The social and political organizations that make up the Union of Workers of the Popular Economy (UTEP), will hold a new edition of the San Cayetano march tomorrow, which will start from the church located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Liniers to the intersection of the Avenida de Mayo and 9 de Julio, whose motto will be “defense of the historic flags of Tierra, Techo, y Trabajo (TTT) and peace for Argentines”.
The union organization UTEP, headed by social leader Esteban “Gringo” Castroconfirmed that “this Sunday, August 7, the workers of the popular economy will once again carry out the historic march of San Cayetano” and pointed out that the slogans will be, “for Peace, Bread, Land, Roof and Work. Without popular power, there is no social justice”.
“In addition, as has been happening in recent years, other social and political sectors will join the march, trade union sectors of the CGT and social and political sectors of the CTAspokesmen for the organization of the march told Télam, who advanced that the long walk will start tomorrow at 8 .
In that sense, they stressed that “obviously there is a lot of expectation placed on the demonstration from San Cayetano, taking into account all the expectations around the economic and social situation that the country and the people are experiencing today.”
In addition to the historical slogans of “Land, Roof and Work“, this year to the demonstration of the UTEP will be added the claim of “peace for all Argentine men and women”, among other demands.
Other sectors within UTEP also seek the mobilization “does not remain only in the 9 de Julio” and that it extends to Plaza de Mayo, sources from the organization told this agency, which at the same time ratified that the entity’s secretariat “has decided by majority vote that the march concludes at the corner of 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo”where the closing act.
The March of San Cayetano began to take place in 2016 -in the midst of the Macrista government-, and was initially promoted by the Evita Movement, the Clasista and Combative Current (CCC) and the Somos Barrios de Pie Movement, a group of organizations known as ” the Cayetanos”.
Daniel Menéndez, official of the Ministry of Social Development and head of the Movimiento Somos Barrios de Pietold Télam that “tomorrow we will carry out our march again from San Cayetano to Plaza de Mayo together with the rest of the popular movements that are part of the UTEP”, with “the aim of continuing to demand land, shelter and work for all Argentineans and Argentineans”.
The leader stressed that “the march represents the search for social movements to be protagonists in the reconstruction of Argentina” and “thus expand and guarantee rights in all corners of the country.”
For its part, Juan Carlos Alderete, national deputy of the Frente de Todos (FdT) and national coordinator of the CCChighlighted to this agency that “this Sunday we expect a very large mobilization, because the needs of the people are many”.
“We understand that we are in a very difficult scenario, but We are going to continue, we accompany the Front of All based on a program that was the one that the majority of the Argentine people voted to defeat the macrismo and get out of the economic and social crisis,” Alderete said.
In that sense, he expressed that “with that conviction we are going to demand that urgent measures be taken that are on the way to fulfilling that program.”
The left-wing legislator announced that “on Sunday 9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk will be filled with the request that the Land, Roof and Work program that social organizations have been demanding be guaranteed.”
Meanwhile, as explained to Télam Radio Gildo Onorato, union secretary of the UTEP and member of the leadership of the Evita Movement, “Tomorrow we are going to march in defense of the projects that dignify the work of the popular economy throughout the country.”
“We are going to mobilize throughout the country” said Onorato, explaining that it will be to give a message to the political leadership and to society as a whole and added that “we continue to raise the urgency in dealing with the proposals that dignify the work of the popular economy.”
He also stressed that “we are going to mobilize throughout the country and, above all, the epicenter will be from the Sanctuary of San Cayetano to the intersection of 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo,” where “the popular movements are going to insist again with the general law ‘Land, Roof and Work'”.
Gastón Harispe, Parlasur deputy and head of the October Movementtold Télam that “tomorrow we will be mobilizing in the March of San Cayetano for the three T’s and in defense of our sovereignty” and affirmed that “we are going with everything. Without speculating, that our humble people are hungry, have faith, hopes and decision to fight.
“Food cannot be a means for the extortion of financial speculation. We must defeat the neoliberal state that does not guarantee food quotas for the internal market,” said the Buenos Aires Peronist leader.
Along these lines, he pointed out that “what is eaten here is sold abroad, so foreign trade must be controlled to favor the people with prices and supplies, while guaranteeing better prices to national producers” and affirmed that “the multinational companies take the food out of our children’s mouths and steal foreign currency from the countryside”.