On May Day, YCL Southern branches celebrated in London – here is a transcript of the speech.
Stewart McGill argues that the estimated £2bn cost of the project which will inevitably increase road traffic should be spent on improving London’s public transport system instead.
Protestors in London are reported to have dug a 100ft long tunnel near Euston Station in protest against the continuing work on the £106bn High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Project that seeks to connect London with cities further north. Bailiffs are attempting to remove the protestors arguing there is a danger of the tunnel collapsing as work on the railway continues. The activists have locked themselves inside the tunnels but there has already been reported collapses and water ingress although no one has been harmed yet.
The City of London Corporation have voted that the statues of two politicians in central London will be removed due to their links to the slave trade. The statues of Sir John Cass and William Beckford are currently in Guildhall. The City Corporation has stated that they are to replace the statues and are considering commissioning a new memorial to the slave trade in the area.
Nathan Czapnik warns the growth of reactionary ideologies and political policing in eastern Europe cannot be seen in isolation.
A public meeting is being held tonight, 1 December 2020, to launch a new Communist Party publication, charting the remarkable life and times of Claudia Jones, hosted by the CP Anti Racist, Anti Fascist Commission.
Joe Bastable interviews Leslie Barson to discuss foodaid, social housing issues and gentrification in London and across Britain.
Frank Rowley, a member of the YCL’s Kent Branch, discusses the radical history of Kent’s working people and the plans and priorities of the county’s young communists in the coming year.
Demonstrations in London yesterday (6 June 2020) in support of US protests following the murder of George Floyd were the scene of heavy handed policing which resulted in clashes with anti-racism protesters and mounted police charging crowds.