[Video] #Climatestrike NYC: The Youth Rise up in the Heart of Capitalism
Lower Manhattan, around Wall Street, is probably the place with the greatest concentration of capitalists in the whole world. On Friday, up to 250,000 youth rocked the narrow city streets lined with skyscrapers. The New York City climate strike demanded immediate action against climate change.
Left VoiceSeptember 29, 2019
Naomi Klein Wants Us to Be “On Fire”—But With What Kind of Strategy?
On Tuesday evening, author Naomi Klein presented her new book in the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City. To fight the fires of climate change, she wants all of us to be "on fire." Her books makes “The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” But what kind of strategy is she proposing to beat the corporations and governments responsible for the catastrophe?
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 23, 2019
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 VoiceSeptember 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 VoiceSeptember 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 FlakinSeptember 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 ReyesSeptember 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.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalSeptember 15, 2019
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 RiveraSeptember 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 AlanizAugust 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 FlakinMarch 15, 2019