Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 09:30
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London (UK), Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London , WC2H 8EP
Conference at Bloomsbury Baptist Church
The far-right is on the offensive across Europe: the biggest upsurge since the 1930s. From street attacks and mobilisations to government office, they use Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and racism to spread hate and fear. They attack trade unionists and the left, and the rights and liberties of us all.
Gaining succour from the Trump White House, they are increasingly internationalised, well-funded and well-organised. Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil extends this wave into Latin America.
These developments must be countered by rapid and effective mobilisation from the labour and progressive movement. We must be united in Britain and across Europe, and beyond, to defeat this immensely dangerous political turn. This is vital because far right domination of European politics would spell disaster for millions across the continent.
The ¡NO PASARAN! conference on 2 March 2019 brings together left and progressive forces from Europe and further afield: to work together, analyse, and strategise to counter the far-right; to promote viable political alternatives and coordinate an effective response. A provisional programme of workshops and plenaries will be published here soon.
The conference will take place over four venues which are all close to each other. Speakers and delegations are coming from across Europe, including France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary and Poland.
Diane Abbott shadow Home Secretary, Ken Loach filmmaker, Christine Blower former Gen Sec NUT, Marisa Matias MEP Bloco Portugal, Professor Tamas Krausz Hungary, Cornelia Hildebrandt Germany, Walter Baier Austria, Danièle Obono MP France Insoumise, Laura Parker Momentum, Tariq Ali, Mohammed Kozbar MAB , Lowkey, Wilf Sullivan TUC, Salma Yaqoob, Verveine Angeli Union Syndicale Solidaires France, Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition, Myriam Kane NUS NEC, Liz Fekete Institute of Race Relations, Chris Hazzard MP Sinn Féin, Francisco Dominguez Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Marina Monaco eTUC, Czesław Kulesz Naprzód Poland, Chiara Mariotti Italians United against Fascism, and others tba.
These are dangerous times; time for solidarity and unity. REGISTER NOW FOR TICKET.