2019-07-04: News Headlines

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-04). Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex. globalresearch.ca The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. …

WSWS (2019-07-04). The Command (Kursk): A dramatization of the 2000 Russian nuclear submarine disaster. wsws.org The Kursk's sinking was bound up with both the decay of the Russian military and the catastrophic impact of Russian capitalism.

Tom Clifford (2019-07-04). China Winning's Hand: Huawei, Trade and North Korea. counterpunch.org Beijing. 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 just short of a year later, and though Chinese officials are too polite to More

Staff (2019-07-04). Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea's Dangerous Example. truthdig.com The lesson to be learned from the difference between how the U.S. president treats Iran and North Korea is painfully clear.

WSWS (2019-07-04). South Korean public sector workers strike over irregular employment status. wsws.org As with other strikes, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is maneuvering to isolate workers.

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)….

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 …

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

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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

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.

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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