Daily Archives: January 31, 2020

2020-01-31: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-31). Tehran says US sanctions on chief of nuclear energy organization was 'unwise move'. rt.com Iran's nuclear energy organization has described recent sanctions on the head of the agency by the US an "unwise move." Washington announced new sanctions on Thursday against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and its director, Ali Akbar Salehi. The sanctions freeze any assets that Salehi has within US jurisdiction. | The organization tweeted on Friday that "the unwise move" by President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Salehi and AEOI "will not in any way interrupt [Iran's] peaceful nuclear activities and policies." | "Such cruel sanctions will further enhance the nuclear scientist's motives in…

Robert Lipsyte (2020-01-31). The Super Bowl Presidency. counterpunch.org Five Criteria for Selecting the Worst Old White Man to Lead Us Attorney General William Barr's campaign to expand the powers of the presidency to unprecedented imperial levels has been misinterpreted as an attempt to raise Donald Trump to the level of his strongman heroes like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, and Jair Bolsonaro. Fake news!

Staff (2020-01-31). Australia Offers a Preview of the World to Come. truthdig.com Unless we remove the arsonists in power across the globe, we're headed for a climate catastrophe no less destructive than nuclear war.

Staff (2020-01-31). Headlines for January 31, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Poised to Acquit President Trump in Impeachment Trial, World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency, U.S. Special Envoy Warns of International Crisis in Idlib, Syria, Britain Formally Withdrawing from European Union Tonight, Pentagon Deploys 1st Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead-Armed Submarine, Trump Admin Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Landmines, Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants, Mexican Butterfly Conservationist Found Dead, Bolivia's Movement for Socialism Candidate Luis Arce Returns to Bolivia, U.S. Pushes EU to End Ban on Chemic…

yenisafak (2020-01-31). South Korea evacuates citizens from virus-hit China. yenisafak.com Hundreds of South Korean citizens are being flown to their home country as Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, remains under lockdown.On Friday, around 368 of over 700 South Koreans in the Chinese city were flown home and transported to two isolated health facilities near Seoul, according to Yonhap News Agency.They will be placed in a two-week quarantine at Asan and Jincheon provincial public facilities — almost 55 miles from the capital — for testing and monitoring.While one citizen stayed back after being found to have a fever, the number of South Koreans diagnosed with…

Padraig McGrath (2020-01-30). JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith. globalresearch.ca In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry's best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement's Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-01-30). La politica 100 secondi a Mezzanotte. globalresearch.ca La lancetta dell' ´Orologio dell'apocalisse ª — il segnatempo simbolico che sul Bollettino degli Scienziati atomici statunitensi indica a quanti minuti siamo dalla mezzanotte della guerra nucleare — è stata spostata in avanti a 100 secondi a mezzanotte. | E' il livello più …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-30). Edging World Closer to Nuclear War, Trump Deploys 'Low Yield'—More 'Usable'—Atomic Warhead on US Submarine. commondreams.org Anti-nuclear campaigners expressed alarm Thursday as the Federation of American Scientists revealed the U.S. has deployed a nuclear warhead on a submarine that is currently patrolling the Atlantic Ocean. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/18385426573_f7708c823b_o1.jpg

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.

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…

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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Tehran says US sanctions on chief of nuclear energy organization was 'unwise move'
rt.com | 2020-01-31
Iran's nuclear energy organization has described recent sanctions on the head of the agency by the US an "unwise move." Washington announced new sanctions on Thursday against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and its director, Ali Akbar Salehi. The sanctions freeze any assets that Salehi has within US jurisdiction. | The organization tweeted on Friday that "the unwise move" by President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Salehi and AEOI "will not in any way interrupt [Iran's] peaceful nuclear activities and policies." | "Such cruel sanctions will further enhance the nuclear scientist's motives in…
rt.com/newsline/479745-iran-us-sanctions-nuclear/

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent "weapons of mass destruction." But our government is now threatening to drag us into a war on Iran with a nearly identical "big lie" about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, based on politicized intelligence from the same CIA teams that wove a web of lies to justify the U.S.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/the-u-s-is-recycling-its-big-lie-about-iraq-to-target-iran/

Australia Offers a Preview of the World to Come
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-31
Unless we remove the arsonists in power across the globe, we're headed for a climate catastrophe no less destructive than nuclear war.
truthdig.com/articles/australia-offers-a-preview-of-the-world-to-come/

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran
Nicolas J S Davies | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent "weapons of mass destruction." But our government is now threatening to drag us into a war on Iran with a nearly identical "big lie" about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, based on politicized intelligence from the same CIA teams that wove a web of lies to justify the U.S.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/the-u-s-is-recycling-its-big-lie-about-iraq-to-target-iran/

The Super Bowl Presidency
Robert Lipsyte | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Five Criteria for Selecting the Worst Old White Man to Lead Us Attorney General William Barr's campaign to expand the powers of the presidency to unprecedented imperial levels has been misinterpreted as an attempt to raise Donald Trump to the level of his strongman heroes like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, and Jair Bolsonaro. Fake news!
counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/the-super-bowl-presidency/

The Super Bowl Presidency
Robert Lipsyte | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Five Criteria for Selecting the Worst Old White Man to Lead Us Attorney General William Barr's campaign to expand the powers of the presidency to unprecedented imperial levels has been misinterpreted as an attempt to raise Donald Trump to the level of his strongman heroes like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, and Jair Bolsonaro. Fake news!
counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/the-super-bowl-presidency/

South Korea evacuates citizens from virus-hit China
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-31
Hundreds of South Korean citizens are being flown to their home country as Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, remains under lockdown.On Friday, around 368 of over 700 South Koreans in the Chinese city were flown home and transported to two isolated health facilities near Seoul, according to Yonhap News Agency.They will be placed in a two-week quarantine at Asan and Jincheon provincial public facilities

JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry's best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement's Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged …
globalresearch.ca/jcpoa-collapsing-due-western-bad-faith/5702291

La politica 100 secondi a Mezzanotte
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
La lancetta dell' ´Orologio dell'apocalisse ª

Edging World Closer to Nuclear War, Trump Deploys 'Low Yield'—More 'Usable'—Atomic Warhead on US Submarine
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-30
Anti-nuclear campaigners expressed alarm Thursday as the Federation of American Scientists revealed the U.S. has deployed a nuclear warhead on a submarine that is currently patrolling the Atlantic Ocean. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/18385426573_f7708c823b_o1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/30/edging-world-closer-nuclear-war-trump-deploys-low-yield-more-usable-atomic-warhead?cd-origin=rss

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran
Nicolas J. S. Davies | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-28
Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent "weapons of mass destruction." But our government is now threatening to drag us into a war on Iran with a nearly identical "big lie" about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, based on politicized intelligence from the same CIA teams that wove a web of lies to justify the U.S. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/the-u-s-is-recycling-its-big-lie-about-iraq-to-target-iran/

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/

"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