2021-01-13: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-13). On His Way To Prison, Activist Advocates For COVID-19 Prisoner Release. popularresistance.org On Thursday (Jan. 14), Patrick O'Neill will report to the Federal Correctional Institution near Elkton, Ohio, to serve a 14-month sentence for breaking into a nuclear submarine base as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action he took up with six other Catholic pacifists more than two years ago. | But on his way to prison, O'Neill has taken up a new cause: protecting inmates from COVID-19. | Some 329,298 prisoners across the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus and about 2,020 have died, according to the Marshall Project, the online journalism organization focused on criminal justice. | Pris…

Horace G. Campbell (2021-01-13). The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and the Future of the US Dollar. counterpunch.org "The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem." — John Connally, former US Treasury Secretary Introduction After several years of negotiations, a regional trade and economic agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—was signed by 15 Asia-Pacific nations on November 16, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and all 10 members of the

David Swanson (2021-01-12). Restoring the Threat of Impeachment for Future Office Holders. counterpunch.org In the past 150 years, U.S. presidents have lied, cheated, stolen, warmongered, incited hatred and violence, driven inequality and corruption through the roof, taken over major powers from the Congress and abused them, gained the power of nuclear war and abused it through numerous threats, accelerated the destruction of the earth's environment, failed to protect

Felice Pace (2021-01-11). Reflection on the Events of January 6th 2021. counterpunch.org Since the insurrection at the Capitol Building I keep thinking about my Dad and wondering what he would have thought. Frank J. Pace, son of Italian immigrants, joined the National Guard at 19 and almost lost a leg during World War II. Then he volunteered to fight in Korea when his unit was called up.

sputniknews (2021-01-11). Kissinger Claims Return to JCPOA Would 'Bring Nuclear Weapons All Over Middle East'. sputniknews.com In 2015, when the so-called Iranian nuclear deal was under negotiation, Nixon-era US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was reluctant to meet it with enthusiasm, suggesting that the talks intended to "prevent an Iranian capability to develop a nuclear arsenal" had ended with "an agreement that conceded this very capability".

teleSUR (2021-01-11). Biden Chooses Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator as His CIA Director. telesurenglish.net After serving as ambassador to Russia, Burns led the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran to reach the historic nuclear deal in 2015. | Burns currently serves as the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think-tank. | RELATED: | If confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first career diplomat to serve in…