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New publication: Critique of Modern Barbarism. Essays on fascism, anti-Semitism and the use of history

In this new collection of essays, Enzo Traverso examines the relationships between anti-Semitism, modernity and the Holocaust. Traverso analyses multiple dimensions of the destruction of the European Jews, debates over the historical memory and left-wing debates on the nature of anti-Semitism.

Inspired by the critical theory of the Frankfurt School and the heterodox Marxism of a thinker like Walter Benjamin, Traverso argues that after Auschwitz,  critical thought needs to reconsider the notion of progress as such.

Comprendre la nouvelle montée du mouvement des femmes !

  Ces dernières années ont vu une nouvelle montée passionnante et motivante du mouvement des femmes qui a commencé en Argentine et qui comprend des mobilisations majeures contre la violence en Inde, les mobilisations anti-Trump aux Etats-Unis et ailleurs en janvier 2017, le mouvement #metoo dans le monde, #Ele Nao ! au Brésil, la grève massive des femmes dans l'état espagnol en 2018 et 2019....

MAY 18: COLONIAL LEGACIES TODAY: INDONESIA AND THE NETHERLANDS

On May 18, the IIRE will host an event organized by Histori Bersama: This seminar will bring together two themes. One is colonialism in the Netherlands Indies as a form of racism, leaving ideological and mental legacies in the Netherlands and how those legacies can be identified, critiqued and overcome. The second is a critique of colonial policies and their impact on conditions in Indonesia until today. How are labor, agrarian, human rights and women's movements working to overcome those conditions? How can international collaboration on these issues be advanced?

James D. Cockcroft (26 October, 1935 - 16 April, 2019)

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our friend James Donald Cockcroft on 16 April, 2019. James was a fellow of the IIRE, a scholar, activist, and author of many books, especially on Latin American politics. He lived his life to the fullest, writing and engaged in activism until his illness prevented him from continuing. We wish his loved ones, especially his partner and former IIRE co-director, Susan Caldwell strenght in dealing with this loss.

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