2019-10-07: News Headlines

Staff (2019-10-07). Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests. truthdig.com BERLIN — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. | In Berlin, around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the German capital's Tiergarten park dominated by the landmark Victory Column. That protest began before dawn. | At Monday lunchtime, another 300 people blocked Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road. | Related Articles: …

The Canary (2019-10-07). Climate protesters block roads in London and across Europe to demand urgent action. thecanary.co Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding urgent action to deal with the world's climate crisis.Demonstrators marched through central London as they kicked off two weeks of activities designed to disrupt the city. London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested.Extinction Rebellion said protesters from the XR Peace group were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment, outside the Ministry of Defence.Among those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retire…

John Feffer (2019-10-07). The New Age of Protest. counterpunch.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 More

Chris Hedges (2019-10-07). Time to Rebel. commondreams.org "It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth." (Photo: Mr.Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climaterebellion.jpeg

Staff (2019-10-07). The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Polluting Our STEM Schools. truthdig.com Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: " Listen to the scientists." | As an engineer, I was glad to hear that. But I also believe it's also vital for scientists to be vigilant about whom they listen to. | For years, corporations funded junk science trying to undermine the climate consensus. Now, virtually all scientists agree that fossil fuels are heating the planet, so corporations are taking a new tack: peddling false solutions. | The fossil fuel industry has po…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-10-07). How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education. counterpunch.org Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: "Listen to the scientists." As an engineer, I was glad to hear that. But I also believe it's also vital for scientists to be vigilant about whom they listen to. For years, corporations funded junk science trying to undermine the climate consensus. Now, virtually More

(2019-10-07). Trump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Oil Drilling. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California's Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking. | The public lands …

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-10-07). Trump Bucks Protests, Opens 725,500 Acres of California's Central Coast to Oil Drilling. indybay.org MARINA, Calif., October 4, 2019 — The Trump administration today dismissed protests and made a formal decision to open 725,500 acres of public lands and mineral estate across California's Central Coast and the Bay Area to new oil and gas drilling and fracking.

No Nukes Action (2019-10-07). SF Speak Out At Japan Consulate: Stop Olympics in Fukshima- Defend Fukushima Families. indybay.org Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St. | San Francisco…

GMWatch (2019-10-07). Resounding "No" to Monsanto's "Bogus" GM Drought-tolerant Maize. globalresearch.ca After more than 10 years of battling Monsanto's "bogus" drought tolerant maize project, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has welcomed the decision by the Minister of Agriculture, Ms Thoko Didiza, upholding the decision by the Executive Council: GMO …

Vandana Shiva (2019-10-07). We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org Biodiversity-based agriculture is not just a climate solution, it is also a solution to hunger. (Photo: Manipadma Jena / IPS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/cattle.jpeg

United Nations (2019-10-07). Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities. un.org Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.

Jake Johnson (2019-10-07). Merging 'loyalty to the oil industry' and 'grudge against California,' Trump opens 725,000 acres to fossil fuel drilling. nationofchange.org "Turning over these spectacular wild places to dirty drilling and fracking will sicken Californians, harm endangered species, and fuel climate chaos."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-07). 'Get On the Streets. And Bring Everybody': Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Two Weeks of Global Action. commondreams.org Nearly a year after Extinction Rebellion launched in London, the global movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand ambitious climate action kicked off two weeks of protests on Monday with demonstrations around the world that blocked major roadways and led to arrests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11742758661.jpg

Meena Miriam Yust, Arshad M Khan (2019-10-06). Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet. commondreams.org "In this anthropocene age, humans are not rapacious owners but stewards of our planet, holding it in trust for succeeding generations. It is what the young led by Greta Thunberg are forcefully making clear to their elders," write Yust and Khan. (Photo: Mickey Faulkner/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bees.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-06). 'This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like': Outrage as London Police Use Battering Ram to Raid Extinction Rebellion Building. commondreams.org "These tactics are very questionable and are arguably infringing on our rights to peaceful protest, and indeed our efforts to preserve people's right to life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/extinction_rebellion_raid.jpg

Peter Koenig (2019-10-05). Climate and the Little Green Women and Men. dissidentvoice.org The Little Green Women and Men (LGWM) are us, humanoids, especially those living in the west, believing we command Mother Earth. Well, no wonder, there is a group among us, who claims to be "God's Chosen People" — and they act it all the way. So much so, that they and their influence on LGWMs, …

Joseph Natoli (2019-10-04). The Battles Now. counterpunch.org "Now we are engaged…." — Lincoln, Gettysburg Address One real battle we are in now — human caused global warming — is a battle we realized very belatedly we are in. The other — the political one — is, in a President Trump retweet, heading toward "a Civil War like fracture in this nation" and More

RT (2019-10-04). 'Save the planet, eat the babies': AOC trolled over climate change panic by pro-Trump prankster. rt.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of radical climate change solutions, but one "modest proposal" caught her off guard. A woman she thought had a "mental condition" suggested eating babies for the good of the earth. | Speaking about her proposed 'Green New Deal' at a town hall event on Thursday, AOC was interrupted by an apparently distressed woman who felt the Green New Deal's zero-carbon goal just wouldn't cut it. Claiming that "we only have a few months left" to fight climate change, the woman went on to suggest that humanity begin eating its own children to save the world from ecological apoca…

David Klein (2019-10-04). Think or Swim. thenation.com Climate change activists demand action from our leaders.

Staff (2019-10-04). US Supreme Court to Decide Fate Of Baltimore v. Big Oil Suit. therealnews.com The city sued 26 oil and gas companies over their role in the climate crisis, but the companies have appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the case from proceeding at the state level.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-10-04). Workers march to end climate crisis. workers.org That climate crisis is a workers' issue was emphatically affirmed by the IndustriALL Global Union when it called on all affiliates to take part in the September worldwide Climate Strike actions. IndustriALL represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, giving it the power . . . | Continue reading Workers march to end climate crisis at Workers.org

Rob Urie (2019-10-04). Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA. counterpunch.org For the first time in half a century, the political left in the U.S. is ascendant. Bernie Sanders is holding his own in the primaries. A group of well-considered programs to save the environment and provide good jobs and health care for all is gaining political traction. And the need is dire. The climate is warming, the seas are polluted and fished out and industrial agriculture threatens to end life on the planet. So, it's time to change the subject? More

Judy Greenspan (2019-10-04). Scapegoating the homeless for climate crisis. workers.org Two weeks ago, when President Donald Trump flew to California for two days to fundraise for his election campaign, his trip was shrouded in secret. No one knew until the last minute where he was going to be. Yet in that short amount of time, Trump was able to attack . . . | Continue reading Scapegoating the homeless for climate crisis at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-10-04). UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis. un.org The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

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.

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.

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…

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 (2019-10-02). 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

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…

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.

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 house of state parliament has voted to declare a climate emergency.

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…

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…

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…

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"

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!"

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

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)

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"

patrick (2019-08-25). Climate Strike Support Ideas for Labor Unions and Union Members. strikedc.org The vast majority of union contracts include "no strike" clauses where unions promise not to strike until their contract expires (usually 2-4 year terms). Almost all union workers risk getting fired for striking for climate and almost all unions risk legal repercussions if they try to organize such a strike. But there are many ways … | Continue reading "Climate Strike Support Ideas for Labor Unions and Union Members"

patrick (2019-08-20). #ShutItDown: Organizing to Strike for Climate Justice. strikedc.org Throughout the 2018—2019 school year, young people around organized massive school climate strikes to demand that the world's leaders take immediate action to address climate change. The strikes started first in Sweden, then spread throughout the European Union and around the world. By March, 15 tens of thousands of students in more than 100 countries … | Continue reading "#ShutItDown: Organizing to Strike for Climate Justice"

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