We are facing a climate crisis emergency. The science tells us this. The question is, how do we address this crisis? Gradual change is no longer an option, the crisis is already upon us. Business as usual is killing our planet. The solution; disrupt business as usual. Prevent the industries and economies that are destroying our home from functioning and build up a new, better alternative. One that protects people and planet.
The most effective way to disrupt a business is to collectively withdraw our labour: to go on strike. A business without workers means a business where no work is being done, i.e. not a business at all. Our ability to disrupt business in this way has been used to great effect throughout history. Most of the workplace rights we enjoy today (the weekend, paid holidays, sick leave, health & saftey regs etc.) were fought for and won by the labour movement. Workers standing together in trade unions to demand a better life, striking if necessary.
Earth Strike seeks to apply the principals of strike action on a truly massive scale for the benefit of the whole planet and all its people: we seek to build a global general strike for the climate, were people from all over the world and across all jobs and industries collectively withdraw their labour. We are unfortunately a long way from such an event. In the short term, Earth Strike UK is fighting to strengthen the workers’ movement, build resilience in our communities and bring the climate struggle to the workplace.
We also continue to challenge capitalism through protest and direct action, keeping up pressure on the governments and multinational corporations that are destroying our environment in pursuit of profit.