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Activists take to the streets in Northern Rebellion

01 September 2019
The climate emergency was brought to life in central Manchester this weekend as activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) mounted a four-day occupation.

Get fired up for 20 September strikes

27 August 2019
In just three weeks, people could walk out of their workplaces worldwide to join the strike for the climate

Cuadrilla causes a series of record breaking earthquakes

27 August 2019
Energy giant Cuadrilla has caused the biggest fracking-induced earthquake in Britain to date

Amazon fire shows cost of burning the planet

27 August 2019
The blaze in the Amazon rainforest has been met by worldwide anger on the streets

What is so special about going on strike?

27 August 2019
Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns

23 August 2019
Hundreds of people turned their despair at the burning of the Amazonian rainforest in to fury at Brazil’s government and big agribusiness on Friday. 

All defendants convicted in first International Rebellion group trial

22 August 2019
Three activists from climate change direct action group Extinction Rebellion (XR) have been convicted after being arrested on protests earlier this year.

Iceland’s ‘dead’ glacier is proof that time is running out to tackle climate chaos

20 August 2019
People in Iceland held a “funeral” last Sunday for the country’s first glacier lost to climate change.

What can we do about climate refugees?

20 August 2019
Gabby Thorpe looks at the plight of people displaced by climate chaos and argues that we should welcome refugees

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests

18 August 2019
The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

News in brief - justice for Shukri Abdi, emissions rise, Home Office uses force

13 August 2019
The police watchdog will investigate how cops handled the investigation into the death of a 12 year old school student in Greater Manchester.

Extinction Rebellion activists set to hold a series of ‘Rebel Risings’ for the climate

13 August 2019
climate Activists across Britain are getting ready for a series of local “Rebel Risings” starting from this weekend.

LETTERS - Change the whole system for the planet, not what’s on your plate

12 August 2019
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on humans, land use and a changing climate last week.

How the drive to make profit puts limitations on recycling

11 August 2019
Most people in Britain recycle—yet staggering amounts of waste go to landfill. That’s because the real problem is how capitalism operates, not individual behaviour, writes Gabby Thorpe

Extinction Rebellion protest gives hope to fight to stop London’s Silvertown Tunnel

09 August 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists called for a “swarm” at a roundabout near the approach to London’s Blackwall tunnel on the busy A102 on Friday.

Can rewilding prevent more environmental chaos?

08 August 2019
Sarah Bates examines whether rewilding can help stop the coming climate catastrophe

A third of Zimbabweans face a food crisis due to climate change and neoliberalism

07 August 2019
More than five million people in Zimbabwe face hunger or starvation, according to the United Nations (UN).

Can Marxism help save the planet?

06 August 2019
Alistair Farrow explains how the revolutionaries Marx and Engels looked at humans’ interaction with the natural world

The Troublemaker—Rich and royals unite to save the planet for nice holidays

06 August 2019
The younger royals like to foster an image of being progressive fighters for social justice. This was somewhat marred last week by a visit made by prince Harry to join a conference on saving the world.

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe?

06 August 2019
A dam holding around 1.3 million tonnes of water seemed set to collapse.

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