2019-09-21: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-21). 4 Million People Strike for Climate Action. therealnews.com Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and Baltimore…

Leighton Akio Woodhouse (2019-09-21). A New Generation of Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend California's Forests. theintercept.com The deforestation of the Amazon is recognized around the world as a catastrophe for global climate change. Far less recognized is the threat of deforestation of temperate rainforests, such as the enormous coastal forest that stretches from Northern California to Alaska. By some estimates, temperate rainforests sequester from 2 to 7 times as much carbon per acre as tropical rainforests like the Amazon. Keeping these ecosystems healthy and intact is an imperative part of avoiding a future of cataclysmic global warming. | In Humboldt County, California, activists have been fighting for decades to preserve the forest…

Vegan Peace Punk (2019-09-21). S.F. Global Climate Change Strike + interviews. indybay.org SF Bay Area Youth and Allies Climate Strike rally + interviews (video)…

Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement (2019-09-21). Climate Strike: Sound the Alarm for Climate Change Silent Protest (SF). indybay.org 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

WSWS (2019-09-21). Climate strike protesters speak out: "There's willful blindness on this issue, because fixing it conflicts with capitalism" wsws.org WSWS reporters spoke with climate strike protesters in cities around the globe.

Elected Officials to Protect California (2019-09-21). California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest. indybay.org Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes…

Staff (2019-09-21). Corporate Agribusiness Is Blocking Important Action on the Climate. truthout.org | | Climate change action plans often call for less fossil fuel usage, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and a shift toward renewable energy sources. But one area that hasn't received the broader attention it deserves is industrial farming. | The latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) determine…

Staff (2019-09-21). Climate Emergency Declarations Are the First Step. Here's What Comes Next. truthout.org | | Last week, the climate emergency movement reached a historic milestone — 1,000 governments across the world have declared a climate emergency. Cities and jurisdictions representing over 210 million people from New York, Paris, London and Sydney to New Haven, Austin and Sacramento have joined a movement that has spread to all parts of society including colleges and universities a…

350 Humboldt (2019-09-21). Humboldt Climate Strike. indybay.org Arcata Plaza Square…

UUSF Forum (2019-09-21). Strike for Climate Justice discussion. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco | 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco, Ca.

Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike Coalition (2019-09-21). Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike. indybay.org Santa Cruz Wells Fargo 74 River St Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2019-09-21). Bushfires in Australia: Another symptom of climate change. wsws.org Early spring fires are an "omen" of an unprecedented and disastrous season ahead due to hot, windy and dry conditions.

WSWS (2019-09-21). Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war. wsws.org "Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system."

Direct Action Monterey Network (2019-09-21). bonfire – Call for Submissions. indybay.org 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.

Staff (2019-09-21). Trump's Solution to the Homelessness Crisis: Deregulation and Criminalization. truthout.org | | Donald Trump went to California this week and took out his wrecking ball against the country's most populous state. | First, he ordered an end to the 49-year-old Clean Air Act waiver allowing California to set higher fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions standards than the federal government. Then he used California's appalling housing crisis as a way to further bash the city and state gover…

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Extinction Rebellion debates stance on police: friend or foe? greenleft.org.au climate emergency Sarah HathwayIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion climate action policeSeptember 21, 2019On September…

pip.hinman (2019-09-21). Extinction Rebellion blockades Melbourne bridge. greenleft.org.au climate emergencyIssue 1238 Australia Extinction Rebellion MelbourneSeptember 21, 2019Extinction Rebellion activists blockaded Princes Bridge in Melbourne's CBD for several hours on September 14. | Several dozen people were arrested. | Extinction Rebellion activis…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-21). 'We're Not Through': After Biggest Climate Protest in History Draws 4 Million Worldwide, Campaigners Prepare for Week of Action. commondreams.org As organizers behind Friday's Global Climate Strike reported that four million children and adults attended marches and rallies all over the world—making it the biggest climate protest ever—they assured leaders who have been reticent to take bold climate action that the campaigners' work is far from over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/picmonkey_image1_0.jpg

Valerie Reynoso (2019-09-20). The Rising Monopoly of Monsanto-Bayer. counterpunch.org 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 More

Rob Urie (2019-09-20). Strike for the Environment, Strike for Social Justice, Strike! counterpunch.org 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. More

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

Staff (2019-09-20). Documentary "Blowout" Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports. therealnews.com 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.

Eds. (2019-09-20). Capitalism and climate change. mronline.org The week from September 20 till September 27 has been designated as the week of the 'Climate Strike'. It is an unprecedented event in its ambition to disrupt business as usual. | Source

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-09-20). The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK. theintercept.com 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…

Staff (2019-09-20). Bernie Sanders Vows to Prosecute Fossil Fuel CEOs. truthdig.com 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.

Marc Brodine (2019-09-20). Green Strategy: Building the movement to stop climate change. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Staff (2019-09-20). Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction. therealnews.com At New York City's climate strike, elementary schoolers tell Dharna Noor how they think adults should take on the climate crisis…

Jimmy Doran (2019-09-20). Save the planet or save capitalism; we can't do both. peoplesworld.org 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 …

Kate Aronoff (2019-09-20). Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate. theintercept.com 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.

Eric A. Gordon (2019-09-20). Outrage and lawsuits arise from Trump's attempt to ban emissions control. peoplesworld.org 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 …

The Canary (2019-09-20). Tens of thousands join climate crisis protests across world. thecanary.co 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…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-20). Around the world, millions strike demanding climate action. peoplesworld.org 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 …

The Canary (2019-09-20). What action is demanded from the climate strikers? thecanary.co 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…

Staff (2019-09-20). Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike. therealnews.com 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…

Tracy Keeling (2019-09-20). Tory radio host's cockeyed crusade against climate strikers gets called out, by a Tory MP. thecanary.co 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…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-20). It's Time to Strike for the Climate. commondreams.org 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

Staff (2019-09-20). US Denies Visa to Afghan Teen Invited to First-Ever UN Youth Climate Summit. truthout.org | | 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…

United Nations (2019-09-20). Climate emergency 'a new danger' to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day. un.org 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.

United Nations (2019-09-20). Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief. un.org 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.

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches. telesurenglish.net 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…

Julian Rose (2019-09-20). "Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism" globalresearch.ca 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 …

Stephanie Van Hook (2019-09-20). Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change. commondreams.org 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

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests. telesurenglish.net 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…

Alleen Brown (2019-09-20). Two Years After the Hurricane, Puerto Rico's "Generation Maria" Leads a Climate Strike. theintercept.com 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…

Staff (2019-09-20). US Will Stage Its Largest Ever Climate Strike. truthout.org | | 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…

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Germany Advocates to Reduce Greenhouse Gases in Half. telesurenglish.net German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday a list of measures the government will take attain the nation's climate targets: 55 percent fewer greenhouse gases by 2030 than the country created in 1990. | RELATED: | Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests | From Berlin, the nation's leader said from Berlin that from 2021 on, national transport and construction sectors will see a fixed price on carbon for petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural ga…

Rachel Sarah (2019-09-20). To the Adults Who Are Striking Today for the Future, Thank You. commondreams.org 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

Stephanie Savell (2019-09-20). The Saddest Story of All: The Imperial Debris of War. commondreams.org 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

Terri Hansen (2019-09-20). Four Climate Scientists on How to Take On Climate Change Today. nationofchange.org "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 …

Dipti Bhatnagar (2019-09-20). We Have a Decision to Make. Change the System or Face Climate Catastrophe. commondreams.org "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

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