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January 2016

Last night: Seven Essential Steps in Marx’s Dialectical Method

Wed, January 27, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 – $15

“My aim throughout goes beyond explaining Marx’s method to helping people think, study and act more dialectically. ”
—Bertell Ollman

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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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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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April 2017

The Three Worlds of Social Democracy

Wed, April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
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$6 – $15

The Three Worlds of Social Democracy offers cutting-edge case studies to present a truly global exploration of the methods, meanings, and limits of social democracy. It also explores the potential for left alternatives to social democracy and the dangers of surging right-wing populism.

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Money and Totality

Wed, April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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$6 – $15

Correcting a longstanding misinterpretation, Moseley argues that there is no ‘transformation problem’ in Marx’s economic theory.

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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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January 2020

Capital: A Review of Volumes 1 and 2

Sat, January 11 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 11, 2020

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$25 – $55

In review of Volumes One and Two of Capital and in preparation for our study of Volume 3 we will have a 4 week intersession reading from Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho’s Karl Marx’s Capital. These sessions are suggested as a good review for those who would like to join in for the coming sessions of our close reading of Volume 3 which will begin on January 18. Of course, anyone interested in a review of Capital and/or would simply like to read and discuss the Fine and Saad-Filho book are encouraged to attend as well.

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