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IWW sponsored film looks at factory occupations in Argentina this Thursday

November 15, 2010

This Thursday (November 18), the Grand Rapids Chapter of the IWW will host a screening of the award winning film, The Take.

In the wake of Argentina’s dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin 
America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of 
abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja auto plant lies 
dormant until its former employees take action. They’re part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses 
and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system.

The Take demonstrates to all of us that despite the current economic crisis or any economic crisis working people do not have to accept what the system tells them. Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis shows us how thousands of Argentine people responded to the economic crash of 2001. Simply put, people said the system doesn’t work, so let’s occupy factories and take the over.

The film is free and open to the public. It will be screened at the:

IATSE HALL

Thursday, November 18

7pm

931 Bridge st nw

Grand Rapids, MI

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