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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #237 - European Encounters: Towards a European network Ecosocialist (fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:54:49 +0200


European meetings ecosocialism held in late January in Geneva, involving tens of European organizations and South America. Libertarian alternative was invited there with other carriers anticapitalist movements and ecological alternative. ---- The Swiss group Ecosocialist party SolidaritéS was initiated meetings that took place from January 24 to 26 in Geneva, in line with its eco-socialist program [ 1 ], ie a revolution in the system of production, consumption, transport, and a cultural revolution of the biosphere. ---- In the image of this group, the core participants and participants consisted of anti-capitalist parties and environmentalists around the Fourth International, and are in a process of synthesis between Marxist thought and current ecology "social" Izquierda Anticapitalista, NPA, etc. anticapitalist Left. They invited movements, unions and networks ecologists from all over Europe (Solidarity, the union Andalusian SAT, Belgian CADTM Climate Network Social Justice etc.), as well as representatives of South American environmental movements (for earth, ecofeminists, members of Via Campesina ...).

Besides the interest of the exchanges that took place, the aim of these meetings is to formalize a network Ecosocialist at least European, with debates and common references, both in terms of the ideas on which movements take example.

Strengthen links between dispersed fronts

Side of the great currents of political or guests featured prominently Michael Löwy, which is a reference (although not intervened on his own writings on ecosocialism but the struggles of the South), or Daniel Tanuro, to altermondialists sides of tenantes movements Ecofeminists struggles such Yayo Herrero (Ecologists in Action, Spain), the decreasing sensitivity or self-management of unionism.

The side of the common issues that were discussed, several plenary sessions brushed the state of affairs of environmental challenges, struggles (intervention Maxime Combes) and the next international challenge posed by the twenty-first UN conference on climate change.

The need to strengthen links and networks between fronts scattered (antinuclear struggle after Fukushima, peasant struggles, labor struggles ...) has been demonstrated again. While a dozen workshops on three days trying to present alternatives and deepen the political system, agricultural, energy, land ... and the means to create links between struggles.

The workshop related to "role of unions in an eco-socialist perspective" is emblematic in this regard. Libertarian Alternative intervened in the planning, as well as the PG, and discussions revolved around the decision-making process.

Festive moments

These meetings have been a moment of exchange and very constructive discussions, which should rise to concrete prospects of working together (they will be published on the site). To crown their success, they also booked festive moments such as demonstrations, performances in the banking district to criticize the entire Swiss politics, and the evening to support agricultural laborers of Andalusia with the mayor of Marinaleda [ 2 ] Juan Manuel Gordillo.

Fanny (AL Saint-Denis)


[ 1 ] Their "business card" and brochures are available at: www.solidarites.ch

[ 2 ] See AL February 2014
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