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December 2017

Fridays As In Murder: Women, Violence & Genre Formulas

Fri, December 22 @ 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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January 2018

Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason

Sat, January 6, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 27, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$30 - $60

From the book: “...a potential tendency for capital in searching to maximise its monetary profit to be drawn to invest in areas that produce no value or surplus value at all. Taken to extremes, either of these tendencies could be fatal to the reproduction of capital. In combination, and the contemporary evidence is that both trends are discernible, they could be catastrophic” (Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, David Harvey, Oxford University Press, p.105).

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A People’s History of the World

Sat, January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sat, May 12, 2018

Orchard Street, Newark, NJ classroom, Orchard Street
Newark, NJ United States
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Convened by Branden Rippey Downtown Newark on Orchard Street Using A People’s History of the World by Chris Harman, this course will study the broad trends in the history of our world, from early human civilization to today. We will complete the book during this term, covering events from 1750 through our present day. The goal of the course is to apply Harman’s Marxist perspective to understand major trends and significant junctures in world history, why Marx stated that the…

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Degenerate!: Art and the State

Mon, January 22, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 12, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$75 - $95

...we travel to postwar America, where the elites also held that art should fulfill an ideological (if not overtly political) function, but were politically compelled to denigrate both Nazi and now Soviet control over culture. The CIA worked alongside corporations to install “corporate” non-partisan, inoffensive art that celebrated the individual (i.e. capitalist and not communist) and denigrated anything containing possible, even hinted at, socialist leanings. Abstraction, particularly Abstract Expressionism became their rallying cry.

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Revolution in China: 1911-1949

Mon, January 22, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 26, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 - $115

Of 20th-century revolutions, the upheaval in China that culminated in the declaration in 1949 of the People’s Republic was arguably just as significant as the Russian Revolution of 1917. Beginning this January, the Revolutions Reading Group undertakes an in-depth study of that 40-year struggle, from the overthrow of the monarchy in 1911 to the victory of the Communist Party after World War II.

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Climate Crisis, Climate Justice, Climate Fiction

Thu, January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 29, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 - $115

This study group will examine the dire situations ordinary people confront as climate change and related crises accelerate, and the struggles for climate and environmental justice that are arising to meet these challenges. We will look at such cases as Puerto Rico (Irma-Maria), New York (Sandy), and the Mideast (drought, wars, refugees), through lenses provided by Ashley Dawson, Christian Parenti, and others.

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B. Traven’s Jungle Novels

Thu, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, happening 12 times

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 - $125

Traven’s purpose in the Jungle Novels is to describe the conditions of a people who are ripe for change, and to trace the beginnings of how consciousness changes and sometimes leads to revolt.

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March 2018

Tote Bags Fundraiser: For the MEP

Fri, March 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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