2021-03-31: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-31). Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters the US-China Fray. counterpunch.org Boris Johnson's March 16 speech before the British Parliament was reminiscent, at least in tone, to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. The comparison is quite apt if we remember the long-anticipated shift in Britain's foreign policy and Johnson's conservative

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-31). Officials Claim US Is Open to Talks on Roadmap to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Unnamed US and Western officials The report said the Biden administration initially thought Iran wanted to have a conversation about the first steps towards reviving the deal instead of a full restoration of the agreement. But this doesn't make much se…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-03-30). Opposition to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons—and What Could Help to Overcome It. counterpunch.org Given the fact that nuclear war means the virtual annihilation of life on earth, it's remarkable that many people continue to resist building a nuclear weapons-free world. Is the human race suicidal? Before jumping to that conclusion, let's remember that considerably more people favor abolishing nuclear weapons than oppose it. Public opinion surveys—ranging from polls

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-30). Increasing Nukes and Trimming the Military: Global Britain's Skewed Vision. counterpunch.org Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. Nuclear weapon states and their allies still persisted in calling the document unhelpful and unrealistic; the self-appointed realists have preferred the go-slow approach of disarmament, a

Sam Sontag (2021-03-30). All about minari, the peppery, bright, wonderful vegetable. salon.com From its inspiration for Lee Isaac Chung's Oscar-nominated film to its many uses in South Korean cooking…

Medea Benjamin (2021-03-30). Are Progressives Ignoring Foreign Policy? zcomm.org Many progressives are ignoring U.S. aggression around the world despite its involvement in many wars and expanding arsenal of nuclear weapons…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-30). Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters the US-China Fray. dissidentvoice.org Boris Johnson's March 16 speech before the British Parliament was reminiscent, at least in tone, to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. The comparison is quite apt if we remember the long-anticipated shift in Britain's foreign policy and Johnson's conservative …

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Report: US Preparing to Offer New Proposal to Iran. news.antiwar.com According to Citing people "familiar with the matter," the report said the proposal could be put forward as early as this week. One source said the proposal asks Iran to halt some nuclear activity, such as new advanced centrifuges and the enrichment of uranium at 20 percent, in exchange for some relief from US sanctions, although details are still being worked out…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Report: EU Set to Sanction Iranian Officials. news.antiwar.com According to Citing three unnamed European diplomats, the report said the sanctions are expected to be agreed on Wednesday. If implemented, the sanctions would come at a sensitive time, as a possible revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, i…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-30). In Europa i missili ipersonici degli Usa . àà corsa al riarmo. globalresearch.ca Quando circa sei anni fa titolammo su il manifesto (9 giugno 2015) ´Ritornano i missili a Comiso? ª, la nostra ipotesi che gli Usa volessero riportare i loro missili nucleari in Europa fu ignorata dall'intero arco politico-mediatico. Gli avvenimenti successivi hanno …