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Copenhagen climate summit: All targets, no action

08 September 2009
The countdown to the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen has started. The December meeting will bring together environment ministers and world leaders to reach a new agreement to succeed the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty.

Vestas workers win battle of the blades

08 September 2009
Vestas workers scored a victory in their campaign to save their jobs when they stopped the wind turbine firm from moving blades out of the factory last week.

Climate campers ask: how do we change the world?

01 September 2009
The workshops and discussion groups that were the key focus of this year’s camp saw real arguments about how to take the movement forward.

Climate Camp protesters swoop on London

01 September 2009
Hundreds of climate activists gathered in London last week to build a Camp for Climate Action on the edge of the city.

Climate Camp established at Blackheath in London

26 August 2009
Blackheath in South London is the venue for Climate Camp 2009. Activists gathered at "swoop spots" all over London today in preparation for Climate Camp 2009. They were waiting for a text message to tell them where the camp was to be sited so activists could create a coordinated action.

‘Good cops’ lies at the climate camp

25 August 2009
Climate activists were poised to swoop to a site in London on Wednesday of this week to set up a Camp for Climate Action. But another group is also ready for action – the police.

G8 fail people and planet

14 July 2009
The G8 summit of world leaders held in L’Aquila in Italy committed itself to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Why bailing out General Motors could help the environment

09 June 2009
As a climate activist I hate Exxon Mobil and General Motors (GM). But now GM has gone bankrupt and, the TV tells us, Barack Obama has stepped in to "rescue" the company.

The Age of Stupid: Changing the world to end a stupid age

24 March 2009
Capitalism is stupid, and there’s a new film that says so. The Age of Stupid is about the very real threat of catastrophic climate change, but it doesn’t stop there.

Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union conference

10 March 2009
Some 160 delegates attended the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union conference on Saturday of last week.

Heathrow expansion plan is a threat to the planet

13 January 2009
Big business and trade union leaders formed an unholy alliance this week when they backed the expansion of Heathrow airport. In doing so they stand against widespread opposition from ordinary people in the area around the airport and millions more across the country.

Poznan talks offer little hope on climate change

15 December 2008
Anyone who hoped that the recent international climate treaty meeting in Poznan, Poland, would come up with a solution to climate change will be severely disappointed.

Thousands march to demand climate action

09 December 2008
Around 10,000 people marched in London last Saturday at a demonstration called by the Campaign Against Climate Change. The march was young, noisy – and prepared to take direct action.

Climate change: burning the world to keep up profits

04 November 2008
Britain’s carbon emissions, the major cause of global warming, are set to increase despite the passing of Britain’s first ever Climate Change Bill last week.

Why is there no cash to bail out the planet?

28 October 2008
Our rulers are using the global recession as an excuse to cut back on measures to tackle climate change.

Logic of a system based on profit is driving our world towards destruction

07 October 2008
The fact that climate change is threatening the existence of our planet is one of the strongest indictments of the capitalist system.

We don't need coal or nuclear power stations to save planet

07 October 2008
No coal plus no nuclear equals no lights. No power. No future." This was the claim made by former business secretary John Hutton at the recent Labour Party conference.

Climate protesters defy police at Kingsnorth power station

12 August 2008
The week-long climate camp in Kent climaxed last Saturday with mass civil disobedience at the Kingsnorth power station, in which some protesters managed to enter the station’s site.

Anger as police crack down on climate camp protesters

05 August 2008
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear launched an attack on climate protesters in Kingsnorth, Kent, on Monday of this week.

Join the march in Kent to stop the multinational companies polluting our planet

29 July 2008
Environmental activists and trade unionists will demonstrate this Sunday 3 August against the proposed building of a new coal-fired power station by private company E.on at Kingsnorth in Kent.

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