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:  Socialists and the 2018 elections

Monday, August 27, at 9pm Eastern Daylight time.
To build the progressive majority and advance towards socialism, the Left needs to defeat Trump and the far right, who are inflicting huge damage on the people and natural environment of this country and the world.  The 2018 elections are a key opportunity to defeat Republicans and shift power towards progressives.  What are socialist strategy and tactics for the upcoming elections?  What have we learned from recent electoral successes and failures?    How do socialists work to support progressives and also build the socialist movement?  There will be two presentations followed by discussion.
Christine Riddiough,  co-chair of the National Electoral Committee of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will address topics such as: goals of election work, lessons from DSA electoral campaigns, strategy for November and DSA plans.  Christine is also a member of the DSA national political committee and on the steering committee of DSA’s Medicare for All campaign.  She has been an activist in the women’s and LGBT movements since 1970.

Max Elbaum, author and contributor to Organizing Upgrade website,  looks at questions such as, how do we convert the energy we see in the streets to electoral power?  How do we fight racism and defend immigrants while setting a strong class pole?  Max is a historian, author and social activist.  His book on the “new communist movement” of the 1970s and 80s, Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals turn to Lenin, Mao and Che, is highly-regarded and now a standard Left history of the period.  He has worked on War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, a publication to fight the Bush administration response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11


Topic:  CCDS webinar:  Socialists and the 2018 elections
Time: Aug 27, 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.