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To save the planet, fight for a red world

03 Dec 2009

Capitalism is showing itself to be totally incapable of cutting back on carbon emissions, writes Eddie Ford

Delusions of techno-fix

21 Oct 2021

Today’s capitalist politicians are unlikely to agree, let alone implement, the measures needed to stop runaway climate change. Jack Conrad argues that the fundamental problem lies at the level of the system itself. Nonetheless, as shown by the Soviet Union, more than the mere abolition of capitalism is needed. The associated producers must take control

The wealth of nature

14 Oct 2021

There are still those who merely offer a mirror image of bourgeois ideology, with the claim that workers create all the wealth. Jack Conrad argues that nature more than contributes: it is primary

Facing ecological meltdown

14 Oct 2021

Eddie Ford is not surprised to learn that Britain is one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries

Hadean to Capitalocene

07 Oct 2021

Climate is change. But today climate change represents an immediate danger to human civilisation and can only be mitigated if far-reaching and truly radical measures are taken. Jack Conrad looks back at the deep past and towards an uncertain future

Combating the Capitalistocene

23 Sep 2021

With global temperatures in danger of increasing to 1.5 ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2025, Eddie Ford fears that governments might actually do something - at our expense

Code red for humanity

12 Aug 2021

The IPCC report is out and what it says is grim, says Eddie Ford: major climate change is ‘inevitable’ and ‘irreversible’. Objective circumstances cry out for the left to agitate, educate and organise around a far-reaching minimum programme to prepare the working class to take power on a global scale

Unnatural disaster

05 Aug 2021

A combination of scorching heat, greed and a warmongering government has resulted in widespread fires. Esen Uslu reports from Turkey

At the tipping point

05 Aug 2021

Can the bourgeoisie be forced to adopt climate socialism? Highly unlikely, but we should not rule it out in principle. Eddie Ford highlights the necessity of a minimum programme

Grim warning from Canada

08 Jul 2021

Heat domes and devastating fires are ominous portents of runaway global warming. Eddie Ford warns that the future looks bleak - unless the working class organises to replace capitalist class rule at the global level

Politics not as usual

08 Jul 2021

After Batley and Spen, Derek James reports on debates over Labour’s prospects and amending our programme

Expensive, dangerous, unnecessary

04 Mar 2021

The solution to global warming does not rely on going over to nuclear power and a thousand Sizewell Cs - an accelerationist delusion, argues Eddie Ford

Luddite delusions

25 Feb 2021

Our arguments about energy forms must be based on solid grounds, says an insistent Emil Jacobs

No escape from Earth

25 Feb 2021

Dreams of Martian colonies cannot substitute for revolutionary change on this planet, argues Paul Demarty

Swords into ploughshares?

18 Feb 2021

Nuclear power is no answer to global warming, argues Eddie Ford - it is incredibly expensive and inherently dangerous

Loss of biodiversity continues

01 Oct 2020

A global socialist solution is becoming ever more urgent declares Jim Moody

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