26th November 2015
7th October 2015
30th September 2015
12th September 2014
17th April 2014
This week a court in Brighton will deliver its verdict on the Green party MP Caroline Lucas who is being prosecuted for causing an obstruction outside the Balcombe gas fracking site. The possibility that one of the most sensible politicians in parliament could receive a criminal record, rather than the medal she deserves, for standing up against greedy energy bosses tells us everything we need to know about the topsy-turvy state of British politics on the environment.Read more
8th February 2012
It is People and Planet's Go Green Week this week and climate week is just over a month away. Matt Stanley from Mid Kent College explains below that now is the time for us to take radical action on pollution and climate change.
When the Tory-led government took power in 2010 they promised us 'the greenest government ever', but time and time again they have failed to take action on the key issues. From attempting to cut solar feed-in tariffs to handing tax breaks to the most polluting industries in the country, the Tories seem more concerned by the profits of big businesses and energy companies than the real issues of social justice.Read more
6th April 2011
By Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Students' Committee
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia said in 2007: “The world is suffering from a fever due to climate change, and the disease is the capitalist development model."
Capitalism is inherently unsustainable. You cannot have infinite growth with finite resources and the cost to human beings and the environment are already substantial and will only continue to grow. Capitalism can no more survive limits on growth than a person can live without breathing.
It is almost universally agreed that man-made climate change is the biggest threat we face, that it is the actions of human beings which are contributing to global warming which in turn will wreak havoc on the planet and the population. Read moreRead more
18th March 2011
20th October 2015
On Saturday 10 October 2015, the Progressive Students Forum brought together leading student activists and campaigners to discuss the ways in which the broad left in the student movement can build a movement that takes on the Tories and opposes their agenda of austerity, racism, bigotry, climate change and war.
In the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s stunning and historic election victory in becoming leader of the Labour Party, it is clear that there are huge opportunities for the left to put forward a new kind of politics and win mass support. This sense of optimism made for a very upbeat and productive Progressive Students Forum.
The Forum was attended by over 60 students from 24 university and college campuses and was organized by the Student Broad Left. You can join the Student Broad Left here.Read more
30th September 2015
6th March 2015
On Saturday 7 March thousands of people will be marching through the streets of London to demand urgent action to tackle the international climate change crisis.
Student Broad Left will be joining the Student Assembly and People's Assembly Against Austerity on the 'no austerity - green jobs now' bloc.Read more
29th July 2014
Student Broad Left and the National Black Students’ Alliance are proud to present the fifth Progressive Students national event – ‘Fighting austerity, racism, climate change and war’ – taking place on Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10am at the University of London Union. Book your free place today here.
Student Broad Left and the National Black Students’ Alliance are proud to present the fifth Progressive Students national event – ‘Fighting austerity, racism, climate change and war’ – taking place on Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10am at the University of London Union. Book your free place today here.Read more
19th August 2013
This weekend more than two thousand of campaigners joined the Reclaim the Power camp in Balcombe, Sussex to protest against fracking. The four day action camp, led by No Dash for Gas and supported by activist groups, featured talks, music, skill sharing workshops and mass action. The camp offered an opportunity for people to come together in a coordinated, determined effort to oppose fracking and the new dash for gas, with over a thousand people marching to the Cuadrilla drilling site on Sunday.
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the process of drilling and injecting water mixed with sand and chemicals into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas. Fracking is part of the wider dash for gas which includes the construction of dozens of new gas-fired power stations and test drilling sites opening in Lancashire and Sussex. In America there have been over 1,000 documented cases of water contamination caused by fracking as well as cases of sensory, respiratory, and neurological damage due to contaminated water. Opposing this new dash for gas is not only an environmental issue, but also one of social justice.Read more
Young Greens, People & Planet and Friends of the Earth to speak on stopping climate chaos at the Progressive Students Conference
19th October 2011
Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and we are delighted that leading voices in the youth green movement will be joining the Progressive Students Conference line up this Saturday (22 October) at the University of London Union. We will be discussing how we can combat climate chaos and the importance of investing in a greener future.Read more
5th April 2011