2019-03-22: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2019-03-22). The Insanity of a New Hypersonic Nuclear Cruise Missile Arms Race. globalresearch.ca The Bush, Obama and Trump administration have broken two very important promises, or treaties, with Russia and it's going to be very costly and dangerous for us and for the world thanks to them. | The first broken promise was the …

Charles Pierson (2019-03-22). Rick Perry, the Saudis and a Dangerous Nuclear Deal. counterpunch.org Since January 2017, the Trump Administration has been in negotiations to allow a sale of two nuclear reactors designed by American companies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is troubling for at least two reasons. First, nuclear reactors may provide the Saudis with a backdoor to a nuclear bomb. Second, a February 19 interim More

STAFF (2019-03-22). Trump Reversing New Sanctions on North Korea. truthdig.com PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he "likes" leader Kim Jong Un and doesn't think they're necessary. | It's unclear, however, which sanctions the president was referencing in his tweet, which took Treasury officials by surprise. | "It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea," Trump wrote from his private club in Palm Beach. | "I have today ordered the wi…

teleSUR (2019-03-22). 4 South Korean Men Nabbed For Filming, Streaming Motel Guests. telesurenglish.net Four men have been accused of installing spy cameras in motel rooms, in South Korea, to live stream guests engaging in sexual acts. The cameras were found in 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities, with 1,600 victims reported. There is no evidence linking the businesses to the crimes. | RELATED: | Chile: Website Behind Nude Photos Of Women, Minors Sued | Two of the men are in custody, while the remaining two are being investigated for their roles in the illicit operation. TV boxe…

Hans Stehling (2019-03-22). Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: The "Odd Couple" Unfit for Purpose in Any Post Brexit UK Government. globalresearch.ca The link between Priti Patel, her running mate Boris Johnson, and the Right-wing Likud party of nuclear Israel's embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu (currently facing corruption charges) is no secret. However, stranger things have come to pass. In the …

plenglish (2019-03-22). DPRK to Never Give up its Own Existence. plenglish.com Pyongyang, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will never give up its own existence, even if it dies of hunger, an editorial in the daily Rodon Sinmun noted on Friday.

Jason Ditz (2019-03-22). Pentagon Deploys B-52 Bombers to Europe in Message to Russia Amid Nuclear Tensions. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon has sent six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for training exercises with European NATO member nations, in a move which officials are presenting as a "message" to Russia. Though officials tried to present this as a response to Russian "aggression," in practice Russia hasn't done anything in quite some time. Rather, the deployment appears …

Dr. Helen Caldicott (2019-03-21). Fukushima: "An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe". "A Huge Coverup". Dr. Helen Caldicott. globalresearch.ca I have been to Fukushima and spoken to people there and the parents are desperate to hear the truth even if it's not good truth. And they thanked me for telling them the truth. So it's an absolute medical catastrophe I would say, and a total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and all its ramifications.

Michael T. Klare (2019-03-21). Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again. thenation.com Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again…

CounterSpin (2019-03-01). Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams. fair.org Media…

Kevin Martin (2019-02-28). No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue. peaceaction.org 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, …

Kevin Martin (2019-02-26). Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War. peaceaction.org 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 …

Peace Action (2019-02-20). Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward Iran. peaceaction.org 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 …

Kevin Martin (2019-02-08). Korea Peace Network Responds to Letter Calling for Resumption of War Drills. peaceaction.org 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 …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-02-07). Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament‚ÄïUnless They're Pushed to Do So. zcomm.org 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 more…

Noam Chomsky (2019-02-01). Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics. zcomm.org Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…

Jon Rainwater (2019-01-31). INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump's Nuclear Petulance. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 31, 2019 — Ahead of the Trump administration's expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The INF Treaty put the kibosh on a class …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-01-30). No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2019 — In response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introducing legislation to establish a policy that the U.S. will not use nuclear weapons first, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-01-24). As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety. zcomm.org Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read more…

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