2020-05-11: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-05-11). China, South Korea and Germany report new COVID-19 outbreaks. wsws.org In all three countries, the new coronavirus cases come after lockdown measures in each country had been partially lifted.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). It is legal charade to claim right out of US name in Resolution 2231: ex-diplomat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — A former diplomat says it is legally "absurd" that the US claims it is still a participant to the 2015 nuclear deal just because its name is mentioned in UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses the pact.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). State JCPOA goes down in history: Expediency Council sec. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei said that Iran's nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] has gone down in history.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). US practically in total isolation on JCPOA in IAEA Board of Governors: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Rejecting the US claims on the nuclear deal with Iran, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mikhail Ulyanov said that many countries are of a different view.

Robert Koehler (2020-05-11). Can we Achieve Nuclear Adulthood? counterpunch.org "I'll never tire of repeating: We need to demilitarize world affairs, international politics and political thinking." What if a world leader — someone with extraordinary power, even, my God, control over nuclear weapons — were to talk this way? Well, this is as close as we can get for now. The words are those of

The Commonwealth Club (2020-05-11). Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

John Krzyzaniak (2020-05-11). Nuclear Weapons: The Anatomy of a U.S. STRATCOM "Disinfographic" globalresearch.ca United States Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons, recently released an

Brad Evans (2020-05-08). This is Not a Conspiracy, It is a Terrifying Opportunity. counterpunch.org Every catastrophe and crisis are followed by a litany of conspiracy theories. The Covid-19 pandemic has proved no exception. From tales concerning transmission of some lethal agent through 5G infrastructure, to grand theories concerning a mastermind plot to destabilise the world, the fantastical and the absurd have spread almost as quickly as the virus. While the early culprits ranged from the Bill Gates to the Iranians, George Soros to the Eco-fascists, it's becoming more and more common to suggest some orchestrated Chinese plot. The alleged death of Kim Jong-un which had socialists the world over speculating ab…

Jeff Jurgens (2020-05-06). U.S. Reverses Policy On Use of Landmines. peaceaction.org On May 6, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) headed a congressional oversight letter with 107 other members of Congress to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressing disappointment to the Trump Administration's reversal of the policy limiting the use of antipersonnel landmines to the defense of South Korea, and seeking answers to …

Ben Norton (2020-05-04). Anatomy of a fake news campaign: Media spreads lie from US govt-funded Korean outlet that Kim Jong-un died. thegrayzone.com Corporate media outlets spread fake news claiming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had died. The lie originated with a Seoul-based…

Preston Wood and Michael Prysner (2020-05-02). In memoriam: Dr. Roh Kil-nam, beloved fighter for reunification of Korea. liberationnews.org "Ken Roh embodied the spirit of eternal optimism in the long road of struggle of the Korean people for freedom and reunification."

Gareth Porter (2020-04-30). With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran. thegrayzone.com An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Shuo Feng, Chen Shen, Nan Xia, Wei Song, Mengzhen Fan, Benjamin J Cowling (2020-03-20). [Comment] Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the use of face masks has become ubiquitous in China and other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan. Some provinces and municipalities in China have enforced compulsory face mask policies in public areas; however, China's national guideline has adopted a risk-based approach in offering recommendations for using face masks among health-care workers and the general public.

Zero Hedge (2020-05-11). Pompeo Likens Iran To Nazis On 2nd Anniversary Of US Nuclear Deal Exit. iranian.com Perhaps attempting to ensure the anti-Iran 'maximum pressure' campaign remains front and center, even in the midst of a pandemic and historic unemployment, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to the one of the most common — and we might note laziest — labels for America's 'enemies'. In official statements Saturday, and on the same day Russia and …

Global Research News (2020-05-11). Selected Articles: Catholic Clergy Warns that COVID-19 Is Used as "Pretext" to "Control People" 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 a …

sputniknews (2020-05-11). 4.0-Magnitude Quake Hits North Korea – EMSC. sputniknews.com The quake was registered at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.