• Fmr DNC Chair Donna Brazile: 'I get in trouble' when I refuse to say that Trump is a racist


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    Fmr DNC Chair Donna Brazile: 'I get in trouble' when I refuse to say that Trump is a racist https://www.foxnews.com/media/donna-brazile-trump-racist-david-webb
    Fmr DNC Chair Donna Brazile: 'I get in trouble' when I refuse to say that Trump is a racist
    Former DNC chairwoman and Fox News contributor Donna Brazile said that she gets in "trouble" with people on the Left when she refuses to call President Trump a racist.
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  • INA officials said the current administration has created an atmosphere where violence against native people and their allies has been encouraged.
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    INA officials said the current administration has created an atmosphere where violence against native people and their allies has been encouraged. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/brazilian-official-who-fought-protect-amazon-assassinated-front-family
    Brazilian Official Who Fought To Protect The Amazon "Assassinated" In Front Of Family
    “The North American cavalry were the competent ones because they decimated their Indigenous people in the past and today, they don’t have this problem in their country,” Bolsonaro said.
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  • THE AMAZON IS NOT BURNING! Brazil’s Minister of the Environment Intervie... https://youtu.be/ONusZXkB4_Y via @YouTube
    THE AMAZON IS NOT BURNING! Brazil’s Minister of the Environment Intervie... https://youtu.be/ONusZXkB4_Y via @YouTube
    THE AMAZON IS NOT BURNING! Brazil’s Minister of the Environment Interviewed by Stefan Molyneux
    What is really going on in the Amazon? Are the "lungs of the world" being destroyed by Bolsinaro's new government? Turns out the issues are both much more co...
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  • http://technocracy.studio/e/foreign-policy-magazine-floats-military-invasion-of-brazil-over-rainforest/
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  • https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/09/05/formerly-enemies-brazils-indigenous-groups-unite-to-defend-amazon-from-president-bolsonaro/?utm_source=Waking+Times+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=602fc32143-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_25f1e048c1-602fc32143-54565849
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  • "It appears that the liberal press has belatedly found out that bad shit happens in Brazil.

    Now, the rest of the world found that little bit of trivia out the minute that LiveLeak and BestGore came online, when the total and uncensored weeping sore that is the Third World was revealed to millions of coddled Western Whites all at once.

    This sort of thing has been going on for many Internet years and probably decades before that. The only thing that has changed is that the media has suddenly decided to become a professional round-the-clock internet nigger defense force and decided to throw a gay moral fit about it." - Roy Batty

    https://dailystormer.name/brazil-continues-to-whip-its-negroes-why-cant-we/
    "It appears that the liberal press has belatedly found out that bad shit happens in Brazil. Now, the rest of the world found that little bit of trivia out the minute that LiveLeak and BestGore came online, when the total and uncensored weeping sore that is the Third World was revealed to millions of coddled Western Whites all at once. This sort of thing has been going on for many Internet years and probably decades before that. The only thing that has changed is that the media has suddenly decided to become a professional round-the-clock internet nigger defense force and decided to throw a gay moral fit about it." - Roy Batty https://dailystormer.name/brazil-continues-to-whip-its-negroes-why-cant-we/
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  • Bolsonaro is a person who knows about the politics of Brazil, talks about the fires and climate change,
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    Bolsonaro is a person who knows about the politics of Brazil, talks about the fires and climate change, https://youtu.be/UdgxS3CGDNQ
    Bolsonaro 'doesn't accept the global warming hoax'
    Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro has earned the ire of the European Union because he does not accept the 'global warming hoax' according to scholar Augusto Zi...
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  • Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to 'Cascading Collapse of Natural Systems'
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/30/tipping-point-un-biodiversity-chief-warns-burning-amazon-could-lead-cascading
    Julia Conley, staff writer

    Unless world governments, consumers, and businesses all work together to address the root causes of the current burning of the Amazon rain forest, the Arctic, and forests in the Congo and Angola, the planet will continue careening toward a point of no return, the U.N.'s top biodiversity expert said Friday.

    Cristiana Paşca Palmer, executive secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, called the fires that have torn through more than 1,300 square miles of the Amazon this year "extraordinarily concerning."

    "But it is not just the Amazon," she told The Guardian. "We're also concerned with what's happening in other forests and ecosystems, and with the broader and rapid degradation of nature."

    The Amazon fires themselves are a sign, Paşca Palmer said, that "we are moving towards the tipping points that scientists talk about that could produce cascading collapses of natural systems."

    Green groups have largely blamed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the fires, pointing to his encouragement of what one indigenous leader called "predatory behavior" of loggers, ranchers, and miners who want to clear forests for their industrial use.

    World governments and philanthropists have offered tens of millions of dollars to help save the rain forest, often called the "lungs of the Earth" because of the amount of oxygen its trees produce, but Paşca Palmer emphasized that a paradigm shift is needed in how the world approaches biodiversity and ecosystems.

    "We need to address the root causes," Paşca Palmer said. "Even if the amount involved in extinguishing fires in rainforests was a billion or 500 million dollars, we won't see an improvement unless more profound structural changes are taking place. We need a transformation in the way we consume and produce."

    Helping to protect the world's pollinators by ending the use of harmful pesticides, cutting fossil fuel emissions to net zero by 2030 to avoid a catastrophic warming of the planet by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and ending habitat destruction through deforestation and other human activities, are all necessary to maintain the Earth's biodiversity, the U.N. panel led by Paşca Palmer says.

    Paşca Palmer pointed to robust biodiversity programs in Costa Rica and Colombia as models for the rest of the world when they meet for an upcoming biodiversity summit in Kunming, China next year.

    Costa Rica's government has offered payments to landowners for preserving forests and planting trees, while Colombia has nearly doubled its federally protected lands in recent years.

    "I hope this will have a snowball effect," said Paşca Palmer. "It's a growing movement. I feel that now the heads of state are embracing this, we have a good signal."

    On social media, Extinction Rebellion Ireland expressed support for Paşca Palmer's message, writing, "If we don't work together, we are going to die together."

    Extinction Rebellion Ireland @ExtinctRebelsIE
    If we don't work together, we are going to die together.

    UN’s top biodiversity body says we are moving towards the tipping points that will produce the collapse of our natural systems.

    Join the rebellion now: http://www.extinctionrebellionireland.com https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/30/amazon-fires-biodiversity-united-nations

    Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief
    Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of nature

    theguardian.com
    8:04 AM - Aug 30, 2019

    Climate campaigner Tony Juniper called the U.N. official's comments "a timely reminder that nature underpins the human world."

    Tony Juniper ✔ @TonyJuniper
    A timely reminder that Nature underpins the human world & that we are approaching a ‘point of no return’. It is vital to embed ecological recovery at the heart of our economic system, a reality that must be reflected in actual policy & spending decisions https://bit.ly/30M1Qc7

    Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief
    Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of nature

    theguardian.com
    8:49 AM - Aug 30, 2019 · Cambridge, England

    "It is vital to embed ecological recovery at the heart of our economic system," wrote Juniper, "a reality that must be reflected in actual policy and spending decisions."
    Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to 'Cascading Collapse of Natural Systems' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/30/tipping-point-un-biodiversity-chief-warns-burning-amazon-could-lead-cascading Julia Conley, staff writer Unless world governments, consumers, and businesses all work together to address the root causes of the current burning of the Amazon rain forest, the Arctic, and forests in the Congo and Angola, the planet will continue careening toward a point of no return, the U.N.'s top biodiversity expert said Friday. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, executive secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, called the fires that have torn through more than 1,300 square miles of the Amazon this year "extraordinarily concerning." "But it is not just the Amazon," she told The Guardian. "We're also concerned with what's happening in other forests and ecosystems, and with the broader and rapid degradation of nature." The Amazon fires themselves are a sign, Paşca Palmer said, that "we are moving towards the tipping points that scientists talk about that could produce cascading collapses of natural systems." Green groups have largely blamed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the fires, pointing to his encouragement of what one indigenous leader called "predatory behavior" of loggers, ranchers, and miners who want to clear forests for their industrial use. World governments and philanthropists have offered tens of millions of dollars to help save the rain forest, often called the "lungs of the Earth" because of the amount of oxygen its trees produce, but Paşca Palmer emphasized that a paradigm shift is needed in how the world approaches biodiversity and ecosystems. "We need to address the root causes," Paşca Palmer said. "Even if the amount involved in extinguishing fires in rainforests was a billion or 500 million dollars, we won't see an improvement unless more profound structural changes are taking place. We need a transformation in the way we consume and produce." Helping to protect the world's pollinators by ending the use of harmful pesticides, cutting fossil fuel emissions to net zero by 2030 to avoid a catastrophic warming of the planet by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and ending habitat destruction through deforestation and other human activities, are all necessary to maintain the Earth's biodiversity, the U.N. panel led by Paşca Palmer says. Paşca Palmer pointed to robust biodiversity programs in Costa Rica and Colombia as models for the rest of the world when they meet for an upcoming biodiversity summit in Kunming, China next year. Costa Rica's government has offered payments to landowners for preserving forests and planting trees, while Colombia has nearly doubled its federally protected lands in recent years. "I hope this will have a snowball effect," said Paşca Palmer. "It's a growing movement. I feel that now the heads of state are embracing this, we have a good signal." On social media, Extinction Rebellion Ireland expressed support for Paşca Palmer's message, writing, "If we don't work together, we are going to die together." Extinction Rebellion Ireland @ExtinctRebelsIE If we don't work together, we are going to die together. UN’s top biodiversity body says we are moving towards the tipping points that will produce the collapse of our natural systems. Join the rebellion now: http://www.extinctionrebellionireland.com https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/30/amazon-fires-biodiversity-united-nations … Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of nature theguardian.com 8:04 AM - Aug 30, 2019 Climate campaigner Tony Juniper called the U.N. official's comments "a timely reminder that nature underpins the human world." Tony Juniper ✔ @TonyJuniper A timely reminder that Nature underpins the human world & that we are approaching a ‘point of no return’. It is vital to embed ecological recovery at the heart of our economic system, a reality that must be reflected in actual policy & spending decisions https://bit.ly/30M1Qc7 Amazon fires 'extraordinarily concerning', warns UN biodiversity chief Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of nature theguardian.com 8:49 AM - Aug 30, 2019 · Cambridge, England "It is vital to embed ecological recovery at the heart of our economic system," wrote Juniper, "a reality that must be reflected in actual policy and spending decisions."
    Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to 'Cascading Collapse of Natural Systems'
    "If we don't work together, we are going to die together."
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  • How One Rich American Is Helping to Burn the Amazon for Profit
    Reported By Ryan Grim
    So it turns out that *one guy* is behind a significant amount of the carnage that we’re seeing in the Amazon rainforest. His name is Stephen Schwarzman.

    He's a top donor to President Trump and Mitch McConnell, and he's the CEO of Blackstone, a huge U.S. investment firm. I reported at The Intercept that Schwarzman and his company Blackstone have helped facilitate a boom in agribusiness in the Amazon.

    They’re doing this by financing a transit port and a commercial highway that runs deep into the rainforest. Those projects make it much easier and more profitable for farming and mining companies to export goods from the area.

    The resulting agribusiness surge is driving the destruction of the Amazon, as more rainforest is being burned to make room for growing grain or soybeans.

    When I asked Blackstone about the work they financed, they made the argument that, actually, it’s good for the environment, because the port allows farm exports to be transported to other places by boat instead of on trucks, which cuts carbon emissions.

    “Blackstone is committed to responsible environmental stewardship… [W]e know the company has made a significant reduction in overall carbon emissions through lower congestion and allowed the more efficient flow of agricultural goods by Brazilian farmers.”

    And yes, great, that’s true, but it also reveals the self-destructive insanity of the capitalist view of the world.

    To firms like Blackstone, the only question is how grain from the Amazon can be exported more efficiently -- not whether the Amazon should be destroyed to make way for agribusiness.

    On the other side of the debate is everybody who’s worried about our continued ability to support life on this planet.

    The Amazon needs to be preserved in order to stave off a climate apocalypse, and developing the region with ports and highways undermines that. And it’s not even profitable in the long term.

    The farms created by destroying the Amazon can only grow crops for about 10-15 years before they turn into equatorial desert, and new land needs to be cleared. But it’s all about short-term profits.

    Stephen Schwarzman is one of the world's richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million dollars, which was actually a drop from the $786 million he made the year before.

    He’s given over $10 million to Mitch McConnell’s super PAC since 2016, and he hosted a 100,000-dollar-a-plate fundraiser for Trump, who’s a close friend.

    Meanwhile, his company Blackstone now has more than $500 billion in assets under management.

    That’s an absurd amount of money for one firm to have, and it’s been able to grow to that size thanks to policy choices that the U.S. has made, largely with its tax code, to encourage the rapid accumulation of capital, and to privilege investment funds like Blackstone.

    Those massive pools of private capital need projects to invest in, and torching the Amazon to convert it to temporary farmland before it becomes desert is as good as any other.

    So while I’ve been critical of Blackstone, the real problem is that companies like Blackstone are allowed to exist.

    And Blackstone is well aware of that, which is why they pump so much money into the political system, and particularly into the coffers of McConnell and Trump.
    #Amazon #Wildfires #StephenSchwarzman #News #NowThis #NowThisNews
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    Now This News 8/30/19
    How One Rich American Is Helping to Burn the Amazon for Profit Reported By Ryan Grim So it turns out that *one guy* is behind a significant amount of the carnage that we’re seeing in the Amazon rainforest. His name is Stephen Schwarzman. He's a top donor to President Trump and Mitch McConnell, and he's the CEO of Blackstone, a huge U.S. investment firm. I reported at The Intercept that Schwarzman and his company Blackstone have helped facilitate a boom in agribusiness in the Amazon. They’re doing this by financing a transit port and a commercial highway that runs deep into the rainforest. Those projects make it much easier and more profitable for farming and mining companies to export goods from the area. The resulting agribusiness surge is driving the destruction of the Amazon, as more rainforest is being burned to make room for growing grain or soybeans. When I asked Blackstone about the work they financed, they made the argument that, actually, it’s good for the environment, because the port allows farm exports to be transported to other places by boat instead of on trucks, which cuts carbon emissions. “Blackstone is committed to responsible environmental stewardship… [W]e know the company has made a significant reduction in overall carbon emissions through lower congestion and allowed the more efficient flow of agricultural goods by Brazilian farmers.” And yes, great, that’s true, but it also reveals the self-destructive insanity of the capitalist view of the world. To firms like Blackstone, the only question is how grain from the Amazon can be exported more efficiently -- not whether the Amazon should be destroyed to make way for agribusiness. On the other side of the debate is everybody who’s worried about our continued ability to support life on this planet. The Amazon needs to be preserved in order to stave off a climate apocalypse, and developing the region with ports and highways undermines that. And it’s not even profitable in the long term. The farms created by destroying the Amazon can only grow crops for about 10-15 years before they turn into equatorial desert, and new land needs to be cleared. But it’s all about short-term profits. Stephen Schwarzman is one of the world's richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million dollars, which was actually a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He’s given over $10 million to Mitch McConnell’s super PAC since 2016, and he hosted a 100,000-dollar-a-plate fundraiser for Trump, who’s a close friend. Meanwhile, his company Blackstone now has more than $500 billion in assets under management. That’s an absurd amount of money for one firm to have, and it’s been able to grow to that size thanks to policy choices that the U.S. has made, largely with its tax code, to encourage the rapid accumulation of capital, and to privilege investment funds like Blackstone. Those massive pools of private capital need projects to invest in, and torching the Amazon to convert it to temporary farmland before it becomes desert is as good as any other. So while I’ve been critical of Blackstone, the real problem is that companies like Blackstone are allowed to exist. And Blackstone is well aware of that, which is why they pump so much money into the political system, and particularly into the coffers of McConnell and Trump. #Amazon #Wildfires #StephenSchwarzman #News #NowThis #NowThisNews https://youtu.be/FyR-l6aJTfc Now This News 8/30/19
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  • Glenn Greenwald on the Amazon fires and the fight for Brazil’s future https://thegrayzone.com/2019/08/27/glenn-greenwald-on-the-amazon-fires-and-the-fight-for-brazils-future/ via @GrayzoneProject
    Glenn Greenwald on the Amazon fires and the fight for Brazil’s future https://thegrayzone.com/2019/08/27/glenn-greenwald-on-the-amazon-fires-and-the-fight-for-brazils-future/ via @GrayzoneProject
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