2020-06-01: News Headlines

Jeff Jurgens (2020-05-07). Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help. peaceaction.org Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2020 — In response to the veto by President Trump yesterday of a bill (S.J.Res.68) to reclaim congressional war powers in regards to Iran and the anticipated failure today of the Senate override vote, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for …

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 …

Lilly Dragnev (2020-03-13). Latest U.S. Military Strikes Are as Reckless as they are Cruel. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 12, 2020 — In response to reports that the U.S. has carried out five airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "At a time of one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, it is shocking that the Trump …

Paul Kawika Martin (2020-03-11). Congress Sends Bipartisan Bill to Trump Rebuking Iran War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 11, 2020 — In response to the House passing the bipartisan bill — S.J.Res.68 — that would thwart President Trump from going to war with Iran and end any current hostilities, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Both chambers and …

en.mehrnews (2020-05-31). Iran attains full space technology cycle despite US sanctions: ISA chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – In spite of the US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country achieved a complete space technology cycle in the intentional arena.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-31). 'Am I a Wolf?' to take par in Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Iranian short animated piece 'Am I A Wolf?', directed by Amir Houshang Moein, will take part in the 18th edition of Hiroshima International Animation Festival.

2020-05-31: News Headlines

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-05-31). US abandons Open Skies for new age space weapons. peoplesdispatch.org The US walking out of the Open Skies Agreement is a clear signal that it seeks global dominance. As other countries are unlikely to surrender, we are back to hair-trigger nuclear alerts and the Doomsday Clock inching towards midnight…

Andre Vltchek (2020-05-30). In the West: Propaganda, Hysteria and Truly Foul Breath! dissidentvoice.org If it wasn't so tragic, it would be laughable: the political brigands in North America and Europe are fuming, spitting and rolling their eyes upwards towards the ceiling. They are pointing fingers in all directions, shouting incoherently "China!", "Russia!", "Venezuela and Cuba!", "Iran!"; "You, You, YOU!". China and Russia are quietly building a new world, …

Philip Giraldi (2020-05-29). Trump the "Peace Candidate": Contemplating War During Pandemic against Two Global Competitors. Nuclear Weapons "Tests" against China and Russia. globalresearch.ca Let us consider why the Donald Trump White House is currently considering

MBNJSD (2020-05-29). Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran? dissidentvoice.org On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside …

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-05-29). The Fear Is Real, Not Orchestrated. thealtworld.com For years I have been watching what little intelligence the human race ever had slowly evaporate before my eyes as governments built up arsenals of thermonuclear and biowarfare weapons that they cannot use without destroying us all. So many important social needs are forsaken, such as a national health service, in order to acquire useless weapons of mass destruction. My opinion of human intelligence is currently being reinforced by the hysteria over the attempts, however inadequate, to protect us from the consequences of a virus about which little is known. | The precautions of social distancing, masks, and close…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-28). Venezuela Cuts Back Oil Production, Mulls Gasoline Price Hike. venezuelanalysis.com Four Iranian tankers carrying fuel and additives have arrived in recent days.

Jeff Jurgens (2020-05-07). Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help. peaceaction.org Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2020 — In response to the veto by President Trump yesterday of a bill (S.J.Res.68) to reclaim congressional war powers in regards to Iran and the anticipated failure today of the Senate override vote, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for …

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 …

Lilly Dragnev (2020-03-13). Latest U.S. Military Strikes Are as Reckless as they are Cruel. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 12, 2020 — In response to reports that the U.S. has carried out five airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "At a time of one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, it is shocking that the Trump …

Paul Kawika Martin (2020-03-11). Congress Sends Bipartisan Bill to Trump Rebuking Iran War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 11, 2020 — In response to the House passing the bipartisan bill — S.J.Res.68 — that would thwart President Trump from going to war with Iran and end any current hostilities, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Both chambers and …

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.

Jason Ditz (2020-02-05). Trump Says War With Iran Was "Closer Than You Thought" Last Month. theantimedia.com Trump told reporters that the U.S. came "closer than you thought" to war with Iran last month.

Staff (2020-05-30). Trump Boosts Nuclear Weapons Spending, Fueling a New Arms Race. truthout.org Spending by the world's nine nuclear nations climbed to nearly $73 billion in 2019, nearly half of it by the United States alone. At the same time, the Trump administration has prioritized nuclear weapons in its defense budget while abandoning nuclear treaties, fumbling negotiations and confounding allies. The administration's lack of coherent goals, strategies or polices have increased nuclear dangers, leaving the U.S. "blundering toward nuclear chaos with potentially disastrous consequences." Those are th…

RT (2020-05-31). 'You hang gays & stone women!' Pompeo awkwardly fights back as Iran's Zarif speaks out against racism amid George Floyd riots. rt.com Mike Pompeo has clashed online with Tehran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after the latter weighed in on the anti-police-brutality riots across the US. Zarif even used the secretary of state's own words on Iran. | "Some don't think Black Lives Matter," Zarif wrote, telling "those of us who do" that a war waged against racism is "long overdue for the entire world." The top Iranian official was commenting on the mayhem sweeping through the US over the police killing of an African American, George Floyd. | It is "time for #WorldAgainstRacism," Zarif's statement proclaimed. It also featured a re-write of…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-31). Iran gets admission into Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle elite club. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) — The unveiling of an Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle (UUV) by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy, while showing off Iran's domestic capabilities, also sent another message to those countries which are trying to keep Iran away from any kind of advancement.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-31). Iran COVID-19 update: 2,516 cases, 63 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) — Some 2,516 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the country's total infections to 151,466.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-31). US should listen to its people, change its bankrupt policies: Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its twitter account on Sunday wrote that the US should listen to its people and change its bankrupt policies.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-31). Iran's foreign trade value exceeds $9bn in two months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) — Iran's foreign trade value in the first two months of the current year [from March 21 to April 20] hit $9.341 billion.

yenisafak (2020-05-31). Iran records 63 new virus deaths, 2,516 more cases. yenisafak.com A further 2,516 people have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 151,466, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.Jahanpour said 112,988 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,543 patients remain in critical condition.Despite the rising number of cases, government employees went back to work, and mosques resumed daily prayers across the Middle Eastern country on Saturday.Shopping malls are now open beyond the 6 p.m. (13: 30 GMT) closing time imposed as part of the virus restrictions.Iran started loosening the containment measures in April, and cla…

_____ (2020-05-30). Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Gareth Porter. popularresistance.org Gareth Porter has long been one of my favorite foreign policy writers and investigative journalists. | Do check out his recent columns at the GrayZone! | He stopped by the podcast to discuss his long standing work on the Vietnam war, his thoughts on COVID-19 via the USS Theodore Roosevelt along with his previous work on the 1919 flu epidemic, the terrifying connections between Mike Pompeo and Bibi Netanyahu, and Israel's secret long standing nuclear stockpile. | Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist who has covered national security policy for decades, really, and was the recipient of the 2012…