Nuclear news this week

I had trouble finding “good news” for today. So, I’ll put in a thought of my own. My own country, Australia, today gives some hope, For the first time, we have a government really trying to include our First Nations people in decision-making. Not only is Australia headed for a referendum to bring indigenous voices into our Parliament – with hope to redress the wrongs of 200 years, but also the hope that indigenous knowledge and culture will advise and further the mighty task of healing our damaged environment.

Coronavirus and Climate –  it’s all drastically bad- the mind boggles –  best for readers to do their homework on these.

Nuclear.  Ironically, as nations ramp up their nuclear weaponry – comes the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZSENcK-en4      At some commemorations. survivors like Setsuko Thurlow will be speaking.  Like the survivors of Auschwitz, these first witnesses may not be with us much longer. It is all-important that their message is remembered, and that denialism of these truly awful horrors does not prevail.

AUSTRALIA

 Labor should halt plans to dump nuclear waste on South Australia – Greens Senator Barbara Pocock. Alarm on nuclear waste transport.  

Australia urged to prove it is a safe nuclear custodian as Aukus comes under scrutiny at UNFleet of nuclear submarines will be sent by Britain to Australia as a warning to China. Indonesia warns of perils of nuclear-powered submarines in submission to the UN. 

Busting the poorly informed pro-nuclear hype of Spectator Australia.  Jenny Ware -A Liberal MP happily in the grip of the nuclear lobby.

Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to Taiwan – ‘Unprecedented, foolish, dangerous’ -says former Australian Prime Minister.

Government to rewrite climate bill to win over Greens.

INTERNATIONAL

The World Does Not Want a Global NATO.

Deterrencelessness: Nuclear threats neither credible nor viable.

UN Nuclear Review: a prime time to stop the new arms race. Ukraine War Hangs Over UN Meeting on Nuclear Treaty’s Legacy.  U.N. nuclear conference to start Monday as Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya plant in “alarming” state, watchdog says.

For Warmongers It’s Always 1938.      US airman who rescued film of A-bomb horrors is honoured at last.

Small nuclear reactors will bleed us dry and won’t solve climate change – unfounded promises.

The future of global catastrophic risk events from climate change.

UKRAINE. Russia accused of waging war out of working nuclear power plant in Ukraine. How professional lobbyists have worked to generate enthusiasm in Washington for a long proxy military conflict in UkraineHigh risks at Chornobyl.

FRANCE. French finance minister and MPs clash over future of nuclear power.  France should “rethink the temperature thresholds of rivers”.    Nuclear giant EDF and waste company Veolia continue to do business with Russia – the nuclear industry gets uranium from Russia, and sends wastes there.  Protest against radioactivity-contaminated water, at French nuclear site.

ASIANuclear Weapons Policies of Japan and South Korea Challenged.

JAPAN. Backlash over dumping of nuclear waste-water to the ocean . Japan to push for nuclear arms reduction at NPT review conference. Kishida to call for nuke-free world in historic address at U.N. treaty conference.

UK

USA. 

CANADAPickering nuclear station is closing as planned, despite calls for refurbishment.

IRAN Iran will keep IAEA cameras turned off until nuclear deal is restored. Lawmaker Says Iran Nuclear Talks Will Resume In Coming Days.

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