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Galvanise the Left Vote; Build the League

Statement from YCL General Secretary Owain Holland on the June 2017 General Election result:

June’s election has shown not just a huge appetite for ‘change’ but an undeniable approval of socialism amongst working class Britain. Especially amongst the youth of Britain. They have shattered the Tory’s ‘Strong & Stable’ delusion. Comrades, we must recruit and build, not just the wider labour movement-we must build the communist youth to lead the vanguard of the struggle against a government that is shaking.

Comrades; agitate, educate and organise for the YCL!

Communist Party Statement on 8 June 2017 General Election

The Young Communist League fully endorses the statement of the Communist Party (below). The YCL views yesterday’s announcement as an attempt to manipulate the new parliamentary rules implemented by the Tories themselves in order to try and guarantee five more years of austerity and deliver a ‘mandate’ for an anti-worker Brexit. Let’s turn Theresa May’s great gamble into the vehicle which removes the Tories from power and ushers in a Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn – all the time fighting to build the Party and the YCL. 

Echoing the demands of our demands of our 48th Congress in December – ‘Halt the ruling class offensive! Build the League!’ Read More…

Communist Summer Camp 2017

The Young Communist League is very excited to announce the arrangements for this year’s Communist Summer Camp! Read More…

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!