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(en) federacion anarquista uruguaya FAU: Positioning of the Brazilian Anarchist Coordination - CAB before the overflow of two waste dams in Mariana / MG (ca, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 7 Feb 2019 12:01:38 +0200


WORKERS 'LIFE IS NOTHING: TERRORISM OF CAPITAL AND STATE! ---- The Brazilian Anarchist Coordination deeply regrets the hundreds of workers killed and injured by the rupture and overflow of two waste dams of the Córrego do Feijão mine, belonging to Vale, and expresses its solidarity with everyone affected. for that absurd crime. ---- Three years ago, the greatest environmental crime in Brazil occurred and one of the largest in the world throughout history. The collapse of the dam of Mariana / MG beyond the incalculable losses for naturalization and for local cultures left, not counting the animal losses, 19 dead people. The company Samarco, controlled by the mining companies Vale and BHP Billiton, did not pay any fine or compensation until today, and even the reconstruction of the town of Bento Rodrigues is practically stopped. All this with the full agreement of the public power, taking the position of the prefect of Mariana, Duarte Júnior (PPS), in the government of the State of Minas Gerais, Fernando Pimentel (PT) and in the Presidency of the Republic, to the Petista, Dilma Roussef.
No fine or compensation paid, no house rebuilt, no repairs made. Subjugated and oppressed, the working class continues to face this act of terrorism perpetrated in a terrifying pact between the Political State and the Great Capital. This time, a new tragedy, occurred during the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) and Romeu Zema (NOVO). The President of the Republic, at various times called environmental activists obstacles to economic development and even within the hypocritical logic of capitalism, threatened to exit the Paris Agreement. Later he decided to back off from that act, influenced by the possible political and economic losses of the bourgeoisie and agribusiness. The mining government is not left behind in its destructive attitude. Promising to facilitate environmental clearances and open an entry for mineral exports and agribusiness - a process already started in the Pimentel government. He also promised to fight with the available weapons, what I call one of the "biggest problems faced by MG", the social movements. Finally, he declared his full support to the lackey who holds the presidency of the republic.
A disaster more than announced and planned by the capital
A torrent of mud reached the administrative area of the company and a residential village, as well as dozens of houses near the river. Hundreds of employees of the company are missing and the possibility of survival is very difficult, caught in the middle of the lunch hour in facilities inexplicably built on the road of mud. Just over three years after the human and environmental tragedy triggered by the rupture of the Fundão dam, in Mariana, the State of Minas Gerais and the country are perplexed as the same crime perpetrated by a large mining company, once again involving Vale a second time. There were few announcements made by the popular movements, academics, engineers and environmentalists since 2015, about the permanent irrigation of more than 400 dams of mining waste only in the State of Minas Gerais. The dam complex around the Córrego do Feijão mine has been denounced since 2015, while the State Council for Environmental Policy of MG approved an extension of the mine at the end of last year. Following the National Water Agency, there are another 45 dams in a critical situation in Brazil, of which 5 are located in MG.
The Feijão dam, which collapsed on 01/25/2019, was not on the list of dams under more critical conditions.
At that exact moment the city of Serro and Rio Acima are the subject of dispute. In the first, a new mine, only 4 kilometers away from the historic city, threatens the entire water system of the city, without counting other serious consequences. In the second, the installation of a new dam for the containment of mining waste has a capacity ten times greater than that of Fundão, in Mariana. Rio Acima, by the way, is responsible for a large part of the drinking water supply in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte. More than once the Capital, greedy for profit and always despising life, causes disasters of gigantic proportions, harvesting not only human lives, but also destroying cultivated lands, animal breeding, houses, rivers that supply cities and generate an environmental impact even kilometers from the accident site. More than once, the agrominero export model, typical of peripheral dependent countries of the capitalist system like ours, is insensitive to the needs of the indigenous, peasant and poor population. Two tragedies that occurred in different governments (PT and PSL). This shows that the policy of destruction of natural resources and exploitation of our country by multinationals is a state policy, not merely the government of the day. Having relation with the peripheral position of Brazil in the capitalist economy. He is insensitive to the needs of the indigenous, peasant and poor population. Two tragedies that occurred in different governments (PT and PSL). This shows that the policy of destruction of natural resources and exploitation of our country by multinationals is a state policy, not merely the government of the day. Having relation with the peripheral position of Brazil in the capitalist economy. He is insensitive to the needs of the indigenous, peasant and poor population. Two tragedies that occurred in different governments (PT and PSL). This shows that the policy of destruction of natural resources and exploitation of our country by multinationals is a state policy, not merely the government of the day. Having relation with the peripheral position of Brazil in the capitalist economy.
We accuse the judiciary of criminal complicity with the big mining companies. The disaster of Mariana, which is responsible for mining Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton, have been dragging federal justice since 2016. We remember that the former Companhia Vale do RioDoce (CVRD), state and founded in 1942, was privatized in May 1997 during the FHC government for 3.3 trillion dollars, when only its mineral reserves were calculated in more than 100 trillion dollars. One of the neoliberal arguments for CVRD's criminal surrender was that the state enterprise was incompetent and inefficient .... Since then, Vale, controlled by national and foreign financial capital, adopts an aggressive export model, selling crude ore without any processing, intensifying the production oriented to the accelerated depletion of the mineral deposits, generating an immense volume of waste, which hinder poorly constructed and poorly monitored dams. It is worth as well as other large mining companies operating in the country, takes advantage of the already fragile labor legislation and practices anti-union practices. In this type of financial economy model, those responsible (majority shareholders) are hardly punished, since they are protected by their countries of origin and by the criminal labyrinths of the international system. The flexibilization of environmental legislation registered in recent years and that will increase in the current government by the demands of capital, makes us predict disasters in the future, whose victims will be the same as always. The resulting spill will go to the Paropeba River, from there to the Furnas Power Plant and from there to the San Francisco River. The Sanitation Company of Minas Gerais (COPASA) has already interrupted the intake of water that supplies the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte. The Energy Company of Minas Gerais (CEMIG) is in an absolute state of tension given that the Furnas Power Plant, through which all the toxic sludge is drained, is the main generator of electricity from MG. With mud in the turbines it can not work. The scenario of chaos in Minas Gerais is imminent. where all the toxic sludge is drained is the main generator of electrical energy of MG. With mud in the turbines it can not work. The scenario of chaos in Minas Gerais is imminent. where all the toxic sludge is drained is the main generator of electrical energy of MG. With mud in the turbines it can not work. The scenario of chaos in Minas Gerais is imminent.
The scenario, therefore, is terrible and corroborates the anarchist criticism made 150 years ago making it completely current. The State is only the other side of Capitalism and its anti-human viciousness of destruction and domination.
We are not interested in the people who occupy the direction of the State, nor the party. The rot is in the perverse structure of that single currency with two horrible faces, Capitalism and State. On the other hand, the people are with their actions of immediate solidarity before the horror. Hundreds of places to receive drinking water, food, clothes and medicines spontaneously arise in collaboration with those affected by this terrorist act. A clear demonstration that, despite everything, we still have within us the germ of a new world, of Mutual Support, Self-management and Solidarity. Only the collectivization of all areas of social life from mobilization and organization in social and popular movements will distance us from barbarism.
The Brazilian Anarchist Coordination repudiates this terrorist act by the mining company Vale. We sympathize with all those affected by the crime and we call for them to organize themselves socially to fight for a world where we all enter! Our life in front of the Capital is worth nothing!
Outside Samarco! Out!
For the construction of a STRONG PEOPLE! For the construction of POPULAR POWER!
CAB - Brazilian Anarchist Coordination

http://federacionanarquistauruguaya.uy/posicionamiento-de-la-coordinacion-anarquista-brasilera-cab-ante-el-desborde-de-dos-represas-de-desechos-en-mariana-mg/
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