Ideas for an Open-Minded Left


I wanted to title this blog post “Ecumenical Radicalism” but what does that mean? Ecumenical is a term with Christian origins that encourages believers from different denominations to better understand one-another and strive for unity while respecting difference. Being ecumenical is something that left-wing activists should aspire to today.

But first, a word on radicalism.

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Why do we need political organizations?

What’s a “political organization”?

A “political organization” is simply a group that promotes a broad vision of what society as a whole should be like and has at least some ideas about how to work towards that goal.

This is different from organizations that are focused on one or two issues, such as community groups that mobilize or organize around housing, public transit or climate change, for example. It’s also different from unions, and from social movements that arise around an issue or struggle (genuine movements are typically made up of a variety of organizations).

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VIDEO Beyond Everyday Feminism: Fight Against Gender Oppression Today (With Kate Doyle Griffiths)


On September 15, 2017 Solidarity Winnipeg brought in Kate Doyle Griffiths, a longtime feminist organizer who is actively involved with the International Women's Strike and the Red Bloom collective in New York City, to Winnipeg.

Check out the video of her talk about the fight against the oppression of all women (cis and trans), trans men and non binary people today and how this is connected to capitalism and other forms of oppression.

More info about Social Reproduction Theory:

More info about the organizations Kate works with:
International women's strike

Red Bloom https://redbloomcommunistcollective.w...

Campus Antifascism Network

Resisting the Pallister Attacks


A round dance during Idle More in Winnipeg (photo credit: slm / Flickr)

Public services in Manitoba are under serious assault.

The majority Progressive Conservative government, elected in April 2016 following many years of milquetoast social democratic rule from the NDP, predictably promised to maintain frontline jobs and improve services for Manitobans. Hints were made of impending spars with public sector unions and plans to cut tax rates.

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The Making of a New, Old Left


Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in Gateshead on June 5, 2017 (photo credit: Ren / Flickr)

The moment I knew Thursday’s U.K. general election represented something different than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, even from the landmark Bernie Sanders run of 2016, was when some of the most brilliant yet oft cynical writers of my generation started to tweet sincerely.

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Visible Police Presence at Pride Parade

Two Police in Colour
Two Police at Steinbach's First Pride 2016


Friday, June 2, 2017

This Sunday, June 4th, at 11am, the Winnipeg Pride Parade will take place (we encourage you to go, and also to check out the Winnipeg Trans March  Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm). You may have heard discussions– on social media, on the news, in coffee shops, on the bus, at the dinner table, and where ever you hear about what's going on– about Winnipeg Pride's request for police officers who want to march in the parade to attend without their uniforms.

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Join Winnipeg women's march against Trump

Building movement against Pallister PC agenda

The Progressive Conservatives return to the Legislative Assembly this Monday when leader Brian Pallister is sure to continue his agenda of budget cuts and privatization. There is a pressing need to build movements and campaigns that can effectively challenge the PCs.

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Dentistry Students on UMFA Picket Line

It was amazing to see at least 20 students from dentistry walking the picket line today in support of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association as they enter their third week on strike. It’s clear that these students care deeply about their faculty.

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Solidarity Winnipeg supports UMFA members on strike!

Solidarity Winnipeg supports members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) in their strike against their employer and will continue to stand with UMFA members on the picket line!

See below on where to join picket line and other ways to support.

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