Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You and Your Future - National Federation of Labor Youth c.1952

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

See the end of this post for details on the project.

Leaflet: You and Your Future - National Federation of Labor Youth c.1952

This was a promotional leaflet for the National Federation of Labor Youth (NFLY) that, based on references in it, was released sometime around 1952. NFLY was the youth wing of the Labor Progressive Party (Communist Party of Canada). 

The leaflet is interesting on a number of levels. As this was during the height of McCarthyism joining NFLY would have been a very radical act. The leaflet is very explicit in its anti-capitalism and socialism, its internationalism and anti-racism, and is ahead of its time in calls for things like "Equal pay for equal work".

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When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource. 

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).

If you have any public, vintage leaflets or booklets you would like to contribute to this project please contact us via theleftchapter@outlook.com

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