On invitation of TENK, a network of left-wing activists and scholars, Dutch socialist-feminist Anja Meulenbelt came to the IIRE to speak about her current project, a new book on the left and feminism.
Meulenbelt looked back at the second wave of feminism in the Netherlands in which she played a prominent role and her classic 1976 book 'Feminisme en Socialisme'.


The IIRE organises in July its Fourth International Women’s Seminar together with the women’s commission of the Fourth International.

Participants from all over the world will discuss women’s struggles for emancipation in different cultures, regions, visions and social contexts. Overcoming euro-centrism by developing a plural feminism is one of the aims of this global exchange.

 

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Participants in the 2012 School. Professor Kwame Nimake is first on the left.

For the second year, the IIRE will be hosting the Summer School on Black Europe (24th June-5th July), which reaches now it’s sixth edition. We publish an interview we had with Professor Kwame Nimako, the main organiser, at the end of last year’s session.

Now that the Seminar is approaching its end, we would like you to tell us something about this seminar and what have you been discussing these last two weeks.

Last April, the Clean Clothes Campaign held a series of workshops and a seminar at the IIRE from the 18th until the 23rd of April. We had planned a short article and interview with the organisers. But then the catastrophe in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrived.

Instead of an article, we publish the urgent appeal by the Clean Clothes Campaign: www.cleanclothes.org/news

The webside Europe-Solidaire published an appeal for support to the victims, by Alam Badrul, president of the national Krishok Federation, a Bangladeshi Farmers Union,.

www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article28513

More general information on the Clean Clothes Campaign, see the following link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Clothes_Campaign