Tag Archives: Marx

GLOBAL WARMING – a discussion paper

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 […]


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 […]

A Note of the Class held on Thursday 16 November 2017 on Rediscovering Economics

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 […]

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 […]

Marx’s Labour Theory of Value and the Significance of Productive and ‘Unproductive’ Work

An earlier version of this paper was given by me to a class of the CUiSL on 4 February 2014. The amendments and corrections in this version largely reflect the discussions at that class but the views expressed, and any remaining errors remain my responsibility.     An Outline of the Labour Theory of Value […]

Marx on Democracy: Lessons from the Paris Commune

by Martin Graham “Democracy consists of majority decisions arrived at by men and women who stand on an equal economic relationship, one with another” Willie Gallagher in a letter to the Governor of the BBC, 30 October 1950 “Instead of deciding once in three or six years which member of the ruling class was to […]