Red Youth have arrived in Sochi, and are enjoying being able to participate in this years 19th WFDY festival.
Here’s a few photos from the last couple of days:
Red Youth are looking forward to attending the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students held in Sochi, Russia this year. Red Youth has previously attended the festivals in Ecudaor, Venezuela, and South Africa, and it has given us the opportunity to meet anti-imperialist and socialist youth from across the world and discuss the most pressing issues that face the world today.
If you or your organisation would like to meet with Red Youth during the festival, please get in touch using this form:
From the 15th to the 18th of September, Red Youth attended the international “leftist” political festival in Paris, Fête de l’Humanité. Continue reading “Red Youth Report from Fête de l’Humanité.”
Members of the CPGB-ML & Red Youth met on Saturday to discuss the housing crisis and how to put the socialist solution to the working class.
Branches from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen were represented and heard about the appalling situation in all three cities. From slum conditions all round to the rocketing costs in Aberdeen, it was clear that so long as housing was treated as a commodity to be bought and sold workers would find no salvation from the ravages of the market. Whilst a one bed flat today costs Scottish workers half their salary or more, in the Soviet Union it was a mere 4%.
There are over 700,000 empty houses in Britain, 19,845 of them in London (the London properties alone are worth £9.4bn in total). In recent years, hundreds of thousands of half-built homes have been demolished in order to preserve high prices.
Despite a minor slow-down in the rate of increase of property prices, and a minor panic after Brexit, our ruling class is using every trick available to it to keep prices high.
The CPGB-ML holds that houses should be homes for people, not investment opportunities for billionaires. The rights to shelter and to a secure family life are fundamental human rights.
By its utter inability to solve the housing question and meet this basic need of working people, the capitalist system is providing yet more proof that it is well past its use-by date and due for demolition.
Read more here in Proletarian
One thing Red Youth needs to establish if it wants to be a genuine Marxist youth organisation is whether or not, and if so why, Marxism-Leninism is what the young people of Britain need today. Naturally, we would argue that Marxism-Leninism is exactly what the British youth of today need – and in this article we’re going to use education and employment as two major reasons as to why that is.