The night of the 19th and 20th December 2001 in Argentina a new type of demonstration that eventually led to the resignation of President Fernando de La Rúa was born. It consisted of thousands of people banging on their caceroles (pots and pans), hence the term of the Spanish word 'cacerolazo' for this type of demonstration. Later more 'cacerolazos' were used in different parts of the world as means of protest, sometimes in the context of the anti-globalisation movement.
Related categories 3
IJA: The Situation in Argentina
Covering the events that provoked the resignation of President Fernando de la Rúa and the participation of the Anarchist Federation of Argentina.
Red Flag: Frontline 6
Issue focusing on the December 2001 revolt.
Riots in Argentina
Placing the cacerolazo in the context of the working class in struggle against the globalized capitalism.
GATSwatch: GATS Cacerolazo
Covering the pots and pans noise protest against the European Union role at WTO Services Negotiations. (June 26, 2002)
Christian Science Monitor: Argentina's Deep Empty Pockets
Focusing on the history of political and economic disarray that contributed to the cacerolazo. (April 02, 2002)
World Press Review: Argentina Protests
Overview of the situation after the incidents of December 2001. (February 27, 2002)
In Defense of Marxism: Total Crisis of Capitalism in Argentina
Article by Miguel Jiménez about the insurrection of December 19th and 20th and the role of the middle classes. (February 07, 2002)
Le Monde Diplomatique: Ten Days that Shook the World Bank
Covering the December 2001 events and an analysis explaining why it wasn't an anti-democratic movement. (February 01, 2002)
Asia Times: Argentine Heavy Metal Rocks the Globe
Article by Pepe Escobar describing the cacerolazo and the relation with the so called neoliberalism's "model student". (January 31, 2002)
Other languages 1