YCL Magazines

Title Published by Year Pages Comment
100 Lines Bristol YCL Schools Magazine 1971? 12  
Aberdeen Young Worker Aberdeen YCL 1982? 4  
Alive - Cultural Magazine   1940 20-36 No.1, Feb 1940 to No.3, April 1940. Probably the only issues. Was supposed to be a monthly mag. of stories & poems. Ed. Maurice Carpenter.
Bulletin For Leaders of Communist Children's Groups YCI 1924? 30 Vol 2 No.3/4, Jan 1925; Vol 2 No.5, Sept 1925. Also called "Bulletin for Teachers of Communist Children's Groups".
Challenge   1935   The YCL's main paper for 50 years. Vol 1 No.1, March 1935 lf. Monthly till 1938 then weekly (12pp then 8pp). 1941: smaller format (16pp). 1942 lf (8pp). 1943 smaller till 1950. 1951:lf (4pp). 1955: Monthly, smaller (12pp). 1960: lf (6pp then 8pp). From Nov 1967 New Series, smaller (20pp). From Oct 1971 New Series lf (4pp); more or less monthly; by 1977 bi-monthly then irregular till last issue No.87 1985. Ed. incl Ted Willis, Richard Kisch, Stan Jacques, Monty Cohen, Sid Kaufman, Monty Johnstone, Gerry Pocock, Trevor Hyett, Anne Devine, Colin Yardley, George Bridges, Paul Bradshaw, Steve Munby, Chris Horrie.
Club News (Incorporating Our Youth)   1944 12-16 March 1944, then monthly. Last issue Jan 1947.
Cogito - "Black Power"   1969 18 1969. Thompson, W.
Cogito - "Britain's Road to Revolution"   1976 22 Feb 1976. Cook, D.
Cogito - "China"   1968 28 1968. Woddis, J.
Cogito - "Class and Politics in Britain"   1972 24 May 1972. Squires, M
Cogito - "Democracy in Chile"   1974? 26 1974. Myant, C & Chater, T.
Cogito - "Revolution"   1968 22 1968.
Cogito - "Role of Communist Youth Movement"   1973 16 August 1973. Bell, T.
Cogito - "Schools & Education Discussion Document"   1971 12 1971.
Cogito - "The Youth Movement in Britain 1780-1971"   1971? 16 1971.
Cogito - "Trotsky and World Revolution"   1976 16 May 1976. Johnstone, M
Cogito - "Trotsky: Part 1"   1969 36 1969. Johnstone, M.
Cogito - "With God on Our Side"   1967 22 May 1967. Sloan, P.
Cogito - "Women's Lib"   1971 14 1971. Small, R.
Cogito No.1 (Second Series?) - "Time for Change"   1971 20 1971. Editors of Cogito: Colin Yardley & Peter Lowe; Ron Vizard; Laureen Mason; Jackie Bridges; Ian Findlay; Nick Guy.
Cogito No.3 (Second Series?) - "Trends Among Youth in the 70s"   1976 32 June 1976. Bradshaw, P.
Cogito No.4 (Second Series?) - "Aspects of the Ideological Struggle"   1977 34 April 1977. Smaller format.
Cogito No.5 (Second Series?) - "Socialism in the Colours of France"   1977 30 Oct 1977. Smaller format.
Cogito No.6 - "Czecho Cogito"   1968 20 1968.
Cogito No.7 - "Czechoslovakia's Struggle for Socialist Democracy"   1969 38 1969. Johnstone, M
Cogito Supplement No.1 - "YCL Discussion Document"   1968 20 May 1968. Yardley, C & Davis, B.
Cogito Supplement No.2 - "Yugoslavia & World Youth Festival Reports"   1968 10 1968. 250 printed.
Cogito Supplement No.3 - "The YCL and "Challenge""   1968? 16 1968?
Cogito Supplement No.4 - "Czechoslovakia"   1968? 22 1968? Bridges, G
Cogito Supplement No.5 - "Socialism and Democracy"   1968 8 1968. Davis, B.
Cogito Supplement No.6 - "Marxist Ideas for Change"   1969? 14 1969? 500 printed.
Comanaiche Scottish YCL 1972 12 No.1 Oct - Resolutions & Speeches of 1972 Congress; No.2 Dec.
Communist Youth Information - New Series   1935? 8 No.17 1935. Weekly. For sale but really internal.
Communist Youth,The - Theoretical & Organisational Bulletin of the CC of the YCL   1934 16-22 Vol 1 No.1, April 1934. 4 issues in 1934. Monthly?
Correspondence of the Young International - English Edition British Section of the YCI 1920? 8 No.10, Oct 1st 1921.
Drum,The Young Pioneers of GB 1932 8 No.2 March 1932 . 6 issues in 1932?
East End Challenge Tower Hamlets (North) / Newham YCL 1985 8 No.1, April 1985. Supposedly issued every 2 months, alternating with "Challenge". Ed. Dewi John (later expelled from CP).
For a Life with a Purpose Magazine of the Mile End Communist Youth 1937 14 Vol 1 No.2, May 1937.
Format - Journal of YCL's National Schools Campaign   1969 10 No.1, Jan 1969 - prob. only issue.
Internal Bulletin   1967 4-16 Jan 1950: "YCL Bulletin"; Aug 1950: "League Life"; 1958: Fortnightly Letter"; 1967: "Internal Bulletin"; 1968 (late): "Once A Fortnight"; 1969: "Communist"; 1972:"Young Communist"; 1979-86: "YCL Informer" (13 issues); 1986: "Young Communist Bulletin" (2 issues?). Generally these were not for sale - though "Communist" was free to members of the NC, DCs and Branch Secs. and sold to others. Initially fortnightly, usually monthly, sometimes quarterly. There was also a "Newsletter" (1972-8).
International Bulletin [1]   1968 30;16 No.1, Nov 1968; No.2, March 1969. Probably the only 2 issued. Possibly n.f.s.
International of Youth YCI 1921? 40 1921? Vol 4 No.1, 1924. No publisher, printed in Sweden. Graphic cover. Another series: No.2 1925 or 1926 (graphic cover). New Series No.1, March 1927 (pb 42pp) - bi-monthly. No.1, Nov 1929 (pb 70pp), April/May 1930 also No.1(!); 1934: Oct.
Internationale Northholt YCL 1967 32 No.2, No.1967. Editor Keith Veness.
Laddie,The Marro YCL Pit Group, Wheatley Hill, Durham (Northern) 1927 2 No.2, Feb 19th 1927. This was a supplement to "The Miners' Marro".
League Organiser,The   1930 16 No.1, March 14 1930 - prob. only issue.
Leeds Red Leeds YCL 1968 22 2 issues, early 1968.
Monthly Bulletin for Girl Members   1936   Not traced, but the YCL issued a circular in July 1936 announcing this as forthcoming for sale in August.
Our Youth - Discussion Magazine of the YCL   1938 24-32 No.1, April 1938 then more or less monthly to March 1940.
Partick Young Worker,The Partick Branch 1964 6 Only one issue appeared, July 1964.
Permanent Red - Journal of Yorkshire Young Communists   1970 14 First 5 issues free. No.6 1970.
Pioneer News - Organ of the Young Comrades' League   1929? 4 Vol.1 No.6, 1929. Followed on from "Young Comrade".
Real Life - Theoretical & Discussion Journal of the YCL   1981? 12-24 None dated! 1981? Last issue No.6 Winter 1983/4.
Red Action News Dundee YCL 1989 2 No.3 1989.
Red Barrel Merseyside YCL 1975 8 2 issues in 1975.
Red Flag Merseyside YCL 1969 10 Vol 1 No.1 April 1969; Vol 3 No.1 (nd - early 70s). First copy duplicated, then printed. Monthly. Became journal of NW YCL not just Merseyside.
Red Rag,The Wembley YCL   4 No.1.
Red Thistle,The Partick YCL 1968?   No.1 1968?.
South Essex Bulletin S Essex 1954 6 No.1 1954. Later editions were free.
Spark - Discussion Journal of Tufnell YCL   1967   1967.
Street Sheet Aberdeen YCL 1981 8 1981.
The Discussion Starts   1969 22/28 Pre-Congress discussion journal. 4 issues, Jan - April.
Threshold Wembley YCL 1963 12 No.2 1963. Quarterly.
Tolpuddle - School Students' Journal   1971? 8-16 No.1 1971 (?); No.2 1971 + 2 more undated/unnumbered issues.
Under the Bed Dundee YCL 1979 10 No.1, Sept 1979. Probably just internal.
Vision [2] Hendon 1955? 8 No.3, Feb 1956.
Ward and Goldstone Spark Ward and Goldstone Group YCL, Salford 1930 4 No.1, July 1st 1930; No.3 July 24 1930. Factory paper.
Worker's Child,The - An International Magazine With Illustrations YCI 1926 60-70 No.1, Sept 1926; No.2, Jan 1927.
YCL News (Incorporating Our Youth)   1943? 4 April 1943.
Yorkshire Challenge Yorkshire Young Communists 1987? 4 Only 1 issue 1987?
Young Communist,The - Organ of Theory & Practice of the YCL   1929 ?? 8 New Series? No.2 1929.
Young Communist,The - The Organ of the YCL   1921 8 No.1, Dec 1921 - 1923. Replaced by "Young Worker".
Young Comrade - Official Organ of the Young Comrades' League   1924 4 No.1, April 1924 - May 1928. Possibly new series for a while (see "Warwick Guide"). Monthly. In 1925 it claimed a circulation of 4,000.
Young Mancunian Greater Manchester YCL 1983 10 Sept 1983; another issue 1984.
Young Striker,The   1926 2 Published daily in London during General Strike (Klugmann "History of the CPGB" Vol.2). George Miles was one of the publishers.
Young Worker Bulletin   1971 38 No.1, Nov 1971.There was a new series called Young Workers' Bulletin with an issue in 1980 and a second in Spring 1981 (8pp).
Young Worker,The [1]   1923 4-8 Vol 1 No.5, Jan 1924. No.37 Early Dec 1934. Monthly, then fortnightly and weekly from New Series No.1, May 1st 1926 till at least 1928; monthly in early 30s. Replaced the "Young Communist". In 1926 contained Young Miners' Supplement. Early isues had cartoons/drawings by "Michael". Incl. some fiction and poetry; also sports activities (BWSF).
Young Worker,The [2] Glasgow West Young Communists 1984 8 Only 1 issue 1984?