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A Crash Course in Capitalism

By IIRE Fellow Claudio Katz

The seism on Wall Street has surprised the world Establishment. At the summits of power, panic and alarmist declarations dominate. Everyone is absorbing an event which could be the beginning of a change of epoch. The comparison with the fall of the Berlin Wall gives some indication of this historical dimension.

Seminar Series - Returns of Marxism 2008/09

  Next lecture:

Tuesday, June 9th, 7.30 p.m.

Contradictions and Limits of Neoliberal European Governance – Laura Horn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

After a successful inaugural seminar series in 2007/2008, Returns of Marxism will continue beginning in October 2008. Topics in this year’s lecture series include: contemporary Latin American politics, the politics of gentrification, reading Capital, radical feminism, Marxism and philosophy and more. 

Characteristics of the Experiences Underway in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia

by IIRE Fellow Éric Toussaint

In Latin America, if we exclude Cuba, we can point to three general categories of governments. First, the governments of the right, the allies of Washington, that play an active role in the region and occupy a strategic position: these are the governments of Álvaro Uribe in Colombia, Alan García in Peru and Felipe Calderón in México.

Is there a long term solution for the conflict in Palestine?

This question is ever so urgent to discuss, in order to advance concrete proposals and the work of solidarity as bombs fall over Gaza and the number of innocent victims increases from day to day. Mid-February, IIRE will hold it Palestine Seminar, bringing together progressive activists from several Arab countries and Israel, as well as experts and activists dealing with the Middle East from Europe, North America and the Philippines.

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