Daily Archives: February 10, 2019

2019-02-10: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-10). Russia Proposes Venezuelan 'Peaceful Measures' Initiative to UN. telesurenglish.net On Friday afternoon, Russia proposed a call to the United Nations Security Council, to end outside interference from the U.S. and it's allied nations. | RELATED: | US Blockade on Venezuela Has Cost US$350 Billion: Report | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hasn't shied-away from calling-on opposition forces to come to the negotiating table in a bid to engage in peaceful dialogue regarding the U.S.' attempted coup on the South American nation, and now Russia has suggested a new resolu…

Fight Back (2019-02-10). WFTU condemns intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 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 (WFTU), representing 95 million workers of the five continents as well as the world class-oriented labor movement, strongly rejects the attempted coup d'état against the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | This interference, orchestrated by the US government, NATO and the EU and executed by the representatives of the transnationals and monopolies in the country, constitutes a flagrant violation of the most elementary rules of internati…

RT (2019-02-10). Feds sue Lockheed Martin for kickbacks & fraud in Hanford nuclear site clean-up contracts. rt.com Contractors involved in a multibillion decontamination effort at the notorious Hanford nuclear site have been accused of defrauding US taxpayers, according to a lawsuit against Mission Support Alliance and Lockheed Martin.

Dan Bacher (2019-02-10). Salmon fishermen urge Newsom to say NO to Trump administration water grab. indybay.org "The Trump administration won't be able to get away with killing off our salmon runs if the state refuses to cooperate," said GGSA director Noah Oppenheim, who is also executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (GGSA), a group representing commercial fishermen on the West Coast. "We call on the Newsom administration to just say no to this attack on California's salmon fishing families."

Richard Falk (2019-02-09). Denouncing Socialism, Practicing Fascism. zcomm.org Trump's language seems intended to brand those who espouse socialism by name or even by their platforms as subversive adherents of a faith alien to American values and traditions…

David Ruccio (2019-02-09). Socialism and exploitation. mronline.org If you listened to or read the text of President Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, you might have been surprised by the explicit mention of socialism. | Source

Andrew Korybko (2019-02-09). The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China. globalresearch.ca The creative "Democratic Security" (counter-Hybrid Warfare) model that Russia is successfully applying in the Central African Republic prompted the head of AFRICOM to warn about its possible export to other African countries, which terrifies the US to no end because …

WSWS (2019-02-09). The working class and socialism. wsws.org Trump's denunciation of socialism in his State of the Union speech reflects the ruling class's fear over the growth of the class struggle within the United States.

RT (2019-02-09). 'Drones aren't missiles, they are re-usable': US disputes accusations of non-compliance with INF. rt.com The US military has rejected Russian accusations of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, arguing that its drones can't be seen as missiles and Tomahawk-compatible 'defensive' launchers can't be used offensively.

Halyna Mokrushyna (2019-02-08). The 'Peacekeeper' Vigilante Website and Freedom of Speech in Ukraine. counterpunch.org The 2013-2014 pro-European Union protest movement in Ukraine known as the 'Euromaidan' is officially celebrated in Ukraine and is largely recognized in the West as a pro-democratic, peaceful, popular revolution against the 'corrupt autocratic regime' (according to the mainstream Western and Ukrainian media) of president Victor Yanukovych. Ukrainians should now breathe more freely, live better More

Dave Lindorff (2019-02-08). US Media Trying to Drum up a New 'Cold War'. counterpunch.org It's not a new or revived Cold War yet between the US and Russia, but not for lack of trying by the corporate US media. The latest example of absurd fear-mongering was brought to us courtesy of Fox Business News, with anchor Trish Regan darkly warned that "not since 1962 have we had such enemy More

Paul Bentley (2019-02-08). The Scream: the Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis. counterpunch.org Trump has said that his government is "too far along in the process" of regime change in Venezuela for him to meet with Maduro. This stands in contrast to his readiness to meet again with Kim Jung-un, who is already "too far along" in the process of developing nuclear weapons for Trump to do otherwise. More

Michael T. Klare (2019-02-08). Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race. thenation.com Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race…

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-02-08). Either Washington or Venezuela, savage capitalism or socialism. mronline.org Luis Britto Garcia is perhaps Venezuela's most highly regarded public intellectual. A firm supporter of the Bolivarian Process, he has written numerous plays, novels, historical investigations and film scripts and is also an incisive commentator on politics in the region. | Source

Eds. (2019-02-08). U.S. media ignore—and applaud—economic war on Venezuela. mronline.org The U.S. media chorus supporting a U.S. overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country's economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the U.S. has strangled the Venezuelan economy (FAIR.org, 3/22/18). Sister Eugenia Russian, president of Fundalatin, a Venezuelan human rights NGO that was […] | Source

WSWS (2019-02-08). US commander says Pentagon prepared to intervene to defend Venezuela embassy. wsws.org Testifying before the Senate Thursday, SOUTHCOM chief Admiral Faller linked the Venezuelan coup to the "great power" conflict with China and Russia.

WSWS (2019-02-08). France conducts dry-run simulation of nuclear weapon strike. wsws.org The operation lasted 11 hours and included "all phases" of what was referred to as a "nuclear dissuasion mission," except for the detonation of an actual nuclear warhead.

stuart_m (2019-02-08). Five new books for ecosocialists — February edition. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus takes a look at five new releases for an ecosocialist bookshelf. Inclusion doesn't necessarily imply agreement with a book's contents. | *** | End Of The Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest and Strangest Animals
| Written by Ross DE MacPhee & illustrated by Peter Schouten
| WW Norton, 2019 | Until a few thousand years ago, gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and 2000-pound crocodiles lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. Many scientists blame human overhunting…

Lawrence Wittner (2019-02-07). Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament‚ÄïUnless They're Pushed to Do So. zcomm.org At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read more…

Eds. (2019-02-07). Why it could (but shouldn't) be the end of the arms control era. mronline.org President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty in the East Room of the White House on December 8, 1987. Credit: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. | Source

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-07). Russia: Journalist Faces Unjustified Criminal Charges. hrw.org | | Svetlana Prokopyeva, Pskov. | © 2019 Pavel Dmitriyev | (Moscow) — Russian authorities opened a criminal investigation against a journalist for criticizing the authorities in her comments about a recent suicide bombing, Human Rights Watch said today. Russia also fined the radio station and newsfeed websites that carried her comments. | If she is prosecuted, the journalist, Svetlana Prokopyeva, faces up to seven years in prison on charges of "justifyi…

RT (2019-02-07). Russia exploited 'racist, sexist, anti-Semitic' US to divide people, tweets 'insane' Kamala Harris. rt.com A California senator and media-appointed frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination has finally managed to unravel the conundrum of so-called Russian 'interference' in the 2016 election — it's so simple you won't believe it.

Akela Lacy (2019-02-07). House Republicans Warn That Bill Combating Big Money in Politics "Resembles Russian Government Policy" theintercept.com Several Republican committee members described H.R. 1 — an attempt to reform the way we finance elections and oversee the executive branch — as "chilling."

Consortiumnews (2019-02-06). Dismantling the Doomsday Machines. consortiumnews.com Dan Ellsberg has given us a book that shows the urgency of re-engaging on nuclear disarmament, writes John V. Walsh. With Two Minutes to Midnight, Time Is Running Out By John V. Walsh Anti-war.com "From a technical point of view,… Read more →

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-06). Russia: Jehovah's Witness Convicted. hrw.org | | Dennis Christensen (behind the windows) talks with his interpreter at the Zheleznodorzhy District Court in Oryol, January 28, 2019 | © 2019 Human Rights Watch | (Moscow) — A Russian court on February 6, 2019 convicted Dennis Christensen, a Jehovah's Witness adherent and Danish citizen, on extremism charges for practicing his faith, Human Rights Watch said today. The court sentenced Christensen to six years in prison. The conviction is a blatant viol…

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-05). Either Washington or Venezuela, Savage Capitalism or Socialism: A Conversation with Luis Britto Garcia. venezuelanalysis.com In this exclusive interview with Venezuelanalysis, an acclaimed writer and committed Bolivarian talks about the short and long term defense of Venezuela's sovereignty.

PACBI (2019-02-05). Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions. bdsmovement.net Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions: Open LetterThe Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) urges Pitzer College to stand by an overwhelming majority of its faculty refusing to be complicit in Israel's denial of Palestinian rights and its blatan…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-05). Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted. therealnews.com Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the meaning of the Trump administration's abandonment of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how this move has contributed to a wholesale dismantling of the nuclear weapons control system. This might be an opportunity to restart, deepen, and broaden the framework, says Wilkerson

Democracy Now! (2019-02-04). Headlines for February 4, 2019. democracynow.org Calls Mount for VA Gov. Northam to Resign over Racist Yearbook Photo, Trump Sends Aid to Venezuela, Says Military Intervention "An Option", Trump: U.S. Should Maintain Troops in Iraq to "Watch" Iran, Trump Floats Another Gov't Shutdown or Nat'l Emergency over Border Wall Funding, El Salvador Elects Outsider Nayib Bukele as President, Mexico Denies Entry to U.S Lawyers & Journalists Working with Migrants, Iraq: Gunman Shoots Novelist Alaa Mashzoub, Amnesty Int'l: Boko Haram Killed At Least 60 in Nigeria Attack Last Week, Russia Suspends INF in Response to U.S. Withdrawal, U.N.: At Least 29 Children Died on Way to…

Noam Chomsky (2019-02-01). Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics. zcomm.org Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…

Brendan Oswald (2019-02-01). Paul Manafort in Ukraine. progressive.org An adventure that wrecked a country.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-01). Headlines for February 1, 2019. democracynow.org WSJ: After Venezuela, U.S. to Target Cuba in Effort to Reshape Latin America, Venezuela: Guaidó Seeks Support from Russia, China as Maduro Gov't Remains Defiant, U.S. Announces Withdrawal from INF, Sen. Sanders Proposes Expanding Estate Tax for Wealthiest Americans, Senate Bill Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from Syria & Afghanistan, Trump Dismisses Funding Talks 2 Weeks Ahead of Gov't Shutdown Deadline, Progressive Dems: "Not Another Dollar" for DHS, Court: Syrian Gov't Responsible for Killing War Reporter Marie Colvin, Somalia: U.S. Airstrike Kills 24 al-Shabab Militants, Reports: EPA Won't Set Limits on Harmful Chemi…

Lawrence Wittner (2019-01-24). As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety. zcomm.org Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read more…

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…

2019-02-10: Social Media Postees

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Russia Proposes Venezuelan 'Peaceful Measures' Initiative to UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
On Friday afternoon, Russia proposed a call to the United Nations Security Council, to end outside interference from the U.S. and it's allied nations. | RELATED: | US Blockade on Venezuela Has Cost US$350 Billion: Report | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hasn't shied-away from calling-on opposition forces to come to the negotiating table in a bid to engage in peaceful dialogue regarding the U.S.' attempted coup on the South American nation, and now Russia has suggested a new resolu…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Proposes-…

WFTU condemns intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 95 million workers of the five continents as well as the world class-oriented labor movement, strongly rejects the attempted coup d'état against the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | This interference, orchestrated by the US government, NATO and the EU and executed by the representatives of the transnationals and monopolies in the country, constitutes a flagrant violation of the most elementary rules of internati…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/9/wftu-cond…

Salmon fishermen urge Newsom to say NO to Trump administration water grab
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
"The Trump administration won't be able to get away with killing off our salmon runs if the state refuses to cooperate," said GGSA director Noah Oppenheim, who is also executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (GGSA), a group representing commercial fishermen on the West Coast. "We call on the Newsom administration to just say no to this attack on California's salmon fishing families."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/07/1882102…

Feds sue Lockheed Martin for kickbacks & fraud in Hanford nuclear site clean-up contracts
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-10
Contractors involved in a multibillion decontamination effort at the notorious Hanford nuclear site have been accused of defrauding US taxpayers, according to a lawsuit against Mission Support Alliance and Lockheed Martin. | …
rt.com/usa/451098-hanford-nuclear-lockhe…

Denouncing Socialism, Practicing Fascism
Richard Falk | zcomm.org | 2019-02-09
Trump's language seems intended to brand those who espouse socialism by name or even by their platforms as subversive adherents of a faith alien to American values and traditions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/denouncing-sociali…

Socialism and exploitation
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2019-02-09
If you listened to or read the text of President Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, you might have been surprised by the explicit mention of socialism. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/09/socialism-and-ex…

The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The creative "Democratic Security" (counter-Hybrid Warfare) model that Russia is successfully applying in the Central African Republic prompted the head of AFRICOM to warn about its possible export to other African countries, which terrifies the US to no end because … | The post The US Is More Afraid of Losing Africa to Russia than to China appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-us-is-more-afraid-…

The working class and socialism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
Trump's denunciation of socialism in his State of the Union speech reflects the ruling class's fear over the growth of the class struggle within the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/09/pers…

'Drones aren't missiles, they are re-usable': US disputes accusations of non-compliance with INF
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-09
The US military has rejected Russian accusations of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, arguing that its drones can't be seen as missiles and Tomahawk-compatible 'defensive' launchers can't be used offensively. | …
rt.com/usa/451032-drones-inf-treaty-viol…

The 'Peacekeeper' Vigilante Website and Freedom of Speech in Ukraine
Halyna Mokrushyna | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
The 2013-2014 pro-European Union protest movement in Ukraine known as the 'Euromaidan' is officially celebrated in Ukraine and is largely recognized in the West as a pro-democratic, peaceful, popular revolution against the 'corrupt autocratic regime' (according to the mainstream Western and Ukrainian media) of president Victor Yanukovych. Ukrainians should now breathe more freely, live better…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/08/the-peacekee…

US Media Trying to Drum up a New 'Cold War'
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
It's not a new or revived Cold War yet between the US and Russia, but not for lack of trying by the corporate US media. The latest example of absurd fear-mongering was brought to us courtesy of Fox Business News, with anchor Trish Regan darkly warned that…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/08/us-media-try…

The Scream: the Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis
Paul Bentley | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Trump has said that his government is "too far along in the process" of regime change in Venezuela for him to meet with Maduro. This stands in contrast to his readiness to meet again with Kim Jung-un, who is already "too far along" in the process of developing nuclear weapons for Trump to do otherwise.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/08/the-scream-t…

Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-02-08
Trump Is Launching a New, Terrifying Arms Race…
thenation.com/article/nuclear-madness-in…

Either Washington or Venezuela, savage capitalism or socialism
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
Luis Britto Garcia is perhaps Venezuela's most highly regarded public intellectual. A firm supporter of the Bolivarian Process, he has written numerous plays, novels, historical investigations and film scripts and is also an incisive commentator on politics in the region. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/08/either-washingto…

U.S. media ignore–and applaud–economic war on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
The U.S. media chorus supporting a U.S. overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country's economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the U.S. has strangled the Venezuelan economy (FAIR.org, 3/22/18). Sister Eugenia Russian, president of Fundalatin, a Venezuelan human rights NGO that was […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/08/u-s-media-ignore…

US commander says Pentagon prepared to intervene to defend Venezuela embassy
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-08
Testifying before the Senate Thursday, SOUTHCOM chief Admiral Faller linked the Venezuelan coup to the "great power" conflict with China and Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/08/vene…

France conducts dry-run simulation of nuclear weapon strike
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-08
The operation lasted 11 hours and included "all phases" of what was referred to as a "nuclear dissuasion mission," except for the detonation of an actual nuclear warhead.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/08/rafa…

Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They're Pushed to Do So
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-02-07
At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/dont-expect-rulers-of-n…

Why it could (but shouldn't) be the end of the arms control era
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-07
President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty in the East Room of the White House on December 8, 1987. Credit: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/07/why-it-could-but…

House Republicans Warn That Bill Combating Big Money in Politics "Resembles Russian Government Policy"
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-02-07
Several Republican committee members described H.R. 1 — an attempt to reform the way we finance elections and oversee the executive branch — as "chilling." | The post House Republicans Warn That Bill Combating Big Money in Politics "Resembles Russian Government Policy" appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/02/07/house-republ…

Russia: Journalist Faces Unjustified Criminal Charges
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-07
Svetlana Prokopyeva, Pskov. | © 2019 Pavel Dmitriyev | (Moscow) — Russian authorities opened a criminal investigation against a journalist for criticizing the authorities in her comments about a recent suicide bombing, Human Rights Watch said today. Russia also fined the radio station and newsfeed websites that carried her comments. | If she is prosecuted, the journalist, Svetlana Prokopyeva, faces up to seven years in prison on charges of "justifyi…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/07/russia-journalis…

Russia exploited 'racist, sexist, anti-Semitic' US to divide people, tweets 'insane' Kamala Harris
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-07
A California senator and media-appointed frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination has finally managed to unravel the conundrum of so-called Russian 'interference' in the 2016 election — it's so simple you won't believe it. | …
rt.com/usa/450919-kamala-harris-russia-t…

Dismantling the Doomsday Machines
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-06
Dan Ellsberg has given us a book that shows the urgency of re-engaging on nuclear disarmament, writes John V. Walsh. With Two Minutes to Midnight, Time Is Running Out By John V. Walsh Anti-war.com
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/05/dismantlin…

Russia: Jehovah's Witness Convicted
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-06
Dennis Christensen (behind the windows) talks with his interpreter at the Zheleznodorzhy District Court in Oryol, January 28, 2019 | © 2019 Human Rights Watch | (Moscow) — A Russian court on February 6, 2019 convicted Dennis Christensen, a Jehovah's Witness adherent and Danish citizen, on extremism charges for practicing his faith, Human Rights Watch said today. The court sentenced Christensen to six years in prison. The conviction is a blatant viol…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/06/russia-jehovahs-…

Either Washington or Venezuela, Savage Capitalism or Socialism: A Conversation with Luis Britto Garcia
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-05
In this exclusive interview with Venezuelanalysis, an acclaimed writer and committed Bolivarian talks about the short and long term defense of Venezuela's sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14300

Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-05
Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions: Open LetterThe Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) urges Pitzer College to stand by an overwhelming majority of its faculty refusing to be complicit in Israel's denial of Palestinian rights and its blatan…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-profess…

Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the meaning of the Trump administration's abandonment of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how this move has contributed to a wholesale dismantling of the nuclear weapons control system. This might be an opportunity to restart, deepen, and broaden the framework, says Wilkerson | The post Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/nuclear-treaty-f…

Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/moral-depravity-defi…

Paul Manafort in Ukraine
Brendan Oswald | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
An adventure that wrecked a country.
progressive.org/magazine/paul-manafort-i…

As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-01-24
Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/as-nations-get-ready-fo…

Farewell to bblum6
Dave Markland | zcomm.org | 2019-01-10
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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/farewell-to-bblum6/