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US Sends B-1 Strategic Bombers Over South Korea
by Peter Symonds
The US Air Force sent two B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from Guam to the Korean Peninsula on Monday to engage in bilateral training exercises with South Korean and Japanese military forces. The provocative move was taken amid continuing threats by the Trump administration to launch military action against North Korea.
Korean Tensions: Could They Slip Out of Control?
by Rene Wadlow
Today, there are both anticipated and unanticipated dangers. There can also be avenues for cooperation. Leadership is crucial. As with the 1975 Helsinki Conference, Track II leadership may be an important factor in highlighting shared stability concerns and a strengthening of the rules of the game.
National Guard, Pentagon Hold Drills Testing Preparations For Nuclear Attack On The US
by Niles Niemuth
With little public notice, government agencies at the local, state and federal level, in conjunction with the Pentagon, began exercises at the end of last month war gaming the reaction of emergency responders and the military to the detonation of a nuclear bomb in a major American city.
Variables Vitiating Viewpoints, Visions
by Annapurna Tosca Sriramarcel
Sharing the same mask, preparing for the same entertainment that we’ve been settling for doesn’t a new show make. Vision that redeems will never come through funneled vision.
Britain Must Break Free From The Agrochemical Cartel
by Colin Todhunter
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the professor requesting that he acknowledges genuine independent evidence about the toxic impacts of pesticides – not the studies or data being pushed and prioritised by powerful transnational corporations – and breaks the silence over the devastation being caused.
I’d Rather Be ‘Intellectual’ Than Stupid
by Pratap Antony
Politicians, once they come to power, blame ‘intellectuals’ and ‘liberals’ for slowing down their bid for absolute control and power over all of us citizens. Politicians use the words ‘Intellectual’ and ‘liberal’ to malign, belittle and disparage social thinkers and independent minded social commentators who differ and disagree with them.
Aren’t Rohingyas Bengalis, And Arakan Integral To Bangladesh?
by Taj Hashmi
The Bangladesh Government has taken two absurd decisions: firstly, it has virtually refused to grant refugee status to the Rohingyas on the flimsy ground of “over-population”; and secondly, it has proposed to “settle” Rohingya refugees at Thengar Char, a remote, marshy, and uninhabitable island, more than 37 miles from the mainland of Bangladesh, which is often submerged in water. “This is a terrible and crazy idea … it would be like sending thousands of people to exile rather than calling it relocation,” a Bangladeshi government official told CNN recently, and he didn’t want to be named because he feared reprisals.
The Omnipotent And Omniscient
by Sheshu Babu
But if you risk life
Spread collective power
High over the infinite ‘ Sky’ tower
Will the big brother follow you?