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January 2021

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

$20 – $65

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

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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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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Heterodox Socialism: Michael Brie, Jean-Numa Ducange, Kieran Durkin

Sat, February 13 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$7 – $11

Author Jean-Numa Ducange, and editors Michael Brie and Kieran Durkin present on editions they have put together on Jules Guesde, Rosa Luxemburg and Raya Dunayevskaya.

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The Sinking Middle Class with David Roediger

Wed, February 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$7 – $11

Roediger demonstrates that an obsession with a “middle class” is relatively new in US politics, starting with Bill Clinton's attempt to win back the so-called Reagan Democrats. The efforts by the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party remain marked by covert appeals to white racism and the avoidance of wealth redistribution.

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

Thu, February 18 @ 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

$65 – $95

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

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Reinventing the Welfare State: Book + talk special

Sun, February 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$25 – $31 38 tickets left

With positivity and rigor, Ursula Huws will outline a ‘digital welfare state’ for the 21st century, which would involve a repurposing of online platform technologies under public control to modernise and expand public services, and improve accessibility.

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March 2021

Empire’s Endgame: Pluto FireWorks series book + talk special

Sun, March 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$25 – $31 38 tickets left

Bringing to the fore broad political and economic contexts, the authors trace ways in which empire’s legacies have been reshaped by global capitalism, the digital environment and instability in the nation-state. Engaging with Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements, Empire's Endgame offers an original perspective on race, media, the state and criminalisation, and a political vision that includes — rather than expels — in the face of crisis.

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