Week to June 19, in nuclear news
A bit of good news . The ‘lost’ underwater forests that came back from the dead.
Climate. Greta Thunberg: not phasing out fossil fuels is ‘death sentence’ for world’s poor……. . Oil-rich nations dominate COP28 – now offering rich sponsorships, in the effort to silence critics. Fossil fuel lobbyists will have to identify themselves as such in registering for the UN Cop28 climate summit,
Environment. Global biodiversity crisis
Nuclear. Russiamoved small “tactical” nuclear weapons to Belarus, sparking anxiety that the Ukraine war could “go nuclear”. Meanwhile, I have no doubt that Russia propaganda is portraying the war as being won by Russia. And it is also patently obvious that Western media depicts the Ukraine “counter-offensive” as being a winner. What gets me is that we – that’s the USA and all its “like-minded” hangers-on – are not actually at war against Russia. So we don’t really have to have the blanket of anti-Russian spin thrown over every news item of this proxy war, (as is the practice in a real war)
Christina notes. Rafael Grossi – suffering a sort of “Schizophrenia” about nuclear so-called “safety? Nuclear industry puppet France is bullying Europe into environmental destruction. Council of Polluting Corporations COP28 – in charge of the November-December global climate talks.
The Imminent Extradition of Julian Assange and the Death of Journalism.
Milley Predicts Long, ‘Very Violent’ Ukrainian Counter-offensive. Jacques Baud on the legitimacy and legality of Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine. The Voltaire Network on the collapse of Kiev. Ukraine -its past, and now.
EU states back nuclear energy while diluting biodiversity reforms.
USA’s Inflation Reduction Act expands tax-payer funding for nuclear power plants.
USA Majority say taking nuclear, military secrets a national security threat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_j38JnnKxw
Fukushima waste-water plan a nuclear threat to Asia-Pacific.
CIVIL LIBERTIES. Democracy out the window in USA – as teachers and others punished for making pro-Russian comments.
CULTURE and ARTS. The Fukushima Wastewater ‘Discharge’: What’s in a Name? – technostrategic language.
EMPLOYMENT. Workers, residents, at US site that made Nagasaki A-bomb’s plutonium are still suffering.
ENERGY. Expert: Germany’s energy system has coped with nuclear shutdown. 45 nations pledge to double their rate of energy efficiency improvements. Nuclear Free Local Authorities – visiting community owned project in the UK, at the start of Community Energy Fortnight.
ENVIRONMENT The profligate use of our stressed freshwater resource by the nuclear industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogeKk9b-yjY Macao SAR to suspend Japanese food import after nuclear-contaminated wastewater discharge. Japan urged to halt release of toxic water.
LEGAL. Why Biden Wants Assange in Jail: Case at the Tipping Point, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joAMokiAllk
POLITICS INTERNATIONAL and DIPLOMACY.
SAFETY. UN: Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, Europe’s Largest, Faces ‘Dangerous Situation‘. UN nuclear chief Rafael Grossi continues to have a bet each way on nuclear power “safety”. UN concerned by ‘discrepancy’ in Ukraine nuclear plant water levels after dam collapse. U.N. nuclear chief visits Ukraine nuke plant after dam explosion, to “help prevent a nuclear accident“.
French nuclear watchdog specifies questions for EDF reactor life extensions. Safety issues for 9 French nuclear reactors make their lifetime extension doubtful.
SECRETS and LIES. CIA: Black Market of Arms Trade. Part 1. Israel Worries U.S. Weapons for Ukraine Are Ending Up in Iran’s Hands.
SPINBUSTER. Ukraine’s propaganda machine is vital for Zelensky: Here is how it works. Ignoring the Fiction of a Nuclear Silver Bullet. The absurdity of Western reporting on the war in Ukraine – Schrodinger’s Offensive. “Nuclear is CLEAN” Trumpets Westinghouse’s Uranium Fuel in Cumbrian Press Adverts.
WAR and CONFLICT. Zelensky Confirms Ukrainian Counteroffensive Has Started. Kiev intends to kill as many Russians as possible – top Zelensky aide. Moscow estimates Ukraine’s counteroffensive losses. Why Russia must not take the Western bait, to use nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war. Putin warns NATO over being drawn into Ukraine war. Time to remove nuclear weapons from NATO countries, in return for Putin not putting them in Belarus? [ on nuclear-news.net]Trudeau visits Kiev to bolster US-NATO war on Russia. Vienna Summit: Anti-War Activists From 32 Countries Call For Diplomacy to End Ukraine War. Ukraine Becomes A ‘Nuclear Battleground’ As US, UK Russia Could Unleash Their ‘Cursed Ammo’ To The Warzone. Norman Solomon: Bipartisan Obsession With War.Darkness: nuclear winter – fire, ice, famine.
WEAPONS and WEAPONS SALES. Number of nuclear weapons held by major powers rising, says thinktank. Nuclear weapons on rise in a world where ‘peace through deterrence’ is a myth. Nuclear weapons spending increases while global security decreases. Nuclear arsenals growing as chances for diplomacy shrink: report. Tit For Tat: Putin says Russia will use depleted uranium against Ukraine if necessary. US nuclear-powered submarine arrives in South Korea.