Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…
Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat
Olivia Alperstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
There's a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That's good. But there's another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it's time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear…
No birds allowed in this nuclear apocalypse: US Navy 'doomsday' aircraft grounded by bird strike
rt.com | 2019-10-18
A Navy "doomsday" aircraft designed to be used as a command center in a nuclear war was knocked out of commission — by a bird, which caused over $2 million in damages when it was sucked into an engine during a test flight. | …
Nazi metal fest happening this weekend (Oct 18-20) in Oakland!
Shut Down Nazi Metal | indybay.org | 2019-10-18
ALERT: Oakland venues Elbo Room and Oakland Metro are hosting a black metal festival with neo-Nazi ties called Never Surrender this weekend Oct 18 – 20. Never Surrender (formerly called Nuclear War Now Fest) is organized by labels known for distributing Nazi metal: Iron Bonehead Productions and Nuclear War Now! Productions. The lineup for Never Surrender includes bands known to have Nazi associations such as Black Witchery, Bone Awl, Volahn, and Blue Hummingbird On The Left. | More info: nsbmboneheads.wordpress.com/…
Seoul On Ice: 'Parasite'
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale.
Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-30
National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.