Loading Events

Past Events › Marxist Method

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

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
+ Google Map
$6 – $15

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

Find out more »

March 2016

What Is Capitalism?

Mon, March 28, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$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?

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

April 2017

The Three Worlds of Social Democracy

Wed, April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn,
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

Money and Totality

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

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

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

January 2020

Capital: A Review of Volumes 1 and 2

Sat, January 11 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

March 2020

Highlights of Marx’s Capital, Volume 1

Wed, March 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, March 18, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, March 18, 2020

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
+ Google Map
$65 – $95

While Capital consists of three volumes, a basic familiarity with the key concepts and sections of Volume I offers many tools for understanding the mode of production we live under.

Find out more »

April 2020

Unearthing The Grundrisse (continuation)

Mon, April 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 13, 2020

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$95 – $125

After the defeat of the 1848-50 revolutions in Europe, Marx acknowledged that he failed to provide an adequate analysis of the economic foundation of society and turned from a focus on organizing to an intense, life-long study of political economy. Catalyzed by the first global economic crisis in 1857 and after 10 years of concentrated study, he started the first of seven notebooks to self-clarify his work up to that point. Not published or available outside the USSR until 1953, Martin Nicolaus provided the first—and only —English translation of all seven notebooks in 1973 as the Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy.

Find out more »

May 2020

Capitalism and Robbery: The Planetary Mine

Thu, May 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 14, 2020

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
+ Google Map
$40 – $95

We will consider how capitalism is rooted in robbery—of the earth, of the water, air, and soil of communities, of the livelihoods of working people. Such theft is becoming more massive in scale and more technologically sophisticated, but is also evoking new forms of popular resistance.

Find out more »

Covid-19 Capitalism: Big Farms Make Big Flu

Wed, May 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, May 27, 2020

$35 – $65

Rob Wallace’s book is an indispensable handbook to the inevitable pandemics stemming from agribusiness. Monthly Review is making it available at a big discount until April 17. We at the MEP are hosting an online reading and discussion group to share the comprehensive research and writing that is contained in Wallace’s book. We will cover all seven sections, plus the two-part update being published in Monthly Review’s next two issues.

Find out more »

June 2020

Descent Into the Inferno: The Politics of Marx’s Capital

Mon, June 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, June 22, 2020

$35 – $65

Marx’s Inferno, by William Clare Roberts, reconstructs the major arguments of volume I of Karl Marx’s Capital and inaugurates a completely new reading. His argument is that Capital was primarily a careful engagement with the motives and aims of the workers’ movement of the mid-19th century. Understood in this light, Capital emerges as a profound work of political theory. For Roberts, Capital was ingeniously modeled on Dante’s Inferno, with Marx in the role of the proletariat's Virgil guiding us down to the secret depths of capitalism’s “social Hell.” 

Find out more »

August 2020

For a Sustainable Future: The Centrality of Public Goods

Mon, August 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

We should use every means we can to raise people’s understanding that they are 1) the only basis of real security; 2) should be accessible to all as a right, like universal health care, and hence no one should be excluded by the alleged rights of private property; and 3) are foundational to the most rational way to organize society. Nancy’s presentation will consider some examples of strategies that fit this approach.

Find out more »

What Should Socialism Mean in the 21st Century?

Mon, August 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

Fraser contends that socialism must do more than transform the economy. Over and above that desideratum, it must also transform the economy’s relation to its background conditions, especially non-human nature, the unwaged work of social reproduction, and political power. In a nutshell, a socialism for the 21st century must be ecological, feminist, anti-racist, and democratic.

Find out more »

September 2020

Socialist Register 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia

Mon, September 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, September 14, 2020

$15 – $30

From the editors Greg Albo and Leo Panitch: By challenging our contributors to address what are the actual and possible ways of living in this century, we saw this as way of probing how to get beyond the deep contradictions of neoliberal capitalism. We did not want contributors to conceive their remit as future-oriented per se, but rather to see their mandate as locating utopic visions and struggles for alternate ways of living in the dystopic present.

Find out more »
+ Export Events