2019-07-01: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-07-01). Trump meets North Korean leader as part of broader anti-China agenda. wsws.org Washington's approach to North Korea has nothing to do with peace on the Korean Peninsula, but is about drawing Pyongyang into Washington's orbit.

Global Research News (2019-07-01). Video: Trump Meets Kim Jong-un in the DMZ, First U.S. President to Enter North Korea. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2019-07-01). Platitudes at the G20 can't mask a world on the brink of war. wsws.org Trump's theatrical overtures of peace toward North Korea after the G20 summit were belied by the Senate's passage of the biggest military budget in American history.

Michael Steinberg (2019-07-01). New England Nuke Shuts Down. indybay.org After over 40 years, the Pilgrim nuclear power plant on Cape Cod in Massachusetts is finally shutting dow for good.

Staff (2019-06-30). Trump Steps Into North Korea With Kim at Historic DMZ Meeting. truthdig.com With grins and a handshake, he becomes the first sitting U.S. president to go inside the nation as the two agree to revive nuclear talks.

RT (2019-06-30). 'Coddling' the 'dictator next door': Democrats savage Trump for Kim Jong-un 'photo op'. rt.com A host of Democratic party hopefuls for the presidency have taken turns denouncing President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un as a "photo op," while slamming Trump for cosying up to the "ruthless dictator."

teleSUR (2019-06-30). Nuclear Talks To Resume After Surprise Trump-Kim Meeting. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, where the two presidents agreed on resuming stalled nuclear talks. | RELATED: | Chinese President Makes Historical Visit to North Korea | The meeting was initiated by a s…

teleSUR (2019-06-30). Nuclear Talks To Resume After Surprise Trump-Kim Meeting. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea Sunday when he met its leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, where the two presidents agreed on resuming stalled nuclear talks. | RELATED: | Chinese President Makes Historical Visit to North Korea | The meeting was initiated by a s…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-30). 'We Need Real Diplomacy,' Not Just Photo-Ops, Says Bernie Sanders as Trump Restarts Nuclear Talks With North Korea. commondreams.org "I have no problem with him sitting down with Kim Jong-un in North Korea or anyplace else. But I don't want it simply to be a photo opportunity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11591685661.jpg

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-30). Trump's Dubious Outreach to North Korea. globalresearch.ca US relations with other countries, especially sovereign independent ones it doesn't control, are long on unacceptable demands, woefully short on seeking cooperative relations. | Two summits between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to improve bilateral relations. | They featured …

Betsey Piette (2019-06-30). Philadelphia refinery explosion threatens surrounding communities. workers.org A massive explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery in the predawn hours of June 21 lit up the sky with a fireball so large it was captured by a weather satellite. Some eyewitnesses thought they were seeing a nuclear bomb. It marked the second fire at the plant . . . | Continue reading Philadelphia refinery explosion threatens surrounding communities at Workers.org

Dr. Helen Caldicott (2019-06-30). Fukushima: "An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe". "A Huge Coverup". Dr. Helen Caldicott. globalresearch.ca I have been to Fukushima and spoken to people there and the parents are desperate to hear the truth even if it's not good truth. And they thanked me for telling them the truth. So it's an absolute medical catastrophe I would say, and a total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and all its ramifications.

RT (2019-06-30). Say what? Trump boasts building brand new nukes & weapons…that he will 'never use'. rt.com Donald Trump has boasted about the billions of dollars spent on weapons for the military, while stating that he hoped he would never have to use the new hardware. Does this mean the US has lost its appetite for bombing campaigns?

Michael Welch (2019-06-30). Persian Peril: Brinkmanship in the Post-INF Treaty Era. globalresearch.ca "By sending this signal of massive retaliation, I think Iran may have stopped an American attack on Natanz (nuclear facility) in July, because the United States now knows that any attack against Iran cannot be contained. It will not be …

Mehrnaz Shahabi (2019-06-30). To Avoid War, the US Must Stop the Sanctions against Iran and Return to the JCPOA. globalresearch.ca Iran's decision to increase its stock of low enriched uranium from 174.1 kilograms on 20 May to beyond the JCPOA's agreed limit of 300 kilograms on 27 June 2019, is not a "violation" or "breach" of the nuclear deal, as …

RT (2019-06-30). 'Banished to Mongolia'? Bolton's absence from Trump-Kim meeting fuels firing rumors… again. rt.com Hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolton was absent from President Trump's team during his meeting with Kim Jong-un. However, non-interventionist Fox News host Tucker Carlson was present. Twitter put the pieces together.

RT (2019-06-30). Trump invites 'great' friend Kim to White House after historic DMZ visit. rt.com After becoming the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, Donald Trump has extended an invitation to Kim Jong-un to visit the United States.

Staff (2019-06-29). Trump to Kim: Let's Meet at the DMZ. truthdig.com OSAKA, Japan—President Donald Trump issued a Twitter invitation Saturday to North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet for a handshake at the demilitarized zone that separates the North and South, and expressed a willingness to cross the border for what would be a history-making photo opportunity. | The invitation, while long rumored in diplomatic circles, still came across as an impulsive display of showmanship by a president bent on obtaining a legacy-defining nuclear deal. North Korea responded by calling the offer a "very interesting su…

teleSUR (2019-06-29). Iran: Talks With Remaining Nuclear Deal Signers Not Good Enough. telesurenglish.net Iran's deputy foreign minister says progress was made between the remaining signatories of the nation's nuclear deal in Vienna talks Friday, but not enough to meet the demands of the Islamic Republic. | RELATED: | Protests in New Dehli Against US 'Imperialism' and Sanctions | "It was a step forward, but it is still not enough and did not meet Iran's expectations," Abbas Araqchi told reporters Friday after almost four hours of talks with senior diplomats from Britain, China, France…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-29). JCPOA Talks Fall Short, US Middle East Military Buildup. Bolton Seeks Partners for War on Iran. globalresearch.ca JCPOA nuclear deal Joint Commission members include Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. | On Friday, talks in Vienna involving officials of these countries fell short, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi saying the following at their conclusion: | "It was …

RT (2019-06-29). Kim 'receptive' to idea of meeting at DMZ during South Korea trip — Trump. rt.com 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.

Nafeez Ahmed (2019-06-28). The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene. mintpressnews.com For the first time in history, the future of the entire planet‚Ää—‚Ääfor generations if not millennia to come‚Ää—‚Ääis now being fundamentally determined by the activities of the human species.

Staff (2019-06-26). Headlines for June 26, 2019. democracynow.org 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…

United Nations (2019-06-26). Peace in the Gulf 'at a critical juncture' says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal. un.org 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.

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Tyler Durden (2019-06-25). NATO Tells Russia to Destroy New Missile or Face Consequences. theantimedia.com (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 …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org 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 …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org 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 …

unitedEditor (2019-06-21). Iran's withdrawal from the JCPOA: forecasts and deadlines. uwidata.com 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 …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org 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 …

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