The damage done by Macron to climate activism…//France 2019: Macron, Yellow Vests and class struggle – Counterfire

The left has tended to miss the sad part of this fascinating wave of strikes: the damage done by Macron to the climate activism movement by pitting ecological action against working class perspectives. The reaction was the complete rejection of the climate change aspect toward traditional working class protest.
The left needs to scramble to counterbalance their thinking and to include explicit analysis of the elite exploitation of climate change for austerity economics, and offer their own proposals (they in fact have already) to meet wage demnands in context of demanding equal measure against elites. To put working class activism in collision with climate activism would be a colossal tragedy…

Source: France 2019: Macron, Yellow Vests and class struggle – Counterfire

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