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The SHAPE of things to come
« Reply #210 on: September 23, 2019, 04:47:14 pm »
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #211 on: September 24, 2019, 01:32:07 pm »
Greta GLARES at Hydrocarbon 🦖 Hellspawn Trump  at UN on September 23, 2019.

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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #212 on: September 24, 2019, 04:51:25 pm »
Greta RULES! 👍👍👍


Most teachers, particularly those teaching science, fully support Greta's call to action.

This man exemplifies the support that Greta has all over the world:

"The old frameworks for what is reasonable, they don’t apply anymore. That’s due to the scientific reality of climate change. Moderate, incremental policy is incompatible with a livable planet in the future. But also because the neoliberal project has been so delegitimized, people are looking for an alternative to that. And their eyes are going to find it in a sea of white nationalism and retrenching fascism or they’re going to find it in a vision of a better world, a more just world where everyone takes care of each other. So we should all organize and fight for that better world." -- Isaac Larkin, a 27-year-old molecular biology PhD student from Northwestern University


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André Balsa
The very exact problem with climate change is the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and the solution is not in the hands of individuals but in government policies that will drive systemic changes on a global scale.

Hence Greta Thunberg is 100% correct in blaming politicians for procrastinating for decades on implementing such policies.

Just as a reminder, on a global scale we still subsidize fossil fuels to the tune of $500~600 billion per year.

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Brooks Bridges
Just watched her entire speech. First time I've seen her get angry. Powerful, moving and sad.

I've kept up with the science for years and her statements about the science are totally accurate.

A lot more kids will be waking up from now on and getting angry at the "adults" who destroyed their world. Greta is just the beginning - and a fuse lighting a power keg of justifiable resentment and disgust.

By The Conversation Sep. 21, 2019 07:00AM EST

SNIPPET:

I asked the children to personify climate change — to see it as an animal and give it a voice. If climate change could talk, what would it say? I hoped that by externalizing that voice, they could talk more honestly than they otherwise would. Even so, I wasn't fully prepared for their responses.

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You created me, and now you must face the consequences… You spoilt the planet for the children and animals, now I'm going to spoil it for you… Adults have made the world a worse place, so now I'm here for revenge.

Anger was the most common emotion that surfaced with this technique. These complicated emotions about climate change — perhaps difficult to express or articulate in conversation — surprised me, but they probably shouldn't have. Given the severity of climate change and biodiversity loss predicted in their lifetimes, anger seems appropriate.

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Marc Dorwit
nobel peace prize? She sounds like the doctor in the movie cassandra crossing (which is currently free on you tube), that is meant as a complement.

I attended the new york demonstration, i was impressed by the high school students, so well behaved, talking about current events, properly dressed, and i did not see any of them smoking anything, what a difference from when i went to high school in the 80's. To be surrounded by so many high school kids and not feel threatened was quite an experience. The crowd was huge, estimates were between 60,000 to as much as a quarter million, this was on a friday, not a weekend. The organizers had only planned for 5,000 people. The repo's and capitalists have a lot to worry about with this young generation, and we have good reason to be optimistic for america's future.

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She's not only heroic but brilliant. There is no attack surface for psychopaths like Trump. "You should be in school!" Greta: "I"d much rather be in school". "You have Asperger's, weirdo!" Greta: "That's why I can see straight." "Where is your plan?" Greta: "That's your job, not ours."

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A great inspiration. I think a tidal wave of change is beginning and if people like Trump continue to try to block the doors and exits, they will be swept away, and deservedly so.

Read more GREAT comments (and some fossil fueler troll takedowns too ;D):

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/23/greta-thunberg-asks-world-leaders-at-un-how-dare-you/

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Another Global Climate Strike Is Coming Friday. These Kids 🌟 Aren't Giving Up. 
Source: Vox

Another youth-led climate strike is planned for Friday, September 27, a week after organizers rallied more than 4 million people across more than 150 countries into the streets in a strike to demand action on climate change.

Last week’s strike was intended to pressure world leaders headed to the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday, a meeting convened to encourage more ambitious climate commitments. Youth activist Greta Thunberg, who began striking alone outside Swedish Parliament in August 2018, opened the summit admonishing world leaders for failing to do enough to limit climate change.

“My message is that we’ll be watching you,” she said. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.”

While 67 countries this week indicated their intention to enhance their commitments to climate action under the Paris climate accord by the end of 2020, the summit failed to deliver big commitments to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s largest emitters: China, the United States, and India.


Read more: https://www.vox.com/2019/9/26/20885295/greta-thunberg-climate-strike


Greta Thunberg is targeting the airlines with this strike. Youth activists didn’t get all of the results they wanted from the UN Climate Summit, but the event showed they changed the conversation around climate change on the international stage. Such an event would not have happened without pressure from young people global leaders recognized.

France's President Macron noted, “Each week for months and months now we’ve had young people speak,” “I think they’ve identified an absolute urgency that we have to respond to here.”

Youth and other campaigners are planning to keep up the activity and continue weekly strikes. Dozens of events are planned around the world. In Italy, the education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti wrote on Facebook that he invites students and families to participate in the strike there. In Washington, DC, activists may try to impact traffic in the morning by blocking key intersections, as they did on Monday.
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #214 on: September 29, 2019, 10:05:37 pm »

Our newest clients: 16 young climate activists

This week, 16 young people from around the world came together to demand a livable future. Represented by Earthjustice, they brought a legal complaint to the United Nations urging world leaders to develop aggressive, comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis. Learn more about their fight.

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Forced Labor 😡
« Reply #215 on: September 29, 2019, 10:38:55 pm »
Reports of forced labor emerge as Uzbekistan's cotton harvest begins 


September 23, 2019: Uzbekistan’s annual harvest is getting underway, but yet again reports of forced labor are emerging.

The World Bank is an institution that provides loans for developing countries. Right now it is providing almost $500 million to Uzbek agriculture projects. Yet Uzbekistan’s cotton industry has historically relied upon state-sanctioned forced labor. >:(

Whilst we have seen progress in Uzbekistan following the Uzbek Prime Minister’s announcement in September 2017 that the mobilization of students, teachers and healthcare workers would be halted “forever”, an estimated 336,000 people were forced to pick cotton during that harvest according to the UN’s International Labour Organization. So why has the 🎩 World Bank not taken action?

The 2018 harvest is now finished and as we wait for the overall picture to emerge, cases of exploitation have come to our attention. Civil society monitors have reported teachers and healthcare professionals coerced into collecting cotton during the harvest. In December 2018, the tragic death of 24-year-old Sohibjon Mutalibov brought to light that his employer, Uzbek-Spanish company Ammofos-Maxam, forcibly sent their workers to the fields in last year’s harvest.

Yet despite two years of documented proof showing forced labor continues on World Bank project sites, particularly in the poor and vulnerable region of Karakalpakstan, the World Bank has not suspended its loans.

Send a message to the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim now that the Bank must cease these loans to support state-administered forced labor in Uzbekistan!

Watch the video to learn more about Sohibjon’s death:


https://www.freedomunited.org/advocate/loans-forced-labor/
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #216 on: October 08, 2019, 04:42:24 pm »
The people are MAD AS HELL and they DON'T WANT TO HEAR TRUMP FASCIST TOADY BULLSHIT ANY MORE!
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Oct 7, 2019, 9:20 AM

Extinction Rebellion begins blockades in Berlin, occupies central traffic junctions
#Climate & CO2    #Society   

Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion have begun two weeks of blockades and acts of civil disobedience by occupying two main traffic intersections in Berlin, demanding that Germany's government "tells the truth" about the threat posed by climate change. Berlin authorities have said they will tolerate protests as long these stay peaceful while a federal government representative said "dangerous" interventions in traffic are not acceptable.

https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/extinction-rebellion-protesters-block-main-roads-berlin-urge-climate-action
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #218 on: October 08, 2019, 08:38:54 pm »
 
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #220 on: October 09, 2019, 05:48:19 pm »
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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #221 on: October 12, 2019, 10:59:11 pm »
Agelbert CELEBRATION: The Christian dam resisting Trump impeachment just BROKE!




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“If you are followers of Jesus, you can’t ignore what Jesus said,” said Rev. Jim Wallis, who was educated in Deerfield and returns to the area for appearances this weekend.



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SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Reverend Jim Wallis on Faith and Political Polarization

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Progressive evangelical leader Jim Wallis talked about his book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, in which he argues that the United States is experiencing a political and religious crisis.


Reverend Jim Wallis C-Span video interview:

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✨ Elijah Cummings, a great man, has died. 😟
« Reply #224 on: October 17, 2019, 03:59:58 pm »
A great man has died.

REST IN POWER: REP. ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS (1951 – 2019)

October 17, 2019/27 Comments/in Congress /by Rayne

Elijah Cummings, representative for Maryland’s 7th District, died last night. He had served his constituents since 1996.

His passing is a huge loss for his district, his state, and our country.

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, spoke with NPR this morning about Cummings’ passing.


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Cummings’ remarks this summer were prescient:

I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn we’ve got to guard this moment…this is our watch. pic.twitter.com/ShTZwbQROP

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 24, 2019

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https://www.emptywheel.net/2019/10/17/rest-in-power-rep-elijah-e-cummings-1951-2019/

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For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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