Join Tribune and Arise Festival this 30th April to hear about the alternative to the chaos and crises – and how we organise to build a united, international – and internationalist – movement for peace and socialism.Sam Browse
By Sam Browse
On 30th April, thousands will start the May Day weekend by gathering for the “Socialism – Unity – Internationalism” online rally, co-hosted by Tribune and Arise Festival.
The rally will hear from MPs including Ian Lavery, Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon; trade union leaders such as the BFAWU’s Sarah Woolley; activists including CND’s Kate Hudson and Young Labour’s Jess Barnard; and campaigns and organisations such as NHS Workers Say No and the Progressive International; plus many more, including international guests.
We celebrate this May Day at a vital political moment.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created hundreds of thousands of refugees, and raised the serious prospect of a conflict between two nuclear powers. It comes at a time of increased militarism across the globe and in the UK, as the government increases military spending, extends the UK nuclear arsenal, and joins in a nuclear submarine deal with America and Australia better to prosecute the US’s new “Cold War” with China, and hold fast its weakening grip on global hegemony.
The heightened global tension has created an international fossil fuel crisis, which is driving high energy prices and soaring inflation. While the global pandemic has already killed hundreds of thousands in the UK, brought the economy to a shuddering stop, and thrown hundreds of thousands out of a job, we now face one of the largest attacks on living standards in recent history. In the tumult, bosses and bankers clamour to put their business interests above the basic needs of everyone else – whatever the cost to people and planet.
The multiple crises engulfing the globe are no better demonstration of the need for socialist solutions. In fact, in Latin America, Lula leads the polls and a renewed pink tide in Chile, Bolivia, and Honduras has thrown back this US-backed neoliberal offensive with a politics committed to putting people and planet before profit.
Join Tribune and Arise Festival this May Day weekend to hear about the alternative to the chaos and crises – and how we organise to build a united, international – and internationalist – movement for peace and socialism.
- Register for the rally on 30th April here.