Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

2019-09-20: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-09-20). Tens of thousands join climate crisis protests across world. thecanary.co Tens of thousands of protesters have joined rallies across Australia on a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to tackle the climate crisis.Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" began in Sydney and Canberra, with demonstrators calling on leaders in Australia, the world's largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, to take more drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Global Strike 4 Climate said protests are being staged in 110 towns and cities across Australia on Friday, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target o…

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people from all over the world took to the streets to join the "Third World Climate Strike" on September 20, a protest triggered by the Fridays for The Future (FFF) movement, which demands from governments concrete actions to resolve the ongoing environmental emergency generated by increased global warming. | RELATED: | Brazil Will Not Take The Floor At The UN Climate Summit | In Europe, Asia, Africa and Noth America, hundreds of environmental, social, labor and human rig…

The Canary (2019-09-20). What action is demanded from the climate strikers? thecanary.co Children and students are being joined by adults at more than 200 events across the country calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global movement.The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) is calling for specific action from British politicians.That includes declaring a climate emergency, which Parliament has done since the last major UK schools strike in March, and implementing a "Green New Deal" to achieve climate justice.Jake Woodier, from the UKSCN, said: "The UKSCN is calling for policymakers to implement a 'Green New Deal' in the UK to transform our economy and tackle the climate crisis, and…

Tracy Keeling (2019-09-20). Tory radio host's cockeyed crusade against climate strikers gets called out, by a Tory MP. thecanary.co Tory radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer is not a fan of the youth climate movement. Back in August she joined Aaron Banks in 'mocking the silly claims' of climate activist Greta Thunberg. And on what looks to be the "biggest day of climate action in planetary history" she, of course, g…

Eric A. Gordon (2019-09-20). Outrage and lawsuits arise from Trump's attempt to ban emissions control. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES, FORMER SMOG CAPITAL OF THE WORLD—On Wednesday of this week, in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike this weekend, President Donald Trump upped the ante on his satanic attempt to end civilized life on Earth. In a series of three tweets, he announced his "Administration is revoking California's Federal Waiver on emissions …

Staff (2019-09-20). US Will Stage Its Largest Ever Climate Strike. truthout.org | | The US is to stage its largest ever day of protest over the climate crisis, with tens of thousands of students joined by adults in abandoning schools and workplaces for a wave of strikes across the country. | Climate strikes will take place in more than 1,000 locations in the US on Friday, with major rallies in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. Globally, more than 4,500 strikes are planned across 150 countri…

Alleen Brown (2019-09-20). Two Years After the Hurricane, Puerto Rico's "Generation Maria" Leads a Climate Strike. theintercept.com One of the most important moments in 16-year-old Tristán Queriot's climate activism came at the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in mid-July. Puerto Rico's former secretary of education, Julia Keleher, was flying back to the island from Washington, D.C. to stand before a federal judge and confront corruption charges. Queriot and the other protesters ha…

Staff (2019-09-20). Meet the Young Woman Suing the US Government Over the Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | Among those joining today's Global Climate Strike will be Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government. She joins us for a roundtable discussion, along with Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We're also joined in Washington, D.C., by two more youth climate organizers. Jerome Foster II is the White House Climate St…

Staff (2019-09-20). Greta Thunberg Leads Climate Strikes in 150 Countries (Live Blog). truthdig.com Truthdig's Michael Nigro reports live from New York City, where the Swedish activist will speak at a global climate change protest.

Julian Rose (2019-09-20). "Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism" globalresearch.ca On 20 September students will be mobilizing in a global protest against climate change. | Who is supporting this Worldwide endeavour, who is funding it? | Is this a real rebellion? | *** | It is natural for people to come forward in defense …

Terri Hansen (2019-09-20). Four Climate Scientists on How to Take On Climate Change Today. nationofchange.org "Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.‚ÄØ"‚Äï‚ÄØRebecca Solnit, ‚ÄØHope in the Dark Talk about ecological and climate despair. First came last October's news that we were on track to lose 1 million species to extinction. Then a long-awaited climate report from a U.N. scientific panel whose findings, U.N. chief António Guterres said, showed we were "running …

Richard Falk (2019-09-20). Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, Ignoring Kashmir. globalresearch.ca The World Order Backdrop | Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to …

Marc Brodine (2019-09-20). Green Strategy: Building the movement to stop climate change. peoplesworld.org The following is an excerpt from Marc Brodine's new book, Green Strategy: Path to Fundamental Transformation, available from International Publishers. The key to creating fundamental change is to create a movement broad enough, diverse enough, powerful enough, and sophisticated enough to embrace billions of people the world over. We can confidently predict that the environmental …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-20). Around the world, millions strike demanding climate action. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—For Daniel Goldman of Arlington, Va., the reason for battling to reverse climate change is very simple. "I don't want to die," he says. Marching with a hand-drawn sign declaring "The wrong ICE is melting" — uniting two controversies on one piece of cardboard — the high school student from Arlington, Va., was one of …

Staff (2019-09-20). Disabled People Cannot Be "Expected Losses" in the Climate Crisis. truthout.org | | Disabled people face disproportionate risks from climate change. Consider the impact of floods, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are intensified by the climate crisis. The structural barriers that disability communities face every day — inaccessible infrastructure, subpar public transportation systems, refusals to provide communication access, endemic poverty and a limited voice in civic…

Staff (2019-09-20). Global Climate Action's Biggest Obstacle Is US Foreign Policy. truthout.org | | The climate crisis and war are both international problems that cross borders and threaten the future of humanity. The melting of glaciers in Greenland has global repercussions, just as the catastrophic war in Syria has drawn in and impacted countries way beyond the Middle East, including the United States and Russia. | These crises must be addressed by international agreements, negotiations and cooperation. But the U.S.'s insistence on leveraging its economic and military power to have the final say…

Staff (2019-09-20). US Denies Visa to Afghan Teen Invited to First-Ever UN Youth Climate Summit. truthout.org | | Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He breaks the sound barrier to join us from Phuket, Thailand, where he is a 12th grade student, and says his activism is based on the crisis's impact on his home country. "The poor people there are very badly affected in a situation [where] they do not really have much carbon emissions," he says. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY…

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-09-20). The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK. theintercept.com At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests. telesurenglish.net The German government reached a consensus Friday on a new climate protection package, which includes a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said. | RELATED: | Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike | According to the reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat partners agreed a carbon price for energy used in buildings and transport in line with the existing…

Staff (2019-09-20). Bernie Sanders Vows to Prosecute Fossil Fuel CEOs. truthdig.com At a climate-change town hall, the 2020 hopeful says those who "lied to the American people" in a "bold-faced way" must be held accountable.

Jimmy Doran (2019-09-20). Save the planet or save capitalism; we can't do both. peoplesworld.org The world in which we live is finite. It does not possess infinite, everlasting resources. And it is fast approaching the point of no return as we face imminent climate catastrophe. If we are to save humanity and protect the world for future generations, we have to radically change the way we live—immediately. We're not …

Kate Aronoff (2019-09-20). Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate. theintercept.com It's not as if all VSCO Girls are sleeper climate champions. But as climate organizing has come to involve more people, it sucks the trends of the day up.

Staff (2019-09-20). Two Years After Hurricane Maria, We Need Action on Climate More Than Ever. truthout.org | | Two years ago today, I was in my house, waiting. In fact, the entire island of Puerto Rico, after days of stocking up on bottled water and food, was waiting. As Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, all we could do was wait it out. Thousands of people died as a result of the hurricane, either directly or indirectly. Many of us, the survivors, lived for months without access to clean water, electricity, cell phone service or passable roads in our communities. The federal government response…

Robert Fantina (2019-09-20). The Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery Bombing: The Latest False Flag. globalresearch.ca The United States has long been itching to do Israel's bidding and invade Iran. This desire was somewhat subdued during the administration of Barack Obama, but returned like gang-busters with the ascendance of the unstable, narcissistic Donald Trump to …

WSWS (2019-09-20). Trump meets with security council on Iran war plans. wsws.org Washington has yet to produce a shred of evidence of Iran's responsibility for the Saudi attacks, which have been seized upon as a pretext for escalating a war for regime change.

Aaron Maté (2019-09-20). Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities….

21st Century Wire (2019-09-20). New Reports of 'Saudi and Israeli Airstrikes' on Syria-Iraq Border Only Heighten Concerns of Wider War. globalresearch.ca The United States is discussing with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies about possible responses to Saudi Aramco oil facility attack. What is not being aired are any discussions between Washington and Israel on the matter. US Secretary of …

Tom Luongo (2019-09-20). Will the Yemen War be the End of Saudi Arabia? globalresearch.ca The attack on Saudi Arabia's major oil processing station in Abqaiq over the weekend was a major turning point in global politics. It may be even bigger than many of us realize. | While forces within U.S. political circles, Israel and …

Tyler Durden (2019-09-20). Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones. theantimedia.com Yemen's Houthi have announced at the end of a dramatic week following the early Saturday aerial attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.

Federico Pieraccini (2019-09-20). Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster. globalresearch.ca On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …

WSWS (2019-09-20). Julian Assange: The great unmentionable as Australian leader wines and dines with Trump. wsws.org Were Assange imprisoned by the Chinese, Russian or Iranian regimes, the response of the Australian government would doubtless be very different.

Jason Ditz (2019-09-20). Pentagon Presents Trump With a Wide Range of Potential Targets to Strike in Iran. theantimedia.com Trump will be joined by national security officials when he is presented with a wide range of military options by the Pentagon.

Bill Van Auken (2019-09-20). Trump Reviewing Target Lists as Iran War Threat Mounts. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump has been presented with list of targets for US military strikes against Iran as US imperialism draws ever closer to initiating an armed conflict that could prove the antechamber to a third world war. | According to …

Robert Scheer (2019-09-20). America Keeps Getting China All Wrong. truthdig.com For decades, China has been an enigmatic foe and friend to the United States. From trade to immigration, the two international giants have been linked in inextricable ways in recent years. With Donald Trump's current trade war with China and the Hong Kong protests hitting headlines, Americans are once again thinking about the Chinese in a more nuanced way. Yet there is still a lot of misinformation about the Asian nation circulating at all levels of American society, including within the Trump administrat…

KNKMF (2019-09-20). Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act of 2019 must be opposed. nationofchange.org Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. If this bill becomes law it will increase conflict between the U.S. and China and increase U.S. meddling in Hong Kong. It will become an excuse for unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) against China and Hong Kong. In the Open Letter …

Kasia Anderson (2019-09-20). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Be 'Gaslit' by The New York Times. truthdig.com By now, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gone through more full-on political attacks than President Trump has gone through cabinet members. | Fox News' abuse of power, and of Ocasio-Cortez, comes as no surprise, given the Murdochian media complex's total commitment to making sure their audience sees Ocasio-Cortez and her peers — specifically, congressional "Squad"-mates Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — as the socialist enemies of (white) America that President Trump insists they are. But a perhaps more remar…

Judy Rohrer (2019-09-20). "Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies. counterpunch.org Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has More

teleSUR (2019-09-20). U.S. Caused $4.5 Billion in Losses to Cuba Over the Last Year. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday presented a report on the impact caused by the U.S .blockade policy on the Cuban economy over the last year. | RELATED: | Two Members of Cuba's UN Mission Expelled From US | "The U.S. blockade against Cuba impacts, as never before, on the everyday life of every Cuban family, in every sector of our economy, in every social dev…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-09-20). Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink. mintpressnews.com Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.

Miguel Gutierrez (2019-09-20). El Desmadre: The Colonial Roots of Anti-Mexican Violence. counterpunch.org On August 3, 2019 a white supremacist walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and murdered 22 people and injured dozens more. Shortly before the attack, he posted online comments complaining about a "Hispanic invasion." He later told authorities that he was specifically targeting "Mexicans." Just a few days before the El Paso massacre, another shooting in Gilroy, California left 3 dead and many more injured. The murderer in this case had online postings about invading "hordes of mestizos" and recommended that people read a white supremacist favorite "Might is Right" which, among other things, exalts the racial su…

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2019-09-20). Unipolar Governance of the Multipolar World. counterpunch.org The emergence in recent years of the economic and military powers in countries like China, Russia and India has given rise to theories and hopes of a multipolar world that could temper the heavy-handed unilateral/unipolar policies of the United States on a global level. Such hopes are further buoyed by the fact that these rising poles of economic development have instituted a number of regional international organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the Eurasian Economic Union that incorporates Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsta…

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-09-20). The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key? dissidentvoice.org I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country the only way it can be built: by learning, living and sharing peace. The book, titled The Kabul Peace …

RT (2019-09-20). SHOCKER! Area 51 raid FLOPS as bunch of YouTubers chat up guards instead of running to 'see them aliens' (WATCH LIVE). rt.com A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated 'raid.' | Initially a mock Facebook event, "Storm Area 51" quickly became a phenomenon that garnered interest from hundreds of thousands of netizens, who signed up to blaze past police and military guards to "see them aliens" at the top-secret Nevada facility. Some celebrities who'd promised to join in heated up the memeful event even more, while the authorities tried to pour cold water on even the idea of a peaceful a…

Tatiana Dias (2019-09-20). Brazil's Army Wanted to "Occupy" the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again. theintercept.com Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil's army are reviving an old dream of the dictatorship to bring industry, mining, and settlers to the Amazon.

Ralph Nader (2019-09-20). 25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections. counterpunch.org Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for all — is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal for all basic and More

H. Bruce Franklin (2019-09-20). How We Launched Our Forever War in the Middle East. counterpunch.org Late on the night of July 14, 1958, I navigated our KC-97 aerial tanker to refuel a lone B-52 on a secret radio-silence mission near the Arctic Circle. On our way home, our number three engine conked out as we approached the Gaspé Peninsula. We got permission to make an emergency landing at Loring, the More

Valerie Reynoso (2019-09-20). The Rising Monopoly of Monsanto-Bayer. counterpunch.org Monsanto was an agrochemical and agricultural biotech company established in the US that became a large producer of GMO crops, with their main GMO crop having been corn. Monsanto was bought by Bayer, a German multinational pharmaceutical company, in late 2016 for $63 billion dollars. This deal was approved in early 2018 by the European Union More

Lee Hall (2019-09-20). Mayor Obedience Training, From the Pet Products Industry. counterpunch.org Mars Petcare US—purveyor of pet products including Whiskas Æ, Greenies‚Ñ¢, Sheba Æ, Cesar Æ, and Iams‚Ñ¢—is a division of the $35 billion Mars (M&Ms) chocolate empire. Mars chocolate is problematic in its own ways—serious ways—but today I focus on the corporation's pet fetish. Mars's 2019 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS‚Ñ¢ gimmick was announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Meeting More

Louis Yako (2019-09-20). Working in America: Paychecks for Silence. counterpunch.org Let us begin with just a few recent and disturbing statistics about working in America. First, most Americans (nearly 78%) live paycheck to paycheck, which makes them vulnerable to abuse and bullying by employers. Second, a 2018 Harris Poll found that "seven in ten employers (70 percent) use social networking sites to research job candidates More

Mark Fiore (2019-09-20). How To Get The U.S. To Care About The War In Yemen. progressive.org "Over 85,000 children dead from war and starvation in Yemen. And now you may pay more at the pump!"

Hiroyuki Hamada (2019-09-20). In Defense of Cory Morningstar's Manufacturing for Consent Series. dissidentvoice.org Good investigative journalism doesn't only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time; it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and cogently called Bernie Sanders "a sheep dog candidate"? Remember when Eva Bertlett, Vanessa Beeley and others truly stood with Syrian people in opposing the western intervention? …

John Feffer (2019-09-20). The Threat of Bolton Has Retreated, But Not the Threat of War. counterpunch.org John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an More

Eoin Higgins (2019-09-20). Officials Knew Civilians Were in Area of US Drone Strike That Killed 30 Farmers. theantimedia.com It wasn't an accident.

Blake Stewart (2019-09-20). Dreamers' Fates Are Still Uncertain, Their Contributions Are Not. progressive.org Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers' continue to help build the nation.

South Front (2019-09-20). Video: Greater Idlib: Is Syrian Army Advance Inevitable? globalresearch.ca After over 8 years of war, the province of Idlib and its surrounding areas remain the key stronghold of radical militant groups in Syria. Over the past years, anti-government armed groups suffered a series of defeats across the country and …

Zero Hedge (2019-09-20). Plastic Apocalypse: Alarming Levels of Plastic Found in Children. globalresearch.ca New studies are being published that detail high levels of dangerous microplastics had been detected in some of the most remote regions of the world. Another study warned microplastics are turning up in human stool. Now there are new …

WSWS (2019-09-20). Macron, Steinmeier visit Rome to prepare new EU repression of refugees. wsws.org The removal of the neo-fascists from the Italian government has not produced any shift towards a less militaristic and anti-refugee policy.

John W. Whitehead (2019-09-20). The Police State's Language of Force. counterpunch.org "Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can More

Vincent Emanuele (2019-09-20). Small Town Values. counterpunch.org Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small communities' — John Mellencamp A few weeks ago, another young man was shot to death in Michigan City, Indiana. He was the fourth or fifth in the past several months (no More

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-09-20). Why Are Modi and His Cohort Paranoid About Diversity? counterpunch.org Home Minister Amit Shah of the BJP now bats for Hindi as the unifying language that India requires. In India, several decades ago, the uncritical reversion to fundamentalism and the attempt to create a "unified" political identity in the wake of right-wing nationalist movements led to the erosion of unique and distinctive cultural identities. In More

Shawn Fremstad (2019-09-20). The Official U.S. Poverty Rate is Based on a Hopelessly Out-of-Date Metric. counterpunch.org The poverty rate in the United States fell to 11.8 percent in 2018, according to data released last week by the Census Bureau — the lowest it's been since 2001. But this estimate significantly understates the extent of economic deprivation in the United States today. Our official poverty line hasn't kept up with economic change. More

Kathleen Wallace (2019-09-20). Noblesse the Sleaze. counterpunch.org Trump is enormous; this is true, in all ways of the word, but certainly in terms of an enormous lack of empathy for others. But America is (and always has) selected for and advanced those with sociopathic traits. A touch of sociopathy seems to be an affliction ideally suited to a nation that covets individual More

teleSUR (2019-09-20). US and El Salvador Sign Joint Immigration Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States and El Salvador have reached a joint deal on immigration, the U.S. embassy in El Salvador said on Friday, without giving many additional details beyond those related to asylum claims. | RELATED: | 126 Central American Mothers Sue US Gov't for Asylum Ban | Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is scheduled to discuss the immigration agreement on Friday at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. | "The bottom line of this agreement is asylum. It seeks to…

Vanessa Baird (2019-09-20). Who Owns the Sea? globalresearch.ca The coming months are critical if we are going to stop the damaging free-for-all that is the current status quo and save the world's oceans for our common future. Vanessa Baird examines the prospects. | *** | There's a cartoon that oceanographer …

Richard Silverstein (2019-09-20). Israeli Elections: Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic. globalresearch.ca Israel's second election in the past five months has led to yet another political stalemate. As occurred in April, the two main political parties, the far-right Likud and centre-right Blue and White, fought to a virtual tie. | The …

Forest Peoples Programme (2019-09-20). Europe's Complicity in Latin America's Deforestation Crisis. globalresearch.ca Dear President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, | First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, | President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, | Dear Heads of State [heads of government] of countries signatory to the Amsterdam Declaration: | Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister …

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-20). Israelis Have Shown Netanyahu the Door. Can He Inflict More Damage before He Exits? globalresearch.ca For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or …

WSWS (2019-09-20). Germany: How the secret service and far-right AfD organised the ban on the "linksunten.indymedia" website. wsws.org The cessation of criminal proceedings confirms that the ban on the website was an act of political censorship in which the Interior Ministry, the secret service and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) closely collaborated.

David Rosen (2019-09-20). Evangelicals, Abstinence, Abortion and the Mainstreaming of Sex. counterpunch.org In 2010, Barbara G. Brents and Teela Sanders published a pioneering study, "Mainstreaming the Sex Industry: Economic Inclusion and Social Ambivalence," that argued, "mainstreaming of the sex industry is invariably linked to wider patterns in leisure consumption, travel, and the hedonistic search for relaxation and pleasure." They announced the establishment of the sexually "new normal." The More

T.J. Coles (2019-09-20). A Taste of Their Own Medicine: the Politicians Who Robbed Iranians and Libyans Fear the Same for Brexit Britain. counterpunch.org As part of then-Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May's supposed preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the government asked different departments of the UK's civil service, including those responsible for food, agriculture, medicine, and chemicals, to come up with impact assessments. The worst-case scenarios (not leaked or released at the time of writing) were codenamed Black Swan. More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-09-20). Roaming Charges: Pompeo and Circumstance. counterpunch.org + The Saudis want to "fight the Iranians to the last American." — Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, February 2010 + Who needs John Bolton, when you've got Pompeo Maximus declaring the attack on the Abqaiq refineries in Saudi Arabia: "An act of war." + By Pompeo's logic, the death of every Yemeni kid from cholera More

Roger D. Harris (2019-09-20). On the Road to Damascus. dissidentvoice.org "Welcome to your second country" was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union Forum for "solidarity with the workers and people of Syria against the economic blockade, imperialist interventions, and terrorism." Throughout my short one-week stay, Syrians, on seeing I was a foreigner, would muster their best …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-20). The Post 9/11 Era and The "Global War on Terrorism": "You are Either with Us, or with the Terrorists" globalresearch.ca The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history. a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11. | September 11 2001 opens up an era …

Mark Taliano (2019-09-20). Syria Expresses Its Freedom Through Resistance. globalresearch.ca Syria expresses her freedom in her resistance to Empire. Resistance takes many forms and trajectories, but they all lead to freedom. | Resistance delivers freedom from terrorism, it expresses itself not only when the SAA defeats Western supported terrorists, but also …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-20). Hit by Historic Flooding From Imelda, Houston Offers Stark Reminder of Why Millions Are Joining Climate Strike. commondreams.org Climate strike leaders on Friday called on participants to keep Houston, Texas and the surrounding area in mind on Friday after severe flooding brought on by Hurricane Imelda left at least two people dead and required authorities to rescue at least 1,000 residents. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-20). 'Because Business as Usual Is a Death Sentence': Youth Climate Strikers in Their Own Words. commondreams.org As millions of people of all ages joined the first-ever global #ClimateStrike on Friday—answering a call from students of the school strike for climate movement—youth activists from around the world shared why they are compelled to take to the streets to demand more ambitions efforts to tackle the planetary crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-20). 'No Wealth on a Dead Planet': The Most Memorable Signs From the Global Climate Strike. commondreams.org With millions marching to demand bold climate action in more than 150 countries around the world on Friday, a number of sentiments expressed on homemade signs and through other demonstrations captured the world's attention. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-20). As Global Youth Demand Climate Action, Trump Heaps Praise on Coal-Obsessed Aussie Leader. commondreams.org The president gushed over Australia's continued extraction of the fossil fuel. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-20). Sanders Vows, If Elected, to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Fossil Fuel CEOs for Knowingly 'Destroying the Planet'. commondreams.org "They knew that it was real. Their own scientists told them that it was real. What do you do to people who lied in a very bold-faced way, lied to the American people, lied to the media?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-20). Trump to Be Presented With Options to Attack Iran: Reports. commondreams.org The range of options the Pentagon will present the president with include military actions as well as political and economic moves. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-20). 'The Future of Earth Is at Risk': New Drone Footage of Deforestation in Amazon Shows Cost of Meat Industry. commondreams.org "Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-20). Sanders Hits Back at Rich Biden Donor: 'The Democratic Party I Represent Is the Party of the Working Class, Not Billionaires'. commondreams.org "We are going to make the changes that we need in this country when the working people of America stand up to the corporate elite, not take their money." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement (2019-09-20). Climate Strike: Sound the Alarm for Climate Change Silent Protest (SF). indybay.org Ferry Building, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. | Also: Map of additional San Francisco warning siren locations can be found here: | sfdem.org/outdoor-public-warning-system-…

Elected Officials to Protect California (2019-09-20). California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest. indybay.org Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes…

350 Humboldt (2019-09-20). Humboldt Climate Strike. indybay.org Arcata Plaza Square…

Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike Coalition (2019-09-20). Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike. indybay.org Santa Cruz Wells Fargo 74 River St Santa Cruz…

UCSF (2019-09-20). From Penguins to Plankton: Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on Antarctic (Lecture). indybay.org Byers Auditorium, UCSF, 600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158…

Direct Action Monterey Network (2019-09-20). bonfire – Call for Submissions. indybay.org bonfire is a 'zine committed to connecting local voices and experiences to critical thought and global struggles. As we face climate disaster, intensifying state violence, emboldened white nationalism, and globalized capitalism that enriches the few at the expense of the many, there is a rising sense that the current system is no longer tenable. Now is the time to think beyond the limits of what we are told is possible and to imagine and bring to life the kind of world that can meaningfully sustain all of us.

anybody (2019-09-20). Elizabeth Warren organizing happy hour. indybay.org La Guerrera's Kitchen, Oakland…

Terra Cultura (2019-09-20). Tincture Making Workshop. indybay.org Terra Cultura is an Educational Eco-Arts Farm. | Our mission is to strengthen community resilience through education and collaboration in agroecology, sustainable living, and the arts. | We facilitate hands-on learning and cooperative projects that strengthen our food systems, environment, and communities. Together, we are nourishing a culture of environmental stewardship and honing the tools to build a more resilient and sustainable future.

Jimmysllama (2019-09-20). Through the Eyes of Jesselyn Radack: A Look at the Vital Role of Whistleblowers and Their Attorneys. mintpressnews.com "By protecting whistleblowers, sources, and online activists, we facilitate robust investigative journalism, hold government to account, protect the freedoms of speech, privacy and the press, and foster the most critical component of democratic society: an informed citizenry." — Whistleblower and Source Protection Program…

commondreams (2019-09-20). Climate Strikes Hit Europe. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-09-20). It's Time to Strike for the Climate. commondreams.org Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center in orange shirt, participates in a youth climate strike outside the United Nations on Aug. 30 in New York City. Thunberg was also in town to address the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephanie Van Hook (2019-09-20). Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change. commondreams.org Students protest in front of the Scottish Parliament on March 15, 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was part of the global climate strike in March, when students around the world demanded that elected officials take action on climate change. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bill Bigelow (2019-09-20). Rep. Barbara Lee Calls for Climate Education in All Schools. commondreams.org Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) met with press on Thursday Sept. 19, 2019 to announce that she would be introducing a House Resolution in support of teaching climate change in schools. (Photo: @RepBarbaraLee) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rachel Sarah (2019-09-20). To the Adults Who Are Striking Today for the Future, Thank You. commondreams.org Participants of a demonstration clap their hands and write the Icelandic "Hu". The demonstrators follow the call of the movement Fridays for Future and want to fight for more climate protection. They want to support the calls for strikes and protests all over the world. (Photo: Patrick Seeger/dpa/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dipti Bhatnagar (2019-09-20). We Have a Decision to Make. Change the System or Face Climate Catastrophe. commondreams.org "As a global movement for environmental justice, we will not allow the pursuit of profit to restrict our collective imagination," writes Bhatnagar. "We are demanding real solutions. The climate crisis necessitates a different economic and political system altogether—one which serves to address the needs of people, not to further enrich corporations." (Photo: Friends of the Earth International) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2019-09-20). U.S. Communities Strike From School and Work to Demand Transformative Climate Action. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Negin Owliaei, Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson (2019-09-20). Who's Burning the Amazon? commondreams.org The worst tragedy is that companies get to make millions attacking indigenous people and burning down vital ecosystems. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephanie Savell (2019-09-20). The Saddest Story of All: The Imperial Debris of War. commondreams.org In recent years, as the American-led coalition has closed down bases in advance of a prospective U.S. military withdrawal, more and more Afghans have died or been injured by military waste exploding in abandoned areas once used by international security forces as firing ranges. (Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2019-09-20: Social Media Postees

Tens of thousands join climate crisis protests across world
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Tens of thousands of protesters have joined rallies across Australia on a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to tackle the climate crisis.Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" began in Sydney and Canberra, with demonstrators calling on leaders in Australia, the world's largest exporter of coal and liquid natural gas, to take more drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Global Strike 4 Climate said protests are being staged in 110 towns and cities across Australia on Friday, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target o…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/09/2…

Thousands Join World Climate Strike as UN Summit Approaches
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Thousands of people from all over the world took to the streets to join the "Third World Climate Strike" on September 20, a protest triggered by the Fridays for The Future (FFF) movement, which demands from governments concrete actions to resolve the ongoing environmental emergency generated by increased global warming. | RELATED: | Brazil Will Not Take The Floor At The UN Climate Summit | In Europe, Asia, Africa and Noth America, hundreds of environmental, social, labor and human rig…
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Tory radio host's cockeyed crusade against climate strikers gets called out, by a Tory MP
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Tory radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer is not a fan of the youth climate movement. Back in August she joined Aaron Banks in 'mocking the silly claims' of climate activist Greta Thunberg. And on what looks to be the "biggest day of climate action in planetary history" she, of course, g…
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Outrage and lawsuits arise from Trump's attempt to ban emissions control
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
LOS ANGELES, FORMER SMOG CAPITAL OF THE WORLD–On Wednesday of this week, in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strike this weekend, President Donald Trump upped the ante on his satanic attempt to end civilized life on Earth. In a series of three tweets, he announced his "Administration is revoking California's Federal Waiver on emissions …
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What action is demanded from the climate strikers?
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Children and students are being joined by adults at more than 200 events across the country calling for urgent action on climate change as part of a global movement.The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) is calling for specific action from British politicians.That includes declaring a climate emergency, which Parliament has done since the last major UK schools strike in March, and implementing a "Green New Deal" to achieve climate justice.Jake Woodier, from the UKSCN, said: "The UKSCN is calling for policymakers to implement a 'Green New Deal' in the UK to transform our economy and tackle the climate crisis, and…
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Two Years After the Hurricane, Puerto Rico's "Generation Maria" Leads a Climate Strike
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
One of the most important moments in 16-year-old Tristán Queriot's climate activism came at the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in mid-July. Puerto Rico's former secretary of education, Julia Keleher, was flying back to the island from Washington, D.C. to stand before a federal judge and confront corruption charges. Queriot and the other protesters ha…
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While thousands strike for the climate, Labour extends its green ideas to the NHS
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
Shadow health minister Jonathan Ashworth has announced Labour's new green policy for the NHS. The announcement coincides with the climate strike taking place on 20 September. | The policy includes plans to plant one million trees at NHS facilities across the country. The aim is to offset the NHS's carbon footprint, tackle pollution and provide green spaces to encourage patient wellbeing. | Today I'm outlining our Green New Deal for the N…
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US Will Stage Its Largest Ever Climate Strike
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| The US is to stage its largest ever day of protest over the climate crisis, with tens of thousands of students joined by adults in abandoning schools and workplaces for a wave of strikes across the country. | Climate strikes will take place in more than 1,000 locations in the US on Friday, with major rallies in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. Globally, more than 4,500 strikes are planned across 150 countri…
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Greta Thunberg Leads Climate Strikes in 150 Countries (Live Blog)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
Truthdig's Michael Nigro reports live from New York City, where the Swedish activist will speak at a global climate change protest.
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Meet the Young Woman Suing the US Government Over the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Among those joining today's Global Climate Strike will be Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government. She joins us for a roundtable discussion, along with Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We're also joined in Washington, D.C., by two more youth climate organizers. Jerome Foster II is the White House Climate St…
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Screw Johnson's elitist PR stunts. Here's why Corbyn is the people's leader we so desperately need
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-20
As millions of people took part in a global climate strike on 20 September, UK prime minister Boris Johnson was nowhere to be seen on the streets. Instead, he was tweeting about meeting military elites. | PM-in-waitin…
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"Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On 20 September students will be mobilizing in a global protest against climate change. | Who is supporting this Worldwide endeavour, who is funding it? | Is this a real rebellion? | *** | It is natural for people to come forward in defense …
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Four Climate Scientists on How to Take On Climate Change Today
Terri Hansen | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-20
"Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.‚ÄØ"‚Äï‚ÄØRebecca Solnit, ‚ÄØHope in the Dark Talk about ecological and climate despair. First came last October's news that we were on track to lose 1 million species to extinction. Then a long-awaited climate report from a U.N. scientific panel whose findings, U.N. chief António Guterres said, showed we were "running …
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Burning Amazonia, Denying Climate Change, Devastating Syria, Starving Yemen, Ignoring Kashmir
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The World Order Backdrop | Arguably, even before the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there was a widespread sense that a state-centric form of world order was morally and functionally deficient in certain fundamental respects. Political actors were indifferent to …
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Green Strategy: Building the movement to stop climate change
Marc Brodine | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
The following is an excerpt from Marc Brodine's new book, Green Strategy: Path to Fundamental Transformation, available from International Publishers. The key to creating fundamental change is to create a movement broad enough, diverse enough, powerful enough, and sophisticated enough to embrace billions of people the world over. We can confidently predict that the environmental …
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Disabled People Cannot Be "Expected Losses" in the Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Disabled people face disproportionate risks from climate change. Consider the impact of floods, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are intensified by the climate crisis. The structural barriers that disability communities face every day — inaccessible infrastructure, subpar public transportation systems, refusals to provide communication access, endemic poverty and a limited voice in civic…
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Around the world, millions strike demanding climate action
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
WASHINGTON–For Daniel Goldman of Arlington, Va., the reason for battling to reverse climate change is very simple. "I don't want to die," he says. Marching with a hand-drawn sign declaring "The wrong ICE is melting" — uniting two controversies on one piece of cardboard — the high school student from Arlington, Va., was one of …
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Global Climate Action's Biggest Obstacle Is US Foreign Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| The climate crisis and war are both international problems that cross borders and threaten the future of humanity. The melting of glaciers in Greenland has global repercussions, just as the catastrophic war in Syria has drawn in and impacted countries way beyond the Middle East, including the United States and Russia. | These crises must be addressed by international agreements, negotiations and cooperation. But the U.S.'s insistence on leveraging its economic and military power to have the final say…
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US Denies Visa to Afghan Teen Invited to First-Ever UN Youth Climate Summit
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He breaks the sound barrier to join us from Phuket, Thailand, where he is a 12th grade student, and says his activism is based on the crisis's impact on his home country. "The poor people there are very badly affected in a situation [where] they do not really have much carbon emissions," he says. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY…
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The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/carbon-captu…

Bernie Sanders Vows to Prosecute Fossil Fuel CEOs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
At a climate-change town hall, the 2020 hopeful says those who "lied to the American people" in a "bold-faced way" must be held accountable.
truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-vow…

Germany Accepts Climate Protection Deal Amid Worldwide Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
The German government reached a consensus Friday on a new climate protection package, which includes a domestic carbon price and the possibility of more stringent measures in future, a source close to the talks said. | RELATED: | Australia 'Sets Standard' as Thousands Join #ClimateStrike | According to the reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat partners agreed a carbon price for energy used in buildings and transport in line with the existing…
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Why VSCO Girls are Going on Strike for the Climate
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
It's not as if all VSCO Girls are sleeper climate champions. But as climate organizing has come to involve more people, it sucks the trends of the day up.
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/why-vsco-gir…

Two Years After Hurricane Maria, We Need Action on Climate More Than Ever
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-20
| Two years ago today, I was in my house, waiting. In fact, the entire island of Puerto Rico, after days of stocking up on bottled water and food, was waiting. As Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, all we could do was wait it out. Thousands of people died as a result of the hurricane, either directly or indirectly. Many of us, the survivors, lived for months without access to clean water, electricity, cell phone service or passable roads in our communities. The federal government response…
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Save the planet or save capitalism; we can't do both
Jimmy Doran | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-20
The world in which we live is finite. It does not possess infinite, everlasting resources. And it is fast approaching the point of no return as we face imminent climate catastrophe. If we are to save humanity and protect the world for future generations, we have to radically change the way we live–immediately. We're not …
peoplesworld.org/article/save-the-planet…

Trump meets with security council on Iran war plans
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
Washington has yet to produce a shred of evidence of Iran's responsibility for the Saudi attacks, which have been seized upon as a pretext for escalating a war for regime change.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/iran…

Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-20
The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities….
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/20/instead-of-th…

The Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery Bombing: The Latest False Flag
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The United States has long been itching to do Israel's bidding and invade Iran. This desire was somewhat subdued during the administration of Barack Obama, but returned like gang-busters with the ascendance of the unstable, narcissistic Donald Trump to …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-oil-refin…

New Reports of 'Saudi and Israeli Airstrikes' on Syria-Iraq Border Only Heighten Concerns of Wider War
21st Century Wire | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The United States is discussing with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies about possible responses to Saudi Aramco oil facility attack. What is not being aired are any discussions between Washington and Israel on the matter. US Secretary of …
globalresearch.ca/new-reports-saudi-isra…

Will the Yemen War be the End of Saudi Arabia?
Tom Luongo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The attack on Saudi Arabia's major oil processing station in Abqaiq over the weekend was a major turning point in global politics. It may be even bigger than many of us realize. | While forces within U.S. political circles, Israel and …
globalresearch.ca/will-yemen-war-end-sau…

Saudi Arabia up in Flames: Riyadh Is Headed for a Major Disaster
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
On Saturday September 14, Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had conducted a massive attack on several Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, including the largest oil refinery in the world in Abqaiq, using 10 drones. On Twitter, dozens of videos …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-headed-ma…

Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-20
Yemen's Houthi have announced at the end of a dramatic week following the early Saturday aerial attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.

Yemen's Houthi Halt All Attacks on Saudi Arabia With Ballistic Missiles and Drones

Trump Reviewing Target Lists as Iran War Threat Mounts
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
US President Donald Trump has been presented with list of targets for US military strikes against Iran as US imperialism draws ever closer to initiating an armed conflict that could prove the antechamber to a third world war. | According to …
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Julian Assange: The great unmentionable as Australian leader wines and dines with Trump
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
Were Assange imprisoned by the Chinese, Russian or Iranian regimes, the response of the Australian government would doubtless be very different.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/assa…

Pentagon Presents Trump With a Wide Range of Potential Targets to Strike in Iran
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-20
Trump will be joined by national security officials when he is presented with a wide range of military options by the Pentagon.

Pentagon Presents Trump With a Wide Range of Potential Targets to Strike in Iran

America Keeps Getting China All Wrong
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
For decades, China has been an enigmatic foe and friend to the United States. From trade to immigration, the two international giants have been linked in inextricable ways in recent years. With Donald Trump's current trade war with China and the Hong Kong protests hitting headlines, Americans are once again thinking about the Chinese in a more nuanced way. Yet there is still a lot of misinformation about the Asian nation circulating at all levels of American society, including within the Trump administrat…
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Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act of 2019 must be opposed
KNKMF | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-20
Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. If this bill becomes law it will increase conflict between the U.S. and China and increase U.S. meddling in Hong Kong. It will become an excuse for unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) against China and Hong Kong. In the Open Letter …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/20/open-lette…

"Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies
Judy Rohrer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/make-america…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Be 'Gaslit' by The New York Times
Kasia Anderson | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
By now, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gone through more full-on political attacks than President Trump has gone through cabinet members. | Fox News' abuse of power, and of Ocasio-Cortez, comes as no surprise, given the Murdochian media complex's total commitment to making sure their audience sees Ocasio-Cortez and her peers — specifically, congressional "Squad"-mates Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — as the socialist enemies of (white) America that President Trump insists they are. But a perhaps more remar…
truthdig.com/articles/ocasio-cortez-reje…

U.S. Caused $4.5 Billion in Losses to Cuba Over the Last Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday presented a report on the impact caused by the U.S .blockade policy on the Cuban economy over the last year. | RELATED: | Two Members of Cuba's UN Mission Expelled From US | "The U.S. blockade against Cuba impacts, as never before, on the everyday life of every Cuban family, in every sector of our economy, in every social dev…
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Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-20
Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.
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El Desmadre: The Colonial Roots of Anti-Mexican Violence
Miguel Gutierrez | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
On August 3, 2019 a white supremacist walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and murdered 22 people and injured dozens more. Shortly before the attack, he posted online comments complaining about a "Hispanic invasion." He later told authorities that he was specifically targeting "Mexicans." Just a few days before the El Paso massacre, another shooting in Gilroy, California left 3 dead and many more injured. The murderer in this case had online postings about invading "hordes of mestizos" and recommended that people read a white supremacist favorite "Might is Right" which, among other things, exalts the racial su…
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Unipolar Governance of the Multipolar World
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
The emergence in recent years of the economic and military powers in countries like China, Russia and India has given rise to theories and hopes of a multipolar world that could temper the heavy-handed unilateral/unipolar policies of the United States on a global level. Such hopes are further buoyed by the fact that these rising poles of economic development have instituted a number of regional international organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the Eurasian Economic Union that incorporates Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsta…
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The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?
Robert J. Burrowes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-20
I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country the only way it can be built: by learning, living and sharing peace. The book, titled The Kabul Peace …
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SHOCKER! Area 51 raid FLOPS as bunch of YouTubers chat up guards instead of running to 'see them aliens' (WATCH LIVE)
rt.com | 2019-09-20
A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended with a whimper instead of a bang, drawing only a few dozen enthusiasts for the much-anticipated 'raid.' | Initially a mock Facebook event, "Storm Area 51" quickly became a phenomenon that garnered interest from hundreds of thousands of netizens, who signed up to blaze past police and military guards to "see them aliens" at the top-secret Nevada facility. Some celebrities who'd promised to join in heated up the memeful event even more, while the authorities tried to pour cold water on even the idea of a peaceful a…
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Brazil's Army Wanted to "Occupy" the Amazon Before. Leaked Audio Reveals Their Plan to Try Again
Tatiana Dias | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil's army are reviving an old dream of the dictatorship to bring industry, mining, and settlers to the Amazon.
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/amazon-brazi…

25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for all — is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal for all basic and…
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How To Get The U.S. To Care About The War In Yemen
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2019-09-20
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In Defense of Cory Morningstar's Manufacturing for Consent Series
Hiroyuki Hamada | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-20
Good investigative journalism doesn't only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time; it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and cogently called Bernie Sanders "a sheep dog candidate"? Remember when Eva Bertlett, Vanessa Beeley and others truly stood with Syrian people in opposing the western intervention? …
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The Threat of Bolton Has Retreated, But Not the Threat of War
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal adjutant to Trump. As in his days as an…
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Officials Knew Civilians Were in Area of US Drone Strike That Killed 30 Farmers
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-20
It wasn't an accident.

Officials Knew Civilians Were in Area of US Drone Strike That Killed 30 Farmers

Macron, Steinmeier visit Rome to prepare new EU repression of refugees
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
The removal of the neo-fascists from the Italian government has not produced any shift towards a less militaristic and anti-refugee policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/macr…

Dreamers' Fates Are Still Uncertain, Their Contributions Are Not
Blake Stewart | progressive.org | 2019-09-20
Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers' continue to help build the nation.
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Plastic Apocalypse: Alarming Levels of Plastic Found in Children
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
New studies are being published that detail high levels of dangerous microplastics had been detected in some of the most remote regions of the world. Another study warned microplastics are turning up in human stool. Now there are new …
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Media Omit Context Behind Latest North Korean Missile Tests
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-09-20
by Joshua Cho | In his 2004 book North Korea: Another Country, historian Bruce Cumings described the irony of corporate media's perpetual narrative of North Korea as an unhinged or devious adversary of the US with hostile nuclear ambitions: Almost always, media discussion of North Korea assumes that Washington is in a position of original innocence, and the North is assiduously trying to obtain and then to use "weapons of mass destruction"–the ubiquitous media trope for the arsenals of American enemies since the Cold War ended. Yet the American record in Northeast Asia since the 1940s is one of consistent us…
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The crime against Afghanistan
Editor | workers.org | 2019-09-20
It's the longest U.S. war ever. And no one in the ruling U.S. imperialist establishment can explain why it continues. Before Trump recently claimed he was for withdrawing at least some of the thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, similar promises were made by previous U.S. presidents, Democrats and Republicans. . . . | Continue reading The crime against Afghanistan at Workers.org
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Video: Greater Idlib: Is Syrian Army Advance Inevitable?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
After over 8 years of war, the province of Idlib and its surrounding areas remain the key stronghold of radical militant groups in Syria. Over the past years, anti-government armed groups suffered a series of defeats across the country and …
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How We Launched Our Forever War in the Middle East
H. Bruce Franklin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Late on the night of July 14, 1958, I navigated our KC-97 aerial tanker to refuel a lone B-52 on a secret radio-silence mission near the Arctic Circle. On our way home, our number three engine conked out as we approached the Gaspé Peninsula. We got permission to make an emergency landing at Loring, the…
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The Police State's Language of Force
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
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The Rising Monopoly of Monsanto-Bayer
Valerie Reynoso | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Monsanto was an agrochemical and agricultural biotech company established in the US that became a large producer of GMO crops, with their main GMO crop having been corn. Monsanto was bought by Bayer, a German multinational pharmaceutical company, in late 2016 for $63 billion dollars. This deal was approved in early 2018 by the European Union…
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Working in America: Paychecks for Silence
Louis Yako | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Let us begin with just a few recent and disturbing statistics about working in America. First, most Americans (nearly 78%) live paycheck to paycheck, which makes them vulnerable to abuse and bullying by employers. Second, a 2018 Harris Poll found that…
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The Official U.S. Poverty Rate is Based on a Hopelessly Out-of-Date Metric
Shawn Fremstad | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
The poverty rate in the United States fell to 11.8 percent in 2018, according to data released last week by the Census Bureau — the lowest it's been since 2001. But this estimate significantly understates the extent of economic deprivation in the United States today. Our official poverty line hasn't kept up with economic change.
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Why Are Modi and His Cohort Paranoid About Diversity?
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Home Minister Amit Shah of the BJP now bats for Hindi as the unifying language that India requires. In India, several decades ago, the uncritical reversion to fundamentalism and the attempt to create a "unified" political identity in the wake of right-wing nationalist movements led to the erosion of unique and distinctive cultural identities. In…
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Israelis Have Shown Netanyahu the Door. Can He Inflict More Damage Before He Exits?
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end? Barring a last-minute upset as the final…
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Small Town Values
Vincent Emanuele | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small communities' — John Mellencamp A few weeks ago, another young man was shot to death in Michigan City, Indiana. He was the fourth or fifth in the past several months (no…
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Mayor Obedience Training, From the Pet Products Industry
Lee Hall | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Mars Petcare US–purveyor of pet products including Whiskas Æ, Greenies‚Ñ¢, Sheba Æ, Cesar Æ, and Iams‚Ñ¢–is a division of the $35 billion Mars (M&Ms) chocolate empire. Mars chocolate is problematic in its own ways–serious ways–but today I focus on the corporation's pet fetish. Mars's 2019 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS‚Ñ¢ gimmick was announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Meeting…
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Noblesse the Sleaze
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Trump is enormous; this is true, in all ways of the word, but certainly in terms of an enormous lack of empathy for others. But America is (and always has) selected for and advanced those with sociopathic traits. A touch of sociopathy seems to be an affliction ideally suited to a nation that covets individual…
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US and El Salvador Sign Joint Immigration Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
The United States and El Salvador have reached a joint deal on immigration, the U.S. embassy in El Salvador said on Friday, without giving many additional details beyond those related to asylum claims. | RELATED: | 126 Central American Mothers Sue US Gov't for Asylum Ban | Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is scheduled to discuss the immigration agreement on Friday at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. | "The bottom line of this agreement is asylum. It seeks to…
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Israeli Elections: Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic
Richard Silverstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
Israel's second election in the past five months has led to yet another political stalemate. As occurred in April, the two main political parties, the far-right Likud and centre-right Blue and White, fought to a virtual tie. | The …
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Israelis Have Shown Netanyahu the Door. Can He Inflict More Damage before He Exits?
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or …
globalresearch.ca/israelis-shown-netanya…

Who Owns the Sea?
Vanessa Baird | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The coming months are critical if we are going to stop the damaging free-for-all that is the current status quo and save the world's oceans for our common future. Vanessa Baird examines the prospects. | *** | There's a cartoon that oceanographer …
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Europe's Complicity in Latin America's Deforestation Crisis
Forest Peoples Programme | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
Dear President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, | First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, | President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, | Dear Heads of State [heads of government] of countries signatory to the Amsterdam Declaration: | Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister | …
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Germany: How the secret service and far-right AfD organised the ban on the "linksunten.indymedia" website
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
The cessation of criminal proceedings confirms that the ban on the website was an act of political censorship in which the Interior Ministry, the secret service and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) closely collaborated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/indy…

Evangelicals, Abstinence, Abortion and the Mainstreaming of Sex
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
In 2010, Barbara G. Brents and Teela Sanders published a pioneering study, "Mainstreaming the Sex Industry: Economic Inclusion and Social Ambivalence," that argued, "mainstreaming of the sex industry is invariably linked to wider patterns in leisure consumption, travel, and the hedonistic search for relaxation and pleasure." They announced the establishment of the sexually "new normal." The…
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A Taste of Their Own Medicine: the Politicians Who Robbed Iranians and Libyans Fear the Same for Brexit Britain
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
As part of then-Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May's supposed preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the government asked different departments of the UK's civil service, including those responsible for food, agriculture, medicine, and chemicals, to come up with impact assessments. The worst-case scenarios (not leaked or released at the time of writing) were codenamed Black Swan.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/a-taste-of-t…

Roaming Charges: Pompeo and Circumstance
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
+ The Saudis want to "fight the Iranians to the last American." — Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, February 2010 + Who needs John Bolton, when you've got Pompeo Maximus declaring the attack on the Abqaiq refineries in Saudi Arabia: "An act of war." + By Pompeo's logic, the death of every Yemeni kid from cholera…
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On the Road to Damascus
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-20
"Welcome to your second country" was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union Forum for "solidarity with the workers and people of Syria against the economic blockade, imperialist interventions, and terrorism." Throughout my short one-week stay, Syrians, on seeing I was a foreigner, would muster their best …
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The Post 9/11 Era and The "Global War on Terrorism": "You are Either with Us, or with the Terrorists"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history. a decisive watershed, a breaking point. Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11. | September 11 2001 opens up an era …
globalresearch.ca/the-post-911-era-and-t…

Syria Expresses Its Freedom Through Resistance
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-20
Syria expresses her freedom in her resistance to Empire. Resistance takes many forms and trajectories, but they all lead to freedom. | Resistance delivers freedom from terrorism, it expresses itself not only when the SAA defeats Western supported terrorists, but also …
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'Because Business as Usual Is a Death Sentence': Youth Climate Strikers in Their Own Words
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
As millions of people of all ages joined the first-ever global #ClimateStrike on Friday—answering a call from students of the school strike for climate movement—youth activists from around the world shared why they are compelled to take to the streets to demand more ambitions efforts to tackle the planetary crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'No Wealth on a Dead Planet': The Most Memorable Signs From the Global Climate Strike
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
With millions marching to demand bold climate action in more than 150 countries around the world on Friday, a number of sentiments expressed on homemade signs and through other demonstrations captured the world's attention. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Hit by Historic Flooding From Imelda, Houston Offers Stark Reminder of Why Millions Are Joining Climate Strike
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Climate strike leaders on Friday called on participants to keep Houston, Texas and the surrounding area in mind on Friday after severe flooding brought on by Hurricane Imelda left at least two people dead and required authorities to rescue at least 1,000 residents. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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In Pictures and Video: What 'Biggest Day of Climate Action in Planetary History' Looks Like as Over 4 Million Strike Worldwide
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
"We're here to reclaim our right to live, our right to breathe, our right to exist." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As Global Youth Demand Climate Action, Trump Heaps Praise on Coal-Obsessed Aussie Leader
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
The president gushed over Australia's continued extraction of the fossil fuel. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders Vows, If Elected, to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Fossil Fuel CEOs for Knowingly 'Destroying the Planet'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
"They knew that it was real. Their own scientists told them that it was real. What do you do to people who lied in a very bold-faced way, lied to the American people, lied to the media?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump to Be Presented With Options to Attack Iran: Reports
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
The range of options the Pentagon will present the president with include military actions as well as political and economic moves. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'The Future of Earth Is at Risk': New Drone Footage of Deforestation in Amazon Shows Cost of Meat Industry
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
"Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/20/future-…

Sanders Hits Back at Rich Biden Donor: 'The Democratic Party I Represent Is the Party of the Working Class, Not Billionaires'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
"We are going to make the changes that we need in this country when the working people of America stand up to the corporate elite, not take their money." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Climate Strike: Sound the Alarm for Climate Change Silent Protest (SF)
Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Ferry Building, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. | Also: Map of additional San Francisco warning siren locations can be found here: | sfdem.org/outdoor-public-warning-system-…
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California School Board Officials Urge School Districts to Allow Students to Take Part in Global Climate Protest
Elected Officials to Protect California | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Statement from California School Board Members on Youth Climate Strikes…
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Humboldt Climate Strike
350 Humboldt | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Arcata Plaza Square…
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Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike
Santa Cruz Global Climate Strike Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Santa Cruz Wells Fargo 74 River St Santa Cruz…
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From Penguins to Plankton: Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on Antarctic (Lecture)
UCSF | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Byers Auditorium, UCSF, 600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158…
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bonfire – Call for Submissions
Direct Action Monterey Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
bonfire is a 'zine committed to connecting local voices and experiences to critical thought and global struggles. As we face climate disaster, intensifying state violence, emboldened white nationalism, and globalized capitalism that enriches the few at the expense of the many, there is a rising sense that the current system is no longer tenable. Now is the time to think beyond the limits of what we are told is possible and to imagine and bring to life the kind of world that can meaningfully sustain all of us.
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Tincture Making Workshop
Terra Cultura | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
Terra Cultura is an Educational Eco-Arts Farm. | Our mission is to strengthen community resilience through education and collaboration in agroecology, sustainable living, and the arts. | We facilitate hands-on learning and cooperative projects that strengthen our food systems, environment, and communities. Together, we are nourishing a culture of environmental stewardship and honing the tools to build a more resilient and sustainable future.
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Elizabeth Warren organizing happy hour
anybody | indybay.org | 2019-09-20
La Guerrera's Kitchen, Oakland…
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Through the Eyes of Jesselyn Radack: A Look at the Vital Role of Whistleblowers and Their Attorneys
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-20
"By protecting whistleblowers, sources, and online activists, we facilitate robust investigative journalism, hold government to account, protect the freedoms of speech, privacy and the press, and foster the most critical component of democratic society: an informed citizenry." — Whistleblower and Source Protection Program…
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It's Time to Strike for the Climate
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center in orange shirt, participates in a youth climate strike outside the United Nations on Aug. 30 in New York City. Thunberg was also in town to address the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change
Stephanie Van Hook | commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
Students protest in front of the Scottish Parliament on March 15, 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was part of the global climate strike in March, when students around the world demanded that elected officials take action on climate change. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Climate Strikes Hit Europe
commondreams.org | 2019-09-20
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