Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

New York voters have the opportunity every 20 years to vote on whether to convene a constitutional convention to revise the state's constitution. The question will be on the ballot November 7, and in advance of the vote The Indypendent will host a public debate featuring both supporters and opponents of holding a constitutional convention, or ConCon.

Progressive groups in New York that are normally allies are deeply divided on the issue. Supporters see a unique opportunity to reform a broken state government while opponents warn Albany's swampy culture of corruption could subsume attempts at reform and threaten longstanding protections for public workers, the environment and indigent people.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Is War in Korea Inevitable? 

Open Community Meeting, featuring voices from the Korean and Korean-American peace movements:

Our guests:

Joyakgol, South Korean anti-war activist and musician, who has been at the frontline of locai villager struggles to stop the expansion of US military bases.

Luke Lee of Nodutdol, NYC based Korean-American peace and justice organization

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Victoria Cambranes will debate Steve Levin (incumbent). They are candidates in the upcoming election for the City Council seat for our local district (33).

Come listen, ask question.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

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 Celebrate legendary Amina Baraka and the Red Microphone with
Ras Moshe Burnett-Tenor Sax & Flute
Rocco John Iacovone-Alto & Soprano saxes
Laurie Towers-Electric Bass
John Pietaro-Drums & Percussion

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

Come join us for a night of fun with light refreshments

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm


The Fixers Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and aggressive asset recovery. Bring in any item that isn't working, is broken, needs mending or repair and together we will attempt to restore it so that it functions again.

2nd Floor in the Conference Room

https://www.facebook.com/fixerscollective/

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for decades enjoyed the status of an icon of the international human rights movement. During 15 years under house arrest, Sui Kyi became the symbol of peaceful democratic opposition to authoritarian military governments which have ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, for 30 years.  Those days are over. 

Suu Kyi is now reviled for her perceived failure as Myanmar’s defacto political leader to speak out against a vicious scorched earth campaign of targeted mass killings, sexual violence and forced exile by Myanmar's military against the country’s Muslim minority Rohingya population. Suu Kyi has been silent while the Myanmar military has perpetrated what the United Nations has described as “textbook ethnic cleansing” and other acts...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Doors Open at 6:30p
 

Kris Dikeman lives in New York City. She is a founding member of the Altered Fluid Writers group. Her work has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Year’s Best Fantasy 9, Strange Horizons, Sybil’s Garage, The Best of All Flesh and Sympathy for the Devil. She has stories upcoming in Ellen Datlow's Alice in Wonderland anthology Mad Hatters and March Hares, and  Analog. Read more of her work at whatswrongwithmurielpuce.com

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

350 Brooklyn.org holds its monthly meetings at Brooklyn Commons on the second Thursday of each month. We are an affiliate of the international organization 350.org, which is devoted to halting the production of greenhouse gasses and promoting a just transition to a green economy. The Brooklyn chapter focuses on local actions we can take to address the climate crisis. We are an energized bunch, active on numerous fronts, and always in need of more folks to pitch in.

All are welcome! Please join us.

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30pm

Special Event

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. Jason W. Moore presents a new book authored with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things.

Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Moore and Patel demonstrate that throughout the history of capitalism, crises have always prompted fresh efforts...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00am

A new multicultural church committed to bridging the gap between the arts, justice and Christian Faith.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

a Benefit for The Indypendent

Pageantry, poetry & paraphernalia. A benefit for The Indypendent. Cosponsored by the Marxist Education Project and Radical Poets.

2pm premier of Steve Bloom's epic poem, "One Hundred Years." 3 pm Richard Greeman reads from the work of Victor Serge. 4pm participatory pageant of characters, using the actual words of participants and observers of the Bolshevik revolution from https://Project1917.com. 6pm music and dancing. All are welcome.