2019-09-28: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-09-28). Chris Packham joins woodland protest outside HS2 base. thecanary.co Chris Packham and climate protesters have set up a woodland outside the headquarters of HS2 to campaign against the destruction of trees to create the high speed rail line.The naturalist was joined by around 200 people carrying flags and placards saying "Stop ecocide" and "Save our countryside", while some chanted "HS boo".The protesters, including a pair dressed as a badger and a tree, brought an array of small trees and saplings to set up the woodland near Euston Station in central London on Saturday.Packham said HS2 involves one of the "largest deforestation programmes since the First World War", damaging more…

WSWS (2019-09-28). 170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand. wsws.org School students were joined by tens of thousands of workers and university students to demand action to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Mark Petrakis (2019-09-28). What to Do About All Those Infernal Accusations of Cynicism and Negativity. dissidentvoice.org In addition to the unprecedented giveaway of the people's assets to multi billionaires that is outlined in the green new deal, when can I expect regime change for climate, bombing for climate, imperialist words for climate compulsory sterilization for climate, etc. — A 9.21.19 tweet from @cordeliers I hesitated today in posting this rather "ungloved" …

Photos and Text (2019-09-28). Montgomery Street Banks Besieged, Arrests In Major Climate Action. indybay.org Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank and Brasilian consulate blocked…

On the Move (2019-09-28). San Jose Students Demonstrate, Ready to Act for Climate Justice. indybay.org An estimated 1,000 students expressed their commitment to a clean climate and a more just world…not only that, they have plans to make that happen. | [Photos: Chris Cassell, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…

David Solnit, Julie Searle (2019-09-28). San Francisco Climate Strike Street Murals Take Over Wall Street West. commondreams.org Over two city blocks, lined by some of SF's biggest banks, eleven community groups this week painted their visions of solutions to climate chaos. (Photo: Anesti Vega/Maluco Studios) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_strike_wall_street_west_san_francisco_murals.jpg

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-09-28). 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.

AutumnSun (2019-09-28). Climate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019. indybay.org This last week has been Climate Strike Week with the youth demonstrating and striking around our country and all around the world!

Bryan Dyne (2019-09-28). Millions March against Climate Change, Capitalism and War. globalresearch.ca Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved …

To the Streets (2019-09-28). Berkeley Students Say System Change Needed, Rally and Walk Out from Campus on Global Climate Strike Day. indybay.org Three days before the international Climate Strike of September 20 in which students at UC Berkeley participated on a grand scale, the University of California committed to urgent action to address the climate crisis. Students expressed despair, worry, and shock about the state of the climate already. | [Photos by Bob Shonkoff, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…

Staff (2019-09-28). We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon. truthout.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. | The U.S. military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries. | The U.S. military has often been used to ensure that U.S.

George Stacey (2019-09-28). Norvergence: It's time to remember the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. nationofchange.org George Stacey, an environmentalist at Norvergence: "I'll never forget Bhopal Gas Tragedy- a man-made catastrophe resulted in the death of over 4,000 people. Millions of folks are still suffering because of it." Till 11: 00 PM, December 2, 1984, was a normal day for the people of Bhopal. Meanwhile, George Stacey who was a teenager then …

Fred_F (2019-09-28). Liberals squirm as South Australia's parliament declares climate emergency. greenleft.org.au climate action Renfrey ClarkeIssue 1239 Australia South Australia AdelaideSeptember 28, 2019For the first time in Australia, a house of parliament has voted to declare a climate emergency. | Sout…

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

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…

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

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

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…

Margaret Klein Salamon (2019-09-27). With a Planet on Fire, This Is What It Means to Enter Emergency Mode. commondreams.org School students, Local Citizens, Environmental Activists shout slogans as they participate in a global climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future" in Kolkata, India, September 27, 2019. (Photo: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/how_dare_you_climate_emergency.jpg

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

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

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.

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-27). With Over 6 Million People Worldwide, Climate Strikes Largest Coordinated Global Uprising Since Iraq War Protests. commondreams.org "The momentum is on our side and we are not going anywhere." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/montreal_0.jpg

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

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-27). As Climate Crisis Threatens to Put More Homes 'Literally Underwater,' Study Warns Big Banks Offloading Risky Mortgages Onto Taxpayers. commondreams.org New research first reported on Friday by The New York Times suggests banks are shifting mortgages made riskier by the climate emergency over to financial institutions backed by U.S. taxpayers—findings that "echo the subprime lending crisis of 2008, when unexpected drops in home values cascaded through the economy and triggered recession." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/media-blind.jpg

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 …

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). 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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."

patrick (2019-09-24). StrikeDC — Friday, September 27. strikedc.org On Monday, 2,000 of us took to the streets of Washington, DC shutting down key intersections and disrupting business as usual to demand an immediate end to the age of fossil fuels, and a swift and just transition to renewable energy. A broad coalition of climate and social justice groups fanned out across downtown D.C. … | Continue reading "StrikeDC — Friday, September 27"

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.

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…

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