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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | If the NDP are truly going to renew their party, they must integrate the lessons learned for the three manifestos: the Waffle, the NPI and the Leap.
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | For the NDP to become the real champion of the left, the party will have to finally reform its relationship with social movements.
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Libby Davies | The NPI, like Occupy, was not about one big tent where everyone agreed, but meaningful relationships that produced effective and progressive change, especially in today's world of failed capitalism.
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Mel Watkins | It is important to remember the NPI and Waffle, but looking forward this is arguably the time for those on the left to support the NDP and to hold it to the progressive politics of Jack Layton.
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Marc Lee | Re-reading the NPI's manifesto, the calls for a more fundamentally democratic society and for a new type of politics still ring true -- and have a huge resonance with the current political moment.
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Jim Stanford | We argued the success of progressive political parties ultimately depends on whether we are winning that day-to-day battle of ideas in society, and connecting with those fighting for social change.
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Judy Rebick | The NPI was actually just 10 years ahead of its time. In some ways, it was the last try in Canada to bring together social movements and a political party.
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The Cofounders of the New Politics Initiative | The original vision statement for NPI, published in June 2001, was comprehensive. It declared: 'Decades of pro-business policies have not delivered better life prospects or a healthier environment.'