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posted by max haiven in on Jun 28, 2014 - View profile

Halifax

Discussion: “Beyond the trap of electoral politics”

Part of the Radical Imagination Project "Inquiries" series


4:00pm
- 6:00pm
Saturday July 12 2014

Venue: Dalhousie Student Union Building, rm. 224
Address: 6136 University Ave
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Accessible

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The Radical Imagination Project, in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) presents:

Beyond the trap of electoral politicsDiscussing “Initiating Movement Towards Socialism in Canada” with Antoni Wysocki

No matter which party wins the 2015 federal election, the Canadian government will continue to offer unwavering support for the ecologically suicidal machinations of capital and the worldwide imperialism of the United States. Socialists in Canada will therefore remain both ineffectual and morally compromised until we break decisively with all established political formations, notably the New Democratic Party. Far from abandoning politics, this renunciation of electoral concerns is an indispensable step towards opening the way for real, lasting and meaningful change.

July 12, 4-6pm – Dalhousie Student Union Building (6136 University Ave), rm. 224

The Radical Imagination Project invites you to join a discussion of Antoni Wysocki’s two-part essay Initiating Movement Towards Socialism in Canada a thoughtful, thorough and provocative analysis of the possibilities for radical social change in our age, and of the limits of the NDP and electoral politics as they currently exist.

Antoni is a founding member of STAND (a libertarian communist group in Halifax) and a long-time Halifax-based organizer. In the past, he has been involved in the Green Party of Canada, the Nova Scotia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and has served as a union officer.

The essay, which has been divided into two parts for easier digestion, can be found here:

Part 1: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/blog/antoni-wysocki/30550
Part 2: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/blog/antoni-wysocki/30551

The Radical Imagination Project “Inquiries” series

The Radical Imagination Project was initiated in 2010 as a vehicle to support and enliven radical ideas, discussions and collaborations in Halifax. We’ve done interviews with activists, organized community round-tables, brought in provocative speakers and supported many local events in the past four years. In the summer 2014, we initiated a new chapter in our project: the “inquiries” series. On an occasional basis, we will be soliciting local activists, organizers and writers to publish an evocative text about movements, social change and the future on the Halifax Media Coop website, to be followed by an open community discussion with thoughtful respondents. We want to highlight, celebrate and deepen the knowledge and ideas our movements generate, and to create opportunities to seriously discuss the ideas that motivate and stimulate the radical imagination in this city. If you have suggestions for this series, please contact us.

Organizer:Max Haiven, mhaiven@nscad.ca

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