2020-06-10: News Headlines

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-10). Weapons that Protect White Privilege Prevent Sustainable Community Change. zcomm.org Why should people who already have so much be entitled to get more? And if we're to learn how to live together without killing one another, how can we dismantle and repurpose the vast killing machine that protects our unfair white privilege?>

T.J. Coles (2020-06-09). Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be. counterpunch.org In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.

WSWS (2020-06-08). This week in history: June 8-14. wsws.org 25 years ago: France ends moratorium on nuclear weapons testing in the PacificOn June 13, 1995, the French government announced that it would resume nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific. French President Jacques Chirac decided to end the three-year moratorium on nuclear testing, citing France's "higher interests," just shy of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in World War Two—earning himself the hostile label "Hirochirac."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-08). Time Served and $25 a Month in Fines in First Sentencing of Kings Bay Plowshares Anti-Nuclear Activists. commondreams.org "I don't apologize for it," said sentenced activist Elizabeth McAlister. "I think the weapons are completely destructive of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/kbp_group_2_signs_horiz.jpg

sputniknews (2020-06-07). Former NASA Official Under Investigation for Communications With Boeing, Report Claims. sputniknews.com The sudden resignation of the former associate administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Doug Loverro, which startled the space community, took place just a week before the historic Space X launch.