for understanding and
attempting to change the world

In recent years we have seen a renewed interest in Marxism worldwide. New generation is discovering the fertility of the many traditions of Marxism for understanding and attempting to change the world. This seminar series aims to bring together scholars, writers and activists from different fields in order to discuss the relevance of Marxist ideas for contemporary debates. One seminar will be held regularly each month, with occasional lectures by visitors at other times. Returns of Marxism is presented by the International Institute of Research and Education. In order to receive regular updates and newsletters, please register by sending an e-mail to


Tuesday,10th, June, 7.30 p.m.

Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

US imperialism and Marxist perspectives on geopolitics

 A documentary by Chris Den Hond 

 “These gentlemen don’t fear ideas that float in the air, that are written on paper, or that appear in printed or spoken form. What they fear is organization – organized action, organized attempts to bring these ideas to fruition.”

   The IIRE sells the two-disc DVD for 12 euro (incl VAT) + 5 euro shipping fee.

Buyers in US and Canada, please use the contact information below. 

Two Generations of Feminists Look at Globalization Movement from Porto Alegre to Florence

From July 7 to 13, the IIRE held a Women's Seminar to discuss global strategy for Women's Liberation. Although with fewer participants than hoped, we had women from Québec, Canada, United States, France, England and Denmark.