Killing nature while playing geopolitics By Pepe Escobar

9 May 2019 — Asia Times

Global ecosystems are deteriorating more rapidly than ever; up to 1 million species are threatened with extinction, yet hypercapitalism rolls on

There’s nothing like a wake-up howl from nature to freeze the sound and fury convulsing the geopolitical chessboard – and drown dreams of regime change, accusations of “aggressive behavior”, and petty power plays.

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The London Climate Protests – Raising The Alarm

9 May 2019 — Media Lens

The feeling is often there at night, of course, in the wee small hours. But it can arise at almost any time – looking at someone we care about, listening to birdsong on an unusually warm spring morning, shopping.

It is like being trapped on a sinking ship, with the captain and crew refusing to admit that anything is wrong. The passengers are mostly oblivious, planning their journeys and lives ahead. Everything seems ‘normal’, but we know that everything will soon be at the bottom of the sea. Everything seems ordinary, familiar, permanent, but will soon be gone. It feels as if our happiness, our every moment spent with the people and places we love, is irradiated by the fear of impending climate collapse.

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Overwhelming evidence shows global biodiversity in crisis

6 May 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

UN REPORT

One million animal and plant species are noaw threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.


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Statement issued in Paris on May 6, 2019, by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance?

4 May 2019

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[UPDATE. WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 2019. FOLLOWING WIDESPREAD GRASSROOTS DISQUIET OVER THE XR BUSINESS WEBSITE, IT HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR XR AND ITS POSITION ON CAPITALISM IS NOT YET CLEAR. WE WILL PUBLISH FURTHER REPORTS AS INFORMATION COMES IN]

When Extinction Rebellion first burst into action in the UK last November, it felt as if something was finally going to change.

Their high-profile arrival on the political scene had a noticeable effect on awareness of environmental issues and gave people permission to speak more freely than before about our society and its relationship to nature.

Yes, there were many criticisms of XR tactics and language from the likes of the new Green Anti-Capitalist Front and activist Emily Apple.

But when this month’s big week of action in London got underway, with Waterloo Bridge and Oxford Circus blocked and Marble Arch occupied, it felt…

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Heading For A Different Planet: Global Warming, Propaganda-Journalism And The Definition Of Insanity

29 April 2019 — Greanville PostMedia Lens

By David Cromwell • Originally published 26 Mar 2013 • Revised and corrected on 27 April 2019 •

Our thanks to Jenna Collins for her generous assistance in spotting defects in original version.

No event is exempt from manipulation, including those that can lead to major wars. Coverage of this type ushered America’s participation in World War I.  Some argue now that the Lusitania disaster, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 were probably examples of “passive false flags.”

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Declare a National Climate Emergency Now

29 April 2019 — extinction/rebellion

This Wednesday MPs will vote on whether to declare a national climate emergency.

After months of grassroots actions across the country from school students striking to Extinction Rebellion mobilising thousands across London, politicians have now begun to react to the urgency of the climate and ecological crisis.

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