Daily Archives: January 6, 2019

2019-01-06: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-06). Ukraine Orthodox Christians mark independence from Russian branch. aljazeera.com The Tomos was delivered to the leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church during a service in Istanbul in what is being described as one of the biggest rifts in Christianity in recent times.

aljazeera (2019-01-06). Malaysia's king steps down, cutting short his five-year term. aljazeera.com Palace statement didn't give a reason for the 49-year-old royal's sudden move amid rumours he married a Russian model.

Telesur (2019-01-06). Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia. globalresearch.ca Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he intends to move towards a World War II peace treaty with Russia during a summit in Russia later this month. The treaty has been hindered for decades by a territorial dispute. | Abe …

RT (2019-01-06). Pelosi thinks two superpower leaders talking to each other is 'dangerous'. rt.com Just after reclaiming the gavel in the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has stoked anti-Russian sentiment and so-far unvindicated claims of collusion, calling the US president's contacts with Russian leader Vladimir Putin "dangerous."

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-01-06). Socialist Analysis & Discussion – Trump & the Fight Within the Ruling Elite. indybay.org 2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts. in San Francisco…

Lloyd Hart (2019-01-06). The Russians didn't do it, the Vulcans did! indybay.org In the Reagan administration the Vulcans were even further empowered to greater heights of criminal behaviour.

Stephen Sefton (2019-01-05). Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights. globalresearch.ca Since the demise of the Soviet Union, almost 30 years ago, abuse and debasement of human rights concerns have served increasingly to create pretexts promoting Western dominance around the world. From former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, to Iraq and Sudan, to …

RT (2019-01-05). Russiagate 'fluff' helped bury 2018's most censored news stories — Lee Camp (VIDEO). rt.com The growing opioid epidemic; US cities "relocating" the homeless; $21 trillion unaccounted for at the Pentagon — US comedian Lee Camp rang in the New Year by reviewing 2018's most censored stories, and why they were ignored.

Gabriel Kuhn — Micke Nordin (2019-01-04). Class War in Sweden. counterpunch.org The "Peace Obligation" Proposal The resurgence of — true or self-proclaimed — socialist movements in the Global North has implied very generous interpretations of life in the Nordic countries. Sweden, in particular, has often been hailed as a model for the "democratic socialism" espoused by Bernie Sanders and others. It is true that the legacy More

Andrew Levine (2019-01-04). Russia and the Liberals. counterpunch.org Hillary Clinton and the people around her did not revive the Cold War on their own, but they did play a significant role. As a general rule, HRC's initiatives turn out badly. As First Lady, she set the cause of health care reform back a generation — or longer, inasmuch as the Affordable Care Act More

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-01-04). Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex. mintpressnews.com Warren's views on countries in the crosshairs of the US State Department largely conform to those of her colleagues on Capitol Hill: Iran is a "bad actor," Russia and China "are working to undermine the basic human rights we hold dear," and so on.

Laurent Ross (2019-01-04). In defense of socialist meritocracy. peoplesworld.org This op-ed is a response to a Dec. 19, 2018 article, Universal Basic Income: Ruling class scam or step toward socialism?, by Tim Libretti. Tim Libretti writes a wonderful article on various proposals for a universal basic income. At first, it's great, going into the argument that the fact major capitalists are supporting this idea …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-01-04). Bernie Sanders Reminds Liz Cheney of Iraq War Lies After Daughter of Bush VP Attacks So-Called 'Fraud of Socialism'. commondreams.org After Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)—daughter of the notorious warmonger former Vice President Dick Cheney—attacked the so-called "fraud of socialism" in a "Trumpism-inflected" speech on the U.S. House floor on Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) clapped back with a reference to what has been called her father's "biggest lie." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-03). Headlines for January 3, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Back House with Historic Firsts, Dems to Vote on Contested PAYGO Rule, Which Restricts Gov't Spending, Dems to Vote on Plan That Funds Gov't Without Border Wall Funding, Shutdown Takes Toll on on Native American Communities, Trump Takes Aim at Mattis, Praises Kim Jong-un in Cabinet Meeting, Trump Takes Takes Credit for Markets, China Trade Relations, India: 2 Women Enter Hindu Temple After Centuries of Denied Access for Women, Mali: Gunmen Kill 37 Civilians Amid Mounting Ethnic Tensions, Russia: U.S. Citizen Detained on Espionage Charges, Chinese Probe Lands on Far Side of Moon in Historic First, N…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-01-03). Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State and Reflexively Pro-War to Stop Trump. theintercept.com A new generation of Democrats is being instilled with formerly right-wing Cold Warrior values and reverence for security state agencies.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-03). Why are People Talking About Socialism? — with Paul Jay. therealnews.com From Donald Trump, Karl Rove, and Fox News to an invigorated progressive movement and many newly elected members of Congress, many are saying that socialism will be the issue in the 2020 elections — a viewer mailbag segment with Dharna Noor and Paul Jay

Stansfield Smith (2019-01-02). Is Russia imperialist? mronline.org Is Russia Imperialist is a look at capitalist Russia today and its place in the world economic system. In this article we look at the degree capitalist Russia today shares in the features outlined by Lenin in his book Imperialism. We consider the role Russian capitalist monopolies play in the world imperialist system, the nature […] | Source

Democracy Now! (2019-01-02). Federal Employees' Union Sues Trump Admin as 800,000 Workers Remain Unpaid In Ongoing Gov't Shutdown. democracynow.org The government shutdown continues as President Trump prepares to meet with congressional leaders just one day before Democrats take control of the House. President Trump has insisted on including $5 billion for border wall funding before he'll agree to sign any spending measure. Eight hundred thousand government workers' lives have been thrown into disarray by the shutdown, with 380,000 workers on furlough and 420,000 who have worked without pay since December 22. We speak with a federal workers' union that is suing the Trump administration over the shutdown. The American Federation of Government Employees, or AF…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-02). While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil. therealnews.com January 1st was the inauguration of Brazil's new right-wing extremist president Jair Bolsonaro. In his speech he promised to rid Brazil of socialism. Meanwhile, at a prison in Curitiba, thousands gathered in support of former Workers Party President Lula. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Shared by trnn_cms_operator (2019-01-02). Wilkerson's Real "Vice" — Cheney's Cold War and Regime Change (3/4). therealnews.com Cheney killed an Iranian peace offer, pushed a New Cold War with China, and planned regime change in Iraq, Iran and North Korea — says Larry Wilkerson, depicted in the film VICE and former Chief of Staff to Sec. State Colin Powell — a REPLAY of a 2010 interview by Paul Jay

Consortiumnews (2019-01-01). STRATCOM Wishes You a Very Scary New Year. consortiumnews.com The U.S. Strategic Command has deleted a New Year's tweet that revealed its true values, as Caitlin Johnstone explains. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com U.S. Strategic Command (or "Stratcom" if you're trying to make a nuclear-capable arm of the U.S. Defense… Read more →

Fight Back (2019-01-01). AFGE sues over government shut down. fightbacknews.org Washington D.C. — On December 31, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay. The lawsuit alleges that the federal government is violating the law by requiring some federal employees to work without pay during a shutdown. | "Our members put their lives on the line to keep our country safe," said J. David Cox Sr., national president, American Federation of Government Employees. | "The harm to federal employees began at the first moment of the…

Democracy Now! (2018-12-31). A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. democracynow.org President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. We spoke with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky in October about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to…

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…

Aaron Maté (2018-12-28). New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics. thenation.com New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics…

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.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-27). Headlines for December 27, 2018. democracynow.org President Trump Makes Surprise Visit to U.S. Military Base in Iraq, NYT: Queens Podiatrist Helped Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam in 1968, Trump Says No End in Sight to Partial Government Shutdown, Violence Against Women Act Expires Due to Government Shutdown, Texas: Hundreds More Migrants Released by ICE at El Paso Bus Station, Guatemala: Funeral Held for 7-Year-Old Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody, ProPublica: Sexual Assaults Pervasive Inside Jails for Migrant Children, Sudan: 37 Killed as Protests Call for an End to Omar al-Bashir's Rule, Russia Tests New "Hypersonic" Nuclear-Capable Missile, Yemen: U.N. Team Tasked w…

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…

Lawrence Wittner (2018-12-08). Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal. zcomm.org In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger‚Äïexemplified Read more…

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 […]

stuart_m (2018-12-01). Eight new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus offers up eight new books as recommended reading for ecosocialists. Inclusion does not imply agreement with a book's contents. | ***
1. The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet
| By Okbazghi Yohannes
| Monthly Review Press, 2018 | Eliminating fossil fuels is essential, but biofuels have far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analy…

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…

2019-01-06: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Ukraine Orthodox Christians mark independence from Russian branch
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-06
The Tomos was delivered to the leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church during a service in Istanbul in what is being described as one of the biggest rifts in Christianity in recent times.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/ukraine-ortho…

Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-06
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he intends to move towards a World War II peace treaty with Russia during a summit in Russia later this month. The treaty has been hindered for decades by a territorial dispute. | Abe … | The post Japan to Push for WWII-Era Peace Treaty with Russia appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/japan-to-push-for-wwii…

Malaysia's king steps down, cutting short his five-year term
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-06
Palace statement didn't give a reason for the 49-year-old royal's sudden move amid rumours he married a Russian model.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/malaysia-king…

Pelosi thinks two superpower leaders talking to each other is 'dangerous'
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-06
Just after reclaiming the gavel in the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has stoked anti-Russian sentiment and so-far unvindicated claims of collusion, calling the US president's contacts with Russian leader Vladimir Putin "dangerous." | …
rt.com/usa/448160-pelosi-putin-russia-da…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – Trump & the Fight Within the Ruling Elite
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-01-06
2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts. in San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/02/1882006…

The Russians didn't do it, the Vulcans did!
Lloyd Hart | indybay.org | 2019-01-06
In the Reagan administration the Vulcans were even further empowered to greater heights of criminal behaviour.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/02/1882005…

Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-05
Since the demise of the Soviet Union, almost 30 years ago, abuse and debasement of human rights concerns have served increasingly to create pretexts promoting Western dominance around the world. From former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, to Iraq and Sudan, to … | The post Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/nicaragua-corruption-c…

Russiagate 'fluff' helped bury 2018's most censored news stories — Lee Camp (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-05
The growing opioid epidemic; US cities "relocating" the homeless; $21 trillion unaccounted for at the Pentagon — US comedian Lee Camp rang in the New Year by reviewing 2018's most censored stories, and why they were ignored. | …
rt.com/usa/448136-censored-stories-lee-c…

Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-04
Warren's views on countries in the crosshairs of the US State Department largely conform to those of her colleagues on Capitol Hill: Iran is a "bad actor," Russia and China "are working to undermine the basic human rights we hold dear," and so on. | The post Elizabeth Warren and the Military Industrial Complex appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/shes-hot-and-shes-cold…

In defense of socialist meritocracy
Laurent Ross | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-04
This op-ed is a response to a Dec. 19, 2018 article, Universal Basic Income: Ruling class scam or step toward socialism?, by Tim Libretti. Tim Libretti writes a wonderful article on various proposals for a universal basic income. At first, it's great, going into the argument that the fact major capitalists are supporting this idea …
peoplesworld.org/article/in-defense-of-s…

Soviet socialism more popular than ever among Russians
Gavin Mendel-Gleason | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-04
live-peoples-world.pantheonsite.io/?post_type=article&p=81902 | Even before George Herbert Walker Bush's cadaver was cold last Nov. 30, as accolades came heaping upon the one-term president (1989-1993), I wondered who were they talking about? The dictum "Do not speak ill of the dead," attributed to the 6th century BCE philosopher Chilon of Sparta, may be appropriate at your uncle's funeral. But …

Class War in Sweden
Gabriel Kuhn — Micke Nordin | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-04
The "Peace Obligation" Proposal The resurgence of — true or self-proclaimed — socialist movements in the Global North has implied very generous interpretations of life in the Nordic countries. Sweden, in particular, has often been hailed as a model for the "democratic socialism" espoused by Bernie Sanders and others. It is true that the legacy…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/04/class-war-in…

Russia and the Liberals
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-04
Hillary Clinton and the people around her did not revive the Cold War on their own, but they did play a significant role. As a general rule, HRC's initiatives turn out badly. As First Lady, she set the cause of health care reform back a generation — or longer, inasmuch as the Affordable Care Act…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/04/russia-and-t…

Bernie Sanders Reminds Liz Cheney of Iraq War Lies After Daughter of Bush VP Attacks So-Called 'Fraud of Socialism'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-04
After Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)—daughter of the notorious warmonger former Vice President Dick Cheney—attacked the so-called "fraud of socialism" in a "Trumpism-inflected" speech on the U.S. House floor on Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) clapped back with a reference to what has been called her father's "biggest lie." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/01/04/bernie-…

Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State and Reflexively Pro-War to Stop Trump
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-01-03
A new generation of Democrats is being instilled with formerly right-wing Cold Warrior values and reverence for security state agencies. | The post Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State and Reflexively Pro-War to Stop Trump appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/01/03/veteran-nbcm…

Why are People Talking About Socialism? — with Paul Jay
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-03
From Donald Trump, Karl Rove, and Fox News to an invigorated progressive movement and many newly elected members of Congress, many are saying that socialism will be the issue in the 2020 elections — a viewer mailbag segment with Dharna Noor and Paul Jay | The post Why are People Talking About Socialism? — with Paul Jay appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/why-are-people-t…

Federal Employees' Union Sues Trump Admin as 800,000 Workers Remain Unpaid In Ongoing Gov't Shutdown
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-02
The government shutdown continues as President Trump prepares to meet with congressional leaders just one day before Democrats take control of the House. President Trump has insisted on including $5 billion for border wall funding before he'll agree to sign any spending measure. Eight hundred thousand government workers' lives have been thrown into disarray by the shutdown, with 380,000 workers on furlough and 420,000 who have worked without pay since December 22. We speak with a federal workers' union that is suing the Trump administration over the shutdown. The American Federation of Government Employees, or AF…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/2/federal_em…

Is Russia imperialist?
Stansfield Smith | mronline.org | 2019-01-02
Is Russia Imperialist is a look at capitalist Russia today and its place in the world economic system. In this article we look at the degree capitalist Russia today shares in the features outlined by Lenin in his book Imperialism. We consider the role Russian capitalist monopolies play in the world imperialist system, the nature […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/01/02/is-russia-imperi…

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-02
January 1st was the inauguration of Brazil's new right-wing extremist president Jair Bolsonaro. In his speech he promised to rid Brazil of socialism. Meanwhile, at a prison in Curitiba, thousands gathered in support of former Workers Party President Lula. Mike Fox reports from Brazil | The post While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/while-activists-…

Wilkerson's Real "Vice" — Cheney's Cold War and Regime Change (3/4)
Shared by trnn_cms_operator | therealnews.com | 2019-01-02
Cheney killed an Iranian peace offer, pushed a New Cold War with China, and planned regime change in Iraq, Iran and North Korea — says Larry Wilkerson, depicted in the film VICE and former Chief of Staff to Sec. State Colin Powell — a REPLAY of a 2010 interview by Paul Jay | The post Wilkerson's Real "Vice" — Cheney's Cold War and Regime Change (3/4) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/lwilkerson0525pt…

AFGE sues over government shut down
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-01
Washington D.C. — On December 31, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay. The lawsuit alleges that the federal government is violating the law by requiring some federal employees to work without pay during a shutdown. | "Our members put their lives on the line to keep our country safe," said J. David Cox Sr., national president, American Federation of Government Employees. | "The harm to federal employees began at the first moment of the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/1/1/afge-sues…

STRATCOM Wishes You a Very Scary New Year
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-01
The U.S. Strategic Command has deleted a New Year's tweet that revealed its true values, as Caitlin Johnstone explains. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com U.S. Strategic Command (or "Stratcom" if you're trying to make a nuclear-capable arm of the U.S. Defense… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/01/stratcom-w…

A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-31
President Donald Trump recently announced plans to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear arms pact with Russia, in a move that could spark a new arms race. President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, in 1987. The INF banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges. The treaty helped to eliminate thousands of land-based missiles. We spoke with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky in October about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump's plan to…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/31/a_march_…

The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-12-29
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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/the-united-states-is-fi…

New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2018-12-28
New Studies Show Pundits Are Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics…
thenation.com/article/russiagate-electio…

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

Headlines for December 27, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-27
President Trump Makes Surprise Visit to U.S. Military Base in Iraq, NYT: Queens Podiatrist Helped Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam in 1968, Trump Says No End in Sight to Partial Government Shutdown, Violence Against Women Act Expires Due to Government Shutdown, Texas: Hundreds More Migrants Released by ICE at El Paso Bus Station, Guatemala: Funeral Held for 7-Year-Old Girl Who Died in U.S. Custody, ProPublica: Sexual Assaults Pervasive Inside Jails for Migrant Children, Sudan: 37 Killed as Protests Call for an End to Omar al-Bashir's Rule, Russia Tests New "Hypersonic" Nuclear-Capable Missile, Yemen: U.N. Team Tasked w…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/27/headline…

Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation'
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-25
Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been… | The post Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation' appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/12/25/senate-re…

Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-12
The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14182

Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/oppose-nuclear-weapons-stop-backing-companies-produce-them

NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-12-10
Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By… | The post NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/12/10/nato-ukra…

Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-12-08
In late November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that "humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war." Curiously, although a widespread environmental movement has developed to save the planet from accelerating climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of nuclear disaster. Indeed, this danger‚Äïexemplified Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/reviving-the-nuclear-di…