The Socialist Education Project

Socialist education is important for both strengthening the movement and building greater connection and cooperation, and informing effective action.

The Socialist Education Project of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism will sponsor online discussion and resources and in-person programs.  It will produce literature, visual aids and cultural products of value to help create a socialism that both draws upon its history and is relevant to building a twenty-first century socialism.

Everyone is invited to participate!

The Online University of the Left

A drawing of young Karl Marx

Why a Marxist School?

Karl Marx’s ideas are a common touchstone for many people working for change.  His historical materialism, his many contributions to political economy and class analysis, all continue to serve his core values–the self-emancipation of the working class and a vision of a classless society.  There are naturally many trends in Marxism that have developed over the years, and new ones are on the rise today.  All of them and others who want to see this project succeed are welcome here. A PDF flyer file for spreading the word is HERE

Communist Manifesto after 170 years: in the era of globalization, more relevant than ever

Monday, April 23, 2018 9:00 PM Eastern Time

The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848 at the prelude of the European revolutions, remains one of the world’s most read and influential documents.  The Manifesto was first to describe the materialist conception of history, that the economic mode of production and exchange is the basis of politics and culture, and that the resulting class struggle is the key to understanding history.  The working class plays the critical historic role in leading the struggle against capitalism and creating the future socialist society.
The Manifesto describes capitalism’s incessant expansion and worldwide drive for markets and profits.  Today US capitalism-imperialism seeks global hegemony in the context of the rising dangers of war and global warming, and increasing resistance.
Zach Robinson, member of the CCDS national coordinating committee, will present on the Communist Manifesto and globalization today, followed by discussion.   Zach is a math professor at East Carolina University in Greenville NC; he created an online video guide for the Manifesto:
More resources on Marx and the Manifesto at the Onlline University of the Left:
Topic: Communist Manifesto: after 170 years, more relevant than ever
Time: Apr 23, 2018 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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2017 left unity project: A series of programs and discussions: sponsored by Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism 

 Purpose: to preserve and advance understanding of one of the most important events in both modern world history but especially in the development of the people’s and socialist movements for revolution and liberation.