Daily Archives: August 27, 2019

2019-08-27: News Headlines

Jake Lynch (2019-08-27). Peace Journalism for the Koreas Negotiations. counterpunch.org "Do not demonise North Korea. Demons do not negotiate. If there are no negotiations, there will be war." The words of Chung-in Moon to journalists who gathered for the Korea Press Foundation journalism conference in Seoul, last October, as diplomatic efforts were being stepped up for a second summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and More

Tim Shorrock (2019-08-27). In a Major Shift, South Korea Defies Its Alliance With Japan. thenation.com In a Major Shift, South Korea Defies Its Alliance With Japan…

Gerard Boyce (2019-08-27). Upshots and Unintended Consequences of Africa's Nuclear Energy Ambitions. globalresearch.ca Earlier this month, cash-strapped Zimbabwe announced that it had signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Russia to engage in uranium exploration and enrichment with a view to the possibility of generating nuclear energy in future. In so doing, it joined …

Philip Farruggio (2019-08-27). Amerika 2019: A Woody Allen film? nationofchange.org In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead." Shanker was condemned by many when he shut down the New York City school system in the bitter strikes of 1967 and 1968, …

Staff (2019-08-27). New Mexico Law Gives Private Utilities Unchecked Power Over Shift to Renewables. truthout.org | | The ink's barely dry on the Energy Transition Act (ETA), a new law in New Mexico enabling utilities to recoup costs as they transition away from coal, gas and nuclear plants. | While proponents of the bill have suggested it should be a template for the Green New Deal nationwide, its opponents see it as a pro-industry test case that must be nipped in the bud. They have now filed a complaint to the New Mexico Supreme Court to stop its implementation. | New Energy Economy, Inc., Citize…

Juan Cole (2019-08-27). France upstages Trump at G7 by inviting Iran to salvage nuclear deal. nationofchange.org Trump breached the Iran deal in 2017, slapped severe sanctions on Iran and then went around the world strong-arming countries not to buy Iran's petroleum.

WSWS (2019-08-27). Russia launches floating nuclear power plant amid new "scramble for the Arctic" wsws.org The launching of the Akademik Lomonosov platform is part of an effort by the Kremlin to significantly expand its infrastructure in the region.

Philip A Farruggio (2019-08-27). America 2019: A Woody Allen Film? "Waking Up in the Future to Learn Civilization Was Destroyed" globalresearch.ca In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead." Shanker was condemned by many when …

Global Research News (2019-08-27). Selected Articles: Nestlé and the Privatization of Water. 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 …

Staff (2019-08-27). Headlines for August 27, 2019. democracynow.org Oklahoma Wins Case Against Johnson & Johnson as Court Finds Pharma Giant Fueled State's Opioid Crisis, Brazil Rejects G7 Amazon Aid Amid Mounting Environmental Disaster, Prosecutors Investigate After Gov't Ignored Warnings About Planned Amazon Fires, Trump Dismisses Wind Power Again at G7 as WH Walks Back Comments on Kim Jong-un, Lebanon Says Air Attacks Over Weekend Amount to "Declaration of War" from Israel, U.N. Says Floods in Sudan a "Humanitarian Emergency" as Death Toll Tops 60 People, Iran Sentences Journalist and Activist Marzieh Amiri to 10 Years & 148 Lashes, 19 States and D.C. Sue to Block Trump's Term…

RT (2019-08-26). NUKE them? 'Not bad!' Trump reportedly startled advisers with hurricane prevention strategy. rt.com Hurricanes regularly devastate the American homeland, so maybe we should just nuke the suckers before they reach the coast? This is the astute suggestion that has reportedly been put forward by US President Donald Trump. | According to Axios, Trump has suggested on multiple occasions to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore the possibility of using nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States. | The outlet claims that after sitting through a hurricane briefing at the White House, the US president blurted out: "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?

Staff (2019-08-26). Mysterious Russian Nuclear Missile Accident Sparks Fears of Cover-Up & "Chernobyl Redux" democracynow.org Questions are swirling over a mysterious nuclear accident in northern Russia on August 8. Seven people, including five nuclear scientists, died in an explosion, which caused a radiation spike in the surrounding area — and possibly as far as Scandinavia. U.S. experts suspect the explosion was caused during a test of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Russia initially denied a radiation leak, but earlier today its state weather agency confirmed radioactive isotopes have been found in test samples in the city of Severodvinsk near the military test range. Norway's nuclear test ban monitor now believes two explos…

Staff (2019-08-26). Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl. democracynow.org Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the death toll from Chernobyl remains unknown. Chernobyl is considered the worst nuclear accident in history, but Kate Brown, an MIT professor of science, technology and society, says much of what we understand about the disaster is inaccurate. Her new book, "Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future," chronicles the devastating and underreported impact of radiation on tens of t…

Staff (2019-08-23). Sen. Merkley on the Dangers of a New Nuclear Arms Race & Why He Backs the Green New Deal. democracynow.org Fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is mounting. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare for what he called a "symmetrical response" after the U.S. tested what it said was a nonnuclear cruise missile earlier this week. The U.S. launch was the first test of its kind since the Trump administration withdrew from the INF. We speak to Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon about U.S. nuclear policy, as well as the Green New Deal, President Trump's wish to buy Greenland and more.

Staff (2019-08-23). "Our House Is On Fire": Brazil Faces Global Outrage as Massive Fires Spread in Amazon Rainforest. democracynow.org The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers. Indigenous people in Brazil have accused far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of encouraging the destruction. Bols…

susan_p (2019-08-22). Arms race accelerates as US tests cruise missile. greenleft.org.au arms race Jessica CorbettIssue 1234 United States US missile testAugust 22, 2019Nuclear experts and disarmament advocates are warning that the world is witnessing a new arms race after the United States tested a new missile on August 18. | The test would have vio…

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 …

2019-08-27: Social Media Postees

Peace Journalism for the Koreas Negotiations
Jake Lynch | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-27
"Do not demonise North Korea. Demons do not negotiate. If there are no negotiations, there will be war." The words of Chung-in Moon to journalists who gathered for the Korea Press Foundation journalism conference in Seoul, last October, as diplomatic efforts were being stepped up for a second summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/27/peace-journalism-for-the-koreas-negotiations/

In a Major Shift, South Korea Defies Its Alliance With Japan
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2019-08-27
In a Major Shift, South Korea Defies Its Alliance With Japan…
thenation.com/article/south-korea-japan-cold-war/

France upstages Trump at G7 by inviting Iran to salvage nuclear deal
Juan Cole | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-27
Trump breached the Iran deal in 2017, slapped severe sanctions on Iran and then went around the world strong-arming countries not to buy Iran's petroleum.
nationofchange.org/2019/08/27/france-upstages-trump-at-g7-by-inviting-iran-to-salvage-nuclear-deal/

Russia launches floating nuclear power plant amid new "scramble for the Arctic"
wsws.org | 2019-08-27
The launching of the Akademik Lomonosov platform is part of an effort by the Kremlin to significantly expand its infrastructure in the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/27/arct-a27.html

Upshots and Unintended Consequences of Africa's Nuclear Energy Ambitions
Gerard Boyce | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-27
Earlier this month, cash-strapped Zimbabwe announced that it had signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Russia to engage in uranium exploration and enrichment with a view to the possibility of generating nuclear energy in future. In so doing, it joined | …
globalresearch.ca/upshots-unintended-consequences-africa-nuclear-energy-ambitions/5687338

New Mexico Law Gives Private Utilities Unchecked Power Over Shift to Renewables
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-27
| The ink's barely dry on the Energy Transition Act (ETA), a new law in New Mexico enabling utilities to recoup costs as they transition away from coal, gas and nuclear plants. | While proponents of the bill have suggested it should be a template for the Green New Deal nationwide, its opponents see it as a pro-industry test case that must be nipped in the bud. They have now filed a complaint to the New Mexico Supreme Court to stop its implementation. | New Energy Economy, Inc., Citize…
truthout.org/articles/new-mexico-law-gives-private-utilities-unchecked-power-over-shift-to-renewables/

America 2019: A Woody Allen Film? "Waking Up in the Future to Learn Civilization Was Destroyed"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-27
In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead." Shanker was condemned by many when …
globalresearch.ca/america-2019-a-woody-allen-film-waking-up-in-the-future-to-learn-civilization-was-destroyed/5687297

Amerika 2019: A Woody Allen film?
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-27
In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead." Shanker was condemned by many when he shut down the New York City school system in the bitter strikes of 1967 and 1968, …
nationofchange.org/2019/08/27/amerika-2019-a-woody-allen-film/

Selected Articles: Nestlé and the Privatization of Water
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-nestle-privatization-water/5687342

NUKE them? 'Not bad!' Trump reportedly startled advisers with hurricane prevention strategy
rt.com | 2019-08-26
Hurricanes regularly devastate the American homeland, so maybe we should just nuke the suckers before they reach the coast? This is the astute suggestion that has reportedly been put forward by US President Donald Trump. | According to Axios, Trump has suggested on multiple occasions to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore the possibility of using nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States. | The outlet claims that after sitting through a hurricane briefing at the White House, the US president blurted out: "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?
rt.com/usa/467286-trump-nuke-stop-hurricanes/

'RIDICULOUS': Trump slams report alleging he ever suggested to nuke hurricanes as 'fake news'
rt.com | 2019-08-26
A report alleging that Donald Trump suggested using nuclear weapons to decimate hurricanes before they reached the US is untrue, the US president has claimed, describing the story as "ridiculous" fake news. | "The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!" Trump tweeted on Monday. | The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!– Donald J. Trump (@real…
rt.com/usa/467293-trump-fake-news-hurricane-nukes/

Mysterious Russian Nuclear Missile Accident Sparks Fears of Cover-Up & "Chernobyl Redux"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-26
Questions are swirling over a mysterious nuclear accident in northern Russia on August 8. Seven people, including five nuclear scientists, died in an explosion, which caused a radiation spike in the surrounding area — and possibly as far as Scandinavia. U.S. experts suspect the explosion was caused during a test of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Russia initially denied a radiation leak, but earlier today its state weather agency confirmed radioactive isotopes have been found in test samples in the city of Severodvinsk near the military test range. Norway's nuclear test ban monitor now believes two explos…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/26/aug_8_russia_nuclear_accident

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-26
Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the death toll from Chernobyl remains unknown. Chernobyl is considered the worst nuclear accident in history, but Kate Brown, an MIT professor of science, technology and society, says much of what we understand about the disaster is inaccurate. Her new book, "Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future," chronicles the devastating and underreported impact of radiation on tens of t…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/26/kate_brown_chernobyl_manual_for_survival

Sen. Merkley on the Dangers of a New Nuclear Arms Race & Why He Backs the Green New Deal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-23
Fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is mounting. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare for what he called a "symmetrical response" after the U.S. tested what it said was a nonnuclear cruise missile earlier this week. The U.S. launch was the first test of its kind since the Trump administration withdrew from the INF. We speak to Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon about U.S. nuclear policy, as well as the Green New Deal, President Trump's wish to buy Greenland and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/23/amazon_fires_brazil_andrew_miller

"Our House Is On Fire": Brazil Faces Global Outrage as Massive Fires Spread in Amazon Rainforest
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-23
The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers. Indigenous people in Brazil have accused far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of encouraging the destruction. Bols…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/23/jeff_merkley_us_nuclear_policy_green

Arms race accelerates as US tests cruise missile
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
arms race Jessica CorbettIssue 1234 United States US missile testAugust 22, 2019Nuclear experts and disarmament advocates are warning that the world is witnessing a new arms race after the United States tested a new missile on August 18. | The test would have vio…
greenleft.org.au/content/arms-race-accelerates-us-tests-cruise-missile