[Marxism] Marxism convention in Buenos Aires videos
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Fri Mar 6 18:01:46 MST 2009
A convention organized in Buenos Aires by the Instituto del Pensamiento Socialista (Institute for Socialist Thought) Karl Marx and I think mainly put together by the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (which translates to Socialist Workers Party though they are not affiliated to the SWP here or in Britain, they are part of Fracción Trotskista, a coalition of different Trotskyist groupings in Latin America which characterize Chávez as a Bourgeois Nationalist) took place November of last year.
The convention's talks, however, were mainly composed of Argentine university professors like Claudio Katz, who may be familiar to some here, (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4961886943545911430&hl=en , this one is quite heated and…fun. Katz runs the group Economistas de Izquierda –economists of the left- and, among the rest of the professors, is the most supportive of Chávez), Eduardo Sartelli (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5079885612550556328&hl=en
who had interesting things to say, although I found his characterization of Chavez as a ‘Bonapartist’ a little too facile, though he did add a number of qualifications,) Juan Iñigo Carrera (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5440417934736892743&hl=en ), who seems to be a very fine scholar from what I read of him, he contributed an article to Historical Materialism a couple years ago, etc. etc.
They are all in Spanish so I’m not sure how much I should write as an introduction, but in case you haven’t seen them (or you want to learn Spanish a la Marx), here they are. There were 5 days of talks, the last one was a commemoration in honor to the historian Alberto Plá, but you should be able to find the rest of them from the users who posted them.
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