Friday, 4 November 2011

Participatory Economy in Argentina

The following images are from Pete's research visits in Argentina. The first two illustrate the use of community currencies: the patacones, issued by regional authorities, and the trueque, the true community currencies issued by the people themselves.

The following two images show the participatory politics that developed after the Argentinazo, the opening up of Argentinian politics following the financial crisis of 2001. Popular assemblies like these planned street protests and the occupation of factories.

Meanwhile people's needs for subsistence were being met through the local markets where exchange took place using the community currencies.

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