2020-01-16: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-16). 'Negative': Audio suggests Delta flight crew told controls it WOULDN'T NEED to dump fuel before dousing school kids outside LA. rt.com The crew of a Boeing 777 that showered schools outside Los Angeles with jet fuel on Tuesday apparently told controllers they were not going to release the toxic liquid right before they did so, newly released audio suggests. | The plot has thickened in the highly unusual mishap, which saw Delta Airlines Flight 89 dump thousands of gallons of volatile jet fuel on unsuspecting students and staff in five elementary schools and one high school outside Los Angeles on Tuesday. | An audio recording of communications between the LAX airport control tower and the pilots of the Delta flight reveals that air traffic cont…

RT (2020-01-16). India needs to go on global anti-terrorism spree like US did after 9/11 — defense chief Rawat. rt.com India's new chief of defense staff, General Bipin Rawat, has said that the 'war on terror' is far from over and its roots must be analyzed in order to combat terrorism. | "Terrorism is here to stay. So long as there are… states that are going to sponsor terrorism and… use terrorists as proxies, make weapons available to them, [provide] funding for them, then we can't control terrorism," Gen. Rawat said, as quoted by local media. | We have to bring an end to terrorism and that can only happen the way Americans started after the 9/11 terror attack. They said let's go on a spree… global war on terror. | Ind…

RT (2020-01-15). VIDEOS show airplane dumping JET FUEL on Los Angeles schools, resulting in 60 injuries. rt.com Sixty people were treated for injuries after a passenger plane dumped jet fuel over several schools while making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Videos show the release of the unusual payload. | According to the airline, the Delta jet experienced an engine issue shortly after departing from Los Angeles, and was forced to return quickly to the airport. Following safety procedures, the Boeing 777-200 released fuel in order to reach a safe landing weight. | The excess fuel, however, caused a health emergency among at least six Los Angeles schools, where children found themselves d…

RT (2020-01-15). Toxic chemicals stole 160 million IQ points from American kids and it's costing the US trillions of dollars – study. rt.com Shocking new research indicates that not only do pesticides and flame retardants cause unprecedented levels of irreversible childhood brain damage, but the knock-on effects have cost the US economy trillions of dollars. | The latest research from New York University indicates that polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were the greatest contributor to IQ loss and intellectual disability among American children, resulting in a total of 162 million IQ points lost and over 738,000 cases of intellectual disability. | Many children were likely exposed in utero — though many household objects are known to conta…

teleSUR (2020-01-15). IACHR Denounces Ecuadorean Govt. Repression In October Protests. telesurenglish.net The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented on Tuesday a report on its visit to Ecuador last October, when massive protests took place against the neoliberal measures promoted by President Lenin Moreno. | RELATED: | Ecuador Buys $4m Worth of Non-Lethal Weapons for Armed Forces | The IACHR report states that "the acts of protest, in…

Grafton Tanner (2020-01-15). Why Raytheon Sponsors Math Contests for Kids. thenation.com Why Raytheon Sponsors Math Contests for Kids…

RT (2020-01-14). At least 60, incl. children, injured after Boeing 777 dumps fuel on elementary school outside Los Angeles. rt.com Sixty people, including at least two dozen children, have been reported injured after a Boeing 777 returning to Los Angeles International Airport dropped fuel on five elementary schools. | The plane performed an emergency fuel dump after experiencing mechanical problems taking off from LAX. About 70 firefighters and paramedics responded to Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy after children at the school complained of skin irritation and noxious fumes. | While initial reports indicated that only one school found itself on the receiving end, it later emerged that a total of six schools were affected by the m…

Whitney Webb (2020-01-14). How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks. mintpressnews.com Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.

RT (2020-01-14). Trans activist Jessica Yaniv filmed 'assaulting' cameraman in tussle outside Canadian courthouse (VIDEO). rt.com Controversial and outspoken trans activist Jessica Yaniv was filmed seemingly assaulting a video journalist outside a court in Canada, where she was appearing on non-lethal weapons charges. | The alleged incident took place outside of the Surrey Law Courts after Rebel Media reporter Keean Bexte asked Yaniv whether she would be pleading guilty to the prohibited weapons charges. In the video, Yaniv then charges Bexte, shouting "go away from me!" before appearing to hit the journalist and grab his microphone. | J. Yaniv just punched me in the back of the head. Just spoke to police. Luckily there are two security…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-01-13). During Yemen's Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails. mintpressnews.com SANA'A, SADAA, YEMEN — As the ongoing war and blockade against their country enters its sixth year, Yemenis are commemorating the annual Martyr Week amid an increasing feeling of hatred and resentment towards the United States, a feeling never seen at this level in the war-torn country. | In Yemen, a country far from the prosperous and bustling United States, the size of cemeteries has increased dramatically in the past five years, with new burial sites springing up to house victims of the weapons supplied by western countries, particularly by the United States, as well as the blockade, hunger, and disease…

Staff (2020-01-13). Democratic Debate: Will Progressives Highlight the Cost of War? therealnews.com Senators Sanders and Warren could have their best opportunity yet to argue that if the U.S. has trillions to pay for war abroad, it can invest in healthcare, education, and infrastructure at home.

Aaron Maté (2020-01-13). Ex-Bush official: OPCW's Syria cover-up recalls Iraq war lies. thegrayzone.com Former Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that reports of US pressure on the OPCW's Syria chemical weapons investigation…

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). 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…

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…

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…

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…

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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