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Brazil: The Left in Power in a Capitalist State

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Date:
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
Email:
Phone:
510-595-7417
Address:
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Location Details:
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

How has a country comparable in size to the United States performed under the leadership of the Workers' Party? What is behind the current mass protests? Join Sharat G. Lin and Sestilio Testa who have recently returned from Brazil.

* Capitalist development in the periphery
* An immigrant nation: the true melting pot
* The legacy of military rule
* A BRIC country: size matters
* Energy self-sufficiency
* Reducing inequality in the face of neoliberalism: the unfinished task
* The politics of compromise and vote banks
* The Workers Party in a capitalist state

Sharat G. Lin is a research fellow at the San José Peace and Justice Center. He writes on global political economy, labor migration, the Middle East and South Asia, and public health. He has also travelled widely in Latin America to connect with popular movements and understand how the region has fared in resisting U.S. domination and the neoliberal agenda.

Sestilio Testa, having lived in Brazil for many years, has become a keen historian, political observer, and activist on the Americas through a long process of self-education. Disillusioned with much of the Left, in recent years he has focused his energies on understanding and supporting alternative people's movements in Brazil, the Philippines, and the U.S., looking for avenues for more radical action.

Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one turned away)

Sponsored by the Institute for Critical Study of Society and the San José Peace and Justice Center
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jul 6, 2013 2:15PM
§Brazil: The Left in Power in a Capitalist State
by Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
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