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2014 LGBT seminar: building alliances for liberation

The Fifth LGBT seminar at the IIRE took place from July 26 to July 29. Like the previous seminars, it was a gatherings of activists in LGBT movements from around the world who are committed to radical anti-capitalist politics.

The aim of the LGBT Seminar is to share and develop ideas on the most pressing topics concerning the struggle for human rights in the LGBT community, debate about strategies for LGBT liberation , and discuss how to participate in LGBT struggles on the basis of an anti-capitalist political project.

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

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 geconfronteerd met de vraag welke behoeften vervuld moeten worden om een gelukkig leven te kunnen leiden.

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.

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.

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