Public meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin

The referendum on Brexit: Why the SEP rejects both camps

11 June 2016

On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott.

Marsden will explain why both the Remain and the Leave camps are reactionary, standing for austerity, xenophobia, the destruction of workers' rights and militarism. Opponents of the EU believe that these aims can best be realised on a national level, while the yes camp are convinced that the interests of the ruling elite can be better advanced inside the EU.

The only progressive alternative to nationalism, social cuts and the threat of war is the unification of European workers on the basis of a socialist program—the struggle for the United Socialist States of Europe. The resurgence of class struggle in Europe—commencing with the wave of strikes in France, Belgium and Greece—creates the conditions for the realization of this perspective and gives it enormous urgency.

Friday, June 17, at 18:30

Humboldt University (Auditorium 2097)

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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