The election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil is a dramatic and alarming episode in the far-right, nationalist surge that has swept many countries in the last decade. How did this happen in Brazil, a country where the left was for decades strong, confident and on the offensive?
Brazilian socialist feminist activist Raquel Palmeira will lead a discussion of the situation and how the Brazilian left can regroup to build resistance to the Bolsonaro regime's offensive against workers, women, black people, indigenous people and the environment.
Why has the nationalist right, and not the left and labour movement, been the main beneficiary of the post-2008 global capitalist crisis? What we can do to turn the tide? What lessons does the tragic fall of Brazil's Workers Party hold for the Labour Party and a possible Corbyn government?
Amersham Arms 388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY
Lewisham AWL meeting