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April 2018

The Political Economy of Money and Finance

Thu, April 19 @ 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, April 21 @ 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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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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The Chinese Revolution: 1930-1949

Mon, April 23 @ 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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Marxist Education Project 4 Month Pass (NEW!)

Tue, April 24 @ 1:00 AM - 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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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, May 25, 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, April 27, and May 25 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…

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May 2018

Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner

Thu, May 3 @ 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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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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