Monthly Archives: April 2019

2019-04-30: News Headlines

Akio Matsumura (2019-04-30). When will Californians wake up to the Risk to Children from Nuclear Radiation? dissidentvoice.org On March 7, the Inter Press Service (IPS) published my article, "Eight Years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Children," and I am very gratified to learn that it was the second most popular article published in IPS News that week. It also appears that many readers were surprised to learn that removal of …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-30). Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China. globalresearch.ca While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …

WSWS (2019-04-30). South Korean auto manufacturers stepping up assault on wages, working conditions. wsws.org South Korea's labor unions have worked to ensure workers remain isolated as wages and benefits are slashed throughout the industry.

Global Research News (2019-04-29). Selected Articles: Terror Attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS. 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 …

RT (2019-04-28). Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican who helped Russia get rid of Cold War-era nukes, dies aged 87. rt.com Former Indiana Senator and nuclear disarmament champion Richard Lugar has died, aged 87. Lugar was honored by the Russian embassy in Washington for legislation that helped Russia dispose of thousands of Cold War-era weapons. |

United Nations (2019-04-26). Chernobyl nuclear disaster-affected areas spring to life, 33 years on. un.org More than three decades after the devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, parts of Belarus' adjoining regions have sprung back to life and the biggest of them, Homiel, has become a leading destination for domestic and international investors.

Lau Kin Chi (2019-04-26). Eight years after: no end in sight for clearing the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. mronline.org The most critical problem is that three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had been damaged and the 250 tons of more than 1600 spent fuel rods were "reckoned" to have fallen to the bottom of the reactor vessel after having melted at high temperatures. The radiation level there was too high for […] | Source

Democracy Now! (2019-04-26). Headlines for April 26, 2019. democracynow.org Sri Lanka Lowers Death Toll from Easter Attacks; Top Officials Resign over Intelligence Failures, Anita Hill: I Am Not Satisfied by Biden's Apology over Handling of Clarence Thomas Allegations, As Comcast Lobbyist Hosts Biden's First Fundraiser, Campaign Boasts of Support from "Top 1%", Biden Hires Ex-Bernie Sanders Staffer as Senior Adviser, Hundreds of Thousands Protest in Sudan Demanding Civilian Rule, North Korea's Kim Jong-un Accuses U.S. of Acting in Bad Faith in Nuke Talks, In Response to Yellow Vest Protests, Macron Vows to Cut Taxes, Tells Nation It Must Work Harder, Report: U.S. Sanctions Have Killed 40…

Winston DeLaurier (2019-04-25). California housing crisis continues with no end in sight. liberationnews.org Rising rents are driving working class Californians out of the neighborhoods they grew up in.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-24). Headlines for April 24, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Says White House Aides Should Not Testify to Congress, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Ignores Congressional Deadline on Trump's Tax Records, U.S. Uses Veto Threat to Gut U.N. Resolution on Sexual Violence, Death Toll from Sri Lanka Easter Bombings Climbs to 359, Saudi Arabia Carries Out Mass Execution of Prisoners, Including Public Crucifixion, Hasan Minhaj Confronts Jared Kushner over His Support of Saudi Crown Prince, Kim Jong-un Arrives in Russia for First Meeting with Vladimir Putin, Malawi Begins First-Ever Malaria Vaccination Campaign, NYT Report: Navy SEALs Were Ordered to Remain Silent on War Crimes, Dr…

Ed Rampell (2019-04-19). "Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers. progressive.org At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.

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 …

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 …

2019-04-30: Social Media Postees

Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …
globalresearch.ca/humpty-dumpty-great-fall/5676031

When will Californians wake up to the Risk to Children from Nuclear Radiation?
Akio Matsumura | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-30
On March 7, the Inter Press Service (IPS) published my article, "Eight Years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Children," and I am very gratified to learn that it was the second most popular article published in IPS News that week. It also appears that many readers were surprised to learn that removal of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/when-will-californians-wake-up-to-the-risk-to-children-from-nuclear-radiation/

South Korean auto manufacturers stepping up assault on wages, working conditions
wsws.org | 2019-04-30
South Korea's labor unions have worked to ensure workers remain isolated as wages and benefits are slashed throughout the industry.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/30/kore-a30.html

Selected Articles: Terror Attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-29
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-suppression-of-truth-imperialist-challenge/5676019

Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican who helped Russia get rid of Cold War-era nukes, dies aged 87
rt.com | 2019-04-28
Former Indiana Senator and nuclear disarmament champion Richard Lugar has died, aged 87. Lugar was honored by the Russian embassy in Washington for legislation that helped Russia dispose of thousands of Cold War-era weapons. | …
rt.com/usa/457778-senator-richard-lugar-dies/

Eight years after: no end in sight for clearing the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Lau Kin Chi | mronline.org | 2019-04-26
The most critical problem is that three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had been damaged and the 250 tons of more than 1600 spent fuel rods were "reckoned" to have fallen to the bottom of the reactor vessel after having melted at high temperatures. The radiation level there was too high for […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/26/eight-years-after-no-end-in-sight-for-clearing-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/

Chernobyl nuclear disaster-affected areas spring to life, 33 years on
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-26
More than three decades after the devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, parts of Belarus' adjoining regions have sprung back to life and the biggest of them, Homiel, has become a leading destination for domestic and international investors.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037451

"Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-04-19
At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.
progressive.org/dispatches/red-joan-rampell-190419/

President Moon's Unenviable Task
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-04-08
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/04/08/president-moons-unenviable-task/