Press in the Murdoch Media: YCL involvement in Extinction Rebellion protests

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 […]

YCL: Response to the article in The Times about the YCL and Extinction Rebellion

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 […]

Press in Morning Star: We need an “education revolution” and the end of “privatisation, atomisation and the drive for profit” in education

On 16 August 2020 the statement of the Executive Committee on the unjust A Level and vocational qualification results was quoted in the Morning Star. Tories’ A-Level fiasco takes turn for the worse as Ofqual pulls appeals advice, by Lamiat Sabin The government’s mishandling of A-level results descended further into chaos at the weekend after […]

YCL designer features in the II Anti-Imperialist Poster Exhibition on Neoliberalism

Comrade Robert Streader, member of our Agitprop Commission, had his work featured in Neoliberalism, the second of four Anti-Imperialist Poster Exhibitions. The exhibition gathers work from 59 artists from 27 countries and 20 organizations. “The world is at a crossroads,” according to the organisers of the first online anti-imperialist poster exhibition. For the International Week […]

Press in Morning Star: “As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning.”

Following the devastating Beirut explosion, the Young Communist League spoke to Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth president Adnan Al Mokdad about his organisation’s response and the fast-moving political situation in Lebanon. On Monday 10 August 2020 the International Commission of the YCL also organised an appeal for our comrades in Lebanon to carry out essential […]

YCL International Bulletin: Spring 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the quarterly YCL International Bulletin for Spring 2020, covering the period of December 2019 to May 2020. December 2019 We attended the General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth, represented by Comrade Pierre Marshall, member of our Executive Committee from Oxford. We also had the great pleasure […]

Voices of Scotland in the Morning Star: COVID-19 and the balance of class forces

Lanarkshire Branch Secretary Josh Morris, who is also a young GMB shop steward, wrote in the Morning Star about how COVID-19 has changed the balance of class forces with new success in organising at work. Voices of Scotland: “This was true working class solidarity” I usually work as a lifeguard. I sit at the side […]

YCL: Cummings must go – and take the government with him

The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in response to the fiasco at Downing Street. YCL: Tory government’s response to Coronavirus is criminal – 13 March 2020. Communist Party of Britain statement on the COVID-19 crisis – 19 March 2020. YCL: negligent Tories failing to protect working […]