We denounce and reject all forms of violence, in particular when people who fight for social change are deprived of liberty, such is the case of Milagro Sala. Milagro represents a social organisation, Tupac Amaru, whose membership consists of thousands and thousands of humble people, indigenous people from the Argentinean province of Jujuy, a people who out of desperate need and state neglect started to take charge of their lives. Those were the times of idleness and state absence… then during the governments of Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez, Tupac Amaru grew to its current condition and through the efforts of its activists, tireless workers who through food suppliers, clothes producers and community cooperatives where able to build houses, workshops, factories, water parks, schools of different levels, infrastructure, and a long etcetera of achievements for the wellbeing of each one of their thousands of members but this wellbeing reached the whole country.

The current government under Gerardo Morales in Jujuy and Mauricio Macri in Argentina as a whole, are cutting back on state spending through the sacking of public sector workers. They are criminalising social protest and going against one of their campaign promises: dialogue.

The arrest of Milagro Sala is a provocation to activists and the people of Argentina, a provocation that we must and want to resist without violence, as has been the case until now.

We call for the immediate release of Milagro Sala and the opening of channels of dialogue between the government of Morales and Tupac Amaru, as well as for the continuity of neighbourhood organisations that, through workers cooperatives, have brought, are bringing and will continue to bring in the future, wellbeing for the people.

Free Milagro Sala
Strength to Tupac Amaru
Strength to Milagro Sala

Alba Fernandez
Humanist Party,
Part of the “Front for Victory” Alliance