A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty

Rep. Takes Credit, Criticism for Document Titled 'Biblical Basis for War' ; US Reimposes All Iran Sanctions ...and More Picks

Noam Chomsky
In a recent interview with Democracy Now, Noam Chomsky had the following to say on the US pulling out of the INF nuclear weapons treaty: “You look over the history of the nuclear age, and it is practically miraculous that we've survived this far. … Miracles like that can't go on forever, and enhancing the threat is just beyond insanity.” Photo credit: Duncan Rawlinson / Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)

Rep. Matt Shea Takes Credit, Criticism for Document Titled ‘Biblical Basis for War’ (Russ)

The author writes, “Washington state Rep. Matt Shea acknowledged he had distributed a four-page manifesto titled ‘Biblical Basis for War,’ which describes the Christian god as a ‘warrior,’ details the composition and strategies of a ‘Holy Army’ and condemns abortion and same-sex marriage. He’s shown responding to criticism over the document in a Facebook Live video on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.”

Lock Them Up? Senator Proposes Prison for CEOs Who Abuse People’s Personal Data (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “US Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon has a new idea to make sure companies protect users’ personal information: Threaten prison for executives who mishandle that data. Wyden said Thursday that his Consumer Data Protection Act is a ‘sweeping’ bill to give consumers more control over their data, force companies to be transparent about how they use people’s data and impose steep fines and even prison on executives who violate the rules.”

US Reimposes All Iran Sanctions, Demands That Country End Military Actions in Syria (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The Trump administration on Friday announced it is reimposing all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. It’s the second batch of penalties that the administration has reimposed since President Donald Trump withdrew from the landmark deal in May.”

Trump Says Saudis Misused US Weapons in ‘Terrible’ Yemen War (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “President Donald Trump said Saudi Arabia has misused US-supplied weapons in its bombing campaign in Yemen and that his administration is carefully examining the conflict. … His administration, Trump said, is studying the war ‘very, very carefully.’ But he didn’t elaborate, and he declined to say whether he’s reconsidering US arm sales to the Saudis or active support of its Yemen campaign. The US continues to provide intelligence and aerial refueling for the Saudi attacks.”

Marriott Hotel Temp Says She Was Fired After Speaking to the ‘Chronicle’ (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “A temporary hotel worker at San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis said she was fired after speaking to the Chronicle about her claim of unpaid wages.”

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