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July 2019

Final Friday Film: Happy-Go-Lucky

Fri, July 26 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

When Poppy takes driving lessons for the first time, her positive attitude contrasts starkly with her gloomy, intolerant and cynical driving instructor, Scott. He is emotionally repressed, has anger problems and becomes extremely agitated by Poppy's casual attitude towards driving. As Poppy gets to know him, it becomes evident that Scott believes in conspiracy theories. His beliefs are partly attributable to his racist and misogynistic views, which make it hard for him to get along with others. Scott seems to be angered by Poppy's sunny personality and what he perceives as a lack of responsibility and concern for driving safety.

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Capital, Volume 2

Sat, July 27 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, July 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, July 27, 2019

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

How the hell can reproduction of society as a whole take place when there is no conscious social planning that insures that all needs are met and in the necessary proportions such that a continuous reproduction of the conditions of life can take place and reproduce the capitalist relations of production? By looking at capitalist social reproduction from this viewpoint, in Volume II we discover the solution to this problem while new internal contradictions and instabilities at a societal level inherent to this mode of production are explained.

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August 2019

Capital Crisis: 2008 Global Slump

Thu, August 1 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on [day], repeating until Thu, August 1, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$7 – $85

A decade has passed but the crisis is not over. Indeed we might even say that we are only beginning to see the effects of this greatest crisis of capitalism: the rise of anti neo-liberal populism of the right and left in Trump and Sanders, Brexit, extreme austerity, all the labor and social movements such as the teachers movement in the US and the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in France and the deepening crisis in the Middle East. The ruling class has regrouped and regained its arrogance, continuing their political and economic assault imposing ever deeper social wage cuts while ideologically taking aim at hard won democratic and civil rights. It remains important for us to understand the underlying causes within this late stage of capitalist development that led to the 2008 crisis so that we of the working classes develop our capacity to effectively take on the political, ideological and economic challenges we are facing now and in the struggles ahead for a better life for all.

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Zones of Liberation

Sat, August 24 @ 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 11210
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$6 – $15

Each decade going forward will lead to the demise of ever more species from the microbial to fully sentient beings like ourselves, all the result of the insatiable proliferation of the capitalists pursuit for ever greater profit and continuous expanding accumulation of their money capital even if to do so requires the end of life on this planet as we know it.

In response to this, The Marxist Education Project is closing this summer and revving up to meet the challenges of 2020 with an inaugural event on Global Capital and the Struggle for Socialism. We will begin on August 24 with an afternoon panel with Salonee Bhaman, George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, Gabriel Rockhill and others, followed by evening workshop discussions.

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September 2019

Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Nada

Thu, September 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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We are getting together to celebrate and discuss the release of Nada, but our subject will also include all the works of Manchette

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Les Temps Modernes: The Early Decades

Thu, September 19 @ 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, September 19, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$10 – $30

This class will examine the first decades of its existence, when such important works as Sartre’s What is Literature appeared in it, as well as the first installments of Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. It will focus on its political positions, as Sartre first attempted to set up a third-way party...

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A Summer of Further Discontent: Noir Fiction and the City

Thu, September 19 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, September 19, 2019

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

This summer our noir group will visit our old stomping grounds of Los Angeles but will begin our summer of more discontent with Narcopolis, set in Mumbai, then after two stops in L.A. go off to Glasgow before dipping south to finish our summer in Paris with the soon-to-be-published Nada.

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Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Fri, September 27 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$6 – $15

Morgan is both of its time and points forward to the darker popular culture that would ensue later that year and into 1968, the year of international youth revolution. Indeed, its popularity among the young may well have facilitated this radicalization, certainly within Britain. The film's depiction of madness is deliberately ambivalent. The inner logic of Morgan’s statements and his sure self-knowledge, as well as his rejection of the consumer society’s superficial trappings, mark him as the only sane character. —Jon Savage, The Guardian

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October 2019

4 Month Pass: now through February 20, 2020

Tue, October 1 @ 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
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An event every month that begins at 12:01 AM on day 1 of the month, repeating until Thu, February 20, 2020

$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, films and events between now and February 20, 2020.

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Commie.con

Sat, October 5 @ 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$5 – $10

Respite from the huge comic.con at the Javits Center is this Commie.con. Panels you can hear and easily ask questions during. Interesting vending. Supports a vital theater and The MEP.

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Foundations of American Bourgeois White Male Supremacy

Mon, October 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 16, 2019

The James Baldwin School, 351 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
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$110 – $140

In The Invention of the White Race Volumes I & II, Theodore W. Allen offers a historical materialist analysis of racial slavery; a system put in place in the decades following the second phase of Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676 when an army of European and African chattel bond laborers burnt Jamestown to the ground and temporarily drove Governor Berkeley into exile across the Chesapeake Bay. In a conscious response to labor solidarity the plantation bourgeoisie enacted a series of laws and practices in the late 17th and early 18th century which first put in place the system of white racial privileges which enabled the imposition of racial slavery and “white” male supremacy.

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Psychology for Activists

Wed, October 9 @ 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, November 20, 2019

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$60 – $90

How do we integrate our understandings of how society changes and how individuals and small groups change? How do we recognize when the things getting in the way of our political effectiveness are not just the obvious obstacles but unprocessed past hurt from our own lives? How do racism, anti-Blackness, cis-hetero-patriarchy seep into our individual psychodynamics and group dynamics even as we are trying to overthrow these forms of oppression?

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Earth in Crisis: Staying With the Trouble

Thu, October 10 @ 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, November 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 14, 2019

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

This reading group will consider how climate activists and critical thinkers can maintain equilibrium and avoid despair by “staying with the trouble” —Donna Haraway’s phrase for living through planetary chaos and struggling alongside our fellow human and nonhuman beings.

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Antiquity Now: 3 Robert Graves Novels

Thu, October 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, January 16, 2020

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

To bring the dead to life
Is no great magic.
Few are wholly dead:
Blow on a dead man’s embers
And a live flame will start.
Let his forgotten griefs be now,
And now his withered hopes;
Subdue your pen to his handwriting
Until it prove as natural
To sign his name as yours…
        —To Bring the Dead to Life, Robert Graves

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Capital, Volume 2, Second Sessions

Sat, October 12 @ 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, October 26, 2019

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

After solving the form that the production of wealth takes within a society where generalized commodity production prevails under the domination of capital —including the commodification of the capacities of the human subject and materials and powers of nature, the two sources of wealth, Marx takes on the next big question. How the hell can reproduction of society as a whole take place when there is no conscious social planning that insures that all needs are met and in the necessary proportions such that a continuous reproduction of the conditions of life can take place and reproduce the capitalist relations of production? By looking at capitalist social reproduction from this viewpoint, in Volume II we discover the solution to this problem while new internal contradictions and instabilities at a societal level inherent to this mode of production are explained.

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