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Climate chaos sees heatwave and flood

Climate chaos sees heatwave and flood As people face extreme weather across Canada and the US, Sophie Squire explores the developing nature of the climate crisis

Cities have no plans to deal with climate crisis

Cities have no plans to deal with climate crisis Scorching temperatures, rising sea levels, flooding and droughts are facing over half of the world’s population that live in cities.

International round up: Israel elections demonise Palestinians

International round up: Israel elections demonise Palestinians Israel held its fourth election in two years as Socialist Worker went to press. The election was called after a coalition government led by warmonger Binyamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz collapsed.

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery Floods have caused misery across many parts of Britain as hundreds of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed.

Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’

Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’ Climate catastrophe is here—and it’s causing storms and other forms of extreme weather

Anger at the Tories after climate chaos sparks floods

17 February 2020
The damage caused by the floods across Britain has exposed the total failure to provide for people in danger.

‘The poor suffer the most’—Jakarta resident speaks out on floods

08 January 2020
As the flood waters recede—at least for now—in Jakarta, Indonesia, residents are left trying to piece their lives back together

LETTERS - PM’s response to flooding shows he’s part of the elite

26 November 2019
Boris Johnson’s response to the flooding in South Yorkshire exposed that he doesn’t understand what it’s like to live on very little money (Socialist Worker, 20 November).

Anger at scale of floods in Fishlake

19 November 2019
Over 100 flood alerts were in place across Britain on Monday

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts

12 November 2019
There is rising anger across Yorkshire and the Midlands at authorities’ ­failure to protect people from flooding.

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.

West leaves victims of South Asia floods to rot as homes are swept away in monsoon

05 September 2017
Over 1,200 people are dead, millions displaced and a third of Bangladesh is under water after devastating floods hit parts of South Asia.

‘Cops care more about property than people,’ say Houston activists after Storm Harvey

01 September 2017
Tens of thousands of people in Texas are in shelters facing an uncertain future

Chemical leaks threaten poorest suburbs in Houston's danger zones

31 August 2017
In the shadow of some of the world’s biggest oil refineries, Storm Harvey’s floodwaters brought dangerous toxins to poor black and Hispanic communities.

Flood victim slams the Tories - 'We're made to feel like beggars for asking for help'

29 January 2016
As thousands of people across Britain fear flooding, many are still reeling from the impact of floods last month. And they are angry at the lack of official support they have received.

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.

After floods firefighters slam cuts—sack Tories not us

05 January 2016
I was responding to the floods in Greater Manchester on Boxing Day, pumping out water and

Tory cuts turn extreme weather into social disaster

28 December 2015
Heavy rain on Boxing Day led to flooding across large parts of northern England. Everywhere Tory cuts and privatisation have increased the devastation–and its impact on the poorest.

Furious flooded residents demand more than the ‘usual promises’ from Cameron

08 December 2015
Residents of Cumbria were furious with David Cameron as he came for a photo-op on Monday of this week.

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