2020-01-03: News Headlines

CODEPINK.org and many others (2020-01-03). US Out of Iraq! Protest in San Jose. indybay.org 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…

Bouthaina Shaaban (2020-01-03). Video: US Sanctions and the Caesar Act, Oil and Gas, Chemical Weapons, and the Syrian Response. globalresearch.ca The Caesar Act is one of the main topics discussed by the Media and Political Advisor in the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban in a thorough must watch and learn from interview with Kamal Khalaf of Al-Mayadeen News channel. | Dr. …

No Nukes Action (2020-01-03). Stop The 2020 Olympics In Japan, End Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/near California | San Francisco…

Staff (2020-01-03). Bernie Sanders Condemns Trump for Putting US on Path to "Another Disastrous War" truthout.org Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced President Donald Trump late Thursday night for giving the order to assassinate Iran's Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force — calling the move a "dangerous escalation" that brings the United States "closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars." | In a statement responding to what other critics decried as…

Andrew Moss (2020-01-03). Immigration and the Prison Industrial Complex. zcomm.org The Prison Industrial Complex can help pinpoint major areas where corporate interests and government overlap. These include detention, surveillance, consulting services, and border wall construction…

yenisafak (2020-01-03). Turkey's defense outlook for 2020s very promising. yenisafak.com There was never a dull moment for Ankara in its military affairs agenda in the year 2019. After all, Operation Peace Spring marked the first time that the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) operated against the PKK terrorist offshoots in the east of the Euphrates in the northern plains of Syria. The S-400 procurement was, by far, the most sensational news in global weapons market. Turkey even combat-launched its indigenous ballistic missile, the Bora, during Operation Claw in northern Iraq. However, none of these developments offer the insightful hints about the Turkish administration's defense vision for the 2020s as th…

RT (2020-01-02). 'Fear of the unknown': Mystery drones seen hovering over Colorado & Nebraska leave residents spooked. rt.com Enigmatic drones spotted flying in the skies over Colorado and Nebraska are making citizens quite uneasy, but local and federal authorities so far have no answers, launching probes into who or what is behind the unmarked craft. | Some 16 of the drones have been seen across northeast Colorado in recent weeks, sheriff's departments in two Colorado counties have confirmed. Though the aircraft have not violated any federal guidelines for flying, Yuma County Sheriff Todd Combs said they've nonetheless left residents "very nervous and anxious." | "People do not like the unknown as it upsets the balance of our lives,…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). US Border Militia Leader Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge. telesurenglish.net United States leader of a far-right armed militia Larry Hopkins, 70, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges, prosecutors and a defense lawyer informed. | RELATED: | FBI Arrests Leader of Militia Stopping Migrants in New Mexico | A U.S. Attorneys' spokeswoman said that during a hearing in federal court in New Mexico, Hopkins had admitted to being in possession of nine firearms and ammunition for those weapons at the time of his arrest in April. | Hopkins, who has fou…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-02). Failure of Trump-Kim Dialogue: North Korea to Continue Developing Strategic Nuclear Weapons and Missiles. globalresearch.ca In remarks during Pyongyang's yearend Plenary Meeting, Kim Jong-un said his government will continue development of strategic weapons because of US hostility toward the country, adding he'll no longer be bound by an ICBM test moratorium. | Pyongyang's KCNA news agency …

Staff (2020-01-02). Fighting for Reforms Isn't Enough. It's Time We Reach for Prison Abolition. truthout.org It's time to drastically reconsider what safety means to our communities. | Even as we fight to pass incremental reforms to the prison-industrial complex, we must do so through an unapologetic lens that rejects the idea that reformism is enough. | While we understand that these incremental reforms are the individual trees that get us closer to dismantling the system, we must be clear that the forest beyond those trees must be full-on abolition. | My experiences as a grassroots organizer have made…

RT (2020-01-01). Not the bees! Pentagon wants to use swarms of AI-powered drones for 'rescue' missions. rt.com The Pentagon is combing the AI developer community to try to build a self-starting swarm of AI-enabled drones capable of recognizing and tracking a target — ostensibly for search and rescue, but potentially for search and destroy. | The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) issued a request (RFI) late in December seeking the latest and greatest in AI and drone swarm tech — and looking for clever ideas on how to combine th…

ANSWER (2020-01-01). Sat. Jan. 4 National Day of Action U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! liberationnews.org Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, World Beyond War and many other anti-war and peace organizations.

WSWS (2019-12-31). The impeachment crisis and US war plans against Russia. wsws.org The ferocity with which the entire US national security apparatus responded to a temporary delay in sending anti-tank missiles and radar to Ukraine raises the question: Is there a timetable for using these weapons in combat against Russia?

G. Dunkel (2019-12-30). U.S. imperialism uses dollars to rule world economy. workers.org The whole structure of the world's financial system — where every day, trillions of dollars, euros and yuan zip from bank to bank, from individuals to companies, to and from all sorts of institutions — still reflects the domination of the U.S. dollar. Graph shows increase in total remittances to . . . | Continue reading U.S. imperialism uses dollars to rule world economy at Workers.org

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-27). Israel Bombs Gaza For Xmas, Israel Threatens To Attack All Helping Iran & Saudis Bomb Yemen Market. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-12-24). Headlines for December 24, 2019. democracynow.org House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read more…

The Canary (2019-12-20). Civil liberties group warns rise in Taser use due to 'social control rather than personal protection'. thecanary.co The use of Taser stun guns by police forces in England and Wales reached a record high last year, new figures show. | The weapons were fired on 2,500 occasions between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, which is thought to be the highest number recorded. | Tasers — which deliver a high-voltage electric shock — were deployed in 23,000 incidents in the 12 months to the end of March, according to the Home Office. But police monitoring group Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) warned that it suspects tasers are used "unlawfully, as a…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-17). US Regime Change In Mexico, US Bombs Afghan Hospital, Saudis Get Involved In Syria & More OPCW Leaks. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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