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August 2020

Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, August 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

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Socialist Register 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia

Mon, August 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, September 14, 2020

$15 – $30

From the editors Greg Albo and Leo Panitch: By challenging our contributors to address what are the actual and possible ways of living in this century, we saw this as way of probing how to get beyond the deep contradictions of neoliberal capitalism. We did not want contributors to conceive their remit as future-oriented per se, but rather to see their mandate as locating utopic visions and struggles for alternate ways of living in the dystopic present.

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What Should Socialism Mean in the 21st Century?

Mon, August 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

Fraser contends that socialism must do more than transform the economy. Over and above that desideratum, it must also transform the economy’s relation to its background conditions, especially non-human nature, the unwaged work of social reproduction, and political power. In a nutshell, a socialism for the 21st century must be ecological, feminist, anti-racist, and democratic.

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Beyond Market Dystopia: 2 Events Special Price

Mon, August 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 31, 2020

$10 – $18

The speakers each wrote an essay in the current Socialist Register of 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia. A number of the essays interrogate central dimensions of how we live and how we might live in terms of educating our children, housing and urbanism, accommodation of refugees and the displaced, and (to lean on that all too common phrase) the competitive time pressures for ‘work-life balance’.

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Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

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The Affordable Housing Crisis

Mon, August 31, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

The population in the metropolis is regrouped into ghettos (suburbs, foreigners, factories, students), and the new cities are to some extent reminiscent of colonial cities.’ Yet in these histories we find sedimentations of possibilities that I will take up in this essay.

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Beyond Market Dystopia: 2 Events Special Price

Mon, August 31, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 31, 2020

$10 – $18

The speakers each wrote an essay in the current Socialist Register of 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia. A number of the essays interrogate central dimensions of how we live and how we might live in terms of educating our children, housing and urbanism, accommodation of refugees and the displaced, and (to lean on that all too common phrase) the competitive time pressures for ‘work-life balance’.

Find out more »

September 2020

Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, September 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

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Perry Mason and the Case of the Careless Remake

Fri, September 4, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$7 – $11

Perry Mason, the indefatigable defender of hopeless cases that the police have seemingly wrapped up, has been reinvented as a no-account Jake Gittes from Chinatown, a two-bit blackmailer and lost generation PTSD war casualty navigating the streets of 1932 Los Angeles at the height of the depression. Hoovervilles, the Bonus March, and the rich in tuxedos with the poor at their feet form the background of the series and suggest our own era where Trumpvilles flourish and will soon expand when unemployment benefits are exhausted. 

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Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

Find out more »

Socialist Register 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia

Mon, September 14, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, September 14, 2020

$15 – $30

From the editors Greg Albo and Leo Panitch: By challenging our contributors to address what are the actual and possible ways of living in this century, we saw this as way of probing how to get beyond the deep contradictions of neoliberal capitalism. We did not want contributors to conceive their remit as future-oriented per se, but rather to see their mandate as locating utopic visions and struggles for alternate ways of living in the dystopic present.

Find out more »

Communism in the Suburbs?/Retroactive Utopia of Socialist City

Mon, September 14, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

ROGER: The core message here is the need to focus on the small and hidden histories, the buried stories of the everyday, the extinguished but smoldering fires at the grass roots of urban society. OWEN In the center of Manchester, you can find two artefacts of the Soviet Union’s attempt to fuse art, architecture and everyday life. One is now fairly wellknown. Standing in Tony Wilson Square, a developer-owned ‘Private Public Space’ standing in front of the arts center ‘Home’, facing various new luxury office and residential units, is a statue of Friedrich Engels.

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The 2020 Socialist Register: Market Dystopia BOOK for series

Tue, September 15, 2020 @ 6:35 PM - 8:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:35 PM on Monday, repeating until Tue, September 15, 2020

$23

This is where you are easily able to purchase the Socialist Register 2020. Our product button on the WordPress site needs modification so this book purchase is listed under events. Price includes shipping. As a back-up to your order, please email your address to info@marxedproject.org

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Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

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China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse

Mon, September 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

As the world hurtles towards environmental oblivion, China is leading the charge. The nation's CO2 emissions are more than twice those of the US with a GDP just two-thirds as large. China leads the world in renewable energy yet it is building new coal-fired power plants faster than renewables. Richard contends that nothing short of drastic shutdowns and the scaling back of polluting industries, especially in China and the US, will suffice to slash greenhouse gas emissions enough to prevent climate catastrophe.

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Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 3, Part 7, the last chapters of volume 3

Sat, September 26, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, October 3, 2020

$35 – $55

The study of Volume III is essential to understanding the complex dynamics at work in the present realities we are facing and how these realities are the necessary results of the inner logic of capital. In this moribund stage of late capitalist/imperialist development we see the rise of rentier and finance capital—the introduction of financial instruments being used to make money make more money, jumping over and above the actual real wealth produced by trading on future wealth (derivatives and other forms of fictitious capital); overriding supply and demand as a price mechanism in such necessities as foodstuffs so that their prices continuously rise resulting in more poverty and starvation on a world scale and here in the US; turning new technologies into means of collecting rents—the internet, mobile devices; expropriation of taxes paid by the working class to developers who are often tax exempt while our city and state governments give them tracts of our physical space; commodification of debt; privatization of public spaces, properties and institutions; foreclosures; and the list goes on.

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Invention of the White Race

Tue, September 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

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21st Century Communists of the Commons and Contemporary Proudhonism

Wed, September 30, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

The sum of what the 21st Century Proudhonists put forth as innovation, is instead prey to a series of misunderstandings – of the concept of the commons itself, of contemporary capitalism whose dynamics forms the backdrop of their project and key economic and political ideas of Marx whose authority they seek to attach to their project.

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October 2020

Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly
$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 3, Part 7, the last chapters of volume 3

Sat, October 3, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, October 3, 2020

$35 – $55

The study of Volume III is essential to understanding the complex dynamics at work in the present realities we are facing and how these realities are the necessary results of the inner logic of capital. In this moribund stage of late capitalist/imperialist development we see the rise of rentier and finance capital—the introduction of financial instruments being used to make money make more money, jumping over and above the actual real wealth produced by trading on future wealth (derivatives and other forms of fictitious capital); overriding supply and demand as a price mechanism in such necessities as foodstuffs so that their prices continuously rise resulting in more poverty and starvation on a world scale and here in the US; turning new technologies into means of collecting rents—the internet, mobile devices; expropriation of taxes paid by the working class to developers who are often tax exempt while our city and state governments give them tracts of our physical space; commodification of debt; privatization of public spaces, properties and institutions; foreclosures; and the list goes on.

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, October 5, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

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Invention of the White Race

Tue, October 6, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, October 12, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, October 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, October 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, October 20, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, October 26, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, October 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Realistic Metaphysics and the Materialist Conception of History

Wed, October 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 2, 2020

$25 – $55

Marxism's central preoccupation has been that of *class* consciousness. Marx spoke of the working class’s need to transform itself from a class *in itself* (en sich) into a class *for itself* (für sich). After two decades of revolutionary defeats and counter-revolutionary triumphs Trotsky described the situation as “the crisis of proletarian leadership.”

But these were prescriptions, now plainly further from realization than ever. In describing the proletariat as the “universal class,” Marx projected that by establishing its dictatorship (ie., radical democracy) in the proximate interest of all its members, the proletariat begins the human historical project of complete transcendence of class society. The present crisis, however, demands that this concept of “universal” be deepened and enriched. The politics based on consciousness of proximate material interest must give way to the politics of a *planetary* consciousness. The final line of our anthem, “l’Internationale sera le genre humain,”  should now be taken literally. 

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Women Write Against Fascism

Thu, October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 10, 2020

$35 – $55

We will look at themes around resistance and collaboration. Beauvoir and Ginzburg write of the period occupation by the Nazis in Vichy France and the period of Mussolini's fascist dictatorship in Italy, while Jelinek's Wonderful Wonderful Times describes the lingering effects naziism had during the years of recovery from the fascist years in Austria in society and within a family.

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Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations

Sat, October 31, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$7 – $11

Radhika will propose that Marx’s purpose in these investigations and commentaries had nothing to do with either a stagist or a determinist view of history. Against these accusations, often levelled at Marx and often put forth by the exertions of many a “Marxist”, there are reasons to believe that Marx was going beyond the stagism and determinism of received accounts to something far more sophisticated and radical.

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November 2020

Commodity Fetishism vs Capital Fetishism

Sun, November 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $11

The focus will be on the analysis of commodity fetishism, in an effort to contribute to the comprehension of the different dimensions of this concept, especially in Marx’s Capital. For this purpose, we will pursue the following course: There will be an overview of various Marxist approaches to the subject. Subsequently, we are going to consider these approaches in the light of Marx’s analysis.

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Blood and Money

Mon, November 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, November 3, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Women Write Against Fascism

Thu, November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 10, 2020

$35 – $55

We will look at themes around resistance and collaboration. Beauvoir and Ginzburg write of the period occupation by the Nazis in Vichy France and the period of Mussolini's fascist dictatorship in Italy, while Jelinek's Wonderful Wonderful Times describes the lingering effects naziism had during the years of recovery from the fascist years in Austria in society and within a family.

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, November 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, November 10, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Women Write Against Fascism

Thu, November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 10, 2020

$35 – $55

We will look at themes around resistance and collaboration. Beauvoir and Ginzburg write of the period occupation by the Nazis in Vichy France and the period of Mussolini's fascist dictatorship in Italy, while Jelinek's Wonderful Wonderful Times describes the lingering effects naziism had during the years of recovery from the fascist years in Austria in society and within a family.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 1

Sat, November 14, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 5, 2020

$20 – $45

Marx’s scientific presentation of the laws of motion of capitalist development begins by analyzing the fundamental or elemental form which wealth takes in our society, the commodity. Understanding this form leads us to the most basic law that grounds social reproduction in societies under the domination of capital, the law of value. Therefore, our first task will be to break through the appearance and reveal the social content of the commodity form. This begins the unraveling of the why and how of what we necessarily, under the domination and exploitation of capital, experience every day in our lives.

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, November 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

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Social Reproduction and the City

Wed, November 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$7 – $11

Feminist political economy and feminist welfare state scholarship have not focused on the urban as a scale of analysis, and critical approaches to urban neoliberalism often fail to address questions of social reproduction. To address these unexplored areas, Black unpacks the urban as a contested site of welfare state restructuring and examines the escalating crisis in social reproduction. He lays bare the aftermath of the welfare-to-work agenda of the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations.

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Women Write Against Fascism

Thu, November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 10, 2020

$35 – $55

We will look at themes around resistance and collaboration. Beauvoir and Ginzburg write of the period occupation by the Nazis in Vichy France and the period of Mussolini's fascist dictatorship in Italy, while Jelinek's Wonderful Wonderful Times describes the lingering effects naziism had during the years of recovery from the fascist years in Austria in society and within a family.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 1

Sat, November 21, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 5, 2020

$20 – $45

Marx’s scientific presentation of the laws of motion of capitalist development begins by analyzing the fundamental or elemental form which wealth takes in our society, the commodity. Understanding this form leads us to the most basic law that grounds social reproduction in societies under the domination of capital, the law of value. Therefore, our first task will be to break through the appearance and reveal the social content of the commodity form. This begins the unraveling of the why and how of what we necessarily, under the domination and exploitation of capital, experience every day in our lives.

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, November 23, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

Find out more »

Invention of the White Race

Tue, November 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

Find out more »

Realistic Metaphysics and the Materialist Conception of History

Wed, November 25, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 2, 2020

$25 – $55

Marxism's central preoccupation has been that of *class* consciousness. Marx spoke of the working class’s need to transform itself from a class *in itself* (en sich) into a class *for itself* (für sich). After two decades of revolutionary defeats and counter-revolutionary triumphs Trotsky described the situation as “the crisis of proletarian leadership.”

But these were prescriptions, now plainly further from realization than ever. In describing the proletariat as the “universal class,” Marx projected that by establishing its dictatorship (ie., radical democracy) in the proximate interest of all its members, the proletariat begins the human historical project of complete transcendence of class society. The present crisis, however, demands that this concept of “universal” be deepened and enriched. The politics based on consciousness of proximate material interest must give way to the politics of a *planetary* consciousness. The final line of our anthem, “l’Internationale sera le genre humain,”  should now be taken literally. 

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Marx Dead and Alive: Reading Capital in Precarious Times

Fri, November 27, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $11

In Marx, Dead and Alive—a book that begins and ends beside Marx’s recently violated London graveside—Merrifield makes a spirited case for a critical thinker who can still offer people a route toward personal and social authenticity.

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Capital, Volume 1

Sat, November 28, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 5, 2020

$20 – $45

Marx’s scientific presentation of the laws of motion of capitalist development begins by analyzing the fundamental or elemental form which wealth takes in our society, the commodity. Understanding this form leads us to the most basic law that grounds social reproduction in societies under the domination of capital, the law of value. Therefore, our first task will be to break through the appearance and reveal the social content of the commodity form. This begins the unraveling of the why and how of what we necessarily, under the domination and exploitation of capital, experience every day in our lives.

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Blood and Money

Mon, November 30, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

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December 2020

Invention of the White Race

Tue, December 1, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

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Realistic Metaphysics and the Materialist Conception of History

Wed, December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 2, 2020

$25 – $55

Marxism's central preoccupation has been that of *class* consciousness. Marx spoke of the working class’s need to transform itself from a class *in itself* (en sich) into a class *for itself* (für sich). After two decades of revolutionary defeats and counter-revolutionary triumphs Trotsky described the situation as “the crisis of proletarian leadership.”

But these were prescriptions, now plainly further from realization than ever. In describing the proletariat as the “universal class,” Marx projected that by establishing its dictatorship (ie., radical democracy) in the proximate interest of all its members, the proletariat begins the human historical project of complete transcendence of class society. The present crisis, however, demands that this concept of “universal” be deepened and enriched. The politics based on consciousness of proximate material interest must give way to the politics of a *planetary* consciousness. The final line of our anthem, “l’Internationale sera le genre humain,”  should now be taken literally. 

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Women Write Against Fascism

Thu, December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 10, 2020

$35 – $55

We will look at themes around resistance and collaboration. Beauvoir and Ginzburg write of the period occupation by the Nazis in Vichy France and the period of Mussolini's fascist dictatorship in Italy, while Jelinek's Wonderful Wonderful Times describes the lingering effects naziism had during the years of recovery from the fascist years in Austria in society and within a family.

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Considerations on Bolshevism Before Stalinism

Sat, December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$50 – $80

Questions such as these are being discussed: Were the Bolsheviks inherently authoritarian? What was 'democratic centralism'? Is the Bolshevik type organization necessary for revolutionary change? What exactly was the role of the Bolsheviks in the revolution? What were the Soviets? How did the soviets come into being? Did soviets represent a higher form of democracy?

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The Origins of Geopolitical Economy in Marx’s Remarks on Carey and Bastiat

Sat, December 5, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$7 – $11

In recent years, geopolitical economy has become a term for the properly historical-materialist analysis of international affairs that can successfully comprehend the evolution of the capitalist world order down to the contemporary age of multi-polarity by placing the nation-state as centrally in the analysis of capitalism as class. This interpretation is embedded in Karl Marx’s thinking, though not fully developed there. Perhaps its clearest expression can be found in his fragmentary comments on the “Yankee” mercantilist economist, Henry Carey, in the final pages of the “Grundrisse”.

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Capital, Volume 1

Sat, December 5, 2020 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 5, 2020

$20 – $45

Marx’s scientific presentation of the laws of motion of capitalist development begins by analyzing the fundamental or elemental form which wealth takes in our society, the commodity. Understanding this form leads us to the most basic law that grounds social reproduction in societies under the domination of capital, the law of value. Therefore, our first task will be to break through the appearance and reveal the social content of the commodity form. This begins the unraveling of the why and how of what we necessarily, under the domination and exploitation of capital, experience every day in our lives.

Find out more »

Blood and Money

Mon, December 7, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 7, 2020

$60 – $90

Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 6 PM. Please write to info@marxedproject.org
The new offering of this course will begin on Monday, January 25, 1 pm to 3 pm New York City time

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Invention of the White Race

Tue, December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 8, 2020

$85 – $115

Allen had concluded by the mid 1960’s that white supremacism was the central obstacle to progressive movements in American life, past and present, yet the “white” race itself remained the most peculiar, contentious and generally misunderstood “identity,” blocking all efforts to achieve a just society. Accordingly, Allen spent the next 40 years in writing and primary research to discern when, where, how and why the Plantation Bourgeoisie invented this “white” race in colonial Virginia and Maryland

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3 Event Pass: 5th Edition

Tue, December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tue, December 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM

$15 – $25

An exceptional offer for four events at prices where you can consider bringing along a friend—all brought together by the Capital Studies Group.

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Trotsky in Tijuana: A new novel by Dan La Botz

Tue, December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$7 – $11

Who was the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky? What did he believe and do? What was his legacy? Dan La Botz’s new novel. Trotsky in Tijuana, examines these questions in fiction.The novel’s premise is that Trotsky was not assassinated in August 1940 but survived and was relocated to Tijuana where he lived on until 1953 dying on the same day as his rival and political opponent Joseph Stalin.

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Women Write Against Fascism

Thu, December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 10, 2020

$35 – $55

We will look at themes around resistance and collaboration. Beauvoir and Ginzburg write of the period occupation by the Nazis in Vichy France and the period of Mussolini's fascist dictatorship in Italy, while Jelinek's Wonderful Wonderful Times describes the lingering effects naziism had during the years of recovery from the fascist years in Austria in society and within a family.

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Opening presentation: A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $11

Hadas Their will present on her new book which has been desribed as “a lively, accessible, and timely guide to capitalism for those who want to understand and dismantle the world of the 1%”.

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Two Events Special: A People’s Guide to Capitalism and The Last Years of Karl Marx

Sun, December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$10 – $18

Special pricing for these two presentations, Sunday, December 13, 1-3 pm and December 20, 1-3 pm

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The Last Years of Karl Marx

Sun, December 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $11

With The Last Years of Karl Marx, Marcello Musto claims a renewed relevance for the late work of Marx, highlighting unpublished or previously neglected writings, many of which remain unavailable in English. Readers are invited to reconsider Marx's critique of European colonialism, his ideas on non-Western societies, and his theories on the possibility of revolution in noncapitalist countries.

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Book Special: Marx Dead and Alive: Reading Capital in Precarious Times

Thu, December 24, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
$20.00

This is for ordering the book only. We have another offer for Andy's talk, the book with the 4 session class that will begin on Monday, December 14, 2020.

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MEP Open House: Eve of New Year’s Eve with The Red Microphone and more

Wed, December 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free – $25

3 hours in which to visit once or more than once to listen and hear music and news of new programs in the coming year.

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January 2021

Marx Dead and Alive: two more sessions

Mon, January 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, January 18, 2021

$6 – $26

This photo is from one of the many days Marx signed in to the reading room at the British Library. Andy Merrifield visited for a moving presentation on Friday, November 27. Now, we of The MEP Capital Studies Group are presenting a six week reading and discussion series with a thorough reading of the book. This is the first of three series we are presenting with Authors, Reading Groups and books. The prices are now reduced—the group will complete on February 1. Feel free to join to the wide-ranging discussion.

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Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy

Sat, January 23 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$7 – $11

Sam Farber has assembled and synthesized a wealth of historical material so as to assess the extent to which the disappearance of Soviet democracy was due to objective circumstances such as the Civil War and how much of the magnitude of this was the result of Bolshevik politics and ideology.

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Marina Sitrin on Pandemic Solidarity with Colectiva Sembrar

Sat, January 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$7 – $25

Pandemic Solidarity collects first-hand experiences of people creating their own narratives of solidarity and mutual aid in the time of the global crisis of COVID-19. In times of crisis institutions of power are laid bare and people turn to one another. Underneath the media’s narrative of selfish individualism and runs on supermarkets, we find an opposing story of community and self-sacrifice.

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Blood and Money

Mon, January 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

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Capital, Volume 1, Part 2

Sat, January 30 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, March 27, 2021

$60 – $90

Session 2 will complete the analysis of Part I: Commodities and Money, starting with Chapter 2: The Process of Exchange followed by the historical development of the money form in the circulation of commodities. This in turn leads to the Transformation of Money into Capital, positioning the reader to analyze the specific social relations of capitalist production (wage labor and owners of capital) in relation to the forces of production, the means of production.

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A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, January 31 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, February 28, 2021

$20 – $60

Despite the efforts of mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, many are asking questions about why the capitalist system has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for its own environmental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory. The 14-week class which begins in early January will feature a close reading and discussion of the entire book with explication and references to additional materials related to this study.

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Socialist Register 2021: Ursula Huws on Reaping the Whirlwind

Sun, January 31 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

Greg Albo and Steve Maher will introduce Socialist Register 2021—Beyond Digital Capitalism followed by Ursula Huws presenting on her essay, “Reaping the Whirlwind: Digitization, Restructuring, and Moblization in the Covid Crisis”

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February 2021

Blood and Money

Mon, February 1 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

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Capital, Volume 1, Part 2

Sat, February 6 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, March 27, 2021

$60 – $90

Session 2 will complete the analysis of Part I: Commodities and Money, starting with Chapter 2: The Process of Exchange followed by the historical development of the money form in the circulation of commodities. This in turn leads to the Transformation of Money into Capital, positioning the reader to analyze the specific social relations of capitalist production (wage labor and owners of capital) in relation to the forces of production, the means of production.

Find out more »

A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, February 7 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, February 28, 2021

$20 – $60

Despite the efforts of mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, many are asking questions about why the capitalist system has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for its own environmental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory. The 14-week class which begins in early January will feature a close reading and discussion of the entire book with explication and references to additional materials related to this study.

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Anitra Nelson and Vincent Liegey: Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide

Sun, February 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $29

As a sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism and the Left, the degrowth movement has burst into the mainstream. As growth driven climate catastrophe looms, degrowth is a political response based on changing how we live, countering persistent growth with a demand to slow down with a reorientation around provision of basic needs for all.

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Blood and Money

Mon, February 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

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The Time of Our Lives with Bryan Palmer

Tue, February 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$7 – $11

At the current historical conjuncture, time has become the challenge for socialists to address, not only because it defines what does and does not constitute the working day, but because it is increasingly obvious that time and its organization defines life itself. Will time continue to be compressed into capital’s needs, or will it be reimagined as liberation, struggled through and over in ways that enhance the project of human emancipation?

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M.A.D. Lit 101: American Fiction and the Cold War

Thu, February 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 18, 2021

$25 – $55

A reading and discussion of three substantive novels that explain the context of anti-communism as it raged in the years immediately following World War II, has continued throughout the decades since then, and remains strong throughout American culture and popular consciousness today.

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Engels and the Dialectics of Nature

Fri, February 12 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Friday, repeating until Fri, April 9, 2021

$50 – $80

This class will journey into quantum physics and 21st-century cosmology as background for a study of dialectics in natural science and philosophy. Readings include Engels’ Dialectics of Nature and excerpts from other philosophers and scientists writing since Engels.

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Heterodox Socialism: Michael Brie, Jean-Numa Ducange, Kieran Durkin

Sat, February 13 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$7 – $21

Author Jean-Numa Ducange, and editors Michael Brie and Kieran Durkin present on editions they have put together on Jules Guesde, Rosa Luxemburg and Raya Dunayevskaya.

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Capital, Volume 1, Part 2

Sat, February 13 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, March 27, 2021

$60 – $90

Session 2 will complete the analysis of Part I: Commodities and Money, starting with Chapter 2: The Process of Exchange followed by the historical development of the money form in the circulation of commodities. This in turn leads to the Transformation of Money into Capital, positioning the reader to analyze the specific social relations of capitalist production (wage labor and owners of capital) in relation to the forces of production, the means of production.

Find out more »

A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, February 14 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, February 28, 2021

$20 – $60

Despite the efforts of mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, many are asking questions about why the capitalist system has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for its own environmental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory. The 14-week class which begins in early January will feature a close reading and discussion of the entire book with explication and references to additional materials related to this study.

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Interpretation Machines: Contradictions of “Artificial Intelligence” in 21st Century Capitalism

Sun, February 14 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $30

What are capitalist concerns getting into in the embrace of so-called artificial intelligence? What is capital getting the world into? In approaching these questions, it may be useful to set aside the term "artificial intelligence" in favour of "interpretation machines."

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Blood and Money

Mon, February 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

Find out more »

The Last Years of Karl Marx: A new reading group

Mon, February 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$15 – $55

With The Last Years of Karl Marx, Marcello Musto claims a renewed relevance for the late work of Marx, highlighting unpublished or previously neglected writings, many of which remain unavailable in English. Readers are invited to reconsider Marx’s critique of European colonialism, his ideas on non-Western societies, and his theories on the possibility of revolution in non-capitalist countries. From Marx’s late manuscripts, notebooks, and letters emerge an author markedly different from the one represented by many of his contemporary critics and followers alike.

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The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution

Tue, February 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $32

The story of the Benin Bronzes — carried off by the British in 1897 — sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, repatriation and the decolonization of museums. In “The Brutish Museums”, Dan Hicks makes a powerful case for the urgent return of such objects, as part of a wider project of addressing the outstanding debt of colonialism.

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The Sinking Middle Class with David Roediger

Wed, February 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$7 – $11

Roediger demonstrates that an obsession with a “middle class” is relatively new in US politics, starting with Bill Clinton's attempt to win back the so-called Reagan Democrats. The efforts by the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party remain marked by covert appeals to white racism and the avoidance of wealth redistribution.

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M.A.D. Lit 101: American Fiction and the Cold War

Thu, February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until Thu, March 18, 2021

$25 – $55

A reading and discussion of three substantive novels that explain the context of anti-communism as it raged in the years immediately following World War II, has continued throughout the decades since then, and remains strong throughout American culture and popular consciousness today.

Find out more »

Engels and the Dialectics of Nature

Fri, February 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Friday, repeating until Fri, April 9, 2021

$50 – $80

This class will journey into quantum physics and 21st-century cosmology as background for a study of dialectics in natural science and philosophy. Readings include Engels’ Dialectics of Nature and excerpts from other philosophers and scientists writing since Engels.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 1, Part 2

Sat, February 20 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, March 27, 2021

$60 – $90

Session 2 will complete the analysis of Part I: Commodities and Money, starting with Chapter 2: The Process of Exchange followed by the historical development of the money form in the circulation of commodities. This in turn leads to the Transformation of Money into Capital, positioning the reader to analyze the specific social relations of capitalist production (wage labor and owners of capital) in relation to the forces of production, the means of production.

Find out more »

Capital, Volume 1, Chapter 1, Special 4 week

Sat, February 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, March 13, 2021

Free

Starting this Saturday there will be a new four-week session on Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 pm covering Chapter One of Volume One of Karl Marx's Capital. All are welcome to attend. Register here on The MEP site.

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A People’s Guide to Capitalism

Sun, February 21 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until Sun, February 28, 2021

$20 – $60

Despite the efforts of mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, many are asking questions about why the capitalist system has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for its own environmental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory. The 14-week class which begins in early January will feature a close reading and discussion of the entire book with explication and references to additional materials related to this study.

Find out more »

4 Month Pass Offering Through June 15

Mon, February 22 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, repeating until Tue, June 15, 2021

$50 – $200

The four month pass is now $50 less than it was in 2020. All events, classes and more for stated sliding scale fees until end of day, May 31.

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Blood and Money

Mon, February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$60 – $90

The birth and development of capitalism since its origins in the fifteenth century is entirely bound up with the subordination of racialized peoples. Even before capitalism arose – in a process Marx termed the “so-called primitive accumulation” – money and markets were implicated in the rise and fall of states and empires that conquered and enslaved vast numbers of human bodies. This group will address these histories and their persisting consequences. We will read and discuss David McNally’s Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire and Jairus Banaji’s The History of Commercial Capitalism among other works.

Find out more »

The Last Years of Karl Marx: A new reading group

Mon, February 22 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, March 29, 2021

$15 – $55

With The Last Years of Karl Marx, Marcello Musto claims a renewed relevance for the late work of Marx, highlighting unpublished or previously neglected writings, many of which remain unavailable in English. Readers are invited to reconsider Marx’s critique of European colonialism, his ideas on non-Western societies, and his theories on the possibility of revolution in non-capitalist countries. From Marx’s late manuscripts, notebooks, and letters emerge an author markedly different from the one represented by many of his contemporary critics and followers alike.

Find out more »

Socialists on Social Media Platforms and Imagine Platform Socialism

Tue, February 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$7 – $11

While digital platforms are enabling socialists to communicate in ways that were not possible in the pre-digital world of mass media, they are supplements to – not substitutes for – building democratic and sustainable socialist organizations and militant working-class movements.

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Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality. A discussion of Volume 2 with Jeff B. Perry

Tue, February 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$7 – $11

In this second volume of his acclaimed biography, Jeffrey B. Perry traces the final decade of Harrison’s life, from 1918 to 1927. Perry details Harrison’s literary and political activities, foregrounding his efforts against white supremacy and for racial consciousness and unity in struggles for equality and radical social change. The book explores Harrison’s role in the militant New Negro Movement and the International Colored Unity League.

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