Updates and translations 19/12:
[Resume de tous les appels publies
] [ Résumé des actions du 20
[LA PLATA: MARCH TO THE GOVERNMENT BUILDING AND "ESCRACHE" TO PHONE AND GAS COMPANY
[La Plata: Marche vers la Mairie et “escrache” à la téléphonique et la Gazifera
[Actualizaciòn II: en italiano.
[English CTA- CCC
[Resumen de la Radio (Mp3- IMC Italia)
[Plaza de Mayo fenced, 1000 police control Buenos Aires
[URBAN PIKET ACOMPLISHED ITS AIM. FINANCIAL ACTIVITY ALMOST SUSPENDED
[TUCUMAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES 12 ARRESTS
[URBAN PICKETEERS BLOCK FINANCIAL DISTRICT
[Actualizacion I, de las movilizaciones. en italiano
Another December 20th
One year after the protests and riots that on December 19th and 20th of 2001 led to 30 deaths and the downfall of the then-president De la Rua, the Argentine people prepare to take the streets again in what is expected to be two massive days of actions. The reason for the protests then and now is the catastrophic situation to which Argentina has been driven by strictly following IMF plans combined with widespread corruption in both the political and the judiciary level.
The situation has not improved since the curent interim president Duhalde's actions have only worsened the already catastrophic situation. While it is hard to put into words the extent of the situation, facts appear to speak for themselves in a country with 20% of children suffering from malnutrition, while dozens die each day of hunger. This happens in the context of 50% of the population living in poverty and 25% unable to even meet the minimal food requirements for survival.
The people, organised through piquetero groups and popular assemblies, however, remain strong and commited to the struggle. On this December 19th and 20th, tens of thousands prepare to take upon the streets all across Argentina. Protests range from piquetes allong all major highways to a urban piquete that will attempt to shut down the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange allong with the headquaters of many major corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Telecom, Merryl Lynch, Bank Boston, Standards & Poor; a comprehensive list of the actions that will take place can be found here (english / español ).
The Argentina IMC and the Rosario IMC will be doing extensive coverage of the actions as well as a live radio webcast.
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International Calls to actions
[Cacerolazo in Italy]
[Cacerolazo in Montreal]
[Presentation in Berlin]
[Events in San Francisco]
[UK: 2 days of civil disobiedience]
[British Columbia: Activities and Dossier]
[D20 in Washington]
[Statement by CALPA-Paris]
[Italy Disobidience for Argentina]
[Movilización en Montevideo]