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7 March 2018

Japan - toxic legacy of the Fukushima disaster

The magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake of March 2011 was powerful enough to move the largest island of Japan 2.4 metres east. The tsunami which followed sparked the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. 15,000 lives were lost.

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27 September 2017

Germany: Election results in political earthquake

In the end, a somewhat boring election campaign that ignored many of the issues ended in a political earthquake

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5 April 2017

Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

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.

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12 October 2016

Say no to fracking!

Tory minister Sajid Javid is permitting Caudrilla to drill wells to frack for gas at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

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1 June 2016

Stop Ryedale fracking

A Yorkshire council has permitted the UK's first fracking operation since 2011. The Socialist Party opposes fracking, and fights for public ownership of energy and mass investment in green technology. Fracking is destructive wherever it happens. Anti-fracking campaigners must call for a ban on it everywhere - not just, as some prominent activists are demanding, in places of scenic beauty.

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30 March 2011

The consequences of the earthquake disaster in Japan

Resentment and anger need a socialist expression: The human cost of the Kanto- Tohoku earthquake and tsunami will be immense, writes Carl Simmonsm, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan).

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Fukushima I courtesy of Digital Globe

Fukushima I courtesy of Digital Globe

23 March 2011

Nuclear power, no way!

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...

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Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo from Wikipedia

16 March 2011

Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami

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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14 March 2011

Earthquake could leave "tens of thousands" dead and nuclear threat

Japan: The massive earthquake that struck north-eastern Japan on Friday 11 March and ensuing destruction caused by one of the most powerful tsunamis ever witnessed was the "worst crisis since 1945" according to Prime Minister, Naoto Kan. Reporters in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from chinaworker.info, write.

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23 November 2010

Cholera epidemic sparks clashes between Haitians and UN troops

VIOLENT CLASHES in Haiti between protesters and United Nations troops on 14 November left at least two dead and 16 wounded in the country's second city, Cap-Haitien, writes Niall Mulholland, CWI.

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10 March 2010

Chile earthquake: Natural disaster, state catastrophe

ON 27 February a powerful earthquake and the tsunami which followed, devastated the Chilean city of Concepcion and the surrounding area...

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27 January 2010

Haiti: Survivors shackled by huge debt and poverty

HAITI'S EARTHQUAKE survivors - overwhelmingly poor before the disaster struck - are now homeless and unemployed, writes Dave Carr.

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19 January 2010

Haitians abandoned, bankers rewarded

Fight for a socialist world While desperate survivors in Haiti's destroyed capital of Port-au-Prince tried to find food, water and shelter, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton breezed into the main airport for a photo opportunity, diverting aid relief flights which included a field hospital from the charity Médecins Sans Frontières, writes Dave Carr.

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19 January 2010

Haiti - disaster compounded by capitalism

The humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen Haiti beggars belief. The powerful earthquake that struck on 12 January left many thousands dead, with estimates running to 200,000 and more. The flimsy slum...

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14 January 2010

Haiti earthquake kills thousands - Impoverished masses face new disaster

Committee for a Workers' International analysis Disaster has struck the impoverished people of Haiti once again; a powerful earthquake, early on 13 January, toppled buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince. The 7.0 magnitude quake - the biggest recorded in this part of the Caribbean - left the capital’s 3 million people who live on hillside slums made of wood, tin and cheap concrete, particularly vulnerable.

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21 May 2008

China: Earthquake disaster exposes regime's failings

AN ESTIMATED 50,000 people or more were killed when a powerful earthquake struck central China last week. Some five million survivors are homeless. Chen Lizhi and Vincent Kolo expose the shortcomings of the regime in the light of this disaster.

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15 February 2007

Workers' strike declared illegal

Kashmir: TENS OF thousands of public-sector workers have been involved in a bitter struggle since November 2006 to force the government in Pakistani administered Kashmir to implement promises of compensation for losses suffered during...

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27 October 2005

The politics of relief: political manoeuvres begin

Asian earthquake disaster: THERE HAS been a vigorous response by working class people in Pakistan and Kashmir to help the victims and those affected by the devastating earthquake in these regions...

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20 October 2005

Poorest areas of towns and villages suffer most

Asian Earthquake disaster: I HAVE been in Bagh, a city in Jammu and Kashmir. I arrived with a truckload of aid from workers and trade unionists in Lahore. This is just one of five...

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13 October 2005

Asian earthquake disaster: Poor abandoned again

THE RECENT disasters of Hurricane Katrina, the Asian Tsunami, and now the earthquake affecting Pakistan, Kashmir and India have one thing in common...

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