Statement on the COP26 protest

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: Socialism or Extinction

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.

YCL National Foodbank Collection 2018

On Saturday 20 October the Young Communist League mobilised its branches, members, friends and allies to participate in the YCL’s first National Foodbank Collection. The largest collections took place in Cornwall, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

May 2015: Young Communists to Stand for Parliament

Young communists are represented in the Young Communist League, which has been in the forefront of fighting for the rights of young workers, apprentices and students since early in 1921.  The YCL was the first organisation in Britain to campaign for extending the vote to 16 year olds, and in the general election, two members […]

YCL Scotland Winter Day School 2014

The Young Communist League Scotland is pleased to advertise it’s Winter 2014 Day School on Saturday the 6th of December! The day has an array of speakers on a variety of subjects and building on the success of the Spring 2014 day school promises to be an excellent event.

Scotland On The Breadline

In this article Young Communist League General Secretary Zoe Hennessy examines the devastating impact of the austerity agenda in Scotland. This article first appeared in the Morning Star 01/04/2014. During the last three decades neoliberalism has triumphed across Scotland and the rest of Britain. Our trade unions have been repeatedly undermined and humiliated by anti-union legislation and workers […]

YCL Scotland Spring Day School 2014

l The Young Communist League Scotland is pleased to advertise it’s Spring 2014 Day School! The day has an array of speakers on a variety of subjects and building on the success of the Autumn 2013 day school promises to be an excellent event.

Ryan Boyle reports on standing for the YCL and CP in the recent Govan By-election

Looking back on the campaign, one of the first things that surprised me was the level of collective effort required to make any kind of impact. The introductory leaflets, election addresses, the campaigning strategies, the public meetings, etc. all of these things had to be grounded out and acted upon at an early stage to […]