We Need The Community & Longshore Workers ILWU10 Trent Willlis
repost | indybay.org | 2020-03-18
Trent Willis, ILWU Local 10 president reported from the docks next to the Grand Princess about the attempted dangerous removal of contaminated waste from the Grand Princess on the docks and through Oakland and the East Bay Community…
ILWU10 & 34 Victory Halting Grand Princess Waste Removal Contaminating Workers/Community
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-03-18
ILWU Local 10 & 34 joined with community & labor groups. to. demand a halt to the unloading contaminated COVID-19 waste from the Grand Princess onto the port. Their action stopped the company.
The IPCC's Worst Case Scenario
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-18
A recent landmark study of massive ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland fulfills the "worst case" prognosis, as outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It's a nightmare come true, as the impact of global warming on the planet's most significant/biggest masses of ice multiplied six-fold in only 30 years. It wasn't supposed…
"A Seller's Market for Bankruptcy Talent:" The Beginning of the End of Methane-Producing Fracking?
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2020-03-17
Many energy firms involved with fracking are deeply in debt. Is the end of the industry in sight?
To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran
Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-17
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives and well-being of people on another continent. What coronavirus is providing, however,…
If You Think Coronavirus Profiteering Is Bad, Wait Till the Climate Heats Up
Josue De Luna Navarro | commondreams.org | 2020-03-17
Rich or poor, Americans already spend more on medicine than any other people in the world. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/medicareforall_1.jpg …
Drilling for Oil: A Global Problem on Our Doorstep
Lesley Docksey | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-17
These days, local is global. Dorset is a small rural county on England's south coast. That doesn't mean that its inhabitants aren't worried about climate change. They are. Very. Unfortunately, Dorset Councillors are more concerned about following government policies, policies that back using public money to invest in climate-damaging projects. 'Global' doesn't do 'local'. Global …
Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Digital Mobilization to Mark 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-17
"Whether it be coronavirus or our global climate crisis, we cannot shut down. Instead, we must shift our energies and efforts to new ways to mobilize the world to action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/earth-day.jpg …
"Something Is Wrong in America": Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Michael Eric Dyson Debate Sanders v Biden
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-16
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off in their first one-on-one debate Sunday night in the midst of an unprecedented national crisis, with 3,600 reported COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths so far, 33 states closing schools and mass shutdowns in major cities. The rivals clashed on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Medicare for All, the climate crisis, Joe Biden's record and whether or not the U.S. needs a revolution. We play highlights from the debate and get responses from scholars Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Michael Eric Dyson. Taylor is assistant professor of African-America…
While everyone was panic-buying toilet roll, the Tories quietly dropped some outrageous news
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-03-16
UK citizens are preoccupied by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic right now. As such, it's a good time for the government to sneak out bad news. Because few will notice it. | So the Conservative government has done exactly that. News broke on 16 March that it has decided to withhold information from its citizens about a project
Bernie Sanders: We Are Winning "Ideological" & "Generational" Debate, Now Need to Win "Electability"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-12
After a disappointing showing in Tuesday night's Democratic presidential primaries, Senator Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he will stay in the race. In his address from Burlington, Vermont, Sanders challenged his rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, to address key issues like economic inequality, healthcare access and the climate crisis. Sanders is set to debate Biden this Sunday in Arizona. "It is not just the ideological debate that our progressive movement is winning. We are winning the generational debate," Sanders said. "While Joe Biden continues to do very well with older Americans, especially those peopl…
Could the climate crisis be "The Good News of Damnation"?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
There really is no other solution to the onrushing climate catastrophe than for people and nations to forget their tribal animosities and start behaving as part of a world society…
Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-02-21
There will only be an increasing number of frontline struggles between extractive, climate-disrupting industry and those willing to stand up to it. Corporate media's inadequate attention, and unwillingness to truly call out the moneyed interests causing present and future harms, make them more often part of the problem than the solution.