2019-09-10: Social Media Postees

Netanyahu Cries Wolf About a Nonexistent Iranian Nuclear Threat — Again
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-10
Nuclear armed and dangerous Israel is a global menace, an indisputable fact. | It maintains unlawful stockpiles of chemical, biological, and other terror weapons as well. | The world community and establishment media remain silent about its existential threat to regional peace …

War and whiskers: Freshly-resigned John Bolton gets meme-roasting
rt.com | 2019-09-10
US National Security Advisor John Bolton's departure from the Trump administration has been met with a mix of joy from the MAGA crowd and protests from dedicated neocons, but also with an avalanche of memes. | President Donald Trump announced Bolton's dismissal by tweet on Tuesday, saying he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," presumably meaning his advocacy for military-enforced regime change in Syria, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. Bolton insisted that he attempted to resign before Trump's announcement. | Reaction flowed in swiftly, with some commenters in the media lamenting the war-haw…

US Media Keep Saying Iran is 'In Violation' of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-10
Yes, Iran is increasing the number of centrifuges it is using to refine nuclear fuel, and yes, it is refining that fuel to a higher percentage of U-235, the isotope that allows the uranium to begin a chain reaction necessary for both fueling a nuclear reactor and for creating an atomic bomb. But in taking…

Japan May Have to Dump Radioactive Water into Sea
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-10
Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Hiroshima Mayor Urges Japan to Sign Nuclear Treaty, PM Refuses | Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthq…

Nuclear Power Has No Role in Fighting the Climate Emergency
Linda Pentz Gunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-10
The Aug. 26 editorial "A plan that goes nowhere" in the Washington Post claimed that Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) proposed $16.3 trillion climate plan was made "unnecessarily expensive" by his exclusion of new nuclear power construction and his intention to deny existing nuclear plants license extensions. According to research by the Environmental Working Group, five…

Global Zero Says Bolton's Departure Means Nuclear Treaty Has 'A Fighting Chance'
commondreams.org | 2019-09-10

Is It Time to Ditch the NPT, in Favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Ban Treaty)?
Prof. Joelien Pretorius | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-10
In 2020, the participants in the 1970 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will congregate for the treaty's 10th review conference. Which means that it may be a good time to re-examine the relevance of the NPT, and …

Trump-Taliban talks like those with N. Korea — a photo op on the deck of the Titanic
Juan Cole | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-10
Trump-Taliban is just for show, like Trump-North Korea. It is like a photo op on the deck of the Titanic as it headed to sea.

Trump-Taliban Talks Like Those with North Korea — A Photo Op on the Deck of the Titanic
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-10
The Afghanistan government has been miffed and apprehensive for some time that the Trump administration has been talking to the Taliban in Qatar without any representation from Kabul. Government officials were therefore happy about Trump's abrupt cancellation of what he …

As contract deadline looms in US, 8,000 GM autoworkers strike in South Korea
wsws.org | 2019-09-10
The issues over which the Korean workers are striking are ones that their American co-workers will readily identify with.

Dov'è l'Impegno antinucleare di Luigi Di Maio?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-10
C'è finalmente un ministro degli Esteri che si impegnerà a far aderire l'Italia al Trattato Onu sulla proibizione delle armi nucleari? Il neoministro Luigi Di Maio ha sottoscritto nel 2017 il Parliamentary Pledge dell'Ican, coalizione internazionale insignita del Premio Nobel …

Onde está o empenho antinuclear de Luigi Di Maio?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-10
Existe, finalmente, um Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros que se empenhará em fazer aderir a Itália ao Tratado ONU sobre a proibiàßà£o das armas nucleares? O novo Ministro Luigi Di Maio assinou, em 2017, o Juramento Parlamentar do ICAN, a …

Plan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Panned by Critics
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-10
The far-reaching dangers of nuclear power were on full display Tuesday as Japan's environmental minister recommended releasing more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean, nearly a decade after a tsunami caused a meltdown at the coastal facility. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenpeace_2.jpg

North Korea Fires Projectiles Hours After Offering Talks With U.S
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-09
The suggestion of resuming nuclear diplomacy with the two launches into the sea are seen as pressure on the Trump team to make concessions.

Nuclear testing has 'disastrous consequences' for people and planet, General Assembly told
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-09
Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an "important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment", a top UN official told the General Assembly on Monday.

US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn…

Climate Forum Shows Candidates' Key Differences
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
At CNN's seven-hour climate town hall, ten Democratic candidates disagreed about fracking, nuclear power, and how much to fund the Pentagon. TRNN's Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor, and Steve Horn discuss.

Thursday's Daily Brief: Facebook rallies against vaccination 'fake news', DPR Korea UN staff cuts call, Syria crop report, crisis funding and Dorian latest
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-05
A recap of Thursday's stories: Facebook and WHO work together to stem misinformation on vaccines; North Korea tells UN to cut staff; $75 million allocated for eight crises; mixed news on Syria crop production; 'digital divide' sidelines most vulnerable.

US conducts ground launch cruise missile test
Ian Gamble | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-02
On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.