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 4TH MONDAY TELECONFERENCE (Sept. 24, 9pm eastern time)

(co-sponsored by CCDS Socialist Education Project and Peace and Solidarity Committe)


“The Crisis of Immigration and United States Imperialism in Latin America”

 Mass organizations have mobilized hundreds of thousand of activists in recent months to protest the cruel and inhumane policies of the United States government, separating parents from their children as they flee violence and poverty in their home countries. It is of vital importance that the conditions these marginalized people experience in the face of US police power be exposed. 

In addition to the vivid portraits of the cruelty of US policy, attention should be given to the connections between the separation of families at US borders and the long history of United States imperialism in the Western Hemisphere, particularly the one-hundred-year record of military interventions and domestic subversion in Central America.   The impact of US imperialism is a fundamental reason why many people leave their homes and become immigrants. 

Thus panel will bring together scholar/activists who work on the issues of immigration and study the root causes of masses of people desperately fleeing their home countries. 


Manuel Barajas, Professor of Sociology, California State University at Sacramento, member of the university’s Task Force on Race, Immigration, and Social Justice.  He is the author of books, many articles and numerous presentations on Mexican migration to the United States; including the path-breaking book, “Xaripu Community across Borders: Labor Migration, Community and Family.”  He is a co-author of an important statement to legislators demanding changes in US immigration policy.

Janel Pineda, member of recent Radical Roots delegation to El Salvador sponsored by CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador).  Janel is a Los Angeles born poet who writes and performs stories on her family’s history as Salvadoran immigrants.  Published in many anthologies, she most recently shared her work in Spanish as part of Festival de Poesia Amada Libertad, an international poetry festival in El Salvador.  Janel graduated from Dickinson College where she was the editor in chief of the Dickinson Review; she also studied English literature at the University of Oxford.

Topic: The Crisis of Immigration and United States Imperialism in Latin America
Time: Sep 24, 2018 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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.