2019-03-07: Social Media Postees

Trump: The Art of the No Deal
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-07
Last week Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed Master of the Deal, walked away from his second summit with the North Korean leader empty handed. There was no agreement on denuclearization and ending sanctions. For all the pre-meeting hype, there was no deal. What's the big deal? Trump the Promoter has promoted business-speak and a business mentality…
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The Time for Medicare-for-All Has Finally Arrived
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-07
Last week, as the media focused on President Donald Trump's North Korea summit in Vietnam and the congressional testimony of his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a largely overlooked news conference took place, announcing legislation that could save millions of lives. Seattle Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019, the latest attempt to pass single-payer health care. Jayapal's bill has 106 co-sponsors, close to half of the Democrats in the House. | Jayapal is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the House. Among the bill's c…
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Trump's Bromance with Kim Is Gross, But Let the Love Letters Continue
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2019-03-07
Despite the failed summit, relations between the U.S. and North Korea are much better than they were 18 months ago.
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Big Capital, the Working Class, and US Imperialism: a Brief Look at Recent History
Chuck Churchill | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-07
Today, the two looming "existential threats" are the possibility of nuclear war, and unprecedented human-caused climate change, yet neither of these seems to unduly concern our plutocrats. Capitalism thrives on war, and we forget this historical fact at our peril. Nor do they seem worried about the drastic consequences of global warming, which has been…
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There's a Simple Way to Deter Nuclear War
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-07
The U.S. has a vested interest in avoiding a nuclear conflict. Yet unlike other countries, we currently have no policy against starting one.
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'It's as if Korea as a Country Just Doesn't Exist to Them' – CounterSpin interview with Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-03-06
Janine Jackson interviewed Tim Shorrock about the Korea Summit for the March 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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A Modest Proposal: Don't Start a Nuclear War
Olivia Alperstein | commondreams.org | 2019-03-06
"No one wins a nuclear war," writes Alperstein. "Everyone loses." (Photo: Pete Linforth/Pixabay) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Fmr. Nuclear Launch Officer Tells Congress to Take Up 'No First Use'
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-06
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India and Pakistan stoke chauvinism, exchange threats
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-06
Although cross-border shelling has reportedly declined since Sunday, continuing tensions between South Asia's rival nuclear-armed states have left the region on the brink of a catastrophic war.
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: It Was Kim That Walked Away
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-05
There are two sides to the story about why the second North Korea peace summit fell apart last week, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News The abrupt and unexpected failure of the second Trump–Kim summit last… Read more ?…
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Conflict in Kashmir: U.S. Imperialism's Playground
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-05
Last week saw a geopolitical explosion; something that seemed to many a sudden and terrifying threat of nuclear war on the Indian Subcontinent. For the first time since 1971, Pakistan and India engaged in active combat in the contested muslim-majority territory of Kashmir. The confrontation began with India's aerial bombing of an alleged terrorist camp …
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How the US Stoked Ethno-Religious Conflict Bringing India and Pakistan to the Brink of Nuclear War
Ali Taj | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
The last two decades of going after "Evil Dictators" all over the globe has also led to the decline of American power — the dilution of resources and energies leading to a lack of focus on the key flash points in the world, especially Kashmir and Jerusalem.
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Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-01
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Indian and Pakistani leftists say no to new nuclear war threat
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, the threat of a nuclear conflict hangs over South Asia and the world. | On February 14, the Pakistani-based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. Sixty police officers were killed and injured. | Then, on February 26, India launched an air strike on an alleged terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The following day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. | Socialists in Pakistan and India have responded quickly…
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"The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility–an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
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No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-28
Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …
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Headlines for February 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…
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CodePink's Medea Benjamin on Peace Delegation to Iran & Fallout from U.S. Withdrawal of Nuke Deal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-27
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is reportedly refusing to accept the resignation of his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who quit suddenly in a surprise move announced via Instagram Monday. Zarif played a central role in the negotiations leading to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Last year, President Trump withdrew from the landmark deal despite international condemnation of the move and U.N. inspectors saying Iran was adhering to the agreement. Zarif did not offer any reason for his resignation, simply writing, "I sincerely apologize for the inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during m…
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Disarmament Expert on N. Korea Summit: An International Process Is Needed to Reduce Nuclear Threat
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-27
President Trump is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today in Vietnam in their second summit to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We speak with physicist, nuclear expert and disarmament activist Zia Mian. He is co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He is the co-author of "Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation."
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As India and Pakistan Issue Veiled Nuclear Threats, New Ceasefire Urged to Defuse Kashmir Conflict
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-27
Tensions are escalating between the nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. Pakistan claims it has shot down two Indian military jets and captured a pair of Indian jet pilots, and India claims it has foiled an attempt by Pakistan to bomb military installations inside India. This comes a day after India carried out airstrikes inside Pakistan for the first time since 1971. India claimed it was targeting a camp of the militant separatist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed responsibility for a recent attack in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers. India accused Pakist…
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Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-26
Washington, D.C. — February 26, 2019 — In response to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introducing legislation to support diplomacy and the pursuit of peace on the Korean Peninsula, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "This legislation offers a common sense vision for achieving peace …
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Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward Iran
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-20
Pro-diplomacy groups representing millions of American voters urge lawmakers to publicly articulate and support the following principles with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that verifiably blocks each of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon and created a much-needed diplomatic relationship between Iran, the United States, and U.S. allies: Support for the JCPOA and …
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Korea Peace Network Responds to Letter Calling for Resumption of War Drills
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-08
In response to a January 29, 2019 letter sent to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan by 13 House Armed Services Committee members calling for a resumption of military exercises with South Korea, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, sent the following letter of behalf of the Korea Peace …
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Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They're Pushed to Do So
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-02-07
At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read…
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