2019-09-20: Social Media Postees

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It's Time to Strike for the Climate
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center in orange shirt, participates in a youth climate strike outside the United Nations on Aug. 30 in New York City. Thunberg was also in town to address the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/sonaliclimatestrike.jpeg

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
Activists are taking part in 5,000 actions across 157 countries to demand immediate action to address climate change. We'll bring you updates throughout the day including on-the-ground reporting from Baltimore and New York…

US Denies Visa to Afghan Teen Invited to First-Ever UN Youth Climate Summit
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He breaks the sound barrier to join us from Phuket, Thailand, where he is a 12th grade student, and says his activism is based on the crisis's impact on his home country. "The poor people there are very badly affected in a situation [where] they do not really have much carbon emissions," he says. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY…

Tory radio host's cockeyed crusade against climate strikers gets called out, by a Tory MP
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Tory radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer is not a fan of the youth climate movement. Back in August she joined Aaron Banks in 'mocking the silly claims' of climate activist Greta Thunberg. And on what looks to be the "biggest day of climate action in planetary history" she, of course, g…

Greta Thunberg Leads Climate Strikes in 150 Countries (Live Blog)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
Truthdig's Michael Nigro reports live from New York City, where the Swedish activist will speak at a global climate change protest.

Climate emergency 'a new danger' to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-20
Among the efforts to build a sustainably peaceful world, "urgent climate action is needed" to curb environmental threats to all our well-being and security, the Secretary-General told the annual peace gathering in New York on Friday, addressing a largely youthful crowd.

Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-20
A recap of Friday's top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in South Africa; Record number get UN food aid in Libya.

The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…

"Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On 20 September students will be mobilizing in a global protest against climate change. | Who is supporting this Worldwide endeavour, who is funding it? | Is this a real rebellion? | *** | It is natural for people to come forward in defense …

Climate Strike: Sound the Alarm for Climate Change Silent Protest (SF)
Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Ferry Building, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. | Also: Map of additional San Francisco warning siren locations can be found here: | sfdem.org/outdoor-public-warning-system-0

Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
The German government reached a consensus Friday on a new climate protection package, which includes a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said. | RELATED: | Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike | According to the reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat partners agreed a carbon price for energy used in buildings and transport in line with the existing…

Two Years After the Hurricane, Puerto Rico's "Generation Maria" Leads a Climate Strike
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
One of the most important moments in 16-year-old Tristán Queriot's climate activism came at the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in mid-July. Puerto Rico's former secretary of education, Julia Keleher, was flying back to the island from Washington, D.C. to stand before a federal judge and confront corruption charges. Queriot and the other protesters ha…

Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Thousands of people from all over the world took to the streets to join the "Third World Climate Strike" on September 20, a protest triggered by the Fridays for The Future (FFF) movement, which demands from governments concrete actions to resolve the ongoing environmental emergency generated by increased global warming. | RELATED: | Brazil Will Not Take The Floor At The UN Climate Summit | In Europe, Asia, Africa and Noth America, hundreds of environmental, social, labor and human rig…

US Will Stage Its Largest Ever Climate Strike
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| The US is to stage its largest ever day of protest over the climate crisis, with tens of thousands of students joined by adults in abandoning schools and workplaces for a wave of strikes across the country. | Climate strikes will take place in more than 1,000 locations in the US on Friday, with major rallies in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. Globally, more than 4,500 strikes are planned across 150 countri…

To the Adults Who Are Striking Today for the Future, Thank You
Rachel Sarah | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Participants of a demonstration clap their hands and write the Icelandic "Hu". The demonstrators follow the call of the movement Fridays for Future and want to fight for more climate protection. They want to support the calls for strikes and protests all over the world. (Photo: Patrick Seeger/dpa/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_strike.jpg

Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change
Stephanie Van Hook | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Students protest in front of the Scottish Parliament on March 15, 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was part of the global climate strike in March, when students around the world demanded that elected officials take action on climate change. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/image_6.jpeg

California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest
Elected Officials to Protect California | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes…

Tens of thousands join climate crisis protests across world
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Tens of thousands of protesters have joined rallies across Australia on a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to tackle the climate crisis.Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" began in Sydney and Canberra, with demonstrators calling on leaders in Australia, the world's largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, to take more drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Global Strike 4 Climate said protests are being staged in 110 towns and cities across Australia on Friday, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target o…

The Saddest Story of All: The Imperial Debris of War
Stephanie Savell | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
In recent years, as the American-led coalition has closed down bases in advance of a prospective U.S. military withdrawal, more and more Afghans have died or been injured by military waste exploding in abandoned areas once used by international security forces as firing ranges. (Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/afghan_war_civilians.jpeg

The Rising Monopoly of Monsanto-Bayer
Valerie Reynoso | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Monsanto was an agrochemical and agricultural biotech company established in the US that became a large producer of GMO crops, with their main GMO crop having been corn. Monsanto was bought by Bayer, a German multinational pharmaceutical company, in late 2016 for $63 billion dollars. This deal was approved in early 2018 by the European Union…

Strike for the Environment, Strike for Social Justice, Strike!
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
A very large chasm exists between those in power, including most of the 2020 presidential candidates, and environmentalists and scientists intent on acting now to resolve growing environmental crises. To reiterate what is known, the United Nations, through its IPCC and the IPBES committees, has provided comprehensive evidence that little time remains to avert catastrophic global warming. And the world is already in the midst of the sixth mass extinction.

Four Climate Scientists on How to Take On Climate Change Today
Terri Hansen | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-20
"Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.‚ÄØ"‚Äï‚ÄØRebecca Solnit, ‚ÄØHope in the Dark Talk about ecological and climate despair. First came last October's news that we were on track to lose 1 million species to extinction. Then a long-awaited climate report from a U.N. scientific panel whose findings, U.N. chief António Guterres said, showed we were "running …

World's 1.8 billion youth must 'have a say in the future of the planet'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-20
It is "crucial" that the world's 1.8 billion young people have a say in the fight against climate change and ultimately "the future of the planet" according to the UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake.

Disabled People Cannot Be "Expected Losses" in the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Disabled people face disproportionate risks from climate change. Consider the impact of floods, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are intensified by the climate crisis. The structural barriers that disability communities face every day — inaccessible infrastructure, subpar public transportation systems, refusals to provide communication access, endemic poverty and a limited voice in civic…

UN staff support youth-driven global action on climate crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-20
Staff at UN Headquarters in New York joined untold numbers of students, scientists, organized labour, and everyday people worldwide, who took to the streets on Friday, demanding action to address climate change.

"I'm Only 6 years Old. I Don't Want the World To End Yet."
Alice Markham-Cantor | thenation.com | 2019-09-20
"I'm Only 6 years Old. I Don't Want the World To End Yet."

bonfire – Call for Submissions
Direct Action Monterey Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
bonfire is a 'zine committed to connecting local voices and experiences to critical thought and global struggles. As we face climate disaster, intensifying state violence, emboldened white nationalism, and globalized capitalism that enriches the few at the expense of the many, there is a rising sense that the current system is no longer tenable. Now is the time to think beyond the limits of what we are told is possible and to imagine and bring to life the kind of world that can meaningfully sustain all of us.

Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
It's not as if all VSCO Girls are sleeper climate champions. But as climate organizing has come to involve more people, it sucks the trends of the day up.

Two Years After Hurricane Maria, We Need Action on Climate More Than Ever
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Two years ago today, I was in my house, waiting. In fact, the entire island of Puerto Rico, after days of stocking up on bottled water and food, was waiting. As Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, all we could do was wait it out. Thousands of people died as a result of the hurricane, either directly or indirectly. Many of us, the survivors, lived for months without access to clean water, electricity, cell phone service or passable roads in our communities. The federal government response…

Meet the Young Woman Suing the US Government Over the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Among those joining today's Global Climate Strike will be Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government. She joins us for a roundtable discussion, along with Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We're also joined in Washington, D.C., by two more youth climate organizers. Jerome Foster II is the White House Climate St…

We Have a Decision to Make. Change the System or Face Climate Catastrophe
Dipti Bhatnagar | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
"As a global movement for environmental justice, we will not allow the pursuit of profit to restrict our collective imagination," writes Bhatnagar. "We are demanding real solutions. The climate crisis necessitates a different economic and political system altogether—one which serves to address the needs of people, not to further enrich corporations." (Photo: Friends of the Earth International) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_justice_climate_emergency_friends_of_the_earth.jpg

With Trump, We're in the Realm of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-09-20
With Trump, We're in the Realm of 'The Handmaid's Tale'…

Bernie Sanders Vows to Prosecute Fossil Fuel CEOs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
At a climate-change town hall, the 2020 hopeful says those who "lied to the American people" in a "bold-faced way" must be held accountable.

Climate Strikes Hit Europe
commondreams.org | 2019-09-20

Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, Ignoring Kashmir
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The World Order Backdrop | Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to …

Save the planet or save capitalism; we can't do both
Jimmy Doran | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
The world in which we live is finite. It does not possess infinite, everlasting resources. And it is fast approaching the point of no return as we face imminent climate catastrophe. If we are to save humanity and protect the world for future generations, we have to radically change the way we live–immediately. We're not …

Global Climate Action's Biggest Obstacle Is US Foreign Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| The climate crisis and war are both international problems that cross borders and threaten the future of humanity. The melting of glaciers in Greenland has global repercussions, just as the catastrophic war in Syria has drawn in and impacted countries way beyond the Middle East, including the United States and Russia. | These crises must be addressed by international agreements, negotiations and cooperation. But the U.S.'s insistence on leveraging its economic and military power to have the final say…

Green Strategy: Building the movement to stop climate change
Marc Brodine | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
The following is an excerpt from Marc Brodine's new book, Green Strategy: Path to Fundamental Transformation, available from International Publishers. The key to creating fundamental change is to create a movement broad enough, diverse enough, powerful enough, and sophisticated enough to embrace billions of people the world over. We can confidently predict that the environmental …

Screw Johnson's elitist PR stunts. Here's why Corbyn is the people's leader we so desperately need
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
As millions of people took part in a global climate strike on 20 September, UK prime minister Boris Johnson was nowhere to be seen on the streets. Instead, he was tweeting about meeting military elites. | PM-in-waitin…

U.S. Communities Strike From School and Work to Demand Transformative Climate Action
commondreams.org | 2019-09-20

What action is demanded from the climate strikers?
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Children and students are being joined by adults at more than 200 events across the country calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global movement.The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) is calling for specific action from British politicians.That includes declaring a climate emergency, which Parliament has done since the last major UK schools strike in March, and implementing a "Green New Deal" to achieve climate justice.Jake Woodier, from the UKSCN, said: "The UKSCN is calling for policymakers to implement a 'Green New Deal' in the UK to transform our economy and tackle the climate crisis, and…

Around the world, millions strike demanding climate action
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
WASHINGTON–For Daniel Goldman of Arlington, Va., the reason for battling to reverse climate change is very simple. "I don't want to die," he says. Marching with a hand-drawn sign declaring "The wrong ICE is melting" — uniting two controversies on one piece of cardboard — the high school student from Arlington, Va., was one of …

Documentary "Blowout" Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.

Rep. Barbara Lee Calls for Climate Education in All Schools
Bill Bigelow | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) met with press on Thursday Sept. 19, 2019 to announce that she would be introducing a House Resolution in support of teaching climate change in schools. (Photo: @RepBarbaraLee) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/barbara_lee_climate_education.jpg

Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike
Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Santa Cruz Wells Fargo 74 River St Santa Cruz…

Humboldt Climate Strike
350 Humboldt | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Arcata Plaza Square…

While thousands strike for the climate, Labour extends its green ideas to the NHS
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Shadow health minister Jonathan Ashworth has announced Labour's new green policy for the NHS. The announcement coincides with the climate strike taking place on 20 September. | The policy includes plans to plant one million trees at NHS facilities across the country. The aim is to offset the NHS's carbon footprint, tackle pollution and provide green spaces to encourage patient wellbeing. | Today I'm outlining our Green New Deal for the N…

From Penguins to Plankton: Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on Antarctic (Lecture)
UCSF | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Byers Auditorium, UCSF, 600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158…

Outrage and lawsuits arise from Trump's attempt to ban emissions control
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
LOS ANGELES, FORMER SMOG CAPITAL OF THE WORLD–On Wednesday of this week, in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike this weekend, President Donald Trump upped the ante on his satanic attempt to end civilized life on Earth. In a series of three tweets, he announced his "Administration is revoking California's Federal Waiver on emissions …

This Afghan Teen Was Set to Join First-Ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, But U.S. Denied His Visa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-20
Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He breaks the sound barrier to join us from Phuket, Thailand, where he is a 12th grade student, and says his activism is based on the crisis's impact on his home country. "The poor people there are very badly affected in a situation [where] they do not really have much carbon emissions," he says.

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