Global Climate Strike

Capitalism has locked us into a logic that is forcing humanity to participate in its own spectacular self-annihilation, writes Ammar Ali Jan.

The global Climate Strike was the largest climate protest in history — and could turn out to be a tipping point for radical action on climate change, writes Jim McIlroy.

"Are we seriously going to wait until there is no North Pole before we step on the brakes?" 

Check out When Our Turn Comes' debut single "Climate Strike".

Young people around the world are taking seriously the warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that genuine action is urgently needed if we are to prevent catastrophic climate change.

That is why they have initiated a global Climate Strike on September 20, just days out from an emergency United Nations climate summit, to pressure governments into action.

The Socialist Alliance is encouraging members and supporters to put motions to their trade unions and other community-based organisations to help build the September 20 student climate strike.

Hundreds of thousands of students and environmentalists took to the streets around the world as part of the Global Strike for Future climate actions on May 24. Elections for the European Parliament took place two days later, on May 26 and resulted in Greens (along with the far right) gaining votes.

In Copenhagen, Denmark, 40,000 people took part in the People’s Climate March on May 25. Swedish student and environmentalist Greta Thunberg addressed the rally. An abridged transcript of Thunberg’s speech follows.

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