Daily Archives: April 4, 2019

2019-04-04: News Headlines

commondreams (2019-04-04). Rev. Tutu Among Luminaries Backing Activists Facing 25 Years for Nuclear Weapons Action. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-04). Headlines for April 4, 2019. democracynow.org Republican "Nuclear Option" Will Speed Confirmation of Trump's Judges, House Committee Authorizes Subpoena for Full Mueller Report, House Committee Asks IRS for Six Years of Trump's Tax Returns, Immigrant Activist Claudio Rojas Deported Ahead of Miami Film Premiere, Suspect in New Zealand Mosque Massacres to Face 50 Murder Charges, Australian Senator Censured over "Appalling" NZ Massacre Remarks, White Power Graffiti Found Near Site of Highlander Center Fire, Felony Charges Dropped Against African-American Victim of Dallas Attack, Blast at Texas Chemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 2, Trump Falsely Claims That Windmil…

Dilip Hiro (2019-04-04). India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril. commondreams.org People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dilip Hiro (2019-04-04). South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis. thenation.com South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis…

STAFF (2019-04-04). McConnell Goes Nuclear to Help Trump Pack the Courts With Extremists. truthout.org NAACP attorney Janai Nelson said it was an "insult to African Americans" when President Trump nominated Thomas Farr to a federal district court bench in North Carolina last year. The Republican attorney's fingerprints were all over efforts to suppress and sideline voters of color in North Carolina, and he was linked to a campaign committee for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms accused of intimidating Black voters in the late 1980s with postcards suggesting they would be arrested…

ZeroHedge (2019-04-04). Senators Demand Details On Trump Admin's Aid To Saudi Secret Nuclear Weapons Program. mintpressnews.com A group of senators has notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry to demand answers over how and why he allowed multiple U.S. firms to provide Riyadh with potential nuclear secrets…

WSWS (2019-04-04). UK elite Parachute Regiment use Corbyn poster for target practice. wsws.org For the last three years, senior military figures have repeatedly warned that a Corbyn government would be unacceptable because of Corbyn's previous opposition to war, NATO and the use of nuclear weapons.

RT (2019-04-03). US senators press energy chief to reveal details of nuclear cooperation with Saudis. rt.com The US lawmakers have demanded answers from the Energy Secretary Rick Perry who allowed a number of US firms to share sensitive nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, under the public radar.

United Nations (2019-04-02). Prospect of a nuclear war 'higher than it has been in generations', warns UN. un.org In a world defined by "competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy", the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is "higher than it has been in generations," the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Kevin Martin (2019-02-28). No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …

Kevin Martin (2019-02-26). Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 26, 2019 — In response to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introducing legislation to support diplomacy and the pursuit of peace on the Korean Peninsula, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "This legislation offers a common sense vision for achieving peace …

Peace Action (2019-02-20). Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward Iran. peaceaction.org Pro-diplomacy groups representing millions of American voters urge lawmakers to publicly articulate and support the following principles with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that verifiably blocks each of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon and created a much-needed diplomatic relationship between Iran, the United States, and U.S. allies: Support for the JCPOA and …

Kevin Martin (2019-02-08). Korea Peace Network Responds to Letter Calling for Resumption of War Drills. peaceaction.org In response to a January 29, 2019 letter sent to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan by 13 House Armed Services Committee members calling for a resumption of military exercises with South Korea, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, sent the following letter of behalf of the Korea Peace …

Jon Rainwater (2019-01-31). INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump's Nuclear Petulance. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 31, 2019 — Ahead of the Trump administration's expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The INF Treaty put the kibosh on a class …

2019-04-04: Social Media Postees

Rev. Tutu Among Luminaries Backing Activists Facing 25 Years for Nuclear Weapons Action
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-04
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/04/04/rev…

India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril
Dilip Hiro | commondreams.org | 2019-04-04
People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/04/india-…

Senators Demand Details On Trump Admin's Aid To Saudi Secret Nuclear Weapons Program
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-04
A group of senators has notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry to demand answers over how and why he allowed multiple U.S. firms to provide Riyadh with potential nuclear secrets…
mintpressnews.com/senators-demand-detail…

McConnell Goes Nuclear to Help Trump Pack the Courts With Extremists
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-04
NAACP attorney Janai Nelson said it was an "insult to African Americans" when President Trump nominated Thomas Farr to a federal district court bench in North Carolina last year. The Republican attorney's fingerprints were all over efforts to suppress and sideline voters of color in North Carolina, and he was linked to a campaign committee for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms accused of intimidating Black voters in the late 1980s with postcards suggesting they would be arrested…
truthout.org/articles/mcconnell-goes-nuc…

South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis
Dilip Hiro | thenation.com | 2019-04-04
South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis…
thenation.com/article/south-asia-overloo…

UK elite Parachute Regiment use Corbyn poster for target practice
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-04
For the last three years, senior military figures have repeatedly warned that a Corbyn government would be unacceptable because of Corbyn's previous opposition to war, NATO and the use of nuclear weapons.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/04/corb…

US senators press energy chief to reveal details of nuclear cooperation with Saudis
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-03
The US lawmakers have demanded answers from the Energy Secretary Rick Perry who allowed a number of US firms to share sensitive nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, under the public radar. | …
rt.com/usa/455409-us-saudi-nuclear-deals…

Prospect of a nuclear war 'higher than it has been in generations', warns UN
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-02
In a world defined by "competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy", the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is "higher than it has been in generations," the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…