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Social Movements from ALBA Meet in Panama

  • Movements from different countries meet in Panama.

    Movements from different countries meet in Panama. | Photo: ALBA Movimientos

Published 10 November 2017

Leaders from across the region are meeting to discuss the political situation affecting its member countries.

The social movements that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America gathered in Panama to discuss the current political movement in the region.

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The meeting, called "The Fight is Fighting: Unity, Struggle, Battle, and Victory," includes more than 30 leaders from social movements in 18 countries.

The debates will consist of the continental political situation, and changes in key countries for the region such as Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, according to the statement.

"It is true that there is an advance of the right-wing, as it is also true that there is a whole accumulation of struggle in all the movements in the continent," the statement continued.

"And that is the strength that ALBA appeals to its movements to articulate popular forces against hegemony that is trying to be imposed," it said.

Topics include: solidarity internationalism, the ideological battle, culture and identity, the defense of Mother Earth and sovereignty, economy for a good living, democratization, construction of popular power, and popular feminism.

"It is no coincidence that Panama is chosen, not only because of the growing strength of the struggle of its social and popular movements, but because the region requires to look towards it as a place where imperialism and the transnationals seek to impose a capitalist and dehumanized capitalist model, and from there, continue the attack on any alternative that seeks to dispute its capitalist hegemony," said the statement.

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