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February 2019

4 Month Pass: January 21 through May 20, 2019

Mon, February 18 @ 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 20, 2019

$50 – $250

For a one-time sliding scale fee of $150, $200, or $250 attend any and all classes and events of The Marxist Education Project. For $50 more ($200, $250 or $300) bring a guest as often as you would like to the classes and events between January 21 and May 20, 2019.

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Black Reconstruction

Mon, February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 29, 2019

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
$95 – $125

...the great social revolution of that momentous period following the Civil War was surely the “reconstruction” of social relations in the former slave states. In his groundbreaking study (1935), W.E.B. DuBois reveals that this social revolution was both initiated by slaves in the midst of the war and carried through by the emancipated Black population during and after the period when federal troops occupied the former Confederate states.

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Can the Working Class Change the World?

Mon, February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 4, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$40 – $60

Marx argued, because capitalism is the apotheosis of class society, it must be the last class society: it must, therefore, be destroyed. And only the working class, said Marx, is capable of doing that.

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Punk Crisis

Wed, February 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Ray Patton argues that punk eroded the boundaries and political categories that defined the Cold War Era, replacing them with a new framework based on identity as conservative or progressive. Through this paradigm shift, punk unwittingly ushered in a new era of global neoliberalism.

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Capitalism: Causes, Conditions, Consequences … and Beyond

Thu, February 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 14, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$65 – $95

Join us for a close reading of Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory which shows how different historical regimes of capitalism have relied on institutional separations between economy and polity, production and social reproduction, and human and non-human nature. Interaction between these domains is periodically readjusted in response to crises and upheavals.

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Globalization and Writing

Thu, February 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 4, 2019

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

Unwilling, or unable to conform and accept lesser positions in their societies, they remain within their marginality and write their unease in novels which give readers an alternative report of the results of colonization both abroad where the EuroAmerican capitalists have colonized and what consequences that colonization has made for life in the their countries of origin.

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Pontecorvo Double Feature!

Fri, February 22 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Nine years ago the anti-bourgeois film festival began at the Brecht Forum to get to nights like this, where films as profound as The Battle of Algiers and Burn! could be viewed and then discussed, not merely consumed.

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Capital, Volume 1

Sat, February 23 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 20, 2019

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

Karl Marx’s Capital remains the fundamental text for understanding how capitalism works. By unraveling the commoditized forms of our interactions with nature and each other, it provides tools to understand capitalism’s astounding innovativeness and productivity, intertwined with growing inequality and misery, alienation, stunting of human potential, and ecological destruction all over the globe.

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March 2019

Premonitions

Sat, March 9 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Thompson combines scholarship and grassroots grit to disabuse us of cherished certainties. Whether uncovering the unrealized promise buried in mainstream cultural offerings or tracing our course toward the moment of reckoning ahead, the essays in Premonitions are both practical investigations and provocations.

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Early American Resistance to Hamilton’s Capitalist Policies

Mon, March 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 8, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$40 – $60

The concentration of economic power was built into the Constitution and enhanced by Hamilton who imposed different forms of British capitalism upon the former colonies that had just rebelled against those policies.

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Capitalism Discussion with Nancy Fraser

Wed, March 13 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $16

... multidimensional critique of capitalism puts our present conjuncture into broader perspective, enabling diagnoses of the recent resurgence of right-wing populism and suggesting what is required of a viable Left alternative.

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Celebrate the Limerick Soviet of 1919

Sat, March 16 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 – $15

The seismic tremors that the October Revolution sent through Germany, Hungary and Italy are well known to students of the post-World War One Europe. Less familiar is the fact that the revolution’s ripple effects were felt as far to the west as Ireland. This April will mark the centennial of an episode in Irish revolutionary history known at the time—and since—as the Limerick Soviet.

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