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September 2017

The Politics of the Unconscious: Four Sessions

Sun, September 10 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$40 - $60

Through theory and practice we will examine the psychoanalytic concept of the unconscious in the late 19th to 20th century. Starting with the fin-de-siècle Parisian hospital Salpêtrière, we will touch upon the historical resonances of the invention of mental pathology, and aesthetic forms that resonance has instigated.

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Five Explicit and Implicit Notions of Revolution in Capital, Volume I

Sat, September 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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$6 - $15

It is often said that Capital, Volume I is concerned with the enfoldment of the capital form, with many dialectical twists and turns, but not with revolution. However, such a picture severs Marx the revolutionary from Marx the social theorist. In fact, Capital I can be connected to five different notions of revolution.

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Science, Politics, and Culture in the Anthropocene

Mon, September 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Free - $115

...taking the measure of industrialization and commodification, which have derailed the Earth beyond the stable parameters of the Holocene, and of the need to give our freedom different material foundations; it means mobilizing new environmental humanities and new political radicalisms (movements for common goods, transition, degrowth, eco-socialism and many more) in order to escape the blind alleys of industrial modernity.

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A People’s History of the World

Sat, September 23 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Orchard Street, Newark, NJ classroom, Orchard Street
Newark, NJ United States
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$45 - $140

The goal of the course is not to understand every moment or every place in global history, but to use a Marxist perspective to understand major trends and significant junctures in world history, and how those trends and junctures have shaped our present.

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Is Another World Really Possible?

Sun, September 24 @ 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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Highlights of Marx’s Capital, Volume One

Wed, September 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 - $115

Many of us have less time to study it because, as Marx predicted, we have to work longer hours— and often more than one job—in order to survive. Fortunately, even a basic familiarity with the key concepts of the first Volume of Capital offers many tools for understanding capitalism’s dynamics.

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Fridays As In Murder: Women, Violence & Genre Formulas

Fri, September 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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October 2017

The October Revolution of 1917

Mon, October 2 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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$65 - $85

,,,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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Caribbean Literature: Breaking bonds before and after betrayed revolutions

Thu, October 12 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 - $115

“And I say that between colonization and civilization there is an infinite distance; that out of all the colonial expeditions that have been undertaken, out of all the colonial statutes that have been drawn up, out of all the memoranda that have been dispatched by all the ministries, there could not come a single human value.”
` —Aimé Césaire
Following our discourse on his groundbreaking discourse we will consider three novels on the colonized Caribbean, long engaged in revolutionary struggle.

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November 2017

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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Tote Bags Fundraiser: For the MEP

Wed, November 22 @ 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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