2019-02-19: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-02-19). Kamala Harris Distances Herself From Democratic Socialists. truthdig.com Distancing herself from the label that more progressive lawmakers such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have embraced in recent election cycles in the United States, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) made it clear during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Monday that she does not consider herself a democratic socialist. | "The people of New Hampshire will tell me what's required to compete in New Hampshire, but I will tell you I am not a democrati…

unitedEditor (2019-02-19). Trump's Iran strategy: regime change or regime collapse? uwidata.com When Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he made it clear that countering Iran was a top priority on his agenda. Trump ripped up the Iran Nuclear Deal, also known as JCPOA; reimposed pre-JCPOA sanctions and even added new ones that were unprecedented in terms of their scope and scale; and put Iranian citizens, …

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-02-19). It's Not Enough to Declare "No First Use" truthout.org On January 30, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Armed Services Chair Adam Smith introduced a bill declaring that, "It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first." | This is a good thing, but standing alone is likely to have little impact on the actual dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Unless the nature of U.S. strategic forces and the plans for modernizing them change, a declaratory "no first use" policy is unlikely to stave off an accelerating arms race among the nuclear-armed states. | Those who make…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-19). Headlines for February 19, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Attacks President Maduro at Miami Rally, Calls on Military to Defect, President Maduro Fires Back at Trump Attacks on Socialism, Daily Beast: U.S. Considering Extending TPS to Venezuelans, Senator Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Sen. Warren to Unveil Universal Child Care Plan, West Virginia Teachers Launch Strike, 16 States Sue over Trump's Nat'l Emergency Declaration, Mexican Migrant Dies While in Border Patrol Custody, Transgender Salvadoran Woman Killed After Deportation from U.S., Syria: Bomb Attacks Kill 15 in Idlib, UAE Buys $1.6 Billion in Arms from Raytheon, Yemen: Warring Parties Ag…

Bill Van Auken (2019-02-19). Trump Declares Global War on Socialism. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump unleashed a global tirade against socialism at a Florida university Monday, in which he targeted Venezuela as the front line in this fascistic crusade. | Delivered to a hand-picked audience of Republican operatives and right-wing Venezuelan and …

Global Research News (2019-02-19). Venezuela False Flag Brewing? Under the Cloak of "the Humanitarian Convoy" globalresearch.ca According to Russian media, yet to be confirmed, "A False Flag is Brewing" under the Cloak of the so-called "Humanitarian Convoy for Venezuela" (TASS) | The alleged false flag operation is intended to justify "an outside invasion" of Venezuela by one …

Mark Curtis (2019-02-19). When It Comes to Middle East Policy, the UK Is Nothing but a Rogue State. globalresearch.ca This article was originally crossposted on Global Research in April 2018. | In the current crisis with Moscow, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has written that "Russia cannot break international rules with impunity". | Britain, along with Russia, has a particular obligation …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-19). Challenging Dollar Hegemony: Russia and China Are Containing America's Attempts to "Reshape the World Order" globalresearch.ca Fortunately the world today is very different from that of 2003, Washington's decrees are less effective in determining the world order. But in spite of this new, more balanced division of power amongst several powers, Washington appears ever more aggressive …

WSWS (2019-02-19). Letters oppose barring of SEP panel on the fight against fascism from Historical Materialism conference. wsws.org These letters were sent to organizers of the Socialism in Our Time conference by readers of the World Socialist Web Site.

Strategic Culture (2019-02-19). Russia and China Are Containing the US to Reshape the World Order. theantimedia.com (SC) — Fortunately the world today is very different from that of 2003, Washington's decrees are less effective in determining the world order. But in spite of this new, more balanced division of power amongst several powers, Washington appears ever more aggressive towards allies and enemies alike, regardless of which US president is in office. China and …

Nuclear Free Olympic Games 2020 (2019-02-19). International Campaign "Tokyo 2020 – The Radioactive Olympics" indybay.org There is an international campaign against having part of the Olympic games only 50 km from the Fukushima nuclear plants and opposing all nuclear plants in Japan and throughout the world.

WSWS (2019-02-19). Indian government intensifies retaliatory threats against Pakistan. wsws.org Any Indian military strike could easily lead to a tit-for-tat escalation and rapidly cascade into an all-out war between South Asia's rival nuclear-armed states.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-02-19). Film Showing of "Sorry to Bother You" indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street…

Steve Ellner (2019-02-19). How Much of the Venezuela Crisis is Really Maduro's Fault? mintpressnews.com The recognition by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden of Juan Guaidó as Venezuelan president is the latest demonstration of the consensus in Washington over the nefariousness of the Nicolás Maduro government. Not since Fidel Castro's early years in power has a Latin American head of state been so consistently demonized. But the 1960s was the peak of the Cold War polarization that placed Cuba plainly in the enemy camp, and unlike Venezuela today, that nation had a one-party system. | The scope of that consensus…

amnesty (2019-02-19). Ukraine: Five years after the Maydan protests, justice still not attained for victims. amnesty.org The Ukrainian authorities have failed to attain justice for all victims of police abuses committed during the EuroMaydan protests five years ago, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of the protests' worst day of violence which led to the downfall of then-President Viktor Yanukovych. | "The sheer scope of the human rights violations committed during EuroMaydan was far beyond what the Ukrainian criminal justice system was designed to deal with, to say nothing of its inefficiency. Worse, it has resisted and obstructed justice instead of prosecuting the former and current members of the law enforcemen…

WSWS (2019-02-19). Trump declares global war on socialism. wsws.org The presentation of Trump's presidency as a global—and domestic—crusade against socialism resurrected the kind of language that characterized not only McCarthyism, but the rise of fascism in the first half of the 20th century.

WSWS (2019-02-19). Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg. wsws.org The building collapse in St. Petersburg is symptomatic of an epidemic of building collapses and fires, a direct result of the destruction of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the restoration of capitalism.

Dave Lindorff (2019-02-18). It's Not Just Trump and the Republicans. counterpunch.org There is a lot of talk lately in the liberal media about how President Trump and his Neocon advisors John Bolton (National Security Advisor) and Mike Pompeo (Secretary of State) along with his acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, are moving the country and the world dangerously closer to a catastrophic global nuclear war with the More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-18). Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow. mintpressnews.com For Russia, a unified Palestinian call to defeat the latest US political stratagem in the region is consistent with Moscow's ongoing efforts to undermine Washington's once uncontested role in the Middle East.

Frida Berrigan (2019-02-18). 25 Years in Jail for Protecting the Planet? thenation.com 25 Years in Jail for Protecting the Planet?

Consortiumnews (2019-02-18). Will the Trade War Lead to Real War with China? consortiumnews.com What the U.S. faces with China is not a new Cold War but a contest unlike any it has known before, says Chas W. Freeman, Jr. By Chas W. Freeman, Jr ChasFreeman.net Five hundred years ago, Hernán Cortés began the… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-02-18). Facebook Suspends Five Russian-Backed News Media Accounts. telesurenglish.net Facebook singled out nearly half a dozen Russian-backed media outlets, suspending their accounts without any notice or explanation. | RELATED: | teleSUR English Removed From Facebook for Second Time | In an act of what some call "blatant censorship," on Friday, the U.S.-based social media giant suspended Facebook accounts of video news channel Soapbox; a history channel named, Backthen; the environmental show, Waste-Ed; and two alternate media sources: In the Now and Maffick Media.

unitedEditor (2019-02-15). Can Turkey change its status of non-nuclear weapons status? uwidata.com On the background of the US and Russia's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), one can hear increasingly often that Turkey might change its status in the emerging new international layout and change its status of a non-nuclear weapons state. Herein we'll consider the possibility of a step of this kind. It is …

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-15). Russia: New Wave of Anti-LGBT Persecution. hrw.org | | Igor Kochetkov speaking at the European Parliament about persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya. | © 2018 Tanya Lokshina for Human Rights Watch | Russian authorities should investigate allegations of a new wave of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persecution in Chechnya and take steps to protect rights defenders and journalists who expose abuses there, Human Rights Watch said today. | On J…

unitedEditor (2019-02-14). Odinist America? Germanic Paganism, US Capitalism & Millenial Socialism. uwidata.com Across the southern and midwestern United States, it is common at high school sporting events to see the players join hands in prayer. This tradition has even become the subject of court cases, as it violates the US Constitution for any public school or government institution to promote religion. Regardless, in many football fields and …

Consortiumnews (2019-02-14). The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line. consortiumnews.com An era-shaping threshold is being crossed at a weapons plant in the high plains country of the Texas Panhandle, writes James Carroll. By James Carroll TomDispatch.com Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first… Read more →

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…

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…

Jon Rainwater (2019-01-31). INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump's Nuclear Petulance. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 31, 2018 — Ahead of the Trump administration's expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The INF Treaty put the kibosh on a class …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-01-30). No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2018 — In response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introducing legislation to establish a policy that the U.S. will not use nuclear weapons first, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-01-29). Congress Can and Should Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 29, 2018 — In response to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) re-introducing the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R. 669 / S. 200), legislation to prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director …

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…

2019-02-19: Social Media Postees

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It's Not Enough to Declare "No First Use"
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-02-19
On January 30, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Armed Services Chair Adam Smith introduced a bill declaring that, "It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first." | This is a good thing, but standing alone is likely to have little impact on the actual dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Unless the nature of U.S. strategic forces and the plans for modernizing them change, a declaratory "no first use" policy is unlikely to stave off an accelerating arms race among the nuclear-armed states. | Those who make…
truthout.org/articles/its-not-enough-to-…

Trump's Iran strategy: regime change or regime collapse?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-19
When Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he made it clear that countering Iran was a top priority on his agenda. Trump ripped up the Iran Nuclear Deal, also known as JCPOA; reimposed pre-JCPOA sanctions and even added new ones that were unprecedented in terms of their scope and scale; and put Iranian citizens, …
uwidata.com/2271-trumps-iran-strategy-re…

How Much of the Venezuela Crisis is Really Maduro's Fault?
Steve Ellner | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-19
The recognition by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden of Juan Guaidó as Venezuelan president is the latest demonstration of the consensus in Washington over the nefariousness of the Nicolás Maduro government. Not since Fidel Castro's early years in power has a Latin American head of state been so consistently demonized. But the 1960s was the peak of the Cold War polarization that placed Cuba plainly in the enemy camp, and unlike Venezuela today, that nation had a one-party system. | The scope of that consensus…
mintpressnews.com/how-much-of-the-venezu…

Trump Declares Global War on Socialism
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-19
US President Donald Trump unleashed a global tirade against socialism at a Florida university Monday, in which he targeted Venezuela as the front line in this fascistic crusade. | Delivered to a hand-picked audience of Republican operatives and right-wing Venezuelan and …
globalresearch.ca/trump-declares-global-…

Venezuela False Flag Brewing? Under the Cloak of "the Humanitarian Convoy"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-19
According to Russian media, yet to be confirmed, "A False Flag is Brewing" under the Cloak of the so-called "Humanitarian Convoy for Venezuela" (TASS) | The alleged false flag operation is intended to justify "an outside invasion" of Venezuela by one …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-false-flag-b…

Challenging Dollar Hegemony: Russia and China Are Containing America's Attempts to "Reshape the World Order"
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-19
Fortunately the world today is very different from that of 2003, Washington's decrees are less effective in determining the world order. But in spite of this new, more balanced division of power amongst several powers, Washington appears ever more aggressive …
globalresearch.ca/challenging-dollar-heg…

When It Comes to Middle East Policy, the UK Is Nothing but a Rogue State
Mark Curtis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-19
This article was originally crossposted on Global Research in April 2018. | In the current crisis with Moscow, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has written that "Russia cannot break international rules with impunity". | Britain, along with Russia, has a particular obligation …
globalresearch.ca/when-it-comes-to-middl…

Letters oppose barring of SEP panel on the fight against fascism from Historical Materialism conference
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-19
These letters were sent to organizers of the Socialism in Our Time conference by readers of the World Socialist Web Site.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/19/lett…

Ukraine: Five years after the Maydan protests, justice still not attained for victims
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-02-19
The Ukrainian authorities have failed to attain justice for all victims of police abuses committed during the EuroMaydan protests five years ago, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of the protests' worst day of violence which led to the downfall of then-President Viktor Yanukovych. | "The sheer scope of the human rights violations committed during EuroMaydan was far beyond what the Ukrainian criminal justice system was designed to deal with, to say nothing of its inefficiency. Worse, it has resisted and obstructed justice instead of prosecuting the former and current members of the law enforcemen…
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/02/ukrai…

Indian government intensifies retaliatory threats against Pakistan
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-19
Any Indian military strike could easily lead to a tit-for-tat escalation and rapidly cascade into an all-out war between South Asia's rival nuclear-armed states.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/19/kash…

Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-19
The building collapse in St. Petersburg is symptomatic of an epidemic of building collapses and fires, a direct result of the destruction of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the restoration of capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/19/russ…

International Campaign "Tokyo 2020 – The Radioactive Olympics"
Nuclear Free Olympic Games 2020 | indybay.org | 2019-02-19
There is an international campaign against having part of the Olympic games only 50 km from the Fukushima nuclear plants and opposing all nuclear plants in Japan and throughout the world.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/17/1882122…

Russia and China Are Containing the US to Reshape the World Order
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-19
(SC) — Fortunately the world today is very different from that of 2003, Washington's decrees are less effective in determining the world order. But in spite of this new, more balanced division of power amongst several powers, Washington appears ever more aggressive towards allies and enemies alike, regardless of which US president is in office. China and …

Russia and China Are Containing the US to Reshape the World Order

Trump declares global war on socialism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-19
The presentation of Trump's presidency as a global–and domestic–crusade against socialism resurrected the kind of language that characterized not only McCarthyism, but the rise of fascism in the first half of the 20th century.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/19/vene…

Film Showing of "Sorry to Bother You"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-02-19
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/19/1882127…

It's Not Just Trump and the Republicans
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-18
There is a lot of talk lately in the liberal media about how President Trump and his Neocon advisors John Bolton (National Security Advisor) and Mike Pompeo (Secretary of State) along with his acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, are moving the country and the world dangerously closer to a catastrophic global nuclear war with the…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/18/its-not-just…

Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-18
For Russia, a unified Palestinian call to defeat the latest US political stratagem in the region is consistent with Moscow's ongoing efforts to undermine Washington's once uncontested role in the Middle East.
mintpressnews.com/russia-mediation-the-c…

25 Years in Jail for Protecting the Planet?
Frida Berrigan | thenation.com | 2019-02-18
25 Years in Jail for Protecting the Planet?
thenation.com/article/nuclear-activism-k…

Will the Trade War Lead to Real War with China?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-18
What the U.S. faces with China is not a new Cold War but a contest unlike any it has known before, says Chas W. Freeman, Jr. By Chas W. Freeman, Jr ChasFreeman.net Five hundred years ago, Hernán Cortés began the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/18/will-the-t…

Facebook Suspends Five Russian-Backed News Media Accounts
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-18
Facebook singled out nearly half a dozen Russian-backed media outlets, suspending their accounts without any notice or explanation. | RELATED: | teleSUR English Removed From Facebook for Second Time | In an act of what some call "blatant censorship," on Friday, the U.S.-based social media giant suspended Facebook accounts of video news channel Soapbox; a history channel named, Backthen; the environmental show, Waste-Ed; and two alternate media sources: In the Now and Maffick Media.
telesurenglish.net/news/Facebook-Suspend…

Can Turkey change its status of non-nuclear weapons status?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-15
On the background of the US and Russia's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), one can hear increasingly often that Turkey might change its status in the emerging new international layout and change its status of a non-nuclear weapons state. Herein we'll consider the possibility of a step of this kind. It is …
uwidata.com/2228-can-turkey-change-its-s…

Russia: New Wave of Anti-LGBT Persecution
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-15
Igor Kochetkov speaking at the European Parliament about persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya. | © 2018 Tanya Lokshina for Human Rights Watch | Russian authorities should investigate allegations of a new wave of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persecution in Chechnya and take steps to protect rights defenders and journalists who expose abuses there, Human Rights Watch said today. | On J…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/15/russia-new-wave-…

The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-14
An era-shaping threshold is being crossed at a weapons plant in the high plains country of the Texas Panhandle, writes James Carroll. By James Carroll TomDispatch.com Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/14/the-most-d…

Odinist America? Germanic Paganism, US Capitalism & Millenial Socialism
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-14
Across the southern and midwestern United States, it is common at high school sporting events to see the players join hands in prayer. This tradition has even become the subject of court cases, as it violates the US Constitution for any public school or government institution to promote religion. Regardless, in many football fields and …
uwidata.com/2199-odinist-america-germani…

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…

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…

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…

INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump's Nuclear Petulance
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-31
Washington, D.C. — January 31, 2018 — Ahead of the Trump administration's expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The INF Treaty put the kibosh on a class …
peaceaction.org/2019/01/31/inf-treaty-la…

No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-30
Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2018 — In response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introducing legislation to establish a policy that the U.S. will not use nuclear weapons first, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: …
peaceaction.org/2019/01/30/no-first-use-…

Congress Can and Should Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-29
Washington, D.C. — January 29, 2018 — In response to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) re-introducing the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act (H.R. 669 / S. 200), legislation to prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director …
peaceaction.org/2019/01/29/congress-can-…

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…