At 74 he still acts as chairperson for Serpaj (Peace and Justice Service) and The Memory Commission of the Province of Buenos Aires. There he compiled over 4,500 cases of torture in jails and police commissions that have occurred over the last 5 years.
Bolivian workers in Argentina are pressing the government to take action against slave-like conditions inside clandestine textile shops after a fire in a factory killed 6 people in Buenos Aires last week.
The National Security Archive released a declassified White House Transcript last week that revealed former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger supported Argentina’s military regime after its successful 1976 coup.
"I do want to encourage them. I don’t want to give the sense that they’re harassed by the United States," said Kissinger, even after staff aides warned of the likelihood of murder and repression.
The dictatorship in Argentina ruled from 1976-83.Under orders from the it Argentina’s military waged a "Dirty War" against its population where torture, assassinations, and disappearances were used as tools of repression and control. Execution techniques included throwing drugged, naked prisoners from planes into the ocean. As many as 30,000 Argentines remain missing.
"Whatever chance they have, they will need a little encouragement from us," said Kissinger after the coup.
Argentina’s worker-run factories are setting an example for workers around the world that employees can run a business even better without a boss or owner. Some 180 recuperated enterprises up and running, providing jobs for more than 10,000 Argentine workers.
The large brick building hangs heavy and desolate, lacking the welcoming pastel colors found at other Argentine kindergartens. But this is not a typical kindergarten; this is Crecer Imaginando en Libertad (Imagine Growing in
It began as a far-reaching war against a vague enemy. Any questions about the war were considered unpatriotic and dissenters risked being violently repressed by the government. The government helped the economic elite profit at the expense of the poor. When the regime was losing its grip on power, it turned to a conventional military war that became a disaster. This synopsis describes the Dirty War of 1976-1983 in Argentina and the current US "War on Terror."