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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:31 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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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:42 PM

1. Do yourself a favor.

Go to the link and read the whole thing.

" The world is experiencing a crisis of political systems because they no longer represent the peoples, they are elitist, exclusive, governed by oligarchical leaderships with the vision of filling the pockets of a few and not serving the people.

The so-called democracies are the pretext for handing over the natural resources to transnational capital. In those false democracies, politics has been converted into an instrument for profit and not a vocation of service. Anachronistic forms of governments still survive that no longer respond to the demands of the world’s peoples.

We must refound democracy. We do not want a colonial democracy in which the politicians are an aristocratic class and not militants in the cause of the poor and of service to the poor.

Democracy is not viable if it does not empower the poor, the marginalized, and does not respond first and foremost to the urgent needs of the neediest. A democracy in which a few become rich and the majority become poor is not a democracy."


Spread the WORD.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:44 PM

2. Thank you for sharing this

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