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Posted on 29 October 2018 at 11:30 GMT
London rally to call for international movement against the right after Brazilian election result
A Socialist Party press release
On Saturday 10 November 1,000 socialists from around the country plus international guests will gather in London for a 'Fight the Right' rally.
The event will have added impetus following the election of the far-right Bolsonaro in Brazil. The Socialist Party's Brazilian sister party will send a solidarity video to be played at the rally.
- Other speakers include Seattle city councillor Kshama Sawant on the struggle against Trump in the US, and Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe on organising against the Tories and Blairites here in Britain.
Tony Saunois (secretary of the international organisation - the CWI - that the Socialist Party is part of) will speak at a workshop on Sunday 11 November discussing current events in Latin America in particular.
"Bolsonaro's election shows the danger of reactionary forces gaining a foothold in Latin America at the moment. But that's only one side of the story. In every country there is a resistance by working class and poor people. Where the right currently has the upper hand it is largely because of a failure of left parties to show a lead to win the confidence of the masses or, when they have been in power, to break with capitalism. That has important lessons for socialists and activists around the world."
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