I don’t think we can ever trust or ask a government or people in power to solve this crisis for us, because they have neither the ability nor the interest in doing so. Our interests – which are human liberation, animal liberation and earth liberation – are diametrically opposed to the interests of power and capital, who want to consolidate their power at the price of our liberty. Looking at a group like Extinction Rebellion, it’s inspiring to see so many people getting involved and taking direct action to try and solve a problem that they see – particularly some of the more disruptive and theatrical and passionate and emotional responses to the climate chaos that we see.
There are some amazing groups who maybe align more closely with what Dawn Ray’d stand for, particularly the Green Anti-Capitalist Front. It’s amazing when people are getting so impassioned about climate chaos and the crisis in ecology. It’s important that we recognise the intersection between ecology and global warming and capitalism, and the other struggles, whether they be class struggles, or struggles for liberation for indigenous groups. Whether it be the Zapatistas, the Rojava revolution, these revolutions have ecology movements at their front and centre, as well as movements to disrupt patriarchal societies, to disrupt power and disrupt hierarchy. If we have a single issue, we have to recognise where that single issue intersects.