Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Nuclear Weapons

Foreign correspondent: Libya, the forgotten war

I arrived at the airport in Tripoli, Libya, on assignment for CBS Radio with my paperwork in order. I even had the phone numbers of local immigration officials in...

Foreign correspondent: Hardliners win in Iran but turnout was extremely low

TEHRAN—The parliamentary candidates had rented a large hall for a campaign rally, but only a few hundred supporters showed up. They came to see Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, a leading hardliner...

Enola Gay and the witchy origin of the first AIDS protest

Just around the crack of dawn on September 23, 1984, a handful of gay men gathered outside the gates of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a major center for...

China trade war not going well for Trump

  China is coming after us! Time to steel ourselves for battle against the human-rights-violating, currency-manipulating, job-grabbing, intellectual-property-stealing, missile-launching evil doers. Or so Washington, D.C. would like us to believe. Washington’s...

Elizabeth Warren on war and peace

In the last few months Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained ground in public opinion polls tracking the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. In some states, she’s ahead...

The ‘Trump Doctrine’ is sinking fast

Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White...

Solidarity after the massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh

Rabbi Michael Lerner, who leads the Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls in Berkeley and is the editor of Tikkun magazine, sent this out to his community in the aftermath of the massacre at...

Chairman John Bolton takes over North Korea

PYONGYANG --North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced today that he was resigning and appointing John Bolton as the country's new supreme leader. Kim, apparently acting under duress, declared, "I've made...

The North Korea summit: We have been here before

Police wearing Darth Vader helmets and carrying shotguns mounted with tear gas launchers lined up ready for battle. Fifty yards away, tens of thousands students and workers placed iron...

Foreign correspondent: What will Iran do now?

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT President Donald Trump announced that the US is pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord--and Iranians are really pissed. Thousands of Iranians demonstrated in Tehran chanting “Death to...