2021-01-24: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-01-24). Kremlin Spokesman Blasts US Embassy for Statements About Unauthorised Protests in Russia. sputniknews.com PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, Russia (Sputnik) – Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has described the statements by the US embassy on Saturday's unauthorised protests in Russia as interference in the country's domestic affairs.

yenisafak (2021-01-24). Europe concerned over detention of protesters in Russia. yenisafak.com The EU and European countries on Saturday raised their concern over the detention of people in Russia protesting the arrest of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny.Tens of thousands of people on Saturday gathered in Russia to protest Navalny's detention, demanding his immediate release.Many people supporting Navalny were detained in the country while police intervened the protestors harshly."Following unfolding events in #Russia with concern. I deplore widespread detentions, disproportionate use of force, cutting down internet and phone connections," Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief, said on Twi…

James O'Neill (2021-01-24). A Classic Example of Biased Political Reporting. dissidentvoice.org The Sydney Morning Herald has always been regarded as a reasonably responsible newspaper. Although editorially it was generally a supporter of the misnamed Liberal Party, its opinion pieces generally try to pursue an open mind. Its editorial commentary of course generally favoured one side of the political divide rather than the other. The writers were …

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 …

WSWS (2021-01-23). Russia ends COVID-19 restrictions in major cities. wsws.org Having witnessed a small drop-off in infections and hospitalizations, Moscow and Saint Petersburg are now ending the very restrictions that fueled these improvements.

_____ (2021-01-23). Iran Wants The Nuclear Deal It Made. popularresistance.org The new administration in Washington has a fundamental choice to make. It can embrace the failed policies of the Trump administration and continue down the path of disdain for international cooperation and international law—a contempt powerfully evident in the United States' decision in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, that had been signed by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union just three years earlier. Or the new administration can shed the failed assumptions of the past and seek…

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 …

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 …

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 —…

_____ (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…

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 …

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".

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.

yenisafak (2021-01-22). EU chief calls on Putin to 'swiftly release' Navalny. yenisafak.com The European Council president on Friday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release opposition figure Alexei Navalny."In my call with president Putin today I reiterated the EU is united in its condemnation of Alexey Navalny's detention and calls for his immediate release," Charles Michel wrote on Twitter following the phone call.According to the EU's readout of the phone conversation, Michel told Putin that the EU is united in its call on Russia to "swiftly release Mr Navalny and proceed with the investigation into the assassination attempt on him, in full transparency and without further delay."He als…

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

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 …

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 …

_____ (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 …

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.

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