'The far right ate our lunch' - a conversation with Walden Bello

'The far right ate our lunch' - a conversation with Walden Bello

2nd October 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

Where: University of Edinburgh LT4, Appleton Tower, 11 Crighton Street, Edinburgh.

Global Justice Now are excited that Walden Bello, veteran global justice campaigner, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) 2003, is coming to Edinburgh at the beginning of October. Life-long human rights activist Bello has spent time as a politician in his home country of the Philippines, but is also an academic. In 1995, he co-founded the campaign think-tank Focus on the Global South where he continues to be an Executive Director.

Walden has a new book out and will be talking about ‘Counter-revolution and the rise of the far right’ to an audience at the university on 2 October. In an evening facilitated by Global Justice Now, hear him talk about the rise of the populist right across the world, and the co-opting of the anti-globalisation movement. The event is part of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival, whose theme this year is climate justice. Global Justice Now will also be talking to Bello about the newly energised and expanding climate justice movement and how it should be responding to the challenges the far-right presents.

This is a free event.

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