Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

2020-05-06: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-06). Experts warn of new nuclear arms race after Trump signals U.S. withdrawal from START Treaty. mronline.org While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-06). This Year's Pulitzer Prize Award to RussiaGate Infowar Agenda. globalresearch.ca The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded its eponymous prize for "International Reporting" to The New York Times "for a set of enthralling stories, reported at great risk, exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime", which not only further discredited the so-called …

Michael Steinberg (2020-05-06). Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter. indybay.org On April 30 Reactor 2 at the Indian Point nuclear point, less than 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River, shut down permanently.

Melvin Goodman (2020-05-06). The Washington Post's Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again. counterpunch.org The Washington Post has a reputation as liberal and even left-of-center, although its editorial pages are dominated by neoconservatives who support the idea of American exceptionalism and the extreme operational tempo of America's military. In the past week, we have been treated to a series of oped essays that are supportive of expanded American military power and a political, if not military, confrontation with China.

Staff (2020-05-05). Headlines for May 5, 2020. democracynow.org Dire Forecasts Warn U.S. Death Toll Could Surge in Coming Weeks as States Move to Relax Restrictions, China Rebukes Trump Admin Claim That Coronavirus Was Man-Made, Report Says Brooklyn Jail Destroying Medical Records to Hide Toll of COVID-19, J. Crew Files for Bankruptcy, Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Student Loan Holders During Pandemic, EU, World Leaders Pledge Billions to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine; U.S. Sits Out, Questions Raised After 3 Healthcare Workers in Russia Fall from Hospital Windows, U.K. May Have Second-Highest Coronavirus Death Toll; France Identifies COVID-19 Case from December, Venezue…

RT (2020-05-05). Russian Embassy ridicules Pulitzer Board for awarding prize to NYT's 'undiluted fabrications'. rt.com The New York Times' staff have won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize for "exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime." Russia, however, says the paper made it up. | The Pulitzer Prize Board loves a good yarn about Russia, and the New York Times certainly feeds their appetite. 2017 saw the paper score an award for reporting on the Kremlin's online "troll army;" while 2018 saw it

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-05). Trump Is Igniting a Cold War With China to Try to Win Re-election. strategic-culture.org Patrick COCKBURN | "Go to China!", a woman in Denver, Colorado, shouts at two hospital workers standing in front of her car to prevent her from taking part in a protest against the coronavirus lockdown. Her cry is a sign that President Trump is having some success in demonising China: he says that that he has a "high degree of confidence" that the deadly virus emanated from a laboratory in Wuhan, though he cannot reveal the source of his information. | The level of Trump's mendacity is far grosser than that used to sell the Iraq War by claiming that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Then…

Alan Macleod (2020-05-01). Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty. mintpressnews.com While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.

Gareth Porter (2020-04-30). With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran. thegrayzone.com An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…

Aaron Maté (2020-04-25). US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility. thegrayzone.com The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Anya Parampil (2020-04-22). China's reality on the ground: fact vs Cold War fiction. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Daniel Alan Bey about his experience living in China during the…

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Jason Ditz (2020-02-17). DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate. theantimedia.com The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Tasnim News (2020-05-01). Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Rules Out Extension of UN Arms Embargo on Iran. iranian.com Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said renewing a UN arms embargo against Iran which is to expire in October 2020 is out of the question. "For us, the case of the existing ban on arms deliveries to and from Iran was closed with the adoption of Resolution 2231. The embargo regime expires in October …

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian Public Health Chief Proposes 3-Stage Plan to Lift Coronavirus-Related Restrictions. sputniknews.com

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian President Putin Discusses Timeline of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions With Gov't – Video. sputniknews.com In late April, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an address to the nation via a video conference on the situation around the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, stressing that self-isolation measures should be extended until at least 11 May.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian MoD to Start Withdrawing Troops Providing COVID-19 Help From Italy on Thursday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defence Ministry will start on Thursday withdrawing from Italy the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection troops that provided COVID-19 response assistance to the country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian Minister of Culture Tests Positive for Coronavirus. sputniknews.com As of 6 May, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia stands at 165,929, with 1,537 fatalities, according to the country's coronavirus response centre.

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Russia's culture minister tests positive for COVID-19. yenisafak.com Wednesday saw the fourth case of coronavirus emerge among Russia's ruling class.Olga Lyubimova, 39, the culture minister, was diagnosed with coronavirus, but only a mild case, and so hospitalization is "out of the question," the ministry's press service said.Lyubimova, 39, is at home in self-isolation and continues to work via video conferencing, it addedLast week, three top Russian officials, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, were hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus.Despite strict measures, which include a lockdown of the capital Moscow, a ban on foreigners entering, and suspension of international…

yenisafak (2020-05-06). Putin to review government plan to gradually ease coronavirus curbs. yenisafak.com Russian President Vladimir Putin will later on Wednesday hear details of a government plan to gradually ease restrictions imposed over the coronavirus crisis, the Kremlin said.The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said earlier on Wednesday that the number of cases had risen by more than 10,000 for a fourth consecutive day and now stood at 165,929.

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Experts warn of new nuclear arms race after Trump signals U.S. withdrawal from START Treaty
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.
mronline.org/2020/05/06/experts-warn-of-new-nuclear-arms-race-after-trump-signals-u-s-withdrawal-from-start-treaty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=experts-warn-of-new-nuclear-arms-race-after-trump-signals-u-s-withdrawal-from-start-treaty

This Year's Pulitzer Prize Award to RussiaGate Infowar Agenda
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded its eponymous prize for "International Reporting" to The New York Times "for a set of enthralling stories, reported at great risk, exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime", which not only further discredited the so-called …
globalresearch.ca/pulitzer-prize-award-anti-russian-infowar-agenda/5711957

Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
On April 30 Reactor 2 at the Indian Point nuclear point, less than 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River, shut down permanently.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/06/18832842.php

The Washington Post's Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-06
The Washington Post has a reputation as liberal and even left-of-center, although its editorial pages are dominated by neoconservatives who support the idea of American exceptionalism and the extreme operational tempo of America's military. In the past week, we have been treated to a series of oped essays that are supportive of expanded American military power and a political, if not military, confrontation with China.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/06/the-washington-posts-neocons-are-beating-cold-war-drums-again/

Trump Is Igniting a Cold War With China to Try to Win Re-election
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-05
Patrick COCKBURN | "Go to China!", a woman in Denver, Colorado, shouts at two hospital workers standing in front of her car to prevent her from taking part in a protest against the coronavirus lockdown. Her cry is a sign that President Trump is having some success in demonising China: he says that that he has a "high degree of confidence" that the deadly virus emanated from a laboratory in Wuhan, though he cannot reveal the source of his information. | The level of Trump's mendacity is far grosser than that used to sell the Iraq War by claiming that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Then…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/05/trump-igniting-cold-war-with-china-try-win-re-election/

Trump is Igniting a Cold War With China to Try to Win Re-election
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-05
"Go to China!", a woman in Denver, Colorado, shouts at two hospital workers standing in front of her car to prevent her from taking part in a protest against the coronavirus lockdown. Her cry is a sign that President Trump is having some success in demonising China: he says that that he has a "high degree of confidence" that the deadly virus emanated from a laboratory in Wuhan, though he cannot reveal the source of his information.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/05/trump-is-igniting-a-cold-war-with-china-to-try-to-win-re-election/

Russian Embassy ridicules Pulitzer Board for awarding prize to NYT's 'undiluted fabrications'
rt.com | 2020-05-05
The New York Times' staff have won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize for "exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime." Russia, however, says the paper made it up. | The Pulitzer Prize Board loves a good yarn about Russia, and the New York Times certainly feeds their appetite. 2017 saw the paper score an award for reporting on the Kremlin's online "troll army;" while 2018 saw it honored for reporting on Russia's "interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign"

Why Keep On Confronting?
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-05
On April 25 the White House published a heartening and most welcome "Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia" to mark "the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting between American and Soviet troops, who shook hands on the damaged bridge over the Elbe River. This event heralded the decisive defeat of the Nazi regime." Some of us considered this a most positive step in relations between the cou…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/05/why-keep-on-confronting/

The Hegemon Won't Leave
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-05
Revenge is being planned on several fronts at once, one of which is the global energy sector. While oil prices fluctuate, the US has decided to reshape the nuclear energy market. In " Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage. A Strategy to Assure US National Security", a report recently published by the US Department of Energy, it states that "the U.S. Government will move into markets currently dominated by Russian and Chinese State Owned Ente…

The Hegemon Won’t Leave

Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.
mintpressnews.com/experts-warn-of-new-nuclear-arms-race-after-trump-signals-us-withdrawal-from-start-treaty/267181/

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-30
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/29/fabricated-nuclear-documents-netanyahu-war-iran/

US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-25
The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/25/us-elites-use-russiagate-playbook-to-blame-china-and-promote-hostility/

A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-during-pandemic/

China's reality on the ground: fact vs Cold War fiction
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-22
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Daniel Alan Bey about his experience living in China during the…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/22/chinas-reality-on-the-ground-fact-vs-cold-war-fiction/

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Rules Out Extension of UN Arms Embargo on Iran
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-05-01
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said renewing a UN arms embargo against Iran which is to expire in October 2020 is out of the question. "For us, the case of the existing ban on arms deliveries to and from Iran was closed with the adoption of Resolution 2231. The embargo regime expires in October …
iranian.com/2020/05/01/russian-deputy-foreign-minister-rules-out-extension-of-un-arms-embargo-on-iran/

Russian MoD to Start Withdrawing Troops Providing COVID-19 Help From Italy on Thursday
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defence Ministry will start on Thursday withdrawing from Italy the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection troops that provided COVID-19 response assistance to the country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
sputniknews.com/world/202005061079214093-russian-mod-to-start-withdrawing-troops-providing-covid-19-help-from-italy-on-thursday/

Russian Public Health Chief Proposes 3-Stage Plan to Lift Coronavirus-Related Restrictions
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
sputniknews.com/russia/202005061079217162-russian-public-health-chief-proposes-3-stage-plan-to-lift-coronavirus-related-restrictions/

Russian President Putin Discusses Timeline of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions With Gov't – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
In late April, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an address to the nation via a video conference on the situation around the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, stressing that self-isolation measures should be extended until at least 11 May.
sputniknews.com/russia/202005061079210354-russian-president-putin-discusses-timeline-of-easing-covid-19-restrictions-with-govt—video/

Russian Minister of Culture Tests Positive for Coronavirus
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
As of 6 May, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia stands at 165,929, with 1,537 fatalities, according to the country's coronavirus response centre.
sputniknews.com/russia/202005061079216009-russian-minister-of-culture-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

Putin to review government plan to gradually ease coronavirus curbs
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Russian President Vladimir Putin will later on Wednesday hear details of a government plan to gradually ease restrictions imposed over the coronavirus crisis, the Kremlin said.The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said earlier on Wednesday that the number of cases had risen by more than 10,000 for a fourth consecutive day and now stood at 165,929.
yenisafak.com/en/world/putin-to-review-government-plan-to-gradually-ease-coronavirus-curbs-3518804

Russia's culture minister tests positive for COVID-19
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-06
Wednesday saw the fourth case of coronavirus emerge among Russia's ruling class.Olga Lyubimova, 39, the culture minister, was diagnosed with coronavirus, but only a mild case, and so hospitalization is "out of the question," the ministry's press service said.Lyubimova, 39, is at home in self-isolation and continues to work via video conferencing, it addedLast week, three top Russian officials, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, were hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus.Despite strict measures, which include a lockdown of the capital Moscow, a ban on foreigners entering, and suspension of international…
yenisafak.com/en/world/russias-culture-minister-tests-positive-for-covid-19-3518801