2019-05-04: Social Media Postees

SoCal Nukes Still Causing Problems * Years After Shutdown
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-05-04
The San Onofre nuclear plant in SoCal shut down in 2012, but it's still causing big problems.

Friday's Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-03
This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal distributed by the World Food Programme; and post-electoral violence in Benin.

Trump, Putin Discuss Nuclear Pacts, Mueller Report in Hour-Long Call
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-03
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. | "They had a very good discussion. Spoke for a little over an hour," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at the White House. "They discussed nuclear agreements, both new and extended, with the possibility of having conversations with China on that front as well." | "There was a discussi…

North Korean families facing deep 'hunger crisis' after worst harvest in 10 years, UN food assessment shows
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-03
More than 10 million North Koreans are suffering "severe food shortages" after the worst harvest in a decade, according to a United Nations food security assessment released on Friday.

Environmental Crisis, Oil Geopolitics and the Trump Diversion
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-03
America in 2019 is a very strange place. The problems of the age: looming environmental calamity, the threat of nuclear annihilation and accumulating class tensions, keep being shoved to the side through diversionary tactics. No sooner had a range of left programs been consolidated under the banner of a Green New Deal than establishment Democrats…

Heavy water and uranium enrichment: US imposes additional nuclear sanctions on Iran
rt.com | 2019-05-03
The Trump administration will sanction any assistance to expand Iran's nuclear power plant at Bushehr and ban exports of heavy water and any further uranium enrichment, the State Department has announced. | …

Three-way deal: Trump says China wants to join nuclear pact with US, Russia
rt.com | 2019-05-03
China is interested in joining a nuclear "pact" with US and Russia to reduce the number of nuclear warheads, US President Donald Trump said. | …

MintCast Episode 2: Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden's Race Problem
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-03
MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss current events in Sri Lanka, France and Venezuela and also delve into U.S. efforts to hide the real history of the Korean War, as well as Joe Biden's history of teaming up with notorious American racists.

Did the CIA Orchestrate an Attack on the North Korean Embassy in Spain?
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2019-05-02
Did the CIA Orchestrate an Attack on the North Korean Embassy in Spain?

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 …