Big Oil profits soar as planet burns: we need socialist climate action!
In 2022, we were witness to weather extremes across the globe, yet fossil fuel companies raked in their highest profits on record. Shell alone posted a record £32bn. Despite promises at COP26, alongside Biden's "Inflation Reduction Act" & the EU's "Green Industrial Strategy", the levels of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere are predicted to increase over the next 10 years. Lucy Marron explores an alternative socialist plan to combat the climate killing capitalist system.
Hyper exploitation and profiteering – the reality of “fast fashion”
The topic of Fast Fashion, which is linked to the exploitation of workers and environmental damage, is a subject frequently discussed among young people. However, can the Fast Fashion model be eradicated within the framework of capitalism? Saana Taussi delves into the unsavoury aspects of the fashion industry - characterized by misogyny, exploitation, and ecological destruction.
Water Charges: We Won’t Pay!
The threat of water charges is back on the agenda. In a statement regarding the next Northern Ireland budget, Tory Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris said that “difficult choices cannot be deferred any longer” and that water charges are one of the options under consideration.
Climate change: Prepare for mass protests at COP26
We are living through a decisive period in the fight against climate change. A recently leaked report from the…
Fight Against Fracking in Antrim Heats Up
“How could the politicians not have told us about this?” This was the outraged sentiment of over 100…
Fracking Threat Hasn't Gone Away
It is now one year since the magnificent community campaign organised by anti-fracking activists in Belcoo succeeded in…
No capitalist solution to climate change
A recent report from the UN International Panel on Climate Change has warned of “severe, pervasive and irreversible”…
Socialist change to halt climate change
Chris Baugh, deputy general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), is a familiar spokesperson on…
This Changes Everything: capitalism v the climate, Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein’s newly published book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to…
Climate change: “We’re running out of time”
Ending the anarchic, failed market system in the industries which are essential to human well-being is critical to reversing climate change.