2019-09-13: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-09-13). Extinction Rebellion protesters block London Fashion Week doors. thecanary.co Extinction Rebellion protesters covered in fake blood have glued themselves to an entrance to London Fashion Week.Pictures posted by the group on Friday morning show activists blocking doors to the trade show venue in The Strand, while others poured buckets of fake blood around the entrance to create a "bleeding red carpet".The environmental campaign movement said it was staging the "die-in" to urge the fashion industry to "tell the truth about its contribution to the climate and ecological crisis".The Extinction Rebellion protesters wore white clothes with fake blood stains (Gareth Morris/PA)The protesters, wear…

The Canary (2019-09-13). Calais refugee camp attacked by police for third day in a row. thecanary.co French police have cleared a Calais refugee camp for the third time in as many days.Officers — some who appeared to be armed with tear gas guns — cordoned off the road by an area of wasteland and woodland on the outskirts of the port town on Friday morning, telling those camping there to leave and move their tents.Many people walked off, carrying their remaining belongings in bin bags while officials were seen throwing rubbish and possessions including tents into a large skip.Police clear a migrant camp near Calais (Steve Parsons/PA)Charities condemned the repeated upheaval and displacement of the refug…

Julie Hollar (2019-09-13). ABC Debate Lowlights. fair.org Election Focus 2020: After CNN's remarkably substantive and thoughtful town hall on the climate crisis, we wrote that the following debates now had a solid foundation from which to go deeper on climate for a larger audience. Unfortunately, ABC took it as an opportunity to do even less on the crisis than previous debates.

Michael T. Klare (2019-09-13). The Pompeo Doctrine: How to Seize the Arctic's Resources, Now Accessible Due to Climate Change (Just Don't Mention Those Words!). counterpunch.org Donald Trump got the headlines as usual — but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than More

Clark T. Scott (2019-09-13). Super-Delegated and Relegated. counterpunch.org After reading a number of recent articles by Norman Solomon in which he seems to be chronically bristling under his democrat identity, his frustration with his party keeps reminding me why the democrats and republicans are both wastes of energy. In the supposed bipartisanship of the faking USA, it seems that priorities themselves get prioritized More

Staff (2019-09-13). Wall Street Billionaires Set to Mingle With Mike Pence at Financial Conference. truthout.org | | As people across the world denounce the Trump administration's destructive climate policies, courting of far-right regimes, and callous policies towards immigrants, top Wall Street figures are getting set to hobnob with Vice President Mike Pence at an upcoming investor conference. | On September 19th, the CEOs of major hedge funds and private equity firms will once again gather for the annual Delivering Alpha conference, which s…

Michelle Merrill (2019-09-13). Sept. 20-27: Santa Cruz to Demonstrate in Global Climate Strike. indybay.org Santa Cruz activists join the Global Climate Strike, Sept. 20-27, to demand transformative changes to address the Climate Emergency; a week of events culminates in Santa Cruz school/work Strike/walkout, march and rally Sept. 27.

Extinction Rebellion: Santa Cruz (2019-09-13). Climate Action with Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz. indybay.org Parking Lot Behind Saturn Cafe, 145 Laurel St, Santa Cruz | or | Santa Cruz Town Clock, Pacific Ave. & Water St.

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2019-09-13). Swarming for the Global Climate Strikes! indybay.org Union Square, San Francisco…

Dr Michael J. Cohen (2019-09-13). Albert Einstein's unified field tool reverses climate change. indybay.org online via www.ecopsych.com/LNE.html…

Yetta Stein (2019-09-13). Former Monsanto Employee to Utilize Trump's Revolving Door to Join US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. globalresearch.ca On September 11, the Senate heard from Trump's nominee to be the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Aurelia Skipwith, a former employee of agrochemical corporation Monsanto. | "Skipwith has a history of working with big-time special …

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). Just let the unemployed get wasted if they want. greenleft.org.au Unemployment poverty Carlo SandsIssue 1237 Australia Newstart allowance cashless welfare cardSeptember 13, 2019Of all the po…

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…

susan_p (2019-09-13). United States: Candidates debate climate crisis, Trump fails hurricane victims. greenleft.org.au Climate change Barry SheppardIssue 1237 United States Hurricane Dorian BahamasSeptember 13, 2019Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, a small nation on a series of islands east and south of Florida, a…

Staff (2019-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2019. democracynow.org Ten Candidates Square Off in Third Democratic Presidential Debate, Greenpeace Activists Rappel Off Houston Bridge, Halting Oil Shipments, 2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought, 7 Million People Displaced by Extreme Weather in First Half of 2019, House Votes to Block Drilling in Alaskan Wildlife Refuge as Trump Admin Readies Lease Sales, New York Schools Won't Penalize Students Who Join Climate Strike, Trump Admin Repeals Rule Protecting Drinking Water of 100+ Million, Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino, House Committee Opens Impeachment Proc…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-13). 'ABC and the DNC Should Be Ashamed,' Say Progressives, After Just One Question on Climate Crisis During Democratic Debate. commondreams.org "I don't know how Tom Perez and DNC leaders can look themselves in the mirror after tonight." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/abc_climate_democratic_debate.jpg

Editor (2019-09-13). Democrats: No debate on climate crisis. workers.org In a small room at Hudson Yards, a ritzy, new Manhattan retail and housing complex, 10 Democratic candidates for president took turns Sept. 4 presenting their programs on the climate crisis. Each candidate was questioned separately by CNN moderators and audience members for 40 minutes in a televised seven-hour "Climate . . . | Continue reading Democrats: No debate on climate crisis at Workers.org

patrick (2019-09-12). We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice. strikedc.org "This is definitely a next-level direct action. The urgency of climate change warrants such an attempt to disrupt business as usual… to make it impossible for people with decision making-power to go about their daily lives as if we are not in a climate emergency." That's what the New York Times printed about our plans to #ShutDownDC … | Continue reading "We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice"

Aída Chávez (2019-09-12). Senate Democrats Draft Pro Athlete Instagram Influencers Into Climate Fight. theintercept.com On Thursday, after a summer of extreme heat, the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis convened to hear from a group of people especially affected by climate change. They were not members of low-income communities or communities of color, people who have been hit by hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters. They were current and former professional athletes, appearing to testify on how climate change impacts winter sports and tourism industries. | The 10-member special committee, chaired by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is tasked with investigating the impacts of climate change to develop the…

Amy Goodman (2019-09-12). "We are striking to disrupt the system": An hour with 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. nationofchange.org In her first extended broadcast interview in the United States, we spend the hour with Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has inspired millions across the globe. Last year she launched a school strike for the climate, skipping school every Friday to stand in front of the Swedish parliament, demanding action to prevent …

Yue Stella Yu (2019-09-12). Democrats' rejection of fossil fuel money marks shift from previous presidential races. nationofchange.org The oil and gas industry has always favored Republican candidates over their Democratic opponents. Now, Democrats are pledging to break away from fossil fuel money for good. As climate change takes center stage at political debates, a Democrat-controlled House is pushing for legislation to combat the crisis and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Democratic presidential hopefuls …

commondreams (2019-09-12). OPIC Votes to Accelerate Climate Crisis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

F. William Engdahl (2019-09-12). The New American Oil Empire Built on Sand. The "Fracking Revolution" globalresearch.ca Over the course of the past decade the United States, following decades of relative stagnation in oil production, has surprised many to become the largest oil producer in the world, exceeding Russia as well as Saudi Arabia. | Latest daily production …

GMWatch (2019-09-12). "Low-quality Scientific Advice" on GMOs: New EU Study Endorses Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize MON810. globalresearch.ca In a new peer-reviewed paper, the GMO Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stands accused of giving "low-quality scientific advice" in its favourable opinion on the cultivation in the European Union of Monsanto/Bayer's GM Bt insecticidal maize …

kathy_f (2019-09-12). Extinction Rebellion flourishes in Australia. greenleft.org.au climate action Extinction Rebellion Australia Jacob AndrewarthaIssue 1237 AustraliaSeptember 12, 2019What began as a series of symbols with cryptic messages about climate change plastered on poster poles in the suburbs and protests by as few as…

kathy_f (2019-09-12). Climate Strike: It's gunna be huge. greenleft.org.au Climate change Climate Strike climate emergency workers' rights & unions Kerry SmithIssue 1237 Australia

pip.hinman (2019-09-12). For climate solutions, listen to First Nations' peoples. greenleft.org.au Indigenous rights Pip HinmanIssue 1237 Australia Murray-Darling Basin crisis ecosystems First Nations peopleSep…

Staff (2019-09-12). Another Flint? Newark, NJ, Faces Public Health Crisis over Lead Contamination in City's Water Supply. democracynow.org Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, but lead levels have spiked even higher in 2019. The crisis recently came to a head following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. New Jersey's political leaders are facing mounting criticism for their handling of the water crisis. Advocates say the city downplayed the severity of the problem for years and has been slow on solutions, comparing Newark's water crisis to Flint, Michigan. We speak…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-12). 'Holy Smokes, This Thing Could Get HUGE': NYC Public Schools to Let Students #ClimateStrike. commondreams.org Climate advocates celebrated Thursday after New York City's public school system announced it would excuse the absences of students who have a parent's permission to participate in the global climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11250674621.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-12). Sanders First 2020 Democrat to Pledge, If Elected, All Top Appointees Will Back Fracking Ban and Bold Climate Action. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday affirmed that if he wins the presidency, his administration will only include officials who share his opposition to all fracking and fossil fuel development. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-4956424981.jpg

Evlondo Cooper, Ted MacDonald (2019-09-12). ABC's History of Poor Climate Coverage Doesn't Bode Well for the Next Presidential Primary Debate. commondreams.org Although broadcast TV news generally does a subpar job of covering climate change, ABC has fared considerably worse than its counterparts, airing less climate coverage than CBS and NBC every year since 2013, according to a Media Matters study. (Photo: Ceci Freed / Media Matters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-12_at_3.52.38_pm.png

Staff (2019-09-11). Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation. therealnews.com President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are "very bad people." Scholar Christian Parenti says that's just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create…

United Nations (2019-09-11). Is the world living up to its climate commitments? un.org As the United Nations gears up for the September Climate Action Summit in New York, one of its most high-profile climate conferences in recent times, what progress is the world making in tackling the climate crisis, and how is that progress being measured?

United Nations (2019-09-11). Climate crisis could see 'collapse' of some economies without diversification, warns UN trade chief. un.org Climate change poses an "existential threat to commodity-dependent developing countries", the United Nation's trade chief said on Wednesday, pointing to a newly released report highlighting the need to diversify economies and exports.

Staff (2019-09-11). "We Are Striking to Disrupt the System": An Hour with 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg. democracynow.org In her first extended broadcast interview in the United States, we spend the hour with Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has inspired millions across the globe. Last year she launched a school strike for the climate, skipping school every Friday to stand in front of the Swedish parliament, demanding action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Her protest spread, quickly going global. Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren around the globe have participated in their own local school strikes for the climate. Since her strike began in 2018, Greta has become a leading figure in the clim…

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

RT (2019-09-10). Publishers beg Congress to save them from extinction at the hands of Big Tech. rt.com Newspaper executives are begging Congress to rescue their business model from predatory tech platforms, urging lawmakers to pass a bill that will allow them to bargain collectively and presumably restore their former glory. | Seven major newspaper publishers are lobbying for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, which would give the newspaper industry four years of immunity from antitrust laws. That would enable them to bargain collectively with companies like Google and Facebook — which are, ironically, subject to several antitrust probes of their own, due to their outsize presence in the tech…

Staff (2019-09-10). Indigenous Leaders Fight To Save America's Largest National Forest. therealnews.com The Trump administration wants to open millions of acres of Alaskan forest for mining, logging, and development. Osprey Orielle Lake of Women's Earth and Climate Action Network explains how activists are trying to make sure that doesn't happen…

Eds. (2019-09-10). Climate minimizers don't deny climate change—but find endless reasons to reject Sanders' plan to stop it. mronline.org Climate change is an existential threat to human civilization. If only corporate media acted like it. | Source

Staff (2019-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2019. democracynow.org Wilbur Ross Under Fire After Reports of Political Meddling at NOAA, Trump Says "Bad People" from Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas Trying to Enter U.S., Boris Johnson Dealt More Blows over Brexit Plan as U.K. Parliament Suspended, U.N. Human Rights Chief: Climate Change Greatest Threat to Human Rights, French Summer Heat Waves Linked to 1,500 Deaths, Paraguay: Human Remains Found Under Former Property of Ex-Dictator Alfredo Stroessner, Bangladesh Imposes Mobile Phone Blackout on Rohingya Refugees, North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Proposing Renewal of Talks with U.S., Reports: CIA Extracted Russian Informant Who Prov…

Eds. (2019-09-10). No one to save us but ourselves. mronline.org Ahead of the September 20 Climate Strike, Eoghan àì'Ceannabháin breaks down the failings of the far right and the liberal establishment in tackling global climate change. | Source

United Nations (2019-09-09). Monday's Daily Brief: Suicide death every 40 seconds, rights chief on climate change link, Venezuela, Dorian updates, desertification summit latest. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: Someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds says new report; UN rights chief highlights climate change threat, and "devastating toll" on Venezuela; deputy chief Amina Mohammed says halting desertification is a key part of climate action; health agency pledges millions to Hurricane Dorian response.

Staff (2019-09-09). Hurricane Dorian Was Fueled by Climate Change. Why Isn't the Mainstream Media Making the Connection? democracynow.org At least 44 people are dead, and the number is expected to rise dramatically, as the Bahamas continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian last week. More than 70,000 on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands have been left homeless, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, remain missing. As the Bahamas faces unprecedented destruction and thousands continue to seek shelter and aid, the island nation has been described as "ground zero" for the climate crisis. Despite this, the mainstream media has largely omitted any mention of global warming in its coverage of the disaster. We speak to Allison Fisher, o…

Patricia Gorky (2019-09-09). Hurricane Dorian: Climate crises and class society. liberationnews.org "My father, for example, had to stay behind, not because he wanted to, but because he had nowhere to go and couldn't afford a place to stay, or gas to leave."

Esha Krishnaswamy (2019-09-06). Climate Minimizers Don't Deny Climate Change—but Find Endless Reasons to Reject Sanders' Plan to Stop It. fair.org Climate change is an existential threat to human civilization. If only corporate media acted like it. | While the majority of corporate media do not outright deny the reality of the human-caused climate crisis, they are filled with another brand of insidious ideologues that I call climate minimizers. These downplay the threat that climate change poses to all of us by ignoring scientific data, avoiding discussion on the actual impact of climate change, and hyper-focusing on trivial details. | These tendencies were on display…

Julie Hollar (2019-09-06). CNN Town Hall Went Deep on Climate Crisis—but Was Anyone Listening? fair.org Given the Democratic National Committee's refusal to allow its party's presidential hopefuls to take part in a televised climate debate, CNN (and, later this month, MSNBC) agreed to host "town halls" on the climate crisis—events with one candidate at a time on stage, fielding questions from network hosts as well as network-selected audience members. | CNN's climate crisis town hall ( 9/4/19) showed that, when it's not setting up mock combat among candidates, the network can actuall…

The Intercept (2019-09-06). The Right to a Future — With Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg. theintercept.com The Intercept invites you to watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, author of the forthcoming book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference." | Together with youth leaders Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Xiye Bastida, and Vic Barrett, as well as Indigenous Amazon leader Tuntiak Katan, Thunberg and Klein helped us envision a just and sustainable future, confront our climate emergency, and discuss the emerging cross-generational, transnational m…

Kate Aronoff (2019-09-06). Exxon Mobil Is Funding Centrist Democratic Think Tank, Disclosures Reveal. theintercept.com The Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Democratic think tank that grew out of the party's pro-business wing in the 1980s and '90s, received $50,000 from Exxon Mobil in 2018 via its parent organization, the Third Way Foundation, according to the oil giant's 2018 Worldwide Giving Report. | Exxon Mobil did not return The Intercept's multiple requests for comment. In an email, PPI Executive Director Lindsay Lewis said the money was used for general support and that "we only accept general support funding from corporate interests, we do not do paid for work/research or have any donor run programs." | Lewis also…

Staff (2019-09-06). Shut It Down: Veteran Organizer Lisa Fithian Offers a Guide to Resistance in Era of Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Lisa Fithian is a longtime organizer and nonviolent direct action trainer since the 1970s. She has shut down the CIA. She has occupied Wall Street, disrupted the World Trade Organization and stood her ground in Tahrir Square. She has walked in solidarity with the tribal leaders at Standing Rock and defended communities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She joined us at the Democracy Now! studio to talk about her new book, which was published this week, titled "Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance." Fithian is currently on a book tour and doing a new workshop called "Escalating Resistance: Mass R…

Staff (2019-09-06). "We Are on the Frontline": Despite Tiny Carbon Footprint, Bahamas Is Ground Zero of Climate Crisis. democracynow.org Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm over the weekend, lingering for days and leaving nearly unimaginable destruction in its path. The airport on Grand Bahama Island has been completely decimated, and entire neighborhoods have been razed. Hundreds, if not thousands, remain missing. We speak with University of Miami assistant professor Erica Moiah James about the climate change-fueled hurricane and how the people in the Bahamas are on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

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