From:   Lucas Vazquez <lucasbostero20@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:24:50 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Argentina President Slams IMF as Idiotic
 

todo bien, otro

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM, NicolasMoselleAllen <allenicolas@gmail.com> wrote:
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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