Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

2020-06-03: News Headlines

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-06-02). Global Warming is Nuclear War. counterpunch.org Thermodynamically, we have greenhouse gas-bombed out of existence the pristine biosphere and its habitable climate that first cradled and nurtured the infancy of our species 2000 centuries ago, and then fed and protected the development and growth of that fragile chimera we call "civilization," which our potentates have been proudly boasting about for at least 8,000 years. And we're still bombing, now at an ever increasing rate.

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-02). Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist. progressive.org On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do more?

Prof. Inderjeet Parmar (2020-06-02). Trump Opens the Door for a Deadlier Arms Race, and the Danger of 'Limited' Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca His decision to walk away from the Open Skies Treaty is part of a pattern aimed at converting the bipolar era arms control regime into one which could unrestrain the US and hold China down. | *** | US President Donald Trump…

Elijah Magnier (2020-05-31). Capitulation ou préparation d'une troisième intifada? thealtworld.com Par sa politique étrangère ratée, l'administration américaine est devenue, à son insu et contre son gré, le principal soutien de l'Axe de la Résistance dirigé par l'Iran. De concert avec Israà´l, Washington encourage globalement les pays à se rebeller contre sa domination. Israà´l a effectivement entraàÆné la création du Hezbollah en envahissant le Liban en 1982. Les USA ont contribué à la création des Hachd al-Chaabi en 2014 en refusant d'aider l'Irak à vaincre Daech. Israà´l et les USA ont tous les deux encouragé la création des groupes de la résistance syrienne et poussé le président Ba…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-28). Venezuela Cuts Back Oil Production, Mulls Gasoline Price Hike. venezuelanalysis.com Four Iranian tankers carrying fuel and additives have arrived in recent days.

Dean Baker (2020-05-28). Washington Post Tells Readers About Trump's "Existential" Threat to China. cepr.net Thankfully, it is not a nuclear war. Apparently the Washington Post thinks plans considered by Trump to delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and to make it more difficult for the country to trade in dollars will pose an "existential" threat to the country. While these plans, which put into practice, will almost certainly …

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Defying U.S. sanctions, first Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela. liberationnews.org The enhanced U.S. military presence in Caribbean waters did not deter Iran as the first of its five giant tankers full of gasoline and refinery supplies reached Venezuela's waters late Saturday, May 23.

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Desafiando las sanciones de EEUU, primer buque iraní llega a Venezuela. liberationnews.org La presencia militar de los Estados Unidos en aguas del Caribe no disuadió a Irán mientras el "Fortuna", el primero de sus cinco gigantes buques petroleros llenos de gasolina y suministros de refinería llegó a las aguas de Venezuela el sábado 23 de mayo.

Aaron Maté (2020-05-25). US threatens nuclear arms race 'into oblivion' as it kills another treaty and mulls bomb tests. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration continues to undermine global arms control and increase the threat of a nuclear weapons race with Russia…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-24). Iranian Fuel Tanker Reaches Venezuela, Defying US Threats. venezuelanalysis.com The five Iranian tankers are estimated to carry enough gasoline to supply Venezuela for 50 days.

Lucas Koerner (2020-05-21). Trump Claims to Have Venezuela 'Surrounded' as Iranian Tankers Approach. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's armed forces will escort the vessels upon reaching territorial waters.

Lucas Koerner (2020-05-18). Iran Sends Fuel Tankers to Venezuela, Vows 'Decisive Response' to US Threats. venezuelanalysis.com Crippling US sanctions have caused severe fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-13). [UPDATED] Venezuelan Oil Sector Continues Slump Amid Pandemic, US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government is working to repair refineries with Chinese and Iranian assistance to tackle fuel shortages.

Staff (2020-06-02). Headlines for June 2, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Threatens to Send Military into Streets to Crack Down on Nationwide Uprising, Protests Spread Around the U.S. and the Globe as Autopsies Confirm George Floyd Died of Homicide, Louisville Police Chief Fired After African American Man Shot and Killed Monday, 15,000 People Attend Youth Rally in Oakland, CA; Police Continue Attacks on Protesters, Outrage After White Bar Owner Who Shot and Killed 22-Year-Old James Scurlock Dodges Criminal Charge, Facebook Workers Stage Virtual "Walkout," Call Out Inaction on Trump's Posts Inciting Violence, Iranian Scientist Who Contracted COVID-19 in ICE Jail Is Deported, First…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Vietnam felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker and called for bilateral relations to achieve global peace and stability.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Iran COVID-19 update: 3117 new cases, 64 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 3117 people and claimed 64 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US should be tried in intl. courts for human rights violation: Judiciary Chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi slammed the US police violence against American citizens, noting that the regime in Washington should be sued internationally.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Iran to respond to any enemy's threat at same level: Brig. Gen. Pakpour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour on Tue. said that Islamic Republic of Iran will respond to any threat at the same level.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Iran's export of products to Afghanistan up 30% in current year: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iran's exports value of products to neighboring Afghanistan registered a 30 percent hike in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year [from March 21 to May 20, 2010].

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Khomeini's policies led to durability of Iranian revolution despite threats: Falk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Commenting on the legacy of Imam Khomeini (RA), Prof. Falk says the clarity of AK's practice and policies led to the durability of the Iranian revolutionary process in the face of many threats to weaken or destroy what Iran had become.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Iranian scientist Asgari to arrive in country on Wednesday morning: Mousavi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iranian scientist Asgari, who had been imprisoned in the US, will return to the country on Wednesday morning.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Army Air Force plays key role in securing Iran's airspace: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said that the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army has always played a key role in securing the country's airspace.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US sanctions should not disrupt developing economic ties between Iran-Serbia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US sanctions should not create any obstacle in development of economic relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Fuel export to Venezuela 'within framework of intl. regulations': Brig. Gen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Deputy Chief of Sarallah Headquarters Brigadier General Esmail Kosari on Tue. said that Iran's export of gasoline to the Bolivarian country of Venezuela has been made within the framework of international rules and regulations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US Police's terrorism revealed inhumane nature of US regime: Iran Parl. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iranian lawmakers issued a statement on Tuesday, slamming the racist behavior of US police against African Americans.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). 'Resisting, standing up against enemies', key success of Imam Khomeini: Interior min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, in a message on the occasion of the demise anniversary of the founding father of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini [RA], said on Tue. that resisting and standing up against enemies, persisting on beliefs and also relying upon the religious democracy were of the key success factors of the late Imam Khomeini.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US' cruel sanctions behind tough economic conditions: Hemmati. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Governor of Central Bank of Iran [CBI] Abdolnasser Hemmati called on the government to cooperate with the bank in order to contain the rising inflation in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Russia's State Duma Speaker calls for interaction between Iranian, Russian legislators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Russia's State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on Tue. called for interaction and cooperation between Iranian and Russian lawmakers with each other.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US has taken hostage health of 83 million Iranians: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the unjust sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran which is affecting the civilians.

yenisafak (2020-06-02). Iran's coronavirus death toll nears 8,000. yenisafak.com Iran on Tuesday confirmed 64 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 7,942.A further 3,117 people have tested positive for the virus, raising the overall count to 157,562, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.Jahanpour said 123,077 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,565 patients remain in critical condition.Despite the rising number of cases, government employees went back to work, and mosques resumed daily prayers across the Middle Eastern country on Saturday.Shopping malls are now open beyond th…

Jeff Jurgens (2020-05-07). Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help. peaceaction.org Once Again Trump Scoffs Congressional War Powers with Republican Help Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2020 — In response to the veto by President Trump yesterday of a bill (S.J.Res.68) to reclaim congressional war powers in regards to Iran and the anticipated failure today of the Senate override vote, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for …

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Lilly Dragnev (2020-03-13). Latest U.S. Military Strikes Are as Reckless as they are Cruel. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 12, 2020 — In response to reports that the U.S. has carried out five airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "At a time of one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, it is shocking that the Trump …

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Jason Ditz (2020-02-05). Trump Says War With Iran Was "Closer Than You Thought" Last Month. theantimedia.com Trump told reporters that the U.S. came "closer than you thought" to war with Iran last month.