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:  Celebrating Women’s History Month   (March 25, 9-10:30 pm (eastern time) — 6-7:30 pm (pacific time)

“Marxist Feminism for a Global Women’s Movement against Capitalism”, presentation by Ligaya McGovern
“Challenges of today for inner city women in Chicago”, proposed topic for presentation by Mildred Williamson
Global neoliberal capitalism challenges the women’s movement, it divides women by class, and men and women based on gender and class.  Ligaya will suggest that the Marxist Feminist frame can analyze the global exploitation of women by neoliberalism and help shape the resistance of transnational women’s movements.  Examples are the peasant women’s movement, the militant movement in the Philippines, the International Women’s Alliance, and the migrant domestic workers.
Mildred will address the devastating impact on Trump administration policies in Chicago, with a focus on healthcare and women’s issues
Ligaya McGovern is professor of sociology at Indiana University.  She is a longtime human and women’s rights advocate and has done extensive research in the Philippines.  She is author of Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance and Filipino Peasant Women: Exploitation and Resistance.
Mildred Williamson is a health care worker who lives in Chicago.  Her interests focus on women/race/class, intersectionality, and healthcare rights/HIV.  A longtime community activist, she is a member of the national coordinating committee of CCDS
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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.