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30/09/19
Author: 
Maj. Danny Sjurse
To many, the American war in Afghanistan—which on Oct. 7 will enter its 19th year—is a prime symptom of the disease of empire. Above, a U.S. Army National Guard staff sergeant in a battle zone there in 2012. (Lt. Benjamin Addison / U.S. Army)

[Note: Superb article by a retired US Army major (combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, associate professor of history, West Point).  Straight from the horses' mouth.  Another Smedley Butler. - Will Offley]

25/09/19
Author: 
Fatima Syed & Carl Meyer
[Top photo: "Hurricane Sandy" by jaydensonbx is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

September 25th 2019

The world’s scientists are urging countries to harness Indigenous knowledge and deploy more renewable energy technology after concluding that carbon pollution levels are leading to unprecedented sea-level rise and loss of glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost.

23/09/19
Author: 
Greta Thunburg

[Editor: If you have not heard and watched this speach you should do so - click  here.]

 

This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be standing here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to me for hope? How dare you!

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing.

23/09/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Thousands of demonstrators gather at the Jungfernstieg in Hamburg. (Photo: Axel Heimken/Picture Alliance via Getty Images)

Check back for more additions and updates as the #ClimateStrike continues on Friday...

Kicking off what organizers say will be the largest mass climate demonstration in history, millions of young people and their adult allies flooded the streets around the world Friday to take part in the Global Climate Strike and pressure world leaders to confront the ecological crisis with bold and urgent action.

According to 350.org, over 4 million people took part in the collective demonstrations worldwide.

19/09/19
Author: 
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - TUED

Following are specific statements and actions from unions around the world in support of the calls for a “Global Climate Strike” in September 2019. For background, please see TUED Bulletin 88 and this follow-up mailing. If you are aware of union statements and / or actions that are not listed here, please send details to johntreat.iplce@gmail.com.

14/09/19
Author: 
Miranda Cady Hallett
A farmer carries firewood during the dry season in Nicaragua, one of the Central American countries affected by a recent drought. Neil Palmer for CIAT/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

September 6, 2019 

Clouds of dust rose behind the wheels of the pickup truck as we hurtled over the back road in Palo Verde, El Salvador. When we got to the stone-paved part of the road, the driver slowed as the truck heaved up and down with the uneven terrain. Riding in the back bed of the truck, Ruben (not his real name) and I talked while we held on tight, sitting on sacks of dried beans that he was taking to market.

13/09/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Students seen holding placards while chanting slogans during a youth-led climate protest in London on May 24, 2019. (Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

"We cannot let the vital idealism of this new generation be poisoned by cynicism and doubt. This is our last chance. They are our last chance. We must stand with them."

 September 12, 2019

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