The study of Banking and the Banking Crisis is now being conducted by the Economics Commission of the Communist Party. CUiSL is continuing to contribute to this study. It is hoped that a report will be published by the end of the year.

It is now 11 years since the global financial system teetered on the brink of collapse and governments were forced to intervene to prop up it up. These interventions took the form of government effectively guaranteeing all counterparty risk across the system. This secured the continuation of banks’ deposit taking and business and personal credit activities (i.e. their […]

Preface The Communist University in South London (CUiSL) is sponsored by the Croydon Branch of the Communist Party and meets on the third Thursday of every month (August and December excepted) at Ruskin House, Croydon. In these classes and workshops we study and discuss Marxism, science, history and contemporary political issues. It is open to […]

The Communist University in South London discussion paper on Global Warming was finalised last month and circulated for comment. This process continues. You may request a copy by e-mailing The paper continues to receive generally favourable responses but, following its initial distribution, there were three significant developments which are not covered – The publication […]

The CUiSL discussion paper on anthropomorphic global warming has been submitted to CUiSL’s sponsor, the Croydon Branch of the Communist Party and now awaits decisions on publication. Copies are available on request but not yet for public comment, publication or onward transmission. The study concluded that global warming caused by burning fossil fuels poses a huge threat to humanity […]

A draft report with a technical appendix describing relevant Marxist theory has been circulated to students and will be discussed at the class to be held at 7 pm on Thursday 19 July on the top floor at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD. It is then hoped to circulate a final draft […]

Steady progress is being made with our discussion paper on Global Warming and Marxist Crisis Theory – but this remains a working title and something more snappy is required before we publish! The aim is to have a draft report excluding the final conclusions and recommendations ready for our next class/seminar at 7 pm on Thursday, 19 July. Then, if all goes […]

CUiSL welcomes contributions from its students and others to its study of  global warming, CO2 emissions and capitalist crisis. Please contact us at if you would like to participate in this study. We have already published below an outline of the discussion document we wish to produce. While not wishing to stifle new avenues of […]

We are at an early stage in our project to apply Marxist Crisis Theory to Global Warming and the need to constrain CO2 emissions. The following tentative outline of a possible discussion paper and the work needed to complete it has, however, been prepared:   Part 1 – Global Warming, understanding and response Topic Useful sources already examined Drafting underway […]

The initial scoping of our study into Global Warming and Marxist Crisis Theory (see below) has encountered the argument that the Chernobyl Crisis in 1986 crippled the response to then emerging evidence of global warming in which fossil fuels would be replaced with nuclear power. While it is undeniable that Chernobyl undermined confidence in nuclear power, […]