Category Archives: politics

Are we forced to have a revo?

The problem is 1. that we have been warned that the climate crisis must be addressed urgently, and 2. that governments and climate-killers e.g. big industry and the rich, are not addressing the climate crisis and there is no indication … Continue reading

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Governments and fossil fuel companies accelerate fecking the planet

The Guardian has a very disturbing article reporting it’s research that it’s full speed ahead for climate destroying governments and fossil fuel companies and that there is no regard for the climate destruction that they are causing. It’s also bad … Continue reading

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No market for proposed Cumbrian coalmine

Steel boss dismisses claim that sector needs new Cumbrian coalmine As final decision looms on controversial pit, industry expert says there is no domestic market for its fuel Claims that a new coalmine in Cumbria will help supply British-made steel and replace … Continue reading

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Australian Election 2022

A close look at election campaign promises shows major parties still back fossil fuels In Australia’s election campaign the silence on climate is deafening

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Extinction Rebellion scientists: why we glued ourselves to a government department

Charlie Gardner, University of Kent; Emily Cox, Cardiff University, and Stuart Capstick, Cardiff University One recent Wednesday, while most scientists around the world were carrying out their research, we stepped away from our day jobs to engage in a more … Continue reading

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The game changers on climate

The game changers on climate Earlier this month leading climate scientists issued their landmark report on climate solutions, directly to world governments, saying it’s “now or never” if we are to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5°C warming limit. And the response? Well, … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2022

It occurs to me that this could be a dangerous time for politicians and others failing to address the climate crisis. We have the most recent IPCC report identifying necessary action including an immediate stop to all new fossil fuel … Continue reading

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Climate protest news 21 April 2022

Just Stop Oil calls one-week halt to protests in hope of action from No 10 Just Stop Oil has said it will suspend its direct actions against fuel distribution for a week, but has told the prime minister its members … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson on parties

Criminal, liar and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s collected evasions on breaking Covid lockdown rules by partying in Downing St.

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Climate protest news 12 April 2022 / 1

Extinction Rebellion targets energy industry insurers Lloyd’s of London Activists from Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrances at Lloyd’s of London headquarters and prevented staff from entering the building, with the aim of closing down the insurance and reinsurance giant for the … Continue reading

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Climate protests news 11 April 2022

I’m having difficulty finding news of Extinction Rebellion’s London protests. No 10 condemns ‘guerrilla tactics’ as Just Stop Oil activists block fuel depots Shortages at filling stations reported as campaign obstructs deliveries from fuel terminals in England Downing Street has … Continue reading

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Rebellious Climate Scientists Have Message for Humanity: ‘Mobilize, Mobilize, Mobilize’

In face of the “escalating climate emergency,” the advocacy group Scientist Rebellion warns that IPCC summary to global policymakers remains “alarmingly reserved, docile, and conservative.” Republished from Common Dreams under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).  KENNY STANCILApril 6, … Continue reading

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Protesters continue to block UK oil terminals despite arrests

Environmental protesters have continued to block UK oil terminals as part of a campaign to disrupt the fossil fuel industry despite dozens of arrests across the country. Supporters of Just Stop Oil began the action in the early hours of Friday morning … Continue reading

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Scott Ritter on the invasion of Ukraine

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Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion’s oil terminal protests

News articles about the protests at oil terminals that started today. Inside Just Stop Oil, the youth climate group blocking UK refineries A band of 20-year-olds have made headlines disrupting football games, the Baftas and now oil facilities across the … Continue reading

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To tackle the cost of living crisis, we must end the Great British Rip Off

A major culprit of the ‘cost of living’ crisis is hiding in plain sight: an extractive economy that redistributes wealth upwards … Last week the UK energy regulator, Ofgem, announced that the energy price cap will rise by 54% in April, pushing … Continue reading

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Priti Patel’s Home Office stole refugees’ phones

The Home Office seized refugees’ phones illegally. It should be dismantled Priti Patel’s Home Office operated a grossly unlawful – and spectacularly cruel – policy of seizing the phones of refugees arriving in the UK George Peretz Calls to break … Continue reading

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Climate protests news review

Climate [ed: strikes] were worldwide on Friday. https://fridaysforfuture.org/march19/ FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE… or FFF, is a youth-led and -organised global climate strike movement that started in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. In the three weeks leading … Continue reading

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Tony Gosling and Martin Summers discuss politics

Tony Gosling and Martin Summers discuss politics on the Not the BCFM politics show. It’s four hours long, I’m only a third of the way through but seems particularly impressive this week. Martin Summers has PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics, … Continue reading

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Hmm

Looks like I should start campaigning against Keir Vissarionovich Starmer and his Stalinist Blue Labour party. Looks like the best election result I could hope for would be a hung parliament so that the smaller parties with green policies will … Continue reading

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