On July 12 in Halifax, the Radical Imagination Project organized Beyond the Trap of Electoral Politics, a presentation by Antoni Wysocki based on his essay, Initiating Movement Towards Socialism in Canada ( Part 1 , Part 2 ).
In his own words about the presentation:
“No matter which party wins the 2015 federal election, the Canadian government will continue to offer unwavering support for the ecologically suicidal machinations of capital and the worldwide imperialism of the United States. Socialists in Canada will therefore remain both ineffectual and morally compromised until we break decisively with all established political formations, notably the New Democratic Party. Far from abandoning politics, this renunciation of electoral concerns is an indispensable step towards opening the way for real, lasting and meaningful change.”
About the presenter
Antoni Wysocki is a founding member of STAND (a libertarian communist group in Halifax) and a long-time Halifax-based organizer. In the past, he has been involved in the Green Party of Canada, the Nova Scotia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and has served as a union officer.