Activités Séminaires

 Womens seminar 2015

Women’s Seminar 2015 assembled successfully at IIRE from 4th to 8th July. Organized by the women’s commission of the Fourth International , the seminar was attended by 30 women from 12 countries. Apart from Western European countries, there were participants from Philippines, Mexico, and the USA. The participants came from wide range of ages, from 17 to 70.

The program started with country reports and continued with rich presentations and discussions on key topics for socialist feminists. Women’s oppression in a class society, the link between exploitation and oppression, intersectionality, domestic labour, experiences of autonomous women’s movement, how to feminise our organizations in terms of fighting sexism and sexual aggression and strengthening women’s role in the organizations and leadership were the main subjects that were discussed thoroughly by participants.

The Women’s seminar 2015 was made possible partly by the solidarity campaign launched at our website in early spring 2015 (see ). The Commission already started to work on the next women’s seminar. Audio files from the seminar and selection from the reading materials will be added soon.
In sisterhood,


The IIRE is planning its programme of activities for 2015. Two seminars are already confirmed.

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.

Two questions this edition of the IIRE LGBT seminar looked at are the building of alliances between lesbians, gays and trans people in emancipation movements and the impact of campaigns around marriage-rights. The seminar started with a discussion on building alliances: how can different emancipation struggles support each other while avoiding the risk that certain movements or issues come to dominate others? The second topic was marriage equality: looking at recent experiences in France and Argentina, the participants discussed the potential but also the limitations of different movements for marriage rights. Finally, the seminar examined the various responses of the political and religious right to LGBT emancipation.

In addition to the traditional homo- and transphobia, we see an increasing instrumentalization of LGBT-issues by certain parts of the right to justify war, repression and the exclusion of minorities. This topic led to much debate, partly because of the very different contexts from which different participants were speaking. Like the previous LGBT seminars at the seminars, the activity including people from all over the world. Participants came from Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Lebanon, France, Indonesia, Argentina, Great Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium. The participants drew a positive balance-sheet of the seminar but concluded that issues such as 'homonationalism' need to be discussed more in depth. We hope to continue this discussion during a coming seminar.


Le cinquième séminaire LGBT se tiendra du 26 au 29 juillet 2014. ces séminaires sont des moments de rencontre de militant.e.s du monde entier des mouvements LGBT impliquées dans des politiques radicales anticapitalistes.

L’objectifs de ces séminaires LGBT c’est de partager et développer des idées sur les sujets les plus urgents concernant la lutte pour les droits humains de la communauté LGBT, de débattre des stratégies pour la libération LGBT et de discuter comment participer aux luttes LGBT sur la base d’un projet politique anticapitaliste.

Le troisième Séminaire Économie se tiendra du 14 au 16 février. Cette édition fait suite aux sessions organisées en 2009 et en 2011. Elle discutera des changements dans la situation économique des différents continents avec une attention particulière pour l’interaction entre problèmes écologiques et économiques et pour une sortie de crise radicale. Parmi les participants, des économistes connus tels que Michael Roberts, François Chesnais, Eric Toussaint, Ozlem Onaram, Claudio Katz, Cedric Durand, Michel Husson et l’écologiste Daniel Tanuro..

Voici le programme définitif.

Si vous voulez participer à ce séminaire, écrivez nous pour voir s’il y a encore de la place pour une inscription tardive.

economy seminar 2014


En juillet 2013, l’IIRF organise sont quatrième Séminaire International de femmes en collaboration avec la commission Femmes de la Quatrième Internationale.

Des participant.e.s discuteront sur les luttes pour l’émancipation des femmes dans différentes cultures, régions, visions et contextes sociaux. Un des objectifs ce cet échange mondial, c’est de dépasser l’eurocentrisme en développant un féminisme pluriel.

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