Monday, 21 October 2019

The Shady Figures Behind Extinction Rebellion.

         I have tried a couple of times to express my opinion of Extinction Rebellion, that green capitalism is not the saviour of the planet, it is the next phase of capitalism's destruction of the planet, it is flawed and has a hidden agenda. It is an attempt to re-finance capitalism by means of a green agenda. At the risk of being a bore, I'll re-post this article, not a new one, but worth reading, it gives you an opportunity to peruse through  a catalogue of information that could perhaps give you insight into the background and make up of Extinction Rebellion.
This from ACORN: 

         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.

Volume I

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.
Volume II

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.

La fabrication de Greta Thunberg – pour consentement, acte I : l’économie politique du complexe industriel à but non lucratif

La fabrication de Greta Thunberg – pour consentement, acte II : la vérité dérangeante derrière l’embrigadement des jeunes
La fabrication de Greta Thunberg – pour consentement, acte III : la vérité la plus dérangeante : « le capitalisme est en danger d’effondrement »

La fabrication de Greta Thunberg – pour consentement, acte IV : la maison est en feu ! & le sauvetage à 100 billions de dollars

La fabrication de Greta Thunberg – pour consentement, acte V : Le New Deal vert est le cheval de Troie de la financiarisation de la nature

La fabrication de Greta Thunberg, acte VI [crescendo] : une décennie de manipulation sociale pour la captation de la nature par les grandes entreprises

Extinction Rebellion training, or how to control radical resistance from the ‘obstructive left’ by Cory Morningstar.

In defense of Cory Morningstar’s Manufacturing For Consent Series by Hiroyuki Hamada.

Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part I: Net-zero Emissions by Kim Hill.

Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part II: Goals and Tactics by Kim Hill.

Unpacking Extinction Rebellion — Part III: The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Kim Hill.

A Propos d’Extinction Rebellion — Partie I: zero emission nette par Kim Hill.

A Propos d’Extinction Rebellion — Partie II: solutions et tactiques promues par Kim Hill.

A Propos d’Extinction Rebellion — Partie III: La 4e révolution industrielle par Kim Hill.

Lettre ouverte aux militant·e·s d’Extinction Rebellion par collectif Désobéissance écolo Paris.

Extinction Rebellion : ni désobéissance, ni obéissance, mais servilité et crédulité – Paris Luttes.

Quelques heures sur le pont de la Concorde avec Extinction Rebellion – Paris Luttes.

Jutta Ditfurth zu Extinction Rebellion: „Irrationalismus einer Endzeit-Sekte“

Just Say No to Fake Action by Wrong Kind of Green.

Trees don’t grow on money – or why you don’t get to rebel against extinction
by Tim Hayward.

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.

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.

Video. Selling Extinction by Prolekult.

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. Andrew Flood: Violence, Non-violence and Extinction Rebellion.

Video. Ce qui cloche avec Greta Thunberg. Tatiana Ventôse sees through the hype.
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