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Celebrate Argentinian Uprising
by Alexis (lexus51 [at] juno.com)
Wednesday Dec 11th, 2002 11:16 AM
On December 20th last year, the Argentinian people threw off the yoke of neoliberalism. Comemorate that uprising Dec. 20. Meet 4:30pm @ Montgomery BART Station, march to 5:30pm @ Union Square, San Francisco
1st ANNIVERSARY OF ARGENTINA'S POPULAR REBELLION

Friday, Dec 20
4:30pm @ Montgomery BART Station
5:30pm @ Union Square
San Francisco

Bring your pots and pans to the corporate offices of Citibank. Let your voice be heard. We have not forgotten. Dance tango for protest to Union Square. Videos from Argentina, poetry and more!

For more information contact: bayareasocialforum [at] yahoo.org

A year ago, the people of Argentina faced the Christmas season in a grim economic state. The IMF refused the government's loan request, so workers saw their salaries cut by 60%. Citibank and other major banks froze people's bank accounts. Once the poster child of the IMF and World Bank, Argentina found the end of the neoliberal economic rainbow: complete financial ruin. Facing hunger and renewed police repression, over a million people spontaneously took to the streets on Dec 19-20. They banged on pots and pans and chanted "Que Se Vayan Todos!" (They all must go) to transnational corporations, corrupt politicians, and the repressive police forces that support them. Since then, the Argentine people organize weekly Asambleas Populares (popular public assemblies) to make their own economic decisions and continue the Cacerolazos (demonstrations where people bang on pots and pans) to make their voices heard. An inspiring movement has developed where the popular politics of the future are being re-invented. The people of Argentina are calling for a global day of action to mark their anniversary.
International Day of Action:
http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/d20
Argentine Rebellion:
http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/free/imf/argentina/txt/2002/0918que_se_vayan.htm

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