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What is anti-industrialism and what does it want?

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The anti-industrial current emerged, on the one hand, from the critical assessment of the period that came to an end with the failure of the old, independent workers’ movement and the global reconstruction of capitalism – thus it was born in the 1970s and 1980s. On the other hand, it arose in the nascent attempt to return to the country of the times and in the working-class explosions against the permanent presence of polluting factories in the urban centers and against the construction of nuclear power plants, housing blocs, motorways and roadblocks.

What is anti-industrialism and what does it want?

By Miguel Amorós

The anti-industrial current emerged, on the one hand, from the critical assessment of the period that came to an end with the failure of the old, independent workers’ movement and the global reconstruction of capitalism – thus it was born in the 1970s and 1980s. On the other hand, it arose in the nascent attempt to return to the country of the times and in the working-class explosions against the permanent presence of polluting factories in the urban centers and against the construction of nuclear power plants, housing blocs, motorways and roadblocks. At the time, anti-industrialism was a theoretical analysis of the new social conditions that took into account the contribution of ecology and the struggle against the consequences of capitalist development, though the two factors had never worked together before. We can define anti-industrialism as a critical thought and an antagonistic practice born from the conflicts provoked by the development of the ultimate phase of the capitalist regime, to which corresponds the fusion of the economy and politics, capital and the State, industry and life. Due to its novelty and the extension of submission and resignation among the down-and-out classes, reflection and conflict do not always go hand in hand; the first postulates objectives that the other one doesn’t always want to take on: anti-industrial thought fights for a global strategy of confrontation, while the struggle alone is reduced to tactics, which only benefits domination and its partisans. Mobilized forces are almost never aware of their historic task, while critical lucidity never manages to clarify mobilizations.

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What is anti-industrialism and what does it want?
Authored by: Bill Not Bored on Thursday, June 12 2014 @ 11:55 AM CDT

This translation of the text renders "anti-industrialism" as "anti-developmentalism":

http://libcom.org/library/anti-developmentalism-what-it-what-it-wants-miguel-amorós