2019-07-02: News Headlines

Ray McGovern (2019-07-02). Trump Meets Kim in DMZ: Hope for a Breakthrough in Korea. globalresearch.ca There is hope for some real progress in U.S.-North Korean relations after Sunday morning's unscheduled meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, largely because Russia and China seem more determined than ever to facilitate forward …

WSWS (2019-07-02). War threats mount as Iran exceeds limit on enriched uranium stockpile. wsws.org Israel carried out one of its most intense raids in Syria Monday amid speculation that Tel Aviv is preparing to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.

Massoud Nayeri (2019-07-02). A Universal Program of Action for Peace. globalresearch.ca The question of Peace and Nuclear War is upon us. This is the question of life and death. June 21st was an alarming day that demonstrated the narrow respite between war and peace. The decision to strike Iran by the …

Michael Steinberg (2019-07-02). 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 (2019-07-01). Headlines for July 1, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Sets Foot in North Korea in Historic First, Hong Kong Protesters Take to Streets, Enter Gov't Building, U.S. and China Ease Trade Tensions, Trump Lavishes Praise on MBS at G20 Summit, At Least 10 Killed in Sudanese Anti-Gov't Protests, Afghanistan: Violent Attacks Kill 100s in Recent Days as U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks Resume, Italian Police Arrest Captain of Migrant Ship After She Rescues 53 Refugees, Senate Rejects Effort to Prevent Trump from Attacking Iran Without Congressional Approval, Charles Koch and George Soros Team Up to Fund New Anti-Interventionist Think Tank, SCOTUS Rejects Alabama Ban on Most Co…

Staff (2019-07-01). Peace With North Korea Should Be a Priority for US Progressives. truthout.org In his signature braggadocio way, President Trump made history over the weekend when he met North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un at the military demarcation line dividing North and South Korea and stepped over the cement border and onto North Korean soil, the first standing U.S. president to ever do so. After walking 20 steps, Trump returned back over the line with Kim by his side where they met South Korean President Moon Jae-in. | As he departed the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Trump announced that working-level meetings would be established over the next few weeks led by Special Representative Stephen Bieg…

Staff (2019-07-01). Trump Makes History by Walking into North Korea. Could This Help to Finally End the Korean War? democracynow.org President Trump made history Sunday when he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea. Trump was there to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the military demarcation line at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Kim then invited Trump to cross the line, which has divided North and South Korea since 1953. Trump then took about 20 steps into North Korea. Following the meeting at the DMZ, Trump and Kim held a three-way gathering with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sunday marked Trump and Kim's first meeting since nuclear talks broke down in February. More nuclear talks are reportedly sc…

United Nations (2019-07-01). UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North Korea. un.org As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may render a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

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.

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.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-01). 'Chernobyl on Ice': Nuclear Plant Barge Headed Across Arctic Circle. commondreams.org Shipment of nuclear plant across polar waters draws criticism | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/nuke_barge.jpg

John Nichols (2019-07-01). Tulsi Gabbard Is Right: War and Nuclear Proliferation Are Local Issues. thenation.com Tulsi Gabbard Is Right: War and Nuclear Proliferation Are Local Issues…

Global Research News (2019-07-01). The Iran Nuclear Deal: Letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. globalresearch.ca Honorable Antonio Guterres, | Secretary General of the United Nations | New York, New York | Hon. Secretary General, | You are well aware that in 2015 with the support of all permanent members of the UNSC (China, France, Russia, UK, and US) …

Staff (2019-07-01). Iran Breaches Uranium Stockpile Limit Set by Nuclear Deal. truthdig.com TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord. | The announcement by Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and later confirmation by the U.N. nuclear watchdog puts new pressure on European nations trying to save the deal amid President Donald Trump's maximalist campaign targeting Teh…

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."

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

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?

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.

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…

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.

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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