Daily Archives: May 7, 2020

2020-05-07: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2020-05-07). Anatomy of a Fake News Campaign: Media Spreads Lie From US Govt-funded Korean Outlet that Kim Jong-un Died. globalresearch.ca Corporate media outlets spread fake news claiming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had died. The lie originated with a Seoul-based website funded by the US government's regime-change arm the NED. | *** | There may be no other country on Earth lied …

Catherine Killough (2020-05-07). Kim Jong Un Is Still Alive. What About Peace with North Korea? globalresearch.ca The second anniversary of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit has just passed. Marking the moment, South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-07). 11 dead and hundreds hospitalized following massive gas leak in India. peoplesdispatch.org The accident took place due to a styrene vapor leak at a polymer plant run by LG Polymers India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the South Korean LG Group, in the city of Visakhapatnam in the State of Andhra Pradesh…

Michael Steinberg (2020-05-07). 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.

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.

Jeff Jurgens (2020-05-06). U.S. Reverses Policy On Use of Landmines. peaceaction.org On May 6, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) headed a congressional oversight letter with 107 other members of Congress to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressing disappointment to the Trump Administration's reversal of the policy limiting the use of antipersonnel landmines to the defense of South Korea, and seeking answers to …

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…

Preston Wood and Michael Prysner (2020-05-02). In memoriam: Dr. Roh Kil-nam, beloved fighter for reunification of Korea. liberationnews.org "Ken Roh embodied the spirit of eternal optimism in the long road of struggle of the Korean people for freedom and reunification."

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.

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…

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…

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 …

Shuo Feng, Chen Shen, Nan Xia, Wei Song, Mengzhen Fan, Benjamin J Cowling (2020-03-20). [Comment] Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the use of face masks has become ubiquitous in China and other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan. Some provinces and municipalities in China have enforced compulsory face mask policies in public areas; however, China's national guideline has adopted a risk-based approach in offering recommendations for using face masks among health-care workers and the general public.

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.

Tasnim News (2020-05-06). Rouhani Communicates To G4+1 Consequences Of Extending Iran Arms Embargo. iranian.com Addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani made it clear that lifting the UN arms embargo against Iran is an indispensable part of the nuclear deal. "If the arms embargo (on Iran) is to return one day, with any title, under any statement and with any mechanism, our response will be what I have mentioned …

sputniknews (2020-05-07). Ex-State Chief Seeks Action From Indian Commerce Ministry Against S Korean Firm Over Deadly Gas Leak. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): As many as 10 people have died and thousands directly exposed to styrene gas due to their close proximity to a major gas leak at an LG Polymers Pvt Ltd plant in Visakhapatnam.

sputniknews (2020-05-07). South Korean, Chinese Smartphone Players Get Nod to Restart Production in India's Uttar Pradesh. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India has entered the third phase of its nationwide lockdown in the battle against the coronavirus. In order to revive the faint heartbeat of the Indian economy, the country has begun issuing partial relaxations to government and private offices along with some manufacturers.

sputniknews (2020-05-07). Stoltenberg Vows NATO to 'Remain Nuclear Alliance as Long as Atomic Weapons Exist'. sputniknews.com Jens Stoltenberg has stressed the importance of NATO's deterrent accords which he claimed provide the alliance's European allies with a nuclear umbrella.

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Anatomy of a Fake News Campaign: Media Spreads Lie From US Govt-funded Korean Outlet that Kim Jong-un Died
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
Corporate media outlets spread fake news claiming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had died. The lie originated with a Seoul-based website funded by the US government's regime-change arm the NED. | *** | There may be no other country on Earth lied …
globalresearch.ca/anatomy-fake-news-campaign-media-spreads-lie-from-us-govt-funded-korean-outlet-kim-jong-un-died/5712086

Kim Jong Un Is Still Alive. What About Peace with North Korea?
Catherine Killough | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
The second anniversary of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit has just passed. Marking the moment, South Korean President Moon Jae-in lamented, "We have been made keenly aware once again that peace will not come overnight." Images of the two Korean …
globalresearch.ca/kim-jong-un-alive-what-about-peace-north-korea/5712081

11 dead and hundreds hospitalized following massive gas leak in India
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-07
The accident took place due to a styrene vapor leak at a polymer plant run by LG Polymers India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the South Korean LG Group, in the city of Visakhapatnam in the State of Andhra Pradesh…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/07/10-dead-and-thousands-hospitalized-following-massive-gas-leak-in-vizag-india/

Nuke Plant Shutdown Continues Near C19 Epicenter
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-05-07
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

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

U.S. Reverses Policy On Use of Landmines
Jeff Jurgens | peaceaction.org | 2020-05-06
On May 6, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) headed a congressional oversight letter with 107 other members of Congress to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressing disappointment to the Trump Administration's reversal of the policy limiting the use of antipersonnel landmines to the defense of South Korea, and seeking answers to …
peaceaction.org/2020/05/06/u-s-reverses-policy-on-use-of-landmines/

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/

In memoriam: Dr. Roh Kil-nam, beloved fighter for reunification of Korea
Preston Wood and Michael Prysner | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-02
"Ken Roh embodied the spirit of eternal optimism in the long road of struggle of the Korean people for freedom and reunification."
liberationnews.org/in-memoriam-dr-roh-kil-nam-1944-2020/

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/

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/

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

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/

Bylong residents win right to defend coal mine ban in court
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-07
Environment Jim McIlroyIssue 1264 Australia Bylong Valley Protection Alliance Korean state-owned miner KEPCOMay 7, 2020The Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) ha…
greenleft.org.au/content/bylong-residents-win-right-defend-coal-mine-ban-court

Rouhani Communicates To G4+1 Consequences Of Extending Iran Arms Embargo
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-05-06
Addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani made it clear that lifting the UN arms embargo against Iran is an indispensable part of the nuclear deal. "If the arms embargo (on Iran) is to return one day, with any title, under any statement and with any mechanism, our response will be what I have mentioned …
iranian.com/2020/05/06/rouhani-communicates-to-g41-consequences-of-extending-iran-arms-embargo/

South Korean, Chinese Smartphone Players Get Nod to Restart Production in India's Uttar Pradesh
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has entered the third phase of its nationwide lockdown in the battle against the coronavirus. In order to revive the faint heartbeat of the Indian economy, the country has begun issuing partial relaxations to government and private offices along with some manufacturers.
sputniknews.com/india/202005071079229217-south-korean-chinese-smartphone-players-get-nod-to-restart-production-in-indias-uttar-pradesh/

Ex-State Chief Seeks Action From Indian Commerce Ministry Against S Korean Firm Over Deadly Gas Leak
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
New Delhi (Sputnik): As many as 10 people have died and thousands directly exposed to styrene gas due to their close proximity to a major gas leak at an LG Polymers Pvt Ltd plant in Visakhapatnam.
sputniknews.com/india/202005071079228760-ex-state-chief-seeks-action-from-indian-commerce-ministry-against-s-korean-firm-over-deadly-gas/

Stoltenberg Vows NATO to 'Remain Nuclear Alliance as Long as Atomic Weapons Exist'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
Jens Stoltenberg has stressed the importance of NATO's deterrent accords which he claimed provide the alliance's European allies with a nuclear umbrella.
sputniknews.com/europe/202005071079229238-stoltenberg-vows-nato-to-remain-nuclear-alliance-as-long-as-atomic-weapons-exist/