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January 2019

Weekend Special Pass: Austin, Gordon, Marx

Fri, January 25 @ 7:00 PM - Sun, January 27 @ 3:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$10

2 events and a visit to our ongoing Capital Saturday study session in between.

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Capital, Volume 1, inter-session

Sat, January 26 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 26, 2019

Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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$20 – $30

This three-week session will focus on the General Laws of Capitalist Accumulation as we return from the winter holiday. 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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Moving Against the System

Sun, January 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

Against a backdrop of widespread racism in the West, and colonialism and imperialism in the 'Third World', this group of activists, writers and political figures gathered to discuss the history and struggles of people of African descent and the meaning of Black Power.

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February 2019

The Last Dance Meets The Last Repast

Sat, February 2 @ 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

The talk will examinethe historico-political relationships between: the psychiatric transformation of madness into mental illness, the psychoanalytic discovery of the unconscious, the surrealist anti-psychiatric art, and dance-theater’s embodied expression stripped of narrative development. A surreal meal will be the last part of this event.

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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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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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March 2019

Can the Working Class Change the World?

Mon, March 4 @ 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, 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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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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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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Capitalism: Causes, Conditions, Consequences … and Beyond

Thu, March 14 @ 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, 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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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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Noam Chomsky’s Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution

Sat, March 23 @ 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

Noam Chomsky’s articles, public talks, and correspondence have provided a critical voice on political and social issues crucial not only to the region but the entire international community, including "humanitarian intervention," the relevance of international law in today’s politics, media manipulations, and economic crisis as a means of political control.

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The Working Class Goes to Heaven

Fri, March 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

This March the New York City left has the opportunity to come together and meet to watch and then discuss this film written, then filmed, edited and released as a film during the period of widespread working class militant activity throughout Italy—1971 still very warm following the Hot Autumn period of 1979. Petri and Volante step up and raise the stakes beyond their earlier collaboration, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion.

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April 2019

Globalization and Writing

Thu, April 4 @ 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, 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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Early American Resistance to Hamilton’s Capitalist Policies

Mon, April 8 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM 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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