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Saturday, July 4 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building an anticapitalist alternative in the age of neoliberalism: The NPA experience

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Founded in 2009, the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) brought together members of the Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) and a number of  anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, and social movements in France. The NPA aimed to address elements of an emerging new left and begin to realign forces capable of filling the political vacuum left by the rightward move of the Socialist Party toward “social liberal” policies. Francois Sabado and Olivier Besancenot, both leading figures in the New Anticapitalist Party—Besancenot, for example, was the party’s presidential candidate in 2011—will discuss the experiences and lessons of building the NPA since its founding.

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Olivier Besancenot

Olivier Besancenot is a postal worker in France who stood twice as the candidate for the presidency for the LCR (in 2002 and 2007). He is a member of the leadership of the New Anticapitalist Party.
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François Sabado

François Sabado is a member of the New Anticapitalist Party (Nouveau Party Anticapitaliste—NPA). He joined the JCR (Young Revolutionary Communists/Jeunne Communiste Revolutionaire) in 1968, was a member of the Political Bureau of the Ligue Communiste Revolutionaire (LCR) from 1977 to 2008 and is a leading member of the 4th International.

Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Grant Park B

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