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10 years of 2001

Time makes the difference between the ephemeral and what remains as solid ground. Time allowed us to evaluate the strength of a project and also its capacity to reformulate itself. The economical and political crisis of 2001 in Argentina represented an extraordinary moment where alternative solutions arose, amidst a deep critic to the traditional way to make politics. Within that context, new forms of democracy appear in the shape of popular assemblies, workers-run factories and the piquetero movement. Three social movement experiences that sum up a piece of that period of our country and an attempt to leave neoliberalism behind. 10 years later, these groups still exist, and even though the economical context and the political scene seems to have change, they keep alive the spirit of the Diecinueveyveinte, those days of december.

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Tires with flowers in Roca Negra where the FPDS works.

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Workers assembly in Stefani factory, city of Cutral Co.

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Zanon in Neuquen. It is the biggest recuperated factory with more than 400 workers. Cooperative FASINPAT.

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Daniel is a piquetero of the Frente Popular Dario Santillàn of Lanus. He work in the bakery of the social movement of the FPDS.

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Cesar Perez is a member of MTD, Frente Popular Dario Santillán Lugano. He works with his «compas» in the construction of a house in the slum twenty.

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Gymnasium of Villa Urquiza Assembly.

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Villa Urquiza assembly in La Ideal occupation.

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Workers of CerSinPat, a cooperative created in 2011.

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The «fabricicleta», a cycle reparation group in Villa Urquiza Assembly.

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A draw by Vicente, a worker of CerSinPat, a brick factory.

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Brick factory in Cutral Co administrated by the workers. They are in conflict with the firm Stefani and they recuperated the factory working with the cooperative Cersinpat.

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Brick factory in Cutral Co administrated by the workers. They are in conflict with the firm Stefani and they recuperated the factory working with the cooperative Cersinpat.

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Navales Unidos is a cooperative of shipyard. They make and repairs boats after the firm Sanym let the place, they recuperated it.

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Zanon factory, now Cooperative FaSinPat in Neuquen.

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Angel Gallardo and Corrientes assembly. Now as the popular pot.

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Almagro Popular Assembly. They were evicted in 2011 by the police. The painting says, like in 2001: they all must go.

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Miguel Angel Roscigna library in Villa Urquiza Assembly.

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Reunion in the Villa Urquiza Assembly

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Members of TraSinPat cooperative. It is a project of members of MTD Lanus in Roca Negra.

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Bauen Cooperative. It is a 4 stars hotel in the center of Buenos Aires. Since 2002, it works as a cooperative administrated by the workers.

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Cristian Ramón Martínez of the MTD de La Torre.

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Juanita Orihura is 78 years old. She is an activist of the MTD La Torre.

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Unemployed movement made a camp in the 9 de Julio Avenue to reclaim better paid for their cooperatives.

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Unemployed movement made a camp in the 9 de Julio Avenue to reclaim better paid for their cooperatives.

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Women of the MTD capital are waiting for the train after a demonstration to remember Maximiliano Kosteki and Dario Santillan.

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A kiss in the Almagro assembly.

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