(traducido por Monica Kostas)
Crisis Global; Pesadilla Americana
La crisis económica mundial trajo una nueva Gran Depresión a las puertas de las familias de la clase trabajadora. Mientras que las corporaciones, funcionarios del gobierno y las burocracias reciben beneficios y compensaciones que baten récords, los menos afortunados se ven forzados a asumir la mayor parte de la carga económica [1,2]. Este colapso se coloca sobre las espaldas de los trabajadores, y más aún en los más oprimidos de las comunidades de la clase obrera, por ejemplo: mujeres de clase trabajadora, inmigrantes, negros y latinos [3,4]. A pesar de las promesas del Congreso demócrata y del presidente, las deportaciones de inmigrantes indocumentados han aumentado dramáticamente desde que Obama asumió poder, destruyendo comunidades y criminalizando poblaciones enteras. Si no luchamos, la crisis puede provocar una disminución permanente en nuestro nivel de vida, profundizando a la vez la dominación de los oprimidos, y aumentando las diferencias económicas en la sociedad estadounidense. Continue reading
5505 Northeast 2nd Avenue
The system is in crisis, unemployment lines grow daily, and austerity is grinding away at our necessities and way of life.
In 2001 Argentina experienced an even greater collapse, and massive movements emerged to build alternatives to the misery that was imposed upon them. Occupations, massive strikes, and social disruptions are growing. As this crisis spreads, and new resistance and new movements are emerging.
We are faced again with the lessons and questions of these moments. What role can the popular movements play in defeating capitalism, and creating a new society based on collective democracy, mutual aid, and the defeat of hierarchy? What challenges do we face from those who try to coopt and channel the movement into controllable territory? if we reject trying to save capitalism, what could a popular democracy based on equality look like?
Join Miami Autonomy & Solidarity to watch the film the Dignity of the Nobodies (la dignidad de los nadies) in spanish with subtitles about the Argentinian crisis and movements presented through a narrative of interviews with the protagonists of those movements from the bottom. We will have a discussion of the film and our moment in history afterwards.
From NORTH- Take 95 South towards Miami, exit at 62nd st MLK and head East towards miami beach. Turn south (right) on NE 2nd Ave, it will be on your left with murals of musicians across from the Walgreens.
From SOUTH- Take 95 North towards Miami to the 195 East towards Miami beach. Exit at Biscayne Blvd (Miami Ave is closed, so this is the first immediate exit) and head north (right). Turn left at ne 54th st, and make a right onto Ne 2nd ave, it is one block ahead (north) on your right hand side after Churchills.
The Greek working class is angry, and with good reason, with the attempt to load responsibility for the bankruptcy of the Greek State onto their shoulders. We maintain instead that it is the international financial institutions and the European Union who are responsible. The financial institutions have plunged the world, and Greece in particular, into an economic and social crisis of historical proportions, forcing countries into debt, and now these same institutions are complaining that certain States risk not being able to repay their debts. We denounce this hypocrisy and say that even if Greece – and all the other countries – can repay the debt, they should not do so: it is up to those responsible for the crisis – the financial institutions, not the workers – to pay for the damage caused by this crisis. The Greek workers are right to refuse to pay back their country’s debt. We refuse to pay for their crisis! Continue reading