2019-08-14: News Headlines

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-08-14). Russian Blast Points to Danger of New Nuclear Arms Race. counterpunch.org On Thursday August 8th, an explosion at the Nenoksa Missile test site in northern Russia during testing of a new type of nuclear propelled cruise missile resulted in the death of at least seven people, including scientists and was followed by a spike in radiation in the atmosphere. Analysts in Washington and Europe are of the belief that the explosion may offer a glimpse of technological weaknesses in Russia's new arms program. More

Gregory Kulacki (2019-08-14). The Next Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nuclear Weapons and US — Japan — China Relations. globalresearch.ca Japan was the first, the last and the only nation to be attacked with nuclear weapons. If it continues along the path set by Prime Minister Abe and the national security bureaucrats of his Liberal Democrat Party (LDP), it may …

Rossen Vassilev Jr. (2019-08-14). The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Its Tragic Aftermath. globalresearch.ca The three meltdowns and at least four big core explosions at the Fukushima nuclear-power plant's six American-designed Daiichi reactors in March 2011 still constitute the world's worst nuclear nightmare so far, surpassing even the Chernobyl #4 reactor's explosion and meltdown …

Jeff Carter (2019-08-14). Nuclear Weapons, No First Use: "It Makes the World Safer" globalresearch.ca Jeff Carter is Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. | In a statement released today, he said: | "During the second 2020 presidential debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren reiterated her support for a 'No First Use' policy on nuclear weapons, stating, 'It …

Global Research News (2019-08-14). Selected Articles: Brexit Conundrum. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

WSWS (2019-08-13). Explosions at Russian military facilities leave eight dead. wsws.org Bound up with the accelerating global arms race, blasts at a nuclear weapons testing facility in Russia's far north and an ammunitions depot in Siberia have injured dozens.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-13). China Hysteria Down Under. counterpunch.org The blinkered security establishment is standard fare in politics. From Washington to Manila, we hear of terrors and concerns which tend to more spectral than not. Legitimate concerns such as catastrophic environmental failure, or a nuclear accident, are treated with a sigh, its warners doomsday advocates rather than reasoned citizens. It is the unseen demon More

Staff (2019-08-09). How Israel's Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation. therealnews.com Prof. Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel's agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative…

Norman Stockwell (2019-08-09). How We Learned to Hate the Bomb. progressive.org For nearly three-quarters of a century, "The Progressive" has been a consistent voice against nuclear madness.

Staff (2019-08-08). Kashmir Under Siege: India Moves to Annex Territory, Heightening Tensions with Nuclear Rival Pakistan. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating over the disputed region of Kashmir following India's revocation earlier this week of its special status, which granted the area some autonomy. Kashmir remains on lockdown, with internet and other communications blocked and leaders placed under house arrest. The Modi government has also deployed tens of thousands of additional troops in Kashmir. Pakistan announced Wednesday it would expel India's ambassador and stop its newly appointed envoy from assuming his position in New Delhi. It also announced it was cutting off all bilateral trade with India. We speak with three guests: Sanjay Kak,…

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 …