Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

Come meet Seikatsu—Japan's cooperative powerhouse. Originally organized by 200 women as a buying club for safe milk, the co-op now has over 320,000 members. This consumer cooperative has created worker cooperatives through their supply chain, including social service, child care, elder care, and clean energy, and has developed a leadership academy to train members to lead on policy around food justice and safety, climate change, and even run for elected office themselves. 

Seikatsu's explicitly anti-consumer ethos, embodied in their call to "Stop Shopping" and adherence to cooperative principles and solidarity economy values, has led them to eliminate much of the waste and excess we commonly associate with retail. In 2008, the co-op's sales were $870 million.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00am

12 sessions

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. In this way, Marx’s Capital offers the reader a methodology for doing our own analysis of current developments.

The CAPITAL STUDIES GROUP has been meeting on Saturdays for two years....

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am

Kinetic Christian Center is a new multicultural arts-focused church committed to being a catalyst for spiritual and social renewal. With a heart for the diverse communities and people of Brooklyn, we are regularly gathering in preparation for our formal launch in Spring 2018. Want to get an "early access" preview? Join us for an intimate worship gathering on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

10 Session Study

Throughout the history of capitalism, energy sources and especially fossil fuels—coal, oil and natural gas—have been critical to the system’s economic viability. The crises associated with climate change are rooted in capital’s insatiable need to burn fuels in order to accumulate wealth and maximize profits.  Competition and greed for readily extractable energy resources have fueled wars and evoked popular resistance, especially in the Middle East. This study group will explore the history and political economy of oil, energy and capitalism. We will read George Caffentzis’s recently published No Blood for...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza
During Israel's creation, over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled
temporarily to save themselves from the violence. Palestinian refugees and their
descendants around the world continue to be denied their right of return as
stipulated in a 1948 UN resolution. Why won’t Israel let them return to their
homes? What can be done to achieve peace with justice?
Come to this discussion of the Palestinian Right of Return
Speakers:
Bina Ahmad (social justice attorney, public defender, US Campaign for Palestinian
Rights Steering Committee, Food Empowerment Project Advisory Board)
Jamil Dakwar (human rights lawyer and adjunct professor at John Jay College and...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

12 sessions

The class title is from the opening of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. This phrase applies to moments in each of the two novels we will read and discuss this fall.

2 Novels of WWII • 12 Weeks

First 5 Thursdays / September 27 – October 25
Victor Serge’s Unforgiving Years
These five sessions will be conducted with the guidance of Richard Greeman

“ Unforgiving Years...has now at last been translated into electric English by the indefatigable Richard Greeman...It's a seething, hallucinatory novel...” —Harper's 

“I know of no other writer with whom Serge can be...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

12 sessions

Fifty years ago, the political-military blocs of the Cold War had ossified, social democracy and labor unions in the West were tamed, and struggles for change in Eastern Europe and Latin America seemed to have been controlled by combinations of sticks and carrots. Then,  in the year 1968, in France, Italy, the United States, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, etc. there were immense uprisings against the status quo. This fall, we will study this watershed period (1968-1974) considering the achievements and failures of the Left in the 1960s. We will read Chris Harman’s The Fire Last Time (2nd revised ed. 1998),...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

6 Session Class

The ongoing debate between those arguing for either a class- or identity-based politics has led to a tragic split between forces that ultimately need to come together if each is to realize its goals. But should this even be an “either or” question when considered from the vantage point of trying to build an effective anti-capitalist movement struggling for the liberation of those exploited and oppressed by capital?

What may be surprising to some is that this split is not new and in the U.S. has roots that go back to the nation’s founding if not before. And, in the 19th century, while the Civil War is often...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am

Kinetic Christian Center is a new multicultural arts-focused church committed to being a catalyst for spiritual and social renewal. With a heart for the diverse communities and people of Brooklyn, we are regularly gathering in preparation for our formal launch in Spring 2018. Want to get an "early access" preview? Join us for an intimate worship gathering on Sunday.