This is the
text of Ecosocialist Alliance leaflet which will be circulated on the TUC demo on
Saturday18 June, 11am start, Portland Place, London, W1. Come along and support
us if you can, look out for the banner pictured above. Ecosocialism not
The media is
full of headlines about crises: cost of living, energy prices, health and
social care, pandemics - and, less frequently, climate collapse. Mainstream
politicians see these as separate crises, while ecosocialists recognise these
are interrelated crises of the capitalist system itself.
Britain activists have been jailed for trying to get the Westminster government
to begin a massive programme to insulate homes and Just Stop Oil activists also
face jail for their protests outside the Kingsbury oil depot.
like insulation and renewable energy would take millions of people out of fuel
poverty and would greatly reduce the numbers dying each year because they
cannot afford to heat their homes. Britain has the worst record in Europe for
this: in 2020, fuel poverty charities estimated such deaths as around 10,000 a
funded insulation programmes, combined with putting taxpayers' money into
renewable energy, would greatly reduce our carbon emissions as well as create
thousands of good green jobs.. In addition, our reliance on the profiteering
and polluting fossilfuel giants – posting record profits, while continuing to
drive the climate and ecological crises – would be massively reduced.
record is appalling with millions of working families living below the poverty
line. The hike in energy prices will see well over 25% of UK households – 15m
people – in fuel poverty. Johnson and Sunak’s subsidies and rebates barely
touch the sides.
government gives the fossil fuel industry £10 billion a year in tax breaks
finally bowed to pressure for a windfall tax on dirty fuel producers but we
would go much further. All subsidies to oil and gas companies must end now and
be switched to renewables. We must take energy companies and road and rail
infrastructure into public ownership and rapidly de-carbonise the whole
economy. We stand for a rapid ecosocialist transition led by, and in the
interests of, working people.
is a network of organisations and individuals. We campaign for ecosocialist and
ecofeminist solutions to the multiple crises of the system. We are
internationalist: the climate crisis will not be solved by any one country, but
by collective global action.
We stand firmly
with the global south in seeking ecological and social justice.
We reject green
capitalist “solutions”, which are unworkable under a capitalist system of
infinite growth and accumulation. The planet will only be saved by disposing of
this system and replacing it with ecosocialism.
This leaflet is
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