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The Socialist Revolution in the face of the abyss!
It is proposed in this paper that climate change would be acquiring the character of a terminal catastrophic factor in historical dynamics, the latter being understood as a type of historical factor that, both because of its likely consequences on the natural environment and the conditions of human existence, as well as its role as a catalyst (accelerator) of the main economic, social and political contradictions of the present, would have the potential to trigger a "terminal crisis" (or collapse) of the capitalist system and contemporary civilisation. Taking into account the nature of the environmental and geological process involved in global warming, associated for example with the dangers inherent in the melting of the Arctic ice and the unprecedented increase of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, climate change could also act as a trigger for a (fulminant) phenomenon of extinction of life on Earth, if we follow the approaches of an important group of scientists on this issue. Considering the above, we suggest the development of three major historical scenarios (possibly linked to each other) as a probable consequence of the advance of the ecological crisis in the coming decades: structural crisis, civilisational collapse and mass extinction. It must be considered at this point, however, that the severity of the ecological crisis would also depend on its greater or lesser synchronisation with a potential scenario of global energy collapse as a result of a medium-term depletion of fossil fuels, as well as on the degrees of intensity that the capitalist crisis as a whole takes on.
This raises the need to declare a "state of emergency" among anti-capitalist organisations around the world with regard to these dangers, greater than any that humanity has ever faced. The latter with the aim of initiating an immediate process of reflection, discussion and joint action around them. It also defends the urgency of convening a "New Zimmerwald Conference" in the face of the real "strategic emergency" that the threat of a super-catastrophic ecological crisis and the risk of a near civilisational collapse would constitute, This is taking as a precedent the meeting led by the handful of revolutionaries who, in the face of the outbreak of the First World War (i.e. the most catastrophic historical phenomenon of those developed up to that time), participated in 1915 in the convening of the Zimmerwald Conference exactly a century ago.
We thus defend the need for a Second Zimmerwald Conference as an internationalist response from which to advance the rediscussion (and updating) of the programme of socialist revolution in the face of the new and unprecedented dangers which humanity seems to be approaching. It should be recalled here that it was precisely in Zimmerwald that Marxism laid the foundations for the impulse of a policy that would be equal to the disaster of the outbreak of the First World War, which represented at that time the historical materialisation of the new type of threats characteristic of the imperialist phase. It would thus possibly be in an instance similar to the Zimmerwald Conference where, just as yesterday when humanity was beginning to be enveloped in the darkness of a disaster of hitherto inconceivable magnitude, we could begin to take the first steps in the discussion and confrontation of the real geological-historical cataclysm that is approaching. In other words, a Second Zimmerwald in which, just as yesterday when the Marxist parties were forced to confront historical situations marked by the absence of classical revolutionary processes and by an acute crisis of revolutionary leaderships, it would be possible to lay the theoretical-programmatic and political groundwork for a world revolutionary response to the approaching global crisis. The latter having as a fundamental perspective, moreover, the re-foundation (in the short and medium term) of a great world party of socialist revolution. (Continue reading in the link below).
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