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March 2021

Empire’s Endgame with Gargi Bhattacharyya and co-authors including Adam Elliott-Cooper, Sita Balani and others

Sun, March 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$7 – $25

Engaging with Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements, “Empire's Endgame: Racism and The British State” offers an original perspective on race, media, the state and criminalization, and a political vision that includes — rather than expels — in the face of crisis.

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Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality. A discussion of Volume 2 with Jeff B. Perry

Tue, March 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$7 – $11

In this second volume of his acclaimed biography, Jeffrey B. Perry traces the final decade of Harrison’s life, from 1918 to 1927. Perry details Harrison’s literary and political activities, foregrounding his efforts against white supremacy and for racial consciousness and unity in struggles for equality and radical social change. The book explores Harrison’s role in the militant New Negro Movement and the International Colored Unity League.

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Blood and Money

Mon, March 29 @ 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

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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April 2021

Introducing Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg with Drucilla Cornell and Jane Gordon

Sat, April 10 @ 2:05 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

Rosa Luxemburg offered reflections that can usefully be taken up and reworked by writers facing continuous and new challenges to undo relations of exploitation through radical economic and social transformation Luxemburg touches on all aspects of what constitutes revolution in her work; the authors of this volume show us that, by creolizing Luxemburg, we can open up new understanding of the complexities of revolution.

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Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg: Session 2—Debating Revolutionary Nationalism

Sat, April 17 @ 2:05 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

Alyssa Adamson, Drucilla Cornell, and Pater Hudis will critically revisit debates over the potential revolutionary value of nationalism through exploring different stages of the Global Southern reception of Rosa’s thoroughgoing internationalism.

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Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg, Session 3—Revolutionary Subjects

Sat, April 24 @ 2:05 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

This panel explores what it means to act as a revolutionary subject through analysis of Walter Rodney’s ambivalence about Rosa’s criticisms of revolutionary Russia, critical consideration of Rosa’s writings on slave resistance, indispensability for contemporary progressive politics in South Africa, and turn to the other-than-human world to counteract the political violence of incarceration.

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May 2021

Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg: The Mass Strike Past and Present

Sat, May 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

The speakers in this fourth session reposition Rosa Luxemburg's analysis in the contexts of the United States Civil War, the Arab Spring, and the twenty-first century migrations northward through the American hemisphere.

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Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg: Reconsidering Primitive Accumulation

Sat, May 8 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$7 – $9

This session will be devoted to engaging with Rosa’s pivotal reworking of the concept of primitive accumulation, with attention to historical and contemporary South Africa, medieval European race-making and its legacies, and contemporary commodification of women’s reproductive labor.

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Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State (a close reading group)

Mon, May 10 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 10, 2021

$20 – $52

Empire's Endgame maps the complex relations between empire, racist culture, political economy, and the practices of a security-oriented state seeking legitimacy in times of unbearable economic uncertainty. While the book's story unfolds in Britain, its lessons and warnings may well apply to the United States and many other crisis-ridden imperialist polities.

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The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy

Tue, May 11 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$7 – $11

With cutting-edge analyses, this book looks at the many dark facets of the corporation, including automation, surveillance, tech work, workers' struggles, algorithmic challenges, the disruption of local democracy and much more. “The Cost of Free Shipping” shows how Amazon represents a fundamental shift in global capitalism that we should name, interrogate and be primed to resist.

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Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg: Unfinished Conversations with Revolutionary Women

Sat, May 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on Sat, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM

$7 – $11

The remaining five sessions of this seminar series explore some of her signal contributions—her argument that imperialism and primitive accumulation are endemic to capitalism; her prescient attention to racist super-exploitation in southern Africa; her insistence that socialism had to be created in and through the widest form of participatory democracy, including the mass strike; her reflections, with attention to the other-than-human world and incarceration, on transformative subjectivities—through putting them in conversation with Global Southern thinkers past and present.

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Towards a Revolution in Labor History: White Supremacism and Bourgeois Social Control

Thu, May 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 6, 2021

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 27, 2021

$25 – $45

Why is the US working class unorganized and suffering to a far greater extent than in other advanced capitalist societies?

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June 2021

Capitalism and the Sea

Mon, June 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, June 7, 2021

$40 – $60

While sea beds are drilled for their fossil fuels and minerals, and coastlines developed for real estate and leisure, the oceans continue to absorb the toxic discharges of carbon civilization – warming, expanding, and acidifying the blue water part of the planet in ways that will bring unpredictable but irreversible consequences for the rest of the biosphere.

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Black Reconstruction in America by W.E.B. Du Bois

Tue, June 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, June 22, 2021

$10 – $20

Black Reconstruction provides a basis for a much overdue revolution in US labor history. As Du Bois so eloquently and bluntly put in in 1935: “The South, after the war, presented the greatest opportunity for a real national labor movement which the nation ever saw or is likely to see again for many decades. Yet, the labor movement, with but few exceptions, never realized the situation. It never had the intelligence or knowledge, as a whole, to see in black slavery and Reconstruction, the kernel and meaning of the labor movement in the United States.”

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July 2021

NEW! Year-long (12 months) Pass : Now through July, 2022

Tue, July 27 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 AM on day 27 of the month, repeating until Thu, June 30, 2022

$75.00 – $350.00

12 Month Pass — good until July 31, 2022. Single person at sliding scale. Each additional person with same-time purchase for $75 for the same year—adding as many people as you would like is allowed and encouraged.

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