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Launch of the Aotearoa / NZ Anti-Capitalist Green Front

In the fight against climate catastrophe, we are impressed and
encouraged by the movement that Extinction Rebellion is building.

We are encouraged by the ability of Extinction Rebellion to call people
onto the streets and push their demands to halt climate collapse.

However, we believe that meeting these demands will not be possible
without abolishing capitalism, a system reliant on the total
exploitation of nature.

We must also critique the false solutions offered by ‘green capitalism’
and increased state control.

We do not have faith that capitalists, or their parliamentarian
representatives, will act in time to limit climate change in a
meaningful way.

We must take control of our energy and production systems to create a
new model of equality between peoples and harmony with nature.

We are calling for a broad anti-capitalist environmental movement.
Hopefully this Anti-Capitalist Green Front can be an alliance of groups
and individuals united by a belief that capitalism is the core cause of
the environmental crisis threatening us all. To these ends we are
setting up the Aotearoa/ NZ Anti-Capitalist Green Front. We are
initially testing the waters by putting up a Facebook page with a
website to follow. Hopefully these will act as a gathering place for
people and resources, with the aim being for people to set up their own
local groups.

We want to support XR as a separate organisation, but with a parallel
mobilisation that has a greater focus on the capitalist roots of climate


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