Daily Archives: January 24, 2020

2020-01-24: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-24). 'False sense of security!' Pakistan claims India's S-400 deal fuels arms race… as it tests ballistic missile. rt.com India's decision to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system could spark an arms race, Pakistan has claimed, urging its regional rival to ditch it for the sake of "stability" the same day it tested a new nuclear-capable missile. | Citing "concerns regarding the induction of ballistic missile defense systems in the region," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui

Chuck Churchill (2020-01-24). The Long History of Elite Rule: What Will It Take To End It? counterpunch.org Elites have ruled over people and commanded the surplus produced by their labor for many millennia. It is this long history we have to contend with in today's crisis of capitalism that has produced endless wars and environmental catastrophes as corporate billionaire rulers continue to promote business as usual while preparing to fight each other with armed forces and nuclear weapons. This has all been "normalized."

RT (2020-01-24). Outspoken former army figure named N. Korea's FM — reports. rt.com Pyongyang has reportedly named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat. Ri Son-gwon's new title as foreign minister was disclosed on Friday in a Korean Central News Agency dispatch. It said he attended a reception for foreign diplomats in Pyongyang the previous day. | South Korean and other media have also reported North Korea informed foreign diplomats in Pyongyang of Ri's job last week. Ri, an outspoken retired army colonel, previously headed a government body responsible for relations with Seoul and has taken part in numerous inter-Korean military talks…

RT (2020-01-24). EU's foreign policy chief extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran nuclear accord. rt.com The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Germany and Britain. "There is agreement that more time is needed due to the complexity of the issues involved. The timeline is therefore extended," Borrell said in a statement. | On January 14, Borrell was notified by Paris, London and Berlin that they had triggered the dispute mechanism, in theory starting a 15-day process to resolve issues with Iran. | However, it is not clear when the 15-day period should start b…

Tim Shorrock (2020-01-24). 'Parasite' Has Opened American Eyes to South Korea's Reality. thenation.com 'Parasite' Has Opened American Eyes to South Korea's Reality…

WSWS (2020-01-24). Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warns of "civilization-ending nuclear war" wsws.org Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.

WSWS (2020-01-24). Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warns of "civilization-ending nuclear war" wsws.org Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2020-01-24). Closer than Ever: It Is 100 Seconds to Midnight. The Dangers of Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca To: Leaders and citizens of the world | Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society's ability to respond. The international security situation is dire, …

WSWS (2020-01-24). Pence, Netanyahu use Holocaust event in Israel to rail against Iran. wsws.org The slander of Iranian "anti-Semitism" and unfounded claims that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons are propaganda to justify a steady buildup toward war.

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

South Front (2020-01-23). Video: Russia's "Dead Hand" Command Missiles, Deterrent In The Event of a Crippling Nuclear Attack. globalresearch.ca The existing system of international relations and arms control treaties is slowly, but steadily crumbling. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is dead, with both Washington and Moscow publicly developing previously banned short-to-medium range missiles. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction …

The Canary (2020-01-23). The Doomsday Clock is closer to midnight than ever before, amid worsening global factors. thecanary.co The Doomsday Clock, an indicator of how close the world is to total destruction, is now just The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) highlights three worsening factors in its Doomsday Clock statement. These are: | 1) Nuclear weapons: | The BAS says that national leaders have "ended or undermined" several major arms control treaties and negotiations in the last year. | They argue this has created an environment conducive to a renewed nuclear arms race, the proliferati…

commondreams (2020-01-23). Doomsday Clock Changed: It Is Now 100 Seconds From Midnight — Twin Threats of Nuclear War, Climate Change Seen as Worsening. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-01-23). 'The Most Dangerous Situation That Humanity Has Ever Faced': Doomsday Clock Now 100 Seconds to Midnight. commondreams.org Citing the worsening nuclear threat and inaction on the climate crisis, scientists issue a historic warning about the risk of global catastrophe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11954780051.jpg

Peter Koenig (2020-01-21). Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal. dissidentvoice.org Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's — Germany, France, the UK — decided to go after Iran, to follow the US dictate again? The short answer is because they're cowards. They have zero backbone to stand up against the US hegemony, because they are afraid …

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

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 …

2020-01-24: Social Media Postees

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'Parasite' Has Opened American Eyes to South Korea's Reality
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2020-01-24
'Parasite' Has Opened American Eyes to South Korea's Reality…
thenation.com/article/parasite-korea-trump-nukes/

The Long History of Elite Rule: What Will It Take To End It?
Chuck Churchill | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
Elites have ruled over people and commanded the surplus produced by their labor for many millennia. It is this long history we have to contend with in today's crisis of capitalism that has produced endless wars and environmental catastrophes as corporate billionaire rulers continue to promote business as usual while preparing to fight each other with armed forces and nuclear weapons. This has all been "normalized."
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/the-long-history-of-elite-rule-what-will-it-take-to-end-it/

'False sense of security!' Pakistan claims India's S-400 deal fuels arms race… as it tests ballistic missile
rt.com | 2020-01-24
India's decision to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system could spark an arms race, Pakistan has claimed, urging its regional rival to ditch it for the sake of "stability" the same day it tested a new nuclear-capable missile. | Citing "concerns regarding the induction of ballistic missile defense systems in the region," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui told reporters on Thursday that the S-400 was a "destabilizing system" which could "undermine deterrence and s…
rt.com/news/479035-pakistan-india-s400-power-balance/

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warns of "civilization-ending nuclear war"
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/pers-j24.html

Closer than Ever: It Is 100 Seconds to Midnight. The Dangers of Nuclear War
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
To: Leaders and citizens of the world | Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers–nuclear war and climate change–that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society's ability to respond. The international security situation is dire, | …
globalresearch.ca/closer-100-seconds-midnight/5701635

Pence, Netanyahu use Holocaust event in Israel to rail against Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
The slander of Iranian "anti-Semitism" and unfounded claims that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons are propaganda to justify a steady buildup toward war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/holo-j24.html

EU's foreign policy chief extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran nuclear accord
rt.com | 2020-01-24
The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Germany and Britain. "There is agreement that more time is needed due to the complexity of the issues involved. The timeline is therefore extended," Borrell said in a statement. | On January 14, Borrell was notified by Paris, London and Berlin that they had triggered the dispute mechanism, in theory starting a 15-day process to resolve issues with Iran. | However, it is not clear when the 15-day period should start b…
rt.com/newsline/479094-eu-extends-dispute-iran/

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warns of "civilization-ending nuclear war"
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/pers-j24.html

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

Video: Russia's "Dead Hand" Command Missiles, Deterrent In The Event of a Crippling Nuclear Attack
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-23
The existing system of international relations and arms control treaties is slowly, but steadily crumbling. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is dead, with both Washington and Moscow publicly developing previously banned short-to-medium range missiles. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction …
globalresearch.ca/video-russian-real-life-doomsday-machine/5701454

The Doomsday Clock is closer to midnight than ever before, amid worsening global factors
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-23
The Doomsday Clock, an indicator of how close the world is to total destruction, is now just 100 seconds off midnight. This is closer than it has ever been before. | The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) highlights three worsening factors in its Doomsday Clock statement. These are: | 1) Nuclear weapons: | The BAS says that national leaders have "ended or undermined" several major arms control treaties and negotiations in the last year. | They argue this has created an environment conducive to a renewed nuclear arms race, the proliferati…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/01/23/the-doomsday-clock-is-closer-to-midnight-than-ever-before-amid-worsening-global-factors/

The Doomsday Clock is closer to midnight than ever before, amid worsening global factors
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-23
The Doomsday Clock, an indicator of how close the world is to total destruction, is now just 100 seconds off midnight. This is closer than it has ever been before. | The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) highlights three worsening factors in its Doomsday Clock statement. These are: | 1) Nuclear weapons: | The BAS says that national leaders have "ended or undermined" several major arms control treaties and negotiations in the last year. | They argue this has created an environment conducive to a renewed nuclear arms race, the proliferati…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/01/23/the-doomsday-clock-is-closer-to-midnight-than-ever-before-amid-worsening-global-factors/

'The Most Dangerous Situation That Humanity Has Ever Faced': Doomsday Clock Now 100 Seconds to Midnight
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-23
Citing the worsening nuclear threat and inaction on the climate crisis, scientists issue a historic warning about the risk of global catastrophe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11954780051.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/23/most-dangerous-situation-humanity-has-ever-faced-doomsday-clock-now-100-seconds?cd-origin=rss

Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's