Missing the obvious

September 12, 2013 in About Us

reading-glasses

Our advise: Look for (new?) glasses

J. Levi replies to Earl Gilman criticism that we apparently avoid the “dictatorship of the proletariat”… The letter exchange was published in the Weekly Worker on 5 September and 12 September and was originally a reply on Geary Middleton’s article that was published on the 29th of August.

Read the rest of this entry →

Communist University: Learning to talk to each other

September 4, 2013 in News

Danny Hammill reports on the CPGB’s summer school where also a Marxist Center editorial board member was present.

mouths less text small

We can work it out

For this year’s Communist University, the CPGB returned to the same pleasant south London venue – aviary and all.

Of course, we call our pedagogical event a university quite deliberately. Not in order to be pretentious or elitist, but simply to denote a certain seriousness about our attitude to education. Despite our obvious limitations as a small group, we aim to raise the bar high when it comes to political education and culture in general. Unfortunately, this is not something that can be said about most of the left in Britain – which at best tends to treat its membership as mere sheep to be trained rather than educated as self-confident cadre. Read the rest of this entry →