2021-07-09: News Headlines

Deirdre Griswold (2021-07-09). Koreans tell it like it is. workers.org From 1950 to 1953, the U.S. government waged a horrendous war against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the northern half of Korea), in which nearly 5 million people died. Despite this scorched-earth strategy, the U.S. ruling class failed to undo the Korean Revolution, which had triumphed in the north . . . |

Robert Jacobs (2021-07-09). Nuclear Stockholm Syndrome. counterpunch.org the civilian operation of nuclear power plants also places future generations at military risk. I have written that, historically, nuclear reactors were "born violent." That is to say, they were invented by the Manhattan Project in the early 1940s to manufacture plutonium for use in nuclear weapons, and were instrumental in killing almost 100,000 people in 1945. The "first" American commercial atomic plant in Shippingport, PA that went critical in 1958, was actually the 14th industrial nuclear reactor built in the United States, the other 13 only manufactured plutonium, which by then formed the fissile cores of t…

Workers World Party (2021-07-08). PDF of July 8 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Student-athletes win historic ruling Release Alex Saab! Labor strikes back HIV/AIDS: Legacy of resistance Say her name: Sandra Bland COVID devastation Buffalo: Historic mayoral primary vote Editorial: Class war over voting rights Global: N. Korea defiant; China—Africa cooperation; China defeats malaria; Afghanistan. Tear down the walls: Free . . . |

WSWS (2021-07-08). Pandemic surges in South Korea as government pushes to end social distancing. wsws.org Seoul's entirely inadequate preventative measures have contributed to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Anonymous669 (2021-07-08). Iranian Security Forces Arrested Three Workers in Key Power Plant For Sabotage. southfront.org Nuclear power plant in Iran. Image source: Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia Commons | Iranian security forces have arrested three workers at one of the country's key power plants on charges of sabotage, the A source familiar with the case told the agency that the three workers were actively destroying and disabling a part of the power plant in order to cause frequent power outages…

Stéphane Lhomme (2021-07-08). France's "New" Nukes: Another Industrial and Financial Disaster. counterpunch.org Despite the fact that it has proven incapable of properly carrying out the construction of the EPR (European Pressurized) nuclear reactor at the never-ending Flamanville site underway since 2008, EDF (Électricité de France) leadership has nevertheless decided — according to the media outlet, Contexte — to allocate hundreds of millions of Euros to launch a construction

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