2019-06-29: Social Media Postees

Kim 'receptive' to idea of meeting at DMZ during South Korea trip — Trump
rt.com | 2019-06-29
Kim Jong-un has responded positively to an offer to meet at the border between South and North Korea, Donald Trump has claimed, contradicting reports that Pyongyang is still waiting for the US to extend an official invitation. | …
rt.com/usa/462978-kim-trump-meeting-dmz-korea/

Was There Ever an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program?
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-28
This incisive article was first published in May 2018 | Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which has set the stage for another Iran crisis, has opened a new round of domestic …
globalresearch.ca/was-there-ever-an-iranian-nuclear-weapons-program/5640634

Don't Leave Nukes on the Shelf. Use Them!
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-27
On June 20, the London Guardian ran a curious headline: "Nuclear Weapons: Experts Alarmed by New Pentagon 'War-Fighting Doctrine." Last week, a report from the Joint Chiefs of Staff was briefly available to the public on the Pentagon's website. Titled "Nuclear Operations," the report describes nuclear war in such upbeat terms that you will almost look forward to it.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/27/dont-leave-nukes-on-the-shelf-use-them/

US Air Force wants 'patriotic' private firms to share their satellites for NUCLEAR command & control
rt.com | 2019-06-27
The US Air Force has proposed piggybacking nuclear command and control onto the growing network of commercial satellites, floating the idea as a money-saving possibility as its nuclear infrastructure decays into obsolescence. | …
rt.com/usa/462774-air-force-nuclear-commercial-satellites/

Headlines for June 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-26
DHS Moves 100 Children Back to Texas Border Patrol Station Deemed Unsafe and "Inhumane", House Passes Contentious $4.5 Billion Emergency Border Bill, "Defund Hate Campaign" Activists Call for Action on Migrant Deaths and Detention, Trump Threatens to "Obliterate" Iran as Bipartisan Reps Seek to Avoid Unauthorized Strikes, Robert Mueller to Testify Before House in July, Tiffany Cabán Leading Queens DA Race, U.S. and N. Korea in Talks for Third Summit, Pompeo Says U.S. Hoping for a Peace Deal and Ready to Pull Out Troops in Afghanistan, Spanish Supreme Court Ups Conviction of Men Who Raped and Filmed Teenager in 20…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/26/headlines

Peace in the Gulf 'at a critical juncture' says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-26
The Iran nuclear deal must "continue to work for all", despite moves by both the United States and Iran which have destabilized the "hard-won" 2015 agreement, the UN Political Affairs chief told Security Council members on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041371

Trump's Ministry of No Information
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-26
The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the routine practice of reporting the current number of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, the AP and United Press International report. The new secrecy will make it nearly impossible to estimate the true cost of nuclear weapons, to show adherence to arms control treaties, or to pressure…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/26/trumps-ministry-of-no-information/

Chinese and North Korean leaders pledge closer links at Pyongyang summit
wsws.org | 2019-06-25
The United States will not welcome closer relations between the two Stalinist regimes as it tries to pull the North into its own orbit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/25/xink-j24.html

Pompeo's "Indo-Pacific" Tour Is Aimed Against Iran and China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
The Secretary of State is on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and South Korea by the time it concludes next week, with the aim of this global voyage …
globalresearch.ca/pompeos-indo-pacific-tour-aimed-against-iran-china/5681656

United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-06-25
The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.
progressive.org/dispatches/an-honorable-course-for-the-us-in-iran-kelly-190625/

A Unià£o Europeia na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …
globalresearch.ca/a-europa-na-estrategia-nuclear-do-pentagono/5681712

Trump's Return to Full-Spectrum Dominance
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-25
The United States is formally committed to dominating the world by 2020. President Trump's Space Directive-4, on the production of laser-armed combat aircraft as possible precursors to space weapons and the possibility of nuclear warheads being placed in orbit, moves the clock forward. An interesting and credible paper by T.J. Coles in CounterPunch recently reported…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/25/trumps-return-to-full-spectrum-dominance/

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

L'Unione europea nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …
globalresearch.ca/leuropa-nella-strategia-nucleare-del-pentagono/5681620

Iran 'violates' nuclear deal, after U.S. 'withdraws'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-25
Quick question: Does the U.S. ever break, breach or violate its international agreements? | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/25/iran-violates-nuclear-deal-after-u-s-withdraws/

A Europa na estratégia nuclear do Pentágono
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
Os Ministros da Defesa da NATO (de Itália, Elisabetta Trenta, M5S, de Portugal, Joà£o Gomes Cravinho) foram convocados para reunir em Bruxelas, em 26 e 27 de Junho, a fim de aprovar as novas medidas de "dissuasà£o" contra a …
globalresearch.ca/a-europa-na-estrategia-nuclear-do-pentagono/5681712

L'Europa nella strategia nucleare del Pentagono
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-25
I ministri della Difesa della Nato (per l'Italia Elisabetta Trenta, M5S) sono stati convocati a Bruxelles, il 26 e 27 giugno, per approvare le nuove misure di ´deterrenza ª contro la Russia, accusata senza alcuna prova di aver violato il Trattato …
globalresearch.ca/leuropa-nella-strategia-nucleare-del-pentagono/5681620

NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-25
(ZH) — NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters. "We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have …

NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences

Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

HBO's "Chernobyl": A Cautionary Tale About Splitting Atoms, or Another Chapter of Anti-Russia Propaganda?
Dennis Riches | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
I've always been kind of obsessed by things nuclear. From the time I learned about nuclear arsenals as a child, I wondered how masses of people could tolerate this Sword of Damocles hanging over their heads. A few years ago, …
globalresearch.ca/hbos-chernobyl-cautionary-tale-about-splitting-atoms-another-chapter-anti-russia-propaganda/5681524

Trump Signs Order Imposing Sanctions on Iran Supreme Leader
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-24
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. | The sanctions follow Iran's downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz that has ratcheted up tensions. Trump pulled back from the brink of retaliatory military strikes on Iran last week, but is continuing his pressure campaign. | The targets of the new sanctions include senior military figures in Ir…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-signs-order-imposing-sanctions-on-iran-supreme-leader/

Fukushima's Three Nuclear Meltdowns Are "Under Control": That's a Lie
William Boardman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-23
The implementation of the safe decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is a unique complex case and expected to span several decades: the IAEA Review Team considers that it will therefore require sustained engagement with stakeholders, proper knowledge management, and benefit from broad international cooperation. — Report by IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Review …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/fukushimas-three-nuclear-meltdowns-are-under-control-thats-a-lie/

Iran's withdrawal from the JCPOA: forecasts and deadlines
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-21
After Tehran took the line at renouncing its obligations under certain provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a question has arisen about when it will pull out of the nuclear deal altogether. In the conditions of an escalating conflict with Washington, Tehran has said it suspends compliance with a part of its …
uwidata.com/3967-irans-withdrawal-from-the-jcpoa-forecasts-and-deadlines/

Iran's withdrawal from the JCPOA: forecasts and deadlines
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-21
After Tehran took the line at renouncing its obligations under certain provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a question has arisen about when it will pull out of the nuclear deal altogether. In the conditions of an escalating conflict with Washington, Tehran has said it suspends compliance with a part of its …
uwidata.com/3967-irans-withdrawal-from-the-jcpoa-forecasts-and-deadlines/

Trump Pulls Back from Iran Attack as Bolton & Pompeo Continue to Push for War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-21
After threatening to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned U.S. drone, President Trump reportedly approved, and then abruptly called off, military strikes. The move came after the operation was already underway in its initial stages, with warships and planes already being put into position. We go to Tehran to get response from Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran who was part of the nuclear deal negotiations in 2015. We also speak with CUNY professor and historian Ervand Abrahamian, author of several books about Iran. Whether or not Trump wants war with Iran doesn't ultimat…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/21/trump_cancels_iran_strikes_after_drone

Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-17
Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/17/peace-action-endorses-ayanna-pressley-for-congress/

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