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. They joined a growing global movement that demands an end to inaction over climate change, rightly laying blame at the doors of big business and the politicians who are destroying their futures. But how can we turn the school strikes into a movement capable of creating the future we want to see?
School students lead the way in the fight for system change not 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 … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Has Opened A New Front In The Fight Against Climate Change
THIS year has seen some of the worst floods, with areas from Aberdeenshire down to Lancashire under water. Large swathes of Northern cities like York, Leeds and Manchester were filled with muddy brown water. Families caught up in the deluge of Storms Desmond and Eva not only had their Christmas ruined, but face months of … Continue reading After the floods
By James Copley As we go to press, the death toll from the super typhoon Haiyan is rapidly mounting in the Philippines as it smashed through the Pacific nation. Deaths are reported to have topped 10,000, yet the true count is still far from complete. The typhoon has wrought destruction across the islands. … Continue reading Super Typhoon highlights climate threat
IN PREVIOUS editorials we have argued for a strategy to beat the cuts, centring on the need to win the unions to an all out general strike to smash the austerity programme and kick out Cameron and Clegg. This month I want to use this editorial to discuss something not covered in the rest of … Continue reading Editorial: Stop the cuts – save the planet