Unions Must Join the Global Climate Strike
Greta Thunberg and other teenage climate activists have issued a call for a worldwide general strike to end fossil fuel extraction. Will union leaders support this important action for the planet? Or will they side once mode with fossil fuel executives?
Robert BelanoJune 4, 2019
Hundreds of Thousands of Students Join the Climate Strike in Germany, Around the World
The #FridaysForFuture protests have expanded to 1,500 cities in 150 countries. Today hundreds of thousands of students left their classrooms and took the streets around the world. In Berlin, for example, almost 30,000 joined the #ClimateStrike.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 15, 2019
A Green New Deal Can’t Save Us. A Planned Economy Can.
Capitalism has put humankind and much of the Earth at the brink of catastrophe. But there is a way out. The solution isn't a green new deal. It's a communist, democratically run planned economy
Robert BelanoMarch 15, 2019
Thousands Block Coal Mines in Germany to Fight Against Climate Change
Last weekend, nearly 6,000 activists from all over Europe came to block the coal mining infrastructure of RWE, the largest power company in Germany. It was a display of mass civil disobedience calling for “climate justice” and an immediate end to coal power. We must get rid of coal before 2030 if we want to avoid continued global warming.
Sophia S.October 31, 2018
Over a hundred arrested at climate change rally in Paris
On Sunday November 29, French riot police fired tear gas at activists protesting on the eve of the COP21 climate summit in Paris. Some demonstrators were also severely beaten with batons. Over a hundred people were arrested at the demo that was attended by more than 5,000 people.
Left VoiceNovember 29, 2015
Obama’s Clean Power Plan Leaves Main Polluters Off the Hook
Amidst cheers for Obama's supposedly bold climate protection plan, critiques from some environmentalist groups arise. The new show of commitment to reduce green house emissions covers up the ongoing permissive policies toward fracking and the oil industry.
Juan CAugust 5, 2015