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Succès de l'École de la Jeunesse 2011

L'École Jeunes 2011 de l'IIRF s'est terminée le 31 août dernier. Le bilan final des participants reflète l'intensité de cette expérience d'apprentissage et la qualité générale des présentations.

26 participants venant de 11 pays différents, ont vécu ensemble pendant dix jours pour étudier, lire et discuter. Vinicius Almeida (du PSoL Brésil) décrit ainsi l'arrivée a l'institut dans son blog:

 

Sexual self-determination in Cuba

In Cuba, there is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual (LGBTT) movement whose gestation is found at the intersection of the state and organised civil society. This movement seeks to tackle the main themes of LGBTT reality from the perspective of human rights, health and social integration, while inserting itself into the national project of edifying a just society.

Cinzia Arruza préside une discussion sur le genre au Forum de Gauche

Ces derniers vingt ans, les études concernant le genre et plus particulièrement la théorie « queer » ont mis en question l’approche marxiste de l’oppression de genre. Ces études préconisent la nécessité de dépasser une approche basée sur une hiérarchie des priorités concernant les différentes oppressions. Au Forum de Gauche de cette année, le samedi 19 mars 2011, Cinzia Arruzza, membre de l’IIRE a présidé une discussion sur ce défi : « Le marxisme souffre-t-il de problèmes de genre ? »

IIRE Fellows are busy: addressing the UN, writing new books & explaining history

The IIRE's latest newsletter spotlights some impresisve accomplishments by the Institute's fellows. The lastest Asian edition of the Global Justice School (GJS), and the Youth School in Amsterdam are also reported. The newslatter also highlights the plans for our upcoming GJS in Amsterdam and other developments. The IIRE's successful contribution to the European Social Forum, also reported in this issue, is one of the reasons why we are extending our fundraising partnership with the SOWS, a Dutch foundation for scientific research.

 

News from Fellows

After a successful Manila seminar, 10 organisations sponsor a third school

The IIRE-Manila made a huge step forward in its second Global Justice School in August, with 22 attendees discussing context, movements and on alternative organizing for change. It can confirm that ten organisations are likely to take part in the third school, in the summer of 2011, and that numerous seminars will take part at the Manila campus before then. However, financial support remains needed to help participants to travel to Manila.

Mindanao: "The main problem is the right to self-determination"

Kuyasu, a member of the Teduray tribe in the Philippines, recently stayed for several weeks at the IIRE. He participated in the International Youth Camp in Perugia this summer and later, visited Denmark and Sweden. We had numerous talks, on his life in the Central Mindanao Region, in his village. The Teduray tribe consists of about 6000 people, claiming an ancestral domain of 201,850 hectares.

Tell us about the current situation of your tribe…

Kuyasu:

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