The Left Side

Year Published:  1982  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2579

THE LEFT SIDE is intended to generate debate about, and promote unity of action around issues of current importance in Manitoba, particularly those issues of greatest concern to labour, women, native people, environmentalists, and anti-nuclear groups.

Abstract:  THE LEFT SIDE, is intended to generate debate about, and promote unity of action around issues of current importance in Manitoba, particularly those issues of greatest concern to labour, women, native people, environmentalists, and anti-nuclear groups." Articles will be written by activists in their respective areas who have acquired expertise in the course of these struggles. The persepectiveof the writers will be a socialist one, but within that broad context a rather pluralistic socialist perspective. The newsletter will, as well, be a vehicle for promotion of the activities of coalition members, and those groups which the coalition has chosen to support.

Issue number one examines the formaiton of the Socialist Society in Britain, the formation of a Native Policy Committee in the Manitoba New Democratic Party, the activities of profit-making child care enterprises, the campaign for anti-scab provisions in Manitoba labour legislation, and the March 28th Constituent Assembly election in El Salvador. "All That's Left", a regular feature is a community calendar with details on public events sponsored by progressive organizations. Those wishing to publicize issues and events of interest to the Left are invited to contact the Coalition.

The Manitoba Coalition for a Socialist Society is a "....broad based coalition of groups in the province which seeks fundamental progressive change." In opposition to "capitalism, patriarchy, racism and many ills they cause, including environmental degradation and the arms race", the Coalition is "committed to creating a genuinely democratic socialist society." Membership is open to groups and individuals who share this concern to work democratically for fundamental social change.


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