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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

From The New York Times by Coral Davenport The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map to show how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games
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Seattle Votes To Recognize Indigenous People, Not Columbus

From Popular Resistance by Victoria Cavaliere The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day to reflect that Native Americans were living on the continent before Christopher Columbus’ 15th Century arrival. Mayor Ed Murray was expected to swiftly sign the measure, making Seattle the second major U.S. city after Minneapolis to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October, the same day as Columbus Day. The change will take effect for the upcoming October 13 holiday, the city council said. The legislation acknowledges that Native Americans were already
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Twenty Things You Can Do To Address The Climate Crisis!

From Popular Resistance by Patrick Robbins Getting your mind around climate change is hard. Confronting it requires us to deal with the ways that coal, oil, and gas have shaped nearly every aspect of our world, from our built environments to our economic systems — even our ideologies and patterns of thought. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t concrete actions each of us can take, right now. Here are 20 examples of things YOU can do (some details are US-specific). 1. Reorganize the mode of production so that surplus and capital is distributed equally throughout society, and workers have decision-making power over their
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Thousands Protest US Military Base Construction In Japan

Original post at Popular Resistance by Ryukyu Shimpo Citizen groups gathered on the beach in the Henoko district of Nago in Okinawa for a protest rally against the construction of a new offshore U.S. air base in Henoko to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, on September 20. It was the second rally within a month. The first rally was held in front of Camp Schwab on August 23, attracting about 3,600 people. According to the organizer, about 5,500 people took part in the protest rally this time. Insisting they would not allow the U.S. and Japanese governments to build
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FERC Approves Methane Storage In Finger Lakes Area

Reposted from Popular Resistance by Peter Mantius(Washington Bureau) photo from Nation of Change. CLICK HERE TO JOIN WEEK OF ACTIONS AGAINST FERC AND OTHER FOSSIL FUEL ENABLERS Brushing aside warnings of dangerous geological risk, federal regulators say construction can start immediately on a methane gas storage project next to Seneca Lake that has galvanized opposition from wine and tourism businesses across the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE…
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