Category: Argentina

Brian Tokar: 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina

This technology has failed to demonstrate any consistent advantages for crop yields or food quality, but has helped drive an unprecedented consolidation of corporate power in the global seed and agrochemical sectors

Julia Soul: Argentine Vegetable Oil Workers Win Big Raises with Coordinated Strike

Argentina’s vegetable oil workers ended 2020 on a high note, with a triumphant 21-day national strike for higher wages. They were pushing to make the minimum wage a living wage, as the constitution mandates

Virginia Tognola: Argentina’s long history of struggle for legal abortion

After many years of campaigning, Argentina’s feminist movements booked a historic victory at the end of 2020 when abortion was finally legalized

Tom Phillips: Argentina Legalizes Abortion in Landmark Moment for Women’s Rights

The victory is the result of five years of mass protest marches by Argentina’s grassroots women’s movement, which began as a Twitter campaign against gender violence

Cecilia Rikap: What would a state-owned Amazon look like? Ask Argentina

Correo Compras promises to benefit workers, consumers and sellers, and could even use big data for the public good

Kristina Hille: Co-ops Can Lay a Path to Just Economies Amid the COVID Crisis

Cooperatives have been central to confronting the twin economic and health crises

Mark Weisbrot: Lives Depend on Argentina’s Debt Talks

Creditors should accept the reality that unsustainable debt burdens only lead to worse crises up the road. At this crucial moment in the global pandemic and recession, many lives may depend on this understanding

Lucía Cholakian Herrera: In Argentina, the Next Generation Finds Its Voice

Ofelia Fernández is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. Despite online hate, she’s leading the youth movement for the political rights of women.

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.

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