Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

2019-01-07: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2019-01-07). Everything That is Wrong with Mainstream Feminism. consortiumnews.com Women controlling the military-industrial complex is not feminism, it's toxic masculinity. The fruit of a sick valuing system that is poisoning our environment and risking nuclear annihilation, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Outlets like MSNBC and Politico have been excitedly… Read more →

South Front (2019-01-07). Video: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists in Idlib De-escalation Zone. globalresearch.ca Starting from January 4th, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorists' positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The airstrikes targeted Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) forces in the towns of Darat Izza, Kafrnaha, Jamiat al-Rahal, Urum …

Howard Lisnoff (2019-01-07). Nineteen Sixty-Nine: A Look Back at Protest. counterpunch.org Mass movements of 1968 in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Poland, Brazil, the United States, Pakistan, France, West Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Mexico, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and elsewhere made 1968 the year when the echoes of revolution and revolt were heard around the world: "And revolution in the air…" to quote a line from Bob Dylan, and so was rebellion. More

aljazeera (2019-01-07). Why has Ukraine's Orthodox church split from Russia?>. aljazeera.com After centuries of close ties, Orthodox churches in Ukraine have cut links with Russia.

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2019-01-07). Someone Finally Explained the Trump-Russia Story and It Will Make You Question Everything. theantimedia.com (TMU) — Aaron Maté is a journalist known for his work as a former host/producer at the Real News, Democracy Now, and producer at Al Jazeera English. He is also a contributor at the Nation, who has recently been dedicating much of his column space to debunking claims that the Trump campaign colluded with the …

WSWS (2019-01-07). China's moon landing to exacerbate tensions with US. wsws.org Like the Soviet Union's launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957 and the first manned space flight in 1961, China's landing of a probe on the moon's far side has provoked consternation in Washington.

WSWS (2019-01-07). UK Integrity Initiative heavily involved in Skripal affair. wsws.org Leaked documents indicate that the moves against Russia over the Skripal affair were scripted well in advance.

Glenn Greenwald (2019-01-07). NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using "Sophisticated Microwaves" to Cause "Brain Injuries" in U.S. "Diplomats" in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets. theintercept.com We now have what might be the most vivid, reckless and dangerous illustration yet of how NBC functions.

Lloyd Hart (2019-01-07). 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.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-01-07). Socialist Analysis & Discussion – Trump & the Fight Within the Ruling Elite. indybay.org 2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts. in San Francisco…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-01-07). With Mueller Report Expected Soon, Trump Team May Claim Executive Privilege to Block Public Release. commondreams.org With Special Counsel Robert Mueller expected to put out a report detailing his findings from the ongoing probe into alleged Russian election interference and any collusion or obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump's campaign or administration as early as next month, the president's legal team may move to block parts of it from Congress and the public on the grounds of executive privilege. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fight Back (2019-01-06). WFTU solidarity statement with all India general strike. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its more than 95 million in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its internationalist solidarity and support to All India general strike on 8-9 January 2019. The WFTU affiliates are taking a leading role in the preparations of the strike which is called by the joint platform of the 10 central trade unions and dozens of independent federations. | The forthcoming "All India General Strike" will be the third and biggest countrywide strike against…

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."

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

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.

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

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…

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

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 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

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…

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 →

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…

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…

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…

2019-01-07: Social Media Postees

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Video: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists in Idlib De-escalation Zone
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Starting from January 4th, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorists' positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The airstrikes targeted Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) forces in the towns of Darat Izza, Kafrnaha, Jamiat al-Rahal, Urum … | The post Video: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists in Idlib De-escalation Zone appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-russian-warplane…

Everything That is Wrong with Mainstream Feminism
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-07
Women controlling the military-industrial complex is not feminism, it's toxic masculinity. The fruit of a sick valuing system that is poisoning our environment and risking nuclear annihilation, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Outlets like MSNBC and Politico have been excitedly… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/07/everything…

Why has Ukraine's Orthodox church split from Russia?>
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-07
After centuries of close ties, Orthodox churches in Ukraine have cut links with Russia.
aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/201…

Nineteen Sixty-Nine: A Look Back at Protest
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-07
Mass movements of 1968 in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Poland, Brazil, the United States, Pakistan, France, West Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Mexico, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and elsewhere made 1968 the year when the echoes of revolution and revolt were heard around the world: "And revolution in the air…" to quote a line from Bob Dylan, and so was rebellion.
counterpunch.org/2019/01/07/nineteen-six…

Someone Finally Explained the Trump-Russia Story and It Will Make You Question Everything
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-07
(TMU) — Aaron Maté is a journalist known for his work as a former host/producer at the Real News, Democracy Now, and producer at Al Jazeera English. He is also a contributor at the Nation, who has recently been dedicating much of his column space to debunking claims that the Trump campaign colluded with the …

Someone Finally Explained the Trump-Russia Story and It Will Make You Question Everything

China's moon landing to exacerbate tensions with US
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-07
Like the Soviet Union's launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957 and the first manned space flight in 1961, China's landing of a probe on the moon's far side has provoked consternation in Washington.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/07/moon…

UK Integrity Initiative heavily involved in Skripal affair
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-07
Leaked documents indicate that the moves against Russia over the Skripal affair were scripted well in advance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/07/inte…

NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using "Sophisticated Microwaves" to Cause "Brain Injuries" in U.S. "Diplomats" in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-01-07
We now have what might be the most vivid, reckless and dangerous illustration yet of how NBC functions. | The post NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using "Sophisticated Microwaves" to Cause "Brain Injuries" in U.S. "Diplomats" in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/01/07/nbc-and-msnb…

The Russians didn't do it, the Vulcans did!
Lloyd Hart | indybay.org | 2019-01-07
In the Reagan administration the Vulcans were even further empowered to greater heights of criminal behaviour.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/02/1882005…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – Trump & the Fight Within the Ruling Elite
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-01-07
2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts. in San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/02/1882006…

With Mueller Report Expected Soon, Trump Team May Claim Executive Privilege to Block Public Release
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-07
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller expected to put out a report detailing his findings from the ongoing probe into alleged Russian election interference and any collusion or obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump's campaign or administration as early as next month, the president's legal team may move to block parts of it from Congress and the public on the grounds of executive privilege. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/01/07/mueller…

WFTU solidarity statement with all India general strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-06
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its more than 95 million in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its internationalist solidarity and support to All India general strike on 8-9 January 2019. The WFTU affiliates are taking a leading role in the preparations of the strike which is called by the joint platform of the 10 central trade unions and dozens of independent federations. | The forthcoming "All India General Strike" will be the third and biggest countrywide strike against…
fightbacknews.org/2019/1/6/wftu-solidari…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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-…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/1/1/afge-sues-ove…

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…

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…

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…