2020-01-09: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-01-09). Ukrainian plane didn't call for help before crash, say Iran investigators. thecanary.co The crew of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran didn't make a radio call for help and were trying to turn back to the airport when it went down, according to an initial Iranian report.The report suggested a sudden emergency struck the Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines early on 8 January when it went down moments after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, killing 176 people.(PA Graphics)Witnesses, including the crew of a passing flight, described seeing the plane engulfed in flames before crashing, the report said. The crash caused a massive explosion when the…

Sarah Anderson (2020-01-09). Wall Street weapons company CEOs cash in on Iran war danger. peoplesworld.org The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions were to lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of our casualties. But there is one set of …

RT (2020-01-09). Kinzhal hypersonic and Kalibr cruise missiles fired during massive Russian Navy drills in the Black Sea (VIDEOS). rt.com More than 30 warships and 40 aircraft got together for a major joint exercise of Russia's Black Sea and Northern Fleets, providing for a chance to see some of the country's most hyped weapons in action. | Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from two types of platforms during the drills in the Black Sea. The crews of Admiral Grigorovich frigate and Orekhovo-Zuevo small missile ship performed a surface firing, while Kolpino submarine launched a Kalibr from underwater. Those missiles were already used in actual combat, proving its efficiency during the Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria. | A duo of MiG…

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-01-09). The current U.S. approach to nuclear weapons can only lead to armageddon—arms control provides the only path to peace. mronline.org The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. | Source

Norman Solomon (2020-01-09). War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping. indybay.org Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-09). US Regional Presence Makes Middle East Peace and Stability Unattainable. globalresearch.ca As long as tens of thousands of US combat troops, heavy weapons, and its jihadist proxies remain active in Middle East (ME) countries, a perpetual state of war will exist — peace, stability and security to be unattainable. | That's the …

Staff (2020-01-09). Headlines for January 9, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Appears to Pull Back from New Military Action Against Iran, Mitch McConnell Met with Trump at White House & Discussed Impeachment Trial, Investigators Probe Cause of Fatal Boeing Plane Crash in Tehran, Youth Climate Group the Sunrise Movement Endorses Bernie Sanders, More Than 1 Billion Animals Killed in Climate-Fueled Wildfires in Australia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She's Cancer-Free, Guatemalan President Says U.S. Cannot Send Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, Spanish Socialist Party Leader Pedro Sánchez Sworn In as Prime Minister, Facebook Doubles Down on Its Policy of Allowing Lies in Political Ads…

sputniknews (2020-01-09). Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumours' as US Officials Say Ukrainian Boeing May Have Been Downed by Missile. sputniknews.com A Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 crashed minutes after taking off from Tehran International Airport, claiming the lives of 167 passengers and nine crew members. Iranian officials reported that the pilots did not report a malfunction, but witnesses claimed the jet was engulfed in fire prior to its crash.

John Raphling (2020-01-09). High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good. thenation.com High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good…

The Canary (2020-01-08). Plane crash which killed 176, including three Britons, caused by fire, Iran says. thecanary.co Three Britons have died after a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed moments after take off from Iran, officials have said.All 167 passengers and nine crew on the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 flight from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran to the Ukrainian capital Kiev were killed minutes after take-off at 6.10am local time (2.40am GMT) on 8 January.The crash comes amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf following the killing last week of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the US.Debris is seen from an Ukrainian plane, containing three Britons, which crashed moments after take-off from Te…

teleSUR (2020-01-08). Ecuador Buys $4m Worth of Non-Lethal Weapons for Armed Forces. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Ministry of Defense announced Monday it will purchase US$3.6 million worth of non-lethal weapons and riot gear for the Armed Forces, ahead of new strikes called by various social and Indigenous groups for the first quarter of 2020. | RELATED: | UN: Unnecessary and Disproportionate Repression in Ecuador | "Following NATO's criteria, we have bought gear from Israel, France, and the United States," Minister of Defense Oswaldo Jarrin told the press, adding that the gear will b…

Staff (2020-01-08). Trump Announces Additional 'Punishing' Sanctions on Iran. therealnews.com Updated 1: 15 PM ET | U.S. President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday morning at 11: 30 AM EST and announced that Iran "appears to be standing down" following strikes on U.S. air bases in Iraq. He said there were no American or Iraqi casualties resulting from the attacks. | Trump said that while the U.S. was evaluating its options, it would "immediately impose additional punishing sanctions" against Iran until it "changes its behavior." He called Iran the "leading sponsor of terrorism" and repeatedly said that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Since 2017, the Trump administration has impose…

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…

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.

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…

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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