2019-07-17: News Headlines

Khury Petersen-Smith (2019-07-17). Iran's Not the Aggressor, the US Is. counterpunch.org It's easy to be confused about what's happening between the U.S. and Iran. On July 10, President Trump again accused Iran of violating the Obama-era nuclear deal, in a tweet that he concluded by promising to increase U.S. sanctions "substantially." Similarly, headlines — such as a recent New York Times article that originally proclaimed, "With More

Ruth Robertson (2019-07-17). 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.

Staff (2019-07-16). Nuclear Agency Weighs Reducing Inspections to Cut Costs. truthdig.com The proposal would require a vote by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which has a majority of members appointed or reappointed by Donald Trump.

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 …

Ruediger Frank (2019-07-16). North Korea Is Not Desperate: The New Geostrategic Environment in East Asia. globalresearch.ca The discussion surrounding the surprise meeting at the DMZ between US President Donald Trump and DPRK State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong Un has shown a remarkable ignorance of the fact that North Korea is by no means desperate …

Staff (2019-07-16). As US Modernizes Its Nuclear Arsenal, Costs and Risks Soar. truthout.org On July 16, 1945, the U.S. detonated the first-ever nuclear device in the New Mexico desert. Less than a month later, it dropped two more atomic bombs, destroying Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing and injuring more than 200,000 civilians. | Today, 74 years later, President Donald Trump has elbowed his way to the precipice of war threatening fire, fury and obliteration against one state that has nuclear weapons (North Korea) and one that doesn't (Iran). In June, shortly after Trump reportedly called off a military strike against Iran with just 1…

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…

RT (2019-07-16). Bikini Atoll has 1,000x radiation of Chernobyl decades after nuclear testing — study. rt.com Radiation levels in the Marshall Islands, where the US government tested its nuclear arsenal during the Cold War, are even higher than those found in Fukushima and Chernobyl, according to a newly released peer-reviewed study.

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

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

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."

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 …

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