YCL Statement Following the UK General Election (June 2017)

In the campaign preceding the UK general elections, the YCL advocated a vote for the British Labour Party under the left­wing leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. This was the only logical conclusion, it being the only immediate option for an end to austerity for the British people, and instant gains for the Working Class Read More…

YCL launches website for World Festival delegation

The YCL Executive Committee is proud to announce the launch of the official website for the British Delegation to the World Festival of Youth and Students, happening in Sochi, Russia in October. Read More…

Joint Declaration of World Communist Youth Organizations Regarding Refugee Crisis

Communist Youth Organizations (CYOs) received the Joint Appeal for the Refugee Issue, initially an initiative by 6 CYOs, KNE – SDAJ – FGC – SKOJ – CJC – TKG. CYOs from every corner of the world, CYOs, from countries that face imperialist wars and their people face the consequences of capitalism that creates crisis, wars, and refugees, declare the following:

Joint Declaration

Solidarity to the refugees. Let´s strengthen our struggle against imperialist wars and capitalism, that gives rise to crises, wars, refugees

The Communist Youth Organizations express our solidarity to the victims of the imperialist wars, the more than 65 million of refugees all over the world, among which, more than 30 million are children.


We denounce the peoples´ murderers, NATO, European Union and all the forces that, in favor of their monopolies and for the control of energy reserves, the ways of transportation of energy and commodities and the control of the markets, carry out imperialist interventions and wars. The EU governments have big responsibilities because with their resolutions, they clearly violate the international law, and have trapped millions of refugees, mainly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, in Turkey, Greece and other countries in which the refugees remain, against their will. They treat the refugees as a very cheap labour force within the framework of the general attack against the workers´rights, they permit or limit the refugee flows in accordance with the needs of the capitalist economy.

We struggle even more vigorously for the relief, the release and secure transportation of refugees to their destinations, for human conditions of temporary hosting. We isolate the fascist and racist forces in every country that point out the refugees (the victims) and acquit the capitalist system (the victimizer) by which they are brought up.

We reveal to the youth the causes that give rise to massive immigration and refugees. We are at the frontline of the expression of genuine popular solidarity, of the joint struggle of the peoples independently from national origin, race, language, religion.

We fight for workers´unity in our countries, to organize resistance and counterattack against the antipopular policy, for the rejection of any kind of division of the working class on the basis of national origin, language, race, religion. Unity among workers, local and immigrants, is the necessary precondition to stop the strategy of the capital that uses conflicts between them in order to increase the exploitation of all workers, to safeguard their capitalist profit.

Towards the 1st of May, 2017, we discuss massively with the youth in our countries about the imperialist war and confirm the actual character of the slogan of the Manifesto of the Communist Party, “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”

We shout:  Solidarity to the refugees. Our enemy is capitalism that gives rise to crises, wars, refugees! We struggle for its overthrow! For the workers to be able to live in peace and be masters of their place, eradicating the causes that today force them to massive immigration.

We honor the 100 anniversary of the Great Socialist October Revolution, we project its messages and strengthen the struggle for the only real alternative in capitalist barbarity, socialism.

Signed by the following 31 Communist Youth Organizations:
1.    Youth of Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism, J-PADS
2.    Federation of Communist Youth, FJC – Argentina
3.    Union of Communist Youth, UJC – Brazil
4.    Young Communist League, YCL Canada
5.    Young Socialists of the Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
6.    United Democratic Youth Organisation, EDON – Cyprus
7.    Communist Youth Union, KSM – Czech Republic
8.    Communist Youth of Denmark, UngKom
9.    Young Communist League, YCL of Georgia
10.    Socialist German Workers Youth, SDAJ
11.    Communist Youth of Greece, KNE
12.    Youth of the Hungarian Workers’ Party
13.    Workers’ Party Youth of Ireland, WPY
14.    Front of Communist Youth, FGC – Italy
15.    Jordanian Democratic Youth Union, UJDY
16.    Federation of Communist Youth, FJC – Mexico
17.    Communist Youth Movement of the Netherlands, CJB
18.    Youth of Communist Party of Pakistan
19.    Communist Youth of Palestine
20.    Youth of Palestinian People’s Party
21.    Revolutionary Young Communist League (bolsheviks), RKSM(b) – Russia
22.    League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia, SKOJ – Serbia
23.    Collectives of Young Communists, CJC – Spain
24.    Communist Youth Union of Spain, UJCE
25.    Socialist Youth Union, SYU – Sri Lanka
26.    Communist Youth of Sweden, SKU
27.    Revolutionary Communist Youth, RKU – Sweden
28.    Syrian Communist Youth Union – Khaled Bagdash Youth, SCYU-BY
29.    Communist Youth of Turkey, TKG
30.    Young Communist League, YCL Britain – United Kingdom
31.    League of Young Communists, LYC USA

YCL General Secretary Debates EU With French Young Communists

YCL General Secretary spoke in Toulouse recently to the Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France (MJCF) in June at a debate entitled ‘Europe: What Solidarity? Speech to the Youth‘. Representatives from the Unión de Juventudes Comunistas de España (UJCE) were also present to represent their views on the European Union. Here is a transcript of the speech delivered on behalf of the YCL:


The position of the YCL has always been against the European Union. Not just Britain’s membership but the organisation’s existence altogether. The EU is a bulwark of neoliberal capitalism which enacts imperialism on a global scale as well as working against the proletariat within the EU itself. In this speech I shall outline why we are, and have always been against the EU and its previous incarnations.

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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.