Daily Archives: March 2, 2020

2020-03-02: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-02). Changing fortunes: US now races to CATCH UP with Russia on hypersonic weapons — Putin. rt.com Since the Cold War-era, Moscow has always played catch up with American military technological prowess. However, its newest hypersonic weapons have turned the tide for the first time in modern history, Vladimir Putin believes. | Back in the day, the Americans were the first to make a nuclear bomb, build a strategic aircraft able to carry it, and develop ballistic missiles, leaving the USSR eating dust. This left Moscow always playing second fiddle, the Russian president pointed out in the latest episode of news agency TASS' series '20 Questions to Vladimir Putin'. | "We always had to catch up to our strategic…

RT (2020-03-02). Pyongyang launches TWO projectiles towards Sea of Japan, South Korean military says. rt.com North Korea has reportedly test-fired two projectiles that fell into the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) reported early on Monday. The type of missile is so far unknown. | The projectiles were reportedly fired from a missile launch site in North Korea's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. | Also on rt.com | | In a brief statement following the reported missile test, which is said to have taken place on Monday afternoon…

sputniknews (2020-03-02). 'We Don't Plan to Go to War With Anyone': Putin Reveals Why Russia is Developing Hypersonic Weapons. sputniknews.com Late last year, Russia deployed a hypersonic nuclear-capable missile system Avangard, which is outfitted with pioneering advances in speed and manoeuverability, as part of the country's drive to move forward with the development of hypersonic weapons.

Staff (2020-03-01). California's Primary Season Comes Amid a Dramatic Battle Over Nuclear Energy. truthout.org California's Super Tuesday primary on March 3 comes amid an atomic struggle whose outcome will hugely impact the nation and world, including the global climate crisis, the Green New Deal and the outcome of the 2020 election. | Ground Zero is Diablo Canyon, nine miles west of San Luis Obispo. Ringed by earthquake faults, the two big atomic reactors there are less than 50 miles west of the infamous San Andreas Fault. Since their mid-1980s opening, the Diablo Canyon reactors have become a symbol…

Reuters (2020-02-29). Trump Considering Restrictions at Mexican Border Over Coronavirus. telesurenglish.net The United States is considering shutting the country's southern border with Mexico to control the spread of the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Saturday, as his administration announced new limits on travelers who have visited Iran and recommended against travel to hard-hit areas of Italy and South Korea. | RELATED: | Mexico's government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection…

T.J. Coles (2020-02-28). The Space Force Becomes a Weapons System, Arms Companies Profit. counterpunch.org As the world gets used to what the US military calls "Full Spectrum Dominance," the complex uplinks/downlinks, spurious RADAR returns, cyber glitches, and misinterpretations of big data bring the world closer to its ends, especially as US systems—including possibly nuclear—are orbited or put into the loop of the new Space Force. But the news isn't

Reza Marashi (2020-02-28). Pandemics, Politics, and Peace — Episode 11. iranian.com Episode Description: This week, Reza breaks down Trump's dangerous response to the Corona Virus, why it's bananas for the DC establishment to criticize Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren's call to drawdown US troops in the Middle East, and how Iran nuclear deal opponents have boxed themselves in. Sune Engel Rasmussen, Correspondent for The Wall Street …

Global Research News (2020-02-28). Selected Articles: Assad's Victory in Syria War? globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a …

Anne Khodabandeh (2020-02-27). America's Iran Policy Backed Into a Corner By MEK in Albania. iranian.com Since well before President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, the U.S. and Iran have been in a de facto state of non-military warfare with sanctions, economic sabotage, cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns and social media attacks the weapons of choice. Both countries have exploited conflict in the region, especially after the rise …

news.un (2020-02-26). UN disarmament chief hopes upcoming conference will address current nuclear challenges. news.un.org With division and distrust rife among countries that possess nuclear arsenals, the UN disarmament chief is hopeful that the issue will be addressed during an upcoming conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The Iran Project (2020-02-26). JCPOA Members Remain Committed to the Deal: Russian Official. iranian.com The Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Wednesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is regarded as an important part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Mikhail Ulyanov made the remarks in tweet about the meeting of the Joint Commission of the …

Stuart Munckton (2020-02-24). 'Parasite' paints unflinching picture of class divide. greenleft.org.au Parasite
| Directed by Bong Joon-Ho
| Starring Song-Kang Ho, Choi Woo-Shik & Park So-Dam
| In cinemas now | At the 92nd Academy awards ceremony, the 2019 South Korean film Parasite made history as the first foreign-language film to ever win an Oscar, picking up four. The explicitly anti-capitalist film won Best International Film, Best Original Screenp…

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

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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Pyongyang launches TWO projectiles towards Sea of Japan, South Korean military says
rt.com | 2020-03-02
North Korea has reportedly test-fired two projectiles that fell into the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) reported early on Monday. The type of missile is so far unknown. | The projectiles were reportedly fired from a missile launch site in North Korea's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. | Also on rt.com | | North Korea launches two unidentified projectiles toward Sea of Japan

'We Don't Plan to Go to War With Anyone': Putin Reveals Why Russia is Developing Hypersonic Weapons
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-02
Late last year, Russia deployed a hypersonic nuclear-capable missile system Avangard, which is outfitted with pioneering advances in speed and manoeuverability, as part of the country's drive to move forward with the development of hypersonic weapons.
sputniknews.com/russia/202003021078449484-we-dont-plan-to-go-to-war-with-anyone-putin-reveals-why-russia-is-developing-hypersonic-weapons/

California's Primary Season Comes Amid a Dramatic Battle Over Nuclear Energy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
California's Super Tuesday primary on March 3 comes amid an atomic struggle whose outcome will hugely impact the nation and world, including the global climate crisis, the Green New Deal and the outcome of the 2020 election. | Ground Zero is Diablo Canyon, nine miles west of San Luis Obispo. Ringed by earthquake faults, the two big atomic reactors there are less than 50 miles west of the infamous San Andreas Fault. Since their mid-1980s opening, the Diablo Canyon reactors have become a symbol…
truthout.org/articles/californias-primary-season-comes-amid-a-dramatic-battle-over-nuclear-energy/

Trump Considering Restrictions at Mexican Border Over Coronavirus
Reuters | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-29
The United States is considering shutting the country's southern border with Mexico to control the spread of the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Saturday, as his administration announced new limits on travelers who have visited Iran and recommended against travel to hard-hit areas of Italy and South Korea. | RELATED: | First U.S. Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State | Mexico's government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Considering-Restrictions-at-Mexican-Border-Over-Coronavirus-20200229-0011.html

The Space Force Becomes a Weapons System, Arms Companies Profit
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
As the world gets used to what the US military calls "Full Spectrum Dominance," the complex uplinks/downlinks, spurious RADAR returns, cyber glitches, and misinterpretations of big data bring the world closer to its ends, especially as US systems–including possibly nuclear–are orbited or put into the loop of the new Space Force. But the news isn't…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/the-space-force-becomes-a-weapons-system-arms-companies-profit/

Selected Articles: Assad's Victory in Syria War?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-are-we-seeing-assad-victory-syria-war/5704994

America's Iran Policy Backed Into a Corner By MEK in Albania
Anne Khodabandeh | iranian.com | 2020-02-27
Since well before President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, the U.S. and Iran have been in a de facto state of non-military warfare with sanctions, economic sabotage, cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns and social media attacks the weapons of choice. Both countries have exploited conflict in the region, especially after the rise …
iranian.com/2020/02/27/americas-iran-policy-backed-into-a-corner-by-mek-in-albania/

UN disarmament chief hopes upcoming conference will address current nuclear challenges
news.un.org | 2020-02-26
With division and distrust rife among countries that possess nuclear arsenals, the UN disarmament chief is hopeful that the issue will be addressed during an upcoming conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1058171

JCPOA Members Remain Committed to the Deal: Russian Official
The Iran Project | iranian.com | 2020-02-26
The Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Wednesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is regarded as an important part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Mikhail Ulyanov made the remarks in tweet about the meeting of the Joint Commission of the …
iranian.com/2020/02/26/jcpoa-members-remain-committed-to-the-deal-russian-official/

'Parasite' paints unflinching picture of class divide
Stuart Munckton | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-24
review Alex SalmonIssue 1255February 25, 2020 | Parasite | Directed by Bong Joon-Ho | Starring Song-Kang Ho, Choi Woo-Shik & Park So-Dam | In cinemas now | At the 92nd Academy awards ceremony, the 2019 South Korean film Parasite made history as the first foreign-language film to ever win an Oscar, picking up four. The explicitly anti-capitalist film won Best International Film, Best Original Screenp…
greenleft.org.au/content/parasite-paints-unflinching-picture-class-divide

US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-08
These so-called "mini-nukes" represent–despite the diminutive-sounding name–an increased risk of nuclear war.

US Deploys ‘Mini-Nukes’ in Deplorable Threat to World Peace