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September 2016
$6 - $15

Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

Fri, September 9 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Foucault’s fervent opposition to the Shah and US imperialism and his astute assessment of Iran as a new type of revolution, neither liberal nor leftist, were marred by a surprisingly uncritical stance toward the upsurge of radical Islamism and an untoward silence on the issues of gender and sexuality.

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$100 - $140

The Young Hegelians (1831-1842)

Fri, September 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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The course will run for 14 weeks on Friday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM starting September 16, 2016 and continuing until December 16, 2016. We will be reading the book The Young Hegelians: An Anthology, edited by Lawrence S. Stepelevich.

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$95 - $125

Marxism, Science and The Anthropocene

Wed, September 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Our studies address the nexus of capitalism, science, threats to human existence on planet Earth, and the fight for climate justice and ecosocialism.

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$6 - $15

Victor Serge Read-In Day

Sun, September 25 @ 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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An opportunity to speak with translators, publishers, writers and organizers covering the life and writings of Victor Serge from his life spanning his youth in Brussels and Paris, then making his way to Barcelona, the Russian Revolution, a number of civil wars, surviving a variety of prisons, ultimately making a timely escape from fascists in hot pursuit from Marseilles to find his way to Mexico where his life came to an end.

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$95 - $125

The German Revolution 1918-1924

Mon, September 26 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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In it’s beginnings, the revolution in Germany appears very similar to the events in Russia the year before. Why was the outcome so different? We will try to answer many questions in the course of this reading group, but that is the essential question.

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$95 - $125

Victor Serge: The Novels of Resistance

Tue, September 27 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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From Victor Serge’s arrest by the GPU in 1933 through his experience of the fall of France in 1941, he wrote the three novels we will examine this term. No prior knowledge of Victor Serge or his work in required.

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$95 - $125

Highlights of Marx’s Capital, Volume I

Thu, September 29 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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A 10 Session Class and Discussion with Juliet Ucelli Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm Over the past 40 years, many of us have needed to work longer and longer hours—and often more than one job—in order to survive. This longer working day has also become more intense and saps more of our energy. These trends, which Marx predicted and analyzed in Capital, also make it harder for workers and activists to read Capital all the way through. Therefore, we are…

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October 2016
$6 - $15

We Make Our Own History: On Marxism and Social Movements

Tue, October 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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We live in the twilight of neoliberalism: the ruling classes can no longer rule as before, and ordinary people are no longer willing to be ruled in the old way.

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$6 - $15

Heavy Radicals

Wed, October 26 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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As a result of research conducted by author and historian Aaron Leonard and Conor Gallagher, including systematic filings of Freedom of Information Act requests, we now know that this “investigation” included: office break-ins, poison-pen letters, ‘bad-jacketing’ (claiming dedicated members were police agents), deportations, firings, setting organizations and individuals against one another through rumor and provocation, and informant penetration into the very top of the group’s leadership.

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November 2016
$6 - $15

Anthropocene vs. Capitalocene?: Nature, History, & the Crisis of Capitalism

Fri, November 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Commons Brooklyn,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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The Earth has reached a tipping point. Runaway climate change, the sixth great extinction of planetary life, the acidification of the oceans—all point toward an era of unprecedented turbulence in humanity’s relationship within the web of life. But just what is that relationship?

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December 2016
$18 - $22

Tote Bags Fundraiser: For the MEP

Fri, December 23 @ 1:00 AM - 11:55 PM
ToteBagMEP

Good for beach, subway and demos

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