March 26, 2023
From Socialist Project

Ecosocialist Alliance has released a statement, reproduced below. 
The Ecosocialist Alliance
is a campaigning group which promotes ecosocialist and ecofeminist solutions to
our ecological and social ills. We are internationalist and stand 
firmly with the global south
in seeking ecological and social justice.  
We reject ‘green’
capitalist ‘solutions’ which – because of capitalism’s constant drive for infinite
growth and accumulation – are incompatible with creating an ecologically sustainable
planet and a socially-just world.  Thus, we support climate movements and
actions which help move us to an ecosocialist future.

The Ecosocialist Alliance
in England and Wales
supports Extinction Rebellion’s call for a mass
protest in London beginning 21st April. 

Currently, the award-winning
film ‘Finite: The Climate of Change’
is touring the country.

After each showing of the
film, there will be a Q & A panel discussion – with representatives from
local XR groups, as well as the film’s director. This has become part of a
nationwide tour to build numbers for XR’s April protest. 

In addition, local XR groups
are carrying out various outreach events – on the streets and in meetings – in
order to sign-up people for going down to London.

As a result, Extinction
are planning for at least 100,000 people to arrive outside
Parliament on Friday 21 April – and/or on the following three days – in what’s
being called a “multi-day show of
strength of citizens which will be impossible to ignore.”   

This protest has one central demand: for
the government to end all new fossil fuel licences and funding.  In addition,
XR is also calling for
those who deliberately hid and/or undermined climate science – simply to
continuing making profits – to be made to pay reparations.

Taken with XR’s recent actions in
reaching out to the trade union movement and joining picket lines, and the
formation of the Just Stop Oil Coalition, the signs are there that the
UK’s climate movement is moving in a more radical direction as regards ‘System

This is something ecosocialists
should welcome, support and help develop.

With XR having temporarily paused
disruptive protests, the April climate event will be one where there is no risk
of arrest, which – given that climate protesters have recently experienced
unfair trials and draconian punishments – should encourage a big turnout for
that weekend.

 As XR says: “Everyone is needed. Groups and movements must unite to survive, to
transform together, address inequality and restore the living world.”

the time to #ChooseYourFuture: Will you be there?

Ecosocialist Alliance is organised by Green Left, Left Unity and Anti-Capitalist Resistance, in England and Wales. 

Contact Ecosocialist Alliance: [email protected]