Fwd: Conference "Justice or Barbarism" in Berlin

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sun Oct 1 10:41:45 PDT 2000

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 09:33:59 +0200 To: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> From: Anita Mage <mage at zedat.fu-berlin.de>

[Hi Doug - I don't know if this is too Berlin-specific for the lbo-list. it's certainly a very international group of participants! taken from the RLS Website. Links to workshop abstracts and registration info at <http://www.rosaluxemburgstiftung.de/Einzel/Barbarei/index.htm>. What's the Economist's International Union? - greetings, Anita]

Conference "Justice or Barbarism" in Berlin on 5th and 6th October 2000

5th Oct 2000

1. Plenum 11.15 - 11.30 a.m. Opening of the Conference

Michael Brie and Friederike Habermann (Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation)

11.30 - 12.00 p.m. For a World With Space for Many Worlds

With an expert of politic of Zapatistas

12.00 - 12.30 p.m. Injustice Must Be Named

Muthoni Muriu (African Trade Network)

12.30 - 01.00 p.m. Resistance Is Necessary

Gregor Gysi (Member of the German parliament)

01.00 - 01.30 p.m. Resistance Is Practicable

David Bleakney (Canadian Union of Postal Workers)

2.00 - 0.30 p.m. Lunch


Analysis and Criticisms 03.30 - 7.00 p.m.

1. Barbarism's Facades - Language as an Area of Political Struggle

Including: Yash Tandon (Southern and Eastern African Trade Information an Negotiations Initiative, SEATINI, Zimbabwe), Hans-Jürgen Fischbeck (The Protestant Academy Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany), Michael Chrapa (Forschungsgemeinschaft für Konflikt- und Sozialstudien, Germany), Carsten

Hübner (Member of the German Parliament), Mindy Peden (Cornell Universität USA), Susanne Lettow (FU Berlin)

2. The Theory and Practice of Neo-Liberalism

Including: Lee Hyun-Ok (Policy and Information Center for International Solidarity, Korea), Vijay Jawandhia (Inter-State Coordination Committee of Farmer Organisations, India), Alicja & Boleslaw Jaszczuk (Society of Polish Marxists, Poland), Dieter Plehwe (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Germany), Carmen Valadez (Factor X, Tijuana, Mexico), Samir Amin (Third World Forum, Dakar, Senegal)

3. Justice and Human Rights - The Discurs of Religions and Ideologies

Jairo Estrada (Colombia), Raina Zimmering (Berlin), Gopal Siwakoti (International Institute for Human Rights, Environment and Development, Kathmandu, Nepal), Christian Herwartz (Jesuitenpater), Patrice Cohen-Séat (Espaces Marx, Paris)

4. The New Imperial Order and its Wars

Tobias Pflüger (Information Office Militarism, Germany), Uwe Hiksch (Member of the German parliament), Dunja Hadziomersphaic (Women in Black, Serbia), Dmitri Makarov (International Center for Policy and Strategy, Moscow), Juan Ramon Ruiz (Guatemala)

5. Democracy and Difference

Libia Grueso (Proceso de Comunidades Negras, Colombia), Christina Schenk (Member of the German Parliament), Sreerekha Sathi (Jawaharlal Nehru Universtiy, New Delhi, India), Umut Erel (Nottingham Trent University, Great Britain)

6. Field of Struggle: The System of International Trade and Finance

Mushrefa Mishu (Garment Workers Unity Forum, Bangladesh), Michael R. Krätke (Universiteit van Amsterdam / Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam), nn (Zeme predevism, czech rebublic), Ulla Lötzer (Member of the German parliament), Elisabeth Gauthier (Espaces Marx)

08.30 - 11.00 p.m. "Cultural Evening"

6th Oct 2000

Workshops 2

Resistance and Visions

10.00 a.m. - 02.00 p.m.

1. Farmer´s Rights and the Right to be a Farmer

Rogério Mauro (MST, Movimento do Trahalbadores Rurais Sem Terra, Brasil), Hans Watzek (Germany), Vijay Jawandhia (Inter-State Coordination Committee of Farmers' Organisations,India), Neeru Shrestha (Nepal)

2. When I Grow Up, I will be Human Capital

Maria Elena Cervantes Fuerte (UNAM, Mexico-City), Stefan Bienefeld (Freier

Zusammenschluß der Studierendenschaften, Bonn), Diego Sztulwalk& Veronica Cago (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Movimento amplio de transformacion estudiantil)

3. The Struggle for Work and Salaried Work

David Bleakney (National Union Representative, Canadian Union of Postal Workers), Winfried Wolf (Member of the German parliament), Ingrid Kurz Scherf (Bielefeld, Germany), Gwendolin Anderson & Nokuthula Booi (Labour Research Service, South Africa), Jens Huhn (Internationales Bildungswerk Offenbach TIE)

4. Movements of the Socially Excluded

Cheri Honkala (Kensington Welfare Rights Union & Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, USA), Manfred Liebel (Berlin, Germany), Stefan Schneider (Berlin, Germany), Udo Sierck (writer, Germany), Daisy (Newspaper "Zeitdruck", Project of homeless Youth)

5. Anti-Racist Movements

Libia Grueso (Proceso de Comunidades Negras, Colombia), Guilano Acunzoli (Italy), Birgit Rommelsbacher (Berlin), Eva Wälde und Heike Herzop (IMEDANA)

6. Neither Male, nor Female, But the Opposite

Onengiye Sekibo (Women in Nigeria (WIN), Nigeria), Rajev Patel (Cornell University, USA), Iris Nowak (Germany), Petra Bläss (Vicepresident of the German parliament), Reyna Montero (factor X, Tijuana, Mexico), Nadia Hamdan (Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy)

02.00 - 3.30 p.m. Lunch

2. Plenum

0.30 - 06.00 p.m.

1. Justice and Global Governance

Yash Tandon, Zimbabwe

2. The Economist´s International Union

Jörg Huffschmid, Germany

3. Political Economy in the 21st Century

Samir Amin (Third World Forum, Dakar, Senegal)

06.00 p.m. the end

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