2021-01-21: News Headlines

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-01-21). Washington's 40-year North Korea Policy: Success or Failure? globalresearch.ca Washington's 40-year offensive policy of North Korean regime change has gone nowhere. | Bill Clinton created a chance of peace with North Korea in 1994 and he blew it. | George W. Bush accepted the 2005 agreement for peace, then, he threw …

Philip A Farruggio (2021-01-21). Democracy USA? Biden's Neoliberal "Far Left Wing Agenda" globalresearch.ca You look at what they call 'The Industrialized world' and you can get a feel for how they run their democracies. Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Scotland, to name a few, all have at least FIVE viable …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-01-21). Russia's Financial Strategy for Africa. globalresearch.ca In order to raise its geopolitical influence, Russia has been making efforts identifying mega infrastructure projects such as nuclear power and energy, natural resources exploration and talks consistently about increasing trade with Africa. On the other hand, Russia primarily needs …

Gary Leupp (2021-01-20). On U.S. "Adversaries" counterpunch.org The United States more or less officially regards a handful of countries as "adversaries": Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. There is not an official list approved by Congress, but the term is applied by politicians and journalists routinely to these countries. The reasons for their enmity are rarely specified; it is enough

John Laforge (2021-01-20). Treaty Banning the Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction Enters into Force. counterpunch.org The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) takes effect Friday, January 22, 2021. After decades of campaigns of every kind to "ban the bomb," to prevent the nuclear arms race, to freeze the arms race, humankind finally has a global treaty. The nuclear weapons prohibition outlaws not just their development, testing and possession,

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-20). China urges US to rejoin Iran nuclear deal. peoplesdispatch.org Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "as early as possible" and without any preconditions…

Seyed Hossein Mousavian (2021-01-20). Nine Hurdles to Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on January 8 that Tehran was in no rush for the United States to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but, he also said, …

Finian Cunningham (2021-01-20). America's Decrepit Nuclear Industry Is Inviting Disaster. thealtworld.com Running decrepit power plants way beyond their design capability is setting the U.S. up for a disaster on the scale of Chernobyl or Fukushima. | Professor Karl Grossman is a renowned expert critic of the United States' nuclear power industry. In the following interview with Strategic Culture Foundation, he highlights concern over the move currently being proposed by the regulatory authorities to extend the operating licenses of already aging nuclear reactors across the U.S. Power stations that were originally designed to have a 40-year operating lifespan are now being slated to run for up to 100 years. The move,…

South Front (2021-01-19). Video: Democracy in Deep Space: US Space Force to Get Nuclear Reactors. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump can be considered guilty of many things, but he can't be considered guilty of not attempting to preserve the fruits of his labor. | This can be seen in the maximum pressure campaign against Iran, his endless …

_____ (2021-01-19). Billboards Inform That The Nuclear Ban Treaty Takes Effect. popularresistance.org Beginning January 18th, four billboards around Puget Sound will display the following paid public service announcement (PSA): NUCLEAR WEAPONS BANNED BY NEW U.N. TREATY; Get them out of Puget Sound! Included in the advertisement is a U.S. Navy photo of the Trident submarine USS Henry M. Jackson returning to port following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. | The ad seeks to inform citizens in the Puget Sound region of the pending entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and also asks citizens to accept their role and responsibility — as taxpayers, as members of a democr…

_____ (2021-01-19). Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty. popularresistance.org As a veteran concerned about issues of war and peace, I am happy to celebrate the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the important new international peace initiative. The "Nuclear Ban Treaty," as it is also known, was approved 122-1 by the UN General Assembly in July 2017, a clear expression of the will of the world's people. On October 24, 2020, Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the TPNW, triggering a 90-day period before it goes into force, on January 22. | The International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its leadershi…