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Heal our broken relationship with nature

Heal our broken relationship with nature

New Year’s message to our supporters The crisis that saw global humanity brought low by a virus, resulting in a lost year for billions of people, could have been prevented and the worst consequences avoided. All the available evidence indicates the jump from one species to another leading to Covid-19 was made more likely by […]

School climate strikers lead the way to ...

School climate strikers lead the way to a democratic revolution

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are taking part in actions called by the School Climate Strikers ahead of the climate summit in New York next week. It may become the biggest ever climate protest. School students will be joined by hundreds of thousands of workers and students from higher education. All the […]

Global economic car crash?

Global economic car crash?

The announced closure of Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales in 2020 is emblematic of the continuing decline of capitalist production worldwide. In May, global manufacturing output crossed the line from growth to contraction. Again. This is the latest sign of a long-term trend. New orders for exports lead the way down. Service industry […]

Schools Strike 4 Climate Action

Schools Strike 4 Climate Action

Photo report of the London action by Peter Arkell Tens of thousands of school students around the world have walked out on strike on March 15 to demand that politicians take decisive action against climate breakdown. In the second of the co-ordinated actions organised by Schools Strike 4 Climate Action, there were protests in an […]

Mapping out the road from Wigan Pier

Mapping out the road from Wigan Pier

Wigan – the name is full of resonance. Little did we know that our meeting place, Sunshine House, was close to the old tripe shop where writer George Orwell penned his book The Road to Wigan Pier in 1937. But Real Democracy Movement supporters who converged on the town from all around the UK weren’t […]

Eco-crisis at a tipping point

Eco-crisis at a tipping point

Presentation by Penny Cole at Getting to Grips with Neoliberalism teach/learn-in at Wigan, November 24 The chart shows that during the entire neoliberal period of globalisation, as the science of climate change became ever clearer, emissions continued to rise. The new IPCC – United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – report suggests we have […]

Call time on neoliberal-driven climate d...

Call time on neoliberal-driven climate disaster

Everything that people depend on for their daily lives has not just been disrupted, it’s been absolutely destroyed. So said Mark Bowen, head of emergency management for Bay County, Florida, after Hurricane Michael passed through the Florida Panhandle. Looking to the bigger picture, the last 20 years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in […]

Oceania celebrating

Oceania celebrating

That we’ve broken their statues That we’ve driven them out of their temples doesn’t mean at all that the gods are dead. Ionia, CP Cavafy Oceania at London’s Royal Academy has opened at a time when efforts by indigenous, native and first peoples to decolonise their cultures have reached a high pitch. With this astounding display […]