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People and Power : Populism, Fascism and How to Defend Democracy

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People and Power : Populism, Fascism and How to Defend Democracy

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The Stroud Seminars and the 'People and Power tour' present this event in Stroud.

Join us at 7.30pm on the 24th January at the lovely Lansdown Hall in central Stroud. We'll be joined by Molly Scott Cato, Alim Baluch (Bath University), and Adele Owens from Refugee charity Garas. Barbara Imrie from Stroud Seminars will chair the event.

What is the difference between fascism and populism? Rooted in today's world, internationally and in the South West of the UK, this tour will look at the current political landscape and investigate the rise of the far-right, increased polarisation, and the rise of post-truth. It will ask what are the warning signs of fascism and what can we do to defend democracy?

The event is free but please register.

The 'People and Power: Populism, Fascism and How to Defend Democracy’ is a series of panel debates in the South West about creeping fascism and the rollback of democracy in post-Brexit Britain, with journalists, experts, and cross-party politicians.

Dr Alim Baluch is a teaching fellow at Bath University, specialising in Euroscepticism, German politics, and populism. He has also written about Nazi terminology in Germany and Brexit amongst other things.

Adele Owens works with GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) which offers support and a range of services to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire.

Dr Molly Scott Cato is the Green MEP for the South West and Gibraltar.

Other dates:

Plymouth - 26th January

Swindon - 1st Feburary

Gloucester - 2nd Feburary

Bournemouth - tbc

More information about the other tour dates here: http://mollymep.org.uk/molly-at-work/campaigns/fight-fascism/

For all enquiries please contact assistant@mollymep.org.uk

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