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April 4, 2010 Labour

NB Port Workers Said NO CANDU

Argentina honours Saint John longshoremen for 1979 act of solidarity

November 26, 2009 Media Analysis

Media Pie

Argentina’s bold new law and the future of the press

November 30, 2008 Features

World Bank Poster Child Gets Naughty

Politicians and protesters show their true mettle in Argentina

November 25, 2008 Original Peoples

Mining the Truth

A Canadian judge rules on indigenous land in Patagonia

July 6, 2006 Business

The Gold Standard

Pascua-Lama_fp.jpgChileans worry the Pascua Lama mine will pollute their water and destroy their way of life. Rob Maguire learns that Canada is involved.

Chileans fight to protect their environment from Canada's Barrick Gold

August 6, 2005 Labour

After the Collapse

argen_canton_fp.jpg After the Argentinian economy collapsed, people began to work together, laying the groundwork for a new kind of democracy, says Sean Cain.

A review of Argentina: Hope in Hard Times

February 23, 2005 Français

L'Argentine: Survivre par le Troc

trueque_fp.jpg Le troc est vite devenu populaire auprès des citoyens apeurés et ne pouvant plus faire confiance à un gouvernement incapable de les nourrir. Par Rim Boukhssimi

November 6, 2004 Labour

Insisting on Working

In this interview, The Take director Avi Lewis talks about the film, and the implications of "inverting the traditional labour action".

An interview with The Take Director Avi Lewis

January 13, 2004 Features

Lo Que Hemos Aprendido

The Right Whale Program of Peninsula Valdes

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Each September, right whales gather off the coast of Peninsula Valdes in Argentina's Chubut province. Since 1971, researchers have gathered there, as well: an unlikely group of biologists, conservationists, and whale-lovers, engaged in one of the world's longest-running studies of a marine mammal population. This past September, photographer John Haney and I spent a week on Peninsula Valdes, and got a window into the history of this study, onshore and off.

by Amanda Jernigan
photographs by John Haney


The Right Whale Program of Peninsula Valdes

September 27, 2003 Features

The "Piquetes"


buenos-aires_fp.jpgWhen Argentina's economy collapsed in January of 2002, thousands of Argentinians lost their jobs, and others lost their life savings when foreign banks closed suddenly. In the face of massive unemployment which existed well before the collapse, unemployed workers formed collectives to democratically petition the government for temporary employment ("plans"). After being consistantly ignored, the poorest of the unemployed, often starving, began to set up roadblocks (piquetes) on important Argentinian roads in support of their demands for work. They have also set up bakeries, bartering systems, and occupied abandoned factories and restarted business as usual--without the owners and with a radically democratic model of organizing.

A conversation between the Situaciones Collective and multiple members of the Unemployed Workers Movement of Solano. Translated by Ivan A. and eleusa.

Argentina's unemployed build direct democracy for basic needs

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