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The participants in the school are proposed by the organisations invited by the IIRE, with a maximum of 26 participants.
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The participants in the school are proposed by the organisations invited by the IIRE, with a maximum of 24 participants.
  
 
'''Arrivals''': Saturday 23
 
'''Arrivals''': Saturday 23
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Introduction
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'''Country Reports PDF [http://4edu.info/images/a/af/Country_reports_ENG.pdf]'''
  
 
== First module : Analysis of capitalist society and its multiple crisis and oppressions ==
 
== First module : Analysis of capitalist society and its multiple crisis and oppressions ==
 
   
 
   
'''Sunday 24'''
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Sunday 24
  
 
'''[[Introduction to Marxism – Alex Merlo]]'''
 
'''[[Introduction to Marxism – Alex Merlo]]'''
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* Introduction to historical materialism: The notions of base and superstructure.
 
* Introduction to historical materialism: The notions of base and superstructure.
 
* Introduction to the Marxist critique of political economy: use value, exchange value, surplus value, exploitation.
 
* Introduction to the Marxist critique of political economy: use value, exchange value, surplus value, exploitation.
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Monday 25
 
Monday 25
A  Marxist-feminist view on gender – Nadia De Mond
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origins and different aspects of women’s oppression, patriarchal attitudes and mechanisms that influence our way of looking at the family, reproduction, sexual identities, sexual politics in general. The LGBT movement, homophobia and sexual identity
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'''[[The working class - Daniel Albarracín]]'''
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* The extraction of absolute and relative surplus value
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* What is the working class (today)? Industry workers, service workers, etc. Precarity and flexibility.
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* The productive structure on a world scale, the fragmented workers movement'''
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Tuesday 26
 
Tuesday 26
The working class
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- The extraction of absolute and relative surplus value
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'''[[A  Marxist-feminist view on gender – Nadia De Mond]]'''
- What is the working class (today)? Industry workers, service workers, etc. Precarity and flexibility.
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* Origins and different aspects of women’s oppression
- The productive structure on a world scale, the fragmented workers movement
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* Patriarchal attitudes and mechanisms that influence our way of looking at the family, reproduction, sexual identities, sexual politics in general.
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* The LGBT movement, homophobia and sexual identity
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Wednesday 27
 
Wednesday 27
The global economic crisis – Nacho Alvarez
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- The Marxist analysis of crisis: rate of profit (tendencies and countertendencies), long waves.
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'''[[The global economic crisis – Nacho Alvarez]]'''
- The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s  
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* The Marxist analysis of crisis: rate of profit (tendencies and countertendencies), long waves.
- The current economic crisis and the different alternatives
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* The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s  
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* The current economic crisis and the different alternatives
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Thursday 28
 
Thursday 28
Women and the crisis of the capitalist system – Marijke Colle
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- The situation of women under capitalism
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'''[[Women and the crisis of the capitalist system – Marijke Colle]]'''
- Women and the global social/ecological crisis (food, reproductive rights, violence)
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* The situation of women under capitalism
- Autonomous women's movement: struggles today; the concept of ecofeminism
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* Women and the global social/ecological crisis (food, reproductive rights, violence)
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* Autonomous women's movement: struggles today; the concept of ecofeminism
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Friday 29
 
Friday 29
Free Day
 
  
Saturday 30             
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'''[[Imperialism today - Alex de Jong]]'''
Imperialism today  
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* 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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* theory of permanent revolution vs stageism and campism.
- theory of permanent revolution vs stageism and campism.
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* Imperialism under US hegemony (post Second World War) geopolitics today
- Imperialism under US hegemony (post Second World War) geopolitics today,
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Saturday 30
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'''Free Day'''
  
 
Sunday 1
 
Sunday 1
The role of specific identities – Peter Drucker
 
- National oppression and self determination
 
- The religious factor in class struggle
 
- Intersectionality and the formation of class consciousness
 
  
Second module : The ecological crisis and ecosocialism
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'''[[The role of specific identities – Peter Drucker]]'''
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* National oppression and self determination
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* The religious factor in class struggle
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* Intersectionality and the formation of class consciousness
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== Second module : The ecological crisis and ecosocialism ==
  
 
Monday 2
 
Monday 2
Marx and Engels on ecology – Alain Tondeur
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- the theory of the historical co-evolution of humans and nature  
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'''[[Marx and Engels on ecology – Daniel Tanuro]]'''
- the theory of rent  
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* The theory of the historical co-evolution of humans and nature  
- Marx’s anticipations, tensions and flaws  
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* The theory of rent  
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* Marx’s anticipations, tensions and flaws  
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Tuesday 3
 
Tuesday 3
Ecological history of capitalism and ecosocialist alternative – Alain Tondeur
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- the history of the social/ecological crises  
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'''[[Ecological history of capitalism and ecosocialist alternative – Daniel Tanuro]]'''
- the ecosocialist alternative
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* The history of the social/ecological crises  
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* The ecosocialist alternative
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Wednesday 4
 
Wednesday 4
Climate and food crisis – Marijke Colle
 
- the climate crisis: mechanisms and tipping points
 
- the food crisis: link with climate, land grabbing, food sovereignty
 
- the impossible green capitalism; the fight for climate and global justice: which struggles, which alliances (workers, peasants, women, indigenous peoples);
 
  
Thursday 5
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'''[[Climate and food crisis – Marijke Colle]]'''
Socialist democracy – Catherine Samary
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* The climate crisis: mechanisms and tipping points
- The problem of bureaucracy after the overthrow of capitalism
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* The food crisis: link with climate, land grabbing, food sovereignty
- Democracy and political representation; democracy and the Law; self-organisation of social movements
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* The impossible green capitalism; the fight for climate and global justice: which struggles, which alliances (workers, peasants, women, indigenous peoples);
- Socialist democracy and political pluralism
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(Reading text: “Socialist democracy and the dictatorship of the proletariat” Resolution)
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Thursday 5
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'''[[Socialist democracy – Catherine Samary]]'''
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* The problem of bureaucracy after the overthrow of capitalism
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* Democracy and political representation; democracy and the Law; self-organisation of social movements
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* Socialist democracy and political pluralism
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Friday 6
 
Friday 6
Free Day  
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'''Free Day'''
Third module : Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions
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== Third module : Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions ==
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Saturday 7
 
Saturday 7
Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century – Pierre Rousset
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- Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
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'''[[The crisis in Europe and the strategic debates - François Sabado]]'''
- Mass mobilisation and united fronts
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* The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe; center and periphery
- The conquest of power in the 21st century.
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* The debt crisis and the attacks against all social gains from the past; 
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* The fight for an anti-austerity government and/or the fight for a worker's government/transitional program'''
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Sunday 8  
 
Sunday 8  
Dynamics of the left forces in Asia – Pierre Rousset
 
- The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China
 
- Ongoing conflicts: workers movements, peasant movement, indigenous peoples movement
 
- The dynamics of the left, new parties.
 
  
Monday 9
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'''[[Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century – Pierre Rousset]]'''
Further deepening of the crisis in the Arab region – Jacques Babel
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* Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
- Socioeconomic roots of the Arab spring;
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* The role of the state: theory and actuality
- Dynamics of the processes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, (Syria?);  
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* The conquest of power in the 21st century.
- The fight for dignity and democracy; role of Islamic forces; women’s liberation.
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Monday 9
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'''[[Further deepening of the crisis in the Arab region – Jacques Babel]]'''
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*Socioeconomic 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; women’s liberation.  
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Tuesday 10
 
Tuesday 10
Latin America – Frank Gaudichaud ??
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- A “left turn”?
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'''[[The political dynamics in Latin America - Sebastien Ville ]]'''
- Class struggles, social movements and Latin-American “progressisms”
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* A “left turn”?
- “Socialism of the 21st Century”? The new debates on strategy
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* Class struggles, social movements and Latin-American “progressisms”
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* “Socialism of the 21st Century”? The new debates on strategy
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Wednesday 11             
 
Wednesday 11             
Europe
 
- The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe; center and periphery
 
- The debt crisis and the attacks against all social gains from the past; 
 
- the fight for an anti-austerity government and/or the fight for a worker's government/transitional program
 
  
Thursday 12          
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'''[[Dynamics of the left forces in Asia – Pierre Rousset]]'''
Africa – Paul Martial
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* The economies of the emergent countries, the role of China
- An economic overview
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* Ongoing conflicts: workers movements, peasant movement, indigenous peoples movement
- The political genesis of the Continent
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* The dynamics of the left, new parties.
- Overview of the social and political situation
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Thursday 12
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'''[[Colonialism and struggles in Africa, from independence to the current crisis – Paul Martial]]'''
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* An economic overview
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* The political genesis of the Continent
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* Overview of the social and political situation
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Friday 13
 
Friday 13
Internationalism and the Fourth International – Penny Duggan
 
- The building of the revolutionary party today
 
- The current situation of the Fourth International
 
- Perspectives
 
  
Balance sheet, cleaning Saturday 14
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'''[[Internationalism and the Fourth International – Penny Duggan]]'''
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* Our concept of a revolutionary party
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* What sort of parties do we want to build?
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* Recent history of the Fourth International and current challenges in the different regions
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Saturday 14
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'''Balance sheet, cleaning'''
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==Structure of the day==
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9.00-9.40: Lecture part 1 <br>
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9.40-9.50: Break <br>
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9.50-10.30: Lecture Part 2<br>
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10.30-10.40: Break <br>
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10.40-11:20: Lecture Part 3 <br>
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11.20-11.30: Break <br>
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11.30-12.00: Questions and answers <br>
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12.00-15.00: Lunch and time for individual reading <br>
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15.00-16.30: Discussion in language groups <br>
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16.30-18.00: Final discussion starting with reports from the group<br>
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18.00-20.30: Reading time <br>
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20.30: Evening meal

Latest revision as of 11:29, 19 December 2013

The participants in the school are proposed by the organisations invited by the IIRE, with a maximum of 24 participants.

Arrivals: Saturday 23

Introduction

Country Reports PDF [1]

First module : Analysis of capitalist society and its multiple crisis and oppressions

Sunday 24

Introduction to Marxism – Alex Merlo

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


Monday 25

The working class - Daniel Albarracín

  • The extraction of absolute and relative surplus value
  • What is the working class (today)? Industry workers, service workers, etc. Precarity and flexibility.
  • The productive structure on a world scale, the fragmented workers movement


Tuesday 26

A Marxist-feminist view on gender – Nadia De Mond

  • Origins and different aspects of women’s oppression
  • Patriarchal attitudes and mechanisms that influence our way of looking at the family, reproduction, sexual identities, sexual politics in general.
  • The LGBT movement, homophobia and sexual identity


Wednesday 27

The global economic crisis – Nacho Alvarez

  • The Marxist analysis of crisis: rate of profit (tendencies and countertendencies), long waves.
  • The neoliberal answer to the crisis since the 1980’s
  • The current economic crisis and the different alternatives


Thursday 28

Women and the crisis of the capitalist system – Marijke Colle

  • The situation of women under capitalism
  • Women and the global social/ecological crisis (food, reproductive rights, violence)
  • Autonomous women's movement: struggles today; the concept of ecofeminism


Friday 29

Imperialism today - Alex de Jong

  • The classic theory of imperialism (origins, Lenin’s analysis, first world war)
  • theory of permanent revolution vs stageism and campism.
  • Imperialism under US hegemony (post Second World War) geopolitics today


Saturday 30

Free Day

Sunday 1

The role of specific identities – Peter Drucker

  • National oppression and self determination
  • The religious factor in class struggle
  • Intersectionality and the formation of class consciousness

Second module : The ecological crisis and ecosocialism

Monday 2

Marx and Engels on ecology – Daniel Tanuro

  • The theory of the historical co-evolution of humans and nature
  • The theory of rent
  • Marx’s anticipations, tensions and flaws


Tuesday 3

Ecological history of capitalism and ecosocialist alternative – Daniel Tanuro

  • The history of the social/ecological crises
  • The ecosocialist alternative


Wednesday 4

Climate and food crisis – Marijke Colle

  • The climate crisis: mechanisms and tipping points
  • The food crisis: link with climate, land grabbing, food sovereignty
  • The impossible green capitalism; the fight for climate and global justice: which struggles, which alliances (workers, peasants, women, indigenous peoples);


Thursday 5

Socialist democracy – Catherine Samary

  • The problem of bureaucracy after the overthrow of capitalism
  • Democracy and political representation; democracy and the Law; self-organisation of social movements
  • Socialist democracy and political pluralism


Friday 6

Free Day

Third module : Strategic questions and situation in the different world regions

Saturday 7

The crisis in Europe and the strategic debates - François Sabado

  • The current economic crisis in different parts of Europe; center and periphery
  • The debt crisis and the attacks against all social gains from the past;
  • The fight for an anti-austerity government and/or the fight for a worker's government/transitional program


Sunday 8

Revolutionary strategy in the 21st century – Pierre Rousset

  • Rebuilding class consciousness and rebuilding mass organisations
  • The role of the state: theory and actuality
  • The conquest of power in the 21st century.


Monday 9

Further deepening of the crisis in the Arab region – Jacques Babel

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


Tuesday 10

The political dynamics in Latin America - Sebastien Ville

  • A “left turn”?
  • Class struggles, social movements and Latin-American “progressisms”
  • “Socialism of the 21st Century”? The new debates on strategy


Wednesday 11

Dynamics of the left forces in Asia – Pierre Rousset

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


Thursday 12

Colonialism and struggles in Africa, from independence to the current crisis – Paul Martial

  • An economic overview
  • The political genesis of the Continent
  • Overview of the social and political situation


Friday 13

Internationalism and the Fourth International – Penny Duggan

  • Our concept of a revolutionary party
  • What sort of parties do we want to build?
  • Recent history of the Fourth International and current challenges in the different regions


Saturday 14

Balance sheet, cleaning

Structure of the day

9.00-9.40: Lecture part 1
9.40-9.50: Break
9.50-10.30: Lecture Part 2
10.30-10.40: Break
10.40-11:20: Lecture Part 3
11.20-11.30: Break
11.30-12.00: Questions and answers
12.00-15.00: Lunch and time for individual reading
15.00-16.30: Discussion in language groups
16.30-18.00: Final discussion starting with reports from the group
18.00-20.30: Reading time
20.30: Evening meal