2020-10-28: News Headlines

_____ (2020-10-28). The Significance Of The Nuclear Ban Treaty. popularresistance.org The NPT has been lived up to to a surprising extent by the non-nuclear powers. It is amazing that more countries have not gone the nuclear path. The world is fortunate that more haven't made that leap at a time when, according to El Baradei, at least 40 countries have the technological capability of doing so. The ones who are guilty of violating it are the five original signatories—the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, and France. They have completely ignored Article 6, which requires the nations possessing nuclear arsenals to reduce and eliminate those arsenals.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-27). Cultivated Lunacy, Nuclear Deterrence and Banning the Nuke. globalresearch.ca Are international relations a field for cautious minds, marked by permanent setbacks, or terrain where the bold are encouraged to seize the day? In terms of dealing with the existential, and even unimaginable horror that is nuclear war, the bold …

Olivia Alperstein (2020-10-27). As Historic Nuclear Ban Enters into Force, It's Time for the US to Help Put an End to the Nuclear Age. commondreams.org The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight—a decision made by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists—during an announcement at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo: Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-11954780051.jpg

Scientists for Global Responsibility (2020-10-27). Scientists Welcome Key Milestone for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. globalresearch.ca Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) welcomes the 50th ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons — reached late yesterday — which means the treaty will now enter in force on 22 January 2021. | The treaty bans …

Staff (2020-10-27). Nuclear Weapons Will Soon Be Banned Under International Law. truthout.org Nuclear weapons will soon be illegal under international law. Seventy-five years to the day after the founding of the United Nations, the UN The milestone was achieved after years of global efforts spearheaded by the

Ray Acheson (2020-10-27). Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Immoral. Now They're Illegal. thenation.com Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Immoral. Now They're Illegal.

_____ (2020-10-27). Britain's Nuclear Weapons: Money for Nothing. strategic-culture.org On 19 October the BBC It must be made clear that there was no possibility this officer or any other single person could in some way commit the submarine to despa…

Dennis Riches (2020-10-27). Unenforceable Nuclear Ban Treaty to Become International Law. globalresearch.ca On October 24, 2020, the United Nations announced that 50 countries had ratified the treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Passing this threshold means that the treaty will become international law within ninety days. The next day, the people who worked …

RT (2020-10-26). Bolivia promises to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine as new leader pledges to restore relations that 'deteriorated' after 2019 coup. rt.com The newly-elected President of Bolivia Luis Arce has pledged to improve ties with Russia, and plans to order its Covid-19 vaccine once it's ready for sale, saying relations with Moscow 'deteriorated' under the previous government. | In an interview with Moscow's Sputnik news agency, Arce outlined the numerous avenues for partnership with Russia that he wants to open up, including the exchange of technology, gas imports and construction of a new nuclear facility together with state energy corporation Rosatom. | Arce blamed the outgoing interim government for tainting the relationship between the two countries.

John Laforge (2020-10-26). White House Gangster Wants to Avoid Nuclear-Armed Stigma. counterpunch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is about to win its 50th state ratification, the golden number needed for the treaty to enter into force. The list of 47 current signatories can be seen at ICANw.org, website of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition that helped

Kevin Martin (2020-10-26). Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty Enters Into Force. peaceaction.org Peace Action Statement on the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund, issued the following statement: "A distinct honor in my work is representing Peace Action at peace and disarmament conferences at the United Nations. I was there in …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-26). European troika still call for maintaining JCPOA: German FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (MNA) — German Foreign Minister revealed the continuation of effort of European troika (UK, France and Germany) to maintain nuclear deal, JCPOA, with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-26). US Withdrawal from INF grave mistake: Putin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin Says US exit from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was a "grave mistake" which creates the risk of a renewal of the nuclear arms race.

Scott Ritter (2020-10-26). Putin's long game strategy on nuclear missiles in Europe may well pay off because Cold War treaties completely ignored China. thealtworld.com In announcing a new variation of his long-held proposal for a moratorium on intermediate-range nuclear forces in …

Robert Dodge (2020-10-26). Nuclear Weapons Banned—Illegal at Last. commondreams.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons delivers a clear message from nations across the globe that nuclear weapons threaten the survival of all of humanity and must be eliminated before they eliminate us. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nuclear_3.jpg

news.un (2020-10-25). UN treaty banning nuclear weapons set to enter into force in January. news.un.org In what leading campaigners are describing as "a new chapter for nuclear disarmament", the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on 22 January, after Honduras became the 50th Member State to ratify on Saturday.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-10-25). Russia and United States Get Closer on Signing Nuclear Agreement. globalresearch.ca Russia and the United States, after several months of moving forth and back with negotiations, have finally moved closer to agree on extending the controversial nuclear treaty for one year. The one-year short-term agreement was on the initiative, or better …