Daily Archives: August 20, 2019

2019-08-20: News Headlines

Karl Grossman (2019-08-20). Einstein's Atomic Regrets. counterpunch.org "If I had known that the Germans would not succeed in constructing an atom bomb, I never would have moved a finger," wrote Albert Einstein in his 1950 book Out of My Later Years. He was speaking about a letter from his vacation home on Nassau Point on Long Island that warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt of a breakthrough in Nazi Germany in nuclear fission which could "lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable…extremely powerful bombs of a new type." Atom bombs. More

teleSUR (2019-08-20). US-North Korea Peace Talks Have Not Resumed: Pompeo. telesurenglish.net The U.S. and North Korea have not returned to the negotiation table as quickly as they initially hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, but he added that Washington knew there would be 'bumps on the road' in the denuclearization talks. | RELATED: | Trump Designates Brazil a 'Major Non-Nato Ally' | "We haven't gotten back to the table as quickly as we hoped but we've been pretty clear all along, we knew there would be bums along the way," Pompeo said during an interview with CBS…

Mondialisation (2019-08-20). Sob o "escudo" de mísseis nucleares USA na Europa. globalresearch.ca A instalaàßà£o de mísseis da NATO em Deveselu, na Roménia, que faz parte do sistema Aegis americano de "defesa anti-mísseis", terminou a "actualizaàßà£o" que comeàßou em Abril passado. Comunica a NATO, assegurando que "nà£o conferiu nenhuma capacidade ofensiva ao sistema", …

teleSUR (2019-08-20). China, Russia Accuse US of Inciting New Arms Race. telesurenglish.net The United States is stoking military tensions with their latest ground-launched cruise missile test, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | 'We May Not Do Any Business With Huawei': Trump Says as License Expires Aug. 19 | The Kremlin said the U.S. missile test revealed Washington had long been preparing to exit the nuclear pact. The U.S. previously accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which was established during the Cold War. | T…

teleSUR (2019-08-20). Iran Praises North Korea for 'Exercising Vigilance Against US'. telesurenglish.net The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, has praised North Korea's 'intelligent' approach to the U.S., and said that they have successfully resisted unilateral pressures, thereby securing their independence. Larijani also said that he hoped Iran and North Korea could increase their cooperation, since both are heavily sanctioned by Washington. | RELATED: | War With Iran Will Be 'Mother Of All Wars': Rouhani | "North Korean leader [Kim Jong-un] acted properly during negotiations with t…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-08-20). Sotto lo ´scudo ª missili nucleari Usa in Europa. globalresearch.ca ll sito missilistico Nato di Deveselu in Romania, facente parte del sistema statunitense Aegis di ´difesa missilistica ª, ha terminato ´l'aggiornamento ª iniziato lo scorso aprile. Lo comunica la Nato, assicurando che ´esso non ha conferito alcuna capacità offensiva al sistema ª, il …

teleSUR (2019-08-19). Iran Urges European Partners to Fulfill Nuclear Commitments. telesurenglish.net Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated on Monday his call for the Union Europe to meet its commitments in the nuclear pact. | RELATED: | Iranian Oil Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Despite US Pressure | "Our ties with the European Union are important, in particular, for the commitments to the nuclear agreement, which Europeans must fulfill," said the Iranian Foreign Minister, from Helsinki, Finland. | With this statement, Zarif recalled the little support of the Europea…

Staff (2019-08-19). Trump Wields Sanctions Hammer, but to What End? truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. | The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. | Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has used an array of new and existing sanctions against Iran, North Korea and others. His Treasury Department, which oversees economic sanctions, has targeted thousands of entities with asset freezes and business bans. The State Department has been simi…

Staff (2019-08-16). North Korea Suspends Talks With South Korea Because of U.S. Sanctions. therealnews.com While U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks fail to proceed because of a lack of unanimity within the Trump administration, the North suspended peace talks with the South because of the U.S.'s refusal to lift economic sanctions, says Tim Shorrock…

Aaron Maté (2019-08-16). Trump worsens threat of nuclear catastrophe with Russia. thegrayzone.com MIT professor Ted Postol warns that Trump's withdrawal from the INF treaty threatens nuclear 'catastrophe.' Guest: Theodore Postol, award-winning Professor…

Aaron Maté (2019-08-16). How Obama helped Trump escalate nuclear tensions with Russia. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration has dangerously withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). MIT professor emeritus Ted Postol explains how…

Staff (2019-08-16). Headlines for August 16, 2019. democracynow.org Israel Bars Reps. Omar & Tlaib from Official Trip to West Bank Due to Their Support for BDS, 11 Die in Kashmir as Pakistani & Indian Troops Exchange Fire, U.S. Puts Pressure on Crew of Iranian Oil Tanker Seized in July, North Korea Test-Fires Two Missiles as It Rejects New Talks with S. Korea, NOAA: July Was Officially the Hottest Month on Record, Australia Accused of Watering Down Pacific Island Climate Agreement, Study: Surge in Methane Gas Emissions Is Linked to Fracking Boom, 270 Die, 1 Million Displaced in India from Heavy Monsoon Rains, Federal Court: Trump Admin Can't Deny Soap & Toothpaste to Migrant Chil…

James Carden (2019-08-15). Progressives Are Right to Endorse a 'No First Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy. thenation.com Progressives Are Right to Endorse a 'No First Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-08-14). Here Are Five Lies About Iran That We Need to Refute to Stop Another Illegal War. theintercept.com The Trump administration is lying about Iran and its nuclear program. The media has to debunk this false drumbeat for war.

Norman Stockwell (2019-08-09). How We Learned to Hate the Bomb. progressive.org For nearly three-quarters of a century, "The Progressive" has been a consistent voice against nuclear madness.

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 …

2019-08-20: Social Media Postees

US-North Korea Peace Talks Have Not Resumed: Pompeo
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-20
The U.S. and North Korea have not returned to the negotiation table as quickly as they initially hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, but he added that Washington knew there would be 'bumps on the road' in the denuclearization talks. | RELATED: | Trump Designates Brazil a 'Major Non-Nato Ally' | "We haven't gotten back to the table as quickly as we hoped but we've been pretty clear all along, we knew there would be bums along the way," Pompeo said during an interview with CBS…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-North-Korea-Peace-Talks-Have-Not-Resumed-Pompeo-20190820-0002.html

Einstein's Atomic Regrets
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-20
"If I had known that the Germans would not succeed in constructing an atom bomb, I never would have moved a finger," wrote Albert Einstein in his 1950 book Out of My Later Years. He was speaking about a letter from his vacation home on Nassau Point on Long Island that warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt of a breakthrough in Nazi Germany in nuclear fission which could "lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable…extremely powerful bombs of a new type." Atom bombs.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/20/einsteins-atomic-regrets/

Sob o "escudo" de mísseis nucleares USA na Europa
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-20
A instalaàßà£o de mísseis da NATO em Deveselu, na Roménia, que faz parte do sistema Aegis americano de "defesa anti-mísseis", terminou a "actualizaàßà£o" que comeàßou em Abril passado. Comunica a NATO, assegurando que "nà£o conferiu nenhuma capacidade ofensiva ao sistema", …
globalresearch.ca/sob-o-escudo-de-misseis-nucleares-usa-na-europa/5686781

China, Russia Accuse US of Inciting New Arms Race
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-20
The United States is stoking military tensions with their latest ground-launched cruise missile test, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | 'We May Not Do Any Business With Huawei': Trump Says as License Expires Aug. 19 | The Kremlin said the U.S. missile test revealed Washington had long been preparing to exit the nuclear pact. The U.S. previously accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which was established during the Cold War. | T…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Russia-Accuse-US-of-Inciting-New-Arms-Race-20190820-0007.html

Iran Praises North Korea for 'Exercising Vigilance Against US'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-20
The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, has praised North Korea's 'intelligent' approach to the U.S., and said that they have successfully resisted unilateral pressures, thereby securing their independence. Larijani also said that he hoped Iran and North Korea could increase their cooperation, since both are heavily sanctioned by Washington. | RELATED: | War With Iran Will Be 'Mother Of All Wars': Rouhani | "North Korean leader [Kim Jong-un] acted properly during negotiations with t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Praises-North-Korea-for-Exercising-Vigilance-Against-US-20190820-0013.html

Sotto lo ´scudo ª missili nucleari Usa in Europa
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-20
ll sito missilistico Nato di Deveselu in Romania, facente parte del sistema statunitense Aegis di ´difesa missilistica ª, ha terminato ´l'aggiornamento ª iniziato lo scorso aprile. Lo comunica la Nato, assicurando che ´esso non ha conferito alcuna capacità offensiva al sistema ª, il …
globalresearch.ca/sotto-lo-scudo-missili-nucleari-usa-in-europa/5686775

Iran Urges European Partners to Fulfill Nuclear Commitments
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-19
Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated on Monday his call for the Union Europe to meet its commitments in the nuclear pact. | RELATED: | Iranian Oil Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Despite US Pressure | "Our ties with the European Union are important, in particular, for the commitments to the nuclear agreement, which Europeans must fulfill," said the Iranian Foreign Minister, from Helsinki, Finland. | With this statement, Zarif recalled the little support of the Europea…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Urges-European-Partners-to-Fulfill-Nuclear-Commitments-20190819-0002.html

Trump Wields Sanctions Hammer, but to What End?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-19
WASHINGTON — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. | The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. | Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has used an array of new and existing sanctions against Iran, North Korea and others. His Treasury Department, which oversees economic sanctions, has targeted thousands of entities with asset freezes and business bans. The State Department has been simi…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-wields-sanctions-hammer-but-to-what-end/

Pentagon to name new facility after Curtis 'Bombs Away' LeMay
rt.com | 2019-08-17
The US Strategic Command, which oversees America's nuclear arsenal, plans to name a new facility after the legendary but controversial bomber General Curtis LeMay, who notoriously said there are 'no innocent civilians.' | The new 900,000 square-foot Strategic Command headquarters at the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, one of the most secure buildings on Earth, will be named after LeMay, STRATCOM's chief of military construction told the Washington Free Beacon. The previous HQ a…
rt.com/usa/466686-base-name-bomber-nebraska/

North Korea Suspends Talks With South Korea Because of U.S. Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-16
While U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks fail to proceed because of a lack of unanimity within the Trump administration, the North suspended peace talks with the South because of the U.S.'s refusal to lift economic sanctions, says Tim Shorrock…
therealnews.com/stories/north-korea-suspends-talks-with-south-korea-because-of-u-s-sanctions

How Obama helped Trump escalate nuclear tensions with Russia
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-16
The Trump administration has dangerously withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). MIT professor emeritus Ted Postol explains how…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/16/how-obama-helped-trump-escalate-nuclear-tensions-with-russia/

Trump worsens threat of nuclear catastrophe with Russia
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-16
MIT professor Ted Postol warns that Trump's withdrawal from the INF treaty threatens nuclear 'catastrophe.' Guest: Theodore Postol, award-winning Professor…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/16/trump-worsens-threat-of-nuclear-catastrophe-with-russia/

Progressives Are Right to Endorse a 'No First Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Progressives Are Right to Endorse a 'No First Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy…
thenation.com/article/nuclear-weapons-no-first-use-john-bolton-donald-trump/

Here Are Five Lies About Iran That We Need to Refute to Stop Another Illegal War
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-08-14
The Trump administration is lying about Iran and its nuclear program. The media has to debunk this false drumbeat for war.
theintercept.com/2019/08/14/trump-iran-worst-lies/

How We Learned to Hate the Bomb
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2019-08-09
For nearly three-quarters of a century, "The Progressive" has been a consistent voice against nuclear madness.
progressive.org/dispatches/how-we-learned-to-hate-the-bomb-stockwell-190809/