2019-02-08: Social Media Postees

The Scream: the Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis
Paul Bentley | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Trump has said that his government is "too far along in the process" of regime change in Venezuela for him to meet with Maduro. This stands in contrast to his readiness to meet again with Kim Jung-un, who is already "too far along" in the process of developing nuclear weapons for Trump to do otherwise.

'America First' Means Nuclear Superiority
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-08
The US president's annual State of the Union address traditionally focuses on domestic issues but it also throws some light on the foreign policy priorities. President Trump's speech on Tuesday adhered to the pattern and if anything, the portions on … | The post 'America First' Means Nuclear Superiority. appeared first on Global Research.

Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They're Pushed to Do So
Lawrence Wittner | commondreams.org | 2019-02-08
Gorbachev and Reagan sign the INF Treaty in 1987. (Photo: Wikipedia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/reagan.png

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 Anti-war.com

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…

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 combating climate change. But South Carolina 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.

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. | …

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.

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…

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