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Wednesday evening owls: Biden ought to select a brand new disarmament agenda – beginning with the mine ban treaty

Biden can start with the mining ban contract. Earlier this year, the Trump administration revised the US anti-personnel Landmine Policy to consider using these weapons anywhere in the world. As a candidate, Biden stated that he would do so return on the earlier Obama-Biden approach, which instead set the goal of eventual US accession to the treaty. (…) Biden can start with the mining ban contract. Earlier this year, the Trump administration revised the US anti-personnel Landmine Policy to consider using these weapons anywhere in the world. As a candidate, Biden stated that he would do so return on the earlier Obama-Biden approach, which instead set the goal of eventual US accession to the treaty. (…)

Similarly, a total of 110 countries – including the vast majority of our NATO allies – are now parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which bans these weapons of the same name, which are currently being used to international outrage in harming civilians Nagorno-Karabakh. The last significant use of cluster munitions in the United States was in 2003 (apart from a single attack in 2009). It is time to realize that even these have no place in our arsenal. (…)

Three more articles worth reading

The Myth of Latino Voting and What Newsrooms Must Learn From 2020, by Perla Trevizo. This election again demonstrated the need for clearer voices in the newsrooms. ProPublica and Texas Tribune reporter Perla Trevizo explains why newsrooms need to embrace and involve 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 characters, including the president, charged the disinformation against Vaxx.

Final Reckoning: The 50 Most Shameful People in the Trump Administration, by David Halperin. We avoid all terrible allies and toads from outside, from Sean Hannity to Lil Wayne, Jerry Falwell Jr. to James O & # 39; Keefe, the late Bob Murray to Vladimir Putin to Diamond and Silk. We focus on the people being paid by taxpayers (and Trump campaign donors) to destroy the country and the planet. And of course Rudy Giuliani.

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At Daily Kos that day in 2017– Donald Trump says he believes Putin in elections, the US secret service says full of "political hacks":

Although the White House announced yesterday that there is no scheduled meeting between Trump and Putin, The Kremlin disagreed. And one of them was right. In fact, Donald Trump is convinced of it The Kremlin is always right

Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia had not attempted to interfere in the US presidential election over the past year, despite US intelligence agencies having noticed. …

"He said he didn't interfere. He said he didn't interfere. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One when he was after from Da Nang Hanoi in Vietnam flew. Trump spoke to Putin three times on the sidelines of the summit, where the problem of Russian interference emerged.

They were only brief meetings. Just long enough for Trump to assure Putin that they were simpático. Just long enough for Trump to express his position on US intelligence officials.

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