Fossil fuel as slavery

Written by Naomi Klein

There have been social movements that have succeeded in challenging entrenched wealth in way that are comparable to what today's movements must provoke if we are to avert climate catastrophe.  These are the movement for abolition of slavery and for Third World independence from colonial powers.  Both of these transformative movements forced ruling elites to relinquish practices that were still extraordinarily profitable, much as fossil fuel extraction is today.

Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything, p.455

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