One of the most engaged activists and writers of our time, Chris Hedges will be speaking as a part of "Democracy Rising," A series on today’s democratic issues all over the world. His talk will be ...
WBAI's Con Sabor Latino will be featuring Los Hacheros at The Commons Cafe. Admission is free.
Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
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...
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...
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...
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...
Let's Celebrate -- Food, Drinks, Fun, Music, Film, Raffles, Prizes
All for One, One for All Stories
Support Left Arts and Publishing
Book, poster and print fair at The Brooklyn Commons. Participants include: Haymarket Books, Interference Archive, Just Seeds, New York Review of Books, PM Press
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...
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.
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...
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...
Catch this opportunity for an intensive introduction to permaculture by Abdrew Faust.
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The Center for Bioregional Living
Ellenville/ Brooklyn, NY
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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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!