2019-06-10: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-06-10). Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers' strike. wsws.org The Korean Metal Workers Union is incapable of defending workers whose positions are being slashed as part of a global assault on jobs.

United Nations (2019-06-10). Monday's Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo. un.org This Monday, top stories includes: a new report on risks and opportunities of digital technology; social justice for all at the centenary UN labour conference; updates on Iran's and North Korea's nuclear programmes; tackling today's problems with food; and updates on the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

Staff (2019-06-10). Stern Words From Iran: U.S. Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe'. truthdig.com TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it "cannot expect to stay safe" after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Germany's top diplomat seeking to defuse tensions. | A stern-faced Mohammad Javad Zarif offered a series of threats over the ongoing tensions gripping the Persian Gulf. The crisis takes root in President Donald Trump's decision over a year ago to withdraw America from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Trump also reinstated t…

plenglish (2019-06-10). IAEA Worried about Tensions over Iran's Nuclear Program. plenglish.com Vienna, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Monday expressed concern in Vienna "about the growing tensions" over the Iranian nuclear program.

Ilana Novick (2019-06-10). This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured. truthdig.com Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was a top campaign priority for President Trump, one he accomplished in 2018. In a May 8 speech from the White House, he said the agreement was "a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made." In other instances, he claimed that the agreement increased Iran's military budget, once in a tweet CNN c…

plenglish (2019-06-10). Iran Appreciates Germany's Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal. plenglish.com Tehran, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran appreciates Germany"s efforts to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal, for which purpose Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is on a tour of the Middle East.

Alan MacLeod (2019-06-10). North Korea Law of Journalism Strikes Again as Envoy Rises From Dead. fair.org When it comes to North Korea, stories are often too bad to be true. | The country has been in the news of late, as ongoing negotiations between the Trump and Kim Jong-un administrations appear to have soured. The chief casualty of this diplomatic failure, the New York Times ( 5/31/19) breathlessly reported, was Kim Jong-un's negotiating team, with the vice chair of the North Korean Workers' Party, Kim Yong-chol, being sent to a forced labor camp in "the latest example of how a senior North Korean official's pol…

plenglish (2019-06-09). West has just Ravaged the Middle East, Iranian FM Says. plenglish.com 09 de junio de 2019, 09: 23Tehran, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Yavad Zarif has afirmed that the West just ravaged the Middle East and its duty now is to normalize relations with the Islamic Republic. Zarif stressed on the lack of commitment by the rest of signatories of the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action (JCPOA) or nuclear agreement after the US withdrawal.

Global Research News (2019-06-09). Selected Articles: Israel's Attack on The USS Liberty. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Cuban Aid: What HBO Didn't Mention In Their 'Chernobyl' Series. telesurenglish.net HBO's 'Chernobyl' has been criticised for being historically inaccurate, but on Sunday, Cuba pointed out that their crucial role in providing free treatment to the victims is being airbrushed out of history. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Restore Sight to Brazilian Community in Bolivia | The recent HBO series takes a look at the events of the 1986 tragedy in Chernobyl, where an explosion at a nuclear facility in the former USSR caused huge damage in loss of life and radiation poiso…

Chris Wright (2019-06-08). It's Time to Embrace Nuclear Energy. dissidentvoice.org It is a tragic irony of the contemporary environmentalist movement that in its opposition to nuclear energy, it is doing the bidding of the fossil fuel industry and increasing the likelihood of climate apocalypse. This is the inescapable implication of the new book A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-08). Iran Denounces Trump's 'Hollow' Offer of Negotiations After US Imposes Latest Sanctions. commondreams.org Accusing the Trump administration of "economic terrorism," Iran's foreign ministry said Saturday that the latest sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump demonstrate that the U.S. is not serious about pursuing negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear power. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-06-07). Energy Department Redefines High-Level Nuclear Waste to Save Disposal Costs. truthout.org In a move that will roll back safety standards that have been observed for decades, the Trump administration reportedly has plans to reclassify nuclear waste previously listed as "high-level" radioactive to a lower level, in the interest of saving money and time when disposing of the material. | The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to observe a new interpretation of which nuclear waste qualifies as "high-level waste," which must be disposed of deep underground to avoid contaminating the surrounding environment. Under the…

Reese Erlich (2019-06-07). Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow. thenation.com Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow…

MAIL (2019-06-07). Headlines for June 7, 2019. democracynow.org Bowing to U.S. Pressure, Mexico to Deploy 6,000 Troops to Guatemala Border, House Judiciary Chair Pushes for Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, House Ways and Means Chair Has No Plans to Acquire Trump's New York Tax Records, Russian President Says U.S. Is Shunning Negotiations on Nuclear Arms Treaty, African Union Suspends Sudan over Massacre of Sit-in Protesters, Study Finds Limiting Climate Change Would Save Thousands from Heat-Related Deaths, Jay Inslee: Democratic National Committee Refusing to Hold Debate on Climate, SEIU Becomes First Major Union to Endorse Green New Deal, Report: Earth's Oceans More Contami…

plenglish (2019-06-06). DPRK Accuses US of Violating Sovereignty and Dignity. plenglish.com Pyongyang, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday accused the United States again of flagrantly violating the country"s sovereignty and dignity…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-06). Alarm as Trump Energy Dept Redefines 'High-Level' Nuclear Waste to 'Low-Level' in Order to Save Disposal Costs. commondreams.org Rolling back safety standards that have been observed for decades, the Trump administration will reclassify nuclear waste in the interest of saving money and time when disposing of the material. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shane Quinn (2019-06-06). Pentagon Nuclear War Plans: Fallout Would Have Wiped Out Many More Countries than Previously Estimated. globalresearch.ca By 1961 the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, a group of senior military figures advising the president, had concluded that proposed nuclear attacks across China, the USSR and Warsaw Pact allies would result in over half a billion deaths. Approximately …

Gregory Shupak (2019-06-06). In Media's Looking Glass, US Doesn't Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats. fair.org US leaders have been threatening Iran for years, but US corporate media persistently and wrongly paint US escalations against Iran as defensive countermeasures. | George W. Bush said in 2008 that "all options are on the table" in terms of the policies the US will consider toward Iran, which was a way of saying that the US might militarily attack Iran—even a nuclear first strike would fit under "all." (Oddly, when officials talk about "all options," options that involve killing people seem to be the only kind they have in mind.) | President B…

Middle East Eye (2019-06-05). US Transferred "Nuclear Expertise" to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The Donald Trump administration issued two authorizations for the transfer of technical "nuclear expertise" to Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late last year, US Senator Tim Kaine has revealed. Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, where Khashoggi resided, called the decision "shocking" — as it came amid global outrage over the Saudi journalist's gruesome …

Aidan O'Brien (2019-06-05). The EU Votes and the CIA Wins Again. globalresearch.ca The European Union voted last month but not one of its 21st century war crimes and war criminals were a topic of conversation. The real possibility of a nuclear war between the EU and Russia wasn't an issue either. The …

MAIL (2019-06-04). Headlines for June 4, 2019. democracynow.org CBP Confirms 2 More Migrants' Deaths in Recent Days, Judge Denies Dem Request to Block Funding of Border Wall, Mexico, U.S. Lawmakers Hope to Avert Trump Tariff on Mexican Goods, U.S. Sends Border Patrol Agents to Guatemala, Trump Meets with Theresa May as Protesters Blast His U.K. Visit, Sudan: Death Toll from Anti-Protest Raid Mounts, as Transitional Gov't Sets Timeline for Election, Reports: Car Bomb Kills At Least 14 People in Northern Syria, Swedish Court Rejects Detention Request for Julian Assange, New Images Appear to Contradict Reports of Killings of High-Level North Korean Officials, House Passes Disast…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-04). South Asia's Role in the Pentagon's "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report" globalresearch.ca The US' recently released "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report" envisages India playing a key role in this vast transregional space in order to "contain" China, while Pakistan is conspicuously absent from the text despite being one of the few nuclear weapons states, …

WSWS (2019-06-03). South Korean shipbuilding workers oppose massive job cuts. wsws.org The Korean Metal Workers Union has deliberately limited industrial action and isolated the shipyard workers to prevent a broader struggle against capitalist exploitation.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-03). Media: Zombie Sightings, Like Unicorns, Are a Frequent Occurrence in North Korea. mintpressnews.com The State Department may want to worry less about North Korea's nuclear production and more about its apparent advanced necromancy program, because Kim Hyok-chol is far from the only person executed in the country still walking around and conducting business as usual.

Ben Norton (2019-06-03). Top US journalists spread fake news claiming North Korean official was 'purged' — then he shows up on TV. thegrayzone.com Virtually every major Western corporate media outlet and a who's who of pundits circulated a blatantly false report that North…

Massoud Nayeri (2019-06-03). A Nuclear War Has No Victor! U.S. Military Preparation is Underway. globalresearch.ca On May 30th, Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times wrote: "Mueller Delivered a Message. Washington Couldn't Agree on What It Was." In this article, he argues that the statement by "Robert S. Mueller …

Michael Steinberg (2019-06-03). Three Mile Island Nuke Finally Shutting Down. indybay.org The notorious Three Mile Island nuclear plant is finally shutting down for good.

commondreams (2019-06-03). Beyond Nuclear Appeals Against Proposed National High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Targeted at New Mexico. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Middle East Eye (2019-06-02). Rising Tensions, US Strike Group to the Gulf. Iran Once Again Passes IAEA Nuclear Inspections. globalresearch.ca The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its quarterly report that Iran has stayed within the main restrictions of its nuclear deal at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran remain high. | The report on Friday found that …

RT (2019-06-02). Russian scare: CBS says US senator warned about Moscow's 'aggression' in Arctic … but did he? rt.com US Senator Joe Manchin warns of Russian aggression in the Arctic and discusses reports of secret nuclear tests there, a description to a CBS interview states. Scared?

Global Research News (2019-06-02). Selected Articles: America's Policy of "Creative Chaos" globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Martin Fleck (2019-06-01). What a Nuclear War Would Mean. progressive.org Fallout and reverberations in the climate would follow the immediate, devastating impact of a nuclear blast.

The Progressive Magazine (2019-06-01). Smoking Gun: The Day the World Almost Ended. progressive.org Since the dawn of the nuclear age, there have been dozens of narrowly missed opportunities to bring about an end to the nuclear age—along with everything else. As President Donald Trump spurns treaties meant to reduce the risk of nuclear annihilation and calls for massive spending

Ira Helfand (2019-06-01). Ban the Bomb—Before Our Luck Runs Out. progressive.org We are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been.

Daniel Carmody (2019-05-31). Activists protest John Bolton's commencement speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy. liberationnews.org Bolton has been unabashed in his campaign to launch new wars against Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela.

MAIL (2019-05-31). Headlines for May 31, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexican Goods in Bid to Halt Migrants, Trump Administration Plan Would Bar Most Central Americans from Seeking Asylum, Louisiana Governor Signs Anti-Choice Bill as Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Is Set to Close, GOP Gerrymandering Expert Led Push to Add Citizenship Question to Census, Civilians Flee Russian-Backed Syrian Assault on Last Rebel-Held Province, North Korea Executes Special Envoy to the U.S. After Failed Trump Summit, Colombia Releases Ex-Guerrilla Leader Wanted by the U.S. on Drug Charges, U.S. Drug Agency Targeted Honduran President in Cocaine Trafficking Probe, Hondurans…

RT (2019-05-31). US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo. rt.com Following a slew of reports that North Korea had executed a senior envoy who participated in the Hanoi peace summit with US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he's 'checking it out.'

Tyler Durden (2019-05-31). China Has Reportedly Developed Plan For Rare-Earth Export Ban on US. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Despite last night's disappointing PMI print, the latest sign that the trade-war backlash is hurting the mainland economy (especially since the credit injections from earlier this year are fading into the distance), Beijing is apparently undeterred, and on Friday, it continued to ratchet up threats about invoking the "nuclear option" of curbing exports of rare earth …

Melvin Goodman (2019-05-31). Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End. counterpunch.org Four years ago, the U.S. Congress invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint congressional session as part of his campaign to defeat the Obama administration's efforts to negotiate the Iranian nuclear accord. Netanyahu's address was an unacceptable interference in the U.S. domestic political arena and should have been challenged. President Obama refused More

Miriam Pensack (2019-05-29). Sinking of Russian Nuclear Submarine Known to West Much Earlier Than Stated, NSA Document Indicates. theintercept.com The report about Kursk also stated that the Russian navy did not try to contact the submarine for five hours after explosions that sank it.

United Nations (2019-05-28). Tuesday's Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more. un.org Tuesday's main stories include: thousands fleeing into Niger as violence surges in Nigeria; UN rights office condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents; UN chief says tax pollution, not people for climate's sake; North Koreans trapped in vicious cycle of corruption and bribery; Ebola latest from DR Congo.

MAIL (2019-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2019. democracynow.org Missouri Gov. Signs 8-Week Abortion Ban as Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban, Judge Blocks Redirecting of Federal Funds to Build Parts of Border Wall, European Parliament Elections See Greens and Far-Right Gain Ground But Pro-EU Parties Retain Majority, Trump Says Regime Change in Iran Not the Goal After Sending 1,500 More Troops to Region, Trump Dismisses North Korean Missile Tests, Welcomes Anti-Biden Comments, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills 12 Civilians, Including 7 Children, Head of Citizenship & Immigration Agency Resigns as Trump Admin Purge Continues, Landmark Oklahoma Opioid Trial Against John…

MAIL (2019-05-27). Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet. democracynow.org As President Trump pulls out of key nuclear agreements with Russia and moves to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Noam Chomsky looks at how the threat of nuclear war remains one of the most pressing issues facing mankind. In a speech at the Old South Church in Boston, Chomsky also discusses the threat of climate change and the undermining of democracy across the globe.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-05-07). Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2019 — In response to reports that Iran will announce a reduction in its compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement on May 8, the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the …

Peace Action (2019-04-08). President Moon's Unenviable Task. peaceaction.org This article was originally published on Common Dreams. When President Moon Jae-in of South Korea meets with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, he may find himself fighting the urge to pour cold water all over Trump, because that's what Trump did to the Korea peace process when he met with Kim …

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