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December 2018

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 8:00 AM 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 11:00 AM 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 7:30 PM 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 7:00 PM 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 12:00 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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