2021-11-27: News Headlines

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…

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)…

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.

Reynard Loki (2021-11-26). The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle. nationofchange.org Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn't it a major part of the climate solution?>

Kathy Fairfax (2021-11-26). Blockade Australia activist given 12 months' jail for climate protest. greenleft.org.au Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months' jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia's mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.

_____ (2021-11-26). Climate Activists Block Amazon UK Warehouses On Black Friday. popularresistance.org Climate activists are blockading Amazon warehouses across the U.K. on Friday in an attempt to pressure the ecommerce 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 fulfilment centers in the United Kingdom with the aim of disrupting 50% of the company's deliveries on Black Friday, which marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season.

Juan Cole (2021-11-26). Germany to Get Green Party Ministry of Economy, Energy and Climate. zcomm.org These developments are excellent news for the Biden administration and its climate agenda…

Staff (2021-11-26). Sanctions on Venezuela to Blame for US Purchasing More Fuel from Russia. orinocotribune.com While Washington urges its European allies to reduce their dependence on Russian energy resources and imposes sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the US itself urges Russia to supply it with more fuel, and even made its largest diesel purchase in three years. Experts on the subject explain why this trend is happening. | Four Russian tankers with a total of two million barrels of diesel fuel made from natural gas left for the United States to help mitigate the energy crisis in the North American country. This represents the highest purchase of this type since 2018, reported the Bloomberg agency, citing re…

_____ (2021-11-26). Amazon Deals Take A Hit After Depots Disrupted On Black Friday. popularresistance.org The emissions created by Black Friday sales are "phenomenally' high". Research from money.co.uk has found that shoppers could emit over 386,243 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2021. | That is the equivalent of 215,778 return flights between London and Sydney, and the same weight as 3,679 blue whales. | In the UK, activists from across the country are taking part, with 13 blockades in Doncaster, Darlington, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury, Milton Keynes and Dunfermline. | These sites account for just over 50 per cent of Amazon deliveries in the UK. | The aim…

_____ (2021-11-26). Amazon Deals To Take A Hit After Extinction Rebellion Disrupts Depots On Black Friday. popularresistance.org A total of 15 Amazon fulfilment centres in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands have been blocked by Extinction Rebellion ahead of major global discount day, Black Friday. In the UK, activists from across the country are taking part, with 13 blockades in Doncaster, Darlington, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury, Milton Keynes and Dunfermline. These sites account for just over 50 per cent of Amazon deliveries in the UK.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-26). Off to the Solomon Islands: Australia's civilisers get busy. greenleft.org.au Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wasted no time in deploying defence and federal police personnel to the Solomon Islands. Binoy Kampmark looks at the motivations behind the move.

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2021-11-26: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-11-26). Germany to Get Green Party Ministry of Economy, Energy and Climate. zcomm.org These developments are excellent news for the Biden administration and its climate agenda…

Kathy Fairfax (2021-11-26). Blockade Australia activist given 12 months' jail for climate protest. greenleft.org.au Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months' jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia's mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.

Staff (2021-11-26). Sanctions on Venezuela to Blame for US Purchasing More Fuel from Russia. orinocotribune.com While Washington urges its European allies to reduce their dependence on Russian energy resources and imposes sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the US itself urges Russia to supply it with more fuel, and even made its largest diesel purchase in three years. Experts on the subject explain why this trend is happening. | Four Russian tankers with a total of two million barrels of diesel fuel made from natural gas left for the United States to help mitigate the energy crisis in the North American country. This represents the highest purchase of this type since 2018, reported the Bloomberg agency, citing re…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-11-26). Off to the Solomon Islands: Australia's civilisers get busy. greenleft.org.au Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wasted no time in deploying defence and federal police personnel to the Solomon Islands. Binoy Kampmark looks at the motivations behind the move.

WSWS (2021-11-25). A "parade of storms" threatens more flooding in British Columbia. wsws.org Meteorologists and climate scientists have expressed urgent concern that the already waterlogged region, which saw devastating mudslides in addition to the flooding of low-lying agricultural land last week, is ill prepared to handle another downpour.

editor (2021-11-25). 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…

Jill Richardson (2021-11-25). Sociology can help the climate crisis. nationofchange.org Climate change is caused by people acting in groups, after all, and sociology is the study of people acting in groups.

_____ (2021-11-25). Grandmother Arrested At Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets With Photos Of Children Killed In Attack. popularresistance.org Marysville, CA – A small group of anti-drone activists, with Codepink, Ban Killer Drones and Veterans For Peace held demonstrations at 2 gates Monday at Beale Air Force Base, a drone base in Marysville, during am and pm commute. Flyers and banners were used to educate military personnel about two critical issues: 1) The August 29th U.S. drone attack that killed 10 members of the Afghan Ahmadi family, all civilians, at their Kabul home, and 2) The U.S. Military's critical role in the global climate crisis, that leaves a gigantic carbon footprint annually, due to the 800+ foreign bases worldwide, and the ongoing st…

WSWS (2021-11-25). Germany's "traffic light" coalition government reaches agreement: Welfare cuts, state armament and militarism. wsws.org Wrapped in flowery phrases about modernization, transformation, climate protection and cohesion, the coalition program is a declaration of war on the working population and a commitment to militarism.

Suzanne James (2021-11-25). International security and the climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Suzanne James reviews a new book on the security implications of climate change and the sociopolitical, cultural and scientific factors that influence the black-ops diplomacy of foreign policy.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021-11-25). 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)…

Tomasz Konicz (2021-11-25). 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.

_____ (2021-11-25). Slew Of Journalists And Land Defenders Released After Three Days In Custody. popularresistance.org Ten people remain in custody in Prince George after a bail hearing for those arrested on Wet'suwet'en territory last week went overtime Monday. Most of those released agreed to a condition that they not return to the Morice West Forest Service Road, the area where Coastal GasLink's 670-kilometre gas pipeline is under construction from northeast B.C. to Kitimat.Photojournalist Amber Bracken and filmmaker Michael Toledano's conditions allow them to return to the territory, where they have been covering the ongoing dispute over the pipeline since the first police action occurred on the Morice forestry road in Januar…

_____ (2021-11-25). Slew Of Journalists And Land Defenders Released From Custody. popularresistance.org Ten people remain in custody in Prince George after a bail hearing for those arrested on Wet'suwet'en territory last week went overtime Monday. Most of those released agreed to a condition that they not return to the Morice West Forest Service Road, the area where Coastal GasLink's 670-kilometre gas pipeline is under construction from northeast B.C. to Kitimat.Photojournalist Amber Bracken and filmmaker Michael Toledano's conditions allow them to return to the territory, where they have been covering the ongoing dispute over the pipeline since the first police action occurred on the Morice forestry road in Januar…

Kelly Hayes (2021-11-25). Enough Colonial Pageantry. Let's Rally Behind Criminalized Water Protectors. truthout.org Right-wing myths about stolen elections and vaccine conspiracies will no doubt complicate many dinners today, as families gather to celebrate a holiday grounded in its own harmful mythology: Thanksgiving. Among liberals and leftists, there will be countless posts debunking the lies children are taught about the holiday in school. But on this day it is equally important to amplify the stories of Native people living today who, much like their ancestors, are battling world-crushing forces. | In the p…

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