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25th Central Convention

convention-design-BW2 The 25th Central Convention of the Young Communist League of Canada met Sept. 24-26 at the University of Toronto.

"I think the overwhelming sentiment of delegates was that this convention was a tremendous success," said Johan Boyden, re-elected General Secretary. "Our meeting sent a bold demand for a stronger, more united and more militant youth and student movement in Canada, fighting for peace, jobs, accessible education, the environment, and a charter of youth rights."

According to Boyden, the convention had many tasks - to make an evaluation of the main dangers facing the youth and student's forces today and chart a course forward; to identify the strengths and challenges facing the League now; and to make constitutional amendments.

"It was a heavy agenda and delegates showed great discipline, I think," said Boyden. "They worked hard to keep a high standard of political debate up at all points, discussing the general situation of the young people's struggles, solving the necessary problems in resolutions, and keeping at it until 11 pm on Sunday night."

The major orientation of the convention discussion documents were towards reinforcing, broadening and developing YCL analysis and policy in the context of the Harper Conservative attack on the youth in Canada.

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17th World Festival of Youth & Students

17thwfysThe 17th World Festival of Youth and Students will be held this December in South Africa.

The World Festival of Youth and Students is the biggest gathering of anti-imperialist youth in the world. It is organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students. The last festival brought together over 16,000 youth for a week of workshops, forums, cultural performances, music festivals, and more.

An organizing committee has been formed and is active in the Vancouver area. Interested in starting a committee in your town? Interested in attending the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students this December in South Africa? E-mail

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Rebel Culture: WFYS Fundraiser in Vancouver

Woody_Guthrie-1Wednesday, October 13 at 9:00pm - October 14 at 2:00am there will be a fundraiser at The Cellar in Vancouver for the World Festival of Youth and Students. The event will feature live DJ's.

Tickets are $10 and include VIP line, Free Cover and a free drink.

100 percent of ticket sales go towards sending young delegates to the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students.

Call Kassandra @ 778-239-0569 for tickets.

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International Solidarity: International Day of Peace

DSC_0135The following is from the statement of the World Federation of Democratic Youth on the International Day of Peace.

On this day, September 21, the International Day of Peace, it is for WFDY important to underline the true value of the word “peace”. In a world ever more marked by injustice, inequalities, misery, hunger, war, occupation, increase of military budgets and proliferation of imperialist military bases and high technology weapons, it is important to denounce those who, taking as excuse “peace-making”, are actually the roots of war and terror.On this day, where so many times the world peace will be emptily said and written by the imperialists and those who work in their favor as their puppets, WFDY calls upon its member and friend organizations to come to the streets and deepen even further their efforts for the mobilization of the peoples, in general, and youth in particular, for a true path for lasting peace.

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Rebel History: 65 Years of the World Federation of Democratic Youth

wfdyThis month marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the World Federation of Democratic Youth. The Young Communist League of Britain will be hosting an international celebration of the anniversary in London.

On November 10, 1945 the World Youth Conference, organized in London, founded the World Federation of Democratic Youth. This historic Conference convened at the initiative of the World Youth Council which was formed during the II world war to fight against fascism by the youth of the allied countries brought together for the first time in the history of the international youth movement representatives of more than 30 million young people of different political ideologies and religious beliefs from 63 nations. It adopted a pledge for peace.

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