Day 2: Deep understanding of ecological crisis.
Day 2 of the International School of Ecology organized by CARES, started with the Mystica with this beautiful text:
You seem so silent so inviting
What secrets do you hide?
Will you tell me the names of all that you have swallowed
Will you tell me their stories as they journeyed far from home
Never given a chance to grow up
Their tears, blood and souls mingled with the ocean
Never to arrive and never to return
Those you failed to take
Have made a home in a strange land
An uninhabited land
The new land has embraced and claimed them as its own
Today we come to remember the spirits that lay still in the sea
Whose names hisotry does not mention
But we refuse to forget
Our souls reach out to you
We honour you
We remember you and say:
Not a moment of silence
But a lifetime of struggles
We claim all lands for humanity and say
One World – No Borders
Tu sembles si silencieux et si accueillant
Quel secret nous caches-tu?
Me dirais-tu les noms de ceux que tu as englouti?
L’histoire de ceux qui ont voyagé si loin de chez eux?
Ils n’ont jamais eu le temps de grandir
Leur larmes, leur sang et leurs âmes se sont melangés.
Jamais ils ne sont arrivés a destination ni rentrés chez eux.
Ceux à qui tu n’as pas pris la vie
Ont construit une vie sur une terre inconnue
sur une terre inhabitée
cette nouvelle terre les a acceuilli et les a traité comme un des leurs.
Aujourd’hui nous sommes réunis pour nous rappeler
de leurs âmes qui repose dans la mer
Se rappeler ceux dont l’histoire ne connait leur nom
Mais dont nous refusons d’oublier
Nos âmes se joignent aux vôtres
Nous vous honorons
Nous nou souvenons de vous et disons:
Pas un moment de silence
Mais une existence de lutte
Nous proclamons que toutes les terres
appartiennent à l’humanité et nous dirons
Un monde sans frontière
The second day was a very fruitful day. In addition what Professor J.B Foster shared in the conference on the first day, the second day started by explanation of the Marxist definition of contradiction, which can be defined as “the incompatible development of different elements within the same relation”. What pointed out was that focusing on contradictions is also focusing on change. How we come to understand things? The mechanics of Climate Change, Sear rise level, ocean acidification and so on? One way of understanding it is how we came to understand the relation that we have today.
The deep understanding of the ecological crisis is equal to understanding things, such as:
– understanding the geologic time scale which is a system of chronological dating that relates geological strata to time and also used to describe the timing and relationships of events that have occurred during Earth’s history. For example when citing the Athropocene era which is defined as a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change,
– understanding laws of nature versus the laws of capitalism,
– understanding the biosphere and also understanding that the climatologists already alarmed about the global warming long time ago.
– understanding that the nuclear blast, released of carbon causes toxic radiation all over the world, a poisonous radiation.
– understanding that each one of the planetary boundaries represent the ecological crisis.
The ecological disruption is directly related to the robbery system. The new concept of metabolism and social metabolism can be linked to our production is that human are material beings. Metabolism between human and nature; many people have been removed from nature. The concept of Ecosocialism is a way of going against the existing system. Proposing diverse alternatives such as co-revolution that is organsing and rethinking our production process. Rethinking our society, on areas of focus such as transport reform and mobility, on the redistribution of wealth, on macro organisms and make scientists better with respect to indigenous consultation. Building and value the relationship with nature, promoting community care, cultural shift and relationship with food.
Each participant got the chance to express themselves in small groups and came up with a presentation of what they have discussed.
All participants were also given the school materials, t-shirts and stationaries.
In the afternoon Participants from Madagascar, Tanzania, Seychelles and Philippines presented on their respective organization, historical background of their country and the struggles that they are facing. On the link below, you will be able to download the presentation of our comrades.
The day ended with a positive vibe, mixing our different musical , jamming together.