Tag: fracking

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 protests for climate justice, on the eve of the COP21...

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 failure in really getting to grips with global warming. Demonstrators...

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...

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.) ...

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...

8 things you need to know about the oil crash

Kate Deer, Amy Gilligan and Brian Parkin answer some of the key questions surrounding the recent crash in oil prices. Why has my petrol got much cheaper? Anyone who drives, or has passed a filling station...
Placard reads "There is no planet B"

Book Review: Can Marxist ideas help save the planet?

Ewa Barker reviews a new book that deals with both the technical and political sides of the fight against global warming. Safe Planet –  Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power John Cowsill Earth Books 2014 £11.99 Those of us involved...

Climate activism in the UK: Broadening, deepening, radicalising

As we prepare for an important conference on climate jobs and an international wave of climate demonstrations this weekend, Tabitha Spence takes a look at developments in the climate movement here in the UK. The...

Tories push ahead with massive expansion of fracking – but will they face a...

report by Ewan Nicolson The government pushed out an announcement last week that over half of Britain – up to 37,000 square miles of land from Scotland to the South East of England – will...