2019-10-12: Social Media Postees

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Climate Change: All Talk No Action
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-12
Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and scope, demands for action are repeated, louder and louder, anger and anxiety mounts. And yet politicians and corporations, complacent, trapped by outdated ideology and motivated by …

Doctors join climate change protest to warn of health dangers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
More than 100 healthcare professionals have joined the sixth day of climate change protests in London.Doctors, nurses and medical students were among those demonstrating at Jubilee Gardens, near oil giant Shell's London HQ, on Saturday in the "Health March for the Planet".Several protesters leading the crowd wore hospital face masks, while others carried Extinction Rebellion flags and signs reading: "Climate change is a health issue."Doctors and other health workers took part in the protest in London's Jubilee Gardens (Dominic Lipinski/PA)Alex Turner, 36, a paediatric and emergency doctor from Bristol who was wea…

Alaska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in kids' climate change lawsuit
Joaqlin Estus | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-12
'Is there a time to declare that air that sustains life is a fundamental right?'…

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Oct. 9 on the constitutionality of Alaska's energy policy promoting development of oil and gas. The plaintiffs in Sinnok vs the state of Alaska are 16 young Alaskans ranging in age from 5 to 22. | One of the plaintiffs' two attorneys, Andrew Welle, told justices the state knowingly and systematically permits, authorizes and promotes the development of fossil fuels. Those actions, he said, are adding to greenhouse gasses and destabilizing the…

Can Extinction Rebellion Build a U.S. Climate Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth?
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-10-12
To members sincere in their belief that a mass-appeal movement is what's needed to quell catastrophe, drawing in front-line communities is life or death.

It is time to try out an "ecological Leninism" — Interview with Andreas Malm
Andreas Malm | mronline.org | 2019-10-12
Andreas Malm interviewed about Marxist approaches to the climate movement. | Source…

"The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes": 10 U.S. species face extinction due by climate-fueled superstorms
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-12
"The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes that bring suffering and death to some of our nation's most vulnerable wildlife."

A 'Red Deal': Why Indigenous Communities Belong at the Center of Climate Action
Josue De Luna Navarro | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
"We are all related; us, plants, animals, water, air, and soil. We are all related."

After this year's Climate Action Summit, what happens next?
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-12
People across the world need to embrace "fundamental change" in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit.

It's time to add global justice to XR's demands
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-12
Extinction Rebellion must recognise the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, and demand a just transition for all, argues Aranyo Aarjan | Source…

Tokyo Area Shuts Down as Powerful Typhoon Lashes Japan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. | Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food ahead of Typhoon Hagibis. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously heavy rainfall in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, including Gunma, Saitama and Kanagawa, and later expanded the area to include Fukushima and Miyagi to the north. A coastal earthquake also rattle…

Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says
rt.com | 2019-10-12
Waste and needless spending in America's healthcare system could amount to almost $1 trillion each year, topping total US military expenditures in 2019 — the world's largest defense budget — according to new research. | Encompassing administrative overhead, fraud and abuse, inflated pricing and other inefficiencies, a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the cumulative waste in US healthcare ranged from $760 billion to $935 annually, or 25 percent of what Americans spend each year o…

Climate breakdown activists 'wallpaper' government department with science reports
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
Environmental activists have 'wallpapered' the front of a government department with pages of science detailing the climate impact of fracked gas.A group of protesters, many dressed in boiler suits, pasted printouts of a study by climate scientist Professor Robert Howarth of Cornell University in the US, showing the effects of fracked gas on fossil fuels.The group pasted the pages on the revolving doors, walls and windows of the department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin.The move is the flagship action of Extinction Rebellion week in the city.Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors wallpa…

Jane Fonda protests 'climate change' in DC because Greta Thunberg said so, gets arrested
rt.com | 2019-10-11
Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has woken up to how bad climate change is after listening to Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. She came to Washington to protest on the steps of the Capitol, and promptly got arrested. | "I've been a climate scientist for decades and decades," Fonda, 81, told ABC News — but it was apparently Thunberg holding a sign in from of the Swedish parliament that inspired her to actually take to the streets. So the 81-year-old actress decided to get out of her "comfort zone," leaving her $5.45 million Los Angeles mansion to move across the country to Washington, DC for the purpose of pro…

Climate Change: All Talk No Action
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
Awareness of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and scope, demands for action are repeated, louder and louder, anger and anxiety mounts. And yet politicians and corporations, complacent, trapped by outdated ideology and motivated by…

Is Trudeau a Climate Criminal?
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-11
During a rally/press conference before the September 27 climate strike/protest in Montréal a friend interrupted the Prime Minister to label him a "climate criminal". When Trudeau joined the enormous march, I dogged him yelling "criminel climatique/climate criminal". A week later I was detained and given a $150 ticket for yelling "climate criminal" outside a café …

Climate Justice in India: A critical overview
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Global climate strike led by Greta Thunberg and youth around the world has trigged climate justice debates in the mainstream. In India, from the past few weeks, we have witnessed climate protests in major metropolitan cities demanding governments to act on the current climate crisis to ensure a livable future for the coming generations. | Source…

Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.

Climate emergency: City mayors are 'world's first responders', says UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
City bosses are "the world's first responders to the climate emergency" UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors' summit in Copenhagen.

Struggle for climate change is a struggle against capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
The struggle against inequality and for destruction of capital is innately linked with struggle for man-nature dialectics of the higher order where earth does not remain a commodity to be exploited. | Source…

Inside the "Anthropocene" film
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Its creators get candid about chronicling the sixth great extinction. | Source…

NHS pledges to cut plastic in canteens and across catering
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year. | The use of single-use plastic across all catering will be cut as part of a drive to reduce waste and help the environment. | The move will affect staff and patient canteens, on-ward catering and plastics handed out by on-site retailers including Boots, M&S and WH Smith. | These major retailers have signed up to the pledge and promised to get rid of straws and stirrers from April 2020, with cutlery, plates and cups phased out over the following 12 months. | The NHS bought at least 163…

Applause at Global Summit as Ocasio-Cortez Calls Climate Crisis 'Consequence of Our Unsustainable Way of Life'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
Freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocated for a Global Green New Deal to combat the climate crisis that humanity has created with an "unsustainable way of life" during a speech that closed out the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen on Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aoc_4.jpg

Extinction Rebellion protester: Why we got arrested for climate change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
climate emergency Duncan RodenIssue 1240 Australia Extinction Rebellion SydneyOctober 11, 2019More than 38 people, including myself, were arrested during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest i…

Cops aren't tops
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Fighting Fund Sam WainwrightIssue 1240 Australia climate emergency Extinction Rebellion fossil fuel mafiaOctober 1…

To defend jobs, unions must take lead on climate emergency
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
climate emergency Crimson CoconutIssue 1240 Australia unions jobs employmentOctober 11, 2019Some unions have been rightfully criticised for sen…

62 arrested after Extinction Rebellion protest brings Times Square to a standstill
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested after supergluing themselves to a bright green boat they towed into a busy Times Square intersection in New York City, blocking traffic. | Some 62 protesters were taken into custody after parking a lime green sailboat in the middle of Times Square, one of the city's busiest intersections, snarling up traffic for two hours on Thursday morning. | The stunt, engineered by the controversial environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR), was designed to force action on climate change — the boat, and many of the protesters' signs, demanded the gov…

5 Billion Face Higher Risk of Pollution, Crop Losses by 2050
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Five billion people across the globe–disproportionately those in poorer communities–could face a higher risk of enduring coastal storms, water pollution, and crop losses linked to the human-caused climate crisis by 2050, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. | RELATED: | Caribbean Corals Suffer From Ocean Warming, Climate Change | "Our analyses suggest that the current environmental governance at local, regional, and international levels is fail…

Demand More from Transportation Bill
Steven Higashide | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The new bill "acknowledges" climate change in the same way that sending a pallet of bottled water to Flint, Michigan "acknowledges" the lead crisis.

Extinction Rebellion: Hundreds Arrested in Protest of Climate Crisis
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-09
Thousands are taking part in two weeks of civil disobedience aimed at forcing governments to address climate change…

Youth Indigenous Activist Speaks on Deforestation in Indonesia
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-08
14-year-old Kynan Degar explains how the palm oil industry harms indigenous Indonesian communities through deforestation–an interview at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-08
More than 700 people have been arrested in civil disobedience actions as the group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of protests in 60 cities worldwide, demanding urgent government action on the climate crisis. Its members have superglued themselves to government buildings, occupied public landmarks, shut down roads and taken to the streets to sound the alarm about the impending catastrophe of global warming. Extinction Rebellion, a nonpolitical movement, launched last year in the U.K. and rose to prominence in April, when it disrupted traffic in Central London for 11 days. For more about the significance…

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…

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.

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.

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"

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) …

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"

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