Book launch event: “If Not Us, Who?: Workers worldwide against authoritarianism, fascism and dictatorship”

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The aim of the launch event is to present the volume and dive deeper into some of the contributions by the authors, but also to take stock of global developments in the aftermath of the book’s release. Speakers will present their chapters, discuss the further evolution of their work, and participate in a Q&A session with the audience.

During this online launch event, Dr. Dario Azzellini will present the volume overall and reflect on the recent global developments since the release of the book. He argues that the pandemic marks a visible turning point and change of circumstances regarding workers’ struggles and structural power. Jan Leidecker, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Geneva office director, will give an introduction to the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and to the recently established Geneva office.

Nicole Ulrich will highlight how the workers’ movement in South Africa fought apartheid with workers’ democracy between 1950 and 1990 and what we can learn from it today. Jeremy Morris will discuss the experience of workers and alternative unions battling neo-authoritarianism, co-optation and resistance in Russia. Anna Calori will provide a perspective from Bosnia & Herzegovina by focusing on workers’ organization at the root of the 2014 social uprising and class action and elf-organization defeated ethnic divides of institutional policies. Domingo Perez and Sebastian Osorio will analyze the Chilean anti-neoliberal revolt and general strike in 2019 and how workers acted beyond the workplace.

Simultaneous interpretation from and to English and Spanish will be available.

Via Zoom, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Geneva | Geneva