2020-05-23: News Headlines

commondreams (2020-05-22). U.S. Unprepared for Nuclear Accident During Pandemic. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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 …

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 …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-05-22). Michigan Flood, Says Group, Shows US Unprepared for 'Nightmarish' Threat of Nuclear Disaster Combined With Pandemic. commondreams.org "The prospect of a nuclear disaster prompting a mass evacuation during a viral pandemic reinforces the need for an energy policy focused on safe, clean and affordable renewable energy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/flood_3.jpg

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-22). U.S. Warplane Profits Scramble Over Germany's Anti-Nuclear Push. strategic-culture.org When Germany's Social Democrats — the junior governing coalition partner — renewed long-standing calls for withdrawing U.S. nuclear bombs from the country, the backlash from Washington was fast and furious. | Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, wrote an

RT (2020-05-23). World's ONLY floating nuclear power plant project goes fully operational in Russia (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A one-of-a-kind floating nuclear power plant, designed and built by Russia, has become the most northerly nuclear facility in the world, as it begins commercial operations in a remote region in the Arctic.
| A one-of-a-kind floating nuclear power plant, designed and built by Russia, has become the most northerly nuclear facility in the world, as it begins commercial operations in a remote region in the Arctic. | The Akademik Lomonosov, in a small town called Pevek in the far…

RT (2020-05-23). Trump's team considered 1st NUCLEAR TEST since 1992 as show of strength to Russia & China — reports. rt.com US authorities considered whether to carry out a "rapid" nuclear test — the first for almost three decades — to use as a bargaining chip in dealing with Russia and China, according to media reports.
| US authorities considered whether to carry out a "rapid" nuclear test — the first for almost three decades — to use as a bargaining chip in dealing with Russia and China, according to media reports. | The proposal to cause a controlled nuclear explosion is "very much…