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How we can fight nationalism, racism and fascism

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Fighting back against nationalism is the topic of an online discussion on Wednesday, June 1 from 7.30pm to 9pm.

The event will explore how nationalism and populism can be countered by building alliances with marginalised groups such as women, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+, environmental groups and trades unions.

The meeting is the latest in Stroud District Green Party’s regular Cloud Café debates. Organiser Elizabeth Lee said: “Nationalism and populism often work by setting marginalised groups against each other. We need to identify what unites us so that we can counter the negative force of pernicious politics.”

The speakers

Aurelien Mondon is senior lecturer in politics and international studies at the University of Bath. His research focuses predominantly on the impact of racism and populism on liberal democracies, and the mainstreaming of right-wing politics. He has written or co-written several books about racism and the mainstreaming of the far Right.

Molly Scott Cato is vice-chair of the European Movement, former Green MEP for the South West of England and former Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the University of Roehampton. She is the national Green Party speaker on economy and finance. Molly has seen the growth in fascism in Europe close up and is disturbed by the way its methods are spreading in the UK.

Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions or join the discussion.

The event is open to everyone and is free to attend but there will be the chance to make donations to Green Party funds.

Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/cloud-cafe-how-can-people-power-can-push-back-against-populism to join the event live, or to receive a link to a recording to watch another time.

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