2019-07-20: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-20). Trump Regime Bans Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey for Purchasing Russian S-400s. globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | The Pentagon ban on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, which is presented as a penalty for not conforming to US demands, is ultimately a slap in the face for Lockheed Martin which …

Eds. (2019-07-20). Fukushima: an ongoing disaster. mronline.org n March—on the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster—Time magazine published an article with the headline: "Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It's Time to Fall Back in Love with Nuclear Energy". | Source

RT (2019-07-20). Cuba, Russia, China, Iran — Pompeo lists every nation that 'must leave' Venezuela, except one. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says foreign nations (Russia, China, Iran, and Cuba) must stay clear of Venezuela, so that the one foreign nation not on the list "can begin to do the work to rebuild that country."

unitedEditor (2019-07-19). How Iran is fighting back against Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign. uwidata.com On May 8, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to end the US' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and begin reinstating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. These extreme measures including the so-called "maximum pressure" policy and attempting to bring Iranian oil exports to "zero" have inflicted excruciating pain on …

Kenn Orphan (2019-07-19). Stranger Things, Stranger Times. counterpunch.org To say we live in extraordinarily strange times is perhaps the ultimate understatement. Strange times indeed, and terrifying as well. Rising global fascism, the continued threat of nuclear war, an imperiled biosphere and a climate that is rapidly heating up. In the US it is even more apparent. There are concentration camps on the southern More

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-19). Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow's "Pivot to Africa" globalresearch.ca The heavily Russian-influenced government in the Central African Republic is recommending the closure of four Chinese-run gold mines over environmental concerns, making it possible that these firms could be replaced with Russian ones and potentially creating a model whereby Moscow …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-19). Manus, Nauru and an Australian Detention Legacy. dissidentvoice.org It could be called a gulag mentality, though it finds form in different ways. In the defunct Soviet Union, it was definitive of life: millions incarcerated, garrisons of forced labour, instruments of the proletarian paradise fouled. Gulag literature suggested another society, estranged and removed from civilian life, channelled into an absent universe. Titles suggested as …

Jessica Corbett (2019-07-19). 'An Insanely Bad Move': Experts Sound Alarm as Trump's Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections. globalresearch.ca After months of experts raising alarm over the nuclear power industry pressuring U.S. regulators to roll back safety policies, staffers at the federal agency that monitors reactors sparked concerns Tuesday with official recommendations that include scaling back required inspections to …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-18). Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers. dissidentvoice.org History's scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about …

Mondialisation (2019-07-18). Die absurden Beziehungen der EU-Là§nder zu Russland. globalresearch.ca Der Stand der Beziehungen zwischen Italien und Russland ist ‚Äûausgezeichnet": So lautete die Erklà§rung von Premierminister Giuseppe Conte, als er Prà§sident Vladimir Putin in Rom empfing. Die Botschaft war als Beruhigungsmittel, gar als Schlafmittel fàºr die à∂ffentliche Meinung gedacht. Grundsà§tzlich …

susan_p (2019-07-18). We could have been nuke-free. greenleft.org.au Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb
| Peter Watson
| Simon & Schuster, 2018
| 423 pages | Nuclear weapons need never have been built. Our world could have been free from the "frozen tableau of terror" of 9500 nuclear warheads capable of destroying the world 100 times over, as Peter Watson comprehensively shows in Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb. | It is pure fable that the atomic bomb was only brought into being as a necessary defence against Nazi Germany acquiring nuclear weapons during World War II. | Nazi Germany never had a…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-07-18). A Farsa das Relaàßàµes com a Rússia. globalresearch.ca O estado das relaàßàµes entre a Itália e a Rússia é "excelente": afirmou o Primeiro Ministro Conte, ao receber em Roma, o Presidente Putin. A mensagem é reconfortante, na verdade, soporífera em relaàßà£o à opinià£o pública. Limitamo-nos, fundamentalmente, ao estado …

RT (2019-07-18). Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'. rt.com Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it!

Patrick Hilsman (2019-07-16). How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia's Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad. theintercept.com Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russ…

unitedEditor (2019-07-15). S-400, Sudan, Hong Kong protests, Somali attack. uwidata.com S-400 On July 14, the seventh aircraft carrying Russian S-400 air defense system components arrived in Turkey at the Myrted airbase. Turkey has now become the first NATO country to purchase the S-400. The purchase caused months of disagreements with the United States, who argued that the F-35 fighter jets Turkey had purchased were incompatible …

Joshua Cho (2019-07-12). 'Hypersonic Missiles' Aren't Starting an Arms Race—Washington Is. fair.org The New York Times ascribes agency and responsibility to mysterious forces and inanimate missiles manipulating the US both in its headline—it's the missiles that are "starting a new global arms race," not the government—and in its claim that "the rush" to possess hypersonic missiles has "pushed the United States into an arms race with Russia and China."

Kevin Gosztola (2019-07-12). Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law. mintpressnews.com Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-11). Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo? liberationnews.org Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-10). Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned? liberationnews.org Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-01). US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20. venezuelanalysis.com Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

Paul Dobson (2019-06-06). Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."

2019-07-20: Social Media Postees

Trump Regime Bans Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey for Purchasing Russian S-400s
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-20
Global Research Editor's Note | The Pentagon ban on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, which is presented as a penalty for not conforming to US demands, is ultimately a slap in the face for Lockheed Martin which …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-bans-sale-f-35s-turkey-purchasing-russian-s-400s/5684101

Fukushima: an ongoing disaster
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-20
n March–on the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster–Time magazine published an article with the headline: "Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It's Time to Fall Back in Love with Nuclear Energy". | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/20/fukushima-an-ongoing-disaster/

Cuba, Russia, China, Iran — Pompeo lists every nation that 'must leave' Venezuela, except one
rt.com | 2019-07-20
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says foreign nations (Russia, China, Iran, and Cuba) must stay clear of Venezuela, so that the one foreign nation not on the list "can begin to do the work to rebuild that country." | …
rt.com/usa/464613-pompeo-venezuela-must-leave/

Stranger Things, Stranger Times
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
To say we live in extraordinarily strange times is perhaps the ultimate understatement. Strange times indeed, and terrifying as well. Rising global fascism, the continued threat of nuclear war, an imperiled biosphere and a climate that is rapidly heating up. In the US it is even more apparent. There are concentration camps on the southern…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/stranger-things-stranger-times/

Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow's "Pivot to Africa"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-19
The heavily Russian-influenced government in the Central African Republic is recommending the closure of four Chinese-run gold mines over environmental concerns, making it possible that these firms could be replaced with Russian ones and potentially creating a model whereby Moscow …
globalresearch.ca/russia-and-china-compete-in-africa-moscows-pivot-to-africa/5683935

Manus, Nauru and an Australian Detention Legacy
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-19
It could be called a gulag mentality, though it finds form in different ways. In the defunct Soviet Union, it was definitive of life: millions incarcerated, garrisons of forced labour, instruments of the proletarian paradise fouled. Gulag literature suggested another society, estranged and removed from civilian life, channelled into an absent universe. Titles suggested as …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/manus-nauru-and-an-australian-detention-legacy/

'An Insanely Bad Move': Experts Sound Alarm as Trump's Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-19
After months of experts raising alarm over the nuclear power industry pressuring U.S. regulators to roll back safety policies, staffers at the federal agency that monitors reactors sparked concerns Tuesday with official recommendations that include scaling back required inspections to …
globalresearch.ca/insanely-bad-move-experts-sound-alarm-trumps-nuclear-safety-agency-weighs-rollback-plant-inspections/5684090

How Iran is fighting back against Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-19
On May 8, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to end the US' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and begin reinstating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. These extreme measures including the so-called "maximum pressure" policy and attempting to bring Iranian oil exports to "zero" have inflicted excruciating pain on …
uwidata.com/4372-how-iran-is-fighting-back-against-trumps-maximum-pressure-campaign/

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
History's scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/spying-on-julian-assange-uc-global-cnn-and-russian-couriers/

Die absurden Beziehungen der EU-Là§nder zu Russland
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
Der Stand der Beziehungen zwischen Italien und Russland ist ‚Äûausgezeichnet": So lautete die Erklà§rung von Premierminister Giuseppe Conte, als er Prà§sident Vladimir Putin in Rom empfing. Die Botschaft war als Beruhigungsmittel, gar als Schlafmittel fàºr die à∂ffentliche Meinung gedacht. Grundsà§tzlich …
globalresearch.ca/die-absurden-beziehungen-der-eu-lander-zu-russland/5684017

A Farsa das Relaàßàµes com a Rússia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-18
O estado das relaàßàµes entre a Itália e a Rússia é "excelente": afirmou o Primeiro Ministro Conte, ao receber em Roma, o Presidente Putin. A mensagem é reconfortante, na verdade, soporífera em relaàßà£o à opinià£o pública. Limitamo-nos, fundamentalmente, ao estado …
globalresearch.ca/a-farsa-das-relacoes-com-a-russia/5684013

We could have been nuke-free
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-18
Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb | Peter Watson | Simon & Schuster, 2018 | 423 pages | Nuclear weapons need never have been built. Our world could have been free from the "frozen tableau of terror" of 9500 nuclear warheads capable of destroying the world 100 times over, as Peter Watson comprehensively shows in Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb. | It is pure fable that the atomic bomb was only brought into being as a necessary defence against Nazi Germany acquiring nuclear weapons during World War II. | Nazi Germany never had a…
greenleft.org.au/content/we-could-have-been-nuke-free

Schumer, DNC up in arms over face manipulation app created by 'the Russians'
rt.com | 2019-07-18
Accusations about FaceApp, a service for manipulating portraits, have graduated from racism and transphobia to a bona fide national security threat, with Chuck Schumer calling for a formal FBI probe. Because Russia is behind it! | …
rt.com/usa/464457-democrats-alarm-russian-app/

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia's Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad
Patrick Hilsman | theintercept.com | 2019-07-16
Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of a Forpost belonging to Russia. The findings presented an awkward geopolitical moment: Syria and Russia are allies, and Syria and Israel are bitter enemies — but the Russ…
theintercept.com/2019/07/16/syria-war-israel-russia-drones/

Is Russia the Right Mediator In the Conflict Between Iran and the US?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-16
With a first ever visit by a Japanese prime minister to Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, many Iranian commentators were quick to declare that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the best hope for successful mediation between the US and Iran, since Tokyo has warm relations with both sides. Some have argued that pacifist Japan has …
uwidata.com/4311-is-russia-the-right-mediator-in-the-conflict-between-iran-and-the-us/

S-400, Sudan, Hong Kong protests, Somali attack
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-15
S-400 On July 14, the seventh aircraft carrying Russian S-400 air defense system components arrived in Turkey at the Myrted airbase. Turkey has now become the first NATO country to purchase the S-400. The purchase caused months of disagreements with the United States, who argued that the F-35 fighter jets Turkey had purchased were incompatible …
uwidata.com/4303-s-400-sudan-hong-kong-protests-somali-attack/

Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.
mintpressnews.com/then-cia-is-invoking-wikileaks-to-push-for-the-expansion-of-a-cold-war-era-secrecy-law/260521/

'Hypersonic Missiles' Aren't Starting an Arms Race–Washington Is
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-07-12
The New York Times ascribes agency and responsibility to mysterious forces and inanimate missiles manipulating the US both in its headline–it's the missiles that are "starting a new global arms race," not the government–and in its claim that "the rush" to possess hypersonic missiles has "pushed the United States into an arms race with Russia and China."
fair.org/home/hypersonic-missiles-arent-starting-an-arms-race-washington-is/

Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).
liberationnews.org/iran-sale-del-acuerdo-nuclear-deberia-preocuparse-el-mundo/

Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
liberationnews.org/iran-breaks-out-of-nuclear-accord-should-the-world-be-concerned/

US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-01
Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14565

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/