The global climate strike movement is asking the wrong people for change

On November 29, millions of young people again took to the streets. The date for the “global climate strike” was deliberately chosen to put pressure on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) being held in Madrid from 2-13 December. There is still no slackening of the movement’s mobilising power. In 2,400 cities and 158 […]

Workers Power  ·  02 December 2019

Towards a green capitalism?

In September, delegates to Labour Party conference adopted what was been widely hailed as the most radical environmental policy of any major political party in the world. But when it comes to the Clause V committee hashing out the party’s election manifesto behind closed doors, there is no guarantee that the conference motion’s most radical […]

Urte March  ·  08 November 2019

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

Overthrow Capitalism – Save the World

Green taxes and individual lifestyle changes shift the burden onto consumers, making workers and the poor pay for climate change, while subsidising big business which creates it. Foodbanks and poundshops do not provide green options. Make the polluters pay, not their involuntary consumers.

Workers Power  ·  22 September 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

Huge turnout for Leeds climate protest

The march was led by school students, followed by young and older people. At its biggest march was around 8-10,000 people. We filled the whole of Briggate whilst waiting to set off on to the Headrow.

Workers Power  ·  21 September 2019

Liverpool rises against climate catastrophe

Surrounded by lollipop placards brandishing “system change not climate change!” slogans, we joined the forefront of the march lapping the city centre retail quarters, passing out leaflets along the way. Quotes such as “it’s my future” stood out to me in the fervor of the marching protesters, taking action simultaneously with other cities across the world in a stand against climate change, capitalism and corporate ecocide.

Workers Power  ·  21 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

Youth strike for climate action

In February tens of thousands of young people showed the way forward in the fight against climate change by walking out of their schools and protesting.

Workers Power  ·  22 March 2019

Thousands join Youth Strike 4 Climate

School students lead the way in the fight for system change not climate change

Workers Power  ·  16 February 2019

UK school students set to join global walk-outs against climate change

An international movement reaches the UK

Workers Power  ·  11 February 2019

Extinction Rebellion Has Opened A New Front In The Fight Against Climate Change

By Chris Close “WE WILL not be led quietly to annihilation by the elites and government… it is not only our right, but our moral duty to bypass the government’s inaction and flagrant dereliction of duty, and to rebel to defend life itself.” So reads the opening proclamation of Extinction Rebellion, the new environmental movement launched […]

Workers Power  ·  22 November 2018

Climate scepticism captures the White House

WHEN PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump selects one of the most notorious climate sceptics, Scott Pruit, to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) you know the planet is in trouble. Pruitt, is part of the team waging a legal action by 28 states against the EPA to halt Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an attempt to […]

Chris Clough  ·  12 December 2016

Fracking menace threatens half of UK

MOST PEOPLE imagine that their fuel comes from oil platforms far out at sea, or wells in the desert, far away places removed from daily life. Energy companies go to great lengths to paint this picture. But increasingly this is not the case. Many unfortunate enough to live around the controversial fracking sites know that […]

Chris Clough  ·  12 December 2016

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

Climate Change: Capitalism’s Other Crisis

A recent US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report shows CO2 emissions rising for the second highest time on record in 2012. While largely caused by the expansion of coal-fuelled power plants in the developing world, it won’t have been helped much by US and UK plans to expand shale gas extraction. Another factor […]

Workers Power  ·  13 March 2013

Save the Planet From Capitalist Destruction

The systemic causes of the climate crisis and the role of the working class in solving it.

Workers Power  ·  04 August 2009

Communists and nuclear power

The communist programme for the nuclear power industry.

Workers Power  ·  31 December 1986

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