(2020-11-16). India's farewell to ASEAN as it boards RCEP train. mronline.org It comes in the specific context of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership [RCEP] on Sunday—the mega free trade agreement centred on the ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea.
(2020-11-16). Trump's Ongoing Crime Wave Requires a Special Prosecutor. counterpunch.org There are many reasons why loser Trump refuses to concede. Yes, delusion has been the counterfeit coin of his fantasy realm — "I won this election by a lot" he tweeted with all caps last Saturday. In his fevered mind — nourished by a bullying career — all victories are his triumphs, and all losses are fake due
(2020-11-16). Auto parts company ordered to pay $1.5 million following death of Alabama worker. wsws.org Ajin, a Korean parts manufacturer, was ordered to pay over a million dollars in fines and settlements after a 20-year-old contract worker was killed after safety procedures were blatantly ignored.
(2020-11-15). Hallyu Star Lee Seung-gi is Back With His New Song. sputniknews.com Talented South Korean actor dropped the pre-release song "Ordinary Man" ahead of his full 7th album.
(2020-11-14). Re-release of Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder (2003): A picture of South Korean society. wsws.org An early film by South Korean writer-director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) has been released over the course of the past year in a number of countries—and now in the US. It is well worth seeing.
(2020-11-13). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. zcomm.org Either everything will change for the better or one or both of the twin dangers of environmental and nuclear apocalypse will change everything for the worse…
(2020-11-13). In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science. counterpunch.org When you look at the precipitating drop in renewable energy costs versus the ever soaring nuclear ones; when you examine how you can reduce more carbon emissions faster and more cheaply with renewables than nuclear; and when you observe the real life examples of countries whose carbon reductions are greater after investing in renewables rather than clinging onto nuclear; then the only reason to include nuclear power in a climate plan is political.
(2020-11-12). Russia inks draft deal to open naval base for nuclear-powered ships in Sudan, in exchange for military cooperation with Khartoum. rt.com Russia is to build a naval logistics base in northeastern African Sudan, allowing Moscow to keep its nuclear warships on the Red Sea coast. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the draft agreement. | The deal stipulates a maximum of four warships and 300 servicemen can stay in the base at one time, including "naval ships with nuclear propulsion systems." Once endorsed, the bilateral agreement will enable Russia to use the Sudanese port for repairs and resupply, and in return Khartoum will receive weapons and military equipment free of charge to protect the base. | The Russian ships will be e…