Argentina: the crisis is hitting the workers

April 2024 Forums General discussion Argentina: the crisis is hitting the workers

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  • #249456
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    Unions and social organizations march to courthouse to protest Milei’s mega-decree

    The problem is not the rider, the problem is the horse

    Protests have started at the very beginning of the new government, and a so called anarchist capitalist is going to use the repressive forces of the state in order to repress the workers, and probably is going to be more repressive than the prior ones. They are going to do the same thing that was done in Chile by imposing austerity and monetarism which the left of capital falsely calls neoliberalism

    #249494
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    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/12/23/zfxr-d23.html

    An Anarchist Capitalist using the state apparatus to repress the working class, and to impose austerity on them. Isn’t it a contradiction ? He should have abolished the state by a decree. The reality is difference, capitalism can not exist without a superstructure.

    PS: Buenos Aires is a city which has many bookstores but it look that they have not read anything about anarchist capitalism
    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/12/23/zfxr-d23.html

    #249656
    Anonymous
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    https://english.elpais.com/international/2024-01-05/argentina-to-receive-imf-delegation-under-pressure-from-dollar-shortage-and-economic-adjustment-that-clashes-with-congress.html

    Do they need money ? Do they need a central bank ? Argentina has a shortage of dollars, therefore, they must do the same thing as the prior bosses: To borrow more money from the IMF

    The Congress, the court, including some of the followers of Milei rejected his austerity plan

    #249740

    Court rules against Milei

    “The General Confederation of Labour (CGT), Argentina’s main trade union federation, brought the legal challenge. The federation, which has called for a general nationwide strike on 24 January, is a major thorn in the side of the newly elected president, who argues that Argentina’s economy is hampered by regulations such as those he proposed to scrap.”

    Important to note the role of unions in resisting and defending workers rights here, however, Milei had 55% of the vote, so he must have some popular support, but we’ll need to see if it survives triple digit inflation. Doubtless he’ll start on about ‘the enemy within’ and resort to more oppressive tactics.

    #249769

    Milei rules by decree, interestingly, he doesn’t have a legislative majority: in some ways this is more like Allende than some would admit, but he will have the backing of some powerful people (apparently, including the US).

    This will turn into a test of strength for the Unions, but as the article notes, Pinochet won out in the 70’s – I don’t know if our anarcho-capitalist will resort to wholesale slaughter, but I wouldn’t rule it out.

    #249954
    ALB
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    Milei is in Davos where he has been opening his big mouth:

    “ Argentina’s libertarian President Javier Milei praised free markets and slammed socialism at Davos during the first overseas tour for the self-proclaimed “anarcho-capitalist”, who is battling to fix a major economic crisis at home. (…) “Socialism is a phenomenon that creates poverty,” he said in a special address to a large and well-heeled crowd at the World Economic Forum, where he is later set to meet International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva. “Free enterprise capitalism is the only tool we have to end hunger and poverty,” he added.”

    https://amp.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3248835/argentinas-javier-milei-praises-free-markets-slams-socialism-davos

    Today’s Times reported his speech under the headline “‘Anarcho-capitalist’ leader cheered by elites at Davos”. They would, wouldn’t they?

    #249971
    ALB
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    Here is the full text of Milei’s speech at Davos:

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/01/special-address-by-javier-milei-president-of-argentina/

    It reveals his “Anarcho-capitalism” to be old-fashioned 19th century free trade liberalism. In fact the term he uses the most to describe what he is in favour of is “free trade capitalism”.

    This will be the passage that the elites cheered the most:

    “capitalist successful business people are social benefactors who, far from appropriating the wealth of others, contribute to the general well-being. Ultimately, a successful entrepreneur is a hero.”

    #249987
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    https://socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.com/2024/01/davos-crying-for-argentina-unlikely.html

    No more Parrilladas, Vacíos, Mollejas, Chorizos, Entrañas, Pork ribs, and Malbec Argentinians are becoming vegetarians due to the high cost of living.

    If this is the only game in town, I would prefer to play another game known as socialism.

    It is ironic that a society with so many Leninists, Castroists, Guevaraists, Anarchists, Trotskyists and Stalinists organizations the workers have elected an extreme anti communist right winger.

    It looks like the same case of Russia and Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union

    #249988
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    The new boss looks like the old boss.

    Cuba legalized the use of the US dollar and created a dual currency system, one based on the dollar and the Cuban convertible peso with the other system based on the Cuban peso. Different institutions and businesses operated only one side of the currency divide.

    No, the foreign tourist dollar rate has not been canceled

    #250334
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    #250335
    Anonymous
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    Javier Milei slams governors after congress setback. Fighting among political wolves

    https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/javier-milei-slams-argentinas-governors-after-congress-setback.phtml

    #250381
    Anonymous
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    Women are the first opposition of the so called Anarchist capitalists. In Argentina it has been proven that “Anarchism capitalism” is a total failure and it can not be implemented

    World in View: Thousands protest Argentina’s Milei

    #250412
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    I do not think that the main problem of our world is Liberalism, Neo liberalism, presidents, political parties, leaders, right or left, the problem is capitalism ( corporate or state capitalism ) Liberalism has never existed due to the fact that the state has always participated in the economic affairs of all class societies, it did not even exist in its purity in England ( Manchesterists ) and France .

    Liberal is a expression widely used in the USA without knowing its meaning and origin, even more, they are mixing communism and liberalism, which shows that they do not know what they are talking about. The case of Argentina is a typical example that capitalism without an oppressive apparatus known as the state can not exist in a class society

    https://jacobin.com/2024/02/javier-milei-neoliberalism-far-right-libertarianism-davos?mc_cid=079e018080&mc_eid=1eba0ff165

    #250902
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    Nobody can hold the bull by the horns. Both currencies have been devaluated in Argentina. An Anarcho capitalist ‘government” has not been able to eliminate the central bank and the national currency, and inflation, on the contrary, inflation has increased

    Blue and MEP dollars fall below AR$1,000

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