2019-09-14: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-14). Bolton resurrects pair of PACs to prop up Congress' top warmongers. rt.com Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has wasted no time relaunching his political action committees and endorsing five Republican congressmen, all of whom appear to love war almost as much as he does. | The John Bolton PAC has endorsed Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), along with Reps Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) and Lee Zeldin (R-New York), according to its first post-resurrection press release on Friday, which referred to the now-unemployed hawk as "Ambassador John Bolton" despite the fact that he has not held a diplomatic position in year…

The Canary (2019-09-14). Extinction Rebellion co-founder arrested on Heathrow drone protest second day. thecanary.co An Extinction Rebellion co-founder has been arrested for the second time in three days after trying to fly a drone near Heathrow Airport during an environmental protest, the group said.Roger Hallam was detained on Saturday while attempting to disrupt flights at Britain's busiest airport with the device.The activist had been arrested on Thursday during a pre-emptive wave of arrests ahead of the climate change action and was bailed with conditions not to be within five miles of any airport or possess drone equipment, Extinction Rebellion (XR) said. | Footage appears to show him being dragged into a van by several p…

Michelle Merrill (2019-09-14). 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.

Staff (2019-09-14). Amazon Workers Are Bringing the Climate Strike to Jeff Bezos. truthout.org | | Two months after Amazon warehouse workers across the globe staged a one-day strike, the great "disruptor" is facing another workplace disruption—this time by tech workers at its Seattle headquarters. | The group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice announced this week that it would join the September 20 Global Climate Strike led by 16-year-old activist Greta T…

The Canary (2019-09-14). Cycle protesters demand climate change action as German motor show opens. thecanary.co Thousands of people have demonstrated in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's motor show opens to the public, with some cycling along motorways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. | Demands raised by the organisers of Saturday's protests include an end to the combustion engine, climate-neutral transport by 2035, a speed limit on the autobahn and a strong German climate policy package. | Environmental groups say the trend toward bigger and more powerful cars, particularly SUVs, is eating into the fuel efficiency gains of recent decades. | On Thursday, when the Fran…

Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area (2019-09-14). Swarming for the Global Climate Strikes! indybay.org Union Square, San Francisco…

Extinction Rebellion: Santa Cruz (2019-09-14). 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.

Dr Michael J. Cohen (2019-09-14). Albert Einstein's unified field tool reverses climate change. indybay.org online via www.ecopsych.com/LNE.html…

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…

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…

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

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.

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…

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Teenage Activist Greta Thunberg Takes Climate Protest to Trump. telesurenglish.net Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote immediate action against climate change, took her mission to the doorsteps of United States President Donald Trump on Friday with a protest outside the White House. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Thunberg was greeted by hundreds of mostly young people carrying signs reading "People or Profit?" and "Warming!" and chanting "This is a…

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.

Naomi Klein (2019-09-13). Greta Thunberg on the Climate Fight: "If We Can Save the Banks, Then We Can Save the World" theintercept.com We are living through some scary times. As Greta has told us so often: "Our house is on fire." And I firmly believe that there are three things that have to align if we are going to douse the flames. First, we need the courage to dream of a different kind of future. To shake off the sense of inevitable apocalypse that has pervaded our culture. To give us a destination, a common goal, a picture of the world we are working towards. | But those dreams are useless unless we are willing to embrace the other two forces. One is the need to confront the truth of our moment in history — the truth of how much we have…

Nermeen Shaikh (2019-09-13). Another Flint? Newark, NJ, faces public health crisis over lead contamination in city's water supply. nationofchange.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 …

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

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.

United Nations (2019-09-13). In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change. un.org World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation.

Graham Peebles (2019-09-13). The Rise and Rise of Green Politics. dissidentvoice.org Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Public awareness of climate change and associated issues is growing; a recent poll in Britain found that 85% of people are concerned about climate change, 52% 'very concerned'. As a result of this …

Austyn Gaffney (2019-09-13). They Can't Vote Yet, But Youths Are Ready to #ClimateStrike. commondreams.org People take part in the demonstration 'Fridays for Future' in Piazza del Popolo, on April 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Simona Granati-Corbis/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-11380905441.jpg

Edward Hunt (2019-09-13). In the Pacific Islands, the Trump Administration Sees Empire, Ignores Climate Change. progressive.org The U.S. government views the islands as keys to controlling the Pacific and constraining the rise of China.

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…

Graham Peebles (2019-09-13). The rise and rise of green politics. nationofchange.org Alongside the flag-waving surge of right wing and extreme right wing groups, political parties concerned with environmental issues are on the rise. Public awareness of climate change and associated issues is growing; a recent poll in Britain found that 85% of people are concerned about climate change, 52% 'very concerned'. As a result of this …

Marlee Kokotovic (2019-09-13). Bernie Sanders promises, if elected, all administration members will oppose fracking and fossil fuels. nationofchange.org Sen. Bernie Sanders announced yesterday that if elected for 2020 U.S. President, his administration would only be made up of officials who, like him, oppose all fracking and fossil fuel development. Part of his Green New Deal (berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/) talks in detail as to his beliefs, actions, and motives when it comes to transitioning to cleaner …

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 …

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…

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). 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…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-13). From Nepal to New Zealand to Nigeria, Fridays for Future Youth Activists Take to Streets Worldwide One Week Before #ClimateStrike. commondreams.org Activists with the youth-led Fridays for Future movement took to the streets worldwide Friday, calling for bolder efforts to battle the climate emergency and encouraging people of all ages to join the global #ClimateStrike on Sept. 20. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indonesia.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-13). Highlighting Number of Years Left to Save Earth, Greta Thunberg Joins 11-Minute Die-In Outside White House. commondreams.org "We're seeing entire communities being decimated by the climate crisis. That's why we strike here today, that's why we strike here every Friday." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greta_white_house.jpg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-13). As Amazon Rainforest Burns, Brazil's Environment Minister to Meet US Group That Denies Climate Crisis at EPA Headquarters. commondreams.org Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister will reportedly meet with a right-wing American advocacy group that denies the climate crisis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City later this month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11674557301.jpg

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

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…

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"

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 …

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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

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