Youth School 2008

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Youth School, 19-30 August.

The school is bi-lingual, English and French.


Tu 19 August

Arrivals, welcome, introduction

Basic Marxism (always linked to concrete examples and actuality)

We 20 August

- What is Marxism / Historical Materialism, Jean.

Th 21 August:

- Permanent Revolution / Africa, Jean

Fr 22 August

- Women's movement, Feminism and religion, Ozlem

Actual challenges

Sa 23 August

- Environment / climate change, Daniel Tanuro

Su 24 August

- Imperialism / globalisation (War on terror, US hegemony with examples from ME), Peter

Mo 25 August


Tu 26 August

- European integration and the radical left, Bertil

- 14.00: Visit to the International Institute for Social History (optional)

We 27 August

- Migration, nationalism, right wing populism, fascism, Liz Peretz and Bill MacKeith

Changing the World / Our tasks

Th 28 August

- Latin America and strategies for taking power, Antonio

Fr 29 August

- Building social movements, broad parties and the Fourth International, Penny

Sa 30 August

- Evaluation, cleaning, departure

Structure of each day

9.00-9.30: Lecture, part I

9.30-9.40: Break

9.40-10.10: Lecture, part II

10.10-10.20: Break

10.20-10:50: Lecture, part III

10.50-11.00: Break

11.00-12.00: Q&A

12.00-16.00: Lunch and time for reading

16.00-17.30: Discussion by language group

17.30-19.00: Concluding discussion, beginning with reports from each group.