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A Book Reading by Acclaimed Author & Academic Walden Bello

Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right

On Wednesday October 30th please join the Oakland Institute and SEIU Local 1021 in welcoming internationally renowned author Walden Bello as he discusses his newest book: Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right.

Walden Bello’s Counterrevolution is a bold, sweeping enterprise that seeks to deconstruct the challenge from the far right. Using as case studies Italy in the 1920s, Indonesia in the 1960s, Chile in the 1970s, and contemporary Thailand, India, and the Philippines, Bello lays bare the origins, dynamics, and consequences of counterrevolutionary movements. Reflections on the rise of the right in the United States, Europe, and Brazil round out this remarkable, timely study by one of the premier intellectuals of the South.


  • When: October 30, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm

  • Where: SEIU Local 1021: Lower Level Conference Room
    447 29th St, Oakland CA

  • Cost: FREE

  • RSVP: Please RSVP here

More Information

  • Light snacks and drinks will be provided

  • Books will be sold and time allotted for a signing

  • Parking will be available behind the event location; The #6 bus drops off at 29th & Telegraph.

  • There is no charge for admission, please RSVP here.

About the Author

Walden Bello is the International Adjunct Professor of Sociology, SUNY Binghamton. He is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (aka Alternative Nobel Prize) and the Outstanding Public Scholar Award of the International Studies Association. He is a former member of Congress (Parliament) of the Philippines and the author or co-author of 25 books.