Daily Archives: August 14, 2021

2021-08-14: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-08-14). North Korean floods compound precarious situation in impoverished country. wsws.org Floods caused by massive downpours and heatwaves have destroyed crops as North Korea continues to recover from flooding last year and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-08-14). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org 1.5 million Indian power workers strike against privatisation; Korea: Seoul subway workers threaten to walk out; QUBE port terminal workers remain on strike in Western Australia…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-13). "Global threat": Ukraine to enlist "other nuclear powers" if Russia deploys nuclear arms to Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba: Russia's intention to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea poses global threat "The issue of nuclear weapons is not a local or even a regional issue, it is a global issue, a global threat. Therefore, we will use all opportunities, including the influence of other nuclear powers on the Russian Federation, to curb such activity," …

Brian Cloughley (2021-08-13). Why Does Israel Have a Stockpile of Nuclear Weapons? counterpunch.org The main result of the meeting between Presidents Putin and Biden in Geneva on June 16 was the joint statement that "we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." This most welcome recognition that nuclear war would probably destroy the world is especially relevant now, because August sees the 76th anniversary

Ron Jacobs (2021-08-13). The Myth of the Atomic Genie. counterpunch.org It was forty years ago this coming September that I was busted along with a couple thousand others protesting the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant near San Luis Obispo, California. The protests were one of the larger civil disobedience/direct action undertakings of the anti-nuclear movement in the United States. The politics of the protesters were

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