Category Archives: Environment and Ecology

Unproven UCG Technology To Be Used Near Sellafield

imagesWith Sellafield Power Station just 10 miles away, the people of Whitehaven are used to having energy generation on their doorstep, writes Mel Kelly.

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Plans For Australians To Make A lot Of Money From Our Coal

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The coalition government is giving away the nation’s coal and the chairman of an Australian company tells a group of investors people can make a lot of money out of their licenses for 1 billion tons of Scotland’s coal “while we colonials sock it to the English”, writes Mel Kelly.

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Green and Red in the Frame

“Outside party politics new social movements, including environmental, anti-cuts and feminist groups, have not come together sufficiently with the old, defensive organisations of the working class to produce the coalition that might make them an effective political force” (S Hall, The Guardian 2 April 2013)

As the above quote by Stuart Hall illustrates, contemporary social movements and progressive organisations face an on-going problem: they struggle to form effective and inter-movement forms of organisation and collective action. Continue reading Green and Red in the Frame