To Think or To Work? That Is the Question. Crisis of America’s Public Education System

On both sides of the political aisle, workforce-training reforms are being touted as the be-all, end-all of America’s public education system. Right-wing “school choice” proponents, such as President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, push corporate charter school … The post To Think or To Work? That Is the Question. Crisis of America’s Public Education … Continue reading “To Think or To Work? That Is the Question. Crisis of America’s Public Education System”

Trump EPA’s Review Fails to Acknowledge Paraquat Wee Killer’s Links to Parkinson’s Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency today released two scientific analyses of paraquat that detail the weed killer’s lethal risks to humans and wildlife but discount its strong links to Parkinson’s disease. The agency opened a 60-day comment period on the assessments, … The post Trump EPA’s Review Fails to Acknowledge Paraquat Wee Killer’s Links to Parkinson’s … Continue reading “Trump EPA’s Review Fails to Acknowledge Paraquat Wee Killer’s Links to Parkinson’s Disease”

The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply

You cannot get away from it, at least in print or in Google land. African swine fever is doing its rounds, cutting through the swine population of Asia with remorseless dedication.  Since its deadly debut in China last year, it … The post The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply appeared first … Continue reading “The African Swine Fever Outbreak, Devastating Impacts on Food Supply”

Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria

President Donald Trump has given the orders to begin a “deliberate withdrawal” of his troops and end the occupation of north-east Syria (NES). This is accelerating the race between the Turkish and the Syrian forces to control NES.… The post Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria”

Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter

This week, the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will again be held in Washington, DC, with back-slapping now that the Bretton Woods twins have reached age 75 (they were founded at a New Hampshire hotel … The post Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter appeared … Continue reading “Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter”

Selected Articles: 15 Days to Brexit

Global Research, like many independent voices all over the globe, is feeling the effects of online measures set up to curtail access to our website, and by consequence, hinder our finances. We sail on despite the unpredictable currents and unfavourable … The post Selected Articles: 15 Days to Brexit appeared first on Global Research.

Donetsk Village Resident Question to the West: “Why Do You Support (Ukrainian) Nazis?”

In Krutaya Balka, a village north of Donetsk which is routinely attacked by Ukrainian forces with shelling and heavy machine gun fire, I meet a man standing outside his home, where he lives with his wife, roughly 600 metres from … The post Donetsk Village Resident Question to the West: “Why Do You Support (Ukrainian) … Continue reading “Donetsk Village Resident Question to the West: “Why Do You Support (Ukrainian) Nazis?””

Singer and Rap Artist M.I.A. Visits Julian Assange in Prison: “It’s About Truth—and that’s Something People Have to Uphold and Fight for”

Singer and rap artist M.I.A. visited Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison on Saturday, calling for his freedom. The WikiLeaks publisher and journalist faces extradition to the United States under the Espionage Act, with charges that carry a 175-year prison term.… The post Singer and Rap Artist M.I.A. Visits Julian Assange in Prison: “It’s About Truth—and … Continue reading “Singer and Rap Artist M.I.A. Visits Julian Assange in Prison: “It’s About Truth—and that’s Something People Have to Uphold and Fight for””

U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO

The administration of the Kurdish-controlled regions in north-eastern Syria announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the central Syrian government in Damascus to deploy Syrian troops along areas of the border region with Turkey to help repel … The post U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO appeared first on Global … Continue reading “U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO”

Ecuador Regime’s “Fake Deal” with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF “Financial Terrorism”

President Lenin Moreno betrayed ordinary Ecuadorians by abandoning his pledge to continue progressive policies of his predecessor Rafeal Correa. Instead he instituted force-fed austerity, enforced with police state harshness, and sold Julian Assange to the US and UK for a … The post Ecuador Regime’s “Fake Deal” with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF “Financial … Continue reading “Ecuador Regime’s “Fake Deal” with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF “Financial Terrorism””

China Vows Strong Countermeasures in Response to Hostile US Legislation

The so-called US Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 was unanimously adopted by House and Senate committees. On Tuesday, House members unanimously passed the measure, Senate adoption virtually certain, perhaps by unanimous voice vote. The measure ignored … The post China Vows Strong Countermeasures in Response to Hostile US Legislation appeared first … Continue reading “China Vows Strong Countermeasures in Response to Hostile US Legislation”

Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US

Poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, food insecurity, and overall deprivation affect million of households in the world’s richest country USA. Why? It’s because both right wings of its war party devote most of the nation’s discretionary income for militarism, maintaining the … The post Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US”

Stable Ignoramus Trump: Kurds Didn’t Help US Win World War II

It is a strange experience witnessing The Donald fumble his way through foreign policy, which he knows almost nothing about. In the awkward press conference below, Trump stumbles his way through history. His explanation for abandoning the Kurds? They didn’t … The post Stable Ignoramus Trump: Kurds Didn’t Help US Win World War II appeared … Continue reading “Stable Ignoramus Trump: Kurds Didn’t Help US Win World War II”

Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area

On October 14, units of the Syrian Army started entering areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. The terms and conditions of the deal made by the SDF and Damascus are yet to be revealed, … The post Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area appeared … Continue reading “Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area”

Scotland Edges Closer to Independence Amid Brexit Chaos

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Sunday that she would be setting a date for a second referendum on Scottish independence within ‘a matter of weeks’. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show she said that she would seek … The post Scotland Edges Closer to Independence Amid Brexit Chaos appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Scotland Edges Closer to Independence Amid Brexit Chaos”

Are We Blocking Out the Sun?

Climate change is real. However, serious scientific evidence is pointing to a very different causality than most discuss. Climate is a huge subject, an immensely complex one. There is controversy around whether we must implement drastic new taxes on fuels … The post Are We Blocking Out the Sun? appeared first on Global Research.

Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children

“Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches “‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor … The post Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children”

$35 Billion: UK Faces Huge Loss from Electric Vehicle Adoption

If Great Britain keeps its commitment to switch over its vehicles to electric by 2050, the government will see a whopping loss of 28 billion pounds ($35 billion) paid by motorists driving traditional gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. That comes from … The post $35 Billion: UK Faces Huge Loss from Electric Vehicle Adoption appeared first … Continue reading “$35 Billion: UK Faces Huge Loss from Electric Vehicle Adoption”

Trump OK’s Sanctions on Turkey

Trump, House and Senate officials threatened sanctions on Turkey for its cross-border offensive in Syria. On Monday, Trump OK’d their imposition by the US Treasury — despite green lighting Turkish aggression before launched, withdrawing US troops from northeast Syrian areas … The post Trump OK’s Sanctions on Turkey appeared first on Global Research.

The National Basketball Association (NBA): A Multi-Billion Dollar Colossus

Founded in 1946 as a fledgling enterprise, today’s NBA is big business. Winning is all about big bucks for management and players, along with growing valuation of NBA franchises, on average worth nearly $2 billion. The most highly valued are … The post The National Basketball Association (NBA): A Multi-Billion Dollar Colossus appeared first on … Continue reading “The National Basketball Association (NBA): A Multi-Billion Dollar Colossus”

Celebrating Seven Years of the Global Research News Hour with Michael Welch

This coming October 22nd will mark 7 years since the Global Research News Hour radio program made its debut not only on the Global Research website but also on the public airwaves as a community radio program. To date, we … The post Celebrating Seven Years of the Global Research News Hour with Michael Welch … Continue reading “Celebrating Seven Years of the Global Research News Hour with Michael Welch”

The Unspoken History of the Holy Roman Empire

Christianity in its present form came into being after the eleventh century schism between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church. Before that, it used to be an exclusively Byzantine affair and most of Western Europe followed pagan customs. The … The post The Unspoken History of the Holy Roman Empire appeared first on Global … Continue reading “The Unspoken History of the Holy Roman Empire”

One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal

Last Friday a 155 mm artillery shell landed 300 metres from a US command post near the Syrian bordering city of Ayn al-Arab (known by the Syrian Kurds as “Kobane”) during an ongoing operation carried out by Turkey – a … The post One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal appeared … Continue reading “One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal”

The Dangers of Transgenic Mosquitos: Scientific Study Under Attack

A recent journal article about GM mosquitoes has caused quite a stir. It showed that some of the male mosquitoes that Oxitec Ltd released experimentally in Brazil had successfully interbred with the local mosquito population, and that their hybrid … The post The Dangers of Transgenic Mosquitos: Scientific Study Under Attack appeared first on Global … Continue reading “The Dangers of Transgenic Mosquitos: Scientific Study Under Attack”

“Pink Tide” Against US Domination Rising Again in Latin America and the Caribbean

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of … The post “Pink Tide” Against US Domination Rising Again in Latin America and the … Continue reading ““Pink Tide” Against US Domination Rising Again in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Trump Wants to End the “Stupid Wars”?

The discussion, if one might even call it that, regarding the apparent President Donald Trump decision to withdraw at least some American soldiers from Syria has predictably developed along partisan, ideologically fueled lines. Trump has inevitably muddied the waters by … The post Trump Wants to End the “Stupid Wars”? appeared first on Global Research.

A NATO por trás do ataque turco à Síria

A Alemanha, a França, a Itália e outros países que, em trajes de membros da União Europeia, condenam a Turquia pelo ataque à Síria, são, juntamente com a Turquia,  membros da NATO, a qual, quando já estava em curso o … The post A NATO por trás do ataque turco à Síria appeared first on … Continue reading “A NATO por trás do ataque turco à Síria”

Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers “Coordinate Military Movements” in Northeastern Syria

The US and Russian military officers met late last night in Al Farat, a small village north of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, according to media ‘Al Mayadeen’.  *** The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate military movements in the … The post Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers “Coordinate Military Movements” in … Continue reading “Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers “Coordinate Military Movements” in Northeastern Syria”

Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists

Syrian Ministry of Education managed to restore and rehabilitate 1554 schools and set the plans to rehabilitate 1000 other schools achieving 90% of the current plan thus far. 10,000 teaching jobs to be added in a month from now. In … The post Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists appeared … Continue reading “Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists”

Saudi Arabia Is Opening Its Doors: But What Will You See Once There?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening up to the world. It used to be absolutely impossible to get a visa to enter, unless you were a religious pilgrim (therefore officially a Muslim), NATO military personnel, or a businessman or … The post Saudi Arabia Is Opening Its Doors: But What Will You See Once … Continue reading “Saudi Arabia Is Opening Its Doors: But What Will You See Once There?”

5G in Space: More 5G Satellites to be Launched by SpaceX. Federal Lawsuit against 5G

Demonstrations against 5G on Earth have been taking place in many parts of the world (see below for the most recent events). Alarmingly, 5G in Space is being ignored. There is a reason this Appeal is called the 5G Space … The post 5G in Space: More 5G Satellites to be Launched by SpaceX. Federal … Continue reading “5G in Space: More 5G Satellites to be Launched by SpaceX. Federal Lawsuit against 5G”

Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes ‘Hostage’ as Trump Authorizes Sanctions

Amid all the media and pundit outrage since Turkey’s President Erdogan launched his so-called ‘Operation Peace Spring’ into northeast Syria last week, vowing to wipe out Syrian Kurdish forces who’ve long held the border areas, what’s been largely missing is … The post Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes ‘Hostage’ as Trump Authorizes Sanctions appeared first … Continue reading “Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes ‘Hostage’ as Trump Authorizes Sanctions”

Trump’s Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price

The Trump administration decision to allow Turkey to have a free ride in Rojava, North-East Syria opens the door for new disasters for all, especially the civilians on the ground. More, it confirms the decline of US power in the … The post Trump’s Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price appeared first on … Continue reading “Trump’s Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price”

Russia and Africa Still Behind the Curtains

After several years of consistently constructive criticisms, Russian authorities have finally put on the agenda the topic of media cooperation for further panel discussions during the first Russia-Africa Summit on October 23-24 in Sochi, southern coastal city of Russia. The … The post Russia and Africa Still Behind the Curtains appeared first on Global Research.

In the Jungle or in the Zoo? The Zoos of the Ultra-Rich

As he was preparing to return from his exile in the United States, the Czech filmmaker Milos Forman declared, “I live in the jungle and I am preparing to return to the zoo.” This metaphor allowed him to contrast the … The post In the Jungle or in the Zoo? The Zoos of the Ultra-Rich … Continue reading “In the Jungle or in the Zoo? The Zoos of the Ultra-Rich”

Lessons from Ukraine: Shift Foreign Aid to U.S. Desperate Domestic Aid Programs

If anything, the Trump-Ukraine impeachment issue reveals to the American public that ever since 1961 when the Foreign Assistance Act  was passed, perhaps nearly trillions of our tax dollars have been used by decades  of administrations as a primary tool … The post Lessons from Ukraine: Shift Foreign Aid to U.S. Desperate Domestic Aid Programs appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Lessons from Ukraine: Shift Foreign Aid to U.S. Desperate Domestic Aid Programs”

The United States Is Unlikely to Desire Conflict with a Formidable Iran

The failure of the American-led occupation of Iraq has surely not been forgotten in Washington. Against by all accounts a much depleted enemy in Baghdad, America’s military and civilian branches were unable to maintain authority in an Iraqi state already … The post The United States Is Unlikely to Desire Conflict with a Formidable Iran … Continue reading “The United States Is Unlikely to Desire Conflict with a Formidable Iran”

Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: President Putin’s Interview with Arab Media

President Putin gave an extensive interview to Arab media before departing for Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but it’s useful to highlight some of the most relevant parts in case interested observers don’t have the time to watch it in … The post Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: President Putin’s Interview with Arab … Continue reading “Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: President Putin’s Interview with Arab Media”

Johnson’s Queen’s Speech – ‘Pre-election Propaganda’ It Can’t Deliver

One of the things to admire about our 93-year-old Queen is that she manages to use the same non-committal tone and language regardless of the drivel she is required to read out by her duplicitous government. By any stretch of … The post Johnson’s Queen’s Speech – ‘Pre-election Propaganda’ It Can’t Deliver appeared first on … Continue reading “Johnson’s Queen’s Speech – ‘Pre-election Propaganda’ It Can’t Deliver”

Brexit, Environmental Law and the Level Playing Field

When the idea of the level playing field emerged from the Brexit talks many environmentalists breathed a sigh of relief. As Barnier presented this agreement to us in the European Parliament, I remember realising that even if we were to … The post Brexit, Environmental Law and the Level Playing Field appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Brexit, Environmental Law and the Level Playing Field”

Video: Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria Pushed Kurds into Hands of Assad and Moscow. War Report

The defense of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is steadily collapsing under pressure from the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish-backed militant groups, branded as the National Syrian Army. Since the start of Operation Peace Spring, Turkey-led forces have captured … The post Video: Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria Pushed Kurds into Hands of Assad … Continue reading “Video: Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria Pushed Kurds into Hands of Assad and Moscow. War Report”

Kurds Face Stark Options after US Pullback from Northern Syria

In the annals of bombastic Trump tweets, this one is simply astonishing: here we have a President of the United States, on the record, unmasking the whole $8-trillion intervention in the Middle East as an endless war based on a … The post Kurds Face Stark Options after US Pullback from Northern Syria appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Kurds Face Stark Options after US Pullback from Northern Syria”

UN General Assembly 2019: Venezuela, Russia, China Denounce Violations of International Treaties and Distortions of UN Charter

As Venezuelan Chairman of the Non Aligned Movement, comprising 120 nations and observer states, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced devious and Machiavellian ploys attempted by the US to force regime change on his country, with efforts to isolate the country, … The post UN General Assembly 2019: Venezuela, Russia, China Denounce Violations of International Treaties … Continue reading “UN General Assembly 2019: Venezuela, Russia, China Denounce Violations of International Treaties and Distortions of UN Charter”

Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Ankara’s “Operation Peace Spring” in Syria

On Monday, after a weekend of bloody chaos in northeastern Syrian brought on by Turkey’s cross border military incursion “Operation Peace Spring” which included airstrikes, ISIS prison breaks, and a continuation of the exodus we’ve seen over the past few … The post Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Ankara’s “Operation Peace Spring” … Continue reading “Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Ankara’s “Operation Peace Spring” in Syria”

Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since

In early August I traveled to Russia for the first time, partly out of interest in seeing some of the vast country with a tourist’s eyes, partly to do some journalism in the region. It also transpired that while in … The post Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum … Continue reading “Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since”

Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term

This term, the Supreme Court will decide whether people can be fired for being transgender or LGBQ, if people brought to the U.S. as children can be deported, whether states can impose restrictions on abortion that disproportionately harm poor women, … The post Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term … Continue reading “Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term”