For a united transnational front against fascism


During the period of the presidential elections in Brazil in the fall of 2018, Miriam Grossi, Carmen Rial, and Paola Bacchetta were at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and together with other researchers created a network of solidarity against the extreme right in Brazil, but also in the United States, France, etc.
This election, which saw Jair Bolsonaro come to power, corroborated the urgency at a time when we are witnessing an installation of the extreme right everywhere. Before Bolsonaro in Brazil, there was Trump in the United States, Salvini in Italy, adding to others already at the summits of destructive and authoritarian states and recently renewed such as Orban in Hungary, Erdogan in Turkey, Colombia, Russia, Israel, Austria, Poland…
The meeting observes the situation in Brazil and its evolution since last autumn, with regard to the political and social history of Brazil and South America, and other regions of the world, and will propose elements of analysis of the different forms of repression that take hold and of the emerging forms of resistance rooted in the most direct experiences of what is taking place, and which pass across borders.

May 27, 2019
12:00-15:00 | Room MR A2-217
Paris 8 University House of Research
2, Rue de la Liberté – 93526 Saint-Denis


  • Paola Bacchetta (California University in Berkeley): “India, United States”
  • Carmen Rial (Federal University of Santa Catarina): “Brazil”
  • Miriam Grossi (Federal University of Santa Catarina): “Brazil II”

Moderation: Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8)