2021-01-23: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-01-23). Biden's own Moderates and Hardliners Battle it Out on reviving Iran Nuclear Deal. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Two and a half days into the Biden administration, it is already clear that the Problem of Iran is going to loom large over its foreign policy. There are already hard liners and moderates in the Biden team, just as there are in Iran. The first few Biden appointments, Antony …

MEE staff (2021-01-22). Huge trench dug by Russia's Wagner Group may derail Libya peace process: Report. middleeasteye.net Huge trench dug by Russia's Wagner Group may derail Libya peace process: Report | Russian mercenary group accused of digging fortified trenches near Sirte, raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw ahead of Saturday deadline | Fri, 01/22/2021 – 17: 16 | Libya entered 2020 in midst of full-blown war between rival GNA and Haftar's National Libyan Army (AFP/File photo) | Russia-backed Wagner Group mer…

Richard Sanders (2021-01-22). Defunding the Myths and Cults of Cold War Canada. dissidentvoice.org For decades the Canadian government has been supporting East European émigré associations whose much-revered founders, leaders and war heroes include veterans of Waffen SS divisions and other fascist military formations, perpetrators of the Holocaust and other ethnic-cleansing campaigns, officials from and apologists for Nazi puppet regimes, postwar CIA propaganda assets, proponents of Cold War terrorist …

Len Yannielli (2021-01-22). A Love/Hate Tango — Science and Ruling Classes. peoplesworld.org and in particular, to its technology side. | What was Ben's adult "friend" really pushing? Was it a message to get into science, chemistry, and technology to help humanity? No again. His unwanted advisor with that heavy arm had a clear message — get into financialization boy. He meant stocks and other investments to ride a booming war economy stimulated by the Cold War. Plastics — read fossil fuels —…

Ray McGovern (2021-01-22). Round Up the Usual Suspects; Don't Forget Putin. globalresearch.ca Interviewed by Mrs. Clinton Monday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi eagerly rose to the bait when Clinton spoke of "her concerns that the outgoing commander-in-chief was compromised by the Kremlin". Setting the stage, Clinton expressed the hope that "we'll find out who …

_____ (2021-01-22). The Treaty To Ban The Bomb Takes Effect. popularresistance.org Three and a half years ago, on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly approved the language of this treaty by a vote of 122 to 1. | The vote was a clear expression of the will of the world's people and the treaty has now been ratified by 51 nations. | Under international law, nuclear weapons will join chemical weapons, biological weapons, cluster bombs and land mines as illegal weapons of mass destruction. | The Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat arrived in Hawaii on July 31, 2019 from San Diego, California. The 34-foot ketch, a project of Veterans For Peace, has now sailed to the islands of Hawaii, Mau…

sputniknews (2021-01-22). Hungary, Russia Sign Agreement on Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries, Foreign Minister Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Hungary and Russia have signed an agreement on Russia's coronavirus vaccine deliveries, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-22). L'Onu proibisce le armi nucleari e l'Italia che fa? globalresearch.ca Entra in vigore il Trattato Onu che proibisce le armi nucleari, ma la Nato proibisce all'Italia di aderirvi. Il governo non vede, non sente e non parla. Restano cosਠin Italia, paese "non-nucleare", le vecchie bombe nucleari Usa tra poco …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-01-22). A ONU proíbe as armas nucleares e a Itália, o que é que faz? globalresearch.ca Hoje, 22 de Janeiro de 2021, é o dia que pode ficar na História como o ponto de viragem para livrar a Humanidade daquelas armas que, pela primeira vez, têm a capacidade de fazer desaparecer a espécie humana e quase …

Robert Dodge (2021-01-22). A Day of Celebration: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) Enters Into Force. commondreams.org The path is before us. We must act now, to protect current and future generations—and all we hold dear. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nuclearban.jpg

Rev. John Dear (2021-01-22). 'I Never Thought I'd Live to See This Day': The Beginning of the End for Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org Few antiwar activists ever thought they'd see nuclear weapons banned, but thanks to dedicated organizing, a historic UN treaty goes into effect today. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2021-01-22_at_1.27.00_pm.png

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-22). Despite Absence of Nuke-Armed States, World Celebrates Arrival of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org "Today we reach a major milestone on the road to a more peaceful and secure world, free from the ultimate menace of nuclear war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/50861840008_ebdb2e96d4_c1.jpg

news.un (2021-01-22). Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons. news.un.org The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as "an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons".

Dr. Joseph Gerson (2021-01-22). A New Day for Human Survival: On the Promise of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca On Friday, January 22, people in cities and towns across in the United States and around the world, will celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). | Those gathering, online and elsewhere, stand …

Karl Grossman (2021-01-22). NRC 100 year licensing conference: It's time to stop this whole nuke con job. nationofchange.org Biden could move to have done to the NRC what was done to its predecessor agency, the AEC, to have it abolished. And to push to end nuclear power in the U.S.

Tom Clifford (2021-01-22). US President Biden: How to Deal With China. globalresearch.ca The lexicon has changed. Words and phrases that seemed to define our world until quite recently now belong to a bygone era. Remember BRICs? The grouping of the next economic superpowers. Well, Brazil, Russia, India and China now resemble a …

Danny Haiphong (2021-01-22). Casualties of the Old Cold War Should Inform Opposition to U.S.' New Cold War Against China. globalresearch.ca The US share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically This past week, the United States celebrated another Martin Luther King …

RT (2021-01-21). In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions in attempt to stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny arrest. rt.com An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, has directed its member states to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on the opposition figure's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding

RT (2021-01-21). In non-binding resolution, EU parliament calls for new anti-Russia sanctions that would stop Nord Stream 2 over Navalny's arrest. rt.com An EU parliament resolution, backed by 581 MEPs out of 675 present, directs members to ramp up sanctions against Russia to stop the Nord Stream 2 project "once and for all," linking it to opposition figure Alexey Navalny's arrest. | The EU member states should take "an active stance" on Navalny's 30-day arrest in Russia. This is according to a non-binding

RT (2021-01-21). 'With lives at stake, politics must be forgotten': Sputnik V sponsor warns demonizing Russian vaccine distracts from saving people. rt.com Saving human lives amid the raging global pandemic is much more important than following political considerations, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund that sponsored Sputnik V vaccine development, told RT. | "We are strongly against the politicization of the vaccine," said Dmitriev, adding that when it comes to health and the very life of many people, "one should forget about politics or any attempts to 'contain' Russia." | In its international dealings related to Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, RDIF is simply guided by the principle of helping those in need and is ready…

Danny Haiphong (2021-01-21). Casualties of the Old Cold War should inform opposition to U.S.' New Cold War against China. mronline.org The U.S. share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically since 1960. On the other hand, China is on pace to surpass the U.S. in GOP terms in 2030.

Whitney Webb (2021-01-21). Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack. thelastamericanvagabond.com The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds' software just as the "back door" was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised

Andrew Korybko (2021-01-21). Sweden Doesn't Need to Join NATO to be a Security Threat to Russia. globalresearch.ca Sweden's growing ties with NATO over the past half-dozen years make many observers wonder whether the Nordic country will soon join the transatlantic bloc, but it actually doesn't even have to do so formally since it's already a de facto …

commondreams (2021-01-21). Extending Nuclear Weapons Treaty Makes Everyone Safer; What About the Exploding Nuclear Weapons Budget? commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2021-01-21). How use of drones to secure borders threatens all our rights. truepublica.org.uk A new report published by Drone Wars UK investigates the increasing use of military-style drones by governments to patrol state borders. The study, which examines the use of drones at the borders of the UK, EU, US, Russia, China, Australia and elsewhere, concludes that drones are contributing to the militarisation of everyday borders as part …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-01-21). Russia's Financial Strategy for Africa. globalresearch.ca In order to raise its geopolitical influence, Russia has been making efforts identifying mega infrastructure projects such as nuclear power and energy, natural resources exploration and talks consistently about increasing trade with Africa. On the other hand, Russia primarily needs …

Luis Feliz Leon (2021-01-21). Ghosts of the Cold War Haunted the Capitol Siege. progressive.org The pro-Trump insurrection reflects a decades-long connection between far-right extremism and U.S. militarism.

Joe Mayall (2021-01-21). 'Call of Duty' Doesn't Just Depict Bad History—It's Pro-War Propaganda. progressive.org In the video game's latest sequel, Black Ops Cold War, players are tasked with committing "highly illegal" atrocities.

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). The Downfall of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. oneworld.press Mark Rutte (right), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, defending ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Halbe Zijlstra (left) who lied about his visit to the dacha of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-20). U.S. makes aggressive opening move on Russian chessboard. mronline.org A regime change project in Russia was launched on Sunday with the return of political activist Alexei Navalny to Moscow. It was a highly symbolic event—except that Navalny was traveling by an airplane from Germany and not in a sealed train.

The Guardian (2021-01-20). Parler Back Online Thanks to Servers in Russia. anti-empire.com Parler, the social network popular with The network vanished from the internet after it was

John Laforge (2021-01-20). Treaty Banning the Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction Enters into Force. counterpunch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) takes effect Friday, January 22, 2021. After decades of campaigns of every kind to "ban the bomb," to prevent the nuclear arms race, to freeze the arms race, humankind finally has a global treaty. The nuclear weapons prohibition outlaws not just their development, testing and possession,

Seyed Hossein Mousavian (2021-01-20). Nine Hurdles to Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on January 8 that Tehran was in no rush for the United States to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but, he also said, …

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