Daily Archives: June 7, 2019

2019-06-07: News Headlines

The Mind Unleashed (2019-06-07). Scientists Now Believe Black Holes Could Be Portals to Other Galaxies. theantimedia.com (TMU) — In Christopher Nolan's epic 2014 science fiction film Interstellar, a rogue splinter group of scientists constituting the collapsed remnants of NASA hatch a plan to save Earth from environmental collapse by searching for potentially habitable planets in a distant galaxy. They get there by traveling through a wormhole and using the gravitational slingshot …

WSWS (2019-06-07). New Zealand secondary teachers' union cancels industrial action. wsws.org There is growing anger over the Labour Party-led government's refusal to adequately fund education, and the unions' efforts to isolate teachers.

WSWS (2019-06-07). Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers. wsws.org The Office of Refugee Settlement has halted the flow of funding for any activities they consider "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety," including legal aid and recreation.

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-07). Racism is a Public Health Crisis. counterpunch.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism, More

WSWS (2019-06-07). Stop the closure of Benton Harbor schools! Defend public education! wsws.org The following statement was distributed to teachers, parents and students at a school board meeting Tuesday night in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Fight Back (2019-06-07). Salt Lake City teacher walkout could lead to strike. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – Teachers in the Salt Lake Education Association walked out of a Salt Lake City Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday night, June 4. The meeting was held the night before the last day of school and was attended almost entirely by teachers, some of whom had brought their own children. They wore red shirts to show their solidarity to their union, their students and each other and they carried signs reading "6%" showing their demand to have their salaries raised by 6% in their upcoming contract with the district. The teachers all walked out during the comment period, where input on the upcoming c…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-07). Chinese Students Might be the "Trade War's" First Civilian Causalities. globalresearch.ca The escalating "trade war" between the US and China is reportedly causing some in Washington to consider imposing legal restrictions on Chinese students in the interests of national security, which shows that all the trade talk was really just a …

WSWS (2019-06-07). Michigan governor announces closure of Benton Harbor High School. wsws.org Students, parents and community members denounced Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's unilateral decision to close Benton Harbor High School at a school board meeting this week.

WSWS (2019-06-07). Sri Lankan Trotskyists win strong support for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org University students voice their concerns about the US-led assaults on Assange and Manning and speak out in defence of free speech.

RT (2019-06-07). University to return $26.5mn donation over benefactor's pro-choice views. rt.com The University of Alabama is considering rejecting a $26.5mn donation after its benefactor called on students to boycott the school over Alabama's strict new abortion law, which criminalizes the procedure in almost all cases.

Prof. Wilson Wong (2019-06-07). Japan's F-35 Acquisition and the Arms Race in the Western Pacific: Strategic Game Changer or Epic Boondoggle? asia-pacificresearch.com

Rima Najjar (2019-06-07). Washington's "Malicious Intent": Trump and Son-in-Law Kushner's "Deliberate" Ignorance of Palestinian History. globalresearch.ca When the President of Israel and the Jewish son-in-law of the President of the United States make surprisingly thoughtless statements about Palestine, they show us just how deliberately ignorant of history they are‚Ää—‚Ääand how uncaring they are for …

Andre Vltchek (2019-06-07). Hundreds Died 'as a Result of the Indonesian Elections'. asia-pacificresearch.com

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-07). Illinois Legalizes Cannabis. globalresearch.ca The late economist Milton Friedman's notion of capitalism and freedom is polar opposite to my own views. | We're however likeminded on the issue of illicit drugs and so-called US war on them, largely waged on Blacks and Latinos. They …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-07). D-Day Normandy Invasion after 75 Years. The Falsification of History. globalresearch.ca Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Once again the event is celebrated by demonization of National Socialist Germany and glorification of America's greatness in winning the war. | In actual fact the Normandy invasion was not a significant …

plenglish (2019-06-07). Experts from Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba to Research Neuroimmunology. plenglish.com 07 de junio de 2019, 05: 58Havana, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Brazil, Guatemala and Cuba will meet here from June 11 to 14 to discuss new alternatives in the treatment of demyelinating diseases during the First Cuban School of Neuroimmunology, a press release reported here. .

South Front (2019-06-07). Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca ISIS cells have used an IED to blow up a Syrian Army vehicle on the road between Naamer and al-Khirbet in northern Daraa, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq said on June 4. According to the report, 3 soldiers were killed …

BroadbandSearch (2019-06-07). What Does Facebook Know About Me (It's Scary). globalresearch.ca Whether it's eerily-specific ads popping up in our news feeds, or stories about our data leaking into the wrong hands, there's plenty of evidence that Facebook knows quite a bit about us. | But exactly what information does Facebook have? It's …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-07). The State of the US Economy. Poverty and America's "Mega-Rich". Rigged Markets and the Collapse of the "Real Economy" globalresearch.ca The story line is going out that the economic boom is weakening and the Federal Reserve has to get the printing press running again. The Fed uses the money to purchase bonds, which drives up the prices of bonds and …

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-07). You're Under Arrest: How the US Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca "History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can …

Global Research News (2019-06-07). Most Popular Articles This Week. globalresearch.ca

susan_p (2019-06-07). NZ teachers take historic strike action. greenleft.org.au Teachers around Aotearoa New Zealand held a historic one-day strike on May 29. | For the first time, both primary and secondary teachers joined together in a "mega-strike" to demand pay rises, parity between primary and secondary teachers, staffing increases and more time for preparation and out-of-classroom activities. About 50,000 teachers took part in the strike, with most public schools closing for the day. Large, loud and colourful marches took place in all main centres and many regional towns. Teachers also gathered at major intersections with placards and banners, encouraging motorists to toot in support o…

Diana Block (2019-06-07). Teaching Palestine in South Africa. counterpunch.org Reaffirming Internationalism in the Twenty-first Century In March 2019 I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a conference — Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice. The conference was co-sponsored by the AMED (Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies) program of San Francisco State University (SFSU), AMEC (Afro-Middle East Centre) in More

Thomas Klikauer (2019-06-07). The Accelerating Ecological Genocide. counterpunch.org In May 2019, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its latest assessment of the accelerating extinction rates of our global biodiversity. The report was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years. It has inputs from another 310 contributing authors and is based More

Staff (2019-06-06). Corporate Media Will Regret Abandoning Julian Assange. truthdig.com After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the US Department of Justice's escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration. | Following the philosopher of science Karl Popper, I'll call this the problem of journalistic demarcation. Facing his own demarc…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-06). 'Abortion Up to Conscience, Not Government,' Declared Bernie Sanders… in 1972. commondreams.org The 2020 Democratic contender, says one top aide, "has been fighting these battles for decades, even when it wasn't politically advantageous." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie-sanders-abortion-joe-biden-roe-wade1.jpg…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-06-06). Romanticism and Music: The Conversion of Music into a "Mass Narcotic" on a Global Scale. globalresearch.ca " Narcotic: drug that produces analgesia (pain relief), narcosis (state of stupor or sleep), and addiction (physical dependence on the drug). In some people narcotics also produce euphoria (a feeling of great elation)." | Introduction | Romanticism is a philosophical movement …

Molly Enking (2019-06-06). Here's what Trump learned after Prince Charles dropped climate science on him. peoplesworld.org In the middle of President Trump's controversial U.K. visit, he and Prince Charles were supposed to have a 15-minute sit-down for tea on Tuesday. Ninety minutes later, Trump left the meeting, reportedly after getting something between a lecture and a plea on the climate crisis. Trump discussed the meeting with British media personality Piers Morgan on ITV's Good …

United Nations (2019-06-06). Thursday's Daily Brief: STIs worldwide, food safety and food prices, updates on Iraq and East Africa. un.org This Thursday, we cover: the latest global report by the UN health agency (WHO) on sexually transmitted infections (STIs); the first ever World Food Safety Day, celebrated this Friday; an update on global food prices; updates on the education and farmland situation in Iraq; and a new UN allocation of US$45 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya facing food shortages.

Craig Gordan (2019-06-06). An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike. mronline.org The recent seven-day strike by the Oakland Education Association (OEA) was eerily similar in key ways to its 26-day strike in 1996. What happened in both cases was that union members and community allies won on the picket lines and in the streets but got a draw, at best, at the bargaining table. | Source

Jonathan Kozol (2019-06-06). Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists. thenation.com Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists…

plenglish (2019-06-06). Bolivia's Newspaper Warns of Damage Caused by Blockade of Cuba. plenglish.com La Paz, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) About 800,000 reservations of tickets to Cuba are affected by the U.S. ban on educational trips to the island, according to the Bolivian government"s newspaper Cambio.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Chile Teachers Call For Demonstrations Against Poor Conditions. telesurenglish.net Chilean Teachers Association called Thursday for a massive demonstration in the capital Santiago to demand the government address the public education crisis, to retract the curricular change which makes the subjects of history, physical education and arts optional and improve the working conditions of teachers in Chile. | RELATED: | Chileans to Demonstrate as President Piñera Adresses the Nation | The teachers' association said they were protesting for structural issues with…

Sam Ordóñez (2019-06-06). General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms'. workers.org June 3 — A national strike began in Honduras on May 30 protesting a series of reforms announced by the government. The strike was called in response a series of decrees signed by the president on May 28 aimed at restructuring the health and education sectors. The demonstrations, which continued . . . | Continue reading General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms' at Workers.org

Staff (2019-06-06). Trump's New Travel Restrictions Harm Both US and Cuban People. truthout.org Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. persons. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will no longer allow the popular "people-to-people" educational travel and they will deny licenses to cruise ships, the most common way people visit Cuba. | "While this further escalation of the Trump administration's economic war on Cuba is very harmful to the people of Cuba and its…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-06). Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Latest Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech. commondreams.org "It's absolutely vital that YouTube work to undo the damage caused by their indiscriminate implementation as soon as possible." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ford_fischer.jpg…

MAIL (2019-06-06). Trump Escalates Economic Attack on Cuba, Banning Americans from Educational, Cultural Trips. democracynow.org In the latest attempt by the Trump administration to squeeze the Cuban economy, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is ending the people-to-people program, which has been the most popular way for Americans to visit the country, through organized group trips in spite of the embargo. Private cruises to the island will also be banned. On Wednesday, the cruise companies Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian all said they will no longer travel to Cuba, affecting nearly 800,000 bookings. In a statement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed the ban is in retaliation for Cuba "providing a…

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-06). Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech. theantimedia.com (CD) — Free speech advocates who warned of the predictable consequences of allowing powerful tech companies to police online discourse seized on YouTube's attempt Wednesday to purge hate speech from their video platform after creators performing public service journalism and education were swept up in the effort. Wednesday's purge came after days of sustained criticism over YouTube's …

Jonathan Kozol (2019-06-06). When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists. thenation.com When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists…

Shawgi Tell (2019-06-06). CREDO Says Pennsylvania Charter Schools Are Weak and Unimpressive. dissidentvoice.org In another recent study on charter schools, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University, "finds little to no progress in charter school impact in Pennsylvania."1 A June 4, 2019 press release from CREDO states that: "Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) found over four years of study that …

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Cuban Campaign Seeks To Eradicate Patriarchal Norms. telesurenglish.net A year after it was launched, the Cuban national campaign Evoluciona continues its efforts in questioning and to transforming the beliefs that support violence against women, according to members of the campaign who have spoken to the local Cuban outlet Cuba Informacion Tuesday. | RELATED: | Argentina Protests Gender Violence, Demands Right To Abort | Led by the center Oscar Arnulfo Romero in alliance with the Federation of Cuban women, the National Center of Sex Education and the…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Staff To Unionize. telesurenglish.net Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren Thursday endorsed her campaign staff's decision to unionize, an expected move from the United States Senator from Massachusetts who has made workers' rights a major part of her 2020 platform. | RELATED: | US Election: Elizabeth Warren Proposes Canceling Students Debt for over 40M People | The staunchly pro-labor senator joins three other Democratic presidential candidates – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Verm…

WSWS (2019-06-06). Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Columbia less than a month after being detained by ICE. wsws.org Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.

splcenter (2019-06-06). Louisiana law will increase transparency in public school discipline and policing. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill today that will help ensure schools are transparent in their student disciplinary practices and school policing programs.

G. Dunkel (2019-06-06). Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close. workers.org On May 25, at the call of the Union of Nigerien Students (USN), a few thousand students marched through Niamey, the capital of Niger, chanting, "Down with foreign military bases," "Down with the French army" (Niger is a former French colony), "Down with the American army," and "Down with the . . . | Continue reading Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-06). Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE. wsws.org Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-06). Fundamental Palestinian Rights: Trump's "Deal of the Century" "No-Peace/ Peace Plan", Derogating "The Right of Return" globalresearch.ca From what's known about the scheme, subject to change, Trump's so-called "deal of the century" has nothing to do with regional peace or treating Palestinians equitably. | It has everything to with serving US and Israeli interests at the expense of …

Israel Shahak (2019-06-06). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-06). Trump's Visit to the United Kingdom: The "Special Relationship", Post Brexit Future, Upholding "Western Civilization" … against Russia. globalresearch.ca Trump's first-ever state visit to the UK was a monumental event that celebrated the history of these two Great Powers' "Special Relationship" and also hinted at what…

Food & Water Watch (2019-06-06). The Fracking Endgame: Locked into Plastics, Pollution and Climate Chaos. globalresearch.ca In the mid-2000s, the oil and gas industry accelerated the use of the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") technique to extract formerly inaccessible natural gas from shale rock and other geologic formations. Fracking has threatened communities near drilling rigs with water …

2019-06-07: Social Media Postees

Scientists Now Believe Black Holes Could Be Portals to Other Galaxies
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-07
(TMU) — In Christopher Nolan's epic 2014 science fiction film Interstellar, a rogue splinter group of scientists constituting the collapsed remnants of NASA hatch a plan to save Earth from environmental collapse by searching for potentially habitable planets in a distant galaxy. They get there by traveling through a wormhole and using the gravitational slingshot …

Scientists Now Believe Black Holes Could Be Portals to Other Galaxies

The Accelerating Ecological Genocide
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
In May 2019, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its latest assessment of the accelerating extinction rates of our global biodiversity. The report was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years. It has inputs from another 310 contributing authors and is based…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/the-accelerating-ecological-genocide/

Stop the closure of Benton Harbor schools! Defend public education!
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
The following statement was distributed to teachers, parents and students at a school board meeting Tuesday night in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/bent-j07.html

New Zealand secondary teachers' union cancels industrial action
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
There is growing anger over the Labour Party-led government's refusal to adequately fund education, and the unions' efforts to isolate teachers.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/nzte-j07.html

Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
The Office of Refugee Settlement has halted the flow of funding for any activities they consider "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety," including legal aid and recreation.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/chil-j07.html

Salt Lake City teacher walkout could lead to strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
Salt Lake City, UT – Teachers in the Salt Lake Education Association walked out of a Salt Lake City Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday night, June 4. The meeting was held the night before the last day of school and was attended almost entirely by teachers, some of whom had brought their own children. They wore red shirts to show their solidarity to their union, their students and each other and they carried signs reading "6%" showing their demand to have their salaries raised by 6% in their upcoming contract with the district. The teachers all walked out during the comment period, where input on the upcoming c…
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/6/salt-lake-city-teacher-walkout-could-lead-strike

Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Jessicah Pierre | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/racism-is-a-public-health-crisis/

Chinese Students Might be the "Trade War's" First Civilian Causalities
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
The escalating "trade war" between the US and China is reportedly causing some in Washington to consider imposing legal restrictions on Chinese students in the interests of national security, which shows that all the trade talk was really just a …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-students-might-be-the-trade-wars-first-civilian-causalities/5679788

Michigan governor announces closure of Benton Harbor High School
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
Students, parents and community members denounced Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's unilateral decision to close Benton Harbor High School at a school board meeting this week.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/beha-j07.html

Sri Lankan Trotskyists win strong support for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
wsws.org | 2019-06-07
University students voice their concerns about the US-led assaults on Assange and Manning and speak out in defence of free speech.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/asan-j07.html

University to return $26.5mn donation over benefactor's pro-choice views
rt.com | 2019-06-07
The University of Alabama is considering rejecting a $26.5mn donation after its benefactor called on students to boycott the school over Alabama's strict new abortion law, which criminalizes the procedure in almost all cases. | …
rt.com/usa/461266-university-alabama-returns-donation-abortion/

Hundreds Died 'as a Result of the Indonesian Elections'
Andre Vltchek | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-06-07
asia-pacificresearch.com/hundreds-died-indonesian-elections/5628667

Experts from Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba to Research Neuroimmunology
plenglish.com | 2019-06-07
07 de junio de 2019, 05: 58Havana, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Brazil, Guatemala and Cuba will meet here from June 11 to 14 to discuss new alternatives in the treatment of demyelinating diseases during the First Cuban School of Neuroimmunology, a press release reported here. .
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42932&SEO=experts-from-brazil-guatemala-cuba-to-research-neuroimmunology

Japan's F-35 Acquisition and the Arms Race in the Western Pacific: Strategic Game Changer or Epic Boondoggle?
Prof. Wilson Wong | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-06-07
asia-pacificresearch.com/japans-f-35-acquisition-arms-race-western-pacific-strategic-game-changer-epic-boondoggle/5628664

You're Under Arrest: How the US Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
"History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can …
globalresearch.ca/youre-under-arrest-how-police-state-muzzles-our-right-speak-truth-power/5679865

D-Day Normandy Invasion after 75 Years. The Falsification of History
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Once again the event is celebrated by demonization of National Socialist Germany and glorification of America's greatness in winning the war. | In actual fact the Normandy invasion was not a significant …
globalresearch.ca/d-day-normandy-invasion-after-75-years-the-falsification-of-history/5679845

Most Popular Articles This Week
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
globalresearch.ca/most-popular?since=7

Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
ISIS cells have used an IED to blow up a Syrian Army vehicle on the road between Naamer and al-Khirbet in northern Daraa, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq said on June 4. According to the report, 3 soldiers were killed …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-russian-forces-pound-militants-greater-idlib/5679842

Washington's "Malicious Intent": Trump and Son-in-Law Kushner's "Deliberate" Ignorance of Palestinian History
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
When the President of Israel and the Jewish son-in-law of the President of the United States make surprisingly thoughtless statements about Palestine, they show us just how deliberately ignorant of history they are‚Ää–‚Ääand how uncaring they are for …
globalresearch.ca/not-capable-governing-themselves-kushner-final-status-status-quo/5679787

Illinois Legalizes Cannabis
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
The late economist Milton Friedman's notion of capitalism and freedom is polar opposite to my own views. | We're however likeminded on the issue of illicit drugs and so-called US war on them, largely waged on Blacks and Latinos. They …
globalresearch.ca/illinois-legalizes-cannabis/5679853

What Does Facebook Know About Me (It's Scary)
BroadbandSearch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Whether it's eerily-specific ads popping up in our news feeds, or stories about our data leaking into the wrong hands, there's plenty of evidence that Facebook knows quite a bit about us. | But exactly what information does Facebook have? It's …
globalresearch.ca/what-does-facebook-know-about-me-its-scary/5679877

The State of the US Economy. Poverty and America's "Mega-Rich". Rigged Markets and the Collapse of the "Real Economy"
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
The story line is going out that the economic boom is weakening and the Federal Reserve has to get the printing press running again. The Fed uses the money to purchase bonds, which drives up the prices of bonds and …
globalresearch.ca/the-state-of-the-us-economy-poverty-and-americas-mega-rich-rigged-markets-and-the-collapse-of-the-real-economy/5679785

Angst and Madness at the End of Empire
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
"Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress. Such disruptions include increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war — and will not avoid affluent nations." — Jem Bendell, professor of sustainability leadership, University of Cumbria, UK…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/112236/

Reinterpreting History and Reality, Retrospective Exhibition of Simone Fattal, New York Museum of Modern Art PS1
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Even in New York, it's not often one has an opportunity to view a sculpture exhibit on the scale of Simone Fattal's 50-year retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art PS 1. It's a splendid assemblage of work–247 …
globalresearch.ca/retrospective-exhibition-simone-fatal-moma-ps1-ny/5679731

Teaching Palestine in South Africa
Diana Block | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
Reaffirming Internationalism in the Twenty-first Century In March 2019 I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a conference — Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice. The conference was co-sponsored by the AMED (Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies) program of San Francisco State University (SFSU), AMEC (Afro-Middle East Centre) in…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/teaching-palestine-in-south-africa/

NZ teachers take historic strike action
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-07
Teachers around Aotearoa New Zealand held a historic one-day strike on May 29. | For the first time, both primary and secondary teachers joined together in a "mega-strike" to demand pay rises, parity between primary and secondary teachers, staffing increases and more time for preparation and out-of-classroom activities. About 50,000 teachers took part in the strike, with most public schools closing for the day. Large, loud and colourful marches took place in all main centres and many regional towns. Teachers also gathered at major intersections with placards and banners, encouraging motorists to toot in support o…
greenleft.org.au/content/nz-teachers-take-historic-strike-action

Here's what Trump learned after Prince Charles dropped climate science on him
Molly Enking | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-06
In the middle of President Trump's controversial U.K. visit, he and Prince Charles were supposed to have a 15-minute sit-down for tea on Tuesday. Ninety minutes later, Trump left the meeting, reportedly after getting something between a lecture and a plea on the climate crisis. Trump discussed the meeting with British media personality Piers Morgan on ITV's Good …
peoplesworld.org/article/heres-what-trump-learned-after-prince-charles-dropped-climate-science-on-him/

Corporate Media Will Regret Abandoning Julian Assange
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-06
After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the US Department of Justice's escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration. | Following the philosopher of science Karl Popper, I'll call this the problem of journalistic demarcation. Facing his own demarc…
truthdig.com/articles/corporate-media-will-regret-abandoning-julian-assange/

Corporate Media Will Regret Abandoning Julian Assange
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-06
After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the US Department of Justice's escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration. | Following the philosopher of science Karl Popper, I'll call this the problem of journalistic demarcation. Facing his own demarc…
truthdig.com/articles/corporate-media-will-regret-abandoning-julian-assange/

'Abortion Up to Conscience, Not Government,' Declared Bernie Sanders… in 1972
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
The 2020 Democratic contender, says one top aide, "has been fighting these battles for decades, even when it wasn't politically advantageous." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie-sanders-abortion-joe-biden-roe-wade1.jpg…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/06/abortion-conscience-not-government-declared-bernie-sanders-1972?cd-origin=rss

Chile Teachers Call For Demonstrations Against Poor Conditions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
Chilean Teachers Association called Thursday for a massive demonstration in the capital Santiago to demand the government address the public education crisis, to retract the curricular change which makes the subjects of history, physical education and arts optional and improve the working conditions of teachers in Chile. | RELATED: | Chileans to Demonstrate as President Piñera Adresses the Nation | The teachers' association said they were protesting for structural issues with…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Teachers-Call-For-Demonstrations-Against-Poor-Conditions–20190606-0010.html

General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms'
Sam Ordóñez | workers.org | 2019-06-06
June 3 — A national strike began in Honduras on May 30 protesting a series of reforms announced by the government. The strike was called in response a series of decrees signed by the president on May 28 aimed at restructuring the health and education sectors. The demonstrations, which continued . . . | Continue reading General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms' at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/06/general-strike-in-honduras-protests-govt-reforms/

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Latest Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
"It's absolutely vital that YouTube work to undo the damage caused by their indiscriminate implementation as soon as possible." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ford_fischer.jpg…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/06/journalist-and-educator-among-those-caught-youtubes-latest-attempt-purge-online-hate?cd-origin=rss

Bolivia's Newspaper Warns of Damage Caused by Blockade of Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
La Paz, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) About 800,000 reservations of tickets to Cuba are affected by the U.S. ban on educational trips to the island, according to the Bolivian government"s newspaper Cambio.
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=42912&SEO=bolivias-newspaper-warns-of-damage-caused-by-blockade-of-cuba

Trump Escalates Economic Attack on Cuba, Banning Americans from Educational, Cultural Trips
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-06
In the latest attempt by the Trump administration to squeeze the Cuban economy, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is ending the people-to-people program, which has been the most popular way for Americans to visit the country, through organized group trips in spite of the embargo. Private cruises to the island will also be banned. On Wednesday, the cruise companies Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian all said they will no longer travel to Cuba, affecting nearly 800,000 bookings. In a statement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed the ban is in retaliation for Cuba "providing a…
http://www.democracynow.org/2019/6/6/trump_administration_passes_new_restrictions_on

Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists
Jonathan Kozol | thenation.com | 2019-06-06
Joe Biden Once Made Common Cause With School Segregationists…
thenation.com/article/joe-biden-education-busing-opposition/

CREDO Says Pennsylvania Charter Schools Are Weak and Unimpressive
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-06
In another recent study on charter schools, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University, "finds little to no progress in charter school impact in Pennsylvania."1 A June 4, 2019 press release from CREDO states that: "Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) found over four years of study that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/credo-says-pennsylvania-charter-schools-are-weak-and-unimpressive/

Trump's New Travel Restrictions Harm Both US and Cuban People
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-06
Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. persons. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will no longer allow the popular "people-to-people" educational travel and they will deny licenses to cruise ships, the most common way people visit Cuba. | "While this further escalation of the Trump administration's economic war on Cuba is very harmful to the people of Cuba and its…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-new-travel-restrictions-harm-both-us-and-cuban-persons/

CREDO Says Pennsylvania Charter Schools Are Weak and Unimpressive
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-06
In another recent study on charter schools, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University, "finds little to no progress in charter school impact in Pennsylvania."1 A June 4, 2019 press release from CREDO states that: "Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) found over four years of study that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/credo-says-pennsylvania-charter-schools-are-weak-and-unimpressive/

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-06
(CD) — Free speech advocates who warned of the predictable consequences of allowing powerful tech companies to police online discourse seized on YouTube's attempt Wednesday to purge hate speech from their video platform after creators performing public service journalism and education were swept up in the effort. Wednesday's purge came after days of sustained criticism over YouTube's …

Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech

Cuban Campaign Seeks To Eradicate Patriarchal Norms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
A year after it was launched, the Cuban national campaign Evoluciona continues its efforts in questioning and to transforming the beliefs that support violence against women, according to members of the campaign who have spoken to the local Cuban outlet Cuba Informacion Tuesday. | RELATED: | Argentina Protests Gender Violence, Demands Right To Abort | Led by the center Oscar Arnulfo Romero in alliance with the Federation of Cuban women, the National Center of Sex Education and the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-Campaign-Seeks-To-Eradicate-Patriarchal-Norms-20190606-0014.html

An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike
Craig Gordon | mronline.org | 2019-06-06
The recent seven-day strike by the Oakland Education Association (OEA) was eerily similar in key ways to its 26-day strike in 1996. What happened in both cases was that union members and community allies won on the picket lines and in the streets but got a draw, at best, at the bargaining table. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/06/an-analysis-of-the-2019-oakland-teachers-strike/

An analysis of the 2019 Oakland teachers strike
Craig Gordan | mronline.org | 2019-06-06
The recent seven-day strike by the Oakland Education Association (OEA) was eerily similar in key ways to its 26-day strike in 1996. What happened in both cases was that union members and community allies won on the picket lines and in the streets but got a draw, at best, at the bargaining table. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/06/an-analysis-of-the-2019-oakland-teachers-strike/

Thursday's Daily Brief: STIs worldwide, food safety and food prices, updates on Iraq and East Africa
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-06
This Thursday, we cover: the latest global report by the UN health agency (WHO) on sexually transmitted infections (STIs); the first ever World Food Safety Day, celebrated this Friday; an update on global food prices; updates on the education and farmland situation in Iraq; and a new UN allocation of US$45 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya facing food shortages.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1039951

When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists
Jonathan Kozol | thenation.com | 2019-06-06
When Joe Biden Collaborated With Segregationists…
thenation.com/article/joe-biden-education-busing-opposition/

Louisiana law will increase transparency in public school discipline and policing
splcenter.org | 2019-06-06
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill today that will help ensure schools are transparent in their student disciplinary practices and school policing programs.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/06/louisiana-law-will-increase-transparency-public-school-discipline-and-policing

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Staff To Unionize
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-06
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren Thursday endorsed her campaign staff's decision to unionize, an expected move from the United States Senator from Massachusetts who has made workers' rights a major part of her 2020 platform. | RELATED: | US Election: Elizabeth Warren Proposes Canceling Students Debt for over 40M People | The staunchly pro-labor senator joins three other Democratic presidential candidates – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Verm…
telesurenglish.net/news/Elizabeth-Warrens-Campaign-Staff-To-Unionize-20190606-0017.html

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Columbia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco-j06.html

Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2019-06-06
On May 25, at the call of the Union of Nigerien Students (USN), a few thousand students marched through Niamey, the capital of Niger, chanting, "Down with foreign military bases," "Down with the French army" (Niger is a former French colony), "Down with the American army," and "Down with the . . . | Continue reading Niger's students demand U.S. and French bases close at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/06/nigers-students-demand-u-s-and-french-bases-close/

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE
wsws.org | 2019-06-06
Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/06/brco-j06.html