This was the call to the Anticapitalist Camp
A video from a left-wing organization went viral on social media for a striking proposal. Through a recording starring a young militant, the group “Ya Basta” called to participate in the third edition of the “Anticapitalist Camp”, a three-day event that will be held during the carnival weekend. The call aroused criticism from thousands of users on Twitter and even drew the attention of Argentine businessman Marcos Galperin.
“I’ll tell you the 5 reasons why you have to come to the Ya Basta Anticapitalist Camp,” begins the video starring Ailín, a student of Audiovisual Arts at the National University of the Arts (UNA) who has been a militant for years. in the Las Rojas group and in the youth of the New Movement for Socialism (MAS), whose national reference is Manuela Castañeira.
Among the reasons for attending the event -which has been held since the summer of 2020- the young woman argued that capitalism “is no more” since “it increases inequality, destroys the environment and steals the future from kids.”
“There are three days with a pool, football, party, talks on politics, Marxism and current affairs, workshops and a lot of other things. Let’s go, we train, we have a good time and we prepare for the fights that are coming”, closes the invitation to the camp that will be carried out on February 18, 19 and 20 at a campsite in the Luján district of Buenos Aires.
The dissemination of the activity generated criticism and debate. The liberal wing, for example, pointed against the promoted activities and the price of the experience -which is around $15,000 per person-, considering them contradictory to the philosophy that the left preaches.
The youth of Nuevo MAS organized the third edition of the event
In dialogue with Infobae, Federico Winokur, leader of the Juventud Ya Basta del Nuevo MAS, explained that the camp is “self-financed”, since the set value “is what is necessary” to cover all the expenses demanded by the event. “Camp attendees are all-inclusive. The transportation to the place, the food and the stay for the three days, ”he said.
“In addition to social and sports activities such as a pool open all day, soccer tournaments, volleyball, paintball, there is a party night with a live DJ, a bonfire night and bands, open-air cinema, screen printing workshops, photojournalism and a lot of other things”, added Winokur, who was the youngest candidate to head a list for national deputies in the City of Buenos Aires during the last elections.
“We also organize activities to finance the trip of those who are interested in participating and need help,” he said.
According to the leader, the camp is attended by young people from all over the country, along with delegations from France, Brazil and Costa Rica. “The Camp is going viral because there are many young people who believe that capitalism is crap that steals their future,” he explained regarding the criticism received.
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Likewise, the video echoed even in the networks of Marcos Galperin, founder of Mercado Libre, who reacted with a laugh at the reasons for attending the meeting. However, the businessman’s comment did not surprise the referents of the New MAS: “It is obvious that he would not like an anti-capitalist camp because he questions everything he does,” said Winokur.
Marcos Galperín reacted to the Anticapitalist Camp
“We anti-capitalists do not want to go back on all the technological developments that humanity generated and live in a cave. What we want is that all people can access them and not just a minority. Inequality is enormous and while some millionaires ride around in a rocket, you have precarious kids who ride bicycles as slaves to the applications and it is not enough for them to make ends meet. Anti-capitalism is a real feeling of many people here and around the world. That is why it also bothers libertarians and the right in general so much,” the leader opined.
In response to the left-wing group, the influencer Delfina Wagner published a video in which she explained “the 5 reasons not to attend any anti-capitalist camp”, which also quickly went viral among users of social networks.
“Seeing that kind of content causes me a lot of concern. As young people we have an enormous responsibility in the political question looking towards the future, and the kids who continue with the hypocrisy of calling themselves ‘anti-capitalist’, while they benefit from the advantages of the system, the only thing they achieve is to make us less serious. This is added to the natural anger generated by seeing people defending famous totalitarian regimes not only for their economic failure but also for their human rights violations,” Wagner said in communication with this outlet.
Delfina Wagner responded to the call to the Anticapitalist Camp
“Without the intention of her being a Chicana, you have to agree to listen to them talk about casualization from Palermo and with the salary of the parents or the State, because we do not know of any job in the private sector. Do they know what a sweatshop is? My mother, as a police officer, works 24-hour guards, my 67-year-old grandmother is a domestic employee, they taught me the value of work and never wanted any help from the State. From there I speak, ”she continued.
In this context, the influencer explained that, after the publication of her video, she received “a lot of support from the Latin American community in general, from people who had to leave their countries because of ‘anti-capitalist’ governments.”
“On the other side, very few want to debate with me, most are insults. If these are the young people in politics, I feel that it is my responsibility to start showing the other side of the coin, and not only in the networks, but also in the face of this electoral year”, Wagner closed.
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