Daily Archives: August 20, 2021

2021-08-20: News Headlines

John Feffer (2021-08-20). Korea and the Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org The new UN report on the climate crisis is truly frightening. The report tells us what we already know about the reasons for the current heat waves, flooding, forest fires, ice melt, and extreme weather events sweeping the planet. We humans are causing these changes, primarily by burning fossil fuels in our cars, planes, and

Robert Fantina (2021-08-20). Diplomatic Blackmail: Biden, Iran and the Nuclear Agreement. counterpunch.org Hardly a day passes that this writer doesn't see some news article about how the government of Iran is violating the JCPOA; how U.S. officials say that 'time is running out', and how Iran is generally being demonized by the U.S. It is time, once again, for us all to take a deep breath, step

Lawrence S. Wittner, Joseph Mangano (2021-08-20). Baby Teeth Collected Six Decades Ago Will Reveal the Damage to Americans' Health Caused by U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests. counterpunch.org In 2020, Harvard University's T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health Project, will analyze the relationship of

Lawrence Wittner, Joseph Mangano (2021-08-20). Children's Teeth, Collected Decades Ago, Can Show the Damage of Nuclear Testing. dissidentvoice.org Nuclear Weapon Test, Bikini Atoll, 1954 In 2020, Harvard University's T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-20). Zelensky: Ukraine's NATO membership would back down nuclear Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: Being NATO nation would offer Ukraine protection from fresh Russian offensive President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that NATO membership would offer Ukraine protection from a fresh Russian offensive, The Washington Post reports, citing an interview with the head of state. **** According to the President, the ambiguity over Ukraine's NATO admittance is "a …

Hans Stehling (2021-08-19). A Mideast Nuclear War Spearheaded by Israel Would Make Afghanistan Seem Like a Local Conflict Between Armed Factional Groups. globalresearch.ca

John Laforge (2021-08-19). UK Navy's Public Brawl over Responsibility for Nuclear Mass Destruction. counterpunch.org In a rare, public dispute between British Naval officers over legal responsibility for attacks using nuclear weapons, two retired British submarine commanders have openly attacked each other's views in writing. The online confrontation opens a window to the tortured thinking inside the perpetual, high-level, planning and reparation for such attacks among nuclear armed states. The

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