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.
The elaborations on gender of the last 20 years, in particular Queer theory, challenge the Marxist approach to the issue of gender oppression, and thereby demand the overcoming of an approach based on the establishment of a hierarchy of priorities between oppressions. At this year's annual Left Forum (the former Socialist Scholar Conference), IIRE Fellow Cinzia Arruzza hosted a panel to discuss this challenge: "Does Marxism have Gender Trouble?" on Saturday, March 19th.
Welke rol spelen de voormalige militairen in de nieuwe Egyptische regering?
In een interview met Real News Network legt Achcar, auteur van The Clash of Barbarism en fellow van het IIRE, uit dat er gevaarlijke illusies bestaan over het nieuwe regime. Dit blijft een belangrijke klant van de VS en de continuïteit met de dictatuur van Mubarak is reëel . Gilbert Achcar is Hoogleraar van Studies inzake ontwikkelingshulp en internationale relaties in de School of Oriental and African Studies in Londen.
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
Thousands of people gathered at La Mutualité in Paris on Sunday, January 24, 2010 to render homage to deceased IIRE fellow Daniel Bensaïd. Hosted by Fred Borras and Myriam Martin, both from the leadership of the NPA and from Toulouse, like Daniel, this was an emotional and militant act of remembrance to his memory.
The IIRE team was very sad to hear about the death of our fellow Daniel Bensaïd. We want to express first of all our sincere condolences to his family and to all his friends and comrades all over the world.
A revolutionary activist form his adolescence, Daniel Bensaïd was one of the founding members of the JCR (Revolutionary Communist Youth) in 1966, he was one of the leaders of the 22 March Movement and one of the main actors of the Mai 68 student revolt in France. He participated in the creation of the Ligue Communiste in April 1969.
The French magazine Mediapart interviewed IIRE fellow Gilbert Achcar, writer of several books on Middle-Eastern politics, on the occasion of the publication of the French version of his new book, 'Arab and the Holocaust'.
IIRE fellow Claudio Katz interviewed by Fernando Arellano Ortiz
The exit from the systemic crisis of capitalism needs to be political, and "a socialist project can mature in this turbulence." So says the Argentine economist, philosopher, and sociologist Claudio Katz, who also warns that the "global economic situation is very serious and is going to have to hit bottom, and now we are but in the first moment of crisis."
by IIRE Fellow Eric Toussaint and Damien Millet
The G20 summit meeting in London from April 1st onward was loudly announced and publicized. Those 20 industrialized and emergent countries (G20) are meeting to find solutions to the crisis. But long before the end of the summit, it is clear that they will not rise to the challenge.