US launches ICBM to demonstrate 'robust & ready' nuclear deterrent
rt.com | 2019-10-02
The US military has successfully launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, showcasing the country's ability to counter "twenty-first century threats," according to the defense forces. | Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, the unarmed missile traveled an estimated 4,194 miles (6,750km) across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Air Force Global Strike Command announced in a statement. | "The test demonstrates that the United States' nuclear deterrent is robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter twenty-first centu…
A Coalition to Save the World
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-10-02
A Coalition to Save the World…
Secret Israeli nuclear test covered up to help Jimmy Carter's re-election
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-01
Former President Jimmy Carter covered up a nuclear weapon test by Israel in 1979, declassified reports have suggested. His administration feared that making the discovery public would damage his bid for re-election. U.S. satellites picked up a "double flash" signal associated with a nuclear explosion in the South Indian Ocean in September 1979. This led …
North Korean nuclear talks with US to resume this weekend
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-01
North Korea and the US have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said.Choe Son Hui, North Korea's first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations will have preliminary contact on Friday before holding working-level talks on Saturday.In a statement released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, Choe expressed optimism over the outcome of the meeting but did not say where it would take place."It is my expectation that the working-level negotiations…
Pentagon shifts Mideast command center to US in preparation for war on Iran
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
The shift of CENTCOM's command and control center to US territory was a rehearsal for a war in which US bases would become targets for Iranian retaliation.
Iran Willing to Start Dialogue With Saudi Arabia: Gov't
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-01
Iran agrees with the idea of starting a dialogue process with its long-time regional foe Saudi Arabia, according to the speaker of the country's parliament, Ali Larijani, who made the statements Tuesday in an interview with Al Jazeera. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Sent Messages to Iran's President: Iran Government | "Iran is open to starting a dialogue with Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region," Larijani said, adding that "an Iranian-Saudi dialogue could solve many of th…
How the Saudi Oil Field Attack Overturned America's Apple Cart
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
In many ways it doesn't really matter who — Houthis in Yemen? Iranians? Shiites in Iraq? — launched those missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia. Whoever did it changed the rules of the game, and not just in the Middle East. "It's a moment when offense laps defense, when the strong have reason to fear the weak," observes military historian Jack Radey.
At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to 'Iranian-Houthi coup d'etat'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn country as it struggled to cope with daily assaults and "terrorist aggression" at the hands of vicious, Iran-backed Houthi militias.
Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons
Olivia Alperstein | progressive.org | 2019-09-26
September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Let's make this the year when we finally resolve to abolish nuclear weapons for good.
Headlines for September 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
Transcript Shows Trump Pressured Ukrainian Leader to Probe Joe Biden and Son, President Trump on Ukraine Phone Call: "Impeachment for That?", Majority of House Lawmakers Back Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump, Iranian President Rules Out Talks with U.S. While Sanctions Remain, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Israel's President Asks Benjamin Netanyahu to Form New Government, 2 Million Wild Animals Perish as Fires Rage in Bolivia, Climate Crisis Drives Mont Blanc Glacier Toward Collapse, 7 Arrested as San Francisco Climate Protesters Block Wells Fargo Entrance, Doctors Glue Themselves to…
Take Action to Avoid War with Iran
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-09-25
photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …
Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."
Headlines for September 25, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…
Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-24
The Saudi-led Coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war. This, to the many in Yemen who celebrated the Aramco attack, is sufficient justification for targeting the heart of Saudi Arabia's economy.
Foreign Correspondent: What Trump's Missteps on Iran Have Wrought
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-09-17
The United States has become a high-tech Bluebeard.
Will the U.S. start a war for Saudi Arabia?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-17
We are facing an extremely dangerous situation with a real possibility of the U.S. bombing Iran.