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

Cuba: Reportback from Havana conference on travel and Trump policies 

The CCDS Socialist Education Project 4th Monday Monthly Discussion

Monday, November 27, 2017

9:00 – 10:30 PM EST, conference call


Sonic attacks. Hurricanes. Diplomat expulsions. Danger warnings to U.S. citizens. New Trump administration restrictions on people-to-people travel.  What are the facts and how do we respond? How do we promote travel to Cuba that is responsible and ethical?

These were the questions that framed a 2-day conference in Havana in September for the founding of a new travel association called RESPECT – Responsible and Ethical Cuba Travel. The conference was under way when the Trump administration announced it would impose new travel restrictions and warned U.S. citizens not to travel to Cuba.

You are invited to a discussion with three veteran friends of Cuba that attended the Havana RESPECT conference: 

Bob Guild, a founder of RESPECT and vice-president of Marazul Tours, New York City

Otis Cunningham, long time Cuba solidarity activist, Chicago

Peter Orris, MD, occupational medicine doctor and Cuba solidarity activist, Chicago

Join us:

dial in number: 641 715 0867

participant code: 710640


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.