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May 2021

Dual Presentation: Community Restaurants with Benjamin Selwyn / Postcapitalism: Alternatives or Detour?

Sun, May 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$7.00 – $11.00

Community Restaurants: Decommodifying Food as Socialist Strategy with Benjamin Selwyn The outbreak of Covid-19 has exacerbated many of the system’s worst aspects. In the UK, the birthplace of free wage-labor based capitalist agriculture, the pandemic has exacerbated existing food inequities. The pandemic has stimulated discussions about how to remedy the world’s corporate-dominated food system. The most popular alternative visions propose shifting production and consumption away from meat increasingly to plant-based diets produced according to agro-ecological principles. While these approaches could be part of a broader solution,…

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June 2021

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements

Sat, June 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7.00 – $11.00

Can people who live in shantytowns, shacks and favelas teach us anything about democracy? About how to govern society in a way that is inclusive, participatory and addresses popular needs? This book argues that they can. In a study conducted in dozens of South Africa's shack settlements, where more than 9 million people live, Trevor Ngwane finds thriving shack dwellers' committees that govern local life, are responsive to popular needs and provide a voice for the community.

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Pluto Wildcat Series: Final 2 sessions—Augmented Exploitation and Wobblies of the World

Fri, June 25 @ 4:05 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on Fri, June 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM

$12.00 – $18.00

These books uncover the radical militancy which characterises international workers struggles, both contemporary and historical. Looking at diverse topics including proletarianisation and class formation, mass production, gender, affective and reproductive labour, syndicalism and independent unions, and labour and Leftist social and political movements, it is the most comprehensive exploration into workers’ organisation being developed today. All books from the series are available at the MEP on-line book store.

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August 2021

Capital, V1, Part 2: The Transformation of Money Into Capital

Sun, August 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until Mon, August 16, 2021

We will do a close reading of the chapters in Part Two of Volume I of Capital on “The Transformation of Money Into Capital”. In these chapters Marx introduces the fundamental concepts of capital,labor power, surplus value and the valorization process.

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November 2021

NEW! Year-long (12 months) Pass : Now through November 30 2022

Fri, November 19 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 AM on day 19 of the month, repeating until Thu, June 30, 2022

$75.00 – $350.00

12 Month Pass — good until November 30, 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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Ecosocialism in the Shadow of Covid

Mon, November 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Tue, November 23, 2021

$10.00 – $20.00

We will read and discuss three books: The Corona Crash (Verso), by Grace Blakeley, details how the pandemic is ushering in a new era in which the corporate economy collapses into the arms of the state, and behemoths like Amazon and Netflix balloon in profit and power. White Skin, Black Fuel (Verso), by Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective, takes a comprehensive look at how extreme-right currents are responding to ecological crises with with authoritarian and xenophobic proposals while remaining ardent supporters of fossil capital – black fuels to support white supremacy. And A People’s Green New Deal (Pluto), by Max Ajl, engages critically with various Green New Deal proposals and sketches out a radical alternative committed to degrowth, anti-imperialism and agro-ecology.

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