Daily Archives: September 23, 2019

2019-09-23: News Headlines

ADMIN (2019-09-23). Climate strikers demand climate justice on 'historic' day of protest. nationofchange.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. | Millions of children and adults are expected to strike across the globe today, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's call for climate action. | The strikes are happening ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which is taking place in New York on 23 September. | Climate strikers are calling…

WSWS (2019-09-23). Australian students and youth speak out at climate strikes. wsws.org "The governments are too scared to do anything because they want to make profits, rather than save the planet."

Yves Engler (2019-09-23). Canada's Role in US Empire. dissidentvoice.org While France, Germany, Russia and China seek detente, Canada is increasingly part of the US-Saudi Arabia-Israeli axis stoking conflict with Iran. Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto to compensate individuals in the US who had family members killed in a 2002 Hamas bombing in Israel and …

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-09-23). See "Official Secrets" counterpunch.org The movie "Official Secrets," which is just out, is about Katharine Teresa Gun, the British translator in the U.K. government's equivalent to the U.S.'s NSA, who leaked a top secret memo in an effort to prevent the Iraq War (in which up to 1 million Iraqis and over 35 thousand U.S. and U.K soldiers died, More

Eds. (2019-09-23). Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war. mronline.org Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved to Asia, Antarctica, Africa and Europe, and then to North and South America. This is […] | Source

Tim Wheeler (2019-09-23). Youth lead fight for future at Baltimore Climate Strike. peoplesworld.org BALTIMORE—About 1,000 protesters, mostly high school and college youth, marched from the Inner Harbor to Baltimore City Hall Sept. 20 in the local edition of the Global Climate Strike, demanding action by the federal, state, and municipal governments to reverse global climate change. The march here was part of a worldwide mass protest by millions …

Andy Freeman (2019-09-23). Voices from the Seattle Global Climate Strike. liberationnews.org "We must work together to create systemic change…"

Henry Millstein (2019-09-23). Climate strike action rocks San Jose. peoplesworld.org SAN JOSE, Calif.—The call "This is what democracy looks like" echoed across downtown as some 1,500 students and their allies marched from the Diridon train station to City Hall as this city's contribution to the global climate strike demanding action to rein in global warming and the fossil fuel industries that seek to block action …

Liberation staff (2019-09-23). Indigenous people lead march of 250,000 in NYC climate strike. liberationnews.org "If we don't rise, the sea levels will!"

Kenneth V. Rosenberg (2019-09-23). Three Billion Birds: Decline of the North American Avifauna. globalresearch.ca Species extinctions have defined the global biodiversity crisis, but extinction begins with loss in abundance of individuals that can result in compositional and functional changes of ecosystems. | Using multiple and independent monitoring networks, we report population losses across much of …

Julian Rose (2019-09-23). Climate Action Protests and "Extinction Rebellion" versus 5G Microwave Radiation. globalresearch.ca On 20 September, hundreds of thousands stepped out onto the streets of the world's cities to call for 'Climate Action'. The great majority doing so, no doubt based upon genuine feelings of concern for the future of the planet and …

Staff (2019-09-23). Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC. therealnews.com Monday morning's commute was disrupted in the nation's capital when activists blocked 22 intersections to demand action from leaders to address climate change.

Staff (2019-09-23). Changing the Narrative on Climate Change. therealnews.com At the first Designing A Green New Deal conference, essayist Mary AnnaàØse Heglar explains the role of storytelling and emotion in the fight for climate justice…

Eds. (2019-09-23). Debating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios. mronline.org Researchers and policymakers rely on computer simulations called integrated assessment models to determine the best strategies for tackling climate change. Here, scientists present opposing views on the suitability of these simulations. | Source

Staff (2019-09-23). We're Inching Closer to Earth's Deadliest Tipping Points. truthdig.com Urgent action on climate change will be costly. But inaction could be four or five times more expensive, according to new climate accounting: extremes of global heat are on the increase. | Submarine heatwaves happen three times more often that they did in 1980. Ocean warming events can devastate coral reefs and trigger even more damage from more intense acidification and oxygen loss in the seas, with disastrous consequences for fishery and seafood. | The ecosystems on which all living things — including human…

Staff (2019-09-23). Mutual Aid Networks Go Beyond Disaster Relief. They Offer Community Empowerment. truthout.org | | Climate change is no longer a vague and distant threat looming on the horizon — its effects are already causing massive disruptions globally and are proving more significant than most of us could have imagined even a decade ago. And although extreme weather events and climate-fueled disasters do not discriminate between rich and poor or the privileged and the underserved, the impacts of these events generally reflect pre-existing divisions marked by race, class, immigration sta…

Fight Back (2019-09-23). Interview: United Auto Workers on strike at General Motors. fightbacknews.org Lansing, Michigan – The United Auto Workers (UAW) called a strike on Sunday, September 15. Fight Back! interviewed Jean "Johnny Bravo" Duchemin, an alternate committee member in UAW Local 1753 in Lansing, Michigan about the GM strike. | Fight Back!: How do you see the strike fitting into the broader labor movement and the current political climate? | Jean "Johnny Bravo" Duchemin: That one, I had to take time to think about that one. When it comes to the political climate and the labor movement, the labor movement in this country has been died out. A lot of people are uneducated. So, since the last major strike, a…

Staff (2019-09-23). 'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at U.N. Climate Talks. truthdig.com After teen climate activist Greta Thunberg shames them for their inaction, leaders claim they will do more but concede it's not enough.

Staff (2019-09-23). #ShutDownDC Protesters Blockade Capital Streets to Demand Climate Action. truthout.org | | With the goal of disrupting business as usual in the "center of decision-making in the U.S.," hundreds of activists blocked key intersections across downtown Washington, D.C., Monday morning to demand that lawmakers take bold and urgent action to confront the existential climate crisis. | Chanting "We want climate justice now!" and "The planet we love is under attack," demonstrators positioned vans, cars, their bodies — even a sailboat — in the middle of major D.C. streets to sh…

Nick Estes (2019-09-23). Indigenous People Are Already Working "Green Jobs" — but They're Unrecognized and Unpaid. theintercept.com From Standing Rock to the Unist'ot'en Camp, land defense and water protection are necessary for the continuation of life on a planet teetering on collapse.

Robert Bridge (2019-09-23). The Deep State Is Dragging Trump into War with Iran. globalresearch.ca Should we chalk it up to coincidence theory that just days after Trump gives John Bolton the boot as his National Security Adviser, Iran is blamed for an attack on a Saudi oil facility, forcing Washington to forego any hope …

Courtenay Barnett (2019-09-23). America Confronts Iran: History of US-Iran Relations and the Rule of Law. globalresearch.ca It is said that maybe Iran was behind a recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. | The Iranian Government denies that any attack was launched from Iranian territory. | Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the attack; other accusations …

Omar Ahmed (2019-09-23). Was Iran Really Behind the Attack on Saudi Aramco Facilities? globalresearch.ca On 14 September, state-owned Saudi Aramco's oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in the Eastern Province were the target of a sophisticated drone and cruise missile attack. The Houthis of Yemen were quick to claim responsibility for "Operation Deterrent …

Jason Ditz (2019-09-23). Saudis Pound Yemen After Houthis' Truce Offer. theantimedia.com Days after the Houthis' truce offer, at least 27 Saudi airstrikes were reported against targets in northern Yemen in just the last 24 hours.

Mnar Muhawesh (2019-09-23). How Holes in the Burning Saudi Oil Fields Narrative Could Draw the US Into a War With Iran. mintpressnews.com It is inconceivable to the United States that a "rag-tag" force like Yemen's Houthis might, with home-made weapons, outdo the hundred-billion-dollar might and sophistication of the state-of-the-art systems Washington has lavished upon the Saudis.

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Germany, UK, France Blame Iran for Saudi Attack. telesurenglish.net Britain, Germany, and France backed the United States Monday by blaming Iran for the attack on Saudi oil facilities, urging Tehran to agree to new talks on its nuclear and missile programs. | RELATED: | No Intention of Meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN Assembly: Trump | "It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details," Britain, France, and Germany said in a joint sta…

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Called Warmonger in Town Hall. telesurenglish.net A town hall organized in Toronto, Canada by the National Council of Canadian Muslims with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland ended abruptly Sunday after protesters repeatedly called her "warmonger," and made the event impossible to continue. | RELATED: | Canada: PM Justin Trudeau Starts Re-Election Campaign | "If you're for democracy, why do you condone the sale of weapons of mass destruction to Saudi Arabia," said one unidentified man. "Why are you waging economic war…

Phil Rockstroh (2019-09-23). A Careless Bully at the KFC at the End of Empire. counterpunch.org Will Trump go to war with the Iranians or the homeless? Or both? Trump is a coward. The nation of Iran has the means and the will to fight. Do you recall the will displayed by Iranians when repelling foreign invaders when Iraq attempted to invade Iran as a de facto US proxy force? Conversely, More

Gary D. Barnett (2019-09-23). The War That Could Change the World. dissidentvoice.org It is tempting to say that war with Iran is inevitable, and that may certainly be so, but this terrible situation has become a political and media game. A deadly game to be sure, but a game nonetheless. The people who cling to the notion that they have "leaders" to protect them are little more …

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Impeachment Talks Get Louder Over Trump's Ukraine Call. telesurenglish.net President Donald Trump admitted discussing his corruption accusations against Former VP Joe Biden and his son with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the telephone, as many continue to pressure for an impeachment, The New York Times reports. | RELATED | No Intention of Meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN Assembly: Trump | Vice Media outlet said Trump's statements come after days of news and allegations that he applied pressure on the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden, one o…

Michael Snyder (2019-09-23). North America's Bird Population Is Collapsing — Nearly 3 Billion Birds Have Been Wiped Out Since 1970. globalresearch.ca All around us, our world is literally in a state of collapse, but most people don't seem to care. I spend much of my time writing about the inevitable collapse of our economic and financial systems, but they are only …

Staff (2019-09-23). US and Canadian Bird Population Dropped by Nearly 3 Billion in 48 Years. truthout.org | | America's birds have taken wing. Ornithologists calculate that in the past 48 years, total U.S. bird numbers, reckoned together with Canada's, have fallen drastically. There are now 2.9 billion birds fewer haunting North America's marshes, forests, prairies, deserts and snows than there were in 1970. That is, more than one in four has flown away, perhaps forever. | Birds are one of the better observed species. Enthusiastic amate…

WSWS (2019-09-23). Trump-Modi lovefest in Houston underscores Indo-US alliance of war and reaction. wsws.org By taking a starring role at Modi's Houston rally Sunday, Trump put Washington's support for India's brutal assault on Jammu and Kashmir on full display.

Jason Hirthler (2019-09-23). American Iago: On Washington's Character Assassins. counterpunch.org Slander. Libel. Calumny. Defamation. Vituperation. Degradation. Vilification. Smears and trolling and backstabbing. Whatever you call it, reputation destruction is a tried-and-true foreign-policy tactic of Washington. Whether aimed at individuals or nations, the goal is regime change. It is character assassination writ large. When Washington does it, they don't just take down an individual, they take down whole administrations, entire governments, nationwide ideologies, and entire economies. More

Andrea Germanos (2019-09-23). Wedding Party Bombing: US Forces Have Massacred 70 Afghan Civilians in 1 Week. theantimedia.com Dozens of Afghan civilians are dead, local officials said Monday, following operations carried out late Sunday by U.S. and Afghan forces.

Jason Ditz (2019-09-23). Russia Slams US General for Plan to Destroy Russia's Air Defenses. globalresearch.ca It goes without saying that the US and Russia both have many, many plans to attack one another. Generally speaking, however, it's been treated as bad form to bring them up, and worse form to brag about them. | So Russia …

Staff (2019-09-23). The Modern Day Scramble for Africa. therealnews.com From the US to China to Israel to Russia, governments are positioning resources — both civilian and military — in various African nations for various reasons. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Maurice Carney about who are the players on the continent, what do they want, what does this mean for the future of Africa and Africans,…

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Afghanistan's Taliban Meet Chinese Officials in Beijing. telesurenglish.net A Taliban delegation met Sunday with China's Special Representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said. | RELATED: | US Drone Strike 'Accidentally' Kills 30 Afghan Farmers | The meeting comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's 11th-hour cancellation earlier this month…

The Canary (2019-09-23). Greenpeace targets Burger King over Amazon fires and deforestation. thecanary.co Environmental campaigners have unfurled giant banners at Burger King's Leicester Square restaurant in London in protest at the Amazon fires and deforestation.The meat industry and the rainforest: The green group claims Burger King…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-23). Venezuela: Dueling Delegations Sent to New York as TIAR Treaty Invoked. venezuelanalysis.com Colombian President Ivan Duque raised tensions on the eve of the UN General Assembly when he compared Maduro to Slobodan Milosevic and Al Qaeda.

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Uruguay to Leave TIAR If War Approved Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Uruguay will withdraw from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) if its members approve military intervention against Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa told La Republica Monday. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | The diplomat reiterated that the countries that are pushing for this option "ignore the intrinsic value" of the treaty, which is the "defense of the member countries against external aggression," adding his country w…

Kshama Sawant (2019-09-23). Amazon vs. the Socialists in Seattle. counterpunch.org In what may turn out to be a preview of the U.S. presidential election, with the ruling class hellbent on stopping Bernie Sanders at all costs, big business in Seattle is carrying out an unprecedented assault of corporate PAC money against socialist and progressive candidates in this year's elections. The corporate elite are deeply concerned More

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Panama Asks for Help to Halt Destruction of Forests. telesurenglish.net Panamanian Environment Minister Milciades Concepcion warned that just three of his country's 10 provinces have good forest coverage after decades of deforestation that has destroyed at least 50 of the woodlands and jungle. | RELATED: | Amazon Forest: 2 Landowners Arrested for Burning 5,000 Hectares | According to the official estimate, 50 percent of Panama's forests have been lost, as well as the biodiversity they harbored. About 30 percent of the lands that have been deforested…

Staff (2019-09-23). Ending the Afghan War Won't End the Killing. truthdig.com A major legacy of the U.S. war on terror in Afghanistan, which began in October 2001 and shows little sign of actually ending anytime soon.

Michael Welton (2019-09-23). The Serpent of Their Agonies. counterpunch.org "For protection against 'the serpent of their agonies,' the labourers must put their heads together, and, as a class, compel the passing of a law, an all-powerful social barrier that shall prevent the very workers from selling, by voluntary contract with capital, themselves and their families into slavery and death" -Karl Marx, Capital (1867) One More

Amitai Ben-Abba (2019-09-23). And in Those Days There was No King in Israhell. counterpunch.org Non-Israeli friends have been asking me what the hell is going on with the 2019 Israeli elections round 2; I decided to write it all up and break it down for ya: Bibi Netanyahu, our eternal PM, aka The Magician, aka Sabotage Angel, aka Blind Goat, has run out of tricks. Where are the tricks? More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-23). Strong Men in Europe: Tony Abbott Visits Hungary. counterpunch.org "I extend a special welcome to Australia's former prime minister. It is in part due to his tough policy that we regard Australia as a model country. We especially respect it for the brave, direct and Anglo-Saxon consistency which it has shown on migration and defence of the Australian nation". These words of Hungarian Prime More

Staff (2019-09-23). Is Canada's Government a Partner in America's Crimes? therealnews.com Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report says Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal is far from the worst of his offenses.

Ed Rampell (2019-09-23). Red Diaper Baby: Big Brother's still watching you. peoplesworld.org BEVERLY HILLS—The world premiere of Leda Siskind's thought-provoking, topical The Surveillance Trilogy is so perfectly timed—opening the same week that Edward Snowden's book Permanent Record has been published and the Trump administration is mired in an alleged whistleblower scandal—that one of three things must have happened: 1) Trilogy's publicist is a marketing mastermind who contrived …

RT (2019-09-23). Grizzly bears face-off in ferocious fight on Canadian highway (VIDEO). rt.com Rare footage of two grizzly bears embroiled in a vicious fight has gone viral after the awesome wildlife encounter was filmed on a Canadian highway and shared on social media. | The incredible video shows the two bears facing off on their hind legs while growling, shoving and scratching each other in a vicious brawl that brings them to the ground before they roll into a ditch. | The footage ends with the bears chasing after each other and the bystander behind the camera clearly re-evaluating her front-row seat. | Cari McGillivray shot on the "amazing moment" on Stewart-Cassiar Highway in Birtish Columbia on…

RT (2019-09-23). 'Project Voldemort' Snapchat has been tracking Facebook's anti-competitive behavior — and now it's talking to the FTC. rt.com With Facebook under investigation for alleged anti-competitive tactics, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seems to be getting help from rival Snapchat, which has reportedly been carefully tracking Facebook's copycat behavior. | In a dossier known as 'Project Voldemort,' Snapchat's parent company Snap has meticulously detailed Facebook moves which it deemed to be anti-competitive. The dossier includes cases of the Instagram-owner allegedly warning popular Instagram accounts from referencing or posting links to Snapchat profiles, the Wall Street Journal reported. | It's not just Snapchat, either. According to t…

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Brazil: Protests Demand Justice for Slain 8-Year-Old Girl. telesurenglish.net Protesters took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro this weekend against police violence and Rio's governor Wilson Witzel, whose responsible for a "shoot to kill policy" in the city, after 8-year-old Agatha Felix was shot by police Friday before she succumbed to her wounds Saturday at a hospital in the Brazilian city. | RELATED | Police Bullet Kills 8-Year-Old Girl in Rio de Janeiro | Pagina 12 reported that the Afro-Brazilian girl was shot in the back when she was returning home in a van…

WSWS (2019-09-23). Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record. wsws.org Obama's vice president for two terms, Biden is identified with some of the worst crimes of the American government over the past 50 years, including wars in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Dr. Martin Pall (2019-09-23). 5G Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation: Numerous Health Impacts, Nervous System, DNA, Cancer, Cardiac Effects, Alzheimer… globalresearch.ca This report was originally published in May 2018. | We know that there is a massive literature, providing a high level of scientific certainty, for each of eight pathophysiological effects caused by non-thermal microwave frequency EMF exposures. This is shown in …

Zero Hedge (2019-09-23). Orwellian Nightmare: Six US Cities Make List of Most Surveilled Places in the World. globalresearch.ca A new report from Comparitech, a technology research firm, details how an Orwellian society, very similar to what was written in George Orwell's (non-fiction) novel 1984, is playing out across cities in the US. According to Comparitech, six US …

Dave McKee (2019-09-23). Canadian Media Attacks Labour Leader for Syria Solidarity. globalresearch.ca One hundred trade union delegations from around the world gathered in Damascus on September 8-9, for the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers. The purpose of the meeting was to build opposition to imperialist intervention against …

Andrew Wasley (2019-09-23). At Least 100 Cases of Salmonella Poisoning from British Eggs. globalresearch.ca Dozens of people have been poisoned after eating British eggs contaminated with one of the most dangerous forms of salmonella, the Bureau can reveal, despite government assurances that the risk had been virtually eliminated. | There have been at least 100 …

Kim Petersen (2019-09-23). Blackface / Brown Face of the Past: Is Justin Trudeau a Racist? globalresearch.ca Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you. — Matthew 7: 1-2 | Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau has found …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-23). Globalising Artificial Intelligence (AI) Surveillance. globalresearch.ca They all do it: corporations, regimes, authorities. They all have the same reasons: efficiency, serviceability, profitability, all under the umbrella term of "security". Call it surveillance, or call it monitoring the global citizenry; it all comes down to the same …

Bryant Brown (2019-09-23). Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. globalresearch.ca A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Ellen Brown (its here if you want to read it) and then her new book came out; Banking on the People -Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. She introduces it …

Global Research News (2019-09-23). Global Research, The Battle against Disinformation. globalresearch.ca Lying is a money making activity and lies are commodities. There is a profitable global market for media and public figures committed to spreading disinformation. | Needless to say, "Telling the Truth", on the other hand, Is Not a Money-Making Proposition. …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-09-23). Zimbabwe Proclaims Former President Mugabe (1924-2019) a National Hero. globalresearch.ca During the early morning hours of September 6, a news item shook the international community saying that President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, known affectionately as "Gushungo", had passed away at the age of 95. | Former President Mugabe had been receiving …

B. R. Gowani (2019-09-23). How news media should handle Trump's lies. counterpunch.org saints, politicians, capitalists, news media, Trump, … all lies — bigly the difference being that most of Trump's lies are impossible to defend but Trump's supporters do defend him with undefendable lies the liberal media, including MSDNC, ridicules and attacks Trump's lies the media strategy is waste of time as Trump strikes back with more lies what More

Tracey Aikman (2019-09-23). President Trump, I'm One of the Workers You Lied To. counterpunch.org My entire working life has been dictated by offshoring. I've spent my career jumping from one factory closing to another. When President Trump was elected, he said: "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences." His promises ring hollow to me after I got my latest layoff notice. My first job More

Julian Vigo (2019-09-23). Legacy College Admissions Are a Testament to What is Legacy Culture. counterpunch.org I have been witnessing it for my entire adulthood and it's a scenario that plays out well for major media which likes to pretend that George W. Bush is an anomaly for having attended both Yale (undergrad) and Harvard (business school) simply because his father attended these very same institutions. When The New Yorker got More

Tyler Durden (2019-09-23). A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey. theantimedia.com Many ISIS terrorists have simply donned a new uniform and joined Turkish-backed rebels to engage in "ethnic cleansing" of Syrian Kurds.

WSWS (2019-09-23). Australian government "balances" budget at expense of disabled. wsws.org The Morrison government "saved" $4.6 billion by underfunding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and cutting a total of $6.4 billion from social programs.

WSWS (2019-09-23). Australian prime minister endorses US trade war and militarism. wsws.org Morrison conducted himself as the head of a middle-order power that has functioned since World War II as the willing enabler of the predatory policies of its great power ally.

Staff (2019-09-23). Can Nuclear Power's Deadly Waste Be Contained in a Warming World? truthout.org | | Imagine this scenario: You are driving home from work one evening, and you notice a strange metallic taste in your mouth. That night on the evening news, you hear there's been an accident at the nuclear plant in your community, but that everything is under control. | The next day, the metallic taste is stronger, and you see a rust-colored ring around the bathtub when you drain it. Public announcements continue to say everything is OK. Your eight-month-old daughter has been playing outside much of t…

Danny Sjursen (2019-09-23). A veteran in a world of never-ending wars and improvised explosive devices. nationofchange.org Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team's double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America's forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I'm almost ashamed to admit, is my last guilty martial pleasure. Still, having graduated from the Academy, taught history there, and spent 18 long years in the Army, I find something faintly hopeful about a team of undersized, overmatched, non-National Football League prospects facing off…

Staff (2019-09-23). A Veteran in a World of Never-Ending Wars and Improvised Explosive Devices. truthout.org | | Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team's double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America's forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I'm almost ashamed to admit, is my last guilty martial pleasure. Still, having graduated from the Academy, taught history there, and spent 18 long years in the Army,…

Staff (2019-09-23). Donald Trump's Plan for Winning the China Trade War: Lying. truthout.org | | Donald Trump's trade war with China is by far the main threat to the U.S. economy at the moment. While fears of a recession are overblown, if not for the trade war, no one would even be talking about a recession right now. | There is no doubt that Trump's trade war is slowing growth and costing the U.S. economy jobs. The problem is more than just his tariffs and China's retaliation. | Tariffs are taxes, and they slow the economy in the same way as other taxes do. They are effectively a consumption tax tha…

Staff (2019-09-23). There's No Chance Corporate Elites Will Fix Inequality. truthdig.com Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a fast-talking huckster who visited his home: "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons," Emerson exclaimed. | Likewise, today's workaday families should do a mass inventory of their silverware, for the fast-talking CEOs of 181 union-busting, tax-cheating, environment-contaminating, consumer-gouging corporations are asking us to believe that they stand with us in the fight against … well, against them. | From Wall Street…

Eds. (2019-09-23). Trump administration just can't stop lying about vehicle standards. mronline.org Today, Secretary Elaine Chao (Department of Transportation) and Administrator Andrew Wheeler (EPA) officially released their attack on California's Advanced Clean Car standards, which reduce global warming emissions and tailpipe pollution from new cars and require manufacturers to sell a minimum number of electric vehicles in the state. | Source

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-09-23). A Veteran in a World of Never-Ending Wars and IEDs. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article was originally published on TomDispatch. | Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team's double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America's forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I'm almost ashamed to admit, is my last guilty martial pleasure. Still, having graduated from the Academy, taught hist…

WSWS (2019-09-23). US political warfare explodes over Trump and Ukraine. wsws.org The US president admitted Sunday that he had discussed with the Ukrainian president a possible investigation into Democrat Joe Biden and his son.

teleSUR (2019-09-23). Afro-Dominican Jharrel Jerome Dedicates Emmy to Exonerated Five. telesurenglish.net The Afro-Dominican actor Jharrel Jerome who won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Sunday, paid tribute to the "exonerated five" in his speech. | RELATED: | 3 POCs Wrongfully Accused of Rape Receive Honorary Diplomas | Jerome won the award for his role in the Netflix series "When They See Us" which tells the story of the Central Park…

WSWS (2019-09-23). US Justice Department sues Edward Snowden to block proceeds of memoir. wsws.org The 26-page lawsuit is aimed at intimidating other whistleblowers and publishers who might be thinking about telling the truth and exposing the crimes of the US government.

Staff (2019-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Million Take to the Streets for Global Climate Strike, Trump Admin Ignored CBP Report Linking Climate Change and Increased Migration, Honduran Woman and 21-Month-Old Son Die While Attempting to Reach U.S., New Deal Would Force Asylum Seekers to Return to El Salvador Despite Obvious Dangers, Calls for Impeachment Grow as Trump Acknowledges Ukraine Phone Call About Bidens, U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Impose Iran Sanctions, as Rouhani Heads to UNGA with Peace Plan, Arab Parties in Israel Back Benny Gantz in Bid to End Netanyahu's Rule, Egyptians Take to Street in Rare Protest Against President Sisi, Gov't…

Staff (2019-09-23). Why We March: Voices From the Front Lines of Friday's Climate Strike. truthout.org | | As many as a quarter-million people marched on the streets of New York City Friday for a youth-led climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Globally, as many as 4 million people took to the streets in hundreds of countries. Democracy Now! was in the streets of New York on Friday speaking with climate strikers from the United States and around the world. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman,…

Staff (2019-09-23). Millions Took Part in the Youth-Led Global Climate Strike Friday. Here's Why People Marched. democracynow.org As many as a quarter-million people marched on the streets of New York City Friday for a youth-led climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Globally, as many as 4 million people took to the streets in hundreds of countries. Democracy Now! was in the streets of New York on Friday speaking with climate strikers from the United States and around the world.

Staff (2019-09-23). "This Is Our Time. This Is Our Future." Voices from the Historic Youth Climate Strike in NYC. democracynow.org As many as 4 million people around the world took to the streets Friday in the largest day of action focused on the climate crisis. Students across the globe led climate strikes in hundreds of countries, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. The demonstration kicked off in Foley Square, where tens of thousands of people gathered before the march. Varshini Prakash, co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement, and climate activist Vic Barrett were among the handful of activists who addressed the climate strikers in Foley Square.

Staff (2019-09-23). Bill McKibben: Youth Who Led Global Climate Strike Are Bringing a New "Spirit" to Climate Fight. democracynow.org Following Friday's youth-led climate strike — the largest-ever global protest focused on climate — we speak with Bill McKibben, longtime journalist and co-founder of 350.org. McKibben's latest piece for The New Yorker is titled "Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns," and his cover piece for Time magazine is headlined "Hello from the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different." McKibben's 1989 book, "The End of Nature," was the first book for a general audience about climate change.

Staff (2019-09-23). 19-Year-Old Indigenous Climate Activist Artemisa Xakriabá: "We Fight for Mother Earth" democracynow.org Friday's climate strike in New York City concluded with remarks from indigenous leaders, activists and organizers. Artemisa Xakriabá, a 19-year-old indigenous climate activist of the Xakriabá people, spoke about the increasing intensity of environmental destruction across Brazil and the interconnectedness of the fight for climate justice. "We fight for our Mother Earth because the fight for Mother Earth is the mother of all other fights," Xakriabá said. "We are fighting for your lives. We are fighting for our lives. We are fighting for our sacred territory. But we are being persecuted, threatened, murdered, only…

Staff (2019-09-23). "Our House Is on Fire": Greta Thunberg Addresses Hundreds of Thousands at NYC Climate Strike. democracynow.org Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg spoke at Friday's climate strike in New York, where an estimated 300,000 people took to the streets. Thunberg inspired the global spread of weekly climate strikes when she started skipping school to protest outside of the Swedish parliament last year. "We will not just stand aside and watch," Thunberg told a crowd of thousands in her speech at Manhattan's Battery Park. "We are united behind the science, and we will do everything in our power to stop this crisis from getting worse."

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-23). 'How Dare You!': Greta Thunberg Rages at 'Fairytales of Eternal Economic Growth' at UN Climate Summit. commondreams.org "Entire ecosytems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-23). Turning Back on Climate Summit, Trump Hosts 'Religious Freedom' Session at UN. commondreams.org "It's most importantly a snub to the young people pleading for action on climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-23). 'If a House Is on Fire, You Don't Add Fuel': 530 Groups Back Call to Rapidly Phase Out Fossil Fuels Worldwide. commondreams.org The environmental group Stand.earth announced on Monday that 530 organizations have signed on to the Lofoten Declaration, which calls for rapidly phasing out fossil fuels on a global scale and transitioning to clean energy, as world leaders and activists gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-23). 'We Want to Show Them We Are Serious': 16 Youth Activists File Suit Against Major Nations for Failing to Act on Climate Crisis. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-23). To Stop the Worst Effects of the Climate Crisis, Report Says 'The Level of Ambition Needs to be Tripled'—At Minimum. commondreams.org The new U.N. report referencing increasing impacts of the climate crisis underscores the need for urgent action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-23). The U.S. Department of Terrorism. globalresearch.ca The State Department—under the leadership of the Zionist fellow traveler, former CIA boss and tank commander Mike Pompeo—has tweeted out the following propaganda produced with your tax dollars (or debt spending that will be passed on to your children)….

WSWS (2019-09-23). Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism strategy targets left-wing politics as "violent extremism" wsws.org The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new strategy document expanding the definition of terrorism to include what it calls "domestic actors inspired by violent extremist ideologies."

Johanna Ross (2019-09-23). Thomas Cook Collapse: First Major Brexit Casualty? globalresearch.ca Brexit has not yet taken place, and there's no certainty that it will, but it seems the fallout has already begun with the announcement today that one of Britain's largest and oldest tour operators, Thomas Cook has ceased trading with …

WSWS (2019-09-23). Factional warfare over Brexit dominates Labour Party conference. wsws.org After one political capitulation after another, Corbyn is left fending off speculation that he may be forced to quit as even his innermost circle comes out against him.

Peter Koenig (2019-09-23). Peace Versus Climate. globalresearch.ca Climate Change number ONE? — How about PEACE? — Nobody thought about that? Have these western kids been brainwashed. Not even UN Secretary General Guterres, whose mandate it is to lead the UN towards conflict solutions that bring PEACE — this is the very mandate that the UN has been founded on. Not climate, but PEACE.

Staff (2019-09-23). Youth Indigenous Climate Activist Artemisa Xakriabá: "We Fight for Mother Earth" truthout.org | | Friday's climate strike in New York City concluded with remarks from indigenous leaders, activists and organizers. Artemisa Xakriabá, a 19-year-old indigenous climate activist of the Xakriabá people, spoke about the increasing intensity of environmental destruction across Brazil and the interconnectedness of the fight for climate justice. "We fight for our Mother Earth because the fight for Mother Earth is the mother of all other fights," Xakriabá said. "We are fight…

unitedEditor (2019-09-23). Erdogan & Trump, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkish military operations in Northern Iraq. uwidata.com Erdogan — Trump Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ongoing geopolitical problems. Turkey and the US had previously come to an agreement on the creation of a safe zone in the Syrian north-east along the border with Turkey. Despite recent …

Brasil Solidarity Network and others (2019-09-23). SF Climate Strike: Amazon Protest Contingent outside Brasilian Consulate. indybay.org Brasilian Consulate, 300 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1901…

Photos and Text (2019-09-23). Youth Leads In Global Climate Strike. indybay.org Demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and the world in emergency climate protest…

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (2019-09-23). Climate Strike: Sidewalk Protest for Climate Crisis in Santa Cruz, Sept. 26. indybay.org Sidewalk along Pacific Garden Mall, 1424-1498 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

2019-09-23: Social Media Postees

Canada's Role in US Empire
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-23
While France, Germany, Russia and China seek detente, Canada is increasingly part of the US-Saudi Arabia-Israeli axis stoking conflict with Iran. Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto to compensate individuals in the US who had family members killed in a 2002 Hamas bombing in Israel and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/canadas-role-…

See "Official Secrets"
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
The movie "Official Secrets," which is just out, is about Katharine Teresa Gun, the British translator in the U.K. government's equivalent to the U.S.'s NSA, who leaked a top secret memo in an effort to prevent the Iraq War (in which up to 1 million Iraqis and over 35 thousand U.S. and U.K soldiers died,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/23/see-official…

Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-23
Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved to Asia, Antarctica, Africa and Europe, and then to North and South America. This is […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/23/millions-march-a…

Climate strikers demand climate justice on 'historic' day of protest
ADMIN | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-23
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. | Millions of children and adults are expected to strike across the globe today, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's call for climate action. | The strikes are happening ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which is taking place in New York on 23 September. | Climate strikers are calling…
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Youth lead fight for future at Baltimore Climate Strike
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-23
BALTIMORE–About 1,000 protesters, mostly high school and college youth, marched from the Inner Harbor to Baltimore City Hall Sept. 20 in the local edition of the Global Climate Strike, demanding action by the federal, state, and municipal governments to reverse global climate change. The march here was part of a worldwide mass protest by millions …
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Indigenous people lead march of 250,000 in NYC climate strike
Liberation staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-23
"If we don't rise, the sea levels will!"
liberationnews.org/indigenous-people-lea…

Australian students and youth speak out at climate strikes
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
"The governments are too scared to do anything because they want to make profits, rather than save the planet."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/clim…

Climate strike action rocks San Jose
Henry Millstein | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-23
SAN JOSE, Calif.–The call "This is what democracy looks like" echoed across downtown as some 1,500 students and their allies marched from the Diridon train station to City Hall as this city's contribution to the global climate strike demanding action to rein in global warming and the fossil fuel industries that seek to block action …
peoplesworld.org/article/climate-strike-…

Voices from the Seattle Global Climate Strike
Andy Freeman | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-23
"We must work together to create systemic change…"
liberationnews.org/voices-from-the-seatt…

Three Billion Birds: Decline of the North American Avifauna
Kenneth V. Rosenberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Species extinctions have defined the global biodiversity crisis, but extinction begins with loss in abundance of individuals that can result in compositional and functional changes of ecosystems. | Using multiple and independent monitoring networks, we report population losses across much of …
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Climate Action Protests and "Extinction Rebellion" versus 5G Microwave Radiation
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
On 20 September, hundreds of thousands stepped out onto the streets of the world's cities to call for 'Climate Action'. The great majority doing so, no doubt based upon genuine feelings of concern for the future of the planet and …
globalresearch.ca/climate-action-protest…

Debating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-23
Researchers and policymakers rely on computer simulations called integrated assessment models to determine the best strategies for tackling climate change. Here, scientists present opposing views on the suitability of these simulations. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/23/debating-the-bed…

We're Inching Closer to Earth's Deadliest Tipping Points
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-23
Urgent action on climate change will be costly. But inaction could be four or five times more expensive, according to new climate accounting: extremes of global heat are on the increase. | Submarine heatwaves happen three times more often that they did in 1980. Ocean warming events can devastate coral reefs and trigger even more damage from more intense acidification and oxygen loss in the seas, with disastrous consequences for fishery and seafood. | The ecosystems on which all living things — including human…
truthdig.com/articles/were-inching-close…

Changing the Narrative on Climate Change
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-23
At the first Designing A Green New Deal conference, essayist Mary AnnaàØse Heglar explains the role of storytelling and emotion in the fight for climate justice…
therealnews.com/stories/changing-the-nar…

Mutual Aid Networks Go Beyond Disaster Relief. They Offer Community Empowerment
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| Climate change is no longer a vague and distant threat looming on the horizon — its effects are already causing massive disruptions globally and are proving more significant than most of us could have imagined even a decade ago. And although extreme weather events and climate-fueled disasters do not discriminate between rich and poor or the privileged and the underserved, the impacts of these events generally reflect pre-existing divisions marked by race, class, immigration sta…
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Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-23
Monday morning's commute was disrupted in the nation's capital when activists blocked 22 intersections to demand action from leaders to address climate change.
therealnews.com/stories/dozens-arrested-…

Indigenous People Are Already Working "Green Jobs" — but They're Unrecognized and Unpaid
Nick Estes | theintercept.com | 2019-09-23
From Standing Rock to the Unist'ot'en Camp, land defense and water protection are necessary for the continuation of life on a planet teetering on collapse.
theintercept.com/2019/09/23/indigenous-c…

Interview: United Auto Workers on strike at General Motors
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-23
Lansing, Michigan – The United Auto Workers (UAW) called a strike on Sunday, September 15. Fight Back! interviewed Jean "Johnny Bravo" Duchemin, an alternate committee member in UAW Local 1753 in Lansing, Michigan about the GM strike. | Fight Back!: How do you see the strike fitting into the broader labor movement and the current political climate? | Jean "Johnny Bravo" Duchemin: That one, I had to take time to think about that one. When it comes to the political climate and the labor movement, the labor movement in this country has been died out. A lot of people are uneducated. So, since the last major strike, a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/23/intervie…

#ShutDownDC Protesters Blockade Capital Streets to Demand Climate Action
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| With the goal of disrupting business as usual in the "center of decision-making in the U.S.," hundreds of activists blocked key intersections across downtown Washington, D.C., Monday morning to demand that lawmakers take bold and urgent action to confront the existential climate crisis. | Chanting "We want climate justice now!" and "The planet we love is under attack," demonstrators positioned vans, cars, their bodies — even a sailboat — in the middle of major D.C. streets to sh…
truthout.org/articles/shutdowndc-protest…

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at U.N. Climate Talks
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-23
After teen climate activist Greta Thunberg shames them for their inaction, leaders claim they will do more but concede it's not enough.
truthdig.com/articles/you-are-failing-us…

The Deep State Is Dragging Trump into War with Iran
Robert Bridge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Should we chalk it up to coincidence theory that just days after Trump gives John Bolton the boot as his National Security Adviser, Iran is blamed for an attack on a Saudi oil facility, forcing Washington to forego any hope …
globalresearch.ca/deep-state-dragging-tr…

Was Iran Really Behind the Attack on Saudi Aramco Facilities?
Omar Ahmed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
On 14 September, state-owned Saudi Aramco's oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in the Eastern Province were the target of a sophisticated drone and cruise missile attack. The Houthis of Yemen were quick to claim responsibility for "Operation Deterrent …
globalresearch.ca/was-iran-really-behind…

America Confronts Iran: History of US-Iran Relations and the Rule of Law
Courtenay Barnett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
It is said that maybe Iran was behind a recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. | The Iranian Government denies that any attack was launched from Iranian territory. | Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the attack; other accusations | …
globalresearch.ca/what-law-who-breached-…

Saudis Pound Yemen After Houthis' Truce Offer
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-23
Days after the Houthis' truce offer, at least 27 Saudi airstrikes were reported against targets in northern Yemen in just the last 24 hours.

Saudis Pound Yemen After Houthis’ Truce Offer

How Holes in the Burning Saudi Oil Fields Narrative Could Draw the US Into a War With Iran
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-23
It is inconceivable to the United States that a "rag-tag" force like Yemen's Houthis might, with home-made weapons, outdo the hundred-billion-dollar might and sophistication of the state-of-the-art systems Washington has lavished upon the Saudis.
mintpressnews.com/holes-us-burning-saudi…

Germany, UK, France Blame Iran for Saudi Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
Britain, Germany, and France backed the United States Monday by blaming Iran for the attack on Saudi oil facilities, urging Tehran to agree to new talks on its nuclear and missile programs. | RELATED: | No Intention of Meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN Assembly: Trump | "It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details," Britain, France, and Germany said in a joint sta…
telesurenglish.net/news/Germany-UK-Franc…

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Called Warmonger in Town Hall
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
A town hall organized in Toronto, Canada by the National Council of Canadian Muslims with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland ended abruptly Sunday after protesters repeatedly called her "warmonger," and made the event impossible to continue. | RELATED: | Canada: PM Justin Trudeau Starts Re-Election Campaign | "If you're for democracy, why do you condone the sale of weapons of mass destruction to Saudi Arabia," said one unidentified man. "Why are you waging economic war…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protesters-Cut-S…

A Careless Bully at the KFC at the End of Empire
Phil Rockstroh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
Will Trump go to war with the Iranians or the homeless? Or both? Trump is a coward. The nation of Iran has the means and the will to fight. Do you recall the will displayed by Iranians when repelling foreign invaders when Iraq attempted to invade Iran as a de facto US proxy force? Conversely,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/23/a-careless-b…

Impeachment Talks Get Louder Over Trump's Ukraine Call
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
President Donald Trump admitted discussing his corruption accusations against Former VP Joe Biden and his son with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the telephone, as many continue to pressure for an impeachment, The New York Times reports. | RELATED | No Intention of Meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN Assembly: Trump | Vice Media outlet said Trump's statements come after days of news and allegations that he applied pressure on the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden, one o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Impeachment-talk…

The War That Could Change the World
Gary D. Barnett | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-23
It is tempting to say that war with Iran is inevitable, and that may certainly be so, but this terrible situation has become a political and media game. A deadly game to be sure, but a game nonetheless. The people who cling to the notion that they have "leaders" to protect them are little more …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/the-war-that-…

North America's Bird Population Is Collapsing — Nearly 3 Billion Birds Have Been Wiped Out Since 1970
Michael Snyder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
All around us, our world is literally in a state of collapse, but most people don't seem to care. I spend much of my time writing about the inevitable collapse of our economic and financial systems, but they are only …
globalresearch.ca/north-america-bird-pop…

US and Canadian Bird Population Dropped by Nearly 3 Billion in 48 Years
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| America's birds have taken wing. Ornithologists calculate that in the past 48 years, total U.S. bird numbers, reckoned together with Canada's, have fallen drastically. There are now 2.9 billion birds fewer haunting North America's marshes, forests, prairies, deserts and snows than there were in 1970. That is, more than one in four has flown away, perhaps forever. | Birds are one of the better observed species. Enthusiastic amate…
truthout.org/articles/us-bird-numbers-dr…

Trump-Modi lovefest in Houston underscores Indo-US alliance of war and reaction
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
By taking a starring role at Modi's Houston rally Sunday, Trump put Washington's support for India's brutal assault on Jammu and Kashmir on full display.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/trmo…

American Iago: On Washington's Character Assassins
Jason Hirthler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
Slander. Libel. Calumny. Defamation. Vituperation. Degradation. Vilification. Smears and trolling and backstabbing. Whatever you call it, reputation destruction is a tried-and-true foreign-policy tactic of Washington. Whether aimed at individuals or nations, the goal is regime change. It is character assassination writ large. When Washington does it, they don't just take down an individual, they take down whole administrations, entire governments, nationwide ideologies, and entire economies.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/23/american-iag…

Wedding Party Bombing: US Forces Have Massacred 70 Afghan Civilians in 1 Week
Andrea Germanos | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-23
Dozens of Afghan civilians are dead, local officials said Monday, following operations carried out late Sunday by U.S. and Afghan forces.

Wedding Party Bombing: US Forces Have Massacred 70 Afghan Civilians in 1 Week

The Modern Day Scramble for Africa
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-23
From the US to China to Israel to Russia, governments are positioning resources — both civilian and military — in various African nations for various reasons. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Maurice Carney about who are the players on the continent, what do they want, what does this mean for the future of Africa and Africans,…
therealnews.com/stories/the-modern-day-s…

Russia Slams US General for Plan to Destroy Russia's Air Defenses
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
It goes without saying that the US and Russia both have many, many plans to attack one another. Generally speaking, however, it's been treated as bad form to bring them up, and worse form to brag about them. | So Russia …
globalresearch.ca/russia-slams-us-genera…

Greenpeace targets Burger King over Amazon fires and deforestation
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-23
Environmental campaigners have unfurled giant banners at Burger King's Leicester Square restaurant in London in protest at the Amazon fires and deforestation.The meat industry and the rainforest: The green group claims Burger King…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/09/23/greenpeace-ta…

Afghanistan's Taliban Meet Chinese Officials in Beijing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
A Taliban delegation met Sunday with China's Special Representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group's peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said. | RELATED: | US Drone Strike 'Accidentally' Kills 30 Afghan Farmers | The meeting comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's 11th-hour cancellation earlier this month…
telesurenglish.net/news/Afghanistan-Tali…

Uruguay to Leave TIAR If War Approved Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
Uruguay will withdraw from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) if its members approve military intervention against Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa told La Republica Monday. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | The diplomat reiterated that the countries that are pushing for this option "ignore the intrinsic value" of the treaty, which is the "defense of the member countries against external aggression," adding his country w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-to-Leave…

Venezuela: Dueling Delegations Sent to New York as TIAR Treaty Invoked
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-23
Colombian President Ivan Duque raised tensions on the eve of the UN General Assembly when he compared Maduro to Slobodan Milosevic and Al Qaeda.
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Amazon vs. the Socialists in Seattle
Kshama Sawant | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
In what may turn out to be a preview of the U.S. presidential election, with the ruling class hellbent on stopping Bernie Sanders at all costs, big business in Seattle is carrying out an unprecedented assault of corporate PAC money against socialist and progressive candidates in this year's elections. The corporate elite are deeply concerned…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/23/amazon-vs-th…

Panama Asks for Help to Halt Destruction of Forests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
Panamanian Environment Minister Milciades Concepcion warned that just three of his country's 10 provinces have good forest coverage after decades of deforestation that has destroyed at least 50 of the woodlands and jungle. | RELATED: | Amazon Forest: 2 Landowners Arrested for Burning 5,000 Hectares | According to the official estimate, 50 percent of Panama's forests have been lost, as well as the biodiversity they harbored. About 30 percent of the lands that have been deforested…
telesurenglish.net/news/Panama-Asks-for-…

Commemorating Tomás Cruz
Emiliana Cruz | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
(Translation from Spanish by Katherine Mosser and Racquel Cruz) In the 1980s, a struggle over land and the rights of the indigenous people across the Mexican state of Oaxaca reached murderous heights. The Chatino people faced losing their ancestral lands and we're engaged in a life and death battle. Despite the combined opposition of the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/23/commemoratin…

Brazil: Protests Demand Justice for Slain 8-Year-Old Girl
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
Protesters took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro this weekend against police violence and Rio's governor Wilson Witzel, whose responsible for a "shoot to kill policy" in the city, after 8-year-old Agatha Felix was shot by police Friday before she succumbed to her wounds Saturday at a hospital in the Brazilian city. | RELATED | Police Bullet Kills 8-Year-Old Girl in Rio de Janeiro | Pagina 12 reported that the Afro-Brazilian girl was shot in the back when she was returning home in a van…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protests-Rio-gir…

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
Obama's vice president for two terms, Biden is identified with some of the worst crimes of the American government over the past 50 years, including wars in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/bide…

Ending the Afghan War Won't End the Killing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-23
A major legacy of the U.S. war on terror in Afghanistan, which began in October 2001 and shows little sign of actually ending anytime soon.
truthdig.com/articles/ending-the-afghan-…

Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Ellen Brown (its here if you want to read it) and then her new book came out; Banking on the People -Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. She introduces it …
globalresearch.ca/banking-people-democra…

Orwellian Nightmare: Six US Cities Make List of Most Surveilled Places in the World
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
A new report from Comparitech, a technology research firm, details how an Orwellian society, very similar to what was written in George Orwell's (non-fiction) novel 1984, is playing out across cities in the US. According to Comparitech, six US …
globalresearch.ca/six-us-cities-most-sur…

Globalising Artificial Intelligence (AI) Surveillance
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
They all do it: corporations, regimes, authorities. They all have the same reasons: efficiency, serviceability, profitability, all under the umbrella term of "security". Call it surveillance, or call it monitoring the global citizenry; it all comes down to the same …
globalresearch.ca/globalising-artificial…

Canadian Media Attacks Labour Leader for Syria Solidarity
Dave McKee | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
One hundred trade union delegations from around the world gathered in Damascus on September 8-9, for the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers. The purpose of the meeting was to build opposition to imperialist intervention against …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-media-attacks…

5G Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation: Numerous Health Impacts, Nervous System, DNA, Cancer, Cardiac Effects, Alzheimer
Dr. Martin Pall | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
This report was originally published in May 2018. | We know that there is a massive literature, providing a high level of scientific certainty, for each of eight pathophysiological effects caused by non-thermal microwave frequency EMF exposures. This is shown in | …
globalresearch.ca/5g-great-risk-eu-u-s-i…

Zimbabwe Proclaims Former President Mugabe (1924-2019) a National Hero
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
During the early morning hours of September 6, a news item shook the international community saying that President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, known affectionately as "Gushungo", had passed away at the age of 95. | Former President Mugabe had been receiving …
globalresearch.ca/zimbabwe-proclaims-for…

Blackface / Brown Face of the Past: Is Justin Trudeau a Racist?
Kim Petersen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you. — Matthew 7: 1-2 | Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau has found …
globalresearch.ca/blackface-brown-face-o…

Global Research, The Battle against Disinformation
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Lying is a money making activity and lies are commodities. There is a profitable global market for media and public figures committed to spreading disinformation. | Needless to say, "Telling the Truth", on the other hand, Is Not a Money-Making Proposition. …
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At Least 100 Cases of Salmonella Poisoning from British Eggs
Andrew Wasley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Dozens of people have been poisoned after eating British eggs contaminated with one of the most dangerous forms of salmonella, the Bureau can reveal, despite government assurances that the risk had been virtually eliminated. | There have been at least 100 …
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How news media should handle Trump's lies
B. R. Gowani | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
saints, politicians, capitalists, news media, Trump, … all lies — bigly the difference being that most of Trump's lies are impossible to defend but Trump's supporters do defend him with undefendable lies the liberal media, including MSDNC, ridicules and attacks Trump's lies the media strategy is waste of time as Trump strikes back with more lies what…
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President Trump, I'm One of the Workers You Lied To
Tracey Aikman | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
My entire working life has been dictated by offshoring. I've spent my career jumping from one factory closing to another. When President Trump was elected, he said: "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences." His promises ring hollow to me after I got my latest layoff notice. My first job…
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Legacy College Admissions Are a Testament to What is Legacy Culture
Julian Vigo | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
I have been witnessing it for my entire adulthood and it's a scenario that plays out well for major media which likes to pretend that George W. Bush is an anomaly for having attended both Yale (undergrad) and Harvard (business school) simply because his father attended these very same institutions. When The New Yorker got…
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And in Those Days There was No King in Israhell
Amitai Ben-Abba | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
Non-Israeli friends have been asking me what the hell is going on with the 2019 Israeli elections round 2; I decided to write it all up and break it down for ya: Bibi Netanyahu, our eternal PM, aka The Magician, aka Sabotage Angel, aka Blind Goat, has run out of tricks. Where are the tricks?
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Strong Men in Europe: Tony Abbott Visits Hungary
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
"I extend a special welcome to Australia's former prime minister. It is in part due to his tough policy that we regard Australia as a model country. We especially respect it for the brave, direct and Anglo-Saxon consistency which it has shown on migration and defence of the Australian nation". These words of Hungarian Prime…
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The Serpent of Their Agonies
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
"For protection against 'the serpent of their agonies,' the labourers must put their heads together, and, as a class, compel the passing of a law, an all-powerful social barrier that shall prevent the very workers from selling, by voluntary contract with capital, themselves and their families into slavery and death" -Karl Marx, Capital (1867) One…
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A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-23
Many ISIS terrorists have simply donned a new uniform and joined Turkish-backed rebels to engage in "ethnic cleansing" of Syrian Kurds.

A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey

Australian government "balances" budget at expense of disabled
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
The Morrison government "saved" $4.6 billion by underfunding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and cutting a total of $6.4 billion from social programs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/budg…

US political warfare explodes over Trump and Ukraine
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
The US president admitted Sunday that he had discussed with the Ukrainian president a possible investigation into Democrat Joe Biden and his son.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/ukra…

Donald Trump's Plan for Winning the China Trade War: Lying
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| Donald Trump's trade war with China is by far the main threat to the U.S. economy at the moment. While fears of a recession are overblown, if not for the trade war, no one would even be talking about a recession right now. | There is no doubt that Trump's trade war is slowing growth and costing the U.S. economy jobs. The problem is more than just his tariffs and China's retaliation. | Tariffs are taxes, and they slow the economy in the same way as other taxes do. They are effectively a consumption tax tha…
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A veteran in a world of never-ending wars and improvised explosive devices
Danny Sjursen | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-23
Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team's double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America's forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I'm almost ashamed to admit, is my last guilty martial pleasure. Still, having graduated from the Academy, taught history there, and spent 18 long years in the Army, I find something faintly hopeful about a team of undersized, overmatched, non-National Football League prospects facing off…
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A Veteran in a World of Never-Ending Wars and Improvised Explosive Devices
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team's double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America's forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I'm almost ashamed to admit, is my last guilty martial pleasure. Still, having graduated from the Academy, taught history there, and spent 18 long years in the Army,…
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Grizzly bears face-off in ferocious fight on Canadian highway (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-09-23
Rare footage of two grizzly bears embroiled in a vicious fight has gone viral after the awesome wildlife encounter was filmed on a Canadian highway and shared on social media. | The incredible video shows the two bears facing off on their hind legs while growling, shoving and scratching each other in a vicious brawl that brings them to the ground before they roll into a ditch. | The footage ends with the bears chasing after each other and the bystander behind the camera clearly re-evaluating her front-row seat. | Cari McGillivray shot on the "amazing moment" on Stewart-Cassiar Highway in Birtish Columbia on…
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Can Nuclear Power's Deadly Waste Be Contained in a Warming World?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| Imagine this scenario: You are driving home from work one evening, and you notice a strange metallic taste in your mouth. That night on the evening news, you hear there's been an accident at the nuclear plant in your community, but that everything is under control. | The next day, the metallic taste is stronger, and you see a rust-colored ring around the bathtub when you drain it. Public announcements continue to say everything is OK. Your eight-month-old daughter has been playing outside much of t…
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Trump administration just can't stop lying about vehicle standards
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-23
Today, Secretary Elaine Chao (Department of Transportation) and Administrator Andrew Wheeler (EPA) officially released their attack on California's Advanced Clean Car standards, which reduce global warming emissions and tailpipe pollution from new cars and require manufacturers to sell a minimum number of electric vehicles in the state. | Source…
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Red Diaper Baby: Big Brother's still watching you
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-23
BEVERLY HILLS–The world premiere of Leda Siskind's thought-provoking, topical The Surveillance Trilogy is so perfectly timed–opening the same week that Edward Snowden's book Permanent Record has been published and the Trump administration is mired in an alleged whistleblower scandal–that one of three things must have happened: 1) Trilogy's publicist is a marketing mastermind who contrived …
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Afro-Dominican Jharrel Jerome Dedicates Emmy to Exonerated Five
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-23
The Afro-Dominican actor Jharrel Jerome who won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Sunday, paid tribute to the "exonerated five" in his speech. | RELATED: | 3 POCs Wrongfully Accused of Rape Receive Honorary Diplomas | Jerome won the award for his role in the Netflix series "When They See Us" which tells the story of the Central Park…
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US Justice Department sues Edward Snowden to block proceeds of memoir
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
The 26-page lawsuit is aimed at intimidating other whistleblowers and publishers who might be thinking about telling the truth and exposing the crimes of the US government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/snow…

'Project Voldemort' Snapchat has been tracking Facebook's anti-competitive behavior — and now it's talking to the FTC
rt.com | 2019-09-23
With Facebook under investigation for alleged anti-competitive tactics, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seems to be getting help from rival Snapchat, which has reportedly been carefully tracking Facebook's copycat behavior. | In a dossier known as 'Project Voldemort,' Snapchat's parent company Snap has meticulously detailed Facebook moves which it deemed to be anti-competitive. The dossier includes cases of the Instagram-owner allegedly warning popular Instagram accounts from referencing or posting links to Snapchat profiles, the Wall Street Journal reported. | It's not just Snapchat, either. According to t…
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Australian prime minister endorses US trade war and militarism
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
Morrison conducted himself as the head of a middle-order power that has functioned since World War II as the willing enabler of the predatory policies of its great power ally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/morr…

There's No Chance Corporate Elites Will Fix Inequality
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-23
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a fast-talking huckster who visited his home: "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons," Emerson exclaimed. | Likewise, today's workaday families should do a mass inventory of their silverware, for the fast-talking CEOs of 181 union-busting, tax-cheating, environment-contaminating, consumer-gouging corporations are asking us to believe that they stand with us in the fight against … well, against them. | From Wall Street…
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A Veteran in a World of Never-Ending Wars and IEDs
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-09-23
Editor's note: This article was originally published on TomDispatch. | Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team's double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America's forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I'm almost ashamed to admit, is my last guilty martial pleasure. Still, having graduated from the Academy, taught hist…
truthdig.com/articles/a-veteran-in-a-wor…

Why We March: Voices From the Front Lines of Friday's Climate Strike
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| As many as a quarter-million people marched on the streets of New York City Friday for a youth-led climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Globally, as many as 4 million people took to the streets in hundreds of countries. Democracy Now! was in the streets of New York on Friday speaking with climate strikers from the United States and around the world. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman,…
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"This Is Our Time. This Is Our Future." Voices from the Historic Youth Climate Strike in NYC
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-23
As many as 4 million people around the world took to the streets Friday in the largest day of action focused on the climate crisis. Students across the globe led climate strikes in hundreds of countries, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. The demonstration kicked off in Foley Square, where tens of thousands of people gathered before the march. Varshini Prakash, co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement, and climate activist Vic Barrett were among the handful of activists who addressed the climate strikers in Foley Square.
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Millions Took Part in the Youth-Led Global Climate Strike Friday. Here's Why People Marched
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-23
As many as a quarter-million people marched on the streets of New York City Friday for a youth-led climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Globally, as many as 4 million people took to the streets in hundreds of countries. Democracy Now! was in the streets of New York on Friday speaking with climate strikers from the United States and around the world.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/23/climate_m…

"Our House Is on Fire": Greta Thunberg Addresses Hundreds of Thousands at NYC Climate Strike
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-23
Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg spoke at Friday's climate strike in New York, where an estimated 300,000 people took to the streets. Thunberg inspired the global spread of weekly climate strikes when she started skipping school to protest outside of the Swedish parliament last year. "We will not just stand aside and watch," Thunberg told a crowd of thousands in her speech at Manhattan's Battery Park. "We are united behind the science, and we will do everything in our power to stop this crisis from getting worse."
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/23/new_york_…

Bill McKibben: Youth Who Led Global Climate Strike Are Bringing a New "Spirit" to Climate Fight
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-23
Following Friday's youth-led climate strike — the largest-ever global protest focused on climate — we speak with Bill McKibben, longtime journalist and co-founder of 350.org. McKibben's latest piece for The New Yorker is titled "Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns," and his cover piece for Time magazine is headlined "Hello from the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different." McKibben's 1989 book, "The End of Nature," was the first book for a general audience about climate change.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/23/bill_mcki…

19-Year-Old Indigenous Climate Activist Artemisa Xakriabá: "We Fight for Mother Earth"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-23
Friday's climate strike in New York City concluded with remarks from indigenous leaders, activists and organizers. Artemisa Xakriabá, a 19-year-old indigenous climate activist of the Xakriabá people, spoke about the increasing intensity of environmental destruction across Brazil and the interconnectedness of the fight for climate justice. "We fight for our Mother Earth because the fight for Mother Earth is the mother of all other fights," Xakriabá said. "We are fighting for your lives. We are fighting for our lives. We are fighting for our sacred territory. But we are being persecuted, threatened, murdered, only…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/23/brazil_in…

'How Dare You!': Greta Thunberg Rages at 'Fairytales of Eternal Economic Growth' at UN Climate Summit
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-23
"Entire ecosytems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Turning Back on Climate Summit, Trump Hosts 'Religious Freedom' Session at UN
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-23
"It's most importantly a snub to the young people pleading for action on climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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To Stop the Worst Effects of the Climate Crisis, Report Says 'The Level of Ambition Needs to be Tripled'—At Minimum
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-23
The new U.N. report referencing increasing impacts of the climate crisis underscores the need for urgent action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We Want to Show Them We Are Serious': 16 Youth Activists File Suit Against Major Nations for Failing to Act on Climate Crisis
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-23
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'If a House Is on Fire, You Don't Add Fuel': 530 Groups Back Call to Rapidly Phase Out Fossil Fuels Worldwide
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-23
The environmental group Stand.earth announced on Monday that 530 organizations have signed on to the Lofoten Declaration, which calls for rapidly phasing out fossil fuels on a global scale and transitioning to clean energy, as world leaders and activists gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The U.S. Department of Terrorism
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
The State Department–under the leadership of the Zionist fellow traveler, former CIA boss and tank commander Mike Pompeo–has tweeted out the following propaganda produced with your tax dollars (or debt spending that will be passed on to your children)….
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Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism strategy targets left-wing politics as "violent extremism"
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new strategy document expanding the definition of terrorism to include what it calls "domestic actors inspired by violent extremist ideologies."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/dhss…

Thomas Cook Collapse: First Major Brexit Casualty?
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Brexit has not yet taken place, and there's no certainty that it will, but it seems the fallout has already begun with the announcement today that one of Britain's largest and oldest tour operators, Thomas Cook has ceased trading with …
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Factional warfare over Brexit dominates Labour Party conference
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
After one political capitulation after another, Corbyn is left fending off speculation that he may be forced to quit as even his innermost circle comes out against him.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/labo…

Peace Versus Climate
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-23
Climate Change number ONE? — How about PEACE? — Nobody thought about that? Have these western kids been brainwashed. Not even UN Secretary General Guterres, whose mandate it is to lead the UN towards conflict solutions that bring PEACE — this is the very mandate that the UN has been founded on. Not climate, but PEACE.
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Youth Indigenous Climate Activist Artemisa Xakriabá: "We Fight for Mother Earth"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| Friday's climate strike in New York City concluded with remarks from indigenous leaders, activists and organizers. Artemisa Xakriabá, a 19-year-old indigenous climate activist of the Xakriabá people, spoke about the increasing intensity of environmental destruction across Brazil and the interconnectedness of the fight for climate justice. "We fight for our Mother Earth because the fight for Mother Earth is the mother of all other fights," Xakriabá said. "We are fight…
truthout.org/video/youth-indigenous-clim…

Erdogan & Trump, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkish military operations in Northern Iraq
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-23
Erdogan — Trump Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ongoing geopolitical problems. Turkey and the US had previously come to an agreement on the creation of a safe zone in the Syrian north-east along the border with Turkey. Despite recent …
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Youth Leads In Global Climate Strike
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-09-23
Demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and the world in emergency climate protest…
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Climate Strike: Sidewalk Protest for Climate Crisis in Santa Cruz, Sept. 26
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2019-09-23
Sidewalk along Pacific Garden Mall, 1424-1498 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
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SF Climate Strike: Amazon Protest Contingent outside Brasilian Consulate
Brasil Solidarity Network and others | indybay.org | 2019-09-23
Brasilian Consulate, 300 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1901…
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Climate Week: Nonviolent Direct Action Training in Santa Cruz
Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2019-09-23
El Rio Mobile Home Park, 2120 N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2706, United States…
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