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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Global Banks Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact A report published Wednesday names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immediately following the Paris Agreement's adoption, 33 global banks have poured $1.9 trillion into financing climate-changing projects worldwide. The top four banks that invested most heavily in fossil fuel projects are all based in the U.S., and include JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America. Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays in Europe, Japan's MUFG, TD Bank, Scotiabank, and Mizuho make up the remainder of the top 10.


Ankara (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop. "We continue and will continue to search in those areas that are ours," Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul. "Someone has given an order. They will apparently arrest our boats' personnel. You will come off badly if you do so," Erdogan warned, after Cyprus reportedly issued arrests warrants for crew members of Turkey's drilling ship, Fatih, last week. After a summit of the southern European Union countries in Valletta, the seven nations issued a joint declaration on Friday, expressing "serious concern over actual or potential drilling activities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone". They urged the EU to keep an eye on the issue "and, in case Turkey does not cease its illegal activities, to consider appropriate measures in full solidarity with Cyprus".


"It was kind of very quiet -- he showed up and signed," she said. She said there were "no customers waiting for him to sign his book" -- he simply appeared without an announcement. A manager at the Arlington Barnes & Noble told the Caller that the store sold "like 30-or-something" copies of Acosta's book while he was there. He said the store still has some of Acosta's books in stock. read more


The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced. read more


Saturday, June 15, 2019

A rally calling on Congress to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump drew about 200 protesters Saturday to Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who represents Portland in Congress, spoke at the rally across from City Hall. He said the Mueller Report did not exonerate Trump and an impeachment inquiry will give people the information they want and deserve.


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#128 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

I encourage you read up on the subject:

Human Rights Abuse In Plain Sight: Migrant Workers in the US - ACLU - www.aclu.org
Migrant Worker Exploitation at Case Farms Chicken Plant - u.osu.edu
Guest farm workers face exploitation, harsh conditions - www.peoplesworld.org
America's Long History of Exploiting Migrant Workers - www.theatlantic.com
How U.S. Immigration Law Enables Modern Slavery - www.theatlantic.com
Undocumented workers are used as slave labor in a slave economy - www.press-citizen.com

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