Tag: environment

Endgames? Capitalism and the climate emergency

Every day brings new climate calamities. Beyond these looms the risk of cascading 'tipping points' and runaway warming. The ecological catastrophe is inseparable from the capitalist system; from its border regimes, from imperialist wars, from the relentless drive for profit. A mass movement against climate change is emerging. We need the strategies and practical capability to confront governments and capital to radically reduce emissions. Join us for a day of anti-capitalist discussion on the politics of climate breakdown.

Global strike for climate

Strike by school students and young people over the climate emergency. Adults should get involved too.

XR Northern Rebellion

Manchester will host XR rebels from across the North for training, talks and workshops, direct actions big and small plus a party each evening.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of...

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.

A radical Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal (GND) is a powerful fusion of calls for action on climate with demands for decent jobs and habitable communities. Is it necessarily staked on destructive economic growth? Does it rely on elites for implementation? Can GND be made into a focal point for broader demands for liberation and redistribution?

Motion: Climate emergency (updated)

Bring this motion to your trade union branch to build support for the Youth Strike for Climate and organise towards the climate strike in September.

New climate movements

New climate movements including the Youth Strike 4 Climate and Extinction Rebellion have given new energy, urgency and visibility to climate campaigning, while more institutions acknowledge the climate emergency and proposals for Green New Deals multiply. What are the politics, potentials and limitations of the new movements? How can socialists best contribute?
Collapsed Brazilian dam in Mariana province

Brumadinho collapse: a crime, not an accident

Hundreds are dead or missing after a catastrophic dam collapse in Brazil. The culprits are a mining conglomerate with a record of murderous negligence

Greece and the politics of natural disasters

The government has persistently allowed private interests in construction, industry and tourism to be prioritised over serious ecological and safety concerns.

ANTARSYA: statement on the wildfires in Attica, Greece

ANTARSYA call for resources to be directed towards defence against fires and flooding, and away from debt repayments and military spending.

Latest articles

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Waltham Forest Pride: we can’t arrest our way to liberation

Police protection for LGBT people may be a mark of social progress - but liberation does not come from getting the cops on side

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.