2019-10-03: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-10-03). Climate protesters arrested for spraying fake blood at Treasury over UK funding for fossil-fuel schemes. thecanary.co Four people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after climate crisis activists sprayed the Treasury in central London with fake blood.Extinction Rebellion demonstrators parked an old fire engine outside the building, and a pool of red liquid — said to be 396 gallons (1,800 litres) of water coloured with food dye — lay opposite the entrance.A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 10.17am to Horse Guards Road. People on a privately-owned fire engine had sprayed a liquid at the Treasury building. … Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage."The campaigne…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-10-03). Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona's Borderlands. theintercept.com Imagine a sensation akin to sticking your face in a furnace, except the furnace is everywhere and you are walking through it. The air is not just hot. It actually burns against your eyeballs. Every step you take is met with a hidden conspiracy of loose rocks, barbed plants, and poisonous animals. You can't touch anything. Your body's internal alarm system blinks red. If you stop moving for any significant amount of time, you die. Even if you keep moving, you might also die. In fact, the heat is already killing you. | This is not some future hellscape. It was the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, along the U.S.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-10-03). Global climate strikes—Earth crisis arouses millions. workers.org In Montreal, Quebec province, Canada, more than 500,000 people marched on Sept. 27 in an effort to halt the climate crisis, in the largest strike in the city's history, according to organizers. Indigenous youth headed massive Montreal Climate Strike, Sept. 27. This and other Global Climate Strike events ended a . . . | Continue reading Global climate strikes—Earth crisis arouses millions at Workers.org

John Feffer (2019-10-03). The new age of protest. nationofchange.org Led by young people, climate strikers blocked traffic on two mornings at the end of last month in Washington, DC. On the first day, protestors chained themselves to a boat three blocks from the White House, and 32 activists were arrested. On the second day, activists targeted the EPA and Trump International Hotel. It was …

David Korten (2019-10-03). "No winners on a dead Earth": Why we need a climate leader in 2020. nationofchange.org We know that election year 2020 is important, but we have scarcely begun to grasp the epic depth of what we must set in motion by the end of next year if there is to be realistic hope for a human future. Led by a brave and bold young woman, Greta Thunberg, massive youth protests are …

António Guterres (2019-10-03). Youth Climate Strikers Have Accused World Leaders Like Me of Failure. They Are Right. commondreams.org School children shout slogans during a strike and protest by students highlighting inadequate progress to address climate change in Sydney on March 15, 2019. Around the world, during a week of rolling and coordinated strikes and marches, more than 7 millions people demanded bold action to address the planetary emergency. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/leaders_failed_so_we_must_lead.jpg

John Feffer (2019-10-03). The New Age of Protest. commondreams.org School strike for climate in Melbourne (Photo: Julian Meehan via Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/schoolstrike.jpeg

Dr. Peter Wynn Kirby (2019-10-03). Slow Burn: Dirt, Radiation, and Power in Fukushima. globalresearch.ca Amid the radioactive fallout of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and across what would come to be known as the Exclusion Zone, Japanese members of the nuclear lobby laboured to contain the political fallout of the Fukushima …

Staff (2019-10-03). UN Secretary-General Calls on Biggest Polluters to Step Up Climate Efforts. truthout.org | | On the eve of the September UN climate action summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: "You are failing us". | They are right. | Global emissions are increasing. Temperatures are rising. The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are already dire — and set to get much worse. | The science is undeniable. But in many places, people don't need a chart…

S (2019-10-03). Climate Stories: A New Exhibition at the Global Museum, SF State University. indybay.org Global Museum, San Francisco State University | 1600 Holloway Avenue, Fine Arts Building, Room 293, San Francisco, CA 94132…

Frida Berrigan (2019-10-03). It Shouldn't Be Donald Trump's Future (Which Is No Future at All). commondreams.org After all, the future doesn't belong to him or to me. It belongs to my kids and your kids and all the generations to follow. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/march-24-climate-strikes-students_0.jpeg

António Guterres (2019-10-03). An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold. thenation.com An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold…

United Nations (2019-10-03). UN's Guterres: Broad climate 'movement' has begun, but there's a long way to go. un.org When it comes to the climate emergency, "we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun," UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken.

The Lake Merritt Institute (2019-10-03). Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander. indybay.org The Forum, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA 94607 | Campus map: laney.edu/about/campus-map/

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

Staff (2019-10-03). Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State's Stricter Auto Emissions Standards. democracynow.org California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state's air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest regulatory rollback of laws aimed at slowing the climate crisis. Auto emissions are California's single largest source of greenhouse gases. From Los Angeles, we're joined by Mary Nichols, the longtime chair of the California Air Resources Board. She has led the board in crafting California's intern…

RT (2019-10-03). 'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle. rt.com US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe at Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, retweeting a pro-MAGA account mocking the teenage eco-campaigner. | Thunberg's impassioned speech to world leaders at last week's UN Climate Action Summit established her as the world's leading spokesperson against climate change. But not everyone agrees with her apocalyptic message and lack of clear-cut suggestions for change. | Among the critics is Trump and some of his voters. On Thursday, the president held off directly attacking Thunberg but retweeted a post from one of his supporters calling the climate crusader…

Deirdre Griswold (2019-10-02). Climate justice, system change and the working class. workers.org Deirdre Griswold The following is a slightly edited talk given by WW editor Deirdre Griswold at a Sept. 28 forum titled "The Climate Crisis, A Marxist View," organized by the Boston branch of Workers World Party. As you all know by now, a 16-year-old named Greta Thunberg recently crossed the . . . | Continue reading Climate justice, system change and the working class at Workers.org

The Canary (2019-10-02). Royal Shakespeare Company cuts ties with oil giant BP. thecanary.co The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is ending its partnership with BP after coming under pressure over its ties with the oil giant.The renowned theatre company's £5 ticket scheme, for 16 to 25-year olds, has been supported by BP since 2013.The announcement comes just days after school strikers threatened to boycott the British cultural institution over what it called "sickening" links to BP.BP said it was "disappointed and dismayed that the RSC has decided to end our partnership early".Gregory Doran, RSC artistic director, and Catherine Mallyon, executive director, said: "Amidst the climate emergency, which…

Makasi Motema (2019-10-02). 'Stop the wars, save the planet!'. workers.org Activists with the People's Mobilization to Stop the U.S. War Machine gathered at Herald Square Sept. 22 to denounce U.S. imperialism and its role in the current climate crisis. People's Mobilization is a coalition that includes Code Pink, the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective, the International Action Center and many anti-war, . . . | Continue reading 'Stop the wars, save the planet!' at Workers.org

Staff (2019-10-02). California's New Climate Change Plan Uses World's Forests as Collateral. therealnews.com California has endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, a global plan linking forest preservation to carbon offset credits. It is opposed by environmental justice groups and Indigenous people.

United Nations (2019-10-02). WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas. un.org The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago.

Eds. (2019-10-01). New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of Global wheat crop by 2100. mronline.org Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented." | Source

Media Lens (2019-10-01). "How Dare You!" The Climate Crisis and the Public Demand for Real Action. dissidentvoice.org Reality clashed with the BBC version of false consensus in a remarkable edition of HardTalk last month. Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was starkly honest about humanity's extreme predicament in the face of climate breakdown and refused to buckle under host Stephen Sackur's incredulous questioning. Sackur's inability to grasp that we are already in …

Staff (2019-10-01). Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution. democracynow.org Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

Juliana Musheyev (2019-09-30). Vista high school students demand climate action. liberationnews.org Students from Rancho Buena Vista High School organized a sit-in at Vista City Hall Sept. 27 to demand a stronger climate action plan.

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…

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 state parliament has voted to declare a climate emergency. | South A…

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). 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"

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!"

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Moira Cassidy (2019-09-16). The evil twins: Climate change and ocean acidification. liberationnews.org "We have no choice but to fight the capitalist system that has brought our planet's ecosystem to the brink of collapse."

Marcus Nells (2019-09-16). U.S. war machine pushes the planet toward climate catastrophe. liberationnews.org Is a "green war machine" possible?

patrick (2019-09-12). We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice. strikedc.org "This is definitely a next-level direct action. The urgency of climate change warrants such an attempt to disrupt business as usual… to make it impossible for people with decision making-power to go about their daily lives as if we are not in a climate emergency." That's what the New York Times printed about our plans to #ShutDownDC … | Continue reading "We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice"

patrick (2019-08-29). Report Back from #ShutDownDC Kickoff Meeting. strikedc.org Wow! That was an incredible meeting last night. 125 people in the room and 11 solid affinity groups at the #ShutDownDC kick off meeting! We're so inspired to see so many amazing people stepping up to the challenge. The Climate Strike week of action is less than a month away and we have a long … | Continue reading "Report Back from #ShutDownDC Kickoff Meeting"

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