[Marxism] Argentina: It's only a small step from sectarianism towards support for Kirchner | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Thu Jul 17 16:42:42 MDT 2008

By *Sergio Garcia*, translated and introduced by *Federico Fuentes* for 
/Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ <http://links.org.au>

After more than 100 days of intense conflict between supporters and 
opponents of the Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner government in Argentina, 
centred on the conflict over the divisive move to increase taxes on 
exports of foodstuff such as soya and sunflower oil, Fernandez has been 
forced to put the resolution to debate in congress.

Faced with this conflict the various left and socialist groups in 
Argentina have taken a variety of positions, ranging from support for 
the government, to support to the rural producers opposing the tax 
increases, to opposing both sides. Following the contribution from 
Argentina Marxist economist Claudio Katz, ``Argentina: the clash over 
rent'' (http://links.org.au/node/453), along with a statement signed by 
Katz and a range of other left intellectuals and organisations, /Links 
International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ publishes here an article by 
*Sergio Garcia*, from the Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores -- 
Nueva Izquierda (MST, Socialist Movement of Workers-New Left), which 
argues against the position of Katz and in defence of its controversial 
position of supporting the small producers in this battle. The article 
was first published in Spanish in /Alternativa Socialista/, no. 478, on 
July 2, 2008. It has been translated by *Federico Fuentes*, with 
permission, especially for /Links International Journal of Socialist 

Full article http://links.org.au/node/526

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