2019-10-03: Social Media Postees

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'Keep up the great work': Trump jabs at Greta Thunberg in Twitter proxy battle
rt.com | 2019-10-03
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…
rt.com/usa/470143-trump-greta-thunberg-tweet/

Climate protesters arrested for spraying fake blood at Treasury over UK funding for fossil-fuel schemes
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/03/climate-protesters-arrested-for-spraying-fake-blood-at-treasury-over-uk-funding-for-fossil-fuel-schemes/

The new age of protest
John Feffer | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/03/the-new-age-of-protest/

"No winners on a dead Earth": Why we need a climate leader in 2020
David Korten | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/03/no-winners-on-a-dead-earth-why-we-need-a-climate-leader-in-2020/

The New Age of Protest
John Feffer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
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
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Youth Climate Strikers Have Accused World Leaders Like Me of Failure. They Are Right
António Guterres | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
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
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Slow Burn: Dirt, Radiation, and Power in Fukushima
Dr. Peter Wynn Kirby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
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 …
globalresearch.ca/dirt-radiation-power-fukushima/5690924

Global climate strikes–Earth crisis arouses millions
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2019-10-03
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
workers.org/2019/10/02/global-climate-strikes-arouse-millions/

Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona's Borderlands
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-10-03
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.
theintercept.com/2019/10/03/climate-change-migration-militarization-arizona/

UN Secretary-General Calls on Biggest Polluters to Step Up Climate Efforts
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| 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…
truthout.org/articles/un-secretary-general-calls-on-biggest-polluters-to-step-up-climate-efforts/

An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold
António Guterres | thenation.com | 2019-10-03
An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold…
thenation.com/article/climate-change-movement/

Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander
The Lake Merritt Institute | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
The Forum, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA 94607 | Campus map: laney.edu/about/campus-map/
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/01/18826961.php

UN's Guterres: Broad climate 'movement' has begun, but there's a long way to go
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-03
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.
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Climate Stories: A New Exhibition at the Global Museum, SF State University
S | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
Global Museum, San Francisco State University | 1600 Holloway Avenue, Fine Arts Building, Room 293, San Francisco, CA 94132…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/01/18826962.php

It Shouldn't Be Donald Trump's Future (Which Is No Future at All)
Frida Berrigan | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
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
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Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State's Stricter Auto Emissions Standards
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/3/trump_admin_california_climate_policies

'Stop the wars, save the planet!'
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-10-02
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
workers.org/2019/10/01/stop-the-wars-save-the-planet/

Climate justice, system change and the working class
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-10-02
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
workers.org/2019/10/01/climate-justice-system-change-and-the-working-class/

WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048402

Royal Shakespeare Company cuts ties with oil giant BP
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
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…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/10/02/royal-shakespeare-company-cuts-ties-with-oil-giant-bp/

California's New Climate Change Plan Uses World's Forests as Collateral
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-02
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.
therealnews.com/stories/california-new-climate-change-plan-uses-world-forests-collateral

"How Dare You!" The Climate Crisis and the Public Demand for Real Action
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/how-dare-you-the-climate-crisis-and-the-public-demand-for-real-action/

New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of Global wheat crop by 2100
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
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…
mronline.org/2019/09/30/new-research-warns-severe-climate-related-droughts-could-threaten-60-of-global-wheat-crop-by-2100/

Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/newark_water_crisis_mayor_baraka

Do Voters Not Bear Responsibility for Those Who They Choose to Govern?
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-30
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/do-voters-not-bear-responsibility-for-those-who-they-choose-to-govern/

War boys, V8s & dust: Mad Max-themed post-apocalyptic 'Wasteland Weekend' festival held in Mojave Desert (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-09-30
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…
rt.com/usa/469940-mad-max-festival-mojave/

Climate apartheid: Differential impacts in the age of imperialism
Russel Ruch | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-30
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.
liberationnews.org/climate-apartheid-differential-impacts-in-the-age-of-imperialism/

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

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/headlines

Perth artist paints Earth's grief
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-29
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/perth-artist-paints-earths-grief

Liberals squirm as South Australia's parliament declares climate emergency
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-28
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/liberals-squirm-south-australias-parliament-declares-climate-emergency

Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
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…
therealnews.com/columns/message-to-the-climate-strike-marchers-in-detroit

Headlines for September 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/headlines

Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree visits drought stricken Murray Darling communities
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
climate emergency Rachel EvansIssue 1239 Australia Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival Bus Tour water theftSeptember 27, 2019More than 200 people are set to tour…
greenleft.org.au/content/yaama-ngunna-baaka-corroboree-visits-drought-stricken-murray-darling-communities

Capitalism and climate change
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/capitalism-and-climate-change

Corporate Media Ignores Connection Between Militarism and Climate Change
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-26
Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world's worst polluters.
therealnews.com/stories/corporate-media-ignores-connection-between-militarism-and-climate-change

Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-26
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.
therealnews.com/stories/warming-oceans-are-rising-at-alarming-rate-says-new-un-report

Headlines for September 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/headlines

'We are a wave of change,' say New York climate strikers
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/we-are-wave-change-say-new-york-climate-strikers

School strikers take aim at Morrison, vow to continue
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-26
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/school-strikers-take-aim-morrison-vow-continue

Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
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."
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/25/trump_un_general_assembly_speech_vijay

StrikeDC — Friday, September 27
patrick | strikedc.org | 2019-09-24
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"
strikedc.org/index.php/2019/09/24/strikedc-friday-september-27/

Climate change is a crime being perpetrated against us
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-24
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/climate-crisis-proves-wrong-people-run-world

Indigenous people lead march of 250,000 in NYC climate strike
Liberation staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-23
"If we don't rise, the sea levels will!"
liberationnews.org/indigenous-people-lead-march-of-250000-in-nyc-climate-strike/

Voices from the Seattle Global Climate Strike
Andy Freeman | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-23
"We must work together to create systemic change…"
liberationnews.org/voices-from-the-seattle-global-climate-strike/

Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-18
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) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-climate-strike-oppose-israels-climate-apartheid

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

U.S. war machine pushes the planet toward climate catastrophe
Marcus Nells | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-16
Is a "green war machine" possible?
liberationnews.org/the-u-s-war-machine-global-enforcer-of-business-as-usual/

We've got a Plan to #ShutDownDC For Climate Justice
patrick | strikedc.org | 2019-09-12
"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"
strikedc.org/index.php/2019/09/12/weve-got-a-plan-to-shutdowndc-for-climate-justice/

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