2020-01-11: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-11). CCTV footage purports to show launch of Iranian missile that downed Ukrainian passenger jet (VIDEO). rt.com A video has surfaced online, allegedly showing the actual launch of the anti-aircraft missile that downed a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 outside Tehran, killing all 176 on board. | The short video was captured by a surveillance camera at a parking lot, presumably located on the outskirts of the Iranian capital. Footage shows the launch of a projectile which goes vertically upwards and apparently explodes off-screen, causing a bright flash of light. | #BREAKING New footage shows the moment which the missile fired in the direction of the Ukrainian plane in Norman Solomon (2020-01-11). 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…

sputniknews (2020-01-11). India Begins Deployment of Advanced Weapons System Along China Border – Army Chief. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): China had expressed concern in 2018 over the planned deployment of advanced weapons systems along the 4,057-kilometre border that it shares with India. The Chinese defence ministry has said India should avoid steps that contradict an agreement reached between the two leaderships to maintain peace and tranquility.

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-11). Pompeo Admits No "Imminent Threat," Boeing Emails Reveal 737 Issues & 60 Afghans Killed By US Drone. 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 (1/10/19). 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 (2020-01-10). Boeing Papers Show Employees Slid 737 Max Problems Past FAA. truthdig.com Boeing employees raised doubts among themselves about the safety of the 737 Max, apparently tried to hide problems from federal regulators and ridiculed those responsible for designing and overseeing the jetliner, according to a batch of emails and texts released nearly a year after the aircraft was grounded over two catastrophic crashes. | The documents, made public Thursday by Boeing at the urging of Congress, are likely to fuel allegations the vaunted aircraft manufacturer put speed and cost savings ahead of safety in rolling out the Max. Boeing has been wracked by turmoil since the twin disasters and is still…

David Koenig (2020-01-10). Profits before people: Boeing papers show employees hid 737 Max problems. peoplesworld.org Boeing employees knew about problems with flight simulators for the now-grounded 737 Max and apparently tried to hide them from federal regulators, according to documents released Thursday. In internal messages, Boeing employees talked about misleading regulators about problems with the simulators. In one exchange, an employee told a colleague they wouldn't let their family ride …

RT (2020-01-10). 'Designed by clowns & supervised by monkeys': Boeing employee shreds 737 MAX in internal messages. rt.com Boeing has released another trove of internal company messages suggesting it lied to regulators, and showing fierce criticism from an unnamed employee who said the crash-prone 737 MAX aircraft was "designed by clowns." | In its release of the redacted communications on Thursday following an internal probe, Boeing acknowledged some of the messages were "completely unacceptable" and contained "provocative language." In one missive sent in 2017, an employee castigated the 737 MAX — which was grounded glo…

Paul Street (2020-01-10). Assassination, Lies and the Trump Difference. counterpunch.org United States presidents have long lied about the pretexts for, and the nature of, their murderous and criminal foreign policy actions. Remember George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's fraudulent claims that Saddam Hussein's Iraq government possessed vast stocks of "weapons of mass destruction" that threatened the world and that Iraq had participated in the September 11, 2001 jetliner attacks? More

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-01-10). The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon. counterpunch.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. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of More

Staff (2020-01-10). Washington Post Runs Pro-War Column Without Disclosing Author's Raytheon Ties. truthout.org This week The Washington Post published an opinion column by Stephen Hadley, a former Bush administration official and member of the board of directors of Raytheon. In his op-ed, Hadley justified the Trump administration's assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani and argued that…

Staff (2020-01-10). Headlines for January 10, 2020. democracynow.org House Approves Resolution Aimed at Limiting Trump's War Powers, NYT: Video Appears to Show Iranian Missile Hitting Jet Before Tehran Crash, Internal Emails Show Boeing Workers Mocked Regulators & 737 MAX Jet Designers, Trump Seeks to Exempt Large Projects from Some Environmental Review, Mexican Asylum Seeker Dies by Suicide After Being Denied Entry into U.S., Six Democratic Candidates Will Debate in Iowa Next Week, Ahead of Caucus, Transport Workers' Strike Becomes Longest in French History, Health and Human Services Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico, Grand Jury Indicts Hanukkah Attack Suspect on M…

teleSUR (2020-01-10). US Announces New Sanctions on Iran, Refuses to Pull Out Troops. telesurenglish.net The United States government Friday announced new economic sanctions against Iran's officials and companies in response to the attack with ballistic missiles at two bases with U.S. troops. | RELATED: | Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumors' About Ukrainian Plane Crash | "These sanctions will continue until the regime stops the financing of global terrorism and commits to never having nuclear weapons," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. | The new punishments will affect eight senior Per…

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…

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…

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…

teleSUR (2020-01-09). Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumors' About Ukrainian Plane Crash. telesurenglish.net The head of Iran's of Civil Aviation Organization on Thursday denied "illogical rumors" that a Ukrainian airliner that crashed near Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, had been hit by a missile, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. | RELATED: | House Approves Limiting Trump's Ability to Wage War on Iran | "Scientifically, it is impossible that…

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…

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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