Our newest publication just arrived. 'Nationaliteit en Klassenstrijd in België' (Nationality and Class Struggle in Belgium) is a Dutch language collection of articles written by Ernest Mandel, edited by Gertjan Desmet and Hendrik Patroons. The main part of the book consists of articles written between 1958-1973, considering how marxists should relate to the national question, and especially discussing the national question in Belgium. The book includes a prologue with two recently discovered articles on this issue written by a teenaged Mandel, and annexes outlining the history of the trotskyist movement in Belgium. The book can be ordered through our web-store.

Ernest Mandel (1923-1995) is best known for his work on political economy. His political work in the Belgian workers movement in the 1950's and 1960's aimed at integrating a marxist approach to the national question in the struggle against capitalism. The texts included in this edition shed light on a persistent problem of the Belgian state.
Mandel's many works include Marxist Economic Theory (1968), La Formation Économique de la Penseé de Karl Marx (1967), Late Capitalism (1978), The Long Waves of Capitalist Development (1980) and Money and Power (1992).

Gertjan DESMET (1987) is an archivist and historian.

Hendrik PATROONS (1946) studied history in Gent and Leuven. For over 40 years he has been active in the radical left in Belgium and France.

IIRE Working Paper nº 35: Alex de Jong, "The long march of the Dutch SP"

This Working Paper looks at the evolution of the Socialist Party (SP) in the Netherlands.

With its roots in the maoist milieu of the seventies, the SP is a rare example of a party coming from the far-left to make a lasting national breakthrough. During its own long march, the SP underwent a metamorphosis from a small revolutionary group to a social-democratic mass-party.

Alex de Jong is a co-director of the IIRE Amsterdam.

El Tercer Seminario de Economía del IIRE se celebrará entre el 14 y el 16 de febrero.
Enlazando con las sesiones celebradas en 2009 y 2011, esta edición repasará la situación cambiante de las economías de los distintos continentes, con especial atención a la interacción entre los problemas cológicos y económicos , y se abordarán los debates sobre las posibles salidas radicales de la crisis. Entre los conferencistas y participantes , tendremos conocidos economistas como Michael Roberts, François Chesnais , Eric Toussaint, Ozlem Onaram, Claudio Katz, Cedric Durand, Michel Husson y el ambientalista Daniel Tanuro .


Este es el programa final.


Si estás interesado en asistir al seminario, puedes escribirnos para ver la posibilidad de una inscripción tardía.

economy seminar 2014

La segunda Escuela Ecosocialista organizada por el IIRE fue una reunión exitosa y verdaderamente internacional.
Cada año organizamos varias sesiones de formación, la mayor de las cuales esta escuela de de tres semanas para los activistas políticos. Ateniéndonos a la creciente importancia de la cuestión ecológica para los activistas de izquierdas, hace un par de años elaboramos un nuevo programa para la escuela de tres semanas la renombramos "Escuela Ecosocialista”.