Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

2019-02-06: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-02-06). U.S. withdrawal from INF Treaty marks a dangerous move towards nuclear escalation. mronline.org The U.S. has cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason for their withdrawal. This is despite Russia offering to open up its weapons systems for U.S. inspection. The treaty requires a six-month notice period following which the country no longer has to abide by the treaty. | Source

teleSUR (2019-02-06). Costa Rica's Former President Arias Accused of Abusing 3 Women. telesurenglish.net Three women came forward with complaints of sexual abuse against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez. | RELATED: | Costa Rica: Campbell Leaves Foreign Ministry Amid Allegations | Alexandra Arce von Herold, a psychiatrist, and anti-nuclear activist has filed a criminal complaint of sexual assault against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president Arias, the New York Times reported Tuesday, an allegation that Arias categorically denied. | The survivor said that Ari…

James Carden (2019-02-06). Trump's Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision. thenation.com Trump's Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision…

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-06). One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration announced on February 1 that the country was suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty) for 180 days pending a final withdrawal. Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov…

Akela Lacy (2019-02-06). South Carolina Spent $9 Billion to Dig a Hole in the Ground and Then Fill it Back in. theintercept.com Cost is often raised as a critical objection to combatting climate change. But South Caroline shows what's possible.

Consortiumnews (2019-02-06). Dismantling the Doomsday Machines. consortiumnews.com Dan Ellsberg has given us a book that shows the urgency of re-engaging on nuclear disarmament, writes John V. Walsh. With Two Minutes to Midnight, Time Is Running Out By John V. Walsh Antiwar.com "From a technical point of view,… Read more →

RT (2019-02-06). US test-launches Minuteman ICBM from southern California (VIDEO). rt.com An intercontinental ballistic missile lit up the southern California sky before hurtling across the Pacific Ocean to an atoll 4,200 miles away. The test launch came at a time of rising tensions around nuclear missile treaties. |

teleSUR (2019-02-06). Trump Accuses Iran of Being Main Sponsor of Terrorism. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump Tuesday defended sanctions against Iran, as well as the decision to withdraw the United States from the nuclear treaty, arguing that the Persian nation is "the main state sponsor of terrorism." | RELATED: | Iran, Russia to Abandon Dollar, Trade in National Currencies | "My administration has acted decisively to confro…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2019-02-05). Trump Is Igniting a Perilous New Nuclear-Arms Race. thenation.com Trump Is Igniting a Perilous New Nuclear-Arms Race…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-05). Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted. therealnews.com Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the meaning of the Trump administration's abandonment of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how this move has contributed to a wholesale dismantling of the nuclear weapons control system. This might be an opportunity to restart, deepen, and broaden the framework, says Wilkerson

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-05). Guerra Nuclear o Dia Anterior. De Hiroshima até hoje: Quem e como nos conduzem à catástrofe. globalresearch.ca "Copyright Zambon Editore" | Capítulo 1 | O NASCIMENTO DA BOMBA | 1.1.O bombardeamento atómico de Hiroshima e Nagasaki | ´Há dezasseis horas, um avià£o americano deixou cair uma bomba sobre Hiroshima, uma base importante do exército japonês. [ ] É uma bomba atómica. …

Eds. (2019-02-04). Trump abandons INF treaty. mronline.org Watch our video to find out about the latest decision. Trump has announced that he will withdraw the U.S. from the INF treaty. This treaty has been a bedrock of nuclear arms control, having eliminated thousands of deadly nuclear missiles in Europe. This is a very dangerous moment for the whole world. A new nuclear arms race is […] | Source

Noam Chomsky (2019-02-01). Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics. zcomm.org Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-01). Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb — US Intelligence Report. therealnews.com Russia and China are responding to "perceived US unilateralism and interventionism" — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

Democracy Now! (2019-01-31). Headlines for January 31, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuela: U.S. Urges Military to Back Guaidó as Protesters Take to Streets, Reuters: UAE Hired Ex-NSA Agents to Spy on Opponents and Critics, Congress Reintroduces War Powers Resolution to End War on Yemen, Trump Hits Back After Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Him on Iran, N. Korea, Israeli Forces Kill Teenage Palestinian Girl at West Bank Checkpoint, Israel: Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians Protest Racism, Police Brutality, Migrants: Scores Killed in 2 Boat Wrecks Off Djibouti Coast, Humanitarian Ship Docks in Italy After European Nations Agree to Process Migrants, Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed Amid Mounti…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). Headlines for January 30, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…

Lawrence Wittner (2019-01-24). As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety. zcomm.org Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read more…

Kevin Martin (2019-01-18). Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […]

2019-02-06: Social Media Postees

Costa Rica's Former President Arias Accused of Abusing 3 Women
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Three women came forward with complaints of sexual abuse against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez. | RELATED: | Costa Rica: Campbell Leaves Foreign Ministry Amid Allegations | Alexandra Arce von Herold, a psychiatrist, and anti-nuclear activist has filed a criminal complaint of sexual assault against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president Arias, the New York Times reported Tuesday, an allegation that Arias categorically denied. | The survivor said that Ari…
telesurenglish.net/news/Costa-Ricas-Form…

Trump's Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-02-06
Trump's Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision…
thenation.com/article/trump-foreign-poli…

One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The Trump administration announced on February 1 that the country was suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty) for 180 days pending a final withdrawal. Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov… | The post One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty appeared first…
globalresearch.ca/one-step-closer-to-nuc…

U.S. withdrawal from INF Treaty marks a dangerous move towards nuclear escalation
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-06
The U.S. has cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason for their withdrawal. This is despite Russia offering to open up its weapons systems for U.S. inspection. The treaty requires a six-month notice period following which the country no longer has to abide by the treaty. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/06/u-s-withdrawal-f…

South Carolina Spent $9 Billion to Dig a Hole in the Ground and Then Fill it Back in
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-02-06
Cost is often raised as a critical objection to combatting climate change. But South Caroline shows what's possible. | The post South Carolina Spent $9 Billion to Dig a Hole in the Ground and Then Fill it Back in appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/02/06/south-caroli…

US test-launches Minuteman ICBM from southern California (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
An intercontinental ballistic missile lit up the southern California sky before hurtling across the Pacific Ocean to an atoll 4,200 miles away. The test launch came at a time of rising tensions around nuclear missile treaties. | …
rt.com/usa/450812-us-ballistic-missile-l…

Trump Accuses Iran of Being Main Sponsor of Terrorism
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
United States President Donald Trump Tuesday defended sanctions against Iran, as well as the decision to withdraw the United States from the nuclear treaty, arguing that the Persian nation is "the main state sponsor of terrorism." | RELATED: | Iran, Russia to Abandon Dollar, Trade in National Currencies | "My administration has acted decisively to confro…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Accuses-Ir…

Dismantling the Doomsday Machines
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-06
Dan Ellsberg has given us a book that shows the urgency of re-engaging on nuclear disarmament, writes John V. Walsh. With Two Minutes to Midnight, Time Is Running Out By John V. Walsh Antiwar.com
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/05/dismantlin…

Trump Is Igniting a Perilous New Nuclear-Arms Race
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-02-05
Trump Is Igniting a Perilous New Nuclear-Arms Race…
thenation.com/article/trump-is-igniting-…

Guerra Nuclear o Dia Anterior. De Hiroshima até hoje: Quem e como nos conduzem à catástrofe
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-05
"Copyright Zambon Editore" | Capítulo 1 | O NASCIMENTO DA BOMBA | 1.1.O bombardeamento atómico de Hiroshima e Nagasaki | ´Há dezasseis horas, um avià£o americano deixou cair uma bomba sobre Hiroshima, uma base importante do exército japonês. [ ] É uma bomba atómica. … | The post Guerra Nuclear o Dia Anterior. De Hiroshima até hoje: Quem e como nos conduzem à catástrofe. appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/guerra-nuclear-o-dia-a…

Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the meaning of the Trump administration's abandonment of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how this move has contributed to a wholesale dismantling of the nuclear weapons control system. This might be an opportunity to restart, deepen, and broaden the framework, says Wilkerson | The post Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/nuclear-treaty-f…

Trump abandons INF treaty
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-04
Watch our video to find out about the latest decision. Trump has announced that he will withdraw the U.S. from the INF treaty. This treaty has been a bedrock of nuclear arms control, having eliminated thousands of deadly nuclear missiles in Europe. This is a very dangerous moment for the whole world. A new nuclear arms race is […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/04/100725/

Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/moral-depravity-defi…

Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb — US Intelligence Report
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-01
Russia and China are responding to "perceived US unilateralism and interventionism" — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community | The post Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb — US Intelligence Report appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/russia-china-on-…

Headlines for January 31, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-31
Venezuela: U.S. Urges Military to Back Guaidó as Protesters Take to Streets, Reuters: UAE Hired Ex-NSA Agents to Spy on Opponents and Critics, Congress Reintroduces War Powers Resolution to End War on Yemen, Trump Hits Back After Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Him on Iran, N. Korea, Israeli Forces Kill Teenage Palestinian Girl at West Bank Checkpoint, Israel: Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians Protest Racism, Police Brutality, Migrants: Scores Killed in 2 Boat Wrecks Off Djibouti Coast, Humanitarian Ship Docks in Italy After European Nations Agree to Process Migrants, Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed Amid Mounti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/31/headlines

Headlines for January 30, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/30/headlines

As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-01-24
Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/as-nations-get-ready-fo…

Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-18
Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […] | The post Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress appeared first on Peace Action.
peaceaction.org/2019/01/18/second-trump-…