Sunday, March 14, 2010

YCL Vancouver upcoming events

1. Anti-Racist Demo March 21st.
2. Left Film Night - Capitalism: A Love Story
3. Discussion meeting for 25th Central Convention documents
4. Cultural Night Fundraiser
5. Educational: Historical Materialism

1. Anti-Racist Demo March 21st

For the first time in almost a decade neo-nazi racists will attempt to hold a march in the lower mainland. The YCL adds its voice to all those who are calling for participation in a counter-demonstration against this despicable affront to the rights and interests of our multi-national, ethnically diverse people. The YCL will be participating in the demonstration against the nazis and will be issuing a statement on the issue. For more information please read on. The first message below is from local anti-racist activists while the second one is the call to the neo-nazi march from Tavis Annan of "Advocates for White Civil Rights."


For the first time in about ten years, a white racist neo-Nazi group is
planning to hold a public march in the Vancouver area. This "White Pride
March" will take place on Sunday, March 21, which is also the
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The
United Nations declared this date in 1966, to mark the sixth anniversary
of the Sharpeville massacre of anti-apartheid demonstrators by South
African police and troops. White racist groups in North America have
tried in recent years to claim this date for their own purposes. In
Calgary, the "Aryan Guard" group has held rallies on this date for the
past 3-4 years, usually with a couple of dozen participants. Opposing
groups have been much larger, but the Aryan Guard has been protected by
the Calgary police at these rallies. The Aryan Guard is linked to
serious crimes, such as an attempted firebombing of the home of two
leading Anti-Racist Action members in Calgary, physical attacks against
members of racialized communites, etc. The Aryan Guard has recently
divided; one leading member (Kyle McKee) is charged with attempted
murder after throwing a pipe bomb into the home of two other members.

Here in the Vancouver area, there have been several recent cases of men
wearing Nazi and racist items who have attacked people on the street. It
is possible that these incidents are linked to the sudden emergence of
this "white pride" group.

The first message below is from a neo-Nazi Facebook group which is being
used to organize the racist march. Anti-racists are seeking more
detailed information about the exact times and places. But it appears
that the "White Pride" event will begin at 11 am, March 21, from the
Braid Skytrain station in New Westminster.
The message at the bottom is from a local Anti-Racist Action Facebook
group, giving details of a "fun, safe and positive"
counter-demonstration at the same time and place.

White Pride Day March Through 3 Cities
Take part in the biggest White Pride March BC has ever seen
Date: Sunday, 21 March 2010
Time: 12:00 - 22:00
Location: Coquitlam-Burnaby-Vancouver BC Canada

We will march through Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver on MArch/ 21st/
2010. This has never been done before, so we will make it an event to
remember. Everybody who believes in White Civil Rights are welcome to
join in on the beginning of the revolution. There are far too many
details for me to list on the group page, some I dont wish to divulge on
the internet, so e-mail me and I will make certain that you receive all
the information you require. After the March we will feast and celebrate
The one holiday devoted to the Beautiful, Wonderful, Masterful White Race.

For more info, Check out our website

Thank you Ahead of time.
Our Race Needs you.
Travis Annan

Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=361527732338

2. Left Film Night - Capitalism: A Love Story


Sunday, March 21, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver
(Note: Pasta Dinner at 5 pm, see below for details)


In Michael Moore’s latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, political, corporate, and financial elites combine forces to channel obscene wealth to the rich at the expense of the working class. Moore focuses on the bailout of the U.S. financial sector by taxpayers, and scandals such as “dead peasant” life insurance policies taken out by corporations on their own workers. The pillaging by the U.S. ruling class is revealed in bleak, stunning, even hilarious detail. Those who missed the film during its short run in the theatres last fall have another chance to catch it at Left Film Night.

No admission charge, but contributions towards our costs are welcome. Coffee and refreshments available.

Our annual Left Film Night Pasta Dinner will take place before the Left Film Night on Sunday, March 21 (not the last Sunday of the month, for a change). Doors open at 5, dinner (vegetarian option available) will be served at 5:30, tickets $12, proceeds to the People's Voice Fund Drive. The film will be screened at 7 pm following the dinner.

Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Latino and Vancouver East Clubs of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email for further information.

Facebook event:!/group.php?gid=8947029929&ref=ts!/group.php?gid=8947029929&ref=ts

3. Discussion meeting for 25th Central Convention documents

Join us for a special meeting of the Vancouver YCL aimed at opening up discussion on the documents of our upcoming 25th Central Convention to be held this May in Toronto.

March 26th, 6pm, Centre for Socialist Education (706 Clark Dr.)

For the full draft political documents please visit:

Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=368683309783

4. Cultural Night Fundraiser

Come join us for a night of working class culture and fun at the Centre for Socialist Education on April 16th. Live music, food, drink, and good company!

A fundraiser for the Young Communist League of Canada, Vancouver Club. More details to come as they are finalized closer to the event.

Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=365693458193&ref=mf

5. Educational: Historical Materialism

Join us for the first of our upcoming sessions looking at historical materialism. Reading material will be Historical Materialism by Maurice Cornforth.

Read Historical Materialism for free on line:

Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=365078538223&ref=mf


Carles said...

Good job YCL, the best and only youth organization in BC with honest militants working for a better life for BC workers.

God bless the YCL!

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