RE: [OPE] Istanbul Declaration Against the 5th World Water Forum 15-22

Date: Wed Apr 08 2009 - 10:12:09 EDT

> I find your indication in the first paragraph very important as in these debates on water sources peple
> mainly try to enlighten consumers as to how limit water waist. But as I think the main threat to our global> water sources comes from the way how it is produced in capitalist society as you point out. And more
> importantly capitalists want to keep the system (despite its all obvious irrationalities) alive by using
> most violent means of economic and extra-economic nature. Therefore, I do not understand some debates on
> the list on Venezuela. People seem to want to get rid of a violent system by using some white gloves.

Did you know that Petroleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) entered into a
joint venture with Schlumberger, BV for natural gas drilling in
Venezuela which includes fracturing?
The Bolivarians must in the course of their struggle confront
the dangers to their environment posed by certain types of
natural gas and oil (e.g. tar sands) technologies which have
been developed by capital. The answer does not lie with joint
ventures with capitalist firms. The answer lies with extending
and deepening the revolutionary process. As you say, that will
require - increasingly - that they not wear white gloves.
In solidarity, Jerry_______________________________________________
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Received on Wed Apr 8 10:14:04 2009

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