TO THE XXI NATIONAL ENCOUNTER OF WOMEN
The XX Encounter of Women, which was held last year in the city of Mar del Plata, was marked by the visit paid by the murderer Bush and by the trial and conviction of Romina Tejerina. These two events plainly expressed: The former, the firm repudiation of the presence of the genocide and his policy; this was expressed through workshops of discussion and the slogans chanted by the
Bush is not coming this year, but his policy of colonisation and exploitation is present in each one of the Latin American administrations, his compliant servants applying laws that are made solely to generate greater profit for the multinationals, causing starvation and suffering to our peoples and to the working class.
That is why, at this XXI Encounter, we, the FOS Women believe that it is necessary to start a deep discussion marked by these guidelines:
For the right of women to live: legal, secure and free abortion. The same as in the previous years, the de-penalisation of abortion will mark this new encounter. What happened this year to LMR and Claudia, the two disabled, raped girls, one of them in
This is not all about a relentless defence of abortion as a method for anti-conception. Neither it is a question of forcing it on against women’s conscience. But reality tells us that that, in spite of the prohibition, women from all the social sectors and
NEW LAW O0D EDUCATION: FEDERAL LAW RECYCLED
The K administration has presented a new bill for education. Proudly, they tell us that we all contributed to its
They lie about both aspects. First of all, the direct actors of education, i.e.: teachers, students and parents have only had a few opportunities to debate and most of the time we were just asked to fill in the forms opinion polls. Is that what they call participation?
The second aspect is that this bill and the old Federal Law of Education have the same International matrix moulded after the postulates of the World Bank and the Entrepreneur Chambers that drive all the educational policies together whether it is for Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan or Spain.
It is the same law that had Chile as a paradigm and for twenty years has a flawless continuity. It was there that the targets of municipalisation and privatisation were reached, something that the federal Law of Education could not achieve in Argentina because of the struggles and demonstrations held by teachers and students. This year, Chilean high school students have proved by means of their struggle, that the Chilean model meant the institutionalisation of education for the rich and education for the poor.
This new law has three hidden files that the administration turns into a dogma of the faith. One of them is the Law of Educational Financing that proposes that an exiguous 6% in
As we can see, this Bill simply deepens the
We call on CTERA to forsake ministerial armchairs, to split away from the government and to take up the struggle to defeat this project and to continue struggling for an education in the service of workers and the toiling masses.
NO TO THE NEW BILL OF EDUCATION!
LOOTING ON OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, THE FTAS AND THE AAFTA
The AAFTA is an obvious project to reinforce the integral domination of the USA over Latin America, but it has suffered a bad setback due to the resistance of the masses (mass plebiscites, demonstrations.), because of the revolutionary situation that shakes the continent and the struggles of local bourgeoisies who could not compete with their exports with the American agriculture funded by the state.
That is why, seeing the failure of their original plan, imperialism quickly
The other policy of imperialism is to control the supplies and the world market of the hydrocarbons with a policy of looting, wars and coups in the producing countries. For years on end, in Argentina, thanks to the sale of YPF to Repsol indis
YPF was once a profitable company that managed self-supplies and produced wealth for the country. Ever since its privatisation, oil was extracted irrationally, letting the wells get dry and without investing in exploration and search of new reserves. With this policy, supported by all the different administrations (including that of Kirchner), in a few years time, Argentina will change from self-sufficient country to one that has to import oil, in the same way as we already have to import gas. But hydrocarbons are by no means the only greed shown by imperialism. They are now out to get our water, too. We know that the future of energy is hydrogen that can be obtained from water by hydrolysis. Water is the great resources and is – furthermore – not polluting. Of course, imperialism knows it and that is why they are trying to become the owners of it.. So far they have move by means of the purchase of land that are over the Guarani water fields. We already know the method they are prepared to use further on if we offer any resistance.
But there is a possible alternative to looting: we must recover for the State the entire oil industry of all the companies linked to the extraction and commercialisation of the natural resources and place it under the control of the our own technicians and workers. We need to
Fight Woman Proposal
· Equality of salaries and opportunities in all the jobs. Free nurseries for working women, fro the unemployed and for students. Extension of maternity leave. Prohibition of layoffs due to pregnancy.
· A minimum of an extra half a salary for single mothers. Source of labour and subsidies for the unemployed mother and needy pregnant woman
· Housing plans accessible to low-income families with a privilege for numerous families and mothers head of families.
· Annulment of the in
· Participation of women in all the organisms and institution proportional to their participation among the grassroots
· No to violence against women, Punishment for rapists of women, youngsters and children. A law of exclusion from home for a beating male.
· For the right of the woman to decide about her own body. De-penalisation of abortion. Free of charge, secure, unrestricted abortion. Sexual education to decide, contraceptives to prevent abortion, legal abortion not to die.