The Central Committee of the Young Communist League of Britain has issued the following statement in response to the arrest of young Ukrainian communists:

This morning the World Federation of Democratic Youth alerted the world of the arrest of the first secretary of the Ukrainian Komsomol – Mikhail Kononovich. His brother Aleksander Kononovich has also been arrested. Both brothers have been accused of spying for the Russian and Belarussian intelligence services, and we are concerned for their safety. This […]

No to UK-USA-NATO warmongering in Ukraine

The Central Committee of the Young Communist League has issued the following statement in response to the drive by the UK-USA-NATO to increase military tensions in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

YCL Statement: Together Against Trump

The Young Communist League completely opposes US President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain this week. This is a position supported by workers and the youth across Britain. We call for socialists, trade unionists and young people to mobilise opposition in their communities and makes this message clear to Trump and the Tory government.

NATIONAL PROTESTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINIAN COMMUNISTS AND PEOPLE

Young Communists take to Britain’s streets in solidarity with comrades facing repression in Ukraine. BRITAIN’S Young Communists took to the streets across Britain on Saturday [10 February 2018] in solidarity with their comrades facing repression in Ukraine. They gathered in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester to protest against the Kiev regime’s “violation of the political […]

New General Secretary of the YCL elected

At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the YCL on 20 February 2016, our chair Owain was chosen to take on the role of General Secretary (a role that officially represents the YCL) after Zoe, our long-standing comrade, decided to step down. Below is a statement by Owain concerning his election as our new […]

First They Came For The Communists …..

Solidarity with Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU www.ukraineantifascistsolidarity.wordpress.com) has organised a public protest against Ukraine’s new laws to criminalise Communism and glorify Nazi collaborators for Saturday the 25th of July. The YCL as an affiliate and supporter of SARU urges people to support this important event. Stand up to support our sister Party in Ukraine […]

First anniversary rally for the victims of the May 2, Odessa attack

Yesterday the Young Communist League (YCL) was amongst those commemorating the victims of the fascist attack on the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine one year ago. 42 people – including communists, trade unionists and antifascists – were killed in the premeditated massacre by fascists in support of the new Kiev regime on May […]

Justice for Odessa on May 2 – one year later

On May 2, 2014 armed fascists attacked the House of Trade Unions in Odessa and carried out a horrific sustained massacre on all those inside. The Ukrainian authorities have not held the perpetrators to account for their crimes.