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November 2018

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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4 Month Pass: September 15, 2018 through January 20, 2019

Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day 15 of the month, repeating until Sat, January 12, 2019

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$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 and you would like to the classes and events from now through January 12, 2019.

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Capital, Volume One

Sat, December 15, 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, December 15, 2018

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

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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1968 and After

Mon, December 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 17, 2018

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

During 1968, in France, Italy, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, and all over the world, there were immense uprisings against the status quo. This fall, we will study this watershed period (1968-1974) considering the achievements and failures of the Left in the 1960s. How ready was the Left to face the imposition of neoliberalism, one aspect of capital's response to these uprisings?

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“A Screaming Comes Across The Sky…”

Thu, December 20, 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, December 20, 2018

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

Two works that demand our attention. “ Unforgiving Years...has now at last been translated into electric English by the indefatigable Richard Greeman...It's a seething, hallucinatory novel...” —Harper's
Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first.

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January 2019

Dread Poetry and Freedom

Fri, January 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6 – $15

What is the relationship between poetry and social change?

Standing at the forefront of political poetry since the 1970s, Linton Kwesi Johnson has been fighting neo-fascism, police violence and promoting socialism while putting pen to paper to refute W.H. Auden's claim that 'poetry makes nothing happen'.

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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 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat, January 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm 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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