Daily Archives: August 15, 2021

2021-08-15: News Headlines

_____ (2021-08-15). Why Is America Getting A New $100 Billion Nuclear Weapon? popularresistance.org America is building a new weapon of mass destruction, a nuclear missile the length of a bowling lane. It will be able to travel some 6,000 miles, carrying a warhead more than 20 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It will be able to kill hundreds of thousands of people in a single shot. | The US Air Force plans to order more than 600 of them. | On September 8, the Air Force gave the defense company Northrop Grumman an initial contract of $13.3 billion to begin engineering and manufacturing the missile, but that will be just a fraction of the total bill. Based on a Pentagon report cited…

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…

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