2018-08-17: News Headlines

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-17). Cuban, Korean Officials Discuss Brotherhood, Bilateral Bonds. telesurtv.net The meeting was organized to "highlight the bonds of brotherhood that unite the towns, traditions and parties" between North Korea and Cuba.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Seoul and Pyongyang prepare for September summit while US intensifies campaign against North Korea. wsws.org Washington will only accept the complete subjugation of the North as it continues to raise tensions in the region with China.

Larry Atkins (2018-08-16). Why Parkland Students, Not Trump, Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. counterpunch.org Many people were quick to award President Trump the Nobel Peace Prize for his photo-op with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in June. Now it is evident that, at best, he merely deserves a participation trophy. Instead, the next Nobel Prize should be awarded to the Parkland students. While it's a positive thing that More

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). Rare Admission: Khamenei Admits Mistake For Permitting Nuclear Negotiations. iranian.com Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign […]

Suzy Kim (2018-08-15). RIP To The Liberal Order. iranian.com The June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was a historic moment—for the first time a sitting US president met with the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, since its founding in 1948. It was remarkable to see the Stars and Stripes standing next to the […]

RT (2018-08-15). US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches. rt.com The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions.

Walter Clemens (2018-08-14). Enough Already! Donald J. Trump Resignation Speech. counterpunch.org Draft TV address ghosted by Walter C. Clemens. In less than two years we have delivered amazingly on my campaign promises. We now have better borderland security; a stronger position in international trade; a more powerful military; reduced taxes; fewer government regulations; more choices for medical care; plus reduced tensions with North Korea and Russia and More

NEKLA (2018-08-14). The Strait Of Hormuz: Iran's Potential Countermeasure To US Hostility. iranian.com As the Trump administration ratchets up pressures on Iran—by re-imposing the sanctions removed under the terms of the Iran nuclear accord—Iran has responded diplomatically, politically, and militarily, combining the elements of both soft and hard power. For instance, Iran's navy has conducted a war game in the narrow waters of the Strait of Hormuz, where up to […]

RT (2018-08-14). New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia. rt.com The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011. |

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill with Over $21 Billion for Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uyghurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela to Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nucle…

RT (2018-08-11). 'Nuclear attack': Investors sue Musk over 'misleading' tweet on making Tesla private. rt.com Two investors accuse Elon Musk of manipulating Tesla's share prices by teasing on Twitter that he might pull the company from public markets, and hurting short-sellers. He then took to Twitter to mock them.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). 73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare. democracynow.org Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat—an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace—last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha—th…

Janine Jackson (2018-08-06). 'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as […]…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-06). "Earth Will Be Annihilated": On 73rd Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing, a Warning Against Nuclear War. democracynow.org Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which killed 140,000 people and seriously injured another 100,000. In remembrance, we turn to the words of a Hiroshima survivor, or hibakusha. Koji Hosokawa was 17 years old when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. His 13-year-old sister Yoko died in the bombing. He gave us a tour of the city when Democracy Now! was in Japan in 2014. He spoke to us near the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few structures in the city that survived the atomic blast.

2018-08-17: Social Media Postees

Cuban, Korean Officials Discuss Brotherhood, Bilateral Bonds
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-17
The meeting was organized to "highlight the bonds of brotherhood that unite the towns, traditions and parties" between North Korea and Cuba.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Cuban-Korean-Officials-Discuss-Brotherhood-Bilateral-Bonds-20180816-0022.html

Seoul and Pyongyang prepare for September summit while US intensifies campaign against North Korea
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-17
Washington will only accept the complete subjugation of the North as it continues to raise tensions in the region with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/17/kore-a17.html

Why Parkland Students, Not Trump, Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize
Larry Atkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-16
Many people were quick to award President Trump the Nobel Peace Prize for his photo-op with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in June. Now it is evident that, at best, he merely deserves a participation trophy. Instead, the next Nobel Prize should be awarded to the Parkland students. While it's a positive thing that…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/16/why-parkland-students-not-trump-deserve-the-nobel-peace-prize/

RIP To The Liberal Order
Suzy Kim | iranian.com | 2018-08-15
The June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was a historic moment–for the first time a sitting US president met with the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, since its founding in 1948. It was remarkable to see the Stars and Stripes standing next to the […] | The post RIP To The Liberal Order appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/14/rip-to-the-liberal-order/

US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-15
The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions.
rt.com/usa/436035-us-new-sanctions-korea/

Enough Already! Donald J. Trump Resignation Speech
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-14
Draft TV address ghosted by Walter C. Clemens. In less than two years we have delivered amazingly on my campaign promises. We now have better borderland security; a stronger position in international trade; a more powerful military; reduced taxes; fewer government regulations; more choices for medical care; plus reduced tensions with North Korea and Russia and…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/14/enough-already-donald-j-trump-resignation-speech/

New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-14
The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011.
rt.com/usa/435878-new-start-open-skies-ndaa/

Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-13
Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nucle…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/13/former_iranian_ambassador_trump_s_re

'Nuclear attack': Investors sue Musk over 'misleading' tweet on making Tesla private
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-11
Two investors accuse Elon Musk of manipulating Tesla's share prices by teasing on Twitter that he might pull the company from public markets, and hurting short-sellers. He then took to Twitter to mock them.
rt.com/usa/435726-investors-sue-musk-tesla/

73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-09
Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat–an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace–last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha–th…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/9/73_years_after_us_dropped_atom

'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-08-06
Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as …
fair.org/home/there-needs-to-be-a-much-stronger-public-outcry-against-the-effort-of-undermining-the-nuclear-deal/

"Earth Will Be Annihilated": On 73rd Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing, a Warning Against Nuclear War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-06
Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which killed 140,000 people and seriously injured another 100,000. In remembrance, we turn to the words of a Hiroshima survivor, or hibakusha. Koji Hosokawa was 17 years old when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. His 13-year-old sister Yoko died in the bombing. He gave us a tour of the city when Democracy Now! was in Japan in 2014. He spoke to us near the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few structures in the city that survived the atomic blast.
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/6/earth_will_be_annihilated_on_73rd