The Movement for Water and Territories (MAT) held its ninth national meeting, an occasion in which it was agreed to deepen its guidelines regarding the community management of waters and common goods, as well as the demand for “the freedom of the political prisoners”.
In addition, the more than 40 socio-environmental organizations from the north, center and south of the country that participated in the instance agreed to redouble their efforts to prevent “the government’s extractivist agenda based on the extension of the territories in sacrifice.”
Before the upcoming Constitution, the organizations that are members of the MAT agreed to deepen the historical demands for which they have fought: water as a common good and Human Right, with priorities for use and community management, which includes respect for their cycles within the framework of the Rights of Nature and for a dignified life. This requires repealing the Water Code and promoting the strengthening of territorial and local economies from the perspective of food sovereignty and the recovery of water, land and traditional seeds.
Inside and outside the Constitutional Convention
Likewise, the MAT will continue to support the work of the constituents of the organization itself, such as Camila Zárate, Constanza San Juan and Alvin Saldaña, together with conventional social and environmental convictions “within the framework of a horizon in which the central is the constituent assembly and territorial work, both urban and rural ”.
For this, it is intended to promote Constituent Assemblies for Water and Territories (ACAT) that will seek to capture the link between water, agroecology and care of the seed, the fight against the TPP11 and the FTAs, the recovery by the peoples of the lands preyed upon by forestry and agribusiness and multinationality.
Also the ninth national meeting of the MAT aimed to deepen the conception of “a plurinationality understood from the territories, as an articulation between first nations, migrants, Afro, from the urban and the rural, for the various socio-environmental struggles in an anti-extractivist key and for a post-extractivist socio-ecological transition ”.
“While the government sabotages the process and holds the political prisoners of the revolt and Mapuche political prisoners hostage, and the political class takes refuge in the presidential election to try to defend its privileges, the MAT will redouble its efforts to prevent the reactivation agenda. of the government and to free the hostages of this terrorist government, “says the statement issued by the MAT after its ninth meeting,” reads the final statement of the ninth meeting of the MAT.