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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Worldwide, millions took to the streets on September 20, the first of the two planned climate general strikes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School students lead the way in the fight for system change not climate change