Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lower Mainland Action Update, May 16, 2008

Lower Mainland Action Update, May 16, 2008

In this Update:

1. Left Film Night: Cocalero
Next Discussion Group
3. Upcoming Events

1. Left Film Night: Cocalero



Bolivia is in the news, so for our next Left Film Night we will show Cocalero. Written and directed by Alejandro Landes, Cocalero offers fresh insight into big political changes afoot in Latin America. Earlier in this decade, the Bolivian government, backed by Washington, attempted to eradicate coca crops, devastating the livelihood of Indigenous people who cultivate it. In response, the farmers formed a powerful union. Their leader, the Aymara Indian Evo Morales, made an historic bid for the presidency in 2005. Cocalero closely follows Evo Morales’ election campaign - where he proposes the redistribution of wealth, renationalization of industries and legalization of coca products - and wins by an unprecedented majority.

Sunday, May 25, 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.

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Next Discussion Group

Our discussion group on Monday was a success, we discussed topics such as local and world economics, the economic crisis of capitalism vs. the economies of socialist countries and those moving towards socialism. We did not begin discussion of the Activists Guide to Political Economy (.pdf attached) because the copies of the book were delayed in the mail. As a result, we will continue with that topic at our upcoming discussion group.

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.

Learn to Struggle, Struggle to Learn!

WHAT: YCL Discussion Group
WHEN: Monday, June 16th @ 7pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
ORGANIZED: by Red Star Club, YCL

3. Upcoming Events

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

May 15 (Thursday), 7pm, VDLC Worker's Cafe @ The End Cafe (Commercial & Grandview)
May 17 (Saturday), 1pm, VDLC Young Workers $10 NOW Protest/Leafleting @ Megabite Pizza, Commercial Stn.
May 20 (Tuesday), 6pm, VDLC Pizza Educational @ Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St.
May 21 (Wednesday), 5pm, Malalai Joya Support Rally @ Vancouver Art Gallery
May 22 (Thursday), 7pm, Co-Opting Courage: Panel on Canadian Military Recruiting @ Burnaby South Secondary School, Multipurpose Room, 5455 Rumble St.
May 23 (Friday), 6:30pm, Roots, Rhymes and Resistance @ Tupper Secondary School,
May 25 (Sunday), 7pm, Left Film Night: Cocalero @ Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
May 25 (Sunday), 10am, Walk for Rape Relief @ Ceperley Park, Vancouver
May 31 (Saturday) - June 1 (Sunday), Communist Party B.C. Convention @ Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
June 1 (Sunday), 2pm, COPE AGM @ Ukraine Auditorium, 154 E. 10th Ave.

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