Glenn Wigham, Chair of the YCL’s LGBT+ Commission, explains the history and importance of LGBT History Month and highlights the YCL’s plans including an International Webinar later this month.
Robin Talbot explains why you should celebrate 100 years of the Young Communist League of Britain, 1921-2021. Today (24 December 2020) the YCL will be launching a new online platform for celebrating our centenary. For the next 100 days, we will be counting down towards the live launch of our 100 year celebrations, starting in April and reaching a finale in April 2022.
The Communist Party is organising a new year marxist feminist festival celebrating ‘Sisterhood, Socialism & Struggle’ in Britain and across the world. The free weekend event, January 16 -17 2021, will provide an opportunity for women and men on the left to enjoy culture, discussion and debate focused on the importance of women’s liberation for the whole human race.
Today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dolores Ibárruri – La Pasionaria – the Spanish Republican and communist politician of the Spanish Civil War, known for her now famous slogan ¡No Pasarán! (“They shall not pass”) during the Battle for Madrid in November 1936. Here we reproduce a short biography of her life and contribution to the struggle.
What is the future for work and workers? As part of it’s Centenary calendar, the Communist Party is hosting an important conference with leading activists and researchers, to question these fundamental issues and discuss how activism can have an impact.
General Secretary of the Young Communist League, Johnnie Hunter, discusses the reasons behind the October Revolution in Russia, its legacy and, most importantly, its significance today.
Chair of the Communist Party, Liz Payne, shines a light on communist attitudes to global class struggle.
Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party, was invited to speak at the (COVID-19 delayed!) International Scientific and Practical Conference in honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, hosted by the Leningrad Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, last Saturday (17 October 2020). Challenge carries a transcript of the speech delivered by the CP General Secretary.
Glenn Wigham marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Gay Liberation Front and discusses its importance in the struggle for LGBT+ rights in Britain.
Last weekend (3/4 October 2020), young communists conducted home to home leafleting on estates in Cable Street scene of a famous battle against fascism in 1936. The three day campaign included a street stall, giant projection of a film on the Battle and postering, with a banner display on the Sunday.