2019-01-14: News Headlines

Zero Hedge (2019-01-14). "China's Nightmare": B-2 Stealth Bombers Deployed to Hawaii, "On Watch" 24/7. globalresearch.ca The US Air Force is putting China on notice as it announced Friday a new deployment of three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to Hawaii for training in the Pacific. The nuclear-capable aircraft departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and touched …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-01-14). A New Narrative Control Firm Works to Destroy Alternative Media. globalresearch.ca The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative being promoted day in and day out by western mass media has had two of its major stories ripped to shreds in the last three days. | A report seeded throughout the mainstream media by anonymous …

Democracy Now! (2019-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2019. democracynow.org Gov't Shutdown Now Longest in U.S. History, Trump Admin Considered Disaster Relief Funds to Build Border Wall, Interior Dept. Pushes Ahead Plans for New Arctic Drilling Leases, Texas: Tornillo Immigrant Prison Camp Shuts Down, Los Angeles: Public Teachers Go on Strike, Dems Vow to Investigate After 2 New Reports on Trump's Relationship with Russia, WSJ: Nat'l Sec. Council Asked About Possible Military Strike on Iran in 2018, Trump Threatens to "Devastate Turkey Economically" If Syrian Kurds Targeted, Saudi Arabia: Sec. of State Pompeo Meets with Crown Prince 3 Months After Khashoggi Killing, Canada Grants Asylum…

John Wojcik (2019-01-14). Ellen Perlo, 102; advocate for equality, peace, justice and socialism. peoplesworld.org When, as a student, she walked on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in the 1930s even her best friend didn't want to be seen with her. That was because Ellen Perlo often walked and talked with S.I. Hayakawa, a linguist who was, at that time, a young teacher at the university. It was …

RT (2019-01-14). Fixated on collusion, Dems seeking (again) to subpoena interpreter present at Trump-Putin meeting. rt.com Convinced of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, Democrats want to subpoena an interpreter present at a 2017 meeting between Trump and Putin, in what would be a highly controversial and unprecedented move.

RT (2019-01-14). 'Dirty cops': Trump slams FBI agents who wanted to investigate him over alleged Russia ties. rt.com US President Donald Trump has said that FBI agents who wanted to investigate him over unproven collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election are just "dirty cops."

RT (2019-01-14). Commander of US nuclear sub demoted for hiring 10 Filipina prostitutes as 'accompaniment'. rt.com An American submarine commander has been relieved of duty after he hired a horde of "provocatively dressed females" to entertain himself and his sailors while being stationed in the Philippines.

Shared by candice (2019-01-14). After a Weekend of Explosive Revelations, How Much More Is Trump Hiding? truthout.org The lede in Peter Baker's story in the Sunday New York Times was one I don't think anyone ever expected to see: | So it has come to this: The president of the United States was asked over the weekend whether he is a Russian agent. And he refused to answer. | That comment specifically refers to a question posed to…

WSWS (2019-01-14). The FBI's police state operation against Trump. wsws.org A New York Times report aimed at reviving the anti-Russia campaign against Trump exposes a conspiracy by the political police of the FBI to negate the results of the 2016 election.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-14). Russian Authorities Increase Pressure on Crimean Human Rights Lawyer. hrw.org | | Law enforcement officials during the search in Emil Kurbedinov's office, Bakhchysarai, Crimea, January 26, 2017. | © 2017 Anton Naumlyik (RFE/RL) | Few human rights lawyers are brave enough to work in Crimea these days. A recent letter from Russia's Ministry of Justice to Crimean defense lawyer Emil Kurbedinov threatening his profession is yet another stark reminder that Ru…

amnesty (2019-01-14). Russia: Chechen authorities resume homophobic crackdown. amnesty.org Amnesty International has received credible information that the authorities in Chechnya, a republic in the south of Russia, have unleashed a new wave of attacks on people believed to be gay or lesbian. At least two people are reported to have been tortured to death since December 2018. | | The Russian LGBT Network has verified reports that the Chechen authorities have detained arou…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-01-14). The FBI's Investigation of Trump as a "National Security Threat" is Itself a Serious Danger. But J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic. theintercept.com Did the FBI investigate Trump due to disagreements with his policy views on Russia? If so, it would not be the first time the bureau abused its powers this way.

Tyler Durden (2019-01-14). "China's Nightmare": B-2 Stealth Bombers Sent to Hawaii, "on Watch 24/7" theantimedia.com (ZH) — The US Air Force is putting China on notice as it announced Friday a new deployment of three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to Hawaii for training in the Pacific. The nuclear-capable aircraft departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and touched down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, along with 200 support personnel airmen, as part of a U.S …

RT (2019-01-13). WaPo recycles old Russiagate memes in latest gossip piece about Trump-Putin secret collusion. rt.com Donald Trump's reluctance to provide unfettered access to his conversations with Vladimir Putin has upset nameless American officials, the Washington Post has revealed. The US president dismissed the story as absurd and offensive.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-01-13). Durbin Calls for Senate Hearings to Probe 'Serious Questions' About Why Trump Is 'So Chummy' With Putin. commondreams.org The senator's remarks follow a series of recent reports that sparked alarm over the relationship as Mueller's investigation continues | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Glen Ford (2019-01-12). Ocasio-Cortez, socialism, war and austerity. mronline.org It's good that there are now plenty of young people that like the idea of socialism. But if they don't really know what socialism is, they also don't know what capitalists will do to resist it. | Source

RT (2019-01-12). 'Putin puppet' vs 'Assad shill': Dems & Reps unite in panic over Gabbard challenging Trump in 2020. rt.com With Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) entering the 2020 presidential fray, establishment figures on both Right and Left are scrambling to smear the anti-war congresswoman with impeccable identity-politics bona fides.

RT (2019-01-12). 'Like virus telling you not to wash hands': Lee Camp checks WHO's behind Senate Russiagate report. rt.com A recent report for US Senate claimed that the apparently all mighty 'Russian trolls' had their fingers in 2016 elections, even using Pokemon Go for their cause. Lee Camp takes on the supposedly biased free 'bombshell.'

RT (2019-01-12). Twitter erupts after NYT reveals FBI probe into Trump-Russia links that lead… nowhere. rt.com Russiagate disciples are squealing with joy after the New York Times wrote about the FBI apparently probing if Trump was secretly working for the Russians. In fact, the article states there is no evidence to support the theory.

ACLU (2019-01-11). William Barr's Unsolicited Memo to Trump About Obstruction of Justice. aclu.org Barr's critique of the Mueller investigation raises serious questions about his views of presidential power. Senators should demand answers. | Last month, news broke that in June 2018, President Trump's current nominee for attorney general, William P. Barr, sent an unsolicited 20-page memo to the Justice Department critiquing special counsel Robert Mueller's current investigation into Russian election interference. | Barr, who previously served as attorney general under Preside…

Joseph Majerle III — Matthew Stevenson (2019-01-11). Who or What Brought Down Dag Hammarskjà∂ld? counterpunch.org If you believe that Dag Hammarskjà∂ld was the victim of a plot, it can be concluded that the truth about his death has been covered up to shift the blame away from the usual suspects, including the CIA and various mercenary organizations that were then arming themselves across southern Africa. Hammarskjà∂ld and his liberal internationalism were getting in the way of corporate profits, if not Cold War politics, and it was decided—somewhere, somehow—to cut him down to size. Maybe the plotters did not intend to kill him? Maybe they simply wanted to scare him away? But the facts about the Hammar…

Dave Markland (2019-01-10). Farewell to bblum6. zcomm.org Bill Blum passed away early last month in Virginia. Many Z Net readers will know his canonical book, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII, or remember his regular newsletter Anti-Empire Report. My first contact with Bill came in 1995 when I wrote him about something he had written on the Cold War. Read more…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-09). Headlines for January 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Delivers Error-Filled Border Security Address to Nation, Senate Blocks Anti-BDS Bill Amid Ongoing Gov't Shutdown, Carbon Emissions Spiked in 2018 Despite Coal Plant Closures, Deputy AG Rosenstein to Depart After Confirmation of New AG, Court Filings Show Manafort Shared Trump Campaign Info with Russian Operative, Documents Reveal Russian Lawyer at 2016 Trump Tower Mtg Had Ties to Kremlin, Turkey: Pres. Erdogan Blasts U.S. Changes in Syria Withdrawal Plan, Sudan: Anti-Gov't Protests Result in Mass Arrests, Press Censorship, Los Angeles: Dead Man Found in Home of Top Democratic Donor, Texas: Second Man Arrest…

Lawrence Wittner (2018-12-29). The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization. zcomm.org Maybe those delirious crowds chanting "USA, USA" have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018: "The United States has the strongest military in the world," with over 2 million military personnel and vast numbers of the most advanced nuclear missiles, military aircraft, warships, tanks, Read more…

Harvey Wasserman (2018-12-27). The Green New Deal Promises Peace and Progress. Will Nuclear Advocates Undermine it? progressive.org The environmental policy centerpiece of the incoming Democratic House of Representatives has ignited tremendous grassroots enthusiasm.

Dan Cohen (2018-12-25). Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation'. grayzoneproject.com Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been…

TeleSUR English (2018-12-12). Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.

pip.hinman (2018-12-11). Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them. greenleft.org.au Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By…

Paul Dobson (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.

Paul Kawika Martin (2018-12-04). With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — December 4, 2018 — In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy […]

Max Blumenthal (2018-11-15). Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists. grayzoneproject.com Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their…

Don Fitz (2018-10-18). Nuclear Power & Climate. zcomm.org The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another…

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