Imc Uk | 12.06.2002 22:00 | World
The Argentine Neighbourhood Assemblies, born in early January 2002 from the December cacerolazos, have been going on for almost half a year. Though the individual assemblies are smaller in attendance than they were in January, and some are still beset by problems in organizing and finding common aims to work on, these 200 plus groups of neighbours continue to be an important force making "politics without politicians" in Buenos Aires and other major cities of the country. Read more.
Meanwhile, protests against neoliberal economic policies are erupting in other Latin American countries. Thousands of people took the streets of Paraguay last week to protest the process of privatization of state companies. The announcement of a general strike caused the government to suspend the auction of the telephone company. Read more on the global IMC site.