2019-12-02: Social Media Postees

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Medea Benjamin: Donald Trump Was Right, NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism. It now accounts for about three-quarters of military spending and weapons dealing around the globe.

Thousands of activists stage protests at three German coal mines to demand bolder climate policies
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-02
"We want to show with our protest today that this mine needs to be shut down permanently."

National Climate Strike in Livermore
Student Activists | indybay.org | 2019-12-02
Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551…

As UN Climate COP launches in Madrid Activists in Chile Demand Rejection of Neoliberal Model and Removal of Chile from COP Presidency
commondreams.org | 2019-12-02

Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas with Extinction Rebellion in New York
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2019-12-02
Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas spoke as Extinction Rebellion protested consumerism in New York City, urging protection of Mother Earth. Rivas also spoke at the 20 Million Women Strong gathering and offered a prayer at an event for Bolivians in New York. Rivas is the founder of O'odham Voice against the Wall and lives in her homeland, the Tohono O'odham Nation.

UN Climate Convention Switch From Chile to Spain May Hinder Climate Justice
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
In October, as scientists, policymakers and civil society leaders geared up to travel to Chile for the 25th Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25), which begins today, the country was making headlines for different reasons. | In mid-October, school students began jumping the gates of Santiago's subways in protest of fare increases, eventually shutting down the entire Metro system fo…

Turning Point in Climate Activism? Germans Block Coal Mines With Their Bodies
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
These sorts of dramatic protests seem to me the writing on the wall. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/turning-point-in-climate-activis.jpeg

UN chief urges nations to take 'transformative' action and 'not to fiddle while planet burns'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-02
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged countries not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen for at least three million years when sea levels were 10-20 metres higher than today.Unless emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are sharply cut, temperatures could rise to twice the threshold set in the 2015 Paris…

China's Climate Paradox: A Leader in Coal and Clean Energy
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
WASHINGTON — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. | China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% of the world's total. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles, and it manufactures about two-thirds of solar cells installed worldwide. | "We are witnessing many contradictions in China's energy development," said Kevin Tu, a Beijing-based…

There Can Be No Climate Justice Without Social Justice: Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro issued on Sunday a letter addressed to the heads of state and government meeting in Spain as they participate in the 25th conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). | RELATED: | Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail | In the letter, the Venezuelan leader stressed that "there can be no climate justice without social justice", and mentioned that problems such as defores…

Climate Fuelled Disasters Number One Driver of Internal Displacement Globally Forcing More Than 20 Million People a Year from Their Homes
commondreams.org | 2019-12-02

Don't be on wrong side of history, delegates at climate summit warned
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-02
The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet's rising temperatures "will be on the wrong side of history".Chile's environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, opened the summit in Madrid by saying the meeting needs to lay the groundwork for moving towards carbon neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures — something that policymakers have termed "just transition"."Those who don't want to see it will be on the wrong side of history," said Schmidt as she called on government…

COP25, Social Movements and Climate Justice
Coalition of Climate Justice Movements | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
Our anti-capitalist struggle is also a decolonial, anti-patriarchal and anti-racist struggle. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/graphic_latin_america.jpeg

Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
The democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said Sunday that he would value the option of being imprisoned in Bolivia, if that action helps the Bolivian people, who suffer from a climate of anxiety and instability after the coup d'etat driven by the right of the South American country. | RELATED: | The Pro-Evo Upheaval in Bolivia: How is it Affecting the Canadian Political Scene? | "For the Bolivian people, for the political instrument, for t…

FROM THE FIELD: India's plastic waste revolution
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-02
The recycling of plastic waste in India is boosting the incomes of impoverished women and helping build roads and fire cement furnaces, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Green Groups at COP 25 Warn Against Market-Driven Solutions to Climate Emergency
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
"Now is not the time to offer an escape route to polluting Northern country governments and big oil." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/carbon-markets-cop-25-warning.jpg

Crucial round of talks to discuss climate breakdown begins
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-01
Countries meet in Madrid over the next fortnight for UN climate talks, with the pressure on to up the levels of ambition for cutting emissions.What are these talks?: This is the annual "conference of parties", or "COP" under the UN's climate convention. 196 countries, with the EU acting as a bloc, will attend to discuss action on climate catastrophe.Don't we already have an agreement on action?: Yes, we have the Paris Agreement, negotiated in the French capital in 2015, which commits countries to take action to keep temperature rises "well below" 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels and to pursue e…

The BBC is ignoring David Attenborough's extraordinary takedown of Boris Johnson
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-12-01
The BBC seems to be ignoring the views of the broadcaster's most high-profile voice — David Attenborough. | "Shameful": | Speaking to Channel 4, the Planet Earth presenter condemned Johnson's decision to skip the recent TV debate on the climate. Attenborough dismissed the sitting prime minister's excuse that he'd "don…

Over 5,000 Police Deployed to Monitor Climate Summit in Spain
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Spain's authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday. | RELATED: | Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25 | While the Civil Guard will control vehicular traffic and airport security, the Defense Ministry will supervise air safety. | For its part, Madrid's Municipal Police will control urban mobility and support government delegations in their movements. | This spec…

COP25: 'Signals of hope' multiplying in face of global climate crisis, insists UN's Guterres
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-01
The UN Secretary-General has outlined the "increased ambition and commitment" that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for "accountability, responsibility and leadership" to end the global climate crisis.

'Black Friday' Protests: Amazon Needs to Work for Labor Rights
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
The demonstrations against 'Black Friday' multiplied in several countries Friday to denounce consumption and its climatic consequences, with strikes in Germany, United Kingdom, France and others focusing their complaint against the Amazon company. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of 'Black Friday,' the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and pr…

Friday's Daily Brief: violence in DR Congo, protester deaths in Iraq, human rights in Colombia, climate change conference, 'high human cost' of Ecuador unrest
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-29
A recap of Friday's stories in brief: attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern DRC sparks a humanitarian crisis; Guterres expresses concerns at continued protester deaths in Iraq; UN-appointed panel raises concerns about violence against indigenous rights defenders in Colombia; 5 things you need to know about COP25; UN rights chief urges dialogue to ease Ecuador unrest.

COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 things you need to know
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-29
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.

Alternative Media promotes Canadian Foreign Policy
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-29
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 …

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

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

School climate strikers sit down outside Liberal HQ
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-29
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…

David Byrne on His Broadway Show "American Utopia," Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-29
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…

China's contribution to climate change
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-28
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…

We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-11-27
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…

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

School Strike 4 Climate WA: 'We are heading for a cliff and fossil fuel companies want to put their foot on the gas'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-27
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…

We're Grateful for the Constitution
David Cole | aclu.org | 2019-11-26
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…

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

Headlines for November 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-26
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…

Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-25
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…

Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green"
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-20
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) …

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

Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-11-07
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, …