Daily Archives: July 16, 2019

2019-07-16: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-07-16). US Jeopardizes Peace Talks With North Korea Over New Drills. telesurenglish.net The U.S. may have hurt its chances at convincing North Korea to abandon their nuclear program following Washington's decision to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea. | RELATED: | Australian Student Expelled From North Korea For 'Spying Acts' | According to North Korea's official news agency, U.S. President Donald Trump revitalized efforts to persuade them to give up their nuclear weapons last month when he arranged a spur-of-the-moment meeting with No…

Hans Stehling (2019-07-16). Trump, Netanyahu, Pence and Bolton: The Four Horsemen of the Nuclear Apocalypse. globalresearch.ca These are the demented Gang of Four who are determined to destroy 74 years of international cooperation for peace by waging a completely unwarranted war against Iran in a bid for global supremacy, and oil, that will provoke nuclear war …

Ethan Indigo Smith (2019-07-16). Nuclear Experimentation: Year 74. globalresearch.ca Nuclear experimentation began with the first detonation of the Manhattan Project. The first detonation began the unstable and unceasing chain reaction that is the nuclear era. The scientists involved in the detonation experiment actually debated on whether or not it …

teleSUR (2019-07-16). Iran's Supreme Leader Threatens to Respond to UK's 'Piracy'. telesurenglish.net Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic would respond to Great Britain's 'piracy' over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar. | RELATED: | Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal | The religious leader called on Great Britain to immediately release the Iranian oil tanker and end their hostilities towards the Islamic Republic. | "Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship … an…

Ruth Robertson (2019-07-16). ICE Sweep Protest is Display of Inimitable San Francisco Style at Cable Car Turnaround. indybay.org Dancers reenacted the historic meeting of world dictators Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un at a Powell Street cable car turnaround protest on July 12. While one protester revealed his tattoo of deep significance, many others hoisted signs that expressed just how pissed off citizens of San Francisco can get when ICE raids threaten their city. | Photos by Terri Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Conn Hallinan (2019-07-16). The World Needs a Water Treaty. counterpunch.org During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India's considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water. More

John Feffer (2019-07-15). Pyongyang on the Potomac. counterpunch.org When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is a tall, 73-year-old white man who leads the world's most powerful democracy. Kim is a short, plump, 35-year-old More

Vijay Prashad (2019-07-15). Trump murdered the Iran Deal—and Europe isn't too happy about it. mronline.org During the July 14, 2019 meeting between France, Germany, and the UK to discuss their response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Hassan Rouhani remarked that Iran is "always ready for negotiation." Iran, he said, urges the U.S. to "abandon bullying." | Source

Staff (2019-07-15). Trump's Fixation on Intellectual Property Rights Serves the Rich. truthout.org Between making threats of actual war with North Korea and Iran, Donald Trump has also gotten us into a trade war with China. Trump's ostensible reason for this trade war — the large US trade deficit with China — actually did have some basis in reality, but in practice the trade war is straying into turf that is likely to offer few gains for US workers and could actually lead to sizable losses. | A major theme in Trump's campaign was that China is a world-class currency manipulator that deliberately keeps down the value of its currency to give its products an advantage in international trade. The ba…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-15). Juggling with the Authoritarians: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Fake Book. counterpunch.org Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of bafflement, ever obliging. The meeting of Trump with the leader of the DPRK was deemed historic, More

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net Britain said Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "Iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear bomb. There is still some closi…

Eds. (2019-07-13). Join the CIA: travel the world passing out nuclear blueprints. mronline.org In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this "operation" in his book State of War. | Source

RT (2019-07-13). 'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp. rt.com Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight.

Peter Koenig (2019-07-12). Iran vs. Spineless Europe. dissidentvoice.org Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …

pip.hinman (2019-07-12). Save the Bylong from coal mining. greenleft.org.au About 200 people gathered in Bylong, in Central NSW, on July 6-7 to demand the state Coalition government halt a proposed coalmine from going ahead in the picturesque Bylong Valley. | South Korean company KEPCO is proposing to open up a mine that would have drastic impacts on local agriculture and water and the iconic natural and cultural heritage of the region, including Aboriginal sacred sites. | The mine is still subject to a decision by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC). | The weekend-long protest camp was co-sponsored by the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) and Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-11). Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo? liberationnews.org Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public. greenleft.org.au Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-10). Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned? liberationnews.org Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Staff (2019-07-09). "This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment. democracynow.org In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

unitedEditor (2019-07-08). What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA? uwidata.com Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

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 …

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 …

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 …

2019-07-16: Social Media Postees

US Jeopardizes Peace Talks With North Korea Over New Drills
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
The U.S. may have hurt its chances at convincing North Korea to abandon their nuclear program following Washington's decision to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea. | RELATED: | Australian Student Expelled From North Korea For 'Spying Acts' | According to North Korea's official news agency, U.S. President Donald Trump revitalized efforts to persuade them to give up their nuclear weapons last month when he arranged a spur-of-the-moment meeting with No…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Jeopardizes-Peace-Talks-With-North-Korea-Over-New-Drills-20190716-0003.html

Trump, Netanyahu, Pence and Bolton: The Four Horsemen of the Nuclear Apocalypse
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-16
These are the demented Gang of Four who are determined to destroy 74 years of international cooperation for peace by waging a completely unwarranted war against Iran in a bid for global supremacy, and oil, that will provoke nuclear war …
globalresearch.ca/trump-netanyahu-pence-bolton-4-horsemen-nuclear-apocalypse/5683687

The World Needs a Water Treaty
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-16
During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India's considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/16/the-world-needs-a-water-treaty/

Nuclear Experimentation: Year 74
Ethan Indigo Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-16
Nuclear experimentation began with the first detonation of the Manhattan Project. The first detonation began the unstable and unceasing chain reaction that is the nuclear era. The scientists involved in the detonation experiment actually debated on whether or not it …
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-experimentation-year-74/5683689

Iran's Supreme Leader Threatens to Respond to UK's 'Piracy'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic would respond to Great Britain's 'piracy' over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar. | RELATED: | Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal | The religious leader called on Great Britain to immediately release the Iranian oil tanker and end their hostilities towards the Islamic Republic. | "Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship … an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Irans-Supreme-Leader-Threatens-to-Respond-to-UKs-Piracy-20190716-0004.html

ICE Sweep Protest is Display of Inimitable San Francisco Style at Cable Car Turnaround
Ruth Robertson | indybay.org | 2019-07-16
Dancers reenacted the historic meeting of world dictators Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un at a Powell Street cable car turnaround protest on July 12. While one protester revealed his tattoo of deep significance, many others hoisted signs that expressed just how pissed off citizens of San Francisco can get when ICE raids threaten their city. | Photos by Terri Scussel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/15/18824745.php

Trump murdered the Iran Deal–and Europe isn't too happy about it
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-07-15
During the July 14, 2019 meeting between France, Germany, and the UK to discuss their response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Hassan Rouhani remarked that Iran is "always ready for negotiation." Iran, he said, urges the U.S. to "abandon bullying." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/15/trump-murdered-the-iran-deal-and-europe-isnt-too-happy-about-it/

Trump's Fixation on Intellectual Property Rights Serves the Rich
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
Between making threats of actual war with North Korea and Iran, Donald Trump has also gotten us into a trade war with China. Trump's ostensible reason for this trade war — the large US trade deficit with China — actually did have some basis in reality, but in practice the trade war is straying into turf that is likely to offer few gains for US workers and could actually lead to sizable losses. | A major theme in Trump's campaign was that China is a world-class currency manipulator that deliberately keeps down the value of its currency to give its products an advantage in international trade. The ba…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-fixation-on-intellectual-property-rights-serves-the-rich/

Pyongyang on the Potomac
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is a tall, 73-year-old white man who leads the world's most powerful democracy. Kim is a short, plump, 35-year-old…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/pyongyang-on-the-potomac/

Juggling with the Authoritarians: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Fake Book
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of bafflement, ever obliging. The meeting of Trump with the leader of the DPRK was deemed historic,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/juggling-with-the-authoritarians-donald-trumps-diplomatic-fake-book/

Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Britain said Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "Iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear bomb. There is still some closi…
telesurenglish.net/news/iran-nuclear-deal-uk-jeremy-hunt-brussels-us-donald-trump-20190715-0010.html

Join the CIA: travel the world passing out nuclear blueprints
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-13
In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this "operation" in his book State of War. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/13/join-the-cia-travel-the-world-passing-out-nuclear-blueprints/

'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp
rt.com | 2019-07-13
Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight. | …
rt.com/usa/464097-redacted-tonight-iran-deal/

Iran vs. Spineless Europe
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/iran-vs-spineless-europe/

Save the Bylong from coal mining
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-12
About 200 people gathered in Bylong, in Central NSW, on July 6-7 to demand the state Coalition government halt a proposed coalmine from going ahead in the picturesque Bylong Valley. | South Korean company KEPCO is proposing to open up a mine that would have drastic impacts on local agriculture and water and the iconic natural and cultural heritage of the region, including Aboriginal sacred sites. | The mine is still subject to a decision by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC). | The weekend-long protest camp was co-sponsored by the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) and Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG…
greenleft.org.au/content/save-bylong-coal-mining

Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).
liberationnews.org/iran-sale-del-acuerdo-nuclear-deberia-preocuparse-el-mundo/

War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…
greenleft.org.au/content/war-games-promoted-cash-splash-war-weary-public

Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
liberationnews.org/iran-breaks-out-of-nuclear-accord-should-the-world-be-concerned/

"This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-09
In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/9/trump_admin_iran_tensions_trita_parsi

What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-08
Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …
uwidata.com/4164-what-gift-has-iran-prepared-for-europe-on-jcpoa/

An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-05
In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/5/an_hour_with_noam_chomsky_on

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-17
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/17/peace-action-endorses-ayanna-pressley-for-congress/