Daily Archives: October 2, 2020

2020-10-02: News Headlines

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-02). How the U.S. Military Deformed Science. counterpunch.org Any discussion of American science includes, perforce, the military. Physics? Nuclear weapons. Biology? Germ warfare. Chemistry? Poison gas. While the wonders of science extend far beyond these blights, the military and its money have distorted scientific inquiry, to say the least. And where the Pentagon hasn't co-opted any given discipline, capitalism has swooped in. Just

RT (2020-10-01). Russia's FSB detains Siberian nuclear scientist suspected of passing classified technologies & state secrets to China. rt.com A Russian physicist is being accused of divulging state secrets, after conducting research at a physics lab in China. He couldn't return to his work there due to Covid rules and had recently been working at Tomsk State University. | The Urals-based news site Znak identified the suspect as 64-year-old nuclear physicist Alexander Lukanin. Znak reported that Lukanin was arrested for disclosing classified information belonging to the Russian government, but there has been no official confirmation of this. The outlet also reported that the scientist is currently in a pre-trial detention centre, and that the FSB has…

sputniknews (2020-10-01). North Korea Showing Favoritism to Trump by Delaying Tests of Growing Nuclear Arsenal – Analysts. sputniknews.com The suspension of denuclearization negotiations and weapons testing by North Korea will likely continue until after the US presidential election, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been able to covertly build up his country's nuclear capabilities during US President Donald Trump's term, according to new analyses from US-based think tanks.

Lawrence Wittner (2020-09-30). Where Does the Democratic Party Stand on War, Peace, and International Relations? counterpunch.org After nearly four years of the Trump administration, U.S. voters have a pretty good idea of the policies that the President and his Republican allies champion when it comes to America's dealings with other nations. These policies include massive increases in military spending, lengthy wars abroad, threats of nuclear war, withdrawal from climate and nuclear

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-09-30). International virtual webinars call for ending all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org On Sept. 26, the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, two remarkable events spanning 10 hours of virtual programming by activists, legislators, artists and leaders of struggles around the world were presented by UNFOLD ZERO and We The Peoples 2020. The programs, divided into two five-hour segments, were timed for …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). UN nuclear watchdog inspects 2nd Iranian site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that its officials have inspected the second of two atomic sites agreed with Iran.

MEE staff (2020-09-29). Netanyahu claims Hezbollah keeping 'secret arms depot' in residential Beirut. middleeasteye.net Netanyahu claims Hezbollah keeping 'secret arms depot' in residential Beirut | The Israeli leader made the unproven claim during the UN General Assembly and lambasted the world body over the Iran nuclear deal | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 18: 38 | Netanyahu called on the people of Lebanon to protest in order to prevent another blast similar to the Beirut port blast (AFP/File photo) | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neta…

news.un (2020-09-29). Nuclear threat against North Korea 'continues unabated', UN ambassador tells Assembly. news.un.org During the past several decades, North Korea has done "everything possible" to safeguard peace and security on the Korean peninsula, the country's representative told the UN high-level General Debate on Tuesday.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-29). China deploys Sun Tzu to win the chip war. thealtworld.com Beijing has a plan to become the indispensable tech core of East Asia, linking ASEAN, Northeast Asia and even both Koreas | The real amount of But the most important point is that in the next few years — remember Made in China 2025 remains in effect — the Chinese will be manufacturing the necessary equipment to produce 5 nm chips of equivalent or even better quality than what's comi…

sputniknews (2020-09-29). Pompeo to Travel to Japan, South Korea, Mongolia From 4-8 October. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia from 4 to 8 October, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a press release.