Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

2019-04-02: News Headlines

Global Research News (2019-04-02). Selected Articles: Lawyers Worldwide: Investigate Israeli Crimes. 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 …

commondreams (2019-04-02). NIAC Urges Treasury to Remove Impediments to Iran Flood Relief Aid. commondreams.org ______________________________…

United Nations (2019-04-02). Prospect of a nuclear war 'higher than it has been in generations', warns UN. un.org In a world defined by "competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy", the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is "higher than it has been in generations," the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Craig Murray (2019-04-02). The Chagos Islands and the Dark Soul of the British Labour Party. globalresearch.ca Even if you think you know all about the Chagos story — an entire population forcibly removed from their island homeland at British gunpoint to make way for a US Air Force nuclear base, the people dumped destitute over a …

plenglish (2019-04-02). China Appreciates Seoul's Effort to Resume Talks on Peninsula. plenglish.com Beijing, Apr 2 ( Prensa Latina ) China expressed Tuesday its appreciation for South Korea"s efforts to resume talks on denuclearization and peaceful resolution of the situation on the neighboring peninsula after the stagnation emerged at the Vietnam summit.

teleSUR (2019-04-01). Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran and Damage 60,000. telesurenglish.net Heavy rains caused severe flooding on March 26. Floods have demolished over 25,000 houses across Iran in less than two weeks, Hadi Derafshi, an official at the Iranian Housing Foundation told journalists on Monday. | RELATED: | Flooding Kills at Least 19, Injures over 100 Across Iran | "Over 60,000 more houses have been damaged by the floods and need restoration," he added. | The disaster comes during Iranian New Year, Nowruz, holidays when many Iranians travel within the country.

Tyler Durden (2019-04-01). Radioactive Fukushima Particles Found in Alaska's Bering Strait. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Radioactive particles from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have drifted as far north as a remote Alaskan island in the Bering Strait, according to scientists at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Seawater collected last year near St. Lawrence Island contained a slight elevation in levels of cesium-137, a man-made radioactive isotope formed during …

RT (2019-04-01). 'How does this serve US interests?' Gabbard slams decision to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear weapons tech. rt.com Tulsi Gabbard has slammed the US for allowing firms to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear tech despite its history of exporting extremism which inspires Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Al-Qaeda, which she says the Kingdom supports.

Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-01). Trump Moves the World Closer to "Doomsday" zcomm.org It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter…

unitedEditor (2019-03-23). The never-ending FATF dispute in Iran. uwidata.com One of the most complicated debates among politicians and economists in Iran is whether or not the country should join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)… but what is the FATF and why has it become the center of such an important dispute? The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers …

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 …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-02-07). Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament‚ÄïUnless They're Pushed to Do So. zcomm.org At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read more…

Jon Rainwater (2019-01-31). INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump's Nuclear Petulance. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 31, 2019 — Ahead of the Trump administration's expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The INF Treaty put the kibosh on a class …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-01-30). No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2019 — In response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introducing legislation to establish a policy that the U.S. will not use nuclear weapons first, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-01-24). As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety. zcomm.org Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read more…

2019-04-02: Social Media Postees

Selected Articles: Lawyers Worldwide: Investigate Israeli Crimes
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
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/lawyers-worldwide-urge…

NIAC Urges Treasury to Remove Impediments to Iran Flood Relief Aid
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-02
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/04/02/nia…

The Chagos Islands and the Dark Soul of the British Labour Party
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-02
Even if you think you know all about the Chagos story — an entire population forcibly removed from their island homeland at British gunpoint to make way for a US Air Force nuclear base, the people dumped destitute over a …
globalresearch.ca/the-chagos-islands-and…

Prospect of a nuclear war 'higher than it has been in generations', warns UN
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-02
In a world defined by "competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy", the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is "higher than it has been in generations," the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…

China Appreciates Seoul's Effort to Resume Talks on Peninsula
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-02
Beijing, Apr 2 ( Prensa Latina ) China expressed Tuesday its appreciation for South Korea"s efforts to resume talks on denuclearization and peaceful resolution of the situation on the neighboring peninsula after the stagnation emerged at the Vietnam summit.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran and Damage 60,000
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-01
Heavy rains caused severe flooding on March 26. Floods have demolished over 25,000 houses across Iran in less than two weeks, Hadi Derafshi, an official at the Iranian Housing Foundation told journalists on Monday. | RELATED: | Flooding Kills at Least 19, Injures over 100 Across Iran | "Over 60,000 more houses have been damaged by the floods and need restoration," he added. | The disaster comes during Iranian New Year, Nowruz, holidays when many Iranians travel within the country.
telesurenglish.net/news/Floods-Demolish-…

'How does this serve US interests?' Gabbard slams decision to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear weapons tech
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-01
Tulsi Gabbard has slammed the US for allowing firms to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear tech despite its history of exporting extremism which inspires Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Al-Qaeda, which she says the Kingdom supports. | …
rt.com/usa/455279-gabbard-saudi-arabia-e…

Trump Moves the World Closer to "Doomsday"
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-04-01
It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/trump-moves-the-worl…

Radioactive Fukushima Particles Found in Alaska's Bering Strait
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-01
(ZH) — Radioactive particles from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have drifted as far north as a remote Alaskan island in the Bering Strait, according to scientists at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Seawater collected last year near St. Lawrence Island contained a slight elevation in levels of cesium-137, a man-made radioactive isotope formed during …
theantimedia.com/radioactive-fukushima-p…

The never-ending FATF dispute in Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-23
One of the most complicated debates among politicians and economists in Iran is whether or not the country should join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)… but what is the FATF and why has it become the center of such an important dispute? The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers …
uwidata.com/2813-the-never-ending-fatf-d…