Friday, December 5, 2008

[Red Star Club - YCL] Action Update, December 5th, 2008

Red Star Club Action Update, December 5th, 2008

In this Update:

Coalition Yes!
2. Report from Sao Paulo Meeting
3. Upcoming Events

1. Coalition Yes!

YCLers across the country have been taking part is actions surrounding the planned replacement of the ultra-Harper regime with a new Coalition government over the last week. Below is the YCL's statement on Harper's undemocratic proroguing of Parliament. Visit the YCL blog
at for more information including our statement on the Coalition.

This is not what democracy looks like, this is what hypocrisy looks like!
Central Executive Committee, YCL Canada

The Young Communist League - la Ligue de la jeunesse communiste du
Canada joins with the condemnations of the Harper Conservatives for
creating a Parliamentary crisis and now anti-democratically proroguing
Parliament. We will not surrender! Locking Parliament's doors is a
cowardly response to loosing the confidence of the House, and the
Canadian people. Such desperation and arrogance underscores the urgent
need for broad, powerful public mobilization to dump the Tories now.

We call on all young people to hit the streets, and unite without
hesitation in support the coalition, for it will create better terrain
to fight for new policies that put the people first. Unity requires
joining the battle of ideas and overcoming slanders. Regardless what
you think of the NDP's policies, Harper's red-baiting is crass fear
mongering. Likewise, we resolutely oppose the vicious chauvinism
directed against the people of Quebec, and their democratic right as a
nation to determine their own future (up to and including separation,
just as a marriage can not be equal if there is no right to divorce).

Harper's false and hypocritical claims bring into sharp relieve the
tenuousness of this so-called democracy and the need for deep change
beginning with proportional representation.

Harper, Harper, Harper! Out, Out, Out!

Dec. 5th 2008 statement by the Young Communist League, Central Executive Cmte.

2. Report from Sao Paulo Meeting

Sunday December 7th, 1 pm – Report from Sao Paulo: the Global Economic Crisis and the Fightback.

Hear People’s Voice Editor Kimball Cariou report on the 10th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties, November 21-23, Sao Paulo Brazil. The meeting, being held in South America for the time, is taking place during a period of intense global economic crisis. This report back – complete with amazing photography of the meeting, and concurrent demonstrations – is definitely a “don’t miss”

This will be followed by our annual Winter Solstice Open House. Everyone Welcome. Please consider bringing a donation to People’s Voice or the Communist Party of Canada. (Donations to the CPC are tax deductible).

Where: Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr. Vancouver

Read the declaration of the Sao Paulo on the YCL Facebook group at

3. Upcoming Events

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

Quinteto Tiempo Concert. Benefit for Cuban hurricane relief and for communities in El Salvador. December 5 @ 7:30. Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St. Organized by Mangle
Association of BC and VDLC Arts and Culture Committee. Tickets $30 from People’s Co-op Books.
Report from Sao Paulo. PV editor Kimball Cariou re-ports from 10th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’Parties. December 7th @ 1pm. Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
Office Open House. December 7th @ 2:30-5 pm, following the report from Sao Paulo. Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.