Johannesburg Central's Communist University: 2006 Draft Programme.*

Date
Title
Author
Opening
Jan27
Critical Pedagogy: Learning Freedom (compilation), 13 pp.
Freire, McLaren, Boal
Tonya Graham
No Woman, No Revolution
Feb 3
Lenin on Women, 1919 and 1920, compilation, 7 pp.
V. I. Lenin
Natalya Dinat
10
Dialogue with Lenin, 1920, 8 pp.
Clara Zetkin
Claire Bless
17
Kollontai, Social Basis of Woman Question, 1909, 8pp
A. Kollontai
Muff Andersson
24
Transformative Trade Unionism
Langa Zita
(05)
Mar 3
Socialism and Gender Equality, 2001, 12 pp.
Liesl Orr
Tanya van Meelis
10
Women, Race and Class, Working-Class Perspective, 1981, 11 pp.
Angela Davis
Pamela Masiko
24
What future for the family, 2004, 8 pp.
Jenny Bristow
Khethiwe Marais
31
Civil Society and the Struggle for Socialism
Michele Williams
(09)
Apr 7
Women - Caste, Class or Oppressed Sex? 1970, 8 pp.
Evelyn Reed
Luli Callinicos
21
(Untimely) Critiques for a Red Feminism, 1995, 20 pp.
Teresa Ebert
Ferial Haffajee
May 5
Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism;Vedic science, 2004, 15 pp.
Meera Nanda
Lulama Nare
12
What is a Co-operative?
Vishwas Satgar
(13)
Basic Communism
19
Bourgeois and Proletarians ex The Communist Manifesto, 1848, 8 pp.
Karl Marx
Kimani Ndungu
26
The 3 Sources and 3 Component parts of Marxism, 1913, 4 pp.
V. I. Lenin
Theresa Giorza
Jun 2
African Socialism Revisited, 1967, 4 pp.
Kwame Nkrumah
Peter Mahlangu
9
What are the lessons of the NDR in the 20th Century?
Rob Davies
(17)
23
What is to be Done, C4, Workers and Revolutionaries, 1902, 8 pp.
V. I. Lenin
Rosemary Ndoqo
30
Capital, Volume 1, Chapter 1, Parts 1, 2 and 4, 1867, 12pp
Karl Marx
Tebogo Phadu
Jul 7
Value, Price and Profit, Parts 6 to 10, 8pp
Karl Marx
Tebogo Phadu
14
FOCUS Cuba Solidarity event.

(21)
21
Origin of Family, Private Property and State, Chapter 9, 1884, 12 pp.
Frederick Engels
Esther Barsel
28
Reform or Revolution, compilation, 1908, 16 pp.
Rosa Luxemburg
Shanthie Naidoo
Aug 4
Gender and the Socialist Revolution
Jenny Schreiner
(24)
18
Classes and Parties, Attitudes to Religion, 1909, 4 pp.
V. I. Lenin
(25)
Philosophy of Freedom
25
Theses on Feuerbach, 1845, 2 pp.
Karl Marx
(26)
Sep 1
What is the World Social Forum?
Vishwas Satgar
(27)
8
Why Revolutionaries Need Marxism, 1976, 7 pp.
Dialego
Buti Manamela
15
Pacifism and Violence, 1938, 11 pp.
C. Caudwell
(29)
29
What is the Political Economy of the Working Class Today?
Langa Zita
(30)
Oct 6
Death of the Subject Explained, 2002, 16 pp.
Heartfield
(31)
13
Gramsci, Freire, Organic Intellectuals, Critical Pedagogy, 2005, 15pp
McLaren, Fischman
(32)
20
Some Aspects of the Southern Question, 1926, 12 pp.
Antonio Gramsci
(33)
Revolutionary Politics
27
What is Happening in China?
Pallo Jordan
(34)
Nov 3
1,000 Days of Popular Unity, 1977, 8 pp.
Volodia Teitelboim
Buti Manamela
10
Barking Dogs and Building Bridges, 2004, 8 pp.
Lauren Royston
(36)
17
What is a Developmental State?
Omano Edigheji
(37)
24
The Struggle for Democracy, 2003, 8 pp.
Issa Shivji
(38)
Dec 1
Adventurism, Insurrection, 1902, 1917, 16 pp.
V. I. Lenin
(39)
8
Nascent Trend of Imperialist Economism, 1916, 8 pp.
V. I. Lenin
(40)
15
Is Our Social Policy Adequate?
Langa Zita
(41)

* Texts and order may be changed by the study group.

Venue and Time: Lekgotla Space, Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, 17h00 – 18h30.

Openers should be on time to open the discussion for 10-15 minutes, reviewing the work and bringing out suitable talking points. The chairperson will encourage dialogue involving all participants. Please volunteer to open a discussion – all it requires is that you read the work and give your own brief account of it.

All are welcome. Contact: Dominic Tweedie, e-mail hypercube@telkomsa.net or dominic.tweedie@gmail.com.