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Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 8:00pm

Saskia Sassen

In her recent book Expulsions, Saskia Sassen examines soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, and the accelerating destruction of land and water. Her work addresses the complexity of the global economy and the...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Dani Lamar

Flow & Tell Tuesday's: an open call to performance artists of all genres. Located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, the Commons Café provides an intimate setting where artists are encouraged to be supportive. Hosted by comedic talent Dani Lamar.

Sign-up begins 30 minutes prior to...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

Eva von Redecker

The talk will discuss the Marxist notion of unalienated labor against the dystopia of reproductive labor under patriarchy. It searches for collective practices in which need-oriented labor is rehearsed in an anticipatory-utopian way. Can we care in a way that momentarily disrupts both the...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

Alex Steinberg

Dialectics is rightly considered to be linked to revolutionary politics. But the meaning of the term evades easy description. There are as many myths and half-truths told about dialectics as there are about Santa Claus. In this class we will demystify...

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Let's Celebrate -- Food,  Drinks,  Fun,  Music,  Film,  Raffles,  Prizes
All for One, One for All Stories

Support Left Arts and Publishing

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Book, poster and print fair at The Brooklyn Commons. Participants include: AK Press, Autonomedia, Common Notions, Haymarket Books, Interference Archive, Justseeds, New York Review of Books, NYC Zines, PM Press, Verso...

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

This animated documentary has been selected as the Palestinian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The film is about the efforts of Palestinians in Beit Dahour to start a small local dairy industry during tthe First Intifada, hiding a herd of 18 dairy cows from...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner

Will present the ever-popular Delia Sherman & Ellen Kushner
Doors open at 6:30. Program begins at 7.
Admission is free. $7 donation suggested.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Audience Engine is an open source synthesis of fundraising tools for public and alternative media of all kinds. It as been developed by a team led by Ken Freedman and Liz Berg of WFMU.  It is based on the model of fundraising and listener community relations that WFMU has been creating...

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Manos Cížek, Lindsey Aliksanyan

Red City is a film that metabolizes the current economic crisis in Greece and the crisis in morals and values that seems to accompany it. A semi-experimental adaptation of the poetry of Dinos Christianopoulos and Maria Tataraki, Red City...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 7:30pm

Bertell Ollman

These three sessions will cover the seven essential steps in the dialectical method developed by Karl Marx--ontology, epistemology, process of abstraction, inquiry, self-clarification, exposition and practice. Most distortions of Marx’s dialectics result from leaving out one or more of these...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:00am

Catch this opportunity for an intensive introduction to permaculture by Abdrew Faust.
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The Center for Bioregional Living
Ellenville/ Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am

For those of you who have already learned some permaculture skills and are not quite sure where to go with them, here's you chance to find out how to become your own boss and join the new economy (and help heal the planet, to boot!).

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Andrew Faust, Lisa DePiano, Mark Krawczyk, Adriana Magana

Learn to Use the Patterns of Nature to Create Social and Ecological Change!

Our Permaculture design course provides a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. Come be inspired by the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow!