Monday, November 29, 2021

Climate Memo Mondays, #51

Climate Memo Mondays, #51, November 29, 2021

Contents
Hope. 
Books Cited in First 50 CMM

TEXTS

Hope

In #50 I listed 3 books that seek ways of holding onto hope despite the hopeless prospect of global warming.  Here’s another perspective on hope by the editor of the Monthly Review and author of a dozen masterful books, John Bellamy Foster::

“The question of whether hope is realistic always sounds strange to me.  The question is whether hope is necessary.  We shouldn’t be trying to predict the future so much as to engage in the necessary struggles, recognizing that the world’s population now has its back to the wall.”  “The Planetary Rift.”  MR (Nov. 2021), 12.  --Dick

 

Books and notable reports cited in the first fifty Climate Memo Mondays:

Aronoff, Kate.  Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet-and How We Fight
          Back.
  2021.
Baker, Shalanda. Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy

          Transition. 2021.

Bendell, Jem and  Rupert Read, Eds.  Deep Adaptation: Navigating the    Realities of Climate Chaos. 2021.

Carter, Peter and Elizabeth Woodworth.  Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science

Denial and Game Changers for Survival. 2017.

Chomsky, Noam and Robert Pollin. Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal.

2020.

Dawson, Ashley. Extinction: A Radical History. 2016.

Dawson, Ashley. Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the

Age of Climate Change.  2017.

Dawson, Ashley. People’s Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons. 2020.

DeBuys, William. The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering

Earth in an Age of Loss. 2021.  

Felli, Romain. The Great Adaptation:  Climate, Capitalism and Catastrophe.

Translated by David Broder.  2021.

Foster, John Bellamy. Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature. 2000.

­­_____. The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet. 2009.

_____. et al. The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth. 2011.

_____. The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology. 2020.

Brecher, Jeremy. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual. 2017.

Heinberg, Richard. Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival. 2021

Hickel, Jason.  Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World. 2020.

Hoggan, James and Richard Littlemore.  Climate Cover-Up. 2020.

Johnson, Ayana and Katharine Wilkinson, eds.  All We Can Save: Truth,

Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. TRUTH, COURAGE, AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

 2021.
Kaufman, Cynthia.  The Sea Is Rising and So Are We: A Climate Justice Handbook.  2021.

Klein, Naomi.  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate. 2015.

 _____.  No Is Not Enough. 2017.

_____.  On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. 2019.

“The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth

 and One Another” (https://leapmanifesto.org/en/the-leap-manifesto/ ).

Lynas, Mark. High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis (2004).
_____.
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet (2008)
_____.  Carbon Counter. (2010).
_____.  The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans (2011).
_____.  Nuclear 2.0: Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power (2013).

_____.  Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency (2020).

Maddow, Rachel. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia,

and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth. 2019.

Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria et al.  H.Res.109: #2, 12-21-20, Green New Deal

Resolution.

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik Conway.  Merchants of Doubt. 2010.

Malm, Andreas. Fossil Capital.    2016
_____.The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming World.  2018.

_____. Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century.  2020.
Malm, Andreas and the Zerkin Collective.  White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of
    Fossil Fascism. 
2021.
Mann, Michael. The New Climate War: The Fight toTake Back Our Planet.
_____.  The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.
_____ with Tom Toles.  The Madhouse Effect. 2021.
Michaels, David. 
Doubt is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens
     Your Health
.
2008.
Prakash, Varshini and Guido Girgenti.  Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must,
    How We Can. 
2020
Shragg, Karen. Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation.  2015.

Rich, Nathaniel.  Losing Earth: A Recent History. 2019.

Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Ministry for the Future.  2020.

Wallace-Wells, David. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. 2019



Saturday, November 27, 2021

UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 29, 2021.

 

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UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

NOVEMBER 29, 2021.

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CONTENTS UN International Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Nov. 29, 2021

AFSC, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2021. Weekend Reading.
“Detained Bodies”   Friends of Sabeel North  
     America
 friends@fosna.org.    9-1-21.

George Paulson: Abby Martin, BDS, Miko Peled, doc. film “Gaza
      Fights for Freedom”
“Our Effort, or Our Apathy?” 
Noura Erakat for Eyewitness
     Palestine
 info@eyewitnesspalestine.org  5-9-19.

Free Palestine Movement?

 

 

 

 

TEXTS

UN International Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Nov. 29, 2021

AFSC.    U.N. Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Nov. 29, 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET/7 p.m. Palestine): Last month, Israel declared key Palestinian human rights and civil society groups “terrorist organizations.” AFSC’s partner in the No Way to Treat a Child campaign, Defense for Children International-Palestine, is one of the groups criminalized by this effort to silence critical work. AFSC and partners will discuss recent developments in a special Facebook Live event.  Join us here on Nov. 29 to learn more.   

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2021.  AFSC, Weekend Reading.

 

“Detained Bodies.”   Friends of Sabeel North America friends@fosna.org.    9-1-21

 

Dear Dick,

I watched, with many Americans on our TV screens the “dignified transfer” of the bodies of the 13 soldiers who died in the airport attack in Kabul. Regardless of what one believes about the US policies in Afghanistan, and where one stands on the political issues surrounding the US involvement there for 20 years, or the decision and manner of the withdrawal, this was a difficult moment.  It was a sobering sight, reminding everyone of the horrors of war, and the pain inflicted on families of loved ones who are killed, and their need for sympathy, empathy and closure.

As I watched, I could not help but remember the families of Palestinian men and women, killed by Israeli forces, whose bodies are kept for days and months, exacerbating the pain of the families, and denying them the closure of a dignified burial.  I am a pacifist, and a firm believer in nonviolence, but regardless of anything these martyrs allegedly did, the practice of withholding their bodies from a decent burial by their families is painful and cruel. 

According to the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights, Israel currently holds the bodies of  335  Palestinians killed while allegedly being involved in attacking Israeli soldiers or settlers.  Some are buried in secret army cemetery,  but 81 are kept in freezers at a morgue, while their families beg and plead for the bodies to be released to them for decent burial. The Israeli High Court recently approved this practice.  The latest of these are the bodies of two youth from Jenin, Noureddin  Jarar, and Amjad Husseinieh, killed on August 16 this year.  The longest held is the body of  Abdel Hamid Abu Srouh, held since 4/8/2016.  They include the bodies of 6 minors, and two ladies, including the body of Mai Affaneh, who was killed on the 16th  of June this year while allegedly trying to stab a soldier.  

This practice is clearly against international law, and patently inhuman.  Israel is the only country in the world, to my knowledge, that permits this practice It was allegedly started to create “bargaining chips” to negotiate with Hamas in Gaza but after a Cabinet Decision in 2015, has now become a standard practice.  Maybe the justification is that it creates an additional deterrence by increasing the pain on the families, as in house demolitions, another patently illegal form of collective punishment.

The real basis for it however is the racist attempt to rob Palestinians of their humanity.  At its root, this practice treats Palestinians as less than human, devoid of the most basic traits we associate with families and relatives of those who die, regardless of the circumstances of their death, and unworthy of basic sympathy and humanity.

As Christians, we firmly assert the humanity, worth, and dignity of all humans regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.  It is a firm extension of our faith in God, and in the value of humans he created in His Own image.  It is for this reason that we affirm equality, and oppose racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, and discrimination.  That is a core value we insist on defending.  It goes beyond politics and partisanship, and we call on everyone, including those who disagree with us politically to defend these values.

FOSNA will be soon launching a campaign for religious leaders to speak out against this inhuman practice, and we will update you about it. 

God Bless you, Jonathan Kuttab, Executive Director

 

Thank you for being a part of Revolutionary Palestinian Liberation Theology!

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Letter from George Paulson, 5-27-21

And for some more really good news—a judge just overturned the state of Georgia’s anti-BDS law.  Georgia, like a disappointingly large number of other states, enacted a law that required you, if you want to work for that state in any capacity or to have a business contract with that state, to sign on to not boycott Israel.  In other words, good bye free speech, hello a loyalty oath to a foreign power (and Democrats worry about Russia!).  The lawsuit was brought by the fantastic journalist Abby Martin.  If you’re not familiar with her, you are in for a real treat.  She is a brave, even fierce critic of the American Empire (her show is called “Empire Files”) and its two Middle East Proxies.

 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/24/advocates-hail-ruling-striking-down-unconstitutional-georgia-anti-bds-law

 

Here is a link to an interview she just did with Miko Peled from Jerusalem.  Miko, if you’re not familiar with him, is an Israeli, the son of a famous general, who, after his niece was killed in a suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem, rejected Zionism and became a vocal advocate for Palestinian human rights.  One of the most informative interviews I’ve heard on this subject. 

Here is his interview with Abby Martin:  

https://soundcloud.com/empire-files/mikepeled

 

Also, Abby is the one who made the great documentary film, “Gaza Fights for Freedom.”  We’ve watched it, gut wrenching, but jaw dropping.  It’s a couple of years old, which is truly stunning, because all the death and destruction we’ve witnessed in Gaza in recent days is ON TOP of what is shown in this film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnZSaKYmP2s

 

Ok, be well my friends, please share, I look forward to seeing you live soon!

Peace,

George

 

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“Our Effort, or Our Apathy?”  Noura Erakat for Eyewitness Palestine <info@eyewitnesspalestine.org> 

5-9-19   (formerly Interfaith Peace-Builders)

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Dear Dick,
We are at a crossroads. While it seems as though the situation for Palestinians is dire, the possibilities for change have never been so encouraging. 

Now is the time to invest in hope.

The US government is working with Israel to isolate Palestinians and to force them to accept a permanent arrangement of subjugation in exchange for some economic incentives and slightly greater mobility.

Eyewitness Palestine is directly challenging these policies by connecting the next generation of activists to Palestinians.

Donate today and your gift – up to $15,000 – will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

I support Eyewitness Palestine because as a Palestinian, I know that change is possible. And as an American, I know that our efforts – as well as our apathy - in the United States have a direct impact on Palestinian lives.

Your donation today is one of the most important investments you can make for Palestinian rights and freedom.

 

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Legal Scholar and Eyewitness Palestine Delegation Leader

PS: The most transformative change I have seen is that which comes through delegations to Palestine. Your generous gift provides hope. Thank you

 

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The 1st Anniversary of the 'Great March of Return' is March 30.  This is also the commemoration known as Land Day to Palestinians.   Land Day commemorates a massacre of 6 Palestinian 'citizens' of Israel who were protesting the Israeli government's appropriation of thousands of donums of Palestinian land in 1976.   

Today, more than 40 years later, Israel is murdering Palestinian protesters in the Great March of Return on a daily basis.  While claiming that others threaten the state of Israel, the Israeli occupation of the ancient land of Palestine (and parts of Lebanon and Syria as well) is increasingly genocidal.   

What follows is a statement by the One State Assembly in support of One Democratic State of Palestine.    Please sign and endorse the statement to support the Palestinian right of return and a future for an open democratic state in historic Palestine rather than an ethno-religious encampment.  Sign before March 30th and stand with the Palestinian people and Palestine on Land Day.  

Call for A Palestine Liberation Movement and One Democratic State of Palestine [I could find no contact more recent than 2019.   –D]

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SEE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

NOVEMBER 29, 2015.

http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2015/11/un-international-day-of-solidarity-with.html

Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace and Justice.

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END UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 29, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

OMNI NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING, #9, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

THANKSGIVING DAY NEWSLETTER #9, NOVEMBER 25, 2021, NATIONAL DAY OF GRATITUDE, MOURNING, AND ATONEMENT.  And BLACK FRIDAY/BUY NOTHING DAY NOV. 26.

Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology

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CONTENTS NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING #9, 2021

James W. Loewen, Truth about First Thanksgiving

Cole’s Hill, Frank James, Massasoit

Matt Taibbi, the Pilgrims and the Taliban

4 essays from Popular Resistance.org

  UAINE, Kisha James, 52nd Day of Mourning in Plymouth

  Thanksgiving March to Free Indigenous Kids

  Racism and Human Rights

  Protest of Arresting Journalists of Wet’suwet’en

Day of Mourning #8, 2020 and others

Buy Nothing Day: OMNI’s 3 Newsletters

 

TEXTS

ITEMS ARRIVING AFTER NEWSL 8 Published

The Truth About the First Thanksgiving

James W. Loewen

Origin myths do not come cheaply. To glorify the Pilgrims is dangerous. The genial omissions and false details our texts use to retail the Pilgrim legend promote Anglocentrism, which only handicaps us when dealing with all those whose culture is not Anglo. 

https://mronline.org/2021/08/26/the-truth-about-the-first-thanksgiving/

 

Cole’s Hill and the Story Behind This Week’s Indigenous “National Day of Mourning” By Joseph Nevins, co-author of A People’s Guide to Greater Boston Most people in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving this week. Meanwhile, many Native Americans and their supporters.

Cole’s Hill and the Story Behind This Week’s Indigenous “National Day of Mourning.”   By Joseph Nevins, co-author of A People’s Guide to Greater Boston.       (I read this 11-29-20. --D)

 

Most people in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving this week. Meanwhile, many Native Americans and their supporters will observe a “Day of Mourning.”  These conflicting holidays are at the center of the ongoing struggle over the country we call the United States – how it came to be, and what it will become.

Like Thanksgiving, the Day of Mourning has its origins in Plymouth, Massachusetts, or “America’s Hometown” as the heavily-touristed town calls itself. In the entry below from A People’s Guide the Greater Boston, my co-authors, Suren Moodliar and Eleni Macrakis, and I tell a story of Cole’s Hill in Plymouth, where the first Day of Mourning took place and where indigenous activists and allies continue to gather each year on the fourth Thursday of November. Cole’s Hill is one of many sites that make up the book’s “Native Greater Boston tour.” The tour extends from the cities of Haverhill and Lowell, north of Boston, to sites in Boston proper and on the South Shore of Massachusetts, where Plymouth is located.

The following passage is an excerpt from The People’s Guide to Greater Boston

Cole’s Hill
In 1970, for the 350th anniversary of the 1620 arrival of English settlers in Plymouth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts invited Frank James, a leader of the Aquinnah Wampanoag nation, to address that year’s Thanksgiving celebration. Also known as Wamsutta, James prepared a speech and submitted it to the feast’s organizers. On reading the text, the organizers presented James with an ultimatum: Read a radically revised speech written by the organizers or the invitation would be retracted. James chose his own words.

“We forfeited our country. Our lands have fallen into the hands of the aggressor. We have allowed the white man to keep us on our knees. What has happened cannot be changed, but today we must work towards a more humane America, a more Indian America, where men and nature once again are important; where the Indian values of honor, truth, and brotherhood prevail.”
Frank James, 1970

On the appointed day, James delivered his original speech before a gathering of hundreds of indigenous people on Cole’s Hill, inaugurating the first annual Day of Mourning. He did so in the shadow of a statue depicting the 1600s Wampanoag sachem Massasoit and directly across from the fabled Plymouth Rock. In his speech, reflecting the period’s national reawakening of Indian pride and militancy, James reviewed the history of indigenous-settler relations. Noting that the hospitality exemplified by the first “thanksgiving” dinner of 1621 was to be “the beginning of the end,” he observed that “before 50 years were to pass, the Wampanoag would no longer be a free people.” In an aligned set of actions earlier that day, Russell Means and Dennis Banks, prominent national leaders of the American Indian Movement, led protestors to briefly take over the Mayflower II site, cover Plymouth Rock with sand, and disrupt the town-sponsored Thanksgiving parade.

Statue of Massasoit, overlooking Cole’s Hill at dawn, 2010. Credit: Andrew Todd Phillips
Every year since, the United American Indians of New England have rallied at noon on the third Thursday of November on Cole’s Hill before marching through Plymouth Village Historical District and hosting a potluck lunch at the nearby First Parish Plymouth Church. Adding historical import to the meal is the fact that the church is built on the site of the original Plymouth Plantation and fort (built in 1621). Today the rally draws indigenous activists and allies from all over the Americas.https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/fig-25.2-1024x682.jpgDay of Mourning, Cole’s Hill, 2018. Credit: Brynne Quinlan

Cole’s Hill overlooks Plymouth Harbor, home to the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Pilgrim vessel. It also features a town-sponsored plaque with a tersely worded statement explaining the significance of the National Day of Mourning as a “protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.”


“What is this you call property? It cannot be the Earth for the land is our Mother nourishing all her children, beasts, birds, fish, and all men. The woods, the streams, everything on it belong to everybody and is for the use of all. How can one man say it belongs to him?”  —Massasoit, circa 1630s

 

TK This Week: Thanksgiving Edition

In which we give thanks for good ideas, poorly executed

Matt Taibbi

Nov 27, 2020

 

 . . . .Every November, modern Americans wear Pilgrim hats for fun. The Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic to escape fun. They were horrible people. A settler named Thomas Morton had the audacity to erect a Maypole and the Pilgrims burned his house down and had him “fett into the bilbowes,” i.e. put in leg irons. The ideal Plymouth male hated women but was aroused by pennies. He employed punishments like whipping, the “ducking stool,” and the cleft stick, which was a split piece of wood he’d cram on your tongue for lying, whispering in church, or other speech offenses.

The Pilgrim was the Anglo-Saxon version of the Taliban and his spirit — in the form of the censorious Yankee cheapskate who drove his sex impulse ten miles underground, in secret coprophilia sessions with paid ladies and gentlemen — lived on in America for centuries. This was before we even get to how he actually treated the indigenous population.

The catch was that the Pilgrims were escaping an even worse group of people, the English aristocrats of the sixteenth century. These were dandies in codpieces who wore the whitest possible face-powder, so no one would mistake them for someone who had to work outside. They’d made it the law of the land that everyone had to worship a faith created to legalize the urges of an obese hypersexualized serial killer of a king, who saw plots everywhere and beheaded a string of courtiers and brides. As Eddie Izzard would say, Thank you for flying Church of England, Anne Boelyn!. . . .

 

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52nd National Day Of Mourning To Be Observed In Plymouth

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Thanksgiving March To Free Indigenous Kids From Immigration Cages

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Race As A Factor In Human Rights Abuses

By Camille Landry, Alliance For Global Justice. This section of our Human Rights in the U.S. 2021 Report will examine key areas of inequality and the ongoing human rights violations that characterize Black life in the U.S. that constitute violations of basic human rights. Because we are  

addressing human rights and not merely civil rights violations, this oppression is not an internal matter to be addressed only by the governments, processes or people of the United States, but rather a crime against humanity that is properly addressed and adjudicated upon a world stage. -more-
 

Violence And Intimidation Leave Bloody Imprint On Honduran Elections

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Tudor's Biscuit World Workers Seek A Rare Fast Food Union

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Let’s Find Alternatives To Striking

https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/6rn99waeF_3VtWZW9AaY5PHKkteeYt50ETvbI-xOSL72puApcDbULg_hNcQD6E_anK5V2H5hNyy9sdBDNoPxdCnY-jcUfs8AYMGO6MgRbtGj5yjkO4EEwgS8CB95M90VovV8ymWis_12TEeDOfCJDCrwDvhv8KI=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-2-e1637775941336-150x150.jpgBy Rasmus Hästbacka, Organizing Work. While the LO, TCO and Saco top officials suffer from consensus fundamentalism, opposition among the grassroots often suffers from a fixation on strikes. Among the grassroots labor movement in Sweden, a call for big strikes or even a general strike is often heard. Strikes were called in response to the current attack on the Swedish Employment Protection Act, low wages, and attacks on the right to strike. In 2019, an attempt was made to stage a symbolic strike to highlight the climate crisis. As far as we are aware, no workplace was shut down.  -more-
 

NAJA Calls For Refocus Of News Coverage Of Wet’suwet’en And Arrests

https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/IH0g_seEYJI2Bg1bQRRYzP7KUqqs6HdPRWl1fATjPNH6-oTiXrMO1IbQj_b42yo6uFCKYJUqScNYZXFLVbEXkZ1x840RJNS-8qUHHsMB3CRO-LM1HDHeumjE8biAZB9wWcWWBY_yzueZmuwGu1m6p_rwXSPVyY_KdswFmKu6=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-1-scaled-e1637773578386-150x150.jpgBy NAJA News Room. The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for standing in the way of news gathering and storytelling by arresting journalists on Wet’suwet’en Yintah. We are also deeply concerned that the news attention on Indigenous people occupying and using their traditional unceded territory only sees heightened media attention when there are police raids and arrests. NAJA recognizes the right of sovereign Indigenous nations to invite journalists to their unceded territories and to embed for fair, accurate, truthful storytelling and news gathering for public consumption.  -more-
 

Two Most Widely Used Pesticides Likely Harm Majority of Endangered Species

https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/GsT5u72fFC4vhIiOeSjM9vTAohFWVYKIpWWTpYHM4M46s99-WRvZW-oAA6CtcbFTe2JowEiUHb8Z9ql_48C4ZyovtF2pVTUwkcR41cI1H0rB0ziHrnfgWulRbYLQNkdk9PDlFov6=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-150x150.jpgBy Nathan Donley, Center for Biological Diversity. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine and cancer-linked pesticide glyphosate are each likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation’s most endangered plants and animals. The finalized evaluations found that use of the herbicide glyphosate is likely causing harm to 1,676 of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Atrazine is likely harming 1,013 protected species. “It’s no surprise that these chemical poisons are causing severe harm to imperiled wildlife since U.S. use exceeds 70 million...  -more-


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addressing human rights and not merely civil rights violations, this oppression is not an internal matter to be addressed only by the governments, processes or people of the United States, but rather a crime against humanity that is properly addressed and adjudicated upon a world stage. -more-
 

Violence And Intimidation Leave Bloody Imprint On Honduran Elections

https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/q4La0GlKe-IRioEgCCmidaxTtdH5bK0lH9eIEofH9TTqyuYZeS3el-2Q-Uncj4MRsBX1kxwOT9Uih72FQMvIBjPIl1EMmWnRw4eKbOrCUasqJqZuOlzoDl15mroG9zFRRwcXXrkD1hA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-4-150x150.jpgBy Zoe Alexandra, Peoples Dispatch. On Sunday, November 28, 5.5 million Hondurans will participate in the general elections to elect the president, 128 deputies to the National Congress, 298 mayors, and 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament. The electoral process has been strongly criticized by members of the opposition and human rights organizations inside and outside Honduras due to the serious violation of the basic rights of the political opposition and the right of the people to a peaceful and legal electoral process. For Olivia Zúniga Cáceres, congresswoman of the Party for Liberation and Refoundation from the... -more-
 

Tudor's Biscuit World Workers Seek A Rare Fast Food Union

https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RILu0Cq_qyqcYdSBbIIe3BDKY3GF5FEipZ6zCvJWK5MWbdY_Hos1j8N14BuK-YZz1-gqtiyDoWnFBDq7vNxD6MU_N1XnwZXljux9avjAVAj4XGjEcEyqN_Q0tYhHBCCT1lm1BksuDRKWKLGuJOOjfhoO6Ct7Dm0=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-3-e1637778193364-150x150.jpgBy Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. Despite the political successes of the “Fight For $15” movement, actual unionized fast food restaurants are rare. Burgerville workers in Portland, Oregon recently reached an agreement on a union contract after a years-long effort, and Starbucks workers in Buffalo and elsewhere have scheduled union elections at a number of stores. Now, 25 employees of a Tudor’s in tiny Elkview, West Virginia are joining them in the vanguard of fast food organizing by seeking to unionize with UFCW Local 400. Yesterday, they filed for a union election with the NLRB. -more-
 

Let’s Find Alternatives To Striking

https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/6rn99waeF_3VtWZW9AaY5PHKkteeYt50ETvbI-xOSL72puApcDbULg_hNcQD6E_anK5V2H5hNyy9sdBDNoPxdCnY-jcUfs8AYMGO6MgRbtGj5yjkO4EEwgS8CB95M90VovV8ymWis_12TEeDOfCJDCrwDvhv8KI=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-2-e1637775941336-150x150.jpgBy Rasmus Hästbacka, Organizing Work. While the LO, TCO and Saco top officials suffer from consensus fundamentalism, opposition among the grassroots often suffers from a fixation on strikes. Among the grassroots labor movement in Sweden, a call for big strikes or even a general strike is often heard. Strikes were called in response to the current attack on the Swedish Employment Protection Act, low wages, and attacks on the right to strike. In 2019, an attempt was made to stage a symbolic strike to highlight the climate crisis. As far as we are aware, no workplace was shut down.  -more-
 

NAJA Calls For Refocus Of News Coverage Of Wet’suwet’en And Arrests

https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/IH0g_seEYJI2Bg1bQRRYzP7KUqqs6HdPRWl1fATjPNH6-oTiXrMO1IbQj_b42yo6uFCKYJUqScNYZXFLVbEXkZ1x840RJNS-8qUHHsMB3CRO-LM1HDHeumjE8biAZB9wWcWWBY_yzueZmuwGu1m6p_rwXSPVyY_KdswFmKu6=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-1-scaled-e1637773578386-150x150.jpgBy NAJA News Room. The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for standing in the way of news gathering and storytelling by arresting journalists on Wet’suwet’en Yintah. We are also deeply concerned that the news attention on Indigenous people occupying and using their traditional unceded territory only sees heightened media attention when there are police raids and arrests. NAJA recognizes the right of sovereign Indigenous nations to invite journalists to their unceded territories and to embed for fair, accurate, truthful storytelling and news gathering for public consumption.  -more-
 

Two Most Widely Used Pesticides Likely Harm Majority of Endangered Species

By Nathan Donley, Center for Biological Diversity. The Environmental

 

NAJA Calls For Refocus Of News Coverage Of Wet’suwet’en And Arrests

https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/IH0g_seEYJI2Bg1bQRRYzP7KUqqs6HdPRWl1fATjPNH6-oTiXrMO1IbQj_b42yo6uFCKYJUqScNYZXFLVbEXkZ1x840RJNS-8qUHHsMB3CRO-LM1HDHeumjE8biAZB9wWcWWBY_yzueZmuwGu1m6p_rwXSPVyY_KdswFmKu6=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/11/1124-1-scaled-e1637773578386-150x150.jpgBy NAJA News Room. The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for standing in the way of news gathering and storytelling by arresting journalists on Wet’suwet’en Yintah. We are also deeply concerned that the news attention on Indigenous people occupying and using their traditional unceded territory only sees heightened media attention when there are police raids and arrests. NAJA recognizes the right of sovereign Indigenous nations to invite journalists to their unceded territories and to embed for fair, accurate, truthful storytelling and news gathering for public consumption.  -more-
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CONTENTS: OMNI THANKSGVING DAY NEWSLETTER #8, 2020 (Not a day for giving thanks by all US citizens not even to Europeans: Native Americans and educated, thoughtful, ethical European Americans join the millions of people around the world who, considering this a Day of Egregious Hypocrisy, Mourn.)

 

A Day of Mourning 2020  https://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2020/11/thanksgiving-day-newsletter-8-national.html

A Native American Point of View

About Face: Veterans Against the War

2019

400th Anniversary 2020

Another Native American POV

White Nationalism

Black Friday Buy Nothing Day

Amazon Workers

War Resisters League

Rain Forest Actions Network

Making Connections

Native Americans and Palestinians

Thanksgiving Day 2019   

https://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2019/11/thanksgiving-day-day-of-mourning.html

BUY NOTHING DAY 2021: REBUILD, RECLAIM, RECYCLE, REDESIGN, REDUCE, REIMAGINE, REINTERPRET, REINVENT, REMAKE, REMEMBER, REORGANIZE, REPAIR, REPLACE, REPRIORITIZE, RESPECT, RESTORE, RESTRUCTURE, RETRENCH, RETURN, REUSE

OMNI BUY NOTHING DAY NEWSLETTERS 1-3
https://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2021/11/omni-buy-nothing-newsletters-1-3-nov-24.html  

BND is also  another niche in resistance to the climate catastrophe.

 

END DAY OF REMEMBERING AND MOURNING #9, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

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Dick's Wars and Warming KPSQ Radio Editorials (#1-48)