Trump's nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.
Planetary emergency: Climate crisis and nuclear danger threaten humanity's existence
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
This is part 2 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet: For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, June 21-23. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …
How Real is the Trump Administration's New Flexibility with North Korea?
Gregory Elich | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Although widely derided by the Washington Establishment as an empty photo opportunity, the recent meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom produced an agreement to resume working-level talks in the near future. According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, the two leaders discussed stumbling blocks in improving relations and easing…
Pyongyang on the Potomac
John Feffer | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-12
When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is a tall, 73-year-old white man who leads the world's most powerful democracy. Kim is a short, plump, 35-year-old …
Trump's Bluster Diplomacy
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" and threatening to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a "dotard" and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States. But now, two summits, the exchange of…
Juggling with Kim and Moon: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Copy Book
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of …
Iran vs. Spineless Europe
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …
Iran vs. Spineless Europe. How far will US-western Threats Go?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of …
Save the Bylong from coal mining
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-12
About 200 people gathered in Bylong, in Central NSW, on July 6-7 to demand the state Coalition government halt a proposed coalmine from going ahead in the picturesque Bylong Valley. | South Korean company KEPCO is proposing to open up a mine that would have drastic impacts on local agriculture and water and the iconic natural and cultural heritage of the region, including Aboriginal sacred sites. | The mine is still subject to a decision by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC). | The weekend-long protest camp was co-sponsored by the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) and Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG…
Russian navy officer: Fire on Russian nuclear submarine could have led to "planetary catastrophe"
wsws.org | 2019-07-12
A Russian newspaper reported that the cause of the fire on the Losharik was an electrical short-circuit that led to an explosion and spontaneous combustion of a lithium-ion battery that had been installed on the submarine.
Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-11
Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …
Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).
War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…
Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
"This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-09
In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."
US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock…
What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-08
Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …
An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-05
In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
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 …
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 …
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 …