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(en) el miliciano cnt-ait chiclana - CNT Catalunya (AIT): World «Strike» for Climate? (ca) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 1 Oct 2019 09:16:32 +0300

Climate change is no longer a warning, it is a crude reality. For decades the environmental movement had been alarming the tragic consequences of not ending the global warming that we are subjecting to the planet, our common house, which has been cracked as if it were a cake to get more benefits from it. the ones it can produce. ---- Obviously, the current responsible for the exponential deterioration to which we are subjecting it is voracious capitalism, call it neoliberal, globalized, market economy or with any other adjective that they want to make fashionable to make it more digestible. When the productive system is based on obtaining maximum benefits in the shortest possible time without looking at the consequences, not only the rights of the working class are ignored, but also the environmental problems that alter all ecosystems, encourage migratory exodus or pollute the soil, seas and drinking water, among other ecological abuses.

Made this criticism of capitalism, taken advantage of now by those who saw the wall of their authoritarian communist model fall to try to sign up a bit, we must also recriminate to those who in favor of what they call state interest, under the economic system they defend, were committed Not a few ecological crimes. There is the desiccation of the Aral Sea, the Chernobyl accident, the fact that during the Cold War Czechoslovakia was the most polluted country in Europe or the erroneous stubbornness of Maoist China for exterminating the sparrows to get more grain production. Mao TseTung argued that "man must defeat nature" and his obstinacy caused an ecological imbalance that cost starvation death to more than 30 million obedient followers. All of that also happened, yes,

It hurts to think that this social model to which there are still those who aspire to be presented as an alternative to the ecological disasters of capitalism, because only when the control of production escapes the hands of those who generate it, which is what we are interested in maintaining a balance Eco-friendly, it tends to destroy the environment. Serve as an example our communal forests. In some, for decades there has been no fire, since it is the locals themselves who manage the forest environment from which they subsist. A model that reminds us of other Amazon communities that are now expelled after burning the jungle to produce soybeans with which to feed the rich world and livestock. So, put to talk about respect for the environment,

Currently, the submission of those who govern us to economic power makes it legislate favoring polluting productive forms. Hence, serious environmental problems are being generated, being surely the most pressing, due to the effects we are already suffering, that of climate change. Among the most known consequences is the increase in temperature, caused by the accumulation of polluting gases. Gradually we see how heat waves are more suffocating, how glaciers melt, how sea levels rise to the point of having to consider moving inland cities, how numerous species disappear irreversibly, how extreme weather events worsen or how crop production is reduced with the dire consequences it causes.

For capitalism, everything goes in its search for immediate benefit, although for this they have to transform life on the planet and collective interest into real money, plastic or virtual, destined for tax havens. A money from which few hands will benefit. That is his manual: accumulate wealth by fostering a society based on making those who transform and produce products believe that the image they sell us, that of consumerism, is our goal. Nothing more degrading or denigrating for the working class than that competitive, unsupportive and irrational society.

In this social model of consumption, among other niceties, you cannot be happy if you do not have your own vehicle or if you cannot boast in the social networks of a transcontinental and highly polluting vacation. It aims to subsidize polluting cars and when it has helped to increase the problem of air pollution is threatened with sanctions if they are not delivered to buy another that works with another type of energy. Because that is another, travel by private vehicle and away from jobs. Is there anything less ecological?

And that they have to put us in front of the screens to a teenager so that we demand more governmental summits and demobilize us! Enough of symbolic strikes and silent concentrations as a mass-requiem for a planet in destruction. When class consciousness has been lost and the struggle is abandoned to turn a common need into a punctual and playful day, at least, that does not distort the revolutionary meaning of what a strike is. Our presence in the demonstration, separated from traditional groups and framed within a libertarian bloc, responds to the need to denounce that respect for the planet is incompatible with capitalist consumerism and statist communism.

Let's fight for a socio-ecological model based on self-management.

CNT Catalunya (AIT). September 2019

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