2019-09-30: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-30). Democrats say they will ban fracking nationwide. An empty campaign promise or are they serious? rt.com Several contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have promised a nationwide ban on fracking. How viable is that proposal and do they really want to do it — or is it just a campaign promise they can never fulfil? | Banning 'fracking' — the process of extracting oil and natural gas via hydraulic fracturing — is popular among environmentalists and activists who are increasingly concerned about climate change. Among the candidates who have backed a ban are the current frontrunner Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), as well as her colleagues Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and K…

RT (2019-09-30). War boys, V8s & dust: Mad Max-themed post-apocalyptic 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in Mojave Desert (PHOTOS). rt.com Revelers donning the most extravagant costumes — and some without almost any — assorted Mad Max-style vehicles, and a whole post-apocalyptic settlement were on display at 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in California. | The main theme of the festival, dubbed 'Wasteland Weekend', is the Mad Max franchise but the revelers apparently get inspiration from other dystopian titles as well, namely the Fallout post-apocalyptic game series. Despite the name, it's actually a five-day event, that kicks off annually on the last Wednesday of September. | | © AFP / Agustin Paullier | The permanent festiv…

The Canary (2019-09-30). Japan's prosecutors appeal against 'negligence' acquittals in Fukushima case. thecanary.co Prosecutors in the only criminal trial involving the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown have appealed against the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Co executives.On 19 September, the Tokyo District Court found ex-Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two others not guilty of professional negligence in the disaster and the death of 44 elderly patients who were forcibly evacuated from local hospitals.(From left) Tsunehisa Katsumata and vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all acquitted (Satoru Yonemaru/AP)The court said a tsunami of the size that hit the plant after an earthquake was…

The Canary (2019-09-30). Johnson wants to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from Glasgow climate summit. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has said he does not want Nicola Sturgeon "anywhere near" a global climate summit being held in Glasgow next year.The UN COP26 meeting, taking place in December 2020, will gather world leaders in Glasgow to discuss action towards tackling climate change.The prime minister, speaking at a Scottish reception at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on 29 September, said the first minister should not be included.Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party conference being held at the Manchester Convention Centre (Stefan Rousseau/PA)He also insisted that a union flag should b…

Eds. (2019-09-30). Labour overwhelmingly approves climate revolution as a 'top priority'. mronline.org The Canary has been following Labour's plans for a Green Industrial Revolution closely. But this variation of the Green New Deal has now become official policy at the party's 2019 conference. And it will reportedly be a "top priority". | Source

Russel Ruch (2019-09-30). Climate apartheid: Differential impacts in the age of imperialism. liberationnews.org Climate change is producing a type of climate apartheid between rich and poor nations, and between the rich and working-class majority within all capitalist societies.

Leah Asmelash (2019-09-30). Greta Thunberg Isn't Alone. Meet Some Other Young Activists Who Are Leading the Environmentalist Fight. commondreams.org Young climate strikers march through Melbourne, Australia on May 3, 2019.(Photo: julian meehan/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/may-3-climate-strikes.jpeg

Kim Petersen (2019-09-30). Do Voters Not Bear Responsibility for Those Who They Choose to Govern? dissidentvoice.org Building on the momentum of millions of people taking part in worldwide strikes to demand action on fighting climate change, an environmental group, Stop Ecocide, has called upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) to recognize ecocide as a crime against humanity. Activist Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide defined ecocide as "large scale and systematic damage …

Kenn Orphan — Phil Rockstroh (2019-09-30). Veritable Uprising or The (Faux) Real Thing‚Ñ¢: Greta and Climate Activism in a Wilderness of Projections. counterpunch.org PR: Kenn, recently, this observation of mine provoked a measure of ire: Street demonstrations, even large ones, are apropos of nothing as long as they are manifested as de facto state sanctioned protests. A march proceeds, chants are cast into indifferent air, speechifying comes to pass by the usual gasbags then the assembled head home More

WSWS (2019-09-30). Half a million people join Montreal climate change protest. wsws.org The scale of Friday's protest attests to mounting popular anger at the failure of the world's corporate-controlled governments to address this social and ecological crisis.

To the Streets (2019-09-30). 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]…

Ruth Milka (2019-09-30). "This economic system is killing this planet": Chicago residents demand the state halt the expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline. nationofchange.org "The most direct way to address climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground."

On the Move (2019-09-30). 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]…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-09-30). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

AutumnSun (2019-09-30). 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!

Climate Strike Now (2019-09-30). Young and Old Rise Up for Climate Action in Palo Alto. indybay.org Grassroots action with a local face–young and old rose for Climate Action in Palo Alto on September 20. | [photos: Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]…

Sarah Myhre (2019-09-30). Why women's climate leadership is vital. nationofchange.org On the back of a horse outside of Yellowstone National Park in August, I cracked a joke with a friend next to me: "I'm gonna let you finish about your Ph.D. and book tour there," I ribbed her. "But you'll need to make space for the voices that really matter here. You know, the voices of apolitical, middling, literary White men with big feelings." | With grim laughter, rolled eyes, and more than a few expletives, we commiserated on the miserable lens that so many male writers and editorial gatekeepers use to frame climate change in the public eye. Examples of this problematic, patriarchal frame in climate story…

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

teleSUR (2019-09-29). Afghanistan Elections: Low Voter Turnout Amid Taliban's Threat. telesurenglish.net Afghanistan's presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at just over 2 million people or about 20 percent of registered voters, an official said Sunday, solidifying fears that a low participation rate could marr the vote. | RELATED: | 'Afghan Election a Threat to Peace': Former President Karzai | The figure is a sharp drop from the roughly…

barry_h (2019-09-29). Perth artist paints Earth's grief. greenleft.org.au art Climate change Lynn TinleyIssue 1240 AustraliaSeptember 29, 2019Below are the opening remarks by long-established West Australian artist, Lynne Tinley at the opening night of Earth Grief, a retrospective exhibition of her art. The exhibition was displayed at the Sustainabl…

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.

United Nations (2019-09-28). Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'. un.org The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".

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" …

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…

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

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…

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…

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 stricken 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 (2019-09-26). 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.

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). 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…

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 (2019-09-25). 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.

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…

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). How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Slams World's Focus on Economic "Fairy Tales" While Ecosystems Collapse. democracynow.org Scores of world leaders gathered in New York on Monday for the U.N. Climate Action Summit, but the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters announced few new measures to address the climate crisis. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence briefly attended the summit but left after just 14 minutes. At the beginning of the summit, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned address to world leaders, explicitly naming their inaction on the climate crisis. "People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing," Greta said. "We are in the beginning of a mass ext…

Staff (2019-09-24). In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change. democracynow.org Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Staff (2019-09-24). Meet Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro at U.N. over Efforts to Preserve the Amazon. democracynow.org A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despite support from dozens of activists, he was barred from entering. He is a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Staff (2019-09-24). Headlines for September 24, 2019. democracynow.org Greta Thunberg and Youth Activists Take On World Leaders at U.N. Climate Action Summit, Trump Admin Tells U.N. to Drop Term "Reproductive Health and Rights", Trump Ordered Hold on Ukrainian Aid Before Call with President Zelensky About Bidens, U.K. Supreme Court: Boris Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Is Unlawful, U.K., France & Germany Say Iran Responsible for Saudi Oil Attacks as Trump Addresses UNGA, Afghanistan: At Least 40 Civilians Killed by U.S.-Afghan Attack, Haiti: Senator Shoots AP Photographer in Face During Anti-Gov't Protests, Video of Blindfolded Prisoners in Xinjiang Adds to Fears of Mass Human R…

Fred_F (2019-09-24). School climate strikers are right: This is the fight of our lives. greenleft.org.au Climate Strike school strike 4 climate climate action Sam WainwrightIssue 1239 Australia PerthSeptember 24, 2019We ne…

Fred_F (2019-09-24). Climate change is a crime being perpetrated against us. greenleft.org.au Climate change capitalist inequality Tamara PearsonIssue 1239 AustraliaSeptember 24, 2019A sophisticated greenwashing industry has emerged over the past few decades to not just mask the environmental destruction of corporations while blaming consumers, but…

Andy Freeman (2019-09-23). Voices from the Seattle Global Climate Strike. liberationnews.org "We must work together to create systemic change…"

Liberation staff (2019-09-23). Indigenous people lead march of 250,000 in NYC climate strike. liberationnews.org "If we don't rise, the sea levels will!"

Staff (2019-09-23). Millions Took Part in the Youth-Led Global Climate Strike Friday. Here's Why People Marched. democracynow.org As many as a quarter-million people marched on the streets of New York City Friday for a youth-led climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Globally, as many as 4 million people took to the streets in hundreds of countries. Democracy Now! was in the streets of New York on Friday speaking with climate strikers from the United States and around the world.

Staff (2019-09-23). "Our House Is on Fire": Greta Thunberg Addresses Hundreds of Thousands at NYC Climate Strike. democracynow.org Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg spoke at Friday's climate strike in New York, where an estimated 300,000 people took to the streets. Thunberg inspired the global spread of weekly climate strikes when she started skipping school to protest outside of the Swedish parliament last year. "We will not just stand aside and watch," Thunberg told a crowd of thousands in her speech at Manhattan's Battery Park. "We are united behind the science, and we will do everything in our power to stop this crisis from getting worse."

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