2019-10-13: News Headlines

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-10-13). Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening. dissidentvoice.org Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G — threaten imminent human extinction if not contained. …

CANOPY (2019-10-13). Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect. indybay.org CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-10-13). Human Violence: Pervasive Throughout Society. "Strategic Response" to End Violence. globalresearch.ca Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well …

United Nations (2019-10-13). UN chief praises Japanese climate resilience, as Typhoon Hagibis cleanup begins. un.org With Typhoon Hagibis causing destruction and loss of life in Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has praised the leadership role the country is playing in climate resilience, and its "extensive and efficient preparation for this latest extreme weather event".

United Nations (2019-10-13). Reducing disaster risk is a good investment, and 'the right thing to do', says Guterres. un.org There is a strong economic case for climate resilience and reducing the risk of disasters, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on Sunday.

Citizens Climate Lobby and others (2019-10-13). Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Climate Change on Bay Area Wildlife. indybay.org The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704…

James Wright (2019-10-13). Climate campaigners win a major victory, leaving Boris Johnson even weaker. thecanary.co With flagship fracking company Cuadrilla packing its bags, climate campaigners have won a major victory. And they've left Boris Johnson, who has long championed fracking, even weaker. | 'Fracking is dead': | After reportedly triggering several e…

University of San Francisco (2019-10-13). Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival. indybay.org Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-13). Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company! dissidentvoice.org Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she …

Alleen Brown (2019-10-12). Can Extinction Rebellion Build a U.S. Climate Movement Big Enough to Save the Earth? theintercept.com 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.

The Canary (2019-10-12). Doctors join climate change protest to warn of health dangers. thecanary.co 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…

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

RT (2019-10-12). Colossal WASTE in US healthcare spending surpasses military budget at nearly $1 trillion per year, study says. rt.com 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…

Graham Peebles (2019-10-12). Climate Change: All Talk No Action. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Staff (2019-10-12). Tokyo Area Shuts Down as Powerful Typhoon Lashes Japan. truthdig.com 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…

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

United Nations (2019-10-12). After this year's Climate Action Summit, what happens next? un.org 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.

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

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

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

RT (2019-10-11). Jane Fonda protests 'climate change' in DC because Greta Thunberg said so, gets arrested. rt.com 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…

Eds. (2019-10-11). Climate Justice in India: A critical overview. mronline.org 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

Eds. (2019-10-11). Struggle for climate change is a struggle against capitalism. mronline.org 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

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

Graham Peebles (2019-10-11). Climate Change: All Talk No Action. counterpunch.org 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 More

Yves Engler (2019-10-11). Is Trudeau a Climate Criminal? dissidentvoice.org 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 …

United Nations (2019-10-11). Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media. un.org 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.

United Nations (2019-10-11). Climate emergency: City mayors are 'world's first responders', says UN chief. un.org 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.

The Canary (2019-10-11). NHS pledges to cut plastic in canteens and across catering. thecanary.co 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…

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

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

pip.hinman (2019-10-11). Extinction Rebellion protester: Why we got arrested for climate change. greenleft.org.au 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…

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

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

Staff (2019-10-08). Youth Indigenous Activist Speaks on Deforestation in Indonesia. therealnews.com 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.

Staff (2019-10-08). This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Touts "Great and Unmatched Wisdom" as U.S. Abandons Kurdish Allies, State Dept. Orders Ambassador Gordon Sondland Not to Testify to Impeachment Inquiry, Federal Judge Rejects Trump's "Repugnant" Argument Against Turning Over Tax Records, Ecuador's President Moves Government From Capital as Anti-Austerity Protests Grow, Bolivia Rains Quell Fires After 10 Million Amazon Acres Burn, 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Protests Demand Climate Action, Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg to Visit Standing Rock Reservation, Supreme Court Opens New Term with Justice Clarence Thomas Absent, Asylum Seekers Esco…

Staff (2019-10-07). GOP Lobbyists Behind Gas Industry 'Empowerment Alliance' Oppose Green New Deal. therealnews.com The group's spokesman is the former press secretary for U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and the 2004 Bush campaign. It does not disclose its funders over concerns of "eco-terrorists."

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.

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.

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"

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"

CounterSpin (2019-08-16). Ernest Coverson on Guns & Human Rights, Carey Gillam Under Attack From Monsanto. fair.org Media…

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