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September 7: Automation and the Future of Work. Talk by Aaron Benanav
Automation and the Future of Work. Talk by Aaron Benanav

In the first lecture of Radical Futures talks series, Aaron Benanav critically discussed new economic theories of the "rise of the robots," which claim that rapidly unfolding processes of computerization and robotization are the main causes of growing problems of unemployment and underemployment worldwide.Read more

March 31, Lecture: Egypt under the regime of Field Marshal Sissi

Egyptian socialist Taher Mokhtar will give a talk on the development of the political and social situation in Egypt from the January 2011 Revolution, passing through the Muslim Brotherhood era, and the return of a staunch military dictatorship.

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27 january: Detlef Hartmann in Amsterdam
Detlef Hartmann in Amsterdam

The editorial staff of the magazine Kritiek organises an important public meeting in Amsterdam. The well known theoretician and activist Detlef Hartmann will talk about the economic crisis, the reorganization of capitalism and the possibilities of resistance.

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27 september lezing: 'De betekenis en relevantie van een socialistisch humanisme'
Christoph Jünk

Wie politiek actief is en met mensen praat over de mogelijkheden van een andere samenleving wordt al snel geconfronteerd met argumenten van het type: “Wat jullie willen dat klinkt allemaal wel heel mooi en daar ben ik ook voor, maar dat gaat nooit werken, want zo zijn mensen nou eenmaal niet.” Wie actief is in de milieubeweging, wordt vroeg of laat

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Public meeting: The Radical Left in Indonesia
Public meeting: The Radical Left in Indonesia

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Unfortunately we just received the news that Max Lane will not be able to give his talk on 10 June. Instead, Paulus Suryanta Ginting will give a talk on the current situation of the radical left in Indonesia.

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Marx in Soho
marx in soho

Friday, 3 July 2009 the IIRE will host a performance of Howard Zinn’s MARX in SOHO

Directed by Michael Fox Kennedy with Jerry Levy as Karl Marx

Friday, 3 July 2009

20.00 hrs. (Doors open at 19.30)

Venue: IIRE, Timorplein, Lombokstraat 40, Amsterdam


Donation:  €5-10    


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Elements of an essay on human change

By Joost Kircz

A preliminary remark

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Seminar Series - Returns of Marxism 2008/09
returns of marxism

Next lecture:

Tuesday, June 9th, 7.30 p.m.

Contradictions and Limits of Neoliberal European Governance – Laura Horn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam









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Dialectics as a method of social research, part I and II

Dialectics as a method of social research

Seminar given at the IIRE, Amsterdam, on 15 January 2008

Guglielmo Carchedi

Part I. A general introduction.


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Lecture's Paper by Roland Boer

A Difficult Love Affair? On the Relation Between Marxism and Theology

Roland Boer

October 2007

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Lectures in Marxism
lectures in marxism

for understanding and
attempting to change the world


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