Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

2020-09-13: News Headlines

Slava Zilber (2020-09-13). An interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on Cuba and Cuba-US Relations. thecanary.co Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and … | By | Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin

teleSUR (2020-09-12). Venezuela: US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries. telesurenglish.net A U.S. former marine and spy who had been spying on the Amuay and Cardon refineries was captured in the Venezuelan state of Falcon on Thursday. | RELATED: | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the JPSUV, President Nicolas Maduro said the captured individual had served a function at CIA bases in Iraq and was found with weapons and a large sum of cash.

RT (2020-09-12). 'More intimidating than a nuke': Chinese media heap praise on Russia's highly advanced Avangard missile system. rt.com Russia's Avangard missile system is a "masterpiece of the Russian Army" and a "more intimidating weapon than a nuclear bomb," according to Sina, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language websites. | As a hypersonic missile, the Avangard is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound, making it "absolutely invulnerable to any air or missile defense system," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He also noted that Russia is the only country in the world with hypersonic weapons, meaning other countries are "playing catch-up." | Sina highlighted Russia's superiority in the development of hypersonic…

C.J. Atkins (2020-09-11). Nearly two decades after 9/11, military-industrial complex is stronger than ever. peoplesworld.org It has been almost 20 years since Al Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashed another into a field in Pennsylvania after a passenger revolt. On that day, 2,977 people lost their lives, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of grieving family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. First …

Howie Hawkins (2020-09-11). Reject Militarism on the Anniversary of 9/11. dissidentvoice.org Nineteen years after more than 3,000 people were killed on 9/11, there remains a bipartisan commitment to fight an endless "war on terrorism," instigate regime change coups, increase military spending, enhance US nuclear weapons, deport undocumented residents, curtail civil liberties, and militarize the police. The September 11, 2001 attacks on the US have obscured "The …

teleSUR (2020-09-11). Colombia: Death Toll Rises to 13 in Protests Over Police Abuse. telesurenglish.net At least 13 people have been killed by the police during the demonstrations against police brutality that have been shaking Colombia since Wednesday. | RELATED: | "The 13 victims were killed by Public Force's exclusive weapons during the protests. Eight of them were young people between 17 and 27 years old. Three are women between 18 and 36 years old," Bogota's Mayor Claudia Lopez explained. | The assassinations "were reported…

Kathleen Wallace (2020-09-11). Banana Strings and the Military-Industrial Complex. counterpunch.org How did we ever arrive at this unfamiliar destination with a strangely morphing reality—writhing and shifting at an ever-accelerating pace? 8 months ago, the notion that a pandemic could alter our social interactions to this extent was not really considered to be a possibility. Now it feels as if life was always this way. Added

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Iran's Army Air Defense intercepts one US plane, two drones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — During the Zolfaghar-99 military exercise on Fri., one US plane and two drones, that had violated the law and entered Iranian Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) illegally, were intercepted by homemade Karrar drone.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Iran reacts to Human Rights Council's report on Yemen crisis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman reacted to a report by United Nations Human Rights Council on situation in Yemen, saying that Iran's name along with providers of weapons for Saudi Coalition is an absolutely incorrect act.

CounterPunch News Service (2020-09-10). CODEPINK Responds to Trump Troop Withdrawal: Bring ALL US Troops Home from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. counterpunch.org We welcome the Trump administration announcement that US troops in Iraq will be reduced from 5,200 to 3,000. Anytime US troops are brought home from ill-conceived overseas adventures is a step in the right direction. But the American people want AN END to these endless wars, not a reduction. The same goes for the Iraqi

RT (2020-09-10). OPCW should not be a 'geopolitical tool,' Russian envoy tells UN Security Council as Germany seeks to involve it in Navalny case. rt.com Russia's ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya slammed on Thursday Germany for withholding information about the health of activist Alexey Navalny and condemned Western attempts to politicize chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW. | "Russia is deeply concerned by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons becoming an instrument in the geopolitical struggle," Nebenzya said at the United Nations Security Council session on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. | He

Ariel Gold (2020-09-10). Peace through weapons sales to the UAE. nationofchange.org If the American people really want to pursue peace in the Middle East and instead use our taxes to build up U.S. infrastructure, healthcare, education and address the climate crisis, then we must immediately pressure our Congressional representatives to make sure that the U.S.-UAE weapons sales deal does not go through.

news.un (2020-09-10). Issues surrounding Syria's chemical weapons programme must be resolved, to restore global confidence. news.un.org Until outstanding issues related to Syria's initial declaration of its chemical weapons stockpile and programme are resolved, the international community cannot have full confidence that its activities have ended, the UN's top disarmament expert told the Security Council on Thursday.