People's School of Marxist-Leninist Studies


Communist schools and universities have been a mainstay in the Communist movement for generations.

In the early years in the US the American communist movement set up workers book shops and schools, such as the workers school in New York City. During the popular front years, the Communist Party (CP) set up the Jefferson school for social research, named after Thomas Jefferson this was in accordance with the CP's positioning at the time which stated, "communism is 20th century Americanism."

During the McCarthy period, the Jefferson school was forced to close.

From the late 1960s through the 70s, the center for Marxist education was responsible for educating countless numbers of both CP cadre and others in the science of Marxism- Leninism, the achievements of the Soviet Union, the People's democracies of Eastern Europe, other socialist countries and the national liberation movements of the time.

From the late 1970s into the early 80s the People's School for Marxist Studies became a center for pro-Soviet and anti-Trotskyite knowledge in the American left.

Today we are taking the bold step of rebuilding Marxist Leninist schools in the US.

Through the use of various extension courses throughout the country and affiliated study groups, the school continues the task of ideologically educating workers including the unemployed, oppressed people, and youth in the science of Marxism-Leninism and its application in various struggles.

One of the school's objectives is to give working people tools needed in pushing the labor movement away from social democracy and economism and towards military class struggle trade unionism.

For students who are dealing with the military-industrial complex on their campuses, the school can help with courses that strategize the most effective ways in which to combat militarism. Peace activists need a form to analyze the economic forces behind the war machine and imperialism. The growing environmental movement needs educational direction. Environmental solutions can never be dealt with under the capitalist system because it puts profits ahead of the planet and health needs of the people.

Certificates of accomplishment will be awarded to those who successfully complete the courses!