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'''Arrivals, Introduction'''<br>
 
Saturday 24/11  
 
Saturday 24/11  
'''Arrivals, Introduction'''
 
  
 
== 1. The systemic crisis of capitalism, consequences for the exploited and the oppressed ==
 
== 1. The systemic crisis of capitalism, consequences for the exploited and the oppressed ==
  
Sunday 25/11
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'''[[Introduction to our critical Marxism - Alex Merlo]]'''
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'''[[Introduction to our critical Marxism - Alex Merlo]]'''<br>Sunday 25/11
 
* Historical presentation of Marx and historical materialism, questions of method.
 
* Historical presentation of Marx and historical materialism, questions of method.
 
* Basic concepts of value, surplus value, exploitation, rate of profit…
 
* Basic concepts of value, surplus value, exploitation, rate of profit…
 
* The revolutionary Marxist current. Uneven and combined development.
 
* The revolutionary Marxist current. Uneven and combined development.
  
Monday 26/11
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'''[[The global economic crisis - Nacho Álvarez]]'''
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'''[[The global economic crisis - Nacho Álvarez]]'''<br>Monday 26/11
 
* The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s  
 
* The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s  
 
* Marxist analysis of the current crisis
 
* Marxist analysis of the current crisis
 
* The responses of the bourgeoisie to the current crisis and their solutions
 
* The responses of the bourgeoisie to the current crisis and their solutions
 
 
Tuesday 27/11
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'''[[Imperialism today]]'''
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'''[[Imperialism today]]'''<br>Tuesday 27/11
 
* The classic theory of imperialism (origins, Lenin’s analysis, first world war)
 
* The classic theory of imperialism (origins, Lenin’s analysis, first world war)
 
* Imperialism under US hegemony (post Second World War)
 
* Imperialism under US hegemony (post Second World War)
 
* Geopolitics today, emerging imperialist powers and declining imperialist powers
 
* Geopolitics today, emerging imperialist powers and declining imperialist powers
 
 
Wednesday 28/11
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'''[[The new working class - Dan La Botz]]'''
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'''[[The new working class - Dan La Botz]]'''<br>Wednesday 28/11
 
* Origins of labour bureaucracy, the dialectics of partial conquests.
 
* Origins of labour bureaucracy, the dialectics of partial conquests.
 
* The transformations in the composition of the working class (“postfordism”, delocalisation rise of the service sector, precariousness, migrants, youth, women, etc.)
 
* The transformations in the composition of the working class (“postfordism”, delocalisation rise of the service sector, precariousness, migrants, youth, women, etc.)
 
* The current situation of the labour movement, the situation of class consciousness
 
* The current situation of the labour movement, the situation of class consciousness
 
 
Thursday 29/11
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'''[[Women and the crisis of the capitalist system - Marijke Colle]]'''
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'''[[Women and the crisis of the capitalist system - Marijke Colle]]'''<br>Thursday 29/11
 
* The nature of women's oppression/exploitation under capitalism
 
* The nature of women's oppression/exploitation under capitalism
 
* Women and the crisis (food, reproductive rights under attack, others)
 
* Women and the crisis (food, reproductive rights under attack, others)
 
* The need for autonomous movements     
 
* The need for autonomous movements     
 
    
 
    
Friday 30/11
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'''[[A Marxist-feminist view on gender - Nadia De Mond]]'''
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'''[[A Marxist-feminist view on gender - Nadia De Mond]]'''<br>Friday 30/11
 
* Origins and different aspects of women’s oppression  
 
* Origins and different aspects of women’s oppression  
 
* Patriarchal attitudes and mechanisms that influence our way of looking at the family, reproduction  
 
* Patriarchal attitudes and mechanisms that influence our way of looking at the family, reproduction  
 
* Sexual identities, the LGBT movement, homophobia and heterosexism
 
* Sexual identities, the LGBT movement, homophobia and heterosexism
 
 
Saturday 1/12
 
'''Day off'''
 
  
Sunday 2/12  
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'''Day off'''<br>Saturday 1/12  
'''[[The crisis and specific identities - Peter Drucker]]'''
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'''[[The crisis and specific identities - Peter Drucker]]'''<br>Sunday 2/12
 
* National identities, right to self determination
 
* National identities, right to self determination
 
* Religious identities, the roles of religion in different societies and contexts
 
* Religious identities, the roles of religion in different societies and contexts
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== 2. The crisis of civilisation and our ecosocialist alternative ==
 
== 2. The crisis of civilisation and our ecosocialist alternative ==
 
 
Monday 3/12
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'''[[Climate crisis - Marijke Colle]]'''
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'''[[Climate crisis - Marijke Colle]]'''<br>Monday 3/12
 
* Technical explanation of the global warming and consequences
 
* Technical explanation of the global warming and consequences
 
* Climate change and social justice
 
* Climate change and social justice
 
* The impossible green capitalist solutions
 
* The impossible green capitalist solutions
 
 
Tuesday 4/12
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'''[[Food crisis]]'''
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'''[[Food crisis]]'''<br>Tuesday 4/12
 
* Different causes, links with the climate crisis
 
* Different causes, links with the climate crisis
 
* The politics of food sovereignty
 
* The politics of food sovereignty
 
* New peasants and indigenous peoples struggles, the fight against global agribusiness and capitalist agriculture
 
* New peasants and indigenous peoples struggles, the fight against global agribusiness and capitalist agriculture
 
 
Wednesday 5/12
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'''[[Ecosocialism - Daniel Tanuro]]'''
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'''[[Ecosocialism - Daniel Tanuro]]'''<br>Wednesday 5/12
 
* The fight for another ecosocialist society is linked to the characteristics of the current combined economic and ecological crisis;
 
* The fight for another ecosocialist society is linked to the characteristics of the current combined economic and ecological crisis;
 
* A criticism of the concept of linear progress;   
 
* A criticism of the concept of linear progress;   
 
* Use value and human needs; the commons and public services;  
 
* Use value and human needs; the commons and public services;  
  
Thursday 6/12
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'''[[Our socialist project - Catherine Samary]]'''
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'''[[Our socialist project - Catherine Samary]]'''<br>Thursday 6/12
 
* The problem of bureaucracy before and after the overthrow of capitalism
 
* The problem of bureaucracy before and after the overthrow of capitalism
 
* Human needs, ecological constraints and socialist democracy
 
* Human needs, ecological constraints and socialist democracy
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== 3. Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions ==
 
== 3. Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions ==
  
Friday 7/12
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'''[[Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century]]'''
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'''[[Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century]]'''<br>Friday 7/12
 
* Balance sheet of the 20th Century experiences
 
* Balance sheet of the 20th Century experiences
 
* Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
 
* Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
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* The conquest of power in the 21st century.
 
* The conquest of power in the 21st century.
  
Saturday 8/12
 
'''Day off'''
 
  
Sunday 9/12  
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'''Day off'''<br>Saturday 8/12
'''[[Dynamics of the left forces in Asia - Pierre Rousset]]'''
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'''[[Dynamics of the left forces in Asia - Pierre Rousset]]'''<br>Sunday 9/12
 
* The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China
 
* The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China
 
* Ongoing conflicts: workers movements, peasant movement, indigenous peoples movements
 
* Ongoing conflicts: workers movements, peasant movement, indigenous peoples movements
 
* The dynamics of the left, new parties.
 
* The dynamics of the left, new parties.
  
Monday 10/12
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'''[[The revolutionnary processes in the Arab region - Christian Varin]]'''
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'''[[The revolutionnary processes in the Arab region - Christian Varin]]'''<br>Monday 10/12
 
* Socioeconomic roots of the Arab spring;
 
* Socioeconomic roots of the Arab spring;
 
* Dynamics of the processes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya;  
 
* Dynamics of the processes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya;  
 
* The fight for dignity and democracy; role of Islamic forces; religion; women’s liberation.
 
* The fight for dignity and democracy; role of Islamic forces; religion; women’s liberation.
 
 
Tuesday 11/12
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'''[[Perspectives of the left in Latin America - Franck Gaudichaud]]'''
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'''[[Perspectives of the left in Latin America - Franck Gaudichaud]]'''<br>Tuesday 11/12
 
* The left governments in Latin America: Where are they going?
 
* The left governments in Latin America: Where are they going?
 
* The appearance of Indigenous movements  
 
* The appearance of Indigenous movements  
 
* Lessons from the Brazilian experience; new broad parties, Mexico?
 
* Lessons from the Brazilian experience; new broad parties, Mexico?
 
 
Wednesday 12/12
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'''[[The crisis in Europe - Alan Thornett]]'''
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'''[[The crisis in Europe - Alan Thornett]]'''<br>Wednesday 12/12
 
* The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe;  
 
* The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe;  
 
* The debt crisis and transitional demands, action program;
 
* The debt crisis and transitional demands, action program;
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   answers.
 
   answers.
 
 
Thursday 13/12
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'''[[The current transfrmations in Africa]]'''
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'''[[The current transfrmations in Africa]]'''<br>Thursday 13/12
 
* Sub-Saharan Africa, economic trends; different neo-colonial regimes; role of Europe (and of former colonial powers);
 
* Sub-Saharan Africa, economic trends; different neo-colonial regimes; role of Europe (and of former colonial powers);
 
* Role of South-Africa, role of China and Brazil;  
 
* Role of South-Africa, role of China and Brazil;  
 
* Agriculture, land grabbing, climate change; struggles by social movements
 
* Agriculture, land grabbing, climate change; struggles by social movements
  
Friday 14/12
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'''[[Internationalism and the Fourth International - Penny Duggan]]'''
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'''[[Internationalism and the Fourth International - Penny Duggan]]'''<br>Friday 14/12
 
* Revolutionary strategy today
 
* Revolutionary strategy today
 
* The current situation of the Fourth International
 
* The current situation of the Fourth International
 
* Perspectives  
 
* Perspectives  
  
15/12 Balance sheet, cleaning.
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'''Balance sheet, cleaning'''<br>Saturday 15/12

Revision as of 10:33, 4 April 2012

Arrivals, Introduction
Saturday 24/11

1. The systemic crisis of capitalism, consequences for the exploited and the oppressed

Introduction to our critical Marxism - Alex Merlo
Sunday 25/11

  • Historical presentation of Marx and historical materialism, questions of method.
  • Basic concepts of value, surplus value, exploitation, rate of profit…
  • The revolutionary Marxist current. Uneven and combined development.


The global economic crisis - Nacho Álvarez
Monday 26/11

  • The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s
  • Marxist analysis of the current crisis
  • The responses of the bourgeoisie to the current crisis and their solutions


Imperialism today
Tuesday 27/11

  • The classic theory of imperialism (origins, Lenin’s analysis, first world war)
  • Imperialism under US hegemony (post Second World War)
  • Geopolitics today, emerging imperialist powers and declining imperialist powers


The new working class - Dan La Botz
Wednesday 28/11

  • Origins of labour bureaucracy, the dialectics of partial conquests.
  • The transformations in the composition of the working class (“postfordism”, delocalisation rise of the service sector, precariousness, migrants, youth, women, etc.)
  • The current situation of the labour movement, the situation of class consciousness


Women and the crisis of the capitalist system - Marijke Colle
Thursday 29/11

  • The nature of women's oppression/exploitation under capitalism
  • Women and the crisis (food, reproductive rights under attack, others)
  • The need for autonomous movements


A Marxist-feminist view on gender - Nadia De Mond
Friday 30/11

  • Origins and different aspects of women’s oppression
  • Patriarchal attitudes and mechanisms that influence our way of looking at the family, reproduction
  • Sexual identities, the LGBT movement, homophobia and heterosexism


Day off
Saturday 1/12


The crisis and specific identities - Peter Drucker
Sunday 2/12

  • National identities, right to self determination
  • Religious identities, the roles of religion in different societies and contexts
  • The problem of intersectionality of different identities

2. The crisis of civilisation and our ecosocialist alternative

Climate crisis - Marijke Colle
Monday 3/12

  • Technical explanation of the global warming and consequences
  • Climate change and social justice
  • The impossible green capitalist solutions


Food crisis
Tuesday 4/12

  • Different causes, links with the climate crisis
  • The politics of food sovereignty
  • New peasants and indigenous peoples struggles, the fight against global agribusiness and capitalist agriculture


Ecosocialism - Daniel Tanuro
Wednesday 5/12

  • The fight for another ecosocialist society is linked to the characteristics of the current combined economic and ecological crisis;
  • A criticism of the concept of linear progress;
  • Use value and human needs; the commons and public services;


Our socialist project - Catherine Samary
Thursday 6/12

  • The problem of bureaucracy before and after the overthrow of capitalism
  • Human needs, ecological constraints and socialist democracy
  • Democracy and political representation; democracy and the Law; importance of self organisation before and after the revolution
  • Socialist democracy and political pluralism

3. Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions

Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century
Friday 7/12

  • Balance sheet of the 20th Century experiences
  • Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
  • Mass mobilisation and united fronts, new movements (Occupy, indignados, …°
  • The conquest of power in the 21st century.


Day off
Saturday 8/12


Dynamics of the left forces in Asia - Pierre Rousset
Sunday 9/12

  • The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China
  • Ongoing conflicts: workers movements, peasant movement, indigenous peoples movements
  • The dynamics of the left, new parties.


The revolutionnary processes in the Arab region - Christian Varin
Monday 10/12

  • Socioeconomic roots of the Arab spring;
  • Dynamics of the processes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya;
  • The fight for dignity and democracy; role of Islamic forces; religion; women’s liberation.


Perspectives of the left in Latin America - Franck Gaudichaud
Tuesday 11/12

  • The left governments in Latin America: Where are they going?
  • The appearance of Indigenous movements
  • Lessons from the Brazilian experience; new broad parties, Mexico?


The crisis in Europe - Alan Thornett
Wednesday 12/12

  • The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe;
  • The debt crisis and transitional demands, action program;
  • The crisis of the current European project and of parliamentary democracy; our
  answers.


The current transfrmations in Africa
Thursday 13/12

  • Sub-Saharan Africa, economic trends; different neo-colonial regimes; role of Europe (and of former colonial powers);
  • Role of South-Africa, role of China and Brazil;
  • Agriculture, land grabbing, climate change; struggles by social movements


Internationalism and the Fourth International - Penny Duggan
Friday 14/12

  • Revolutionary strategy today
  • The current situation of the Fourth International
  • Perspectives

Balance sheet, cleaning
Saturday 15/12