Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Important Updates to Upcoming Events

1. POSTPONED Discussion Group: The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism

Join us for our monthly discussion group. This month we will discuss Lenin's article The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism. This article, which outlines the basic origins and fundamentals of Marxism, was first published in1913 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx.

We will be joined by a special guest speaker, Paul Bjarnason (CPC BC Committee), for a presentation followed by discussion. Pre-reading optional but suggested. The discussion group will be followed by the Left Film Night.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 7:30pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.

To read the article for free online, visit
Or, look for a copy at the People's Co-Op Bookstore.

2. Left Film Night: Milk



Sunday, August 30, 7 pm

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

If you missed MILK in the theatres earlier this year, here's your chance. Sean Penn deservedly won Best Actor at the 2009 Academy Awards for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to a major political position in the United States. MILK (directed by Gus Van Sant, 128 minutes) presents a fascinating look at two worlds - the flourishing gay and lesbian communities of San Francisco during the 1970s, and the complex and difficult struggle to win progressive reforms through the electoral process at the municipal level. Harvey Milk succeeded in bringing together a broad coalition of gay activists, trade unionists, Latinos and other oppressed minorities, small business owners, tenants, homeowners and other San Franciscans. United, they challenged the city's entrenched elites and undemocratic political structures to bring a powerful voice for the people into City Hall. His tragic assassination sparked a huge upsurge in the struggle for full equality for the LGBT community, a struggle which continues to this day in California and around the world. MILK is both a stunning artistic achievement and a timely political statement.

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. Labour Day @ Trout Lake

The BC Federation of Labour and Canadian Labour Congress are holding a Labour Day celebration at Trout Lake (John Hendry) Park on September 7th from 11am-2pm. There will be entertainment and food (hot dogs, corn, and drinks for 50 cents each).

The YCL will be present, talking to young workers and distributing leaflets. If you want to meet up with us, e-mail

For more information about the event, visit

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