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Public Forum: “Argentina in Revolt”

June 29 @ 7:30 pm

Special guest speaker from Buenos Aires
Maria Alvarez
Socialist feminist and human rights activist with Convergencia Socialista/La Verdad

Presenting an eyewitness report on:
• Origins of the deepening economic and political crisis
• Women’s and workers’ rising resistance to President Macri
• Prospects for revolutionary change

Friday, June 29, 7:30pm
Summer Salad Buffet • 6:30pm
Door donation $2.00-$5.00 sliding scale
Buffet $8.00-$10.00 • Vegan options available

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, 98118
On #7 bus line and near Columbia City light rail station. Wheelchair accessible.

Presentation in Spanish and English. For childcare or work exchanges, call two days in advance. Information: 206-722-2453, FSPseattle@mindspring.com or RWseattle@mindspring.com

Sponsored by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

Hundreds of thousands of workers are filling the streets of Argentina to object to a huge spike in inflation and a plunging currency. Workers fear another collapse like the one in 2002 that destroyed their savings and resulted in 30% unemployment. On International Women’s Day this year, women joined the fray in Buenos Aires in massive numbers to defend gender equality and access to abortion.

Since taking office two-and-a-half years ago, President Macri has implemented austerity measures that have produced increased joblessness, hunger and hardship. Ever since December 2017, when massive union demonstrations reversed government plans to revamp the country’s labor law, Argentine workers have been in a permanent state of opposition to the president whose attack on their rights is designed to attract international capital to the country.

Recently government negotiators approached the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. to ask for loans, underwritten by U.S. banks, to stave off collapse. This only added to the overall uproar among Argentinians who remember well how the onerous conditions of previous IMF loans decimated the lives of millions of the country’s people.

 

Foro Público una oradora invitada de Buenos Aires

Maria Alvarez
Socialista feminista y activista de derechos humanos con Convergencia Socialista/La Verdad

Un informe sobre:
• Los orígenes de la crisis económica y política
• La resistencia de mujeres y trabajadores hacia Presidente Macri 
• Perspectivas para el cambio revolucionario

Viernes, 29 de Junio, 7:30pm 
Buffet de Ensaladas de Verano • 6:30pm
Donación en la puerta $2.00 – $5.00
Buffet $8.00 – $10.00 • Opciones vegan disponibles

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, 98118
En la ruta de autobús #7. A seis cuadras de la estación de tren ligero de Columbia City.

Presentación será en español e inglés. Cuidado de niño será proveído.  Para trabajo de intercambio llame dos días antes.  Información: 206-722-2453, FSPseattle@mindspring.com o RWseattle@mindspring.com

Patrocinado por Radical Women y el Freedom Socialist Party

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Phone:
206-722-2453
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