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Anti-fracking protests against Cuadrilla show that action can block big bosses

Anti-fracking protests against Cuadrilla show that action can block big bosses Residents of northern Lancashire have had everything thrown at them to drive through fracking—and they are still standing strong.

LETTERS: To defend jobs and the planet, our unions must do better

LETTERS: To defend jobs and the planet, our unions must do better Unite union assistant general secretary Tony Burke praised the car industry, especially the “close working relationship” between employers and union.

How can we save the planet and stop catastrophic climate change?

How can we save the planet and stop catastrophic climate change? Capitalism generates environmental damage and climate chaos—but we have the power to stop it by transforming the world, author Ian Angus explained to Dave Sewell

Protests against the G20 in Hamburg have left the German government in a mess

Protests against the G20 in Hamburg have left the German government in a mess The protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg over the last week showed that there’s a huge discontent with ruling classes all over the world.

World rulers won’t save the planet from Donald Trump

World rulers won’t save the   planet from Donald Trump Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will pull out of the Paris climate agreement sparked a row between rich hypocrites who don’t care about the environment.

Climate change denier Donald Trump takes US out of Paris climate deal

Climate change denier Donald Trump takes US out of Paris climate deal The US is to pull out of the Paris treaty on climate change, blowing a colossal hole in world governments' environmental strategy.

Reports round-up - Fujitsu workers walk out over cost-cutting

02 May 2017
Also - cleaners plan strikes, One Housing protest planned, Lambeth libraries protest and BMW strikes

Reports round-up: March shows solidarity with LGBT+ people in Chechnya

25 April 2017
Also: Strikes at Fujitsu | May Day walkout at Picturehouse | Ballots at Cemex and Hinckley Point | Woolwich ferry action suspended | Climate protest against Trump | Janitors strike | 70,000 to vote | delay in Kirklees

Reports round-up

18 April 2017
Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

Two big marches take on the fracking bosses

28 February 2017
Hundreds of people rallied against fracking giant Cuadrilla near its Preston New Road site in Lancashire last Saturday.

Climate campaigners to march for refugees

14 February 2017
Campaigners for the environment have vowed to form a block on the Stand Up To Racism demonstrations on 18 March.

Locking people out to drown or starve is our rulers' rotten response to climate change

07 February 2017
Campaigners were set to meet in central London on Saturday to discuss climate change and refugees.

How do we beat Trump?

31 January 2017
After huge protests against Donald Trump, activists from across the United States told Socialist Worker about how they’re organising to bring down the monster in the White House

Activists take the fight to fracking bosses

10 January 2017
Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.

Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton

03 January 2017
Protesters have set up a protection camp in a field in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, and have vowed to stay until gas company Third Energy agrees not to frack the nearby site.

As politicians begin climate talks, anti-fracking campaigns unite for march

08 November 2016
Hundreds of people were set to march in Manchester against fracking on Saturday. It brings together local anti-fracking campaigns from across Britain.

Tories' Heathrow runway expansion plan is a flight of fantasy

25 October 2016
Any expansion of London airports is bad news for public health and the planet—and a third runway at Heathrow is perhaps the worst.

As Heathrow runway decision looms—airport expansion is toxic for the Tories

11 October 2016
Government airport expansion plans will bring widespread noise pollution to south east England—and damage the climate.

The state gets vicious When Two Worlds Collide in Peru

07 September 2016
Alberto Pizango and 51 others have been on trial for the last two years in Peru charged with rebellion, sedition, murder and conspiracy against the state.

G20 rulers can’t fix their failing system

07 September 2016
The G20 summit this week is a good test of the mood among the ruling classes of the world. It brings together leaders and central bankers from 20 major economies that collectively account for 85 percent of global production and 80 percent of world trade.

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