As Middle East goes nuclear, climate change goes critical. Part 3: Imperialism and climate

In the final part of Brian Parkin's article, he shows that imperialist wars, arrested development and impending climate catastrophe are all linked through industrial capitalism's continuing dependence on oil. He argues we need to...

As Middle East goes nuclear, climate change goes critical. Part 2: Saudi Arabia

Here we publish the second part of Brian Parkin's article, where he looks at Saudi Arabia's own nuclear ambitions, and an emerging reconfiguration of imperial alliances in the Middle East. (See part one here.) ...

As Middle East goes nuclear, global warming goes critical. Part 1: Iran

Over the next three days we will be publishing a major new article by Brian Parkin exploring the inextricable links between climate catastrophe, capitalist crisis and imperial competition. The three parts taken together form...

Victory in Lancashire campaign against fracking

Ewa Barker reports What wonderful news yesterday! Lancashire Councillors, who have been besieged by demonstrations against fracking every day last week, have, against expectations, refused to grant Cuadrilla permits to explore for shale gas at...
Sheffield Greens banner

Green Party: the place to start rebuilding the left?

The Green Party vote last month was four times higher than 2010. How should the left relate to the Greens? Ollie V from Sheffield argues that building the Greens is the best way of cracking the...

This Changes Everything: make climate central

Bettina Trabant reports The 'This Changes everything' event, named after Canadian journalist Naomi Klein book, saw several hundred people gather in Friend's Meeting House in London on Saturday to debate Climate change and listen to...

Interview: This Changes Everything

 This Saturday 28 March a mass participatory gathering on climate change and the alternatives will be addressed by Naomi Klein, Russell Brand and many others. Dan Swain spoke to two of the organisers, Neil...

Climate catastrophe in the South Pacific

Cyclone Pam has caused devastation on the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Struggling with the legacies of British and French colonialism and current forms of neo-colonialism, the people of Vanuatu are now faced...

Over 20,000 march for action on climate change

Bettina Trabant reports from the Time to Act on Climate Change demonstration on Saturday. Over 20 000 climate activist gathered in London on Saturday to tell the government it was time to act on climate change. On...

Climate change has revolutionary potential

Tabitha Spence discusses how the movements against climate change open up a space to wider radicalisation