Daily Archives: January 27, 2020

2020-01-27: News Headlines

Lawrence Wittner (2020-01-27). Could the climate crisis be "The Good News of Damnation"? zcomm.org The climate crisis, like the prospect of nuclear annihilation, really is "the good news of damnation." And we can only overcome it by working together…

Scott Ritter (2020-01-27). No, Iran Won't Have a Nuclear Bomb 'in a Matter of Months'. globalresearch.ca As Iran puts the final nail in its nuclear agreement with the West, hyperbolic headlines have warned that the Islamic Republic could have a nuclear weapon "within months." Politicians have said it, pundits have repeated it, and hawkish national security …

Alan Macleod (2020-01-27). North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Aunt Appears Alive After Six Years of Media Saying He Killed Her. mintpressnews.com There was, as there usually is when it comes to coverage of North Korea, little self-reflection as to how and why the media had reported fake news for six years.

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…

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…

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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North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Aunt Appears Alive After Six Years of Media Saying He Killed Her
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-27
There was, as there usually is when it comes to coverage of North Korea, little self-reflection as to how and why the media had reported fake news for six years.
mintpressnews.com/north-korea-kim-kyong-hui-appears-alive-after-six-years-media-coverage/264364/

Could the climate crisis be "The Good News of Damnation"?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-01-27
The climate crisis, like the prospect of nuclear annihilation, really is "the good news of damnation." And we can only overcome it by working together…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/could-the-climate-crisis-be-the-good-news-of-damnation/

No, Iran Won't Have a Nuclear Bomb 'in a Matter of Months'
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-27
As Iran puts the final nail in its nuclear agreement with the West, hyperbolic headlines have warned that the Islamic Republic could have a nuclear weapon "within months." Politicians have said it, pundits have repeated it, and hawkish national security …
globalresearch.ca/iran-wont-have-nuclear-bomb-in-matter-months/5701952

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 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/

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/

"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

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