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 Webinar: The Left and Spirituality

June 25, 9pm eastern time

presentations by Tony Kaliss, CCDS national coordinating committee and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, associate professor of political science at Purdue University.

Tony will suggest that the Left needs to understand the critical role that spirituality plays in how humans understand, interpret, and, most importantly, act on the knowledge that comes to them.  He will explore how and why the Left has misunderstood the role of spirituality, outline the very negative consequences of that misunderstanding, outline the very positive consequences of understanding its role.

Valeria will discuss spirituality in movements of African-Americans and Rev. Barber’s use of a spiritual dimension to build the new Poor People’s Campaign.

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Tony is retired in Anchorage, Alaska. His presentation reflects a combination of the two streams that have influenced his life’s work, one being a third generation Leftist, and over 50 years work on issues between Native-American and non-Native peoples.

Valeria is involved in the Indiana Poor People’s Campaign, publishes on Black politics, and is director of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion.


information to connect by computer or call by phone:

 
Topic: The Left and Spirituality
Time: Jun 25, 2018 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
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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.