Yesterday the Young Communist League joined thousands of protestors in opposing the sham COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. As has been noted in the national media and by many online, we were surrounded by a police line that engaged in arbitrary confrontations with us throughout the day. They opposed our right to march with no reason given to us or legal observers, clearly seeing us as a credible threat.
COP26 has been billed as one of the last chances to save the planet and humanity as we know it. For nearly thirty years these meetings have brought together world leaders to discuss and debate the best way forward, yet little has changed in that time.
On Saturday 5 September, following Extinction Rebellion protests that aimed to block distribution of The Sun, The Times, The Express, The Mail and The Evening Standard (all owned by News Corporation, a right-wing and anti-working class media monopoly belonging to Rupert Murdoch), The Times and The Express reported that members of the Young Communist League […]
The YCL, coming up to its centenary next year, recognises all of those who have struggled, like us, against capitalism — especially those in the environmental movement, who took the fight to the corporations killing our planet when no one else would. Environmental destruction is an inevitable product of the capitalist system. Capitalism has proven […]
The Executive Committee of the Youth Communist League has released the following statement on the recent flooding crisis and the criminal response of Boris Johnson’s Tory government.
The YCL sends warm greetings to the youth of Britain, including our own members, and the young people and workers around the world who participated in today’s international climate strike. The mainstream media would have us believe that young people in Britain are lazy, selfish and uninterested in politics. The fact of thousands of young […]
On 20 April 2019 at the Marx Memorial Library in London, the first meeting of the Central Committee, newly established at our Congress in 2018, was held. The Executive Committee discussed national plans of work as well as campaign, political and organisational issues with representatives from branches throughout Britain.
Statement of the Executive Committee of the Young Communist League on today’s School Strike against climate change.
The YCL condemns the British Government’s response – or rather lack of response – to providing aid to its overseas territories in the Caribbean, which is a stark reminder that the racism of a colonial power continues to this day
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 – […]