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January 2021

M.A.D. Lit 101: American Fiction and the Cold War

Thu, January 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 18, 2021

$50 – $80

A reading and discussion of three substantive novels that explain the context of anti-communism as it raged in the years immediately following World War II, has continued throughout the decades since then, and remains strong throughout American culture and popular consciousness today.

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Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy

Sat, January 23 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$7 – $11

Sam Farber has assembled and synthesized a wealth of historical material so as to assess the extent to which the disappearance of Soviet democracy was due to objective circumstances such as the Civil War and how much of the magnitude of this was the result of Bolshevik politics and ideology.

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Marina Sitrin on Pandemic Solidarity with Colectiva Sembrar

Sat, January 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $25

Pandemic Solidarity collects first-hand experiences of people creating their own narratives of solidarity and mutual aid in the time of the global crisis of COVID-19. In times of crisis institutions of power are laid bare and people turn to one another. Underneath the media’s narrative of selfish individualism and runs on supermarkets, we find an opposing story of community and self-sacrifice.

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The Pluto FireWorks Series

Sat, January 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on Sun, February 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM

One event on Sun, February 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM

One event on Sun, March 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM

$7 – $75

All four books and entrance to all four events for $75 inclusive of shipping provides further discounts from The MEP's already discounted pricing.

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Capital, Volume 1, Part 2

Sat, January 23 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, March 27, 2021

$80 – $110

Session 2 will complete the analysis of Part I: Commodities and Money, starting with Chapter 2: The Process of Exchange followed by the historical development of the money form in the circulation of commodities. This in turn leads to the Transformation of Money into Capital, positioning the reader to analyze the specific social relations of capitalist production (wage labor and owners of capital) in relation to the forces of production, the means of production.

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A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, January 24 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, February 28, 2021

$30 – $70

Despite the efforts of mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, many are asking questions about why the capitalist system has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for its own environmental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory. The 14-week class which begins in early January will feature a close reading and discussion of the entire book with explication and references to additional materials related to this study.

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Blood and Money

Mon, January 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90 78 tickets left

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

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Socialist Register 2021: Ursula Huws on Reaping the Whirlwind

Sun, January 31 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

Greg Albo and Steve Maher will introduce Socialist Register 2021—Beyond Digital Capitalism followed by Ursula Huws presenting on her essay, “Reaping the Whirlwind: Digitization, Restructuring, and Moblization in the Covid Crisis”

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February 2021

4 Month Pass: now good through May 21

Mon, February 1 @ 12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 AM on Friday, repeating until Fri, May 21, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:30 AM on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 31, 2021

$50 – $200

For a one-time sliding scale fee of $100, $150, or $200 attend any and all classes and events of The Marxist Education Project. For $50 more ($100, $150 or $200) bring a guest as often as you would like to the classes, and events between now and May 31, 2021.

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The MEP Bookstore, Winter/Spring 2021—Books with shipping included

Mon, February 1 @ 1:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 AM on Friday, repeating until Fri, March 26, 2021

$5 – $100

Books that will be used during the Winter of 2021 sessions—good for a lifetime of learning. The Pluto FireWorks series and The Brutish Museums have just been added.

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The Last Years of Karl Marx: A five-week reading group

Mon, February 1 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 1, 2021

$20 – $65

With The Last Years of Karl Marx, Marcello Musto claims a renewed relevance for the late work of Marx, highlighting unpublished or previously neglected writings, many of which remain unavailable in English. Readers are invited to reconsider Marx’s critique of European colonialism, his ideas on non-Western societies, and his theories on the possibility of revolution in non-capitalist countries. From Marx’s late manuscripts, notebooks, and letters emerge an author markedly different from the one represented by many of his contemporary critics and followers alike.

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Multi Month Pass to Bastille Day: July 24, 2021

Fri, February 5 @ 12:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 AM on Friday, repeating until Thu, July 15, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:30 AM on Friday, repeating until Sat, July 24, 2021

$50 – $250

We are now offering a six month pass for the prices of the previous 4 month passes. If you are paying for yourself and any additional person, you are now able to have two people attend all events, classes or film showings (post-pandemic) that The MEP offers.

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Engels and the Dialectics of Nature

Fri, February 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Friday, repeating until Fri, April 9, 2021

$50 – $80

This class will journey into quantum physics and 21st-century cosmology as background for a study of dialectics in natural science and philosophy. Readings include Engels’ Dialectics of Nature and excerpts from other philosophers and scientists writing since Engels.

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Anitra Nelson and Vincent Liegey: Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide

Sun, February 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $29

As a sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism and the Left, the degrowth movement has burst into the mainstream. As growth driven climate catastrophe looms, degrowth is a political response based on changing how we live, countering persistent growth with a demand to slow down with a reorientation around provision of basic needs for all.

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The Time of Our Lives with Bryan Palmer

Tue, February 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$7 – $11

At the current historical conjuncture, time has become the challenge for socialists to address, not only because it defines what does and does not constitute the working day, but because it is increasingly obvious that time and its organization defines life itself. Will time continue to be compressed into capital’s needs, or will it be reimagined as liberation, struggled through and over in ways that enhance the project of human emancipation?

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