Young Comrades met in Liverpool as the district decided upon its course of action; to grow and strengthen the movement by the combined activities of recruitment and education. Comrades also enjoyed the opportunity to hear an inspirational speech from the YCL General Secretary Zoe Hennessy as well as advice from YCL Scotland Organiser Johnnie Hunter.
A calendar of events was discussed with several events being chosen for distribution of YCL literature with the aim of piquing interest in Marxism which will be capitalised on to draw members to the League. The comrades from the north-west will be collaborating with cadres from West Yorkshire to formulate literature for distribution.
Cementing the action plan the YCL sprung into action on Sunday 09/02/2013, only a day after reforming, along with members of the Communist Party at the International Brigade Memorial Trust’s (IBMT) re-dedication of the plaque in Manchester Town Hall. The YCL layed a wreath commemorating those who volunteered to fight Franco’s Fascism in Spain.
The ceremony heard readings of first hand account of the experiences of brigadiers and was accompanied by the inspirational music of Bolton’s Socialist Choir who sang, among other songs, the Internationale.
The International Brigade Memorial Trust works to keep alive the memory and spirit of the men and women from Britain, Ireland and elsewhere who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain from 1936 to 1939.
Those in the North-West area should attend the upcoming IBMT Conference on the 1st of March - Taking Sides: Artists and Writers in the Spanish Civil War.
Anyone interested in getting involved with the movement can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to welcoming more members into the organisation to unite the working-class youth in its struggle against Capitalism. Onwards Comrades!