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BTL:One Year After Argentina's Economic Collapse... (english)
04 Jan 2003
...Citizens Building Democratic Community Institutions. Interview with Todd Tucker, of the Center for Economic Justice, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris
One Year After Argentina's Economic Collapse, Citizens Building Democratic Community Institutions

Interview with Todd Tucker, of the Center for Economic Justice,
conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris

In reaction to a disastrous economic collapse, widespread corruption and unresponsive politicians, hundreds of thousands of Argentinians gathered in the streets to demand the resignation of their government last year. Unrelenting militant protests -- known as "cacerolazo" or "pot and pan-banging protests" -- by virtually all sectors of Argentine society, led to the resignation of five presidents in December 2001.

One year later, as the broken Argentine economy continues to devastate the lives of millions, workers, professionals, and students are building grassroots democratic structures to cope with the crisis such as: local barter markets, direct action cells, and neighborhood assemblies. With Argentina's November and December default on debt payments to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, under pressure by the Bush administration, now demands deeper cuts in social programs and increased fees for public services.

On December 20, 2002, solidarity actions with the Argentine people were launched in the U.S to commemorate the uprising which many activists hope will contribute to the creation of a more just economic and political system in the South American nation and elsewhere. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Todd Tucker of the Center for Economic Justice, who discusses Argentina's economic crisis and the grassroots movements organizing to resist U.S.-imposed neoliberal policies.

Contact the Center for Economic Justice by calling (202) 393-6665 or visit the Center's Web Site at www.econjustice.net
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