Youth School 2009

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Youth School, 19-30 August.

The school is tri-lingual, English, Spanish and French.

See readings at Youth School 2008


We 19 August

Arrivals, welcome, introduction

Th 20 August

- Basic Marxism, Concepts of Historical Materialism and Permanent Revolution, Jean.

Fr 21 August:

- The Economic Crisis, Catherine.

- Extra evening session:Permanent Revolution, applied on Africa, Jean

Sa 22 August

- Women's movement, Feminism and religion, Ozlem

Su 23 August

- Migration, nationalism, right wing populism, fascism, Eva

Mo 24 August

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

Tu 25 August


- Afternoon: Walking Tour of Amsterdam (optional)

We 26 August

- Environment / climate change Peter S.

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

Th 27 August

- European integration and the radical left, Bertil.

Fr 28 August

- Latin America and strategies for taking power, Antonio.

Sa 29 August

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

Su 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.