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Climate change

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos

07 June 2021
The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

Letters—Profit amid Sri Lanka devastation

04 June 2021
My home land of Sri Lanka is being despoiled by people who put money first. A chemical-laden cargo ship sank off the coast near the city of Colombo last week.

Cities have no plans to deal with climate crisis

17 May 2021
Scorching temperatures, rising sea levels, flooding and droughts are facing over half of the world’s population that live in cities.

XR co-founder arrested for conspiracy as state ramps up repression

12 May 2021
The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud and criminal damage on Tuesday.

Marxism 2021 online event debates where next for the left

08 May 2021
A weekend of discussion brought socialists together in the aftermath of elections that underlined Labour's failings

XR activists acquitted over printing plant protests

03 May 2021
The protests were able to delay the distribution of newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The estimated cost of this delay was £1.2 million.

Climate activists celebrate court success as world leaders’ pledges fall short

24 April 2021
Six Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists were acquitted of criminal damage charges in a landmark verdict at Southwark Crown Court

Defend the Shell 7

13 April 2021
The trial began on Monday of seven people, including two Extinction Rebellion co-founders, charged with £25,000 of criminal damage at Shell’s London headquarters.

Financial institutions are funding climate destruction

11 April 2021
Extinction Rebellion targeted banks last week as part of a campaign against their funding for fossil fuels. Sam Ord looks at global banks’ climate failures

Greta Thunberg’s fight to force action for the climate

06 April 2021
A BBC documentary focuses on the climate activist who inspired a movement. But Thunberg insists it’s not all about one person

Seaspiracy—is there something fishy behind ocean pollution?

02 April 2021
Seaspiracy has a great deal to say about capitalism’s damage of our oceans from pollution and species destruction

International round up: Israel elections demonise Palestinians

23 March 2021
Israel held its fourth election in two years as Socialist Worker went to press. The election was called after a coalition government led by warmonger Binyamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz collapsed.

‘We’ll unite to kill Tory police bill,’ vow activists from across movements

18 March 2021
A call to unite and resist the Tories’ protest-smashing Police Bill went out from an online meeting

We need ‘serious disruption’ to kill Tory police bill

17 March 2021
MPs have taken another step towards making it much harder for people to protest in Britain.

Fukushima—a nuclear warning

08 March 2021
It’s ten years since two disasters compromised one of the largest nuclear plants in the world. It showed that nuclear power can never be safe, says Martin Empson

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

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