Daily Archives: January 25, 2020

2020-01-25: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-25). Disaster for Europe: Iran blasts EU for buckling to Trump & acting like 'strong man' against Tehran. rt.com Acquiescing to Washington's hardline stance on Tehran spells catastrophe for Europe, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has argued, warning that there will be consequences for their u-turn on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. | The decision by European signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to trigger a mechanism that could lead to UN sanctions against Iran is a "disaster" for Europe, Zarif said during an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. He claimed that, behind closed doors, European leaders have admitted that they dare not defy US President Donald Trump's unilateral de…

RT (2020-01-25). Ancient 'Vampire' star spied sucking the life out of celestial giant by NASA's planet-hunting probe. rt.com NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has witnessed the remains of an ancient star thirstily draining material from its giant celestial companion, in a remarkable interaction known as a super-outburst. | This star system consists of a 'White Dwarf' star with a 'Brown Dwarf' companion that's roughly 10 percent the size of its rapacious neighbour. White Dwarfs are what stars become when they have exhausted their nuclear fuel, while Brown Dwarfs are huge celestial bodies that are larger than the largest planets but smaller than the smallest stars. | The extraordinary event was identified by researchers mining d…

yenisafak (2020-01-25). K-pop band BTS's microphones fetch $83,200 at auction. yenisafak.com Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for $83,200 at a pre-Grammy Awards auction for charity, more than eight times the expected starting price, Julien's Auctions said on Friday.The autographed microphones were the first ever items to be sold at auction from BTS, Julien's said. The auction house had previously estimated that the set would sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.BTS, a seven-member boy band with a message of self-confidence, has spearheaded a wave of Korean pop music beyond Asia and into the United States just six years after its 2013 debut. In 2019, BTS became the fir…

Eds. (2020-01-25). Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight. mronline.org 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. |

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.

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."

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, …

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…

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…

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 …

2020-01-25: Social Media Postees

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Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-25
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. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/25/closer-than-ever-it-is-100-seconds-to-midnight/

Ancient 'Vampire' star spied sucking the life out of celestial giant by NASA's planet-hunting probe
rt.com | 2020-01-25
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has witnessed the remains of an ancient star thirstily draining material from its giant celestial companion, in a remarkable interaction known as a super-outburst. | This star system consists of a 'White Dwarf' star with a 'Brown Dwarf' companion that's roughly 10 percent the size of its rapacious neighbour. White Dwarfs are what stars become when they have exhausted their nuclear fuel, while Brown Dwarfs are huge celestial bodies that are larger than the largest planets but smaller than the smallest stars. | The extraordinary event was identified by researchers mining d…
rt.com/news/479163-ancient-vampire-star-kepler-nasa/

Disaster for Europe: Iran blasts EU for buckling to Trump & acting like 'strong man' against Tehran
rt.com | 2020-01-25
Acquiescing to Washington's hardline stance on Tehran spells catastrophe for Europe, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has argued, warning that there will be consequences for their u-turn on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. | The decision by European signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to trigger a mechanism that could lead to UN sanctions against Iran is a "disaster" for Europe, Zarif said during an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. He claimed that, behind closed doors, European leaders have admitted that they dare not defy US President Donald Trump's unilateral de…
rt.com/news/479171-zarif-europe-disaster-us-iran/

K-pop band BTS's microphones fetch $83,200 at auction
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-25
Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for $83,200 at a pre-Grammy Awards auction for charity, more than eight times the expected starting price, Julien's Auctions said on Friday.The autographed microphones were the first ever items to be sold at auction from BTS, Julien's said. The auction house had previously estimated that the set would sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.BTS, a seven-member boy band with a message of self-confidence, has spearheaded a wave of Korean pop music beyond Asia and into the United States just six years after its 2013 debut. In 2019, BTS became the fir…
yenisafak.com/en/world/k-pop-band-btss-microphones-fetch-83200-at-auction-3510457

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

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/

'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/world/parasite-korea-trump-nukes/

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 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 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/

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