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On the Beach 2017: Living Under the Threat of Nuclear War

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    Part 1: On the Beach 2017

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    Still from “On the Beach.”

    There is no fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans. The terms “left” and “right” are meaningless.  Most of America’s modern wars were started not by conservatives, but by liberal Democrats.

    John Pilger, CounterPunch

    http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/War%20Peace%20Tree.jpgAugust 4, 2017 | The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”

    He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

    John Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. One of only two to win Britain's Journalist of the Year Award twice, his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US. Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: "Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job, who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour."

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    Part 2: 8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster

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  • We’ve survived a disturbingly long list of nuclear near-misses.

 

Part 2: 8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster

  • We’ve survived a disturbingly long list of nuclear near-misses.
  • Living Under the Threat of Nuclear War
  • Related: Fake Foreign Affairs News? What the Mainstream Media Is Not Telling You About the US - North Korea Conflict

Jesselyn Cook, Huffington Post 

08/10/2017 | The U.S. has issued a series of dire warnings to North Korea in recent days, as hostilities over Pyongyang’s advancing nuclear capabilities swell and the specter of a military confrontation looms.

Kim Jong Un’s regime “should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people,” U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis cautioned this week. He added it “would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.” His remarks echoed President Donald Trump’s vow to meet Pyongyang with “fire and fury” if it continues to threaten Americans.

Jesselyn Cook: World News Reporter, HuffPost <http://www.huffingtonpost.com>, covers international news.

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Fake Foreign Affairs News? What the Mainstream Media Is Not Telling You About the US - North Korea Conflict, Week Ending August 12, 2017, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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• Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?
• ‘Fire And Fury’ Time?
• Trump’s Warning To North Korea Called ‘Exactly Wrong’ And ‘Reckless’
• Tell Congress: Trump cannot act on North Korea without congressional approval.
• 3 big lies about North Korea
• “Get Trump an Atlas”.

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Fake Foreign Affairs News? What the Mainstream Media Is Not Telling You About the US - North Korea Conflict, Week Ending August 12, 2017

 

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If you solely rely on the Western media for enlightenment, your acquired knowledge is plain ignorance. You will never learn the truth because they simply manipulate the news. Learn the truth in our selection of articles below. 
• Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?
• ‘Fire And Fury’ Time?
• Trump’s Warning To North Korea Called ‘Exactly Wrong’ And ‘Reckless’
• Tell Congress: Trump cannot act on North Korea without congressional approval.
• 3 big lies about North Korea
• “Get Trump an Atlas”.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea? The Real News / Dandelion Salad
August 8, 2017 | As President Trump threatens North Korea “with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen,” the need for diplomacy is as urgent as ever, says veteran journalist Tim Shorrock.

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‘Fire And Fury’ Time? Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

August 8, 2017 | You have heard by now that President Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it doesn’t back down. Read Noah Rothman’s analysis of the terrible choices facing the US. Excerpts:
We have reached the tipping point.

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08/08/2017 “That is about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American president make.”

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Tell Congress: Trump cannot act on North Korea without congressional approval, VoteVets.org 

August 9, 2017 | Here is the plain truth: if the United States is going to take military action against North Korea, it should only happen after Congress exercises its Constitutional duty as the sole branch of government responsible for declaring war.

http://movetoamend.org/sites/default/files/sign-btn.png Sign VoteVets petition right now if you agree that if military action against North Korea is going to happen, it can only happen after Congress passes a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force.

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August 03, 2017

  • Lie #1: North Korea constantly threatens and provokes the United States
  • Lie #2: North Korea is a “rogue state” led by a madman who clings to nuclear weapons and refuses to negotiate
  • Lie #3: The Korean War has been over for more than 60 years

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Geography 101: “Get Trump an Atlas”. Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

August 10, 2017 | Trump wants to bomb North Korea with nuclear weapons. Where is the target country?
A War on North Korea Will Inevitably Engulf South Korea and the entire Northeast Asian Region


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Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam – 'a war we have consciously ignored'

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In this December 1965 photo shot by Horst Faas, a US 1st division soldier guards Route 7 as Vietnamese women and schoolchildren return home to the village of Xuan Dien from Ben Cat. Photograph: Horst Faas/AP

Burns’s new 10-part, 18-hour epic film covers the conflict from all sides, and hopes to ‘shape more courageous conversations about what took place’

David Smith, The Guardian

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Saturday 1 July 2017 | James Rogers and Renan Reyes, veterans of the Vietnam war, each made a trip to Washington on Wednesday to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for the first time.

“Very impressive,” said Rogers, who is from Madison, Alabama, as a river of parents and children flowed past in bright sunshine.

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“It looks like a black mark,” said Reyes, from near Charlotte, North Carolina, disapprovingly.

David Smith is the Guardian's Washington DC bureau chief. 

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Corporate Media to US: Trump Teasing Mika Brzezinksi is Worse than Him Killing Children

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  • As the mainstream media goes up in arms over Trump's comments about Mika Brzezinksi, their silence on his war crimes proves their role, distract and conquer.
  • “Which is worse? Trump blowing hundreds of girls faces to pieces in Yemen or Trump mentioning the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s facelift?” --Julian Assange

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/under-newspaper.jpg June 30, 2017 | The internet was in an uproar Thursday as people took to decrying President Donald Trump for his childish and cruel remarks about the late globalist billionaire, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s daughter, Mika.

While the mainstream media drug Trump through the mud, ad nauseam, for his uncouth and immature comments, their silence — on issues that actually matter — was deafening.

In a most profound tweet on Thursday, Julian Assange weighed in on the issue, making an immensely powerful statement and calling out the ridiculous nature of corporate media and their ability to distract from the crimes of the establishment.

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Trauma Inflicted on Children in the War on Terror Is Clouding Global Society’s Future

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A mother carries her infant son across the border from Syria in 2013. (S. Rich / UNHCR

  • The loss of childhood, the crippling effects of trauma, the narrative of grief, and the cruel removal of any sense of hope or of a secure future have been seeping into global discourse about children for many years now. Isn’t it time to begin to see their global crisis for what it is: one of the major threats to a stable future for the planet?
  • Related: From the Archives | Chris Hedges: Pity the Children

Karen J. Greenberg, TomDispatch / Truthdig 

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Child_w%3APeace_Banner%20_%26_Dove.jpgJun 17, 2017 | “This is a war against normal life.” So said CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward, describing the situation at this moment in Syria, as well as in other parts of the Middle East. It was one of those remarks that should wake you up to the fact that the regions the United States has, since September 2001, played such a role in destabilizing are indeed in crisis, and that this process isn’t just taking place at the level of failing states and bombed-out cities, but in the most personal way imaginable. It’s devastating for countless individuals—mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, friends, lovers—and above all for children.

Ward’s words caught a reality that grows harsher by the week, and not just in Syria, but in parts of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, among other places in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Death and destruction stalk whole populations in Syria and other crumbling countries and failed or failing states across the region.  In one of those statistics that should stagger the imagination, devastated Syria alone accounts for more than five million of the estimated 21 million refugees worldwide. And sadly, these numbers do not reflect an even harsher reality: you only become a “refugee” by crossing a border.  According to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in 2015 there were another 44 million people uprooted from their homes who were, in essence, exiles in their own lands.  Add those numbers together and you have one out of every 113 people on the planet—and those figures, the worst since World War II, may only be growing.

Karen J. Greenberg, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. Her latest book is Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, out in paperback this May. She is also author of The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo’s First 100 Days.  

Rose Sheela and CNS interns Anastasia Bez, Rohini Kurup, and Andrew Reisman contributed research for this article.

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From the Archives | Chris Hedges: Pity the Children, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

  • War brings with it a host of horrors, but the worst is what it does to children. The suffering of the young, perpetrated by those who carry weapons, exposes war’s demented pathology. 
  • The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

 

 

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How We Cover Mass Shootings Affects How Many There Will Be

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  • The shooting at a congressional baseball practice sadly presents the media with another opportunity to assess the way they cover high-profile violence.
  • Related: Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

Erin Schumaker, Huffington Post

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06/14/2017 | As information filters in about the gunman who opened fire Wednesday on Republican congressmen at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, news organizations weigh their responsibility to inform the public of a newsworthy event against the possibility that the reporting will inspire future attacks.

A second shooting, later in the day at a San Francisco UPS facility, wasn’t related, but it only heightened the news frenzy. 

Erin Schumaker is Senior Healthy Living Editor, HuffPost

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Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For, Adam Johnson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) 

  • http://fair.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CNBCTrumpsDealsFeatured.jpg Reports on the Trump/Saudi arm deals focused on who would get paid–and ignored who it would cost.
  • As of Monday afternoon (May 22, 2017), no major newspaper—New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tribune or Daily News—has run an editorial condemning Trump for cozying up with and selling massive amounts of arms to the Saudi dictatorship. As FAIR noted last week (5/17/17), this outrage remains solely directed at dictatorships not in good standing with the US State Department.
  • Related: The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news

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