2021-08-21: News Headlines

_____ (2021-08-21). Keep The US Embassy In Kabul Open. popularresistance.org I was on the small U.S. Department of State team that reopened the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in December 2001 and strongly feel that if the U.S. really cares for the people of Afghanistan, it should keep the U.S. Embassy open. | History reveals that generally when U.S. military strategies don't work such as in Cuba (1959), Viet Nam (1975), Nicaragua (1979 and 2018), Iran (1979) and North Korea (1953), the U.S. closes embassies and wrecks havoc through brutal sanctions on the economies of the countries to have some sort of soul-soothing revenge for the politicians that put the U.S. in conflict with the countries. | I'

_____ (2021-08-21). Invitation to a Fiasco: U.S. Policy Toward China and Iran. strategic-culture.org By Eve OTTENBERG | U.S. foreign policy since World War II has been a screaming disaster. Coups, regime change operations and CIA-sponsored slaughters drowned the globe in blood. So did imperial wars, from Korea to Vietnam to Afghanistan to Iraq — all of which, incidentally, were lost. Washington's pursuit of its "interests" inexcusably piled tens of millions of corpses to the heavens. So when Biden, early in his presidency, cited those interests as guides to his foreign policy, it was only natural to expect the worst. | That expectation has proved correct, except for the military withdrawal from Afghanistan…

John Feffer (2021-08-21). Two Koreas need to work together to fight climate change. zcomm.org They can compose a peninsular plan to transition together to a clean energy future…

H. Patricia Hynes (2021-08-21). The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Near-Meltdown is a Lasting Tragedy. zcomm.org Decades of research have shown that there is no safe level of radiation, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Any exposure to radiation increases an individual's risk of developing cancer…

John Feffer (2021-08-20). Korea and the Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org The new UN report on the climate crisis is truly frightening. The report tells us what we already know about the reasons for the current heat waves, flooding, forest fires, ice melt, and extreme weather events sweeping the planet. We humans are causing these changes, primarily by burning fossil fuels in our cars, planes, and

Lawrence Wittner, Joseph Mangano (2021-08-20). Children's Teeth, Collected Decades Ago, Can Show the Damage of Nuclear Testing. dissidentvoice.org Nuclear Weapon Test, Bikini Atoll, 1954 In 2020, Harvard University's T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-20). Zelensky: Ukraine's NATO membership would back down nuclear Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: Being NATO nation would offer Ukraine protection from fresh Russian offensive President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that NATO membership would offer Ukraine protection from a fresh Russian offensive, The Washington Post reports, citing an interview with the head of state. **** According to the President, the ambiguity over Ukraine's NATO admittance is "a …

Robert Fantina (2021-08-20). Diplomatic Blackmail: Biden, Iran and the Nuclear Agreement. counterpunch.org Hardly a day passes that this writer doesn't see some news article about how the government of Iran is violating the JCPOA; how U.S. officials say that 'time is running out', and how Iran is generally being demonized by the U.S. It is time, once again, for us all to take a deep breath, step

Lawrence S. Wittner, Joseph Mangano (2021-08-20). Baby Teeth Collected Six Decades Ago Will Reveal the Damage to Americans' Health Caused by U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests. counterpunch.org In 2020, Harvard University's T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health Project, will analyze the relationship of

_____ (2021-08-20). Amid Pandemic-Driven Liquid Oxygen Shortage, Orlando Asks Residents to Slash Water Use or Face Boil Alert. commondreams.org Tens years on, the United States, the largest owner of nuclear power plants, still promotes nuclear power as "safe and clean energy."

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