The popular response to the Argentine economic crisis of December 2001 and lessons for us in Canada - a Quebec and Ontario speaking tour presented by the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL) and Common Cause.
We are going through one of the worst economic crises in the history of capitalism and the answers provided by the state and its lackeys are illusory. In addition, faced with this impasse, our leaders are trying to shift the entire burden of the crisis to workers and their communities.
How can we respond differently to this economic crisis? Can we learn from the experiences of struggles that have happened elsewhere in the world?
To consider these issues, the UCL and Common Cause are organizing a QuÃ©bec and Ontario speaking tour this winter on the response of the Argentine popular classes in the face of a serious economic crisis that shook the country in the late 2001.
From 18 January to 12 February, a militant from the anarchist organization Red Libertaria (Argentina) will travel to different cities in Quebec and Ontario to talk about this subject. He will discuss different forms of resistance developed by the Argentine people to counter the effects of the crisis such as retaking factories and creating self-managed cooperatives. He will also discuss the involvement of anarchists in these different struggles.