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2021-11-29: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-29). As U.S. Retailers Struggle Against Smash-and-Grab Flash Mobs, Liberals Blame 'White Supremacy'. strategic-culture.org How looting and stealing could help a person "imagine a world that could be" it is difficult to imagine, but the left must do better than merely coddling and apologizing for the criminals in their midst. | Americans are facing a new type of crime wave that got its start in the mad liberal laboratory, where the utopian notion that going soft on criminals is going terribly awry. While threatening the traditional brick and mortar shopping experience with extinction, and making communities a living hell, the left needs to stop trying to reinvent the wheel. | Apparently unwilling to wait for Black Friday discounts, ro…

Kelvin Chan (2021-11-29). Activists block European Amazon warehouses on Black Friday. peoplesworld.org Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the e-commerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. Members of Extinction Rebellion targeted 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom …

_____ (2021-11-28). Biden Drilling Report Blasted as 'Shocking Capitulation to the Needs of Corporate Polluters'. popularresistance.org Climate campaigners and other progressive critics on Friday called out the Biden administration for a new U.S. Interior Department report about leasing public lands and waters to oil and gas companies, slamming its proposals as far too weak given the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. | The report—prepared in response to President Joe Biden's Executive Order 14008—recommends adjusting royalty and bonding rates, prioritizing leasing in areas with known resource potential, and avoiding regions where drilling conflicts with conservation, historical and cultural resources, recreation, and wildlife h…

_____ (2021-11-28). Biden Drilling Report Blasted: 'Shocking Capitulation To The Corporate Polluters'. popularresistance.org Climate campaigners and other progressive critics on Friday called out the Biden administration for a new U.S. Interior Department report about leasing public lands and waters to oil and gas companies, slamming its proposals as far too weak given the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. | The report—prepared in response to President Joe Biden's Executive Order 14008—recommends adjusting royalty and bonding rates, prioritizing leasing in areas with known resource potential, and avoiding regions where drilling conflicts with conservation, historical and cultural resources, recreation, and wildlife h…

_____ (2021-11-28). Global Indigenous: Chemicals, Climate And Consultation. popularresistance.org Coverage around the world on Indigenous issues for Nov. 15-21, 2021: First Nations people exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in Canada, Indigenous protests against a nickel mine and an oil pipeline, and Indigenous activists denounce a COP26 Glasgow deal as Canada fails to meet a UN deadline.

Frances Moore Lappé (2021-11-28). Trees and Crops Don't Have to Compete. Climate Crisis Calls for Agroforestry. zcomm.org Now that the climate crisis calls for vastly more trees, it's time to take in the good news that trees and crops can do well together…

Juan Cole (2021-11-28). As Climate Emergency Shakes Iran, Government Attacks, arrests Water Protesters at Isfahan. zcomm.org After two weeks of protests by thousands of farmers in the dry riverbed of the historic Zayandeh Rud river in Isfahan, the police have struck back…

sputniknews (2021-11-28). Germany Warns US Congress Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Will 'Damage Transatlantic Unity', Docs Show. sputniknews.com The German Embassy in Washington reportedly handed American congressmen a document saying that the pipeline poses no threat to Ukraine or the EU and arguing that new restrictions could undermine US-German ties and weaken the credibility of the US government.

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2021-11-28: News Headlines

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021-11-27). Climate Change 2021, 40 pp. indybay.org It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred. A.1.1 Since 2011 (measurements reported in AR5), concentrations have continued to increase in the atmosphere, reaching annual averages of 410 parts per million (ppm) for carbon dioxide (CO2)…

editor (2021-11-27). Grandmother Arrested at Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets. indybay.org Handcuffed and detained for 2+ hours, dressed in a "bunny suit," to highlight U.S. military's role in climate crisis, global mass extinction…

Richard Horton (2021-11-27). [Comment] Offline: The real meaning of decolonisation. thelancet.com The most dangerous threat to health and health equity today is anti-globalism—a denial of evidence pointing to the intrinsic interdependence of human beings; a refusal to accept the transnational nature of risks to our wellbeing; and an antipathy to institutions and individuals promoting cosmopolitan values. Anti-globalism lies behind the failure of governments to accelerate actions to address the climate crisis, is responsible for the failure of nations to coordinate their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and underlies the savage xenophobia directed towards those fleeing conflict and repression.

Tomasz Konicz (2021-11-27). System Transformation or Barbarism. indybay.org Overcoming capital is thus a necessity for survival. Consequently, the climate question is not a question of burden sharing, it is not a question of social security. The global exploitation process of capital, in which resources and energy are burned to make more money out of money, must be overcome.

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