The seventh CADTM South Asia regional workshop started in Colombo (Sri Lanka) on April 6, 2018, with participants coming from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Japan, Belgium and France. Below is the general introduction by Éric Toussaint, spokesperson for the CADTM international network.
What we are fighting is a capitalist system that destroys nature.
We have to fight a capitalist system which, within the two centuries since the so-called Industrial Revolution, has accumulated enough greenhouse gases to trigger climate change.
It sees nature merely as resources to be extracted, exploited and traded for maximal profit.
A capitalist system that confines the inhabitants of many countries to producing raw material to be exported at the lowest possible price.
A system that drives people to produce food they will not eat and to eat food they have…
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