Summary of the Asian Socialism Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Partido Lakas ng Masa   
Monday, 01 December 2014 19:53
A very successful Asian Socialism Conference was held in the Philippines, Nov. 28-29, followed by a rally on Nov. 30.  Around 350 delegates participated in the Conference, well exceeding our target of 250 leaders who had registered prior to the conference.  A contingent of around 3000 rallied and marched on Nov. 30 to mark Bonficacio National Hero's Day.
A strong feature of the conference was the participation of women leaders of the Philippine Socialist Feminist movement. The Conference brought together the socialist feminists, revolutionary LGBT activists, with a strong contingent of socialist workers, intellectuals from the University of the Philippines, urban poor leaders, out-of-school youth, and students from high schools and universities.
Many thanks to all our international guests whose presence and presentations made the Conference such a tremendous success: Comrades Woody Aroun, NUMSA, South Africa, who showed that class struggle unionism was alive and well; Comrades Pradeep Gyawali CPN-UML and Manarishi Dhital UCPN-Maoist from the Nepali left who demonstrated that parties can get together and discuss their differences in the most comradely fashion; Comrades Nasir Hashim and Letchumanan from PSM Malaysia; Comrades Vivin Sri Wahyuni and Wahida Baharuddin Upa from PRD Indonesia; and Comrade Alex Bainbridge from Socialist Alliance Australia.
Day two of the Conference was opened with solidarity greetings from Comrade Yelitza Ventura, the Charge' d'affaires of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.



In solidarity,

Reihana Mohideen
PLM International Desk
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 20:01



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