Climate, Fires and Capitalism Wiping Out Indonesia’s Wonderful Animals

101 East investigates how the illegal wildlife trade is wiping out rare species on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Monkeys, butterflies, bats, snakes and a dazzling assortment of birds – the forests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are known as the ‘Galapagos of Asia’
……    But for how much longer?

Humanity’s impact is now endangering the survival of Sulawesi’s creatures, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

“80 to 90 percent of the wildlife in Sulawesi is facing extinction. We are sleepwalking into ecological disaster,” says Billy, who works at the Tasikoki Wildlife Refuge.

”The extinction of the animals is part of climate and environmental breakdown caused by rampant exploitation for personal and corporate profit, imposed from outside by a kleptocratic State. Autonomous government of the islands would grant a stake to local people, along with strict environmental controls and suppression of plundering Corporations”.

Komodo dragons face extinction

A range of animals, from orangutans, sun bears and birds to crocodiles, can be found at the refuge. All of them have been taken from traffickers or people who kept them illegally as pets.

But Billy says the demand for “bushmeat” poses the biggest threat to animals.

“Mostly they are being caught from the wild, from the forest, for bushmeat … to be served on a plate as food,” he says.

11/sept/2019.. Fire now ravaging  Orangutan Forest again…HELP HERE/The centre of this recent fire outbreak is located in the Mawas Conservation Area in Central Kalimantan, home to thousands of plant and animal species, including around 2,550 wild orangutans.

At the Tomohon market, just about every kind of animal is for sale. Continue reading “Climate, Fires and Capitalism Wiping Out Indonesia’s Wonderful Animals”

CATALUÑA FUE UN CLAMOR POR LA INDEPENDENCIA Y LA ABSOLUCIÓN DE LOS/AS PRESOS/AS POLÍTICOS

 

Catalan 9/11 organiser ANC: ‘The backbone of Catalonia today, not the political class’/

Organitzadora diada ANC: ‘COLUMNA VERTEBRAL DEL PAÍS AVUI, NO PAS LA CLASSE POLÍTICA

https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/resposta-gent-politics-diada-2019-editorial-vicent-partal/

https://twitter.com/tsunami_dem/status/1171873149148905472

Catalan 9/11 2019: 750,000 demonstrators in 265,000 m2 of Barcelona/

DIADA 2019: 750.000 MANIFESTANTS EN 265.000 m2 DE BARCELONA

https://directa.cat/la-diada-de-lonze-de-setembre-minut-a-minut-2/

 

RE-EVOLUCIÓN

FUE

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Eric King beaten up: facing up to 20 more years in prison

[ for folks who are unaware Eric is an anarchist and anti-fascist prisoner who was sentenced to 10 years for an attempted arson, an action in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising in Kansas city. Throwing two Molotov cocktails into a state representatives office at night time. He has since remained outspoken against the prison system. Exposing abuses and standing tall in the face of constant attacks and oppression]

In august of last year Eric was dragged into a broom closet and attacked by Lt Wilcox at FCI Florence. Attacked because he is an anarchist and anti-fascist. It was timed to line up with the surgery for his wifes cancer. He was subsequently tortured and abused and never checked out medically despite being kicked in the head for 5 plus minutes. And tied to a 4 point restraint for 8 hours, having to urinate himself resulting in nerve damage to his wrists.

Since the indictment was filed (in May but conveniently they wait for the painful anniversary to serve indictment) he has been attacked twice at the orchestration of the BOP. Once being blatantly led into a fenced in area where a fash was waiting to attack while the guards watched and by putting someone who was known to have attacked the last cellmates in his cell. Not even talking about all of the other attempts. Continue reading “Eric King beaten up: facing up to 20 more years in prison”

Autonomous Responses to Hurricane Dorian

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By It’s Going Down    discussion-Dorian .. ..In the past week, Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas, leaving close to 20% of the population homeless and lashed the Eastern Seaboard. Compounding the disaster is Trump’s racist attacks on refugees combined with the fact that many in the Southeast and in Puerto Rico are still recovering from previous hurricanes.

In the face of Dorian, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief and wider anarchist and autonomist networks have mobilized a web of autonomous hubs and supply chains, which are funneling medical supplies, food, and toiletries into impacted regions, including the Bahamas.

Wanting to know more, we recently spoke with several people participating in autonomous disaster relief efforts (note, this interview is edited, and includes the voices of multiple individuals) about how the network of autonomous hubs and supply chains are functioning and how they might be utilized in other struggles and situations.

IGD: What was the idea behind building a network of hubs and supply chains?

We reflected on past experiences responding to disasters and realized that we helped foster community and contributed to people’s survival and self determination in impacted areas. And this, for good reason, has been our focus.

“The level of coordination is the best I’ve seen yet.”

Meanwhile, supply drives in other communities took place, but were sometimes haphazard or invisible and not cultivated as much as they could have been. This is an effort to be more intentional about strengthening bonds across the regional networks and encouraging people to self-organize around collecting needed supplies in their own locales, even if their community is removed from the zone of impact.

“This is an effort to be more intentional about strengthening bonds across the regional networks, and encouraging people to self-organize…”

Continue reading “Autonomous Responses to Hurricane Dorian”

Amazon.com workers’ strike for climate, 20 September

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More than 940 Amazon employees have pledged to take part in the global climate strike on Sept. 20. (Photo: Amazon Employees for Climate Justice/Twitter)By Jake Johnson in the USA:

Monday, September 09, 2019

Because ‘Everything Is on Fire‘, Nearly 1,000 Amazon Workers Pledge to Walk Out and Join Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20

“We understand the threat of the climate crisis and want to work for a company that makes climate a priority.”

To protest the retail behemoth’s contributions to the climate crisis and persistent refusal to change course, nearly 1,000 Amazon workers

Meanwhile, over 1,000.

have pledged to walk off the job on Sept. 20 in solidarity with the millions of people across the world expected to take part in this month’s global climate strike.

Wiredreported Monday that the demonstration “will mark the first time in Amazon‘s 25-year history that workers at its Seattle headquarters have walked off the job.”

“Most of the workers who have signed on so far work in Seattle,” according to Wired

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Climate Criminals walk free as Oil and gas Companies ignore Climate Goals

Climate Criminals may already have knowingly caused runaway Climate Change, which could lead to the extinction of millions of species, including YOU and ME.  #ClimateStrike Sept 20th. Now is the time to make them change their ways

Big Oil investments bet on failure to meet climate goals: report

shared with thanks from phys.org/news/2019  …. ..

Oil and gas projects approved by major fossil fuel companies over the last 20 months threaten both shareholder value and efforts to keep Earth from overheating, according to an analysis released Friday.

Eighteen major investments totalling $50 billion would only become profitable if the world exceeds the Paris climate treaty targets for capping , Carbon Tracker, a non-profit financial think tank, concluded.

Similar infrastructure projects worth $21 billion dollars are waiting for a greenlight in the rest of 2019, the report noted.

Across all business sectors, global companies responding to pressure from society and shareholders are scrambling to lay out low-emissions pathways that are “Paris-compliant”. Continue reading “Climate Criminals walk free as Oil and gas Companies ignore Climate Goals”

Oil and gas companies undermining climate goals, says report

 

Exxon Climate Criminals may already have knowingly caused runaway Climate Change, which could lead to the extinction pf millions of species, including YOU and ME.
Climate Criminals with footprints of 100s of tons of CO2 a year are moving their millions to tax havens as runaway climate chaos takes hold.

https://twitter.com/Strike4Youth/status/1169929252856315905

its-the-new-world-record-earthquake-linked-to-fracking-by climate mega criminals REPSOL

Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas after hottest summer ever

 

County Sustainability Group

Biggest fossil fuel extractors warned they risk wasting $2.2tn ‘in a low-carbon world’

Oil and gas companies continue to invest heavily in projects such as deepwater fields, despite the climate crisis. Photograph: Dazman/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Major oil and gas companies have invested $50bn (£40.6bn) in fossil fuel projects that undermine global efforts to avert a runaway climate crisis, according to a report.

Since the start of last year, fossil fuel companies have spent billions on high-cost plans to extract oil and gas from tar sands, deepwater fields and the Arctic despite the risks to the climate and shareholder returns.

Carbon Tracker, a financial thinktank, found that ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP each spent at least 30% of their investment in 2018 on projects that are inconsistent with climate targets, and would be “deep out of the money in a low-carbon world”.

Andrew Grant, the author of the report, said: “Every oil…

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