Welcome to our online center for Marxist and progressive learning!

In addition to courses you can take for free in your own time, alone or with a group, we also offer live courses via video conferencing.  Contact:  carld717@gmail.com.

Top Video Courses

    • THE PRECARIAT, THE NEW YOUNG & DANGEROUS CLASS An 11 minute discussion starter. Author Guy Standing points in this interview the emergence of a new class structure that starts when neoliberals took control over the economy and politics back in the 80s and it´s consolidated with the actual global crisis. The common element of this new class is its rejection of neo-liberalism and social democracy and is becoming aware that it is a class for itself, favoring the emergence of new political forces like Podemos, SYRIZA and Left Ecology and Freedom in Italy. Guy Standing is an economist, professor at the University of London and founder / co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network.
        David Harvey explain that organizing workers today might better be done by urban neighborhoods than factories. 20 minutes.
  • KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED. A new one-hour documentary from Brave New Films, narrated by Jim Hightower, that goes deep into 'Citizens United' and worse. Got for Sanders campaign discussion groups.
  • WHEN COMMUNISM WAS MADE ILLEGAL. History of the HUAC from its inception in 1938, through the Hollywood investigations of 1948, to the 1960 San Francisco City hall police water hosing of protestors. 45 minutes.

Top Course Outlines and Materials

    • THE HARD ROAD TO RENEWAL: Thatcherism And The Crisis Of The Left.  Stuart Hall's Downloadable Book On The Political Impact Of Margaret Thatcher Has Established Him As The Most Prescient And Insightful Analyst Of Neoliberalism Through A Gramscian Lens.
    • THE HUNDRED YEAR WAR IN PALESTINE. This 90 minutes lecture was given by Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University) at the Centre for Palestine Studies at SOAS University of London on 11 March 2016. Excellent for a program on the topic.
    • INTERVIEW WITH BILL GALLEGOS. By Ellly Leary and anne Lewis in Monthly Review, the discussion gives a good account of how Marxism Merged with the Latino movement, through the experience of one of its leaders, who today is also making similar connects in Climate Change battles.
    • 'TURN TO THE WORKING CLASS'. This PhD thesis by Kerry Taylor represents the first scholarly account of an important strategy that emerged from the late 1960s political ferment. Thousands of young black, white, Asian, and Latino radicals from diverse class backgrounds concluded that a transformation of the nation's politics required them to concentrate their organizing efforts on worksites and within trade unions.  It includes chapters on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit and the October League in the US South.
    • POLICE VIOLENCE, CAPITAL AND NEOLIBERALISMAn excellent essay, by Gary Potter, introducing the nature of police, recent changes in the nature of policing, and the economy. Good discussion starter.
    • HUEY P NEWTON'S PHD THESIS on FBI/police repression and the Black community. 100 page PDF
    • FOR MARXISTS DOING ELECTORAL WORK, studying Poulantzas is a big help. We have a free book by him in the books section. But check out 'Calibrating the Capitalist State in the Neoliberal Era' by Colin Jenkins of the Hampton Institute to get you started.
    • POLITICS & CLIMATE CHANGE. Results of an import study of the 'Six Americas' as clusters of thinking on climate change, and how they are reflected in the electorate. Key to discussion of a Green Deal Deal. Download as PDF,
    • FUSION POLITICS from the Arab Spring to Moral Monday. Discussion starter by CCDS's Harry Targ.
    • UNITED FRONT, POPULAR FRONT & ELECTIONS. William Z foster in this 1939 132-page booklet, 'Your Questions Answered,' gives insight of the 1930s CP on Politics, Peace, Economics, Fascism, Anti-Semitism, Race Prejudice, Religion, Trade Unionism, Americanism, Democracy, Socialism, Communism.
    • ORGANIC INTELLECTUALS. Slide Show on  Teaching and Organizing--Gramsci, Arizmendi and Ella Baker. By Carl Davidson.
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