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

Revision as of 10:53, 4 October 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

  • Marx's materialism: The Theses on Feuerbach
  • Introduction to historical materialism: The image of base and superstructure.
  • Introduction to the marxist critique of political economy: use value, exchange value, surplus value, exploitation.


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 – Alex de Jong
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

  • The working class as a revolutionary class
  • The transformations in the structure of production worldwide and 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 and class consciousness,challenges.

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

  • The nature of women's oppression/exploitation under capitalism
  • Women in the current crisis: attacks on women ( as workers, reproductive rights, influence of reactionary ideologies , violence against women, prostitution as a global system)

women and the climate crisis; ecofeminism

  • The need for an autonomous women’s movement :some examples past and present

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 and gender in society at large.
  • 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
  • The impossible green capitalist solutions
  • Climate change and social justice

Food crisis - Jamie M
Tuesday 4/12

  • The origins of the current food crisis and a Marxist explanation
  • The concept of food sovereignty as opposed to agribusiness and to ‘food safety’
  • New peasants and indigenous peoples struggles, the fight against global agribusiness and capitalist agriculture

Ecosocialism - Daniel Tanuro
Wednesday 5/12

  • A criticism of the concept of linear progress
  • The fight for another ecosocialist society,linked to the characteristics of the current combined economic and ecological crisis;
  • 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
  • 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 - Pierre Rousset Friday 7/12

  • Balance sheet of the 20th Century experiences
  • Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
  • Mass mobilisation and united fronts, new movements
  • 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

  • Socio-economic roots of the Arab spring;
  • Dynamics of the processes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria;
  • 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 role of the Indigenous movements in different countries
  • 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 transformations in Africa Thursday 13/12

  • Sub-Saharan Africa, economic trends; different neo-colonial regimes; role 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

  • Our conception of a revolutionary party
  • The recent history of the Fourth International
  • Current challenges in the different regions