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LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick

08 November 2016
The government’s claims to help Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit claimants into work are ridiculous.

Tories' Heathrow runway expansion plan is a flight of fantasy

25 October 2016
Any expansion of London airports is bad news for public health and the planet—and a third runway at Heathrow is perhaps the worst.

Lancashire’s fracking plan generates deep resistance

11 October 2016
Hundreds of protesters gathered at short notice on a rural stretch of Preston New Road in Lancashire last Saturday against the Tories forcing through fracking.

As Heathrow runway decision looms—airport expansion is toxic for the Tories

11 October 2016
Government airport expansion plans will bring widespread noise pollution to south east England—and damage the climate.

Jim Ratcliffe’s fracking ships set a course for climate catastrophe

27 September 2016
One of Scotland’s most notorious bosses says jobs are in ‘safe hands’ with his fracked shale gas from the US

Union backing for Hinkley Point could cost the earth

16 September 2016
The decision to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is a disaster for safety, the environment and workers’ living standards.

Antarctic melt poses grim threat

23 August 2016
As the Antarctic winter draws to a close, scientists watching the continent’s ice shelf have found alarming signs that it could be falling apart.

Industrial round-up

16 August 2016
Riders for the Deliveroo delivery company protested outside the company’s offices in central London last week. Strikes and protests by riders over attacks on pay forced bosses to make concessions this week.

Yorkshire’s largest protest against fracking says stop dirty drilling

02 August 2016
Over 2,000 people marched in York last Saturday in Yorkshire’s largest demonstration against fracking.

George Osborne’s reign of austerity is over—at least for fat cat bosses

05 July 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne revealed on Monday his response to Brexit—a tax giveaway for the bosses.

Activist refuses to bow to fracking intimidation

28 June 2016
Over 100 people gathered outside Blackpool magistrates’ court on Friday of last week as anti-fracking activist Tina Rothery faced her first hearing.

The environmental crisis needs political solutions, not technical ones

14 June 2016
Any news that indicates it might be possible to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is enthusiastically celebrated. But there is a problem with the latest technological solutions.

Fracking returns to Britain in shameful Ryedale decision

23 May 2016
An angry crowd of anti-fracking protestors from around Britain vowed to fight on today, Monday, as Tory-controlled North Yorkshire County Council accepted Barclays-backed Third Energy's application to frack at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

Protests mark Tories' backward environmental policies

08 May 2016
The first anniversary of the Tories’ general election victory today, Sunday, saw 500 people walking backwards down Whitehall. The march was called by the Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) to highlight how the government is going backwards on climate policy.

Plans for new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point head towards meltdown

26 April 2016
An anonymous letter from managers at French energy firm EDF brought the Tories’ plans for a new nuclear plant even further into question last week.

Coral reefs dying due to inaction on the climate

26 April 2016
World leaders lined up last Friday to sign the toothless climate treaty they agreed to in Paris last December. 

Protest at fracking conference in Scarborough

26 April 2016
Several hundred people gathered to oppose a fracking conference in Scarborough on Monday.

News round-up

15 March 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) was accused of letting down victims of child sexual exploitation last week.

Heathrow 13 protesters avoid jail in a 'victory for the movement'

24 February 2016
Thirteen environmental protesters won a last minute reprieve from jail today, Wednesday, for resisting airport expansion plans that would be a disaster for the climate.

Drought in Southern Africa threatens millions with famine

23 February 2016
Millions are suffering in Southern Africa but capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis, says Alistair Farrow 

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