2019-04-24: Social Media Postees

The Mandate for Israel: Keep the Arabs Down
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Stephen Gowans has done remarkable work in previous writings on North Korea, and on the Imperialist U.S. in its long war on Syria (not coincidentally the title of his last book). He is often described as Brown in Red, or a Stalinist — both of which are fine with me since most so called Stalinist…

North Korean Leader Enters Russia To Meet With Putin
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. | RELATED: | Putin to Meet Kim Jong Un on Thursday for the First Time | During the summit, the North Korean leader is expected to project himself as a serious world player with his first meeting with the Russian President and at the same time…

Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-04-24
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has told the U.S. government there will be no more summit meetings this year if Mike Pompeo, Trump's Secretary of State, is part of them. The DPRK has also reaffirmed its policy of self-reliance and independence in building a strong socialist society. DPRK leader . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo at Workers.org

The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions
Joe Cirincione | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose "malign activities" are the cause of all …

Putin to Meet Kim Jong Un on Thursday for the First Time
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet on Thursday in the Russian city of Vladivostok for the first time, a Kremlin official confirmed on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Kim Proposes Semi 'De-Nuke,' Trump Says No; Sanctions Remain | The meeting will revolve around the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program. As North Korea looks to build foreign support after the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam back in February ended prematurel…

France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
France declared on Tuesday that the country is "determined to continue to implement" the Iran nuclear deal and to allow Iran to draw the "economic benefits" after the announcement of new U.S sanctions against countries exporting Iranian products. | RELATED: | US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil | In an officia…

The Path to War with Iran Is Paved With Sanctions
Joseph Cirincione, Mary Kaszynski | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
The administration's plan is clear: keep beating the twin drums of terrorism and nuclear threat. Bolton and Pompeo will use both to justify more sanctions and more provocations. (Photo: Wikicommons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mike_pompeo_3.jpeg

Modi Delivers Ironic "Peace Day" Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-22
Modi's speech regarding how only the "strong" are to be respected, while issuing an implicit threat of using nuclear weapons against enemies of the state, is strikingly similar to a speech given by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an ally of Modi — last September.

North Korea Pleads for Food Aid as Trump Sanctions Noose Tightens
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-22
As much as Trump likes to rail against the failed policies of his predecessor, he seems to be mimicking them, using North Korea's food shortages as leverage to force the country to denuclearize, a move that DPRK believes would bring about only a swifter death.

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-21
The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…

"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.

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 …

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