Daily Archives: July 28, 2020

2020-07-28: News Headlines

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.

Colin Todhunter (2020-07-28). Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK? dissidentvoice.org The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That's the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows her January 2019 open letter to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer CropScience, …

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

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

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

John Nichols (2020-07-27). Biden's New Climate Policy Proves That Movements Can Move Him Left. thenation.com Biden's New Climate Policy Proves That Movements Can Move Him Left…

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 …

Staff (2020-07-24). Climate Change And Hatred For Trump May Put Biden In The White House. therealnews.com Climate justice groups are disappointed at the recently unveiled Biden-Sanders joint action plan on climate change, saying it fails to recognize the urgency of the situation which can overshadow Democrats' efforts to rally the more progressive voices behind the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. | Since Sen. Bernie Sanders' abrupt exit from the Democratic field mid-April, the respective teams of Biden and the Vermont senator have cooperated to build a joint action plan that can rally both Democratic conservatives and left-leaning progressives behind a unified political agenda. | On July 8, after weeks of h…

RT (2020-07-24). Land of the free, home of the brave? Most Americans, especially conservatives, admit they are afraid to say what they think. rt.com A new poll by the Cato Institute shows 62 percent of Americans feel they must censor themselves from openly expressing their political views, in some cases out of fear of losing their jobs or missing career opportunities. | The fear is especially common among conservative respondents, 77 percent of whom agreed that the current political climate prevents them from saying things they believe. This week's

news.un (2020-07-24). Dramatic Arctic fires and sea ice melt, show need for urgent climate action. news.un.org "Exceptional and prolonged" temperatures in Siberia, have left parts of the Arctic warmer than sub-tropical Florida, and fuelled "devastating" wildfires for a second consecutive year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, while warning also of rapidly decreasing sea ice along the Russian polar coast.

Robert Hunziker (2020-07-24). Thawing Arctic Permafrost . dissidentvoice.org It's no surprise that first prize, or the blue ribbon, for exceeding 2 ∞C above baseline goes to the Arctic with permafrost that covers 25% of the Northern Hemisphere. Recognition is long overdue, as it's been totally neglected far too long by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This crucial nugget of knowledge comes by …

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-07-24). Contemplating human extinction terrifies most people: A strategy for survival. nationofchange.org Given that submissive obedience is the primary behavioral characteristic of all 'good citizens', it is going to take a monumental effort to defeat the elite coup and avert the now imminent extinction of Homo Sapiens.