Int'l social movement participants gather in West Bank to exchange experience

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-10 23:45:58|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RAMALLAH, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Social movement participants from 14 countries started a conference in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday to share experiences in the struggle against colonialism.

The two-day conference, which aims at establishing common grounds for people with shared plights, provided opportunities for speakers to illustrate their goals and means of struggle.

Aghsan Barghouti, press officer of the Union of Agricultural Work Committee, one of the organizing groups, said the conference "tries to collectively point out the strengths and weaknesses to build on."

The debates focused on the emerging social movements in Palestine, union works, the international status of the Palestinian cause, and the internal relationships between Palestinian social movements.

Cassia Bechara from Brazilian Landless Workers Movement told Xinhua that "the relationship between people struggling all over the world is always very important."

The conference brings together people from the world who are organizing struggles in their countries, Bechara said.

The main recommendations of the conference included establishment of an international platform for social movements, development of infrastructure of civil society organization, and a social change movement that works with political movements to reach independence and freedom.