Daily Archives: January 26, 2020

2020-01-26: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-26). A resurrection of sorts: Kim Jong-un's aunt stuns guests with a shock appearance, after being 'killed' by tabloids years ago. rt.com The once-powerful aunt of North Korea strongman Kim Jong-un, who had not been seen in public since the downfall and execution of her husband, has reappeared as a guest of honor at an official Lunar New Year's Day celebration. | Kim Kyong-hui, a full sister of Kim Il-sung who held significant sway in North Korean politics under her father and, later, her brother, had not been seen since 2013. In December of that year her husband, the powerful general Jang Song-thaek, met with an unexpected political and physical demise. His arrest during a politburo meeting was shown by state television; he was accused of treas…

yenisafak (2020-01-26). Gunfight in Kashmir kills 3 militants. yenisafak.com At least three militants were killed in a gunfight with Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the army and police said Saturday.Vijay Kumar, a senior police officer, told reporters that the gunfight broke out during a search operation in Ariparigam village of Pulwama district, a militancy stronghold in southern Kashmir.He said among the slain militants was Qari Yasir, the regional chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit, who was allegedly involved in an attack in Pulwama last February that killed 39 Indian soldiers and brought the South Asian rivals on the brink of a nuclear war. KJS Dillon, an Indian army…

Olivia Rosane (2020-01-25). Doomsday clock moves to 100 seconds before midnight due to threats of nuclear war and climate change. nationofchange.org "We ask world leaders to join us in 2020 as we work to pull humanity back from the brink."

teleSUR (2020-01-25). Doomsday Clock Closer Than Ever to All-Out Global Annihilation. telesurenglish.net The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight, marking the closest humankind has ever been to total nuclear annihilation and extinction of life due to climate change, according to the researchers who set the metaphorical time. | RELATED: | "It is 100 seconds to midnight. We are now expressing how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds

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. |

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). 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.

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, …

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."

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…

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 …

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A resurrection of sorts: Kim Jong-un's aunt stuns guests with a shock appearance, after being 'killed' by tabloids years ago
rt.com | 2020-01-26
The once-powerful aunt of North Korea strongman Kim Jong-un, who had not been seen in public since the downfall and execution of her husband, has reappeared as a guest of honor at an official Lunar New Year's Day celebration. | Kim Kyong-hui, a full sister of Kim Il-sung who held significant sway in North Korean politics under her father and, later, her brother, had not been seen since 2013. In December of that year her husband, the powerful general Jang Song-thaek, met with an unexpected political and physical demise. His arrest during a politburo meeting was shown by state television; he was accused of treas…
rt.com/news/479219-kim-aunt-guest-honor/

Gunfight in Kashmir kills 3 militants
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-26
At least three militants were killed in a gunfight with Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the army and police said Saturday.Vijay Kumar, a senior police officer, told reporters that the gunfight broke out during a search operation in Ariparigam village of Pulwama district, a militancy stronghold in southern Kashmir.He said among the slain militants was Qari Yasir, the regional chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit, who was allegedly involved in an attack in Pulwama last February that killed 39 Indian soldiers and brought the South Asian rivals on the brink of a nuclear war. KJS Dillon, an Indian army…
yenisafak.com/en/world/gunfight-in-kashmir-kills-3-militants-3510495

Doomsday clock moves to 100 seconds before midnight due to threats of nuclear war and climate change
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-25
"We ask world leaders to join us in 2020 as we work to pull humanity back from the brink."
nationofchange.org/2020/01/25/doomsday-clock-moves-to-100-seconds-before-midnight-due-to-threats-of-nuclear-war-and-climate-change/

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/

Doomsday Clock Closer Than Ever to All-Out Global Annihilation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-25
The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight, marking the closest humankind has ever been to total nuclear annihilation and extinction of life due to climate change, according to the researchers who set the metaphorical time. | RELATED: | UK, France Reiterate Commitment to Maintain Iran Nuclear Deal | "It is 100 seconds to midnight. We are now expressing how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds

'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/

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/

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

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

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

"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