Daily Archives: August 6, 2021

2021-08-06: News Headlines

Newsclick (2021-08-06). Mapping Faultlines: 76 years after Hiroshima, nuclear threat still looms large. peoplesdispatch.org 76 years after Hiroshima, humanity still faces the threat of nuclear annihilation. Treaties which reduced the threat have expired mainly due to the the intransigence of the US. Prabir Purkayastha looks at these issues…

Jay Janson (2021-08-06). August 6, 9, 1945: Who Ordered the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-08-06). Nuclear Weapons Still a Clear and Present Danger 76 Years After Hiroshima. commondreams.org "Choosing a FERC nominee that will reject new fossil fuel development would be a strong sign that Biden intends to take our climate crisis seriously."

Tri-Valley CAREs (2021-08-06). Monday 8/9: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Existential Threats of Nuclear War & Climate Crisis. indybay.org Online rally…

_____ (2021-08-06). 76 Years After Hiroshima Bombing, Fresh Call for End to All Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org There is an urgent need for action to protect the vote and our democracy, and it's time that our leaders started acting like they understand this.

Tri-Valley CAREs (2021-08-06). Friday 8/6: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Existential Threats of Nuclear War & Climate Crisis. indybay.org Virtual rally…

_____ (2021-08-06). Any Delay to Save Democracy Is a Loser's Game. commondreams.org "Nuclear weapons are the ultimate human violence," said Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui. "If civil society decides to live without them, the door to a nuclear-weapon-free world will open wide."

Kerry Smith (2021-08-06). 76 years since Hiroshima bombing: sign the nuclear weapons prohibition treaty. greenleft.org.au Peace groups have used the 76 year anniversary of the United States' bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan to demand the federal government sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Kerry Smith reports.

Staff (2021-08-05). "They Killed Us from the Inside": U.N. Inquiry Demanded into Officials' Culpability in Beirut Blast. democracynow.org One year after the Beirut port explosion, a new Human Rights Watch report implicates senior Lebanese officials in the disaster that killed 218 people, wounded 7,000 others and destroyed vast swaths of the city. The blast on August 4, 2020, was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. It resulted from the detonation of hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate, which had been sitting in a hangar at the port for years while multiple government officials who knew about the highly explosive chemicals did nothing. "We didn't find any Lebanese official who took any responsibility for securing the port and remov…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-05). Tensions Remain On Korean Peninsula Despite Two Koreas' Desire To Improve Ties. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIf South Korea wishes to have fruitful talks with its northern neighbour, it will need to distance itself from the US, but Washington simply cannot allow that. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts | North Korea — DPRK — and South Korea (ROK) have restored their communication hotlines, including a military channel, which had been off since June 2020. According to a statement from ROK's presidential office last Tuesday, the leaders of bo…

Finian Cunningham (2021-08-05). Security U.S. Fears of China Nuclear Expansion… Déjà Vu of Soviet Missile Gap Hype. dissidentvoice.org China is providing the equivalent scaremongering of the Soviet "missile gap" in order to sustain America's militarist-dependent capitalist economy. Media reports from the U.S. this week — regurgitated by the European press — highlighted concerns that China is embarking on a massive scale-up of underground silos for launching nuclear weapons. Hundreds of silos are alleged …

Michael Welch (2021-08-05). Hiroshima at 75. The Doomsday Clock and the Ongoing Threat of "Atomic Horror" globalresearch.ca These massive mushroom clouds would go on to become a symbol of the fate of humanity encapsulated in the threat of atomic horror. For all my life, I have contemplated the prospects of nuclear incineration and the aftermath that would follow if our leaders get caught up in a tragic misstep.

_____ (2021-08-05). Hiroshima-Nagasaki: The Story They Want Us To Forget. popularresistance.org The world's first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the barren plains of the Alamogordo Bombing Range, known as the Jornada del Muerto (day of the dead). | US President Harry Truman ordered the first atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Days later (August 9) Washington dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki. | Official figures of those killed by the atomic bombs is well over 150,000 from the two cities. More than 100,000 were injured with most likely dying. Then over the y…

Labor Video Project (2021-08-05). Chinese Investors Wage Union Busting War On Namibian MUN Mine Workers. indybay.org Chinese investors both state and private in Namibia are engaging in a massive union busting campaign against the Mineworkers Union Of Namibia breaking strikes with the use of Chinese nationals and also firing union leaders including the 9 MUN union executive members of the Rossing Mine which is owned by the Chinese National Nuclear Corporation CNNC.

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