Our Mission and Working Projects

The primary mission of the CCS will be to enhance scholarly communist research in the US and abroad in the following ways. We aim to: 

  1. provide education and training concerning Marxist-Leninist theory, history, and thought

  2. encourage center-based and community-based research which broadly applies Marxism-Leninism across various fields  

  3. support those who are doing Marxist-Leninist research by way of research assistance and publication potential

  4. conduct and publish our own research which addresses significant politico-economic challenges in the US and abroad 

The CCS will be modeled around similar institute projects which seek to encourage analysis, education, and the furthering of communist thought. We aim to work on the intersection of scholarship and activism in such a way as to best support communities of resistance, workers, and the oppressed.

The primary working projects of the CCS are as follows: 

  1. run a lively and educational social media platform, inclusive of our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages

  2. publish a quarterly journal, Peace Land, and Bread, which entails the maintenance of a robust editorial board, quarterly calls for submission, reviews, graphic design, advertising, publishing, outreach, and more

  3. regularly produce a podcast, People's Pulse Radio, which entails interview design, music editing, sound editing, podcast hosting, and more

  4. develop and expand the publishing abilities of the CCS publishing house, Iskra Books, which entails editorial structure, the republication of out-of-print and public domain works of Marxist-Leninist theory, history, and science, as well as editorial and publication partnerships with other left publishers

  5. develop, expand, and support individual CCS research fellow projects, such as doctoral dissertations, theses, book projects, and article projects

  6. develop and publish a peer-reviewed journal of communist ecology, Communauté, which entails the building of an editorial board, calls for submission, reviews, graphic design, advertising, publishing, and outreach 

  7. continue to publish and expand our audio text series on YouTube