Tertiary students from the City of Buenos Aires, neighbors who organize in their neighborhood assemblies and university students and health workers who organize in the Health and Care Post began to organize for the beginning of class, which is crossed by the strong adjustment on the part of the Milei government and the provincial governors. Part of these attacks is the reduction of the budget, which mainly implies a cut in teacher salaries, and in infrastructure, scholarships, and school cafeterias, added to a significant price increase in services and transportation.

“It is key to be able to take steps in unity with the neighborhood assemblies, because for us the attack on public education is not only against the teachers and students who are currently in schools, tertiaries or universities. For us, education is a right for everyone. “We do not want studying to be a privilege for a few.”said Sebastian Zignego, president of the Joaquín V. González student center and member of the CABA tertiary assembly.

Yani from the Balvanera assembly and a sociology student at the UBA tells us: “I study and work like many of us who are part of the public university and I think it is very important to promote the cacerolazo that we are organizing with the assemblies, a space in which many sectors come together: retirees, students, private sector workers, state workers, teachers, etc. We are organizing from below because the attack we are receiving is really brutal, and we are the ones who are really putting up a fight. While the CGT carried out a half-strike, it continues to give the Milei time to adjust to us… it is not really taking the place that is needed to twist the arm of the government”.

Nahuel is a History student from the Joaquín V. Gonzaléz faculty and a participant in the tertiary assembly, he tells us: “I join because, coordinated with other workers and students, we can better confront Milei’s attack.”. For her part, Susana Gómez, president of Alicia. M. De Justo added “To face the government cuts we need to implement impact actions, on the streets and in a coordinated manner. The discursive confrontation carried out by the Peronist organizations is not enough, that is why we call on all centers to join in.”.

Since the summer, the neighborhood assemblies have been coordinating various actions in defense of public education. Many have held festivals to collect supplies and deliver them to schools, since the school basket increased by 450% compared to last year. The sharp increase in train, bus and subway fares also implies a strong blow to the pockets of workers, many of them young people who are unable to sustain the monthly cost that these increases entail, which can reach thirty a thousand pesos a month at least, having to adjust in other areas to sustain their job or even to sustain the course.

The unity that students and health workers have been showing at the Health and Care Post is very important and shows the role that uniting these sectors can play, with hundreds who are supporting those who are mobilizing against the government’s adjustment.

Pablo, teacher and researcher at CONICET, member of the assembly of Córdoba and Pueyrredón told us in relation to the topic: “We must participate in the cacerolazo to make our voices heard, and exercise our right to freedom of expression, much more so at this time when the rights linked to education are being attacked and they want to limit or punish the freedom to express ourselves”.

For his part, Bruno, a Language and Literature student at a teaching school in the Houssay area, highlighted the perspective of this action: “I believe that the relevance of this cacerolazo, as a form of protest to Milei’s adjustment, lies, mainly, in the search to strengthen the articulation between different student centers and neighborhood assemblies. Essential, for the great worker-student struggle that must continue going forward”.

These testimonies and the call show that the resistance to the “chainsaw plan” will find in the unity of students, workers and neighborhood assemblies, a new obstacle to continue attacking the basic rights of the community. It is important to strengthen this organization to also support the laid-off workers of Télam, the outsourced Aerolíneas Argentinas (GPS), AySA, etc., and the entire population that is being attacked by the government’s adjustments. They take up the flags of coordination between all sectors, taking advantage of the proximity to March 24 and the teachings of unity of that generation between students and workers, which will allow them to confront Milei’s government more forcefully.

Source: www.laizquierdadiario.com

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