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September 7: Automation and the Future of Work. Talk by Aaron Benanav

In this first lecture of Radical Futures talks series, Aaron Benanav
takes a critical look at new economic theories of the "rise of the robots," which claim that rapidly unfolding processes of computerization and robotization are the main causes of growing problems of unemployment and underemployment worldwide. In criticizing these theories, the lecture will explain the real reasons behind the rise of a global precarious workforce and will then explore the consequences of these global developments for workers' struggles today.

An internationalist learning experience

For over 20 years, the IIRE has organized educational courses for young socialist activists. Since moving to the Lombokstraat, the IIRE has organized a youth-school every year, each with around 20-25 participants. The course provides an intensive introduction to Marxist theory and examinations of current struggles, especially focusing on issues that are relevant for youth movements. Responses from participants in our schools have been very positive.

In Memoriam Peter Waterman

On June 16 our friend Peter Waterman (1936 - 2017) passed away. Peter was a dedicated internationalist activist as well as a scholar of social movements. He was active in the trade union movement, and later the Global Justice movement, playing an important role in the World Social Forum. He studied at the International Institute for Social Studies in The Hague. On South Asian Citizens Web, the following tribute was published.

Financial appeal to translate and publish Livio Maitan's 'Towards a history of the Fourth International'

The IIRE is raising funds for the English translation of Livio Maitan's Per una storia della IV internazionale: la testimonianza di un comunista controcorrente. In this book, Livio Maitan (1923-2004) relates his experience of being a revolutionary communist during the second half of the 20th Century.
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