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Green politics and the climate crises, video from the Peoples' Parliament

On the Reproduction of Capitalism, draft of my book review.

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'ten measures to improve the country’s flood resilience in future'

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Green Party response to floods, cut the carbon and implement the Pitt Review, no more Owen Patterson and no more building on flood plains!
The UK’s response to the flooding crisis must centre on a long-term strategy to address climate change the Green Party says today, as it recommends a series of ten measures to improve the country’s flood resilience in future. It says sustained political action on climate change is crucial to reducing the risk of severe flooding happening again. The Party is calling for Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to be sacked and for the Prime Minister to remove Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials who refuse to accept the scientific consensus on climate change (1). The Met Office has said (2) all the evidence points to climate change contributing to these extraordinary floods. “Politicians who ride roughshod over the painstaking findings of climate scientists (3), sometimes motivated by their inappropriately close links to fossil fuel big busines…

Super-exploitation and the climate crisis in Bangladesh

Meeting hosted by London Socialist Resistance

Super-exploitation and the climate crisis in Bangladesh

Tuesday 4 March, 7:30pm
Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB
Kings Cross and Russell Square tubes

Speakers:

BADRUL ALAM, President of Bangladesh Krishok Federation, the largest peasant federation in Bangladesh.

ASHOK KUMAR, researcher, socialist, and recently Labor Organizer for the International Union League for Brand Responsibility in Bangalore, India.

DEREK WALL, founder of the Ecosocialist International and Green Left, and International Coordinator of the Green Party.

Bangladesh is one of the areas of the world most vulnerable to climate change, with sea levels rising faster than the global rate. Estimates suggest that up to 20 million Bangladeshis in low-lying areas could lose their homes by 2050.

Badrul Alam, was elected President of Bangladesh Krishok Federation (BKF), the largest peasant federation in Bangladesh. He has served on the international leadershi…

The earth cannot wait peoples parliament debate on 11th February

http://thepeoplesparliament.me.uk/themes/environment/

Environment The earth cannot wait Tuesday 11th February, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Committee Room 9, House of Commons Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-earth-cannot-wait-with-george-monbiot-and-the-greenpeace-arctic-30-tickets-10185092887?ref=estw With:
George Monbiot (Journalist)

Frank Hewetson (Greenpeace and one of the Arctic 30)

Frank is a father of two who has worked for Greenpeace in the UK and Australia since 1989. His commitment to environmental activism is tireless, and he has taken part in many Greenpeace campaigns over the years. He was also one of the Arctic 30 who have just got back to the UK after being locked up in Prison in Russia for a protest against the destruction of the Arctic.
Jane Burston (Centre for Carbon Measurement)

Derek Wall (Green Party)

Chaired by John McDonnell MP.

Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader joins anti-frack protest at Barton Moss

Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, will today join protestors at the Barton Moss site in Salford where IGas is carrying out exploratory drilling for shale gas. She will be accompanied by Nigel Woodcock, parliamentary candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election. Their visit follows the announcement of two new exploratory drilling sites in the north west by energy company, Cuadrilla.
Natalie Bennett said: "The people at Barton Moss are on the frontline in the campaign against fracking. Government ministers have a fervent belief that fracking can solve all of our problems, from fuel poverty to manufacturing decline, from energy security to unemployment. Lib Dem Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey is hell-bent on supporting extreme energy, boasting that he "loves" shale gas. But their fervour is misguided - the evidence shows that fracking won't bring down energy bills and is not a solution to climate change. Rather than locking…