2020-01-18: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-18). Nuclear Weapons: Trump Regime Pressured E3 Countries (UK, France, Germany) to Trigger JCPOA Dispute Mechanism. globalresearch.ca Post-WW II, Washington transformed Western European countries into virtual US colonies — their presence status. | Judge them by their actions. Time and again, they subordinate their sovereign rights to US interests, even when harming their own. | It shows by imposing …

sputniknews (2020-01-18). How UK, France & Germany Try to Save Face While Iran Nuclear Deal is Falling Apart. sputniknews.com Bending under the pressure from the Trump administration, major EU states have taken yet another step away from the Iran nuclear deal, say academics, suggesting that it's unlikely that Tehran will engage in new nuclear negotiations with the same actors.

The Canary (2020-01-17). Police criticised for the 'chilling effect' of including environmental groups in counter-terror documents. thecanary.co Police have defended their inclusion of environmental groups such as Extinction Rebellion in counter-terrorism documents, in the face of criticism it could have a "chilling effect" on people.The Guardian reported that a 24-page policing document it had seen included Greenpeace, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and other non-violent groups, as well as extremist right-wing proscribed groups such as National Action.It said the document was distributed to teachers and medical staff as part of anti-extremism briefings last year.Deputy assistant commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national co-ordinator for the U…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-17). New US sanctions on North Korea threatens to jeopardize Korean peace process. peoplesdispatch.org The US has sanctioned two companies based in China for employing North Korean citizens overseas. The US claims that it is implementing UN-backed sanctions…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-17). Trump Calls for New Iran Nuclear Deal that Renders the Country Defenseless. globalresearch.ca Last week, Trump called for a new Iran nuclear deal, claiming: | "(W)e must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place (sic)." | That's precisely the JCPOA's aim — even …

WSWS (2020-01-17). US students and youth speak out against the threat of war with Iran. wsws.org "We know who war benefits. It benefits the rich, and it's always the poor and the working class who suffer the consequences. My father fought in World War II and the Korean War and it totally destroyed him."

Prof. David T. Johnson (2020-01-17). The TEPCO Trial: Prosecution and Acquittal after Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown. globalresearch.ca On September 19, 2019, a panel of three professional judges in the Tokyo District Court acquitted three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The defendants were former chairman Katsumata Tsunehisa (79), and former vice presidents Takekuro Ichiro …

Scott Ritter (2020-01-16). How Europe Betrayed Iran: By Triggering JCPOA Dispute Mechanism, EU Helps Trump Finish Job of Killing the Iran Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca Europe could have saved the Iran nuclear agreement. Instead, it abused the rule of law by inappropriately triggering its dispute mechanism, all but ensuring the agreement's demise. | Disingenuous diplomacy | On January 5, 2020, Tehran announced that it would no longer …

teleSUR (2020-01-16). US Pressed E3 Group to Force Iran to Follow Nuclear Agreement. telesurenglish.net The "E3" group (France, Britain and Germany) urged Iran to return to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed with world powers, after the Persian nation announced on Sunday, that it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium; same action Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew in 2018. | RELATED: | Why Killing Soleimani has Further Destabilized the Middle East | Iran will no longer meet the limits set forth in the pact on the amount of uranium enrichment centrifuges that it co…

RT (2020-01-15). Trump deal instead of Iran nuclear deal? I agree! US president gives Twitter nod to BoJo. rt.com Boris Johnson's suggestion that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal be replaced with a new one — named after Donald Trump — received an enthusiastic response from the US president. | "Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, stated, 'We should replace the Iran deal with the Trump deal.' I agree!" Trump proclaimed in a tweet released Wednesday. | Earlier, Johnson said he understands American concerns over the "flawed" 2015 pact with Iran, which saw the Islamic Republic dramatically reducing its nuclear program in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions. | Prime Minister of the United Ki…

Tyler Durden (2020-01-15). Iran's Rouhani Demands US, EU Troops Leave the Middle East or Face "Danger" theantimedia.com (ZH) — A day after European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal took took the drastic step of triggering the agreement's dispute resolution mechanism regulating conformity to the deal by formally notifying the EU Iran is in breach, seen as the harshest measure taken thus far given it means EU sanctions are possible, President Hassan Rouhani has responded with …

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-24). Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read more…

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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 …