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January 2019

4 Month Pass: January 21 through May 20, 2019

Mon, January 21 @ 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 20, 2019

$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 as you would like to the classes and events between January 21 and May 20, 2019.

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Capitalism: Causes, Conditions, Consequences … and Beyond

Thu, January 24 @ 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 14, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory which shows how different historical regimes of capitalism have relied on institutional separations between economy and polity, production and social reproduction, and human and non-human nature. Interaction between these domains is periodically readjusted in response to crises and upheavals.

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Globalization and Writing

Thu, January 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 4, 2019

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

Unwilling, or unable to conform and accept lesser positions in their societies, they remain within their marginality and write their unease in novels which give readers an alternative report of the results of colonization both abroad where the EuroAmerican capitalists have colonized and what consequences that colonization has made for life in the their countries of origin.

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Dread Poetry and Freedom

Fri, January 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

What is the relationship between poetry and social change?

Standing at the forefront of political poetry since the 1970s, Linton Kwesi Johnson has been fighting neo-fascism, police violence and promoting socialism while putting pen to paper to refute W.H. Auden's claim that 'poetry makes nothing happen'.

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Weekend Special Pass: Austin, Gordon, Marx

Fri, January 25 @ 7:00 PM - Sun, January 27 @ 3:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$10

2 events and a visit to our ongoing Capital Saturday study session in between.

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Capital, Volume 1, inter-session

Sat, January 26 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 19, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 26, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$20 – $30

This three-week session will focus on the General Laws of Capitalist Accumulation as we return from the winter holiday. 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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Moving Against the System

Sun, January 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Against a backdrop of widespread racism in the West, and colonialism and imperialism in the 'Third World', this group of activists, writers and political figures gathered to discuss the history and struggles of people of African descent and the meaning of Black Power.

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February 2019

Capital, Volume 1

Sat, February 2 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 20, 2019

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

Karl Marx’s 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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The Last Dance Meets The Last Repast

Sat, February 2 @ 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

The talk will examinethe historico-political relationships between: the psychiatric transformation of madness into mental illness, the psychoanalytic discovery of the unconscious, the surrealist anti-psychiatric art, and dance-theater’s embodied expression stripped of narrative development. A surreal meal will be the last part of this event.

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Black Reconstruction

Mon, February 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 29, 2019

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$95 – $125

...the great social revolution of that momentous period following the Civil War was surely the “reconstruction” of social relations in the former slave states. In his groundbreaking study (1935), W.E.B. DuBois reveals that this social revolution was both initiated by slaves in the midst of the war and carried through by the emancipated Black population during and after the period when federal troops occupied the former Confederate states.

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Can the Working Class Change the World?

Thu, February 7 @ 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 4, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$40 – $60

Marx argued, because capitalism is the apotheosis of class society, it must be the last class society: it must, therefore, be destroyed. And only the working class, said Marx, is capable of doing that.

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Punk Crisis

Wed, February 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Ray Patton argues that punk eroded the boundaries and political categories that defined the Cold War Era, replacing them with a new framework based on identity as conservative or progressive. Through this paradigm shift, punk unwittingly ushered in a new era of global neoliberalism.

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March 2019

Early American Resistance to Hamilton’s Capitalist Policies

Mon, March 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, April 8, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$40 – $60

The concentration of economic power was built into the Constitution and enhanced by Hamilton who imposed different forms of British capitalism upon the former colonies that had just rebelled against those policies.

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