2019-10-15: News Headlines

Lee Camp (2019-10-15). Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity's Death Warrant. truthdig.com Only 100 companies will sign humanity's death sentence. That's it. One hundred corporate boards filled with sociopaths. But I'll get back to that in a moment. | In recent weeks, climate activists in New York City jammed up foot traffic on Wall Street with a die-in, covering themselves in fake blood and lying on the ground. Other activists in Washington, D.C., blocked intersections using a variety of tactics, gridlocking traffic and pissing off a lot of people. It seems clear that when it comes to our impending extinction, practically no one cares, unl…

Eds. (2019-10-15). Hands off Greta Thunberg! mronline.org Defenders of capitalism, joined by some on the left, are attacking the young woman who has become the symbol of a mass movement. Our place is by her side. | Source

WSWS (2019-10-15). Australian governments trial police-state measures against climate protesters. wsws.org The authorities are using the demonstrations as a test case for future repression of the emerging social and political struggles of the working class.

Lee Camp (2019-10-15). Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity's Death Warrant. mintpressnews.com The 100 corporations actively suffocating us in a blanket of global warming emissions are the same ones that run our government. They have wrapped their tentacles around our politicians, the regulatory agencies and the criminal justice system.

CANOPY (2019-10-15). Climate Positive Speaker Series: Cool Effect. indybay.org CANOPY Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Avenue #F4, San Francisco, CA 94133…

Citizens Climate Lobby and others (2019-10-15). Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Effects of Climate Change on Bay Area Wildlife. indybay.org The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704…

Center for Biological Diversity (2019-10-15). State Endangered Species Protection Sought for California's Joshua Trees. indybay.org Iconic Desert Plant Threatened by Climate Change, Habitat Loss…

University of San Francisco (2019-10-15). Climate Change, Disability and the Politics of Survival. indybay.org Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118…

Yanis Varoufakis, David Adler (2019-10-15). A Recession Is Coming. When It Does, We Need to Demand a Green New Deal. commondreams.org With the climate strikers marching on their front feet—and the old guard caught retreating on its heels—we have a clear opportunity to achieve a true systems change. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/greennewdeal_2.jpeg

United Nations (2019-10-15). Rural women a 'powerful force' for global climate action: UN Secretary-General. un.org Rural women and girls across the world are a "powerful force" in global action to respond to climate change, according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-15). After Shell CEO Claims 'We Have No Choice' But to Invest in Fossil Fuels, McKibben Says, 'We Have No Choice But to Try and Stop Them'. commondreams.org Climate activists and experts underscored the necessity of fighting to urgently end the use of fossil fuels worldwide after Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden claimed Monday that "we have no choice" but to invest in long-term oil and gas projects. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/shell_2.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-15). Acting 'On Behalf of Life,' Extinction Rebellion Defies Blanket Ban on Climate Protests in London. commondreams.org "They take these actions to protect an establishment that is criminally negligent in its inaction on ecological and climate breakdown. We rebel against a broken system." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/extinction_rebellion_london.jpg

Ed Sykes (2019-10-15). London police face criticism and resistance over 'heavy-handed' ban on protests. thecanary.co Police are facing growing criticism and resistance over a "heavy-handed" London-wide ban on climate crisis protests. | 'Police protecting the banks': | The Metropolitan Police imposed conditions under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, requiring any protest assembly in the capital to cease by 9pm on Monday. It claimed this was to "prevent serious disruption to the life of the community". As of 5pm on Monday, police said there had been 1,445 arrests in connection with the eight days of Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate protests in London. Officers also made more than 90 arrests on Monday as protester…

Mike Miller (2019-10-14). Global Climate Strike: From Protest To Power? counterpunch.org Climate justice advocates enthusiastically report that the recent Global Climate Strike involved 7.6 million people in 6,500 events that took place in 185 countries, supported by 8,500 websites, 3,000 companies, and 73 trade unions. Behind the headlines is this fact: with the exception of Morocco, no country in the world is complying with its Paris More

Daniel Judt (2019-10-14). Can Extinction Rebellion Put Climate Change 'Beyond Politics'? thenation.com Can Extinction Rebellion Put Climate Change 'Beyond Politics'?

United Nations (2019-10-14). Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger. un.org With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN's food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign.

Karen Stillerman (2019-10-14). As Presidential Candidates Prepare for Ohio Debate, Farmers Need a New Vision. commondreams.org With climate change clearly upon us, the federal government must take bold action to equip farmers in Ohio and across the nation with the tools they need to help themselves, their communities, and the future of our food. (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/cnn_4.jpeg

Matt Korda (2019-10-14). When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons. thenation.com When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons…

The Canary (2019-10-14). Brexit will 'hold back' climate change action, SNP conference told. thecanary.co Brexit will "hold back" efforts in Scotland to tackle the global climate emergency, the country's environment secretary said.Roseanna Cunningham announced new measures to help in the fight against global warming — but warned of the impact leaving the European Union could have on the environment.Speaking at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen, she said: "Brexit will hold back Scotland's environmental ambitions."We cannot allow Brexit to happen. Scotland voted to remain in the EU and we must do all we can to keep Scotland in the EU."But if it does happen — I promise this — we will protect Scotland'

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. …

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.

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 …

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

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.

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 …

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

Russel Ruch (2019-09-30). El Apartheid climático: efectos diferenciales en la era del imperialismo. liberationnews.org De hecho, no hay nada hipotética o futurista sobre este escenario. Las señales del apartheid climático ya se están mostrando.

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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