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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.


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 […]

The future of CUiSL

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 […]

CUiSL Review

The Communist University has been conducting a review of its activities and how best to promote Marxist Education in South London in the light of: a. the need to refresh the current approach of holding monthly student-led evening classes at Ruskin House, Croydon; b. the reinvigoration of classes in Marxism provided by the Marx Memorial Library in Clerkenwell; and c. […]

CP candidates – media manifesto launch

   Croydon North Communist candidate Ben Stevenson spoke to assembled national and international media at an event in Westminster today organised to promote the CPs election manifesto. Whatever government manages to be formed come may 8th 9th – whether it’s blue and purple; red and orange; green, pink, black, gold or yellow  What’s clear is that what […]

Triggers for the Collapse of Capitalism and the Transition to Socialism

In the class in January we looked at the usual meaning attached to the ‘weakest link’ concept – where, across the range of capitalist nations, the break with capitalism will occur. In this paper, submitted by Martin Graham to the class on 3 February and intended to be a basis for discussion rather than an […]

Trotskyism after Trotsky – a critical analysis

This paper was delivered to the CUiSL class on 4 November. It is a personal view by Martin Graham on Tony Cliff’s book Trotskyism after Trotsky – the origins of the International Socialists (Bookmarks Publications, 1999) and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Communist Party. It seeks to investigate the theoretical differences between […]

The Sino-Soviet Split and Impact on International Communist Movement

A short note by Steve Johnson which he circulated to introduce the class in July. Students will be aware from notices in the Monday Column of the Morning Star that there will be no class in August. The Sino-Soviet split obviously refers to the deteriorating relations between the Soviet Union and PRC both at a […]

Notes on Rural Development in China from the 1950s to 1980s: From Mutual Aid to Co-Operatives to People’s Communes to Household Responsibility

Notes and appendices by Dr Jerry Jones in support of a presentation to the CUiSL class on 6 May 2014 Preamble First, China is a very large, complex country, with a highly decentralized political structure, with a lot of local autonomy. Thus, what I report here applies to some areas much more than others. Very […]


A paper by Nigel Green presented at the Communist University of South London, Ruskin House, Croydon on 1 April 2014 Acknowledgements I wish to thank the following people whose material I found on the internet or who advised me in person: David Ayton, Keith Bennett, Heiko Khoo, Morning Star, Communist Review, Workers World USA, Wikipedia, […]