MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FEBRUARY 4
Media Contact: Robert P. Alvarez, email@example.com, +1 202-787-5205
(Washington, DC) — From Donald Trump in the United States to Brexit in the United Kingdom, Bolsonaro in Brazil, and Modi in India, the rise of the far-right has taken the international community by storm.
How did this happen? And will 2020 mark the far right’s consolidation of power — or the beginning of its collapse?
In a new report for the Institute for Policy Studies, John Feffer draws on interviews with over 80 international experts to detail how far-right parties — despite their nationalist reputations — worked internationally to coordinate their anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and ultranationalist politics.
They’ve been most successful, the report finds, by exploiting economic insecurities stemming from globalization. But the 80 experts agree the global far-right has a key weakness: It lacks an effective response to climate crisis.
They point to the youth climate strike actions as bolstering the international profile of the Green New Deal framework, setting the stage for a united progressive response. Could a global Green New Deal defeat the global far right?
This press call, which convenes experts from U.S., Europe, and Asia, will discuss these findings in the context of major political stories on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., Trump’s impeachment is heating up, while progressive 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is surging. In the U.K., the far-right could face backlash wrought by the early results of Brexit.
The speakers will address this moment as a turning point in the standoff between the global far-right and the international progressive movement. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 4 — the morning after the Iowa caucuses and before the State of the Union — at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The report is available at: https://ips-dc.org/report-battle-for-another-world-progressive-response-to-new-right/
WHAT: Press Call: Experts Agree Green New Deal, Youth Climate Movement Keys to Defeating the Global Far-Right
WHEN: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST
Andreas Gunther, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Heidi Beirich, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism
Marta Pardavi, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Walden Bello, University of the Philippines Diliman (Ret.)
John Feffer, Institute for Policy Studies
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