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May 2018

Marxist Education Project 4 Month Pass (NEW!)

Tue, May 1 @ 1:00 AM - Fri, August 31 @ 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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Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner

Thu, May 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 31, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$45 - $65

In Styron's novel and in the response from 10 African-American writers, numerous questions concerning race, class, the rendering of historical presentation, claims on sectors of our shared history, etc. are raised. We will discuss as many of these questions as possible including having a careful read of James Baldwin’s essay concerning the work and subsequent controversy.

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The Political Economy of Money and Finance

Thu, May 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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weekly
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 - $125

This reading group will undertake a close reading (over 10 weeks) of Costas Lapavitsas and Makoto Itoh’s book Political Economy of Money and Finance. The book attempts to offer a systematic theoretical examination of money and finance by re-examining the classical foundations of political economy and the creator of money and assessing all of the important theoretical schools since then, including Marxist, Keynesian, post-Keynesian and monetarist thinkers.

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Small Is Necessary

Tue, May 29 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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Free

This new book advocates not only for smaller dwellings in compact settlements but for shared spaces and facilities. Anitra presents a range of practical options from co-living in a household to co-housing and eco-villages. DUE TO A GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION, THIS IS NOW A FREE EVENT!

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June 2018

The Chinese Revolution: 1930-1949

Mon, June 4 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, June 11, 2018

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

We begin with the Chinese Revolution in 1930, after the nationalist party led by Chiang Kai Shek turned on the mass movement, slaughtered militant workers and peasants, and declared war on Communists. After the war, the struggle between the armies of Chiang Kai Shek and the Communists resumed, ending with Chiang's fleeing to Taiwan and the final victory of the Communist army in 1949.

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Climate Leviathan

Tue, June 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$35 - $55

How will anthropogenic climate disruption transform alter the world’s basic political arrangements? In their new book Climate Leviathan, Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright warn that global warming will push capitalist elites toward an authoritarian imposition of “planetary sovereignty” to confront the crisis.

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Capital, Volume I

Sat, June 9 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 25, 2018

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

By unraveling the commoditized forms of our interactions with nature and each other, it provides tools to understand capitalism’s astounding innovativeness and productivity, intertwined with growing inequality and misery, alienation, stunting of human potential, and ecological destruction all over the globe. In this way, Capital offers the reader a methodology for doing our own analysis of current developments.

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Nicaragua in Crisis

Wed, June 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 - $16

What is the source of Nicaragua’s crisis today? And what are the roots of the problem in the experience of the last forty years? What stand should progressive Americans take on the Nicaraguan crisis?

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Summer In The Dark: Crime and the Capitalist Way

Thu, June 14 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, August 30, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$10 - $125

Deals made in the shade by those packing heat
Six noir novels for the Summer of 2018

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Fighting for Space

Wed, June 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Free - $15

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic; with the introduction of fentanyl, the chances of a fatal overdose are greater than ever, prompting many to rethink the war on drugs. There were more than 60,000 opiod overdose deaths in the United States in 2016—an annual death toll that increases yearly. This is mass murder. While deaths across the continent continue to climb, Travis Lupick’s work explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city’s response to the drug crisis.

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