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March 2018

Climate Crisis, Climate Justice, Climate Fiction

Thu, March 29 @ 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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Tales of the 1%: The Organizer

Sat, March 31 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $12

Join us for a discussion of Monicelli’s most political film. In addition to casting Marcello Mastrioanni, Monicelli cast the film with workers from the Turin area and shot on location in one of the area’s huge textile factories. “I wanted to show all of that. The truth about what happens in the working world.”
—Mario Monicelli, interviewed in 2006

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April 2018

Manuals On Organizing, Version 1

Tue, April 10 @ 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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B. Traven’s Jungle Novels

Thu, April 12 @ 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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The Universe: Past, Present, Future

Mon, April 16 @ 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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May Made Me

Sun, April 22 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 - $15

Published on the 50th anniversary of those days in the spring of 68, “May Made Me” presents the legacy of the uprising: how those explosive experiences changed the individuals who participated and their lives as lived since then.

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Revolutionary Columbia University Struggle of 1968

Mon, April 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $15

The Battle for Historical Interpretation with Lessons for Today’s Movement
How the Black Movement in Harlem, Student Afro-American Society and Students for a Democratic Society took on the Columbia ruling class representatives, Mayor Lindsay, The New York Times and the New York Police Department and Won.

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Friday Noir: Women and Murder

Fri, April 27 @ 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, April 27, 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 March 30 and April 27 The March 30 author will be Shirley Jackson, notorious for writing The Lottery and the gothic The Haunting of Hill House. From 1943 until her death in 1965, she was popular and published by major magazines. Her stories of women’s social unease, inadequacy, and exclusion are the interior dialogues of victims limited by overbearing mothers and local gossips. Jackson also has a wicked…

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Book Peddler’s Walking Tour of Wall Street

Sat, April 28 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Federal Hall (Corner of Wall and Bond), 26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005 United States
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$10 - $30

A benefit for Marxist Education walking through the canyons and alleyways of Wall Street

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May 2018

A People’s History of the World

Sun, May 6 @ 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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Archive That Comrade!

Wed, May 9 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $15

...how successful has the New Left been in challenging the multi-media apparatus of fame and celebrity which has come to dominate the politics of public commemoration? How far can the rise of the populist archive, designed to communicate ‘positive images’ of maligned minorities, be seen as a response both to the death of the collective hero, and as a reaction against the competitive individualism promoted by the fame academy?how successful has the New Left been in challenging the multi-media apparatus of fame and celebrity which has come to dominate the politics of public commemoration? How far can the rise of the populist archive, designed to communicate ‘positive images’ of maligned minorities, be seen as a response both to the death of the collective hero, and as a reaction against the competitive individualism promoted by the fame academy?

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Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner

Thu, May 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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Capital: Volume 1

Sat, May 19 @ 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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The Chinese Revolution: 1930-1949

Mon, May 21 @ 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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