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Environment

27 September: Millions on the streets again in global socialist climate struggle

On 27 September, millions around the world once again took to the streets in defence of the environment. Globally, 3.6 million are estimated to have participated, which means that a total of 7.6 million are estimated to have gone on strike and demonstrated for the environment [climate] on 20 and 27 September. The Committee for a Workers’ International, the socialist ...

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20,000 march in Paris climate demonstration

On Saturday September 21st, 20,000 people participated in the climate march in Paris, part of an international ‘earth strike’ that mobilised over 4 million people worldwide. On the same day, the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests movement) also organised their 45th day of action. By Tim Joosen, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium) The “Gilets Jaunes” were prevented from mobilising in the morning ...

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CWI Worldwide. Socialists propose revolutionary change to win Climate Strikes

By Nikolas Wagner – SLP, Austria The “Fridays for Future“ movement has spread like wildfire around the world, capturing the sense of urgency that exists about the need for serious action to tackle the climate crisis, particularly among the youth. On Friday, September 20th, the latest wave of global climate strikes took place. Internationally, climate activists estimate that 4 million ...

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Australia. 330,000+ attend historic climate strikes

By Meredith Jacka (Socialist Party, Australia) The September 20 global school strike for climate has been described as the biggest environment protest ever. More than 4 million students, parents and workers took part worldwide. There were 2500 events in 150 countries on all seven continents, including Antarctica! In Australia more than 330,000 people demonstrated demanding immediate action on climate change. ...

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System change not climate change. Fight for a Socialist Alternative!

By Connor Rosoman (Socialist Alternative, England and Wales) “12 years to save the planet”. Last year, the world received a wake-up call. Leading climate scientists working for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that we have only 12 years before global temperatures will have risen by 1.5°C. Going beyond this point would mean a drastic rise in ...

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Resist extinction: Make capitalism extinct

By Haritha Olaganathan (Socialist Party, Ireland) Once an abstract far-fetched notion, the climate crisis has become a tangible threat to human existence. We can now witness and experience the devastating consequences of centuries of untethered exploitation of our planet. Rise in natural disasters  While Trump seeks to purchase Greenland, its ice is melting four times faster than it was 16 years ago. ...

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System Change not Climate Change – Who is afraid of Greta?

Alternative Socialiste, CWI Québec Is Greta Thunberg a young woman who is “mentally unstable” and spokesperson for “climate alarmism?”  This is how Quebec’s small elite describe the Swedish environmental activist, who will be the guest of honour at Montreal’s big climate march on September 27. Why do they attack her so aggressively? No-one is surprised when such comments come from ...

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Preparing for the global climate strikes. Which way forward for the movement?

By Eleni Mitsou, Xekinima (CWI in Greece) The 2018/2019 school year was marked by the mass youth climate strikes that shook the world. Greta Thunberg, a Swedish school student, at the age of 15, stopped going to school to protest outside the Parliament, demanding that the government treat climate change as a crisis and act accordingly. Sweden had just seen ...

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Brazil: Save the environment, smash the system!

Since the 2018 elections, there has been a marked concern about the direction environmental policies would take should Jair Bolsonaro assume the presidency. Bolsonaro’s declarations on the environment have always been controversial, because they treat any consideration for the preservation of the forest or for indigenous peoples as something that hinders the country’s economic growth. Bruna Leão – August 27, ...

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