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The Revolutions Study Group

The Revolutions Study Group has met in NYC for nearly nine years and continues with the Marxist Education Project (MEP). The group has had focussed studies on many revolutionary movements and will be studying European Revolutionary movements and temporary takeovers following World War I through 1925.

January 2022

States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia and China

Sun, January 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, January 23, 2022

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, March 27, 2022

Skocpol asserts that social revolutions are rapid and basic transformations of a society's state and class structures. She distinguishes this from mere rebellions, which involve a revolt of subordinate classes but may not create structural change, and from political revolutions that may change state structures but not social structures. What is unique about social revolutions, she argues, is that basic changes in social structure and political structure occur in a mutually reinforcing fashion and these changes occur through intense sociopolitical conflict. A convergence of peasant rebellion on one hand and international pressures causing state breakdown on the other hand cause revolutionary social movements.

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February 2022

Late Capitalist Fascism

Sun, February 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On-Line via Zoom, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$3.00 – $11.00

What if fascism can no longer be confined to political parties or ultra nationalist politicians but has become something much more diffuse that is spread across our societies as cultural expressions and psychological states? This is the thesis developed by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, who argues that late capitalism has produced hollowed-out and exchangeable subjectivities that provide a breeding ground for a new kind of diffuse, banal fascism.

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March 2022

Siegebreakers: A discussion of Justin Podur’s significant novel set in Gaza

Fri, March 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on Thu, January 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM

$9.00 – $15.00

Under the crushing weight of the siege of Gaza, Laila and Nasser are members of the Palestinian resistance fighting desperately to free their people. Together, they learn of a plan to unite the disparate Palestinian factions and break Israel’s siege. Unknown to them, Ari, a brilliant Israeli spy, has decided that his conscience can no longer allow him to participate in the starvation of Gaza. A double agent whose every move is under mounting suspicion, Ari reaches out to the American contractors who trained him with a secret plan. As they all struggle to break the siege, they face the wrath of the Israeli military machine.

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