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October 2015

Resistencia: The Fight for Aguan Valley

Fri, October 16, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6.00 – $15.00

When a 21st century coup d'etat overthrows the only president they ever believed in, Honduran farmers take over the plantations. They have no plans to ever give them back.

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Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class

Thu, October 22, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 – $15

Immanuel Ness provides a thorough and expert perspective of three key countries where workers are fighting the spread of unchecked industrial capitalism: China, India, and South Africa.

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Extraction | Expulsions | Resistance

Mon, October 26, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$55.00 – $75

This 6-week class explores extractivism and activist responses to it. There will be a related event during the life of this class which entrance fee is included with payment.

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January 2016

Russia: 1917-1921, The October Revolution to the End of the Civil War

Mon, January 25, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
$95 – $125

“...those who lived through the enthusiasm of the first years of the first victorious socialist revolution ought not to forget it. ”
― Victor Serge

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February 2016

The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play

Mon, February 1, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$80 – $110

“A mind is like a parachute—it doesn’t work unless it’s open.”
—Frank Zappa

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Our Mother Ocean

Wed, February 3, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$6 – $15

I applaud the authors’ passionate portrayal of workers on the sea as an organic part of those of us who wish to protect Nature against the rapacious excesses of capitalism.
—George Katsiaficas

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Mexican Workers and the Mexican Labor Movement: A History

Thu, February 4, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

This course will deal with the history of Mexican workers from ancient times until today. The course will look at the political economy and the organization of work from indigenous communal organizations of the pre-Columbian period through the era of the Porfiriate, the Mexican Revolution, and into the modern era including today.

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Latin America: Colonized and Post-Colonial Attempts at Liberation

Thu, February 4, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

A unique opportunity to read and discuss the documentary history of the massacre at Tlatelolco side by side with Bolaño’s novel of the same.

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March 2016

Oil, War and Value Creation: A Marxist Perspective

Wed, March 16, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$25 – $45

Understanding the petroleum industry is necessary for any anti-capitalist project. This is the purpose of the course.

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What Is Capitalism?

Mon, March 28, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$75 – $110

...if we don’t define what capitalism is then what does it means to be ”anti-capitalist”? Don’t we first have to know what something is to know what it is we’re against? Otherwise, how can we ever know if the movement we’re building is based on strategies, tactics, issues and demands that, even if successful, will actually move us beyond capitalism instead of once again simply reinforcing its rule?

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April 2016

Marxism, Science and the Anthropocene

Tue, April 12, 2016 @ 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$75 – $95

This group will read and discuss classic and contemporary works in the Marxist tradition that address the nexus of capitalism, science, nature, and climate change.

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Crossing Borders: Novels and other writing on the Southwest Borderlands

Thu, April 28, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 – $115

Each Thursday we will look at the continually contested terrain and the peoples on both sides of the borders of the U.S. and Mexico,

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February 2017

Working The Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Interference Archive, 131 8th Street, No. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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The talk includes three parts: first, it makes an argument for the use of workers’ inquiry as a method to study contemporary work conditions, in this case involving an undercover activist ethnography; second, it draws on heterodox and critical Marxist theory to understand the transformation of work; third, it focuses on the challenges of resistance and organization in contemporary work through a concrete example.

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May 2017

Reading “Finally Got The News”: 3rd Sessions, Part 4

Sat, May 6, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Interference Archive, 131 8th Street, No. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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This reading group, designed to accompany Interference Archives’ exhibit Finally Got The News will explore some of the key liberation movements of the 1970s U.S. through the lens of written documents included in the exhibition, as well as excerpts from publications by the activists and intellectuals who led, chronicled and theorized about them. This is not a nostalgia trip, but an opportunity to critically examine some important and often-overlooked threads of our collective history in order to inform our own politics of liberation in the 21st century.

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December 2017

Counter-cartographies of the global supply chain

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

We will explore the potential for our own insurgent mapping projects, seeking to understand how supply chains are resilient yet vulnerable and fragile—and to identify where working-class solidarity has the greatest possibility to spread up and down the chain, across sectors, borders–and even oceans.

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