Reports and Campaigns
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5 April 2017
It is six years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. On 11 March 2011 - '3/11' - a devastating earthquake and series of tsunamis destroyed the cooling systems at the Fukushima power plant, one of 50 nuclear plants in the earthquake prone country.
24 February 2017
It is Blair's own toxic legacy that has led to the decline of the Labour vote in Copeland and Stoke
22 September 2016
Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the £18 billion 'Hinkley Point C' in Somerset
20 April 2016
On 26 April 1986, an explosion destroyed the nuclear power station in Chernobyl. This explosion, the worst 'nuclear incident' in history, set back confidence in 'clean' nuclear energy for a generation.
25 November 2015
The climate summit in Paris meets as evidence continues to grow of the threat of global warming.
11 November 2015
A reader criticised the idea of using 'biomass' as part of green, socialist energy production. We publish this letter, along with a reply.
29 October 2015
The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor - a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.
2 September 2015
TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).
14 August 2015
In what was obviously intended as a positive story on the nuclear industry, respected physicist Jim Al-Khalili took a camera crew into the nuclear complex at Sellafield in Cumbria
5 August 2015
Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.
11 December 2013
Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty 'principles': David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending 'democracy' or 'human rights' in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism, writes Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info.
23 October 2013
People ask what on earth is going on in the energy industry? Kate Jones of Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party investigates.
23 October 2013
You want generous, guaranteed energy prices, fixed for 35 years? No problem if you own a French or Chinese multinational company. Bad luck if you're an ordinary consumer, writes Pete Mason.
16 October 2013
An estimated 7,000 pensioners died between December 2011 and March 2012 because their homes were too cold. 6.7% of the population live in fuel poverty - up 50% since 2010, writes John Sharpe.
6 June 2012
Socialist planning needed: A recent poll has shown 68% support - 80% among 18-44 year olds - for building wind farms across Britain...
30 May 2012
Global warming: threat critical: Global warming is the overriding environmental issue facing the world. 20 years have passed since the UN 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janeiro highlighted the problem, yet emissions have rocketed
13 April 2011
After the tsunami hit on the reactors at Fukushima power plant, the Japanese government is raising the nuclear alert level to seven, on a par with the horrors of Chernobyl a quarter of a century ago, writes Ben Norman.
30 March 2011
Pay squeeze Average take home pay is lower today than in 2004, according the BBC's Panorama TV programme - The Big Squeeze - shown on 28 March. It reckoned that the average worker takes home £1,088 a year less than two years ago after adjusted for inflation.
23 March 2011
After Japan's tsunami disaster -: The earthquake off Japan's east coast and the giant tsunami wave that followed on 11 March has, at the time of writing, officially killed over 8,500 people with another 13,000 people still missing...
16 March 2011
Exclusive report from Japan:
Take over the power and building industries!
Millions around the world watched, read and listened in horror to the reports coming from Japan on 11 March and the days that followed...
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