Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

2020-05-06: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-06). Experts warn of new nuclear arms race after Trump signals U.S. withdrawal from START Treaty. mronline.org While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.

RT (2020-05-06). South Korean intelligence says 'no signs' Kim Jong-un had heart surgery. rt.com Seoul's spy agency has joined other state officials in dispelling rumors around North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's health, insisting there is no reason to believe he underwent a heart operation as speculation refuses to die down. | "Evidence for Kim Jong-un's health abnormality is absent," the National Intelligence Service said on Wednesday morning, according to Yonhap News, adding that it had seen "no signs of heart surgery." | The rebuttal comes after three weeks of conjecture about the North Korean leader, who was rumored to be in grave condition after undergoing surgery, while other reports suggested he mig…

Michael Steinberg (2020-05-06). Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter. indybay.org On April 30 Reactor 2 at the Indian Point nuclear point, less than 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River, shut down permanently.

The Canary (2020-05-05). Handful of new cases in South Korea and China as containment efforts pay off. thecanary.co China and South Korea, which had early outbreaks of coronavirus, have together reported only four new infections and are slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts.South Korea's three new cases represented the lowest daily jump in nearly three months.More than 10,000 people have been infected in the nation's outbreak, and over 250 have died.As cases slow, South Korea will start reopening schools in phases next week, and its professional baseball league began its new season on Tuesday.A TV cameraman walks through the spectators' seats covered with pictures of fans before a baseball game in I…

Ben Norton (2020-05-04). Anatomy of a fake news campaign: Media spreads lie from US govt-funded Korean outlet that Kim Jong-un died. thegrayzone.com Corporate media outlets spread fake news claiming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had died. The lie originated with a Seoul-based…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-04). David vs. Goliath: How Poorer Nations Can Fight for Their Interests. strategic-culture.org I thought I was winning, landing punch after punch, but then I was hit by a surprise left hook, and hit the canvas… intellectually speaking. In a debate segment a little while back I was arguing with a gent who was sure that the only way for smaller countries like Iran, North Korea and Pakistan to stand up to U.S. pressure was to use international "justice". For him this was something to the effect of going to the UN and trying to punish Washington with lawyers, courts and bureaucracy for its international bullying. The natural response to such flagrant naivete were my arguments like… | "Just who put together…

RT (2020-05-02). 'I'm glad to see he is back & well!' Trump welcomes Kim Jong-un's public reappearance after weeks of death rumors. rt.com President Trump welcomed the news of Kim Jong-un's public appearance at an opening ceremony of a new plant, following weeks of rumors about the North Korean leader's health, fueled in part by Trump's own vague statements. | US President Donald Trump, who has been asked about Kim by reporters on a near-daily basis recently (and who dropped some cryptic remarks, like saying he had "a very good idea" about Kim's condition but could not "talk about it") welcomed his "friend's" reappearance in public. | I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!

news.un (2020-05-02). First person: South Korea's COVID-19 success story. news.un.org On Thursday, the Republic of Korea recorded no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, prompting praise from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. UN News has been finding out, from two UN colleagues based in the capital, Seoul, how life is changing for the better.

Alan Macleod (2020-05-01). Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty. mintpressnews.com While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.

Gareth Porter (2020-04-30). With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran. thegrayzone.com An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…

Staff (2020-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2020. democracynow.org Jared Kushner Hails "Great Success Story" as U.S. Deaths Top 60,000, Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks Outside Brooklyn Funeral Home, President Trump Claims Coronavirus Will Be "Eradicated" from U.S. | , FDA to Approve Emergency Use of Remdesivir After the Drug Shows Promise Treating COVID-19, More Than 30 Million U.S. Workers File Unemployment Claims in Just Six Weeks, International Labour Organization Warns Pandemic Threatens Livelihoods of 1.6 Billion, South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases , U.K. Now Has Europe's Second-Highest COVID-19 Death Toll | , Femicides and Domestic Violence…

Julianne Tveten (2020-04-30). Is Kim Dead? Your Guess Is as Good as Western Media's. fair.org "Monitoring intelligence" is journalese for "aware of rumors" (CNN, If CNN is to be believed, Kim Jong-un is in critical condition—or he isn't. | Recently, the network published an article (

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

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.

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Russian MoD to Start Withdrawing Troops Providing COVID-19 Help From Italy on Thursday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defence Ministry will start on Thursday withdrawing from Italy the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection troops that provided COVID-19 response assistance to the country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

2020-05-06: Social Media Postees

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Experts warn of new nuclear arms race after Trump signals U.S. withdrawal from START Treaty
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.
mronline.org/2020/05/06/experts-warn-of-new-nuclear-arms-race-after-trump-signals-u-s-withdrawal-from-start-treaty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=experts-warn-of-new-nuclear-arms-race-after-trump-signals-u-s-withdrawal-from-start-treaty

South Korean intelligence says 'no signs' Kim Jong-un had heart surgery
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Seoul's spy agency has joined other state officials in dispelling rumors around North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's health, insisting there is no reason to believe he underwent a heart operation as speculation refuses to die down. | "Evidence for Kim Jong-un's health abnormality is absent," the National Intelligence Service said on Wednesday morning, according to Yonhap News, adding that it had seen "no signs of heart surgery." | The rebuttal comes after three weeks of conjecture about the North Korean leader, who was rumored to be in grave condition after undergoing surgery, while other reports suggested he mig…
rt.com/news/487869-seoul-intelligence-kim-surgery/

Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
On April 30 Reactor 2 at the Indian Point nuclear point, less than 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River, shut down permanently.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/06/18832842.php

Handful of new cases in South Korea and China as containment efforts pay off
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-05
China and South Korea, which had early outbreaks of coronavirus, have together reported only four new infections and are slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts.South Korea's three new cases represented the lowest daily jump in nearly three months.More than 10,000 people have been infected in the nation's outbreak, and over 250 have died.As cases slow, South Korea will start reopening schools in phases next week, and its professional baseball league began its new season on Tuesday.A TV cameraman walks through the spectators' seats covered with pictures of fans before a baseball game in I…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/05/05/handful-of-new-cases-in-south-korea-and-china-as-containment-efforts-pay-off/

The Hegemon Won't Leave
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-05
Revenge is being planned on several fronts at once, one of which is the global energy sector. While oil prices fluctuate, the US has decided to reshape the nuclear energy market. In " Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage. A Strategy to Assure US National Security", a report recently published by the US Department of Energy, it states that "the U.S. Government will move into markets currently dominated by Russian and Chinese State Owned Ente…

The Hegemon Won’t Leave

Anatomy of a fake news campaign: Media spreads lie from US govt-funded Korean outlet that Kim Jong-un died
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-04
Corporate media outlets spread fake news claiming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had died. The lie originated with a Seoul-based…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/04/fake-news-ned-north-korea-kim-dead/

David vs. Goliath: How Poorer Nations Can Fight for Their Interests
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-04
I thought I was winning, landing punch after punch, but then I was hit by a surprise left hook, and hit the canvas… intellectually speaking. In a debate segment a little while back I was arguing with a gent who was sure that the only way for smaller countries like Iran, North Korea and Pakistan to stand up to U.S. pressure was to use international "justice". For him this was something to the effect of going to the UN and trying to punish Washington with lawyers, courts and bureaucracy for its international bullying. The natural response to such flagrant naivete were my arguments like… | "Just who put together…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/04/david-vs-goliath-how-poorer-nations-can-fight-for-their-interests/

'I'm glad to see he is back & well!' Trump welcomes Kim Jong-un's public reappearance after weeks of death rumors
rt.com | 2020-05-02
President Trump welcomed the news of Kim Jong-un's public appearance at an opening ceremony of a new plant, following weeks of rumors about the North Korean leader's health, fueled in part by Trump's own vague statements. | US President Donald Trump, who has been asked about Kim by reporters on a near-daily basis recently (and who dropped some cryptic remarks, like saying he had "a very good idea" about Kim's condition but could not "talk about it") welcomed his "friend's" reappearance in public. | I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well! t.co/mIWVeRMnOJ%5Bmd
rt.com/usa/487645-trump-glad-kim-back/

First person: South Korea's COVID-19 success story
news.un.org | 2020-05-02
On Thursday, the Republic of Korea recorded no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, prompting praise from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. UN News has been finding out, from two UN colleagues based in the capital, Seoul, how life is changing for the better.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063112

Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.
mintpressnews.com/experts-warn-of-new-nuclear-arms-race-after-trump-signals-us-withdrawal-from-start-treaty/267181/

Is Kim Dead? Your Guess Is as Good as Western Media's
Julianne Tveten | fair.org | 2020-04-30
"Monitoring intelligence" is journalese for "aware of rumors" (CNN, 4/20/20). | If CNN is to be believed, Kim Jong-un is in critical condition–or he isn't. | Recently, the network published an article ( 4/20/20) whose headline stated that the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known in the West as North Korea, was in "grave danger" following cardiovascular surgery and an absence at an April 15 even…
fair.org/home/is-kim-dead-your-guess-is-as-good-as-western-medias/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=is-kim-dead-your-guess-is-as-good-as-western-medias

Headlines for April 30, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-30
Jared Kushner Hails "Great Success Story" as U.S. Deaths Top 60,000, Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks Outside Brooklyn Funeral Home, President Trump Claims Coronavirus Will Be "Eradicated" from U.S. | , FDA to Approve Emergency Use of Remdesivir After the Drug Shows Promise Treating COVID-19, More Than 30 Million U.S. Workers File Unemployment Claims in Just Six Weeks, International Labour Organization Warns Pandemic Threatens Livelihoods of 1.6 Billion, South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases , U.K. Now Has Europe's Second-Highest COVID-19 Death Toll | , Femicides and Domestic Violence…
www.democracynow.org/2020/4/30/headlines

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-30
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/29/fabricated-nuclear-documents-netanyahu-war-iran/

A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-during-pandemic/

Russian MoD to Start Withdrawing Troops Providing COVID-19 Help From Italy on Thursday
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defence Ministry will start on Thursday withdrawing from Italy the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection troops that provided COVID-19 response assistance to the country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
sputniknews.com/world/202005061079214093-russian-mod-to-start-withdrawing-troops-providing-covid-19-help-from-italy-on-thursday/