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


Fourth Monday Teleconference Series

“New Political Openings in the Time of Covid-19”
Socialist Education Project online webinar
Cosponsored by CCDS and Liberation Road
Monday, April 27, 9pm (eastern time) — Zoom link below
Featuring Marilyn Albert and Bill Fletcher Jr.
Systemic disaster or shock can open possibilities for social change not available in the US during normal times; the Covid-19 pandemic is such a crisis.   The right wing will seek to exploit the situation; what will the Left do?  The CCDS discussion will present an overview and examples, with two speakers:
Marilyn Albert — new opportunities for promoting single payer health care.
Bill Fletcher  — How the Right is using the crisis to advance its agenda.
The presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion, including suggestions for new ways of online organizing..
the speakers:
Marilyn Albert is a retired Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience; she worked in the New York City hospitals for most of her career.  She has been active in the movement for single payer health care since the 1970s.  She is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and lives in Richmond, California.
Bill Fletcher Jr. is a former president of TransAfrica Forum, writer, commentator  trade unionist and activist.  His books include: The Man Who Fell From the Sky (fiction); Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral (co-editor); ‘They’re Bankrupting us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions; and Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice.
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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.