Launch of the Aotearoa / NZ Anti-Capitalist Green Front
In the fight against climate catastrophe, we are impressed
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.
believe that meeting these demands will not be
without abolishing capitalism, a system reliant on the total
exploitation of nature.
We must also
critique the false solutions offered by ‘green
and increased state control.
We do not
have faith that capitalists, or their
representatives, will act in time to limit climate change in a
We must take
control of our energy and production systems to create
new model of equality between peoples and harmony with nature.
We are calling for a broad anti-capitalist
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
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