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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.

'Scotland not for shale' protesters tell Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe

09 December 2014
Over 300 people gathered at the gates of Ineos Grangemouth refinery in the cold and rain for the No Fracking Falkirk protest.

This Changes Everything: Workers have the power to stop climate change

11 November 2014
Martin Empson reviews Naomi Klein’s book, and argues that only getting rid of capitalism can stop climate change

Global protests against climate change see massive mobilisations

23 September 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people marched for action against climate change last Sunday in a global day of protest that wildly exceeded organisers’ expectations.

Tipping points - Are we too late to save the climate?

12 August 2014
There are alarming signs that global warming may have passed ‘tipping points’ of no return. This is a cause for urgent action, not despair, writes Dave Sewell

Tories open up half of Britain for fracking with new round of licences

29 July 2014
The government opened up the license bidding process to frack shale gas in about half of Britain on Monday of this week. 

Climate campaign says, Time to act

03 June 2014
Members of the Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) met in central London last Saturday for its annual general meeting.

Global warming is tipping us into catastrophe

13 May 2014
New studies suggest the West Antarctic ice sheet is now doomed to collapse, which will raise sea levels by at least 4 metres

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