For three weeks activists from all over the world get together to discuss and study global affairs from a Marxist perspective. This course is a unique opportunity to go in depth with developments that challenge social movements. How to understand and respond to the economic crisis? How are social movements affected by climate change? What are the implications of post-colonial struggles and quick political changes? These are some of the key issues raised at the yearly Ecosocialist School, hosted by the IIRE in Amterdam for three weeks from end November. The course is a place for activists from very different backgrounds to meet and learn from each other, and from the scholars who give the lectures.

Please see the draft programme below.

Thanks to generous help from friends of the IIRE, we have secured the €1,000 necessary to be able to publish Returns of Marxism, a major compilation of contemporary challenges to Marxism.  

PUBLIC TALK & BOOK LAUNCH - Friday 25 July 2014, 19:00 - 21:00

Europe on the Brink; Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Community

Europe is suffering from a bipolar economic disorder. Financial journalists divide the continent into two groups of nations - centre and periphery - not by geography but by credit rating. Europe on the Brink is a critical investigation of the root causes of this sovereign debt crisis, and the often misguided policy choices made to resolve it. This much-needed book offers a heterodox economic perspective on the causes, symptoms and solutions of the biggest economic issue currently facing Europe.

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