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2 June 2010
THE OIL spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the fatal explosion on the BP leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig has exceeded the Exxon Valdez catastrophe of 1989, when eleven million gallons of crude oil devastated the pristine Alaskan coastline...
3 March 2010
THE ENERGY companies are screwing workers by refusing to slash bills, even though wholesale prices have fallen in the last year, writes Yet the weak and inept Labour ministers cannot even comprehend that the announcement of a proposal to renationalise British Gas, Scottish Power and the rest of these modern highwaymen would send their poll ratings into the stratosphere..
10 February 2010
Energy price shock: AHEAD OF its expected announcement of an "embarrassingly high" record £540 million profit for 2009, British Gas has announced a small cut in consumer prices of 7%...
9 December 2009
Paying the price of global warming: TENS OF thousands of people marched through central London to the Houses of Parliament on Saturday 5 December to demand action from the Labour government, and the world's leaders, ahead of the Copenhagen summit on climate change, writes Dave Carr.
2 December 2009
Unauthorised greed: THE SUPREME Court ruled last week that the UK's high street banks can continue to apply excessive charges on customers' unauthorised overdrafts...
18 November 2009
THE GOVERNMENT has fast-tracked the building of ten new nuclear stations - riding roughshod over the objections of local communities, and ignoring cost and safety concerns...
28 October 2009
Goliath got a bloody nose on 21 October, when the attempt by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to use anti-terror legislation against blacklisted construction worker Steve Acheson was thrown out by the High Court...
21 October 2009
Blacklisted electrician and Unite member Steve Acheson has been protesting outside Fiddlers Ferry power station, Warrington, since his unfair dismissal by contractors in December 2008, writes A Merseyside Socialist Party member.
21 October 2009
Their morals: DAVID WILSHIRE, the Tory MP for Spelthorne, said (much to the relief of Tory leader David Cameron) that he wouldn't seek re-election, following allegations that he had siphoned £105,500 in parliamentary expenses into a private company - Moorlands Research Services - owned by himself and his partner...
23 September 2009
ONCE AGAIN the 'big six' UK energy companies have stuck two fingers up to demands that they reduce the prices charged to consumers...
15 September 2009
Motion for full council meeting on Tuesday 15 September 2009: This motion forms part of the solidarity campaign. Socialist Party councillors and members fully support the Vestas workers' campaign, including stopping the blades leaving the factory. We intend to use...
17 June 2009
Boot boys: SIX LONDON Met police officers have been suspended from duties over allegations of torturing criminal suspects...
21 January 2009
DIGBY JONES, life peer, is stepping down from his post as the government's business minister...
14 January 2009
A PEACEFUL and powerful demonstration against Global Coal Management (GCM) Resources Plc and its destructive open coal mining activities in Phulbari, northern Bangladesh, took place in London outside GCM's annual general meeting on 16 December* 2008, writes Rumana Hashem.
3 December 2008
Climate change demo December 2007, photo by Paul Mattsson
Climate scientists argue that critical processes, such as the melting of polar sea ice, are happening much faster than previously predicted.
The march will demand a 'Green New Deal', Paula Mitchell writes.
17 September 2008
HOUSEHOLD ENERGY bills have been rising rapidly and are expected to average £1,400 next year. The 'big six' energy utilities operating in Britain put up their prices to customers by 38% this year...
17 September 2008
WHEN CINDY Sheehan's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in 2004, she quickly became one of the country's most high-profile anti-war activists...
13 August 2008
California's Terminator: CALIFORNIA'S REPUBLICAN Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger lived up to his film role as 'the Terminator' by unilaterally sacking 22,000 state workers and cutting a further 200,000 workers' wages to minimum wage levels...
31 July 2008
FOLLOWING CENTRICA'S huge price increase for its gas customers, yet another energy company - EDF - is ramping up its prices...
22 July 2008
Household bills set to soar: MANY PEOPLE'S minds were recently jerked away from planning their summer holidays, into a cold and wintry future. The privatised gas and energy supplier Centrica predicted that average gas bills could rise from £600 to over £1,000 in 2010...
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