Youth School 2019
Tuesday 13/08 Introduction to the school. - [Starting] at 3 pm.
Wednesday 14/08 1. Introduction to our critical Marxism - 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.
Thursday 15/08 2.The working class - What is the working class? The notion of class in Marx and marxism - The changes in the class composition of the working class during the late 20th Century - The working class today
Friday 16/08 3. Women's liberation - A Marxist-feminist analysis of women’s oppression and exploitation - Gender, sexuality, intersectionality: the question of oppression in a broader framework - Women's Liberation struggles
Saturday 17/08 4. LGBTIQ struggles and liberation – Capitalism and LGBTIQ oppression – LGBTIQ theories and struggles - The Left in LGBTIQ struggles
Sunday 18/08 5.Imperialism and geopolitical disorder in the 21st century - Classic theory on imperialism - US imperialism and emerging new powers - towards a multipolar world? - Imperialism in disorder: from the 1930s to Brexit and Trump
Monday 19/08 6. Europe in crisis - The authoritarian and austerity offensive in Europe - The state of the European Left (from the Left party to anti-capitalists) - Southern Europe as the laboratory of the crisis and the focal point of resistance
Tuesday 20/08 Day off
Wednesday 21/08 7. Revolution and repression in the Middle-East – The structural causes of the Arab revolts – The reactionary counter-offensive - The role of the left and the revolutionaries in these movements
Thursday 22/08 8. Marx and ecology, the global ecological crisis - Climate crisis, biodiversity crisis, energy crisis and link with the capitalist mode of production. - The notion of progress put into question, struggle of indigenous peoples, land grabbing etc. - Our ecosocialist answers
Friday 23/08 9. Immigration and anti-racism - Roots of the refugee crisis - What is racism? - Anti-racist struggles
Saturday 24/08 10. The Fourth International and strategic debates - Our strategic goal - The role of the revolutionary party - How can new parties be a bridge between where we are now and what we want
Sunday 25/08 11. Evaluation and general cleaning