moved to civil resistance by their traditional status as mothers. Mother of the Plaza de Mayo. Eager to address the economic crisis and under the influence of US policies, the government undertook a series of structural adjustments that had a serious negative impact on the middle classes, who revolted in December 2001 with an outpouring of demonstrations known as cacerolazosthe banging. Las Madres, The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Argentina and Chile: Resisting Oppression.
28 The Mothers were committed to child-centred politics, symbolised by the white scarves they wore on their heads. Rebellion, Class, and Labor in Argentine Society. The process was severely criticized by some human rights groups including the Mothers of the Plaza because of limitations on how severely the military could be punished for their participation, but even the critics participated in the process once it was underway. To the people of the country, this era represents the lives taken, families broken, and numerous human rights atrocities executed by Argentina's military regime. Later they wore white scarfs to symbolize the white dove of peace, which can unit all women. Denver University, Case Specific Briefing Paper, "Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo: First Responders for Human Rights 2011. Photographs by Alicia dAmico and Alicia Sanguinetti; poems by Marjorie Agosn; translated by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman.
The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Struggle against Impunity. April 30, 1977, fourteen Mothers gathered at the Plaza de Mayo for the. Forty years ago, 14 women gathered in a Buenos Aires square known a s Plaza de Mayo. They were looking for their children, who had.