2021-09-25: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-25). Australian government speeds up plans for nuclear-powered submarines to confront China. wsws.org These moves indicate that preparations for war, potentially within years, not decades, are intensifying.

ecns.cn (2021-09-25). China vows to continue support for UN nuclear test ban treaty. ecns.cn China will never be an obstacle to a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear tests, and will continue to make contribution to facilitate its entry into force, a Chinese envoy reiterated Friday to a high-level United Nations conference.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-25). Iran doubts Biden's seriousness in returning to JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Islamic Republic of Iran cast doubt seriousness of US President Biden's administration in returning to Iran's nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-24). North Korea Open to Talks With South. news.antiwar.com Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, said Friday that Pyongyang is open to Kim's calls for talks came after South Korean President Moon Jae-in

ecns.cn (2021-09-24). DPRK says still too early to declare termination of 1950-53 war. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Friday rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-In's proposal to declare a formal end to the 1950-53 war, saying such a declaration would be meaningless if the U.S. "hostile policy" remains unchanged.

John Rachel (2021-09-24). The Never Ending Cycle of Nuclear Insanity. dissidentvoice.org Amidst all of the sensible and sane cries to eliminate nuclear weapons, we are caught in a self-sustaining, self-reinforcing feedback loop. Call it the Death Spiral of Human Annihilation. Yes, the U.S. throughout its history, despite official denials even among historians who should know better — maybe they do but prefer being manufacturers of myth …

Linda Gunter (2021-09-24). The Record-Breaking Failures of Nuclear Power. counterpunch.org The Tennessee Valley Authority could likely rightfully claim a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it's not an achievement for which the federally-owned electric utility corporation would welcome notoriety. After taking a whopping 42 years to build and finally bring on line its Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear power reactor in Tennessee, TVA just broke its own record for longest nuclear plant construction time. However, this time, the company failed to deliver a completed nuclear plant.

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-24). Clear Away the Hype: The U.S. and Australia Signed a Nuclear Arms Deal, Simple as That. counterpunch.org On September 15, 2021, the heads of government of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced the formation of AUKUS, "a new enhanced trilateral security partnership" between these three countries. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined U.S. President Joe Biden to "preserve security and stability in the Indo-Pacific," as

_____ (2021-09-24). AUKUS — Catalyst For A Nuclear Arms Race In The Indo-Pacific Region. popularresistance.org The new pact between the Australian, British and US governments is the latest escalation in a new cold war on China, and the developing world. The "enhanced trilateral security partnership called AUKUS"(1) does not name China, but every single serious commentator has interpreted it as being aimed against the People's Republic of China. | Coming exactly one month after the fall of Kabul, the announcement was a blessed relief for both Joe Biden and Boris Johnson. Biden reasserts US pre-eminence, weeks after it was humiliated by a foe without an air force. Johnson resumes the 'Global Britain' adventure, weeks after…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-09-24). Socialist councillor casts sole vote against AUKUS on Cairns Council. greenleft.org.au Alex Bainbridge reports that Socialist Alliance councillor Rob Pyne was the sole voice of opposition against Morrison's nuclear submarine proposal on the Cairns Council.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-24). How the CIA Tried to Overthrow New Zealand's Progressive Labor Government by Stoking White Racial Rage Against the Indigenous MƒÅori Population. libya360.wordpress.com Murray Horton David Lange with the 1985 nuclear-free bills. [Source: stuff.co.nz] The effects of this poisonous coup attempt—cooked up at Langley more than 30 years ago—had lingering consequences which exacerbated income equality, stifled economic growth and undercut human rights. [This article is part of our series on the CIA and its dark history.—CAM Editors] Back…

_____ (2021-09-24). Probe of Secret Vaccine Talks Finds 'Access for All Was Never a Priority'. commondreams.org Donald Trump humiliated the European Union by annulling the Iran nuclear deal, and now Joe Biden has done so by announcing the new AUKUS agreement with Australia and the UK. But as much as Europe's leaders may protest, the EU's subordination to the US reflects a conscious choice that they have made.

John Laforge (2021-09-24). A Little Radiation Is Not Good For You. counterpunch.org In a rare pushback against the radioactive pollution industry, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — well known as a rubber stamp for the nuclear lobby — has flatly rejected an attempt to further weaken the agency's radiation exposure regulations. After six years of deliberation, the NRC's three commissioners, two Democrats and one Republican, voted unanimously to reject formal petitions submitted in

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