2020-06-01: Social Media Postees

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Beijing Sees Trump's Hand and Won't Fold
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Stranger things have happened. | Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in …

Franck Report Issued in June 1945 by Nuclear Physicists Against Using the Atomic Bomb Against Japan
vtwilpfgathering | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
You can be forgiven for never hearing about The Franck Report that was issued on 11th June 1945, it was kept highly secret at the time and is one of those many WWII documents whose un-censored versions have only become …

Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients
Welch H. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing the reactor to melt down. Five years later, children living near the plant were reported to have rates of thyroid cancer 20 to 50 times that of other children in Japan. This finding, however, appeared to stem from a systematic thyroid ultrasonographic screening program–one that did not extend to the rest of Japan. Other investigators applying the same screening protocol to children in other Japanese regions found that the rate of thyroid cancer detected by screening did not differ meaningfully from that i…

Is the THAAD Missile Crisis in South Korea Escalating?
K.J. Noh | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-31
Why are thousands of South Korean Riot Police Bashing Anti-THAAD Protestors? According to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, on May 28th, 2020, "The Ministry of National Defense and the USFK (United States Forces in Korea) engaged in a transportation operation in the middle of the night to bring equipment to the Seongju THAAD [missile defense] …

Other Nations Lead the Way
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2020-05-26
How China, South Korea, and Germany developed effective strategies for fighting COVID-19.

US threatens nuclear arms race 'into oblivion' as it kills another treaty and mulls bomb tests
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-25
The Trump administration continues to undermine global arms control and increase the threat of a nuclear weapons race with Russia…

[Comment] Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic
Shuo Feng, Chen Shen, Nan Xia, Wei Song, Mengzhen Fan, Benjamin J Cowling | thelancet.com | 2020-03-20
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.

The Coronavirus Thrives on Hate
Patrick G. Lee | thenation.com | 2020-05-29
The Coronavirus Thrives on Hate…

Headlines for May 27, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Shocking Video Shows Killing of George Floyd, Federal Food Program Fails to Reach Millions Even as Child Hunger Surges in U.S., NY Governor Cuomo Shielded Nursing Homes from Liability After Big Campaign Donation, GOP Governors Vie for Republican National Convention as NC Won't Commit to Packed Arena, Yemen's Health System Has "Collapsed" Amid Explosion of Coronavirus Cases, India Resumes Domestic Air Travel Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge, China Completing Plans to Test 11 Million Wuhan Residents for Coronavirus, South Korea Reports 40 New Coronavirus Infections, Highest Level in 7…

Identifying clusters central to South Korea's COVID-19 response
imperial.ac.uk | 2020-05-29
South Korean interventions controlled the transmission of COVID-19 quickly, resulting in a smaller epidemic made up of "clusters" of cases.

International Volleyball Federation seeks to broadcast Iran, S. Korea match on YouTube: report
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-01
TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA)

First US Citizen Convicted For Protests At Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
A US Air Force veteran of the US war in Vietnam and two other nuclear weapons protesters were found guilty of trespassing and damage to property in Cochem District Court May 11, 2020, as a result of July 2018 protest action at Germany's Bàºchel Air Force Base, where the United States positions 20 of its nuclear bombs and where German pilots train to use them in possible attacks against Russia. There have been repeated arrests and detentions of US citizens during protests at the Bàºchel base since 2017, but no charges have been brought to trial until now. The judge sentenced all three to fines equivalent…