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Since then, the center’s space has been used by activists and hosted foreign dignitaries, including an ambassador from Haiti and representatives from Cuba. Dotterman says Harvard faculty members and students have taken part in the lecture series and study groups over the years. “We got a really good deal on the rent,” Dotterman says of the space. “We’ve grown up around it.”<ref>[http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2004/12/9/seeing-red-in-a-city-like/] Seeing Red A Communist guide to Cambridge, Harvard Crimson, December 09, 2004</ref>  
 
Since then, the center’s space has been used by activists and hosted foreign dignitaries, including an ambassador from Haiti and representatives from Cuba. Dotterman says Harvard faculty members and students have taken part in the lecture series and study groups over the years. “We got a really good deal on the rent,” Dotterman says of the space. “We’ve grown up around it.”<ref>[http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2004/12/9/seeing-red-in-a-city-like/] Seeing Red A Communist guide to Cambridge, Harvard Crimson, December 09, 2004</ref>  
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==Director==
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In 2004 Al L. Sargis was the Director of the [[Center for Marxist Education]].<ref>[http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/view/26/1/1] Unfinished Business: Socialist Market Economy By Al L. Sargis, political Affairs, January 2004</ref>
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Revision as of 11:47, 15 January 2011

Center for Marxist Education is based in Cambridge Massachusetts and is run by the Communist Party USA and Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

History

According to director Gary Dotterman, the volunteer-run center—which will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in January — 2005, is still open during limited hours on Thursday evenings, offering lectures, courses, book signings and film series. The center, which has a mailing list of 540 members, also operates the Bookmarx bookstore and hosts a weekly show on Cambridge cable television.

“It’s mainly a place for people to come, converse, learn and explore new ideas and some old ideas,” Dodderman says.

The space on Mass. Ave. was first used as a headquarters for Communist Party USA candidate Laura Ross, who challenged legendary Massachusetts congressman Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill in the 1970’s. After she lost—twice—the newly founded center took over the space, and to this day pays the rent using donations from members. One of its founders, MIT mathematician Dirk Struik, was banned from teaching during what Dotterman calls “the dark years of the McCarthy era.” Struik stayed on at MIT, and “he couldn’t teach but they had to pay him anyway,” Dotterman says.

Since then, the center’s space has been used by activists and hosted foreign dignitaries, including an ambassador from Haiti and representatives from Cuba. Dotterman says Harvard faculty members and students have taken part in the lecture series and study groups over the years. “We got a really good deal on the rent,” Dotterman says of the space. “We’ve grown up around it.”[1]

Director

In 2004 Al L. Sargis was the Director of the Center for Marxist Education.[2]

References

  1. [1] Seeing Red A Communist guide to Cambridge, Harvard Crimson, December 09, 2004
  2. [2] Unfinished Business: Socialist Market Economy By Al L. Sargis, political Affairs, January 2004