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October 2017

Is Another World Really Possible?

Sun, October 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Sun, December 10, 2017

New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$95 - $125

We need a positive vision of a better world and the roads leading to it. So let’s imagine we are future historians living in a peaceful, egalitarian, democratic society on a damaged, but stabilized, planet in the year 2117.

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The October Revolution of 1917

Mon, October 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 20, 2017

Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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$55 - $75

,,,since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, defenders of the capitalist order, including respectable academic scholars, have attempted to portray it as a coup d’état by a small minority of revolutionary zealots, bent on imposing an authoritarian regime. These falsehoods have the aim of discrediting not only this revolution and its leaders, but the idea of revolution in general.

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November 2017

Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties

Sun, November 5 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 - $15

Thomas M. Grace details how the National Guard killings of antiwar students at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, were not a mere tragic anomaly. Rather they were grounded in a tradition of student political activism that extended back to Ohio’s labor battles of the 1960s.

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Fridays As In Murder: Women, Violence & Genre Formulas

Fri, November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, January 26, 2018

Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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$95 - $125

Drawing upon the potentials of film noir’s formula of restlessness, dread, and discontent within social corruption, women novelists wrote of threats to the domestic sphere and American society emerging as the global hegemon. Women writers explored crime and violence resulting from the racism and class exploitation while some male authors began writing of more complicated women.

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A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

Fri, November 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $15

Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Moore and Patel demonstrate that throughout the history of capitalism, crises have always prompted fresh efforts to restore the seven cheap things.

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Let’s Party Like It’s 1917!

Sun, November 12 @ 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $20

Poetry Paraphernalia Pageant
Dancing to the Music
co sponsored by The MEP and Radical Poets

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December 2017

Extreme Cities

Sun, December 3 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 - $15

Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion’s share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. He offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities.

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Counter-cartographies of the global supply chain

Sun, December 10 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 - $15

We will explore the potential for our own insurgent mapping projects, seeking to understand how supply chains are resilient yet vulnerable and fragile—and to identify where working-class solidarity has the greatest possibility to spread up and down the chain, across sectors, borders–and even oceans.

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January 2018

Tote Bags Fundraiser: For the MEP

Tue, January 2, 2018 @ 1:00 AM - 11:55 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00am, repeating indefinitely

$18 - $22

Good for beach, subway and demos

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