2019-03-15: Social Media Postees

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Democrats and Death Squads in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-15
Top Democrats march lockstep behind Trump's coup in Venezuela, rehabilitating war criminal Elliott Abrams.
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Democrats Must Expose Trump's Betrayal of Working People
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-03-15
Democrats Must Expose Trump's Betrayal of Working People…
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Native Leaders Tell Congress How Trump Trampled 'Spiritually Occupied Landscape' to Carve Up National Monuments
Julia Conley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-15
House Democrats, indigenous tribal leaders, and public land protection advocates all rebuked the Trump administration's downsizing of two national monuments Wednesday, arguing that President Donald Trump and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acted illegally by conducting what at least one …
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On Our Knees
Missy Comley Beattie | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
I have been wrong at CounterPunch 26.5 times. One example: writing that Hillary Clinton would win in 2016. After the election of Donald Trump, plenty of you emailed, chastising me for the mistake. Occasionally, and for a split second only, I wish Clinton had won. More on this later. Recall another Donald now: Rumsfeld. Then…
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A President for Nationalizing Major Industries? Please Can We Have '76 Bernie for 2020
David Goodner | commondreams.org | 2019-03-15
A screenshot of a Fox News segment which picked up CNN's story about how presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) position in the 1970s that many major industries should be nationalized in order to better serve the public interest and the overall economy. (Image: Screenshot/Fox News) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Lee Camp Hits Hard on MSNBC's Rick Tyler's Cheap Shots at Sanders and Socialism
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-15
If you want to be anything other than a center-right news station that happens to tell marginally more facts than your coked-out alternative, then don't have Rick Tyler, the person tasked with making Ted Cruz appear human, tell us why Bernie Sanders isn't a tenable solution.
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Our Green New Deal
Samantha M., Angelica Perkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-15
On Friday, February 22, 2019, Sunrise Bay Area, Youth Vs. Apocalypse and Earth Guardians Bay Area Crew gathered together for a rally held outside of Senator Feinstein's office in San Francisco in an attempt to persuade her to vote yes on the Green New Deal. We attended the rally at Feinstein's to show support and…
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ICE's 'Bait and Switch' Policies Tear Apart Families for Following the Rules
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-15
Wanrong Lin went to his green card marriage interview and proved he was married to a U.S. citizen. ICE deported him anyway. | On Nov. 20, 2018, Wanrong Lin was stranded at an airport in Shanghai, China, almost 7,000 miles away from his wife, kids, and home in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He found himself wandering China — with no money, no cell phone, and no goodbyes exchanged — after Immigration and Customs Enforcement illegally arrested and deported him when he and his wife showed up for his "marriage interview." Alone back at home for weeks, Lin's wife, Hui Fang Dong, tended to their three children…
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Malaysian socialists warn of rise of racism
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
The Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) contested the Semenyih by-election in the state seat of Selangor on March 2. Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Zakaria Hanafi defeated Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali. Green Left Weekly's Alex Salmon spoke to PSM's campaign media coordinator Nalini Elumalai about the campaign and result. | What is PSM's assessment of this result and its wider implication for Malaysian politics? | PSM accepts the fact that we have lost. Though painful, the outcome reflects the state of the country's political situation, where voters are still not ready to accept third force r…
greenleft.org.au/content/malaysian-socialists-warn-rise-racism

Corruption is killing our rivers
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
The ABC 4 Corners program "Pumped", which screened on July 24, 2017, showed that far from saving the river system, the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has created a financial windfall for a select few. | Political corruption and fraud have been a part of the process from the beginning, ensuring that big irrigators, who are also National Party donors, have been the major beneficiaries of the extra environmental water being returned to the river. Water speculation has been encouraged. Environmental water purchases have ended up as simply a…
greenleft.org.au/content/corruption-killing-our-rivers

Lots of F's for These D's: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Democrats Aiding Trump's Right-Wing Court Takeover
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-15
"A disappointing number of Democrats have buried their heads in the sand and helped Trump and Mitch McConnell to pack the courts with judges representing the far-right fringe of the country." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Low wages: 'A deliberate design feature'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
In an interview with Sky News on March 8, finance minister Matthias Cormann said, "The whole reason why it is important to have flexibility in the labour market … is … to ensure that wages can adjust in the context of economic conditions, is to avoid massive spikes in unemployment … That is a deliberate design feature of our economic architecture." | As has been frequently pointed out, wages in Australia have been virtually stagnant for years, even in the face of surging profits. | The fact has been criticise…
greenleft.org.au/content/low-wages–deliberate-design-feature

Venezuela's power grid disabled by cyber attack
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
An electricity blackout has affected most of Venezuela for several days after an alleged cyber attack crashed the country's main electricity generator, the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant in Bolivar State, commonly known as the Guri Dam. | Starting around 5pm on March 7, the outage affected 70% of the country, with only several eastern states unaffected. By the morning of March 9, power had been restored to most of Caracas and to central states such as Miranda, Aragua and Carabobo, when a second major outage took place — the result of a renewed cyber attack, according to Venezuelan authorities. | Power wa…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela%E2%80%99s-power-grid-disabled-cyber-attack

More Indonesian troops sent to West Papua
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
According to the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), an additional 650 Indonesian commandos were deployed along with an extra 2000 troops on March 12 to the Central Highlands of West Papua to fight the West Papua National Liberation Army. | The Indonesian government has been blocking all emergency food, water and medicines supplied by local churches and NGOs to the central highland districts of Nduga, Kenyam, Yigi, Mbua, and Mapunduma for the past three months. | The ULMWP said the 650 additional commandos have been deployed to "hunt and kill West Papuan freedom fighters" and "eliminate the indepen…
greenleft.org.au/content/more-indonesian-troops-sent-west-papua

Australia pays Indonesia to detain refugees
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
Refugee Action Collective organised a forum on refugees in Indonesia on March 4. | Mozhgan Moaref, a co-founder of the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Information Centre in Jakarta, spoke by video link. She said some of the refugees are living in detention, others are in "community housing" provided by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), while yet others are homeless and living on the street. | Those living in community housing are subject to a curfew and some have protested about bad treatment, extortion and torture. Homeless refugees have held protests demanding housing. Some have even asked to be p…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-pays-indonesia-detain-refugees

IWD split over transgender inclusion
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
The split in the grassroots women's liberation movement was on display when two rallies to mark International Women's Day (IWD) were held on March 9. Each attracted around 100 people. | The first was held at Emma Miller Place, the site of last year's rally. It was organised by the collective that had organised the 2018 rally and was reported by Green Left Weekly here. It attracted 300 people despite rainy weather and controversially featured transphobic statements and signs and a performer known for her public host…
greenleft.org.au/content/iwd-split-over-transgender-inclusion

Venezuela: Behind the US aid convoy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
One month after declaring himself the "legitimate president of Venezuela", Juan Guaidó attempted to provoke a crisis on February 23 by forcing United States' humanitarian aid across the Venezuela-Colombia border. | One of the aid trucks was burned and the Venezuelan government was condemned around the world. | On March 9, the New York Times published a story that questioned this claim. The headline read "Footage contradicts US claim that Maduro burned aid convoy". The footage confirmed that the truck was lit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by an anti-government supporter. | What really did happen on the Venezue…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-behind-us-aid-convoy

Bay Area Youth Organize Climate Strike As Part of Global Day of Action
Youth Vs Apocalypse | indybay.org | 2019-03-15
Starting at Nancy Pelosi's office, 90 7th St. SF; marching past Dianne Feinstein's office, 1 Post St, SF; rallying at Union Square.
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Yemen: US and UK arms killed, injured civilians in Saudi-led attack
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
As Yemen faces the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a major new report has documented the role that the United States and Europe have played in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the Saudi- and UAE-led war on Yemen. | A group of organisations, including Mwatana for Human Rights, a Yemen-based human rights organisation, released the damning report on March 6. It claimed that between April 2015 and April 2018, 27 coalition attacks killed at least 203 civilians an…
greenleft.org.au/content/yemen-us-and-uk-arms-killed-injured-civilians-saudi-led-attack

Labor's reproductive health pledge a win for activism
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-15
On International Women's Day, March 8, 57 countries signed on to a United Nations' statement calling for universal sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to safe abortions, and comprehensive sexuality education. | Australia was not one of the signatories. | Two days before, federal Labor announced its national reproductive and sexual health strategy. If elected in May, it has committed to improve public hospital access to abortion services; support general practitioners to provide medical abortion; fund an abortion referral line and a public hospital reproductive health hub (including abortion servi…
greenleft.org.au/content/labor%E2%80%99s-reproductive-health-pledge-win-activism

A Foreign Policy Platform for the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-15
What would a progressive foreign policy platform look like? Democrats, unlike Republicans, have no coherent perspective on foreign policy. Summary of an event convoked by Rep. Ro Khanna to "Chart a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond"
therealnews.com/stories/a-foreign-policy…

Strzok testimony shows Obama's DOJ agreed to restrict probe into Clinton emails to secure access
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-15
The DOJ agreed not to look into certain emails on the private servers of Hillary Clinton during its investigation in order to facilitate FBI access to them, released closed-door testimony of former FBI agent Peter Strzok shows. | …
rt.com/usa/453937-doj-clinton-deal-strzo…

Impeaching Trump: Pelosi Says It's "Not Worth It," But Progressive Democrats Push Ahead
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-14
Democratic lawmakers are continuing to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking out against impeachment in an interview earlier this week. Impeachment rumors have been swirling since the Democrats regained control of the House in January. Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan said last week that she will formally introduce articles of impeachment this month. We speak with John Bonifaz, an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights. He is the co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organizatio…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/14/impeachin…

Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats in 2020
Sean McElwee | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats in 2020…
thenation.com/article/2020-primary-chall…

How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal
Aaron Ross Coleman | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal…
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Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-14
Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-militariz…

NSW Not 4 Sale
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Is anything really going to change in NSW on March 23? | Let's assume Glad the Impaler [NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian] gets up and we are subjected to another four years of the Coalition's neo-conservative brutality. | Everything that hasn't already been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or acting in the public good. Public assets segue into private property. | The entire state becomes a private entity, run purely for profit — even the prisons. | The public service is further eviscerated with the few remaining public assets given over to the multinational corporates and the sc…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-not-4-sale

Chelsea Manning jailed again and not a squeak from the Democrats
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier who blew the whistle on US war crimes, and spent four years in an army stockade from 2013 as a result, is back in prison again. | This time it is because she refuses to join a bipartisan campaign against Wikileaks that seeks to bring its founder Julian Assange from his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to the US to put him on trial and send him to prison. | In 2010, Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of documents about the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She first tried to get mainstream media to publish them, to no avail, before turning to Wikileaks, which did p…
greenleft.org.au/content/chelsea-manning-jailed-again-and-not-squeak-democrats

Republicans Across US Pushing Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Abortion Measures
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
Texas Republicans introduced a flurry of anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ measures, 18-week abortion bans continue to advance in Arkansas and Utah, and "heartbeat" bans moved forward in Georgia and Tennessee. | Arkansas: | The state senate public health committee approved a measure last week that would make it a felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, to perform an abortion if a fetus has reached 18 weeks' gestational age. Current state law prohibits abortion at 20 weeks' gestation. The " Cherish Act"–which…
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'Our feminism is anti-racist and internationalist'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Elections in Berlin in September 2016 returned a coalition government made up of the Social Democratic Party, the socialist Left Party and the Green Party. Early this year, the city declared International Women's Day (IWD) a public holiday. | Internationally, the call for a women's strike on IWD has been gathering momentum. In Berlin on March 8, an alliance of feminist organisations organised a Women's Fighting Day rally and march with the theme "celebrating, striking, keep on fighting". About 20,000 people attended. | Sibylle Kaczorek, a member of Socialist Alliance and the Left Party who is currently living in…
greenleft.org.au/content/our-feminism-anti-racist-and-internationalist

WestConnex ground slippage another headache for Berejiklian
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Satellite imaging analysis released for the first time on March 13 shows much greater ground settlement and potential property damage from WestConnex tunnelling than predicted by the NSW Coalition government and the environmental impacts statements for the project. | The data from tech start-up Otus Intelligence Group shows tunnelling for the controversial toll road has damaged homes and land up to 300 metres away from construction sites. Previously the government claimed the zone of influence was only 50 metres. | Of particular concern is the land beneath the gas tanks at Sydney Airport's international terminal,…
greenleft.org.au/content/westconnex-ground-slippage-another-headache-berejiklian

Who ordered the murder of Marielle Franco?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
On March 14, 2018 in the centre of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, two gunmen in a car murdered Municipal Chamber Councilor Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. Unlike most of the city's political leaders, Marielle came from Rio's favelas. And many of the favelas' millions of marginalised and mostly black residents saw her as their champion. | The arrest of two individuals on March 12 alleged to be the gunmen who assassinated Franco and her driver nearly one year ago is being heralded as progress by human rights campaigners, even as they warn this should be seen as the beginning of accountability and ju…
greenleft.org.au/content/who-ordered-murder-marielle-franco

Senate Votes to End U.S. Support for Yemen War, But Republican Tricks Send Resolution Back to the House Yet Again
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-03-14
"We're going to help end a war which has caused unbelievable horror to one of the poorest countries on earth," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, the bill's sponsor.
theintercept.com/2019/03/13/senate-votes…

Residents protest seizure of Buruwan Park for WestConnex
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Residents gathered in leafy Buruwan Park in Annandale on March 4 to protest the park's destruction by NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of the controversial $17 billion WestConnex tollway network. | Speakers condemned the planned destruction of the park and its historic fig trees, and reveal the disastrous air pollution and community destruction effects of WestConnex. | NSW Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker detailed the current state of the campaign against WestConnex to the audience. He explained that Stages 1 and 2 of the WestConnex project are well under way. | Stage 3A, which involves a huge tunn…
greenleft.org.au/content/residents-protest-seizure-buruwan-park-westconnex

Sovereign Citizen Calls for Action on Bogus 'Indictment'
Brendan Joel Kelley | splcenter.org | 2019-03-13
It was to have been a historic roundup of enemies of the extreme right, ending with Hillary Clinton, former FBI director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Senator Harry Reid and a slew of other politicians, jurists and law enforcement officers in the custody of those who would have them tried by "common law grand juries" for their perceived crimes.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/14/sover…

Press Freedom Groups Urge Court to Uphold Core First Amendment Protection in DNC-Russia Lawsuit
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-13
The First Amendment protects Wikileaks from being sued over the release of the DNC's hacked emails. | In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic National Committee was hacked, and thousands of its emails and other private documents were stolen. Those documents were eventually released to the public through a website run by "Guccifer 2.0" (an online persona allegedly maintained by the Russian government) and through WikiLeaks. Early last year, the DNC sued those it believes are responsible for the hack, including the Trump campaign and Russian officials. | The DNC also sued WikiLeaks and Juli…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/freedom-press/…

VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-13
The final Mueller report should be graded "incomplete," says VIPS, whose forensic work proves the speciousness of the story that DNC emails published by WikiLeaks came from Russian hacking. March 13, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR: The Attorney General FROM: Veteran… Read more ?…
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Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies (UPDATED)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-13
By Dharna Noor. | UPDATED 11: 40AM EST: The Senate version of the Clean Energy Jobs Act no longer includes a provision removing subsidies for incineration. The Senate Finance Committee voted on the bill the morning of Thursday March 14. They passed the bill without the provision. The committee is set to vote on SB548, which would remove subsidies for incineration, on Thursday afternoon. | Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a bill into law on Thursday, March 7 that will impose stricter regulations on incinerators by…
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-incine…

NSW elections: why principled preferences matter
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-12
The l atest Newspoll for the NSW elections on March 23 has Labor and the Coalition neck and neck. A Coalition or Labor minority government dependent on crossbench support is considered to be likely by the pundits. | On top of that, with a plethora of right-wing micro-parties contesting in the upper house, only the tightest preferences between more progressive candidates will stop the right gaining more ground in the Legislative Council (upper house). | A minority Coalition or Labor government would be forced to negotiate with the Greens,…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-elections-why-principled-preferences-matter

Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows Wants to Eliminate Super PACs
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-03-12
Mark Meadows, the chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus, wants to end Super PACs. | Meadows voted against House Democrats' sweeping ethics and reform bill, which passed the chamber Friday morning on a party-line vote. But there were parts of it he agreed with, the North Carolina Republican told The Intercept. | One thing he supported, Meadows said, was the effort to reform election finance. He said that he'd tried, and failed, to add an amendment that would have eliminated Super PACs, or political action committees. However, H.R.1, a…
theintercept.com/2019/03/12/hr1-bill-sup…

Journalists, Lawyers & Activists Targeted in Sweeping U.S. Intelligence Gathering Effort on Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Newly revealed documents show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists and journalists who were documenting the Trump administration's efforts to thwart a caravan of migrants hoping to win asylum in the U.S. An investigation from San Diego's NBC 7 revealed the list was shared among Homeland Security Investigations, ICE, Customs and Border Protection and the FBI. It included the names of 10 journalists–seven of whom are U.S. citizens–along with nearly four dozen others listed as "organizers" or "instigators." House Democrats are now calling for the full disclosure of the government's…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/journalis…

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning's Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Manning, a U.S. Army whistleblower, had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/glenn_gre…

Greenwald: White House Spread False Story About Venezuela Burning Aid Trucks to Win Support for War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
An investigation by The New York Times has found that several trucks carrying so-called humanitarian aid that were set ablaze during a showdown at the Colombia-Venezuela border last month were not caused by President Nicolás Maduro's forces, as was widely reported at the time by the media and Trump administration officials. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is "NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda."
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/greenwald…

Dungay family 'want the truth' on death in custody
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
"The family just want the truth to come out," Leetona Dungay told supporters and the media outside the New Coroners Court on March 4. Dungay is the mother of Aboriginal man David Dungay Jnr, who died in Long Bay Jail as a result of assault by prison guards in 2015. | Members of the Dungay family and supporters had gathered at the entrance to the court to express solidarity with Leetona in her quest for justice from the NSW legal system at the coroner's inquiry beginning that day. | "Me and my family have endured so much grief over my son's death," she said. "But we will not stop until we achieve justice…
greenleft.org.au/content/dungay-family-want-truth-death-custody

How big money took control of English football
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
The Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport| | Joshua Robinson & Jonathan Clegg | John Murray Publishing, 2019 | 338 pages | If football is a simple game (get the ball, pass the ball), then the football business is even simpler (buy the best players, bank the profits). | As sports journalists Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg note in The Club, for Spain's La Liga, Germany's Bundesliga and the English Premier League (EPL), there is a near perfect correlation between a football club's total player wages bill on day one of a season and their club's ladder posit…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-big-money-took-control-english-football

Workers on Sydney's privatised ferries strike
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
Workers on the Sydney Harbour ferries that have been privatised went on strike for two hours on March 6. The strike involved workers on the NRMA-owned My Fast Ferry and Fantasea Cruising. | While the company brought in non-union skippers, all Fast Ferry services between Manly and Circular Quay were stopped by the strike and picket. | Last year the NRMA posted more than $97.1 million in profits, yet almost all their ferry workers are casual and they are not being paid award wages. They are not guaranteed shifts and have to come to work on short notice. Union-active workers have been left off rosters, union organi…
greenleft.org.au/content/workers-sydneys-privatised-ferries-strike

Rally opposes Christmas Island plan
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
About 80 people attended a rally called by the Refugee Action Collective on March 2 to protest against the Australian government's plan to reopen the detention centre on Christmas Island and send refugees from Manus Island and Nauru there. | The rally heard Shamindan Kanapadhi, a Tamil refugee on Manus, speak by phone about the conditions there, including inadequate medical care. He said "all of us on Manus are mentally sick," because of the inhumane and humiliating treatment to which they are subject. | Rally co-chair Tara Josem read a message from David Price, the CEO of Christmas Island shire, who said th…
greenleft.org.au/content/rally-opposes-christmas-island-plan

Is this the beginning of the end of coal?
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-11
The synergy of China appearing to restrict the import of Australian coal with the world's largest coal exporter and commodity trader Glencore capping production to current levels has been heralded by many as a victory for the movement for action on climate change. While significant, these decisions could owe as much to the operation of market forces and geopolitics as to a desire to comply with the Paris climate accords. | Industry experts had noted for some time that major ports in China appeared to be delaying customs clearances for Australian coking coal used in steel-making. However, when an official at China…
greenleft.org.au/content/beginning-end-coal

NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-10
Independent journalists skeptical of government claims proved these lies weeks ago, but the propagandistic U.S. media ignored them.
theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-…

Hillary Clinton Is Still Deeply Confused About What Happened in Wisconsin. Here's Why That Matters
Malaika Jabali | theintercept.com | 2019-03-10
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Bloody Sunday commemorative service at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., on March 3, 2019. | Last Sunday in Selma, Alabama, Hillary Clinton opened a speech at the Brown Chapel AME church with a Bible verse. "This is the day the Lord has made," she began. "Let us rejoice and be glad in it. And then let's get to wo…
theintercept.com/2019/03/10/hillary-clin…

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