Biden, the Climate Crisis and the Paris Agreement

Capitalism and climate change.

Tim Nailsea  ·  24 January 2021

Revolutionise the Climate movement

By Rebecca Anderson THE COP26 climate conference of world leaders, meeting this month in Glasgow, has been billed as the ‘last best chance to get runaway climate change under control’. Each government will bring forward national climate plans under the 2015 Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Yet even before COP26 […]

Rebecca Anderson  ·  27 October 2021

COP26 won’t avert climate catastrophe

Only a rapid and radical economic transformation can save us from climate disaster.

Chris Clough  ·  07 October 2021

Join the COP26 climate protests

The government is actively undermining its own climate targets.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  11 July 2021

Global Climate Strike: a millions-strong start

Worldwide, millions took to the streets on September 20, the first of the two planned climate general strikes.

Workers Power  ·  26 September 2019

G20: Climate deal overshadowed by US-China tensions

FIRST THE good news from Hangzhou; the US and China have adopted the international climate change agreement reached in Paris in December 2015. The bad news; none of the provisions of the Treaty are enforceable. Ironically, the G20 reportedly met in Hangzhou because of the dire air quality in Beijing. The meeting of the 20 […]

Dave Stockton  ·  20 September 2016

Joe Biden promises to build back better

And analysis of President Biden's programme, and the working class response required

Dave Stockton  ·  09 February 2021

Imperialism, capitalism and the destruction of humanity and nature

A Marxist analysis of the fundamental contradictions between sustainability and the capitalist mode of production.

Workers Power  ·  07 April 2020

Coup in Niger exposes acute crisis of Sahel region

The spate of coups across the region reveals intensifying imperialist struggle for control of key resources.

Dave Stockton  ·  07 August 2023

2020: A year of reaction and resistance

The year in revolutionary review

Workers Power  ·  31 December 2020

Why Unite members should oppose Heathrow expansion

The environmental argument against a third runway at Heathrow is clear. Emissions from aviation already rose by thirty-two percent between 2013 and 2018. Currently they account for two percent of global carbon emissions and this amount is projected to triple by 2050 if no action is taken

Tim Nailsea  ·  05 April 2020

Greta Thunberg refuses to name the enemy in the room

THE ANNUAL GATHERING of the global business and political elite formally known as the World Economic Forum met at the Alpine ski resort of Davos from 21 to 24 January. Among the 3,000 attendees networking with ‘key players’ from politics, NGOs and academia, were 119 billionaires worth $500 billion between them. An Oxfam report, timed […]

Leigh Nin  ·  29 January 2020

COP25 in Madrid: why it failed and what we can learn

THE WORLD climate conference in Madrid was a complete failure. The final document is worse than ridiculous. Almost all the important issues, such as how to deal with emissions certificates or compensation for poorer countries, all of which are more immediately affected by climate change, were postponed to the next conference in Glasgow in November […]

Workers Power  ·  19 December 2019

French workers say ‘we’ve had enough – now we must win!’

ONE AND A HALF MILLION on more than 200 demonstrations across France. Nine out of ten trains cancelled: the Paris metro paralysed: two thirds of teachers on strike, together with air traffic controllers, health workers, electricity workers (EDF), firefighters, and students … On December 5, France was at a standstill. This could swiftly become the […]

Marc Lasalle  ·  09 December 2019

An energy revolution requires a social revolution

The climate disaster is already here for the millions across the world fleeing floods, fires and desertification. But now we have been given a deadline: in October 2018, UN scientists warned we have less than 12 years to keep global warming below 1.5C, the Paris Agreement’s goal, or face catastrophic, runaway climate change

Workers Power  ·  22 September 2019

Brazil’s Days of Fire

With the onset of the dry season in the Amazon region, an inferno of forest fires has hit the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Pará, Mato Grosso and Amazonas. Satellite images show rainforest the size of one and a half football pitches being consumed every minute.This is a disaster not only for the inhabitants of the Amazon region itself but for everyone on the planet.

Workers Power  ·  06 September 2019

Paul Mason’s fully automated reformism

Andy Yorke reviews Paul Mason, PostCapitalism

Workers Power  ·  07 June 2018

Germany: Collapse of coalition talks triggers unprecedented political crisis

A break with the politics of class collaboration and social partnership is needed to deepen the political crisis of the German ruling class

Workers Power  ·  23 November 2017

G20 leaders agree to disagree

“We agreed that we do not agree.” That about sums up the outcome of the G20 summit.
 Not surprisingly, Donald Trump did not change his mind on the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015 and the US will not re-join it. The rest of the G20 want to stick to it, at least in principle. […]

Workers Power  ·  19 July 2017

G20: What did they get out of it – apart from expenses?

“We agreed that we do not agree.” That about sums up the outcome of the G20 summit.

Workers Power  ·  19 July 2017

Strategy and tactics of the Counterfire group; a critique

The global capitalist crisis has shaken up existing outlooks on the radical left. A new climate of discussion is opening up with a preparedness to reconsider received wisdoms and think creatively about the enormous challenges and opportunities we face. How in particular do we link the fight against austerity to the renewal of a revolutionary […]

Workers Power  ·  27 September 2011

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