League of Young Communists USA Pledge

New prospects read aloud the pledge when they become candidates in the LYCUSA.

“To create a better world, I now take my place in the ranks of the international communist movement and the Party of Communists USA, the Party of the American working class (and its youth group, the League of Young Communists USA).

I take this solemn oath to give the best that is in me to the service of my class. I pledge myself to spare no effort in uniting workers in militant struggle against war, imperialism and fascism.

I pledge myself to work unsparingly in helping the organized labor movement, in the shops, among the unemployed, to lead the struggles for the daily needs of the American working class, understanding fully that class struggle is the central ingredient in solving the oppression of working people.

I solemnly pledge to take my place in the forefront of the struggle for the rights of nationally oppressed groups; against racism, sexism, ageism, xenophobia (anti-immigrant), homophobia, police brutality, anti-Sovietism, anti-communism, and against the chauvinist lies of the capitalist class.

I pledge myself to rally the American working class to defend the ideals of the former Soviet Union, and to support the former Soviet peoples in their struggle to reestablish the Soviet Union as a scientific socialist state.

I pledge myself to remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the Leninist line of our Party, the only line that eventually will insure the establishment of Scientific Socialism, which is the beginning of the transfer of power from the capitalist class to the working class.

I pledge to support the efforts of those in the international communist movement whose communist parties are centered on calling for the reemergence of Marxist-Leninist, anti-revisionist parties within the world communist movement. There is a need for a reinstitution of a center for coordination and strategisation of the world’s communist parties in their struggle against globalized capitalism.”

On Party Commissions

By Comrade O’Connell

Party commissions serve the purpose of building bodies within the party to appropriately deal with issues that effect the national, or international working class. Such being for example the LGBT+ commission to address the issues of homophobia, transphobia, etc. within the working class, to lead a LGBT+ movement of communist workers, to fight such forms of oppression and discrimination. The same is said with the oppressed minorities commission, the women’s rights commission, etc. The commissions built by the party should serve as movements within the main party, the communist party, who unites all workers in the struggle against capitalism; which has kept such groups as previously mentioned, in bondage to sell their labor for the profit of a small group, and who said group profits off the suffering and desperation of such oppressed minorities within the working class.

As Lenin said in “The Emancipation of Women”

“The communist women’s movement must itself be a mass movement, a part of the general mass movement.”

These commissions serve a powerful body within the party to lead a united strike against issues that assault our working class brothers and sisters, to fight against the racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. that is created and promoted by capitalism to keep us divided. They are movements that are intertwined with the main party, with the common goal of liberation for all workers. Women liberation, black liberation, LGBT+ liberation, all will be reached with a united liberation movement under the red banner of socialism.

“With KKE, on counterattack!”- Massive political event at KNE-Odigitis youth festival in Athens

“With KKE, on counterattack!”- Massive political event at KNE-Odigitis youth festival in Athens (PHOTOS)

Thousands of people attented a large political event during the third- and last- day of the 42nd KNE-Odigitis festival in Athens. The LYCUSA was one of 32 Communist Youth Organizations in attendance. The major speaker was the General Secretary of the CC of KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas.

Other speakers included the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yetsury who delivered “red” revolutionary salutes on behalf of his country’s communists and Nikos Abatielos, Secretary of the Central Council of KNE, who stressed that “our festival is a picture from the beautiful world for which our Party struggles”.

In his speech, apart from the contemporary political, social and economic issues, the GS of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas refered also to the Party’s 100th anniversary in 1918. He said, among other things:

“Today, moving towards the completion, in two years, of the 100 years of our honoured and heroic Party, we can become more capable in the promotion of our political proposal, which responds to the potentiality of a better life for the working people, on the basis of today’s modern needs” Secretary Koutsoumbas pointed out, adding that this can become a reality if “the productive capabilities of the country, the natural resources, the concentrated means of production become social property, with a central scientific plan, with the active participation of the workers in the organization of social production and social services”. 

Among other visitors, the political event of the festival was attended by the ambassadors of Palestine, Cuba and Venezuela, as well as by the communist mayors (backed by KKE) of Patras, Petroupolis, Chaidari and Kesariani.

Below you can see some photos from the event (Source: 902.gr).