Cerámica Zanon now Collective

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August 24, 2009 by Gsmith


In 1998, a worker’s soviet was formed to assume control of a bankrupt Argentine company which had been looted by its owner, a multimillionaire named Luis Zanon. This made headlines at the time, and the workers were called criminals, terrorists and thieves in the Western press.


As of today, thanks to a decision in the Argentine courts, 5000 jobs have been created and 500 families have food. The council now owns the factories, the machines, the trademarks/patents, and the right to operate again as Cerámica Zanon.

Spanish speakers can read more here:


ETA: Great article for anglophones here:



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