2021-04-27: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-28). US Updates Israel on Iran Policy as Nuclear Talks Continue in Vienna. news.antiwar.com Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat

Luis Brito Garcia (2021-04-28). Communications in the Internet Age. orinocotribune.com By Luis Britto García — Apr 24, 2021 | Every technological advance gives rise to a utopian dream and a dystopian nightmare. The invention of the internet around 1990 generated enthusiastic expectations. Its very beginning was utopian. Its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, refused to register the patents that would have made him a billionaire in order to make the internet available to humanity. | A device initially taken over by the military industrial complex as an underground network safe from nuclear attack, it soon became an instrument supposedly available to all for the free exchange of messages and knowledge. I…

IDN (2021-04-28). Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | Last week on Tuesday (April 20), US Strategic Command, the part of the military responsible for nuclear weaponry and its use, posted an official Tweet that read, "We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option". | This came just as Russia was pulling back its large deployment of troops on Ukraine's border which, in turn, was triggered in part by President Joseph Biden's decision to ship for the first time sophisticated weapons to Ukraine. | The crisis has now passed but the…

Juan Cole (2021-04-27). No, Kerry didn't Leak Israeli strikes to Zarif; but Trump did leak Israeli Intel to Russia. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Ted Cruz and other far right demagogues have charged for over half a decade that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was misguided because you can't trust anything Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarid says. Now all of a sudden they are treating an offhand remark by Zarif in a leaked interview …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-27). Tensions Rise In The South China Sea: British Flotilla To Sail Through Asian Waters. southfront.org HMS Queen Elizabeth, via Global Look Press | A flotilla of Royal Navy of the United Kingdom leaded by HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier will pass through Asian waters on port visits to Japan and South Korea, according to the British embassy in Tokyo. The decision was made after Australia had warned of threats of conflict in the region."Today, as free nations again hear the beating drums and watch worryingly the militarisation of issues that we had, until recent years, thought unlikely to be catalysts for war, let us contin…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-27). US Warship to Join UK Fleet in Tour of Indo-Pacific With Eye on China. news.antiwar.com A US Navy destroyer will join the UK's newly commissioned aircraft carrier in a tour of the Indo-Pacific region next month. Britain's HMS Queen Elizabeth will visit India, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea as part of the UK's efforts to strengthen ties in the region to counter China. The HMS Queen Elizabeth will be leading …

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). IAEA to invite Chinese experts over Fukushima wastewater disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn Experts from China will be invited to be part of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical working group pertaining to Japan's disposal of nuclear wastewater, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday…

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Over 50% of South Koreans Support Using Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine in Country, Poll Suggests. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 51 percent of South Korean nationals support the use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 in the country amid reports that the government is studying data on this vaccine, according to a survey published by South Korean pollster Realmeter on Monday.

John Laforge (2021-04-26). Biden's MacArthur Moment. counterpunch.org Joe Biden has his own Douglas MacArthur moment, and should replace the head of US Strategic Command, Adm. Charles A. Richard, just as Harry Truman fired the insubordinate commander of the US war in Korea. Truman biographer David McCullough reports that in November 1950, Gen. "MacArthur called on the administration to recognize the 'state of war'

John Laforge (2021-04-26). Biden's MacArthur Moment. counterpunch.org Joe Biden has his own Douglas MacArthur moment, and should replace the head of US Strategic Command, Adm. Charles A. Richard, just as Harry Truman fired the insubordinate commander of the US war in Korea. Truman biographer David McCullough reports that in November 1950, Gen. "MacArthur called on the administration to recognize the 'state of

news.un (2021-04-26). 'Disasters know no borders' says Guterres, 35 years on from Chernobyl nuclear accident. news.un.org In his message for Chernobyl International Remembrance Day on Monday, the UN chief reminded that "disasters know no borders".

teleSUR (2021-04-26). US Attitude Hinders Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade on Monday asserted that if the United States does not demonstrate sufficient political will, his country will abandon talks to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and the United States. | RELATED: | "We have no interest in long or attrition dialogues," Khat…

IPS (2021-04-26). US-China Cold War Could Lead To A More Dangerous Nuclear Stand-Off — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Joseph Gerson* | Despite the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), we are confronted by the increasing dangers of great power war, even nuclear war. | Instead of making necessary investments to ensure public health, reverse climate change and ensure the security of their peoples, trillions of dollars are being wasted to construct new nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, including new hypersonic delivery systems. | The U.S. and Russia are the lead drivers of this race to annihilation, with more than 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. The U.S. is in the process of upg…

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