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(en) Argentina, Cordoba, OAC: This March 24 marks 48 years since the last civic-ecclesiastical-military coup d'état. (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:00:45 +0300

48 years since that disastrous coup that resulted in the disappearance of 30,400 companions. Through a systematic and sinister plan that included the theft of babies, murders, rapes, clandestine detention centers, torture and other atrocities. ---- It was a genocidal policy that Yankee imperialism implemented in Latin America through the Condor plan to keep its backyard quiet. This plan consisted of promoting military dictatorships that would attack with blood and fire against the social and political organizations that had managed to become advanced instruments, raising revolutionary programs and putting the interests of the State and concentrated economic power on the ropes. This systematic plan of extermination of people and state terrorism had as its background the imposition of the neoliberal economic model, which sought to destroy the national industry, provide cheap labor to large employers and tie the country's economy to the interests of the foreign capitals.

Nowadays, many sectors yearn with great nostalgia for the times of State terrorism, starting with Milei's own national government, which vindicates and apologizes for crimes against humanity. Without going any further, the figure of Vice President Victoria Villarruel, daughter of the military caste, who for years has accompanied and defended genocides by organizing visits to prisons. Others nostalgic for State terrorism are the business sectors that support Milei, who were part of the dictatorship and who now benefit from its policies of adjustment and looting. Continuing with the list, former President Macri, now incorporated into freedom, is advancing, also from a business family that knew how to benefit from the dictatorship, influencers and tweeters endorsed by Milei himself who continue vociferating denialist and reactionary positions in the media, expressing that rights Humans are "a job." This is just to cite a few examples.

The intentions of this government are not only to deny the genocide committed against an entire generation, casting doubt on the 30,400 detainees who disappeared, but also to pardon genocidal perpetrators and, above all, to harass the human rights movement to try to neutralize its militancy.

A few days ago we had news of a disastrous and aberrant event in this sense. The attack on the fellow HIJOS militant by a gang who, after entering her house, tying her up and sexually abusing her, signed her attack with the acronym "Long live freedom damn", a phrase with which the sector that follows cynically identifies itself to Javier Milei. This attack is the responsibility of the government and is politically directed by La Libertad Avanza. At the same time, it also seeks to be a harassing and disciplinary event for all organizations and social movements that fight for human rights. We repudiate this attack with all our strength, we stand in solidarity with the comrades of the historic organization HIJOS and above all we call to respond to these intimidations by deepening the organization, militancy in every social space in which we are, massive mobilization in the streets and action direct as a method of fighting.

In this context, this March 24 acquires particular relevance in the face of a government that defends kidnappings, torture, murders, disappearances, the appropriations of babies, among other atrocities perpetrated by the civic-ecclesiastical-military dictatorship because its model economic, political and social needs brutal repression to implement the most inhuman and stark capitalism for the oppressed classes. This government is not even remotely "libertarian" as they call themselves. They are capitalist, ultraliberal, reactionary and authoritarian with openly fascist elements. The true Libertarians are our companions, those detained and disappeared by the military, for fighting for the end of oppression and for socialism in freedom.

We are going through a new anniversary of the genocidal coup in the midst of the worst attack on the living conditions of those below in decades. The Milei government liquefied salaries and incomes resoundingly by liberalizing the prices of food, inputs and services, generating an inflationary stampede of more than 250% year-on-year to which is added the devaluation of more than 100% and the brutal adjustment in the public sector. All this without lowering a single tax, without raising almost any salary above the basic basket, or taking any measure to alleviate the situation of misery in which the popular sectors are mired.

While the prices of food and basic services increase relentlessly, salaries, on the contrary, are constantly devalued, poverty and misery increases, more and more people do not have access to decent housing, health and education, precarious work and Formal work does not even cover the basic needs of workers, of the oppressed classes. We live in a cycle of crisis and attack on those below that has been going on for many years, but since this government took office we have been the subject of an ultraliberal shock experiment, typical of the most savage and inhuman capitalism, like never before a government that takes office after winning elections. had dared to implement.

For the government's economic program to be effectively imposed, Milei and his henchmen need an equally profound repressive advance. The repressive apparatus of the state continues to murder and disappear people even 48 years after the dictatorship. One hundred and four days into Milei's administration, more than 50 cases of easy triggering have been reported, fueled by an empowerment of the repressive actions of the forces, with the Chocobar doctrine, and the green light for the mobilization of the armed forces and gendarmerie in the city of Rosario to apply the same policies that failed in our Latin America in the "War against drug trafficking", that enemy that serves as a scapegoat for the advance of the repressive forces of the state, while they continue to claim the lives of young people and workers. of the popular sectors. Bullrich's repressive protocol that has already been applied in the mobilizations of different sectors, along with the imprisonment of social activists in different parts of the country, is another example of the Milei government's intentions.

This context further reinforces the need to organize ourselves in all social spaces where resistance is expressed to the advance of adjustment from those above, such as our unions, places of study, neighborhoods and territories. If we must recover one lesson from the experience of struggle of our 30,400 detained and disappeared comrades, it is that in the face of such an offensive from those above, the militant task must not fall into immobility or paralyzing fear, but must redouble efforts, aim to be better organized in the social spheres, aiming for the maximum possible unity of action of the different popular organizations, and redoubling the commitment and responsibility in the struggles of our people, are the pillars from which we can anchor ourselves to fight.






The history of our current is very rich in experiences of struggle and resistance, despite the attempts of those at the top and other sectors to make invisible the struggles of our comrades on the map, because they make them uncomfortable, because it is a completely the antipodes of this system of domination. A new generation of organized anarchist militancy emerged during the 1960s and 1970s and rooted its political proposal in processes of mobilization and organization driven from within the people.

The seventies found anarchism in Córdoba building on different social fronts. On the one hand, the group of militants based in the neighborhood of Colonia Lola, with a strong territorial militancy in the neighborhood, which had among its milestones the recovery of the neighborhood center in the hands of the Peronist bureaucracy, recovery of the health center and the development of the Libertad school. Among this group of militants there was also strong participation in the experience of the Total Workshop at the UNC Faculty of Architecture between 1970 and 1973. It was an important process between teachers and students of occupation and assembly that managed to overthrow the management of the Faculty and convert it in an experience of horizontal organization, modifying its study plans to fully involve itself in the social and territorial problems of those below, making the people participate in the work of the Faculty and at the disposal of their needs. Without a doubt, this experience marks an exemplary milestone for the development of student struggles, taking the production of knowledge into the hands of those below.

Also in our province there was a strong presence of anarchist comrades in the labor movement that was at that time at the apex of massiveness and combativeness. There were anarchist comrades who participated tenaciously in the Metallurgical Workers Union, the Union of Educators of the Province of Córdoba, with a greater presence in the historic union of Luz y Fuerza, which in the late 1960s and early 1970s played a very important role in the Coordination Table of Guilds in Struggle to put an end to the Onganía dictatorship and resist the attacks of the different governments. Along these same lines there were anarchist militants active in the Automotive Transport Mechanics Union.

Our colleagues had a very important development in the experience of creating the Rubber and Related Workers' Union, a body created as a tool for the workers of the sector to fight against the immobility and bureaucratization of the pro-employer federation of FOCAYA. . This union carried out fights of great intensity in participation and direct action against the employers. There was also a strong anarchist presence among FIAT workers grouped in the ConCord Workers Union (Sitrac) and the MaterFer Workers Union (Sitram). All of these comrades were of course deeply involved with the most heroic deeds of the time given by the glorious Córdoba labor movement of the time, such as the Cordobazo of 1969 that dealt a death blow to the Onganía dictatorship and the Viborazo of 1971 that fired the provincial controller who had arrived under Levingston's order to cut off the head of "the communist viper." A sector of these union militant comrades were united in the so-called Anarchist Organization. It is worth highlighting the contact and link between the Córdoba militants and the Libertarian Resistance political organization.

Libertarian Resistance was an experience of Anarchist political organization that had its social actions mainly in the union sphere, but also in the student movement. Initially based in the cities of La Plata and Buenos Aires, with a strong presence in Astilleros Río Santiago and Ensenada, Judicial, Textiles and Plumbers. The experience of Libertarian Resistance is central to the conception of Anarchist Political Organization as a tool to participate in the different social fronts with the oppressed classes, from within, breaking with the avant-garde conception of other leftist currents, but rather functioning as a motor from within of the social space. Reaching a high level of development, having a press apparatus, in the same way as the Anarchist Organization in Córdoba, and development of an armed structure as a means of self-defense and a way of carrying out expropriations to finance their actions. Comrades from Libertarian Resistance later came to Córdoba to support the development of SITRACAAF and the coordination of Guilds in Struggle in direct link with the Anarchist Organization. It is worth mentioning here Esther Biscayart de Tello, a Libertarian Resistance activist who would later be one of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, an emblematic organization of the fight for human rights worldwide. After a tireless fight for the appearance of her children, also members of Resistencia Libertaria and all the missing people.

The rich history of the specific movement also had its chapter in Argentine history and particularly in the fight against the dictatorship. The sister organization and founder of our current, the Uruguayan Anarchist Federation, had a tactical withdrawal from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in the 1970s to reorganize the resistance to the dictatorship that had been installed since 1973 in their country. These comrades came from very important militancy in different union circles, such as the Graphics union, Canillitas, the Refrigeration Industry (FOICA), Tires (FUNSA), a bastion of combative unionism in Uruguay, among others. All of them promoters of the creation of the National Confederation of Workers of Uruguay. Among these comrades from the FAU were militants from the social organizations Resistencia Obrero Estudiantentil (ROE) and the Cerro-Teja column who developed territorial militancy in these working-class neighborhoods of Montevideo. The FAU at the time also developed its armed tool, the OPR-33. Already in Argentina they act in close connection with Resistencia Libertaria, and travel an intense path of struggle due to the affinity in the political approach, the proposed horizons, the methodology, the strategy, the tenacious militancy in social spaces with all the The brothers of the oppressed classes and the need for anarchist political organization.

State terrorism through its most dastardly methods tried to discipline the working people, the students and those who were committed to building a more egalitarian society, however our companions, social fighters who fell facing the dictatorship transcended to history, to the collective memory of those who do not give up and live within the daily popular struggles that those of us from below wage against this oppressive, unjust and savage system. Therefore, recovering the historical memory of that process, of the fallen comrades, makes our militant task today, not only for the vindication of our past, but for the disputes and struggles that are taking place in the present. We cannot lose sight of the fact that their fight is still unfinished, that their fight was for a social revolution, to build a libertarian socialist society, without hunger and misery for the people, an objective that still motivates us and guides us in our daily work.

The experience of anarchist militancy in the seventies, and of the general resistance to the reactionary advance, should be lessons for the struggles of the present.

We remember the missing anarchist comrades, especially those anarchist union militants and the territorial experience in Colonia Lola (Córdoba) and those who belonged to RL (Libertarian Resistance) and FAU (Uruguayan Anarchist Federation), comrades who gave their best to put anarchism at the service of social struggles and the construction of Libertarian Socialism. From the anarchist organization of Córdoba we know that the best tribute is to continue their fight.







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