Labour - Unions

11/12/19
Author: 
Léon Crémieux
Demonstration against the French government’s pensions counter-reform plans in Marseille, France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads “work, shop and shut up,” referring to the government’s attitude toward workers. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

December 10, 2019

France has once again entered a phase of large-scale social confrontation.

11/12/19
Author: 
labour.org.uk
 

Economy and Energy

This election is about the crisis of living standards and the climate and environmental emergency. Whether we are ready or not, we stand on the brink of unstoppable change.

11/12/19
Author: 
Alex May
Extinction Rebellion - Bee Bus

Earlier this week, Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists protested against the Labour party by blocking the party’s battle bus. This latest action follows the protests – including hunger strikes – which have been taking place at Labour’s headquarters.

05/12/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."

December 05, 2019

In the nation's largest public-sector strike in decades, hundreds of thousands of workers—from teachers to air traffic controllers to rail workers—took to the streets across France and effectively brought large swaths of the country to a stand-still Thursday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul the pension system.

30/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook

November 28, 2019

The 2019 federal election has given Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, a golden opportunity. To be sure, the party's caucus was reduced to a band of 24, but a strong campaign by Singh staved off an even harsher fate that had loomed in the earlier polls. And in a minority government situation, Singh is in a pivotal position to influence the direction of the next Liberal government.

30/11/19
Author: 
Jeff Sparrow
‘Eco-fascism will emerge not through the state but as people like the El Paso perpetrator violently defend climate privilege against immigrants, environmentalists and progressives.’ Photograph: chameleonseye/Getty Images

Genuine fascists remain on the political margins, but we can increasingly imagine the space that eco-fascism might occupy

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Earlier this year, when the fascist responsible for the El Paso massacre cited ecological degradation as part motivation for his killing spree, many considered him entirely deranged.

Eco-fascism sounds oxymoronic, a mashup of irreconcilable philosophies.

20/11/19
Author: 
TUED (Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
The Green New Deal, Net Zero Carbon,and the Crucial Role of Public Ownership - Conference Report

[Editor: below is the first part of this report which is 50 pages in total.  See the complete report and links within the report here.]

November 2019


This report was prepared by John Treat, Sean Sweeney and Irene HongPing Shen of Trade Unions for
Energy Democracy (TUED). The opinions expressed herein may not reflect the policies and positions
of unions participating in TUED.

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