The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a union of waste picker organizations representing more than 460,000 workers across 34 countries
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The International Alliance of Waste Pickers stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its affiliate FACCyR (Argentine Federation of Waste Pickers) and working class comrades in the historic January 24th general strike against the encroaching power of Capital and its threat to workers’ rights. This demonstration of solidarity echoes through brown America and beyond, reminding us of the hard-won social justice that Argentina once championed.

We fervently hope they can counter this devastating threat to hard-won rights in a nation whose flag has long flown for social justice, inspiring countless others in Latin America and beyond. We stand vigilant and will strongly condemn any violation of the right to protest during this general strike, for it is crucial to Argentina’s democracy and essential for safeguarding the first elected congress of the waste pickers in the region, which will take place in Buenos Aires this May.

Strength to the courageous cartoneros of Argentina!
Long live Workers Rights!

If they touch one, they touch us all.