2019-09-12: Social Media Postees

Will the US and Iran Resume Talks After John Bolton Is Ousted?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week.
truthout.org/video/will-the-us-and-iran-resume-talks-after-john-bolton-is-ousted/

YouTubers arrested for trespassing near Area 51 ahead of planned 'invasion' of secret base
rt.com | 2019-09-12
Two Dutch YouTubers have been arrested after entering a secure US government area in the Nevada desert while in search of Area 51. | The Nye County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Ties Granzier and his friend Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, after they were found filming about three miles inside the Nevada National Security Site, which is approximately 10 miles from Area 51. | The site is a secure area where US government researchers are known to carry out top-secret nuclear experiments. | | © Nye County Sheriff's Office | Nye County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Granzier and…
rt.com/usa/468668-youtubers-arrested-trespassing-area-51/

Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolton_fired_national_security_adviser

Japan's New Environmental Minister Calls for Closing Down All Nuclear Reactors to Prevent Another Disaster Like Fukushima
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
Japan's new environmental minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, called Wednesday for permanently shutting down the nation's nuclear reactors to prevent a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, comments that came just a day after Koizumi's predecessor recommended dumping more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the power plant into the Pacific Ocean. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/koizumi.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/12/japans-new-environmental-minister-calls-closing-down-all-nuclear-reactors-prevent?cd-origin=rss

Iran thaw coming? After firing chief hawk, Trump hints at lifting sanctions on Tehran
rt.com | 2019-09-11
Days after saying he had "no problem" meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and soon after firing his hawkish adviser John Bolton, US President Donald Trump has hinted he may lift some sanctions on Tehran. | Iran has been under crippling US economic sanctions since the US unilaterally withdrew last May from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran Nuclear Deal). Relations between Washington and Tehran have since deteriorated, with the sanctions accompanied by a military buildup in the Persian Gulf and back-and-forth threats from both sides. | But, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trum…
rt.com/usa/468605-trump-lift-iran-sanctions/

Germany: Merkel Urges EU to Reduce Dependence on White House
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-11
Angela Merkel once again talked about the need to reduce Europe's dependence on the United States, at least in terms of foreign and defense policy on Wednesday during a federal budget debate in the nation's Bundestag, or legislator. | RELATED: | Germany's Angela Merkel Says Europe to Honor Iran Nuclear Deal | In her own words, it's time for European nations "to take their fate into their own hands" referring to creating greater European Union sovereignty. The German chancellor t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Merkel-Urges-EU-to-Reduce-Dependence-on-White-House–20190911-0033.html

Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-11
Trump slammed Bolton's "Libyan model" remark in regards to North Korea as "not a good statement to make."

Trump Slams "Mr. Tough Guy" Bolton for Making "Some Very Big Mistakes"

GM Detroit-Hamtramck workers determined to fight as auto contract deadline approaches
wsws.org | 2019-09-11
GM workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which is threatened with closure, said they were ready to walk out and expressed support for striking GM workers in South Korea.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/11/hamt-s11.html

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…
rt.com/usa/468514-john-bolton-mustache-memes/

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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1045962

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.
therealnews.com/stories/climate-forum-shows-candidates-key-differences

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.
liberationnews.org/us-conducts-ground-launch-cruise-missile-test/