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March 2017

Reading “Finally Got The News”: Part 2 continues

Sat, March 25 @ 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

The Emancipation of Labor

Mon, March 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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Northern workers “took up arms because they understood the importance of the conflict in shaping the future value of ‘free labor,’” and a “rolling strike of the slaves” in the South became “the great incontrovertible and irreversible fact of the war”.

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April 2017
$95 - $125

The Grundrisse, The Chapter on Capital

Sat, April 1 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 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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$6 - $15

The Three Worlds of Social Democracy

Wed, April 5 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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The Three Worlds of Social Democracy offers cutting-edge case studies to present a truly global exploration of the methods, meanings, and limits of social democracy. It also explores the potential for left alternatives to social democracy and the dangers of surging right-wing populism.

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$20 - $40

Frederick Douglass Walk in Brooklyn

Sat, April 8 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

This talk will cover the locations where Frederick Douglass organized and met with abolitionists before the Civil War and other areas of the downtown area of Brooklyn where Douglass made appearances. Note that the date has changed from March 18 to April 1.

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$6 - $15

Small is Necessary: Shared Housing on a Shared Planet

Mon, April 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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The solutions that will be analyzed are not just smaller dwellings in compact settlements but also shared spaces and facilities. The presentation will look at a range of practical options from co-living in a household to cohousing and ecovillages, weighing up the pros and cons of the tiny house movement and assessing the potential and limits of radical squats along the way.

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$55 - $75

Sartre’s Search For A Method

Tue, April 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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“Sartre insists that history is the history of human initiatives. What emerges as the crucial problem is how to map the jungle of obscure connections between historical movements and individual actions.” —Ronald Hayman

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$6 - $15

Money and Totality

Wed, April 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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Correcting a longstanding misinterpretation, Moseley argues that there is no ‘transformation problem’ in Marx’s economic theory.

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$6 - $15

The Explosion of Deferred Dreams

Thu, April 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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Callahan’s meticulous, impassioned arguments both expose and reframe the political and social context for the San Francisco Sound and the vibrant subcultural uprisings with which it is associated.

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$95 - $125

African Literature: Post-Colonial Struggles

Thu, April 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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During this term we will begin with Egypt with Mahfouz, visit West Africa with Chris Abani then travel south to South Africa with Zakes Mda then conclude in June with NoViolet Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Again we examine four different areas of Africa as the peoples there emerge first from European colonization, then face the forces of global domination in the long late-capitalist neoliberal phase we are living through.

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$6 - $15

Creating An Ecological Society: Part 1

Sun, April 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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With Fred Magdoff —the first of two events featuring authors of 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. Chris Williams will appear on Friday, May 19 at 7:30 PM.

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May 2017
$6 - $15

Creating An Ecological Society: Part 2

Fri, May 19 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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With Chris Williams —- second of two events featuring authors of 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.
Co-author Fred Magdoff of Creating An Ecological Society from Monthly Review Press will present Part 1 Sunday, April 19 at 6 pm

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$6 - $15

The Syriza Wave

Wed, May 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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Deeply grounded in philosophy and Marxist theory, Sheehan shows in plain language that the leadership of SYRIZA proved vacuous in theory and opportunist in practice. Her intellectual and political honesty will be a benchmark in the debate in the coming years.

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June 2017
$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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