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"Hijos del pueblo", No.16, March-April 2009 - out now

category argentina / uruguay / paraguay | anarchist movement | news report author Thursday April 09, 2009 23:23author by Red Libertaria de Buenos Aires - RLBAauthor email prensahijosdelpuebo at yahoo dot com dot ar Report this post to the editors

Latest issue of "Hijos del pueblo", magazine of the Red Libertaria de Buenos Aires.

The latest issue of "Hijos del pueblo" (No.16, March-April 2009), magazine of the Red Libertaria de Buenos Aires is now available to read online and download. [Castellano] [Nederlands]

"Hijos del pueblo", No.16, March-April 2009 - out now

The latest issue of "Hijos del pueblo" (No.16, March-April 2009), magazine of the Red Libertaria de Buenos Aires is now available to read online and download.

The Solution Lies Not In Parliament, But In Popular Struggle

  • Noticeboard
  • Solidarity
  • Editorial: Days for remembering and for action
  • Election time... again
  • Job losses, lay-offs and factory closures
  • Advances in organising the subway workers
  • Some ideas for union action (pt.II)
  • International Day of Working Women
  • 24th March: a day of struggle


The system of democratic representation is a system of hypocrisy and perpetual lies. It needs the stupidity of the people as a necessary condition for its existence, and it bases its triumphs upon this state of the people's minds.
Mikhail Bakunin

Days for remembering and for action

This issue of "Hijos del Pueblo" comes at a crucial time for all workers. Two important dates for celebrating, remembering and struggle come together this month: 8th March, the International Day of Working Women and the 24th, the so-called "Memorial Day", with which the State seeks to obscure the continuing nature of its crimes against poverty and social protest, relegated to a supposedly distant past. Like the 146 women comrades who were burned alive by the bosses, 30,000 companions both male and female disappeared, or were subjected to torture, humiliation and death. The blood of those who walked the path of struggle with a firm step calls upon us to continue the fight against patriarchy, the State and capital. It is to strengthen this reality and provide ourselves with the necessary weapons that we continue with our exposition on the relationship between anarchism and syndicalism, as well as making available to all our comrade readers analysis of the ravages of this crisis and its counterpart - the conflicts that are appearing day by day in the struggle to preserve jobs and compete in the market. Getting back to production, that is the slogan for them, for everyone. We must light the torch of resistance so that the workers' fire can face up to ambitions of capital. It is the capitalists who must pay the consequences of the crisis, born as it was from the mud and shame of a system that has been rotten since its inception. We will allow not one job to be lost, not one worker to be laid off, not a single peso to be taken from our miserable wages! Because every onslaught of the employers means one less plate at our table, it means hunger, pain and shame for our children, our parents, our brothers and sisters.

But none of this will matter to the parliamentary candidates whose hypocritical smiles beam down from the election posters, the hyenas who hide their own human misery and lust for power. They vie with each other to head their party lists, they talk and talk on radio and television without saying anything. They are nothing, they just lie and show us the way to the ballot box and the ballot paper, which are nothing more than a mirage that they use to make us believe we can change something, though nothing ever really changes. They want us to forget the one true source of society's redemption and humanity's salvation: the Social Revolution. And many will go in hope to place their vote in the hope that something new, something different will come. "This time might be the right time" they say, trying to convince themselves. But not long after, they will become disheartened again, when they find that although the face of power changes, it remains the same as ever, the same torturer and trigger-happy murderer who also kills by exploitation, food shortages and inflation. This is where we anarchists must be, providing strength and supporting our comrades, showing them the path that we must march along together, shoulder to shoulder until the final victory.

To the streets, comrades! Let's take the factory, the workshops, the call center, the school and the university campus! Join us in the making a new world, with the light of socialism and freedom, that opens a passage between the dark worlds of fear and injustice. Horizontal assemblies and direct action are its arms, and the bureaucracy and liars will never get their hands on these. With our drums and our demands, our heads raised high with the dignity of those who fight for what is right. Because it is up to us to change the future, through rebellion - now!

The emancipation of the workers will be the task of the workers themselves!

Translation by FdCA-International Relations Office
The contents of the magazine are in Spanish.

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