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LETTERS - Saddleworth Moor blaze shows danger of fire service cuts

LETTERS - Saddleworth Moor blaze shows danger of fire service cuts I live in Mossley, near the Saddleworth Moor fire that raged for almost a week.

It's time to burst the bubble of capitalism

Its time to burst the bubble of capitalism A panic over shortages of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a very good example of the defects of capitalism.

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost

Opposition grows after revelations of Sheffield’s plans to cut down half its trees

Opposition grows after revelations of Sheffield’s plans to cut down half its trees Sheffield Labour council plans to cut down half of its 36,000 street trees. This is under a £2.2 billion PFI deal with multinational Amey.

Fracking revolt grows stronger in Derbyshire

Fracking revolt grows stronger in Derbyshire Hundreds of people marched on a noisy and colourful Not for Shale anti-fracking protest through the North Derbyshire countryside last Saturday.

Tree campaigners united with the union branches

Tree campaigners united with the union branches Trees campaign protesters stormed into Sheffield council chamber on Wednesday of last week calling for a £2.2 billion PFI contract to be scrapped.

Have energy companies been forced onto the frack foot?

12 February 2018
Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire

06 February 2018
Tory controlled Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted nine to one to reject Ineos’s plans to build a test drill site at Bramley Moor

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

05 December 2017
Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Anti-fracking activists promise to keep fighting as high court upholds injunction

24 November 2017
The high court has decided to continue banning protests against the fracking plans of petrochemical baron Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos.

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis?

12 November 2017
United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road

11 November 2017
Up to 200 trade unionists and environmental campaigners joined an anti-fracking solidarity rally and march at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, Lancashire, on Saturday.

Kirby Misperton protesters are determined to battle the frackers’ new well

07 November 2017
Chants of “Theresa May, hear us say, no fracking way,” rang across North Yorkshire countryside last Saturday as a 200-plus trade union solidarity march followed the PCS union’s samba band to Third Energy’s KM8 fracking well.

For Your Grandchildren documents the battle to stop gas pipelines in the US

07 November 2017
For Your Grandchildren is a film about the struggle against the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida. The film’s director Mike Tintner spoke to Kim Hunter

Climate change displaces millions and is set to get worse, says new report

02 November 2017
Climate change is already driving millions of people from their homes in poorer countries around the world.

Third Energy ready to frack in North Yorkshire at any moment

29 October 2017
The battle over fracking in Britain has shifted a gear. Third Energy is poised to frack at Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Nuclear delusions sideline renewable energy

12 September 2017
The case against renewable energy took a severe blow this week after wind power firms won the rigged race for a government subsidy.

Hurricane Irma means storm chaos for the poorest as rich rulers refuse to help

12 September 2017
Hurricane Irma blasted a trail of destruction through the Caribbean last week. At least 28 deaths had been reported by Monday, with ten countries hit.

West leaves victims of South Asia floods to rot as homes are swept away in monsoon

05 September 2017
Over 1,200 people are dead, millions displaced and a third of Bangladesh is under water after devastating floods hit parts of South Asia.

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