2021-01-07: News Headlines

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-01-07). New book: Indonesia was model for anti-communist massacres, U.S. complicity. peoplesworld.org U.S imperialism was on a roll in the mid-20th century as Cold War problems were emerging. These included U.S.-Soviet conflict, nuclear-war fears, the Korean and Vietnam wars, domestic anti-communism, and Indonesia. Having thrown off Dutch colonial rule, that country led by President Sukarno was in the vanguard of nations striving to steer clear of both …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-01-07). New book: Indonesia was model for anti-communist massacres, U.S. complicity. peoplesworld.org U.S imperialism was on a roll in the mid-20th century as Cold War problems were emerging. These included U.S.-Soviet conflict, nuclear-war fears, the Korean and Vietnam wars, domestic anti-communism, and Indonesia. Having thrown of Dutch colonial rule, that country led by President Sukarno was in the vanguard of nations striving to steer clear of both …

Desmond Tutu (2021-01-07). Joe Biden Should End the US Pretence over Israel's 'Secret' Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Every recent US administration has performed a perverse ritual as it has come into office. All have agreed to undermine US law by signing

South Front (2021-01-07). Video: Tense Situation in Northern Syria. Actions of Turkish Military. globalresearch.ca The Turkish Army has been increasing its military presence in Greater Idlib despite the recent withdrawal of observation posts, which had been encircled by the Syrian Army. | Recently, the Turkish military deployed major reinforcements to Mount al-Zawiya. Turkish military convoys …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-01-07). Bolivia approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia hopes to vaccinate up to 20% of its population in the first quarter of this year. The health ministry has endorsed Russia's Sputnik V and China's CoronaVac vaccines against COVID-19…

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-07). Qatar and GCC Detente? In the Wake of a Three Year Blockade Imposed by Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The unexpected detente between Qatar and its GCC partners saw the full restoration of political ties between them following the end of the over three-year-long blockade against the peninsular nation, but speculation remain about the future of their reconciliation considering …

Khaled Iskef (2021-01-07). "The Syrian File" and The "Biased" Policies of the Organization for the Chemical Prohibition Organization. globalresearch.ca Russia has commented on the work policies of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons regarding the Syrian file and the pressures that the organization is subjected to by some countries, criticizing the technical secretariat policies in them, saying …

Cynthia Chung (2021-01-07). Russia's Historical Relationship with the United States. President Lincoln and Czar Alexander II. globalresearch.ca "Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defences, and the part to which the …

RT (2021-01-06). Moscow's new women metro drivers inspire commemorative Barbie dolls after rule change lets them take to capital's rails. rt.com Women are once again behind the wheel on Moscow's iconic underground trains, after a decades-old ban was reversed in the Russian capital. Now, the new drivers have a mascot — in the shape of a subway-operating Barbie figurine. | Metro chiefs said in a statement,

Elizabeth Perry (2021-01-05). Debating Maoism in Contemporary China. globalresearch.ca Xi Jinping's frequent references to Mao Zedong, along with Xi's own claims to ideological originality, have fueled debate over the significance of Maoism in the PRC today. | The discussion recalls an earlier debate, at the height of the Cold War, …

sputniknews (2021-01-05). Iran to Increase Uranium Enrichment Eightfold, But Keep Purity Below Bomb-Making Levels. sputniknews.com The Israeli government has claimed Iran will soon be capable of building a nuclear bomb, but according to US nuclear scientists, it would be infeasible to do so using the purity to which Iran is now refining its uranium.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-05). Iran's decision to raise uranium enrichment level is expected, say Russia, China. peoplesdispatch.org Iran announced on Monday that it has started enriching uranium to up to 20% as per the law passed by its parliament in November and according to the provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal…

RT (2021-01-05). Kiev says Belarusian KGB chief allegedly recorded plotting to blow up Ukraine-based journalist Sheremet, later killed in car bomb. rt.com Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs has acknowledged recordings in which agents of Belarus' KGB security service allegedly planned the assassination of Kiev-based journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died in an explosion in 2016. | In comments to UK state broadcaster BBC on Monday, the ministry's spokesman Artem Shevchenko said that the release of a 24-minute tape, reportedly capturing a plot to kill the reporter, supports Kiev's version of events. | Published by the Brussels-based EUobserver news site, the recording is said to have been taken from a bug placed in 2012 in the Minsk office of Vadim Zaitsev, who wa…

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