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Labour faces two ways on climate action, but Starmer rejects radical measures

Labour faces two ways on climate action, but Starmer rejects radical measures Starmer has already insisted Labour will not nationalise any of the “big six” energy companies.

Climate strikers rage at world leaders’ inaction

Climate strikers rage at world leaders’ inaction Worldwide strikes took place in 99 countries from Finland to Bangladesh, Italy to Sierra Leone.

Climate activists are right to block roads

Climate activists are right to block roads The Tories and right wing media have launched huge attacks on the climate action group, Insulate Britain. But Sophie Squire argues that in the face of government inaction and repression it’s right for protests to be disruptive

Letters—Unions should boost climate fight, not back nuclear power

Letters—Unions should boost climate fight, not back nuclear power ​​​​​​​I believe the NEU union was wrong to support the GMB’s motion on climate change at this years TUC congress.

A ‘just transition’ to climate jobs is essential

A ‘just transition’ to climate jobs is essential A “just transition” for ­workers is a phrase that was initially coined by trade unions and taken up by environmental activists and NGOs alike.

Tory Priti Patel gets the ‘decisive’ police action against climate activists she ordered

Tory Priti Patel gets the ‘decisive’ police action against climate activists she ordered Cops arrested almost 50 people on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.

Letters—Universal Credit cuts will push food banks to the edge

14 September 2021
The reduction in Universal Credit (UC) by £20 a week will force 1.2 million people to skip meals according to a survey conducted by YouGov.

Build protests and strikes for upcoming Cop26 talks

12 September 2021
Cop26 will take place in November to discuss the climate crisis. Sophie Squire speaks to activists who say big and militant mobilisations are the way forward

More die as US state fails those hit by storm

07 September 2021
Far from helping, President Biden is creating conditions that will lead to more disasters, says Sophie Squire

Hundreds on XR march demand an end to climate destruction

04 September 2021
 'We’ve been explicit about the need to rebel against the system, and that it is an emergency,' said one protester

XR protesters slam Tory ‘greenwashing’ as rebellion continues

01 September 2021
Extinction Rebellion (XR) protested outside parliament on Wednesday as the group continued its second week of action.

Hurricane Katrina—class, race and climate change

31 August 2021
As flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-east United States, Sophie Squire looks at the lessons from Hurricane Katrina in 2005

The climate crisis fuels hurricanes

30 August 2021
Hurricane Ida has ­spread panic across the US Gulf Coast as 150 mile an hour winds and torrential rains lashed the state of Louisiana.

Cambo—how the state greases the wheels of profit

28 August 2021
Why do politicians look set to allow a new oil drill off the coast of Scotland?

Climate activists target the city and the system to demand change

27 August 2021
Extinction Rebellion (XR) took its Impossible Rebellion to the financial centre of Britain on Friday.

Climate change and the Madagascar famine

27 August 2021
Catastrophic climate change means floods, drought, fires—and famine. If you want to see what that means today, look at Madagascar, an island of nearly 30 million people off the coast of east Africa.

Extinction Rebellion on the streets for third day of action

25 August 2021
Activists in Extinction Rebellion (XR) entered their third day of protest on Wednesday as part of the Impossible Rebellion.

Letters—As an Afghan, I rejoice at the end of Western occupation

24 August 2021
Being an elderly Afghan, I have despaired about the two grim decades of the British invasion.

We need a wildly different system to restore nature

24 August 2021
Our current society is responsible for huge environmental destruction. But the problem isn’t humans

Big demo against Merseyside’s new polluting motorway

24 August 2021
 

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