Daily Archives: October 16, 2021

2021-10-16: News Headlines

UFCLP (2021-10-16). Wednesday 10/20: Support October 20 South Korean General Strike For Equality & Free KCTU President Yang Ky. indybay.org South Korean Consulate | 3500 Clay St., San Francisco…

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-16). Ireland has robbed poor working people of tens of trillions of dollars. zcomm.org Interview on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the morality of Ireland's tax regime and whether the human race can avoid the twin catastrophes of global warming and nuclear war…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-16). The U.S. Might Finally Be Ready to Back Down, to Avoid WW III. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse | Recently, tensions have been rising between, on the one hand, America, and on the other, both Russia and China. A nuclear war that includes the United States would destroy the entire world, because it would be not only nuclear, but major-power nuclear, which would entail so many nuclear explosions (perhaps all within less than an hour), so that nuclear winter would extend over not only all of the northern hemisphere, but probably also over all of the southern hemisphere (though more slowly there). Unfortunately, no scientific study has been published analyzing what th…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-10-15). Roaming Charges: Supply Chain of Fools. counterpunch.org As Biden vows to keep the ports of LA and Long Beach running 24/7, likely gutting labor rules to in the process in effort to speed the import of cheap goods from China and South Korea, it's hard not to reach the conclusion that the most pressing supply chain issue is housing, where there's not a single state in the US where an employee who works a 40-hour can afford a 2-bedroom rental at the current minimum wage of $7.25 hour.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Why has Squid Game resonated with a global audience? wsws.org Squid Game, a Korean survival drama series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has become an international phenomenon, with 111 million viewers worldwide.

Chris Gilbert (2021-10-15). Squid Game, Capitalist Game. counterpunch.org What would you call a society in which everybody is an equal, everyone gets a fair chance, but is at the same time cruel and destructive in a way never before seen in history? The new Korean series Squid Game models this kind of social situation in an abstract way: It depicts a scenario in which debt-ridden

_____ (2021-10-15). Tehran Warns Israel Against 'Military Adventure'. popularresistance.org Delivered on Thursday and printed in Iran's Tasnim News Agency, the letter comes as Iran makes preparations to return to Vienna for negotiations on reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) next week. | "We warn the Zionist regime against any miscalculation or military adventure targeting Iran and its nuclear program," wrote Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, referring to Israel. | Ravanchi said Israel has taken its "provocative and adventurous threats… to alarming levels" in recent months, especially as the Biden administration in Washington continues to slowly pr…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-15). Why Are Hedge Fund Managers Pouring Money into Uranium Stocks? 3 Things to Know. moguldom.com Hedge fund managers are pouring money into stocks of uranium, a naturally radioactive element that powers nuclear reactors and atomic bombs, after the nuclear fuel saw a 37-percent rally in prices. Uranium is one of the cleanest ways to produce electricity and is mainly used in nuclear power plants. Demand is rising for the metal. …

Shane Quinn (2021-10-15). Four Crucial Anniversaries Overlooked by Western Media. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Oct 12, 2021 | 1) Atomic bombings of Japan — Last year, the 75th anniversary of the atomic attacks received sparse coverage. With the bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, mankind entered the defining period of its brief existence on earth: the nuclear age. | Certain defences and excuses, in support of the plainly criminal use of atomic weapons against Japanese civilians, have been relayed obediently by mainstream scholars through the decades: that the atomic attacks saved the lives of half a million American soldiers, who otherwise would have been killed in a land invasion of Japan,…

Bevan Ramsden (2021-10-15). Peace activists say 'No' to nuclear-powered submarines. greenleft.org.au Activists challenge the federal government's embrace of nuclear-submarine technology and the new AUKUS agreement. Bevan Ramsden reports.

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