Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Silent Revolution

Rising from the ashes of their own funeral pyre, the workers of Argentina, reject their global economic fate and began their silent revolution:

The Silent Revolution

ONE MORNING IN JUNE 2002, a group of twenty unemployed factory workers gathered on a treeless sidewalk in downtown Avellaneda, an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires. They came loaded with poles, plastic sheeting, scrap lumber, and rope. In short order, they raised a tent before a nine-story brick factory known as the Cristalux Glassworks. The factory, recognizable by its billboard-sized bas-relief of a worker blowing glass, had once employed a workforce of twelve hundred. Now it stood abandoned and shuttered. Read entire article here.

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