Daily Archives: March 6, 2020

2020-03-06: News Headlines

Chris Busby (2020-03-06). Cancer in US Navy Nuclear Powered Ships. counterpunch.org In 2011, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 100km off the coast of Japan at the time of the Tsunami and the subsequent Fukushima reactor explosions. It was directed by the US government to ride to the rescue in what was later called Operation Tomodachi (friendship)–to provide assistance to the victims of the floods. What no-one on board was told was that the reactors had exploded and a plume of highly radioactive material was blowing east from the site into the path of the vessel. Of course, when this arrived, all the radiation monitors on the boat started screaming, and the planes…

sputniknews (2020-03-06). Russia's Aeroflot Reduces Number of Flights to China, South Korea, Vietnam, Italy. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's Aeroflot airline announced on Friday it was reducing the number of flights to destinations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Italy due to falling demand amid the coronavirus disease outbreak there.

sputniknews (2020-03-06). South Korea to Suspend Visa Waivers for Japan – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Tokyo announced that visitors from South Korea and China would face a two-week quarantine at special facilities in Japan, and would only be allowed to use two international airports — Tokyo's Narita and Osaka's Kansai.

yenisafak (2020-03-06). South Korea, Japan in row over coronavirus restrictions. yenisafak.com Furious over travel restrictions by Japan in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, South Korea on Friday warned that it will respond in kind.In an unprecedented diplomatic protest, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha summoned Japan's envoy Koji Tomita to her office to express displeasure over the move by Tokyo, the state-run Yonhap news agency reported.Japan has announced a two-week quarantine for visitors from South Korea, where at least 6,284 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, resulting in 42 deaths.On the contrary, 1,045 people have contracted the infection in Japan, including those from the virus-h…

yenisafak (2020-03-06). Coronavirus cases almost reach 100,000 globally. yenisafak.com The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, infected more than 97,000 people across the world, according to a data collecting website "worldometer".The death toll has risen to 3,390 worldwide, including 3,042 in China, where the virus outbreak first emerged from the city of Wuhan in last December.Outside of China, there have been many deaths seen due to the coronavirus, including 148 in Italy, 107 in Iran, 43 in South Korea, 12 in Japan, 11 in the United States, 7 in France, 3 in Iraq, 3 in Spain, 2 in Australia, and recently one person in the United Kingdom.Meanwhile, more than 55,000 people have been d…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-03-06). Russia Fears US Under Trump Now Ready to Use Nuclear Weapons as 'Viable Political Option'. commondreams.org "This dramatically increases the chance of a nuclear exchange due to miscalculation or human error." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/us-completes-w76-1-nuclear-warhead-life-extension-program-770×410.jpg

RT (2020-03-05). Moscow declares HIGH ALERT over coronavirus threat, imposes mandatory self-quarantines & workplace health checks. rt.com Health authorities in Russia's capital have imposed a state of "high alert" and a series of new measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, directing anyone returning from virus-stricken locales to self-isolate. | Returnees from trips abroad — namely from China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, France, Italy and Spain — have been asked to relay details of their travel to health officials, and to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, according to a

news.un (2020-03-05). Nuclear non-proliferation treaty an essential pillar for peace and security. news.un.org Countries meeting in New York next month to review progress on nuclear non-proliferation are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to use the opportunity to strengthen global peace and security.

Staff (2020-03-05). Rudy Giuliani Has Emerged as Trump's Shadow Secretary of State. truthout.org Imagine, just for the sake of argument, that the president of the United States was an arrogant, information-challenged, would-be autocrat with a soft spot for authoritarian leaders from China, Russia, and North Korea to Egypt ("

Tim Shorrock (2020-03-05). Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea. thenation.com Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea…

Staff (2020-03-05). Trump's Harsh Iran Policy Helped Hardliners Win Iran's Elections. truthout.org Note: This article was supported by the Pulitzer Center. | TEHRAN — The landslide victory for hardliners in Iran's recent parliamentary elections confirms that whoever occupies the White House next year won't have an easy time dealing with Iran. | Many Iranians were already angry at President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear accord, imposition of harsh sanctions and the Jan. 3 assassination of the popular military leader Qassem Soleimani. And they showed that anger at the polls.

Staff (2020-03-02). Headlines for March 2, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Sees First 2 Coronavirus Deaths in Washington as Cases Worldwide Mount, U.S. and Taliban Sign Deal Aimed at Ending 18-Year War, Joe Biden Claims Decisive South Carolina Victory, Buttigieg & Steyer Drop Out Ahead of Super Tuesday, North Korea Fires Projectiles as It Carries Out Military Drill, Study Reveals No Fraud in 2019 Bolivian Election That Ousted Evo Morales, Voters in Israel Go to Polls for 3rd Time in Under a Year, Greece Attacks Refugees After Turkey Loosens Restrictions on Border, Assange Extradition Hearings Suspended Until May, Wet'suwet'en Chiefs in Talks with Canadian Ministers as Fight Against…

Reza Marashi (2020-02-28). Pandemics, Politics, and Peace — Episode 11. iranian.com Episode Description: This week, Reza breaks down Trump's dangerous response to the Corona Virus, why it's bananas for the DC establishment to criticize Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren's call to drawdown US troops in the Middle East, and how Iran nuclear deal opponents have boxed themselves in. Sune Engel Rasmussen, Correspondent for The Wall Street …

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

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Cancer in US Navy Nuclear Powered Ships
Chris Busby | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-06
In 2011, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 100km off the coast of Japan at the time of the Tsunami and the subsequent Fukushima reactor explosions. It was directed by the US government to ride to the rescue in what was later called Operation Tomodachi (friendship)–to provide assistance to the victims of the floods. What no-one on board was told was that the reactors had exploded and a plume of highly radioactive material was blowing east from the site into the path of the vessel. Of course, when this arrived, all the radiation monitors on the boat started screaming, and the planes…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/06/cancer-in-us-navy-nuclear-powered-ships/

South Korea, Japan in row over coronavirus restrictions
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-06
Furious over travel restrictions by Japan in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, South Korea on Friday warned that it will respond in kind.In an unprecedented diplomatic protest, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha summoned Japan's envoy Koji Tomita to her office to express displeasure over the move by Tokyo, the state-run Yonhap news agency reported.Japan has announced a two-week quarantine for visitors from South Korea, where at least 6,284 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, resulting in 42 deaths.On the contrary, 1,045 people have contracted the infection in Japan, including those from the virus-h…
yenisafak.com/en/news/south-korea-japan-in-row-over-coronavirus-restrictions-3513453

Coronavirus cases almost reach 100,000 globally
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-06
The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, infected more than 97,000 people across the world, according to a data collecting website "worldometer".The death toll has risen to 3,390 worldwide, including 3,042 in China, where the virus outbreak first emerged from the city of Wuhan in last December.Outside of China, there have been many deaths seen due to the coronavirus, including 148 in Italy, 107 in Iran, 43 in South Korea, 12 in Japan, 11 in the United States, 7 in France, 3 in Iraq, 3 in Spain, 2 in Australia, and recently one person in the United Kingdom.Meanwhile, more than 55,000 people have been d…
yenisafak.com/en/news/coronavirus-cases-almost-reach-100000-globally-3513456

Russia's Aeroflot Reduces Number of Flights to China, South Korea, Vietnam, Italy
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's Aeroflot airline announced on Friday it was reducing the number of flights to destinations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Italy due to falling demand amid the coronavirus disease outbreak there.
sputniknews.com/russia/202003061078497633-russias-aeroflot-reduces-number-of-flights-to-china-south-korea-vietnam-italy/

South Korea to Suspend Visa Waivers for Japan – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Tokyo announced that visitors from South Korea and China would face a two-week quarantine at special facilities in Japan, and would only be allowed to use two international airports

Russia Fears US Under Trump Now Ready to Use Nuclear Weapons as 'Viable Political Option'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-06
"This dramatically increases the chance of a nuclear exchange due to miscalculation or human error." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/us-completes-w76-1-nuclear-warhead-life-extension-program-770×410.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/06/russia-fears-us-under-trump-now-ready-use-nuclear-weapons-viable-political-option?cd-origin=rss

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty an essential pillar for peace and security
news.un.org | 2020-03-05
Countries meeting in New York next month to review progress on nuclear non-proliferation are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to use the opportunity to strengthen global peace and security.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1058801

Moscow declares HIGH ALERT over coronavirus threat, imposes mandatory self-quarantines & workplace health checks
rt.com | 2020-03-05
Health authorities in Russia's capital have imposed a state of "high alert" and a series of new measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, directing anyone returning from virus-stricken locales to self-isolate. | Returnees from trips abroad

Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2020-03-05
Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea…
thenation.com/article/world/north-korea-sanctions-coronavirus/

Rudy Giuliani Has Emerged as Trump's Shadow Secretary of State
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-05
Imagine, just for the sake of argument, that the president of the United States was an arrogant, information-challenged, would-be autocrat with a soft spot for authoritarian leaders from China, Russia, and North Korea to Egypt (" my favorite dictator"), Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. And then, suppose that very president, while hollowing out the State Department and slamming its d…
truthout.org/articles/rudy-giuliani-has-emerged-as-trumps-shadow-secretary-of-state/

Trump's Harsh Iran Policy Helped Hardliners Win Iran's Elections
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-05
Note: This article was supported by the Pulitzer Center. | TEHRAN

US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-08
These so-called "mini-nukes" represent–despite the diminutive-sounding name–an increased risk of nuclear war.

US Deploys ‘Mini-Nukes’ in Deplorable Threat to World Peace