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The Left and social movements in Trump's USA
Donald Trump's election as president sent shock waves around the world. In the US, his racist and sexist rhetoric has emboldened the far right. His administration is attacking the social gains that remain from the New Deal and Great Society and adopting even more policies to benefit the rich and big business.  At the same time, leftist organizations have been growing, millions of women have been mobilizing, Black Lives Matter is continuing its campaigns, and recently in West Virginia striking teachers won a significant victory.  The IIRE is holding an evening discussion on these political developments in the US and the left's response in organizing against Trump's agenda.
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On the occasion of the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the publication of our book 'October 1917. Workers in Power', the IIRE is organizing a day of presentations and discussion. The speakers will discuss different aspects of the revolution and its current impact.

Facebook event of the day.

IIRE at the 13th Annual Historical Materialism conference

From Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th of November the 13th annual Historical Materialism conference will take place in London. The theme this year is 'Limits, Barriers and Borders'. Organized by the journal of the same name, the Historical Materialism conferences are spaces for discussion, debate and the launching of collective projects. Several friends and co-workers of the IIRE will participate, presenting papers, chairing meetings or otherwise participating in the event.

Humanity lost at sea: The regularity of deaths in the Mediterranean

In the first four months of 2015, 1,770 Africans and Asians drowned on their way to Europe. With the death toll in the Mediterranean rising by the thousands, the European Union has showed once again that it is ready to pay the price of lives lost at sea in order to maintain the myth of sovereignty over its borders.

REINFORM cordially invites you to a discussion over the human rights cost of the EU closing the gates to unwanted outsiders, and the fair distribution of refugees in the European Union.

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We are very happy to join the efforts of Unofficial Histories 2015 to open up history beyond the official and the mainstream. As the conference takes place in Amsterdam this year, we have the opportunity to support this inspiring initiative and host the screening of Rebelse Stad / Rebellious City at our institute. Come and spread the word! Please join the FB event.

 

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This month we are showing movies that are dedicated to break the silence imposed by official histories and/ or give voice to the movements that organize and fight against injustice and inequality. On April 9th, we start with Shadow Play. Shadow Play is an account of a hidden chapter of Indonesia’s history, the 1965-66 massacres that gave birth to General Suharto’s New Order in Indonesia.

afbeelding: Cüneyt Çetinkaya, Galata Fotoğrafhanesi

Een dag georganiseerd door Gezi Solidariteit Nederland, in samenwerking met IIRE, ter gelegenheid van 100 jaar na de Armeense genocide.

Taal: Nederlands & Turks

Programma:

13:00 Introductie door by Kubilay Basci en Ohannes Karakas

13:20 Presentaties door Gezi Solidariteit Nederlands group

- "Armeens- Turkse literatuur in het late Ottomaanse rijk door Demet Altun

- “Armeens links: Levon Ekmekciyan en de Federatie van 78’” door Füsun Erdogan

- “Onbekende geschiedennisen van beroemde Armeniers in Turkije” door Nil Celik

Help us organise the women’s seminar at the IIRE !

The women’s commission of the Fourth International is organising a women’s seminar from 4th of 8th July inclusive. We want to strengthen our analysis and theory in order better to participate in current discussions in the feminist movement and also integrate the different generations of women members of the Fourth International in these debates.

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