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2021-07-01: News Headlines

William Hartung — Mandy Smithburger (2021-07-01). America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. counterpunch.org President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than the peaks of

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-01). Tomgram: Engelhardt, Living on a Sci-Fi Planet. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. An All-American Horror Story Three-Quarters of a Century of Nuclear Follies — And That's Just Where to Begin By Tom Engelhardt Yes, once upon a time I regularly absorbed science fiction and imagined futures of wonder, but mainly …

ecns.cn (2021-06-30). Chinese envoy urges U.S. to return to Iran deal with no preconditions. ecns.cn Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, on Wednesday urged the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal.

Labor Video Project (2021-07-01). On 100th Anniversary Of CCP, Namibian Rossing Miners Call On Xi-Jinping To Rehire Miners. indybay.org On the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, the nine fired union leaders of the Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Branch mine called on CCP Chair Xi-Jinping to order their rehiring at Chinese state owned Chinese National Nuclear Corporation owned mine at Rossing…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-01). Alexander I, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Putin: war is impossibile. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Another world war impossible at this moment, Kremlin spokesman believes A major war is currently impossible because of the nuclear parity, Kremlins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview Thursday, answering a question on a potential world war with the use of nuclear weapons. "Can a war happen? Putin said it clearly [during the Direct …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-01). An All-American Horror Story. zcomm.org Three-Quarters of a Century of Nuclear Follies — And That's Just Where to Begin…

Simon Butler (2021-07-01). Green Left Show #14: Why nuclear is not a climate solution. greenleft.org.au Simon Butler answers the "left" argument that progressives should support nuclear power as a climate solution.

_____ (2021-07-01). Nuclear Weapons: An All-American Horror Story. commondreams.org "We are now on a clear path to enshrining a constitutional right to anonymous spending in our democracy, and securing an upper hand for dark-money influence in perpetuity."

_____ (2021-07-01). 'Because They're Complicit': Nearly Every House Republican Votes Against Jan. 6 Panel. commondreams.org Three-quarters of a century of nuclear follies—and that's just where to begin.

The Conversation (2021-06-30). Nuclear energy isn't a safe bet in a warming world — here's why. juancole.com By Paul Dorfman | — ( The Conversation) — The overwhelming majority of nuclear power stations active today entered service long before the science of climate change was well-established. Two in five nuclear plants operate on the coast and at least 100 have been built just a few metres above sea level. Nuclear energy is, …

Tomdispatch (2021-06-30). What Price "Defense"? America's Nearly $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Any Safer. juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of …

_____ (2021-06-30). What Will It Take To Transform Canada's Foreign Policy For The Better? popularresistance.org This Thursday will mark one year since Canada was defeated in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The Trudeau government's loss marked a rejection of its pro-Washington, militaristic and anti-Palestinian policies. | In the months before the vote, a half-dozen activists launched #NoUNSC4Canada. The social media campaign criticized Canada's climate, nuclear and mining policies as well as its destructive role across the Global South in countries like Bolivia, Haiti and Venezuela. The campaign also included a widely circulated public letter focused on Canada's anti-Palestinian policies as well…

sputniknews (2021-06-30). Hundreds of South Korean 5G Users Reportedly Launch Lawsuit Against Mobile Providers. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 500 mobile users of 5G filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday against the country's three largest providers — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus — over dissatisfactory quality of the services, Yonhap reported citing the plaintiffs' lawyer.

Moderator (2021-06-30). America's $1.3 Trillion National Security Budget Isn't Making Us Safer. scheerpost.com Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper Installation Management Command, U.S. Army / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung / TomDispatch President Biden's first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard. At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the… |

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