Monthly Archives: December 2019

2019-12-31: News Headlines

Joseph Essertier (2019-12-31). To Distinguish Fact From Fiction in Korea, First Follow the Money. counterpunch.org The "masters" of the Empire of Japan, who invaded and dominated Korea for half a century, followed the "vile maxim" that is typical of the "masters of mankind," i.e., "all for ourselves, and nothing for other people" (Adam Smith). And while a "budding elite" of talented Koreans in fields such as "commerce, industry, publishing, academia, More

Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear (2019-12-31). No Nuclear Weapons and Power Plants! All Out March 11, 2020. indybay.org On January 11, 2020 there will be an action in Koriyama near Fukushima to protest the Olympics in Japan and against nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

RT (2019-12-31). Germany shuts Philippsburg nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy. rt.com Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. | Utility company EnBW has said it will take the Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant off the grid at 7pm (18: 00 GMT) on Tuesday. The plant's license to operate expires at midnight. | Under its "energy transition" plan, Germany aims to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources over the coming decades. Earlier this year, the government agreed to stop producing electricity from coal-fired plants by 2038 at the latest. | Proponents of nuclear power argue that…

WSWS (2019-12-30). Iran, Russia and China hold joint naval drills in Indian Ocean amid US war threats. wsws.org The exercises are a signal that a US-led war targeting Iran could rapidly escalate into a global conflict involving the major nuclear powers.

RT (2019-12-30). Kim Jong-unbelievable: Trump's national security adviser forgets how to say North Korean leader's name. rt.com President Trump's national security adviser is a trusted source of counsel when dealing with adversaries like North Korea. Surprisingly, knowing the name of the North Korean leader doesn't seem to be a job requirement. | Despite a series of high-profile meetings between President Donald Trump and chairman Kim Jong-un, tensions between the US and North Korea are returning to old highs. Pyongyang wants Washington to drop its calls for denuclearization, and Kim has given the US a year-end deadline to meet this request, while issuing cryptic threats of a "christmas gift" for America. | Against this background, Nat…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-12-30). Fukushima Reactor Cleanup Delayed by Five Years as Japanese Public Demands End to Nuclear Energy. commondreams.org The Japanese government said Friday it would delay for a fourth time the removal of spent fuel from two of the reactors at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant, causing concern that the cleanup of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history is happening at a dangerously slow pace. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/16329375678_a63c9b9c19_o1.jpg

Staff (2019-12-26). Headlines for December 26, 2019. democracynow.org Murkowski "Disturbed" by McConnell's "Coordination" with White House for Impeachment Trial, Trump Attacks Windmills with a Series of False Claims, The Intercept: Bloomberg Used Prison Labor to Make 2020 Campaign Calls, Thousands of Syrian Civilians Flee Government Offensive in Idlib, 35 Civilians Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso, China Calls on U.S. to Take "Concrete Steps" Toward Peace with North Korea, At Least 21 Killed as Typhoon Phanfone Slams into the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Recalled After Criticizing Criminalization of Homosexuality, Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia by Next Christmas, H…

Staff (2019-12-24). Headlines for December 24, 2019. democracynow.org House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-24). Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

RT (2019-12-24). You better watch out… US military tracks Santa and North Korean 'gifts'. rt.com With much of the world awaiting North Korea's promised "Christmas gift" for the US, NORAD is busy tracking both missile tests and Santa's journey around the world. Let's hope the two don't get mixed up, netizens joked. | 'Tis the season to be on the lookout for intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised a "Christmas gift" for the United States earlier this month, should Washington not back down from its demand for him to abandon his nuclear program. Resurrecting the nickname "Rocket Man" for Kim, US President Donald Trump has refused to give in and it remains to be seen wheth…

Dennis Broe (2019-12-23). Decade of Asian cinema crowns 2019's Top Ten Films. peoplesworld.org This is the end of the decade, and it is worth noting that the two most consistently outstanding directors of the last 10 years are both Asian; China's Jia Zhangke and South Korea's Bong Joon-ho, whose film Parasite is the movie that best describes class struggle in this year of global street challenges to the …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read more…

Kathy Kelly (2019-12-02). Trident is the Crime. zcomm.org The U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal creates anguish, fear and futility worldwide. Yet "holy ground" exists as activists work toward abolition of nuclear weapons…

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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 …

2019-12-31: Social Media Postees

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No Nuclear Weapons and Power Plants! All Out March 11, 2020
Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear | indybay.org | 2019-12-31
On January 11, 2020 there will be an action in Koriyama near Fukushima to protest the Olympics in Japan and against nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/31/18829367.php

To Distinguish Fact From Fiction in Korea, First Follow the Money
Joseph Essertier | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-31
The "masters" of the Empire of Japan, who invaded and dominated Korea for half a century, followed the "vile maxim" that is typical of the "masters of mankind," i.e., "all for ourselves, and nothing for other people" (Adam Smith). And while a "budding elite" of talented Koreans in fields such as…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/31/to-distinguish-fact-from-fiction-in-korea-first-follow-the-money/

Germany shuts Philippsburg nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy
rt.com | 2019-12-31
Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. | Utility company EnBW has said it will take the Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant off the grid at 7pm (18: 00 GMT) on Tuesday. The plant's license to operate expires at midnight. | Under its "energy transition" plan, Germany aims to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources over the coming decades. Earlier this year, the government agreed to stop producing electricity from coal-fired plants by 2038 at the latest. | Proponents of nuclear power argue that…
rt.com/newsline/477216-germany-shuts-nuclear-plant/

Iran, Russia and China hold joint naval drills in Indian Ocean amid US war threats
wsws.org | 2019-12-30
The exercises are a signal that a US-led war targeting Iran could rapidly escalate into a global conflict involving the major nuclear powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/30/iran-d30.html

Kim Jong-unbelievable: Trump's national security adviser forgets how to say North Korean leader's name
rt.com | 2019-12-30
President Trump's national security adviser is a trusted source of counsel when dealing with adversaries like North Korea. Surprisingly, knowing the name of the North Korean leader doesn't seem to be a job requirement. | Despite a series of high-profile meetings between President Donald Trump and chairman Kim Jong-un, tensions between the US and North Korea are returning to old highs. Pyongyang wants Washington to drop its calls for denuclearization, and Kim has given the US a year-end deadline to meet this request, while issuing cryptic threats of a "christmas gift" for America. | Against this background, Nat…
rt.com/usa/477129-trump-adviser-forgets-kim-name/

Fukushima Reactor Cleanup Delayed by Five Years as Japanese Public Demands End to Nuclear Energy
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-30
The Japanese government said Friday it would delay for a fourth time the removal of spent fuel from two of the reactors at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant, causing concern that the cleanup of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history is happening at a dangerously slow pace. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/16329375678_a63c9b9c19_o1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/12/30/fukushima-reactor-cleanup-delayed-five-years-japanese-public-demands-end-nuclear?cd-origin=rss

Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-24
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-again-attacks-syria-over-christmas-khashoggi-trial-theater-msm-n-korea-xmas-fear-mongering/

You better watch out… US military tracks Santa and North Korean 'gifts'
rt.com | 2019-12-24
With much of the world awaiting North Korea's promised "Christmas gift" for the US, NORAD is busy tracking both missile tests and Santa's journey around the world. Let's hope the two don't get mixed up, netizens joked. | 'Tis the season to be on the lookout for intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised a "Christmas gift" for the United States earlier this month, should Washington not back down from its demand for him to abandon his nuclear program. Resurrecting the nickname "Rocket Man" for Kim, US President Donald Trump has refused to give in and it remains to be seen wheth…
rt.com/usa/476763-norad-santa-north-korea/

Decade of Asian cinema crowns 2019's Top Ten Films
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-23
This is the end of the decade, and it is worth noting that the two most consistently outstanding directors of the last 10 years are both Asian; China's Jia Zhangke and South Korea's Bong Joon-ho, whose film Parasite is the movie that best describes class struggle in this year of global street challenges to the …
peoplesworld.org/article/decade-of-asian-cinema-crowns-2019s-top-ten-films/

Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-12-22
Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/americans-are-ready-for-a-different-approach-to-nuclear-weapons/

Trident is the Crime
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2019-12-02
The U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal creates anguish, fear and futility worldwide. Yet "holy ground" exists as activists work toward abolition of nuclear weapons…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/trident-is-the-crime/