2020-07-29: News Headlines

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-29). Trump's War on the Environment and Its Inhabitants. counterpunch.org Trump's climate denial has made the United States an environmental "pariah state" in a global community committed to addressing the problem of climate change. Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord made the United States the only nation in the world to reject the climate accord. The two original outliers—Syria and Nicaragua—have joined, and Nicaragua stayed out initially because the agreement didn't go far enough. Trump has undermined the rich legacy of the Obama administration in the environmental field, which included getting the world's other major polluters—particularly China and India[mda…

Jason Mark (2020-07-29). It's Time to Bring the Carbon Barons to Justice—and Take Their Money. thenation.com It's Time to Bring the Carbon Barons to Justice—and Take Their Money…

Jeff Cohen (2020-07-29). Democratic Leaders Have Blocked Real Healthcare Reform for Decades. Time to Give 'Em Hell. zcomm.org Single payer doesn't just cut costs by eliminating the waste caused by a multiplicity of for-profit insurers — but also because the purchasing power of a federal plan can rein in pharmaceutical and other exploding costs.

sputniknews (2020-07-29). 'It Does Damage': Assembly of World's Largest Fusion Reactor Begins Despite 'Huge Problems' – Expert. sputniknews.com Assembly of the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor started at the Cadarache facility in southern France, despite the fact that the the reactor is not radioactive waste-free and costs huge sums of money that could instead be used to address urgent needs in the world, Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste watchdog with Beyond Nuclear, told Sputnik.

Eds. (2020-07-28). Towards a global climate strike. mronline.org The Global Ecosocialist Network (GEN) is asking its members and affiliated organisations to popularise the idea of a global climate strike coinciding with the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.

Staff (2020-07-28). Portland Dispatch: What Is the role of white people in the uprising? therealnews.com Stir Crazy! Episode 72: Today we are joined by Maryland based consultant and organizer Brittny Baxter, Portland resident and activist Darren Golden, and environmental and climate justice organizer Anthony Rogers Wright. Hosted by Charles Lenchner. If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

RT (2020-07-28). GOP 'Covid-19 relief' bill sets aside $7bn on weapons, including F-35 FIGHTER JETS — Sanders calls it 'dead on arrival'. rt.com The coronavirus relief proposal released by Republican lawmakers seeks to inject $7 billion into tools presumably essential for fighting the virus… such as the Pentagon's favorite money sink, the F-35 stealth fighter program. | Democrats have been adamantly opposed to the GOP coronavirus relief package right from the onset, and to the surprise of no one, given the current ultra-partisan climate. But the bill, which was made public on Monday, really brings out the Republican party's generosity towards defense contractors. Of the $1 trillion financial injection, $29 billion is supposed to go to defense spendin…

Andy Rowell (2020-07-28). Climate Change: "Mind-blowing" Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica. globalresearch.ca 2020 is continuing to bring deeply worrying climate news from both the Arctic and the Antarctic. | First the Arctic, where our climate emergency is playing out in real time, with devastating consequences. | I

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-28). More deaths from yellow fever expected in Africa because of climate change. imperial.ac.uk Changing temperature and rainfall across Africa could increase yellow fever deaths by up to 25 percent by 2050.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-07-27). New Investigation Reveals How Fossil Fuel Giants Are Amplifying Militarized Police Forces. commondreams.org "This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with the climate crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/military_police_fossil-fuels.jpg

Josue De Luna Navarro (2020-07-27). Need Money for the Green New Deal? Take It From ICE. counterpunch.org The climate crisis is perhaps the greatest challenge humanity is facing. Yes, it threatens everyone's existence. But in particular, it exacerbates the centuries-long systemic oppression plaguing so many communities. The scientific consensus tells us we have 10 years to transform our fossil-fueled, extractive economy into a regenerative one. This isn't so much a technological challenge

Staff (2020-07-27). New DNC Platform Could Make The Bleak Climate Forecast Even Worse. therealnews.com The DNC's proposed 2020 platform leaves the fossil fuel spigot on. The Senate tucks a bill promoting enhanced oil recovery and geoengineering into the defense budget. "McMansions" face climate scrutiny.

Judy Young, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (2020-07-27). Corporate Constitutional Rights are Cancerous to Democracy. commondreams.org "Monsanto has known for several decades that Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Rather than informing consumers about the glyphosate cancer risk, Monsanto buried the risks as sales of Roundup continued to skyrocket." (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/monsanto_bayer-settlement.jpg

Krissy Waite, editorial intern (2020-07-27). Pressured by Climate Activist Groups, Deutsche Bank Ditches Drilling in the Arctic. commondreams.org The bank joins a list of two dozen others that will not back Arctic drilling projects. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11697922011.jpg

Binoy Kampmark (2020-07-27). Climate Change Litigation: the Australian Government Gets Sued. counterpunch.org "It's time the government told the public about the impact climate change will have on our future and the economy." — Katta O'Donnell, The Guardian, Jul 24, 2020 While coronavirus ravages life, dominates policy and clouds debate, that other pressing issue of addressing climate change has moved into a more modest gear. That has not

Andy Rowell (2020-07-27). Climate Change: Mind-Blowing Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica. commondreams.org Ice floe with polar bear in Beaufort Sea. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/2016arcticreportcard.jpg

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-07-26). The Global Elite's Coup Against Humanity. Fear and "Submissive Obedience" globalresearch.ca Any serious study of the relevant scholarly literature reveals at least four possible paths to "human extinction": nuclear war, the climate catastrophe, the deployment of 5G and biodiversity collapse. | Moreover, as I have documented previously, under cover of a virus …