One tweet shows why we need Jeremy Corbyn leading at a time of global crisis

Jeremy Corbyn
Fréa Lockley

The Amazonian rain forest is on fire. It’s an unprecedented environmental catastrophe. And in the face of this crisis, Jeremy Corbyn’s shown true leadership yet again.

“The climate emergency is real”

In one tweet, Corbyn summed it all up. He quite rightly laid blame on Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, saying:

Jair Bolsonaro seems not to give a damn about the Amazon rain forest. 70,000 fires this year, as he encourages the forest to be burned.

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And Corbyn is spot on, because as The Canary reported, Bolsonaro’s actions play a key role in this crisis. And unlike Boris Johnson and the Conservatives, Corbyn’s not afraid to call out the far-right leader. In a joint letter to Johnson, Corbyn also said the Brazilian president had:

allowed and indeed encouraged these fires to take place, to clear the forest in order that the land can then be used for … short-term agriculture production, and after that it becomes desert.

Corbyn also emphasised how important it is to stand up to Bolsonaro because:

The climate emergency is real.

“Put people and planet first”

As Corbyn also explained, neoliberal, capitalist world leaders are driving the current climate crisis:

Bolsonaro, Trump, Boris Johnson have got to recognise you cannot allow the speculators to run this planet.

But Corbyn didn’t just criticise, he offered a solution and a viable alternative:

Labour’s approach is quite simply this, put people and the planet first… Labour wants to work with the rest of the world to protect our natural world, not destroy it.

This is true leadership, and as the fire’s continue to burn, we need this more than ever before.

Featured image via screengrab/Twitter

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    1. The Amazon rain forest has been ‘raped’ for decades while so-called first world know-it-all nations have done nothing substantial about it other than prate and huff ‘n puff their supercilious political hot-air clap-trap as the Amazon burns and smoulders. Meanwhile indigenous Amazonian peoples have seen their ancient forest homes encroached upon by ‘outsider robber real estatists, ranchers and opportunist ‘rapists of forests and woodlands’ turning the ravaged land barren other than for cows to fart on and for logged wood to be turned into throwaway pallets the rest of the world has their supermarket bulk orders or South American ‘fart meat’ carried on.

    2. We do need Corbyn as he has a history of protesting for what turns out later what everyone can then see what is needed. But will the deep state allow him a role. America according to Pompeo has no intention of letting this happen.
      How are they going to do this?

    3. To answer my question in this welcoming barren land, they will have a antisemitic smear campaign as a fake news story to sow seeds of doubt about Corbyn’s social suitability as a leader. It’d say its how fake news stories are used by the Big Men in Washington who have a low natural intelligence concerning the real world. Surprise to the Big Men there is a real world out there, and Jeremy Corbyn sees it.
      One notices how really Big in appearance those seeking social dominance over the natural planet are, and very well dressed so as not to appear overweight. Boris too has this fashion appearance.

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