Biden should choose new disarmament agenda—starting with the Mine Ban Treaty

first_imgAt Daily Kos on this date in 2017—Donald Trump says he believes Putin about election, says US intelligence full of ‘political hacks’:Though the White House yesterday announced that there was no scheduled meeting between Trump and Putin, the Kremlin disagreed. And one of them was right. In fact, Donald Trump is convinced that the Kremlin is always right,Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US presidential election last year, despite a finding from US intelligence agencies that it did. …“He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew from Da Nang to Hanoi in Vietnam. Trump spoke to Putin three times on the sidelines of summit here, where the Russia meddling issue arose.They were just short meetings. Just long enough for Trump to assure Putin that they were simpático. Just long enough for Trump to give his position on US intelligence officials. THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGThe Myth of the Latino Vote and What Newsrooms Must Learn From 2020, by Perla Trevizo. This election once again showed the need for more distinct voices in newsrooms. ProPublica and Texas Tribune reporter Perla Trevizo explains why newsrooms must comprise and engage the communities they cover — and not just before an election. How the Trumps Helped Anti-Vaxxers Spread Lies About the COVID Vaccine, by David Gilbert. Trumpworld figures, including the president, supercharged anti-vaxx disinformation. Final Reckoning: The 50 Most Disgraceful People of the Trump Administration, by David Halperin. We’re avoiding all the awful outside allies and toadies, from Sean Hannity to Lil Wayne, Jerry Falwell Jr. to James O’Keefe, the late Bob Murray to Vladimir Putin to Diamond and Silk. We focus on the people paid by taxpayers (and Trump campaign donors) to destroy the country and the planet. Plus, of course, Rudy Giuliani. TOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIESQUOTATION“All across our planet, crucial connections are being disrupted. The stability that we and all life relies upon is being lost. What we do in the next 20 years will determine the figure for all life on Earth.”           ~~Sir David Attenborough, “Our Planet,” 2019TWEET OF THE DAYx BLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement – Biden can start with the Mine Ban Treaty. Early this year, the Trump administration revised U.S. antipersonnel landmine policy to consider using those weapons anywhere in the world. As a candidate, Biden indicated he would return to the earlier Obama-Biden approach, which instead set the goal of eventual U.S. accession to the treaty. […]Biden can start with the Mine Ban Treaty. Early this year, the Trump administration revised U.S. antipersonnel landmine policy to consider using those weapons anywhere in the world. As a candidate, Biden indicated he would return to the earlier Obama-Biden approach, which instead set the goal of eventual U.S. accession to the treaty. […]Similarly, a total of 110 countries—among them the vast majority of our NATO allies—are now party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which bans these namesake weapons that are currently used to international outcry in harming civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh. The last significant U.S. use of cluster munitions was in 2003 (aside from a single attack in 2009). It’s time to recognize these too have no place in our arsenal. […] – Advertisement –last_img read more