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 – Monday Oct. 22, 2018 — 9pm (edt)

Bernie Sanders and the International Progressive Front

According to Sanders, a global struggle is taking place with nothing less than the future of the planet at stake.  A new authoritarian axis has emerged based on concentration of wealth and power and destruction of democracy.  Trump and rightwing extremists in Europe and elsewhere have created a common front, with close contact, shared tactics and in some cases the same funders.  Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis identify the material interests and grassroots movements within countries that can be the basis for challenging the new global authoritarianism. They call on progressives to come together to counter this axis and create an international movement for shared prosperity, security and dignity for all people.

Presentations followed by discussion.  Below are links to the Guardian articles for reference, by Bernie Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis

Speakers will include:

John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC.  His most recent book is “Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams” (Zed Books).

Gary Hicks of Berkeley CA is a housing activist and researcher/presenter concerning international issues.  Gary describes himself as “an alleged US citizen of African descent, when not acting out my clear residency as an international proletarian.”  He is a member of CCDS and CPUSA.

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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.