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April 2017
$95 - $125

The Grundrisse, The Chapter on Capital

Sat, April 29 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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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.

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4 Lectures With Stanley Aronowitz

Sat, April 29 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2067 Broadway, between 71st and 72nd Streets
New York, NY United States
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Sponsored and presented by the Institute for the Radical Imagination 2067 Broadway (between 71st and 72nd ) $15 per session or $50 for the four lectures (Pay Pal and credit cards accepted on website) 1st Lecture: What is Classical Marxism? 2nd Lecture: Finance Capitalism/Imperialism debate 3rd Lecture: The Labor Question in the 21st century 4th Lecture: Political Organization? Please read as background for the first lecture, “What is Orthodox Marxism? “ in Georg Lukacs’ History and Class Consciousness.

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Reading “Finally Got The News”: 3rd Session Part 3

Sat, April 29 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Interference Archive, 131 8th Street, No. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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This reading group, designed to accompany Interference Archives’ exhibit Finally Got The News will explore some of the key liberation movements of the 1970s U.S. through the lens of written documents included in the exhibition, as well as excerpts from publications by the activists and intellectuals who led, chronicled and theorized about them. This is not a nostalgia trip, but an opportunity to critically examine some important and often-overlooked threads of our collective history in order to inform our own politics of liberation in the 21st century.

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$6 - $15

Creating An Ecological Society

Sun, April 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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With Fred Magdoff —co-author with Chris Williams of the new book Creating an Ecological Society, which assesses how capitalism is destabilizing Earth’s climate and envisions a society that is genuinely democratic, equitable, and ecologically sustainable.

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May 2017
$80 - $110

60s New Left: National and International

Tue, May 2 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked....yacketayakking screaming vomiting whispering facts and memories and anecdotes and eyeball kicks and shocks of hospitals and jails and wars, whole intellects disgorged in total recall for seven days and nights with brilliant eyes, —from Ginsberg’s Howl

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$20 - $30

Gowanus Canal Walking Tour

Sat, May 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We will start at the top of the terminal moraine from the last glaciation at the Brooklyn Public Library down Union St. to the Gowanus Canal. Stops will be taken along the way to examine both natural and social processes at work.

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$6 - $15

Challenging Militarism, Climate Change, and Human Nature

Sat, May 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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Our ability to address urgent threats to our existence like climate change and nuclear weapons is hampered and undermined by questionable assumptions about "human nature" that underlie much political thought and action.... "There will be no liberation without us knowing how to depend on each other, how to be encumbered with and responsible for each other."

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$45 - $65

The German Revolution: False Hope or Missed Chance

Mon, May 22 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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...Over the next nine years, while the German Left became more bitterly divided than ever, the extreme nationalist and revanchist element in Germany was coalescing around a new mass party, the Nazis, who found increasing numbers of powerful supporters in the army and among the capitalists.

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$6 - $15

Fascism: Then and Now

Wed, May 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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Discuss the meaning and signficance of fascism and how to recognize it and struggle against it in world politics today. We hope to debate questions such as: What is the nature of fascism in relation to nationalism/racism, misogyny, social/community dissolution?

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June 2017
$45 - $65

The Condition of the Working Class in England

Mon, June 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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his reading group will take a close look at Engels' master work, to help understand how the formation of industrial capital and the industrial working class in the nineteenth century has led us to the current conjuncture in contemporary capitalism — characterized by growing inequality, increasing precariousness for nearly everyone except the capitalist elite, and incessant attacks on the most vulnerable — and explore its lessons for our revolutionary politics in the twenty-first century.

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$50 - $80

Creating an Ecological Society

Tue, June 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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Sickened by the contamination of water, air, and the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing us - and indeed, degrading the Earth’s very ability to support all forms of life.

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$20 - $30

Trotsky in New York Walking Tour

Sun, June 11 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We will begin at 77 St. Marks Place, where the offices of the Russian language newspaper Novy Mir, were housed in 1917. Here Trotsky and other future Bolshevik leaders worked daily. From there the tour will take a walk to the building of the Jewish Daily Forward.

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$6 - $15

Kluge’s News from Ideological Antiquity

Sat, June 17 @ 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 112101
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...a Marxian version of Freudian free association—the chain of hidden links that leads us from the surface of everyday life and experience to the very sources of production itself. —Fredric Jameson

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$18 - $22

Tote Bags Fundraiser: For the MEP

Fri, June 30 @ 1:00 AM - 11:55 PM

Good for beach, subway and demos

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