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Crisis and rebellion in Latin America today: panel of socialists from Argentina, Chile and Brazil

melbourne
sydney
brisbane
online

About this session

Crisis and rebellion is reshaping Latin America. The last two decades saw impressive social rebellion from below, substantial gains in living standards and the rise of the neoreformist 'pink tide' governments. Now right wing forces are organising to roll back these gains, scoring important victories but also facing significant challenges.

In the process the weakness of electorally oriented left parties, such as the Workers' Party of Brazil, has been made clear. But at the same time a new generation of radical youth have hit the streets demanding systemic change and making their imprint on the political climate as well. In these sessions revolutionary socialists will unpack this complex situation and discuss the prospects for the left and the workers movement going forward. In this session revolutionary socialists from Argentina, Chile and Brazil will unpack this complex situation and discuss the prospects for the left and the workers movement going forward.

Speakers include:

Luis Meiners is a socialist activist and sociologist, and member of the Movimiento Socialista de Trabajadores (MST) in Argentina and the International Socialist League (ISL).

Joaquin Araneda is a part of the leadership of the Movimiento Anticapitalista in Chile.

Alessandro Fernandes who is a teacher and member of the coordination of Alternativa Socialista-PSOL in Brazil

Recommended Reading

The Ebb of the Pink Tide The Decline of the Left in Latin Americaby Mike Gonzalez
Brazil: how big a defeat?in International Socialismby Valério Arcary
Brazil Apart 1964–2019by Perry Anderson
Rebellion and betrayal in Chilein Red Flagby Ben Fowler, Claudio Uribe
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