Friday, June 13, 2008

Lower Mainland Action Update, June 13, 2008

Lower Mainland Action Update, June 13, 2008

In this Update:

Next Discussion Group
2. Young Workers Cabaret
3. Red Star Club Meeting
4. Upcoming Events

1. Next Discussion Group

Our last discussion group 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

2. Young Workers Cabaret

The Vancouver & District Labour Council and its Young Workers Committee have announced a Young Workers Cabaret to be held June 19th begining at 7pm at The End Cafe (2360 Commercial Dr.). Performers are TBA and details can be obtained by calling the VDLC office at

We encourage all YCLers to attend and to distribute Rebel Youth.

3. Red Star Club Meeting

The next Red Star Club meeting will be Monday, June 23rd. Topics of discussion will be the 2008 YCL BC Summer Camp, Club elections and the beginning of a review of our Club work for the past year and the shortcomings and successes of our current Plan of Work. All YCL members are encouraged to attend as well as all those interested in joining and getting involved.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by donation to Rebel Youth Magazine.

WHAT: Red Star Club Meeting
WHEN: Monday, June 23rd @ 7pm
WHERE: Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.

4. Upcoming Events

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

June 14 (Saturday), 10:30-3:30, AGM @ Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St.)
June 14 (Saturday), 2nd Annual Women's Housing March against Poverty @ Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
June 15 (Sunday), Commercial Dr. Car Free Day
June 16 (Monday), 7pm, YCL Discussion Group @ Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
June 17 (Tuesday), 6pm, Vancouver & District Labour Council Pizza Educational, followed by general meeting @ Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St.
June 17 (Tuesday), 50th Anniversary of the Collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge, details TBA.
June 19 (Thursday), 7pm, Young Workers Cabaret @ The End Cafe (2360 Commercial Dr.)
June 19 (Thursday), 6pm, Naiomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism @ Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St.
June 20 (Friday), 8pm, The Way Home: Documentary Short Film on Homelessness in BC @ Woodlands Park (Woodlands & Adanac)
June 21 (Saturday), 7:30pm, Salvadore Allende Tribute @ Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
June 28 (Saturday), 9am, Kalayaan Centre 2nd Annual 10km Walkathon Fundraiser @ Kalayaan Centre (451 Powell St.)

Please note: This newsletter will be bi-monthly throughout the Summer months.

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