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July 2015

Summer of 2015 Intensive

Sun, July 26, 2015 - Wed, July 29, 2015
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Actually Existing Capitalism and the Generalized Proletariat Summer Intensive to Advance Working Class Consciousness

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August 2015

Hegel’s Science of Logic

Fri, August 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Friday evenings through August 21
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Marxism and the Oppression of Women

Wed, August 26, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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September 2015

Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

Fri, September 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

In this 12-class, we will read and discuss the entirety of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right over 12 weeks.

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Reason and Revolution

Wed, September 30, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$75 – $95

In this eight-week class Chad Kautzer will review how Marcuse masterfully delineated the methodological foundations of critical theory and reconstructed the development of Hegel’s philosophy and its influence on Marx.

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October 2015

The Russian Revolution 1917—1921

Mon, October 5, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

This 11-week class considers the establishment of a government based on the workers councils (soviets) in November 1917, emphasizing the rising influence of the Bolshevik Party.

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Outside Views/Inside Stories: The Algerian Experience

Thu, October 8, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$95 – $125

Writing on Algeria: From liberation movements as a French colony to new struggles of liberation in post-colonial Algeria.

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Reading Gramsci

Tue, October 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$25 – $45

Harmony Goldberg will guide this 4-week class covering concepts essential to an understanding of the work of Antonio Gramsci.

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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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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

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

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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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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