Category climate change
DN! Bill McKibben on Dire IPCC Climate Report: How Oil and Gas Are Fueling Putin’s Ukraine Invasion
With the information in the latest UN report, McKibben makes an impassioned plea for immediate action to address the climate crisis.
Making the Connections: Militarism, Climate Chaos, and the Environment
Including: Effects of neoliberal capitalism, U.S. empire, and militarization: U.S. Military Bases worldwide, Climate Chaos and Colonization—U.S. occupation of/war with indigenous and sovereign lands, Fossil Fuels, Water Pollution, Nuclear War, Agent Orange and Burn Pits, Superfund Sites, and more.
The case for a more radical climate movement, by Sean Illing with Andreas Malm
Has the climate movement failed?
Author Andreas Malm on the failures of climate activism and the need for escalation.
The Pipeline Blues, shared for all to sing by The Stringbeans
Standin’ on the corner, Singin’ the pipeline blues (2x)
Trying to stop that pipeline, Whatta we got to lose?
A Holiday Wish 2021, by Garbonzo and Chickpea
Ho, ho, ho, ho
Rise Up Times Post Summary
$778 BILLION Military Budget Approved (military madness); Hedges and Brown: Inverted Totalitarianism, Nature of Neoliberalism; Code Pink: Cost of War at Home; Nader: Corporate Crimes in Corporate State; COP26 Fails, and more…
As the World Burns, Glasgow’s COP26 Called a Failure and Mia Mottley, Call for Action on Climate Crisis
Incredible speech calling for action on climate change: “Or are we so blinded and hardened…”
Not So Much ICE, Boycott Pillsbury, Climate Crisis and Militarism, WAMM Newsletter
Boycott Pillsbury! WAMM Newsletter Volume 39 Number 5 Fall II 2021 Minnesota-based General Mills owns Pillsbury, which operates a factory illegally within an Israeli settlement on militarily-occupied Palestinian land. According to the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights, this places General Mills in violation of international law: UN Security Council Resolution 2334. A “boycott” is […]
The Climate Crisis and U.S. Militarism, by Gary Butterfield
Gary Butterfield from the Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism action group presents an overview of militarism and the climate crisis. To order bumper stickers contact Barry Riesch at firstname.lastname@example.org Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. Rise Up Times needs your help to bring you timely articles and information about […]
People vs. Fossil Fuels: Demand a Fossil Free Future
From October 11 to 15, thousands of people will take action at the White House, participate in civil disobedience, and demand that President Biden choose a side: People vs. Fossil Fuels. Join us! JOIN US in Washington, D.C. To Demand a Fossil Free Future From October 11 to 15, thousands of people will take action at […]
Chomsky: Biden’s “Radical” Proposals Are Minimum Measures to Avoid Catastrophe, interview by C. J Polychroniou
In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s greatest scholars and leading activists, shares his insights on the state of the world and the conundrum of activism and change, including the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement for Palestinian rights, the urgency of the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear weapons.
Minnesota Governor Walz “Can’t” Stop LINE 3, by Susu Jeffrey
Minnesota is home to the headwaters of the three major North American watersheds that drain north to Hudson Bay, south down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, and east out the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to the North Atlantic Ocean. Slicing across all three watersheds are two black Enbridge tar sands oil pipelines from North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin. The southern pipeline is the new “replacement” Line 3 that would carry more than 31-million gallons of oil daily, with a huge dump of carbon emissions into the earth’s atmosphere.
Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works
“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”
DN! “All We Can Save”: As Climate Disasters Wreck Our Planet, Women Leaders Are Key to Solving the Crisis
“We should care because this is the planet that we have to live on, right? Like, we can’t actually all leave the planet. And it is interesting that you opened this segment by talking about the balance of coverage. We are simply not seeing very much climate coverage at all in the mainstream media.”
Lethal Force Against Pipeline Protests? Defending the Sacred”: Indigenous Water Protectors
Critics say [Governor] Noem is turning the National Guard into a private mercenary force targeting migrants, but the governor’s plans for the National Guard could encompass other activities. “This, to me, is an extension of the fight that’s happening all over Mother Earth, protecting the last beautiful places, protecting the sacred,” Resistance to construction of […]
DN! Exxon Exposed: Greenpeace Tricks Top Lobbyists into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action
“I mean, you know, the wins are such that it would be difficult to categorize them all. I mean, tax has to be the biggest one, right? The reduction of the corporate rate was — you know, it was probably worth billions to Exxon. So, yeah, I mean, there were a lot of wins.”
World Moves Forward on Climate, Powerful Institutions Lag Behind
“To all of the institutions currently failing us, trust me when I tell you that the time to divest is now. In another few years or perhaps, just another 365 days by the next Earth Day, the opportunity to divest while it still counts—for your morals and your money—may have already disappeared.”