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I am an internationalist.

My earliest  political horizons were made by the German Außerparlamentarische Opposition (APO).

My late teens were formed, apart from the IMG, and the Fourth International,  by the politics of a group I worked with closely during the Portuguese Revolution, the Movimiento de Izquierda Socialista. This was a democratic socialist group of the left whose politics were a landmark in our movement.

In France I benefited from the  comradeship of members of the Parti Socialiste Unifié who taught me about democratic socialism in the real sense. From hundreds of local councillors, they provided, er…well, a  French PM and lots of cabinet Ministers….

In more recent times I have supported the Iranian democratic left, the Kurdish people’s fight for dear life against Daesh, and the beloved Bangladesh secular  comrades in their struggles.

I am a member of one of the forces on the Left in the Remain camp, Chartist magazine,  and the network, Another Europe is Possible.

I am, like many people, a left-wing European socialist.

I find it deeply insulting that the Bexiters are now claiming the mantle of ‘internationalism’ and trying to use the refugee crisis to their own nationalist ends.

No pasaran!



Written by Andrew Coates

June 7, 2016 at 10:20 am

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  1. Dean

    June 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm

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