Daily Archives: October 13, 2020

2020-10-13: News Headlines

_____ (2020-10-13). Changing To An Ecological Way Of Valuing National Economies. popularresistance.org The Global South is adversely impacted by the many crises that exist in this world – the climate crisis, pandemic, recession, war to name a few. Although the Global South is wealthy in terms of culture, biodiversity, knowledge and more, the way the Global North defines what is valuable contributes to economic inequality between the North and South and exploitation of peoples and the planet. Now, my guests Arnie Saiki and Chanzo Greenidge are challenging that paradigm with a new concept of intemerate accounting. The idea is receiving growing support by Pacific Island nations. They explain what it is and how social…

_____ (2020-10-13). One Of The Best Climate Solutions Is Giving Indigenous People Their Land Back. popularresistance.org The work of our time is both slow and fast, rapidly transforming human society in the short and long term simultaneously. That can't happen without re-examining our relationships with each other and with every other living thing on the planet. | An honest one-sentence summary of the past 500 years is brutal reading: Tens of millions of Indigenous people around the world have been killed and forcibly removed from their lands in order to make rich and powerful white men even more rich and powerful. It's still happening today.

_____ (2020-10-13). Native Americans Tear Gassed, Arrested On Indigenous Peoples' Day. popularresistance.org Twelve people, including at least eight Native Americans, were arrested near an immigration checkpoint in Southern Arizona on Indigenous Peoples' Day after United States Border Patrol agents and Arizona law enforcement officials violently repressed a peaceful action held Monday morning by roughly 30 land and water protectors. | The O'odham Anti Border Collective—a group of Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, and Hia Ced O'odham tribal members that seeks to promote the cultural practices and protect the homelands of all O'odham nations "through the dismantling of colonial borders"…

news.un (2020-10-13). Shift needed from what weather will be, to 'what the weather will do'. news.un.org Extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency, intensity and severity as a result of climate change, hitting vulnerable communities disproportionately hard, a new UN report has revealed, calling for greater investment in effective early warning systems.

_____ (2020-10-13). Climate Litigation Spreads Across The United States. popularresistance.org With hurricanes in the Gulf South and wildfires in the West, the intensifying impacts of climate change have been inescapable as summer turns to fall. Summer 2020 also brought a wave of new climate lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry, including several firsts: the first suit in the South (Charleston, South Carolina); the first suits to name the American Petroleum Institute—the main US oil and gas industry lobby group—as a defendant (Minnesota, Delaware, and Hoboken, New Jersey); the first cases seeking disgorgement of corporate profits gained through illegal acts (Minnesota and Connecticut).

pip.hinman (2020-10-13). Extinction Rebellion protesters defeat charges. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

Wen Stephenson (2020-10-12). The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal. thenation.com The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal…

Robert Koehler (2020-10-12). What Comes Next is Up to Us. counterpunch.org What if we stopped separating the looming national chaos into separate categories —racism, climate change, war, vote suppression, election theft, pandemic, science denial, white supremacy, police brutality, etc. — and tried looking at it all at once? This may be the legacy of Donald Trump, our first corkscrew-in-chief: He has popped the cork on who

news.un (2020-10-12). 'Staggering' rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, new disaster research shows. news.un.org The first 20 years of this century have seen a "staggering" rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that "almost all nations" have failed to prevent a "wave of death and illness" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

news.un (2020-10-12). UN chief urges ministers to provide 'decisive leadership' on climate action. news.un.org With nations striving to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts, efforts must focus on decarbonizing the global economy and building a more inclusive and resilient future, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

XR America (2020-10-12). Saturday 10/24: March Against Extinction. indybay.org Union Square, City of San Francisco…

pip.hinman (2020-10-12). 'Backwards' federal budget: government never fails to disappoint on climate action. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-12). 'After All, It's Our Money': Global Climate Campaigners Call for Public Banks to Fund Just Recovery and Green Transition. commondreams.org "Especially in the midst of a health and economic emergency, public money must be used to boost existing solutions that will create new jobs and support the people most impacted." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/climate_justice.jpg

RT (2020-10-11). Money laundering time? Covid-19 can survive on CASH for 28 days, study claims. rt.com Coronavirus can survive on certain surfaces, including banknotes and mobile phone screens, for nearly a month in cooler climates, new research by Australian scientists suggests. | Covid-19 is able to survive in the open for a significantly longer length of time than was previously thought, according to a study by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) "Establishing how long the virus really remains viable on surfaces en…

Peter Koenig (2020-10-11). Climate Change — A Scam of Global Dimensions? globalresearch.ca In the context of the global controversies about the Western narrative on the so-called "Climate Change" — and the ever more visible merging of this narrative with the World Economic Forum's (WEF) declared post-covid "Great Reset", NTV, Moscow, aske me …

Common Dreams staff (2020-10-10). Climate Emergency Activist Greta Thunberg Endorses Biden in Rare Political Tweet. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greta_thunberg_3_0.jpg

Ashley Curtin (2020-10-10). Horseshoe crab blood key to COVID-19 vaccine despite negative impact it could have on ecosystem. nationofchange.org "An estimated 50,000 of them die in the [vaccine] process and human interference also means that the species is now vulnerable to extinction."

WSWS (2020-10-10). The California wildfires: A disaster of capitalism and climate change. wsws.org Even as record-breaking fires rage across the US West Coast, the ruling class has refused neither to address the climate crisis nor protect those in the path of destruction.

Steve Horn (2020-10-10). Trump getting COVID is his Hurricane Sandy October Surprise for science denial. nationofchange.org From COVID-19 to the hurricanes of the climate crisis, even "moderate" Republicans have continually displayed a willingness to ignore and malign science.

Daniel Brown (2020-10-10). While the Wild Rice Still Grows, a Native Culture Struggles to Survive. progressive.org As traditional crops decline due to climate change, Ojibwe fishermen in Wisconsin continue to be harassed—and even shot at—by local whites.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021. mintpressnews.com The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-09). 'Be Afraid—Be Very Afraid': Methane Ruling Seen as Ominous Sign With Barrett Poised to Join Supreme Court. commondreams.org The judge delivered a "puzzling and unsupported conclusion that the Bureau of Land Management can't limit methane waste because that would reduce greenhouse gas pollution." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/be-afraid-court-strike-down-methane-rule.jpg

Staff (2020-10-09). U.N. World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Tackling Hunger Amid War, Pandemic & Climate Crisis. democracynow.org As the World Food Programme wins the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger around the world, we speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, who says the United Nations body is doing vital work around the world. "I couldn't be happier that the World Food Programme won the Nobel Prize for peace, because this hunger pandemic is paralyzing perhaps 2.7 billion people," he says.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-09). Roaming Charges: A Fly in the Anointment. counterpunch.org A return to normalcy, you say? Normalcy brought us the Iraq War, torture, assassination by drone, 607 billionaires & 600k homeless, the gutting of welfare, warrantless wiretaps, militarized police, the war on drugs, globalized fracking, the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico & an atmospheric C02 level of 411.08 ppm and rising. Screw normalcy.

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-09). Fascism's Twisted Take on Climate Change. counterpunch.org The climate catastrophe has caught fascism's evil eye. First it spawned eco-fascism, a creed founded on lies about immigrants and population control. More people migrating to first world countries, eco-fascists say, means more people with outsized carbon footprints. Better for those immigrants to stay home, having less climate impact, than coming here to indulge in

_____ (2020-10-09). For An Egalitarian, Cooperative Road To An Ecosocialist Future. popularresistance.org We are in the midst of a climate emergency and there is no way out without radically changing the way society is organized. If humanity does not free itself from the capitalist drive for ever greater profits and ever-expanding economic growth, rising global temperatures alone will make the planet uninhabitable for humans and millions of other living species. | We urgently need to find a collective road to a new way of living that is based on human solidarity and ecological sustainability.

Danna Smith (2020-10-09). Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change. zcomm.org The Southern U.S. is now the world's largest producer and exporter of wood pellets. Under the guise of "renewable energy," the voracious European demand for wood pellets has put forests and communities in this region at increased risk.

Dan Bacher (2020-10-09). As oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030. indybay.org Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. | "Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state's biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We're losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."