Marxism 101 Application Form (2023)

July 31, 2023

MARXISM 101 – introduction to Marxist theory and practice Why are people still debating Karl Marx’s thought?  Why do so many social justice movements around the world draw from his work? A philosopher, economist, and activist, Karl Marx changed history. His ideas have driven some of the most momentous political struggles against capitalism, racism, and imperialism the world has ever seen.
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July 10, 2023

Center for Political Education seeks a co-director to lead our political education work and manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. The new co-director will work collaboratively with CPE’s current co-director and under the advisement of our community advisors. A complete job description can be found here.
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April 28, 2021

We have a new set of CPE Study Halls on our YouTube channel, including conversations with Josh MacPhee and Melanie Cervantes; Ejeris Dixon and Che-Johnson-Long; and Emily K. Hobson and Dan Berger.   CPE Study Hall: Celebrate People’s History with Josh MacPhee and Melanie Cervantes Check out this segment where we talk with Josh MacPhee and Melanie Cervantes of justseeds about the new edition of Celebrate People’s History, which includes over 275 artists, writers, and organizations from around the globe paying tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creative activism and organizing.
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Welcome Thomas!

January 15, 2021

We’re excited to welcome Thomas Mariadason as CPE’s interim executive director.  Learn more about him below.   Eighteen years ago or so, I walked into a third-floor office above a salon and saree shop in Jackson Heights, Queens. It was my first day volunteering with the Youth Power program at DRUM, a small base-building organization of immigrants resisting the xenophobic backlash and imperialist expansion of the “war on terror.”
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Key Lessons for Building Power during the Elections

October 28, 2020

With the last days of the elections upon us, leftists and progressives have been getting ourselves ready for the immediate task ahead: defeating white-supremacist authoritarianism while strengthening our own forces. Some of us are leading voter turnout efforts locally and in swing states, others are getting ready to keep our communities safe from intimidation at the ballot box, and some are continuing to do work outside of the electoral arena, whether in the form of community organizing, mutual aid, or campaigning.
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