2021-04-09: News Headlines

Paul Jay (2021-04-09). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. mronline.org Historian Peter Kuznick looks at the significance of Daniel Ellsberg's fight against America's insane nuclear war strategy, his exposure of the lies of the Viet Nam War, and his continuing fight against the American war machine. | April 9, 2021 | Newswire…

Jeffrey Kaye (2021-04-09). New Revelations on Germ Warfare: It's Time for a Reckoning with Our History from the Korean War. counterpunch.org The New York Times, which for years has maintained that U.S. airmen's statements about use of biological weapons during the Korean War were "false confessions" obtained by Chinese and North Korean torture, never acknowledged the following submission sent to its opinion section in November 2020. I am publishing the article instead at CounterPunch, which is

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker Following Investigation. eurasiareview.com The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday that following an investigation the Islamic Republic had decided to release a South Korean oil tanker after determining the ship and its captain had no criminal records. | In his remarks, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters that an Iranian prosecutor concluded that the ship can be released at the request of its owner and the Seoul government after finalizing an inquiry into the breach of regulations by the tanker. | The spokesman also said that the Islamic Republic, as a country with long coastlines along the Persian Gu…

Finian Cunningham (2021-04-09). Arsonist US Plays With Fire. dissidentvoice.org You would think riling up one nuclear power is bad enough, but the United States seems intent on doubling the risk of starting a world war by gratuitously aggressing Russia and China simultaneously. Throwing around personal insults against the leaders of those two countries is one thing. But actually winding up military tensions is quite …

Juan Cole (2021-04-08). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks. zcomm.org The US exaggerates the degree to which Iran is out of compliance with the JCPOA. It hasn't militarized its civilian nuclear enrichment program in any way…

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-04-08). Daniel Ellsberg at 90 — "It's Still Possible to Save Humanity" zcomm.org It will take a miracle to avoid catastrophic climate change and nuclear war, but it's still possible we can create such a miracle…

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