Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

2019-08-07: News Headlines

Yves Engler (2019-08-07). Is Justin Trudeau Pro-Nukes? dissidentvoice.org Justin Trudeau presents himself as "progressive" on foreign affairs. The Liberals claim to have brought Canada "back" after the disastrous Harper Conservatives. But their nuclear weapons policy demonstrates the emptiness of this rhetoric. Reducing the chance nuclear weapons are used again should be a priority for any "progressive" government. But, powerful Canadian allies oppose nuclear …

Dave Lindorff (2019-08-07). Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the spies who prevented a criminal US with a nuclear monopoly from making more of them. nationofchange.org Seventy-four years ago yesterday, the U.S. dropped the first-ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, a non-military target of several hundred thousand, instantly vaporizing some 70,000 people, mostly civilians, and causing the painful, slower death of another 70,000 who died of burns and radioactive damage to their bodies over the next four months. Another …

Michael Snyder (2019-08-07). China Just Went Nuclear in the Trade War, and There Is No Turning Back Now. globalresearch.ca When will Americans start to wake up and realize what is happening? At the end of last week, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be imposing a 10 percent tariff on 300 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, and …

Alice Slater (2019-08-07). Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to Tell the Truth About US Relations with Russia. globalresearch.ca August 6th and 9th mark 74 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where only one nuclear bomb dropped on each city caused the deaths of up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Today, …

Eds. (2019-08-06). The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament. mronline.org On August 2, the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the U.S. and Russia | Source

teleSUR (2019-08-06). Hiroshima Mayor Urges Japan to Sign Nuclear Treaty, PM Refuses. telesurenglish.net Commemorating 74 years Tuesday since the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hiroshima's mayor, Kazumi Matsui, demanded Japan join the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. | RELATED: | North Korea Tests New Missile in Warning Message to South Korea | "I urge Japan's leaders to manifest the pacifism of t…

United Nations (2019-08-06). 'Cataclysmic events' in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, began 'global push' against nuclear weapons says Guterres, honouring victims. un.org Paying homage to those who perished as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as well as the many others whose lives were devastated in the years that followed, UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday underscored their "courage and moral leadership" in reminding the world of "the human cost of nuclear war".

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-08-06). Former US colonel blasts end of nuclear treaty as 'extremely dangerous'. thecanary.co On 2 August, Donald Trump's government officially withdrew from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. US scientists warned that this decision would bring the world closer to a "doomsday scenario". And now, former US colonel Lawrence Wilkerson has spoken exclusively to The…

WSWS (2019-08-06). US Secretary of State demands greater Australian involvement in war drive against China. wsws.org The support for Pompeo's aggressive remarks in Canberra is a warning that behind its back, the Australian population has been placed on the frontline of a confrontation with China that threatens a catastrophic nuclear war.

Rev. John Dear (2019-08-06). The Ongoing Call for Nuclear Abolition at Los Alamos. commondreams.org The sickness of our widespread gun violence epidemic is connected to the sickness of the nuclear weapons industry, and the numbness and despair among us allow these lethal epidemics to threaten us all. (Photo: John Dear) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-08-06_at_4.09.28_pm.png

Staff (2019-08-02). US Withdrawal from INF Treaty Creates Greater Nuclear Instability. therealnews.com Sec. of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is unilaterally withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which could have been re-negotiated if the US had acknowledged its own responsibility for the treaty's problems…

Staff (2019-08-02). Headlines for August 2, 2019. democracynow.org Pentagon to Receive $1.48 Trillion Under Two-Year Budget Deal, Russia Declares Nuclear Arms Treaty "Formally Dead" as U.S. Withdraws, Trump Threatens to Impose Steeper Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Puerto Rico Faces Succession Crisis as Disgraced Governor Resigns, Video Shows Dallas Police Mocking Man Who Died in Their Custody, Dozens Killed as Two Attacks Rattle Yemen's Port City of Aden, Four Killed as Sudanese Soldiers Fire on Peaceful Pro-Democracy Activists, Third Case of Ebola in Congolese City Sparks Fears in Neighboring Rwanda, U.S. Prepares to Withdraw Thousands of Troops Amid Peace Talks with Taliban, July…

United Nations (2019-08-02). UN chief laments ending of Cold War-era disarmament treaty. un.org Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his "deep regret" on Friday that the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia came to an end.

Staff (2019-07-31). Warren Backs "No First Use" Nuclear Policy as Buttigieg Calls for Withdrawal from Afghanistan. democracynow.org While most of Tuesday's debate focused on domestic issues, Democratic candidates were briefly asked about nuclear weapons policy and the war in Afghanistan. Senator Elizabeth Warren defended her "no first use" policy on nuclear weapons, despite criticism from Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Meanwhile, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sparred on whether the U.S. should withdraw from Afghanistan after 18 years of war.

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 …

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 …

2019-08-07: Social Media Postees

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the spies who prevented a criminal US with a nuclear monopoly from making more of them
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-07
Seventy-four years ago yesterday, the U.S. dropped the first-ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, a non-military target of several hundred thousand, instantly vaporizing some 70,000 people, mostly civilians, and causing the painful, slower death of another 70,000 who died of burns and radioactive damage to their bodies over the next four months. Another …
nationofchange.org/2019/08/07/hiroshima-nagasaki-and-the-spies-who-prevented-a-criminal-us-with-a-nuclear-monopoly-from-making-more-of-them/

Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to Tell the Truth About US Relations with Russia
Alice Slater | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-07
August 6th and 9th mark 74 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where only one nuclear bomb dropped on each city caused the deaths of up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Today, …
globalresearch.ca/hiroshima-unlearned-time-tell-truth-about-us-relations-russia/5685824

Is Justin Trudeau Pro-Nukes?
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-07
Justin Trudeau presents himself as "progressive" on foreign affairs. The Liberals claim to have brought Canada "back" after the disastrous Harper Conservatives. But their nuclear weapons policy demonstrates the emptiness of this rhetoric. Reducing the chance nuclear weapons are used again should be a priority for any "progressive" government. But, powerful Canadian allies oppose nuclear …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/is-justin-trudeau-pro-nukes/

China Just Went Nuclear in the Trade War, and There Is No Turning Back Now
Michael Snyder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-07
When will Americans start to wake up and realize what is happening? At the end of last week, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be imposing a 10 percent tariff on 300 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, and …
globalresearch.ca/china-just-went-nuclear-trade-war-no-turning-back-now/5685836

Hiroshima Mayor Urges Japan to Sign Nuclear Treaty, PM Refuses
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-06
Commemorating 74 years Tuesday since the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hiroshima's mayor, Kazumi Matsui, demanded Japan join the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. | RELATED: | North Korea Tests New Missile in Warning Message to South Korea | "I urge Japan's leaders to manifest the pacifism of t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hiroshima-Mayor-Urges-Japan-to-Sign-Nuclear-Treaty-PM-Refuses-20190806-0027.html

Hiroshima and the New Arms Race—No Winners
Robert Dodge | commondreams.org | 2019-08-06
Nuclear war and climate change are the two existential threats we face today. (Photo: US Department of Defense) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nuclearweapons.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/06/hiroshima-and-new-arms-race-no-winners?cd-origin=rss

The Ongoing Call for Nuclear Abolition at Los Alamos
Rev. John Dear | commondreams.org | 2019-08-06
The sickness of our widespread gun violence epidemic is connected to the sickness of the nuclear weapons industry, and the numbness and despair among us allow these lethal epidemics to threaten us all. (Photo: John Dear) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-08-06_at_4.09.28_pm.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/06/ongoing-call-nuclear-abolition-los-alamos?cd-origin=rss

Former US colonel blasts end of nuclear treaty as 'extremely dangerous'
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-08-06
On 2 August, Donald Trump's government officially withdrew from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. US scientists warned that this decision would bring the world closer to a "doomsday scenario". And now, former US colonel Lawrence Wilkerson has spoken exclusively to The…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/08/06/former-us-colonel-blasts-end-of-nuclear-treaty-as-extremely-dangerous/

'Cataclysmic events' in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, began 'global push' against nuclear weapons says Guterres, honouring victims
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-06
Paying homage to those who perished as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as well as the many others whose lives were devastated in the years that followed, UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday underscored their "courage and moral leadership" in reminding the world of "the human cost of nuclear war".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1043781

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-06
On August 2, the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the U.S. and Russia | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/06/the-end-of-the-inf-treaty-is-a-blow-to-global-disarmament/

US Secretary of State demands greater Australian involvement in war drive against China
wsws.org | 2019-08-06
The support for Pompeo's aggressive remarks in Canberra is a warning that behind its back, the Australian population has been placed on the frontline of a confrontation with China that threatens a catastrophic nuclear war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/06/ausm-a06.html

UN chief laments ending of Cold War-era disarmament treaty
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-02
Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his "deep regret" on Friday that the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia came to an end.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1043691

US Withdrawal from INF Treaty Creates Greater Nuclear Instability
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-02
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is unilaterally withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which could have been re-negotiated if the US had acknowledged its own responsibility for the treaty's problems…
therealnews.com/stories/us-withdrawal-from-inf-treaty-creates-greater-nuclear-instability

Warren Backs "No First Use" Nuclear Policy as Buttigieg Calls for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-31
While most of Tuesday's debate focused on domestic issues, Democratic candidates were briefly asked about nuclear weapons policy and the war in Afghanistan. Senator Elizabeth Warren defended her "no first use" policy on nuclear weapons, despite criticism from Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Meanwhile, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sparred on whether the U.S. should withdraw from Afghanistan after 18 years of war.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/31/cnn_debate_foreign_policy_mehdi_hasan