2019-05-31: Social Media Postees

Amid Report of North Korea Purge, Reasons for Caution
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-31
A South Korean newspaper claims multiple officials close to Kim Jong Un have been executed, but its sourcing appears to be extremely thin.

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.

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.' | …

China Has Reportedly Developed Plan For Rare-Earth Export Ban on US
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-31
(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 …

China Has Reportedly Developed Plan For Rare-Earth Export Ban on US

Russia: US Trying to Smear Moscow With Nuclear Test Accusation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-31
On Thursday, Russia slammed the United States's allegations that Moscow was carrying out nuclear tests at the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in violation of a moratorium and countered that Washington was attempting a smear campaign. | RELATED: | Cuba and Russia Pledge to Expand Bilateral Relations | "Such accusations are absolutely groundless and aimed at trying again to smear our country," a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, backing up the head of the R…

Capitalism, Fukushima, Creative Reconstruction & The History Of Olympics
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-31
Professor George Wright discusses the history of the Olympics and how privatization and control by the corporations of the world have led to in allowing the Olympics going to Japan and the contaminated Fukushima. The three broken nuclear reactors still have melted nuclear rods which must be cooled with water. He discusses the systemic corruption of the Olympic Committee and how it is now ignored the safety of the athletes and the public.

Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-31
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…

Ohio Stumbles, With a Team Trump Nudge, Toward Nuclear and Coal
Harvey Wasserman | commondreams.org | 2019-05-31
In return for footing this bill, the citizens of Ohio stand to gain obsolete burners that doom their state to dirty air, above-market electric rates, and radioactive danger. (Photo: GuenterRuopp) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/steam.jpeg

Ohio Stumbles, with a Team Trump Nudge, Toward Nuclear and Coal
Harvey Wasserman | progressive.org | 2019-05-30
Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the state House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants.

Sinking of Russian Nuclear Submarine Known to West Much Earlier Than Stated, NSA Document Indicates
Miriam Pensack | theintercept.com | 2019-05-29
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.

Tuesday's Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-28
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.

North Koreans trapped in 'vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption, repression' and endemic bribery: UN human rights office
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-28
Bribery is the main way people in North Korea get food, healthcare, shelter and work, a new UN human rights office report said on Tuesday.

Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-27
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.

Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-05-07
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 …

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