Offering a “general and renewed vision of the experiences and transformations of the working class” in the years of State terrorism is one of the objectives of “Working Class and Military Dictatorship in Argentina”, a book that compiles academic works, analysis and tools theoretical to navigate that black sea of horror that was the period of the last genocidal military dictatorship from the fabric that sustains the labor and productive relations of society. The researchers Luciana Zorzoli (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) and Juan Pedro Massano (Conicet – National University of La Plata) are the editors responsible for the publication that they will present this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. together with other researchers and references from the Human Rights inter-union . The other objective of the book is to think, search and discover how much of the entire plan of action implemented by the repressors, with the civil drive and economic reasons, still exists today.
Framed in “a process of transformation of capitalism,” the “class” dictatorship was “a project associated with the social and productive restructuring of the country that required not only human rights violations and the elimination of mobilized sectors, but also a reconfiguration of the economy and, although it stands out less, of the capital-labor relationship”. Such is the basis on which different lines of analysis are based that make up the coordination work carried out by Zorzoli, currently a researcher at Cardiff University, in the United Kingdom, which was published last year but will only be able to present tomorrow in person at Argentina. The book also seeks to answer other questions. What happened inside the labor movement? It is one; What are the effects of the dictatorship’s plan that persist in the labor relations that Argentina is going through today? is another one.
As a project, Working Class and Military Dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983) arose from a workshop on the working class and dictatorship organized at the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Institute (IdIHCS) dependent on the National University of La Plata and CONICET, in July 2018. The materlai, edited by A contracorriente, brings together 16 chapters that are, in themselves, 16 research articles –Andrés Carminatti, Andrea Copani, Laura Ortiz, Marianela Galli, Susana Roitman, Ana Belén Zapata and Jerónimo Pinedo, are among the authors. It is organized in three parts: The first offers works that explore repressive strategies and experiences of organization and resistance against the dictatorship; The articles that make up the second part invite us to reflect on the behavior of workers, their union organizations and the links between workers and representation at a general level; and the last part sheds light on what came with the dictatorship to stay, the capitalist restructuring carried out from 1976, and how that continues to govern life today.
The presentation will take place on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the headquarters of the Aeronautical Personnel Association (Anchorena 1250, CABA) as part of a talk in which Emilse Bustos, from the Neuquén teachers’ union (ATEN) and Rodrigo Loza will participate. (Federación Gráfica Bonaerense), both members of the inter-union of Human Rights; the researchers Zorzoli and Marianela Galli, from Flacso, and the coordination of Lucas López Asenjo, from APA.