Monthly Archives: April 2019

2019-04-30: News Headlines

The Red Poppy Art House (2019-04-30). Music of the Banned – Music from Iran, Kurdistan, Sudan and Venezuela. indybay.org Brava Theater | 2781 24th St | San Francisco, CA 94110…

Zero Hedge (2019-04-30). Iran Appeals Directly to Trump: Your Advisers Dragging You into War. globalresearch.ca Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Chris Walls on Fox News Sunday that he believes President Trump's own advisers as well as Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are "dragging the United States into a conflict" with …

ZeroHedge (2019-04-30). Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro. mintpressnews.com As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…

United Nations (2019-04-30). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique. un.org This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and a very jazzy celebration…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-30). Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China. globalresearch.ca While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …

Akio Matsumura (2019-04-30). When will Californians wake up to the Risk to Children from Nuclear Radiation? dissidentvoice.org On March 7, the Inter Press Service (IPS) published my article, "Eight Years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Children," and I am very gratified to learn that it was the second most popular article published in IPS News that week. It also appears that many readers were surprised to learn that removal of …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-29). PATRICK LAWRENCE: The US Moves on Iran's Oil Market as an Expression of an Irrational Foreign Policy. consortiumnews.com Patrick Lawrence gauges the backfiring potential of Pompeo's withdrawal on Thursday of U.S. sanction waivers from eight major importers. A Decisive Defeat in Long-Running Battle with Foreign Policy Minders By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Secretary of State Mike… Read more →

RT (2019-04-29). US Navy admits Iranian drone footage of aircraft carrier is genuine by saying it's 'years old'. rt.com The US Navy has claimed that close-up footage released by Iran of an American aircraft carrier operating in the Persian gulf is "several years old," tacitly acknowledging that the audaciously captured images are genuine.

unitedEditor (2019-04-29). Nur-Sultan talks, Spanish elections, Kim in Russia. uwidata.com Nur-Sultan peace talks The 12th round of negotiations on the Syrian crisis between Turkey, Iran and Russia took place in Kazakhstan. The participating countries conducted intensive consultations in a bilateral and trilateral format. The guarantors of the Astana process hope to help UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen initiate a Constitutional Committee, but some questions remain …

Global Research News (2019-04-29). Selected Articles: Terror Attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

RT (2019-04-28). Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican who helped Russia get rid of Cold War-era nukes, dies aged 87. rt.com Former Indiana Senator and nuclear disarmament champion Richard Lugar has died, aged 87. Lugar was honored by the Russian embassy in Washington for legislation that helped Russia dispose of thousands of Cold War-era weapons. |

CounterSpin (2019-04-26). Tina Vasquez on Covering Immigration, Sina Toossi on Iran Sanctions. fair.org Media…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-26). Consortium News' Record on Russiagate—How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 7: 'Russiagate Is No Watergate or Iran-Contra'. consortiumnews.com Many comparisons have been made between Russiagate and the earlier scandals of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but the similarities are at best superficial, explained Robert Parry on June 28, 2017. On CNN last week Carl Bernstein astonishingly said that the Mueller… Read more →

United Nations (2019-04-26). Chernobyl nuclear disaster-affected areas spring to life, 33 years on. un.org More than three decades after the devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, parts of Belarus' adjoining regions have sprung back to life and the biggest of them, Homiel, has become a leading destination for domestic and international investors.

Lau Kin Chi (2019-04-26). Eight years after: no end in sight for clearing the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. mronline.org The most critical problem is that three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had been damaged and the 250 tons of more than 1600 spent fuel rods were "reckoned" to have fallen to the bottom of the reactor vessel after having melted at high temperatures. The radiation level there was too high for […] | Source

unitedEditor (2019-04-26). Results of the Syria peace talks in Nur-Sultan. uwidata.com The twelfth round of the Syria negotiations (the so-called "Astana format") was held in Kazakhstan`s capital Nur-Sultan. On Thursday, the Ritz Carlton hosted a closed meetings of participants. Delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran (the guarantors of the "Astana" process) held intensive talks in a bilateral and trilateral format. Representatives of Damascus, the Syrian opposition …

Staff (2019-04-23). Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy. therealnews.com Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…

Lilly Dragnev (2019-04-19). As Trump Angles for War with Iran, Congress Needs to Reassert its War Powers. peaceaction.org It's no news that the U.S.-Iran relationship has taken a turn for the worse under President Trump's leadership. Employing a strategy straight out of the Bush administration's Iraq War playbook, the Trump administration has advanced misleading, demonizing narratives about Iran from day one, laying the rhetorical groundwork for another catastrophic war of choice in the …

Ben Norton (2019-04-19). Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation. thegrayzone.com Top Iranian government officials were suspended from Facebook-owned Instagram just hours after Trump dubbed the IRGC a "terrorist" organization. By…

Ed Rampell (2019-04-19). "Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers. progressive.org At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.

Peace Action (2019-02-20). Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward Iran. peaceaction.org Pro-diplomacy groups representing millions of American voters urge lawmakers to publicly articulate and support the following principles with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that verifiably blocks each of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon and created a much-needed diplomatic relationship between Iran, the United States, and U.S. allies: Support for the JCPOA and …

2019-04-30: Social Media Postees

Music of the Banned – Music from Iran, Kurdistan, Sudan and Venezuela
The Red Poppy Art House | indybay.org | 2019-04-30
Brava Theater | 2781 24th St | San Francisco, CA 94110…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/29/1882302…

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and a very jazzy celebration…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…

Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…
mintpressnews.com/blackwater-erik-prince…

Iran Appeals Directly to Trump: Your Advisers Dragging You into War
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Chris Walls on Fox News Sunday that he believes President Trump's own advisers as well as Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are "dragging the United States into a conflict" with …
globalresearch.ca/iran-appeals-directly-…

Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …
globalresearch.ca/humpty-dumpty-great-fa…

When will Californians wake up to the Risk to Children from Nuclear Radiation?
Akio Matsumura | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-30
On March 7, the Inter Press Service (IPS) published my article, "Eight Years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Children," and I am very gratified to learn that it was the second most popular article published in IPS News that week. It also appears that many readers were surprised to learn that removal of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/when-will-cal…

Nur-Sultan talks, Spanish elections, Kim in Russia
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-29
Nur-Sultan peace talks The 12th round of negotiations on the Syrian crisis between Turkey, Iran and Russia took place in Kazakhstan. The participating countries conducted intensive consultations in a bilateral and trilateral format. The guarantors of the Astana process hope to help UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen initiate a Constitutional Committee, but some questions remain …
uwidata.com/3237-nur-sultan-talks-spanis…

PATRICK LAWRENCE: The US Moves on Iran's Oil Market as an Expression of an Irrational Foreign Policy
consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-29
Patrick Lawrence gauges the backfiring potential of Pompeo's withdrawal on Thursday of U.S. sanction waivers from eight major importers. A Decisive Defeat in Long-Running Battle with Foreign Policy Minders By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Secretary of State Mike… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/29/patrick-la…

US Navy admits Iranian drone footage of aircraft carrier is genuine by saying it's 'years old'
rt.com | 2019-04-29
The US Navy has claimed that close-up footage released by Iran of an American aircraft carrier operating in the Persian gulf is "several years old," tacitly acknowledging that the audaciously captured images are genuine. | …
rt.com/news/457839-us-navy-iran-drone-fo…

Selected Articles: Terror Attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-29
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-supp…

Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican who helped Russia get rid of Cold War-era nukes, dies aged 87
rt.com | 2019-04-28
Former Indiana Senator and nuclear disarmament champion Richard Lugar has died, aged 87. Lugar was honored by the Russian embassy in Washington for legislation that helped Russia dispose of thousands of Cold War-era weapons. | …
rt.com/usa/457778-senator-richard-lugar-…

Consortium News' Record on Russiagate–How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 7: 'Russiagate Is No Watergate or Iran-Contra'
consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-26
Many comparisons have been made between Russiagate and the earlier scandals of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but the similarities are at best superficial, explained Robert Parry on June 28, 2017. On CNN last week Carl Bernstein astonishingly said that the Mueller… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/26/russia-gat…

Results of the Syria peace talks in Nur-Sultan
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-26
The twelfth round of the Syria negotiations (the so-called "Astana format") was held in Kazakhstan`s capital Nur-Sultan. On Thursday, the Ritz Carlton hosted a closed meetings of participants. Delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran (the guarantors of the "Astana" process) held intensive talks in a bilateral and trilateral format. Representatives of Damascus, the Syrian opposition …
uwidata.com/3220-results-of-the-syria-pe…

Tina Vasquez on Covering Immigration, Sina Toossi on Iran Sanctions
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-04-26
Media…
fair.org/home/tina-vasquez-on-covering-i…

Eight years after: no end in sight for clearing the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Lau Kin Chi | mronline.org | 2019-04-26
The most critical problem is that three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had been damaged and the 250 tons of more than 1600 spent fuel rods were "reckoned" to have fallen to the bottom of the reactor vessel after having melted at high temperatures. The radiation level there was too high for […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/26/eight-years-afte…

Chernobyl nuclear disaster-affected areas spring to life, 33 years on
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-26
More than three decades after the devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, parts of Belarus' adjoining regions have sprung back to life and the biggest of them, Homiel, has become a leading destination for domestic and international investors.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…

Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-latest-ir…

Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-19
Top Iranian government officials were suspended from Facebook-owned Instagram just hours after Trump dubbed the IRGC a "terrorist" organization. By…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/18/instagram-us-…

As Trump Angles for War with Iran, Congress Needs to Reassert its War Powers
Lilly Dragnev | peaceaction.org | 2019-04-19
It's no news that the U.S.-Iran relationship has taken a turn for the worse under President Trump's leadership. Employing a strategy straight out of the Bush administration's Iraq War playbook, the Trump administration has advanced misleading, demonizing narratives about Iran from day one, laying the rhetorical groundwork for another catastrophic war of choice in the …
peaceaction.org/2019/04/19/as-trump-angl…

"Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-04-19
At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.
progressive.org/dispatches/red-joan-ramp…