climate change

Climate change is destroying the soil we rely on

March 24th, 2019|real democracy|0 Comments

Mozambique will struggle to ever recover from the impact of Cyclone Idai, with “inland oceans” forming and the main port, Beira suffering 90% damage. Beira is crucial not only for Mozambique but also for landlocked Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique […]

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There’s nothing green about bio-energy

The Bio-fuel Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet by Okbazghi Yohannes, Monthly Review Press, review by Penny Cole

The story of bio-fuels is a moral tale of how marketised, profit-driven […]

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Climate change actions for a Corbyn government

February 27th, 2019|climate change, real democracy|1 Comment

A programme of climate change action that a Labour government could implement. Presented by Penny Cole to  the Momentum South Tyneside-Real Democracy Movement ‘Make 2019 the year Corbyn becomes PM’ event in South Shields, February 23.

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Last Climate Tango In Paris – 1

In 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was agreed. But how effective was it? In a process that has now been running for over 25 years, this 2 part article explores how climate change was kicked into the long […]

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Nemesis: Neoliberalism & Sustainable Development

September 3rd, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

Back in the 1980’s, just about anything went. A lot disappeared. But one particular phrase emerged that stuck – sort of. It was called sustainable development. Even Margaret Thatcher thought it was pretty cool. But there […]

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States abandon people to climate-driven destruction

August 29th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The flooding in South Texas, Louisiana and beyond is an expression of the crisis of global and national governance that has abandoned people to the impacts of climate change.

The world has watched astonished as the authorities in Houston, one […]

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Galileo for the Corbyn-voting generation

June 10th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The text of Bertolt Brecht’s play Life of Galileo was started in November 1938 only a couple of months after Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax had appeased Hitler and signed the Munich Agreement, […]

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“Yes to life, no to mining”

In a world first, El Salvador, Central America’s smallest country, has banned metal mining in all its forms to protect its ground water reserves, setting a precedent for other nations to follow.

“This is historic; we […]

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