Daily Archives: May 10, 2021

2021-05-10: News Headlines

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-10). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The recent announcement …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-10). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. counterpunch.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again

Staff (2021-05-10). Chomsky: Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival. truthout.org The election of Joe Biden has not demolished the Republican Party, or that party's ongoing attempts to block policies that might give humanity a chance at survival. Moreover, the advent of the Biden administration has not negated some of the most persistent threats we face. In this interview, renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of critical thinking, the deep existential threat of the climate crisis, the possibility of nuclear annihilation, and the tragic continuity of…

_____ (2021-05-10). Biden Is Reviewing US Policy In North Korea. popularresistance.org Since 2018, hundreds of new sanctions targeting the civilian economy have been imposed on the people of North Korea. In 2018 alone, new and existing sanctions caused almost 4,000 preventable civilian deaths. Around 11 million North Koreans are deprived of sufficient access to basic foodstuffs, clean drinking water or essential medical services. | Subjected to ever-increasing sanctions, North Korea is projected to suffer a food deficit of 1.3. million tons this year, worsening the already dire condition endured by a broad swath of the population. More than 40 percent of North Korea's 25 million people are consider…

_____ (2021-05-10). Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base. popularresistance.org Bangor, Maine – people were present on May 8th (the day before Mother's Day), at the demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the Bangor submarine base. Five demonstrators blocked the main highway entrance into the base for over 20 minutes and were cited by the Washington State Patrol. | At around 2 pm on Saturday, the five demonstrators entered the highway carrying two large banners stating,"CONGRESS WANTS $1 TRILLION FOR NUKES–What will be left for our children" and "TRIDENT THREATENS ALL LIFE ON EARTH" and blocked all incoming traffic at the Main Gate at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. They were removed fro…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-10). 50+ DNC Leaders Urge Biden to Lift Sanctions and Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal. commondreams.org "The Democratic Party should fight to end rampant militarization and promote multilateralism that enabled the United States to resolve the nuclear issue with Iran without a single shot being fired," says Keith Ellison. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/iran_nuclear_vienna_talks.jpg

sputniknews (2021-05-09). South Korea Reportedly Cracks Down on Online Cryptocurrency Phishing Scams. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The South Korean government intends to join hands with the national police to battle the rise of phishing websites linked to cryptocurrencies as prices of virtual money soar, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the ministry of communication technologies.

The Canary (2021-05-09). Prince Michael accused of using royal status to 'sell access' to Vladimir Putin. thecanary.co An undercover investigation has claimed prince Michael Franklin of Kent was willing to use his royal status for personal profit, and to seek favours from Russian president Vladimir Putin. | Royal corruption: | The queen's cousin told undercover reporters posing as investors from South Korea in a virtual meeting that he could be hired for £10,000 a day to make "confidential" representations to Putin's regime. | The revelation was made by Channel 4 Dispatches in collaboration with the Sunday Times, who set up a fake South Korean gold company called House of Haedong and approached five members of the r…

World Nuclear News (2021-05-09). Work Starts On First Disposal Tunnel At Finnish Repository. eurasiareview.com Excavation of the first final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced today. The repository – the first in the world for used fuel – is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s. | Used nuclear fuel will be placed in the bedrock, at a depth of about 450 metres. The disposal system consists of a tightly sealed iron-copper canister, a bentonite buffer enclosing the canister, a tunnel backfilling material made of swellable clay, the seal structures of the tunnels and premises, and the en…

Ivana Lima* (2021-05-09). Nord Stream 2: To Gain Or To Refrain? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Why Germany Refuses to Bend under Sanctions Pressure: | The chances of the sanctions war around Nord Stream 2 to rage on after the construction of the pipeline is finally over seem to be high. That said, we have to admit, with regret or with joy, that it will be completed, and for the following reasons: | Germany, like any other European country, has set itself the task of abandoning coal and nuclear energy within the next few decades. In reality, however, there is no alternative to coal and nuclear energy. Simultaneously forsaking gasoline and diesel cars, which is something Europe dreams about, will…

Staff (2021-05-09). Risk of Vienna talks to increase after May 21: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Head of Russian delegation chief in nuclear talks in Vienna said that risk of Vienna talks will increase after May 21.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Iran seeking guaranteed lifting of banking sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Abdolnaser Hemmati, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says that "Iran has called for the guaranteed and absolute lifting of sanctions against its banking industry during the nuclear talks [underway in Vienna.]"

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