From:   NicolasMoselleAllen <allenicolas@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:46:58 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Argentina President Slams IMF as Idiotic
 

sisi, perdoname. te estaba cargando...

 

abrazos

 

nico

 

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Lucas Vazquez <lucasbostero20@gmail.com> wrote:

> obvio no soy ni cerca de ser pinguino chabon. Lo digo por esta instancia. En

> toda la historia de la presidencia de Kristina coincido con vos y no ha sido

> tan anti-neo liberal como dice K aveces. Tambien no hay duda que le roban la

> guita al pueblo.

>

> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:32 PM, NicolasMoselleAllen

> <allenicolas@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> Hi Marina. I was involved in a popular social movement in buenos aires

>> for two years. It would be fun to talk to you sometime! Will you be

>> around most of thursday?

>>

>> Nico

>>

>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Marina Sitrin <marina.sitrin@gmail.com>

>> wrote:

>> > On Argentina.

>> >

>> > I wrote/edited a book, after living in Argentina post crisis,

>> > interviewing people in the various movements, called: Horizontalism:

>> > Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (AK Press 2006). It is based in

>> > people's testimonies of their experiences of horizontalidad, autonomy,

>> > autogestion (self management) and popular power. Lots of lessons for

>> > us here - as well as inspiration.

>> >

>> > I will be sharing some thoughts on the Argentine experience on

>> > Thursday at 11am in the Plaza.

>> >

>> > Feel free to let whoever is interested know.

>> >

>> > In Solidarity,

>> > Marina

>> >

>> > On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Lucas Vazquez

>> > <lucasbostero20@gmail.com> wrote:

>> >> Aguante Kristina!

>> >>

>> >> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM, diane sare <dwsare@gmail.com> wrote:

>> >>>

>> >>> Argentine President Slams IMF Murderous "Idiocy and Stubborness"

>> >>>

>> >>>

>> >>>

>> >>> Sept. 27 (LPAC)--Speaking in Mendoza province Sept. 26, Argentine

>> >>>

>> >>> President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner scathingly attacked the

>> >>>

>> >>> insanity of the IMF's austerity policies, now being forced on

>> >>>

>> >>> Europe, as well as the arrogance of IMF Managing Director

>> >>>

>> >>> Christine Lagarde, who announced last week that the Fund would

>> >>>

>> >>> not use data from INDEC, Argentina's official statistical agency,

>> >>>

>> >>> to assess the country's GDP and inflation rate, because the data

>> >>>

>> >>> was too "unreliable." Instead, Lagarde said, the Fund would get

>> >>>

>> >>> better data from "private consultants."

>> >>>

>> >>>             Not only did the IMF cause Argentina's 2001 crisis and

>> >>>

>> >>> default, Fernandez charged. Today, "in the midst of the most

>> >>>

>> >>> calamitous failure in recent memory...those directly responsible

>> >>>

>> >>> for Argentina's 2001 failure, and today's in Europe and the

>> >>>

>> >>> United States, are still trying to force the world to swallow the

>> >>>

>> >>> same medicine they gave us for a decade in order to ruin us! Such

>> >>>

>> >>> idiocy, such stubborness is inconceivable. How can they say that

>> >>>

>> >>> an economy will be reactivated and grow through austerity? This

>> >>>

>> >>> makes no sense!"

>> >>>

>> >>>             So the IMF is going to determine what's "reliable" in

>> >>>

>> >>> Argentina? Let it be known, Fernandez said, that our "economic

>> >>>

>> >>> policy decisions are made here in the Casa Rosada [Presidential

>> >>>

>> >>> Palace] and in the national Congress, here within {our} national

>> >>>

>> >>> institutions"--not in private consultancies or dictated by

>> >>>

>> >>> foreign financial agencies. In the 1980s and 1990s, the President

>> >>>

>> >>> recalled, Argentina's Congress bent over backwards to implement

>> >>>

>> >>> foreign dictates, "and the world still came crashing down;

>> >>>

>> >>> Argentina still came crashing down on us. So, with some mistakes,

>> >>>

>> >>> with some successes, we've learned that we, the Argentines, will

>> >>>

>> >>> determine our present, and above all, our and our children's

>> >>>

>> >>> future."

>> >>>

>> >>>             Fernandez was in Mendoza to inaugurate the expansion of

>> >>> the

>> >>>

>> >>> electricity grid, and in doing so, recalled that her late husband

>> >>>

>> >>> President Nestor Kirchner loved building infrastructure "because

>> >>>

>> >>> he maintained that this was progress." When you bring energy and

>> >>>

>> >>> electricity to regions that didn't have it, "you bring equality,

>> >>>

>> >>> sovereignty and federalism to places that had been ignored

>> >>>

>> >>> historically," the President emphasized. She recalled Nestor's

>> >>>

>> >>> first speech to the UN General Assembly in which he said that

>> >>>

>> >>> Argentina must be allowed to grow, because he didn't know of any

>> >>>

>> >>> dead people who could pay their debts. That, Fernandez said, "was

>> >>>

>> >>> a visionary metaphor for what's happening in the world today."

>> >>>

>> >>>             The Argentine President underscored that everything she

>> >>> and

>> >>>

>> >>> her husband have done has been aimed at "liberating" the

>> >>>

>> >>> Argentine people, but more particularly youth, leaving them "a

>> >>>

>> >>> better country...liberating them from misery, from failure, from

>> >>>

>> >>> frustration and from poverty....We are rebuilding that Argentina

>> >>>

>> >>> which had been wrenched from us and which we have recovered, not

>> >>>

>> >>> for ourselves, but for our young people, for our children and

>> >>>

>> >>> grandchildren, so they don't have to live through what we have

>> >>>

>> >>> had to live through."[crr]

>> >>>

>> >>> --

>> >>> Diane Sare

>> >>> cell: 201-220-7731

>> >>

>> >>

>> >

>> >

>> >

>> > --

>> > Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che

>> >

>

>

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