imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by Flanagan Monday, Jul. 01, 2002 at 3:44 PM

Stop police repression in Argentina! Please, send your messages of solidarity . More information:

Two Piqueteros shot dead by the police in Argentina

Solidarity with the piquetero movement!

Stop police repression!

Trial and punishment for the murderers of Darío Santillan and Maximiliano Costegui!

On July 26 a number of piquetero organisations (unemployed workers' movements), amongst them the National Piquetero Block and the CTD Anibal Verón (Coordination of Unemployed Workers) of which the MTD Lanús (Movement of Unemployed Workers in Lanús) is part of, called for a national day of action against the economic and social policies of the Duhalde government. The answer of the ruling class was to organise the murdering of workers. Two piqueteros were shot dead, more than 160 were injured (many with bullet wounds) and hundreds were arrested. The murdered piqueteros are Maximiliano Costegui of the CTD Anibal Verón and Darío Santillán from the MTD Lanús. On the June 26 day of action there were many road blocks (piquetes) up and down the country, but the centre of the action was in the access roads to Buenos Aires. Police repression was particularly brutal in Puente Pueyrredon, Avellaneda, Puente La Noria and Panamericana.

For the last few weeks the Argentinean ruling class and its government have been preparing public opinion for this brutal repression against the piquetero movement. Using the press and the TV, the Argentinean oligarchy, with the support of US imperialism, have singled out the piqueteros for repression because they have been at the forefront of the struggle against the bankruptcy of Argentinean capitalism and they have became a pole of reference for thousands of workers and youth. This is the real solution that the Argentinean ruling class is preparing in order to maintain its power and privileges.

Obviously the Argentinean bourgeoisie is trying and testing all the weapons at its disposal to stop the revolutionary movement. With the complicity of the CGT trade union bureaucracy they are trying to isolate the piquetero movement from the rest of the workers, trying to present them as a motley crew of violent lumpenised groups, and at the same time they answer with state repression against them. In fact on June 26 there was a massive police provocation with the aim of beheading the piquetero movement. The police operation was organised on the same lines that were used under the dictatorship, with groups of plainclothes police officers shooting selectively at the piqueteros and particularly their leaders.

The repression also extended to the assault of one of the offices of United Left (a coalition between the MST and the PCA), where police officers destroyed all they could, beat the activists that were present and arrested some of them. The whole action was part of a clear attempt on the part of the bourgeoisie to smash the protest movement, to intimidate the working class as a whole, particularly the unemployed workers' movement and the youth, and to take the initiative in a moment of deep economic crisis.

The reaction of the population was quick. On the same evening of the 26th, more than 3,000 gathered for hours in Plaza de Mayo to protest against the killings and the repression. The Argentinean Workers' Confederation (CTA) has called for a general strike for Thursday, June 27 and there will be a march to the Plaza de Mayo in the afternoon. It is clear that the government will try to organise new provocations. The task of the movement is to reach the organised workers as a whole and integrate them into the struggle to overthrow Duhalde and replace the capitalist regime with a new socialist order based on workers' democracy.

It is the duty of working class activists around the world to react quickly against this escalation of repression in Argentina. Working class internationalist solidarity is needed today more than ever. We appeal to all our readers to send messages of solidarity with the piquetero struggle demanding trial and punishment for the murderers.

Please send your messages of solidarity to the following addresses:

Movimiento de Trabajadores Desocupados MTD de Lanús:

Bloque Piquetero Nacional, a la atención de Nestor Pitriola:

And copies to In Defence of Marxism (

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? A31 10:07AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy