2020-01-06: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-06). Boeing looks for additional cash to stay afloat amid ongoing 737 MAX crisis — report. rt.com American aerospace giant Boeing is eyeing to raise more debt in a bid to cope with the consequences of the groundings of its once best-selling airplane, the 737 MAX, according to a Wall Street Journal report. | Apart from fundraising, which could amount up to $5 billion in extra debt, it may also have to put off some investment and planned acquisitions, as well as cut spending on research and development, the report said citing sources. | Also on rt.com | | Boeing to pay compensation to Turkish Airlines over 737 MAX grounding | The me…

RT (2020-01-06). FBI conducted record number of gun sale background checks in 2019, as Democrats promise gun control. rt.com The FBI carried out a record 28 million background checks on firearms purchases in 2019, as Americans rushed to buy weapons amid calls for tougher gun laws. | According to FBI data, 28,369,750 background checks were performed in 2019, smashing the previous record of 27 million in 2016. The agency ran 202,465 checks on Black Friday alone. The Christmas period was a festive one for firearms retailers, with just under three million checks carried out in December, the second-highest month since the National Instant Criminal…

RT (2020-01-06). Iran's rollback on 2015 deal commitments poses no risk of nuclear arms proliferation — Moscow. rt.com Blaming Tehran for its decision not to adhere to the 2015 nuclear deal won't work, as it's a direct consequence of the US's withdrawal from the pact and increased sanctions pressure on Iran, the Foreign Ministry said. | The rollback on uranium enrichment constraints detailed in the landmark international agreement "in itself poses no threat in terms of proliferation of nuclear weapons," the ministry said in a statement. | The fact that Iran is acting in "close cooperation and unde…

Alan Macleod (2020-01-06). Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis. mintpressnews.com Lockheed Martin, famous for its fighter planes, helicopters and missiles, saw its stock price spike to over $416, a jump of seven percent almost overnight. Raytheon and General Dynamics saw similar increases.

Staff (2020-01-06). US "Plans" for the Afghan War Might Prove a Crime Against Humanity. truthout.org On February 4, 2002, a Predator drone circled over Afghanistan's Paktia province, near the city of Khost. Below was al-Qaeda's founder Osama bin Laden — or at least someone in the CIA thought so — and he was marked for death. As Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld put it later, both awkwardly and passively: "A…

Staff (2020-01-06). Trump Threatens Armageddon in Afghanistan. truthdig.com On February 4, 2002, a Predator drone circled over Afghanistan's Paktia province, near the city of Khost. Below was al-Qaeda's founder Osama bin Laden — or at least someone in the CIA thought so — and he was marked for death. As Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld put it later, both awkwardly and passively: "A decision was made to fire the Hellfire missile. It was fired." That air-to-ground, laser-guided missile —…

Craig Murray (2020-01-06). The Terrifying Rise of the Zombie State Narrative. globalresearch.ca The ruling Establishment has learnt a profound lesson from the debacle over Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction. The lesson they have learnt is not that it is wrong to attack and destroy an entire country on the basis of lies. …

yenisafak (2020-01-06). Russia sees no nuclear proliferation threat after Iran's enrichment decision. yenisafak.com Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it saw no threat of nuclear weapons proliferation after Iran's decision to abandon limitations on enriching uranium.The ministry said that Russia remained fully committed to the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.Iran announced on Sunday that it would lift limitations on uranium enrichment, taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, but said it would continue to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

Staff (2020-01-05). Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran. truthout.org Almost immediately after the United States assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani in a drone strike Thursday night, major American weapons manufacturers and defense contractors—from Northrop Grumman to Lockheed Martin to Raytheon—saw their stocks surge as investors sensed the growing likelihood of another costly and deadly war in the Middle East. | As the Los Angeles Times reported, "E…

Whitney Webb (2020-01-04). Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations. mintpressnews.com A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America's democracy.

Staff (2020-01-04). Thousands Take to Streets Across US to Protest Trump's March to War Against Iran. truthout.org Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the United States on Saturday took to the streets to condemn the Trump administration's " reckless acts of war" against Iran and demand that the U.S. withdraw its troops from the Middle East. | From New York City to Chicago to Arkansas and more than 70 other locations around the U.S., demonstrators rallied against the assassina…

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.

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 …

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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