2019-10-05: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-10-04). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who's jailed in Iran, to 'send daughter home to UK'. thecanary.co A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran is to send her daughter home to the UK to start school, it has been reported.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been visited in prison by five-year-old Gabriella at least once a week for the past three years.The youngster will be back in London before Christmas, according to the Times.Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 and sentenced to five years in jail after being accused of spying, which she vehemently denies.Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, outside the Iranian Embassy (Jonathan Brady/PA)Her fight for freedom has seen her endure hunger strikes…

Joseph OMahoney (2019-10-04). Nuclear powers once shared their technology openly — how Iran's program fell on the wrong side of history. nationofchange.org As tensions remain at fever pitch between Tehran and Washington, Iran continues to breach limits agreed in the 2015 Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Since Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in May 2018, its future has become more and more uncertain. Iran has enriched uranium beyond the level agreed …

The Canary (2019-10-04). Cleric warns Iraqi leaders as protest death toll soars. thecanary.co Iraq's top Shiite cleric has sharply criticised the government over deadly violence gripping the country, urging political leaders and protesters to pull back "before it is too late".The comments by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as the death toll in this week's anti-government demonstrations climbed to 42.His sermon came hours after Iraq's prime minister called on protesters to go home, comparing security measures to "bitter medicine" that needs to be swallowed.Anti-government protesters burn an armoured vehicle (Hadi Mizban/AP)Since 1 October, security forces have fired live rounds and tear gas every day t…

Michael T. Hertz (2019-10-04). The official lies told about JFK's death prove that the people no longer own the government. nationofchange.org Let us think back to the year 1960 and compare those times to our own. The previous eight years under Eisenhower were, in America, years of relative peace and prosperity. The Korean War ended in 1953. There was the continuing fear of nuclear destruction and war with the Soviet Union, but we were not actually …

South Front (2019-10-04). Video: Russia Tested Elements of Advanced S-500 Air Defense in Syria. globalresearch.ca Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces started a joint military drill, involving heavy military equipment, rocket launchers and warplanes, on October 1, al-Watan newspaper reported on October 2. According to al-Watan, the drills coincided with a series of protests against the …

Prof. John McMurtry (2019-10-04). Lawless Trump-Canada Connections. globalresearch.ca Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto, a gross hypocrisy explains Yves Engler in light of oversights of more flagrant US and Israel terror victims. See this. | But the behaviour of …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-10-04). Iran Is China's Secret Weapon for Killing off the US Dollar's Global Reserve Status. globalresearch.ca There is a strong current of change affecting the international political arena. It is the beginning of a revolution brought on by the transition from a unipolar to multipolar world order. In practice, we are faced with the combination of …

Robert Fisk (2019-10-04). A Year After Khashoggi's Murder, Saudi Arabia is Lurching Toward Chaos. counterpunch.org The Saudis are taking a pasting. Video pictures from the Houthis of Saudi soldiers and their allies killed or surrendering inside the Saudi border town of Najran represent a devastating blow to a kingdom which is constantly threatening war against Iran. If it can't protect its own armed forces inside Saudi territory, what is the More

Jodie Evans (2019-10-04). Why I Confronted Trump's Architect of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran and Called Her a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'. commondreams.org Jodie Evans with others outside of the United Against a Nuclear Iran conference in New York City. (Photo: Codepink) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-10-04_at_1.04.15_pm.png

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-10-03). The US Calls for Peace and Apologies for Its Past. A Dream… globalresearch.ca "As President of the United States of America, I apologise for the suffering we have caused the world for decades, and particularly in the Middle East. I am sorry for causing so much pain to the Iranian population by inflicting …

teleSUR (2019-10-03). Iran Foils Foreign-Backed Assassination Plot Against General. telesurenglish.net Iran's intelligence services say they have foiled a terrorist plot aimed at assassinating Major General Qassem Soleimani, a figure known for coordinating efforts against the IS group. They say the plot was hatched by Israel and other Arab states. | RELATED: | Wherever US Goes, Terrorism Expands: Rouhani | Intelligence Chief Hossein Taeb says that terrorists were planning to buy a place next to a…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-02). Nuclear War: Just Another Day. dissidentvoice.org Catastrophic events that send the world into turmoil happen on 'just another day'. The atom bomb that exploded over Hiroshima took place while thousands of ordinary folk were just going about their everyday business on 'just another day'. A missile attack on a neighbourhood in Gaza or a drone attack on unsuspecting civilians in Afghanistan: death …

Olivia Alperstein (2019-09-26). Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons. progressive.org 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.

Staff (2019-09-26). Headlines for September 26, 2019. democracynow.org 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…

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org 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. …

Mazda Majidi (2019-09-17). Will the U.S. start a war for Saudi Arabia? liberationnews.org We are facing an extremely dangerous situation with a real possibility of the U.S. bombing Iran.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-17). Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is …

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