afbeelding: Cüneyt Çetinkaya, Galata FotoğrafhanesiEen dag georganiseerd door Gezi Solidariteit Nederland, in samenwerking met IIRE, ter gelegenheid van 100 jaar na de Armeense genocide.

Taal: Nederlands & Turks

Programma:

13:00 Introductie door by Kubilay Basci en Ohannes Karakas

13:20 Presentaties door Gezi Solidariteit Nederlands group

- "Armeens- Turkse literatuur in het late Ottomaanse rijk door Demet Altun

- “Armeens links: Levon Ekmekciyan en de Federatie van 78’” door Füsun Erdogan

- “Onbekende geschiedennisen van beroemde Armeniers in Turkije” door Nil Celik

14:20 vertoning van de documentaire: “Nahide’nin Türküsü”

15:00 - 15:30 Pauze

15:30 Spreker: Emre Erol

Over: “Een nieuwe geschiedschrijving van de Armeense genocide? Uitdagingen en kansen'

15:50 Spreekster: Haygan Mardikjan

Over haar boek “Roep van de kraanvogel: in de voetsporen van mijn armeense grootouders, overlevers van de genocide”

16:10 Korte video

16:30 Vragen en antwoorden

17:00 Kort concert van Ilda Simonian

17:30 Einde van het programma

Georganiseerd door Gezi Solidariteit Nederland, in samenwerking met IIRE.

Egyptian socialist Taher Mokhtar will give a talk on the development of the political and social situation in Egypt from the January 2011 Revolution, passing through the Muslim Brotherhood era, and the return of a staunch military dictatorship. He will also discuss the situation of the revolutionary left in Egypt, the social movements and workers' mobilizations.

Taher Mokhtar is a member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists (RS).

Tuesday, March 31
Time: 19.30

The women’s commission of the Fourth International is organising a women’s seminar from 4th of 8th July inclusive.

We want to strengthen our analysis and theory in order better to participate in current discussions in the feminist movement and also integrate the different generations of women members of the Fourth International in these debates.

In recent years, postcolonial theory has emerged as the most influential scholarly framework for understanding the Global South. It is known for its criticism of Western theories, especially Marxism, and as not only being inadequate but even complicit in Europe’s imperial project. But while the concerns of postcolonial theory are legitimate, its alternatives are not.  In fact, under the guise of its critique of Eurocentrism, the theory has resurrected many of the oldest European myths about the East.  Through an examination of some key postcolonial thinkers, we show that it fails both as a framework and as political critique.

Vivek Chibber is a professor of sociology at New York University. His latest book is Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital.

Thursday, March 5, 20.00