Daily Archives: May 12, 2020

2020-05-12: News Headlines

Tom Conway (2020-05-12). Why America Cannot Afford to Let the U.S. Postal Service Go Bankrupt. counterpunch.org Bill Boone was a fresh-faced 23-year-old in 1952 when he cast his first ballot for U.S. president, while proudly serving aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Korea. The U.S. Postal Service carried that vote untold miles to the election board in Boone's hometown of Benton, Arkansas, and he's considered "the mail" an essential

The Commonwealth Club (2020-05-12). Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-12). Envoy urges EU for 'practical support' to JCPOA, multilateralism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Croatia called on the European countries for a change of approach and adopting practical support to multilateralism and the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-12). A World Health Crisis? — So Ramp Up Confrontation and Deploy Nuclear Bombers. strategic-culture.org The Pentagon is excelling itself in its enthusiastic march to war. There are countless thousands suffering from the effects of the Covid-19 virus, including hundreds of members of the U.S. armed services, while the world's despots are relishing their freedom to persecute minorities, and the poor and downtrodden are dying in hideous misery because of starvation and lack of medical care. But the propaganda war against China continues, concurrent with ramping up of anti-China confrontation by Washington in its ongoing deployment of nuclear attack warships and bombers to the Western Pacific and the South China Sea.

news.un (2020-05-11). Tedros highlights complex challenges posed by COVID-19 resurgence, following easing of lockdowns. news.un.org The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea, China and Germany following the lifting of stay-at-home restrictions demonstrates the complexity of easing these measures, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Karl Grossman (2020-05-11). COVID-19 and the parallel nuclear war and climate change threats. nationofchange.org We can create a new and better world—but we must fully commit ourselves to it and work for it, "pressing, making changes."

John Krzyzaniak (2020-05-11). Nuclear Weapons: The Anatomy of a U.S. STRATCOM "Disinfographic" globalresearch.ca United States Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons, recently released an

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."

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…

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 …

Bill Ofenloch (2020-04-17). 'The Only Logic of Trident is Omnicide' Christopher Helali Interviews Peace Activist Martha Hennessy, Left Turn, Winter 2020. kingsbayplowshares7.org Martha Hennessey is a longtime anti-war activist and the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She is 62, a retired occupational therapist, and grandmother of eight. She has been arrested and imprisoned protesting nuclear power, war, the use of drones, the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo and other prisons, and…

Roxanne George (2020-04-04). Call Congress to commemorate the anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven's nuclear weapons protest. kingsbayplowshares7.org Tell Congress that now, more than ever, it's time to wash our hands of Trident. On April 4, 2018, seven anti-nuclear activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the Kings Bay Naval Base in Camden County in Georgia to protest the nuclear weapons based there. The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 carried out their…

Zero Hedge (2020-05-11). Pompeo Likens Iran To Nazis On 2nd Anniversary Of US Nuclear Deal Exit. iranian.com Perhaps attempting to ensure the anti-Iran 'maximum pressure' campaign remains front and center, even in the midst of a pandemic and historic unemployment, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to the one of the most common — and we might note laziest — labels for America's 'enemies'. In official statements Saturday, and on the same day Russia and …

sputniknews (2020-05-12). NATO Chief Urges Berlin to 'Protect Peace and Freedom' by Stationing US Nukes. sputniknews.com The appeal comes as leaders from the SPD, Germany's second-largest party and member of Chancellor Merkel's governing coalition, demand the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons from the country's airbases.

yenisafak (2020-05-12). S. Korea sees mass COVID-19 cases linked to night clubs. yenisafak.com After battling the first wave of deadly coronavirus, South Korea detected new 102 cases linked to a night club in capital Seoul, local media reported on Tuesday.Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern that new infections connected to bars and clubs may further rise, said Yonhap News Agency.The coronavirus was found in a night club located in Seoul's multicultural district of Itaewon after a 29-year-old person infected with the coronavirus visited five clubs and bars on May 1-2.South Korea had almost zero cases until the new cluster was found early in May.The South Korean health official…

2020-05-12: Social Media Postees

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Why America Cannot Afford to Let the U.S. Postal Service Go Bankrupt
Tom Conway | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Bill Boone was a fresh-faced 23-year-old in 1952 when he cast his first ballot for U.S. president, while proudly serving aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Korea. The U.S. Postal Service carried that vote untold miles to the election board in Boone's hometown of Benton, Arkansas, and he's considered "the mail" an essential…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/why-america-cannot-afford-to-let-the-u-s-postal-service-go-bankrupt/

Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants (livestream)
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/11/18832982.php

Envoy urges EU for 'practical support' to JCPOA, multilateralism
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Tedros highlights complex challenges posed by COVID-19 resurgence, following easing of lockdowns
news.un.org | 2020-05-11
The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea, China and Germany following the lifting of stay-at-home restrictions demonstrates the complexity of easing these measures, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063732

Nuclear Weapons: The Anatomy of a U.S. STRATCOM "Disinfographic"
John Krzyzaniak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
United States Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons, recently released an imperially misleading infographic on Twitter. The graphic is confused–not only about when to use bold typeface, but also about the …
globalresearch.ca/anatomy-stratcom-disinfographic/5712442

COVID-19 and the parallel nuclear war and climate change threats
Karl Grossman | nationofchange.org | 2020-05-11
We can create a new and better world–but we must fully commit ourselves to it and work for it, "pressing, making changes."
nationofchange.org/2020/05/11/covid-19-and-the-parallel-nuclear-war-and-climate-change-threats/

Asparagus and bombers
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-05-11
While prices and recipes for asparagus, dates and restrictions for re-opening dominated the media and many conversations, a far more significant matter found little attention. Ever since 1955 an estimated twenty American nuclear bombs have been stored underground at the U.S. Air Force base in Bàºchel in Rhineland. A German politician recently proposed spending $3 …
mronline.org/2020/05/11/asparagus-and-bombers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asparagus-and-bombers

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/

Pompeo Likens Iran To Nazis On 2nd Anniversary Of US Nuclear Deal Exit
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2020-05-11
Perhaps attempting to ensure the anti-Iran 'maximum pressure' campaign remains front and center, even in the midst of a pandemic and historic unemployment, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to the one of the most common

NATO Chief Urges Berlin to 'Protect Peace and Freedom' by Stationing US Nukes
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
The appeal comes as leaders from the SPD, Germany's second-largest party and member of Chancellor Merkel's governing coalition, demand the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons from the country's airbases.
sputniknews.com/military/202005121079280137-nato-chief-urges-berlin-to-protect-peace-and-freedom-by-stationing-us-nukes/

S. Korea sees mass COVID-19 cases linked to night clubs
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-12
After battling the first wave of deadly coronavirus, South Korea detected new 102 cases linked to a night club in capital Seoul, local media reported on Tuesday.Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern that new infections connected to bars and clubs may further rise, said Yonhap News Agency.The coronavirus was found in a night club located in Seoul's multicultural district of Itaewon after a 29-year-old person infected with the coronavirus visited five clubs and bars on May 1-2.South Korea had almost zero cases until the new cluster was found early in May.The South Korean health official…
yenisafak.com/en/world/s-korea-sees-mass-covid-19-cases-linked-to-night-clubs-3519293