Barbara Spinelli

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Barbara Spinelli with Alexis Tsipras


Barbara Spinelli is a member of the Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left. Member of the Bureau. Independent (Italy).

Dispatches from the US left

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 14:30 - 18:30 Venue: European Parliament:

Compilation: European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) discussion with American Socialists 2019

Public conversation with leaders from the US left, including Maria Svart, David Duhalde, Alan Minsky, Alexandra Rojas, and Matt Duss (tbc) about the common challenges during the upcoming election cycle 2019/2020.

On the eve of the elections to the European Parliament, and at the beginning of the race to the US Presidential elections in November 2020, Western Democracy is at a crossroads. While we are facing an organised roll-back of libertarian achievements, there is a need to unite in our defence, and to win this struggle together in order to be in the position to prevent climate change, build prosperous post-growth economies, and organise inclusive and rights-based societies in a new technological environment.

This event will provide information about the progressive candidates, including Bernie Sanders, who will successfully challenge Donald Trump, and the campaign techniques applied. The discussion will analyse the state of play of new political camps being constructed in Europe in the context of the elections for the European Parliament, and the diversity of the struggle inside and outside of Parliaments on both sides of the Atlantic.

Moderated by Barbara Spinelli, MEP and Ethan Earle.[1]

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