Category: Argentina

Bree Busk: The popular assemblies at the heart of the Chilean uprising

Chile has a long history of radical neighborhood organizing — a tradition that is now put at the service of drafting a new constitution for a country in turmoil

Julia Soul: Teachers and Public Workers in Argentina Strike and Picket

The popular response was immediate. Thirty thousand people marched in Chubut; the teachers’ national union and the teamsters provincial union went on one-day strike September 5 to condemn the attacks.

Jonathan Franklin: ‘We are subjugated by the rich. It’s time for that to end’

Chile’s worst unrest in decades has transformed into a nationwide uprising for change. Here seven protesters explain what they’re fighting for

Pepe Escobar: South America, Again, Leads Fight Against Neoliberalism

The presidential election in Argentina pitted the people against neoliberalism and the people won. What happens next will have a tremendous impact all over Latin America and serve as a blueprint for assorted Global South struggles

Martín Mosquera: The Day After Macri’s Downfall

Argentina’s recent elections have set the country’s right on the path to defeat. But that won’t immediately put the working class back in the driver’s seat — much greater mobilization is needed for that

Salvador Allende: Allende’s Last Speech

Salvador Allende died 46 years ago in a US-backed coup. Here’s his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace

Maristella Svampa: 5 lessons from Argentina’s primaries

Argentina’s primaries have reshaped the country’s political landscape. The collapse of “Macrism” and the rise of “Peronism” were the distinguishing features of the elections. But what can we learn from the results?

Mark Weisbrot: Who is to Blame for Argentina’s Economic Crisis?

What are we to make of Argentina’s surprise election results on August 11, which jolted pollsters and analysts alike, and roiled the country’s financial markets?

Jack Rasmus: Argentina & the Next Global Financial Crisis

Argentina today is therefore likely a harbinger of things to come, i.e. the canary in the global economy coal mine, and the victim of a ‘made in the USA’ global slowdown driven by Trump trade and US monetary policies

Bree Busk: Chile’s feminists inspire a new era of social struggle

Feminism has a long history in Chile, but 2018 gave rise to a movement that was far more powerful than anyone could have expected

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