Daily Archives: June 5, 2019

2019-06-05: News Headlines

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-05). 'Straight-Up Cruel': Trump Admin Condemned for Canceling Education, Recreation, and Legal Services for Detained Migrant Children. commondreams.org Human rights advocates responded with outrage Wednesday to the Trump administration's decision to start canceling education, recreation, and legal services for unaccompanied migrant children in federal shelters across the country, purportedly because of high detention rates and low funds. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/children_2_0.jpeg…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-05). GOP moves to ban teacher strikes in West Virginia. peoplesworld.org CHARLESTON, W. Va. (PAI)—The Republican-run state House here will take up legislation on June 17 to boost charter schools and vouchers to parents of private school kids, outlaw public school teacher strikes, fire all public workers—not just teachers—who strike, and withhold pay from strikers. The State Senate approved the bill on an 18-15 party line …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-05). Zimbabwe moves to ban strikes and protests. cgtn.com Zimbabwe's leaders are expected to enact a law this week that will bar workers from staging strikes and other protests before using other measures. | Zimbabwean schoolchild awaits transport from school during a teachers' strike in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo | The country has dealt with several strikes by doctors, teachers since its disputed general elections took place in 2018. Zimbabwe is currently facing a threat of a strike by the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA). ZINA recently issued a two-week notice to the Health Services Board. Nurses are threatening a walkout over sala…

Emma Fiala (2019-06-05). Teacher Gives Boy With Autism 'Most Annoying Male' Award. theantimedia.com (TMU) — A special education teacher in Indiana is in hot water after giving an 11-year-old student with autism a trophy for "most annoying male." Speaking to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the boy's father, Rick Castejon, said he was "blindsided" when his nonverbal son was given the award last month during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at …

Rev. William Alberts (2019-06-05). Beware of Authoritarian Christians. counterpunch.org Christianity and authoritarianism are commonly believed to be at opposite ends of the democratic-autocratic continuum. A commonly held belief is that Christians, guided by The Bible, are accepting and caring of each other and others, and are thus democratic. Yes, many Christians do good with-and-for others, inspired by Jesus' Sermon on the Mount's emphasis on mercy and forgiveness and peacemaking (Matthew 5: 1-10), his teaching that doing to others as you would have then do to you is the bottom line of religion (Matthew 7L 12), and his saying that the greatest commandments are to love God and one's neighbor as on…

Yohuru Williams (2019-06-05). Where the 2020 Hopefuls Stand on Public Education. progressive.org Broad support for the wave teacher strikes has candidates jostling each other step up on public education.

WSWS (2019-06-05). Chicago Public Schools lay off hundreds of teachers and staff. wsws.org Layoff notices were sent to 220 teachers and 498 support staff ahead of the June 30 Chicago Teachers Union contract expiration.

plenglish (2019-06-05). Chilean Teachers on Third Day of National Strike. plenglish.com 05 de junio de 2019, 11: 25Santiago de Chile, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean teachers indefinite national strike is this Wednesday on in its third day after thousands of members of Teachers Association protested in several cities.

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Cuba's Diaz-Canel Rejects New Cultural Restrictions by US. telesurenglish.net Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Wednesday rejected the new restrictions by the United States on cultural and educational trips to the island. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Praised for Their Work in Post-Cyclone Mozambique | The new measures, which enter into force this Wednesday, will intensify the blockade and violate international law, the president said in…

Jason Ditz (2019-06-05). Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-05). The 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Liberation of Nazi-Occupied Western Europe. A Civilizational Provocation, Russia was Not Invited. globalresearch.ca The decision not to invite President Putin to attend the 75th D-Day commemoration event was a civilizational provocation aimed at dividing the European Allies during World War II and reinforcing the historically revised notion that the Soviet Union was an …

Nadia Bazuk (2019-06-05). The Ukrainian State's Interference in Church Affairs. globalresearch.ca The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly — the comedian Volodymyr Zelensky whose bid for presidency hadn't been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019, defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between …

Jessica Purkiss (2019-06-05). How US "Good Guys" Wiped Out an Afghan Family. globalresearch.ca It was 4am when Masih Ur-Rahman Mubarez's wife Amina called, an unusually early time for their daily chat. When he picked up the phone, he could hear the panic in her voice. | Amina was calling from the Afghan province of …

Yves Engler (2019-06-05). Trudeau Government Squeezes Cuba. globalresearch.ca Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? | Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed …

South Front (2019-06-05). Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …

Eric Toussaint (2019-06-05). "The Lesson of the Soviet Union Is that the Bureaucracy Chooses Capitalist Restoration" globalresearch.ca Wilder Pérez Varona (WPV): My first question to you is about the issue of bureaucracy. | Before 1917 the issue of the socialist transition is one thing. The 1848 Revolution, the Paris Commune (which is a crucial episode, but of …

Hans Stehling (2019-06-05). Kushner-Trump Family Plan for an Enlarged Israel, Ridiculed as the 'Confidence Trick of the Century'. globalresearch.ca 700,000 illegal settlers, economic migrants from Israel who have built temporary homes on Palestinian land, are proposed to be legitimised under a Kushner family plan dubbed the 'confidence trick of the century'. | The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner is …

plenglish (2019-06-05). Brazil had a Historic Record of 65,602 Murders in 2017. plenglish.com Brasilia, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Brazil had 65,602 people killed in 2017, revealed this Wednesday the Atlas of Violence, prepared by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and the Brazilian Public Security Forum.

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-05). From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics. globalresearch.ca Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. | Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that …

Maurice Stierl (2019-06-05). EU Sued at International Criminal Court over Mediterranean Migration Policy — As More Die at Sea. globalresearch.ca In the same week that more migrant lives were lost at sea, the EU's migration policy in the Mediterranean has been brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC). | It emerged on June 3 that the ICC had …

Andrew Jackson (2019-06-05). After the Fall of the Berlin War: Between Dystopia and Democratic Socialism. globalresearch.ca After the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a widespread sense that liberal capitalism had triumphed in the battle of ideas, and that socialism as a plausible alternative was pretty much dead. But the many crises of contemporary …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-05). The US-China Trade War Can be Traced Back to the Failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution. globalresearch.ca The current "trade war" owes its origins to the US' failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution that convinced the Chinese authorities that their late-Old Cold War-era American "allies" couldn't be trusted, which in turn inspired the Communist Party to use the …

Arabi Souri (2019-06-05). Video: US-Sponsored Kurdish Militia Burn Wheat Fields in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca The Kurdish separatist militia SDF and its affiliates from PYD and Asayish are burning wheat fields in the territories under their occupation northeast of Syria. | Some of the most fertile lands as well as territories rich with oil are under …

Aidan O'Brien (2019-06-05). The EU Votes and the CIA Wins Again. globalresearch.ca The European Union voted last month but not one of its 21st century war crimes and war criminals were a topic of conversation. The real possibility of a nuclear war between the EU and Russia wasn't an issue either. The …

Arabi Souri (2019-06-05). ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help. globalresearch.ca ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the dese…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-05). Advancing Its War on Science, Trump Admin Blocks Fetal Tissue From Being Used in Federal Research. commondreams.org "This will make it harder to find cures for deadly diseases." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fetal-tissue-ban-trump.jpg…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-06-05). "Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas" globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | This is a personal message. Please read carefully. | When Global Research was born in September 2001, we were convinced that "Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas" would contribute to reversing the tide of war, while also …

WSWS (2019-06-05). Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers. wsws.org The ICFI statement entitled "Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers" was issued on June 22, 1989, as the scope of the police dragnet and repression against workers and students expanded following the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-05). American Professor At Jamaica's Edna Manley College Contemplates Hunger Strike Amid Student Sex Scandal "Coverup" blackstarnews.com Visiting African-American Maluwa Williams-Myers has a story to tell about sex abuse at Edna Manley… | On Tuesday, African-American Professor Maluwa Williams-Myers told the Black Star News she is contemplating a hunger strike to force change at a Jamaican college where a serial sex offender has allegedly abused female students "for a decade." | Professor Williams-Myers told Black Star News she is compelled to consider this drastic approach because officials at this college are involved in a "coverup." She is worried about the victimization of other young women. | Is there a rape culture problem inside this Jama…

RT (2019-06-05). 'Coward from Broward' cop arrested for failing to act during Parkland school shooting. rt.com Florida school security officer Scot Peterson has been charged with neglect of duty after an investigation into his failure to act for nearly an hour allowed an ex-student to gun down 17 people at a Parkland high school last year.

Editor (2019-06-05). Liberal' — hasta a un punto. workers.org Los llamados medios de comunicación liberales en los Estados Unidos, especialmente el New York Times, el Washington Post y algunas fuentes de noticias de televisión, profesan la independencia. Pero no se atreven a ofender a sus dueños de clase dominante en asuntos internacionales clave. Tomemos, por ejemplo, el "informe" que . . . | Continue reading Liberal' — hasta a un punto at Workers.org

Peter Maass (2019-06-05). What the Horror of "Chernobyl" Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era. theintercept.com The HBO miniseries reveals the perils of a society based on lies. It also warns about ignoring the laws of science — and climate change.

Labor Video Project (2019-06-04). Palestinian Solidarity, South Africa BDS & Director Muhammed Desai. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil about her trip to South Africa to attend the Teaching Palestine confernce in March 2019. While at the conference she and two other women were sexually harassed by Muhammed Desai, the director of South Africa BDS. She talks about that experience and the cover-up that followed. She also discusses the role of Israel and the attacks against professors and students in the United States who are critical of Israel…

Michael Welton (2019-06-04). Education in the Service of Assimilation: The Founding Vision of Residential Schools in Canada. counterpunch.org Many of us can scarcely comprehend why a teacher might smack a child across the mouth with a ruler for "speaking Indian" (one of thousands of cruel acts perpetrated on Native children). They were stripped of their clothing and given a number upon entering the residential school. They were separated from their siblings by gender and removed from parental contact and community bonds. They were fed lousy food in lousy buildings. Around 6000 children died of various diseases, particularly tuberculosis. Their own spiritual traditions and practices were attacked mercilessly. Spiritual desolation awaited them down the r…

WSWS (2019-06-04). New Haven teachers strike enters third week. wsws.org The New Haven Teachers Association has dropped their wage demands beneath inflation, leaving teachers at a loss.

WSWS (2019-06-04). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Mass protests are continuing in Brazil against education cuts by the right-wing Bolsanaro administration while striking Honduran teachers and doctors held protests against privatization of healthcare and education.

Ashley Curtin (2019-06-04). 'GOP retaliates against the people who educate our children:' West Virginia passes education bill that bans teacher strikes. nationofchange.org Lawmakers in West Virginia recently passed an education bill with an amendment that would ban teachers strikes. The legislation, which passed the Senate, heads to the state's House of Delegates later this month. | While the right-to-work state already doesn't give employees collective bargaining rights, many call the amendment "pure retribution, retaliation." | "This is just I think another stab at trying to punish us, making the law perhaps a little more severe with such language," Fred Albert, president of the West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). | The amendment would "specify…

teleSUR (2019-06-04). US Bans Educational and Recreational Travel to Cuba. telesurenglish.net As of June 5, U.S. citizens will be prohibited from making group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to Cuba, Secretary of Commerce Steve Mnuchin of the U.S. Treasury Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert | According to the commercial director at Cuba's tourism ministry, Michel Bernal, the island nation received about 250,000 U.S. visitors in the first four months of…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-04). Huawei, AU deepen relationship with new 3-year deal. cgtn.com Chinese technology giant, Huawei, and the African Union (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to consolidate ICT cooperation. The MoU aims at strengthening the partnership between the two sides on broadband, internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence, according to a statement issued by Huawei. | The initiative will also train young people in tech skills, and offer AU departments support in dealing with cybersecurity, as well as digital health and education. | The deal follows a 2015 MOU which focused on improving the union's technological capabilities, including by or…

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-06-04). Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks? globalresearch.ca Last week in an episode of my daily Ron Paul Liberty Report we discussed whether the US and British government were actually trying to kill jailed Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-04). House Democrats Laying Groundwork to Impeach Trump? globalresearch.ca According to Speaker Pelosi's aides, impeachment proceedings against Trump may be coming though nothing is certain at this point. | Third-ranking House Dem Jim Clyborn said the groundwork is being laid. "I think we've already begun," he said on Sunday, dubiously …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-06-04). Saudi-led Air Strikes Destroyed Nearly 400 Hospitals in Yemen. globalresearch.ca Nearly 400 hospitals and medical facilities in Yemen were destroyed during the four-year war period as a result of the Saudi-led coalition air strikes, Health Ministry spokesman Youssef Hadiri said in an interview with Sputnik News, on Thursday. | "More than …

Bill Van Auken (2019-06-04). Pentagon Fires Guantanamo Prison Commander for Calling Attention to US Crimes. globalresearch.ca The Pentagon has announced the abrupt firing of the commander of the infamous US prison camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. | In a statement released Sunday, the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), which oversees the extra-legal detention center, …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-04). Dubious Report on Russia Withdrawing Defense Support to Venezuela. globalresearch.ca With attribution to Mark Twain's remark about false reports of his death, a Wall Street Journal report on Russia withdrawing defense support to Venezuela is greatly exaggerated. See below. | Trump is Exhibit A proof that all politicians lie, and nothing …

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (2019-06-04). President Lopez Obrador of Mexico's Letter to Donald Trump. "I Don't Want Confrontation…" globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump, | I am aware of your latest position in regard to Mexico. In advance, I express to you that I don't want confrontation. The peoples and nations that we represent deserve that we resort to dialogue and act …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-04). South Asia's Role in the Pentagon's "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report" globalresearch.ca The US' recently released "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report" envisages India playing a key role in this vast transregional space in order to "contain" China, while Pakistan is conspicuously absent from the text despite being one of the few nuclear weapons states, …

Global Research News (2019-06-04). Selected Articles: The Murdering of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

Hatim Kanaaneh (2019-06-04). Ancient Plants: Reflections on Palestinian Life from the Galilee Mountains. globalresearch.ca I always like my beer on the bitter side. Recently, I discovered the wild variety of plant behind the delicate taste. | On the afternoon of our 79th (combined average) birthday, my wife and I took a lengthy hike in the …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-04). As mà£os desmedidas do grupo Bilderberg. globalresearch.ca Três italianos foram convidados este ano para a reunià£o do grupo Bilderberg, realizada em Montreux, na Suíàßa, de 30 de Maio a 2 de Junho. Ao lado de Lilli Gruber, a apresentadora televisiva do La7, agora convidada permanente do Bilderberg, …

George Szamuely (2019-06-04). Strange Defenders: Assange and the Press. globalresearch.ca In recent days, in response to the Trump administration's issuance on May 23 of a 17-charge indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a number of prominent liberal columnists and Democratic politicians have come out with highly critical comments. Understandably, …

2019-06-05: Social Media Postees

Beware of Authoritarian Christians
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-05
Christianity and authoritarianism are commonly believed to be at opposite ends of the democratic-autocratic continuum. A commonly held belief is that Christians, guided by The Bible, are accepting and caring of each other and others, and are thus democratic. Yes, many Christians do good with-and-for others, inspired by Jesus' Sermon on the Mount's emphasis on mercy and forgiveness and peacemaking (Matthew 5: 1-10), his teaching that doing to others as you would have then do to you is the bottom line of religion (Matthew 7L 12), and his saying that the greatest commandments are to love God and one's neighbor as on…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/05/beware-of-authoritarian-christians/

Palestinian Solidarity, South Africa BDS & Director Muhammed Desai
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-05
WorkWeek interviews SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil about her trip to South Africa to attend the Teaching Palestine confernce in March 2019. While at the conference she and two other women were sexually harassed by Muhammed Desai, the director of South Africa BDS. She talks about that experience and the cover-up that followed. She also discusses the role of Israel and the attacks against professors and students in the United States who are critical of Israel…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/03/18823720.php

Chicago Public Schools lay off hundreds of teachers and staff
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
Layoff notices were sent to 220 teachers and 498 support staff ahead of the June 30 Chicago Teachers Union contract expiration.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/05/chic-j05.html

Teacher Gives Boy With Autism 'Most Annoying Male' Award
Emma Fiala | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(TMU) — A special education teacher in Indiana is in hot water after giving an 11-year-old student with autism a trophy for "most annoying male." Speaking to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the boy's father, Rick Castejon, said he was "blindsided" when his nonverbal son was given the award last month during an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at …

Teacher Gives Boy With Autism ‘Most Annoying Male’ Award

Zimbabwe moves to ban strikes and protests
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-05
Zimbabwe's leaders are expected to enact a law this week that will bar workers from staging strikes and other protests before using other measures. | Zimbabwean schoolchild awaits transport from school during a teachers' strike in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo | The country has dealt with several strikes by doctors, teachers since its disputed general elections took place in 2018. Zimbabwe is currently facing a threat of a strike by the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA). ZINA recently issued a two-week notice to the Health Services Board. Nurses are threatening a walkout over sala…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/05/zimbabwe-moves-to-ban-strikes-and-protests/

GOP moves to ban teacher strikes in West Virginia
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-05
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (PAI)–The Republican-run state House here will take up legislation on June 17 to boost charter schools and vouchers to parents of private school kids, outlaw public school teacher strikes, fire all public workers–not just teachers–who strike, and withhold pay from strikers. The State Senate approved the bill on an 18-15 party line …
peoplesworld.org/article/republicans-move-to-ban-teacher-strikes-boost-charter-schools-in-west-virginia/

Chilean Teachers on Third Day of National Strike
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
05 de junio de 2019, 11: 25Santiago de Chile, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean teachers indefinite national strike is this Wednesday on in its third day after thousands of members of Teachers Association protested in several cities.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42853&SEO=chilean-teachers-on-third-day-of-national-strike

Chicago Public Schools lay off hundreds of teachers and staff
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
Layoff notices were sent to 220 teachers and 498 support staff ahead of the June 30 Chicago Teachers Union contract expiration.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/05/chic-j05.html

Where the 2020 Hopefuls Stand on Public Education
Yohuru Williams | progressive.org | 2019-06-05
Broad support for the wave teacher strikes has candidates jostling each other step up on public education.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/-2020-hopefuls-public-education-burris-williams-190605/

US Bans Educational and Recreational Travel to Cuba
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
As of June 5, U.S. citizens will be prohibited from making group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to Cuba, Secretary of Commerce Steve Mnuchin of the U.S. Treasury Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday. | According …
globalresearch.ca/us-bans-educational-recreational-travel-cuba/5679637

'Straight-Up Cruel': Trump Admin Condemned for Canceling Education, Recreation, and Legal Services for Detained Migrant Children
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-05
Human rights advocates responded with outrage Wednesday to the Trump administration's decision to start canceling education, recreation, and legal services for unaccompanied migrant children in federal shelters across the country, purportedly because of high detention rates and low funds. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/children_2_0.jpeg…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/05/straight-cruel-trump-admin-condemned-canceling-education-recreation-and-legal?cd-origin=rss

Cuba's Diaz-Canel Rejects New Cultural Restrictions by US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Wednesday rejected the new restrictions by the United States on cultural and educational trips to the island. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Praised for Their Work in Post-Cyclone Mozambique | The new measures, which enter into force this Wednesday, will intensify the blockade and violate international law, the president said in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cubas-Diaz-Canel-Rejects-New-Cultural-Restrictions-by-US-20190605-0006.html

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has made clear that their anger toward Venezuela's government also extends to Cuba, and this was shown again today with the administration imposing new restrictions to prevent Americans ever setting foot on Cuban soil. The new restrictions target educational trips as well as cruise ships, forbidden all cruises from stopping in Cuba for …

Chaos as Trump Administration Bans Cruises From Visiting Cuba

Warring Against Sources: The Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
"What's gone on this morning sends clear and dangerous signals to journalists and newsrooms across Australia. This will chill public interest reporting." — News Corp Australia spokesperson, The West Australian, June 4, 2019 | These are dark times for journalists …
globalresearch.ca/warring-against-sources-australian-national-security-state-journalism-public-interest/5679617

Trudeau Government Squeezes Cuba
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? | Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed …
globalresearch.ca/trudeau-government-squeezes-cuba/5679642

Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …
globalresearch.ca/war-propaganda-us-military-buildup-iran/5679593

Video: US-Sponsored Kurdish Militia Burn Wheat Fields in Northern Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The Kurdish separatist militia SDF and its affiliates from PYD and Asayish are burning wheat fields in the territories under their occupation northeast of Syria. | Some of the most fertile lands as well as territories rich with oil are under …
globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-kurdish-militia-burn-wheat-fields-qamishli/5679629

Video: War Propaganda and US Military Buildup Against Iran
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf. | In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber …
globalresearch.ca/war-propaganda-us-military-buildup-iran/5679593

"Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Dear Readers, | This is a personal message. Please read carefully. | When Global Research was born in September 2001, we were convinced that "Freedom of Expression" and "The Battle of Ideas" would contribute to reversing the tide of war, while also …
globalresearch.ca/freedom-of-expression-and-the-battle-of-ideas/5679578

Kushner-Trump Family Plan for an Enlarged Israel, Ridiculed as the 'Confidence Trick of the Century'
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
700,000 illegal settlers, economic migrants from Israel who have built temporary homes on Palestinian land, are proposed to be legitimised under a Kushner family plan dubbed the 'confidence trick of the century'. | The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner is …
globalresearch.ca/kushner-trump-family-plan-enlarged-israel/5679649

ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the dese…
globalresearch.ca/isis-remnants-regroup-attack-saa-posts-desert-us-help/5679627

The 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day Liberation of Nazi-Occupied Western Europe. A Civilizational Provocation, Russia was Not Invited
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The decision not to invite President Putin to attend the 75th D-Day commemoration event was a civilizational provocation aimed at dividing the European Allies during World War II and reinforcing the historically revised notion that the Soviet Union was an …
globalresearch.ca/75th-d-day-commemoration-event-civilizational-provocation/5679619

The Ukrainian State's Interference in Church Affairs
Nadia Bazuk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The recent presidential elections in Ukraine ended quite unexpectedly — the comedian Volodymyr Zelensky whose bid for presidency hadn't been taken seriously by experts and voters in early 2019, defeated Petro Poroshenko and won a landslide victory. The margin between …
globalresearch.ca/another-proof-ukrainian-states-interference-church-affairs/5679590

"The Lesson of the Soviet Union Is that the Bureaucracy Chooses Capitalist Restoration"
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Wilder Pérez Varona (WPV): My first question to you is about the issue of bureaucracy. | Before 1917 the issue of the socialist transition is one thing. The 1848 Revolution, the Paris Commune (which is a crucial episode, but of …
globalresearch.ca/lesson-soviet-union-bureaucracy-chooses-capitalist-restoration/5679655

How US "Good Guys" Wiped Out an Afghan Family
Jessica Purkiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
It was 4am when Masih Ur-Rahman Mubarez's wife Amina called, an unusually early time for their daily chat. When he picked up the phone, he could hear the panic in her voice. | Amina was calling from the Afghan province of …
globalresearch.ca/how-us-good-guys-wiped-out-afghan-family/5679645

The US-China Trade War Can be Traced Back to the Failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The current "trade war" owes its origins to the US' failed Tiananmen Square Color Revolution that convinced the Chinese authorities that their late-Old Cold War-era American "allies" couldn't be trusted, which in turn inspired the Communist Party to use the …
globalresearch.ca/trade-war-traced-back-failed-tiananmen-square-color-revolution/5679624

EU Sued at International Criminal Court over Mediterranean Migration Policy — As More Die at Sea
Maurice Stierl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
In the same week that more migrant lives were lost at sea, the EU's migration policy in the Mediterranean has been brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC). | It emerged on June 3 that the ICC had …
globalresearch.ca/eu-sued-international-criminal-court-mediterranean-migration-policy-more-die-sea/5679633

Advancing Its War on Science, Trump Admin Blocks Fetal Tissue From Being Used in Federal Research
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-05
"This will make it harder to find cures for deadly diseases." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fetal-tissue-ban-trump.jpg…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/05/advancing-its-war-science-trump-admin-blocks-fetal-tissue-being-used-federal?cd-origin=rss

From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. | Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that …
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-front-groups-fraud-deception-toxic-tactics/5679596

The EU Votes and the CIA Wins Again
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
The European Union voted last month but not one of its 21st century war crimes and war criminals were a topic of conversation. The real possibility of a nuclear war between the EU and Russia wasn't an issue either. The | …
globalresearch.ca/eu-votes-cia-wins-again/5679587

Brazil had a Historic Record of 65,602 Murders in 2017
plenglish.com | 2019-06-05
Brasilia, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Brazil had 65,602 people killed in 2017, revealed this Wednesday the Atlas of Violence, prepared by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and the Brazilian Public Security Forum.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42872&SEO=brazil-had-a-historic-record-of-65602-murders-in-2017

After the Fall of the Berlin War: Between Dystopia and Democratic Socialism
Andrew Jackson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a widespread sense that liberal capitalism had triumphed in the battle of ideas, and that socialism as a plausible alternative was pretty much dead. But the many crises of contemporary …
globalresearch.ca/between-dystopia-democratic-socialism/5679657

From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. | Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that …
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-front-groups-fraud-deception-toxic-tactics/5679596

Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers
wsws.org | 2019-06-05
The ICFI statement entitled "Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers" was issued on June 22, 1989, as the scope of the police dragnet and repression against workers and students expanded following the Tiananmen Square massacre.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/05/tian-j05.html

American Professor At Jamaica's Edna Manley College Contemplates Hunger Strike Amid Student Sex Scandal "Coverup"
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-05
Visiting African-American Maluwa Williams-Myers has a story to tell about sex abuse at Edna Manley… | On Tuesday, African-American Professor Maluwa Williams-Myers told the Black Star News she is contemplating a hunger strike to force change at a Jamaican college where a serial sex offender has allegedly abused female students "for a decade." | Professor Williams-Myers told Black Star News she is compelled to consider this drastic approach because officials at this college are involved in a "coverup." She is worried about the victimization of other young women. | Is there a rape culture problem inside this Jama…
http://www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/others/american-professor-at-jamaica%E2%80%99s-edna-manley-college

'Coward from Broward' cop arrested for failing to act during Parkland school shooting
rt.com | 2019-06-05
Florida school security officer Scot Peterson has been charged with neglect of duty after an investigation into his failure to act for nearly an hour allowed an ex-student to gun down 17 people at a Parkland high school last year. | …
rt.com/usa/461094-parkland-shooting-officer-arrested-neglect/

What the Horror of "Chernobyl" Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-06-05
The HBO miniseries reveals the perils of a society based on lies. It also warns about ignoring the laws of science — and climate change.
theintercept.com/2019/06/05/what-the-horror-of-chernobyl-reveals-about-the-deceit-of-the-trump-era/

What the Horror of "Chernobyl" Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-06-05
The HBO miniseries reveals the perils of a society based on lies. It also warns about ignoring the laws of science — and climate change.
theintercept.com/2019/06/05/what-the-horror-of-chernobyl-reveals-about-the-deceit-of-the-trump-era/

Education in the Service of Assimilation: The Founding Vision of Residential Schools in Canada
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-04
Many of us can scarcely comprehend why a teacher might smack a child across the mouth with a ruler for "speaking Indian" (one of thousands of cruel acts perpetrated on Native children). They were stripped of their clothing and given a number upon entering the residential school. They were separated from their siblings by gender and removed from parental contact and community bonds. They were fed lousy food in lousy buildings. Around 6000 children died of various diseases, particularly tuberculosis. Their own spiritual traditions and practices were attacked mercilessly. Spiritual desolation awaited them down the r…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/04/education-in-the-service-of-assimilation-tthe-founding-vision-of-residential-schools-in-canada/

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2019-06-04
Mass protests are continuing in Brazil against education cuts by the right-wing Bolsanaro administration while striking Honduran teachers and doctors held protests against privatization of healthcare and education.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/04/wrkr-j04.html

New Haven teachers strike enters third week
wsws.org | 2019-06-04
The New Haven Teachers Association has dropped their wage demands beneath inflation, leaving teachers at a loss.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/04/nhav-j04.html

'GOP retaliates against the people who educate our children:' West Virginia passes education bill that bans teacher strikes
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-04
Lawmakers in West Virginia recently passed an education bill with an amendment that would ban teachers strikes. The legislation, which passed the Senate, heads to the state's House of Delegates later this month. | While the right-to-work state already doesn't give employees collective bargaining rights, many call the amendment "pure retribution, retaliation." | "This is just I think another stab at trying to punish us, making the law perhaps a little more severe with such language," Fred Albert, president of the West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). | The amendment would "specify…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/04/gop-retaliates-against-the-people-who-educate-our-children-west-virginia-passes-education-bill-that-bans-teacher-strikes/

Palestinian Solidarity, South Africa BDS & Director Muhammed Desai
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-04
WorkWeek interviews SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil about her trip to South Africa to attend the Teaching Palestine confernce in March 2019. While at the conference she and two other women were sexually harassed by Muhammed Desai, the director of South Africa BDS. She talks about that experience and the cover-up that followed. She also discusses the role of Israel and the attacks against professors and students in the United States who are critical of Israel…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/03/18823720.php

Huawei, AU deepen relationship with new 3-year deal
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-04
Chinese technology giant, Huawei, and the African Union (AU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to consolidate ICT cooperation. The MoU aims at strengthening the partnership between the two sides on broadband, internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence, according to a statement issued by Huawei. | The initiative will also train young people in tech skills, and offer AU departments support in dealing with cybersecurity, as well as digital health and education. | The deal follows a 2015 MOU which focused on improving the union's technological capabilities, including by or…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/04/huawei-au-deepen-relationship-with-new-3-year-deal/

US Bans Educational and Recreational Travel to Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-04
As of June 5, U.S. citizens will be prohibited from making group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to Cuba, Secretary of Commerce Steve Mnuchin of the U.S. Treasury Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert | According to the commercial director at Cuba's tourism ministry, Michel Bernal, the island nation received about 250,000 U.S. visitors in the first four months of…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Bans-Educational-and-Recreational-Travel-to-Cuba-20190604-0024.html

Le lunghe mani del gruppo Bildenberg
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-04
Tre italiani sono stati invitati quest'anno alla riunione del gruppo Bilderberg, svoltasi a Montreux in Svizzera dal 30 maggio al 2 giugno. Accanto a Lilli Gruber, la conduttrice televisiva de La7 ormai ospite fissa del Bildelberg, è stato invitato un | …
globalresearch.ca/le-lunghe-mani-del-gruppo-bildenberg/5679553

Trump's Bellicosity Sells Weapons but Also Boosts Iran and the Palestinian Cause
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-04
When the "Islamic State" (ISIS) occupied large territories in Iraq and Syria, it shifted Middle East and world attention to it, moving the focus away from the Palestinian cause. The countries affected by the ISIS horror concentrated on recovering their …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-bellicosity-sells-weapons-boosts-iran-palestinian-cause/5679505

Video: Israeli Military Intensifies Attacks on Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-04
Overnight on June 2, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a missile strike on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) targets in the southern part of the country. According to the IDF, the missiles hit 2 artillery batteries, observation and intelligence …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-military-intensifies-attacks-syria/5679483

Israel Continues Its Interference in the Syrian Crisis
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-04
On June 2, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Israeli aggression on the T4 airbase, located in the eastern countryside of Homs province. It's recognized that the Syrian Air Defense System managed to destroy two missiles. The remaining rockets …
globalresearch.ca/israel-continues-interference-syrian-crisis/5679527