Daily Archives: October 30, 2021

2021-10-30: News Headlines

Editor (2021-10-30). Review: 'The Great Climate Cop Out'. mronline.org The 25 page pamphlet lays out concisely and effectively why we cannot look to heads of government under a capitalist system to come to an agreement on phasing out fossils fuels, cutting emissions and creating a more sustainable economy.

Censored News (2021-10-30). Women of Standing Rock Celebrated at North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. indybay.org The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will recognize the 5-year anniversary of the peaceful protest against the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock with the screening of the documentary feature film, END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK.

Rishika Pardikar (2021-10-30). Ahead of COP26, African Countries Reject EU Trying to Back Out of Climate Finance Talks. towardfreedom.org With its climate pact and a climate law, the European Union is often viewed as progressive when it comes to dealing with the climate crisis. But positions that both EU countries and the EU bloc have taken in the run-up to the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), the largest annual climate-change conference, paint a different picture.

Jubilee USA Network (2021-10-30). G20 Focuses on Vaccines, Health, Economy and Climate During Rome Summit. indybay.org President Biden joins G20 heads of state in Rome to discuss COVID response, vaccines, debt, economic crisis and climate policies. This is the first in-person meeting of the leaders since before the onset of the pandemic.

WECAN at Censored News (2021-10-30). WECAN Indigenous Women's Delegation to COP 26 Brings Vital Voices. indybay.org WECAN's International Indigenous Women's Delegation is bringing the voices vital to the COP 26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, beginning now.

WSWS (2021-10-30). The Glasgow summit, climate change, and the case for socialism. wsws.org The past two years have seen a series of escalating climate disasters in all regions of the globe, including massive wildfires from the Australian bush to the American west, devastating flooding in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and deadly heatwaves the world over.

Staff (2021-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Unveils Stripped-Down Build Back Better Act After Sens. Manchin, Sinema Demand Cuts, Big Oil Executives Grilled by House Democrats over Deception on Climate Crisis, As Climate Crisis Worsens, 10 World Heritage Forests Become Net Carbon Emitters, China Won't Commit to New Emissions Targets Ahead of COP26 Climate Summit , Protesters at Site of COP26 Climate Summit Demand Real Action to Limit Warming to 1.5 ∞C, Ahead of G20, Protesters Demand Biden Make COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Poor Countries, Sudanese Protester Deaths Mount After Monday's Military Coup, Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Describes Surviving…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-10-29). The Centerpiece of the Build Back Better Climate Plan Has Been Stripped Out. truthout.org Months into the Democrats' messy, public internal debates on President Joe Biden's Build Back Better spending plans — and despite a massive effort by Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speak Nancy Pelosi to seal the deal this week — it is still far from clear whether the factions of the party will work out a way to pass the reconciliation bill, which has already been chiseled down beyond recognition. | In an effort to prevent the bill from being gutted even furth…

_____ (2021-10-29). Who Will Pay For The Damage From Climate Change? popularresistance.org To people in developing countries, it seems clear, the wealthy countries that caused most of the problem of climate change should pay the most to adapt to it and to solve the problem. But instead, countries like the United States lecture low low-emitting countries to do more while they extract their resources and destroy their forests. | For example, Nicaragua was an outspoken critic of the Paris climate talks because they did not go far enough. It is one of the countries most impacted by climate change, yet its own greenhouse gas footprint is one of the smallest. Nicaragua initially insisted that the Paris Accor…

_____ (2021-10-29). Why Developing Countries Say Net-Zero Is 'Against Climate Justice'. popularresistance.org In less than a week, world leaders will convene in Glasgow for the most important climate conference of the year, the United Nations' COP26. One of the biggest questions of the conference is whether developed countries like the U.S. will finally cough up the rest of the money they promised to poorer nations a decade ago to help them cut emissions and adapt to climate change. But as the conference draws near, the paucity of funding isn't the only thing drawing the ire of developing countries and breeding distrust. | Last week, a coalition of 24 developing nations that work together on international negotiations is…

Brian Wakamo (2021-10-29). Missing from the Climate Talks: Corporate Powers to Sue Governments Over Extractives Policies. inequality.org

Juan Cole (2021-10-29). Top 4 Reasons Sen. Manchin will Fail to Stop the Tsunami of Green Energy and Biden will get Climate Progress. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia may succeed in preventing Congress from legislating the quick demise of coal and gas plants, but once President Biden has Manchin's signature on his two big legislative packages, there are other ways to move against Big Carbon that Manchin can do nothing about. 1. …

John Bachtell (2021-10-29). U.N. leader to COP26: No half-measures or shallow promises while planet burns. peoplesworld.org With the world facing a "climate abyss," all eyes are on Glasgow, Scotland, where the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) will convene Oct. 31-Nov. 12. Global leaders, elected officials, environmental activists, scientists, and business leaders will gather in what may be humanity's last best opportunity to adopt a path that averts ecological catastrophe. Over 120 …

news.un (2021-10-29). COP26 — what we know so far, and why it matters: Your UN News guide. news.un.org In a world shaken by a pandemic, and a fast-closing window of opportunity to avoid climate catastrophe, the pivotal COP26 UN climate conference kicks off this Sunday in the Scottish city of Glasgow – the stakes could not be higher.

The Conversation (2021-10-29). What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words. juancole.com By Benjamin Franta | — Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it. I pored over …

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-29). Democrats Will Subpoena Big Oil to Force Disclosure of Climate Denial Campaigns. truthout.org In a historic hearing on Thursday, House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) announced her plan to subpoena documents from oil and gas companies to discern their role in spreading climate denial and disinformation. | Oil giants Exxon, BP, Chevron and Shell, as well as the trade association American Petroleum Institute and the lobbying group Chamber of Commerce

Sof Petros (2021-10-29). Young Climate Organizers Are Calling Out Wall Street. zcomm.org Why are young people going after financial institutions? Because we know that if we can stop the flow of money, we can stop the flow of oil…

Shaira Begum (2021-10-29). It's time to issue climate reparations to working-class people around the world. zcomm.org Shared struggles, shared solutions: connecting communities from east London to Ogoniland in search of justice…

sputniknews (2021-10-29). 'Topless XR Protester' Goes Nude at Downing Street, Calling for 'Naked Truth About Climate Change'. sputniknews.com The activist insisted on the necessity to invest in "100 percent renewable energy" and to stop "any new investment in coal, oil and gas".

David Swanson (2021-10-29). Video: David Swanson on War and Climate. warisacrime.org By People-Powered Planet Podcast, October 28, 2021 David Swanson, co-founder of World BEYOND War will tell us about the big campaign to get COP26 to include the biggest source of environmental damage of all: the Military/War System. See David's clever story "Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26" War and war preparations are one of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-29). Trudeau pushes NATO "climate security" center in Canada, war against "disinformation, propaganda" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Dutch PM supports Canada's plan to establish NATO centre for climate security The new Canadian centre would become a strategic addition to the more than two dozen such NATO think-tanks… The Netherlands threw its support behind a new NATO centre of excellence to study the security threats posed by climate change during Prime Minister Justin …

Noam Chomsky (2021-10-29). COP26 Pledges Will Fail Unless Pushed by Mass Organizing. zcomm.org Turning to the U.S., a mere 60 percent of voters regard global warming as an urgent problem for government. It is only the most urgent problem that humans have ever faced…

It's Going Down (2021-10-29). This Is America #151: The Fight Against Line 5, Brenton Lengel on New Durruti Comic Book. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, October 29th, 2021. On today's episode, we speak with several Water Protectors involved in the ongoing struggle against the Line 5 pipeline. We discuss the history of the fight against the Embridge project, how the company has worked with the police to attack grassroots organizing, a recent action which shut…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-29). 'Fascist' Doesn't Mean What It Used To. independentmediainstitute.org The question of whether or not Russia is fascist rarely if ever gets asked nowadays because it seems so obvious: Why waste the time it takes to even ask the question? International relations scholars; major media organizations; non-scholarly yet high-profile shapers of the prevailing wisdom; and politicians on both sides of the aisle seem almost …

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