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YCL Statement on Recent Terror Attacks

The recent terror attacks in London and Manchester have highlighted not only the complete failure of the government to safeguard its citizens from terrorism but the fact that policies of the Conservative government actually contribute towards terrorism. The YCL recognises the need to halt the British governments imperialist meddling in the Middle East, the need to stop selling arms to governments like that of Saudi Arabia and the need to properly fund the emergency services and the NHS.

The YCL stands by the victims in utmost solidarity. No matter the nationality. No civilian should be targeted in such ways. The YCL condemns the barbarism of the attackers. The YCL must also draw attention to the bourgeois press and the capitalist media who stir up a hysteria over events in Britain yet ignore events perpetrated by the same groups in the Middle East. The YCL stands with victims of terrorism from Britain to Syria and wherever else it occurs.

The YCL calls for a working class response against terrorism and urges the peoples of Britain to halt their government’s imperialist agenda.

Communist Party Political Committee Report January 2017: For Internationalism and a People’s Brexit!

General Secretary Robert Griffiths delivered the Political Report to the first meeting of the Communist Party’s new Executive Committee on 21 January 2017 outlining the international and domestic political situation and the tasks facing Britain’s Communists.

There is an ancient and well-worn Chinese saying: ‘May you live in interesting times’. What is not so well-known – at least outside China – is that this is meant as a curse, not a blessing.

After the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President, we can be sure that we live not only in interesting times, but in dangerous times as well.

He has taken office on a minority vote, but having won substantial support among sections of the working class with promises of private and public sector investment, more jobs and higher wages Read More…

70 years later – Ban the Bomb!

70 years are completed today after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The World Federation of Democratic Youth has had a constant position about the usage of such nuclear weapons. Read More…

Women and the struggle for peace – International Women’s Day event

The Coordinating Committee of Communist Parties domiciled in Britain (CCCPiB) is once again organising an event to mark International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme of “women and the struggle for peace”. Read More…

WW1 – Opposing Imperialist Wars: Then & Now

A Young Communist League Scotland film, featuring Johnnie Hunter (YCL Scottish Organiser) & Dr Alan MacKinnon (Chair of Scottish CND). With the British Establishments attempts to turn 2014 into a celebration of the start of WW1 & portray the Great War as a noble & unavoidable conflict fought to preserve “freedom”, obvious parallels begin to emerge between 1914 and the seemingly endless wars that are being waged in the past decade or so Read More…