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U.S. & Other Big Polluters Obstruct U.N. Climate Talks, Stalling Efforts to Reduce Carbon Emissions
The world's worst emitters are hindering negotiations at the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, even as countries from the Global South warn that they could face annihilation without drastic action to confront climate change. We speak with Harjeet Singh, who has been observing how the U.S. and other big polluters are hindering climate talks. He is the global lead on climate change for ActionAid. He's been working with climate migrants in several countries, and he is based in New Delhi, India.
Trump's Energy Adviser Runs Away When Questioned by Democracy Now! at U.N. Climate Talks
The Trump administration is promoting fossil fuels at the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, despite outcry from climate activists and world leaders concerned about the devastating threat of climate change. Chief among Trump's representatives at the climate summit is Wells Griffith, special assistant to the president for international energy and environment. He is a longtime Republican operative who served as deputy chief of staff to Reince Priebus when Priebus was chair of the Republican National Committee. Amy Goodman attempted to question Wells Griffith about the Trump administration's climate policy at the U.N. summit Tuesday. Griffith refused to answer questions and ran from our camera team for about a quarter-mile, retreating to the U.S. delegation office.
Typhoon Haiyan Survivor: Fossil Fuel Companies Killed My Family by Hastening Climate Change
As we broadcast from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, world leaders and officials from nearly 200 countries are here to negotiate how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. But three years after Paris, they appear no closer to curbing global emissions and halting catastrophic climate change. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much as 3.7 percent in 2018, marking the second annual increase in a row. As the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe, we speak with Joanna Sustento, who has already felt the harrowing effects of climate change and has dedicated her life to climate activism as a result. Her life was turned upside down in 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest cyclones in recorded history, devastated the Philippines, killing five members of her family and thousands of others.
Headlines for December 12, 2018
Trump Threatens Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funding, U.K.: Prime Minister May Faces Leadership Challenge, France: Gunman on the Loose After Killing 3 at Christmas Market, Brazil: Gunman Kills 4 in Cathedral Shooting, Brazil: 2 Members of Landless Workers' Movement Killed, Report: Illegal Mining On the Rise in Amazon, Report: Arctic Is Warming at Rapid Rate, California: Activists Protest for Green New Deal at Pelosi's Office, ICE Arrested 170 Potential Sponsors for Unaccompanied Migrant Minors, Arizona Judge Orders Deportation of Immigrant and Reproductive Rights Activist, Ex-Frat President Accused of Violent Rapes Avoids Prison, Fined $400, Outrage Over Tennessee Court Ruling in Cyntoia Brown Case, Charlottesville: Jury Sentences Neo-Nazi to Life for "Unite the Right" Rally Murder, NYC: Protesters Denounce U.S.-Israel Joint Police Training Program, Obit: Documentary Filmmaker Bill Siegel Dies
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Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD Board District 5
Step 1: Completed.Yesterday we got word that we gathered the necessary number of signatures to get my name on the ballot for the March 5th, 2019 special election.Thank you to all of you who got petitions signed even though it was Thanksgiving holiday. We could not have done it without all of you!I’m running to be a strong progressive voice on the Board who will put the interests of the students first, and as someone who will not have a big learning curve when elected. I believe my experience and passion for helping students will be a steadying force on a Board that continues to face turmoil. Step 2: Let's go!I need your help. This is going to be a really expensive race. Turn out will be exceedingly low and we will need every dollar we can muster to communicate with the voters in the next two months.So please give what you can today and then call your five closest friends and ask them to do the same.There is nothing more important than our kids. Thank you!Jackie Goldberg, candidate, LAUSD Board seat, District #5You can contribute online by clicking HERE.You can download a hard copy of the contribution form by clicking HERE.You can download an endorsement card by clicking HERE. 1er Paso: CompletadoAyer nos avisaron que tuvimos éxito en recolectar el número necesario de firmas para lograr que mi nombre aparezca en la boleta de votación para la Elección Especial del 5 de marzo de 2019.Gracias a todas las personas que salieron a conseguir firmas para las peticiones aunque lo lograron durante el Día de Acción de Gracias. ¡No lo hubiéramos podido conseguir sin todos ustedes!Estoy corriendo para ser una fuerte voz progresista en la Mesa Directiva para poner los intereses de los estudiantes en primer lugar y ante todo, y como persona que no necesitará mucho tiempo para funcionar plenamente cuando me elijan. Creo que mi experiencia y mi pasión por ayudar a los estudiantes será una fuerza estabilizadora en la Mesa Directiva que sigue teniendo líos políticos.2do Paso: ¡Vámonos!Necesito tu ayuda. Esta será una carrera muy cara. El número de votantes que saldrán a votar será bajísimo y necesitamos cada dólar que se pueda conseguir para comunicarnos con los votantes en los próximos dos meses.Por esta razón pedimos que hoy mismo contribuyas lo que puedas y que luego les llames a cinco de tus mejores amistades y les pidas que hagan lo mismo.No existe nada más importante que nuestros hijos. ¡Gracias!Jackie Goldberg, candidata para el puesto de la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Angeles, Distrito #5. Puedes contribuir por Internet haciendo clic AQUÍ.Puedes descargar una copia del formulario en papel para hacer una contribución haciendo clic AQUÍ.Puedes descargar una tarjeta para darme tu apoyo haciendo clic AQUÍ.
New Report Debunks “Terrorist Attack” Pretext for Burma Army Operations Against Rohingya
Kaladan Press Network New Report Debunks “Terrorist Attack” Pretext for Burma Army Operations Against Rohingya A new report by Kaladan Press gives a detailed account of the Burma Army’s August 2017 “clearance operations” in the large fishing village of Alethankyaw in southern Maungdaw, uncovering new evidence that the operations against the Rohingya were carefully pre-planned, and not a response to “terrorist attacks” on August 25, as claimed by the Burmese government. “The Killing Fields of Alethankyaw,” based on eyewitness testimony, exposes systematic preparation and execution of the operations by government forces, using military infrastructure built up along the western edge of the Mayu mountain range since 2012. Fishing boats were seized, Rakhine villagers evacuated, and hundreds of troops moved into the four security camps in Alethankyaw, ready to open fire early on August 25, starting a brutal nine-day attack that left several hundred Rohingya civilians dead, and the village of over 11,000 people empty and in ashes. No eyewitnesses saw any sign of the thousand “extremist terrorists” alleged by the government to have swarmed up from the beach to attack an Alethankyaw police post early on August 25, and say this was impossible given the tight security – including naval patrols and searchlights over the flat, open terrain, where no one could have hidden. “Our findings debunk the military’s claims that they were responding to “terrorist attacks.” Their operations were pre-planned from start to finish, with the clear aim of driving out the Rohingya,” said Tin Soe, executive editor of Kaladan Press. The report contains detailed testimony of killing, rape, and looting by government troops, and includes maps showing the security build-up in and around the village, the direction of attacks on August 25, and sites where bodies were disposed of, including under the telecommunication tower newly built by Norwegian-owned Telenor – from which snipers gunned down fleeing men, women, and children. The report is the first to expose the deadly use of the Telenor premises by government troops during the August 2017 operations. “We hope our report will spur foreign investors such as Telenor to take a cold, hard look at their role in aiding the Rohingya genocide,” said Tin Soe. The full report can be viewed on www.kaladanpress.org : link http://www.kaladanpress.org/images/document/2018/KillingFieldsWEB--01.pdf
'If We Don't Get What We Want, I Will Shut Down the Government': 'BradCast' 12/11/2018
On today's BradCast: A preview of the unimaginably worse dysfunction that awaits us all after Democrats take over the U.S. House majority in January and Donald Trump becomes even worse and more dishonest at his job? [Audio link to show follows below.] First up today, some quick news headlines, including Time Magazine's announcement that several journalists, [...]
'Green News Report' - December 11, 2018
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Axis of Oil': U.S. joins forces with Saudi Arabia and Russia to block action at U.N. COP24 climate talks in Poland; US fossil fuel event at conference draws laughter; Meeting Paris Agreement targets would also save millions of lives from air pollution, finds WHO; France nixes fuel tax hike in response [...]
The Pentagon's Great Budget 'Fraud' (and Other Federal Boondoggles): 'BradCast' 12/10/2018
On today's BradCast: The boondoggles continue --- from the Pentagon to the U.S. House and American elections --- as we can't look ahead to the new year without the continuing unresolved muck from this year. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] When Democrats take the majority in the new Congress after the first of [...]
Sunday 'Painted Into a Corner' Toons
"Faster than a sinking stock market! More powerful than many GM factories closing! Able to incite an international trade war and crash the economy in a single bound!" Backlash as more radio stations ban "Baby, It's Cold Outside" over lyrics * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange [...]
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