2019-09-18: Social Media Postees

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Labor and Climate Activists Are Teaming Up to Push for Green New Deal
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-18
| 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…
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Why You Should Care About #ShutDownDC and the Global Climate Strike
Zhivko Illeieff | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
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…
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Global Climate Strike: Kids Are Demanding Action, But Will Adults Act?
Reynard Loki | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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
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Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-18
| 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…
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Climate Week: "Blowout" Fracking Screening & Film Maker Talk (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95062…
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Environmentalists demand explanations for "secret" fracking chemicals in Ohio
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
"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."
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/environmentalists-demand-explanations-for-secret-fracking-chemicals-in-ohio/

Land Without Bread: the Green New Deal Forsakes America's Countryside
Catherine Tumber | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/land-without-bread-the-green-new-deal-forsakes-americas-countryside/

Trump Upends Law, Undermines Climate and Clean Air by Rescinding California's Clean Air Authority
commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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Climate Strike: Big Strike Day & Student Walk-outs in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
Kicks-off at Wells Fargo, 74 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, then ends at the Farmers Market site on Cedar Street…
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Saudi Arabia Denies Its Key Role in Climate Change Even as It Prepares for the Worst
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-09-18
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, remains a principal funder of climate denialism even as it prepares for climate extremes.
theintercept.com/2019/09/18/saudi-arabia-aramco-oil-climate-change/

Support the Climate Strike, Not a Military Strike
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/support-the-climate-strike-not-a-military-strike/

Climate Week: Eat for the Earth Climate Dinner & Presentation
Eat for the Earth | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
National Street & Pelton Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Exact Westside Santa Cruz address given upon registration…
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Indicting the Pentagon as climate criminal
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-09-18
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
workers.org/2019/09/18/indicting-the-pentagon-as-climate-criminal/

TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis
Pam Radtke Russell | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis…
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Climate Change Expected to Accelerate Spread of Sometimes-Fatal Fungal Infection
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-18
| 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…
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NYC public schools to excuse climate strikers
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
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) …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/nyc-public-schools-to-excuse-climate-strikers/

Labor and climate activism
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2019-09-18
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
workers.org/2019/09/18/labor-and-climate-activism/

Fossil fuel ad campaigns emphasize 'positives' after climate science denial PR lands industry in hot seat
Sharon Kelly | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/fossil-fuel-ad-campaigns-emphasize-positives-after-climate-science-denial-pr-lands-industry-in-hot-seat/

Parents, Time to Misbehave and Climate Strike With Your Kids
Jeff Biggers | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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
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Climate Week: Novasutras Equinox Meditation at Santa Cruz City Hall Plaza
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
Plaza of Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
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Climate Week: Novasutras Equinox Meditation at Santa Cruz City Hall Plaza
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-18
Plaza of Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/17/18826354.php

The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure to Address the Climate 'Emergency'
Mark Hertsgaard | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure to Address the Climate 'Emergency'…
thenation.com/article/un-climate-secretary-general/

Centrist Democratic Bills Lack Leadership and Action on Climate Crisis
commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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The incredible belief that corporate ownership does not influence media content
Alison Rose Levy | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/the-incredible-belief-that-corporate-ownership-does-not-influence-media-content/

ACTU announces its support for September 20 climate strike
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-18
climate action Climate Strike School Strike 4 ClimateIssue 1238 Australia Australian Council of Trade UnionsSeptember 18, 2019The following statement was published by…
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Greta Thunberg Just Delivered Her Testimony to US Lawmakers: It Was a Landmark UN Climate Report
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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
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Ahead of Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg Tells US Lawmakers to Their Faces: Sorry, You're Not Trying 'Hard Enough'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
"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
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'This Really Is Something': UN Chief Praised for Move to Block Coal-Backing Nations From Speaking at Climate Summit
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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
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WATCH: Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call On Congress to Pass Green New Deal
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
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
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"Beaten Down, Worked Up": Steven Greenhouse on the Past, Present and Future of American Labor
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-18
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/18/steven_greenhouse_past_future_american_labor

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-17
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.
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The Far Right's Embrace of White Supremacy Is Tied to Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| 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…
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Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to take place in 132 countries
350 | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/17/over-800-climate-strikes-planned-in-u-s-on-september-20th-global-climate-strikes-to-take-place-in-132-countries/

Naomi Klein: The Green New Deal is the Last Best Hope to Save the Planet
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-09-17
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…
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Naomi Klein: Greta Thunberg Is a "Prophetic Voice" in Fight for Climate Justice
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| 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…
truthout.org/video/naomi-klein-greta-thunberg-is-a-prophetic-voice-in-fight-for-climate-justice/

New York Students Miss School to Protest Climate Change
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
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…
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The Danger of Inspiration: A Review of On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Robert Jensen | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
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
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Reasons for optimism
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
If stagnant wages, near-record inequality, climate change, nuclear buildups, assault weapons, mass killings, trade wars, opioid deaths, Russian intrusions into American elections, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don't at least occasionally cause you feelings of impending doom, you're not human. | But I want you to remember this: As bad as it looks right now — as despairing as you can sometimes feel — the great strength of this country is our resilience. We bounce back. We will again. | Not convinced? | First, come back in time with me to when I graduated coll…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/17/reasons-for-optimism/

'The Silenced': Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump
Oliver Milman | thenation.com | 2019-09-17
'The Silenced': Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump…
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Climate Strikes to the Green New Deal: Arts Organizing to Protect the Planet
David Solnit | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
IHP Climate Change Program Students volunteer, making art for Climate Strikes. (Photo: Peter Menchini) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_strike_art_kit_0.jpg
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Naomi Klein: We Have Far Less Time Than We Think
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-09-17
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.
truthdig.com/articles/naomi-klein-we-have-far-less-time-than-we-think/

Investment Giants BlackRock and Vanguard Fail to Live Up to Climate Commitments by Voting Against Shareholder Resolutions
commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
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UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-17
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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Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees
Editor | workers.org | 2019-09-17
The callous, white-supremacist response of Trump to the plight of tens of thousands of Bahamians was recently recognized by one of today's most high-profile athletes. Klay Thompson is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the National Basketball Association and is a three-time NBA champion with the . . . | Continue reading Reparations for Bahamian climate refugees at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/17/reparations-for-bahamian-climate-refugees/

Expanding Carbon Offsets Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis or Protect Tropical Forests
Alberto Saldamando, Jim Walsh | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
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
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Being Arrested Scares Me, But the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Me to Act
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| 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…
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Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/17/germany-poised-to-spend-nearly-50-billion-on-climate-protections/

Expanding Carbon Offsets Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis or Protect Tropical Forests
Alberto Saldamando, Jim Walsh | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
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
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How the youth-led climate strikes became a global mass movement
Nick Engelfried | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
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.
nationofchange.org/2019/09/17/how-the-youth-led-climate-strikes-became-a-global-mass-movement/

Meet the Climate Whistleblowers Muzzled by Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| 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…
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