2019-06-27: News Headlines

RT (2019-06-27). US Air Force wants 'patriotic' private firms to share their satellites for NUCLEAR command & control. rt.com The US Air Force has proposed piggybacking nuclear command and control onto the growing network of commercial satellites, floating the idea as a money-saving possibility as its nuclear infrastructure decays into obsolescence.

Charles Pierson (2019-06-27). Don't Leave Nukes on the Shelf. Use Them! counterpunch.org On June 20, the London Guardian ran a curious headline: "Nuclear Weapons: Experts Alarmed by New Pentagon 'War-Fighting Doctrine." Last week, a report from the Joint Chiefs of Staff was briefly available to the public on the Pentagon's website. Titled "Nuclear Operations," the report describes nuclear war in such upbeat terms that you will almost look forward to it. More

Staff (2019-06-26). Headlines for June 26, 2019. democracynow.org DHS Moves 100 Children Back to Texas Border Patrol Station Deemed Unsafe and "Inhumane", House Passes Contentious $4.5 Billion Emergency Border Bill, "Defund Hate Campaign" Activists Call for Action on Migrant Deaths and Detention, Trump Threatens to "Obliterate" Iran as Bipartisan Reps Seek to Avoid Unauthorized Strikes, Robert Mueller to Testify Before House in July, Tiffany Cabán Leading Queens DA Race, U.S. and N. Korea in Talks for Third Summit, Pompeo Says U.S. Hoping for a Peace Deal and Ready to Pull Out Troops in Afghanistan, Spanish Supreme Court Ups Conviction of Men Who Raped and Filmed Teenager in 20…

United Nations (2019-06-26). Peace in the Gulf 'at a critical juncture' says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal. un.org The Iran nuclear deal must "continue to work for all", despite moves by both the United States and Iran which have destabilized the "hard-won" 2015 agreement, the UN Political Affairs chief told Security Council members on Wednesday.

John Laforge (2019-06-26). Trump's Ministry of No Information. counterpunch.org The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the routine practice of reporting the current number of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, the AP and United Press International report. The new secrecy will make it nearly impossible to estimate the true cost of nuclear weapons, to show adherence to arms control treaties, or to pressure More

WSWS (2019-06-25). Chinese and North Korean leaders pledge closer links at Pyongyang summit. wsws.org The United States will not welcome closer relations between the two Stalinist regimes as it tries to pull the North into its own orbit.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-25). Pompeo's "Indo-Pacific" Tour Is Aimed Against Iran and China. globalresearch.ca The Secretary of State is on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and South Korea by the time it concludes next week, with the aim of this global voyage …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). L'Europa nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono. globalresearch.ca I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …

Tyler Durden (2019-06-25). NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences. theantimedia.com (ZH) — NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have …

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). L'Unione europea nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono. globalresearch.ca I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-25). Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance. counterpunch.org The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported More

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-25). A Europa na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono. globalresearch.ca Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …

Eds. (2019-06-25). Iran 'violates' nuclear deal, after U.S. 'withdraws'. mronline.org Quick question: Does the U.S. ever break, breach or violate its international agreements? | Source

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

William Boardman (2019-06-23). Fukushima's Three Nuclear Meltdowns Are "Under Control": That's a Lie. dissidentvoice.org The implementation of the safe decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is a unique complex case and expected to span several decades: the IAEA Review Team considers that it will therefore require sustained engagement with stakeholders, proper knowledge management, and benefit from broad international cooperation. — Report by IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Review …

Staff (2019-06-21). Trump Pulls Back from Iran Attack as Bolton & Pompeo Continue to Push for War. democracynow.org After threatening to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned U.S. drone, President Trump reportedly approved, and then abruptly called off, military strikes. The move came after the operation was already underway in its initial stages, with warships and planes already being put into position. We go to Tehran to get response from Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran who was part of the nuclear deal negotiations in 2015. We also speak with CUNY professor and historian Ervand Abrahamian, author of several books about Iran. Whether or not Trump wants war with Iran doesn't ultimat…

unitedEditor (2019-06-21). Iran's withdrawal from the JCPOA: forecasts and deadlines. uwidata.com After Tehran took the line at renouncing its obligations under certain provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a question has arisen about when it will pull out of the nuclear deal altogether. In the conditions of an escalating conflict with Washington, Tehran has said it suspends compliance with a part of its …

Staff (2019-06-20). Headlines for June 20, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone, But Officials Dispute Territory of Incident, House Dems Grill Trump's Iran Rep. over War Authorization, Congress Holds Historic Hearing on Reparations, 2020 Dems Slam Joe Biden for Praising Segregationist Lawmakers, Dems Vow to Compel Hope Hicks Testimony After She Refuses to Answer House Questions, Trump's EPA Rolls Back Coal Restrictions, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un Meet for Talks in North Korea, U.N.: 71 Million People Displaced Worldwide Last Year, 4 People Charged in Downing of 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight Over Eastern Ukraine, Rev. Barber Calls for "Moral Budget" to Respond to P…

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-05-07). Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2019 — In response to reports that Iran will announce a reduction in its compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement on May 8, the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the …

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