‘the take’: argentina’s worker-managed enterprises

13 09 2009

Here we present Naomi Klein’s 2004 documentary The Take which looks at the actions of Argentinian workers during that country’s economic crisis earlier this decade. Hundreds of factories were occupied in resistance to mass redundancy: but further still, workers seized their workplaces restarted production under their own control.

A number of these enterprises are still going: indeed, last month the Argentinian state was forced to accept a permanent legal status for the $100m Zanón/FaSinPat (factory without bosses) ceramic tiles plant in Neuquén, which had been ‘stolen’ from its former owner by its four hundred workers. The film, reproduced in full below, features interesting interviews with the workers involved in these inspiring struggles.

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3 responses

13 09 2009
Mark

Yes! Not been able to find this on the net before.

11 01 2010
pappy

power to the people.

11 09 2011
Mike

Very inspiring. If they can do it, we can too.




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