The global movement calling for action on climate change has captured the imagination and enthusiasm of thousands of people who care about the future of our world.
However, alarming evidence has emerged, suggesting that this movement is being manipulated by business interests who aim not to save the planet but to save capitalism, not to halt the environmental crisis but to profit from it, not to protect nature but to commodify it.
We don’t want the powerful positive energy of nature lovers and environmentalists to be shunted into the sterile dead end of “green capitalism”, used as a PR tool to make it easier for governments to raid our collective piggy banks and channel trillions of pounds and dollars into the pockets of venture capitalists who have leapt aboard the “climate justice” bandwagon in the hope of getting very rich.
For this reason we have put together this page of useful links, so people can study the evidence and come to their own conclusions.
Rebellion Extinction: a capitalist scam to hijack our resistance. An Acorn report.
So who exactly is Christiana Figueres? An Acorn report.
“The X Agenda”: what does XR actually stand for? An Acorn report.
Deepening our resistance, from Acorn 49.
Capitalist vultures target Jamaican sunshine, from Acorn 51.
Skin deep solutions & Greta and the story-tellers, from Acorn 52.
“The opposite of rebellion” – Paris activists slam XR leadership. An Acorn report.
The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg for Consent, by Cory Morningstar.
1. The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.
2. The Inconvenient Truth Behind Youth Co-optation.
3. The Most Inconvenient Truth: “Capitalism is in Danger of Falling Apart”.
4. The House is On Fire! & the 100 Trillion Dollar Rescue.
5. The New Green Deal is the Trojan Horse for the Financialization of Nature.
6. A Decade of Social Manipulation for the Corporate Capture of Nature.
1. A Design to Win: A Multi-Billion Dollar Investment.
2. Controlling the Narrative.
3. To Plunder What Little Remains: It’s Going To Be Tremendous.
4. For Consent: They Mean Business.
5. The Behavioural Change Project – “To Change Everything”.
6. Natural Climate Manipulations.
Extinction Rebellion: Rebellion Against Whom?, by Benoît Tanguay.
In defense of Cory Morningstar’s Manufacturing For Consent Series, by Hiroyuki Hamada.
Cory Morningstar’s Manufacturing for Consent series in a nutshell. Twitter thread by Hiroyuki Hamada.
Lettre ouverte aux militant·e·s d’Extinction Rebellion, par collectif Désobéissance écolo Paris.
Just Say No to Fake Action, by Art for Culture Change on Wrong Kind of Green.
Extinction Rebellion: Socialist Revolution, by Simon Elmer, Architects for Social Housing.
Capitalising on Crisis: Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal for Capitalism, by Simon Elmer, Architects for Social Housing.
Empty Gestures, by the South Essex Heckler.
Greta Thunberg, PR and the “Climate Emergency”, by Brian Davey of The Foundation of the Economics of Sustainability.
Greta Thunberg, Green Barbarism and #ClimateStrike – Azhar Moideen on why “climate” activism is against the interests of the Indian working class.
Between the Devil and the Green New Deal, by Jasper Bernes in Commune magazine.
Entre le marteau et l’enclume du Green New Deal – French translation of Jasper Bernes article.
Entro o Diabo e o Green New Deal – Portuguese translation of Jasper Bernes article.
Entre la espada y el Green New Deal – Spanish translation of Jasper Bernes article.
Green New Deals – The Degrowth Perspective. Features links to some useful articles challenging “green growth”.
The climate movement: what next?, by Clive L. Spash, ecological economist.
Of ecosystems and economies: re-connecting economics with reality, by Clive L. Spash and Tone Smith.
Le mouvement climat, et après ?, par Clive L. Spash, économiste écologiste.
The Paris Agreement is a suicide pact – this is why, by Clive L. Spash.
Le capitalisme vert utilise Greta Thunberg, par Isabelle Attard.
Green capitalism is using Greta Thunberg, by Isabelle Attard (English translation)
‘Green growth’ won’t save the planet, by Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst in The Ecologist.
Towards a revolutionary ecology: an interview with Max Wilbert.
Wind energy development, conflict and resistance. Interview with Alexander Dunlap.
Podcast. For Your Consent: Climate Activism and the Financialization of Nature. Last Born in the Wilderness interview with Cory Morningstar.
Podcast. Saving the Earth or Saving Capitalism? The Inconvenient Truth Behind Today’s Youth Climate Campaigns. Global Research interview with Cory Morningstar.
Podcast. The Green New Deal Will Not Save Us. Jasper Bernes of Commune magazine talks to This Is Hell!
Podcast. Between the Devil and New Green Deal. Last Born in the Wilderness interview with Jasper Bernes.
Podcast. Rainforests ‘Worth More Alive Than Dead’ on living on earth.
Video. Who runs Extinction Rebellion? Heiko Khoo reports.
Video. Earth Trek: The Economics of the Future. On the commodification of life.
Video. A Message to Greta Thunberg and the Youth Climate Strikers from Charles Eisenstein.
Video. My alarm about Climate Change & Extinction Rebellion, by anarchist Andrew Flood on his new We Only Want the Earth YouTube channel.
Video. Ce qui cloche avec Greta Thunberg. Tatiana Ventôse sees through the hype.