2021-03-30: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-30). Increasing Nukes and Trimming the Military: Global Britain's Skewed Vision. counterpunch.org Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. Nuclear weapon states and their allies still persisted in calling the document unhelpful and unrealistic; the self-appointed realists have preferred the go-slow approach of disarmament, a

Ron Forthofer (2021-03-30). Reimagining US Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org Since the end of WWII, especially since the breakup of the Soviet Union, it appears as if US political leaders feel they are trapped in a time warp and are unable to break free. They seem to believe that they must repeat the same disastrous foreign policy of regime change over and over. Since 9/11, …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-03-30). Opposition to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons—and What Could Help to Overcome It. counterpunch.org Given the fact that nuclear war means the virtual annihilation of life on earth, it's remarkable that many people continue to resist building a nuclear weapons-free world. Is the human race suicidal? Before jumping to that conclusion, let's remember that considerably more people favor abolishing nuclear weapons than oppose it. Public opinion surveys—ranging from polls

John Stanton (2021-03-30). Biden's Shameful Push for War with China and Russia: Ignoring History, Denying Reality. counterpunch.org "One of the most delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory." — Zhou Enlai `In the autumn of 1862, the governments of France and Great Britain proposed to Russia, in a formal but not in an official way, the joint recognition by European powers of the independence of the Confederate

Orinoco Tribune (2021-03-30). New Sputnik V Shipment Arrives in Venezuela — Mass Vaccination Advances. globalresearch.ca This Monday, March 29, the third shipment of Russian Sputnik V …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Venezuela and Russia Set High-Level Cooperation Meetings. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Tuesday inaugurated technical meetings to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Russia as part of high-level intergovernmental talks. | RELATED: | He thanked the Russian assistance in the fight against the pandemic, including the access to Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona COVID-19 vaccines. | Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov welcomed the 76th anniversary of cooperation and political dia…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-30). In Europa i missili ipersonici degli Usa . àà corsa al riarmo. globalresearch.ca Quando circa sei anni fa titolammo su il manifesto (9 giugno 2015) ´Ritornano i missili a Comiso? ª, la nostra ipotesi che gli Usa volessero riportare i loro missili nucleari in Europa fu ignorata dall'intero arco politico-mediatico. Gli avvenimenti successivi hanno …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-30). Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China. peoplesdispatch.org China on Monday, March 29, donated 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the occupied Palestinian territories. The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will primarily be used to vaccinate medical workers, the elderly and the people in the high-risk category. Besides China, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which runs the administration in the occupied West Bank, has also received vaccines from other sources, including 60,000 doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and 60,000 Russian Sputnik V doses which were delivered to Hamas-run Gaza via the United Arab Emirates. | The PA's health minister Mai al-Kaila said that "these…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-30). Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters the US-China Fray. dissidentvoice.org Boris Johnson's March 16 speech before the British Parliament was reminiscent, at least in tone, to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. The comparison is quite apt if we remember the long-anticipated shift in Britain's foreign policy and Johnson's conservative …

Medea Benjamin (2021-03-30). Are Progressives Ignoring Foreign Policy? zcomm.org Many progressives are ignoring U.S. aggression around the world despite its involvement in many wars and expanding arsenal of nuclear weapons…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Report: US Preparing to Offer New Proposal to Iran. news.antiwar.com According to Citing people "familiar with the matter," the report said the proposal could be put forward as early as this week. One source said the proposal asks Iran to halt some nuclear activity, such as new advanced centrifuges and the enrichment of uranium at 20 percent, in exchange for some relief from US sanctions, although details are still being worked out…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Report: EU Set to Sanction Iranian Officials. news.antiwar.com According to Citing three unnamed European diplomats, the report said the sanctions are expected to be agreed on Wednesday. If implemented, the sanctions would come at a sensitive time, as a possible revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, i…

Rick Rozoff (2021-03-30). NATO Warplanes Intercept Russian Aircraft Ten Times in One Day From Arctic to Black Sea. news.antiwar.com The North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports that yesterday the military bloc scrambled fighter jets ten times over the North Atlantic (for once adhering to its name), North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea, intercepting a reported six groups of Russian bombers and fighters. That is, across the entire western flank of Russia. Although the North …

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Classified War Games to Simulate Global Conflict With China and Russia. news.antiwar.com According to Pentagon officials told CNN that the war games will be headed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Miley. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will be briefed as the exercises play out. | The scenarios that could be simulated in the war games include major cyberattacks, a Russian advance…

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