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(en) Against the G8 Environmental Summit - CLAAACG8

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Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:14:28 +0200 (CEST)


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TRICKSTER PRODUCERS - CAPITALIST MURDERERS
AGAINST THE G8 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

Development, Progress and respect for the Environment are ideas
which have been agreed for a long time, both by the right and
the left. However, this Progress and this Development are
perfectly incompatible with respect for the environment and seem
more and more clearly to be dead ends for humanity and for the
whole planet.

For two centuries, economic development and technical
discoveries have supported an increasing production of goods as
well as a permanent increase in production capacity. Far from
reducing the burden of labour, the enormous profits of
productivity are used to produce always more - it doesn't matter
what. Capitalism involves us in a production frenzy which ends
up becoming a common value and is presented as an end in itself.
The social question, we are told, will find its solution in
abundance. The happiness of humanity will be obtained by the
combined effect of science and technology.

At a time when capitalism has extended itself on a planet-wide
scale, it must be noted that the social and ecological account
is in the red. Although in the old industrialized countries the
exploitation of human beings seems to be somewhat less wild than
during the last century, on a worldwide scale it is obvious that
the economic exploitation of men, women, children and nature has
been considerably increased.

The state of the planet is worsening year by year.

It is the globalisation of that economic model which is
presented as being the only possible way - capitalism - which is
generating an unceasing degradation of the planet. Unbounded
degradation which is reaching the point of no return: water
reserves, soil, the diversity of life, the living conditions of
people. Financiers and industrialists carry out their projects
with an iron hand clothed in the velvet glove of the ideology of
infinite development and economic progress. Moving across
borders, they dictate directions which meet only their sole
economic interests and their need to maintain their domination
over the world.

By their sides are the many accomplices camouflaged with tinsel
of all colours who try to give capitalism a more decorous
appearance and advise it on initiatives which favour a minor
degradation of nature. They want us not to be afraid of the
grass snake of "sweetened" capitalism, capitalism which
supposedly respects the environment, which encourages "durable
development", whereas in reality it is still the same old
productivist ideology which is inseparable from the exploitation
of human labour.


Unmasking the dreams which led us into social submission and
ecological catastrophe


We must read the covered cards in this gigantic lie of a poker
game which is being played by the financiers of all countries by
undermining resources which belong to everyone, both to the
people of today and to the future generations.

We will not be able to seriously approach the unbridled
exploitation of nature without at the same time considering the
exploitation of Man by Man, which is part of the same process.
The salvation of the planet cannot be understood without the
liberation from the rule of the market which invades every
aspect of our existence.

[Leaflet against the G8 Environmental Summit by the Paris
Claaacg8 Collective (26/04/2003)]

http://www.claaacg8.org/english/

[translation nmcn]


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