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Action on climate change – an urgent priority for socialists

23rd January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Paula Lewis

The most important political battle of human history is being fought at this very moment, a battle not only for justice but also for human survival

Fidel Castro Ruz, December 2009 talking about climate change

Fighting for the measures necessary to avert catastrophic climate change needs to be at the centre of socialist thinking and action.

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Copenhagen talks lay bare the class conflict at the heart of climate change

22nd December 2009 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Lewis

The failed climate change talks in Copenhagen last week demonstrated how climate change has become a central aspect of the international class struggle.

By failing to agree binding terms to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the capitalist nations, led by the USA, have demonstrated that they are prepared to allow the avoidable suffering of hundreds of millions of Africans, Asians, Caribbeans and Latin Americans, rather than risk a challenge to its model of capitalist imperialism that has dominated humanity for over two centuries.