Transportation as ‘Climate Production’: Are Electric Vehicles Perpetuating the Exploitation of Labor and Nature?
At the heart of ‘climate production’ is the transportation system, which in turn is centered on the passenger car. It is not surprising, then, that the much-vaunted mobility transition is dominated by competing automobile industries – one of the world’s largest industries in terms of revenue.
But civil society actors, as well as workers and trade unions in general, are also involved in the transition struggles. There are voices for changing the whole system of production. Wouldn’t this be a starting point for cross-class alliances that promote a transition from exploitative and polluting capitalism to an ecosocialist society? In his contribution to the BG text series “Allied Grounds,” researcher John Szabo maps the conflict.
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