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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire par AL - AL Tract, Against pesticides, against capitalist agriculture (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sun, 4 Nov 2018 06:42:19 +0200

The fight against pesticides, which contribute to the destruction of ecosystems, is inseparable from the more global struggle against the capitalist mode of production applied to agriculture. Against the race for profit, defend the return to a peasant and social agriculture. ---- Beyond indignation ... ---- World War II research into the production of chemical weapons has resulted, since 1945, in the development of increasingly potent and dangerous pesticides. These pesticides are intended to destroy on a large scale all insects, " weeds " or other pests that are outside the crop. ---- These pesticides find their place in a particular form of agriculture: industrial agriculture, based on mass production and the race for profit. In this form of agriculture directly linked to capitalism, there is no question of working with nature to obtain food resources but to exploit as much as possible the soil and ecosystems to maximize production in the short term. This form of agriculture has already destroyed many ecosystems and created irreversible disorders at the scale of what we can live or measure.

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Requiring the ban on pesticides means demanding a way out of the impasse in the agri-food industry, of which farmers are the first victims. Agricultural spaces must be redefined as living spaces and this will not be done without the peasants.

...the action
How to fight against this system ? The " poppy movement " aims to act at the municipal level to stop pesticides. The goal is to maintain pressure until the next election. We can discuss the margin of maneuver available to municipalities that are losing almost all their management skills to the benefit of communities of municipalities. And are these institutions able to change anything on this topic at the territorial level ?

The action against the capitalist agricultural system, which led to the massive use of pesticides, can not be limited to that. We must also, here and now, re-establish links at the local level, relying on forms of direct democracy, to carry out concrete actions on our territories.

With this in mind, it is urgent to go and talk with the peasants, especially since the elections of the chamber of agriculture take place in December. Trade unions are the main decision-makers in the territories in terms of agricultural policy. It is necessary to support an anti-pesticide trade unionism, anti-authoritarian, for the maintenance of the peasantry and a local agriculture on a human scale. Strong support for such a union could not immediately change the constitution of chambers that are overwhelmingly owned by the agro-industrial union, but could support a line of action combative and completely legitimate.

Beyond that, we must continue to explain how the use of pesticides is just one facet of a global production system that leads us directly to disaster. It is this whole capitalist system that we will have to reverse to reinvent societies capable of responding to the needs of human beings without destroying nature.

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