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Virus, slump and racism show up system failure

Virus, slump and racism show up system failure The Polish‑German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg warned that capitalism gives us a choice between “socialism or barbarism”. We need to choose—and fight for—socialism. 

XR rebels plan for a hot autumn of blockades and resistance

XR rebels plan for a hot autumn of blockades and resistance Environmental campaign Extinction Rebellion (XR), has announced plans for the next major phase of direct action beginning on 1 September. 

Meting out misery - coronavirus outbreaks and the meat industry

Meting out misery - coronavirus outbreaks and the meat industry As coronavirus spreads through slaughterhouses in the US and Europe, Simon Basketter looks at how the drive for profit is to blame

Tories ignore warnings to take action to stop climate chaos

Tories ignore warnings to take action to stop climate chaos The government is being urged to use a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to stop catastrophic climate change, says a new report

Activists stage rebel trail to rail against HS2 ‘gravy train’

Activists stage rebel trail to rail against HS2 ‘gravy train’ Environmental ­campaigners began a “Rebel Trail” from Birmingham last weekend along the route of the planned HS2 high-speed railway. 

Climate groups warn that environmental destruction will lead to more pandemics

Climate groups warn that environmental destruction will lead to more pandemics Environmental destruction lies behind health crises—and sweeping changes will be needed to avoid further pandemics, argued conservation and health leaders

Not every cloud has a silver lining

16 June 2020
The scale of the climate catastrophe could be far worse than predicted, according to new research. 

Cops arrest climate protesters

02 June 2020
Around 2,000 climate rebels took to the streets on Saturday to demand “No going back” to environmental and ecological crisis. 

10,000 protesters take on far right Slovenian government

31 May 2020
There have been six weeks of protests against the prime minister

‘Everything is destroyed’ in wake of Cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020
Millions of people in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan have been forced to flee from “super cyclone” Amphan that swept inland from the Indian Ocean on Wednesday. 

Transform the streets and tackle climate chaos, says Extinction Rebellion

19 May 2020
Extinction Rebellion (XR) vowed there will be “No going back” to the way that the Tories ignored the climate crisis before coronavirus.

As polluting industries face crisis - emissions must fall but workers should not pay

09 May 2020
Some of the world’s most high-profile polluters are faltering in the coronavirus crisis. And already, it seems like good news for the environment.

Extinction Rebellion targets Barclays bank, the fossil fuel funder

07 May 2020
Activists have taken their anger at the climate crisis straight to one of the drivers of the ecological catastrophe

Why are we addicted to fossil fuels? Michael Moore’s new film doesn’t have the answer

06 May 2020
New film Planet of the Humans could damage the environmental movement

Anti-HS2 campaigners want money spent on NHS instead

04 May 2020
Climate catastrophe activists blocked HS2 construction on Monday morning as part of their rebellion against the hugely damaging high speed railway.

Internationalism matters

28 April 2020
When the working class is faced with global crises, an internationalist response is needed. The coronavirus outbreak is clearly one such crisis.

Locust devastation in East Africa is linked to climate change

25 April 2020
Some 40 percent of the 160 million people in the region are already undernourished

Oil prices becoming ‘negative’ is a sign of more financial chaos to come

21 April 2020
On Monday night the price of West Texas Intermediate oil, used as a benchmark in oil pricing, plunged by over 300 percent to almost minus $40 dollars a barrel.

Climate protester told to travel 400 miles to court during lockdown

27 March 2020
The state is calling on Extinction Rebellion members to travel across Britain during the coronavirus pandemic

Reports round-up - climate strike, Ferry and Tube action and more

17 March 2020
School climate strikers walked out on Friday last week in Sheffield.

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