2020-09-30: News Headlines

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-09-30). International virtual webinars call for ending all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org On Sept. 26, the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, two remarkable events spanning 10 hours of virtual programming by activists, legislators, artists and leaders of struggles around the world were presented by UNFOLD ZERO and We The Peoples 2020. The programs, divided into two five-hour segments, were timed for …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). UN nuclear watchdog inspects 2nd Iranian site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that its officials have inspected the second of two atomic sites agreed with Iran.

MEE staff (2020-09-29). Netanyahu claims Hezbollah keeping 'secret arms depot' in residential Beirut. middleeasteye.net Netanyahu claims Hezbollah keeping 'secret arms depot' in residential Beirut | The Israeli leader made the unproven claim during the UN General Assembly and lambasted the world body over the Iran nuclear deal | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 18: 38 | Netanyahu called on the people of Lebanon to protest in order to prevent another blast similar to the Beirut port blast (AFP/File photo) | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neta…

news.un (2020-09-29). Nuclear threat against North Korea 'continues unabated', UN ambassador tells Assembly. news.un.org During the past several decades, North Korea has done "everything possible" to safeguard peace and security on the Korean peninsula, the country's representative told the UN high-level General Debate on Tuesday.

WSWS (2020-09-29). Hyundai union enforces wage freeze in latest South Korean sellout. wsws.org The Hyundai contract is part of a growing assault on auto workers by big business with the aid of the trade unions.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-29). China deploys Sun Tzu to win the chip war. thealtworld.com Beijing has a plan to become the indispensable tech core of East Asia, linking ASEAN, Northeast Asia and even both Koreas | The real amount of But the most important point is that in the next few years — remember Made in China 2025 remains in effect — the Chinese will be manufacturing the necessary equipment to produce 5 nm chips of equivalent or even better quality than what's comi…

sputniknews (2020-09-29). Pompeo to Travel to Japan, South Korea, Mongolia From 4-8 October. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia from 4 to 8 October, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a press release.

Editor (2020-09-28). Discredited Russian Bounty Story Exposes Media's Role in Status Quo. scheerpost.com By Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen / Original to Scheerpost It is an old journalistic trope: no one reads the correction … or the retraction. No matter how serious the error or profound the implications of the misreporting. Like, let's say the entire range of mainstream media took the word of unnamed intelligence sources as gospel and reported that the only other nuclear superpower — which supposedly… |

WSWS (2020-09-28). Armenian-Azeri conflict erupts in Caucasus, threatening wider war. wsws.org A war could spiral out of control and escalate into a broader conflict between Russia, Turkey and other NATO states, potentially involving nuclear weapons.

sputniknews (2020-09-28). Settlement on Korean Peninsula Should Move From Words to Deeds, Russian FM Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – It is necessary to move from words to deeds in the Korean settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

WSWS (2020-09-28). Statements from the Philippines, Australia, Japan and South Korea defend Dr. Joseph Scalice against Stalinist slanders. wsws.org "Scalice, by exposing the Communist Party of the Philippines, has done a service to the whole anti-capitalist movement and we stand in complete solidarity with him."

Nick Turse (2020-09-28). How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War. thenation.com How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War…

Scott Ritter (2020-09-27). In refusing to extend New START, the US puts the world on the path of collective suicide. zcomm.org The US has embraced the notion that American security is predicated on a new generation of nuclear weaponry unconstrained by the limitations imposed by arms control agreements…

Frida Berrigan (2020-09-27). After 4 Decades of Plowshares Actions, It's Nuclear Warfare that Should Be on Trial — Not Activists. commondreams.org Phil Berrigan in front of a "wreckage of war" die-in at the River Entrance. Frida is half-visible behind to the left. Photo taken by Rick Reinhard on December 30, 1996. The banner reads, "The Pentagon Product Is War: Shut It Down." (Photo via Frida Berrigan) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/wreckageofwar.jpg

Olivia Alperstein (2020-09-26). Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age. commondreams.org Mushroom cloud seconds after detonation of "the Gadget" by the U.S. military in 1945 at testing range in New Mexico. (Photo: Department of Defense) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/2020-ban-nukes.jpg