ACTIVIDADES Escuela Ecosocialista Global Justice School 2009

Global Justice School 2009

Con más de 25 participantes de 16 países distintos, se llevó a cabo la Escuela de Justicia Global de este año, titulada Justicia Global y Crisis Capitalista, entre el 28 de noviembre y el 19 de diciembre. Los temas tratados en esta sesión incluyeron distintos análisis de la crisis actual desde perspectivas económicas, de género, étnicas y ecológicas, además de abordar distintas experiencias regionales en Europa y América Latina.


The participants, with different experiences, from trade-unionists to activists for the cancellation of debt and the defence of human rights, came from Algeria, Colombia, Belgium, Benin, Euskadi, France, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Togo, and the United States.

This year the School was divided into modules, allowing for those only able to attend one or two weeks instead of the full three, while participating in a full coherent theme such as Economy, Climate Change and/or Political Strategies. This allowed European activists, to participate in one or two modules depending on available time.

The first module put in place the global framework of the general economic crisis and its consequences on women, workers, migrants and minorities (ethnic, national and gender minorities). This crisis expresses also itself through wars and a growing world disorder, dominated by US military power. The food crisis that irrupted in 2008 is far from over and is aggravated, especially in Africa, by global warming but also by financial speculations on food resources.

The second module looked at the ecological crisis and our proposals for a more just and "ecosocialist" society. Here, the participants discussed the importance of global justice movements, the women's movement and other grass root organisations.

In the third and final module, experiences in building the resistance at the level of two regions, Latin America and Europe, was discussed in detail and the concrete experiences of the participants gave an important input. Finally, what lessons can we learn from the former bureaucratic countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union? How can societies in the industrialised countries of the global North be changed into societies that answer to human needs and not pure individualistic consumerism?

The two final introductions about strengthening our organisations and our international networks brought this Global Justice School to its end. The good atmosphere and the final festive evening expressed our enthusiasm and good human relationship we experienced amongst all participants.