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Firms cause climate chaos

02 March 2021
A third of Britain’s top companies produce carbon dioxide emissions at a rate that is accelerating global warming and adding to the climate crisis.

Letters—Keir Starmer is showing his right wing agenda in Liverpool

01 March 2021
The scrapping of the Labour Party list of candidates for the Liverpool mayoral election by Keir Starmer has caused outrage in the city and nationally.

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster

20 February 2021
In a new book, Bill Gates claims competition is the solution to climate crises. He shouldn’t be trusted

Climate chaos leaves millions of people in Texas without water or power

19 February 2021
Millions of people in Texas, US, face water shortages after a deadly Arctic storm damaged water pipes and treatment plants.

Anti-HS2 tunnelers hole-ding against evictions

16 February 2021
Bailiffs have begun removing protesters occupying tunnels in central London to oppose the construction of the HS2 high speed rail line

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision

15 February 2021
A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations

14 February 2021
Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

09 February 2021
People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

Investigation aims to label the left and protest movements ‘extremist’

08 February 2021
The government has chosen a former Labour MP turned Lord to lead an investigation into “extremism on the far left”.

Activists battle eviction of anti-HS2 protest camp

27 January 2021
Environmental activists on Wednesday were defying police attempts to remove them in central London

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery

26 January 2021
Floods have caused misery across many parts of Britain as hundreds of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed.

Silvertown Tunnel plan risks lives, say campaigners

23 January 2021
Doctors and healthcare workers have warned that plans for a new tunnel under the Thames will be an “assault on health” for some of the poorest people in London

A climate of punishment

12 January 2021
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

08 January 2021
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 

05 January 2021
Scarborough police broke up our socially-distanced anti‑offshore gas field demo this week.

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet

02 January 2021
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

16 December 2020
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

15 December 2020
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.

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