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Communist Youth Movement (Netherlands) المصدر: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Youth_Movement_(Netherlands)

Communist Youth Movement
Communistische Jongerenbeweging
Founded21 September 2003
HeadquartersHaarlemmerweg 177, Amsterdam
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism-Leninism
Mother partyNew Communist Party of the Netherlands
International affiliationWFDY
Websitevoorwaarts.net

The Communist Youth Movement (Dutch: Communistische Jongerenbeweging, CJB) is a political youth organisation in the Netherlands. The CJB was founded on 21 September 2003, as an independent continuation of the youth of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands, NCPN Jongeren (NCPN Youth). It is the official youth organisation of the NCPN and publishes Voorwaarts! (Onwards!), an online magazine.

Organization[edit]

The CJB in organized in different regions and chapters. The highest membership body is the general meeting, which is held once every two years. The movement is organized along the lines of democratic centralism. Chapters are active in North Holland, Overijssel, West Brabant, South Holland and Groningen. There are also members throughout the country who are not part of a chapter.

The CJB is an autonomous youth organisation, but is aligned with the NCPN politically. The CJB permits only dual membership of the NCPN and not of other political parties. Exceptions are possible, such as CJB members who are abroad joining their local communist organization, or members with an immigrant background joining a communist party which is active in their diaspora (for instance Chile, Greece or Iraq).[1]

Political Activities[edit]

CJB members at a trade union action

The main goal of the CJB is raising class consciousness and emancipation of young people from the workers and unemployed class in the Netherlands.[2] Its members are active in anti-fascist movements, the student movement and as organizers in the labor movement.

The CJB participates in the yearly Labor Day demonstrations organized by the FNV and the demonstration on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In its anti-fascist work the CJB cooperates with the AFVN/Bond van Antifascisten.[3]

The movement also organizes an alternative remembrance of the February Strike. In contrast to the official remembrance, the remembrance of the CJB specifically celebrates the communist ideology of the strikers.[4]

International[edit]

The CJB participates in the Meeting of European Communist Youth Organizations (MECYO) and is a pending member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY). It enjoys good bilateral relations with the German SDAJ and the Belgian COMAC. The movement regularly organizes actions in solidarity with Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia.[5][6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statuten - Communistische Jongeren Beweging". Voorwaarts.net (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  2. ^ "Over de CJB - Communistische Jongerenbeweging van Nederland". Voorwaarts.net (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  3. ^ "Protest tegen nazi-kunst in Design Museum Den Bosch: 'Geen nazi-propaganda in museum'". Omroep Brabant (in Dutch). 20 July 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  4. ^ Feb 13; CJB (2020-02-13). "Viering Februaristaking 2020: Antifascisme Geef Je Door!". Voorwaarts.net (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  5. ^ Dec 17 (2019-12-17). "Succesvolle politieke bijeenkomst: 'Imperialisme of Socialisme? 70 jaar NAVO - 100 jaar Komintern'". Voorwaarts.net (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-04-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Nov 15 (2019-11-15). "Verklaring NCPN en CJB over de staatsgreep in Bolivia". Voorwaarts.net (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  7. ^ Jan 24 (2019-01-24). "Verklaring over de couppoging in Venezuela". Voorwaarts.net (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2020-04-22.