International Women’s Day: Mary Barbour

As part of a month long build up to International Women’s Day Celebrations on the 8th of March, the YCL will be publishing daily articles highlighting the exemplary role played by women in the international communist & working class movement.  #25 Mary Barbour, leader of the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strikes, peace activist and tireless campaigner […]

International Women’s Day: Anna Campbell

As part of a month long build up to International Women’s Day Celebrations on the 8th of March, the YCL will be publishing daily articles highlighting the exemplary role played by women in the international communist & working class movement.  Today we commemorate the life of YPJ martyr, Anna Campbell #24. YCLers are encouraged to […]

YCL Statement in response to Vandalism of Marx’s Grave

The Executive Committee of the YCL has released the following statement in response to the cowardly vandalism of the grave of history’s greatest philosopher, Karl Marx. For the second time in two weeks we have seen Marx’s grave attacked and vandalised in London.

International Women’s Day: Leila Khaled

As part of a month long build up to International Women’s Day Celebrations on the 8th of March, the YCL will be publishing daily articles highlighting the exemplary role played by women in the international communist & working class movement. In today’s post, we discuss the life and work of Leila Khaled, a leading figure […]

Mark Ashton: 1960 – 1987

Mark Ashton died on this day in 1987 at the age of 26. Mark is famous for founding the group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners- popularised in the film Pride. Many do not know that Mark was General Secretary of the Young Communist League from 1985 to 1986.

New YCL Executive Committee

Following the conclusion of our very successful 49th All-Britain Congress, the Young Communist League is pleased to announce the members and officerships of our new Executive Committee