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Day: September 15, 2021

To help counter China’s claims in the Pacific, Australia is getting nuclear submarines

Updated Sept 16, 2021 »


NY Times 💲 »

The Biden administration took a major step on Wednesday in challenging China’s broad territorial claims in the Pacific, announcing that the United States and Britain would help Australia to deploy nuclear-powered submarines, adding to the Western presence in the region.

If the plan, announced on Wednesday by President Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, comes to fruition, Australia may be conducting routine patrols that could sail through areas of the South China Sea that Beijing now claims as its own exclusive zone, and range as far north as Taiwan. The announcement is a major step for Australia, which until recent years has been hesitant to push back directly at core Chinese interests.

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» UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China » BBC

» US, UK and Australia forge military alliance to counter China » The Guardian

» US, Britain, Australia announce new security pact to counter China » France 24

Dr. Jillian Horton » I’m tired of kindness gaslighting

Dr. Jillian Horton

Dr. Jillian Horton

Dr. Jillian Horton, Globe and Mail »

I had some pretty toxic feelings on Sept. 1. Hundreds of anti-vaxxers were gathered in all their lack of glory on the street outside the hospital where I work, repeating this stunt on Sept. 13 at hospitals across Canada. My co-workers and I were incredulous. Their presence outside our facilities was too callous to be real.

How arrogant, how tone deaf would it have been of me if I’d urged my exhausted colleagues to meet them with “kindness?” And who believes that people intent on screaming outside a children’s hospital would receive directions from Jesus himself if he happened to be in the neighbourhood?

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