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2 edition of Waffle manifesto for an independent socialist Canada. found in the catalog.

Waffle manifesto for an independent socialist Canada.

New Democratic Party. Waffle Movement

Waffle manifesto for an independent socialist Canada.

by New Democratic Party. Waffle Movement

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Published in [n.p .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Socialism -- Canada.

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    Pagination5 leaves.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16856006M

    In , at the Winnipeg convention of the New Democratic party, a Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada written primarily by Laxer, Watkins, Maeots and Smart, but with input from socialists across Canada, was debated and argued as the centerpiece of the convention. The manifesto For an Independent Socialist Canada, launched by the Waffle movement in , forwarded an anti-imperialist analysis that in­dependence could only be safeguarded by socializing the most important means of production, as only the working class and their allies had a vested interest in Canadian independence.

    Laxer was co-founder of the Waffle, as well as one of the authors of the group’s “Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada.” Here Wieland depicts the delicate flowers to suggest an ecologically threatened northern environment, while linking the problem to questions of national sovereignty.   The Waffle — also known as the Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada — disbanded, but Michael believes it had a “huge and lasting impact on .

    “Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada” in It was known famously in Canada as the “Waffle Manifesto” because, as one of its authors quipped, if the group would waffle, it “would waffle to the left” (Morton 92). The Waffle Manifesto was the most articulate statement of left nationalism. From its premise that “[t]he. ism of the Old Left in Canada, the Waffle began as a collection of left academics seeking to push the party to adopt a more radical program of social transformation. With its founding document, the Waffle Manifesto "For an Independent and Socialist Canada," the group sought to involve the party and the labor movement in a discussion about theCited by: 3.


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Waffle manifesto for an independent socialist Canada by New Democratic Party. Waffle Movement Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada. Waffle Resolution Our aim as democratic socialists is to build an independent socialist Canada. Our aim as supporters of the New Democratic Party is to make it a truly socialist party.

The achievement of socialism awaits the building of a mass base of socialists, in factories and. For an Independent Socialist Canada () Waffle Resolution Our aim as democratic socialists is to build an independent socialist Canada.

Our aim as supporters of the New Democratic Party is to make it a truly socialist party. The achievement of socialism awaits the building of a mass base of socialists, in factories and offices, on farms and campuses. Roberta: So the Waffle was founded inand, really, it came out of a manifesto that was drafted called “For An Independent Socialist Canada,” and the point of the manifesto was to try and raise some important issues within the NDP specifically around – Americanization of the Canadian economy was the key issue, but also issues around Quebec nationalism and some other issues.

Fifty years ago at a federal party convention in Winnipeg, the NDP rejected a resolution calling for an independent socialist Canada. What was widely known as the Waffle Manifesto was voted down by The NDP and the Waffle: 50 years later survival takes on a new meaning |   The Waffle labelled itself the Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada (MISC).

In retrospect, there was a space for nationalist politics in the late s and early s, but it was severely constrained by the subsequent breakdown of the Keynesian consensus nationally and internationally, and the transition that followed to corporate globalization and neoliberalism.

The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada Waffle Resolution Our aim as democratic socialists is to build an independent socialist Canada. The Waffle movement, which formed around the “Manifesto for an Independent and Socialist Canada” and challenged the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) from torepresents a dynamic convergence of many of the social movements that comprised the New Left in : David G.

Blocker. • Though the term "Waffle" is not used in this report, that is the best-known name for the movement within the NDP that produced the Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada.

The Waffle was a radical wing of Canada's New Democratic Party in the late s and early s. It later transformed into an independent political party, with little electoral success before it permanently disbanded in the mids.

It was generally a New Left youth movement that espoused Canadian nationalism and solidarity with Quebec's sovereignty movement.

The Waffle Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada MottoFor an Independent, Socialist Canada Purpose: Democratic socialism, Canadian. It issued a Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada which demanded that Canadian public ownership replace American private ownership; subsequent Waffle statements called for Québec's right to self-determination and for an independent Canadian labour movement.

The reception of the Leap Manifesto brought to my mind reception of the Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada. The latter manifesto, issued by the so-called Waffle Movement inwas spearheaded by Mel Watkins and James Laxer. James Robert Laxer (22 December – 23 February ), also known as Jim Laxer, was a Canadian political economist, historian, public intellectual, and political activist who served as a professor at York University.

Best known as co-founder of the Waffle, on whose behalf he ran for the leadership of the New Democratic Party inhe is the author of more than two dozen books, mostly Alma mater: University of Toronto, Queen's University.

In later years, Watkins gave Laxer most of the credit for the movement whose “Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada” dominated debate at the NDP convention.

After Laxer’s death, Watkins wrote, here in the pages ofthat the Waffle “was radical in rhetoric and conservative institutionally, a very Canadian creation.”.

A series of articles from Studies in Political Economy, With a tongue-in-cheek irony characteristic of Canadians, we chose to call a very unwaffling manifesto, the Waffle Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada.

It insisted that Canadian independence was possible only with socialism, and that socialism was possible only with independence.

It was the politics of left nationalism. The Waffle group tore the NDP into two factions. Its guiding document was a Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada free of American economic domination.

Waffle. Book: All Authors / Contributors: --Waffle manifesto for an independent socialist Canada, --Unity statement of the women's Pentagon action, -- Justice in our time: redress of Japanese Canadians, -- Waffle manifesto for an independent socialist Canada, -- Unity statement of the women\'s Pentagon.

Manifesto for a Québec Based on Solidarity (, trans. ) Manifesto for Agile Software Development - Kent Beck and others Manifesto for an Independent Socialist Canada - Waffle Manifesto of - Wilford Woodruff.

The Waffle (also known as the Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada) was a radical wing of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) in the late s and early s. It later transformed into an independent political party, with little electoral success before it permanently disbanded in the mids.

In the late s the Manifesto for an Independent and Socialist Canada (the “Waffle Manifesto”) expressed within the party the popular and youth radicalization stimulated in part by opposition to the Vietnam war. Waffle Group/Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada, Introduction The Socialist History Project's principal objective is to make available key resolutions, statements, and articles reflecting the views and activities of Marxists in Canada in the 20th Century.The Waffle (also known as the Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada) was a radical wing of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) in the late s and early s.

It later transformed into an independent political party, with little electoral success before it .The manifesto For an Independent Socialist Canada, launched by the Waffle movement inforwarded an anti-imperialist analysis that in­dependence could only be safeguarded by socializing the most important means of production, as only the working class and their allies had a vested interest in Canadian independence.

The Waffle would exert.