[Sust-mar] What's Left?

Beverley Rach bev at fernwoodbooks.ca
Mon Apr 16 12:33:29 EDT 2007

Apologies for cross-postings / Please circulate widely to any listservs you
may be part of, your organization, or others who may be interested


PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE so we can organize food etc. (contact 454.5784 /
826.2748 or whatsleft at riseup.net )

Envisioning Revolution in Reformist Times

In recognition of May Day, join with others who work for change for a
workshop, to share ideas and social justice goals,
to discuss tactics and vision, to teach and learn, and debate What¹s Left?

Friday,  April 27, 7:00 ­ 9:00 pm & Saturday,  April 28, 9:00 am ­ 4:30 pm
at The Church (corner of Fuller Terrace and North St.) in Halifax

Friday, April 27, 7:00 pm: A panel with Anne Bishop, Max Haiven, Burnley
³Rocky² Jones, and Errol Sharpe followed by discussion
Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am­10:00 am: A panel on Labour Politics / Electoral
Politics with Maureen MacDonald, Michael Oddy and John St. Amand
10:30 am­noon: group discussion € noon­1:00 pm: HOT lunch provided /
vegetarian option
1:00 pm­2:00 pm: A panel on Identity Politics / Solidarity Work / Diversity
of Tactics with Mylène DiPenta, Kay Johnson and Bill Lewis
2:00 pm­3:30 pm: group discussion € 3:30 pm­4:30 pm: summary and closing

Registration: $10 or pay what/if you can
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE so we can organize food etc.
registration limited to the first 125 people due to space

contact 454.5784 / 826.2748 or whatsleft at riseup.net

Childcare available with advance notice

Saturday lunch provided

(Maybe a party on Saturday night to celebrate our efforts and May Day)

Please put these dates on your calendar

All interested are welcome

Please circulate this notice widely

Many people who share goals for social change are often isolated in our
discussion of how to engage most effectively in radical, fundamental
transformation of capitalist society. Jackie Barkley, Beverley Rach and
Errol Sharpe have been talking about this problem and decided to organize a
forum for this discussion. We share with others a concern about the weakness
of a focused left opposition to the present domination of neo-liberal
ideology and its practice in our province and in the rest of the country.

While many of us work on specific projects focused on economic change,
anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-sexist, anti-poverty, anti-racist,
environmental struggles and many other locations of oppression, we need a
place where we can come together to formulate and co-ordinate strategies. We
hope to make a step toward creating a wide ranging, ideological discussion
of our shared objectives. We feel that the left needs to articulate its own
agenda/vision and let that agenda/vision be our guide to action. Once having
done that we can then be much clearer about how our engagement in political
struggles can contribute to the fulfillment of a vision of a world outside
of the structure of capitalism.
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