“We should develop a strong social program based on enhancing social and economic rights”

Member of Portuguese Parliament, Joana Mortágua, discusses strategies to counter the rise of the extreme right

News / 03.10.22

Joana Mortágua. Member of the Portuguese Parliament for the Bloco de Esquerda spoke at A Changing World: European Workshop on Geopolitics a 3 days event in Santiago de Compostela.

The rise of the extreme right is s putting in danger the rights of millions of people, the rights of women, the rights of LGBT+ people and also, it’s putting our planet in danger.

So to to fight them, we need to to reflect upon the nature of our economic and social system, capitalism, and how it has allowed the rise of these extreme forces?

How should we fight them? Our proposal, my proposal is that we develop a very strong social program based on enhancing social and economic rights.

But there are so many other elements, strategies and alliances we have to consider, we should debate and learn so we save our rights and also save the planet.

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