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November 2020

4 Event Pass: 3rd Edition

Fri, November 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on Sat, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on Tue, December 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM

One event on Sun, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

$22 – $33

An exceptional offer for four events at prices where you can consider bringing along a friend—all brought together by the Capital Studies Group.

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Capital, Volume 1

Sat, November 28 @ 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, December 19, 2020

$20 – $45

Marx’s scientific presentation of the laws of motion of capitalist development begins by analyzing the fundamental or elemental form which wealth takes in our society, the commodity. Understanding this form leads us to the most basic law that grounds social reproduction in societies under the domination of capital, the law of value. Therefore, our first task will be to break through the appearance and reveal the social content of the commodity form. This begins the unraveling of the why and how of what we necessarily, under the domination and exploitation of capital, experience every day in our lives.

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December 2020

Opening presentation: A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, December 13 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $11

Hadas Their will present on her new book which has been desribed as “a lively, accessible, and timely guide to capitalism for those who want to understand and dismantle the world of the 1%”.

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Presentation by Andy Merrifield, 4 Week Class special combined pricing

Mon, December 14 @ 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, January 4, 2021

One event on Fri, November 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM

$18 – $60

This photo is from one of the many days Marx signed in to the reading room at the British Library. Andy Merrifield visits for a presentation on Friday, November 27 and we of The MEP Capital Studies Group will present a four week reading and discussion series with a thorough reading of the book. This is the first of three series we are presenting with Authors, Reading Groups and books.

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January 2021

Corona/Climate/Crisis

Wed, January 6, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, February 24, 2021

$60 – $90

The MEP is offering essential works by Rob Wallace and Andreas Malm with the Ecosocialist Study Group. Wallace and colleagues track the Covid-19 pandemic as it emerged out of the global circuits of capital and the peculiar scientific thinking that underpins capitalist rule. Malm takea a critical and urgent look at the politics demanded by the planetary scope of pandemics and global warming, the short time-frame for action, and the chronic emergency of increasingly frequent social-ecological disasters.

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

Thu, January 7, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, February 4, 2021

$75 – $110

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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Considerations on Bolshevism Before Stalinism

Sat, January 9, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 23, 2021

$40 – $70

We will consider questions such as: Were the Bolsheviks inherently authoritarian? What was 'democratic centralism'? Is the Bolshevik type organization necessary for revolutionary change? What exactly was the role of the Bolsheviks in the revolution? What were the Soviets? How did the soviets come into being? Did soviets represent a higher form of democracy?

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A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, January 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, April 11, 2021

$80 – $115

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, 2021 @ 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 80 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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