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Evening lectures

December 11: Lecture by Robin Blackburn: Who invented Human Rights?

This lecture examines the role of anti-slavery and slave resistance in the elaboration of 'human rights' and the misappropriation of such ideas by Western colonialism and militarism. Robin Blackburn is a historian and sociologist, and one of New Left Review’s editors. Blackburn teaches at the New School in New York and the University of Essex in the UK.

October 16: The Kurdish struggle against IS

We will be discussing the Rojava experience, current situation, the position of the Turkish State, the ways of solidarity with the resisting people of Kobane, and the position of the Dutch State. The event will be in English and Dutch. Confirmed speakers: Sheruan Hassan (PYD Spokesman) Nuri Karabulut (DIDF) Sadet Karabulut (SP Member of Parliament) A recommended donation will be asked to be se

Conference and Debate with Eufrosina Cruz

On the 21st of March, the IIRE will proudly host a debate with Eufrosina Cruz, in collaboration with the Indigenous Movement and Movies That Matter Festival. Eufrosina Cruz 

Lively discussion with Anja Meulenbelt

On invitation of TENK, a network of left-wing activists and scholars, Dutch socialist-feminist Anja Meulenbelt came to the IIRE to speak about her current project, a new book on the left and feminism. Meulenbelt looked back at the second wave of feminism in the Netherlands in which she played a prominent role and her classic 1976 book 'Feminisme en Socialisme'.

Hot marxism and Liberation Theology in Latin America

On Wednesday 21st of November, the IIRE hosted a presentation of the book "Religión sin redención:Contradicciones sociales y sueños despiertos en América Latina" by its author Luis Martínez Andrade. Here are the recordings:

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