Daily Archives: October 18, 2019

2019-10-18: News Headlines

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-18). Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse. counterpunch.org It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…

RT (2019-10-18). No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike. rt.com A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight.

Shut Down Nazi Metal (2019-10-18). Nazi metal fest happening this weekend (Oct 18-20) in Oakland! indybay.org ALERT: Oakland venues Elbo Room and Oakland Metro are hosting a black metal festival with neo-Nazi ties called Never Surrender this weekend Oct 18 – 20. Never Surrender (formerly called Nuclear War Now Fest) is organized by labels known for distributing Nazi metal: Iron Bonehead Productions and Nuclear War Now! Productions. The lineup for Never Surrender includes bands known to have Nazi associations such as Black Witchery, Bone Awl, Volahn, and Blue Hummingbird On The Left. | More info: nsbmboneheads.wordpress.com/

Olivia Alperstein (2019-10-18). Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat. counterpunch.org There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear More

teleSUR (2019-10-17). US Carried Out Cyber Strike on Iran in Wake of Saudi Oil Attack. telesurenglish.net The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | The officials, who spoke on anonymity, said the operation too…

Ed Rampell (2019-10-10). Seoul On Ice: 'Parasite'. progressive.org The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale.

TeleSUR English (2019-09-30). Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea. venezuelanalysis.com National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.

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 …

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Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/trump-as-the-anti-war-president-on-misinformation-in-american-political-discourse/

Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat
Olivia Alperstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/nuclear-weapons-are-an-existential-threat/

No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike
rt.com | 2019-10-18
A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight. | …
rt.com/usa/471182-bird-strike-grounds-doomsday-plane/

Nazi metal fest happening this weekend (Oct 18-20) in Oakland!
Shut Down Nazi Metal | indybay.org | 2019-10-18
ALERT: Oakland venues Elbo Room and Oakland Metro are hosting a black metal festival with neo-Nazi ties called Never Surrender this weekend Oct 18 – 20. Never Surrender (formerly called Nuclear War Now Fest) is organized by labels known for distributing Nazi metal: Iron Bonehead Productions and Nuclear War Now! Productions. The lineup for Never Surrender includes bands known to have Nazi associations such as Black Witchery, Bone Awl, Volahn, and Blue Hummingbird On The Left. | More info: nsbmboneheads.wordpress.com/
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/17/18827359.php

Seoul On Ice: 'Parasite'
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale.
progressive.org/dispatches/seoul-on-ice-korean-class-conflict-rampell-191010/

Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-30
National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14672