ASC solidarity statement in support of the teachers in Argentina

The Argentina Solidarity Campaign (ASC) expresses its solidarity with the teachers and strongly condemns the police brutality ordered by the national government that took place against them yesterday, the 9th of April, outside the Congress building.

The teachers and the trade unions were protesting against the Government’s refusal to negotiate a National Teachers Salary Increase.

We urge the national government, as well as the media that praises these actions, to desist from describing these acts as “eviction,” and should instead name them as “repression.” To do the former is to seek to belittle the threat to workers’ human rights and their right to protest against the threat to their pay.

Versión en Español

The Argentina Solidarity Campaign (ASC) quiere expresar su solidaridad y repudia terminantemente la represión llevada a cabo por la policía y ordenada por el Gobierno Nacional contra los docentes en el día de ayer 9 de abril de 20017 fuera del Congreso.

Los docentes junto a los gremios convocantes, se manifestaban contra la sordera del gobierno de Mauricio Macri por negarse a convocar a una Paritaria Docente Nacional.

Desde Londres pedimos también que tanto el Gobierno Nacional como los medios de comunicación que avalan dicho accionar, usen la palabra “represión” en lugar de “desalojo”, evitando minimizar el terrible avasallamiento a los derechos humanos y al derecho a manifestarse de los trabajadores que ven amenazado su salario.

 

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