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(en) France, Alternative Libertair AL 11th Congress - Place ecology at the heart of the project libertarian communist (fr) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:02:29 +0200


Not only the ecological crisis involves all major balances of the planet - Climate change, pollution and radioactive chemicals that affect biodiversity, etc. - But its likely consequences will be devastating for humanity itself: critical risks food crises, health risks for future generations, forced migrations of populations, etc.. ---- Faced with this crisis struggles to defend the wider environment are not up to par. While fighting against a nuclear plant against an industry that pollutes the environment, against the construction of a highway or airport extra is legitimate and necessary, the combination of these struggles point provides no real solution to the ecological crisis. To date there is simply a movement of relocation of polluting industries and the development of green capitalism whose only motivation is to create new opportunities for capitalist profits.

A conception of ecology limited to the protection of the environment will hardly slow down the destruction of the planet. Human activities must be completely reoriented. In Congress Agen in 2006, Alternative libertarian rightly stated: "ecological challenge facing three revolutions are necessary" - revolution in international trade revolution in consumption patterns, revolution in production methods.

We know that within capitalist society, no significant changes in these critical human societies will be possible. Social inequalities are in fact at the root of these destructive human societies on the planet. This is why anti-capitalism is inseparable from the struggle ecologist. Of course we're talking about anti-capitalism, which is not just a change at the head of the State, such as that of the Stalinist parties who have built in the former so-called "communist" state capitalism even more destructive for the environment. We speak of a profound questioning of capitalism by generalized self-management of the economy and society. This should lead us to completely revise the model of social organization. It is resize the development of human societies to allow a balance between productive capacity and local needs. Several considerations are to be taken to not be satisfied with mere criticism rhetorical question but the pseudo comfort in which the capitalist system we install. Far adjust supply and demand for all types of control mechanisms such as markets, have to be tackled to restore direct links between producers / consumers and matrices / matrices and solve the adequacy of production necessary social and societal .

To make a significant contribution to the ecological struggle Alternative libertarian must: demonstrate the link between the struggles against unequal society and ecological struggles, in-depth analysis constraints and changes in capitalism. The analysis should include both economic and ecological considerations and cultural - "cognitive capitalism" - the essence of this system is to transform all aspects of life into a commodity; bring environmental concerns into the whole movement social: in union struggles for housing, health ... For we know that the opposition can occur between certain ecological struggles and, for example, some struggles for employment is the result of non-delivery relevant interests of the capitalists and not taking into account the real interests of workers and employees. It is essential to carry arm design theory of ecology cuts across all social struggles. Provide turnkey solutions is not necessarily the responsibility of a political organization but focus the debate within the trade unions, even some contradictions point should be. We must also work to radicalize the ecological consciousness that develops on a background of green capitalism, without any sectarianism. This is a prerequisite for building a mass intervention, describe and disseminate alternative acts even imperfect (scop, amap, etc.). integrating the environmental dimension into the discussion. A self-managed company may limit the health consequences for workers and the environment for those without removing them. The transverse dimension of thinking is a priority to be an actress of a cultural revolution involving all forms of low consumerism today advocating elements of lifestyle and working alternative to those imposed by capitalist society. Firstly, AL must acquire a culture collective environmentalist; wear a reflection on the place of humanity on the planet, physically and psychologically dependent on its relationship with the rest of the living world can not live permanently placing himself "in outside "the living world. It has no future in that as part of the living world and integrated in an ecological balance found. Debates on the footprint of human activity is just beginning. The concept of decay, very popular in the environmental community must not lead to a choice between growth and voluntary simplicity. The main problem is the lack of articulation between theory and practice. This is because there are now more real environmental movement organized within the libertarian movement. AL to give full meaning to the questioning of productivism and advance based on what already exists.







Capitalism, having invented the concept of sustainable development states to reconcile the economy, growth, and social environment through the use of new technologies, will continue its regeneration after its neoliberal phase, through the development of the green economy. Indeed, the Rio +20 Conference, the United Nations Programme for Environment (UNEP) introduced the global commodification of nature. It claims to give a value to any environment tangible or intangible. At this conference, the inability of the concept of sustainable development to resolve the contradictions of capitalism was recorded. To start a new cycle of growth it is to extend the logic of the market for the right to pollute by assigning a value to the living and to the mineral world with a system of compensation for destruction of nature. We must understand this new struggle and organize.

To advance to face all these challenges, Libertarian Alternative adopts a work plan for the next two years, the achievement will be followed by the new secretariat intervention Ecology - transformation of the former commission ecology - created at this conference.

Posted January 30, 2013 by commission congress
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