An alliance between people and nature to achieve inclusive societies

8
May

An alliance between people and nature to achieve inclusive societies

 

Humanity is in a hurry. The various manifestations of the crisis of civilization -Operational ecological difficulties in reproducing and deepening social inequalities – are interconnected and aimed at encounter between Western civilization and what shapes us as humanity. We are facing an emergency situation that threatens the survival of worthy social majorities.

We run into the limits of the planet. The territories of developing countries, which have been used as landfill and mine also beginning to show signs of exhaustion, both in the availability of energy and materials and the maintenance of natural cycles.

It is said that ecological deterioration has been the price paid to get welfare, but our world is full of contradictions and inequalities that question this idea.

Has worsened the situation of the most impoverished who have spent decades suffering and war disguised as indicators show a growing gap between the Global North and the Global South.

And inequalities have grown in so-called welfare societies: most of the population sinking into insecurity and exclusion. Especially bleeding is the situation of migrants. Deprived of their right to remain in their territories and expelled, many people undertake the same journey commodities and flows of wealth, until they encounter these borders shame that allow the entry of plundered resources and capital but who try to escape from poverty. Those who manage to get live indicated, serving as a distraction from the real structural problems.

Millions of people unemployed and employed many people poor. The employment foundation on which is built in Western societies is no longer space welfare rights but because their own generator precarious working conditions generate poverty.

Capitalist governments have tried to facilitate the regeneration of the capital gain rates dismantling public services. Much of public protection mechanisms are disappearing and families that go to take to resolve the precariousness of life.

Many humans are left pad to try to circumvent family exclusion. And in the home, which is dominated by patriarchal and unequal relationships, women who are more heavily loaded with tasks that are no longer covered by public funds. They are loaded with work and the tensions arising from the resolution of daily needs in situations of misery and suffering in their bodies violence conflicts.

You can only approach this complex crisis reorienting social metabolism, so do not force people to compete absurdly contrary to what you owe life. We dare to point some basic principles that are unavoidable in this reorientation.

The first is the inevitable decline of the material sphere of the economy. It is good to materially decrease (in a planned, democratic and fair) or by force (in exchange there who continue holding its lifestyle at the expense of material removal and insecurity many others).

The second is the radical distribution of wealth and obligations. Fighting exclusion is the same fight against the excessive accumulation. This transition will not be easy or can be made without conflict. It would be possible to deal with this change without the powerful and rich feel that the solutions to solve the crisis of civilization threaten your position? They can keep the privileges of the elite while ensuring a decent life for the majority and ensures ecological sustainability?

We dispute the economic hegemony (the challenge of designing a production model that fits the biocapacity of the Earth and minimize all inequalities) dispute political hegemony (to achieve a democratic organization that placed in the center a good life) dispute and cultural hegemony.

This latest dispute seems crucial field. The system can only perpetuate that exclusion has the unconscious complicity of the majority who made their notions of progress, wealth, property, freedom or hierarchy that are essential for the maintenance of the regime.

We need to rearm ourselves culturally to other disputed areas. Getting a movement that promotes, encourages and requires those changes is now a matter of survival and education can play an important role.

Yayo Herrera

Director General FUHEM

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