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Nuclear War Imminent: UK must hold back Trump and join Weapons Ban

A Nuclear war could unleash a worldwide Nuclear Winter of up to 5 years if President Trump attacks North Korea and China defends her ally.

UK should take a Lead Role in de-escalating Nuclear War threat

Fourteen medical doctors and scientists call on the British government to join the international treaty demanding the ban of nuclear weapons:
”As medical doctors and scientists, we write concerning the escalating crisis between North Korea and the US (World running out of diplomatic levers, 30 August).
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.

US and South Korean warplanes fly over the Korean peninsula on 30 July 2017. ‘The power to kill millions is in the hands of unstable countries and unpredictable people,’ writes a group of doctors and scientists. Photograph: US Air Force/Reuters

US already had A Korean anti-nuke Peace Deal but Violated Every Single Clause

U.S. signed a nuke deal with N Korea; then totally trashed it

Why the US’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump can learn from it Image result for US violated every clause of korean peace deal

…  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:

  • By 2003, a US-led consortium would build two light-water nuclear reactorsin North Korea to compensate for the loss of nuclear power;
  • Until then, the US would supply the north with 500,000 tons per year of heavy fuel;Image result for US violated every clause of korean peace deal
  • 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

The light-water reactors were never built. The US-led consortium tasked with constructing them was in severe debt; senators accused Clinton of understating their cost while overstating how much US allies would contribute to funding them. Hawkish Republicans in Congress derided the framework for supposedly rewarding aggressive behaviour. Continue reading US already had A Korean anti-nuke Peace Deal but Violated Every Single Clause

SMASH NATO Warmongers.. callout for Radical Block ..May 24th-25th Brussels

Joint maneuvers of American and Portuguese armies, on 20 Oct 2015 in Pinheiro da Cruz, Portugal.

 shared from         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

WWN Guide To Surviving A Nuclear Apocalypse

April 28, 2017 –WWN WORLD NEWS   255 SHARES  Comments
WITH 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) Drink
Life 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 pills
The 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

STOP THEM NOW: Why do So Few of us Protest the High Risk of a Nuclear Holocaust?

by   Lawrence Wittner  36 Comments      In 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.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded by announcing that, in the event of a U.S. military attack, his country would not scruple at launching a nuclear strike at U.S. forces. In turn, Trump declared: “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. We have the best military people on earth.” Continue reading STOP THEM NOW: Why do So Few of us Protest the High Risk of a Nuclear Holocaust?

China Issues a Nuclear Warning to Donald Trump and the United States

 

The Chinese leadership would rather die (and take us all with them) than accept the immense loss of face of bowing to the absurd macho imperial ambitions of Donald Trump

 

By James Holbrooks at theantimedia.org   shared with thanks

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.”

That missile system, the Dongfeng-41, was described by China’s state-run Global Times in a Tuesday editorial as “a nuclear solid-fuel road-mobile” system with “a range of 14,000 kilometers and a payload of 10-12 nuclear warheads” that can “target anywhere in the world” and is “widely considered one the most advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles.” Continue reading China Issues a Nuclear Warning to Donald Trump and the United States

New US Nuclear Warhead B61-12 to Kill Us ALL

New US Nuclear Weapon Cleared for Production Engineering

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_1981866c

 

 

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.


 The implementation of the program runs contrary to President Obama’s stated pledge not to create any new nuclear weapons or ones with new military capabilities.

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