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Paris talks greeted by opposition on the streets

01 December 2015
Tens of thousands joined climate protests worldwide as leaders blew hot air at the Cop21 summit in Paris

Climate change activists defy state ban and police brutality in Paris

29 November 2015
Protesters filled Paris’s streets on the eve of the United Nations Cop21 climate change summit–despite president Francois Hollande’s best attempts to keep them away.  

Activists in France defy march ban - and prepare for climate protest

24 November 2015
As the French and Belgian states lock down after the attacks in Paris, protesters refuse to be silenced.

As Paris talks loom - we can beat the climate killers

24 November 2015
As hundreds of thousands of people around the world get set to march against climate change, Amy Leather argues our only hope lies in fighting the bosses and their system

We’re halfway to catastrophe—but the blinkers are firmly on

17 November 2015
The Paris climate summit may fall short, but a movement can grow out of opposition to it, says Martin Empson

SNP helps out fracking bosses and tax-dodgers as its conference begins

13 October 2015
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference gets underway this week, key manifesto pledges and the integrity of its MPs are firmly under the microscope.

Thousands join protests over dangerous gas plans in Scotland

13 October 2015
More than 2,000 protesters formed a human chain across the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland last Sunday.

Say no to a third runway at Heathrow

06 October 2015
A protest against a proposed third runway for London’s Heathrow Airport was set to take place in the capital’s Parliament Square from 11am this Saturday. 

Fuck the Polar Bears - a funny play about the planet that takes a swipe at the rich

29 September 2015
Theatrically brilliant Fuck the Polar Bears gets across the claustrophobia of family life—but don’t pity the miserable rich, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Cash and burn - the truth behind the Volkswagen scandal

29 September 2015
Volkswagen have been caught trying to rig emissions tests to make their diesel cars seem “cleaner”. The scandal has exposed how car manufacturers bend and break the rules in the drive for profit. But, as Simon Basketter argues, corruption and con tricks aren’t about bucking the system—they’re part of it

Prepare for Paris talks on climate

15 September 2015
Environmentalists and trade unionists were set to gather in Sheffield this Saturday for a conference called by the trade union group of Campaign Against Climate Change (CCC) with Sheffield Climate Alliance.

Broken promises are Obama's real legacy

04 August 2015
Barack Obama announced the final version of his “Clean Power Plan” on Sunday.

Frack Free Scarborough

07 July 2015
More than 100 people attended Frack Free Scarborough’s public meeting on Thursday of last week.

Attempts to bring fracker Caudrilla back to Lancashire met with protests

23 June 2015
Hundreds of people protested outside Preston Town Hall on Tuesday of this week as Lancashire County Council considered whether to bring fracking back to the region.

The pope’s climate warning needs an earthly response

23 June 2015
Calls for urgent action on climate change should be welcomed, even when they come from Pope Francis, writes scientist John Parrington

In defence of humans

23 June 2015
Famine and environmental crisis aren’t caused by a growing population or its ‘greed’. Instead, it’s people that hold the solution, argues Nick Clark

Reports round-up

09 June 2015
National student protests called | Climate campaign plans for Paris | Protest against Kensington and Chelsea council cuts | Barnsley marches against austerity | Meeting against racists in Sheffield | Probation officers set for walkout

Protests call for for climate action

12 May 2015
Around 50 campaigners held a silent protest inside Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5 on Sunday of last week. 

This Changes Everything conference calls for radical action to save the planet

31 March 2015
Up to 1,000 mostly young people met in central London last Saturday to discuss radical social change in response to climate change.

How we can change everything

24 March 2015
As activists gather for the This Changes Everything event in London, Martin Empson looks at why workers are the key link in changing the world and saving the planet

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