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A climate of punishment

A climate of punishment The people at the top are actively punishing those who draw attention to the scale of the emergency

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet 

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet  Scarborough police broke up our socially-distanced anti‑offshore gas field demo this week.

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet Biden has consistently backed fracking, although he now claims he wants to see it banned on federal land.

Anger as Heathrow airport ruling boosts climate-wrecking project

Anger as Heathrow airport ruling boosts climate-wrecking project A new court ruling means a third runway at Heathrow airport could be back on the cards, overturning a previous decision to block the project. 

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope This year has seen the horrors that flow from the capitalism system, but it’s also seen mass resistance. Coronavirus dominated the year, exposing and accelerating all the failings that already existed. 

Tories put safety and environment at risk with plans for new nuclear plant

15 December 2020
The Tories have restarted negotiations over funding a new £20 billion nuclear power plant at Sizewell C in Suffolk. 

Climate crisis to blame for wildfires destroying ‘paradise’ in Australia

09 December 2020
Devastating wildfires are ripping through one of the most precious and irreplaceable parts of the natural world.

Tory ‘green revolution’ doesn’t offer break with fossil fuel economy

18 November 2020
The Tories have announced plans for a “green revolution” to combat climate catastrophe and help kickstart the economy after the pandemic. 

Letters - Don’t be fooled by the false promise of nuclear jobs

13 November 2020
Socialists and environmental campaigners should have no illusions in nuclear power.

International roundup: Deadly storm hits Central America 

09 November 2020
Hundreds of people are feared dead after Tropical Storm Eta ripped through Central America and Mexico. 

Rulers delay real climate action while scientists warn of global devastation

09 November 2020
The horrific effects of catastrophic climate change become clearer by the day.

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

25 October 2020
Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

Kiss the Ground—documentary delivers climate change hope

16 October 2020
“The Truth is, I had given up.”

South Coast resistance to Aquind cable project

12 October 2020
Hundreds of people in Portsmouth and the surrounding area joined protests last Saturday over the Aquind cable project.

Treetop activists resist evictions as they fight to stop destructive HS2

08 October 2020
Treetop activists remain determined to halt the destruction of ancient woodlands along the route of the HS2 high speed railway.

Donald Trump’s four years of horror

05 October 2020
Isabel Ringrose looks at Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, and examines the way in which his every move has been met with a fight from below

Oil workers say the system is rigged against green jobs

05 October 2020
Large numbers of offshore workers want green industries and jobs. They can deliver change—but they are ignored by those at the top, reports Sarah Bates 

Letters—Don’t let them copy Australia’s offshore detention centres 

04 October 2020
Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposal to dump asylum seekers on the remote volcanic outcrop of Ascension Island is mimicking Australia’s racist refugee policy.

Report on potential mass extinction of plant species is a warning to all

30 September 2020
Some two in five of the world’s plant species stand at risk of extinction because of climate and ecological chaos, a new report has revealed.

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