2020-02-17: Social Media Postees

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Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Change
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-17
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Gangster-climate ally? Greta gets flamed for posing with crime-glamorizing rapper (PHOTO)
rt.com | 2020-02-17
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has exposed herself to intense internet mockery after posing with a controversial Swedish rapper who purportedly spent several years in prison. | The musical artist, 1.Cuz, performed at Thunberg's recent "Fridays for Future" rally in central Stockholm. Known for always wearing a mask and keeping his real identity a secret, 1.Cuz raps about crime, drugs and his hatred of the cops. | In a recent interview with Swedish media, the rapper reportedly revealed that he had served two years in prison for a "serious" crime

Student climate change protests across the UK
wsws.org | 2020-02-17
Manchester protester: "When it comes to politics and elections, you vote for one side and you vote for the other side but there's the same puppet master pulling the strings."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/17/clim-f17.html

Is Coronavirus the First Climate Plague?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-17
Journalists Bryn Nelson and Jane C. Hu, in conversation with The Real News Network's Kim Brown, explain how rising temperatures will create more deadly outbreaks, and why we can expect an increase in xenophobia as these diseases spread. | Watch the interview in its entirety above.
truthdig.com/videos/is-coronavirus-the-first-climate-plague/

Contribution of indigenous people to fighting climate change is hanging by a thread
Iokiñe Rodríguez and Mirna Inturias | zcomm.org | 2020-02-17
The recent history of Bolivia shows the danger of allowing the fight for indigenous rights and climate action to be co-opted…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/contribution-of-indigenous-people-to-fighting-climate-change-is-hanging-by-a-thread/

No excuses–we have to shut down the fossil fuel industry
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-17
In the face of an ecological catastrophe as enormous and terrifying as this season's bushfires, you might think that policy might begin to shift, as those in power face up to the reality of human-induced climate change. But you'd be wrong. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/17/no-excuses-we-have-to-shut-down-the-fossil-fuel-industry/

Toxic dump: First-world electronics scrapyard in Ghana puts THOUSANDS at risk of cancer
rt.com | 2020-02-17
Ghana has become one of the world's largest dumping grounds for electronic waste, creating a deadly industry that has put thousands at risk. RT's Ruptly video agency talked to people living in the epicenter of the catastrophe. | The electronics scrapyard near Ghana's capital, Accra, has left the surrounding region contaminated with hazardous toxins that have polluted the environment and created serious health problems for residents. According to one estimate, around 200,000 tons of the globe's discarded electronics find their way to one slum in Accra

Capitalism, socialism and over-production crises
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-02-17
Unlike capitalism, socialism avoids any waste or slack, such as is caused by an over-production crisis, by raising the consumption of workers appropriately to avert it. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/17/capitalism-socialism-and-over-production-crises/

Coastal landfill sites set to spill over into sea, expert warns
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-17
More than 1,200 coastal landfill sites are in danger of spilling their contents into the sea

2.5M Pounds of Radioactive Waste Illegally Dumped in Oregon Landfill
Monica Samayoa | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-17
The Oregon Department of Energy has issued a notice of violation to a hazardous waste facility for accepting more than 2 million pounds of radioactive materials east of the Columbia River Gorge. | Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of Waste Management …
globalresearch.ca/2-5m-pounds-radioactive-waste-illegally-dumped-oregon-landfill/5703840

UK Government Announces £1.2bn for 'World's Most Powerful Weather and Climate Supercomputer'
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-17
Climatologists believe that extreme weather events, including droughts and flooding, will only increase as the global warming ups the earth's temperature, the polar ice caps continue to melt, and sea levels continue to rise.
sputniknews.com/uk/202002171078335116-uk-government-announces-12bn-for-worlds-most-powerful-weather-and-climate-supercomputer-/

National climate emergency summit showcases market wing of climate movement
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-17
climate emergency Hans A BaerIssue 1254 Australia fossil fuels just transitions MelbourneFebruary 17, 2020The 2020 National Cl…
greenleft.org.au/content/national-climate-emergency-summit-showcases-market-wing-climate-movement

Jason Kenney Treated with Kid-Gloves, Indigenous Protestors with Assault Rifles
Linda McQuaig | commondreams.org | 2020-02-16
Extinction Rebellion Ottawa marched through the city Friday in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation. (Photo: @XROttawa/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-02-09_at_3.18.02_pm_0.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2020/02/16/jason-kenney-treated-kid-gloves-indigenous-protestors-assault-rifles?cd-origin=rss

The climate and the fat tail risk
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
My gap year ends in August, but it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5 ∞ carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/112445/

Marxism and the Climate Crisis: African Eco-Socialist Alternatives
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
There is a rich inheritance of emancipatory Marxism in Africa, which includes Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Samir Amin, Sam Moyo, Harold Wolpe and many others. Today, Satgar argues, the challenge is to defeat carbon capitalism accelerating the climate crisis and fomenting exclusionary nationalisms and for this there has to be a return to Marx. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/marxism-and-the-climate-crisis-african-eco-socialist-alternatives/

War Is an Enormous Threat to the Climate Movement
Sarah Lazare | zcomm.org | 2020-02-16
U.S. wars have historically been used to beat back and repress exactly the kind of left movements that we need to tackle the climate crisis…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/war-is-an-enormous-threat-to-the-climate-movement/

The climate and the fat tail risk
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
My gap year ends in August, but it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5 ∞ carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/112445/

In Pakistan, Guterres urges world to step up climate action, praises support to Afghan refugees
news.un.org | 2020-02-16
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, recognizing the country's decades of "outstanding generosity and solidarity" as one of the world's largest hosts of refugees, and highlighting its commitment to climate action.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057491

Marxism and the Climate Crisis: African Eco-Socialist Alternatives
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
There is a rich inheritance of emancipatory Marxism in Africa, which includes Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Samir Amin, Sam Moyo, Harold Wolpe and many others. Today, Satgar argues, the challenge is to defeat carbon capitalism accelerating the climate crisis and fomenting exclusionary nationalisms and for this there has to be a return to Marx. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/marxism-and-the-climate-crisis-african-eco-socialist-alternatives/

Extinction Rebellion stage flights pollution protest at Gatwick
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-15
Travellers arriving at Gatwick Airport on Saturday morning were greeted by a man in a tiger costume and other environmental activists.A handful of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters were moving through the international hub to raise awareness of aircraft pollution.XR activists in disguise gathered by Costa Coffee in the airport's South Terminal at about 9.30am before revealing themselves.Protesters were instructed to arrive "incognito" and pretend to be waiting to meet someone amid fears they would not be allowed in to the airport.However, once assembled, the group of about 10 activists unveiled their full comp…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/02/15/extinction-rebellion-stage-flights-pollution-protest-at-gatwick/

Activists block traffic in London Fashion Week protest
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-15
Extinction Rebellion protesters angered motorists as they blocked roads in the capital on Saturday, demanding the cancellation of London Fashion Week.Dozens of demonstrators prevented traffic from passing through a busy intersection leading to The Strand in Westminster, where the world-famous trade show is being held.As queues of vehicles started to build up, taxi and lorry drivers could be heard honking their horns and swearing at the protesters.Extinction Rebellion a activists block traffic in The Strand in a protest against London Fashion Week (Aaron Chown/PA)The action was part of the environmental campaign g…
thecanary.co/discovery/2020/02/15/activists-block-traffic-in-london-fashion-week-protest/

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-15
Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause

Visualizing the Climate Crisis in Barcelona
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-02-14
Around the world, artists sound the alarm.
thenation.com/article/environment/visualizing-the-climate-crisis-in-barcelona/

Visualizing the Climate Crisis in Barcelona
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-02-14
Visualizing the Climate Crisis in Barcelona…
thenation.com/article/environment/visualizing-the-climate-crisis-in-barcelona/

Video Reveals Threat of "Wholesale Transfer and Privatization of America's Public Lands" on Trump's Agenda, Says Watchdog Group
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-14
The event in question, which took place June 2019 and was hosted by the Interior Department, featured a keynote address by climate-denier Myron Ebell. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/video-interior-event-ebell-privatize.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/14/video-reveals-threat-wholesale-transfer-and-privatization-americas-public-lands?cd-origin=rss

'Worst idea ever!' Plans for Greta mural on North Dakota bakery scrapped after community outcry & boycott threats on social media
rt.com | 2020-02-13
A planned mural featuring teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in North Dakota has been tossed to the wind after news of the project stoked outrage among locals, who flooded social media with protests and threats to boycott. | The 7-foot mural was slated to be posted on an exterior wall of the Brick Oven Bakery in the city of Bismarck, however when local media outlet KFYR-TV brought the story to its Facebook page on Tuesday night, residents were immediately up in arms, with the post racking up over 1,000 comments…
rt.com/usa/480716-greta-mural-scrapped-outcry/

Mobile game aims to bridge gap between citizens and leaders on climate action
news.un.org | 2020-02-13
Millions of people worldwide will get to share their views on climate action through a UN campaign launched on Thursday aimed at connecting them with Governments and policy makers.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057391

People and the planet versus gas
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-13
mining Sam WainwrightIssue 1253 Australia Burrup Hub Green left fighting fundFebruary 13, 2020The bushfire emergency has not slowed the bipartisan charge to push the planet over the climate catastr…
greenleft.org.au/content/people-and-planet-versus-gas

'Dirty streets and human waste?' Twitter not buying survey claiming San Francisco is 'healthiest' US city
rt.com | 2020-02-12
A new report names San Francisco, California the healthiest city in the United States, but the public seems skeptical, considering the endless coverage of the city's homeless crisis and unsanitary streets. | Though WalletHub is typically used to check credit scores, it turned its attention recently to grading cities in the United States based on how 'healthy' they are. According to their experts and number crunching, San Francisco came out on top. | This has come a…
rt.com/usa/480705-san-francisco-healthiest-city-survey/

'Stand down now', RFS volunteer tells Morrison
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-12
bushfires Robynne MurphyIssue 1253 Australia firefighters climate emergencyFebruary 12, 2020Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer truck driver Robynne Murphy has been on the bushfire frontline since Nov…
greenleft.org.au/content/stand-down-now-rfs-volunteer-tells-morrison

How climate change is driving food insecurity
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-11
Food security Pat BrewerIssue 1253 Australia East Africa desert locustsFebruary 11, 2020Along with extreme fires, a feature of a rapidly changing climate, Australia is experiencing droughts, floods, and…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-climate-change-driving-food-insecurity

Will the apocalyptic bushfires be a turning point in Australia's climate emergency?
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-11
bushfires Climate change Pip HinmanIssue 1253 Australia Australia's bushfire crisis climate emergencyFebruary 11…
greenleft.org.au/content/will-apocalyptic-bushfires-be-turning-point-australia-climate-emergency

Animal rights groups' attempt to hijack climate movement rejected
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate Jacob Andrewartha Sue BoltonIssue 1252 Australia MelbourneFebruary 7, 2020Animal rights activist in Melbourne have harmed the climate movement and their own cause by attempting to stack mee…
greenleft.org.au/content/animal-justice-party-attempt-hijack-climate-movement-rejected

Communities left financially devastated in wake of bushfires
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate Graham MatthewsIssue 1252 Australia bushfiresFebruary 7, 2020The bushfires that have torn through the south coast of New South Wales and Ea…
greenleft.org.au/content/communities-left-financially-devastated-wake-bushfires

Rebuilding resilient communities amid climate-induced drought and bushfires
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate Elena GarciaIssue 1252 AustraliaFebruary 7, 2020The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into its attempts to deal with the worst impacts of a climate crisis it prefers to ignore. But this money will never achieve its stated aim nor reach those who need it most. | The federal Coalition government's Drought Response, Resil…
greenleft.org.au/content/rebuilding-resilient-communities-amid-climate-induced-drought-and-bushfires

What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse?
Brian Tokar | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/what-will-it-take-to-prevent-climate-collapse/

Could the Climate Crisis Be "The Good News of Damnation"?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-01-26
On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to…
zcomm.org/zblogs/could-the-climate-crisis-be-the-good-news-of-damnation/

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