2018-10-23: News Headlines

wsws (2018-10-23). Trump's threat to tear up nuclear pact with Russia met with alarm in Europe, silence from Democrats. wsws.org The sole criticism from the Democratic Party is that Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for confrontation between the world's two major nuclear powers.

RT (2018-10-23). 'US has weapons to destroy the world 10 times over, but they want more because of China'. rt.com The US is saturated with weapons and doesn't need a new nuclear build-up, former congressman Ron Paul has told RT, commenting on President Donald Trump's threat to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces in Europe (INF) treaty.

Pres. Vladimir Putin (2018-10-22). Vladimir Putin: Statements on National Security, Terrorism, Meetings with Donald Trump, Nuclear Weapons, Russian Identity. globalresearch.ca This speech by Vladimir Putin coincides with the commencement of the largest NATO war games in Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. | It also coincides with Trump's announcement to withdraw from the …

Alice Slater (2018-10-22). Time Out for Nukes! counterpunch.org With 122 nations having voted last summer to adopt a treaty for the complete prohibition of nuclear weapons, just as the world has banned chemical and biological weapons, its seems that the world is locked in a new Cold War time-warp, totally inappropriate to the times. We were warned last week from the Intergovernmental Panel More

Democracy Now! (2018-10-22). "Counterproductive and Dangerous": Nuclear Arms Race Feared as U.S. Quits Key Treaty with Russia. democracynow.org President Trump has announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. On Saturday, Trump vowed to build new nuclear weapons. We speak with Daryl Kimball, director of the Arms Control Association. He previously led the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers.

Staff (2018-10-22). Trump's Plan to Abandon Nuclear Arms Pact Rattles Experts. truthdig.com Concerns are mounting after President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that he will withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty with Russia following reports that National Security Adviser John Bolton had been pushing the plan behind closed doors despite warnings from experts that ditching the agreement "would be reckless and…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-22). Headlines for October 22, 2018. democracynow.org Trump to Withdraw from 1987 U.S.-Russia Nuclear Deal, Plans to Establish Biological Definition of Gender Threatens Trans Rights, Saudi Arabia Says Khashoggi Killed in "Fistfight" Amid Mounting U.S. Pressure, NYT: Saudi Troll Farm Targeted Khashoggi, Other Critics on Twitter, Afghanistan: 27 Killed, 100 Injured as Voters Head to Polls, Gaza: Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 130 Palestinian Protesters, Israel Delays Plans to Evict Bedouin Village in West Bank, Central American Caravan Crosses into Mexico as Trump Threats Mount, Honduras: Lawyers for Victim Berta Cáceres Removed from Murder Trial, Florida: $339 Milli…

wsws (2018-10-22). Trump says US will withdraw from Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty. wsws.org As it targets Russia, China and other major powers, Washington is scrapping the entire framework of nuclear arms control that emerged from the Cold War.

RT (2018-10-22). China slams Trump's plans to ditch 'crucial' INF treaty, warns of 'multilateral negative effect'. rt.com Beijing has become the latest to oppose Donald Trump's decision to pull out of what it branded a "crucial" nuclear treaty with Russia, with its foreign minister warning it would have a "multilateral negative effect." |

Shared by britney (2018-10-22). Nuclear Arms Race Feared as US Quits Key Treaty With Russia. truthout.org President Trump has announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. On Saturday, Trump vowed to build new nuclear weapons. We speak with Daryl Kimball, director of the Arms Control Association. He previously led the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dange…

RT (2018-10-22). Trump threatens to build up US nuclear arsenal until Russia, China 'come to their senses'. rt.com US President Donald Trump threatned Russia and China that Washington intends to build up its nuclear arsenal until "people come to their senses."

RT (2018-10-21). Trump's plan to ditch INF will 'undo decades of bipartisan arms control' — Rand Paul. rt.com President Trump's intention to withdraw from the Cold War-era treaty with Russia banning a wide array of nuclear weapons "would undo decades of bipartisan arms control," Kentucky Senator Rand Paul believes.

RT (2018-10-20). Trump vows to pull US out of 'unacceptable' nuclear missile deal with Russia. rt.com The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP reports President Donald Trump saying. He cited Russia's alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to "develop the weapons."

Jason Ditz (2018-10-20). John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact. Instead of negotiating over the questions, Bolton wants the US to just withdraw outright, despite that being a major escalation on …

Tim Shorrock (2018-10-19). Washington's Ire Shifts From Kim Jong-un to Moon Jae-in. thenation.com Washington's Ire Shifts From Kim Jong-un to Moon Jae-in…

RT (2018-10-19). Former US nuclear command officer charged with diverting military contracts to her own company. rt.com US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company.

pip.hinman (2018-10-18). NSW pushes new coalmine. greenleft.org.au The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment recommended approval of a new thermal coalmine to the Independent Planning Commission on October 9. | The open-cut underground mine proposed by South Korean company KEPCO would be built near Bylong, 55 kilometres northeast of Mudgee and is intended to operate for 25 years, extracting 6.5 million tonnes of coal each year. | Lock the Gate spokesperson Carmel Flint said the recommendation to support the Bylong mine is wrong. | "Not only will this mine put the climate at risk, but new research shows it will take South Korean mining giant KEPCO one step closer…

Don Fitz (2018-10-18). Nuclear Power & Climate. zcomm.org The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Headlines for October 10, 2018. democracynow.org Hurricane Michael Barrels Toward Florida as Category 4 Storm, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Resigns, Trump Considers Nikki Haley's Replacement at U.N., Praises Ivanka, Turkish Official: Saudis Used Bone Saw to Dismember Body of Jamal Khashoggi, U.N.: 40 Percent of North Koreans Undernourished and in Need of Aid, Charges Dropped Against MN Pipeline Activists in Landmark Trial, AP: Deported Parents Could Lose Children to U.S. Adoption, Court Upholds Deposition Order for Wilbur Ross in Census Case, SCOTUS Rules for ND Voter ID Law, Disenfranchising Some Native Voters, Trump Rolls Back Ethanol Gas…

Democracy Now! (2018-10-10). Rashid Khalidi: From Iran to Palestine, Nikki Haley Put a Nice Face on Trump's "Horrific" U.S. Policies. democracynow.org U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning her post at the end of the year. The former South Carolina governor—one of the few women in Trump's Cabinet—gave no reason for her departure. During Nikki Haley's time as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the Paris climate accord; the U.N. Human Rights Council; the Iran nuclear deal; UNRWA, the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians; and UNESCO, the U.N. educational and cultural agency. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia…

Noam Chomsky (2018-07-07). From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition. zcomm.org Noam Chomsky delivers the keynote address, "Fate of Humanity"

2018-10-23: Social Media Postees

Trump's threat to tear up nuclear pact with Russia met with alarm in Europe, silence from Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-23
The sole criticism from the Democratic Party is that Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for confrontation between the world's two major nuclear powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/23/russ…

'US has weapons to destroy the world 10 times over, but they want more because of China'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-23
The US is saturated with weapons and doesn't need a new nuclear build-up, former congressman Ron Paul has told RT, commenting on President Donald Trump's threat to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces in Europe (INF) treaty. | …
rt.com/usa/441983-inf-treaty-withdrawl-w…

Trump's Plan to Abandon Nuclear Arms Pact Rattles Experts
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-22
Concerns are mounting after President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that he will withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty with Russia following reports that National Security Adviser John Bolton had been pushing the plan behind closed doors despite warnings from experts that ditching the agreement "would be reckless and…
truthdig.com/articles/trumps-plan-to-aba…

"Counterproductive and Dangerous": Nuclear Arms Race Feared as U.S. Quits Key Treaty with Russia
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-22
President Trump has announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. On Saturday, Trump vowed to build new nuclear weapons. We speak with Daryl Kimball, director of the Arms Control Association. He previously led the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers.
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/22/counterp…

Vladimir Putin: Statements on National Security, Terrorism, Meetings with Donald Trump, Nuclear Weapons, Russian Identity
Pres. Vladimir Putin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-10-22
This speech by Vladimir Putin coincides with the commencement of the largest NATO war games in Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. | It also coincides with Trump's announcement to withdraw from the … | The post Vladimir Putin: Statements on National Security, Terrorism, Meetings with Donald Trump, Nuclear Weapons, Russian Identity appeared first on Global Res…
globalresearch.ca/vladimir-putin-stateme…

Time Out for Nukes!
Alice Slater | counterpunch.org | 2018-10-22
With 122 nations having voted last summer to adopt a treaty for the complete prohibition of nuclear weapons, just as the world has banned chemical and biological weapons, its seems that the world is locked in a new Cold War time-warp, totally inappropriate to the times. We were warned last week from the Intergovernmental Panel…
counterpunch.org/2018/10/22/time-out-for…

Nuclear Arms Race Feared as US Quits Key Treaty With Russia
Shared by britney | truthout.org | 2018-10-22
President Trump has announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. On Saturday, Trump vowed to build new nuclear weapons. We speak with Daryl Kimball, director of the Arms Control Association. He previously led the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dange…
truthout.org/video/nuclear-arms-race-fea…

China slams Trump's plans to ditch 'crucial' INF treaty, warns of 'multilateral negative effect'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-22
Beijing has become the latest to oppose Donald Trump's decision to pull out of what it branded a "crucial" nuclear treaty with Russia, with its foreign minister warning it would have a "multilateral negative effect." | …
rt.com/usa/441933-china-trump-nuclear-in…

Trump threatens to build up US nuclear arsenal until Russia, China 'come to their senses'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-22
US President Donald Trump threatned Russia and China that Washington intends to build up its nuclear arsenal until "people come to their senses." | …
rt.com/usa/441966-us-will-build-up-nucle…

Trump says US will withdraw from Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-10-22
As it targets Russia, China and other major powers, Washington is scrapping the entire framework of nuclear arms control that emerged from the Cold War.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/22/inft…

Trump's plan to ditch INF will 'undo decades of bipartisan arms control' — Rand Paul
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-21
President Trump's intention to withdraw from the Cold War-era treaty with Russia banning a wide array of nuclear weapons "would undo decades of bipartisan arms control," Kentucky Senator Rand Paul believes. | …
rt.com/usa/441855-rand-paul-trump-inf/

John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-10-20
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Years of US allegations that Russia is violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) may be coming to a head, with John Bolton reportedly pushing hard for President Trump to withdraw outright from the pact. Instead of negotiating over the questions, Bolton wants the US to just withdraw outright, despite that being a major escalation on …

John Bolton Pushes Trump to Withdraw From Russian Nuclear Treaty

Trump vows to pull US out of 'unacceptable' nuclear missile deal with Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-20
The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP reports President Donald Trump saying. He cited Russia's alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to "develop the weapons." | …
rt.com/usa/441841-trump-nuclear-deal-rus…

Washington's Ire Shifts From Kim Jong-un to Moon Jae-in
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2018-10-19
Washington's Ire Shifts From Kim Jong-un to Moon Jae-in…
thenation.com/article/washingtons-ire-sh…

Former US nuclear command officer charged with diverting military contracts to her own company
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company. | …
rt.com/usa/441687-navy-captain-charged-c…

Nuclear Power & Climate
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2018-10-18
The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/nuclear-power-climat…

NSW pushes new coalmine
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-18
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment recommended approval of a new thermal coalmine to the Independent Planning Commission on October 9. | The open-cut underground mine proposed by South Korean company KEPCO would be built near Bylong, 55 kilometres northeast of Mudgee and is intended to operate for 25 years, extracting 6.5 million tonnes of coal each year. | Lock the Gate spokesperson Carmel Flint said the recommendation to support the Bylong mine is wrong. | "Not only will this mine put the climate at risk, but new research shows it will take South Korean mining giant KEPCO one step closer…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-pushes-new-coalmine

Rashid Khalidi: From Iran to Palestine, Nikki Haley Put a Nice Face on Trump's "Horrific" U.S. Policies
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-10
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning her post at the end of the year. The former South Carolina governor–one of the few women in Trump's Cabinet–gave no reason for her departure. During Nikki Haley's time as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the Paris climate accord; the U.N. Human Rights Council; the Iran nuclear deal; UNRWA, the U.N. agency that provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians; and UNESCO, the U.N. educational and cultural agency. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/10/rashid_k…