Euro-Med Uprising: Analysis from the frontline
Speakers from across the Middle East and Europe discuss the wave of social unrest across the wider region; what do these struggles have in common? What opportunities are there for building solidarity between movements across the Mediterranean?
A panel of representatives from European and Middle Eastern / North African countries will present and debate their perspectives on the numerous uprisings that have swept across the wider region. What connections are there between the pro-democracy and civil liberties stuggles in the Arab world and the anti-austerity, economic justice struggles facing many Europeans? What opportunities are there for building solidarity between these movements, north and south of the Mediterranean?
Andy Storey (Ireland): University College Dublin; chairperson of Action from Ireland (AFRI);
Tom Kucharz (Spain): Tom is with Ecologistas en Accion, Madrid;
Salwa Ismail (Syria): Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London;
Shaheer George (Egypt): Shaheer has been active in pro-democracy groups in Egypt during the uprising, including the National Association of Change and Kifaya.
This event is being organised by the Transnational Institute.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
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