Whose security? Climate protests in France during the state of emergency

The French government has called a 'State of Emergency' and banned all demonstrations for 3 months following the tragic events in Paris. Nick Evans explains why, despite the bans, the  protests during the Paris climate talks (COP21)...

The right to water: an interview with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez and Marienella Yanes are the authors of The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto: 2015). Mike talked to Nick Evans about the fight to put the world's water back under democratic control,...

Climate change: it’s going to take a revolution

Watch rs21's video on why the obstacles to solving the problem of climate breakdown are intrinsic to our capitalist system.

Migration FAQ: why now?

Nick Evans answers some common questions around the migration crisis Why now? More people around the world were forcibly displaced in 2014 than ever before in recorded history. Of those 59.5 million people, 19.5 million were classed by...

Manchester “Time to Act” conference connects climate and social justice campaigning

Rick Lighten reports Over 200 people came together for a conference on tackling climate change on Saturday 10 October. The conference, titled "It's Time to Act", was organised by a coalition of climate groups along...

Hands Off Our Forth: 2000 protest against unconventional gas extraction

Mike A and Pete C report on the communities in Scotland organising against the growing threat of fracking. Around 2,000 people joined hands across the Forth Road Bridge on Sunday in a protest against plans...

Migration in the age of Imperialism’s four horsemen: part 3

For over three decades neoliberalism has run rampant at the expense of the working class and poorest of the world. But such a dismal interpretation of the world just will not do. The point...

Migration in the age of Imperialism’s four horsemen: part 2

The intensification of capitalist competition has created global markets and in the process has led to an imperialist period of capitalist development that has seen war, the uprooting of whole populations and environmental degradation...

Migration in the age of Imperialism’s four horsemen: Part 1

For the past year a growing refugee crisis on Europe's borders has allowed the political right to capitalise on xenophobic and paranoid fears spread by racist politicians and media.  Even those who have rejected...

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...