[Marxism] International Marti conference - Havana, Cuba, October 2005

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 19 21:36:38 MDT 2005

(José Martí’s life, work, thought and example are what
inspired, motivated, educated and sustained Fidel, the
Moncadistas and continue to do so up to our times.
Fidel Castro described Marti as the intellectual author
of the attack on the Moncada and Bayamo barracks in
1953. His strategic thinking, such as the famous final
testament in his letter to Manuel Mercado, written but
three days before his death in combat in 1895 provide
the essential keys to understanding Cuba’s Revolution.

(His complex and subtle thinking incorporates so much
of human social analysis! It’s not possible to grasp the
true meaning of the Cuban Revolution, not to draw the
necessary implications from it, without an understanding
of Marti’s thinking. I sure wish we had more of it online in

From: Susan E. Babbitt babbitts at post.queensu.ca 
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:47 AM
To: walterlx at earthlink.net
Subject: Would you announce this on your list? Thanks

International Conference in Havana, Cuba, on themes connected to the work of
José Martí, Latin American philosopher of contemporary critical importance.
Palacio de Convenciones, Havana, 24-26 October, 2005
On the 150th anniversary of the birth of José Martí in 2003, a series of
events and conferences around the world resulted in the UNESCO-sponsored
José Martí World Solidarity Project. As part of that project we are now
announcing the continuation of  interdisciplinary meetings on the theme of
world equilibrium with this Fall event, primarily sponsored by United
Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) and the
Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (O.E.I.). Themes of
the conference include global modernization, the role of speculative capital
and the world economic crisis, environmental crises, critical issues about
science and technology, new information technologies and interests served,
the role of the media and its relationship to economic groups,  patterns of
migration, role of education and culture in social change, identity
conflicts, women’s rights, religious organization, the voice and actions of
youth, indigenous populations and ethnical minorities, respect for sexual
preference, political activism and the question of power, integration in the
North and South, the ideas of José Martí and other significant Latin
American thinkers.
Papers can be given in Spanish or English. Further information, including
registration processes, can be found at the following web site:
www.loseventos.cu/contodos . Abstracts should be sent to the Organizing
Committee (hpardo at ceniai.inf.cu copied to rodolfo at gesi.desoft.cu) before
September 15, 2005. The full text of the papers must be submitted before
October 15, 2005. They can also be faxed to the Organizing Committee at
(537) 833 9818. Conference registration is $120 before September 15, and
$150 after September 15, with student rates to be announced. Air Cubana will
provide 10% discount for air travel to Cuba to conference participants. 
For further information in Canada, contact Susan Babbitt, Queen’s University
at babbitts at post.queensu.ca

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