“Forward ever, Backward never!”
May 24, 2011
CF Member Stuart Trew recently represented Common Frontiers at the Movement for Social Justice founding conference in Trinidad and Tobago. Here’s an excerpt from his report, with a link to the full report below.
Between May 11 and 15, Common Frontiers-Canada joined progressive political leaders and social movements from across the hemisphere at the founding congress of an exciting new political voice in Trinidad and Tobago – the Movement for Social Justice. The MSJ is a labour and mass movement-based political party which threw its hat into the ring during last year’s national elections, winning one seat and receiving one senatorial appointment inside a coalition government calling itself the People’s Partnership. The founding congress was an opportunity for MSJ to commemorate this victory, approve a constitution and draft policy for the party, and to discuss with international allies the political and economic climate that will determine its movement building activities, nationally and regionally, toward the next elections and beyond.