Tag: COP21

COP21 – climate and capitalism

Joe Sabatini dissects the neoliberal mindset behind the Paris talks in December and what the COP21 Agreement means for saving the planet.

Power play in the global climate movement

What Paris made clear is that now is the time to draw lines as the wider climate movement cannot fulfil its own agenda.

Campaigning for Climate Justice at COP21

 For the last fortnight the COP21 climate summit has taken place in Paris. Alongside the official event, campaigners for climate justice took to the streets in...

Video: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn call for climate jobs

Last night in Paris Jeremy Corbyn and Naomi Klein spoke to 800 people about trade unions and climate change, writes Jonathan Neale.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwkB0ofzGEY For me,...
Meeting with four top table speakers but no audience members

Don’t mention trade: leaked document reveals EU plans for the COP21

A leak from the EU's shadowy Trade Policy Committee reveals officials charged with determining EU's climate policy vowing to keep trade regulations out of...

Why I’m cycling to Paris

John Walker explains why he's setting off on his bike to the COP21 in Paris. Along with around 130 other people, I will be cycling to join...

Over 50,000 march in London to demand climate justice ahead of COP21 summit

Nilüfer Erdem, Steve Eason, Amy Gilligan and Kate Bradley report Tens of thousands of people marched through central London this afternoon as part of global...

Building a global climate movement: COP21 and beyond

Over twenty years of UN climate talks have failed, writes Tabitha Spence. The global demonstrations today are signs of a building movement that is unprepared...

Nuclear nightmare, gas fracking free-for-all and fuel poverty: Tories unveil UK energy policy

As the world COP21 Paris summit on climate change nears, governments internationally are burnishing their environmental credentials for what will evidently be yet another...

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,...

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the future of Trident

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Eibhlin Cuacach highlights the danger of Trident remaining in Scotland.
Nurses marching in London to demand a pay rise

Nurses strike back against attack on pay

Nurses and health workers are fighting back on pay – and kicking off a battle to defend our health and care services

Hearts and stomachs

Last week's vote on the Trade Bill showed how the callous disregard for human life and food safety that Upton Sinclair exposed in his classic novel The Jungle is as relevant as ever.
Protesters hold two banners reading 'Disband the Met, Shut detention centres, Black lives matter' and 'No justice, no peace, abolish the police'

Report: How to defund the police – strategies for abolition

Jiaqi Kang reports on East London rs21's meeting on police abolition.
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Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Returning to campus after ‘lockdown’

As UK universities draw up plans for mass redundancies and reopening of campuses, the marketisation of Higher Education is now putting lives and livelihoods at risk.
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Resist Tory immigration plans

Zareen Taj and Mitch Mitchell look at the effects of the Tories' proposed new immigration system following Brexit.
climate, coronavirus & capitalism

VIDEO: climate, coronavirus and capitalism

A video of a discussion on Andreas Malm's forthcoming book 'Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century', introduced by Gareth Dale.

‘I was born a baby not a boy’: sex, gender and trans liberation

Shanice McBean argues for a Marxism with trans liberation at its heart through a materialist analysis of gender and sex.

Defund the police. Disarm the state.

The demand to defund the police should extend beyond reallocating existing government spending. We also need to address the racist ways that the state polices all aspects of working-class life.

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Westferry printworks

Johnson’s bonanza for private capital

The Tories are increasing spending, but the money is going to the rich. Adam Blanden argues that this represents the acceleration of Britain’s transformation into a ‘speculator state’.

Defund the police. Disarm the state.

The demand to defund the police should extend beyond reallocating existing government spending. We also need to address the racist ways that the state polices all aspects of working-class life.

Not one more of us will be sacrificed

rs21 members argue that deaths and job losses are not inevitable and that as we can’t rely on government or employers, we will have to rely on each other to fight for our lives and our livelihoods.

Video: Capitalism is the virus

Video: Brendan Montague looks at how capitalism, colonialism, ecological devastation co-evolved and at what we can do to cure our societies and our planet.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.