Tag: environment

Reaching for the emergency brake at Endgames? Capitalism and the climate emergency

On 26 October, rs21 hosted a day of discussions in London about capitalism and the climate emergency. In this roundtable discussion, participants examined currently existing left programmes for decarbonisation.

Converging crises at Endgames? Capitalism and the climate emergency

On 26 October, rs21 hosted a day of discussions in London about capitalism and the climate emergency. The first session of the day discussed how the climate crisis is related to imperialism and state control.

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.
A handpainted banner reading 'The oceans are rising and so are we'

Motion: Support the YouthStrike4Climate on 29 November

On 29 November 2019, pupils and students are going on strike for the climate again. We encourage all workers to stand in solidarity with them. The following motion outlines some practical ways to support the youth strikes in workplaces and trade union branches.

Review: A Planet to Win – Why We Need a Green New Deal

Pete Cannell reviews an important contribution to the discussions around the Green New Deal.

Join us at ENDGAMES

On 26 October, rs21 is hosting Endgames? Capitalism and the Climate Emergency. Harry Holmes introduces the event, and explains why you should come.

Review: A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution

Mike Downham reviews Ken Ferguson's new pamphlet, A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution.
Gilet Jaunes protesters

Against ‘consumption’

What would a realistic leftist response to the climate crisis look like? Taisie Tsikas argues that we must shift our perspective from consumption to radically reorganising society.

Revolution or climate catastrophe?

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. The problem facing us is political, not simply technological. The change we need is revolutionary. But what sort of revolution? Could there be a revolution in Britain? Wouldn't it need to be global? Is human nature a barrier? Would it mean violence? Is there time?

XR nationwide rebellion

Starting on October 7th, Extinction Rebellion groups across the world will gather in key cities to rebel. In the UK, we will peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and nonviolently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW. Other nonviolent actions will target corporations, ministries and infrastructure that maintain our toxic system. Respect existence or expect resistance.