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Argentina’s challenge

Is your business going bust? Then kick out the bosses and run it yourselves! Are the big beasts of international finance wiping the floor with your economy? Tell them to take a running jump! Argentina has been where some Western economies are now – broke and on its knees. But its people devised bold and creative ways to deal with their problems – solutions that persist to this day. The reality is far from perfect, but there have been major victories – especially in the area of jobs, quality of life and civil liberties.

June 2013, Issue 463

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Argentina’s challenge
Stormy times in the world’s eight largest country. Are there lessons to be learned? asks Vanessa Baird.
Since 1946...
A short history of coups, crises and Peronism.
Who needs a boss?
A timely remedy for bankruptcy.
Speak truth
Argentina’s love affair with co-operatives has its ambiguities.
Facing the vultures
Unorthodox economics is put to the test.
Not one step backwards
Impunity in the dock as progress is made on human rights.
Trans revolutionary
Activist Lohana Berkins explains how Argentina is pioneering transgender rights.
A clash of dreams
A bad place to be indigenous. But Argentina’s ‘original peoples’ are gathering momentum.
Ghosts on our own land
Ollie Milman reports from Indonesia on how palm oil plantations are threatening the lives and livelihoods of local farmers and workers.
Argument: Can shopping be a form of activism?
Campaigners and writers Neal Lawson and Ruth Potts go head-to-head.
Mark Engler
Provoking an American climate crisis.
Steve Parry
It’s party time.
Open Window with Victor Ndula from Kenya
Polyp’s Big Bad World cartoon
Colombia: Justice knocks at general’s door
G8 comes to town
Adidas pay up
Reintroducing Serzh Sargsyan
Trouble every day in Central African Republic
LGBT boldly go
Free the Eritrean captives
Britain’s secret courts
Frackademics
Reasons to be cheerful
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone
Music reviews
South Sudan Survivors by General Paolino featuring Mama Celina; and Quercus by Quercus.
Film reviews
Stories We Tell, directed by Relis Çelik; and The Stoker, directed by Aleksei Balabanov.
Book reviews
Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar De;ijani; Brothers at War: the unending conflict in Korea by Sheila Miyoshi Jager; What the River Washed Away by Muriel Mharie Macleod; and Paralysed with Fear by Gareth Williams.
Also out there...
Including: Peter Culshaw’s book Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao; The Skeletal Essences of Afro-Funk; 1950s-retro film, Populaire; and Bill Emmott’s look at Italy, Girlfriend in a coma.
Letter from Botswana
Scratch the surface of the country’s alturism and you will find intolerance, says Wame Molefhe.
Country profile: Malawi
The first female president in southern Africa, many hopes are pinned on Joyce Banda.
Making Waves
Veronique Mistiaen talks to Iraqi environmentalist Azzam Alwash.
Southern Exposure
Shuchi Kapoor photographs a penitent at an Indian shrine.
And Finally...
Take archive footage, add music and stir: Public Service Broadcasting reveal their magic formula.
PLUS: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet cartoon