Brecht Forum

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Template:TOCnestleft The Brecht Forum holds programs and events for socialist/marxist/progressive enthusiasts. It "is a place for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first."[1]

The Brecht Forum later changed its name to "The Brooklyn Commons", and has a newspaper called "The Indypendent", a free monthly.


Brecht Forum promo video, Dec. 17, 2008

The Brecht Forum is organized through projects including The New York Marxist School, The Institute for Popular Education & Arts at the Brecht.

Conference to Counter the Combat Culture

Held at the Julie Richman High School in New York City on May 3-5, 1991, and sponsored by the Brecht Forum, 79 Leonard Street, NYC, NY 10013, this conference had as its themes the following:

  • military budget vs. human services
  • New World Order abroad and at home
  • racism in the Gulf War
  • gender and war-making
  • war, families and children
  • new organizing strategies
  • alternative media/communications
  • the fires burn on in the Gulf
  • the psycho-politics of patriotism
  • teaching about the Gulf War

Not identified per se: Should be the participants (from the list on the ad/notice)[2]

External Links



  1. Brecht Forum website: About (accessed on Nov. 18, 2010)
  2. Guardian April 3, 1991, p. 13