At FeTERA we have the firm conviction that energy is a human right and social good, and as such, access to it and to its use must be guaranteed for all the inhabitants of our country; and for this to be real, we must fight to achieve and strengthen our sovereignty over energy and the factors that produce it.
We mean sovereignty in the broadest sense; without leaving anything to chance or to the changing intentions and fluctuations of the holders of capital. Sovereignty means having the “power to make decisions”, it means to be free.
We are asking for energy sovereignty as well as productive and technological sovereignty over resources, over fuels, over prices.
We battle to change the current energy model (its way of ownership and management). We want productive and technological sovereignty, since we have the skills and intelligence to produce locally, without the need to import productive models or unattainable or secret technologies from other countries. This ensures availability and not depending on other countries wanting to sell us their production processes and technologies or not.
We ask also for price sovereignty, so that tariffs not be dollarized … why should they be if the fuels, other resources (land, sea, air) and the labor force are Argentine? We are asking for sovereignty in areas such as: food, finances, energy, as part of a struggle for the sovereignty of the people for independence and liberation. Sovereignty of the bodies as an indissoluble part of the individual and the collective, of freedom and self-determination of people, their choices and the good living of society as a whole.
Diversifying our energy matrix is a good point. To this end, we urge for the construction of the CANDU Nuclear Power Plant with heavy water from the PIAP of Neuquén, fostering and sustaining work sources, national industry and the human capacities acquired and developed over more than 60 years in the nuclear area; being able to provide our own fuels in adequate quality and quantity.
The discourse of power pushes forward the commodification of everyday life and eliminates rights, which is why from the FeTERA we commit ourselves to continue the fight for the right to energy as part of the struggle for the integral rights of humanity, which involves confronting the commercial logic of profits, accumulation and domination the capitalist regime entails.
Our perspective is that of the struggle for integral sovereignty, something that defines us in our common actions in the struggle for the independence of the great Latin American and Caribbean homeland.
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