Daily Archives: January 17, 2018

NYT: Pentagon Proposes Widening Permissible Use of Nuclear Weapons

Jan 17, 2018

The New York Times reports that the Pentagon is proposing widening the permissible use of nuclear weapons to include responding to cyberattacks and other non-nuclear attacks to U.S. infrastructure. The Pentagon has already outlined this expanded nuclear strategy in a draft document sent to President Trump for approval. It comes amid a series of moves by the Pentagon and President Trump that have escalated the threat of nuclear war. The Wall Street Journal reports the Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons. The New York Times also reported the Pentagon is conducting a series of war games to prepare for a potential war with North Korea. This is Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning Americans about the escalating threat of war with North Korea on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “With respect to whether Americans should be concerned about a war with North Korea, I think it’s—we all need to be very sober and clear-eyed about the current situation, as North Korea has continued to make significant advances in both its nuclear weapons, the lethality of those weapons, as demonstrated by their last thermonuclear test, as well as the continued progress they’ve made in their intercontinental ballistic missile systems. We have to recognize that that threat is growing. And if North Korea is not—does not choose the pathway of engagement, discussion, negotiation, then they, themselves, will trigger an option.”

Nuclear

Why NASA Is Exploring The Edge Of Our Planet

Schiff: WH placed “gag order” on Bannon

3/3 LEA Conference – Massachusetts Climate Action Network

Our annual conference is on Saturday, March 3rd. Visit the conference website to register today and get the early bird discount.

We are looking forward to bringing hundreds of people together to learn, connect and be inspired on this day of environmental action. We’re excited to amongst others offer you workshops on how to spot your biggest energy saving opportunities, on climate change & food or on net zero communities. We’ll also have sessions for activists who want to learn skills like how to communicate on climate change more effectively or how to have MA lead and seed the soil for upcoming elections in a time where the federal government’s environmental agenda falls short.

The early bird deadline is February 10th. Register now to reserve your spot!

We hold this conference every year to discuss new ideas, build skills, and strengthen our movement. Join community leaders, environmental justice and climate advocates and activists from across the region and be inspired for the work ahead. Register today to join us and receive the early bird price.

I also encourage you to join our event facebook page to stay tuned on everything that will be going on.

If you’re interested in being a co-sponsor, follow the link HERE!

We look forward to seeing you there!

WHEN
March 03, 2018 at 9am – 6pm

WHERE
Northeastern University Curry Student Center

CONTACT
silviadamme@massclimateaction.net

Noam Chomsky on Occupy Wall Street


Chomsky’s Philosophy
Published on May 2, 2015

Chomsky on the worldwide Occupy events.

Chomsky: Occupy Movement “Has Created Something That Didn’t Really Exist” in US — Solidarity


Democracy Now!
Published on May 14, 2012

DemocracyNow.org – Noam Chomsky says the Occupy movement has helped rebuild class solidarity and communities of mutual support on a level unseen since the time of the Great Depression. “The Occupy movement spontaneously created something that doesn’t really exist in the country: Communities of mutual support, cooperation, open spaces for discussion … people doing things and helping each other,” Chomsky says. “That’s very much missing. There [has been] massive propaganda going on for a century, that you really shouldn’t care about anyone else, just yourself … To rebuild [class
solidarity] — even in small pieces of society — can become very important, can change the conception of how society ought to function.” Chomsky also gives his assessment of President Obama, whom he says has attacked civil liberties in a way that “goes beyond George W. Bush.”

TRAILER Occupy The Movie


Occupy The Movie
Published on Jan 8, 2013

http://www.OccupyTheMovie.com
The Occupy movement took America by storm in the fall of 2011, and has since faced police violence, eviction, and failure. Now without a park to occupy, it is gut check time for the most daring American social movement since the Civil Rights movement. Featuring interviews with key organizers and intellectuals of the movement, we discover the biggest threat to occupy, is in fact, occupy. Can they self-overcome and change the most powerful political-economic structure in human history?

Starring Noam Chomsky, Kalle Lasn, Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Andy Bichlbaum, Sandy Nurse, Liz Evans, Jesse LaGreca, Sandy Nurse, George Machado, Tim Pool, Vlad Teichberg, Makh Aten, Priscilla Grim, Justin Wedes, Aaron Black, Bishop George Packard, Pete Dutro, Michael Premo, Jen Waller, Gideon Oliver, George Martinez, and more key figures from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Directed, produced and Written by Corey Ogilvie

Produced & Music Scored by Andrew Halliwell

Additional Cinematography & Co-Producer Liam Leahy

Associate Producer Jeffrey van Rens

Flake says Trump’s attacks on media comparable to Soviet Union Dictator Stalin


ABC News

Published on Jan 14, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, one of President Trump’s fiercest Republican critics, responds to President Trump’s attacks on the media on “This Week.”

WATCH: Sen. Jeff Flake discusses Trump administration on Senate Floor


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks about the state of the Trump administration on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Jeff Flake condemns President Trump’s attacks on media — FULL SPEECH (C-SPAN)


C-SPAN

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Senator Jeff Flake remarks on Senate floor condemning President Trump’s attacks on the media. Senator Flake begins his remarks saying, “Near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote “we hold these truths to be self-evident”. So, from the very beginning, our freedom has been predicated on the truth.” Also in his remarks, “We are told via twitter that today the president intends to announce his choice for the “most corrupt and dishonest” media awards. It beggars belief that an American president would engage in such a spectacle. But here we are. And so, 2018 must be the year in which the truth takes a stand against power that would weaken it. In this effort the choice is quite simple. And in this effort, the truth needs as many allies as possible.” Full Senate session video here: http://cs.pn/2DGwbOo