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Action over climate change set to spread to new schools

Action over climate change set to spread to new schools Thousands of students across Britain were preparing for huge strikes this Friday to demand urgent action on climate change.

LETTERS—Health charges for migrants are racist—scrap all of them

LETTERS—Health charges for migrants are racist—scrap all of them The treatment of Boysie Folkes shows that the whole system of charging migrants for healthcare and checking people’s immigration status is wrong.

Bad reaction—the hazard of saving nuclear

Bad reaction—the hazard of saving nuclear The future of nuclear energy is Britain is under intense discussion after two proposed nuclear ­reactors were scrapped.

As anger at climate change boils over - how can we save the planet?

As anger at climate change boils over - how can we save the planet? A renewed wave of rebellion is taking place worldwide to take on the threat of catastrophic climate change

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale

Pickering protest says no to fracking in Ryedale Families on their first ever demonstration were among the 200-strong crowd marching through the market town of Pickering in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, on Saturday against fracking.

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Work-in and march helps to keep the BiFab factory open

21 November 2017
A new deal has given workers in Fife some breathing space, report Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Raymie Kiernan

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

14 November 2017
Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Protesters keep up the resistance to fracking at Preston New Road

11 November 2017
Up to 200 trade unionists and environmental campaigners joined an anti-fracking solidarity rally and march at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, Lancashire, on Saturday.

Kirby Misperton protesters are determined to battle the frackers’ new well

07 November 2017
Chants of “Theresa May, hear us say, no fracking way,” rang across North Yorkshire countryside last Saturday as a 200-plus trade union solidarity march followed the PCS union’s samba band to Third Energy’s KM8 fracking well.

Theresa May’s lukewarm plan for energy prices won’t pay the heating bill

13 October 2017
Some 2.3 million people are facing another winter where they don’t have enough money to heat their homes.

Activists take the fight to fracking bosses

10 January 2017
Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.

Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton

03 January 2017
Protesters have set up a protection camp in a field in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, and have vowed to stay until gas company Third Energy agrees not to frack the nearby site.

Gas giants under fire for ‘hidden’ profits

15 November 2016
The main energy firms are making much bigger profits than they claim, and other stories about the Tories and the rich

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

Theresa May delays Hinkley Point nuclear deal as Tory splits fail to heal

02 August 2016
A last-minute U-turn on a major infrastructure deal last week dashed any hopes that prime minister Theresa May’s coronation would halt the turmoil in the Tory Party.

Wave of fury offshore as work stops on rigs

26 April 2016
Anger has spread among workers employed by Wood Group which is contracted to provide workers for energy giant Shell in the North Sea.

Hundreds march against fracking in Upton

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

Five-day strike hits EDF bosses

12 January 2016
Up to 50 pickets turned away cars from EDF Energy’s head office on Monday of this week, as around 70 Unite union members began a five-day strike.

Meter readers at EDF have the power to stop cuts

08 September 2015
Around 500 EDF energy workers struck at sites in London and across southern and western England on Wednesday of last week. 

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