At the end of the year, in November and December we had our yearly Ecosocialist School. Two comrades from the US recorded a conversation looking back the school, speaking about what were for them the high points of the course.
Listen to the conversation here for an impression of the 2019 Ecosocialist Schoo.
In addition to participation from countries that are regularly represented at our courses (Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Philippines, Colombia, Argentina, Philippines, Sri Lanka), we also had for the first time in many years participation from Russia and India with a total of 19 participants. One of our participants, Stephen Mahood from the US group Solidarity wrote; ‘This has been an absolute amazing experience with multilingual daily lectures on historical Marxism, imperialism and geopolitical challenges, global capitalism today, Latin America and the rise of the right, among so many others [...] with a world of experiences on all these topics coming out in great discussion and debates and above all the importance of internationalism and the role of our international. For those that can relate it was like two years of grad school courses packed into 3 weeks and then some!’
The full program was as follows:
Saturday 16 November,
15.00 Introduction to the school
Sunday 17 November
1 The historical materialist method.
Monday 18 November
2 Introduction to Marxist Economy
Tuesday 19 November
3 The working class today
Wednesday 20 November
4 Women's movements fighting for gender and sexual liberation.
Nadia de Mond
Thursday 21 November
Friday 22 November
6 Relationship human society/nature, productivism.
Saturday 23 November
Sunday 24 November
7 Imperialism and geopolitical disorder in the 21st century.
Monday 25 November
8 Global capitalism today
Tuesday 26 November
9 Reactionary movements. Fundamentalism, nationalism, sexism.
Alex de Jong
Wednesday 27 November
10 Social movements in Asia.
Alex de Jong
Thursday 28 November
11 Neocolonialism and resistance in Africa.
Friday 29 November
Saturday 30 November
12 Latin America: rise of the right, struggles of the left.
Sunday 1 December
13 Struggles in the Middle-East.
Monday 2 December
14 EU imperialism.
Tuesday 3 December
15 climate change and social transformation.
Manuel Gari Ramos
Wednesday 4 December
16 'Socialism or Barbarism' today: the centrality of self-emancipation.
Thursday 5 December
17 The feminist challenge in changing society, feminizing our perspectives and our movements.
Friday 6 December
18 The strategic importance of internationalism and the role of an international.
Saturday 7 December