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Arrivals, introduction
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'''Arrivals, introduction'''<br>
 
 
 
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== 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 ==
 
   
 
   
[[Introduction to our critical Marxism - Alex Merlo]]<br>
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[['''Introduction to our critical Marxism - Alex Merlo''']]<br>
 
Sunday 25/11  
 
Sunday 25/11  
 
* Marx's materialism: The Theses on Feuerbach
 
* Marx's materialism: The Theses on Feuerbach
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[[The global economic crisis - Nacho Álvarez]]<br>
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[['''The global economic crisis - Nacho Álvarez''']]<br>
 
Monday 26/11  
 
Monday 26/11  
 
* The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s  
 
* The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s  
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* The responses of the bourgeoisie to the current crisis and their solutions  
 
* The responses of the bourgeoisie to the current crisis and their solutions  
  
[[Imperialism today – Alex de Jong]]<br>
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[['''Imperialism today – Alex de Jong''']]<br>
 
Tuesday 27/11  
 
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)  
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* Geopolitics today, emerging imperialist powers and declining imperialist powers  
 
* Geopolitics today, emerging imperialist powers and declining imperialist powers  
  
[[The new working class - Dan La Botz]]<br>
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[['''The new working class - Dan La Botz''']]<br>
 
Wednesday 28/11  
 
Wednesday 28/11  
 
* The working class as a revolutionary class
 
* The working class as a revolutionary class
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* The current situation of the labour movement and class consciousness,challenges.
 
* The current situation of the labour movement and class consciousness,challenges.
  
[[Women and the crisis of the capitalist system - Marijke Colle]]<br>
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[['''Women and the crisis of the capitalist system - Marijke Colle''']]<br>
 
Thursday 29/11  
 
Thursday 29/11  
 
* The nature of women's oppression/exploitation under capitalism  
 
* The nature of women's oppression/exploitation under capitalism  
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* The need for an autonomous women’s movement :some examples past and present
 
* The need for an autonomous women’s movement :some examples past and present
  
[[A Marxist-feminist view on gender - Nadia De Mond]]<br>
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[['''A Marxist-feminist view on gender - Nadia De Mond''']]<br>
 
Friday 30/11  
 
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 and gender in society at large.
 
* 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  
 
* Sexual identities, the LGBT movement, homophobia and heterosexism  
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'''Day off'''<br>
 
'''Day off'''<br>
 
Saturday 1/12  
 
Saturday 1/12  
  
[[The crisis and specific identities - Peter Drucker]]
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[['''The crisis and specific identities - Peter Drucker''']]
 
Sunday 2/12  
 
Sunday 2/12  
 
* National identities, right to self determination  
 
* National identities, right to self determination  
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== 2. The crisis of civilisation and our ecosocialist alternative ==
 
== 2. The crisis of civilisation and our ecosocialist alternative ==
 
   
 
   
[[Climate crisis - Marijke Colle]]<br>
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[['''Climate crisis - Marijke Colle''']]<br>
 
Monday 3/12  
 
Monday 3/12  
 
* Technical explanation of the global warming and consequences  
 
* Technical explanation of the global warming and consequences  
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* Climate change and social justice  
 
* Climate change and social justice  
  
[[Food crisis - Jamie M]]<br>
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[['''Food crisis - Jamie M''']]<br>
 
Tuesday 4/12  
 
Tuesday 4/12  
 
* The origins of the current food crisis and a Marxist explanation
 
* The origins of the current food crisis and a Marxist explanation
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* 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  
  
[[Ecosocialism - Daniel Tanuro]]<br>
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[['''Ecosocialism - Daniel Tanuro''']]<br>
 
Wednesday 5/12  
 
Wednesday 5/12  
 
* A criticism of the concept of linear progress
 
* A criticism of the concept of linear progress
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* Use value and human needs; the commons and public services;  
 
* Use value and human needs; the commons and public services;  
  
[[Our socialist project - Catherine Samary]]<br>
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[['''Our socialist project - Catherine Samary''']]<br>
 
Thursday 6/12  
 
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  
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== 3. Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions ==
 
== 3. Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions ==
 
   
 
   
[[Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century - Pierre Rousset]]
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[['''Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century - Pierre Rousset''']]
 
Friday 7/12  
 
Friday 7/12  
 
* Balance sheet of the 20th Century experiences  
 
* Balance sheet of the 20th Century experiences  
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Saturday 8/12  
 
Saturday 8/12  
  
[[Dynamics of the left forces in Asia - Pierre Rousset]]<br>
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[['''Dynamics of the left forces in Asia - Pierre Rousset''']]<br>
 
Sunday 9/12  
 
Sunday 9/12  
 
* The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China  
 
* The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China  
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* The dynamics of the left, new parties.  
 
* The dynamics of the left, new parties.  
  
[[The revolutionnary processes in the Arab region - Christian Varin]]
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[['''The revolutionnary processes in the Arab region - Christian Varin''']]
 
Monday 10/12  
 
Monday 10/12  
 
* Socio-economic roots of the Arab spring;  
 
* Socio-economic roots of the Arab spring;  
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* 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.  
  
[[Perspectives of the left in Latin America - Franck Gaudichaud]]
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[['''Perspectives of the left in Latin America - Franck Gaudichaud''']]
 
Tuesday 11/12  
 
Tuesday 11/12  
 
* The left governments in Latin America: Where are they going?  
 
* The left governments in Latin America: Where are they going?  
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* Lessons from the Brazilian experience; new broad parties, Mexico?  
 
* Lessons from the Brazilian experience; new broad parties, Mexico?  
  
[[The crisis in Europe - Alan Thornett]]
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[['''The crisis in Europe - Alan Thornett''']]
 
Wednesday 12/12  
 
Wednesday 12/12  
 
* The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe;  
 
* The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe;  
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* The crisis of the current European project and of parliamentary democracy; our answers.  
 
* The crisis of the current European project and of parliamentary democracy; our answers.  
  
[[The current transformations in Africa]]
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[['''The current transformations in Africa''']]
 
Thursday 13/12  
 
Thursday 13/12  
 
* Sub-Saharan Africa, economic trends; different neo-colonial regimes; role of former colonial powers;  
 
* Sub-Saharan Africa, economic trends; different neo-colonial regimes; role of former colonial powers;  
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* Agriculture, land grabbing, climate change; struggles by social movements  
 
* Agriculture, land grabbing, climate change; struggles by social movements  
  
[[Internationalism and the Fourth International - Penny Duggan]]
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[['''Internationalism and the Fourth International - Penny Duggan''']]
 
Friday 14/12  
 
Friday 14/12  
 
* Our conception of a revolutionary party
 
* Our conception of a revolutionary party
 
* The recent history of the Fourth International  
 
* The recent history of the Fourth International  
 
* Current challenges in the different regions
 
* Current challenges in the different regions

Revision as of 10:55, 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