Six years ago we lost our friend and comrade Daniel Bensaïd. As a revolutionary activist and marxist philosopher, Bensaïd made important contributions to the work of our institute. Several of his books can be ordered through our website, such as Strategies of Resistance. We also sell his fascinating autobiography, published in English by Verso books: An impatient life: a political memoir by Daniel Bensaïd.
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.
Een dag georganiseerd door Gezi Solidariteit Nederland, in samenwerking met IIRE, ter gelegenheid van 100 jaar na de Armeense genocide.
Taal: Nederlands & Turks
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
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.
With only a few months of existence, the new Spanish political party Podemos received more than one million votes in the last European elections. This resulted in five seats in the European Parliament. Regeneration of democracy and alternatives to the EU austerity measures are central themes in the party´s political programme which, - as well as the selection of its candidates - was organised online with the participation of tens of thousands of citizens.
Understanding the Corporatisation of Universities in the Netherlands and beyond
Time : 24th May 2014, 13:00 - 18:00
Place : International institute for Research and Education - Lombokstraat 40, 1094 AL, Amsterdam
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The 1980 Coup D’Etat depicts a pivotal moment in the history of Turkey. When the National Security Council declared the Coup on September 12th, extended martial law throughout the country and abolished the Parliament and the Government; not only did it end the hegemonic crisis but also paved the way to rebuild and restructure the society in order to facilitate the economic and social integration to the neoliberal order. Keşke Bir Öpüp Koklasaydım, a book of oral history, focuses on the families of the revolutionists that were directly targeted by the Military during and after the Coup.