13th - 15th January 2012Daniel Bensaïd was a leading member of the Fourth International in France(in the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire) and internationally. He died at the age of 63 in January 2010. He was also a philosopher and prolific author of political and philosophical works. It is difficult to separate out these multiple dimensions of Daniel but this seminar will especially approach his contribution as one of the central leaders of the 4th International and the international revolutionary movement. The participants, around forty in number, will be militants who worked or were active with Daniel in the International or through international revolutionary experiences or building of national revolutionary organizations.
"To answer questions about values, human nature and material needs it is necessary to formulate a vision on what it means to be human, and on the development of human society. Instead of leading to constrictions on human freedom such a vision can give direction to human life and to new possibilities to change our lives. This was the theme of the lecture: 'The meaning and relevance of a socialist humanism' by the German historian and publicist Christoph Jünke.
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17 november, 8pm - IIRE Conference Center
* Lessons from Argentina by Claudio Katz, economist, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
* The crisis in Europe and the struggle for the abolition of the debt by Eric Toussaint, President of the CADTM (Committee for the Abolition of the Third World Debt)
* Presentation of the Brochure "Europa en de Crisis. Het verhaal van een aangekondigde ramp" by Ander Europa and the IIRE