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All out for the planet

In Melbourne, an estimated 40,000 people, mostly students, took part in the Global Climate Strike. PHOTO: Takver
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Hats off to the million students worldwide who protested the effects of global warming on March 15. Mass demonstrations are exactly what’s needed. It’s going to take this kind of cross-border, militant solidarity to stop the wholesale destruction of the environment.

The Global Climate Strike saw young people in 123 countries demand a safe, clean, sustainable environment for all living things. From Barcelona to Tokyo and the USA, young leaders called on lawmakers to keep fossil fuels in the ground. In Europe, students demanded a say on policies concerning global warming.

The question of survival looms large. A recent U.N. report found that many of the million at-risk species of animals and plants may become extinct in the next few decades.

The world can’t afford capitalism’s snake-oil sales pitch anymore. We need climate policy driven by real science. Only international cooperation and a planned economy will get us out of this mess.

So let’s follow the leadership of the youth and hit the streets. And fight for a bright collective, socialist future. This is a battle we all need to win!

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