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March 2016

It’s Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment

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

This history lives through the words and actions of the men and women who made these revolutions, and the everyday experiences of the millions of people who put new revolutionary ideas into practice under the pressures of enormous internal and external forces.

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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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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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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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March 2020

Highlights of Marx’s Capital, Volume 1

Wed, March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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
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$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.

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August 2020

For a Sustainable Future: The Centrality of Public Goods

Mon, August 17, 2020 @ 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.

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Beyond Market Dystopia: 2 Events Special Price

Mon, August 31, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 31, 2020

$10 – $18

The speakers each wrote an essay in the current Socialist Register of 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia. A number of the essays interrogate central dimensions of how we live and how we might live in terms of educating our children, housing and urbanism, accommodation of refugees and the displaced, and (to lean on that all too common phrase) the competitive time pressures for ‘work-life balance’.

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September 2020

Communism in the Suburbs?/Retroactive Utopia of Socialist City

Mon, September 14, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

ROGER: The core message here is the need to focus on the small and hidden histories, the buried stories of the everyday, the extinguished but smoldering fires at the grass roots of urban society. OWEN In the center of Manchester, you can find two artefacts of the Soviet Union’s attempt to fuse art, architecture and everyday life. One is now fairly wellknown. Standing in Tony Wilson Square, a developer-owned ‘Private Public Space’ standing in front of the arts center ‘Home’, facing various new luxury office and residential units, is a statue of Friedrich Engels.

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China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse

Mon, September 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

As the world hurtles towards environmental oblivion, China is leading the charge. The nation's CO2 emissions are more than twice those of the US with a GDP just two-thirds as large. China leads the world in renewable energy yet it is building new coal-fired power plants faster than renewables. Richard contends that nothing short of drastic shutdowns and the scaling back of polluting industries, especially in China and the US, will suffice to slash greenhouse gas emissions enough to prevent climate catastrophe.

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21st Century Communists of the Commons and Contemporary Proudhonism

Wed, September 30, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

The sum of what the 21st Century Proudhonists put forth as innovation, is instead prey to a series of misunderstandings – of the concept of the commons itself, of contemporary capitalism whose dynamics forms the backdrop of their project and key economic and political ideas of Marx whose authority they seek to attach to their project.

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