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February 2018

Highlights of Marx’s Capital, Volume 1

Wed, February 21 @ 6:30 PM - Wed, April 25 @ 8:30 PM
2067 Broadway, between 71st and 72nd Streets
New York, NY United States
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$85 - $115 19 tickets left

The course provides a basic grounding for participants to pursue further study on their own or collectively. We’ll refer to new resources such as on-line and visual aids and current articles that illustrate capitalism’s developmental tendencies, which Marx calls its laws of motion. This highlights class is for women only. Everyone who identifies as a woman is welcome.

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A People’s History of the World

Sun, February 25 @ 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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$60 - $80

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, February 26 @ 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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The Universe: Past, Present, Future

Mon, February 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 16, 2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 16, 2018

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

This class is for all who desire to explore together the mysteries and fascinations of our universe. No prior knowledge of astrophysics or mathematics is required. Together we will get to the bottom of a number of concepts that are widely discussed but poorly understood.

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Revolution in China: 1911-1949

Mon, February 26 @ 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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Marxist Education Project 4 Month Pass (NEW!)

Tue, February 27 @ 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, May 1, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$50 - $250

This offer is particularly good for those of you who take more than one class and come to events.

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Manuals On Organizing, Version 1

Tue, February 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, April 10, 2018

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

This group will read over the next period a number of books on raising consciousness, organization and various methods and theories on how to develop a strong anti-capitalist movement.

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March 2018

Climate Crisis, Climate Justice, Climate Fiction

Thu, March 1 @ 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, March 1 @ 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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Capital: Volume 1

Sat, March 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, May 19, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 - $125
Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx Volume I

This group will meet each Saturday to discuss Volume One of Capital. There will be a close reading of the text. All questions on each section will be addressed and the reading discussion leaders will be prepared to assist between sessions on areas that may be difficult to understand.

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Remembering Bill Koehnlein

Sat, March 24 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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A celebration of the life of Bill Koehnlein.

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Friday Noir: Women and Murder

Fri, March 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Fri, May 25, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$35 - $55

Genre Fiction: Women and Murder Last Fridays of each Month Jacqueline Cantwell February 23, March 30, April 27, and May 25 In honor of Valentine’s Day and twisted love, we will read two novels by men about femme fatales for Feb 23. Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze has been re-issued by the New York Review of Books after being out of print for fifty years First published in 1953 and considered the finest novel published by Gold…

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