Commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Selected Articles

5  August 2017 — Global Research

Seventy-two years now, the people around the world together with the victims remember the egregious act of the US in dropping the first ever atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Washington had categorized Hiroshima as “a military base”. The stated objective was “humanitarian”, minimize collateral damage, avoid the deaths of innocent civilians. In the words of President Truman:

“The World will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.”(President Harry S. Truman in a radio speech to the Nation, August 9, 1945).

“The bombs of August are an ominous reminder that what happened to Japan can repeat whenever lunatics in Washington believe its to their advantage. Humanity may not survive their madness.” (Stephen Lendman)

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Dark Side of Mr. Moon – Pushing for War on Korean Peninsula

5 August 2017 — Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Activists in South Korea were excited and fairly optimistic that the election of liberal President Moon Jae-in might help deescalate tensions on the peninsula.  They hoped that he would block further deployments of the provocative THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system and even demand that the US pull back the two THAAD launch units that were rushed into Seongju (186 miles south of Seoul) during the middle of the night just prior to his recent election.

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Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe

5 August 2017 — FAIR

USS Maddox

The USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. (photo: US Navy)

“American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression,” was the Washington Post headline some 53 years ago, on August 5, 1964.

The front page of that day’s New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.”

Of course, as historians now acknowledge, there was no “second attack” by North Vietnam—no “renewed attacks against American destroyers.”

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Video: Ian Angus on the Anthropocene and ecosocialism

4 July 2017 — Climate & Capitalism

We now face the challenge of changing the world in the context of impending environmental disaster on a global scale. That’s reality in our time. Ian Angus speaking, followed by audience questions and discussion, at the Marxist Festival in central London, July 8, 2017

Ian Angus speaking, followed by audience questions and discussion, at the Marxist Festival in central London, July 8, 2017

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