The second to last part of our extensive study groups on historical materialism will be January 30th at 5:30pm, just before the Left Film Night, at the Centre for Socialist Education (706 Clark Dr.). If you couldn't make it for previous parts don't worry you can still catch up! Reading material will be Historical Materialism by Maurice Cornforth chapters 7 and 8.
Read Historical Materialism for free online: http://leninist.biz/en/1971/HM147/index.html
Left Film Night
"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
Skills Development Weekend
The YCL BC will be holding a skills development weekend at the Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr., on March 12-13. The event will bring together YCLers and friends for a weekend of education and the development of activist skills. Registration is $20. Billets will be available in Vancouver. Further details including full programme and registration information will be coming very shortly. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.