2019-11-30: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2019-11-30). 50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming. indybay.org 50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.

CFBDH (2019-11-30). Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics. indybay.org Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Sonoma High School Earth Club (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in Sonoma. indybay.org Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476…

Sunrise Movement San Ramon (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in San Ramon. indybay.org Tri Valley area: San Ramon City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 94582…

Sonoma County Sunrise Hub (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike: Die-ins, March, Vigil in Santa Rosa. indybay.org Old Courthouse Square, 3rd & Santa Rosa Ave and 4th & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404…

two events (2019-11-30). National Climate Strikes in Mill Valley. indybay.org 11 AM @ Depot Plaza Mill Valley, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | 3 PM @ The Redwoods Corner, Miller Ave & Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941…

Sunrise Movement Davis (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike at UC Davis. indybay.org UC Davis Quad, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616…

Fridays For Future Sacramento (2019-11-30). Black Friday Climate Strike at State Capitol Sacramento. indybay.org California State Capitol, North Steps, 1100 L Street, Sacramento , CA 95814…

350Marin, Sierra Club, and others (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in San Rafael. indybay.org San Rafael City Plaza, 1000 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94960…

The Canary (2019-11-29). Boris Johnson is 'running scared' and 'threatening free press' over C4 debate row. thecanary.co Labour has accused the Prime Minister of "trying to restrict the free press" by threatening Channel 4 and of "running scared" of scrutiny by not committing to a BBC interview with Andrew Neil.A Tory source suggested the party may review Channel 4's public service broadcasting position after it replaced the PM with an ice sculpture on Thursday evening when he refused to take part in a climate change debate.The party also made a formal complaint to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom's election committee over what it said was "a provocative partisan stunt, which would itself constitute making a political opinion in its own…

Marlee Kokotovic (2019-11-29). French activists and lawmakers fight to ban Black Friday. nationofchange.org French politicians and activists say prohibiting Black Friday would help prevent waste and overconsumption.

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25. telesurenglish.net Thousands of protesters have marched all around the world demanding from governments more solid and energetic actions to stop global warming, just a few days before the conference held in Madrid, next December 2nd, as a part of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP25). | RELATED: | UNEP Warns 3.2 C Temperature Rise Despite Paris Agreement | The strikes began in Australia, where people affected by hundreds of forest fires that devastate…

Staff (2019-11-29). Ralph Nader: Trump Should Be Impeached for His Climate Policy Alone. truthdig.com It is time to take Donald Trump's disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to prevent a worsening climate crisis. Trump's actions, expanding the fossil fuel industry's emissions, make the perils even worse. This is another reason for impeachment—climate crisis jeopardizes the American people in major ways. | Trump denies the overwhelming scientific warnings about the devastating destruction…

Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer (2019-11-29). Why We Strike Again. commondreams.org Collective action works; we have proved that. But to change everything, we need everyone. Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climatestrike.jpg

Andrea Germanos (2019-11-29). 'Be on the right side of history': Ahead of COP 25, demand for govts to break free from fossil fuels. nationofchange.org "We expect governments to come to these climate talks to live up to the moral urgency at hand."

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Tell AXA: Stop Financing Israel's Climate Apartheid. imemc.org Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France AXA invests hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuels, insures polluting businesses, and invests $91 million in Israel's weapons and its expanding settlements, which destroy the environment. The 4th global Climate Strike today falls on the same day as the UN Day of …

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-11-29). What Should You Do About Climate Change? counterpunch.org Earth's climate is changing before our eyes, and at a faster rate than given by all previous scientific predictions. The melting of glaciers and permafrost, and the methane burping from tundras and the Arctic Sea; the enhanced power of hurricanes, rain and snow storms, and floods; the swelling of the oceans and the creeping inundation More

Randall Enos (2019-11-29). Dooming the Paris Climate Accord. thenation.com Dooming the Paris Climate Accord…

Yves Engler (2019-11-29). Alternative Media promotes Canadian Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org Why would an alternative media website that questions government and corporate policies about climate change and the environment have so much trouble understanding that the same sort of skepticism is necessary regarding Canadian foreign policy? Imagine a self-declared progressive media outlet saying they don't cover racism, patriarchy or the dispossession of First Nations because they …

United Nations (2019-11-29). COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 things you need to know. news.un.org Climate change is happening—the world is already 1.1 ∞C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is already having a significant impact on the world, and on people's lives. And if current trends persist, then global temperatures can be expected to rise by 3.4 to 3.9 ∞C this century, which would bring wide-ranging and destructive climate impacts.

Staff (2019-11-29). Could California's Public Banks Finance a Statewide Green New Deal? truthout.org After years of claiming to be a leader in climate action, California might be finally starting to step into its promised role — and it is bringing a secret weapon to the challenge. | On November 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state was placing a moratorium on new permits for oil drilling activities that involved steam injection and fracking. The announcement came j…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-29). 'We See No Other Options': Youth Activists Lead Global #ClimateStrike Ahead of COP 25. commondreams.org People worldwide poured into the streets Friday for a youth-led climate strike that aimed to pressure global governments to step up their efforts to tackle the planetary emergency at a key United Nations summit scheduled to start Monday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11854827781.jpg

Fred_F (2019-11-29). The answer to the climate crisis is obvious: ban climate protests. greenleft.org.au environment Carlo SandsIssue 1247 Australia Carlo's CornerNovember 29, 2019As Australia burns amid record-breaking temperatures and ongoing drought, and report a…

Fred_F (2019-11-29). School climate strikers sit down outside Liberal HQ. greenleft.org.au Climate Zebedee ParkesIssue 1247 Australia School Strike 4 Climate SydneyNovember 29, 2019School climate strikers sat down in front of the Liberal Party's Sydney headquarters on November 29, as par…

Staff (2019-11-29). David Byrne on His Broadway Show "American Utopia," Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful & More. democracynow.org An hour with David Byrne, the celebrated musician, artist, writer, cycling enthusiast, filmmaker and now Broadway star. He has a new hit Broadway show called "American Utopia." The show grew out of Byrne's recent world tour, which the British music publication NME said "may just be the best live show of all time." Byrne talks about the production, his time in the groundbreaking band Talking Heads, his website Reasons to Be Cheerful, Greta Thunberg and more.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-29). Dozens Arrested for Demanding Food Justice at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest in DC. commondreams.org As protesters filled streets around the world Friday for a youth-led climate strike, more than three dozen people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol for Jane Fonda's weekly Fire Drill Friday civil disobedience demonstration, which the actress and activist launched last month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fonda20fire20drill20friday.png

Ed Sykes (2019-11-28). Labour offers 'by far the most ambitious' pledges on tree planting ahead of climate debate. thecanary.co On 28 November, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled a commitment to create 10 new national parks to tackle the climate crisis. He also promised to set an example for his plans to sow two billion trees by 2040 by planting one given to him by Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists in Downing Street. | Speaking to supporters in Southampton FC's stadium, Corbyn revealed that he would plant a hornbeam tree he'd received from climate protesters in a "really nice place" in Number 10. This comes as seven XR hunger strikers remain outside the headquarters of…

Fréa Lockley (2019-11-28). Jeremy Corbyn responds to media critics in the best possible way. thecanary.co On 27 October, Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Rayner led a rally in Falmouth, Cornwall. The Canary attended and asked Corbyn what role he feels independent media plays in this election. His reply fully endorsed the work done by The Canary and other independent media outlets. He also challenged the ongoing bias and reporting by the establishment media. | We "don't follow the herd instinct": | Corbyn told The Canary: I absolutely welcome the rol…

Staff (2019-11-28). Climate Tipping Points Could Hit Harder — and Sooner — Than We Think. truthout.org Citing an "existential threat to civilization," a group of top climate scientists have put out a new paper warning that the latest evidence related to climate tipping points—when natural systems reach their breaking point and cascading feedback loops accelerate collapse—could mean such dynamics are "more likely than was thought" and could come sooner as well. | In the paper, published as a commentary in the journal Nature on Wed…

The Canary (2019-11-28). Labour reveals major plan to restore Britain's 'vital' wildlife and tackle climate crisis. thecanary.co Labour is pledging to plant two billion trees by 2040 and create 10 new national parks as part of its plans to tackle the climate crisis. | Jeremy Corbyn is committing to spending £3.7bn in capital investment for the planting programme and habitat restoration if he wins the election. | Friends of the Earth welcomed the planting plan as "by far the most ambitious" of all the parties' tree pledges, which are aimed at capturing atmospheric carbon to offset emissions. | Labour wants the 10 new protected parks to be added to the 15 existing ones during its first term if Corbyn triumphs in the 12 December general…

Glen Black (2019-11-28). Johnson's climate debate snub is no surprise when you look at what went down in the leaked trade talks. thecanary.co New analysis of the leaked trade talk papers shows that climate change was off the table in discussions with the US. And the reasons behind it hint at why Boris Johnson has refused to appear on Channel 4's climate debate. | Avoiding the climate crisis: | Social justice group Global Justice Now (GJN) published its analysis of the secret trade talks between the Tories and the US government. And while much popular focus has been on what it means for the NH…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-28). EU Lawmakers Declare 'Climate Emergency,' But Campaigners Say Only 'Emergency Action' Will Prove They Mean It. commondreams.org After members of the European Parliament on Thursday voted 429 to 225—with 19 abstentions—to declare a climate emergency both on the continent and globally, activists called on the European Union to match those lofty words with deeds and take immediate action to combat the increasingly urgent crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/climate_emergency_foe.jpg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-28). 'Be on the Right Side of History': Ahead of COP 25, Demand for Govts to Break Free From Fossil Fuels. commondreams.org "We expect governments to come to these climate talks to live up to the moral urgency at hand." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/350-cop25-moral-urgency.jpg

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-28). 'Existential Threat to Civilization': Planetary Tipping Points Make Climate Bets Too Dangerous, Scientists Warn. commondreams.org "I don't think people realize how little time we have left," said one co-author of a new paper warning that the systems of the natural world could cascade out of control sooner than was previously thought. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/earth_5.jpg

Susan Price (2019-11-28). China's contribution to climate change. greenleft.org.au Climate change Chris SleeIssue 1247 China greenhouse gas emissionsNovember 28, 2019China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2). It surpassed the Un…

The Canary (2019-11-28). The climate election: Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage snub Channel 4 debate on the climate crisis. thecanary.co Climate change is taking centre stage in the election for all main party leaders except Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. Leaders will face questions about how they will tackle the issue in a TV debate on 28 November.Parties will vie for the votes of the many people concerned about the climate crisis. Despite subjects such as Brexit and the NHS, the general election has been dubbed by some as "the climate election".But prime minister Boris Johnson and the Brexit Party's Nigel Farage look set to snub the hour-long Emergency On Planet Earth debate on Channel 4 News.Channel 4 News said on Wednesday that invitations to…

Julie Hollar (2019-11-27). We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions. fair.org As the Democratic Party prepared for its first presidential primary debates in June, climate activists pushed the DNC to schedule a single-issue debate on the climate crisis, given the urgency of the problem and the lack of attention given to it in previous debates. DNC chair Tom Perez refused, saying he had "the utmost confidence" that climate disruption would be discussed in the debates "early and often" (FAIR.org, 6/18/19). | Now that seven nights of debates have passed, and multiple…

Eds. (2019-11-27). Australian bushfire crisis spreads as PM denies climate change link. mronline.org Even before summer has begun, bushfires and toxic smoke have threatened the lives, health and homes of millions of people in nearly every Australian state and territory this week. The fire emergencies that first erupted two weeks ago in two states have spread across the country, worsened by dust storms, asthma alerts and electricity blackouts. | Source

Ben Ehrenreich (2019-11-27). Meet the Men Fueling the Climate Crisis. thenation.com Meet the Men Fueling the Climate Crisis…

Sarah Lahm (2019-11-27). Midwest Dispatch: Trying to Feel Thankful in the Era of Climate Change. progressive.org Recent headlines have been poking holes in any feelings of joy or gratitude I've had regarding the upcoming holiday.

Fred_F (2019-11-27). School Strike 4 Climate WA: 'We are heading for a cliff and fossil fuel companies want to put their foot on the gas'. greenleft.org.au Climate School Strike 4 Climate WAIssue 1247 Australia School Strike 4 Climate PerthNovember 27, 2019School Strike 4 Climate WA sent the following letter to Western Australia Premier Mar…

United Nations (2019-11-26). UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3 degree spike, even if climate commitments are met. news.un.org Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, warns a report from the UN Environment Programme, released on Tuesday.

David Cole (2019-11-26). We're Grateful for the Constitution. aclu.org Thanksgiving is here: that time of year when we pause to take stock of all we're grateful for. At the ACLU, we're saying thanks for all the crucial wins from our legal teams — and for the Constitution. | In just the last few months, we've racked up many essential victories in the ongoing battle to protect civil liberties and civil rights. The scope of these victories is breathtaking: they span criminal justice, privacy, religious freedom, reproductive rights, due process for immigrants, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and the right to protest the Keystone pipeline, among others. We've won crucial victories…

Fred_F (2019-11-26). Firefighters union leader: 'There are no climate sceptics on the end of a fire hose'. greenleft.org.au Climate Greg McConvilleIssue 1247 Australia bushfires United Firefighters Union (UFU) CanberraNovember 26, 2019United Firef…

Staff (2019-11-26). Headlines for November 26, 2019. democracynow.org Judge Rules Trump Can't Stop Officials from Testifying in Impeachment Inquiry, Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Disclosure of Trump's Financial Records, U.S. Troops Resume Combat Mission Against ISIS, U.N.: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Surged to Record-High Levels in 2018, 56 Killed in Landslides in Kenya, Leaked Documents Reveal China's "Brainwashing" of Uyghur Muslims, Duque Calls for "National Dialogue" as Protests Continue to Rock Colombia, Global Protests Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Argentine Catholic Priests Sentenced to Prison for Raping Students, Water Protectors Block…

United Nations (2019-11-25). Monday's Daily Brief: Colombia marches, major mine action summit, violence against women a barrier to peace, South Sudan update. news.un.org A recap of Monday's stories in brief: ‚ÄØGuterres holds "focused and frank" informal talks over Cyprus, responds to Colombia protests; Violence targeting women impedes peace; UN Mission, community condemn South Sudan violence; UN weather watchdog sounds climate alarm; Norway hosts anti-landmine summit.

Staff (2019-11-25). Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate. democracynow.org Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country's last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three hours. They then arrested editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, managing editor Mohamed Hamama and reporter Rana Mamdouh. It came just a day after security forces arrested senior editor Shady Zalat at his home. All four journalists were released from detention Sunday night. T…

patrick (2019-11-20). Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green" bdsmovement.net Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green": Update Click to download and print this Fact Sheet.November 21, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Frances Madeson (2019-11-19). What the Frack? New Mexico Wants to Recycle Radioactive Wastewater. progressive.org The state's famous green chiles may be hot for a whole new reason.

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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