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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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October 2018

Capital, Volume One

Sat, October 20 @ 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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1968 and After

Mon, October 22 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 17, 2018

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

During 1968, in France, Italy, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, and all over the world, there were immense uprisings against the status quo. This fall, we will study this watershed period (1968-1974) considering the achievements and failures of the Left in the 1960s. How ready was the Left to face the imposition of neoliberalism, one aspect of capital's response to these uprisings?

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Class, Race & Gender

Tue, October 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 6, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$45 - $75

This class will be the first in an ongoing series that explore questions of the relationship between class, race, gender and sexuality and how we overcome the divide between those exploited by capitalism and create a genuine anti-capitalist movement of liberation for all.

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Capital, Energy and Power

Wed, October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 10 times

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 - $115

The crises associated with climate change are rooted in capital’s insatiable need to burn fuels in order to accumulate wealth and maximize profits. This study group will explore the history and political economy of oil, energy and capitalism.

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“A Screaming Comes Across The Sky…”

Thu, October 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 20, 2018

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

Two works that demand our attention. “ Unforgiving Years...has now at last been translated into electric English by the indefatigable Richard Greeman...It's a seething, hallucinatory novel...” —Harper's
Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first.

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Scientific Materialism I

Sat, October 27 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, happening 6 times

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$55 - $75

This series will introduce seminal moments in the search by humans for understanding the natural world. If there is interest, we will continue in the winter and spring of 2019 considering developments from the Enlightenment to the present day.

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November 2018

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

Thu, November 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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