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Argentina
    #520400 - 01/14/02 01:30 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

A MONTH ago, Argentina was a symbol of the disaster of the free market. Years of recession had driven unemployment to nearly 20 percent and pushed one-third of the population into poverty.

And all President Fernando de la Ra and his hated economics chief Domingo Cavallo could offer was more austerity--slashed wages, layoffs, spending cuts, privatization.

But Argentina today is the symbol of something else--the hope of a better future. In mid-December, ordinary Argentinians said "no" to the misery of a system run by bankers and bosses. By December 20, every city and town in Argentina, including Buenos Aires, was paralyzed by mass demonstrations.

Cavallo was the first to go. Then de la Ra. And one week after that, a new wave of demonstrations brought down another government.

JAMES PETRAS has worked for the past two years with the unemployed movement in Argentina. Petras is the author of numerous books on Latin America--the most recent, co-authored with Henry Veltmeyer, is Globalization Unmasked: Imperialism in the 21st Century. He talked to ALAN MAASS about the uprising.

Anarchist protesters occupy the Argentinian embassy in London:


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Re: Argentina [Re: mm.]
    #520421 - 01/14/02 01:56 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

why do i have a sneaking suspicion that this will eventually be blamed on the US in general and GWB in specific?


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Re: Argentina [Re: Innvertigo]
    #520422 - 01/14/02 02:00 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

If you throw enough shit at the wall, some of it's bound to stick.

Keep that on the low-down.
Or maybe it's the down-low.


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Re: Argentina [Re: Ulysees]
    #520427 - 01/14/02 02:04 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

i'll take that as a "yes INNVERTIGO i agree with you a 100%"


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Re: Argentina [Re: Innvertigo]
    #520714 - 01/14/02 07:14 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

It's bound to happen sometimes isn't it?

Actually, it's happened a couple of times, at least one other time that I can remember.

See, I'm not a blind liberal retard... I told you people that. :wink:


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Re: Argentina [Re: mm.]
    #521790 - 01/16/02 12:53 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Onward my brother.

I hope Argentina pulls it off and builds a GREAT society. One that we all know we could have easily if it wasn't for greed and, you said it bro, IMPERIALISM

I think Americans find it hard to understand imperialism as a problem because they aren't the victim of it.


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