Daily Archives: April 8, 2021

2021-04-08: News Headlines

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-04-08). Daniel Ellsberg at 90 — "It's Still Possible to Save Humanity" zcomm.org It will take a miracle to avoid catastrophic climate change and nuclear war, but it's still possible we can create such a miracle…

Juan Cole (2021-04-08). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks. zcomm.org The US exaggerates the degree to which Iran is out of compliance with the JCPOA. It hasn't militarized its civilian nuclear enrichment program in any way…

World Nuclear News (2021-04-07). UAE's First Nuclear Unit Starts Commercial Operation. eurasiareview.com Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation Tuesday, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". | The start of commercial operation followed a period of extensi…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-07). Good Friday Swords into Plowshares participants call for abolition of all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif.—Nuclear disarmament activists in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered virtually on April 2 to honor a nearly four-decades-long tradition, the Good Friday Swords into Plowshares Worship and Witness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two sites where every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. arsenal is designed. This year the …

VOA (2021-04-07). US, Iran See Indirect Nuclear Talks As Constructive. eurasiareview.com U.S. and Iranian officials are calling talks in Vienna productive as the two sides and the other signatories of a 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program work to revive the deal. | U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said there is no expectation of direct negotiations for now, but that the United States is "open to them because we are open to diplomacy." | He said the meetings in Vienna are a "potentially useful step as we seek to determine what it is that the Iranians are prepared to do to return to compliance" with the agreement, which limited Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Paul Jay (2021-04-07). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. theanalysis.news Historian Peter Kuznick looks at the significance of Daniel Ellsberg's fight against America's insane nuclear war strategy, his exposure of the lies of the Viet Nam War, and his continuing fight against the American war machine.

Paul Jay (2021-04-07). Daniel Ellsberg at 90 — "It's Still Possible to Save Humanity" theanalysis.news It will take a miracle to avoid catastrophic climate change and nuclear war, but it's still possible we can create such a miracle. Daniel Ellsberg on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

Juan Cole (2021-04-07). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks at Vienna: Iran wants US to get its Knee off Tehran's Neck, Chauvin style, First. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The current signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Plan of Comprehensive Action or JCPOA) met in Vienna Tuesday with Iran. The United States delegation, led by Robert Malley, met on the sidelines with Deputy Secretary-General European Union Enrique Mora, who engaged in shuttle diplomacy between Iran and the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Iranian vessel attacked in Red Sea as nuclear deal revival talks begin. peoplesdispatch.org The attack on the Saviz took place on the same day as the meeting of the joint commission of the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to work out ways to revive the deal…

RT (2021-04-07). Biden administration ready to consider 'some form of diplomacy' with North Korea — White House. rt.com Washington is prepared to talk to North Korea if it paves the way to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said, but that doesn't mean US sanctions are going away. | "We are prepared to consider some form of diplomacy if it's going to lead us down the path toward denuclearization," Psaki said on the possibility of relations between Washington and Pyongyang. | Getting the Korean Peninsula to ditch nuclear weapons remains a "clear objective" for the Biden administration, she insisted, before adding: "We are, of course, continuing to enforce sanctions." | Last week, w…

Morning Star (2021-04-07). Israel hints at responsibility for attack on Iranian ship as Vienna nuclear talks progress. peoplesworld.org

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Netanyahu: Iran Deal Threatens Israel 'With Annihilation'. news.antiwar.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped up his rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal after talks to revive the agreement were held in Vienna on Tuesday. On Wednesday, "The nuclear deal with Iran is once again on the table. Such deals with extreme regimes are worthless," Netanyahu said at a speech during Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. "A deal…

_____ (2021-04-07). Meeting To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal Begins In Vienna. popularresistance.org The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—resumed talks in Vienna on Tuesday, with the lifting of sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation measures at the center of the agenda. | Representatives from Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union met for an hour. Although not at the session, the US envoy remained a few meters away from the venue, which was understood as a gesture of willingness to rescue the agreement. | Several participants qualified the meeting as positive, including Russia's permanent represent…

webdev (2021-04-07). Headlines for April 7, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility for Adults as Global Access Inequities Plague Poorer Nations, Minneapolis Police Trainer Says Derek Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Was Not Authorized Technique, Arkansas Becomes First State to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Youth, Tishaura Jones Elected as First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at Age 84, Democrats Can Use Reconciliation to Pass More Budget Bills with Simple Majority, U.S and Iran Say Early Talks on Relaunching Nuclear Deal "Constructive", U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of t…

Staff (2021-04-07). Headlines for April 7, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility for Adults as Global Access Inequities Plague Poorer Nations, Minneapolis Police Trainer Says Derek Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Was Not Authorized Technique, Arkansas Becomes First State to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Youth, Tishaura Jones Elected as First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at Age 84, Democrats Can Use Reconciliation to Pass More Budget Bills with Simple Majority, U.S and Iran Say Early Talks on Relaunching Nuclear Deal "Constructive", U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of t…

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