Thursday, January 6, 2011

YCL Vancouver January meeting and film night

YCL Vancouver meeting -- January 22

Our first club meeting of the year will be held on January 22 at 6pm. The venue will be our office at the Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr. The draft agenda is below. The meeting will be followed at 7:30pm by a continuation of our discussion of Maurice Cornforths book Dialectical Materialism. We will be looking at chapters 5 and 6. You can read it online for free at:

Draft Agenda
Roll call
Previous minutes

Old Business
World Festival of Youth & Students report back & discussion

Standing Items
Student movement
- Post Secondary
- High School

Peace & international solidarity
- WPF (guest)
- Western Sahara
- Other

Young workers movement
- BCFED Convention/Young Workers Conference report back
- Minimum Wage
- Other if any

Rebel Youth
- Discussion of new issue
- Distro plan for new issue
- Subscriptions
- Next issue

Culture & Agit-Prop
- Left Film Night on Jan. 30
- Other

New Business
- Report from Provincial Committee about Winter School and other items


Left Film Night -- January 30

"The Cradle Will Rock"

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver

Directed by Tim Robbins, 1999, 132 minutes

Set in the turbulent 1930’s, The Cradle Will Rock focuses on the National Theatre Company, set up during the Depression to help out-of-work actors present live theatre to culture-starved audiences. The film centers on attempts to block the production of a left-wing musical about union organizing at a steel factory. Director Tim Robbins fills the screen with a rich assortment of characters, from Orson Welles, to Nelson Rockefeller and revolutionary Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, covering the social spectrum from industrialists to union organizers and the unemployed. During this time of escalating state & corporate repression of civil liberties, The Cradle Will Rock is an important reminder that the struggle for freedom must be won again by each new generation.

No charge for admission; donations welcome. Coffee and refreshments available. Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the Vancouver East and Montivero Clubs of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email for further information.

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