It's richly ironic that New Democrats, who laboured for years to shed the albatross of "socialism," finally succeeded last weekend just when the word may no longer be cursed.
Why has the NDP chosen to attack socialism rather than attack capitalism?
I'll call myself a democratic socialist once some of the democratic capitalists start coming out of the closet. The Liberals and Conservatives can add it to their preambles.
At its upcoming policy convention the NDP will once again debate whether it should abandon any reference, prominent or otherwise, to democratic "socialism".
David J. Climenhaga
Lacking big ideas, the conservative movement has all but conceded the "marketplace of ideas" on public health care to the Left, and moved to the courts in hopes of wrecking medicare.
Chavez put to shame all the so called progressive leaders around the world who hide behind fabricated public opinion to justify embracing the market and moving to the right.
Watch video from this year's launch of the Socialist Register, "The Question of Strategy," featuring a panel discussion with contributors.
There is, in fact, a road to the real spirit of this season. It is the road of re-engagement in socialist politics.
Venezuela's leadership has sketched the bridge that progressives need to cross: a genuine alternative to neoliberal modernity found in a fusion of ecological aspirations with struggles for equality.
Dec 13, 2012
Centre for Social Justice/CSI Annex, Second Floor, Meeting Room #1
720 Bathurst StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 47.8476" N, 79° 24' 38.2248" W
Join speakers Manuel Larrabure and Thomas Ponniah at the Alternatives to Capitalism Workshop, which focuses on developments in Venezuela.