Time running out fast

Capitalism is a system unfit to cope with the ecological crisis, writes Eddie Ford

Posing as an unlikely saviour at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, Barack Obama declared on September 3 that “some day we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet”. He was referring, of course, to the decision by China and the United States (the world’s biggest emitters of carbon dioxide gases) to formally ratify last December’s Paris agreement on climate change, which is due to start taking effect from 2020. Before the summit, only 24 countries - responsible for about 1% of global emissions - had ratified the agreement. China and the US, however, generate about 38% of total greenhouse gases.

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Letters

Peculiar; Misunderstood; White board; Kettling; Who’s the scab?; Trots spotted; Bucket; Exiting UK; Firebrand

Make it mandatory

Carla Roberts reviews: David Osland's 'How to select or reselect your MP', Spokesman Books, 2016, pp16, £4

For the love of god, go

Ed Balls urges the right not to split - but Paul Demarty wonders if they have a choice

ANC in disarray

While the ruling party is riven by factions, writes Peter Manson, the SACP too is deeply divided

‘Modest tax’

Robbie Rix celebrates a flying start

An Open Letter

Tony Greenstein addresses Labour MP Joan Ryan

An army for socialism

William Sarsfield reports on the latest aggregate of CPGB and LPM members

Apologists for Zionism

Tony Greenstein introduces his open letter to Labour MP Joan Ryan

How to deselect your MP

Carla Roberts looks at the rules, past and present

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