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: Celebrating Black History Month

Feb. 26 webinar 9 pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT

The Poor Peoples Campaign 
 
Speakers:  Kerry Taylor: the poor peoples campaign of Martin Luther King Jr. 
 
Mildred Williamson: the new Poor Peoples Campaign
and developments in Chicago in response to the challenges of today.
 
The presentations will be followed by discussion.
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Background to Black History Month
US capitalism has the distinct feature of over 200 years of rapid large scale accumulation from the super exploitation of black labor in the slave system in the ante-bellum South and the share-cropping peonage system in the post-bellum South.
Black history month is a time to reflect and learn about this history and its great relevance today.  Chronic unemployment and poverty, numerous police shootings of young black men such as in Ferguson, and high rates of incarceration were all but a prelude to the overt racism of the Trump administration.  National oppression is deeply rooted in US society and is an important material basis of our national wealth.  Resistance is also strong, led by the Black Lives Movement and others.   The new Poor People’s Campaign is resonating far and wide, building momentum for its positive agenda for peace and justice.
The stronger the momentum for black liberation, the stronger the movement for the working class, the progressive majority, and social change.  This movement for economic and social justice creates a more favorable situation for promoting and advancing towards socialism.
Kerry Taylor, Ph.D. is an associate professor at the Citadel in South Carolina.  He is a specialist in twentieth-century US, labor, African American and oral history.  Taylor was the associate director of the Southern Oral History Program and co-edited volumes 4 and 5 of the Papers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Mildred Williamson works for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System and the University of Illinois at Chicago-School of Public Health.  She has been active in issues such as access to healthcare/community health, HIV/AIDS policies & programs, social determinants of health, correctional health, public education/youth development, anti-racism and police accountability.
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MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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.