The IIRE-Manila recently concluded its first high-profile acitivity, the first Asian Global Justice School. The set-up of the school was inspirired by the many succesful Global Justice School held at the IIRE-Amsterdam. The IIRE-Manila was set up to facilitate educational sessions similar to those organised by the IIRE-Amsterdam, especially for social justice activists from Asia that often have trouble obtaining visa necessary to attend the schools in Amsterdam. Another aim was to provide a perspective more centered on the Global South.
The IIRE team has been cleaning out in its book stocks. If have a big stock of some particular book, that we offer at a highly discounted price, up to 90 per cent cheaper than regular price, in order to provide space (and money) for new books.
2-4 October 2009, IIRE, Amsterdam
The purpose of the seminar is to analyse the nature and the consequences of the present international economic crisis. Two main issues should be raised:
- What is the nature of the present crisis? Is it a classical economic crisis of capitalism? Or is it a new kind of economic crisis due to the peculiar role of finance? A crisis of financialised capitalism? Are there solid reasons to believe that it will be as dramatic as 1929 or not?