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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:33 PM

Evo Morales’ Historic Speech At The Isla Del Sol

By Evo Morales

Source: Climate and Capitalism

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

“Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother Earth”

On December 21, at a solstice celebration in Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes, Bolivian president Evo Morales introduced the “Manifesto of Isla del Sol.” His talk, translated below, includes the full text of the manifesto.

“Vivir Bien” has long been a key element in Morales’ political philosophy. The phrase literally means “living well,” but its meaning in Bolivia is closer to “living in the right way” or “living appropriately, so that others may also live.”

Thanks to Richard Fidler for the translation, which was first published, along with his introduction and commentary, on Life on the Left.

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Ten Commandments to confront capitalism and construct the culture of life:

Full Speech: http://www.zcommunications.org/evo-morales-historic-speech-at-the-isla-del-sol-by-evo-morales

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:39 PM

1. Is it any wonder we're sneaking in teams of CIA "scientists" to destabilize his government?

Sisters, brothers: The world is being hit by a world-wide multiple crisis that is manifested in a climate, financial, food, institutional, cultural, ethical and spiritual crisis. This crisis indicates to us that we are living in the final days of capitalism and unbridled consumerism; that is, of a model of society in which human beings claim to be superior to Mother Earth, converting nature into an object of their merciless predatory domination.

The ideologues of capitalism argue that the following are the solutions to the crisis of the capitalist system:

On the one hand, more capitalism, more privatization, more commoditization, more consumerism, more irrational and predatory exploitation of natural resources and more protection for companies and private profit.

On the other hand, fewer social rights, less public health, less public and free education, and less protection for human rights.

Today the societies and peoples of the developed countries are tragically experiencing the capitalist crisis created by its own market. Capitalist governments think that it is more important to save the banks than to save human beings, and it is more important to save the companies than to save people. In the capitalist system the banks have priority economic rights and enjoy first-class citizenship, which is why we can say that the banks are worth more than life. In this unfettered capitalism, individuals and peoples are not brothers and sisters, they are not citizens, they are not human beings; individuals and peoples are debt defaulters, borrowers, tenants and clients; in short, if people do not have money, they are nothing.

You go Evo!

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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:35 PM

2. Go Bolivia!

First you recognize the rights of Mother Earth, then you set aside the world's largest protected wetland yesterday!! http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?207471/Bolivia-designates-worlds-largest-protected-wetland

Thanks Polly7!

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Response to Chiquitita (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:30 PM

3. Wise decision. Bolivia needs Morales, no doubt about it.

Hope outside interference, and US sending material support to the Bolivian opposition will not be able to interrupt the country's steady movement to a better life, better world for Bolivians.

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