities are studying their links with slavery and the slave trade. In several cases, schools decided to provide symbolic reparations by renaming buildings and/or creating memorials and monuments to honor enslaved men and women. | But these measures do not seem to suffice: several activists and ordinary citizens are calling for financial reparations. Students of Georgetown University recently voted to pay a…
truthout.org/articles/the-history-of-black-women-championing-demands-for-reparations/

The fight against the racist Ramsay Centre continues
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
Eighty people gathered at Sydney University on May 23 for a forum "Ramsay and the new academic racism", to hear speakers condemn the Ramsay Centre's proposed Western Civilisation degree. | Chaired by Robert Boncardo (lecturer at Sydney University's School of Languages and Cultures), the speakers included Layla Mkhayber (undergraduate student, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), Dr Nesrine Basheer (Arabic Language and Cultures) and Jeff Sparrow (Guardian Australia columnist and author) | The Ramsay Centre is a right-wing think tank, established by the wealthy philanthropist Paul Ramsay. It is chaired by former…
greenleft.org.au/content/fight-against-racist-ramsay-centre-continues

A Million Extinctions Eclipsed by One Royal Grandbaby
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-05-31
As many as 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to the scientists and researchers behind a new UN report. The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is the most comprehensive …
fair.org/home/a-million-extinctions-eclipsed-by-one-royal-grandbaby/

Is the Galilee Basin coal 'bonanza' a damp squib?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
True to her word, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on May 31 that another approval had been given to the controversial Adani coal mine in the Galillee Basin. But while more approvals still have to be gained and other coal miners are getting out, it is not yet clear that Adani will succeed. | On the last day in May, the Department of Environment and Science (DES) approved mining giant Adani's management plan for the endangered black-throated finch. This is one of many outstanding approvals necessary before the Adani Carmichael mine can legally go ahead. It comes on the back of a huge campaign by…
greenleft.org.au/content/galilee-basin-coal-bonanza-damp-squib

Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agree to Partner on Legislation
Texas Tribune | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-31
(TT) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz committed on Thursday to partner up with his political opposite, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to move legislation that would ban members of Congress from becoming corporate lobbyists after they leave public life. The coming together played out over Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, tweeted Thursday afternoon a statistic from Public Citizen, an …

Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Agree to Partner on Legislation

Video: Syrian Army Cracks Down on ISIS Cells Near Palmyra
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated an ISIS cell, which was preparing to attack an SAA convoy near Palmyra. According to reports, the SAA killed at least 5 ISIS members and eliminated a vehicle. | Earlier this year, ISIS carried out …
globalresearch.ca/army-cracks-down-isis-cells-near-palmyra/5679175

Twisted Melodies: The Life and Times of Donny Hathaway at the Apollo
Deardra Shuler | blackstarnews.com | 2019-05-31
Photo Credit: Richard Anderson | The Apollo Theater graciously asked me to come and review a play they are featuring entitled "Twisted Melodies" about the life of Donny Hathaway. | Hathaway was a musical genius plagued by mental illness in the form of paranoid schizophrenia. His diagnosis was severe and medicine only served to exacerbate the illness. In fact it retarded him, taking him on a journey of frenzied highs and devastating lows. | The causes of schizophrenia are complicated and still being researched. There is some thought that heredity may play a role. Research does show that genetics may deem who is mo…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/entertainment/theater/twisted-melodies-the-life-and-times-of-donny-hathaway-at-the

Upcoming Trilateral Russia -Israel -US National Security Advisors Summit. Focus on Syria and Iran
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The Russian, "Israeli", and American National Security Advisors will hold their first-ever trilateral summit in Jerusalem in June to discuss what the White House described as "regional security issues", which is an obvious euphemism for Syria & Iran and the …
globalresearch.ca/upcoming-rf-is-us-national-security-advisor-summit-focus-syria-iran/5679095

Canada's Trudeau Government Supportive of Venezuela Anti-democratic Hardline Elements
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular's bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has …
globalresearch.ca/ottawa-anti-democratic-hardline-venezuelas-opposition/5679142

Trumponomics: America First, the US-China Trade War, and the Future of Global Capitalism
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
"The value chains that link China into Western markets are value chains that are of course Chinese, but they're closely integrated with the international investment banks and the multi-national corporations. And people who therefore see the current world, in terms …
globalresearch.ca/trumponomics-america-first-the-us-china-trade-war-and-the-future-of-global-capitalism/5679127

Video: Orthodox Crescent of Instability
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
The US continues its practice of creating zones and lines of chaos in key regions of the world. In the 2000s, it started a campaign to create an arc of instability stretching from Northern Africa to the east of the …
globalresearch.ca/orthodox-crescent-instability/5679094

US Forces in Syria Causing Catastrophic Effects on Civilians Held in Rukban Concentration Camp
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
American forces occupying Syrian territory entered the country illegally and their presence impedes efforts to restore peaceful life to the country and constitutes an obstacle to stability in southeastern Syria and causing the catastrophic conditions of the residents of al-Rukban …
globalresearch.ca/us-forces-syria-causing-catastrophic-effects-civilians-rukban-concentration-camp/5679112

The 2019 Beijing Consensus of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations
Dialogue of Asian Civilizations | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
On 15 May 2019, the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations was held in Beijing, China. A total of 1352 representatives from all 47 countries in Asia, countries in other parts of the world and international organizations attended the conference …
globalresearch.ca/2019-beijing-consensus-conference-dialogue-asian-civilizations/5678999

If the US Congress Has No Mojo to Govern, Let's Make It a Part Time Job
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
If the American public needs any further evidence that the US Congress is unable to function as an operating legislative branch of the Federal government in the 'pursuit of happiness' or to 'promote the general welfare,' look no further than …
globalresearch.ca/if-congress-has-no-mojo-govern-lets-make-part-time-job/5679156

The Bankers' "Power Revolution": How the Government Got Shackled by Debt
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. | The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from …
globalresearch.ca/bankers-power-revolution-government-got-shackled-debt/5679159

Europe as a Community of Values
Prof. Dr. Gjergj Sinani | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
Kant in his work "Ideas for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent", in Seventh Principle explained the need for peace and security among the nations as the following: "That is to say, wars, the excessive and never ending preparations for …
globalresearch.ca/europe-community-values/5678997

WWII Lessons for the Climate Emergency
Judith Deutsch | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
"The bad news is that if history teaches us one thing, it is that there never has been an energy transition….The history of energy is not one of transitions, but rather of successive additions . . ." Bonneuil and Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene The New Deal and World War II are reminders of…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/wwii-lessons-for-the-climate-emergency/

Society Is in Decay
Ralph Nader | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-31
Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/society-is-in-decay/

Society Is In Decay — When the Worst is First and the Best is Last
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country's priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/31/society-is-in-decay-when-the-worst-is-first-and-the-best-is-last/

Greta Thunberg: 'Act as if your life depended on it, because it does'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
Hundreds of thousands of students and environmentalists took to the streets around the world as part of the Global Strike for Future climate actions on May 24. Elections for the European Parliament took place two days later, on May 26 and resulted in Greens (along with the far right) gaining votes. | In Copenhagen, Denmark, 40,000 people took part in the People's Climate March on May 25. Swedish student and environmentalist Greta Thunberg addressed the rally. An abridged transcript of Thunberg's speech follows. | * * * | It is absolutely crazy that things have gone so far that children feel like they must sacrifi…
greenleft.org.au/content/greta-thunberg-act-if-your-life-depended-it-because-it-does

A major win for transgender rights: UN health agency drops 'gender identity disorder', as official diagnosis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-30
"To reflect critical advances in science and medicine", the World Health Organization, WHO, has removed so-called "gender identity disorder" from its official manual of diagnoses, which is being hailed as a major win for transgender rights.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1039531

3 white women sue 'totalitarian' diversity-obsessed NYC school system for discrimination
rt.com | 2019-05-30
Three white New York City school administrators are suing the Department of Education, claiming they were demoted and replaced with less-qualified but racially-diverse colleagues as part of a crusade against "toxic whiteness." | …
rt.com/usa/460601-nyc-schools-discriminate-whites-lawsuit/

Garland, TX community confronts school board over trafficked teachers
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-30
Garland, TX – On May 28 members of the community, together with some of the affected teachers, confronted the Garland school board about the board's failure to act to help teachers who had been trafficked from the Philippines to work in the Garland school district. | Three teachers and several community supporters addressed the school board, while dozens of other supporters sat in the room wearing t-shirts and buttons in support of the teachers' cause. After the last speaker, the supporters began chanting "When teachers are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!" and were escorted from the b…
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/30/garland-tx-community-confronts-school-board-over-trafficked-teachers

Victorious Grassroots Caucus Faces Challenge From Longtime Incumbent in Teachers Union Election
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-30
In Baltimore, longtime teachers union incumbents have demanded a re-election after a grassroots slate's surprise victory. Now the American Federation of Teachers may decide the outcome.
therealnews.com/columns/victorious-grassroots-caucus-faces-challenge-from-longtime-incumbent-in-teachers-union-election

University cancels 'reporting on far right' class by disgraced fact-checker due to lack of interest
rt.com | 2019-05-30
New York University has canceled an undergraduate journalism class entitled 'Reporting on the Far Right' after only two students signed up. The controversial lecturer quit her fact-checking job last year for false reporting. | …
rt.com/usa/460686-nyu-cancels-far-right-reporting-class/

Support Greta's call for a global climate strike
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-30
The inspiring, global student-led climate strike protests on May 24, initiated by high school students, took place in an incredible 1594 cities and towns across more than 118 countries. | It shows the global student strike movement is growing, out-mobilising strike actions just two months before and joining up with other climate networks such as Extinction Rebellion. | The #FridaysfortheFuture protests, started by Swedish school student Greta Thunberg, were also organised in several cities in Australia on May 24, the largest of which was called by Extinction Rebellion in Melbourne. Thousands of students and other…
greenleft.org.au/content/support-gretas-call-global-climate-strike