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International Women’s Day 2017

A statement on behalf of the Young Communist League Executive Committee to mark International Womens’ Day 2017.

As International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world it is important for us, as communists, to acknowledge that the situation for woman in Britain remains one of rampant and systemic inequality and injustice. For the second time in our country’s history we have a female prime minister but this is no success for feminism. Equality and women’s liberation continues to be undermined and attacked. The Tories ideological destruction of the welfare state since 2010 has disproportionately affected women who bear the brunt of cuts and attacks on employment rights. On a national and global scale women continue to be the subject of economic and social oppression and remain a superexploited section of the international working class Read More…

Young Communist League 48th Congress

The Young Communist League is holding it’s 48th Congress on Saturday 3 December 2016 from 12 noon at Ruskin House, Croydon. Congress is the highest decision-making body of the YCL and is held once every two years. Congress is the chance for our members from all over the country to get together and shape the policies and strategic priorities for the YCL over the next two years.

The Executive Committee has already provided Political and Organisational Resolutions for discussion, debate and improvement by our members before Congress. The Executive has also proposed an amendment to the YCL’s Constitution.

Each branch or district should hold it’s own pre-Congress meeting to discuss and debate the Congress Resolutions. Each branch is allowed 5 amendments to the EC Resolutions and 2 new resolutions of their own. Branches should also decide whether their delegates should back the EC’s amendment to the Constitution.

It is the duty of Congress to elect a new Executive Committee to carry out its policies for the next two years and fight to build the YCL. Each branch is allowed to nominate up to 10 YCLers to the Executive Committee.

All amendments, resolutions and nominations should be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 1 December 2016.

Make sure you get down to London on Saturday 3 December! We need YCLers from across Britain to come as delegates from their branches and districts to vote on the Resolutions and elect the EC. This year’s Congress is being held from 12 noon at the Communist Party’s headquarters, Ruskin House (23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD). Congress will be followed by a social and a chance to get know comrades from up and down the country.

Congress is a very important event in ensuring that the YCL continues going from strength to strength, building in size and influence so that young Communists can play a decisive role in advancing the interests of working class people in Britain. If you’re not sure about where your pre-Congress meeting is or you would like to attend as a delegate, please email office@ycl.org.uk

Together, we can build a better future! See you in December!

Make this September a month of action

At the critical time for Britain, the Young Communist League is working to build our organization and support for socialist revolution among young workers. So this September, the EC are launching a new initiative – the Month of Action. Read More…

YCL Statement on the Tory Budget

Chancellor George Osborne may be a particularly odious specimen however, it is important to keep in mind that austerity and its effects are not merely the result of one nasty man, nor even one nasty party. Austerity is the mechanism used to concentrate wealth back into the upper echelons of society. A clawing back of the social democratic reforms of the welfare state. It is in essence; class war. Read More…

New General Secretary of the YCL elected

At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the YCL on 20 February 2016, our chair Owain was chosen to take on the role of General Secretary (a role that officially represents the YCL) after Zoe, our long-standing comrade, decided to step down. Below is a statement by Owain concerning his election as our new general secretary: Read More…