Monthly Archives: September 2020

2020-09-28: News Headlines

_____ (2020-09-28). Discredited Russian Bounty Story Exposes Media's Role In Status Quo. popularresistance.org It is an old journalistic trope: no one reads the correction … or the retraction. No matter how serious the error or profound the implications of the misreporting. Like, let's say the entire range of mainstream media took the word of unnamed intelligence sources as gospel and reported that the only other nuclear superpower — which supposedly rigged our last election, and runs our current president as an "asset" — had been offering Afghan militants bounties for the scalps of dead American soldiers.

WSWS (2020-09-28). Armenian-Azeri conflict erupts in Caucasus, threatening wider war. wsws.org A war could spiral out of control and escalate into a broader conflict between Russia, Turkey and other NATO states, potentially involving nuclear weapons.

WSWS (2020-09-28). Statements from the Philippines, Australia, Japan and South Korea defend Dr. Joseph Scalice against Stalinist slanders. wsws.org "Scalice, by exposing the Communist Party of the Philippines, has done a service to the whole anti-capitalist movement and we stand in complete solidarity with him."

Nick Turse (2020-09-28). How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War. thenation.com How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-09-27). Where Does the Democratic Party Stand on War, Peace, and International Relations? zcomm.org After nearly four years of the Trump administration, U.S. voters have a pretty good idea of the policies that the President and his Republican allies champion when it comes to America's dealings with other nations. These policies include massive increases in military spending, lengthy wars abroad, threats of nuclear war, withdrawal from climate and nuclear

Scott Ritter (2020-09-27). In refusing to extend New START, the US puts the world on the path of collective suicide. zcomm.org The US has embraced the notion that American security is predicated on a new generation of nuclear weaponry unconstrained by the limitations imposed by arms control agreements…

Frida Berrigan (2020-09-27). After 4 Decades of Plowshares Actions, It's Nuclear Warfare that Should Be on Trial — Not Activists. commondreams.org Phil Berrigan in front of a "wreckage of war" die-in at the River Entrance. Frida is half-visible behind to the left. Photo taken by Rick Reinhard on December 30, 1996. The banner reads, "The Pentagon Product Is War: Shut It Down." (Photo via Frida Berrigan) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/wreckageofwar.jpg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-26). Renewed Scrutiny of US Nuclear Weapons Stockpile as Campaigners Mark Day to Rid World of 'Tools of Mass Human Death and Suffering'. commondreams.org "There is no cure for a nuclear war. Prevention is our only option." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/2020-day-elimination-nuclear-weapons.jpg

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-26). International Peace Forum Opposes US-Led New Cold War on China. telesurenglish.net Peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium have come together for an international forum to discuss the US-led New Cold War and how to oppose it. | RELATED: | The event, organized by the No Cold War campaign, was chaired by Vijay Prashad, Director of the Tricontinental Institute and Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. | Deputy General Se…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-26). AEOI promoting use of nuclear tech. in determined manner. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that it is pursuing and promoting the use of nuclear technology in a precise and determined manner.

Olivia Alperstein (2020-09-26). Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age. commondreams.org Mushroom cloud seconds after detonation of "the Gadget" by the U.S. military in 1945 at testing range in New Mexico. (Photo: Department of Defense) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/2020-ban-nukes.jpg

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-25). Trump Regime War on Cuba by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Unlawful US sanctions on nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | Since taking office in January 2017, Trump imposed sanctions on numerous countries extrajudicially, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba….

news.un (2020-09-25). 'Reverse course' towards full nuclear disarmament — UN chief. news.un.org On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to "reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament".

2020-09-27: News Headlines

Scott Ritter (2020-09-27). In refusing to extend New START, the US puts the world on the path of collective suicide. zcomm.org The US has embraced the notion that American security is predicated on a new generation of nuclear weaponry unconstrained by the limitations imposed by arms control agreements…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-26). Renewed Scrutiny of US Nuclear Weapons Stockpile as Campaigners Mark Day to Rid World of 'Tools of Mass Human Death and Suffering'. commondreams.org "There is no cure for a nuclear war. Prevention is our only option." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/2020-day-elimination-nuclear-weapons.jpg

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-26). International Peace Forum Opposes US-Led New Cold War on China. telesurenglish.net Peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium have come together for an international forum to discuss the US-led New Cold War and how to oppose it. | RELATED: | The event, organized by the No Cold War campaign, was chaired by Vijay Prashad, Director of the Tricontinental Institute and Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. | Deputy General Se…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-26). AEOI promoting use of nuclear tech. in determined manner. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that it is pursuing and promoting the use of nuclear technology in a precise and determined manner.

Olivia Alperstein (2020-09-26). Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age. commondreams.org Mushroom cloud seconds after detonation of "the Gadget" by the U.S. military in 1945 at testing range in New Mexico. (Photo: Department of Defense) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/2020-ban-nukes.jpg

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-25). Trump Regime War on Cuba by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Unlawful US sanctions on nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | Since taking office in January 2017, Trump imposed sanctions on numerous countries extrajudicially, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba….

news.un (2020-09-25). 'Reverse course' towards full nuclear disarmament — UN chief. news.un.org On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to "reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament".

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-24). Russia Intends Military Cooperation with Iran When UN Arms Embargo Expires. globalresearch.ca On issues related to the JCPOA nuclear deal and expiring UN arms embargo on Iran next month, the Trump regime is isolated on the world stage. | Commenting on its unlawful imposition of what it called "snapback" sanctions on Iran, its …

_____ (2020-09-24). One Hundred Seconds Till The Apocalypse. popularresistance.org Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic "midnight" — that is, nuclear annihilation. A century ago, there was, of course, no need for such a measure. Back then, the largest explosion ever caused by humans had likely occurred in Halifax, Canada, in 1917, when a munitions ship collided with another vessel, in that city's harbor. That tragic blast killed nearly 2,000, wounded another 9,000, and left 6,000 homeless, but it didn't imperil the planet.

Staff (2020-09-24). We Are Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Have Ever Been. truthout.org Whether you're reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch, or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it's 100 seconds to midnight. That's just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It's the closest to that witching hour we've ever been. | Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic "midnight" — that is, nuclear an…

Peter Koenig (2020-09-23). Iran — US Sanctions — Unilateralism — Turning the Clock Back to Before the Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca Background | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has slammed US sanctions against his country, saying they are a flagrant violation of the UN charter. | In an address to the UN General Assembly, Rouhani said the Iranian nation successfully withstood the US maximum …

_____ (2020-09-23). US Bully In Last Chance Saloon. popularresistance.org US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week the reimposition of international sanctions against Iran. Trouble is nobody is listening to Washington's remonstrations any longer. Not only has the emperor no clothes, he's lost bullying power too. | The Trump administration asserts it has the legal right to invoke "snapback" UN sanctions on Iran over Washington's baseless allegations that Tehran is in breach of the 2015 international nuclear accord. This is in spite of the fact that the American side forfeited its legal rights when it unilaterally quit the nuclear deal in May 2018.