London gives remembrance to The British Battalion
On Saturday 10 December 2022, the London Branch of the Young Communist League of Britain gave remembrance to The British Battalion, who had returned to London via Victoria Station on 7 December 1938, after serving as volunteer fighters during the Spanish Civil War.
Top 10 “Red” books for Christmas 2023
What book do you buy for the Marxist-Leninist who has everything? Or maybe you’re looking for ideas to win around your “left-leaning” mate or family member? Well I’ve raided my bookshelves and here’s my top 10 which I’ve read this year that you may not yet have heard of…
Mass trespass of Kinder Scout turns 90
Joe Weaver writes on the YCL’s involvement in the mass trespass of Kinder Scout
Tony Blair: A well deserved knighthood!
Joe Weaver states that the left should recognise the moral bankruptcy of the British monarchy rather than pleaing to the Queen for the removal of Blair’s knighthood
YCL100: The Spanish Civil War and The International Brigades
The 17th July 2021 marks the 85th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Joe Weaver takes a look at what happened, and the contributions made by members of the Young Communist League & Communist Party of Great Britain.
Cable Street is a powerful example
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.
The Battle of Cable Street — why it’s still relevant to young people today
As we approach the 84th Anniversary of the legendary Battle of Cable Street on 4 October, Joe Weaver discusses its historical importance and living legacy.
Bob Vylan – ‘We Live Here’ review
“We didn’t appear out of thin air / we live here” – Joe Weaver reviews London-duo Bob Vylan’s uncompromising new album, and explores some of the “extreme” political themes behind each track.
Show your Pride
Marking the 36th Anniversary of the foundation of the iconic Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners movement of the mid-1980s, Joe Weaver discusses the significance of Pride and what lessons can be learned today.
East of England YCL: a proud past and a bright future
Joe Weaver marks the establishment of a new YCL Branch in the East of England and notes that it builds on a longstanding and proud communist tradition in the area.