Daily Archives: March 7, 2020

2020-03-07: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-07). US Navy sailor in Naples 1st confirmed coronavirus case among American servicemen in Europe. rt.com A US Navy sailor currently deployed in Naples, Italy has tested positive for the Covid-19 infection. Earlier, another US military service member was confirmed to have the disease in South Korea. | The Pentagon confirmed that a US sailor has been infected with the deadly disease in a statement on Saturday. | "The member is currently restricted to their residence, receiving supportive and medical care in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control," the Pentagon's European Command said. | #Coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first positive case of a U.S. service member in Europe: sputniknews (2020-03-07). Pakistan Rebukes India's Claim of Seized Chinese Ship Carrying 'Nuke-Capable' Material. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): After India seized a Pakistan-bound Chinese ship on 3 February, defence scientists claimed that the vessel was ferrying material meant for the manufacture of very long-range missiles and other nuclear-capable weapons. The Indian government later raised concerns over the shipment with China but Beijing denied any wrongdoing.

yenisafak (2020-03-07). N.Korea slams European nations for 'illogical thinking' over missile launches. yenisafak.com North Korea accused European nations of "illogical thinking" on Saturday after they called a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting to condemn missile launches by the reclusive state earlier this week.Britain, Germany, France, Estonia and Belgium raised North Korea's latest missile firings at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, calling them a provocative action that violated U.N. resolutions.North Korea fired two short-range missiles off the east coast into the sea on Monday after a three-month halt. The launches, which officials have said were routine military drills, were personally overseen by its leader…

yenisafak (2020-03-07). Turkish Airlines: Strict means used to disinfect planes. yenisafak.com To fight the spread of coronavirus, Turkish Airlines is using internationally approved disinfection procedures for its aircraft, with some 500 already subjected to the procedure, the national flag carrier announced in a statement on Saturday.Prioritizing the safety of its passengers, Turkish Airlines has so far suspended flights to Italy, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, China, and Nakhchivan, the places hardest hit by the virus, said the statement.To date there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Turkey.Along with the canceled flights, the aircraft are being disinfected with a chemical substance that has been teste…

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…

Staff (2020-03-06). Rudy Giuliani's State Department Coup. truthdig.com 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 ("

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

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.

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 (2020-03-02). 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…

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 …

2020-03-07: Social Media Postees

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N.Korea slams European nations for 'illogical thinking' over missile launches
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-07
North Korea accused European nations of "illogical thinking" on Saturday after they called a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting to condemn missile launches by the reclusive state earlier this week.Britain, Germany, France, Estonia and Belgium raised North Korea's latest missile firings at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, calling them a provocative action that violated U.N. resolutions.North Korea fired two short-range missiles off the east coast into the sea on Monday after a three-month halt. The launches, which officials have said were routine military drills, were personally overseen by its leader…
yenisafak.com/en/world/nkorea-slams-european-nations-for-illogical-thinking-over-missile-launches-3513515

Turkish Airlines: Strict means used to disinfect planes
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-07
To fight the spread of coronavirus, Turkish Airlines is using internationally approved disinfection procedures for its aircraft, with some 500 already subjected to the procedure, the national flag carrier announced in a statement on Saturday.Prioritizing the safety of its passengers, Turkish Airlines has so far suspended flights to Italy, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, China, and Nakhchivan, the places hardest hit by the virus, said the statement.To date there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Turkey.Along with the canceled flights, the aircraft are being disinfected with a chemical substance that has been teste…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-airlines-strict-means-used-to-disinfect-planes-3513516

Pakistan Rebukes India's Claim of Seized Chinese Ship Carrying 'Nuke-Capable' Material
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-07
New Delhi (Sputnik): After India seized a Pakistan-bound Chinese ship on 3 February, defence scientists claimed that the vessel was ferrying material meant for the manufacture of very long-range missiles and other nuclear-capable weapons. The Indian government later raised concerns over the shipment with China but Beijing denied any wrongdoing.
sputniknews.com/world/202003071078502580-pakistan-rebukes-indias-claim-of-seized-chinese-ship-carrying-nuke-capable-material–/

Rudy Giuliani's State Department Coup
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-06
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 diplomats as "Deep State" troublemakers, were to name a voluble wheeler-dealer attorney as his unofficial, fr…
truthdig.com/articles/rudy-giulianis-state-department-coup/

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/

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/

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

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/

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/

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