2019-04-22: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-22). Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him. globalresearch.ca Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him. The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 intimates that he is an "enemy agent" responsible for "information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy"

Bonpane Family (2019-04-22). Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing. liberationnews.org Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.

Martin Armstrong (2019-04-22). IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …

Arnold August (2019-04-22). Cuba and the Politics of Culture in the U.S.: "The Invisible Hand of the Market"? globalresearch.ca Although this article was published in the original Spanish version last March, now that Julian Assange is in prison the analysis in this piece on "freedom of expression" is even more valid. | There is a wide-open debate/polemic in Cuba regarding …

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-04-22). Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security" globalresearch.ca The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …

Jessica Leyba (2019-04-22). AZ legislators move to shutdown progressive teachers 'political speech'. liberationnews.org HB 2032 broadly threatens Arizona teachers accused of using "political speech" with "the intent of influencing or changing a student's political ideology" with a $5,000 fine, which amounts to 10 percent of the average teacher salary in Arizona.

Staff (2019-04-22). An American Tragedy Is Playing Out in Our Classrooms. truthdig.com A society that refuses to adequately invest in the education of its children is refusing to invest in the future. It is nihilism on a grand scale.

Telesur (2019-04-22). Trump's Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is cracking down on trade partners that are still purchasing oil from Iran in an attempt to force regime change inside the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-22). The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …

Colin Todhunter (2019-04-22). As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? globalresearch.ca In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community …

Prof. James Petras (2019-04-22). Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy. globalresearch.ca We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Ukraine Elections: Why "OU" Lost by a Landslide. globalresearch.ca With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review US government documents published by Wikileaks about the …

James J. Zogby (2019-04-22). Why I'm Glad Netanyahu Won. globalresearch.ca I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain: | As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition "Blue and White" coalition, …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-22). Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time. globalresearch.ca Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …

Countercurrents (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Explosions: More than 200 Killed, Churches and Hotels Targeted. globalresearch.ca More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. | Media report said: | The blasts started at around 8: 45am local time at St. …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-04-22). On the (Empire's) Waterfront. globalresearch.ca Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie (Rod Steiger), who is second in command to a crooked union boss, that he didn't look out …

Radovan Spasic (2019-04-22). Kosovo's Conflict: A Devastating Precedent in International Relations. globalresearch.ca During the last decade of 20th century, leading "analysts" of the New World Order were presenting the Kosovo's issue as a democratic matter rather than a historical and geopolitical dispute. It was perceived as a political case in which one …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-22). Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention. globalresearch.ca A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …

Howard Lisnoff (2019-04-22). Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons. counterpunch.org The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured More

WSWS (2019-04-22). Florida deputy's assault on high school student caught on video. wsws.org The assault took place in the same county as the Stoneman Douglas school shooting last year, where officers have since been trained to use more brutal policing methods.

WSWS (2019-04-22). US education secretary to gut regulations, seek a "major shift" in higher education. wsws.org The US Department of Education is giving a green light to the development of new for-profit entities, which take a staggering cut of 60 percent or more from tuition payments.

WSWS (2019-04-22). UK education system breaking apart after decade of cuts. wsws.org Funding per pupil in England continues to fall, with a further 3 percent drop to come in the next period.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-21). NATO Spending Pushes Europe from Welfare to Warfare. globalresearch.ca After a recent anti-NATO conference in Florence, we spoke with Michel Chossudovsky about the alliance's problems. 'NATO's unspoken aim has been to implement a de facto "military occupation" of Western Europe, in all but name.' | *** | On April 7, the …

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-21). Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's President Moreno to Give Up Assange. globalresearch.ca The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London have provoked rage by citizens around the world. Many have warned that his extradition to the US for trial on conspiracy charges — …

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Bangladesh Schools Fight Sexual Harassment After Girl's Murder. telesurenglish.net Bangladesh has ordered some 27,000 schools to set up committees to prevent sexual violence, an official said on Sunday, after a teenager who accused a teacher of sexual harassment was burned to death. | RELATED: | Afghan Women Go Online to Set #myredline for Peace | Amid nationwide protests, the Bangladesh government has ordered more than 27,000 schools and c…

(2019-04-21). California's Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump's War on Wolves. globalresearch.ca The California Fish and Game Commission today voted to formally oppose the Trump administration's proposal to end federal wolf protection across the country. | "We commend the Fish and Game Commission for taking a stand against the Trump administration's assault on …

Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook (2019-04-21). New Trial Evidence Suggests Government Colluded with Monsanto. globalresearch.ca I once read an interview with legendary fiction writer Stephen King in which he told the interviewer that he simply reads the newspaper to get ideas for his novels, declaring that truth was far scarier than fiction. After reading about …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-04-21). US Defeat in Syria Transforms into Campaign of Spite. "ISIS Was a Creation of the West" globalresearch.ca The US-engineered proxy war against Syria, beginning in 2011 and the crescendo of the so-called "Arab Spring," has ended in all but absolute defeat for Washington. | Its primary goal of overthrowing the Syrian government and/or rendering the nation divided and …

WAFA (2019-04-21). Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians. globalresearch.ca Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-21). Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli. globalresearch.ca The richly disastrous mess that is Libya has been moving into another phase of inspired aggression at the hands of General Khalifa Haftar. As he does, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj is anxious. For some three weeks, the General's …

Richard Bernier (2019-04-21). Petition to Canada's House of Commons: Stop the Implementation of 5G Technology! globalresearch.ca Whereas: | Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology have very harmful effects on human, animal and environmental health; | Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology seem to be especially harmful to newborns, children, people who are ill and seniors; | 5G technology is similar to, …

WSWS (2019-04-20). CIA director called out for complicity in torture. wsws.org US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes.

Eric A. Gordon (2019-04-19). Political correctness confronts the academic establishment in 'The Niceties'. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Eleanor Burgess's two-character play The Niceties reflects much of the turmoil that is currently afflicting American campuses as old shibboleths crumble in the light of new historical and sociological research, and as heightened passions inflame young minds. Its two acts take place in late March 2016 and three weeks later. Much happens during that …

Staff (2019-04-19). The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)ba. therealnews.com Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers…

Shawgi Tell (2019-04-19). Charter Schools Choose Parents and Students, Not the Other Way Around. dissidentvoice.org Charter school supporters never tire of promoting the consumerist free market notion of "choice." They have always seen society as a dog-eat-dog world in which parents and students are consumers who fend-for-themselves as they shop for a school that may or may not accept them. In this antisocial view, schools are considered commodities, just like …

Shawgi Tell (2019-04-19). No More Charter Schools in New York State. dissidentvoice.org With a straight face, many millionaires, some media outlets, and Governor Andrew Cuomo are once again righteously demanding an increase in the number of privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools permitted in the State, specifically in New York City where these deregulated schools have run amuck. And again, instead of holding the neoliberal State accountable for …

Beyond Prisons (2019-04-19). Beyond Prisons: Native Feminisms feat. Dr. Kimberly Robertson. shadowproof.com Kim Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Robertson on her work on Native feminisms and practices, use of beadwork and zine making to generate knowledge, and the uncompensated emotional labor of Black and women of color in the academy and liberatory work. | Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Mvskoke nation, an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. | She was born in Bakersfield, CA and currently lives on unceded Tongva lands…

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-04-19). House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge. theintercept.com Mckayla Wilkes, a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two, has had enough. In late March, she announced that she was mounting a bid for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, aiming to unseat one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic members, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Wilkes is running on a host of progressive policies, but plans to put particular focus on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and affordable housing. | A student of political science, Wilkes hasn't formerly been involved in politics before, but thinks t…

Dean Baker (2019-04-19). Fun Fictions in Economics. counterpunch.org Economists pride themselves on being the serious social science, the one most deserving of status as an actual science. I will let others make the comparative assessment, but there is an awful lot of nonsense that passes as serious analysis within economics. For cheap fun, I thought I would use a nice spring afternoon to More

Shelby Shoup (2019-04-18). Teaching in Florida: "Almost all of us work multiple jobs" liberationnews.org Florida schools are among some of the most underfunded in the United States, ranked 42nd nationally in education spending per-student, which hovers at a dismal $8,800; in comparison, per-inmate spending in the Florida Department of Corrections is about $19,000.

Belle Chesler (2019-04-18). Stop Defunding Our Public Schools. thenation.com Stop Defunding Our Public Schools…

ACLU (2019-04-18). Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted. aclu.org The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. | Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. | In 2017, Ms. Somai and her adult disabled son moved to Bedford, Ohio, to seek housing stability and better educational and employment opportunities. However, a few months after settling in, Ms. Somai discovered that her neighbor played loud music at all hours of the night, making it impossible for her and her son to rest. Even worse, the neighbor began to intimidate Ms. Somai and her son by fo…

Bryan Wall (2019-04-17). Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel. thecanary.co Students at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have voted in favour of boycotting Israel. They voted by 1,400 votes to 300 to align … | Read more Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel | By Bryan Wall

James Wright (2019-04-17). An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers. thecanary.co An announcement from Jeremy Corbyn brought about a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers on 16 April. At the annual conference of … | Read more An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers | By James Wright

United Nations (2019-04-16). Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge. un.org Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.

Fight Back (2019-04-13). Madison, WI TAA organizes mass occupation of Bascom Hall. fightbacknews.org Madison, WI – On April 5, graduate workers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison occupied Bascom Hall for three hours, organized by the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA). The primary demands were that segregated fees be waived for graduate workers, that the international student fee also be waived, and that the university respect the collective bargaining process. Over 400 graduate workers and supporters, including undergraduates, the faculty and staff union, and community members, turned out in the TAA's largest action in roughly a decade. | For graduate workers, for whom a typical yearly income from the Un…

Rann Miller (2019-04-11). Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance. progressive.org The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."

pip.hinman (2019-04-11). The troglodyte politics that is eating the future. greenleft.org.au The farcical political posturing over electric cars by Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his minister for small and family business Senator Michaelia Cash says a lot about the state of Australian politics. | It's clear we have a government in the pocket of fossil fuel companies and allied rip-off merchants who are hell-bent on sacrificing our future in pursuit of their narrow interests. | That is why the school students who have gone on strike for climate action ar…

Anya Parampil (2019-04-10). OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid. thegrayzone.com In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

2019-04-22: Social Media Postees

Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him. The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 intimates that he is an "enemy agent" responsible for "information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy"
globalresearch.ca/wiki-gate-julian-assan…

Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing
Bonpane Family | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.
liberationnews.org/statement-of-the-fami…

Cuba and the Politics of Culture in the U.S.: "The Invisible Hand of the Market"?
Arnold August | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Although this article was published in the original Spanish version last March, now that Julian Assange is in prison the analysis in this piece on "freedom of expression" is even more valid. | There is a wide-open debate/polemic in Cuba regarding …
globalresearch.ca/politics-culture-u-s-i…

IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange
Martin Armstrong | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …
globalresearch.ca/imf-hands-4-2-billion-…

Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security"
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-2/56751…

Ukraine Elections: Why "OU" Lost by a Landslide
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review US government documents published by Wikileaks about the …
globalresearch.ca/ukraine-why-ou-lost-la…

Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report/5675181

Sri Lanka Explosions: More than 200 Killed, Churches and Hotels Targeted
Countercurrents | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. | Media report said: | The blasts started at around 8: 45am local time at St. | …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-explosions-2…

Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …
globalresearch.ca/air-force-deploys-stea…

As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow?
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community | …
globalresearch.ca/2019-indian-general-el…

Why I'm Glad Netanyahu Won
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain: | As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition "Blue and White" coalition, …
globalresearch.ca/why-im-glad-netanyahu-…

Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …
globalresearch.ca/solidarity-venezuela-p…

Trump's Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The Trump administration is cracking down on trade partners that are still purchasing oil from Iran in an attempt to force regime change inside the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions | …
globalresearch.ca/new-blockade-iran-skyr…

On the (Empire's) Waterfront
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie (Rod Steiger), who is second in command to a crooked union boss, that he didn't look out …
globalresearch.ca/on-the-empires-waterfr…

Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-foreign-inte…

Kosovo's Conflict: A Devastating Precedent in International Relations
Radovan Spasic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
During the last decade of 20th century, leading "analysts" of the New World Order were presenting the Kosovo's issue as a democratic matter rather than a historical and geopolitical dispute. It was perceived as a political case in which one …
globalresearch.ca/kosovos-conflict-prece…

The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …
globalresearch.ca/maga-warmongers-vermin…

AZ legislators move to shutdown progressive teachers 'political speech'
Jessica Leyba | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
HB 2032 broadly threatens Arizona teachers accused of using "political speech" with "the intent of influencing or changing a student's political ideology" with a $5,000 fine, which amounts to 10 percent of the average teacher salary in Arizona.
liberationnews.org/az-legislators-move-t…

An American Tragedy Is Playing Out in Our Classrooms
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-22
A society that refuses to adequately invest in the education of its children is refusing to invest in the future. It is nihilism on a grand scale.
truthdig.com/articles/the-true-american-…

Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/loose-bullet…

Florida deputy's assault on high school student caught on video
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The assault took place in the same county as the Stoneman Douglas school shooting last year, where officers have since been trained to use more brutal policing methods.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/poli…

US education secretary to gut regulations, seek a "major shift" in higher education
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The US Department of Education is giving a green light to the development of new for-profit entities, which take a staggering cut of 60 percent or more from tuition payments.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/rule…

UK education system breaking apart after decade of cuts
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
Funding per pupil in England continues to fall, with a further 3 percent drop to come in the next period.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/educ…

NATO Spending Pushes Europe from Welfare to Warfare
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
After a recent anti-NATO conference in Florence, we spoke with Michel Chossudovsky about the alliance's problems. 'NATO's unspoken aim has been to implement a de facto "military occupation" of Western Europe, in all but name.' | *** | On April 7, the …
globalresearch.ca/nato-spending-pushes-e…

Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's President Moreno to Give Up Assange
Denis Rogatyuk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London have provoked rage by citizens around the world. Many have warned that his extradition to the US for trial on conspiracy charges — …
globalresearch.ca/corruption-voter-fraud…

Bangladesh Schools Fight Sexual Harassment After Girl's Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
Bangladesh has ordered some 27,000 schools to set up committees to prevent sexual violence, an official said on Sunday, after a teenager who accused a teacher of sexual harassment was burned to death. | RELATED: | Afghan Women Go Online to Set #myredline for Peace | Amid nationwide protests, the Bangladesh government has ordered more than 27,000 schools and c…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bangladesh-Schoo…

New Trial Evidence Suggests Government Colluded with Monsanto
Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
I once read an interview with legendary fiction writer Stephen King in which he told the interviewer that he simply reads the newspaper to get ideas for his novels, declaring that truth was far scarier than fiction. After reading about …
globalresearch.ca/evidence-suggests-gove…

Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
The richly disastrous mess that is Libya has been moving into another phase of inspired aggression at the hands of General Khalifa Haftar. As he does, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj is anxious. For some three weeks, the General's …
globalresearch.ca/general-khalifa-haftar…

California's Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump's War on Wolves

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
The California Fish and Game Commission today voted to formally oppose the Trump administration's proposal to end federal wolf protection across the country. | "We commend the Fish and Game Commission for taking a stand against the Trump administration's assault on | …
globalresearch.ca/californias-top-wildli…

Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians
WAFA | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the …
globalresearch.ca/everyone-celebrate-eas…

Petition to Canada's House of Commons: Stop the Implementation of 5G Technology!
Richard Bernier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
Whereas: | Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology have very harmful effects on human, animal and environmental health; | Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology seem to be especially harmful to newborns, children, people who are ill and seniors; | 5G technology is similar to, | …
globalresearch.ca/petition-house-commons…

US Defeat in Syria Transforms into Campaign of Spite. "ISIS Was a Creation of the West"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-21
The US-engineered proxy war against Syria, beginning in 2011 and the crescendo of the so-called "Arab Spring," has ended in all but absolute defeat for Washington. | Its primary goal of overthrowing the Syrian government and/or rendering the nation divided and …
globalresearch.ca/us-defeat-in-syria-tra…

CIA director called out for complicity in torture
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/hasp…

Fun Fictions in Economics
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
Economists pride themselves on being the serious social science, the one most deserving of status as an actual science. I will let others make the comparative assessment, but there is an awful lot of nonsense that passes as serious analysis within economics. For cheap fun, I thought I would use a nice spring afternoon to…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/19/fun-fictions…

Political correctness confronts the academic establishment in 'The Niceties'
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
LOS ANGELES–Eleanor Burgess's two-character play The Niceties reflects much of the turmoil that is currently afflicting American campuses as old shibboleths crumble in the light of new historical and sociological research, and as heightened passions inflame young minds. Its two acts take place in late March 2016 and three weeks later. Much happens during that …
peoplesworld.org/article/political-corre…

Charter Schools Choose Parents and Students, Not the Other Way Around
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-19
Charter school supporters never tire of promoting the consumerist free market notion of "choice." They have always seen society as a dog-eat-dog world in which parents and students are consumers who fend-for-themselves as they shop for a school that may or may not accept them. In this antisocial view, schools are considered commodities, just like …
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The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)ba
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers…
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No More Charter Schools in New York State
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-19
With a straight face, many millionaires, some media outlets, and Governor Andrew Cuomo are once again righteously demanding an increase in the number of privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools permitted in the State, specifically in New York City where these deregulated schools have run amuck. And again, instead of holding the neoliberal State accountable for …
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Beyond Prisons: Native Feminisms feat. Dr. Kimberly Robertson
Beyond Prisons | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-19
Kim Wilson interviews Dr. Kimberly Robertson on her work on Native feminisms and practices, use of beadwork and zine making to generate knowledge, and the uncompensated emotional labor of Black and women of color in the academy and liberatory work. | Kimberly Robertson is a citizen of the Mvskoke nation, an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. | She was born in Bakersfield, CA and currently lives on unceded Tongva lands…
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-19
Mckayla Wilkes, a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two, has had enough. In late March, she announced that she was mounting a bid for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, aiming to unseat one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic members, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Wilkes is running on a host of progressive policies, but plans to put particular focus on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and affordable housing. | A student of political science, Wilkes hasn't formerly been involved in politics before, but thinks t…
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Teaching in Florida: "Almost all of us work multiple jobs"
Shelby Shoup | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-18
Florida schools are among some of the most underfunded in the United States, ranked 42nd nationally in education spending per-student, which hovers at a dismal $8,800; in comparison, per-inmate spending in the Florida Department of Corrections is about $19,000.
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Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-18
The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. | Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. | In 2017, Ms. Somai and her adult disabled son moved to Bedford, Ohio, to seek housing stability and better educational and employment opportunities. However, a few months after settling in, Ms. Somai discovered that her neighbor played loud music at all hours of the night, making it impossible for her and her son to rest. Even worse, the neighbor began to intimidate Ms. Somai and her son by fo…
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Stop Defunding Our Public Schools
Belle Chesler | thenation.com | 2019-04-18
Stop Defunding Our Public Schools…
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Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
Students at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have voted in favour of boycotting Israel. They voted by 1,400 votes to 300 to align … | Read more Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel | By Bryan Wall…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/04/17/dublin-university-students-vote-to-back-boycott-of-israel/

An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
An announcement from Jeremy Corbyn brought about a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers on 16 April. At the annual conference of … | Read more An announcement from Corbyn brings a standing ovation from a hall full of teachers | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/04/17/an-announcement-from-corbyn-brings-a-standing-ovation-from-a-hall-full-of-teachers/

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-16
Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday.
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Madison, WI TAA organizes mass occupation of Bascom Hall
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-13
Madison, WI – On April 5, graduate workers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison occupied Bascom Hall for three hours, organized by the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA). The primary demands were that segregated fees be waived for graduate workers, that the international student fee also be waived, and that the university respect the collective bargaining process. Over 400 graduate workers and supporters, including undergraduates, the faculty and staff union, and community members, turned out in the TAA's largest action in roughly a decade. | For graduate workers, for whom a typical yearly income from the Un…
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Betsy DeVos Uses a Racist Research Study to Defend Rescinding Obama-Era Discipline Guidance
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
The researchers argued that disparities in disciplining of black and white students are due to "prior problem behavior."
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The troglodyte politics that is eating the future
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-11
The farcical political posturing over electric cars by Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his minister for small and family business Senator Michaelia Cash says a lot about the state of Australian politics. | It's clear we have a government in the pocket of fossil fuel companies and allied rip-off merchants who are hell-bent on sacrificing our future in pursuit of their narrow interests. | That is why the school students who have gone on strike for climate action ar…
greenleft.org.au/content/troglodyte-politics-eating-future

OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-10
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/10/oas-guaido-tr…