2020-12-28: News Headlines

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-12-28). Doomsday ex Machina: Daniel Ellsberg and the Nuclear Gang. counterpunch.org You hide in your mansion While the young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world — Bob Dylan, "Masters of War" (1963) October 15, 1969. That's the day the world might have

Alan Macleod (2020-12-28). 2020 Ends as It Began: With the Looming Threat of a US War With Iran. mintpressnews.com 2020 began and ended with high-profile assassinations of Iranians, a buildup of the US military on Iran's borders, and fears of another major war in the Middle East.

teleSUR (2020-12-28). Iran Claims 48 US Citizens Were Involved in Soleimani Killing. telesurenglish.net Iran has expanded the list of U.S. citizens suspected of involvement in the assassination of its senior commander Qassem Soleimani to include 48 names. | RELATED: | "The number of the main accused in the assassination of Soleimani has increased from 45 to 48," said Hossein Amir Abdollahian, spokesman for the Popular Committee for the Celebration of the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of General Soleimani. | Speaking…

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-28). Overcoming all problems, neutralizing sanctions "possible" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that it is possible to overcome all problems and defusing sanctions, so that this strategy should be pursued seriously.

Dan Glazebrook (2020-12-27). The Tragedy of Corbynism. counterpunch.org Corbyn's election as leader of Labour party in 2015 was seen by much of the British left as their best chance to reverse the neoliberal imperialist trajectory of the British state for at least a generation. With a solid track record of opposition to war, nuclear weapons and privatisation, he was able to capture the

Askiah Adam (2020-12-27). Is Iran Contemplating Vengeance in Regards to the Murder of Its Two Prominent Leaders? globalresearch.ca Brigadier General Mohsen Fakhrizadeh of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Command (IRGC) and Iran's most important nuclear scientist was assassinated not too far from Tehran recently. Iran immediately accused Israel , an allegation confirmed by a senior Washington official soon after. …

sputniknews (2020-12-27). Iran Adds New Names to List of Americans Allegedly Involved in Soleimani's Assassination – Report. sputniknews.com The report comes as the anniversary of the Iranian top military commander's death approaches, raising media speculation about possible military strikes in the region.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-24). Morocco and the Grand Bargain with US and Israel. peoplesdispatch.org A deal to normalize diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel was signed at the Rabat's Royal Palace, on December 22 in Morocco. The deal has been criticized by prominent Palestinian organizations, as well as by Iran and Hezbollah.