2019-07-03: News Headlines

T.K. Park (2019-07-03). South Korean Protest Music Is Inspiring Hong Kong's Demonstrators. thenation.com South Korean Protest Music Is Inspiring Hong Kong's Demonstrators…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2019-07-03). The Trump-Kim Meeting: Mr. President, Your 20 Steps into North Korea Toward Pyongyang Were Dramatic and Historical. But, "How Far Are You Going"? globalresearch.ca The Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ on June 30 took the world off guard; it was theatrical; it was historical. It gave a glimpse of hope for long waited peace on the Korean peninsula and the falling-down of the last frontier …

Natylie Baldwin (2019-07-03). Americans Are Complacent When It Comes to the Dangers of Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca In a recent post, I mentioned the Congressional debate over authorizing and funding the use of "low-yield" or usable nukes, which has many worried that the threshold for the utilization of nuclear weapons would be significantly lowered. On June …

teleSUR (2019-07-03). Tehran To Reopen Nuclear Reactor If EU Backs out of Iran Deal. telesurenglish.net Iran is ready to reopen the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor if the EU fails to live up to its commitments in the Iran nuclear deal known as JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Iran Increases Uranium Production Beyond Nuclear Deal's Limit | Iran had agreed to shut down and repurpose the plant in 2015 due to the JCPOA, but the government now says it is ready to restart nuclear activities if the deal is not respected. | Rouhani said that his country is re…

Linda Gunter (2019-07-03). Chernobyl Has Blown Up Twice. counterpunch.org As we contemplate somewhat ruefully how someone heretofore best known for scripting The Hangover (parts 2 and 3) has managed to loft the truth about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster into the stratosphere, whilst we have slogged for decades to get the issue attention, there is some comfort to be had. Yes, Chernobyl has blown up twice — first the reactor and now the eponymous 5-part HBO/Sky miniseries — and the nuclear industry and its pundits are absolutely freaking out. More

Mehrnews (2019-07-03). The JCPOA Nuclear Deal: Why Europe Cannot Use the 'Snap Back' Mechanism Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Western media are likely to jump on the 'snapback mechanism' wagon now that Iran has released details about the second stage of its reduction in commitments to the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)….

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 …

RT (2019-07-02). Tanks in the streets! Trump critics alarmed at July 4 celebration plan. rt.com US President Donald Trump's decision to display tanks on the National Mall during the Independence Day festivities is causing a meltdown among his critics, who claim it's an 'authoritarian' move worthy of North Korea — or Russia.

RT (2019-07-02). Tanks in the streets! Trump critics alarmed at July 4 celebration plan. rt.com US President Donald Trump's decision to display tanks on the National Mall during the Independence Day festivities is causing a meltdown among his critics, who claim it's an 'authoritarian' move worthy of North Korea — or Russia.

Tom Clifford (2019-07-02). Are We Seeing Trump's Changing Stance on China and North Korea? globalresearch.ca There had been earlier skirmishes, threats, talk of retaliation and warnings of dire consequences, but the trade war between the United States and China started in earnest on July 6, 2018 when Washington implemented its first China-specific tariffs. It ended …

teleSUR (2019-07-02). Fourteen Russian Sailors Killed in Submarine Fire: Ministry. telesurenglish.net Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. | A Russian media outlet, RBC, cited an unnamed military source as saying the submarine was nuclear-powered, but Russian officials made no comment on the type of vessel involved. | RELATED: | Facebook Says 'No Evidence' Russia Meddled With Brexit Vote | The incident was the deadl…

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.

Staff (2019-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2019. democracynow.org Lawmakers Decry Dire Conditions and Lack of Accountability During Visit to Texas Migrant Jails, Migrant Child Freed from Clint Border Patrol Jail: "They Treated Us Badly", ProPublica: Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Rife with Racist, Sexist and Anti-Immigrant Posts, Migrant Father and Daughter Who Drowned in Rio Grande Buried in El Salvador, #CloseTheCamps Protests Planned Across the U.S., Mexico Deploys National Guard, Ramps Up Crackdown on Immigrants, Hong Kong Protests Continue as Activists Renew Demands to Withdraw Extradition Bill, Iran Surpasses Enriched Uranium Stockpile Allowed Under Nuclear Deal, Jap…

NIAC Action (2019-07-02). NIAC Statement on Iran Surpassing Enriched Uranium Stockpile Limit. globalresearch.ca In response to reports that Iran has surpassed the enriched uranium stockpile limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement: …

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…

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…

United Nations (2019-07-01). UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and DPR 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.

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.

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…

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."

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.

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?

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…

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 …

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 (2019-06-24). 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 …

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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