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(en) Coordination des Grupes Anarchistes - IAL #97 - Ecology - The energy-efficient organization of capitalism and hydraulic fracturing (fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:45:15 +0200


The search for new energy sources from replacing conventional oil (including depletion is underway) develops internationally. The current position of the territory in which we find ourselves is challenged by this new geopolitical configuration. The discourse of crisis, has more pressing brains to make them swim in the icy water of egotistical calculation. ---- The discourse of emergency becomes a weapon in itself, leading to difficulties in communication and repères1. The decision is binding in an emergency, authoritarian and difficult. Taken by the speed, the horizon decreases freedom, while renewing quickly. Every decision that might seem relevant is made void the next moment, freewill giving way to the submission or the arbitraire2.

Only struggle pays

The law currently prevents farms is not padlocked, it leaves open a variety of faults that can be used to cancel, and put a new, favorable to the operation. Such cancellation serve the political class that can then play the card of ignorance of the law, then a "good democrat" revive proposals. Proposals3 of which the screen of "urgent economic crisis" and the current balance of power, aim rather has a more muscular and austere organization of our abilities, that their self-management and extension.
It is the struggle that forced the government look good, which helped require checks, changes, improvements. There is no other way to guard against assaults on our capacity as the fight.

Work and produce destructive

Potential profitability of these extractions is highlighted through the case of the United States, a very special case since there are farms at a loss. If specific jobs at the establishment are created, they are transient and diminish greatly after this phase, while destroying sustainable jobs in agriculture, or heritage. However, new jobs will provide a: propagandists who undertake to reassure everyone that celleux destroy the landscape to install boreholes, paid companies to deliver drinking water to people whose water has been contaminated without mention those who prescribe drugs and antidepressants survivors of this disaster.

Propaganda

This is not so much exploration or exploitation, or the type of what is sought (oil, gas, shale or related PAS4) is problematic, as the technique used. Other techniques proposed, even if they could reduce chemical inputs and quantity of water, do not change the problems due to fracturing itself (and not the ideological renaming this technique "stimulus" or "massage", etc.. reality that will change).
The media on their side do not hesitate to show only elected · e · s · the local mobilized · e · s (not the population), or reduce the diversity of manifesting · e · s the term "environmentalists." Local groups are not fooled and remain on their guard, ready if need be for civil disobedience to prevent explorations by identifying and stopping trucks supposed to afford. Others prefer the legal field and report defects in procedures.

The United States of North America, do not hesitate to pay for silence, and in our country, the link between energy issues and the state secret is known, if we include the trade secret behind which some companies may hide their processes, transparency can advance much more slowly than the rape of privacy, personal data collection and tracking of the population.

Expertise & "Democracy"

Expertise in public service provides short-range arguments fragile to handle by non-scientists, easily challenged by other expert · e · s, and sometimes sorting is difficult faire5. Political arguments are against our responsibility. Starting with restoring a class consciousness that too gave way to conspirationnisme6.


The illusion of "demand" which claims to meet liberalism is the result of a social organization that promotes this request, and the past of the socio-technical organization. It also leads to the alienation of individuals who denies the social and political aspect of the problem to reduce it to the consistency of an individual at the expense of freedom left by the low ratio of class and poverty, as well as a critical a life kept hidden (planned obsolescence) and energy expended to produce (too) for sale and not for disalienated needs. Realizing the liberal project of a giant zoo lifestyles, or the questioning of production tools, and their management is prohibited.
The authoritarian organization of the energy management (through taxation in other renewable), must give way to a local collective self-managed organization and federated criticizing early socio-technical organization vis- towards which our needs are relative. It is this organization that should be less energy.

A trend that can be achieved by rejecting the capitalist mode of production and control access to this production. Monitor, control and manage the orientation of the production taking care of his life, health and environmental damage, to local materials, renewable, including technical repair and maintenance are free and easy to access , understanding and reproduction.

An international day of struggle against hydraulic fracturing is scheduled Oct. 19, 2013.
Florian (Group Montpellier -
Another Future)


1. On these questions, read on to benefit the work of Paul Virilio, "Acceleration. A Social Critique of the time "(2010) and" Alienation and acceleration "(2012) by Hartmut Rosa, or the" Interim statement of our grievances against the despotism of the speed at the time of the extension lines of the TGV " (1991) Encyclopedia of nuisances.


2. Research acceleration is structurally due to the production on an industrial scale that must be redistributed, transport, as well as a monopolization of our energy and our emotions exploitation. This is because capitalism robs us of our decision (through requirements) space and time where we deploy our affections and energies born individual ambition to gain speed, the desire for a acceleration in the short term.


3. There can be no doubt of the project proposed by the Minister Arnaud Montebourg national society will find a prominent place.


4. Thus Jouarre, Seine et Marne, a platform is already installed, there is no fracturing place yet, but the material is on site. July 14, 2013, François Hollande said that while he was at the helm, there would be "no exploration of shale gas in France." It is therefore not formally opposed to oil shale, or other resources that could be sought with the same techniques.


5. Must examine their qualifications, training, their implications in political groups (lobbying), is they just have a title or if it is a daily practice. They must be qualified · e · s to talk about them if they claim to provide scientific arguments. Sometimes expert · e · s · e · be presented s so biased, or that he / they have conflicting opinions when they / are of equal competence and independence. It should also be able to distinguish the knowledge of a · e · e an expert witness brings a · e · e expert.


6. To quickly summarize our critique: it is to say (under the inspiration of Chomsky) that conspiracies are all practices are common and do not constitute the main methods of power, but a very small portion daily one hand, and secondly we can distinguish the hypothesis of a conspiracy on the occasion, the idea that everything is a conspiracy (which there is particular to conspiracy theories).
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