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Polis (Santiago)

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PORTO-GONCALVES, Carlos Walter. Fight for the Earth: Metabolic rupture and social reappropriation of nature. Polis [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.45, pp.291-316. ISSN 0718-6568.

In this paper we assume that humanity and the planet are immersed in a process of metabolic transformation that is already causing even a debate about a new geological period - Anthropocene or Capitalocene? - In which the human species would be the main agent. Urban-rural relationships are being transformed in such a way that the sciences need to break with their greatest source of inspiration - the idea force of the domination of nature - as formulated by Francis Bacon. We live in such a paradox, in terms that since 2007, according to the UN, with an urban population greater than rural, which is at the same time in present terms, almost double the traditional peasants and communities that there was in 1960. Demand of matter and energy to sustain the cities increases exponentially reinforced by an economy subject to the crematística and to the logic of the incessant accumulation of capital. The second Promethean revolution with fossil fuels provided the material conditions that led to the metabolic breakdown that threatens humanity and the planet today. In this context, a new phase of expropriation violence is in charge of humanity and against it emerge social groups in the struggle for the social reappropriation of nature (Leff) or simply to maintain their relations with the vital conditions of the earth , Water, photosynthesis, soil-subsoil. The struggle for the agrarian reform is resignified as the struggle for the land and for the Earth.

Palabras clave : Agrarian reform; existence; resistance; land; earth.

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