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YCL BC Convention held on July 29th

headerjoinyclOn July 29th, the YCL BC Provincial Convention was held in Sechelt. Delegates and guests from across the province were present to discuss a Political Report, a Plan of Work for the next two years, and a variety of resolutions on issues such as Cuba, Palestine, HST, minimum wage, the environment, and more. The Convention also heard greetings from outgoing Provincial Organizer Stephen Von Sychowski on behalf of the Central Executive Committee, and elected a new Provincial Committee.

A more detailed report on the Convention will be available shortly.

read the draft convention documents

Young Communist Camp in full swing

liftarn_A_raised_fistRight now YCLers and friends from around BC are at the 2010 Young Communist Camp in beautiful, sunny Sechelt near the beach.

Participants are taking party in educationals on topics like reform & revolution, the environment & class, the struggle for equality, and racism & the national question. They are also pitching in to do some collective work, relaxing and having fun at the beach, and meeting new comrades, and new friends.

More on the results of the Summer Camp coming soon. Did you miss the camp this year? Watch for information about next years camp in future eBulletins.

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Central Convention: September 24-26

convention-design-colour copy2`The 25th Central Convention of the YCL will take place in Toronto from September 24-26 under the slogan: War, misery, exploitation, apathy and poverty cannot be our future. Young people cannot and should not remain indifferent. Now is the time to unite and organize!

Discussion documents are available online as well as the first four discussion bulletins.

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17th World Festival of Youth and 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? Let us know! If you are interested in attending the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students this December in South Africa, please contact us for more information.

check out the 17th wfys website

The Source of Wars

fidel-portada-2In substance, Obama intends to mislead the world talking about a world free of nuclear weapons that would be replaced with other extremely destructive weapons designed to terrorize the leaders of other States and to accomplish the new strategy of complete impunity.

The Yankees believe that Iran will soon surrender. It is expected that the European Union will inform about a package of its own sanctions to be signed on July 26.

The latest meeting of 5 plus 1 was held on July 2, after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that “his country will resume the talks by the end of August, with the participation of Brazil and Turkey.”

A senior EU official warned that “neither Brazil nor Turkey will be invited to the talks, at least not at this point.”

“Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki remarked that he is in favor of challenging international sanctions and proceeding with the upgrading of uranium.”

Since Tuesday July 5, and in view of the European insistence in promoting additional measures against Iran, this country has responded that it will not negotiate until September.

Thus, with every passing day there are fewer possibilities to overcome the insurmountable obstacle.

What will happen is so obvious that it can be exactly foreseen.

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Defend the right to protest! Inquiry now!

march1On the weekend of June 26-27, 2010, the leaders of the top 20 capitalist economies met to devise an agenda for the interests of “private demand” (i.e. the very rich and major transnational corporations) including halving deficits by 2013. This translates into increasing the burden on, and cutting public services to, working people -- since neither will corporate profits be taxed more, nor will the military spending on wars be cut.

Over 30,000 people from across Canada (particularly from Quebec and Southern Ontario) and the world -- involved in the labour, womens', aboriginal, youth and student, migrant, environmental, international solidarity, socialist, and many other movements -- peacefully demonstrated against this criminal agenda. Most were able to participate from start to finish united, without any incident or attacks.

This democratic right and necessity to protest should have been enjoyed by all demonstrators. However in the last few days peaceful protesters as well as journalists, legal observers, and by-standers who had no involvement in the protests have been subjected to a police riot.

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Rebel Culture: The Class Assassins

8174792The Class Assassins present another album of "songs to sing with a pint glass in one hands and a fist in the air." Several years after their last album, The Class Assassins still appear on top of their game with their new album, You've Got It All Wrong.

You've Got It All Wrong is made up of 13 shout-along working-class punk anthems, each dripping with fighting spirit. Empty Dollar chronicles in brief the life of the wage slave, fighting to get by. Stop the World criticizes the rapid depletion of the world resources, the path towards extinction being charted by those who pillage the planet unreservedly and promote a culture of rapid consumerism. A Generation Robbed takes on feelings that without change, there is no future for the younger generations.

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International Solidarity: WFDY Condemns G8/G20

wfdyThe World Federation of Democratic Youth joins the international and cross-Canada condemnation of the recent G8-G20 meetings, and the sinister agenda of these imperialist, billion-dollar extravaganzas.
The WFDY calls upon the Canadian government and appropriate local authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those arrested, drop all charges, and for a full, independent public inquiry into the events.The G-summits, which have placed the city of Toronto under siege with billion-dollar security, will deliver further austerity measures against the workers, the youth and the people in the name of ‘balanced budgets.’ However, was not the youth or the workers who created the economic crisis but rather the imperialists themselves. We ask the governments and world leaders meeting today — what the billions of youth and students, women, aboriginal people and workers’ families should do, when they will not be able to pay the bills, fees, taxes, when they will not be able buy the necessary food for their families. What will the government do, will it send them all to prison?

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Rebel History: The United Front

dimitroff2On August 2nd, 1935, Georgi Dimitrov gave his famous speech to the Communist International where he pointed out that "...whatever the masks which fascism adopts, whatever the forms in which it presents itself,
whatever the ways by which it comes to power—
Fascism is a most ferocious attack by capital on the mass of the working people ;
Fascism is unbridled chauvinism and annexationist war ;
Fascism is rabid reaction and counter-revolution ;
Fascism is the most vicious enemy of the working class and of all working people!"

He stated that to defeat fascism, what was required was "the establishment of unity of action by all sections of the working class, irrespective of the party or
organization to which they belong, is necessary even before the majority of the working class is united in the struggle for the overthrow of capitalism and the victory of the proletarian revolution."

Dimitrov's historic speech led to a change in the tactics of the international Communist movement in its fight against fascism and helped lead to the defeat of fascism in many countries and to the establishment of the community of socialist states in Eastern Europe after World War 2.

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