The power to kill millions is in the hands of unstable countries and unpredictable people. Tensions between these two nuclear powers clearly illustrate the dangers of nuclear weapons, which make the world less stable.
Evidence is indisputable that any use of such weapons would have a devastating health impact on populations. Robust scientific studies show that even a limited exchange of nuclear weapons would lead to major crop failures around the world. Such a “nuclear famine” scenario would result in mass starvation, potentially affecting as many as 2 billion people.
… by michaellee, shared with thanks If the Trump administration is to avoid spiralling into a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, it needs to understand what North Korea wants and why it behaves the way it does..
‘The North Korean leaders believe, with ample evidence, that they are in a desperate survival race against a rogue superpower which has destroyed a whole series of countries (recently Iraq, Libya, Yemen..) using its military power to try and reassert its dwindling economic hegemony’. The US has 28,500 troops in 11 US military bases in South Korea
… Under the terms of the 1994 framework, North Korea agreed to freeze and ultimately dismantle its nuclear programme in exchange for “the full normalisation of political and economic relations with the United States”. This meant four things:
Until then, the US would supply the north with 500,000 tons per year of heavy fuel;
The US would lift sanctions, remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, and – perhaps most importantly – normalise the political relationship, which is still subject to the terms of the 1953 Korean War armistice;
Finally, both sides would provide “formal assurances” against the threat or use of nuclear weapons.
The US has arrogantly broken every single clause of the agreement
shared from Insurrection News On 24 and 25 May, most of the world’s most powerful leaders will meet to discuss war and arming at the NATO summit. Today, NATO has become the weaponized arm of defending the interests of Western capitalism throughout the world and not a factor of security for Europe as we were sold in the context of Cold War.
We call on all the ungovernable in Europe and elsewhere to join the antimilitarist and anti-capitalist bloc from 5 pm at the Gare du Nord. The next day, at the NATO summit, a “blockage” to disrupt as much as possible the rendezvous of the great powers is also being organized by some associations.
To finance death and suffering, capitalist nations are leading at least two other wars on the rest of the world. A social war is waged within each frontier to make the poorest pay for both the whips that keep them in the rank of exploited but also the massacres of the populations and looting of resources of the countries they call under- developed, constituting a second devastating external economic war. Continue reading “SMASH NATO Warmongers.. callout for Radical Block ..May 24th-25th Brussels”
April 28, 2017 –WWN WORLD NEWS 255 SHARES CommentsWITH death by nuclear fire back at the top of everyone’s ‘shit I’m afraid of right now’ lists, many people have started thinking about preparing for survival in a scorched, post-apocalyptic wasteland.If you’re unsure as to what you should ‘pack’ for your journey into the unknown, then allow WWN to walk you through 5 things every Irish person should have in their bunker…1) DrinkLife in a nuclear fallout shelter is zero craic, unless you get yourself well oiled. Remember; space is limited, so don’t stow cans. Spirits are a far more concentrated, effective way to get yourself shit-faced and ignore the scrabblings of the damned as they try to claw their way in.2) Iodine pillsThe government sent them to you, you threw them in the drawer with the old birthday cards and the Nokia chargers.. now’s the time to put them iodine-ey bad boys to use! Put them in your bunker so you can neck them swiftly when the time comes. Continue reading “WWN Guide To Surviving A Nuclear Apocalypse”
by Lawrence Wittner36 CommentsIn recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era.
“The fact that both Trump and Kim are being ‘messed with’ despite their possession of very powerful armed forces, including nuclear weapons, seems to have eluded both men, who continue their deadly game of nuclear threat and bluster.”
On April 11, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North Korea is looking for trouble.” If China does not “help,” then “we will solve the problem without them.”
Beijing — Following comments made by White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday in which he said the United States would absolutely protect its interests in the South China Sea, the Asian superpower has fired back through its state-run media — going so far as to suggest China should beef up its nuclear arsenal in the face of Donald Trump’s presidency.
As reported by the newswire service Agence-France Presse (AFP) on Tuesday, “In recent days, Chinese social media has carried pictures purporting to show an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile system deployed in the Northeast.”
United States (SCF) – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has authorized the B61-12 warhead life-extension program (LEP) to enter the production-engineering phase – the final one prior to actual production.
Greenham Common Anti Bomb protests
Established by Congress in 2000, the NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the Department of Energy. While the Defense Department manages the delivery systems of the nuclear force, the agency has oversight over the development, maintenance and disposal of nuclear warheads.
Predator Capitalism is war by other methods, but for the US those methods are fast running out.
The great scam of imposing the US dollar as a reserve and oil buying currency is falling apart as countries refuse to comply. So the gigantic debts run up by the USA by these means will finally become real and unpayable, causing a total crash.The world economy is now like a juggler forced to throw up more and more balls into the air.
But the cocky billionaires running the US have one Ace left.. military force.. and are not averse to new wars to boost production and bully the world into line… Starting with Russia..
The lunatic logic of capitalist North America, after engineering a coup in Ukraine that will let them bring their nukes up to the Russian border, seems to be.. BACK DOWN AND SELL YOUR OIL IN DOLLARS.. OR WE BLOW UP THE WORLDThe ultimate logic of Predator Capitalism is the annihalation of you and me. of human life on Earth, but even this is seen as a financial opportunity. billion dollar underground bunkers are apparently selling like hot cakes to the 0.1%
continued below. .. Nuclear Bullies face off in Ukraine
Every day the war in Ukraine gets more deadly and threatens to spiral into world war, sponsored by nuclear bullies Russia and the US. Both blocs are desperate to claw back economic advantage as the capitalist system totters to collapse under its absurd logic of infinite growth, terminal greed and conflict.
”The drums of war are beating on the BBC and other mass media,” writes Oliver Tickell – in The Ecologist ” naked propaganda about fictitious ‘Russian aggression’ intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out life on Earth. We must refuse to fall for the endlessly repeated lies, and tell our politicians that our highest priority of all is peace.”_drums_of_nuclear war
From the start the ‘Ukraine Revolution’ was suspicious, how many of the groups involved had been receiving US funding for years and years? Now Obama himself has admitted on CNN that there was a ‘US brokered transition’ and that the US will directly supply arms to the new Ukraine government.