With Argentina rocked by a general strike on 24 June, we publish below an article written before the strike had developed, by Tony Saunois for the forthcoming (issue 220) os Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales).


On the 21st of February the whole of Argentina took to the streets. In Buenos Aires there were half a million demonstrators; among them were many workers, including sugar production workers from   the Jujuy and Salta provinces who are engaged in a struggle against job losses and plant closures that has been going on for over a year....


The first round of Presidential elections in Argentina have left former Peronist President Carlos Menem in a run off with the government backed Néstor Kirchner, also a Peronist standing for the Unión de Centro Democrático. These elections have revealed a massive political fragmentation amongst all of the...

Argentina’s economic collapse has sparked a colossal movement. Presidents count their terms in days, sometimes hours, as worker and middle-class pressure forces them out.

"With five Presidents in less than two weeks, Argentina faces the deepest crisis in its history. The cancellation of elections convened for March and the installation of the Peronist Senator Eduardo Duhalde as the new President will not stabalise the situation.

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