Has Argentina anything to offer Waterford, Ireland and beyond?

How have things panned out in Waterford?  Did the occupiers of the factory there ever get to see “The Take“? if so what were their impressions, were they inspired, could similar strategies be built up in ireland? Are similar bottom up movemtents starting to grow? Can we learn from Argentina?

Good luck to all in Ireland for M30, let us hope that the “green isle” continues to wake out of its 15 year slumber, now that the tiger has fucked off, and let Biffo and his shower follow….

The Take

In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada’s most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers’ lives and their struggle: the demand for dignity and the searing injustice of dignity denied.

The Wests Awake

plough

The Starry Plough, flag of the Irish Citizen Army flies in Waterford

Meanwhile, the Irish “Leader” Biffo, has his portrait illegally hung in the main Irish gallery, then found out and pulled down, then the public were told about it via RTE (Irish state media), then RTE had to applogise for their telling of truth…

National Gallery Hides Art: RTE Hides News: Artist Hits Nail On Head: Guards Involved

2 Responses to Has Argentina anything to offer Waterford, Ireland and beyond?

  1. Joseph Amsili says:

    awesome video i started reading shock doctrine by naomi klien. I love her work. smart video. This blog has inspired me to want to start one of my own. cool stuff keep it up.

  2. fuspey says:

    hey joseph, yah, some fine work she has done, she spoke about the shock doctrine in the CCCB in Barcelona last yaer, it was filled out, and replayed via stream in 2 other full rooms, you can view it in the free archive room of the CCCB and i think on their web.

    There is a very good accompanying short vid made by a mexican film maker about shock doctrine

    more about irish occupations from WSM

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