Through our Resources Page, OM has become a foundation of information meant to internationally spread knowledge from social movements in order to facilitate the pedagogic growth of new movements. Become a part of the project by submitting relevant resources, such as academic research/papers, movies, videos, books, blogs, websites, etc. by filling out the following form:
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Books – English
The Silent Change – Esteban Magnani Order Online
Sin Patron – La Vaca Collective with a foreword from Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. Order Online
Books – Spanish
Zanón: una experiencia de lucha obrera – Fernando Aiziczon
Fábricas y empresas recuperadas: Protesta social, autogestión y rupturas en la subjetividad – Gabriel Fajn et al.
Las empresas recuperadas: autogestión obrera en Argentina y America Latina – Andrés Ruggeri et al.
La economía de los trabajadores: Autogestión y distribución de riqueza – Hugo Trinchero et. all
Horizontalism – Marina Sitrin
The Take – Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis Order Online
Corazón de Fábrica – Order Online
Papers – English
“Suarez, Fuente, Sabatello, Magnani, Carson.” Interviews and Essays. “The Recovered Businesses of Buenos Aires; Counter-Hegemony at Work: Resistance, Contradiction and Emergent Culture Inside a Worker-Occupied Hotel” Fair Trade Journal of Applied Counter-Economics. 2.2 (2007): 17. Print.
Link to: Vieta, Marcelo. “The Social Innovations of Autogestión in Argentina’s Worker-Recuperated Enterprises”. Labor Studies Journal. September 2010 vol. 34 no. 3. Print.
Palomino, Hector et. al. “The Universe of Worker-Recovered Companies in Argentina (2002-2008): Continuity and Changes Inside the Movement”. Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action, Vol 4, No 1 (2010). Online.
Facultad Abierta’s Centro de Documentación
UBA Extension Facultad Abierta’s center of documentation.
La Base economist Esteban Magnani’s website on recovered businesses.
La Base/The Working World
NGO located in Argentina that provides microinvestments in the form of zero-debt zero-collateral loans to democratic businesses.
Grupo Alavío / Agora TV
A social documentary organization based primarily in social conflict and worker/labor struggles. Agora TV, a section of Grupo Alvavío, contains the most extensive collection of documentary on recovered businesses and recovered factories.
One of the federations with many constituent recovered businesses and recovered factories
Network of printing presses, many of which are recovered businesses.
Recuperar el Trabajo
Organization that functions as a network that provides technical knowledge and assistance for businesses managed by workers.
Obreros de Zanón – FaSinPat
The website of the compañeros at Zanón/FaSinPat in Neuquén.
A virtual library on workers’ control around the globe.