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This isn't extinction, it's extermination: the people killing nature know what they're doing | Jeff Sparrow

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The climate strike must be a beginning and not an end. Warming won’t be stopped by symbolism

During the carnage of the first world war, the poet Wilfred Owen revisited the biblical story in which God tests Abraham by commanding the sacrifice of Isaac, his son. In Genesis, Abraham dutifully prepares the lad for slaughter before God relents and tells him to offer a ram instead.

Owen’s bitter poem rewrites the ending:

But the old man would not so, but slew his son,

And half the seed of Europe, one by one.

Related: Global climate strikes: Don’t say you’re sorry. We need people who can take action to TAKE ACTUAL ACTION | First Dog on the Moon

Related: Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’

Jeff Sparrow is a Guardian Australia columnist

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How the climate strike travelled around the world - video

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From Sydney to New Delhi, Nairobi to New York, millions of people around the world walked out of school and work on Friday to join the latest protests against the climate crisis. The global day of action, calling for a reduction in emissions, was held in the run-up to a UN summit in New York

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'Enough is enough’: biggest-ever climate protest sweeps UK

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From babies to bagpipers, hundreds of thousands filled the streets in more than 200 rallies

From the small sun-drenched Inner Hebridean island of Iona to the packed streets of central London, parents and grandparents, children and trade unionists have stepped out of their Friday routines to tell their political leaders time is running out to tackle the climate crisis.

Related: Greta Thunberg: face of the Global Climate Strike - in pictures

Related: I’m a young climate striker – and here’s why Labour must adopt a Green New Deal | Noga Levy-Rapoport

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‘Do you really need a 10-year-old to show you how?’ Parker’s poem on the climate crisis – video

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Climate striker Parker recited a poem with a powerful message on climate change at the global climate strike in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday. Ten-year-old Parker said he joined the strike ‘to tell the government that climate change is real and they need to act’. An estimated 300,000 people gathered at more than 100 rallies across Australia on Friday, calling for action to guard against climate change

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