CUiSL welcomes contributions from its students and others to its study of  global warming, CO2 emissions and capitalist crisis. Please contact us at cuisl@communist-party.org.uk 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, […]

The Communist University in South London (CUiSL) is embarking on a new venture. CUiSL is an independent, self-styled open university, sponsored by the Croydon Branch of the Communist Party and promoted by its London District Committee. Until now it has confined its activities to learning through interactive group study. We are now looking to conduct […]

The final class of the Autumn Term comprised a report by Jerry Jones on the work he is undertaking on a book provisionally titled Rediscovering Economics and the ensuing comments and discussion by students. Jerry has been working on his book for a number of years and hopes to publish it 2018. As preparation for […]

Framework for discussion The class agreed that, while Universal Basic Income (UBI) could be analysed from a social welfare perspective, it could also be viewed as a reform of income tax. The approach adopted by the Economics Commission of the Communist Party in their report From Each According to Their Means[i] would then be relevant: […]

NOTE OF CUiSL class on 20 July 2017   The CUiSL class on 20 July 2017 was attended by 11 students including 8 members of the Communist Party, four of whom were members of the Croydon Branch. The class was an examination of the ideas contained in the book Four Futures by Peter Frase, summarised here. […]

We have found that the best way of learning is not to be instructed by an ‘expert’, it is to discuss and  listen to the experience and knowledge of others. At CUiSL we welcome everyone interested in learning about Marxism and applying it to analysing real-world problems. We meet on the third Thursday of the month on the […]

Having taken an extended break, the Communist University in South London (CUiSL) is about to return. We have a new, regular date: 7 pm on the third Thursday of every month (August and December being possible exceptions); the same venue – the top floor of Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD with the same educational philosophy: learning by […]

The BBC’s news coverage is practically indistinguishable from that of the capitalist press, and even its topical comedy output is full of jibes about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed “unelectability” , so it is gratifying when a programme that questions, however modestly, the capitalist status quo occasionally slips through. A recent example was a 30 minute programme […]