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2019-11-22: News Headlines

Sam Husseini (2019-11-22). Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons? counterpunch.org Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. He is expected to give the clearest articulation yet of the Vatican's position, since 2017, that condemns the "very possession" of nuclear weapons. This is something Plowshares More

RT (2019-11-22). Drones, robots, lasers, supersonic gliders & other high-tech arms: Putin wants Russian military to be up to any future challenge. rt.com The Russian military will be going all out sci-fi, with Vladimir Putin saying the plan for boosting the Armed Forces until 2033 should focus on AI and weapons based on 'new physical principles.' | With the introduction of a whole range of state-of-the-art arms in recent years, Russia has been "able to make a step forward compared to the world's other military powers," Putin said during a meeting of the Russian Security Council on Friday. | The tally of the newest weapons and hardware in the possession of the country's Armed Forces and Navy is currently over 68 percent, he said, adding that they must be increas…

Sam Husseini (2019-11-22). Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons? counterpunch.org Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. He is expected to give the clearest articulation yet of the Vatican's position, since 2017, that condemns the "very possession" of nuclear weapons. This is something Plowshares More

Staff (2019-11-21). Korean Peninsula Troubles Pose U.S. Security Challenge. truthdig.com HANOI, Vietnam — Defense Secretary Mark Esper is returning from Asia with the U.S. still facing a trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula that pose risks to the national security of the U.S. and one of its most important alliances in the region. | The toughest of these problems, and arguably the most consequential, is North Korea's refusal to restart negotiations with Washington on eliminating its nuclear weapons. | Esper, who was returning Thursday to Washington, has no direct role in nuclear diplomacy, but he had hoped that his decision to postpone a military flying exercise with South Korea — whic…

Alex Emmons (2019-11-21). Joe Biden, in Departure From Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a "Pariah" theintercept.com Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia — marking a sharp contrast with the Obama administration — and stressing he would make the Saudis "pay the price" for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. | "I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them," Biden said. "We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are." Biden also said there is "very little social redeeming value in the pr…

Tim Hayward (2019-11-21). OPCW Must Come Clean: Grave Flaws in Syria Report. Open Letter To States' Representatives. globalresearch.ca Following revelations of grave flaws in its Syria reporting, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons must allow whistleblowers' evidence to be heard at the coming OPCW Conference of States Parties. That's the message from the following public …

Tracy Keeling (2019-11-20). The 10 most disturbing words of ITV's election coverage weren't uttered by a candidate, but by the show's host. thecanary.co There were a number of disturbing aspects to ITV's debate and interviews on 19 November. But none were more perplexing than host Nina Hossain's reaction to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson's position on using nuclear weapons. | WTAF?: | I for one found the fury Boris Johnson managed to affect in defence of the NHS (after Jeremy Corbyn brandished a heavily redacted government document on the subject) quite alarming. Corbyn said the documents showed that Johnson's government had: a series…

RT (2019-11-20). Chemical Watchdog Manipulated Douma Attack Report — Whistleblower. dissidentvoice.org The head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has signed an open letter urging his own watchdog to give two whistleblowers a platform at its next conference. They claim the #OPCW suppressed evidence when conducting a probe into an alleged #chemicalattack on the Syrian city of #Douma in April 2018.

Aaron Maté (2019-11-18). Whistleblower: OPCW suppressed Syria chemical evidence after US pressure. thegrayzone.com A second whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has come forward to accuse top OPCW officials…

CGTN (2019-11-18). Arrow-wielding Rioters Barricade in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. dissidentvoice.org All eyes are on Hong Kong as police and rioters remain locked in a standoff. Anti-government protesters have barricaded a university campus, attacking police forces who have closed in on them, with various weapons including bow and arrow.

United Nations (2019-11-18). Monday's Daily Brief: Progress and pitfalls in child rights, millions of Afghans acutely food insecure, Middle East nuclear-free zone, social media and child detention. news.un.org A recap of Monday's stories in brief: Uneven child rights progress; over 10 million Afghans severely food insecure; Middle East nuclear weapons conference gets underway; Social media posts increasing child detention cases; UN and partners commit to universal health.

Fight Back (2019-11-17). Protesters demand end to Israeli attacks on Gaza. fightbacknews.org NY, New York – On the evening of November 15, over 150 people gathered on 42nd and Broadway to demand that Israel, backed by the United States government, stop the murder and occupation of Palestinians. | The emergency rally was called by several different organizations in New York City in response to Israel murdering 34 people, including eight children in Gaza. The organizations were Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, Labor for Palestine, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, NY4Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, American Muslims for Palesti…

Aaron Maté (2019-11-16). Syria scandal: New whistleblower claims chemical weapons watchdog OPCW suppressed Douma evidence. thegrayzone.com A whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is accusing top officials of tampering with evidence…

Staff (2019-11-14). CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions. democracynow.org CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret. thelastamericanvagabond.com The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …

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, …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-18). Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire. 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 (10/17/19). 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 …

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Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons?
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-22
Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. He is expected to give the clearest articulation yet of the Vatican's position, since 2017, that condemns the "very possession" of nuclear weapons. This is something Plowshares…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/22/can-the-religious-left-take-down-nuclear-weapons/

Drones, robots, lasers, supersonic gliders & other high-tech arms: Putin wants Russian military to be up to any future challenge
rt.com | 2019-11-22
The Russian military will be going all out sci-fi, with Vladimir Putin saying the plan for boosting the Armed Forces until 2033 should focus on AI and weapons based on 'new physical principles.' | With the introduction of a whole range of state-of-the-art arms in recent years, Russia has been "able to make a step forward compared to the world's other military powers," Putin said during a meeting of the Russian Security Council on Friday. | The tally of the newest weapons and hardware in the possession of the country's Armed Forces and Navy is currently over 68 percent, he said, adding that they must be increas…
rt.com/russia/474119-putin-laser-drone-robot-hypersonic/

Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons?
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-22
Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. He is expected to give the clearest articulation yet of the Vatican's position, since 2017, that condemns the "very possession" of nuclear weapons. This is something Plowshares…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/22/can-the-religious-left-take-down-nuclear-weapons/

Ilhan Omar's Call for Restorative Justice Gives Me Profound Hope for the Future
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
Omar understands that punishment perpetuates crime; that healing, repairing harm and creating peace are not simplistic matters to be dumped into the trash bin of the prison-industrial complex. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ilhan_2.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/21/ilhan-omars-call-restorative-justice-gives-me-profound-hope-future?cd-origin=rss

Korean Peninsula Troubles Pose U.S. Security Challenge
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-21
HANOI, Vietnam — Defense Secretary Mark Esper is returning from Asia with the U.S. still facing a trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula that pose risks to the national security of the U.S. and one of its most important alliances in the region. | The toughest of these problems, and arguably the most consequential, is North Korea's refusal to restart negotiations with Washington on eliminating its nuclear weapons. | Esper, who was returning Thursday to Washington, has no direct role in nuclear diplomacy, but he had hoped that his decision to postpone a military flying exercise with South Korea — whic…
truthdig.com/articles/korean-peninsula-troubles-pose-u-s-security-challenge/

Joe Biden, in Departure From Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a "Pariah"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-11-21
Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia — marking a sharp contrast with the Obama administration — and stressing he would make the Saudis "pay the price" for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. | "I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them," Biden said. "We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are." Biden also said there is "very little social redeeming value in the pr…
theintercept.com/2019/11/21/democratic-debate-joe-biden-saudi-arabia/

OPCW Must Come Clean: Grave Flaws in Syria Report. Open Letter To States' Representatives
Tim Hayward | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-21
Following revelations of grave flaws in its Syria reporting, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons must allow whistleblowers' evidence to be heard at the coming OPCW Conference of States Parties. That's the message from the following public …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-must-come-clean-grave-flaws-in-syria-report-open-letter-to-states-representatives/5695506

The 10 most disturbing words of ITV's election coverage weren't uttered by a candidate, but by the show's host
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-11-20
There were a number of disturbing aspects to ITV's debate and interviews on 19 November. But none were more perplexing than host Nina Hossain's reaction to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson's position on using nuclear weapons. | WTAF?: | I for one found the fury Boris Johnson managed to affect in defence of the NHS (after Jeremy Corbyn brandished a heavily redacted government document on the subject) quite alarming. Corbyn said the documents showed that Johnson's government had: a series…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/11/20/the-10-most-disturbing-words-of-itvs-election-coverage-werent-uttered-by-a-candidate-but-by-the-shows-host/

Chemical Watchdog Manipulated Douma Attack Report — Whistleblower
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-20
The head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has signed an open letter urging his own watchdog to give two whistleblowers a platform at its next conference. They claim the #OPCW suppressed evidence when conducting a probe into an alleged #chemicalattack on the Syrian city of #Douma in April 2018.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/chemical-watchdog-manipulated-douma-attack-report-whistleblower/

Whistleblower: OPCW suppressed Syria chemical evidence after US pressure
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-18
A second whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has come forward to accuse top OPCW officials…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/18/whistleblower-opcw-suppressed-syria-chemical-weapons-evidence-after-us-pressure/

Whistleblower: OPCW suppressed Syria chemical evidence after US pressure
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-18
A second whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has come forward to accuse top OPCW officials…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/18/whistleblower-opcw-suppressed-syria-chemical-weapons-evidence-after-us-pressure/

Arrow-wielding Rioters Barricade in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-18
All eyes are on Hong Kong as police and rioters remain locked in a standoff. Anti-government protesters have barricaded a university campus, attacking police forces who have closed in on them, with various weapons including bow and arrow.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/arrow-wielding-rioters-barricade-in-hong-kong-polytechnic-university/

Monday's Daily Brief: Progress and pitfalls in child rights, millions of Afghans acutely food insecure, Middle East nuclear-free zone, social media and child detention
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-18
A recap of Monday's stories in brief: Uneven child rights progress; over 10 million Afghans severely food insecure; Middle East nuclear weapons conference gets underway; Social media posts increasing child detention cases; UN and partners commit to universal health.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1051631

Protesters demand end to Israeli attacks on Gaza
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-17
NY, New York – On the evening of November 15, over 150 people gathered on 42nd and Broadway to demand that Israel, backed by the United States government, stop the murder and occupation of Palestinians. | The emergency rally was called by several different organizations in New York City in response to Israel murdering 34 people, including eight children in Gaza. The organizations were Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, Labor for Palestine, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, NY4Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, American Muslims for Palesti…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/16/protesters-demand-end-israeli-attacks-gaza

Syria scandal: New whistleblower claims chemical weapons watchdog OPCW suppressed Douma evidence
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-16
A whistleblower from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is accusing top officials of tampering with evidence…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/16/syria-scandal-new-whistleblower-claims-un-chemical-weapons-watchdog-buried-douma-evidence/

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/activist_medea_benjamin_faces_threats_of

James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/james-corbett-interview-isis-created-armed-funded-by-us-israel-an-open-secret/

Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-11-07
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, …
peaceaction.org/2019/11/07/take-action-some-actual-sane-legislation/