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

Date
Title
Author
Ouverture
Jan 25
Target, 50,000 Leading Cadres in 5 years - How to get there, 4pp.
Tweedie
1
"I am a Communist because I believe in Freedom"
Feb 1
Liberty, A Study in Bourgeois Illusion, 1938, 12pp.
Caudwell
2
8
Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, 1843, 8pp.
Marx
3
15
Attitude of the Workers Party to Religion, 1900, 7pp.
Lenin
4
22
Humanist (Alberti and Spinoza) and Philosophers, 2004 and 2006, 14pp
Tweedie
5
Mar 1
Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence, 1967, 8pp
M. L. King
6
8
Socialism, Utopian and Scientific, 1880, 16pp.
Engels
7
15
State and Revolution, 1917, Chapters 1-3, 21pp.
Lenin
8
For Peace, Against Imperialism
22
What is Dialectical Materialism, 1976, 7pp
"Dialego"
9
29
The Weapon of Theory, 1966, 8pp.
Cabral
10
Apr 5
Bourgeois Democracy and Dictatorship of Proletariat, 1919, 10pp.
Lenin
11
12
On the Time for Armed Struggle, 1974, 12pp
Pomeroy
12
19
Contradictions of Neo-Colonialism, Underdevelopment, 1975, 12pp.
Leys
13
26
Neo-colonialism, Last Stage of Imperialism, 1965, 16pp.
Nkrumah
14
May 3
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, 1916, 8pp.
Lenin
15
Revolution
10
The Prince, 1512, 8pp.
Machiavelli
16
17
On War, 1827, 11pp.
Clausewitz
17
24
The Mass Strike, Chapters 1, 4 and 8, 1906, 16pp
Luxemburg
18
31
What is to be Done, 1902, 11pp.
Lenin
19
Jun 7
Pitfalls of National Consciousness, 1963, 23pp.
Fanon
20
14
March Address to the Communist League, 1850, 4pp.
Marx
21
21
The SA Working Class and the NDR, 1988, 19pp
Slovo
22
Tasks of the Revolutionary Proletariat
28
2 Tactics of Social Democracy in Democratic Revolution, 1905, 19pp.
Lenin
23
Jul 5
Left Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder, 1920, 20pp.
Lenin
24
12
On Co-operation, 1923, 4pp
Lenin
25
19
Stalinism and Bolshevism, 1937, 8pp
Trotsky
26
26
Neo-liberalism, reformism, populism, ultra-leftism, 2005, 8pp
Cronin
27
Aug 2
Lenin on Women, 1919 - 1920, 6pp
Lenin
28
No Socialism without Women
16
The Social Basis of the Woman Question, 1909, 8pp
Kollontai
29
23
Dialogue with Lenin, 1920, 8 pp.
Clara Zetkin
30
30
Work among women, 1921, 12pp
3CCI
31
Sep 6
Socialism and Gender Equality, 2001, 12pp
Orr
32
13
Women, Race and Class, Working-Class Perspective, 1981, 11 pp.
Angela Davis
33
20
Women - Caste, Class or Oppressed Sex, 1970, 8pp
Reed
34
27
Communist Manifesto 1, Bourgeois and Proletarians, 1848, 8pp
Marx
35
Communist Matters
Oct 4
Communist Manifesto 2, Proletarians and Communists, 1848, 7pp
Marx
36
11
Communist Manifesto 3, Socialist and Communist Literature, 1848, 8pp
Marx
37
18
How to be a good Communist, 1939, Class Struggle Simplified, 2003, 8pp
Liu, Tweedie
38
25
Mr Chairman, 1950, 2pp
Hannington
39
Nov 1
Worker Solidarity and Unions, 2003, 8pp
MIA
40
8
Negotiations, 2004, 8pp
MIA
41
15
Better Fewer, But Better, 1923, 8pp
Lenin
42
22
Class Struggles in France 1848 to 1850, 1850, 12pp
Marx
43
29
The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, 1852, 16pp
Marx
44
Dec 6
The Civil War in France, 1871, 8pp
Marx
45

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

Venue and Time: Johannesburg Communist University YCL Campus, SATAWU, Offices, Old Mutual Building, 29 Kerk Street, between Loveday and Harrison Streets, Johannesburg, 15h30 – 17h00.

Presenters will 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. All are welcome.

Contact: Dominic Tweedie, e-mail dominic.tweedie@gmail.com or George Raphela, george@ycl.org.za.