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December 2016
$6 - $15

Organizing in the Era of The Gig Economy

Mon, December 5 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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gigeconomycoverillosite

…as Silicon Valley is turning back the clock on workers rights and fracturing moments of class unity, workers all over the world are organizing and fighting back. Come to consider how we can become more organized as a class here in the New York City area.

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January 2017
$95 - $125

Essential Marx Saturdays

Sat, January 7, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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grundrisse_forsite

. Marx viewed all his economic laws as tendencies and it is hard to deny that those tendencies are becoming more and more the realities of today’s capitalism. However, to understand our society we need to do more than reading and accepting his concepts, we must critically analyze them and look for the way of thinking that produced them. It is with this goal in my mind that we should embark on a journey through the long and complex sentences of The German Ideology and the Grundrisse.

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$6 - $15

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

Thu, January 12, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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douglassinbrooklynsite2

Whether discussing the politics of the Civil War or recounting his relationships with Abraham Lincoln and John Brown, Douglass’s towering voice sounds anything but dated. An introductory essay examines the intricate ties between Douglass and Brooklyn abolitionists, while brief chapter introductions and annotations fill in the historical context.

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$100 - $140

Germany 1918-1924: False Hope or Missed Chance?

Mon, January 23, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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hannahhochkitchenknife_forsite

The communists of Germany now struggled to reconnect with the German working class and rebuild a revolutionary movement in the Weimar Republic, a society that was, on the one hand, striving to return to normalcy and, on the other hand, slipped easily and often into economic and political chaos. They fought, but they lost. In the process, the working class was divided and demoralized, the capitalist class went looking for a savior, and the foundations of Nazism were laid.

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Finally Got The News (at Interference Archive)

Thu, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
fgn_poster

FINALLY GOT THE NEWS uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.

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February 2017
$95 - $125

African Literature: Colonialism, Liberation, Disillusionment

Thu, February 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Print

With the reading of novels by Ousmane Sembene (Senegal), Tayeb Salih (Sudan), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) and Ngugu wa Thiong’o (Kenya), we examine four different areas of Africa as the peoples there emerge from European colonization. We witness the struggles of workers on strike before their full independence, anti-colonial resistance spanning from Mount Kenya to academic circles in London. As nations become independent we discover new and recycled forms of oppression, exploitation and war. In the midst of disillusionment, we see resolve and signs of what remains possible.

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$6 - $15

Biology as Means of Production and Ideology

Fri, February 3, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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This talk will report on the current biotechnological landscape and describe challenges to its enabling genetic determinist ideology from dialectical and multi-causal explanatory modes within the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology.

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$95 - $125

Ecological Imperialism, Settler Colonialism & Indigenous Resistance

Wed, February 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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bolivianminersforsite

This study group will use materials from the #StandingRockSyllabus and other readings to deepen our understanding of ecological imperialism, settler colonialism, and indigenous resistance. We will also critically examine the varied approaches that Marxists have taken toward these questions.

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$6 - $15

Working The Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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workingphonessite

The talk includes three parts: first, it makes an argument for the use of workers’ inquiry as a method to study contemporary work conditions, in this case involving an undercover activist ethnography; second, it draws on heterodox and critical Marxist theory to understand the transformation of work; third, it focuses on the challenges of resistance and organization in contemporary work through a concrete example.

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$100 - $140

Marx and Engels: 1841-1844

Fri, February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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marxengelsforsite

This course will focus on two early works by Marx and one by Marx and Engels. The works by Marx are his doctoral dissertation of 1841 on ancient Greek atomistic theory and his Critique of Hegel’s “Philosophy of Right” from 1843. The work by Marx and Engels is The Holy Family, or Critique of Critical Critique of 1844.

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$18 - $22

Tote Bags Fundraiser: For the MEP

Tue, February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 AM - 11:55 PM
ToteBagMEP

Good for beach, subway and demos

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