2019-09-27: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-27). Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit. therealnews.com Merge the strikes! Merge the tiers! | We are all for the Green New Deal! | Make Detroit the Arsenal for a Green Economy! | Frank Hammer | This is a historic day, especially for those of us here in Detroit. We are at the center of not one but two strikes: | The nation-wide strike by 46,000 UAW members to determine fate of GM, Ford and Chrysler autoworkers which will have ripple effects for the entire working class and gm communities, right here in Detroit and Warren, in the US and globally. The other strike, today's youth-led global climate strike, is a huge step in our fight to shape the fate of our planet, the…

Paul Street (2019-09-27). Protest Alone Won't Save Our Planet. truthdig.com We can all use a shot of hope. I got one from 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the disproportionately youthful masses—4 million across 150 cities worldwide—who came out for climate sanity last week. I listened online to the speech Thunberg delivered to more than 300,000 mostly young people in lower Manhattan on Friday. She spoke eloquently about the supreme ecological danger we face, thanks to the relentless pursuit of profit and to the insincere assurances and pathetic inaction of politicians and policymakers the world over: | We have not taken to the streets, sacrificing our education…

The Canary (2019-09-27). Second wave of worldwide protests demanding climate action kick off. thecanary.co Tens of thousands of mostly young people have marched to New Zealand's parliament, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change.The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at a United Nations summit in New York.The march to the parliament in the capital Wellington was one of the largest protests ever seen in New Zealand, and organisers had to change their security plans to accommodate the swelling crowd.Thousands of people gather near New Zealand's parliament (Nick Perry/AP)Thousands more marched in Auckland and in…

Rob Urie (2019-09-27). Climate Change and Technology. counterpunch.org Climate change is one of a host of environmental ills for which technological solutions are being proposed. In fact, most of the proposed solutions exacerbate environmental ills in other dimensions such as species loss and mass extinction. This tendency of technological reasoning to 'bleed' from one dimension or axis to another— to cause unintended consequences, is a function of the structure of this type of reasoning. More

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-27). 10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined. counterpunch.org The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined. 1. The More

Lawrence Davidson (2019-09-27). A Twenty-First Century Children's Crusade. counterpunch.org "You Had Your Future, And So Should We" This was the chant of thousands of demonstrators, most of them under 20 years of age, as they marched through New York City on 23 September 2019. At about the same time, millions of other young people were demonstrating across the globe: in Australia, India, South Africa, More

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-27). Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'. truthdig.com The work of saving the planet has fallen to the youngest generation, as the Global Climate Strike made crystal clear.

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Italy: Over a Million Climate Protesters Take to the Streets. telesurenglish.net In a collective action, rarely seen in decades, over a million Italians turned to execute their "Scopiero Per il Clima", the local version of the climate strike promoted by the Fridays for the Future (FFF) movement which the Swedish Greta Thunberg has been active in since last year. | RELATED: | Young Activists Sue World Leaders due to Climate Change | Citi…

Dan Bacher (2019-09-27). Extinction Rebellion Activists in Sacramento. counterpunch.org Over 20 activists from the Extinction Rebellion today targeted the offices of the Western State Petroleum Association (WSPA) offices at 1415 L St. at 12 Noon. They sang songs, shouted out chants and briefly blocked the street in front of the WSPA offices just down the street from the State Capitol. There were no arrests. The Western States More

Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction (2019-09-27). Climate Activists Shut Banks and Blocks of SF Financial District. indybay.org 7 protesters were arrested during a demonstration which blocked streets and buildings in San Francisco's Financial District on September 25. Demonstrators targeted banks including Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and US Bank, demanding that they stop all funding of fossil fuel producing businesses. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…

commondreams (2019-09-27). Women's Rights and Climate Activists to Host Briefing on A Feminist Agenda for the Green New Deal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Defund Fossil Fuels (2019-09-27). 7 Climate Activists Arrested for Blocking Major Banks in SF. indybay.org Arrests at September 25 Direct Action. | [Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…

Richard Moser (2019-09-27). Soldiers and Veterans are Anti-War Leaders. Could This Be The Peace Movement of Our Time? counterpunch.org "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government." — Martin Luther King If you want to stop the wars, challenge the empire and deal with climate crisis then support our anti-war soldiers and veterans. Soldiers and veterans carry special knowledge. Sometimes that knowledge starts with the gut-wrenching realization that they have fought, suffered, More

Derek Royden (2019-09-27). "Our demands remain the same": A conversation with Extinction Rebellion UK's national spokesperson, Zion Lights. nationofchange.org Starting on Friday, September 20th and scheduled to officially end on the 27th, the global climate strike movement started by Greta Thunberg has brought together students and many of those inspired by them, from parents to union workers, in cities and towns around the world. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about the struggle to …

The Canary (2019-09-27). Over half of tree species only found in Europe are at risk of extinction, assessment says. thecanary.co Horse chestnut trees, whose conkers have been collected and treasured by generations of children, are among scores of European trees at risk of extinction. | The latest assessment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List also reveals three species of whitebeam recently discovered in Somerset are critically endangered at a European level. | The European Red List of trees, which covers all 454 species of native trees, found more than two-fifths — 168 species — are under threat of dying out in Europe. | More than half (58%) of the trees that are endemic — which are on…

Louis Yako (2019-09-27). Language as a Prison: Why Do We Fall in Love? counterpunch.org I recently had a guest visiting for a few days. On a lovely summer evening, we went for a walk. When I asked how his day went, he said it was frustrating because he wasted two hours trying to authenticate an email account. I expressed my sympathy for his lost time. He added, "First world More

Staff (2019-09-27). 10 Ways the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined. truthdig.com Only by freeing up billions of dollars currently earmarked for the Pentagon can we begin to address the existential crisis of our time.

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-09-27). Climate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara. indybay.org SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil's proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County.

Jessica Corbett (2019-09-27). New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of global wheat crop by 2100. nationofchange.org Underscoring the necessity of aggressive action to combat human-caused global warming, research published Wednesday warns that the majority of the world's wheat fields are at risk of enduring "severe, prolonged, and near-simultaneous droughts" by the end of the century—raising serious concerns about future food insecurity and political instability. "If only one country or region sees …

Al Ronzoni (2019-09-27). Naomi Klein v The Times Roy Scranton: Mobilization to Fight Climate Change or Surrender? counterpunch.org I have a good friend, a professor of English Literature, who I often go out with to see plays, band performances and movies. Lately, we've also been having a running text message and email debate about various political issues. In an earlier exchange, he described himself as, "not philosophically opposed to the Republicans" but since More

United Nations (2019-09-27). Treat climate crisis with 'greatest urgency', Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly. un.org Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, "is a generational tragedy" for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.

United Nations (2019-09-27). 'We may be small islands, but no man is an island', Papua New Guinea youth tells world leaders. un.org "All of us from small islands can relate to the word's perception of us, as small islands", but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead "an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway." That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change.

Santa Cruz Climate Strike Coalition (2019-09-27). Santa Cruz Big Climate Strike. indybay.org Marching strikers from different locations will start at different times (see below) to converge at 2: 15pm at the Wells Fargo in Downtown Santa Cruz — River and Front Sts, then proceed to | Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers Market Parking Lot#4 GREEN COMMONS at 4pm…

Photos and Text (2019-09-27). Montgomery Street Banks Besieged, Arrests In Major Climate Action. indybay.org Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank and Brasilian consulate blocked…

Amanda Mills (2019-09-27). Caltech receives $750 million from bottled water industry billionaires. nationofchange.org Billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who own The Wonderful Company which produces Pom Wonderful and Fiji Water, just announced they will be donating the second-largest donation ever to an American university for environmental studies on climate change. Today Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of @Wonderful, announced a $750M gift to fund environmental sustainability research and …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-27). Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'. commondreams.org A scene from New York City's Global Climate Strike. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/17-climatestrike_092019_nigro_046a8517-750×500.jpeg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-27). 'Marvelously Massive' Turnout for New Wave of Global Climate Strikes. commondreams.org In cities from Auckland to Rome to New Delhi, young people demand urgent action on the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sept-27-climate-strikes-marvelously-massive.jpg

pip.hinman (2019-09-27). Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree visits drought sticken Murray Darling communities. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Rachel EvansIssue 1239 Australia Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival Bus Tour water theftSeptember 27, 2019More than 200 people are set to tour…

susan_p (2019-09-27). Capitalism and climate change. greenleft.org.au climate action Ammar Ali JanIssue 1239 Pakistan SS4C Global Climate StrikeSeptember 27, 2019The Global Climate Strike was an unprecedented event in its ambition to disrupt business as usual. | More th…

Staff (2019-09-27). Headlines for September 27, 2019. democracynow.org Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…

Staff (2019-09-26). Corporate Media Ignores Connection Between Militarism and Climate Change. therealnews.com Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world's worst polluters.

Medea Benjamin (2019-09-26). 10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined. dissidentvoice.org The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined. (1) The …

Staff (2019-09-26). Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report. therealnews.com The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-26). At UN Session, US Empire in Decline and Global Solidarity on the Rise. dissidentvoice.org As the United Nations General Assembly conducts its fall session, Popular Resistance is in New York City for the People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet. Themes of the mobilization are connecting militarism and climate change and raising awareness that the United States regularly violates international laws, including the United …

John Ranson (2019-09-26). As climate deniers attack Thunberg, scientists confirm her bleak warnings. thecanary.co On 23 September, Greta Thunberg gave a passionate speech at the UN. The 16-year-old made clear yet again that it shouldn't be up to her to keep sounding the alarm, but that adults and leaders have failed. | "Entire ecosystems are collapsing," she said, her voice shaking. "We are in the beginni…

Zoà´ Carpenter (2019-09-26). The Climate Movement Breaks Through. thenation.com The Climate Movement Breaks Through…

United Nations (2019-09-26). #UNGA NEWS ROUNDUP: Funding plea for UNRWA, Burkina Faso and CAR updates, Guterres praises climate change 'pioneer' Chirac. un.org A short roundup of events and statements making the news at UN Headquarters on this Thursday, of General Assembly high level week.

United Nations (2019-09-26). Island nations on climate crisis frontline 'not sitting idly by'. un.org Small island nations are "not sitting idly by" but are emerging as "frontrunners" in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States.

United Nations (2019-09-26). Nauru President warns of possible climate change 'economic Armageddon'. un.org Climate change is putting Pacific tuna fish stocks at risk, potentially creating an "economic Armageddon" for Nauru, President Lionel Aingimea warned the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

susan_p (2019-09-26). 'We are a wave of change,' say New York climate strikers. greenleft.org.au climate action Barry SheppardIssue 1239 United States student strike for climate SS4CSeptember 26, 2019I had no idea that September 20 would be so huge. Greta Thunberg said to a reporter as she…

Fred_F (2019-09-26). School strikers take aim at Morrison, vow to continue. greenleft.org.au Climate Strike climate action Pip HinmanIssue 1239 AustraliaSeptember 26, 2019″The student strikes have been phenomenal — surreal at times," Sydney high school student Chloe Russell-Alexander told Green Left Weekly reflecting on the huge Climate Strike that saw…

Staff (2019-09-26). Headlines for September 26, 2019. democracynow.org Transcript Shows Trump Pressured Ukrainian Leader to Probe Joe Biden and Son, President Trump on Ukraine Phone Call: "Impeachment for That?", Majority of House Lawmakers Back Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump, Iranian President Rules Out Talks with U.S. While Sanctions Remain, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Israel's President Asks Benjamin Netanyahu to Form New Government, 2 Million Wild Animals Perish as Fires Rage in Bolivia, Climate Crisis Drives Mont Blanc Glacier Toward Collapse, 7 Arrested as San Francisco Climate Protesters Block Wells Fargo Entrance, Doctors Glue Themselves to…

Staff (2019-09-25). The Right Attacks Greta Thunberg, But Climate Strike Inspires Humanity. therealnews.com Real News climate correspondents Dharna Noor and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the UN Climate Summit, the past week's climate justice demonstrations, Greta Thunberg's presence and attacks against her, and the promise of this movement.

RT (2019-09-25). Placido Domingo leaves Macbeth production at New York's Met as venue pressured to fire him before sexual harassment probe over. rt.com Placido Domingo said the "climate in which people are condemned without due process" has cast a shadow over his colleagues, so he's dropping out of an upcoming production, vowing to never again perform at the Metropolitan Opera. | Domingo announced the decision on Tuesday, just one day before the opening of 'Macbeth' at the Metropolitan Opera, in which the renowned tenor-turned-baritone was slated to star in the title role. | While several US venues turned Domingo down when allegations of sexual misconduct first surfaced last month, the Met stood by the singer, waiting for the outcome of the investigations lau…

Peter Koenig (2019-09-25). Peace versus Climate. dissidentvoice.org Monday, 23 September, the UN in New York hosted a special meeting on Climate Change. There were massive predominantly youth demonstrations of tens of thousands around the globe, many of them in New York, one of them led by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old climate activist, who is sponsored mostly by Soros and his clan …

StudentNation (2019-09-25). Postcards From the Global Climate Strike. thenation.com Postcards From the Global Climate Strike…

Staff (2019-09-25). Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly. democracynow.org On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."

Staff (2019-09-24). Greta Thunberg's Magic Word: Strike! therealnews.com Re-posted with permission from: johnhalle.com By John Halle For some of us who were there, Friday's Climate Strike brought back memories of Feb. 15, 2003 when one to two million of us flooded the streets of New York City. It was a huge organizational success, over 3000 groups collaborating to bring together what remains the…

Staff (2019-09-24). Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis. therealnews.com Pink Floyd co-founder and activist Roger Waters speaks to the Real News at the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine in New York City.

Sean Stinson (2019-09-24). Inglorious Revolution: The Greening of Business as Usual. dissidentvoice.org I want to make it absolutely clear from the outset of this piece that I am not a climate skeptic. To me it seems axiomatic that when you burn stuff, you produce heat. Humans have been burning stuff since they discovered fire, and heating the planet at an exponential rate since the the dawn of …

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