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Germany’s Intelligence Agency Is Observing the Climate Strikes

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution in the German state of Bavaria is working to denounce left-wing activists in the climate movement. The Marxist Youth of Munich explains why it won’t be intimidated. 

Left Voice

September 23, 2019

Trade Unionists in Germany Demand: Call an Official Strike for September 20

A month before the Fridays for Future (FFF) “Global Climate Strike” called for September 20, trade unionists in Germany published the following statement calling on the leaders of ver.di, IG Metall, and all trade unions—including those outside the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB)—to issue an official strike call for that day. This statement was signed by over 500 workers.

Left Voice

September 19, 2019

The Solution to Climate Despair Is Disaster Communism

People around the world are feeling terror grief, and despair. The threat of climate change is real. But it doesn’t mean humanity will slide inevitably into barbarism and extinction. “Disaster Communism” offers a way out. A response to Jonathan Franzen.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 19, 2019

Capitalism Is Responsible for Climate Change

Global climate change is not the responsibility of humans in general. It is the result of the way in which production is organized on our planet. In other words, it is the responsibility of capitalism. A contribution to the debate from our sister site in Mexico.

Farid Reyes

September 17, 2019

Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet—Let’s Destroy Capitalism!

An international declaration of the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International on the Global Climate Strike taking place from September 20 to 27.

10 Things You Need to Know about the Fires in the Amazon

Who is behind the fires being set in the Amazon? What is happening to the people displaced because of deforestation? What consequences will this have for the environment? Here are the ten things you need to know about the fires currently consuming the Amazon basin.

Ana Rivera

September 14, 2019

The Fires in the Amazon Were Set on Purpose

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported a record total of 72,843 fires this year, an 80 percent increase compared to 2018. Almost 10,000 of those fires were spotted in the last week. These fires were set on purpose and Bolsonaro is to blame.

Maryam Alaniz

August 22, 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 Flakin

March 15, 2019

Trump Rescues Coal Profits — As Coal Workers Are Dying

Trump portrayed himself as a friend of coal workers on the campaign trail. But the administration has sat idly by as hundreds of miners are slowly dying of black lung.

Robert Belano

December 27, 2018