2021-06-05: News Headlines

_____ (2021-06-05). Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At the White House. popularresistance.org The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against improbable odds.

Karl Grossman (2021-06-05). Nasa's second nuclear vision. nationofchange.org Is America's future in space nuclear?>

Gareth Porter (2021-06-04). Eisenhower rejected military chiefs' demand for nuclear war on China. zcomm.org Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg has released a shocking account showing how the Joint Chiefs pressed Eisenhower to launch a nuclear war on China…

Larry Everest (2021-06-04). Vicious Wave of Repression Sparks Global Movement to Free Iran's Political Prisoners. counterpunch.org She should imagine thousands of people in the court room, standing next to her and demanding: #FreeNahid That's what Mariam Claren told her imprisoned mother, a 66-year-old, dual German-Iranian citizen and women's rights activist, before her first Iranian court appearance on April 28. As the world's attention concerning Iran largely focuses on the nuclear negotiations

Mark Muhich (2021-06-04). The Geneva Summit: Biden and Putin Need to Pull Back From the Nuclear Brink. counterpunch.org When Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, relations between their countries will be the most fraught since the Cold War ended 30 years ago. Recent Russian provocations — the hacking of sensitive U.S. government and corporate computers, meddling in the last two U.S. presidential elections,

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