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June 2018

The Chinese Revolution: 1930-1949

Mon, June 11 @ 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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Nicaragua in Crisis

Wed, June 13 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
St Peters Church, 619 Lexington Avenue
New York,
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Free

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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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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Capital’s 21st Century Endgame

Mon, June 25 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 - $125

The conditions capital is making for all life on earth is playing out like a science fiction endgame. An international movement with profound social force that absolutely brings an end to this game is imperative. This critical reading/study is a beginning. Other related sessions will happen over the next few years.

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Comrade Eli Messinger

Tue, June 26 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plaza Funeral Home, 630 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
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“A tireless activist for a wide range of anti-war, human rights, and revolutionary social change efforts. Eli was a committed fighter with a great sense of humor.”

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Prague Spring: 50 Years Later

Sat, June 30 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $15

Although reformers within the Communist Party sought significant reforms to the overly centralized system copied from the Soviet Union, including advocacy of workers’ councils, there were significant differences between the more modest reforms put forth by Czechoslovak economists and the more thorough-going concepts of activists and workers themselves.

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July 2018

Capital’s 21st Century Endgame

Mon, July 2 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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The conditions capital is making for all life on earth is playing out like a science fiction endgame. An international movement with profound social force that absolutely brings an end to this game is imperative. This critical reading/study is a beginning. Other related sessions will happen over the next few years.

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Red/Green Revolution

Wed, July 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $15

At the heart of Wallis’s call to action is the ever-vital debate of capitalism vs. socialism and their relationships to protecting ecological order.... Wallis writes about how the task of establishing a socialist framework may evolve through the convergence of popular struggles – against all forms of oppression – as these have emerged under conditions of crisis.

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August 2018

Capital, Volume I

Sat, August 25 @ 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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The Prince and The Modern Prince

Mon, August 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 27, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$75 - $95

Gramsci analyzes Machiavelli in the context of his trying to understand how power is exercised and maintained under capitalism. What does Machiavelli have to offer Marxists and why is he still relevant nearly 500 years after he wrote?

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Summer In The Dark: Crime and the Capitalist Way

Thu, August 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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September 2018

Marx at 200: Capital, Class and More

Thu, September 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 - $15

In the regions outside Western Europe, Marx found important revolutionary possibilities among peasants and their ancient communistic social structures, even as these are being undermined by their formal subsumption under the rule of capital. In his last published text, he envisions an alliance between these non-working-class strata and the Western European working class.

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4 Month Pass: September 15, 2018 through January 20, 2019

Sat, September 15 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day 15 of the month, repeating until Sat, January 12, 2019

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

For a one-time sliding scale fee of $150, $200, or $250 attend any and all classes and events of The Marxist Education Project. For $50 more ($200, $250 or $300) bring a guest as often and you would like to the classes and events from now through January 12, 2019.

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Capital, Volume One

Sat, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 15, 2018

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

Capital remains the fundamental text for understanding how capitalism works. 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.

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General Law of Capitalist Forms of Accumulation

Sat, September 22 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 - $15

This presentation will look at the General Law of Capitalist Forms of Accumulation and their relevance to the underlying global economic crisis that took place in 2007 and what tendencies there are for a similar or more profound crisis than that of 11 years ago.

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