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The Brooklyn Commons

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388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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February 2019

Can the Working Class Change the World?

Mon, February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Capitalism: Causes, Conditions, Consequences … and Beyond

Thu, February 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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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Globalization and Writing

Thu, February 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Capital, Volume 1

Sat, February 23 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 20, 2019

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

Karl Marx’s 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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March 2019

Early American Resistance to Hamilton’s Capitalist Policies

Mon, March 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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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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