2021-09-23: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-23). US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that. asiatimes.com On September 15, the heads of government of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced the formation of AUKUS, "a new enhanced trilateral security partnership" among these three countries. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined US President Joe Biden to "preserve security and stability in the Indo-Pacific," …

ecns.cn (2021-09-23). China expresses grave concern over U.S.-UK-Australia nuclear submarine cooperation. ecns.cn China on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the cooperation between the United States, the UK and Australia on nuclear submarines, stating that it deliberately escalates regional tensions.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-09-23). The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded. counterpunch.org In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war, climate change, and disease pandemics—without,

Manlio Dinucci (2021-09-23). Joe Biden, el aprendiz de brujo nuclear. globalizacion.ca El discurso que anunció la creacion de la nueva alianza bélica AUKUS está plagado de ‚Äémentiras. Los submarinos que Estados Unidos venderá a Australia están concebidos ‚Äépara portar armas nucleares. Al negar ese hecho, Australia trata de ocultar que AUKUS…

Staff (2021-09-23). United States of War: How AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal Could Inflame Tension, Provoke War with China. democracynow.org Criticism is growing of AUKUS, a new trilateral military partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States that the countries say is needed to counter China's growing power in the Indo-Pacific region. As part of the agreement, the U.S. has agreed to help Australia build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, replacing a previous deal Australia had with France. China has denounced the deal, saying the countries are "severely damaging regional peace and stability, intensifying an arms race, and damaging international nuclear non-proliferation efforts." Anthropologist David Vine, who tracks U.S…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-23). France Could "Cozy Up" With Russia Following Nuclear Submarine Debacle: National Interest. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | France could forge closer bonds with Russia in many fields, according to MSM outlet The National Interest is a premier outlet for all sorts of ridiculous and biased stories based, and this one is of little surprise. | France may move towards rapprochement with Russia after the creation of a new defense partnership AUKUS and the termination of a major contract for…

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-22). Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that. peoplesdispatch.org The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern…

William Hartung (2021-09-22). How Corporations Won the War on Terror. counterpunch.org The political climate created by the Global War on Terror, or GWOT, as Bush administration officials quickly dubbed it, set the stage for humongous increases in the Pentagon budget. In the first year after the 9/11 attacks and the invasion of Afghanistan, defense spending rose by more than 10% and that was just the beginning. It would, in fact, increase annually for the next decade, which was unprecedented in American history. The Pentagon budget peaked in 2010 at the highest level since World War II — over $800 billion, substantially more than the country spent on its forces at the height of the Korean or…

Staff (2021-09-22). North Korea's Missile Tests Aren't Surprising. Biden Has Been Fueling Tensions. truthout.org While North Korea's In fact, this latest development was entirely predictable because the Biden administration has taken at least two concrete actions that actively fuel tensi…

Mary Dickson (2021-09-22). Nuclear Fallout Victims Need More Help. progressive.org Our government has never been forthcoming about what radioactive fallout did to the folks living under those clouds.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-22). BBC Submarine Drama Is The Anti-Russian Propaganda Machine In Action. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | The scene: a British nuclear submarine. A detective has been sent to investigate the death of a sailor. When she asks the Naval Commander why there needs to be so much secrecy, as Britain is not at war, he responds 'That is an illusion. We have always been at war'. | The series, entitled '

Suzanne James (2021-09-22). The political, economic and environmental implications of AUKUS. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government's surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance and the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain.

WSWS (2021-09-22). Biden proclaims "new era" of human rights imperialism at UN. wsws.org As the White House presides over a massive nuclear buildup targeting China, Biden told the UN that America would rededicate itself to the preservation of "human rights" and "global cooperation."

Higinio Polo (2021-09-22). Submarinos nucleares en el Pacífico. globalizacion.ca El 15 de septiembre, el presidente Biden y los primeros ministros británico y australiano, Johnson y Morrison, anunciaron la creación del AUKUS (acrónimo de los tres países), un acuerdo de cooperación y defensa para la gran región que agrupa a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-22). Clear Away the AUKUS Hype: The US and Australia Signed a Nuclear Arms Deal. libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad US President Joe Biden, UK PM Boris Johnson, and Australia's high commissioner to the UK George Brandis, had met during the G7 meeting in Cornwall in June. The AUKUS which was announced on September 15, was deemed "a forever partnership" by Brandis. Photo: George Brandis/ Twitter The AUKUS despite being coined a security…

John Feffer (2021-09-22). Working for a Real Mad Man. fpif.org When he was trying to win the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon famously told his chief of staff that he wanted Communist leaders—in the Soviet Union, in North Vietnam—to think that the U.S. president was a mad man, that he was capable of doing pretty much anything up to and including the use of nuclear weapons. Fear of an unpredictable, erratic leader would bring the Communists to the negotiating table and render them more conciliatory. | Nixon's was, of course, a calculated craziness. "When the wind is southerly," Tricky Dick certainly could distinguish "a hawk from a handsaw," as Hamlet famously put it.

Raúl Zibechi (2021-09-22). Estados Unidos ya siente miedo ante China. globalizacion.ca El editor en jefe del Global Times, diario oficialista chino, Hu Xijin, escribe: "Solo podemos hablar con Estados Unidos con fuerza y acciones. (…) Mi conclusión es que la fuerte fuerza militar, especialmente la nuclear estratégica, ha hecho que Estados…

Danny Haiphong (2021-09-22). The revenge of white colonialism motivates the AUKUS alliance against China. mronline.org The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have formed an alliance called "AUKUS" to create, in the words of Australia PM Scott Morrison, "a partnership where our technology, our scientists, our industry, our defense forces are all working together to deliver a safer and more secure region that ultimately benefits all."

Editor (2021-09-22). The new Australia, UK, and U.S. nuclear submarine announcement: a terrible decision for the nonproliferation regime. mronline.org Named AUKUS, the partnership was announced together with a bombshell decision: The United States and UK will transfer naval nuclear-propulsion technology to Australia.

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