Category: Youth
Capitalism Doomed: Most young people in the USA prefer Socialism or Communism over Capitalism
| November 13, 2017 | 7:44 pm | Analysis, socialism, Youth | No comments

Monday, November 13, 2017

Capitalism Doomed: Most young people in the USA prefer Socialism or Communism over Capitalism

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According to a poll, carried out by the international polling firm YouGov between September-October 2017, 51% of the Americans between the ages of 21 and 29, defined in the report as “millennials”, would prefer to live in a socialist or communist country over a capitalist one
 
The majority of young people- 56%– also said that they wouldn’t be offended if someone accused them of being a communist. A similar percentage (53%) of the same age group reported that they feel that the US economic system is working against them.
The above results are included in the second annual report on American’s attitudes towards socialism, released by the anti-communist bourgeois Foundation “Victims of Communism Memorial” which, most probably, has regreted the idea of conducting the research. 
 
100 years since the Great October Socialist Revolution and 27 years since the counterrevolutions in the USSR and Eastern Europe, Socialism is more timely than ever. The rotten capitalist system – a system that perpetuates poverty, unemployment, social injustice and wars – is outdated by History herself. The majority of young people, in the United States and elsewhere, begin to understand that their future is doomed within the exploitative system.
 
The results of the poll are certainly encouraging but they also point out the need to strengthen even more the struggle against capitalism.
 
Sochi: “We continue on the road of Red October” – Common Statement by 36 Communist Youths
| October 26, 2017 | 8:16 pm | Russia, USSR, Youth | No comments

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sochi: “We continue on the road of Red October” – Common Statement by 36 Communist Youths

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We continue on the road of Red October – We strengthen our struggle for Socialism

We, 36 Communist Youth Organisations from every corner of the Earth, on the occasion of our participation in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, we held in Russia on the 18/10/2017, a common activity dedicated to the 100 years of the October Revolution and we declare the following:
We collectively honour the 100 years from the Great October Socialist Revolution! We honour the outstanding world-historical event of the 20th century that proved that capitalism is not perpetual and invincible, proved that the peoples with their struggle can overthrow capitalism and construct a superior society, socialism.
We honour the event that proved that all the great problems that the young people are facing in the capitalist world, such as imperialist wars, occupation, refugee waves and forced immigration, capitalist crisis, exploitation, unemployment, shattered rights in work, discrimination against women, education, in culture and sports, can be resolved with the seizure of power by the working class, with the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism. In the countries where socialism was built, the youth had important achievements that even today they seem a distant dream for the youth of our countries such as the access to all levels of education, granted and stable work, sports and culture.
The Great Red October Revolution found a poor country and changed it into a global power at the side of all the peoples that challenged the imperialism and defeated the nazi – fascism. It was an inspiration for peoples of all around the world to fight for their emancipation.
The overthrow of socialism, the dissolution of the USSR and the restoration of capitalism in Russia and other socialist countries do not scare us. We decisively declare that the 21st century will be the century of new socialist revolutions.
The ice has been broken and the road has opened, exactly 100 years ago! Now this road is ahead of us! Let us take it until the great, final victory of socialism-communism.
We continue on the way of Red October. We strengthen our common struggle.
Proletarians of all lands, unite!
19th World Festival of Youth and Students: Russian authorities tried to prohibit communist symbols!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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19th World Festival of Youth and Students: Russian authorities tried to prohibit communist symbols!

With an intervention to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Athens, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) protested the unacceptable behaviour of the authorities in Sochi towards members of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) who were participating at the 19th Word Festival of Youth and Students

More specifically, as the 902 portal reports, the representatives of KNE faced unprecedented tight security measures and were prohibited from entering the festival venue because they had with them declarations for the 100 years of the October Revolution as well as communist banners with the sickle and hammer! 

 
On Wednesday, the members of KNE were detained by security forces for 30 minutes, while today, the authorities prohibited the entrance to the representatives of KNE for almost 2 hours. The explanation by the Russian authorities was that “the sickle and hammer symbol is illegal and the declarations of KNE consist dangerous material”! Representatives from other Communist Youths condemned the behaviour of the Russian authorities and expressed their solidarity to the members of KNE.
 
Under the pretext of “security”, the Russian government seems to have unleashed an attack to freedoms and rights, by criminalizing communist symbols (e.g. sickle and hammer) and prohibiting delegations of Communist Youths from entering the Festival. 
 
In a letter addressed to the Russian Embassy, the Communist Party of Greece complained about the behaviour of the authorities in Sochi, mentioning that the incident undoubtedly tarnishes such a big and important event. 

Video: Denouncing the incident during Festival’s seminar


Soviet Youth as You’ve Never Seen Before
| October 17, 2017 | 8:42 pm | USSR, Youth | No comments

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Soviet Youth as You’ve Never Seen Before

  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
  • Soviet Youth as You've Never Seen Before
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Members of an amateur film studio of the Sokolovsko-Sarbai mining and processing plant. The Kustanai region, the Kazakh SSR, currently Kazakhstan.

Take a look at never-before-seen pictures of Soviet youth in Sputnik’s gallery.

Despite living in a communist country, Soviet young people were enjoying the best time of their lives, which seems to be much more exciting than contemporary times. They had no gadgets or fidget spinners, but they traveled, practiced sports and partied hard at rock concerts. It seems that the youth of the XX century was legendary.

KKE welcomes 30 Communist and Anti-imperialist youth organisations participating at KNE Festival

Friday, September 22, 2017

KKE welcomes 30 Communist and Anti-imperialist youth organisations participating at KNE Festival

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A meeting between representatives of 30 Communist and Anti-imperialist youth organisations which participate at the 43rd KNE-Odigitis Festival and the Secretary General of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas was held earlier today at the Party’s headquarters in Perissos, Athens. 
 
In his welcome speech, D.Koutsoumbas said:
 
“We welcome in the headquarters of the CC of the KKE the 30 Communist and Anti-imperialist youth organisations from all over the world which are in Greece for the 43rd KNE-Odigitis Festival.
In an era of strengthening of the imperialist interventions, antagonisms and contradictions, which take place always at the cost of the peoples and the youth of the countries, during a period when the economic capitalist crises, poverty, unemployment, (displacement) of refugees are strengthening, what is- more than ever- needed is the invigoration of international solidarity, the common struggle of the people and the youth, the coordination of the action, so that we can encounter capitalist barbarity, to pave the way for the socialist future of our countries.
 
This task, within the frame of the KNE Festival, we are trying to implement, by exchanging opinions, thoughts, discussing and organizing our common struggle”.
Source: 902.gr / Translation: In Defense of Communism.
 
Communist Party: “People’s Brexit: Youth Deserve a Decent start in Life”

Elizabeth Warren Obliterates Trump For Rolling Back Obama-Era Student Debt Relief Rules

 

Elizabeth Warren Obliterates Trump For Rolling Back Obama-Era Student Debt Relief Rules

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The two rules being reworked by the administration help protect students from shady lending behavior and assist them in finding jobs after college that allow them to pay off their debt.

Elizabeth Warren Obliterates Trump For Rolling Back Obama-Era Student Debt Relief Rules

Responding to this week’s quiet announcement by the Trump administration that they plan to roll back two Obama-era rules that help students repay their burdensome debt, Elizabeth Warren obliterated Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

In a series of tweets, Warren said her and the administration’s decision to reconsider the protections makes it more likely for students to be “cheated” and less likely for them to get out from under massive student loan debt.

As The Hill noted today, the two rules being reworked by the administration are the borrower defense and gainful employment rules, which help protect students from shady lending behavior and assist them in finding jobs after college that allow them to pay off their debt.

As Warren said in a separate statement, the move by the Trump Department of Education would be an assault on the consumer protections of students.

“Students shouldn’t have the pause button hit on their consumer protections, and this isn’t the time for the Department of Education to step back from their responsibility to protect federal loan borrowers,” the Massachusetts senator said.

Reworking the rules in favor of for-profit institutions may benefit the moneyed interests that support this administration, but it’s certainly not helpful to millions of American students burdened with insurmountable debt.