2019-09-18: News Headlines

Sue Davis (2019-09-18). Labor and climate activism. workers.org The prevailing myths about U.S. workers and the organized labor movement — that labor and climate action are in conflict, that jobs are more important than the environment — will be in the trash bin of history after the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike. U.S. labor is coming forward to . . . | Continue reading Labor and climate activism at Workers.org

Sara Flounders (2019-09-18). Indicting the Pentagon as climate criminal. workers.org Why is the vast global movement that focuses on the imminent crisis facing the planet — the climate crisis — so consistently steered away from any attention to the largest and most dangerous polluter in the world? If today every single person in the U.S. stopped driving all of the . . . | Continue reading Indicting the Pentagon as climate criminal at Workers.org

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-18). Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike. counterpunch.org The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative More

Catherine Tumber (2019-09-18). Land Without Bread: the Green New Deal Forsakes America's Countryside. counterpunch.org Days after the heart-stopping Notre-Dame Cathedral fire in April, Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg trained her eyes on the United Kingdom's parliament and chastised its meager response to climate change. "I want you to panic," the baby-faced sixteen-year-old quietly instructed the adults in the room. "Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation More

Sharon Kelly (2019-09-18). Fossil fuel ad campaigns emphasize 'positives' after climate science denial PR lands industry in hot seat. nationofchange.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Public relations experts keep a careful eye on the multitude of ways that PR can go wrong: tracking the year's biggest "PR blunders," assessing flopped ads for lessons learned, and noting when to remain silent and when to circulate a …

Ron Jacobs (2019-09-18). Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike. counterpunch.org The propaganda campaign has begun. The New York Times dutifully published photos of an attack on ARAMCO oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. Accompanying the photos are descriptions provided by the warmongers in Washington, DC. Naturally, the photos don't look like much of anything. This gives those describing them the leeway to provide a narrative More

Lee Fang (2019-09-18). Saudi Arabia Denies Its Key Role in Climate Change Even as It Prepares for the Worst. theintercept.com Saudi Arabia, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, remains a principal funder of climate denialism even as it prepares for climate extremes.

Staff (2019-09-18). Labor and Climate Activists Are Teaming Up to Push for Green New Deal. truthout.org | | As UAW workers stand on picket lines across the country, teachers prepare to strike in Chicago, and thousands of healthcare workers with Kaiser Permanente plan to strike in October, we speak with longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the new book Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. Among other issues, Greenhouse discusses how labor and climate activists are teaming up to push for a Green New Deal. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: W…

Reynard Loki (2019-09-18). Global Climate Strike: Kids Are Demanding Action, But Will Adults Act? commondreams.org Fighting for a future: Young protesters at the Global Climate Strike in London on March 15, 2019. (Photo: Garry Knight/Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/47334840292_fa37a41eed_o_1.jpg

Zhivko Illeieff (2019-09-18). Why You Should Care About #ShutDownDC and the Global Climate Strike. counterpunch.org Today's news cycle suggests that climate activism is no more than showing up to a protest once in a while. Wave a sign around, believe in science, and you're set. Politicians and people of note are given credit simply for acknowledging the fact that global warming is happening. This type of rhetoric is dangerous. It More

Staff (2019-09-18). Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key. truthout.org | | Climate change is by far the most serious crisis facing the world today. At stake is the future of civilization as we know it. Yet, both public awareness and government action lag way behind what's needed to avert a climate change catastrophe. In the interview below, Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss the challenges ahead and what needs to be done. | Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Robert Polli…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-18). Climate Week: "Blowout" Fracking Screening & Film Maker Talk (Santa Cruz). indybay.org Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95062…

Ruth Milka (2019-09-18). Environmentalists demand explanations for "secret" fracking chemicals in Ohio. nationofchange.org "People need to know. People have a right to know, and first responders have a right to know if they might be exposed to those types of chemicals."

commondreams (2019-09-18). Centrist Democratic Bills Lack Leadership and Action on Climate Crisis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mark Hertsgaard (2019-09-18). The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure to Address the Climate 'Emergency'. thenation.com The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure to Address the Climate 'Emergency'

Staff (2019-09-18). Climate Change Expected to Accelerate Spread of Sometimes-Fatal Fungal Infection. truthout.org | | Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal infection's range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.S. | In a new study published in AGU's journal GeoHealth, scientists at the U…

Olivia Rosane (2019-09-18). NYC public schools to excuse climate strikers. nationofchange.org The New York City public schools will allow their 1.1 million students to skip school for Friday's global climate strike, The New York Times reported Monday. Students will need consent from their parents to attend, and younger students will only be able to leave the school with a parent, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) …

Eat for the Earth (2019-09-18). Climate Week: Eat for the Earth Climate Dinner & Presentation. indybay.org National Street & Pelton Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Exact Westside Santa Cruz address given upon registration…

commondreams (2019-09-18). Trump Upends Law, Undermines Climate and Clean Air by Rescinding California's Clean Air Authority. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-18). Climate Strike: Big Strike Day & Student Walk-outs in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Kicks-off at Wells Fargo, 74 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, then ends at the Farmers Market site on Cedar Street…

Pam Radtke Russell (2019-09-18). TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis. thenation.com TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis…

Jeff Biggers (2019-09-18). Parents, Time to Misbehave and Climate Strike With Your Kids. commondreams.org Isn't time for parents and adults to "misbehave," walk out of our offices and join our kids in the streets for the crisis of our times? (Photo: Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climatestrikes.jpeg

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-18). Climate Week: Novasutras Equinox Meditation at Santa Cruz City Hall Plaza. indybay.org Plaza of Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Alison Rose Levy (2019-09-18). The incredible belief that corporate ownership does not influence media content. nationofchange.org As Sen. Bernie Sanders (CJR, 8/26/19) has recently noted, corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance. And nowhere is that more critical than when it comes to climate. Due to their corporate conflicts of interest, trusted news …

Fred_F (2019-09-18). ACTU announces its support for September 20 climate strike. greenleft.org.au climate action Climate Strike School Strike 4 ClimateIssue 1238 Australia Australian Council of Trade UnionsSeptember 18, 2019The following statement was published by…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-18). Greta Thunberg Just Delivered Her Testimony to US Lawmakers: It Was a Landmark UN Climate Report. commondreams.org Rather than delivering prepared remarks, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg submitted a landmark United Nations report on global warming as testimony at a U.S. House hearing Wednesday and urged federal lawmakers to heed experts' warnings about the necessity of ambitious, urgent efforts to address the planetary emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greta_thunberg_c-span.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-18). Ahead of Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg Tells US Lawmakers to Their Faces: Sorry, You're Not Trying 'Hard Enough'. commondreams.org "Don't invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn't lead to anything." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greta_thunberg_3.jpg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-18). 'This Really Is Something': UN Chief Praised for Move to Block Coal-Backing Nations From Speaking at Climate Summit. commondreams.org The U.N. had already announced that only leaders with a clear climate action plan would be allowed to speak, and it appears the secretary-general is following through on that directive. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/guterres-praised-block-countries-climate-summit.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-18). WATCH: Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call On Congress to Pass Green New Deal. commondreams.org Challenging the narrative that the agricultural industry opposes bold action to combat the climate crisis, a coalition of nearly 10,000 farmers and ranchers on Wednesday demanded that Congress support the Green New Deal. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1589151902.jpg

Staff (2019-09-18). "Beaten Down, Worked Up": Steven Greenhouse on the Past, Present and Future of American Labor. democracynow.org As UAW workers stand on picket lines across the country, teachers prepare to strike in Chicago, and thousands of healthcare workers with Kaiser Permanente plan to strike in October, we speak with longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of the new book "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor." Among other issues, Greenhouse discusses how labor and climate activists are teaming up to push for a Green New Deal.

Staff (2019-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2019. democracynow.org Israeli PM Netanyahu Fails to Win Majority in Deadlocked Election, Climate Researchers Warn of Potential 7 Degree Temperature Rise by 2100, Greta Thunberg Tells U.S. Senators to Work Harder on Climate Crisis, Tropical Depression to Dump 18 Inches of Rain on Parts of Texas Gulf Coast, Trump Admin Seeks to Revoke California's Auto Emissions Standards, "I Have No Obligation to Be Honest to the Media," Testifies Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager, Trump Tells Campaign Rally in New Mexico, "We Love Our Hispanics", U.S. Senate Votes to Sanction China over Violations of Uyghurs' Human Rights , 75 Countries Using Artificial Int…

Ilana Novick (2019-09-17). Naomi Klein: We Have Far Less Time Than We Think. truthdig.com In a new interview with Truthdig, the author of "On Fire" explains why the next year could determine the future of U.S. climate policy.

Emily Karreman (2019-09-17). "We are the future": Thoughts from a young Communist. peoplesworld.org "Everyone thinks they're a communist when they're your age." "When you grow up, you'll understand how the world really works." "It's so funny to hear kids defending socialism." Young Communists like myself hear no shortage of comments like these. Surely, people tell us, the system will make more sense when we're older. Surely we're socialists …

Nick Engelfried (2019-09-17). How the youth-led climate strikes became a global mass movement. nationofchange.org The Global Climate Strike is the result of a whole new generation taking bold action and could be the turning point for grassroots resistance to fossil fuels.

RT (2019-09-17). 'Storm Area 51' forces shutdown of Nevada airspace to protect top secret facility. rt.com The US Federal Aviation Administration has banned all aircraft, including emergency vehicles, from the airspace near Area 51 ahead of the 'Storm Area 51 event' scheduled for Friday. | Everything from news helicopters to drones to private planes and even police vehicles have been barred from the airspace in anticipation of the viral event. The US Air Force (USAF) has also sternly warned people not to waste its time and energy, or even put their lives at risk, by attempting to flout the ban. | Only aircraft "working in support of the Department of Energy (DOE) Mission are allowed to enter the TFR (Temporary Flig…

Dean Baker (2019-09-17). Health Care: Premiums and Taxes. counterpunch.org Our pundit class have to decided to make a crusade out of forcing Senators Warren and Sanders into saying that their proposals for universal Medicare will require a tax increase. Both have repeatedly responded by saying that total costs for the vast majority of people will fall, since Medicare for All will lead to a large reduction in costs by all accounts, because it reduces waste in the health care system. | More

United Nations (2019-09-17). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis. un.org A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.

Ilana Novick (2019-09-17). Naomi Klein: The Green New Deal is the Last Best Hope to Save the Planet. truthdig.com Canadian author, social activist and filmmaker Naomi Klein is done with "tinkering and denial" as solutions to climate change. As she explains in her new book, " On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," America, and the world, is way past the point where a single policy, or even market-based solutions, can cut carbon emissions, increase production of renewable energy, repair broken ecosystems and generally prevent the kinds of climate catastrophe that will hurt the earth and the humans on it. | "We're all ali…

Staff (2019-09-17). The Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | Renowned climate activist and author Naomi Klein addresses the rise of ecofascism, the marrying of environmentalism and white power, which she says manifested in the Christchurch, New Zealand, white supremacist terrorist attack, where the shooter identified himself as an eco-fascist. In her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, Klein writes, "My fear is that, unless something significant changes in how our societies rise to the ecological crisis, we are going to see this k…

Staff (2019-09-17). Naomi Klein: Greta Thunberg Is a "Prophetic Voice" in Fight for Climate Justice. truthout.org | | Renowned activist, author and professor Naomi Klein discusses the importance of youth voices, including 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, in communicating the urgency of the climate justice movement. Klein's new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, addresses the necessity of structural change to combat rising global temperatures and climate injustices. Klein praises Greta for her "moral clarity" as one of many youth voices that "burst through the bure…

350 (2019-09-17). Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to take place in 132 countries. nationofchange.org 5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). New York Students Miss School to Protest Climate Change. telesurenglish.net Over a million students from public schools in New York can participate in Friday ¥s demonstrations against climate change without worries after the Education Department of the city granted them permission to miss classes. | RELATED: | Report Presents 10 Changes to Fight Climate Crisis | Parents and teachers were initially concerned about the consequences of participating in those activities. However, not everybody is happy with the idea. | New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ¥s op…

Robert Jensen (2019-09-17). The Danger of Inspiration: A Review of On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. commondreams.org In this photo taken on May 1, 2019 shows environmental campaigners holding a protest against the development of the India-backed Adani coal mine at the entrance of Abbot Point port near the Queensland state town of Bowen, where the commodity will be shipped. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/on_fire_climate_emergency.jpg

Staff (2019-09-17). Meet the Climate Whistleblowers Muzzled by Trump. truthout.org | | From weakening vehicle emissions to blocking warnings about how coastal parks could flood or the impact on the Arctic, the Trump administration is accused of muzzling climate science. | Here six whistleblowers and former government scientists describe being sidelined by the administration — and why they won't be quiet. | Jeff Alson: | Role: A former senior engineer…

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-09-17). Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections. nationofchange.org The German government has approved a ‚Ǩ40 billion ($44.6 billion) climate package to abandon coal in the country in order to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030. | The ‚Ǩ40 billion package will need to be funded over the next four years, leaving some governmental officials skeptical as to how it will be paid for. "We agree that something needs to be done, but it is still open which form this will take," one person involved in the deal told Reuters. | Over the next few months Germany's ruling coalition, which include German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democr…

commondreams (2019-09-17). Investment Giants BlackRock and Vanguard Fail to Live Up to Climate Commitments by Voting Against Shareholder Resolutions. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-09-17). Being Arrested Scares Me, But the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Me to Act. truthout.org | | My eyes are glued to a walk sign before I cross a road. I was never told not to run with scissors because, as if by instinct, I wouldn't dare. I have never been arrested. I have a safe day job that involves writing about the climate crisis for news desks. For most of my life, I had not been one to take any risks. | But something changed after I began to grasp the increasingly dire circumstances the planet is facing. I went part-time and took a pay cut in order to devote more of my life to acti…

Oliver Milman (2019-09-17). 'The Silenced': Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump. thenation.com 'The Silenced': Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump…

Alberto Saldamando, Jim Walsh (2019-09-17). Expanding Carbon Offsets Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis or Protect Tropical Forests. commondreams.org The purpose of TFS, like all colonial purposes is economic: to sell the carbon sequestered by indigenous trees. (Photo: Creative Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/1-tropicalfore.jpeg

United Nations (2019-09-17). UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future. un.org New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next week.

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