2020-06-10: News Headlines

_____ (2020-06-11). Trump agitates to restart the global nuclear arms race. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: Time Magazine says Donald Trump is both "dangerous, impatient and foolish." EuroNews says Trump — "is a grave danger to the US and the world." The 2017 book entitled — The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, contains the essays from 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals describing the "clear and present …

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Iran Urges UN to Prevent the US From Extending Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Iran's President Hassan Rohani Wednesday urged members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to curb U.S. attempts to extend sanctions against his country. | RELATED: | Next October, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a 2015 nuclear deal popularly known as "The Arms Embargo", will be lifted as agreed in the UNSC resolution 2231. | Currently, however, the United States does not recognize this international agre…

T.J. Coles (2020-06-09). Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be. counterpunch.org In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.

Eds. (2020-06-08). The police murder of George Floyd sparks mass protests throughout the world. mronline.org This weekend, hundreds of thousands of workers and youth will protest the police murder of George Floyd, not only in the United States, but in Australia, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, South Korea and many other countries.

WSWS (2020-06-08). This week in history: June 8-14. wsws.org 25 years ago: France ends moratorium on nuclear weapons testing in the PacificOn June 13, 1995, the French government announced that it would resume nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific. French President Jacques Chirac decided to end the three-year moratorium on nuclear testing, citing France's "higher interests," just shy of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in World War Two—earning himself the hostile label "Hirochirac."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-08). 80 Lawmakers Demand Trump Ditch Any Thought of Resuming 'Dangerously Provocative' Nuclear Tests. commondreams.org "When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren't talking about the nuclear kind." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-testing-nukes.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-08). Time Served and $25 a Month in Fines in First Sentencing of Kings Bay Plowshares Anti-Nuclear Activists. commondreams.org "I don't apologize for it," said sentenced activist Elizabeth McAlister. "I think the weapons are completely destructive of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/kbp_group_2_signs_horiz.jpg

David P. Goldman (2020-06-08). America Is trying to Ban Korea, Taiwan and China (!) From Selling Chips to Huawei If They've Been Made With US-Made Tools. anti-empire.com Editor's note: In the long run why would anyone continue buying American machine tools? |
| South Korea has told Washington that restrictions on semiconductor sales to Huawei and other Chinese companies are "unacceptable," according to industry sources. | Seoul is trying to mediate between Beijing and Washington following the US Commerce Department's May 18 announcement that sales of computer chips to companies on its "entity list" will require a license if they are produced with US technology, even if they are produced overseas by foreign companies. | After the US temporarily banned exports of high-end smar…

RT (2020-06-08). North Korea vows to sever ALL communications with Seoul. rt.com Pyongyang will cut off inter-Korean hotlines with Seoul, the government has threatened, insisting the South should stop defectors from sending leaflets and other material across the DMZ, North Korean media reported. | Demanding that the South must "pay the price" for tolerating "anti-republican acts," on Tuesday the North Korean government said it would begin severing communications with Seoul, starting with a number of hotlines established between the two sides. | "The direct communication line between the Central Committee headquarters building and the Blue House will be completely blocked and discarded," Py…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Sticking to JCPOA sole way to tackle nuclear issue: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — China has criticized the US' policies toward the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) as the main reason behind the nuclear crisis, saying that fulfilling commitments under the historic pact is the sole way to tackle the situation.