It’s important to talk and theorise about democratic alternatives, but pointless to do this in a vacuum. This page hosts a range of links to articles on the popular assemblies that sprang up in Argentina following the collapse of the country’s economy and widespread antipathy towards political leaders.
The following documents are written from a range of perspectives; we don’t necessarily agree with the outlooks of the authors
Que se vayan todos! A travelogue cum eyewitness account of the early days of the upheavals – the title comes from the widespread slogan that sums up the mood of the time – they all must go.
News article from 2002 about the assemblies.
The introduction to the English translation of Horizontalidad: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina , a fine oral hostory of the uprising.
On the ground impressions of the assembly movement.
Thorough overview of the ‘recuperated enterprises’ movement from 2006.
Examination of trotskyist reactions to the assemblies and workplace occupations.
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