2019-08-23: News Headlines

Tracy L. Barnett (2019-08-23). How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies. commondreams.org Water protectors of all persuasions gathered in talking circles at Borderland Ranch in Pe'Sla, the heart of the sacred Black Hills, during the first Sovereign Sisters Gathering. At the center are Cheryl Angel in red and white and on her left, Lyla June. (All photos by Tracy Barnett) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/women_3.jpeg

Mark Gruenberg (2019-08-23). Climate change, Amazon fires come to France with G7 protests. peoplesworld.org BIARRITZ, France—The continuing controversy over international action — or lack of it — to deal with climate change, and the latest big threat to the environment, the massive Brazilian Amazonian wildfires, will descend on the G7 summit here this weekend. The object: To force the leaders of the world's top industrialized nations to do something …

Robert Hunziker (2019-08-23). Earth 4C Hotter. counterpunch.org A decade ago several prominent climate scientists discussed the prospects of a 4C Earth. Their concern was qualified "… if greenhouse gases do not slow down, then expect a 4C Earth by 2055." Of course, that would be catastrophic, and one can only assume those scientists must have recognized real risks. Otherwise, why address the More

Staff (2019-08-23). Bolsonaro May Send Army to Fight Massive Amazon Fires. truthdig.com France accuses the Brazilian leader of lying over his commitment to save the rainforest, which is seen as crucial to slowing global warming.

Pete Dolack (2019-08-23). The Realism and Unrealism of the Green New Deals. counterpunch.org A problem facing advocates of serious action to deter global warming is that the costs of not acting aren't quantifiable and remain somewhat abstract. In contrast, calling for a phase-out of fossil fuels understandably leads to fears of job losses, especially since capitalism isn't going to offer new employment for those displaced. There will be More

Extinction Rebellion, others (2019-08-23). Climate Emergency "Die-In" Protest at San Jose City Hall. indybay.org The front courtyard at the San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose 95113…

SVYCAO (2019-08-23). Climate Strike: Silicon Valley Youth and Allies March & Rally in San Jose. indybay.org 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…

teleSUR, TR (2019-08-23). Mura Indigenous Tribe Vows to Protect Sacred Amazon Land. telesurenglish.net A record number of wildfires have raged for weeks and are decimating the Brazilian Amazon, the world's largest tropical rainforest whose protection scientists say is critical to the fight against climate change. | The blazes have nearly doubled this year compared with the same period in 2018, according to Brazilian officials, prompting a global outcry. | The wildfires come against the backdrop of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has railed against environmental fines for farmers and called for indigenous reserves and other protected areas to be opened up for development. | The Mura tribe has long had…

Nick Cunningham (2019-08-23). U.S. to "Drown the World" in Oil. globalresearch.ca The U.S. could "drown the world in oil" over the next decade, which, according to Global Witness, would "spell disaster" for the world's attempts to address climate change. | The U.S. is set to account for 61 percent of all new …

Marlee Kokotovic (2019-08-23). Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal plan. nationofchange.org Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his version of a Green New Deal proposal which seems to be the most aggressive plan compared to his rivals'. His 10-year plan would create 20 million jobs and would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy. The climate crisis is the greatest challenge facing humanity. It's also …

Joanna Foley (2019-08-23). Rising to the Climate Emergency: What Can we Count On? indybay.org Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall | 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley…

Staff (2019-08-23). Brazil Faces Global Outrage as Massive Fires Spread in Amazon Rainforest. truthout.org | | The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle…

WSWS (2019-08-23). Wildfires rage throughout the Amazon rainforest. wsws.org The Amazon rainforest supplies one-fifth of the world's oxygen and plays a key role in the planet's climate.

commondreams (2019-08-23). As Amazon burns, Brazilians Disrupt Minister of the Environment Presentation Demanding Climate Action. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Environmental Defense Fund (2019-08-23). EDF Talk: California and the Rainforest – a Plan to Fight Climate Change. indybay.org EDF Office on 28th Floor, 123 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105…

commondreams (2019-08-23). $5 billion in EXIM Financing for Mozambique LNG Plant Fuels U.S. Contribution to Climate Emergency. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Madeline Ostrander (2019-08-23). In 2020, Millennials and Generation Z Could Force Politicians to Deal With Climate Change. thenation.com In 2020, Millennials and Generation Z Could Force Politicians to Deal With Climate Change…

Leon Kunstenaar (2019-08-23). Progressive Democrats Meet to Plan Environmental Pressure. indybay.org Progressives demand resolutions for Presidential Debate focused on environmental issues and for the | establishment of Climate Crisis Council…

Tierra Curry (2019-08-23). Amazon Fires Put the Planet at Risk. counterpunch.org In Brazil, the Amazon rainforest is now burning at a record rate. The greedy, short-sighted policies of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro are jeopardizing indigenous peoples and countless plants and animals. Indeed, in the midst of a climate emergency, Bolsonaro's policies to slash environmental protections and develop the Amazon for mining, ranching and farming jeopardize More

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-08-23). Our Vanishing World: Melting Glaciers. globalresearch.ca Something is causing the worlds glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. | It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice fields are located, they …

Extinction Rebellion US & others (2019-08-23). Don't Drive on 9/5: Go Car-Free Day. indybay.org Across the United States and international…

Staff (2019-08-23). How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People. democracynow.org The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers. Indigenous people in Brazil have accused far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of encouraging the destruction. Bols…

Staff (2019-08-23). Headlines for August 23, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Calls for Protection of the Amazon as Rainforest Burns at Record Pace, Indigenous Communities Say Brazil's President Is Encouraging Destruction of Forests, Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Democratic Leaders Reject Resolution Calling for Candidate Climate Debate, French Authorities to Crack Down on Protest as 13,000 Police Mobilize for G7 Summit, Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province, U.N.: Burmese Troops Had "Genocidal Intent" in Targeting Rohingya for Sexual Violence, Indonesia Deploys Troops to Quell Independence Protests in W…

pip.hinman (2019-08-23). Climate rebellion continues. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Zebedee ParkesIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion Moreland City CouncilExtinction Rebellion activists continue to hold disruptive actions around Australia.

pip.hinman (2019-08-23). Break the hold of the fossil fuel media mafia. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Sam WainwrightIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion fossil fuel mafia The West Australian

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-23). 'Our Lungs Are on Fire': Climate Campaigners Rally at Brazilian Embassies to Protest Destruction of Amazon Rainforest. commondreams.org "We need governments around the world to speak up against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—and put pressure on him to stop these devastating fires and protect the Amazon." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/amazon_bolsonaro.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-23). Warnings of Grave Climate and Human Rights Impact as US Export-Import Bank Approves $5 Billion for Natural Gas Project in Mozambique. commondreams.org "If there is a project with serious alarm bells, it's this one." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mozambique.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-23). After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79. commondreams.org "Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/koch_head.jpg

Janine Jackson (2019-08-23). GateHouse's Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet. fair.org USA Today's "Just the FAQs" video ( 8/20/19) on the Amazon fires—which promises to explain, "How does this affect our planet?"—manages to avoid ever using the words "climate" or "global warming." (There is one reference to "carbon and greenhouse gases," not further explained.) | by Janine Jackson | USA Today ran a piece ( 8/20/19) on the Amazon fires in which "anthr…

greenleft.org.au (2019-08-23). The climate struggle is a struggle for social power. greenleft.org.au

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-08-23). Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner Calls for All Democratic Candidates to Unite Against DNC Over #ClimateDebate. commondreams.org "If all the Democratic presidential candidates say to the DNC, 'Let's have a debate or a forum about climate change'—what are they gonna do, kick out every single one of them?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-08-22_at_11.14.52_pm.png

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

Kate Aronoff (2019-08-22). Bernie Sanders's Climate Plan Is More Radical Than His Opponents' — And More Likely to Succeed. theintercept.com 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.

Staff (2019-08-22). DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate. therealnews.com 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…

RT (2019-08-22). From 'felon' to 'justice-involved person': San Francisco fights crime with PC language. rt.com 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"

commondreams (2019-08-22). Sanders, Gillibrand Tied for Lead in New Greenpeace Climate 2020 Ranking. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-08-22). Sanders Unveils Plan Detailing 10-Year Mobilization to Avert Climate Catastrophe. truthout.org | | 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,…

commondreams (2019-08-22). DNC ADVANCES RESOLUTION TO REVERSE BAN ON 2020 CANDIDATES' SIDE-BY-SIDE PARTICIPATION, ALLOW MULTI-ISSUE CLIMATE "DISCUSSION" commondreams.org ______________________________…

Howie Hawkins (2019-08-22). On day one, the next president should declare a climate emergency. nationofchange.org 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% …

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

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

United Nations (2019-08-22). Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific 'sign of things to come', cautions UN regional body. un.org 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.

Staff (2019-08-22). Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Game-Changing' New Climate Plan. truthdig.com 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,"

Staff (2019-08-22). Headlines for August 22, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Administration Proposes Jailing Migrant Families Indefinitely, Federal Budget Deficit to Top $1 Trillion in 2020, Satellite Data Show Brazilian Amazon Burning at Record Pace, Brazilian President Bolsonaro Blames Environmentalists for Amazon Fires, Wildfires Rage in Alaska, Canary Islands, Siberia and Greenland, Gov. Jay Inslee, Champion of Climate Fight, Drops 2020 Presidential Bid, Activists Disrupt Event Honoring House Speaker Pelosi to Demand Trump's Impeachment, Abdalla Hamdok Sworn In as Sudan's Prime Minister, Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Mark Anniversary of Subway Attack, Mexico's Zapatistas Exp…

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

pip.hinman (2019-08-22). Bruce Shillingsworth: 'We are the last generation who can fix climate change'. greenleft.org.au 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…

pip.hinman (2019-08-22). Killing rivers for mines and irrigators. greenleft.org.au 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…

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

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

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-08-22). Protests Break Out After DNC Committee Votes Against Holding 2020 #ClimateDebate. commondreams.org 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

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