2019-08-22: Social Media Postees

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Noam Chomsky: Democrats Are Failing the Test of Our Time
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-08-22
The linguist and activist calls Donald Trump's climate policy "a death knell for the species," and says there's no effective opposition.

Sanders, Gillibrand Tied for Lead in New Greenpeace Climate 2020 Ranking
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

Climate Emergency "Die-In" Protest at San Jose City Hall
Extinction Rebellion, others | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
The front courtyard at the San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose 95113…

Breaking the Web of Life
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
You wouldn't expect someone who spent his entire life in high-rise penthouses to understand much about the stunning complexity of Earth's natural environment and the millions of species that depend on what is called the interconnected "web of life." And sure enough, while the Sixth Great Extinction is ongoing and accelerating, President Trump is changing the Endangered Species Act through administrative rules, not to rise to the challenge of stopping extinctions, but to make it easier for commercial and extractive enterprises such as oil, gas, mining, logging, ranching, road-building and development to actually e…

Grassroots Pressure Forces DNC to Allow Multi-Candidate "Discussions" on Climate Crisis
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

On day one, the next president should declare a climate emergency
Howie Hawkins | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-22
The next president should declare a Climate Emergency, which will give the president powers to act rapidly and decisively to confront the climate crisis. The president should also create a cabinet-level Office of Climate Mobilization for the coordination of all federal agencies in mobilizing the nation's resources to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% …

Strategy Meeting: Pass the DNC Resolution for a Presidential Climate Debate
CA Democratic Progressive Caucus | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
Parc 55 Hotel, Ballroom | 55 Cyril Magnin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

Climate Strike: Silicon Valley Youth and Allies March & Rally in San Jose
SVYCAO | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
March begins: Diridon Station (Caltrain & VTA), 65 Cahill St, San Jose 95110 | March end & Rally: San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose 95113…

350 Action Responds to Bernie Sanders "Green New Deal" 2020 Climate Plan
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

Bernie Sanders Releases Ambitious Plan That Matches Scale and Scope of Climate Crisis
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

Bernie's Climate Plan is a Benchmark and a Game-Changer
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

Scientists Definitively Debunk the Biggest Climate Change Lie
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-22
European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this unique climate change really does have neither a historic precedent nor a natural cause. | Other historic changes — the so-called Medieval Warm Period and then the "Little Ice Age" that marked the 17th to the 19th centuries — were not global. The on…

commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Game-Changing' New Climate Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-22
Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade. | "This is a pivotal moment in the history of America–and really, in the history of humanity," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement. | "When we are in the White House,"

For True Climate Justice, Abolish ICE and CBP
Josue De Luna Navarro | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Kamala Harris released their Climate Equity Act — the first draft of a critical component of a Green New Deal. The act aims to protect marginalized communities as Congress attempts to "address" climate change by creating a system that gives environmental legislation an equity score based on its impact…

DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-22
Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials reversed the previous ban on candidates participating in non-sanctioned climate forums, but Carmen Bouquin of the Sunrise Movement says that's not enough…

EDF Talk: California and the Rainforest – a Plan to Fight Climate Change
Environmental Defense Fund | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
EDF Office on 28th Floor, 123 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105…

Sanders Unveils Plan Detailing 10-Year Mobilization to Avert Climate Catastrophe
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-22
| Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade. | "This is a pivotal moment in the history of America — and really,…

Bernie Sanders's Climate Plan Is More Radical Than His Opponents' — And More Likely to Succeed
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-08-22
The $16.3 trillion plan would not only transition American society away from fossil fuels but renegotiate decades-old nostrums about the government's role in the economy.

Sanders Long-Awaited Climate Plan Should Scare Fossil Fuel CEOs
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22

No Time to Lose: A Dharma Response to Climate Change (Spirit Rock Meditation Center)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center | 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973 | www.spiritrock.org/directions

Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific 'sign of things to come', cautions UN regional body
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-22
Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, are not only making efforts to predict such catastrophes more difficult, but are also a "sign of things to come", the United Nations development arm in the region has warned.

Rising to the Climate Emergency: What Can we Count On?
Joanna Foley | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall | 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley…

From 'felon' to 'justice-involved person': San Francisco fights crime with PC language
rt.com | 2019-08-22
Amid a rising tide of crime, inequality, and literal human waste, San Francisco, California has chosen to sanitize — language. Felons, offenders and addicts will now have to be called new, more politically correct names. | The new "person-first" language guidelines were recently introduced by the city's Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. From now on, a convicted felon released from jail will be called a "justice-involved person"

Tales from the Extinction Rebellion Chill Zone
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Amy WarneIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion arrests Declaration DayCommunity activist Amy Warne was ar…

Bruce Shillingsworth: 'We are the last generation who can fix climate change'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
river crisis Peter BoyleIssue 1234 Australia drought Murray Darling River system"I believe the numbers will change the game," said First Nations activist and artist Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth…

Rebellion declared in WA parliament
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Sam Wainwright Australia Extinction Rebellion The West Australian Declaration Day fossil fuels…

Extinction Rebellion WA: 'The government is not playing by any rules so why should we?'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Janet Parker Australia Extinction Rebellion WA parliament civil disobedience climate changeSpe…

The climate struggle is a struggle for social power
greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22

'International emergency' as fires devastate Brazil's rainforest
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
environment Jake JohnsonIssue 1234 Brazil Amazon forest fires climate changeThe hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral…

Killing rivers for mines and irrigators
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Elena GarciaIssue 1234 Australia Menindee Lakes Broken Hill water pipelineThe Broken Hill water pipeline has been exposed as a vital element in a plan to sacrifice…

Protests Break Out After DNC Committee Votes Against Holding 2020 #ClimateDebate
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
Sparking immediate protests at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco Thursday, the organization's Resolutions Committee voted down a resolution that called for a climate-focused debate among 2020 presidential primary candidates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sunrise_1.jpg

'Game-Changer': Sanders Unveils Green New Deal Plan Detailing 10-Year Mobilization to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Create 20 Million Jobs
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
"This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_green_new_deal_0_0.jpg

As Inslee Drops Out of 2020 Race, Applause and Gratitude for Elevating Climate Crisis to 'Forefront of the National Conversation'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
"We'll miss you in this race, Jay Inslee. Thank you for setting the pace for our elected leaders on the climate crisis, running a historic campaign, and elevating this issue for all of us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jay_inslee.jpg

Orgs Sue Trump Over Anti-Endangered Animal Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
Environmental and animal rights groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its proposal to revise the nation's Endangered Species Act (ESA), seeking to block changes to the decades-old law they say will roll back protections for animals at risk of extinction. | RELATED: | Endangered Condors Face Fragile Existence in Andes | "The new rules move the…

Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one. It had taken place on Tuvalu, some two hours flight north of Fiji. The capital Funafuti is…

Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-21
"We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/brazil_1.jpg

Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a 'healthy, resilient and productive ocean'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-20
While the world's oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ≠ ≠– all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth's surface by 2030.

Pope Francis Confronts the "Idolatry of Money" — RAI with Matthew Fox (7/8)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-20
With his criticism of excessive capitalism and of climate change, Pope Francis has become the target of the far-right, and especially of the secretive Opus Dei sect within the Catholic Church, explains former priest Matthew Fox…

'Monsanto Has Worked Very Hard to Discredit Me and My Work' – CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto's attack on journalism
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-20
Janine Jackson interviewed US Right to Know's Carey Gillam for the August 16, 2019, episode of CounterSpin, about being targeted by Monsanto. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Colonialism Lives on in the Mind of Donald Trump
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-19
Outside of melting glaciers and global warming discussions, Kalaallit Nunaat does not often find itself in the spotlight, and when it does, it is usually referred to as Greenland. United States president Donald Trump's real-estate aspirations have given Kalaallit Nunaat/Greenland prominence in recent news. It seems Trump is serious about the US purchasing Greenland. Judging …

FROM THE FIELD: Green wall of opportunities grows in the Sahel
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-19
An ambitious plan has got underway to plant a band of trees across the Sahel region of Africa, to hold back desertification and combat climate change, thanks to the support of the United Nations.

Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-19
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one. It had taken place on Tuvalu, some two hours flight north of Fiji. The capital Funafuti is …

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-16
The protection of threatened species will now be weighed against the economic benefit their extinction might mean. Meanwhile, states would no longer be able to review the impact of projects on water quality, in accordance with the decades-old the Clean Water Act…

Ernest Coverson on Guns & Human Rights, Carey Gillam Under Attack From Monsanto
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-08-16

'People Are Demanding Accountability for the Fossil Fuel Industry' – CounterSpin interview with Sriram Madhusoodanan about climate justice
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-14
Janine Jackson interviewed Sriram Madhusoodanan about climate justice for the August 2, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

How Climate Activists Can Benefit from Solidarity with Kentucky Coal Miners
Ryan Driskell Tate | progressive.org | 2019-08-12
As fossil-fuel workers lose their jobs today, the urgency of what climate activists call the "just transition" becomes all the more apparent.

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