Daily Archives: April 4, 2019

2019-04-04: News Headlines

commondreams (2019-04-04). Rev. Tutu Among Luminaries Backing Activists Facing 25 Years for Nuclear Weapons Action. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-04). Headlines for April 4, 2019. democracynow.org Republican "Nuclear Option" Will Speed Confirmation of Trump's Judges, House Committee Authorizes Subpoena for Full Mueller Report, House Committee Asks IRS for Six Years of Trump's Tax Returns, Immigrant Activist Claudio Rojas Deported Ahead of Miami Film Premiere, Suspect in New Zealand Mosque Massacres to Face 50 Murder Charges, Australian Senator Censured over "Appalling" NZ Massacre Remarks, White Power Graffiti Found Near Site of Highlander Center Fire, Felony Charges Dropped Against African-American Victim of Dallas Attack, Blast at Texas Chemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 2, Trump Falsely Claims That Windmil…

John Feffer (2019-04-04). Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right. commondreams.org Trump, too, has an apocalyptic view of the world: American carnage, international chaos. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

STAFF (2019-04-04). McConnell Goes Nuclear to Help Trump Pack the Courts With Extremists. truthout.org NAACP attorney Janai Nelson said it was an "insult to African Americans" when President Trump nominated Thomas Farr to a federal district court bench in North Carolina last year. The Republican attorney's fingerprints were all over efforts to suppress and sideline voters of color in North Carolina, and he was linked to a campaign committee for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms accused of intimidating Black voters in the late 1980s with postcards suggesting they would be arrested…

Dilip Hiro (2019-04-04). India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril. commondreams.org People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dilip Hiro (2019-04-04). South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis. thenation.com South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis…

ZeroHedge (2019-04-04). Senators Demand Details On Trump Admin's Aid To Saudi Secret Nuclear Weapons Program. mintpressnews.com A group of senators has notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry to demand answers over how and why he allowed multiple U.S. firms to provide Riyadh with potential nuclear secrets…

teleSUR (2019-04-04). Iran: Europeans Support US 'Economic Terrorism,' Unlawful Probe. telesurenglish.net In response to Britain, France, and Germany (E3) sending a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to investigate Iran's missile program, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called the countries out on their inability to stand up to the United States. | RELATED: | Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran and Damage 60,000 | In a tweet…

WSWS (2019-04-04). UK elite Parachute Regiment use Corbyn poster for target practice. wsws.org For the last three years, senior military figures have repeatedly warned that a Corbyn government would be unacceptable because of Corbyn's previous opposition to war, NATO and the use of nuclear weapons.

RT (2019-04-03). HUNDREDS of US troops died in Iraq… because of Iran, US special envoy claims. rt.com After assigning Iran the blame for mass death in both Syria and Yemen, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook declared Tehran responsible for 608 US soldiers losing their lives while invading Iraq.

RT (2019-04-03). US senators press energy chief to reveal details of nuclear cooperation with Saudis. rt.com The US lawmakers have demanded answers from the Energy Secretary Rick Perry who allowed a number of US firms to share sensitive nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, under the public radar.

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.

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 …

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 …

2019-04-04: Social Media Postees

Rev. Tutu Among Luminaries Backing Activists Facing 25 Years for Nuclear Weapons Action
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-04
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/04/04/rev…

Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right
John Feffer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-04
Trump, too, has an apocalyptic view of the world: American carnage, international chaos. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/04/ayatol…

India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril
Dilip Hiro | commondreams.org | 2019-04-04
People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/04/india-…

Senators Demand Details On Trump Admin's Aid To Saudi Secret Nuclear Weapons Program
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-04
A group of senators has notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry to demand answers over how and why he allowed multiple U.S. firms to provide Riyadh with potential nuclear secrets…
mintpressnews.com/senators-demand-detail…

McConnell Goes Nuclear to Help Trump Pack the Courts With Extremists
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-04
NAACP attorney Janai Nelson said it was an "insult to African Americans" when President Trump nominated Thomas Farr to a federal district court bench in North Carolina last year. The Republican attorney's fingerprints were all over efforts to suppress and sideline voters of color in North Carolina, and he was linked to a campaign committee for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms accused of intimidating Black voters in the late 1980s with postcards suggesting they would be arrested…
truthout.org/articles/mcconnell-goes-nuc…

South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis
Dilip Hiro | thenation.com | 2019-04-04
South Asia's Overlooked Nuclear Crisis…
thenation.com/article/south-asia-overloo…

UK elite Parachute Regiment use Corbyn poster for target practice
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-04
For the last three years, senior military figures have repeatedly warned that a Corbyn government would be unacceptable because of Corbyn's previous opposition to war, NATO and the use of nuclear weapons.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/04/corb…

Iran: Europeans Support US 'Economic Terrorism,' Unlawful Probe
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-04
In response to Britain, France, and Germany (E3) sending a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to investigate Iran's missile program, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called the countries out on their inability to stand up to the United States. | RELATED: | Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran and Damage 60,000 | In a tweet…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Europeans-S…

HUNDREDS of US troops died in Iraq… because of Iran, US special envoy claims
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-03
After assigning Iran the blame for mass death in both Syria and Yemen, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook declared Tehran responsible for 608 US soldiers losing their lives while invading Iraq. | …
rt.com/usa/455487-us-blames-iran-deaths-…

US senators press energy chief to reveal details of nuclear cooperation with Saudis
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-03
The US lawmakers have demanded answers from the Energy Secretary Rick Perry who allowed a number of US firms to share sensitive nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, under the public radar. | …
rt.com/usa/455409-us-saudi-nuclear-deals…

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…

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…