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2021-05-12: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-12). Biden budget would give $1.3 billion more to the Israeli military than to the global climate response. therealnews.com According to Left Flank Veterans, a group of anti-war veterans, Biden's spending priorities indicate that the president thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change."

K Wilkens (2021-05-12). How will anti-racist movement remember Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms? liberationnews.org Keisha Lance Bottoms' tenure as mayor can defined by her allegiance to the police and her contempt for the 2020 mass movement against racism.

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-12). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers – But Meat is a Real Climate Problem. indybay.org This article goes into detail about the misconceptions created by right winged politicians in regards to Biden's expectation to meet the Green New Deal.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-12). Despite Urgent Need for Green Recovery, World's Cities Woefully Underfunded to Fight Climate Emergency. commondreams.org "There is an opportunity here for cities to access funding and to implement climate projects focused on increasing resilience, protecting the most vulnerable and building an equitable and fair society," said the Carbon Disclosure Project of the recovery from the pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/riodejaneiroflood.jpg

Juan Cole (2021-05-12). Colonial Pipeline Failure Shows Electric Cars and Solar Panels are Key to US Security; How Petroleum Uncertainty Fueled World Wars. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Colonial pipeline hack has interrupted gasoline supplies brought from Texas to the Southeast. People are hoarding, and long gasoline lines are forming reminiscent of the 1970s, and some gas stations are closing for lack of supplies. The problems are likely temporary. Colonial was targeted by a ransom-ware attack, wherein …

Dan Bacher (2021-05-12). California to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045. indybay.org Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-12). 660+ Groups Call on Democrats to 'Reject Gas and Other False Climate Solutions' for Clean Energy Standard. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/solar_photovoltaic_panel_china.jpg

Phil Torres (2021-05-12). "Our Planet, Our Future"—Another Desperate Plea for Humanity to Wake Up. commondreams.org "How many times do venerable scientists need to scream that unless humanity changes course immediately, we face unprecedented crises—perhaps even our extinction—in the coming decades or centuries?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/noplanetb.jpg

Dan Bacher (2021-05-12). Salmon advocates criticize Governor for promoting Sites Dam, voluntary agreements during drought. indybay.org Salmon and environmental justice advocates criticized Newsom for using the drought to advocate for Sites Reservoir in Northern California and for his agribusiness-backed voluntary agreements that have held up badly-needed state actions to save salmon and other imperiled fish species from extinction.

EcoWatch (2021-05-12). Fracking 101: What you should know. nationofchange.org Modern fracking emerged so quickly, faster than its impacts were understood.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-12). WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Hearing on Pentagon 'Waste, Fraud, and Cost Overruns'. commondreams.org "The Pentagon remains the only agency in the federal government that cannot pass an independent audit. Not acceptable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12308185091_0.jpg

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-12). What the Pipeline Hack Reveals About the Future of Fossil Fuels. counterpunch.org On May 8, my wife and I pulled into a local gas station and filled the family car's tank. It wasn't intended as a smart move, nor did it result from a premonition. It was just dumb luck. Within 24 hours, we were driving past gas stations with yellow plastic bags over the pump handles

WSWS (2021-05-12). Ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline disrupts fuel supplies across Southeast US. wsws.org A cyberattack on the largest pipeline company in the US has resulted in the shutdown of a primary artery of refined petroleum product transport between Houston and New York City.

The Conversation (2021-05-11). Our Climate Future is on a Spectrum, Depending on What we Do Now; How Bad could it Get? juancole.com By Mark Maslin | — The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat — people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be …

Joe Piette (2021-05-11). Anishinaabe people, allies resist Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. workers.org Philadelphia People marched from Philadelphia's City Hall to a Wells Fargo Bank office May 7 to demand the bank stop funding Enbridge Corporation Line 3. The Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline would bring 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wis. Philadelphia, May 7. (WW Photo: . . . |

Joe Piette (2021-05-11). Anishinaabe people, allies resist Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. workers.org Philadelphia People marched from Philadelphia's City Hall to a Wells Fargo Bank office May 7 to demand the bank stop funding Enbridge Corporation Line 3. The Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline would bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wis. . . . |

Staff (2021-05-11). Despite Weeks of Union-Busting, Workers at Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize. truthout.org Drivers at Imperfect Foods, a climate-conscious grocery delivery service, have voted to unionize after weeks of being manipulated and intimidated by union-busting consultants hired by the company's management. The official tally was delayed by a company objection to an April vote, which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled on May 7, thereby certifying the election. It's a victory for 80 of the company's 1,500 total workers — delivery drivers in California and Nevada —…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-11). Held To Ransom: Colonial Pipeline And The Vulnerabilities Of Critical Infrastructure. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | It should be making officials in the White House tremble. Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast's diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy of a ransomware operation executed on May 6. In the process, 100 GB of data of Colonial Pipeline was seized and encrypted on computers and servers. The next day, those behind the operation demanded a ransom, or the material would be leaked. | The consequences are telling. The operator, taken offline t…

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-11). We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19. commondreams.org "If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccine_free_1.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-11). Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5. commondreams.org "Will Enbridge shut Line 5 down or will the public do it for them?" asked Indigenous-led organization Honor the Earth as Michigan's deadline for the pipeline approached. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gretchenwhitmer.jpg

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-11). Held to Ransom: Colonial Pipeline and the Vulnerabilities of Critical Infrastructure. dissidentvoice.org It should be making officials in the White House tremble. Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast's diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy of a ransomware operation executed on May 6. In the process, 100 GB of data of Colonial Pipeline was seized and encrypted on computers and servers. The next …

_____ (2021-05-11). Hunger Strike Exposes Biden's Drive To Increase US Oil Exports. popularresistance.org The Biden administration claims to care about the climate crisis but it is currently allowing a dredging project to proceed in the Matagorda shipping channel to open the way for crude oil exports in Texas. Not only will this drive a surge in oil extraction, but it will also increase mercury pollution by digging in a Superfund site left by the aluminum company, Alcoa. The project will decimate the struggling local fishing industry. To stop this project, veteran activist and shrimper, Diane Wilson has been on a hunger strike since April 7. Clearing the FOG speaks with Diane about her current hunger strike and her l…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-11). Climate Experts Applaud as US Government Approves Largest Offshore Wind Farm in Nation's History. commondreams.org "The U.S. offshore wind journey is now well and truly underway," said the Union of Concerned Scientists as the Biden administration approved a large-scale wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/windturbines_0.jpg

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-11). Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis. commondreams.org A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/israel_violence.jpg

Dan Bacher (2021-05-11). Salmon advocates criticize Governor for promoting Sites Dam, voluntary agreements during drought. indybay.org Salmon and environmental justice advocates criticized Newsom for using the drought to advocate for Sites Reservoir in Northern California and for his agribusiness-backed voluntary agreements that have held up badly-needed state actions to save salmon and other imperiled fish species from extinction.

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2021-05-11: News Headlines

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-11). We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19. commondreams.org "If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccine_free_1.jpg

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-11). Held to Ransom: Colonial Pipeline and the Vulnerabilities of Critical Infrastructure. dissidentvoice.org It should be making officials in the White House tremble. Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast's diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy of a ransomware operation executed on May 6. In the process, 100 GB of data of Colonial Pipeline was seized and encrypted on computers and servers. The next …

Anonymous103 (2021-05-11). Held To Ransom: Colonial Pipeline And The Vulnerabilities Of Critical Infrastructure. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | It should be making officials in the White House tremble. Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast's diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy of a ransomware operation executed on May 6. In the process, 100 GB of data of Colonial Pipeline was seized and encrypted on computers and servers. The next day, those behind the operation demanded a ransom, or the material would be leaked. | The consequences are telling. The operator, taken offline t…

The Conversation (2021-05-11). Our Climate Future is on a Spectrum, Depending on What we Do Now; How Bad could it Get? juancole.com By Mark Maslin | — The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat — people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be …

Joe Piette (2021-05-11). Anishinaabe people, allies resist Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. workers.org Philadelphia People marched from Philadelphia's City Hall to a Wells Fargo Bank office May 7 to demand the bank stop funding Enbridge Corporation Line 3. The Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline would bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wis. . . . |

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-11). Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5. commondreams.org "Will Enbridge shut Line 5 down or will the public do it for them?" asked Indigenous-led organization Honor the Earth as Michigan's deadline for the pipeline approached. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gretchenwhitmer.jpg

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-11). Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis. commondreams.org A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/israel_violence.jpg

Dan Bacher (2021-05-11). Salmon advocates criticize Governor for promoting Sites Dam, voluntary agreements during drought. indybay.org Salmon and environmental justice advocates criticized Newsom for using the drought to advocate for Sites Reservoir in Northern California and for his agribusiness-backed voluntary agreements that have held up badly-needed state actions to save salmon and other imperiled fish species from extinction.

Staff (2021-05-10). Chomsky: Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival. truthout.org The election of Joe Biden has not demolished the Republican Party, or that party's ongoing attempts to block policies that might give humanity a chance at survival. Moreover, the advent of the Biden administration has not negated some of the most persistent threats we face. In this interview, renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of critical thinking, the deep existential threat of the climate crisis, the possibility of nuclear annihilation, and the tragic continuity of…

C.J. Polychroniou (2021-05-10). Remaking the World Starts With the Green New Deal. commondreams.org "Combatting the climate crisis requires a comprehensive social transformation that only the public sector can undertake." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gnd-1.jpg

Jessica Corbett (2021-05-10). Climate and Indigenous protesters across 4 continents pressure banks to #DefundLine3. nationofchange.org "In solidarity with Indigenous leaders, we are calling for fossil fuel divestment to protect the water and climate, and the health and survival of Indigenous communities."

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Passengers Run for Cover as Gangster Assassinated at Airport as Vancouver Gang War Heats Up. sputniknews.com Vancouver in British Columbia frequently finds itself in the top ten most desirable places to live in the world. But although it is an affluent city with a mild climate, great restaurants and beautiful mountains on its doorstep, it is a city with a dark underbelly.

KQED (2021-05-10). Wednesday 5/19: Stronger, Higher, Faster: Big Wave Surfing and Climate Change. indybay.org Virtual/Online Event…

Susan Price (2021-05-10). Can sabotage stop climate change? greenleft.org.au Andreas Malm's call for minority violence is eloquent and sincere, but self-defeating, writes Simon Butler.

Adam Barnett, Rich Collett-White (2021-05-10). Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 'climate champions'. nationofchange.org Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-10). Salmon advocates criticize Governor for promoting Sites Dam, voluntary agreements during drought. indybay.org Salmon and environmental justice advocates criticized Newsom for using the drought to advocate for Sites Reservoir in Northern California and for his agribusiness-backed voluntary agreements that have held up badly-needed state actions to save salmon and other imperiled fish species from extinction.

commondreams (2021-05-10). Chairman Sanders Announces Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Wasteful Pentagon Spending. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2021-05-10). Cyber-attack on US fuel pipeline leads to state of emergency. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-10). Protests at Pipeline Funding Banks. indybay.org Citibank, Chase and Wells Fargo called out for funding oil pipelines…

Jenna McGuire, staff writer (2021-05-10). Cyberattack-Induced Shutdown of Major US Pipeline Renews Calls for Clean Energy. commondreams.org "One nice thing about the sun is that it is hard to take it down with a cyberattack," said Bill McKibben | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fuelpipeline.jpg

commondreams (2021-05-10). Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Spotlights Need for Safe, Distributed Clean Energy Networks. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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