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

CCDS socialist education project webinar March 26, 9pm eastern time

Women’s History Month: The centrality of the women’s movement in the struggle for peace, justice and racial equality  

In keeping with the tradition of Women’s History Month, this panel will discuss the historic role women have played in progressive struggles and the strengths and weaknesses of the organizing efforts by women today.

Ariel Gold, national co-director of Code Pink Women for Peace, will address women and the peace movement
Kathy Sykes,  State Representative of Jackson, Mississippi District 70.  Kathy has a long history of organizing in Mississippi, she will talk about her election campaign and work with the community as a state rep.  Kathy is a member of the CCDS national coordinating committee.
Pennie Opal Plant will discuss the work of indigenous women, locally, nationally and internationally.  She is co-founder of Idle No More San Francisco Bay and also focuses on fossil fuel and climate issues.
Background to Women’s History Month
US women members of the Socialist Party initiated the first national women’s day observance in New York in 1909; within two years March 8 was observed internationally.  Women in 1915 organized the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) to oppose World War I and in Feb. 1917, the women workers of Petrograd led a huge demonstration that kicked off Russia’s year of revolution.  In 1987 Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month.
Historically, women played an important role in the struggles for organized labor and against slavery and Jim Crow segregation.  Today, black women started Black Lives Matter.   Code Pink is in the forefront of the peace movement and on Jan. 21, 2017 women organized the largest day of protest in modern US history.  The #MeToo movement challenges the culture of sexual abuse and is constantly in the headlines.   Women on the Left say no to patriarchy, sexism, white supremacy, exploitation of workers, persecution of immigrants, destruction of the environment and war, and envision the better world that is possible.
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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.