Monthly Archives: December 2020

2020-12-31: News Headlines

Karl Grossman (2020-12-31). NRC considers extending nuclear power plant operating licenses to 100 years. nationofchange.org The nuclear industry and nuclear power advocates in government are "desperately trying to hold on."

Karl Grossman (2020-12-30). Inviting Nuclear Disaster. counterpunch.org Nuclear power plants when they began being constructed were not seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. But in recent decades, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of nuclear power plants from 40 years to 60 years and then 80 years, and is now considering 100 years.

Online News Editor (2020-12-30). Proud and patriotic, Wuhan boasts of virus defeat. laprensalatina.com By Jesús Centeno Wuhan, China, Dec 30 (efe-epa).- At 85-years-old, Korean war veteran Chen Jixian cannot hold back his emotions when he recalls the calamities that struck Wuhan when the new coronavirus first emerged a year ago and led to the deaths of 3,869 people, according to official figures. Chen was visiting People First, Lives …

Online News Editor (2020-12-30). North Korea's ruling party to hold 8th congress in early January. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Dec 30 (efe-epa).- The eighth congress of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, which is expected to decide the regime's economic and foreign policy goals, will be held in early January, state media KCNA reported Wednesday. The agency did not specify an exact date for the event. The decision to hold the party congress early …

WSWS (2020-12-29). COVID-19 cases skyrocket in South Korea and Japan. wsws.org As in countries around the world, the inadequate responses of Tokyo and Seoul to the pandemic have been driven by concerns for big business.

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-12-28). Doomsday ex Machina: Daniel Ellsberg and the Nuclear Gang. counterpunch.org You hide in your mansion While the young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world — Bob Dylan, "Masters of War" (1963) October 15, 1969. That's the day the world might have

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-12-28). The Political Economy of Corruption in Korea: Corruption Kills People, Ruins the Economy, Violates Human Rights. globalresearch.ca The whole world is facing the deepening and widening corruption which challenges the very survival of the free democracy and the free market economy. | Korea has been suffering for last 70 years from the corruption culture. But owing to courageous …

Online News Editor (2020-12-28). South Korea detects first cases of British coronavirus variant. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Dec 28 (efe-epa).- South Korea on Monday said it detected the first cases of the new variant of coronavirus that was first found in the United Kingdom. The mutant variant has been found in three people who recently arrived from Britain. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the three South Koreans, …

2020-12-30: News Headlines

Karl Grossman (2020-12-30). Inviting Nuclear Disaster. counterpunch.org Nuclear power plants when they began being constructed were not seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. But in recent decades, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of nuclear power plants from 40 years to 60 years and then 80 years, and is now considering 100 years.

Karl Grossman (2020-12-30). Inviting Nuclear Disaster. counterpunch.org Nuclear power plants when they began being constructed were not seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. But in recent decades, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of nuclear power plants from 40 years to 60 years and then

Online News Editor (2020-12-30). Proud and patriotic, Wuhan boasts of virus defeat. laprensalatina.com By Jesús Centeno Wuhan, China, Dec 30 (efe-epa).- At 85-years-old, Korean war veteran Chen Jixian cannot hold back his emotions when he recalls the calamities that struck Wuhan when the new coronavirus first emerged a year ago and led to the deaths of 3,869 people, according to official figures. Chen was visiting People First, Lives …

Online News Editor (2020-12-30). North Korea's ruling party to hold 8th congress in early January. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Dec 30 (efe-epa).- The eighth congress of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, which is expected to decide the regime's economic and foreign policy goals, will be held in early January, state media KCNA reported Wednesday. The agency did not specify an exact date for the event. The decision to hold the party congress early …

WSWS (2020-12-29). COVID-19 cases skyrocket in South Korea and Japan. wsws.org As in countries around the world, the inadequate responses of Tokyo and Seoul to the pandemic have been driven by concerns for big business.

Ralph Nader (2020-12-29). Recidivist Criminal and Constitutional Outlaw Trump Rushes to Pardon Criminal Lawbreakers. counterpunch.org Serial lawbreaker Donald J. Trump is embarking on the most sordid presidential pardon spree in American history. He has already pardoned convicted crooks, thieves, and violent outlaws. Trump's pardon lawyers are frantically assembling more MAGA besotted individuals and groups to be pardoned wholesale. The number may climb into the hundreds. The queue is long. Trump

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-12-28). Doomsday ex Machina: Daniel Ellsberg and the Nuclear Gang. counterpunch.org You hide in your mansion While the young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world — Bob Dylan, "Masters of War" (1963) October 15, 1969. That's the day the world might have

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-12-28). The Political Economy of Corruption in Korea: Corruption Kills People, Ruins the Economy, Violates Human Rights. globalresearch.ca The whole world is facing the deepening and widening corruption which challenges the very survival of the free democracy and the free market economy. | Korea has been suffering for last 70 years from the corruption culture. But owing to courageous …

Online News Editor (2020-12-28). South Korea detects first cases of British coronavirus variant. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Dec 28 (efe-epa).- South Korea on Monday said it detected the first cases of the new variant of coronavirus that was first found in the United Kingdom. The mutant variant has been found in three people who recently arrived from Britain. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the three South Koreans, …

RT (2020-12-27). Putin ready to take Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine as regulators approve extension of Sputnik V rollout to all age groups – Kremlin. rt.com The Kremlin said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to soon receive the country's pioneering coronavirus vaccine. The comments came as eligibility for Sputnik V was broadened to those over the age of 60. | Speaking to the Rossiya 1 news channel, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin was poised to announce his intention to get the jab. "We can expect to hear from the president himself about the decision in the near future," he said, adding that "he has actually previously said he would definitely take it." | In a conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-12-27). Korea and Moon Jae-in: God Save Korea! God Bless the President! globalresearch.ca For centuries, Koreans have been asking the Almighty to bless them with a true leader who would provide daily necessities, hope for the future, courage to fight for the justice and self respect for and self confidence in themselves. | During …

Askiah Adam (2020-12-27). Is Iran Contemplating Vengeance in Regards to the Murder of Its Two Prominent Leaders? globalresearch.ca Brigadier General Mohsen Fakhrizadeh of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Command (IRGC) and Iran's most important nuclear scientist was assassinated not too far from Tehran recently. Iran immediately accused Israel , an allegation confirmed by a senior Washington official soon after. …