YCL Publications

Author Title Published by Year Pages Comment
  Draft Constitution & Rules   1921 8 Adopted at Conference of Reps of Young Workers' League and International Communist School Movement, Birmingham
  Amendments & Resolutions to be Submitted to the 1st Annual Conference   1922 12  
Young, Harry No More War?   1922 12  
Stewart, James The Hope of the Future - An Appeal to Young Workers   1922? 16  
  Thesis on Anti-Militarism Adopted by 3rd World Congress of YCI   1922 12  
  Resolutions of the 2nd National Conference of the YCL   1923 36 Incl. Constitution.
  Draft Programme of the YCI   1924 84  
  January 15 - The Murder of K Liebknecht & R Luxemburg - Manuals for Proletarian Anniversaries No.1   1924 72 Pictorial cover by "Michael".
  Resolutions Adopted at 4th Congress of YCI EC of YCI 1924 120 Pp 106-115 on "Tasks of YCL of GB".
  Bolshevisation of the YCL of GB   1925 12  
  Highroads to Progress - Minutes of 3rd Congress   1925    
  League Training Syllabus   1925 62  
  Lenin and the Youth YCI/YCL 1925 80  
  Resolutions of the Enlarged EC of the YCI, March   1925 62  
"Pit Lad" Young Miners Awake!   1925 12  
Rust, W A Call to the Youth - Opening Speech to 4th Congress   1926 16  
  A Congress of Young Fighters - Report of 4th Congress of YCL   1926 36  
  A Short History of the Working Class Children's Movement of GB   1926 12 Mainly on Young Comrades' League.The status & publisher of this poorly duplicated pamphlet are unclear(internal?YCL?) but it is one of the few items on the subject.
  A Welcome to New Members & A Useful Guide   1926 12  
  Draft Statutes and Rules   1926 12 Submitted to 4th Congress.
  Report of EC to 4th National Congress   1926 32  
  Resolutions of the Enlarged Executive of the YCI, Nov YCI 1926 42  
  The United Front of Youth   1926 10  
  The Young Workers and the General Strike   1926 20 Ill.
  Baden-Powell Exposed!   1927 16  
  Report of the Second British Youth Delegation to the USSR,Dec   1927 20  
  Statutes & Rules Adopted at 4th National Congress,Dec 1926   1927 12  
  The Scout Special Glasgow District 1927? 4  
  EC Report to (5th) Congress   1928 19  
  Report of 5th National Congress,March   1928 32  
  Resolutions for 5th Congress   1928 16  
  Results of Two Congresses:Abridged Report of 6th Congress of CI and 5th Congress of YCI,Sept   1928 18  
Rust, W. The Case for the YCL   1928 16  
Douglas, John L. "Be Prepared" for War!   1929 22  
  A Short History of the YCI   1929? 40  
  Programme of the YCI   1929 83  
  Stand Ready! The Call of the 1st International Children's Congress to All Proletarian Children   1929 32 Ill.
  YCL Song Sheet Liverpool 1929? 2 "Selections will be sung at the Youth Demonstration on Sept. 9th at Islington Square". Words to 6 songs - 4 are lesser known.
  Dead Fish or Alive - A Word to All Workers   1930? 4  
  Manifesto to All Young Workers Fife Cttee. 1930? 1  
  Next Steps on the Road to a Mass YCL   1930    
Massie, Alex The Chartist Youth Programme   1930 16  
  The Road to Mass Organisation of Proletarian Children - Decisions of 4th International Conference of Leaders of Communist Children's Leagues   1930 32 Meeting held in Moscow, Sept 1929; also incl. Resolution of Enlarged Plenum of YCI, Moscow Dec 1929.
  Where Shall We Start?   1930? 22  
  Working Lads of the Scouts Glasgow 1930? 4 "Scout Special".
  Young Workers and the More Loom System Burnley 1931 22  
  For Youth Unity - Reply to ILP Guild of Youth   1933? 12  
  Report of CC and the Tasks of the YCL - 7th National Congress,July   1933 10  
  Special Supplement - 7th National Congress   1933 4  
  The Young Communist International - Report & Decisions of Plenum,Dec 1932   1933 20  
  10 Answers to Arguments Against Affiliation (to the Guild of Youth)   1934? 10  
  10 Points Against Fascism   1934 16  
  Lenin and the Youth Movement   1934? 8  
Chemodanov, V. Struggle or Go Down - The Right of Youth Independence in the Fight for Socialism   1934 16  
Chemodanov, V. We Are For the United Front   1934 16 Reprint from "Communist International" No.17.
  Young Workers Advance! - Report of the Meeting of the Representatives of the ILP Guild of Youth & the YCI, Paris, May   1934 20 Published by Youth Press - joint ILP/YCL.
Gollan, J. Defend the Rising Generation   1935 12  
  London's Youth March Forward in Unity Against the National Government London 1935 6 Fold out Pamphlet.
Woolf, M The Day Is Ours! - Report to 6th World Congress YCI   1935 37 No publisher stated, but printed by Marston and adverts on back are by YCL; could conceivably be by Modern Books.
  The Tasks of the United Front of Youth - Resolutions Adopted at 6th Congress of YCI   1935 15  
  The YCI - Report of 1st Congress, Berlin, Nov 1919 International Proletarian School Movement(Glasgow) & YCL 1935? 32  
  "Everything is Going Up...What About Our Wages? We Want More!"   1936? 4  
Goss, Joe An A1 Nation   1936 10 "The Youth Library" No.2.
Douglas, J.L. Clean Up the Factories   1936 10 "The Youth Library" No.1.
  For Life With a Purpose London 1936 8  
Burke, David Give Us Jobs   1936 10 "The Youth Library" No.3.
  Mass Youth Rally, Feb 7 - Programme   1936 4  
Gollan, J. Raise High the Banner - Speech to 6th World Congress of the YCI,Oct 1935   1936 16  
  We Ask for Life   1936 24 Based on Gollan's Report to 8th National Congress of the Communist Youth Movement, Feb.
  "Challenge" Festival & Sports Rally Programme   1937? 36  
  Clydeside Apprentices Strike:The Full Story   1937 12  
  Constitution of YCL Adopted at 9th National Conference   1937 8 This was amended in 1939.
  Draft Constitution   1937 6 For 9th Congress.
  Five Lesson Course for Use of Youth League Education Groups London 1937 18 Probably London YCL.
  Report to the 9th National Conference of the YCL   1937 24  
Gillan, Phil The Defence of Madrid   1937 12  
Gollan, J. The Development of Trotskyism from Menshevism to Alliance with Fascism & Counter Revolution   1937 19 Special Information Report of J Gollan to Enlarged National Council Meeting, Jan 30 & 31.
  We March to Victory - Report of National Council to 9th National Conference   1937 24 Cover by Tom Poulton.
Gollan, J. Why Youth Strikes   1937? 12  
  Youth of Britain Advance! Report & Resolutions of 9th National Congress,June   1937 38  
  A Plan For Hammersmith's Youth Hammersmith 1938 12  
Gollan, J. Defend the People - Report to 10th National Conference   1938 24  
  Songs For Socialism   1938? 8 Words to 17 songs.
Bennett, Mick The Road to Life   1938 8  
  What London's Youth Will Do! - Discussion Pamphlet for Annual Conference of London District YCL   1938 14  
Gollan, J. Youth Will Serve for Feedom   1938 16  
  Handbook for Branch Education Secretaries   1939   2nd ed.
  Report of 11th National Conference   1939 96 See also special ed. of "Our Youth" April 1939 (47pp) which has resolutions plus Report of National Council for 1938/9.
  The YCL and "Fitness for Democracy" London 1939? 22 A Compendium of Material for YCL Branch Education & study on the question of "Fitness for Democracy"
  Make Life Worth While! What the YCL Stands For   1940 20  
Bennett, Mick Youth and the War   1940 16  
  An Introduction to Communism - Course for New Members of the YCL   1941? 16  
  For Life and Liberty -Our Way to Win   1941? 16  
  A Handbook of League Organisation   1942? 20  
Bennett, Mick Battle for Youth   1942 12  
Bennett, Mick Conquer Your Future Now   1942 16  
  Fitness and the Great Summer Campaign   1942 14  
  Memorandum on the Service of Youth   1942? 8  
  Shock Brigade - A Guide:How to Start Them,How They Work   1942 4  
Sussman, Jack Shock Brigades for Victory   1942? 16  
Claydon, Cyril The Progress of Man: A 4 Lesson Course for New Members of the YCL   1942 20  
Jones, Gladys We Young Communists   1942 12  
  What of the Future? A Course for New Members of the YCL   1942? 16  
  YCL Rally Sept 5 - Souvenir Programme Swansea 1942 4 "Speakers, Rhythm Orchestra, Community Singing & a One-Act Play".
Eastwood, Fred Youth and the Trade Unions   1942 20  
Bennett, Mick Youth for Victory   1942 16  
  1943! A Year of Unity of Youth for Victory & A Happy Future - Report of National Council,Jan   1943 4  
  A Guide to the YCL   1943? 12  
  A Memorandum on the Health & Fitness of the Young Worker in Industry   1943 20  
  Constitution and Principles   1943 24  
  Cultural Week, April 12-18 - Programme S E London 1943 4  
  Get Fighting Fit for Victory- Policy for a Healthy Youth   1943? 4  
Bennett, Mick Hitler's Slave Drive   1943 8  
  Manifesto - To All Who Are Young   1943? 4  
  Service for Victory - Policy & Programme Adopted by 12th National Conference,June   1943 32  
Claydon, Cyril Socialism   1943? 14  
  Make Life Worth While - Course for Members Based on Constitution & Principles of the YCL   1944? 24 Different from 1940 title of same name.
  Our Most Glorious Year - Special Conference of YCL,Jan   1944 8 2 main speeches by Gladys Jones & Murdoch Taylor.
  The British Empire - What It Is   1944? 4  
  Fight and Win - 13th National Conference   1945 16  
  Fight and Win a Labour Majority   1945 7  
  How to Organise a Debate, A Dutch Parliament etc.   1945? 14  
  Hull for Youth - Memorandum on the Hull Youth Charter Hull YCL Club 1945? 8  
Crossland, Vincent Edwin When the Fire Burns - Booklet of Poems Challenge 1945 16  
  14th National Conference - Main Report,Resolutions,Commissions   1946 26  
  Discussion Statement for 14th National Congress   1946 12  
  What is Socialism?   1946? 12  
Brooks, Bill For Peace and Socialism - Speech to 15th National Congress,March   1948 16  
Shields, J London Landmarks   1948 8 Places associated with Marx,Engels & Lenin. Probably YCL but not stated.
  Report of National Cttee. to 15th National Congress   1948 16  
Pollitt, H Save Britain From War - Speech to 15th Congress   1948 4  
  Build the YCL - For Peace & Socialism - Report of 16th National Congress   1949 28  
  Report of the National Cttee. to 16th National Congress   1949 8  
  The Progress of Man - 4 Lesson Course for Members of YCL   1949 24  
  The Way to the Future - Discussion Statement for 16th National Congress   1949 4  
  Into Action for Peace and a Better Life - Discussion Statement for 17th National Congress   1950 4  
  National Cttee. Report to 17th National Congress   1950 10  
  We Fight for Peace - Report of 17th Congress of YCL, May   1950 30 Incl. Main Report by B Brooks.
  Annual Report of National Committee to 18th Congress   1951 6  
Moss, John Unity for Peace and a Better Life - Report of National Cttee. to 18th National Congress   1951 20  
Moss, John We Accuse the Tories   1951 8  
Bridges, George Youth! Win Your Future   1951 8  
Moss, John A Letter to All Members   1952 4  
  Free Britain's Youth - Branch Nite Notes No.3   1952 6  
Moss, John Free Britain'sYouth - Report to 19th National Congress, Oct   1952 22  
  National Cttee. Report of Work - 19th National Congress   1952 6  
  A Letter to All Members   1953 4  
  A Policy for London Youth - Main Political Report for Congress   1953 24  
  Give Youth a Sporting Chance - Branch Nite Notes No.13   1953 8  
Cohen, Gerry Socialism? The Future for Youth   1953? 8 Author was National Organiser of YCL.
  Stalin's Youth   1953? 8  
  The General Strike   1953 16  
  Youth and Crime - Branch Nite Notes No.9   1953 12  
  Africa - The Stark Truth   1954 4  
  Announcing the 20th National Congress   1954 8  
  Britain's Youth Assembly - For a Happy Life   1954 10  
  For Friendship & Solidarity With Colonial Youth - Branch Nite Notes No.2   1954 10  
  Lenin - Youth's Friend & Teacher - Branch Night Notes No.1   1954 6  
  Let's Go to the Pictures - Branch Nite Notes No.3   1954 8  
  London's Youth - The Facts London 1954? 8  
  Malcolm Jepps Exhibition - A Tribute and an Example London 1954? 8 Exhibition of his art at Holborn Library.
  No Nazi Army - Cut the Call-up   1954 2  
  Parliament and the People - Branch Nite Notes   1954 8  
  Political Report of the National Cttee. to 20th Congress   1954 24  
  Report of the Work of the National Cttee. to 20th Congress   1954 12  
  Sex Equality - Branch Nite Notes   1954 6  
  The 12th Congress of the Lenin YCL of the Soviet Union   1954 12  
  The Challenge to Labour - CP Congress - Branch Nite Notes   1954 8  
  Youth Speaks Out   1954 4  
  Tomorrow's Citizens Speak Out - Memorandum for Discussion   1955? 12  
Moss, John Learn and Enjoy Life - Report of 21st National Congress, Oct   1956 16  
  The Call-Up Must Be Cut   1956? 4  
  Report of 22nd National Congress,Nov.   1958 22 Mainly J Reid's Report.
  Report of Work of National Cttee. to 22nd National Congress   1958 8  
  Time to Hit Back   1959 4  
Reid, Jimmy "We Are On the Winning Side" - Main Report to 23rd National Congress   1960 12  
Winter, E (ed.) All Together Now - The Challenge Song Book   1960 40  
  Political Report to 23rd Congress,Oct.   1960 30  
  Report of Twenty-Third National Congress   1960 28  
  Aims & Principles of the YCL - New Members Course Syllabus   1962? 16  
  Report of 24th National Congress,Nov.   1962 28  
  Report of Work of National Cttee.   1962 8  
  Report to 24th National Congress   1962 28  
  District Congress Discussion Statement Scottish Cttee. 1963 8  
  Report of District Congress London 1963 12  
  Report of 25th National Congress   1964 27  
  Report to 25th National Congress   1964 18  
  Tutor's Guide to the Syllabus for New Members of the YCL   1964 24  
  Memorandum on Votes at 18   1965 8  
  Report of District Congress London 1965 18  
  What is the Prices & Income Policy?   1965? 6  
  Branch Guide   1966 18 New ed. issued in 1967.
  Report of Work to 26th Congress   1966 6  
  Who is Wrong - Youth or Britain?   1966? 4  
  International Youth Festival, May 27 - June 3 Souvenir Programme   1967 40  
  Resolutions of 26th National Congress,May   1967 14  
  Wanted for Intent to Fool the People - An Anti-Racialist Broadsheet   1968? 8 On Enoch Powell.
Yardley, Colin; Davis, Barney YCL Discussion Document   1968 14  
  Give The Boss Some Agro - The Rate With the Vote   1969 8  
  May Day Special Yorkshire 1969 4  
  Pre-Congress Discussion Bulletins   1969   Like the CP, the YCL issued cheaply produced collections of contributions to pre-Congress debates. The first I can trace is for the April 1969 Congress: 4 issues monthly. For 1971 see "Cogito - Pre Congress Disc. Bulletin". 1973 Congress: only 1 issue? (lf d 16pp). 1977: 2 issues? (lf d 36pp/42pp); 1979: 1 issue (lf d 20pp).
  Report of Work of the National Committee   1969 37  
  Resolutions, Amendments etc. for 27th National Congress   1969 37  
  Vietnam Extra - Vietnam Will Win   1969? 8  
  1870-1970 - A Party of a New Type - Centenary Publication of Selected Writings of Lenin Kent 1970 15  
  A Party of a New Type Kent 1970 16  
  Education - Work and Technical Training for Young People   1970 7  
  Ireland in Crisis Surrey 1970? 8  
  It's Our Future...Vote Communist   1970? 6  
  28th National Congress Report   1971 34  
  Challenge Special - Tories Out   1971 4  
  Challenge UCS Special   1971 8  
  Cogito - "Pre-Congress Discussion Bulletin"   1971 22;16;22 1971. 3 issues.
  National Congress Report,April   1971 36  
  Report of District Congress London 1971 26  
  Young Workers and Training   1971 10  
  Challenge Young Workers' Special   1972 8  
Geldart, Dick Dimitrov Lives On! Surrey 1972 18  
  Challenge Special   1973 4 Fold out poster.
  London YCL Congress Report,Dec.   1973 18  
  YCL Congress, April   1973 57 Incl. Speeches,Resolutions,Rules,Report of Work of National Cttee.,analysis of Congress delegates etc.
  Petrol and War Surrey 1974 12  
  The Communist Case   1974 8  
Power, Mike The Fascist Threat   1974 12  
  The Socialist Revolution and After   1974 6  
  30th National Congress Report   1975 54  
  A Future for Scotland - Socialism Scottish Cttee. 1975 8  
  Challenge - Reader's Guide   1975 12  
  It's Our Future - Say "No" on June 5   1975 4 Common Market Referendum.
  London YCL Congress Report   1975 28  
  The Shrewsbury Two Surrey 1975? 16  
  Young Communists Branch Guide Campaign   1975 8  
  Branch Education Notes No.1 - The General Strike   1976 12  
  Branch Education Notes No.2 - Women   1976 14  
  Red Festival (Programme)   1976 16 May.
  Unemployment and the Crisis of Capitalism Surrey 1976? 18  
  Against War: The Soviet Union Leads the Way   1977? 14  
  Discussion Document on Gay Rights Glasgow Cttee. 1977? 14  
  Official Report 31st Congress   1977 42  
  Red Festival (Programme)   1977 25 Oct.
  Young People and Industry in the Seventies   1977 22  
  Activist's Handbook   1978? 18 600 printed.
  Branch Builders Kit   1978   Pack of current pamphlets & leaflets.
  Challenge Festival (Programme)   1978 12  
  London YCL Congress Report   1978 32  
Sling, Jan What Happened in Czechoslovakia 1968   1978? 24  
  Amendments & Resolutions for 32nd National Congress   1979 118  
  Our Future:Draft for Discussion at Congress   1979 16 2,000 printed.
  Our Future:Programme of the YCL   1979 30  
  Report of Work from EC for 32nd National Congress   1979 22  
  The YCL   1979? 14  
  Congress Report   1981 40  
  YCL Congress '81 (33rd)   1981 31  
  Congress Document   1983 24  
  Congress Resolutions   1983 68  
Rothstein, Andrew Marxism After 100 Years Tyneside 1983 22 Reprint from "African Communist", No.93.
  London YCL Congress Report   1984 20  
  Support the Miners   1984 4  
  YCL Congress Report   1985 20  
  Young Miner - Challenge Special   1950 ?? 4 Another with same title June 1954.
  Youth in the Space Age Kent 1959 ??    
  Young Workers Reject Racialism Surrey 1967 ?? 10