ecosocialism not austerity…/Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos | rs21

The attempt to deal with the climate crisis with a disguised austerity tax on the working class with no equal constraints against the neoliberal economic regime is a warning of the dangers to the climate change movement of the brazen hypocrisy of government controlled by the capitalist elite.

The bypass of the control of labor organizations is equally notable: the situation shows a remarkable intersection of working class and ecological issues and is a warning that ecological and socialist objectives must be matched in a unified movement that will not be taken over by capitalist elites. Turning the working class into serfs as the elites go into air-conditioned bunkers, to preserve capital, is the solution hinted at even this early stage…

Why Macron’s ‘eco-tax’ on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Source: Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos | rs21

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