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Hundreds march against fracking in Upton

19 January 2016
Around 400 people marched against fracking in Upton, near Chester, last Saturday.

Tory spin on cuts doesn’t wash with flood victims

05 January 2016
People hit by flooding are turning their anger on David Cameron after Tory cuts to flood defences, councils and rescue services left them unprotected.

Climate protesters hold Paris summit of their own

08 December 2015
Thousands of climate activists from around the world gathered in Paris last weekend. They were there to attend a Weekend of Alternatives—a counter-conference to the official Cop21 talks.

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out

08 December 2015
The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

Paris talks greeted by opposition on the streets

01 December 2015
Tens of thousands joined climate protests worldwide as leaders blew hot air at the Cop21 summit in Paris

Activists in France defy march ban - and prepare for climate protest

24 November 2015
As the French and Belgian states lock down after the attacks in Paris, protesters refuse to be silenced.

As Paris talks loom - we can beat the climate killers

24 November 2015
As hundreds of thousands of people around the world get set to march against climate change, Amy Leather argues our only hope lies in fighting the bosses and their system

SNP helps out fracking bosses and tax-dodgers as its conference begins

13 October 2015
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference gets underway this week, key manifesto pledges and the integrity of its MPs are firmly under the microscope.

Thousands join protests over dangerous gas plans in Scotland

13 October 2015
More than 2,000 protesters formed a human chain across the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland last Sunday.

Fuck the Polar Bears - a funny play about the planet that takes a swipe at the rich

29 September 2015
Theatrically brilliant Fuck the Polar Bears gets across the claustrophobia of family life—but don’t pity the miserable rich, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Cash and burn - the truth behind the Volkswagen scandal

29 September 2015
Volkswagen have been caught trying to rig emissions tests to make their diesel cars seem “cleaner”. The scandal has exposed how car manufacturers bend and break the rules in the drive for profit. But, as Simon Basketter argues, corruption and con tricks aren’t about bucking the system—they’re part of it

Prepare for Paris talks on climate

15 September 2015
Environmentalists and trade unionists were set to gather in Sheffield this Saturday for a conference called by the trade union group of Campaign Against Climate Change (CCC) with Sheffield Climate Alliance.

Protests call for for climate action

12 May 2015
Around 50 campaigners held a silent protest inside Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5 on Sunday of last week. 

This Changes Everything conference calls for radical action to save the planet

31 March 2015
Up to 1,000 mostly young people met in central London last Saturday to discuss radical social change in response to climate change.

How we can change everything

24 March 2015
As activists gather for the This Changes Everything event in London, Martin Empson looks at why workers are the key link in changing the world and saving the planet

Vanuatu hit by ‘monster’ storm

17 March 2015
Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu last week.

Time to act and put planet before profit

17 February 2015
New research underlines the risk of climate disaster unless there is radical change—adding extra urgency to next month’s Time To Act protest.

Unions shouldn't do the work of fracking bosses

03 February 2015
Around 250 protesters with a contingent of tractors rallied against fracking outside Lancashire county council in Preston last week.

Anti-nuclear protesters surround Ministry of Defence

27 January 2015
Up to 2,000 people marched through London last Saturday against the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.

World leaders take us closer to climate disaster in Lima

16 December 2014
World leaders met for United Nations (UN) talks in Lima, Peru, last week—and took us closer to climate disaster.

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