2019-06-07: Social Media Postees

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/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/5107459011_73e794f84b_o12.jpg

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…

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 …

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…

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 | …

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…

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. | …

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.

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

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…

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.

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 …

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, …

Beyond Nuclear Appeals Against Proposed National High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Targeted at New Mexico
commondreams.org | 2019-06-03

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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? | …

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.

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.

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…

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…

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

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.' | …

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.

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…

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.

Headlines for May 28, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-28
Missouri Gov. Signs 8-Week Abortion Ban as Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban, Judge Blocks Redirecting of Federal Funds to Build Parts of Border Wall, European Parliament Elections See Greens and Far-Right Gain Ground But Pro-EU Parties Retain Majority, Trump Says Regime Change in Iran Not the Goal After Sending 1,500 More Troops to Region, Trump Dismisses North Korean Missile Tests, Welcomes Anti-Biden Comments, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills 12 Civilians, Including 7 Children, Head of Citizenship & Immigration Agency Resigns as Trump Admin Purge Continues, Landmark Oklahoma Opioid Trial Against John…

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.

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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