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From Trump to Farage to Bolsonaro
Can the rise of nationalism and populism be countered by Green Internationalism? This event will be an opportunity to explore the alliances that need to be built worldwide to combat populism and nationalism. Examples of these alliances could include groups such as women, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+, environmental groups, trades unions and many others who at different points in history have been marginalised. Nationalism and populism often works by setting these groups against each other, so how do we identify what unites us, so that we can counter the negative force of pernicious politics?
Senior Lecturer in politics at the University of Bath. His research focuses predominantly on the impact of racism and populism on liberal democracies and the mainstreaming of far right politics through elite discourse. His first book, The Mainstreaming of the Extreme Right in France and Australia: A Populist Hegemony?, was published in 2013 and he recently co-edited After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, racism and free speech published with Zed. His latest book Reactionary democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream, co-written with Aaron Winter, is out with Verso.
Molly Scott Cato
The Vice Chair of the European Movement and previously the MEP for South West England. She has seen the growth in fascism in Europe close up and is disturbed by the way its methods are spreading in the UK. She will offer insights into what we are looking for and what we can do to counter it. Molly is the national Green Party speaker on economy and finance and the party's External Communications Coordinator.
This will be followed by an opportunity the question the speakers and add thoughts and comments to the debate.
The event is a free online event to which everyone is welcome.
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