2019-06-12: Social Media Postees

How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
After the Saudis murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, the Trump Administration swung into action–and approved permits to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. We learned this from Senator Tim Kaine on June 4. Senator Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, represents Virginia where Khasshogi was a permanent resident.
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Will the World End in Nuclear–or Climate–Catastrophe?
David Bromwich | thenation.com | 2019-06-12
Will the World End in Nuclear–or Climate–Catastrophe?
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Trump receives another 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim Jong-un
rt.com | 2019-06-11
US President Donald Trump received a "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday and said he believes something "very positive" will come of nuclear talks with the country. | …
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Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…
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Da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' Hangs on Saudi Prince's Yacht
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, one of the world's most expensive paintings and missing since 2017, was located on Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman's yacht, according to Middle East Eye. | RELATED: | US Gave Nuclear Power Info to Saudis After Khashoggi's Murder | The piece, attributed to the Renaissance Italian master, was purchased for US$450 million in 2017 at a Christie's auction in New York City. | The painting, which represents Christ emerging from darknes…
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North Korea Law of Journalism Strikes Again as Envoy Rises From Dead
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-06-10
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…
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Monday's Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-10
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.
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Iran Appreciates Germany's Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
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.
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This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
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…
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Stern Words From Iran: U.S. Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
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…
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IAEA Worried about Tensions over Iran's Nuclear Program
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
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.
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Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers' strike
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
The Korean Metal Workers Union is incapable of defending workers whose positions are being slashed as part of a global assault on jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/10/skor…

West has just Ravaged the Middle East, Iranian FM Says
plenglish.com | 2019-06-09
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Selected Articles: Israel's Attack on The USS Liberty
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
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 …
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Cuban Aid: What HBO Didn't Mention In Their 'Chernobyl' Series
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
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…
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Iran Denounces Trump's 'Hollow' Offer of Negotiations After US Imposes Latest Sanctions
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-08
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…
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It's Time to Embrace Nuclear Energy
Chris Wright | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-08
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 …
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Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow
Reese Erlich | thenation.com | 2019-06-07
Nuclear Disarmament: The View from Moscow…
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Energy Department Redefines High-Level Nuclear Waste to Save Disposal Costs
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-07
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…
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Alarm as Trump Energy Dept Redefines 'High-Level' Nuclear Waste to 'Low-Level' in Order to Save Disposal Costs
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
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…
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In Media's Looking Glass, US Doesn't Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-06-06
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…
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In Media's Looking Glass, US Doesn't Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-06-06
by Gregory Shupak | 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 min…
fair.org/home/in-medias-looking-glass-us…

Pentagon Nuclear War Plans: Fallout Would Have Wiped Out Many More Countries than Previously Estimated
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
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DPRK Accuses US of Violating Sovereignty and Dignity
plenglish.com | 2019-06-06
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…
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Chinese President Arrives in Moscow To Meet With Putin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow Wednesday for his first state visit to the Russian Federation this year. | RELATED: | China Warns US Can't Pressure Them to Force Trade Deal | According to reports, Xi plans to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as they discuss a wide range of topics, including North Korea, Venezuela, and Syria. | The two leaders are also expected to sign or witness the signing of important cooperation documents, and attend a gathering ce…
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The EU Votes and the CIA Wins Again
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-05
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 | …
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Trump 'prepared' to handle responsibility of launching nukes
rt.com | 2019-06-05
If and when the time comes, Donald Trump is prepared for the "tremendous responsibility" of pressing the nuclear button, the US president has said as Washington locks horns with a growing number of states. | …
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Three Mile Island Nuke Finally Shutting Down
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-06-05
The notorious Three Mile Island nuclear plant is finally shutting down for good.
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US Gave Nuclear Power Info to Saudis After Khashoggi's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-05
The U.S. administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | French Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Increased 50% in 2018: Report | The timing of the approvals is likely to heap pressure on the administration of President Donald Trump from lawmakers who have become increasingly cri…
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US Transferred "Nuclear Expertise" to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-05
(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 …

US Transferred “Nuclear Expertise” to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

Top US Journalists Spread Fake News Claiming North Korean Official Was 'Purged' — Then He Shows Up on TV
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-04
Virtually every major Western corporate media outlet and a who's who of pundits circulated a blatantly false report that North Korean nuclear negotiators were killed and imprisoned, exposing their non-existent editorial standards on Official Enemies. | *** | The corporate media's editorial …
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South Asia's Role in the Pentagon's "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-04
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, …
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Three Mile Island Nuke Finally Shutting Down
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-06-04
The notorious Three Mile Island nuclear plant is finally shutting down for good.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/01/1882369…

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

Media: Zombie Sightings, Like Unicorns, Are a Frequent Occurrence in North Korea
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-03
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.
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Top US journalists spread fake news claiming North Korean official was 'purged' — then he shows up on TV
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-03
Virtually every major Western corporate media outlet and a who's who of pundits circulated a blatantly false report that North…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/03/us-journalist…

Three Mile Island Nuke Finally Shutting Down
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
The notorious Three Mile Island nuclear plant is finally shutting down for good.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/01/1882369…

Beyond Nuclear Appeals Against Proposed National High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Targeted at New Mexico
commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
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A Nuclear War Has No Victor! U.S. Military Preparation is Underway
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
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 …
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South Korean shipbuilding workers oppose massive job cuts
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The Korean Metal Workers Union has deliberately limited industrial action and isolated the shipyard workers to prevent a broader struggle against capitalist exploitation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/03/skor…

Russian scare: CBS says US senator warned about Moscow's 'aggression' in Arctic … but did he?
rt.com | 2019-06-02
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? | …
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Rising Tensions, US Strike Group to the Gulf. Iran Once Again Passes IAEA Nuclear Inspections
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-02
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 …
globalresearch.ca/rising-tensions-us-str…

Selected Articles: America's Policy of "Creative Chaos"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-02
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 …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-amer…

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

Ban the Bomb–Before Our Luck Runs Out
Ira Helfand | progressive.org | 2019-06-01
We are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been.
progressive.org/magazine/ban-the-bomb-he…

Smoking Gun: The Day the World Almost Ended
The Progressive Magazine | progressive.org | 2019-06-01
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…
progressive.org/magazine/smoking-gun-the…

Ban the Bomb–Before Our Luck Runs Out
Ira Helfand | progressive.org | 2019-06-01
We are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been. Seven ways it can happen.
progressive.org/magazine/ban-the-bomb-he…

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

Headlines for May 31, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-31
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/31/headlines

US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure — Pompeo
rt.com | 2019-05-31
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.' | …
rt.com/usa/460730-north-korea-executions…

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