London Conference bringing together activists from across Europe and beyond to discuss and organise against the rise of the far-right. Register now for ticket.
European Conference | No Pasaran
Confronting the Rise of the Far-Right
02 March | 9.30 to 5pm
235 Shaftesbury Ave
London WC2H 8EP
• 01 March 6.30pm | Book Launch: Creeping Fascism
• 02 March 7pm | Lampedusa: A Story of Two Europes. Acclaimed play
• 03 March | Anti-Fascist Guided Walk through 1930s London East End
Organised by Transform UK | Supported by Trades Union Congress (TUC), European Trade Union Confederation (eTUC), Momentum, Global Justice Now, Stand up to Racism, Muslim Association of Britain, Another Europe is Possible, European Left Party, DiEM 25 UK, Transform Europe Network, Union Syndicale Solidaires (France), Stop the War Coalition, Day-Mer, Espaces Marx, The Monitoring Project, Greece Solidarity Campaign, Francis Boutle Publishers, Haymarket Books, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Pluto Press, Jewish Socialist Group, Care4Calais, London Young Labour, Italians United against Fascism, Jewish Voice for Labour, Institute of Race Relations, Red Pepper, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Bookmarks Bookshop, Roma Support Group, Resistance Books, Naprzód (Poland), Antifascist Action for Greece, War on Want, Football Lads and Lasses against Fascism, Labour Against Racism and Fascism
Media Partners: Tribune, Red Pepper.
Conference Welcome Address by Walter Wolfgang, refugee from Nazi Germany
Walter Wolfgang has been a socialist and peace campaigner throughout his adult life. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1923, he experienced anti-Semitism first-hand at school and was sent to Britain in 1937 by his parents who saw no future for Jews in Hitler’s Germany.
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, Professor Tamas Krausz Hungary, Cornelia Hildebrandt Germany, Walter Baier Austria, Danièle Obono MP France Insoumise, Laura Parker Momentum, Tariq Ali, Mohammed Kozbar MAB , Ann Pettifor Prime Economics, Lowkey, Wilf Sullivan TUC, Salma Yaqoob, Verveine Angeli Union Syndicale Solidaires France, Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition, Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism, Myriam Kane NUS NEC, Hilary Wainwright Red Pepper, Asad Rehman War on Want, Liz Fekete Institute of Race Relations, Chris Hazzard MP Sinn Féin, Francisco Dominguez Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, Marina Monaco eTUC, Czesław Kulesza Naprzód Poland, Chiara Mariotti Italians United against Fascism, Gertru Vargas Izquierda Unida Andalucia, Luk Vandenhoeck Platform 2103/Hart Boven Hard Belgium, Rayah Feldman Maternity Action, Maria Spiliotopoulou Greece Solidarity for All Greece, and others tba. FOR FULL DETAILS OF SPEAKERS SEE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME…
These are dangerous times; time for solidarity and unity. REGISTER NOW FOR TICKET.
Many thanks to those who have already offered homestay accomodation for attendees from overseas. We still need more so please do contact us if you can help.
Acclaimed play by Anders Lustgarten
Evening Performance | Saturday 2 March
7pm No Pasaran Main Auditorium
Details and tickets…
“A brave excursion into the dark waters of mass migration”
– Michael Billington The Guardian (****)
Spaces are limited, so please register for this guided tour: Details and to register…