Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lower Mainland Action Update, April 18, 2008

Lower Mainland Action Update, April 18, 2008

In this Update:
1. Next Discussion Group
2. Left Film Night
3. May Day
4. Upcoming Events

. Next Discussion Group

At the next YCL "Learn to Struggle, Struggle to Learn" Discussion Group will be starting in on Marxist Political Economy. The reading will be "Activist's Guide to Political Economy" by our own comrade Jason Mann. Copies are on order currently and should be available soon. This will likely take a couple of discussion groups to get through, so start thinking about what you want to see us move on to next!

Once again, the discussion groups are open to all members of the Young Communist League, the Communist Party and guests who are genuinely interested in learning more about Communist philosophy, theory and practice and getting involved. They are a place for open discussion and debate where your thoughts can be heard and your questions can be answered. After the discussion group, those in attendance will decide what the next month’s topic will be.

WHAT: YCL Discussion Group
WHEN: Monday, April 21 @ 7pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
ORGANIZED: by Red Star Club, YCL

2. Left Film Night


Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA (1976, 103 minutes) unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece—the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.

Sunday, April 27, 7 pm

Centre for Socialist Education,
706 Clark Drive, Vancouver (corner of Clark & E. Georgia)

No admission charge, but donations towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available. Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Vancouver East Club of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email for further information.

3. May Day

International Workers Day (May Day, May 1st) is fast approaching and there are two events we should be aware of on that day. The first is a May Day march and rally being held starting at 5:30pm beginning at Clark park (14th & Commercial) and marching down Commercial Dr. to Grandview Park for a rally.

The second event is a forum being organized by B.C. Labour Against War which is being held starting at 7pm at the CAW Hall (326 12th St.) in New Westminster.

Please respond via e-mail to if you are able to attend either of these events. We should aim to get Rebel Youth Magazine out to any young people attending the events and make bring our banner to the rally.

4. Upcoming Events

If you know of an event missing from this list, e-mail us and we can add it for next time.

April 19 (Saturday), 11am-3pm, Russian Hall Spring Bazaar and Lunch @ Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.
April 21 (Monday), 7pm, YCL Discussion Group @ Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
April 22 (Tuesday) - Earth Day
April 22 (Tuesday), 7pm, VDLC Young Workers Committee Meeting @ Maritime Labour Centre, VDLC Office, 1880 Triumph St.
April 22 (Tuesday), 7:30pm, CCFA Forum on Elections in Cuba @ Robson Square, room C400
April 26 (Saturday), 7pm, International Workers Solidarity Cultural Night @ Rhizome Cafe, 317 E. Broadway St.
April 27 (Sunday), 7pm, Left Film Night "Harlan County USA" @ Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
May 1 (Thursday), 5:30pm, May Day March & Rally @ Clark park (Commercial @ 14th Ave.)
May 1 (Thursday), 7pm, Labour Against War forum: Economic Consequences of War @ CAW Hall, 326 12th St. New Westminster

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