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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

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

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.

Step up the fracking fight

30 July 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his call for an end to fracking when he visited Lancashire’s Preston New Road anti-fracking protest camp on Tuesday.

How did humans put the planet at risk?

30 July 2019
What is the Anthropocene and can it help us resist environmental destruction?

As the Tories talk air pollution - who’s really flying us to disaster?

29 July 2019
New ‘green’ plans from the Tories won’t tackle airline pollution. They are aimed at making ordinary people pay for climate change, writes Sarah Bates, yet it’s the rich that pollute the most

Strike to stop climate chaos

09 July 2019
There are just eleven weeks to go until a critical event for everyone who wants to combat climate catastrophe.

We need workers’ strikes - not just solidarity - to fight climate change

02 July 2019
How far are we willing to go to prevent climate catastrophe?

‘The struggle is still on in France - now we all need to unite against Macron’

01 July 2019
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, reports from France

Is a green future possible?

29 June 2019
As the global movement to save the planet grows deeper, Martin Empson spoke to Sarah Bates about a new book on what caused climate chaos—and how we can stop it

School strikers keep up defiant protests to demand climate action

21 June 2019
Cries of “No more fossil fuels” echoed through Whitehall in London on Friday as hundreds of teenagers marched for climate justice.

Ground Heathrow expansion plan to save the planet

18 June 2019
Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson famously said he would “lie down in front of those bulldozers and stop the construction” of Heathrow airport’s third runway. He should get ready for action.

School strikers hit streets once again

18 June 2019
School student strikers were preparing for their fifth strike for the climate on Friday of this week. They remain determined in the face of threats from school bosses.

Stopping climate chaos - an activist’s guide to changing the world

18 June 2019
A new handbook by Extinction Rebellion reveals the terrifying future we could face as a result of climate chaos—but it also offers ideas and hope to transform society, says Sarah Bates

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