2019-02-06: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-06). Brazil: Indigenous Peoples Call for Help and Solidarity. telesurenglish.net A Brazilian Indigenous woman Thursday send a message, through an open letter, to social movements across Brazil and also abroad, asking for solidarity with Indigenous Peoples living at Mato Grosso Do Sul. | RELATED: | Brazil's Indigenous People March Against Bolsonaro's Policies | "I am Daiara Tukano from the Tukano People… I am sending this message to my friends at the social movement…

commondreams (2019-02-06). First Climate Hearings of 116th Congress Show Climate Change Isn't a Hoax in the U.S. House Anymore. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Autumn Vogel (2019-02-06). I'm a Future Physician—My Patients' Health Depends on Addressing Climate Change. commondreams.org Whatever happens on the policy front, health professionals need to be ready for the disruptions we know are coming. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Will Meyer (2019-02-06). The Climate Wall: Q&A With Todd Miller. thenation.com The Climate Wall: Q&A With Todd Miller…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-02-06). Green New Dealers Call for Turning 'Rage Into Action' After Trump Refuses to Even Say Word 'Climate' in SOTU. commondreams.org "How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention—not one word about—climate change when the leading scientists of the world tell us that climate change is real, that climate change is caused by human activity, and that climate change is already causing devastating harm in the United States and in much of the world?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Akela Lacy (2019-02-06). South Carolina Spent $9 Billion to Dig a Hole in the Ground and Then Fill it Back in. theintercept.com Cost is often raised as a critical objection to combatting climate change. But South Caroline shows what's possible.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-02-06). At First House Climate Hearing in Nearly a Decade, 16-Year-Old Activist Tells Congress Time of Inaction Is Over. commondreams.org "Policymakers have for far too long put the interests of fossil fuel corporations and other carbon-emitting industries over the health and prosperity of the people, the wildlife, and this planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-02-06). MAGA teen gearing up to sue dozens of media outlets, celebrities in 'landmark' libel case. rt.com More than 50 media outlets, celebrities and public figures could be targeted in a libel suit aiming to vindicate a MAGA-hat-wearing teen who was savaged by social media after he faced off with a Native American activist.

RT (2019-02-06). 'I can't go back': Elizabeth Warren digs herself even deeper hole in 'Native American' ancestry row. rt.com As Elizabeth Warren offers a public apology to the Cherokee Nation for identifying as a Native American, new instances of her making the claim are coming to light, including her Texas Bar registration from 1986.

Shared by Cherise (2019-02-06). Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies. truthout.org If you happened to fall to Earth from space last night and found a working television, like as not you saw the president of the United States doing a passable imitation of a man giving a speech. A first-molecule surface impression, thoroughly devoid of context, would leave you thinking this person did relatively fine. Not a fireball on the stump, to be sure, but not a calamity, either. He did not fall down, throw things or curse anyone's mother. No fake emergencies were declared. | T…

Ed Rampell (2019-02-05). Birds of Passage Depicts the Devastation of Drug Trafficking for South America's Indigenous People. progressive.org Blame it on the Peace Corps.

unitedEditor (2019-02-02). Europe's interest in FETàñ. uwidata.com The European countries are almost competing with each other for the opportunity to take under their protection the Gàºlenists who fled from Turkey after the attempted coup d'etat on July 15. One gets the feeling that soon they will start organizing promotions to attract Gàºlen's followers and grant them citizenship. After the failure of the […]

Jeremy Brecher (2019-02-01). Climate Jobs for All. zcomm.org Building Block for the Green New Deal…

pip.hinman (2019-02-01). Are Baby Boomers really selfish sociopaths? greenleft.org.au It is not unusual to hear someone blame the crisis in affordable housing and healthcare or the very expensive tertiary education system on Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946-64. | Writing in Business Insider, in an article entitled "This is how our parents became the most selfish generation", senior finance correspondent Linette Lopez quotes Cornell economics professor Lyn Stout as saying: "All of our social cues are telling us to be selfish right now. Lopez adds that Baby Boomers love this because it means they do not have to consider the needs of others, or sacrifice for anyone outside their immedia…

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-01). Senegal: Make Talibé Children a Campaign Focus. hrw.org | | Talibés begging in downtown Dakar, Senegal, May 11, 2017. | © 2017 Lauren Seibert/Human Rights Watch | (Dakar) — Political parties and candidates for Senegal's February 24, 2019 presidential election should commit to ending the abuse and exploitation of talibé children, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of Senegalese rights groups, said today. | Hundreds of thousands of talibé children in Se…

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Five new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus takes a look at five new books for an ecosocialists' bookshelf. Inclusion does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement with a book's contents. | ***
Dust Bowls Of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, & the Injustice of 'Green' Capitalism | By Hannah Holleman
| Yale University Press, 2018 | A clear and insightful analysis of the role of capitalism and colonialism in causing the US Dust Bowl of the 1930s and destroying farmland ar…

ACLU (2019-01-31). What Breastfeeding Has to Do With Economic Security. aclu.org A recent study from the Center for WorkLife Law reveals the heavy toll of breastfeeding discrimination and the pressing need for more protections. | The discrimination began almost immediately after Barbara, an emergency room nurse, returned from maternity leave. Like most breastfeeding parents, Barbara needed to pump regularly to keep up her milk supply and prevent infection. But while her co-workers got smoke breaks, Barbara wasn't allowed to take time to pump, leaving her in pain: "I'd feel like my breasts [were] bursting," she said. | When she did get breaks, Barbara found herself expressing breast milk for h…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-31). Americans' Concern About Climate Change Surging to Record Levels. therealnews.com Dr. John Kotcher of George Mason University discusses a new poll about climate change and says improvements in media coverage have helped spur the public's concern about the issue

pip.hinman (2019-01-31). Scrap Australia Day, acknowledge the past and fight for the future. greenleft.org.au Celebrating January 26 is a state-sanctioned exercise that rubs salt into the wounds of Indigenous Australia. It proclaims, "You lost, we won. Know your place." | But the desire for an honest conversation about modern Australia's origins in the violent and ongoing dispossession of Indigenous people is not going away. | Across the country Invasion Day marches were both bigger than ever, and took place in many more places. More local governments have dropped their January 26 activities and finally the ABC allowed Triple J to shift its Hottest 100. | The mood for change is gathering momentum — and it'..

Ralph Nader (2018-12-24). A "Massive Outlaw" zcomm.org Interview on Single Payer, Climate Devastation, Impeachment…

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