23 July 2021
This initiative, which is organised from Brazil, will take place from 2 to 6 August. It is an activity linked to the II International Meeting Leon Trotsky 2020, which was suspended because of the pandemic and is still pending. The first meeting was held in Havana, Cuba, in 2019, organised by the Cuban Marxist Frank Garcia Hernández, who was arrested and later released during the recent popular protests in Cuba.
Mercedes Petit, a leader of Socialist Left and the IWU-FI, will take part in the Round Table “The History of Trotskyism”, on Thursday 5 August, from 7 to 9.30 p.m. Brazil time. Together with José Castilho de Marques Neto (historian), Serge Goulart (Esquerda Marxista/PSOL) and moderator Marcio Lauria Monteiro.
Mercedes Petit collaborated for years with Nahuel Moreno in the tasks of theoretical elaboration and cadre training. After the military coup in Argentina in 1976, they shared an exile in Colombia until 1982. She was a militant in Brazil 1984-85. With Moreno, she published Conceptos políticos elementales (https://nahuelmoreno.org/…/1986-elementary-political…/) and Nuestra experiencia con el lambertismo (https://nahuelmoreno.org/…/1986-our-experience-with…/); Apuntes para la Historia del trotskismo in 2005 and Mujeres trabajadoras y marxismo in 2009, with Carmen Carrasco. She writes for El Socialista (www.izquierdasocialista.org.ar) and International Correspondence (www.uit-ci.org).
TROTSKY ONLINE EVENT – 2 to 6 August
With great joy we announce the 2021 edition of our online event! We remind you that this is an initiative linked to the 2nd International Leon Trotsky Meeting, which is temporarily suspended because of the pandemic and will be organised as soon as the situation allows it.
Follow the different activities of the event through our Facebook and Youtube channels. All activities will be streamed live and with space for discussion with the public through the commentary panel. Shortly after the live broadcast, the activities will be available in full on our Youtube channel.
The event will include an opening lecture (day 2, at 19:00), three round tables with guest speakers (days 3, 4 and 5, at 19:00) and ten thematic symposia with presentations of papers on various topics related to Trotsky and Trotskyism (every day, from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00). The composition of each Thematic Symposium is available in the event’s summary brochure. Please note that the times are according to Brasilia time.
See the detailed programme in the announcements or below.
Event website: http://encuentrotrotsky.org/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EncuentroTrotsky
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3apvkGoWvdFA8EQtd0Eayw
Book of abstracts: https://ia601401.us.archive.org/…/Caderno%20de…
FULL PROGRAMME (times are according to Brasilia GMT-3 time):
2 AUGUST, MONDAY
Symposium Theme 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Theme 2 Symposium, 2 to 4 p.m.
Opening lecture, 7-9.30 p.m. – “From the Paris Commune to Trotsky”, with Ântonio Rago Filho (PUC SP)
3 AUGUST, TUESDAY
Thematic Symposium 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Symposium Theme 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Round Table 1, 19:00-21:30 – “Trotskyism Today”, with Diana Assunção (MRT) + Luciana Genro (MES/PSOL) + Michael Löwy (QI-SU) + Vera Lúcia (PSTU) and mediation by Vinícius Souza
WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST
Theme Symposium 5, 10-12 a.m.
Theme Symposium 6, 2-4 p.m.
Roundtable 2, 19:00-21:30 – “Stalinism and neo-Stalinism”, with Felipe Demier (Resistance/PSOL), Robério Paulino (PSOL), Sean Purdy (PSOL) and mediation by Seiji Seron
5 AUGUST, THURSDAY
Thematic Symposium 3, 10-12 a.m.
Thematic Symposium 4, 2-4 p.m.
Round Table 1, 19:00-21:30 – “The History of Trotskyism”, with José Castilho de Marques Neto (historian), Mercedes Petit (Izquierda Socialista, Argentina / IWU-FI), Serge Goulart (Esquerda Marxista/PSOL) and the mediation of Marcio Lauria Monteiro
6 AUGUST, FRIDAY
Thematic Symposium 9, 10-12 a.m.
Thematic Symposium 10, 2-4 p.m.