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Saturday, July 8 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The World Refugee Crisis

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The number of displaced people in the world fleeing war and economic devastation—65 million and counting—is at its highest in history, higher even than the number of refugees at the end of the Second  World War. The brutal conflict in Syria alone has driven more than 10 million from their homes. Though this crisis has produced outpourings of solidarity, more ominously it has also been used by reactionary politicians and parties to fuel a wave of xenophobia from Trump’s America to Europe and beyond. The United States, one of the countries responsible for Syria’s crisis, took in fewer than 13,000 refugees in 2016, with Trump’s policies closing the door even tighter. This panel will locate the source of the refugee crisis in imperialism and regional rivalries, counterrevolutionary violence, and neoliberal economic dislocation, and make the case for a movement based on internationalism and solidarity.

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Andrea Raboso

Andrea Raboso is a member of the leadership of Anticapitalistas.
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Katerina Sergidou

Katerina Sergidou is an activist in Greece and member of International Workers Left. A researcher in communication and oral history, she is the author of the book, The Existent Sexism and the Fight for Women's Liberation and a journalist at Rproject.gr. She also is a member of... Read More →
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Antonello Zecca

Antonello Zecca is a member of the leadership of Sinistra Anticapitalista in Italy.

Saturday July 8, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyde Park B