Daily Archives: October 23, 2020

2020-10-23: News Headlines

John Laforge (2020-10-23). White House Gangster Wants to Avoid Nuclear-Armed Stigma. counterpunch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is about to win its 50th state ratification, the golden number needed for the treaty to "enter into force" or EIF. The list of 47 current signatories can be seen at ICAN.org, website of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning coalition

RT (2020-10-23). 'We had a good relationship with Hitler': Biden slams Trump for meeting Kim Jong-un, compares North Korea to Nazi Germany. rt.com Slamming President Donald Trump's "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Joe Biden confused debate viewers by referring to a "good relationship" between the US and Adolf Hitler. | Calling Kim a "different kind of guy" during a discussion on North Korea, Trump touted his ability to talk to the controversial leader and said his civil relationship with him has helped the two countries avoid a nuclear war. | "We're not in a war. We have a good relationship… Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing," Trump said during the Thursday night debate. Biden slammed th…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-10-22). Korea-Japan Relations in the Post-Abe Era. globalresearch.ca One of Shinzo Abe's legacies inherited by Suga Yoshihide is the Korea bashing. Korea bashing is essentially a by-product of Abe's racism; it is closely related to Abe's refusal to admit wartime crimes committed by Japan against Koreans. Korea bashing …

Alan Robock (2020-10-22). Dear President-Elect Biden, please start with the easiest problem to solve. zcomm.org Your presidency is an unprecedented opportunity for positive change in the world. Reducing the threat of nuclear war and nuclear winter will make the United States safer and richer, and cement your status as a world leader…

_____ (2020-10-22). Hopes Rise Of Extension Of New START Arms Control Treaty. popularresistance.org The hope for the extension of the New Strategic Arms Control Treaty (START) was revived on Tuesday, October 20, after Russia offered freezing the number of its nuclear warheads in a statement, along with a one-year extension of the deal. | The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that, "Russia offers to extend the New START by one year and is ready to take on a political commitment with the United States to freeze the number of nuclear warheads both sides have for this period." | The US state department immediately welcomed the offer and declared that negotiations to settle the details will start soon.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). Hopes rise of extension of New START arms control treaty as Russia offers to freeze arsenal. peoplesdispatch.org Russia on Tuesday offered to freeze its current arsenal, and proposed an extension of the treaty by one year. The treaty signed in 2010 capped the number of nuclear warheads by the two countries and its deployment…

Alan Robock (2020-10-21). An Open Letter to Biden: 5 Easy Steps to Reduce the Threat of Nuclear War. counterpunch.org Here is a letter I intend to mail in November. But I want you know about it now, to bring up an issue that is crucial to consider before you vote, and which has not received enough attention. Dear President-Elect Biden, I'm so happy that you were elected because in January you can start to

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-21). 'Unprecedented and Desperate': As Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Nears Entry Into Force, Trump Administration Urges Withdrawals. commondreams.org "This is completely outrageous and yet somehow not at all surprising," one nuclear expert said of the U.S. effort. | www.facebook.com/icanw.org/photos/4024403290909893

Aaron Maté (2020-10-20). Chomsky: from nuclear weapons to Iran, Trump's worst threats are dangerously ignored. thegrayzone.com Noam Chomsky warns that the Trump administration poses a unique threat to humanity, and its most reckless policies are receiving far too little attention. Noam Chomsky discusses the White House's threats to the New START treaty, the last remaining accord limiting the US and Russia's nuclear weapons arsenals; its latest round of crippling sanctions and threats against Iran; the bipartisan US refusal to accept a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, which would terminate Israel's nuclear weapons program; and the silencing of …

John Winstead (2020-10-20). U.S. willing to risk nuclear arms race as New START negotiations go down to the wire. liberationnews.org The United States and Russia are locked in tense negotiations over the future of a key nuclear arms control treaty…

RT (2020-10-20). What's 'verifiable'? Extension of US-Russia nuclear New START treaty hinges on word. rt.com The sole remaining US-Russia nuclear arms control deal may get a last-moment extension after all, but everything now depends on what the US State Department means when it says warhead caps need to be "verifiable." | New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is scheduled to expire in February 2021. While Russia has offered a "clean" renewal of the existing treaty, without preconditions, the Trump administration has first sought to expand it to include China, then demanded a limit on total nuclear warheads as a condition for agreeing to an extension. | The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Russia i…

_____ (2020-10-20). Instability, Poverty and Nuclear Weapons. strategic-culture.org The President of the United States has the power to fire off thousands of nuclear weapons and destroy the world. As succinctly This is the Trump who contracted the Covid 19 virus and on October 2 was tak…

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Iran plots course after end of 13-year arms embargo. yenisafak.com A 13-year UN-mandated arms embargo on Iran officially expired Sunday, effectively paving the way for the sanctions-battered country to import and export conventional weapons.In a statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry called it a "momentous day for the international community," which it said has protected the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the 2015 nuclear deal."As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the UN member states previously…