2021-01-26: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold (2021-01-26). Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy. dissidentvoice.org (Photo credit: National Press Club) President Biden's commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA—is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of the nation's foremost experts …

Stephen Lendman (2021-01-26). Israel to Decide Fate of the JCPOA Nuclear Deal? globalresearch.ca According to Biden's secretary of state-designee Anthony Blinken, the new regime in town will keep much of its predecessor's geopolitical agenda in place. | Former usurper-in-waiting/self-designated interim Venezuelan president Guaido — no longer a National Assembly member — will still …

Vijay Prashad (2021-01-26). Why we can't give up on the idea of a world free from nuclear weapons. peoplesdispatch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into effect on January 22 but none of the nuclear weapons states are signatories. In fact, the US, in October, asked those governments who signed the treaty to withdraw from it…

_____ (2021-01-26). How The Nuclear Ban Treaty Impacts The United States. popularresistance.org On January 20, Joseph Biden [became] the U.S. President. Two days later, on January 22nd, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) [has] become binding international law. The Biden administration should seize the opportunity to sign this landmark treaty and work toward its ratification, while productively engaging with the new legal regime created by the treaty. | With the TPNW, nuclear weapons will be subject to a global ban treaty for the first time, at last aligning nuclear weapons with other weapons of mass destruction, all already the subject of treaty-based prohibitions. The TPNW provides a f…

Tom H. Hastings (2021-01-26). Feeding two birds with one hand. nationofchange.org "Nuclear weapons are always in the wrong hands."

Juan Cole (2021-01-25). Biden's own Moderates and Hardliners Battle it Out on reviving Iran Nuclear Deal. zcomm.org Two and a half days into the Biden administration, it is already clear that the Problem of Iran is going to loom large over its foreign policy…

Global Research News (2021-01-25). Selected Articles: Eurostar Train Near Collapse, Biden's Policy on Israel & Latin America, The Nuclear Ban Treaty. globalresearch.ca By Shutting down an economy flatly contradicts a founding principle of the WHO: "Economic development and public health are inseparable and complementary… the social, …

Karl Grossman (2021-01-25). Let Nuke Plants Run for 100 Years? counterpunch.org With the major decline of nuclear power—the U.S. is down to 94 plants from a high of 129 and only two are now under construction—the nuclear promoters in the U.S. government and nuclear industry are pushing to let nuclear power plants run for 100 years to somehow keep nuclear power going.

Karl Grossman (2021-01-25). Let Nuke Plans Run for 100 Years? counterpunch.org With the major decline of nuclear power—the U.S. is down to 94 plants from a high of 129 and only two are now under construction—the nuclear promoters in the U.S. government and nuclear industry are pushing to let nuclear power plants run for 100 years to somehow keep nuclear power going.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-25). The UN Prohibits Nuclear Weapons and What Does Italy Do? globalresearch.ca Today, January 22, 2021, is the day that can go down in history as the turning point to free humanity from those weapons that, for the first time, have the ability to erase the human species and almost every other …

Ramesh Thakur (2021-01-25). The Responsibility to Disarm and the Nuclear Ban Treaty. globalresearch.ca In 1984, President Ronald

Rev. John Dear (2021-01-25). The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons. nationofchange.org Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today.

RT (2021-01-24). Korean scientists may have discovered 'elixir of youth' that 'erases wrinkles' and could even reverse brain and muscle decline. rt.com Researchers have developed a rejuvenating gene therapy for human skin that has the potential to make "ageing a reversible phenomenon." RT spoke to the lead scientist, Professor Kwang-Hyun Cho, about the astonishing breakthrough. | Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have Speaking to RT from KAIST U…

Rachel M. Cohen (2021-01-23). Climate Groups Begin Vying for Power in the Biden Era as Pressure for Unity Fades. zcomm.org As the BlueGreen Alliance gears up for a big staff expansion, debates around carbon capture, natural gas, and nuclear energy resurface…