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August 2018

Capital, Volume I

Sat, August 25, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 25, 2018

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

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. In this way, Capital offers the reader a methodology for doing our own analysis of current developments.

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The Prince and The Modern Prince

Mon, August 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 27, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$75 – $95

Gramsci analyzes Machiavelli in the context of his trying to understand how power is exercised and maintained under capitalism. What does Machiavelli have to offer Marxists and why is he still relevant nearly 500 years after he wrote?

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Summer In The Dark: Crime and the Capitalist Way

Thu, August 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, August 30, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$10 – $125

Deals made in the shade by those packing heat
Six noir novels for the Summer of 2018

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September 2018

Marx at 200: Capital, Class and More

Thu, September 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 – $15

In the regions outside Western Europe, Marx found important revolutionary possibilities among peasants and their ancient communistic social structures, even as these are being undermined by their formal subsumption under the rule of capital. In his last published text, he envisions an alliance between these non-working-class strata and the Western European working class.

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General Law of Capitalist Forms of Accumulation

Sat, September 22, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
New Perspectives Theatre, 456-458 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

This presentation will look at the General Law of Capitalist Forms of Accumulation and their relevance to the underlying global economic crisis that took place in 2007 and what tendencies there are for a similar or more profound crisis than that of 11 years ago.

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Choke Points

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$6 – $15

Join us for an evening of discussion on the potential strength our class has the ability to utilize in facing capital dominance during our period where capital has of necessity created this points that really give us the means of “choking” their power.

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October 2018

Birth of the Binge

Fri, October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 – $15

Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and The End of Leisure is an attempt to alter the way serial television is viewed by, instead of starting with the shows themselves or with serial fandom, first integrating the form, which began at the opening of the neoliberal era in the early 1980s, into ongoing processes of the digital economy.

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Music, Rebellion, Repression

Wed, October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$6 – $15

Folksingers and The FBI: Leonard uses music, video selections, news clippings, and records from extensive Freedom of Information Act filings showing the depth to which the FBI was out to stop the folk music explosion. In Explosion of Deferred Dreams, Callahan shows how the intense interplay of artistic and political movements put San Francisco, briefly, in the forefront of a worldwide revolutionary upsurge.

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Pictures of a Gone City

Fri, October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$6 – $15

This sweeping account of the Bay Area in the age of the tech boom covers many bases. It begins with the phenomenal concentration of IT in Greater Silicon Valley, the fabulous economic growth of the bay region and the unbelievable wealth piling up for the 1% and high incomes of Upper Classes—in contrast to the fate of the working class and people of color earning poverty wages and struggling to keep their heads above water.

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November 2018

Class, Race & Gender

Tue, November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 6, 2018

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$45 – $75

This class will be the first in an ongoing series that explore questions of the relationship between class, race, gender and sexuality and how we overcome the divide between those exploited by capitalism and create a genuine anti-capitalist movement of liberation for all.

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Capital, Energy and Power

Wed, November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 10 times

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$85 – $115

The crises associated with climate change are rooted in capital’s insatiable need to burn fuels in order to accumulate wealth and maximize profits. This study group will explore the history and political economy of oil, energy and capitalism.

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Degenerate Art and The State

Wed, November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 28, 2018

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$75 – $100

Art can become an alternative form of revolt that both deepens our consciousness and inspires resistance. We will explore selected pieces of music, visual art, and film.

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December 2018

Scientific Materialism I

Sat, December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, happening 6 times

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$55 – $75

This series will introduce seminal moments in the search by humans for understanding the natural world. If there is interest, we will continue in the winter and spring of 2019 considering developments from the Enlightenment to the present day.

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Introduction to Marxism for Women Only

Tue, December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 4, 2018

The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$85 – $115

We’ll explore some key concepts about human beings, society and history, and our relationship to the rest of nature. Readings will be short and accessible excerpts from writings by Marx and Engels or later Marxists. In a continuing attempt to increase access for those who have been historically excluded, turned off or silenced by the way this theory is often taught and discussed, we are offering this intro class for women only. Everyone who identifies as a woman is welcome.

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Power of the Healthcare Wedge

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
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$6.00 – $15.00

Bringing together lab workers, doctors, physicians assistants, maintenance staff at hospitals, those who construct our places of treatment and recovery, mental, dental and visual health workers with the class at large, and left movement organizations — all of whom have real interests in taking on this fight — could break the ideological and legislative lock-hold American capital maintains that persistently denies working class health, imposing misery and premature mortality.

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