Hot Air
“Law and Order” star arrested with Jane Fonda on Capitol Hill

Veteran actor Sam Waterson lived 78 years of his life without getting arrested. That changed Friday on the steps of Capitol Hill thanks to his pal Jane Fonda. Waterson was arrested along with Hanoi Jane during her second Fire Drill Fridays protest. "We want to congratulate Sam on his first arrest." Someone in the crowd can be heard yelling that as Waterson is handcuffed and led away by Capitol Police. Watch the clip and notice that he delivers a less than stellar performance while he stands next to Fonda as part of the protest. He looks uncomfortable and as though he"d rather be anywhere else

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Independent Journal Review
State of Emergency Announced in Chile. Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago

Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares. Javier Iturriaga del Campo, the general designated in charge by Pinera, told a news conference at Santiago's Moneda presidential palace in the early hours of Saturday that his troops would focus their patrols on the most conflict-hit areas&"; but would impose no curfew for now.&"; The recommendation for people is that they can go home to be with their

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One challenge will define the future for today’s young generation more dramatically than any other: Climate change.… https://t.co/MYeQbArWwu

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The Denver Post
Downtown parking paradox: Denver wants fewer new spots, but they just keep coming

On the streets of downtown Denver, it can feel like parking is disappearing as apartments and offices replace surface lots. But if you look up, there’s a different story playing out. Many of the city’s new towers stand on parking "podiums" that can pack hundreds of automobiles into a project"s lower floors. “The peculiar thing is, the public’s impression has always been there"s not enough parking,” said Chris Nevitt, the city"s manager of transit-oriented development. "Our professional judgment is that projects are being over-parked, sometimes wildly over-parked." In a region that has inves

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The aftermath of today’s climate change gathering in Hyde Park. https://t.co/ZVmUvmvdNl

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WND
Private-jet travel skyrockets among climate change-obsessed 2020 Dems

Despite a focus on climate policy in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, recent months have seen campaign expenditures on privately chartered flights skyrocketing among the candidates. According to The Hill , Democratic candidates collectively spent about $680,000 worth of campaign donations traveling the country by private jet in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. In the past three months, that spending has tripled to nearly $2.2 million. In other words, the supposedly climate-conscious Democrats managed to increase their spending on gas-guzzling private jet travel by more th

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Of course younger people are more concerned than older people about Climate Change. In decades to come, they’re th… https://t.co/GoOPKUAyyU

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Hot Air
Justin Trudeau is in trouble and progressives are nervous

The Canadian election takes place Monday and just this week there have been at least three distinct pieces with headlines suggesting Trudeau is fighting for his political life. Here"s a bit of the one published today by the  Financial Times  (the others are at Bloomberg and Yahoo): That disparity between the soaring rhetoric that powered his sweeping victory in 2015 — “sunny ways” and “doing politics differently” — and his performance over the ensuing four years has come to haunt Mr Trudeau. “If you set yourself up to be a paragon of virtue and lord it over everyone, you need to continue to

1 day ago.

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young people on climate change: no one kills me except ME

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Where’s the Beef With Billionaires?

Benedict Canyon, No. 3. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. And Now A Quiet Word…   ABOUT OUR DAMN FUNDRAISER We’re two-thirds of the way through it, and here at CounterPunch we’re getting first-hand testimony about the depth of the economic Depression most of us live in. Many CounterPunchers are rallying as they do year-after-year, but telling us times are tight. All we can ask is: give if you can and as much as you feel you can afford. We truly need every penny and every dollar to keep the show on the road.   Once again, let me direct your attention to the extraordinarily generous offe

2 days ago.

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A message to everyone who bunked off school to “protest climate change” today. Brilliant. https://t.co/VUy06zffbk

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Counter Punch
Capitalism and the Violence of Environmental Decline

Cover for the latest issue of CounterPunch Magazine. Art by Nick Roney The Statement Problem Since the re-beginning of the environmental movement in the 1960s, the scale and scope of environmental ills have been systematically understated, suggesting both that the causal mechanisms weren’t entirely understood and that environmental problems have been growing. That way of proceeding, of identifying problems and solving their proximate causes, occasionally resolved individual problems without addressing their singular generating mechanism - industrial capitalism. Environmental woes are

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
What’s So Awful About Foreign Interference?

Photograph Source: Ed - CC BY 2.0 The idea that our “democracy” is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don’t have a democracy to attack. What we have are more or less – generally less - democratic elections. For the past five years or so, we have been told repeatedly that our “adversaries” – Russia and China, the enemies our military-industrial complex and our foreign policy establishment yearn for, along with “rogue” states like Iran - seek to demoralize us by i

2 days ago.

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Man-made global warming is an alarmist scam promoted by billionaire elitists, banks and giant corporations who are… https://t.co/Vytnr166IM

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Counter Punch
Trump on the March

Photograph Source: Mike Maguire - CC BY 2.0 “Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?” Elijah Cummings 1951-2019 “I, in my great and unmatched wisdom. ..” “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” – President Donald Trump tweets "[U]nprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government." – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 “[I]f Trump were cannier and more self-controlled, the march to autocracy might well be unstoppable.” – Paul K

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Here's your "man-made climate change" idiots in action...they are all frauds... https://t.co/EkKHZ8nFWM

29 days ago. View

Counter Punch
Greta the Disturber

Photograph Source: ulricaloeb - ulricaloeb Greta Thunberg has become an international figure. The sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist has gone from a lonely student skipping school on Fridays to protest for more action on global warming to being nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta has become a global player. The New York City Board of Education officially excused over one million students from school if they participated in a Manhattan climate change protest with her. Students from around the world have joined her Friday protests. Who is Greta Thunberg? She is no

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Nuclear Weapons are an Existential Threat

There’s a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Inspiring movements are demanding solutions, and politicians are scrambling to offer them. That’s good. But there’s another existential threat that gets a lot less attention: nuclear war. And a new study suggests it’s time to pay attention — and eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us. The study, published this October in Science Advances , warns that “rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals” could rapidly cause a “global catastrophe.” It examines the possible repercussions of a nuclear war bet

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YESSSSSS !!!!!!!!! climate change is real and it is tarnishing this miracle of a planet we all call home. To everyo… https://t.co/vrSmD9pczr

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Counter Punch
Here’s Hoping

In her new book—her 17th solo work—Rebecca Solnit recalls a conversation with an unnamed older man she was “seeing” who said to her, “Baby, you’re driven.” She adds that at that time, when she “threw out sharp replies without thinking,” she replied, “And you’re parked.” Solnit goes on to say that she “was driven to redeem my existence, by achievement.” Seventeen books in about thirty years, plus five co-authored books, is a lot of books in a fairly short amount of time. Solnit is quick, sharp and intensely motivated to write, right perceived wrongs, and try to change the world so that young w

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump ignored *his administration’s evidence* thousands of Guatemalans are fleeing to US due to starvati… https://t.co/br1z4AS6h8

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WND
Climate protesters dragged off train by angry commuters

Members of the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion decided to take their demonstrations to the London Underground on Thursday and halt the morning commute for workers. Some protesters even stood on top of the subway, according to video footage. British authorities initially attempted to reason with the extremist climate change activists  before their protesting could get out of hand or possibly turn into criminal acts. "Earlier this week, protest organisers at Extinction Rebellion made it clear that they intend to target the London Underground network," read a Wednesday news

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Andrew Yang: Climate Change May Require Americans to GIVE UP THEIR CARS... FIRST IS YOUR GUNS, NOW IT'S YOUR CAR..… https://t.co/H8x6NbVgIZ

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Hot Air
London commuters have had enough of climate change activists (Update)

Climate change activists calling themselves "Extinction Rebellion" have been punishing London commuters for the past ten days. The stated goa l of the protest was to "peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW." Today, things got decidedly less peaceful when a handful of activists climbed on top of a commuter train in the midst of the morning rush hour. People who were trying to get to work dragged the protesters off the train. From the BBC : Extinction Rebellion activists c

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Tomi Lahren
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LA climate change protesters: you march in street to save the environment but if you really cared you would’ve ins… https://t.co/QLUfBRzpcf

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Mike Cernovich
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These are all private volunteers. The government of California can’t even clean up a hazardous waste site, but they… https://t.co/gQzfDsjHIG

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Jim Hoft
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SURPRISE! The Official Escort for 16-Year-Old Global Warming 'Expert' Greta Thunberg Is a Leftist Hack Funded by Ge… https://t.co/ppT6PpQXys

27 days ago. View

The New Yorker
The Stark Inequality of Climate Change

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In Democrat cities, students as young as 4th grade are being let out of class to protest climate change What if st… https://t.co/Nu980kN52R

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Counter Punch
Healing the Rift Between Political Reality and Ecological Reality

Art by Nick Roney A Q & A with Shaun Chamberlin If U.S. greenhouse emissions are to be driven down to zero within a decade or even two, it will not be accomplished through building more solar and wind energy capacity and relying on market competition to eliminate fossil fuels from the economy. A direct, foolproof mechanism is required to drive oil, gas, and coal out of the economy, by law and on schedule. We need an airtight national cap on fossil fuel extraction and importation that ratchets down year by year, stifling all use by whatever deadline is set.   It will be necessary to

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The Met Office Hadley Centre is one of the world's leading climate change research centres. We support countries in… https://t.co/2BxHGjStD1

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Counter Punch
Saving the Green New Deal

The Green Economy Reconstruction Program and Budget On November 13, 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the youth group Sunrise Movement staged a protest in soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office , demanding that Congress create a Green New Deal. Soon, the phrase ‘Green New Deal’ became the next bright new policy idea, with dozens of articles explaining that the Green New Deal (GND) would both tackle climate change in such a way as to actually solve the problem, and also would create jobs, reverse inequality, and give the Federal government a big hand in the economy. The Green Economy Re

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@MickCallinan1 @TonyKoc69285191 If you tell me he got that wrong too ...step back, I could explode 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣😂 https://t.co/VqXCjXrbMY

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PlayStation 5 Will Include Power Saving Feature to Tackle Climate Change - https://t.co/8ULc6tsUqs

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Great work from the @itadltd climate change team and @grp_resilience on building resilience to climate change - wel… https://t.co/7xnYR22ZX5

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Hot Air
Obama endorses Justin Trudeau despite his history of blackface

If you"re a white, progressive Prime Minister whose blackface scandal is uncovered weeks before a national election, you probably expect it"s going to cost you in a big way. But as we saw in the case of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, different rules apply to progressives. Former President Obama made that clear today by endorsing Trudeau for another term: I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for anot

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@Strike4Youth @friends_earth Climate Change ~ What Hypocrites. Protesters and activists are hypocrites they really… https://t.co/vNxUxjvSlK

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WND
Pat Sajak hilariously mocks Dem debate with 2 succinct tweets

He didn’t even need time to buy a vowel. “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak has spent almost four decades entertaining Americans with a polished affability that makes his game show one of the more relaxing ways to spend a half-hour in front of a television. But on Tuesday night, it took him only three minutes and two tweets to skewer the entire Democratic presidential primary debate. “I’m all goose-bumpy waiting for it to start,” Sajak posted at 7:59 p.m. Eastern time, one minute before the debate’s kickoff. I’m all goose-bumpy waiting for it to start. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) October 15,

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
A Coffee Crisis Is Brewing And It Could Make Your Morning Joe Less Tasty

Climate change, disease and poverty threaten the global coffee industry.

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Counter Punch
How Cotton Became a Headache in the Age of Climate Chaos

Cover photo: Mohini Sabara, a Saora Adivasi tenant farmer in Rayagada’s Gunupur block, says they grew food crops until some years ago, and now only grow Bt cotton. Photo: Chitrangada Choudhury. “The more we buy, the more we are in debt.” That’s Kunari Sabari, a farmer in her 40s, speaking to us in Khaira, a village mainly of her own Saora Adivasi community. “The gobarakhatachaasa, halaachasaa [farming with cow dung and ploughs], which was ours, nobody is doing that anymore,” she said. “Now we run to the market for everything. Seeds, pesticides, fertiliser. Unlike before, even what we eat

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Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as our government denies it and rolls back much needed environmental laws!… https://t.co/cuvuRPsTcM

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Counter Punch
Extinction Rebellion Sweeps the World

Photograph Source: Alexander Savin - CC BY 2.0 Extinction Rebellion, XR est. October 31, 2018, has become a powerful force across the globe, almost overnight!!! It is the fastest-growing environmental movement ever. As such, it is only too obvious that “people get it” when it comes to climate change/global warming because they’re jumping aboard like swarms of locusts. In fact, XR’s truthful exposure of the climate crisis/global warming is single-handedly turning average citizens of the world into fighting mad radicalized eco-warriors. People who ordinarily do not get involved in politic

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Counter Punch
Bayer Shareholders: Put Health and Nature First and Stop Funding This Company!

Campaigner and environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to Bayer Crop Science shareholders and Chairman of the Board Werner Wenning. She has also sent them a 13,000-word report. Mason is appealing to shareholders to put human health and nature ahead of profit and to stop funding Bayer. In her report, she sets out why shareholders should take this course of action. Mason outlines how the gradual onset of the global extinction of many species is largely the result of chemical-intensive industrial agriculture. For instance, she argues that Monsanto’s (now Bayer) glyphos

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Uganda Model United Nations Conference (UMUN)2019 is here again to engage young people on climate change issues an… https://t.co/n42KyHVY2A

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Neil 🇺🇸 Ⓥ
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"The signs and impacts of global heating are speeding up, the latest science on climate change, published ahead of… https://t.co/ysa2UoX6qg

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Make climate fight 'sexy,' says Japan's new environment minister | Article [AMP] | Reuters https://t.co/jsLzwdnVAe

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The Huffington Post
People Are Raging At CNN Over George W. Bush And Ellen DeGeneres Debate Question

The Democratic debate candidates were not asked about climate change or immigration. "But you know, Ellen."

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Gary Vance 📌
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These people want to collapse the global economy and rid the world of billions of people in the process. If they we… https://t.co/txYwNoeOs2

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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics Daily: A Self-Funding Chaos Factor Joins the Debates

Today in Politics Tom Steyer could shift the center of gravity in the Democratic presidential race as others run out of money. (MEG KINNARD / AP) A New Factor at the Democratic Debate: Impeachment Twelve Democratic presidential candidates squeeze onto one stage tonight outside of Columbus, Ohio, for a fourth primary debate. It’s these candidates’ first such encounter since the whistle-blower report that launched an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, accused of pressuring Ukraine to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden, as well as Biden’s son Hunter. Here are a few thing

4 days ago.

The Denver Post
“It’s time to stop censoring”: Senate candidates frustrated with Colorado Democratic Party rules

At the start of a U.S. Senate candidate forum Sunday inside a Pueblo ballroom, Colorado Democratic Party chair Morgan Carroll took the mike and set some ground rules. “You’ll notice that today is not a debate,” she said. “It is a forum on purpose. The candidates will not be responding directly to each other or attacking or criticizing one another. Instead, they’ll be telling you about themselves.” Candidates were warned before the event: Do not respond or even talk directly to another candidate. Attack an opponent by name, and you will forfeit your time. Talk only about yourself and your

4 days ago.

George Bernard Shaw
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#JeremyVine we do have a massive issue facing us all, but not brexit, brexit is tinkering compared to climate change

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Hot Air
Salesforce CEO: ‘Capitalism, as we know it, is dead’

Monday, the NY Times published a piece by Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff titled "We need a new capitalism." A few paragraphs into the piece Benioff explains that the new capitalism is needed because the old one is dead : Yet, as a capitalist, I believe it’s time to say out loud what we all know to be true: Capitalism, as we know it, is dead. Yes, free markets — and societies that cherish scientific research and innovation — have pioneered new industries, discovered cures that have saved millions from disease and unleashed prosperity that has lifted billions of people out of poverty. On a pers

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The House
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Labour’s cross-governmental green industrial revolution will tackle climate change and deliver social justice, writ… https://t.co/wJq53Secxd

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The Grist
Why trade is some environmentalists’ top priority

At the third Democratic primary debate last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren said that if she were elected president, she’d negotiate international trade deals “with environmentalists at the table.” Former Vice President Biden echoed her a few minutes later. The idea isn’t new: Departed climate candidate Jay Inslee also wrote provisions about getting environmentalists involved in trade into his climate plans. There has never been meaningful environmental language baked into a U.S. trade deal. This includes the “NAFTA 2.0” deal that Trump negotiated with Canada and Mexico and that is currently

5 days ago.

The Grist
Critics call out Extinction Rebellion’s race problem

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was just a tweet, and whoever sent it probably didn’t think much about it. It was a sunny day in July and environmental activists had blocked the Strand with a big blue boat. “Live from the royal courts of justice,” Extinction Rebellion London wrote. “It has been announced that all protesters arrested during the April rebellion will be prosecuted. We are asking the police and legal system to concentrate on issues such as knife crime, and not non-violen

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Nate
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@realPolitiDiva That's awesome, maybe they'll keep their promise and not have anymore kids until climate change is… https://t.co/6OOWXnH5mg

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The Grist
Elizabeth Warren’s new climate plan uses wildfire wisdom from tribes

A number of Democratic candidates for president have released ambitious environmental plans that make the environmental platforms of yore look like yesterday’s lunch. And many of them include proposals aimed at correcting environmental injustices - protecting vulnerable communities that are often exposed to pollution or are on the frontline of climate change. Carbon tax, shmarbon tax , bring on the equity officers and resiliency projects. Elizabeth Warren just became the latest candidate to unveil such a plan. It will direct at least $1 trillion to low-income communities on the frontlines

9 days ago.