(en) Argentina: Teachers struggle in the face of repression; one dead

Aaron (aaron@burn.ucsd.edu)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 05:03:36 -0400


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Comrades, Given the lateness of the hour, I will only briefly summarize what I have gleaned from a number of items in Spanish that I have received in the last 24 hours. The Spanish-language documents can be found at <http://burn.ucsd.edu/~aaron/Argentina/docentes/>.

* Teachers throughout Argentina have been struggling intensely against cutbacks in educational spending, including cuts in teachers' salaries. Since April 1, there has been an ongoing hunger strike of about 50 teachers in front of the Congress.

* Teachers in Neuquen have been on strike for over a month. On Friday, a demonstration there of teachers and supporters was attacked by police. A 24-year-old houswife was killed and many were wounded.

* There was a mass demonstration on Saturday to protest the repression. There is or was (I'm not sure which) a nation-wide strike of education workers.

I'm sorry I can't give fuller information. I hope that others will have information that they can post to these lists today.

-- In solidarity, -- Aaron <aaron@burn.ucsd.edu>

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